Robot Hugs and Other Stories We Didn't Post

So much news passes before our collective eyes every day that we couldn't possibly cover it all. Mostly because much of it isn't worth covering! But here are a some borderline tidbits we passed on, just in case.

Awful Robot Pillow Will Hug You But Never Love You

Look, I get it. It's lonely out there. But surely there are better ways to simulate embrace than a creepy, vaguely bodied, gaudily colored robot pillow, right? Right? Right. Get out there and meet someone, tiger. [Verge]

Robot Hugs and Other Stories We Didn't PostS

Astrophysicists Discover Potentially Inhabitable Planet That We Will Never Get To in Your Lifetime or Probably Ever

It's not the first potentially inhabitable exoplanet we've found, and it's definitely not the first space-thing-we-might-explore-in-person-centuries-from-now-but-we'll-probably-have-blown-ourselves-up-by-then. Still, nice planet you got there! [Telegraph]