Microsoft's Familiar New Security Guards Are Exterminating Trespassers

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Microsoft's Familiar New Security Guards Are Exterminating Trespassers
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Microsoft just deployed a new robotic security robot, the K5.

Microsoft's Silicon Valley campus was being policed last week by five of these roughly human-sized 300-pound (136 kg) robots, each equipped with enough cameras, sensors, artificial intelligence, and alarms that they can replace most human security patrols.
But who knows how long until they teach themselves how to craft weaponry. We've all seen enough movies to know what "artificial intelligence" actually means.

How to Get 1 Million Facebook Fans

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A tried and true way to gain exposure.

Antidepressant of the Day: China Covers Up Dead Plants With Pictures of Plants to Cheer People Up

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Antidepressant of the Day: China Covers Up Dead Plants With Pictures of Plants to Cheer People Up
Via: Daily Mail
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China is fighting the good fight against nature - doing everything it can to keep Winter at bay.

To help battle the blues, the city of Changchun in China is installing plastic sheeting with pictures of lush, green shrubbery around the edge of the street, hiding all of the real plants which are now brown and bare.

"Many people feel depressed in the winter, and the site of the denuded trees only contributes to that feeling," said a local official. "We want to try and cheer people up a bit by putting some greenery around to make them feel better."

Thousands of meters of the plastic sheeting were rolled out this week, and if they're lucky, plastic flowers may be on the way as well. Seriously.

Just don't bother stopping to smell these roses.