The week that was

After a raucous meeting, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a controversial directive allowing the SFPD to use armed robots against criminal suspects “after evaluating alternative force options or de-escalation tactics.”

Robot lawn mowers are industrial Roombas for your yard. The prices have come down to about six grand and Yarbo’s 3-in-1 Yard Robot comes with attachments so that it can serve as a snow or leaf blower. Because it’s modular, you can “upgrade the Yarbo for more purposes when you have the money or inclination.” Home sentry perhaps?

A Florida woman filed a class action lawsuit against Kraft, makers of Velveeta microwavable Shells & Cheese cups, claiming the additional steps such as removing the lid, adding the water, and stirring in the cheese make the ready in 3½ minutes statement on the box “false and misleading.”

Four Buddhist monks from a temple in Thailand have been shipped off to rehab after they all tested positive for meth.

It was a shitty day in Wisconsin.

The Brooklyn art collective MSCHF (the same ones that built Spot’s Revenge shown above) installed an ATM at Art Basel Miami which takes a photo and posts the customer’s account balance on a leaderboard for all to see.

Australian big wave surfer Matt Formston is taking on the world’s largest waves in Nazaré, Portugal next week. “Like his counterparts, the Sydney-born surfer has been in the water for decades, winning national and international titles and riding some of the best waves in the world. But unlike his counterparts, Formston is blind”


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