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The 404 1,527: Where we become the snake

A long goodbye to the Nokia legacy phones of the past, the secret passwords to get HBO without cable TV, the UK cracks down on public porn, and Amazon's brand new Kindle Unlimited plan.

By July 18, 2014

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Software consultant banned by Hilton for snake 'joke'

When filling out online booking forms, joking is tempting. Sometimes, people don't find it funny. Especially if it's a "snake in my trousers" joke.

By February 28, 2014

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Snakes invade casino? Ask the social-media lie detector

A truth-detection system being funded by the EU could help distinguish fact from fiction online. Not that the Internet ever lies, of course.

By February 20, 2014

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Global warming to create horses like cats, snakes like horses?

I'm not sure we're ready for this, but global warming may ruin horse racing -- if paleontologists' descriptions (and prognostications) are to be believed.

By November 6, 2013

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Will Europe send robot snakes to Mars before Hollywood?

The European Space Agency has asked for a report on the feasibility of teaming a serpentine robot with a rover to explore the Red Planet. How has this not already been made into a movie?

By September 17, 2013

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Should every nuclear plant have snake robots?

A Carnegie Mellon test shows that modular crawling robots can get deep into pipes at a nuclear facility, something that could help with inspections.

By July 9, 2013

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Giant, fire-breathing animatronic dragon storms the Bastille (well, Nantes)

La Machine's latest animatronic puppet is a giant, walking, fire-breathing dragon that took to the street of Nantes, France for a spectacular test debut.

By September 2, 2014

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ElectroVine: Power cord disguised as a house plant

The mild-mannered power cord gets a makeover that would turn Poison Ivy green with envy.

By August 18, 2014

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The 404 1,527: Where we become the snake (podcast)

A long goodbye to the Nokia legacy phones of the pass, the secret passwords to get HBO without cable TV, the UK cracks down on public porn, and Amazon's brand new Kindle Unlimited plan.

By July 18, 2014

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Hilton to replace hotel room keys with smartphones

Hilton announces an initiative that will let guests access their rooms using their smartphones while relegating key cards to the history bin.

By July 28, 2014