April 17, 2017 · In The News

Robot Parents, Robot Notebooks, and More Robotic News


I used to have a ~super secret~ diary that required a code word to get in. It was also the size and weight of a brick. If you still live at home or have very nosy roommates about whom you write a lot of mean things, you need a Lockbook, the “mom-proof” notebook. You also need to not keep a book of secrets because you are asking for trouble.
You won’t have to worry about your mom snooping if she’s a robot. Ohmni will make it so. OK Ohmni won’t turn your mom into a robot, but it will bring her to you the form of a telepresence robot, which you can switch off at the smallest mention of grandchildren. It’s better than facetime because it can roll, roll, roll around the house, almost like a person with the skinniest torso in the whole world.

There is no lack of books by authors of color, but books by white authors are taught more and much more visible. To help people find a greater diversity of literature, Dartmouth senior Kaya Thomas created a free app specifically for children and young adults of color to find books by Black, Latinx, Asian, and Indigenous authors. As a kid, she wanted to see more characters like her in the books she read, and thanks to her and We Read Too, more kids will!


It was only a matter of time before Denver finally raised a place of worship to its one and only idol. The International Church of  Cannabis will be open to adults “who are looking to create the best version of themselves by way of the sacred plant.” These so-called “elevationists” will gather on 4/20, and is meant to coexist with all other faiths.


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