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‘King of Kong’ Billy Mitchell Argues He Was Framed for Donkey Kong Cheating, Threatens Legal Action

“Billy Mitchell, the former Donkey Kong and Pac-Man high-score champion made famous in the 2007 film The King of Kong, has threatened legal action against the sanctioning bodies who threw out all of Mitchell’s high scores in April 2018 after finding that two were illegitimate,” reports Polygon. This week, lawyers for Mitchell sent a letter to Twin Galaxies and Guinness ... Read More »

Inspired By Harry Potter, 150 Colleges Now Have Quidditch Teams

A reporter for SFGate describes what happened when he tried out for the quidditch team at the University of California at Berkeley: The person throwing me what’s called a “quaffle” (actually a slightly deflated volleyball) looked at me to make sure I’m ready. I gave them a head nod and grip my “broom” (a PVC pipe), ready to run. “GO!” ... Read More »

The Next Energy-Efficient Architecture Revolution: A House Built By Robots

“Erecting a new building ranks among the most inefficient, polluting activities humans undertake,” reports Qz. “The construction sector is responsible for nearly 40% of the world’s total energy consumption and CO2 emissions, according to a UN global survey. A consortium of Swiss researchers has one answer to the problem: working with robots.” Over four years, 30 different industry partners joined ... Read More »