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This Twitter bot generates a new fantasy world every hour

All the maps you ever needed, plus the code that made them<p>Pop quiz: how many elaborately detailed, scientifically generated topographical maps have you created in the last day or so? Chances are the answer is "none," unless you're writing or publishing a series of old-school fantasy novels. Those …

The Producer Of The Upcoming ‘It’ Remake Gives A Nod To ‘Stranger Things’

Stranger Things, the Netflix juggernaut and Duffer brothers’ love letter to ’80s nostalgia, owes many of its tropes and its very existence, to Stephen King’s oeuvre. Show co-creators Matt and Ross Duffer had asked to helm the Warner Brothers’ remake of King’s seminal <i>It</i>, but the pair were denied the …

ISIS Orders Its Franchises to Kill Christians

The coup that replaced Boko Haram's leader puts the ISIS subsidiary's focus on killing Christians in hopes it can unite, expand, and endure.<p>WARRI, …

Spotify's Release Radar is a personalized playlist of brand-new music

The latest recordings to suit your taste<p>Over the last year the tech product that has brought the most joy into my life has undoubtedly been Discover Weekly, Spotify's playlist of tracks personalized for my taste. Today the company is rolling out another feature along the same lines: Release Radar …

A New Flattering Article We Need You to Share!

Our good pal David Chadwick (AKA Sugar Ray Dodge) has penned a glowing article about us over at Fandom!<p>These kind of things really increase awareness …

Social Media

5 TV shows to take your mind off the world

Not to put too fine a point on it, but the world is a bit of a mess at the moment. Politics, race relations, hell, even the weather - it all kind of …

TV

Man claims he can play 'Pokémon Go' with his Tesla

A Tesla Model S that can supposedly run <i>Pokémon Go</i> might be the nerdiest thing I've ever seen.<p>Ever since <i>Pokémon Go</i> launched, I've been trying to …

MIT just changed the AR game with 'Interactive Dynamic Video'

In a world that’s soon to be dominated by AR, the ability to create a life-like environment revolves almost wholly around advanced 3D modeling, an expensive and labor-intensive process that yields great results but comes at the expense of hundreds (or thousands) of man hours. Researchers from MIT’s …

Artificial Intelligence

You Might Have to Start Paying a 'Netflix Tax' Soon

Say it ain't so.<p>If you live in Pennsylvania, you're going to have to start paying up when you binge-watch. CBS Pittsburgh reports that starting August 1, Netflix users in the state will have to pay an additional tax on their subscription.<p>The tax isn't just on Netflix, though; it's also on sites …

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Cloud Chief Exits

Executive changes continue at Hewlett Packard Enterprise with news that Bill Hilf, senior vice president and general manager of HP Cloud, is leaving, …

After Pokemon Go players knock on his door, man files suit

A New Jersey man is going to federal court to keep "Pokemon Go" players off his lawn.<p>Jeffrey Marder, of West Orange, says strangers began lingering outside of his home after the popular game was released last month. At least five people knocked on his door and asked to get into his backyard to …

President Obama Declares Donald Trump 'Unfit' to Be President

President Barack Obama called Donald Trump “unfit” and “woefully unprepared” to be president on Tuesday, his strongest criticisms yet of the Republican presidential nominee.<p>During a press conference at the White House with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Obama posed the question to the …

Baltimore County Police Fatally Shoot Woman Barricaded in Apartment

Police fatally shot an African-American woman and injured a boy during an hours-long standoff Monday in Maryland.<p>Korryn Gaines, 23, was killed after …

18 Little Details That Will Make You Love "Stranger Things" Even More

Warning: This post will make you want to rewatch the whole series again.

Scientists Have a Crazy Theory About Why the Female Orgasm Exists

When you think about the evolutionary reasons behind orgasms, the male one may seem more obvious. After all, it typically occurs with ejaculation, which (in case you haven't heard) can lead to baby-making. Scientists have spent some time speculating on the source of the female orgasm, though, and a …

Jeep hackers at it again, this time taking control of steering and braking systems

A pair of hackers have compromised their Jeep Cherokee, fooling the car into doing dangerous things like turning the steering wheel or activating the parking brake at highway speeds. It’s the same pair that hacked their Jeep remotely last year. But, because this version of the hack requires …

TSA Reminds Passengers: No 'Batarang' Superhero Weapons On Flights

The Transportation Safety Administration is reminding Batman enthusiasts to check their superhero weapons when they fly.<p>According to the TSA, people keep trying to carry "batarangs" — the sharp, metal, bat-shaped weapons that Batman throws at his enemies — onto planes, only to have them confiscated …

Heat wave-related anthrax outbreak in Siberia kills young boy, thousands of reindeer

An anthrax outbreak in remote western Siberia has led to the hospitalization of at least 90 people in the Arctic town of Salekhard, with at least 20 …