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  1. DARPA Robot Hand Can Lift A Ball Bearing, A Kettle Bell, Get Hit With A Bat and Not Feel It [Video]

    Today in 'things that will one day squeeze the life out of you after you smart off one time too many to our coming robot overlords' news: this new robotic hand from DARPA. The mechanical limb can grip things as small as a ball bearing, lift objects as heavy as a 50-pound kettle bell, and doesn't so much as flinch when you give it your best shot with a baseball bat.

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  2. There’s Cleaning Your Pool and Then There’s iRobot’s Mirra 530

    Swimming pools accomplish two things: They provide a source of cooling relief from the oppressive heat of the summer sun and demonstrate mankind's dominion over a once unstoppable natural element in a rigid, confined space. The only drawback to owning a pool, however, is that within the blink of an eye, nearly every piece of dirt, trash, microbe, dead insect, and other contaminants can transform any pristine summertime oasis into a stagnant cesspool of filth. As humans, we've advanced beyond manually cleaning up these messes ourselves, as well as hiring and paying others to do a job they obviously won't do any better than we can. Always pandering to our sense of hubris and desire to be served, iRobot has recently unveiled Mirra 533 -- a pool-cleaning robot that gladly does what we people refuse to do.

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  3. ಠ_ಠ: Warner Bros. Plans “Swashbuckling” Don Quixote Flick

    Yes, you read that right. And yes, it means everything that you don't want it to mean.  Fresh off the success of Sherlock Holmes, Warner Brothers is looking for other literary adventure stories to bring to the big screen, but they apparently decided that whores, dementia, and futile struggle was too depressing, and what would be really cool was if Don Quixote of La Mancha was an actual hero who fought actual monsters. According to ScreenRant:
    Producer Joel Silver – the Hollywood powerhouse behind (you guessed it) Sherlock Holmes – is teaming up with Warner Bros. to create a “Pirates of the Caribbean-style swashbuckling version of the story” for modern-day moviegoers.

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