Briefly: Blood-Sucking Robots, Pink Fish Guide, Astonishing Cosplay

Briefly: Blood-Sucking Robots, Pink Fish Guide, Astonishing Cosplay

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Company launches blood-donation robot, pink fish guide, free cooking eBooks.

  • How much do you trust technology? A new company called Veebot is testing a prototype robot designed to draw blood from humans. The robot has a tourniquet similar to a blood pressure cuff to make a patients’ veins more prominent. Equipped with an infrared light, camera, ultrasound and image-analysis software, the robot is capable of drawing blood faster and more accurately than a human. The potential for it to get stabby with the needle will undoubtedly be explored in a new horror movie, coming soon.
  • Amazon is offering a range of cooking ebooks for free. Titles include Quick and Light: Healthy Recipes You’ll Fall in Love With, 40 Juicing Recipes For Weight Loss and Paleo Breakfast Recipes. There are also a range of free biographies, history books and self-help/business titles available. [Via OzBargain]
  • Salmon is awesome as far as fishies go — it’s delicious, versatile and filled with healthy vitamins and oils. PopSugar Health & Fitness has published a guide listing all the reasons why you should be on board with tuna.
  • Kotaku has assembled its latest gallery of cosplayers doing their thing. There are some extremely impressive character likenesses in the mix, including the best Fei Long tribute we’ve ever seen. Click here to see the costumes.


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