Earlier this week, a company called HUVr posted a YouTube video announcing the first commercially-available hoverboards featuring Christopher Lloyd, Tony Hawk, and Moby, but it turns out it's all a hoax and comedy website Funny Or Die is behind it. Mashable reports that the hoax was foiled when a costume designer who worked on the video posted it to her online resume. The HUVr website claims that the technology was developed out of MIT by materials science, electricity & magnetism experts who've solved an important part of one of science's mysteries: the key to antigravity. The video quickly racked up over 4 million views in less [...]
Hands down, this has to be the stupidest robot I have ever seen, just sitting there with that dumb look on his face. “What are you smiling at?!” I yell at him sometimes, but he doesn’t answer, he just keeps sitting there. With that one light flashing.
For the first couple of days, right after I got him, I was like, this is really cool, a robot. I tried to get him to do all kinds of robot stuff but there was nothing to that. Like the first day I got him was the day after the weekend when Luke and I had that big fight because his fence [...]
"A major use of the Internet here at Futurama, which I wouldn't have seen when we started … we go to fan-run sites to see what we did on old episodes. We don't have our own resources and don't need them. The fans have taken over them, and we go there every day." - Futurama's David X. Cohen, with Matt Groening, discussing with USA Today their love of technology and how it helps them create the show.