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Pokimane freaks out after testing Michael Reeves’ insane surgery robot

Published: 28/Apr/2020 20:58 Updated: 28/Apr/2020 22:58

by Michael Gwilliam

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YouTuber Michael Reeves crafted an ingenious, yet dangerous, surgery machine that left Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys stunned when asked to test out the device.

Reeves, who is known for creating outlandish machines, built the code and body of his surgical robot from scratch – and even added in some VR hand-tracking to completely remove the need for a controller.

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“You just take the hand coordinates from this and pipe them into the surgery robot and bing, bang, boom,” he explained.

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Pokimane was freaked out testing the robot.

While Michael could have waited for Amazon to deliver a scalpel to him, the YouTuber decided to up the ante with a huge kitchen knife he had laying around the house.

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“When you really think about it, scalpels are just sh*tty, smaller knives,” he realized. “So why don’t we just use bigger, better knives? Hello, we already have those.”

The video’s tone then shifted to a hilariously-designed infomercial of sorts, with Reeves’ narration playing over stock footage of doctors and hospitals.

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Reeves’ robot wasn’t really fit to operate on a pineapple.

“The future of surgical robotics is here!” he exclaimed over footage of himself playing with the robot, which had a knife attached to it.

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Dressed as a surgeon, Reeves showed off the power of his robot by having it dig into a pineapple as if it were a patient.

The video took a dark turn, however, once Pokimane was asked to test out of the device on a dummy.

(Timestamp 6:10 for mobile users)

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“We’ve made our machine so intuitive that anyone can do surgery with no prior training,” Reeves said as Anys walked into the makeshift operating room to perform a “usability test.”

Mere moments after putting her hand out, the VR hand tracking software sent the knife flying towards the Twitch celebrity, causing her to scream in shock.

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As the test continued, Pokimane was asked to make a small incision right above the dummy’s ear and ended up stabbing the would-be patient, causing lots of “blood” to leak out of its head.

The whole test definitely was a botched procedure, so while the robot does in fact work, it seems like it will need some more tests before it becomes a staple of health care systems worldwide.

Nonetheless, it was a cool project and one that Reeves should absolutely keep perfecting in the weeks ahead.

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Charli D’Amelio shuts down harassment of TikToker who “copied” her hair

Published: 7/Oct/2020 22:53 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 22:59

by Virginia Glaze

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It’s no secret that TikTok star Charli D’Amelio has a dedicated fanbase, but some supporters began accusing another TikToker of copying her hairstyle — and the Queen was not happy about these allegations.

Charli D’Amelio is the most-followed content creator on TikTok, having reached a whopping 90 million followers since rising to the top of the platform in March.

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Boasting her own drink at Dunkin’ Donuts, her own makeup collection with Morphe and her own line of Hollister hoodies, the youngest D’Amelio sister has amassed quite the empire in a short time — as well as a seriously intense fanbase.

While hopping on popular trends is quite the norm these days, some viewers have accused innocent TikTokers of copying Charli, even alleging that older sister Dixie had “copied” her nose surgery.

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This behavior hasn’t stopped, it seems, as other fans claimed that TikToker Madi Monroe had copied Charli’s hairstyle after dying her blonde hair with streaks of rose gold (or pink, depending on how you look at it).

Charli dyed her own black hair a shade of purple underneath, and while it could be true that other influencers have taken inspiration from her new ‘do, the TikTok Queen wasn’t too pleased with those piling on Monroe for her fashion choices.

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In fact, Charli claimed that other names like Avani Gregg and Hayley had kickstarted the trend by dying their hair before she’d even made the decision to go purple, as told in a pointed response to the online outrage.

Charli D'Amelio decries users accusing Madi Monroe of copying her hairstyle.

“Hayley and Avani dyed their hair like this before me,” she explained in a TikTok comment. “I did not start this trend. Also, who cares? Madi looks amazing as per usual and she is rocking the pink hair.”

Madi followed up Charli’s comment with a statement of her own, showing tons of love to the purple-haired TikTok guru.

Madi Monroe shows some love to Charli D'Amelio in a comment.

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“Why is this even tea?” she said of the issue. “Hell yeah, Char rocks this hairstyle. That comment wasn’t supposed to be rude but NGL I’D LOVE TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE CHARLI SHE’S THE BADDEST!”

It looks like there’s no bad blood between these two influencers, who have had enough of the made-up drama surrounding their hairstyle choices.