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Nothing is as it seems, and it will never ever, be ever again

Just when you thought you finally figured it out…

Pepsi sells social sharing not soda, video games get into museums, wi-fi replaces electrical wiring and Facebook “likes” come out into the real world and in a shop near you.

When you thought Amazon was the biggest bookstore in the world, they start selling more digital versions than hardcover or paperback books and Americans spend more prime time screen in front of Netflix than any other channel.

And let’s not even mention cars that recharge without connecting to anything, or the home of the future.

But the real question remains, will your robot really ever love you?

Send free Pepsi to friends

PepsiCo’s new Social Vending System allows people to send free soda to friends. >>WATCH

Video games are art

The National Endowment for the Arts recently made an announcement. >>READ

Diesel’s “Likes” in real world

Their clothing stores in Madrid launch a pilot program which brings Facebook “likes” to real-world products. >>LEARN

Amazon eBook sales higher than print books

Amazon began selling hardcover and paperback books in July 1995.

Twelve years later in November 2007, Amazon introduced the revolutionary Kindle and began selling Kindle books. By July 2010, Kindle book sales had surpassed hardcover book sales, and six months later, Kindle books overtook paperback books to become the most popular format on >>BELIEVE

Netflix owns the evening web

Netflix traffic, be it movies or TV shows streamed over the wires, now accounts for close to 30% of Net activity in U.S. homes in peak evening hours, according to a study by hardware/software net traffic experts Sandvine Inc.

In total, the “real time entertainment” share of Net traffic, which includes Netflix, takes up 49.2%–basically half of data flowing into homes. >>THE NEW SCREEN

Can a Robot Ever Be Man’s Best Friend?

Robots can attend work for us, fight in our wars, teach our children and beat us at Jeopardy! , but can they learn to love us? Even as robot tech gets more advanced, we see those advancements in terms of processing power and speed. Programming a robot to feel or, more appropriately, to emulate life, presents a whole new set of challenges.

This and five stories recently published by Mashable that showcase how computers, mobile phones and robots are changing communities around the world. These are just a few life-changing inventions we tend to take for granted every day. These technologies, however, have enabled us to improve human life by leaps and bounds over the past few decades. >>DISCOVER