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How friggin rad is this? Davide Soliani, director of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom ...

It always seems like I’m the cynic that throws water on people’s dreams, but... : P<p>I can’t imagine a GBA version of Wind Waker working. From the 3D …

Google’s AI builds its own AI child and it’s better than anything humans have made

Is this the beginning of the end for humanity?<p>Google’s AI-building AI actually went ahead and built a fully-functional AI child that, as it turns …

Artificial Intelligence

Send scam emails to this chatbot and it’ll waste their time for you

Chatbots. They’re usually a waste of your time, so why not have them waste someone else’s instead? Better yet: why not have them waste an <i>email scammer’s</i> time.<p>That’s the premise behind Re:scam, an email chatbot operated by New Zealand cybersecurity firm Netsafe. Next time you get a dodgy email in …

Chatbots

Watch a demonstration of the Pentagon's new drones that can attack an enemy like a swarm of bees

The Pentagon successfully showed off its Perdix miniature drones which can work together to attack enemies like a swarm of killer bees.<p><b>Follow BI</b> …

10 Super-Useful React Components, Libraries & Tools

React is an open source JavaScript library developed by Facebook that allows for building advanced UIs. What makes React so interesting is that you …

JavaScript

Building the IT Crowd Answering Machine with Twilio Functions and JavaScript

<i>Building the IT Crowd Answering Machine with Twilio Functions and JavaScript was originally published on the Twilio Blog on July 4, 2017.</i><p>One of my …

Artificial Intelligence Bot Defeats Top 'Dota 2' Human Player, Dendi

Artificial intelligence applications have gone head-to-head with humans in a lot of scenarios over the past few years and the latest application has …

How to conquer designer’s block

There’s a big difference between having no good ideas, and no ideas at all. Chances are, the more bad ideas you have, the more pressure you apply to come up with good ideas. In these cases, the best way to beat designer’s block is to get all the bad ideas out of your system.<p>Try designing a mockup …

Mockups

A First-Person View of What Goes on in George R.R. Martin’s Mind as He Writes Deadly Scenes for ‘Game of Thrones’

Filmmaker Michael Tivikoff (a.k.a. “Mr.TVCow“) has created a video featuring a first-person view of what goes on in the mind of author George R.R. …

Anchovy school at Scripps Pier, July 8, 2014

The Calories of Common Foods Drawn Using the Corresponding Number of Pixels

Severino Ribecca, a graphic designer based in London, has created an interesting way to view such common foods as beer, rice, cheese and meat by …

8 Housewares For Improbably Tiny Spaces

These pieces fold, contort, or roll up to fit houses and apartments the size of a sardine can.<p>The tiny house movement, which prizes small–300 square feet or less–and ingeniously designed homes, isn’t just about the size of the space. A key element of transitioning to life in a house that small is …

The Death of Plasma TV Is Upon Us

Samsung will discontinue its plasma line, meaning plasma TVs will stop shipping in the U.S. by the end of 2014.<p><i>Credit: Getty Images.</i><p>Another tech bites the dust. Samsung announced last week that it would end its plasma TV business because of "change in market demands." This follows Panasonic's …

15 Ways The World Will Be Awesome In 2050

But when you consider ongoing social and economic progress and all of the coming innovations in science and technology, there's plenty of room for optimism.<p>We've pulled out some of our favorite ideas about the future of our world.

Artificial Intelligence

Soundhawk Customizable Listening System Helps You Hear

I’ve destroyed my hearing. It’s not bad yet, but it will be. I’ve seen far too many concerts (including the ear-destroying Motörhead a few times) without using earplugs. For people like myself, or anyone that might have trouble hearing for other reasons Soundhawk offers customizable listening …

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

Science Fiction

Theresa May: There is no surveillance state

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1087000/1087518_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534455837_4976be4ea66fa0419deec516c1ea92d2<p><b>"There is no programme of mass surveillance and there is no surveillance state," Home Secretary Theresa May has said.</b><p>Speaking at the Lord Mayor's Defence …

Surveillance

How Google Glass can be used to steal your PIN code

Researchers demonstrate how vulnerable phone users are to having their PIN codes recorded by the new Google Glass<p>Google Glass can be used to covertly steal people’s PIN codes from as far away as 10ft, researchers have warned.<p>Just by looking at someone’s tablet or smartphone, wearers of the new …

Google Glass

Cold dead star may be a giant diamond

Astronomers aren't being poetic when they say this star is a diamond.<p>Scientists have identified what is possibly the coldest white dwarf ever detected. In fact, this dim stellar corpse is so cold that its carbon has crystallized, effectively forming a diamond the size of Earth, astronomers …