RoboCup 2014 Is the World Cup for Robots

July 23rd, 2014 No comments



The 2014 RoboCup is an annual robot-soccer competition that brings together thousands of people to further robotics technology, and to crown a RoboCup champion. This year, the competition will be held in João Pessoa, Brazil.

See also: Relive the Greatest World Cup Moments With a Flip Book

Launched in 1997, RoboCup’s goal is to create a robotic soccer team that will be able to beat the winner of the World Cup by 2050. Although none of the robot teams are currently ready to take on human soccer players, great strides have been made since the competition’s creation.

The matches will take place from July 21 to 25. Read more…

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Minecraft: Hunger Games w/Mitch! Game 182 – Christmas In A Hole 2.0 – Summer With Anvils!

July 23rd, 2014 25 comments

Hey Doods! ♢♢♢ ♢♢♢ Much Luv :) The hundred and eighty-second Hunger Games of the marathon! Let’s see how long we can keep t…

Powerboat Racing: FREE GAME

July 23rd, 2014 6 comments

Powerboat Racing: FREE GAME

  • Racing game:
  • Drag the pieces to the right place in order to recreate the picture !
  • Friendly user interface,
  • New high score,
  • Share with your friends,
  • Set as your wallpaper,
  • The pictures are very beautiful,
  • Support for SD card storage.

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Angry Birds Go!

  • It's here! Multiplayer racing has arrived on Piggy Island! Race against other players from around the world to be the fastest bird or piggy on the track!
  • NEW MULTIPLAYER! Race other players from around the world, or connect to Facebook to race your own friends!
  • NEW CHALLENGES! Boast about your super-speedy times and challenge others to be faster than you!
  • MORE COMING SOON! More fast-feathered multiplayer action on the way - watch this space!

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Local Stores See Google Maps Offer Detailed Ads

July 23rd, 2014 No comments

google maps store listingsWe have seen changes made to Google Maps from time to time, and most of the time, such changes are more than welcome. At the moment, those of us who simply are unable to live without Google Maps in our everyday life, already depend on a slew of information concerning nearby stores whenever one is hunting down a particular store, but advertisements themselves, one of Google’s “bread and butter”, so to speak, has not gotten the kind of treatment that Google wanted them to have – until now, that is.

It is a start for sure, and whether this start will head down in the right direction or not remains to be seen. What we do know is, Maps on mobile as well as on the web does display a slew of details for relevant store ads, where those will also comprise of links to call those shops. It might help users learn more concerning the various interesting ads which could eventually result in a sale, but it is a double edged sword in itself as the importance of the actual search results might be overlooked.

How do you like the new look Google Maps especially with more informative ads as you hunt down a particular food joint?

Local Stores See Google Maps Offer Detailed Ads

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Material Design inspired Google Play app update now rolling out

July 23rd, 2014 No comments


As shown off at Google I/O 2014, the new version of Google Play is beautiful, heavy on the Material Design, and starting to push out now to regular folk like you and me.

While much of the interface is unchanged, when you dive into an application’s page (or a book, or movie, or music) you’ll see the big changes. New animations, new badges, an awesome header of the associated video (if one is included) are just the beginning, and the whole design of the new content pages looks to have been built from scratch with the new design language.

There are some changes to get used to, as well. Content descriptions now are displayed full screen, and this is where you’ll need to look to see any change logs. This is also where you’ll find information like version number, the last update time, or the number of downloads.

It looks very nice and has us pumped to see the next version where more of the design has been updated.

Via: +Kirill Grouchnikov

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LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7965

July 23rd, 2014 No comments

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon 7965

  • Straight from the Death Star escape scene of Episode IV: A New Hope
  • Includes 6 mini-figures: Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, Princess Leia Organa and Darth Vader
  • Millennium Falcon features opening hull, detailed interior, twin flick missiles, rotating laser cannons and detachable cockpit cover
  • 3 lightsabers, 3 blasters and 1 crossbow also included
  • 1254 pieces total
Straight from the Death Star escape scene of Episode IV: A New Hope, the all-new LEGO Millennium Falcon features stunning details, like hull plates that open to reveal a detailed interior, twin flick missiles, r otating quad laser cannons and detachable cockpit cover. Featuring Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca, Ben Kenobi, Princess Leia Organa and Darth Vader, can you rewrite history and help Ben Kenobi defeat his evil nemesis from the dark side?

Kids ages 9 to 14 will be happy the old man got the tractor beam out of commission when they blast off with the Millennium Falcon LEGO Star Wars Set. Straight from the Death Star escape scene of Episode IV: A New Hope, this replica of Han Solo's iconic starship is crafted from more than 1,200 LEGO pieces for a detailed, articulating display. With twin flick missiles, rotating laser cannons, and detachable cockpit cover, this Millennium Falcon set's got more than a few surprises left in it.

Millennium Falcon
  • Ages: 9 to 14 years
  • Pieces: 1,254
At a Glance:
  • Detailed, articulating model ideal for Star Wars fans
  • Measures more than 15 inches wide and 4 inches tall
  • Includes six mini-figures to recreate scenes
  • Features opening hull, twin flick missiles, and rotating laser cannons
  • Opening cockpit with detailed interior provides more play options
Millennium Falcon
Six mini-figures from the movie let you recreate your favorite scenes. View larger.
Millennium Falcon
Top panels open up to reveal detailed interior of ship. View larger.
Detailed Design Features Articulating Panels and Turrets

The numerous details on this modified Corellian Engineering Corporation YT-1300 freighter would impress even Luke Skywalker. Measuring more than 15 inches wide and 4 inches tall when completed, this model accurately depicts the famous Millennium Falcon, from its distinctive round shape to its right-hand cylindrical cockpit.

Rotating top- and bottom-mounted quad-laser turrets, detachable cockpit cover, and firing twin flick rockets are just some of the cool features included in this model.

Mini-Figures Let Kids Recreate Scenes

This set includes LEGO mini-figures of Han Solo, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia Organa, and Darth Vader, so you can replay your favorite scenes from the movie.

Place figures outside the ship to have Obi-Wan and Vader duel, or place them inside the opening hull to play chess, hide in the smuggling compartments, or observe Luke's remote training. For enhanced play, the set includes three lightsabers, three blasters, and one crossbow.

Building Your Own Millennium Falcon

With 1,254 LEGO pieces, the Millennium Falcon took more than four hours for our testers to construct. Split between two adult builders, these hours provided a fun time to reminisce about favorite Star Wars moments.

A large percentage of the pieces come in shades of gray, and approaching construction requires a bit of organization and discipline. Detailed step-by-step instructions help ensure that construction is a relatively straightforward process, despite the complexity of the finished model.

As impressive as the finished model may be, our testers noted a few minor oversights worth mentioning. For starters, there are no mini-figures of C-3PO or R2D2 included, making the scene reconstruction feel incomplete. Also, only Han Solo and Chewbacca are capable of fitting in the cockpit. However, considering the amount of overall detail included in this model, any Star Wars fan would be delighted to proudly put it on display.

What's in the Box

LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon set (1,254 pieces), two instruction booklets, and sticker sheet.

List Price: $ 139.99 Price: $ 118.41

Banana Boat Sport SPF 50 Family Size Sunscreen Lotion, 12-Fluid Ounce

  • Fragrance-Free
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  • Won't run into eyes
  • Very Water/Sweat Resistant
  • Hypoallergenic formula
Banana Boat Sport Performance Sunscreen Lotion provides long-lasting, very water/sweat resistant protection for any sport activity. The patented formula helps prevent sunburn and skin damage while Active Dry Protect formula delivers quick absorption and no greasy feel. Convenient pump dispenser makes application fast, easy and less messy for the whole family

Banana Boat Sport Performance Lotion SPF 50 Family Size provides broad spectrum protection from the sun's harmful rays, making family time outdoors safe and fun. The Active Dry Protect formula absorbs quickly into the skin so there's no greasy residue and it won't run into the eyes. The pump bottle holds 12 ounces so there's plenty of sunscreen for your entire family.

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Sport Performance Lotion SPF 50 Family Size
At a Glance:
  • SPF 50 provides broad-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays
  • Non-greasy formula absorbs quickly into skin
  • Won't run into eyes
  • Water resistant for up to 80 minutes
  • Easy-to-use pump bottle
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For protection from the sun's UVA and UVB rays, Banana Boat Sport Performance Lotion offers an SPF 50 so you can head out for a hike, swim in the pool, or play a game of tag football without worrying about sunburn and skin aging. The sunscreen has been proven to last in the sun without breaking down, guarding your skin even when you're working up a sweat. And, it's water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

Absorbs Quickly with No Greasy Residue

This sunscreen features the Active Dry Protect formula and absorbs quickly into your skin, leaving you protected without a greasy feel. It won't run or irritate your eyes, so you can concentrate on having fun. Remember to apply sunscreen 20 to 30 minutes prior to outdoor activity, even on cloudy days.

Large Bottle with Convenient Pump Applicator

Ideal for daily use by the whole family, the generously sized bottle contains 12 fluid ounces of lotion. The easy-to-use pump applicator is mess free and locks with a simple twist. The sunscreen is also recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.

What's in the Box

Banana Boat Sport Performance Lotion SPF 50 Family Size, 12 fluid ounces.

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Are there any other Banana Boat sunscreen products recommended for complete coverage?

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Not-black is MY new black

July 23rd, 2014 No comments

The default color for a lot of devices is, it seems, black. I can look up from where I’m typing and spot these items in black: monitors (3), keyboards (2), USB hub, computer speakers, mouses/mice (2), laptop, external hard disks (2), modem, router, TV, remotes (3), Roku device, cellphone, chargers, almost all cords, headphones. Not everything is black, but that certainly seems to be … popular.

It’s, what, elegant, I suppose, but it has its downsides. Whenever I’m rooting around in the dark recesses of my backpack for my mouse (black) or bag o’ connectors (black) or earbuds (black), I find the near invisibility of these items somewhat inconvenient. However, I accidentally made a discovery that has begun to change my life, so it’s got me thinking about this mania for black.

After I got my most recent phone, I was looking for a one of those protective silicone jackets for it. I found one at a kiosk at the mall, but the girl was apologetic: sorry, the only color we have is red. Oh, well, I thought, I can live with that.

And boy, can I ever. With its bright-red cover, my phone now is quite visible. Indeed, I never have trouble finding it, even if I’ve carelessly left it on our (green) couch or if it’s ended up in the passenger footwell of the car.

A guy I used to work with is a big fan of the classic Moleskine notebooks and carries a couple of them everywhere—one for work notes, one for personal notes. After I’d had my epiphany about the red phone cover, I noticed that one of his notebooks was black, the other red. When I asked him about it, he had a similar story: they’d been out of black, so he got a red one, and that had actually worked out well, since not only could he distinguish his notebooks, but he had a lot less trouble finding them.

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Jack White is at the Cubs game looking very upset –

July 23rd, 2014 No comments

Maybe he's just sad because he's at a Cubs game . No matter what, the juxtaposition of that sourpuss with the broadcast graphic about “THE PARTY OF THE CENTURY” is perfect.

Jack White is at the Cubs game looking very upset –

Jack White is at the Cubs game looking very upset –

July 23rd, 2014 No comments

Maybe he's just sad because he's at a Cubs game . No matter what, the juxtaposition of that sourpuss with the broadcast graphic about “THE PARTY OF THE CENTURY” is perfect.

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Jack White is at the Cubs game looking very upset –

Game Maker: How to make 2-Player games

July 23rd, 2014 2 comments

how to make 2-Player games in game maker. when you press the “2 PLAYER” button, 2 players can play in the same room at 1 time.
Video Rating: 3 / 5

me and my bro playin some boss two player games.

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