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A Pandemic-Induced Bankruptcy Killed the HAL-9000 Smart Speaker

A Pandemic-Induced Bankruptcy Killed the HAL-9000 Smart Speaker

If you need another reminder that it’s an especially risky time to back crowdfunded products on sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter, Master Replicas Group, who introduced a smart speaker version of the HAL 9000 computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey, is shutting down, and unless a minor miracle occurs (space…

The Burrito Pop Will Ensure You’re Only a Mess on the Inside

The Burrito Pop Will Ensure You’re Only a Mess on the Inside

When done properly, eating a burrito should be a hopelessly messy experience, with a paper wrapper doing nothing to contain its contents’ endless drippings. But that messiness limits when and where you can eat a burrito (if you care about how you look, that is), which is why a device…