It's not a good machine or a precise machine, but it is still a machine that will wrap gifts (and sandwiches and ankles) in 10 seconds.
But the best part of this video isn't the present wrapping, it's when inventor Joseph Herscher of Joseph's Machines shows his many attempts at automating the Christmas-tree-decorating process.
The Financial Times, which is like The Wall Street Journal but with a three-digit IQ, has an amusing 404 Not Found page. Why wasn’t this page found? We asked some leading economists. Stagflation The cost of pages rose drastically, while the page production rate slowed down. General economics There was no market for it. Liquidity […]
By living a rough day over and over again, a black motorist learns that the cops will find their reasons: “I’m stopping everyone with broad noses. See if you match the description.” Writer/Director: Cynthia Kao Cast (in order of appearance)t: Eric: Burl Moseley Officer 1: Ryan Stanger Female Officer: Celia Finkelstein Officer 2: Matt Cordova […]
I just happened upon this McSweeny’s post, Dante’s Nine Circles of Hell, Reimagined for Linguistic Transgressions, by poet and software engineer, John Rauschenberg, that they published a few years ago. What did they miss? Which transgression would you move closer to Lake Cocytus? First Circle (Limbo): Autocorrect Here wander the otherwise virtuous souls who were […]
Whether you own or rent your place, insurance on that home is a necessary hassle – but a new tech-driven company called Lemonade is starting to show that while it might indeed be a necessity, it doesn’t have to be a hassle. Here’s the way insurance typically works: You pay premiums and hope an accident never happens. […]
Bad news: Your brain reaches its peak performance sometime before you turn 26, and it’s all downhill from there. Good news: At any age, training with brain exercises has big-time benefits. Better news? The Ultimate Memory Mastery Bundle hooks you up with 20 hours of proven psychology and neuroscience techniques to boost your brain and […]
Admit it…even having a pocket knife within reach at a moment’s notice makes you feel a little like James Bond, right? Like, if you run up against a locked vault or a sinister superweapon, all you’d need are a couple of hand-held tools to diffuse the whole situation and save the world. Look, we don’t […]