Hines says a female sex therapist even contacted him about buying one for her patients.
Roxxxy has been like catnip to talk-show hosts since her debut at AEE, the largest porn-industry convention in the country.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free through the O’Reilly Blogger program. is a very short “book” on RFID (Radio Frequency Identification), a way to tag and identify objects over varying ranges, and how to use Arduino to create a few interesting RFID projects.
The book assumes that you have some experience with Arduino and micro-controllers (i.e., do you know what a breadboard, jumper wires, and circuits are? We start with a very brief introduction to RFID, follow up with two introductory technical tutorials on Arduino, and end with a fairly simple home automation project: Between my officemate and me, we have dozens of devices drawing power in our office: two laptops, two monitors, four or five lamps, a few hard drives, a soldering iron, Ethernet hubs, speakers, and so forth.
If you never did malware analysis before, the material presented can be overwhelming.
It’s not easy to immediately put what you learned into action (you might understand a subject theoretically but might not be comfortable enough with the subject to put it into practice).
Meet Roxxxy, who may be the world's most sophisticated talking female sex robot. "She doesn't vacuum or cook, but she does almost everything else," said her inventor, Douglas Hines, who unveiled Roxxxy last month at the Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada."There's a tremendous need for this kind of product," said Hines, a computer scientist and former Bell Labs engineer.Roxxxy won't be available for delivery for several months, but Hines is taking pre-orders through his Web site, True Companion.com, where thousands of men have signed up.Hines believes that Roxxxy is a step above other love dolls -- the similar but mute Real Doll costs about ,500 -- because her conversational abilities provide something close to emotional companionship. Shy, awkward or older men who "have trouble meeting girls," he says. True Companion claims that more than 4,000 men have placed pre-orders for Roxxxy robots, and another 20,000 or so have requested information about the product.In an industry known for pushing the technological envelope, observers are curious about how Roxxxy will fare in the marketplace. Yes," said Sherri Shaulis, an editor at Adult Video News, a trade magazine for the pornographic industry. True Companion also is developing a male sex robot, named Rocky.