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‘Pepper’ Humanoid Robot Teardown (1) – Nikkei Technology Online – Softbank’s new robot Pepper was sold out within minutes of launch, interesting teardown by Nikkei. It is interesting how Softbank have planned to use Pepper to supplement customer service and provide consumer emotional support. More design related content here.

Locus Online Perspectives » Cory Doctorow: Skynet Ascendant – interesting essay by Cory on the linkage between literature and economic change

Beats 1 request line – back to 1990, in terms of culture. My local pirate station takes Whatsapp messages and posts on their Facebook page and gives them shout outs.