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Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large — Mashable

Chief Correspondent and Editor-at-Large of Mashable, tech expert, social media commentator, amateur cartoonist and robotics fan.

Apple has corrected Apple Maps 2.5 million times — It wasn't pretty. The first version of Apple Maps, a product that took the acquisition of three digital mapping companies to create, had more issues than most users could count. It was next-level bad and not something Apple is used to delivering or its customers are used to seeing.

Ohio Arts sells Etch A Sketch exits toy business — A 60-year-old toy icon is officially shaking its screen and starting all over again. Ohio Art, the company that introduced Etch A Sketch in 1960, announced on Friday that it has sold the brand, including all remaining inventory, production tools, patents and trademarks to Spin Master.

Life-size BB-8 toy might be coming to make your Star Wars dreams real — After raking in nearly $2 billion, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is easily one of the biggest and most successful movies of all time. It's biggest star? Well that depends on who you ask. Daisy Ridley is a first choice for many people. So is John Boyega.
Feb 11, 2016

Nice, but I'm waiting till they make one with a built-in Roomba MT @mashable: Life-size BB-8 toy might be coming

Feb 12, 2016

Yes, please! Life-size BB-8 toy might be coming to make your Star Wars dreams come true

Hands on with the new Twitter Timeline: Don't expect fireworks — Relax. Twitter's new Timeline algorithm is pretty tame. Nearly 24 hours after Twitter first announced a new Twitter Timeline option to load "Best Tweets First" on your Twitter timeline, followed by your regular reverse-chronological tweet stream, the option finally started showing up early Thursday morning on desktop (Web) and mobile.

The waiting is the hardest part — There wasn't a big switch. Twitter's new timeline didn't just appear after it was announced on Wednesday the site would officially get a "Show Me Best Tweets First" design based on relevancy, rather than chronology. Worse yet, the news arrived without a single image showing how to turn on (or off) the feature in settings, or how the new Tweet order would look to users.

Watch this magician effortlessly control 24 drones, indoors — Flying a drone isn't easy. Standing in the middle of 24 drones and not getting whacked in the head is almost impossible - until it isn't. In Marco Tempest's new video, the cyber magician guides 24 quadcopters out of a suitcase and then proceeds to control them as they fly around him, dance behind him and hover within inches of his head.

This robot just wants to help — Forget about robot friends. Robit wants to be your robot servant. The new bot from the eponymous Robit officially launched its Indiegogo campaign on Wednesday, hoping to generate enough interest for a Holiday 2016 launch. With its Jack Skellington-esque face, squat body and two big wheels (it has a tiny caster wheel in the back), the 13-inch tall, 3 lb.

Study: People who listen to music out loud have more sex — If your home is filled with music, it may also be full of togetherness, happiness - and a little more sex. These are the none-too-surprising results of a new study sponsored by Sonos and supported by Apple and Apple Music called Music Makes it Home, a name which, considering the results, can take on multiple meanings While the findings make sense, there's also no getting around its very self-serving nature.

Vine does what Twitter won't: Let you edit posts — It's a tiny change on a relatively small social network. Still, the ability to edit a Vine caption after you post your six-second video represents a break from parent company Twitter, where users have long been asking for the ability to edit tweets.

Creepy cockroaches inspire potentially life-saving robot — Some things things in this world are creepier than robots. Cockroaches, for example. They are the virtually un-killable. Now, naturally, they are inspiring a new kind of robot.
Feb 09, 2016

We just insist on inventing our eventual robot overlords MT Cockroaches inspire a search-and-rescue robot…

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Feb 12, 2016

Wow: @Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia handed a lifetime ban by @MLB for using performance-enhancing drugs, according to @CBSSports

Feb 12, 2016

Cabbage Patch Kids from your childhood are back — with bizarrely cool LCD eyes…

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