How to Give Up Your 4 Worst Eating Habits For Good

How to Give Up Your 4 Worst Eating Habits For Good

There’s something addictive about salty snacks and sugary soda — science says so.

For instance, when your stress levels skyrocket, so does your need for potato chips. Research suggests that downing salty foods can decrease the amount of cortisol — a stress-producing hormone — in your body. At the same time, the feel-good hormone oxytocin increases, making you feel better after you indulge.

Sugar addiction is real , too. One study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating lots of the sweet stuff can stimulate regions in your brain associated with other addictions, like gambling or drug abuse.

Your move, then, is to nix these vices from your diet, so you can make room for the good stuff. […]

Lifelike Robots Made in Hong Kong Are Meant to Win Over Humans

Lifelike Robots Made in Hong Kong Are Meant to Win Over Humans

FILE – Hanson Robotics’ flagship robot, Sophia, is pictured in Hong Kong, Sept. 28, 2017. Founder David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines.” HONG KONG —

David Hanson envisions a future in which robots powered by artificial intelligence evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind’s most challenging problems.

If only it were as simple as that.

The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his Hong Kong-based startup Hanson Robotics are combining AI with southern China’s expertise in toy design, electronics and manufacturing to craft humanoid "social robots" with faces designed to be lifelike and appealing enough to win trust from humans who interact with them.Hanson, 49, […]

‘NONSENSE’ Experts question if Sex Robot Samantha 'will orgasm more for nice men'

‘NONSENSE’ Experts question if Sex Robot Samantha ‘will orgasm more for nice men’

The sex robot craze is sweeping the globe, with ultra realistic robots taking the place of working girls.

It has ben claimed that the AI will become so realistic, that the robots will be able to interact with punters in ways never thought possible.

Creator Sergi Santos previously claimed that Samantha will have a moral code, and wil be able to judge if the men visiting her are nice people. ‘NONSENSE’: Sergi Santos’ claims about Samantha have been questioned But a team of robotics experts have questioned Mr Santos bold predictions.

Robotics professor Noel Sharkey, who also appears as a jude in Robot Wars, questioned whether Mr Santos can pull of the technical side of the mode.He told Inverse: "There is nothing […]

Robot Writing, AI, and Marketing: It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Robot Writing, AI, and Marketing: It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Picture if you will, dear reader, the marketing apocalypse, a place where human-powered engines are less and less relevant and we are facing a new dawn: robot writing, triggered email campaigns, automated social scheduling and responses, ways to track users wherever they go.

Oh, hang on. Isn’t that . . . ? the future is here Yeah, it is. We would say welcome to the future, but that scares an awful lot of people. Case in point: all these stories about the robots coming to take our marketing jobs. There is legitimate worry in our industry today, and with good reason. AI and marketing are a perfect mix; so much of what we do involves crunching data and analytics. Surely […]

NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Thinking About Sex Robots

NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Thinking About Sex Robots

Feature image of Valentine and Calico in Crash Pad episode 232 . All of the photographs in this NSFW Sunday are from the Crash Pad Series. The inclusion of a visual here should not be interpreted as an assertion of the model’s gender identity or sexual orientation. If you’re a photographer or model and think your work would be a good fit for NSFW Sunday, please email carolyn at autostraddle dot com.

Welcome to NSFW Sunday! Goddess Ixchel and Ray in Crash Pad Series episode 252 There’s no “right way” to use a vibrator — just pay attention to your body and what feels good — which can make buying one feel complicated. If you’ve never used a vibrator before, […]

Male sex robot: When will male sex robots be available? Are we ready for male sexbots?

Male sex robot: When will male sex robots be available? Are we ready for male sexbots?

We already have sex robots — and you can meet the hyper-realistic cyborg girls Roxxxy, Samantha and Harmony here .

With a rapidly expanding market — it is thought the industry will be worth a whopping £37 billion by 2020 — it was only a matter of time before the male version would make its way to the shelves.

The wait is finally over, and the maker of Harmony , sex robot pioneer Matt McMullen of Realbotix has revealed his plans to introduce a male version of the doll .

Harmony avatars and robotic heads can be downloaded and pre-ordered for around £11,000 ($15,000).The CEO of Realbotix pleased “robosexuals” worldwide by introducing Harmony to a robotic head system and an artificial intelligence […]