Fly Or Die: Motorola Moto G

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It always seems like the flagship phones get the most attention, but what about a device that doesn’t even bother trying to claim that title? Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has been saying for months that one of the company’s priorities was to improve the experience of using a low-cost smartphone, and the end result of drive was the cheapo Moto G.

So how did Motorola do? Well, as long as you set your expectations appropriately before taking the plunge, you’ll find a lot to love here. The lack of LTE is a bummer for you North American types, but the Snapdragon 400 chipset nestled inside keeps things moving along at a respectable pace and the battery will run for days and days on a single charge. Purists may not be too keen on the sorts of oversaturated screens that Motorola seems so fond of but hey, you can’t with…

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Nude Yoga in Second Life

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Yes Yes Ya’ll we are getting zen with it!  LOL  Seriously fun and something new to do on the grid.  We are introducing instructor led (and local chat prompts) Nude Yoga.  Classes will begin next Wednesday at 12PM SLT.  The sessions are designed to bring some of the like minded together for knowledge sharing and laughter as we work our avatars out on Dutchie yoga mats.

There is room for 12 yogi (a practitioner of yoga) per session and the instructor will have some witty references that will tickle your funny bones while you master the art of yoga.

This event is being sponsored by Nude Bathing For Men and will be FREE to all during the event.  It will be located in second life at the Nude Bathing For Men Bathhouse.  We will adhere to a strict no clothing allowed protocol.  The sessions are approximately 20-minutes in duration…

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Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs

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Hello, future IKEA Swedish meatballs! How are you this Friday? Ready to be torn to bits by sharp, gnashing, robotic teeth? I bet you are. In this exciting edition of TIDWRTWHUFOO we meet some tiny flying robots, some big climbing robots, and some bigger flying robots.

First, say hello to the DelFly Explorer. This teeny weenie little flying robot weighs 4 grams – as much as four sheets of paper – and flies autonomously around the room using on-board computing and vision to keep the robot from crashing into anything. All of the processing power is on board the ultralight robot and it moves by flapping its funny little wings. But don’t let it hear you calling it funny. It will cut you. You can learn more about it here.

Think you can escape from the DelFly by climbing a tree? Not so fast, buster. Take a look…

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TechCrunch TV’s Goodbye To The Blue Background

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It’s no secret that many viewers were getting tired of the blue bubble background in TechCrunch TV videos (it had a good run, but after nearly three years, we were too.) So over the Thanksgiving holiday, the TechCrunch TV team picked up some hammers, saws, and glue guns and gave our humble studio a DIY fashion makeover.

Our main goal was to update our sets to be a little more clean and modern. We also wanted to give each show a unique style and look so that loyal viewers can instantly see the difference between an episode of Ask A VC and an episode of Keen On.

This TCTV team project reminded us that we still have some scrappy startup in us. As videographers, it’s not often we find ourselves covered in paint or drilling through brick. Turns out that we had to do things the wrong…

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