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Professor builds LEGO robot that strips DRM from Kindle books

Definitely a creative way to circumvent DRM restrictions on Amazon books, a professor in Vienna has built a robotic device from a LEGO Mindstorms set in order to automatically take pictures of book pages.

Hulk smash (into geometric squares): First look at ‘Lego Marvel Super Heroes’

Take control of up to 100 of the best known Marvel super heroes and super villains in TT Games’ lego-ification of the Marvel Universe, in 'Lego Marvel Super Heroes.'
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The next great platform war is coming … to your wrist

The Fitbits and Fuel Bands of the world are about clash with the Quantified Self utopians to determine who defines the rules of our increasingly sophisticated wearable tech.

Stop-motion video: Putting your Lego men to work

Want to learn how to create stop-motion animation with your digital camera? Get yourself a box of Legos. Here's how to get started.

Assembly Required: Travelers’ Tales announces LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

Travelers' Tales, LEGO, and Disney have assembled the Avengers, as well as the X-Men, Spider-man, and a wealth of other Marvel Universe super heroes for their next game, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Will it be another creative benchmark or…

Programmable Lego Mindstorms EV3 is the childhood toy you never had

Lego announces the third generation of the programmable Mindstorms series, the EV3. This time, the robotics lie in the Intelligent Brick that can program the device sans-computer.
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Legoland Hotel California is opening ahead of schedule, and I want to go to there

At last, an American-based Legoland Hotel is opening ... and from the looks of it, the hotel should please all patrons young and old.
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Lego balls, robot mules, and drunk RAMing in this week’s Staff Picks

You want to know all the best in tech from the past week but you don’t want to have to look for it, right? Never fear. We’ve trolled the matrix to find the coolest, weirdest, and most interesting tidbits of the past 7 days. Have at it.

One Lego game to rule them all; Hands-on with Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game

WBIE and Traveller’s Tales returns with its next Lego offering, a Lego-ized look at the Lord of the Rings movies.
Movies & TV

Morgan Freeman, Elizabeth Banks join upcoming Lego movie

Warner Bros. upcoming big-budget Lego movie just picked up two big name actors to lend their voices to the flick.
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3D printer builds ‘Magic Arms’ for two-year-old girl with joint disease

Easily one of the more heartfelt uses of 3D printing technology, a little girl finally got to use her arms with the help of a printed exoskeleton.

Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes review

Traveller’s Tales and WBIE return with another Lego offering, featuring Batman, the Justice League, and an open Gotham City that is oddly empty.