The app Handwrytten lets you convert digital messages like emails into a actual printed letters that appear to be actually written by a careful human hand, because, as they claim “good old fashioned handwritten notes really stand out.” But, as you can see from this video that’s making the rounds this week, even though the notes look like they were thoughtfully scribed by a human hand, it’s actually just some trained robot behind the pen. Between equipping robots with skills like writing letters that look like they were created by loving humans and actually training them for tournament combat, we can’t help but to think this is going to end badly ... Discuss

Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon is starting a new music festival in his hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Recent permit applications indicate that the two-day festival, scheduled for next summer, will have sell enough tickets for 25,000 attendees a day, and will feature artists (selected by Vernon) on three different stages. As The Current notes, the Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival isn’t the first time the artist and producer has brought music to the region: “Vernon has long been a champion for the Eau Claire area, staying anchored in his hometown and building his April Base studio in the nearby town of Fall Creek" ... Discuss

A group called MegaBot Inc. is attempting to make the robot fighting league we’ve always dreamed about into a reality. They’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise nearly $2 million to design and build “5-foot-tall, 15,000-pound, walking humanoid combat robots with giant, modular pneumatic cannons for arms.” Read the last part of that sentence again. Now read this description of what the tournament will look like: “A driver-and-gunner team pilot each MegaBot in a battle against other MegaBots, vehicles, and a variety of other defenses and obstacles in live-action combat – the likes of which the world has only dreamed of through video games and movies.”

At the moment, the MegaBot team is no where near their goal (they’ve raised about $20,000 so far), so if they want to actually go through with their plans of hosting an “epic arena combat” tournament by May 2016, we’re all going to need to start doing our part very soon ... Discuss

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In what is probably the first of many, many clips we'll be getting of Avengers: Age of Ultron, director and geek god Joss Whedon has released this clip at the front of the trailer that detonated the Internet a few days back. So, here's all our old pals trying to lift Thor's hammer. What do you think? Could you lift Thor's hammer? ... Discuss