Robots might not be in line to take over the world from us humans (yet), but this does not mean that they are not biding their time. After all, robots have certainly helped us out in the industrialization of the nations. Just take a stroll through any high tech factory, and you will see how robots have made life a whole lot more efficient in the manufacturing process. How about in the world of sports? Robots are still far from edging out a human especially in team sports, but in a one-on-one face off like a game of ping pong, humans might have met their match. We do know that Timo Boll would be going bat-to-bat against the KUKA robot real soon, but with the one handed Ulf Hoffman Tischtennis Roboter (Ulf Hoffman Table Tennis Robot), or UHTTR-1 for short, do ordinary people like you and me who play ping pong recreationally stand a chance?
There are some things that are very Canadian, among them the amount of snow, the maple leaf, as well as BlackBerry. Yes sir, BlackBerry – the smartphone company that has not really been doing too well for quite some time already. In fact, Windows Phone has just narrowly edged out BlackBerry over in the US, and you know that times are getting desperate when BlackBerry’s CEO, John Chen, has called iPhone users as “wall huggers”, simply because the iPhone’s battery life tends to be a whole lot shorter, and needs to be hooked up to a power outlet more often than – a BlackBerry, I suppose, eh Chen? Come on now, surely we are above name calling? How about doing things with a little bit more class instead, like in the ad above? After all, if your product is good enough, folks would buy it.