Alisa Wiant

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Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration

Snow White

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Singularity

Google patents creepy smart toys that interact with kids

Nexus Ruxpin? Google's mad science X division is, er, toying with the idea of smart teddy bears in one of its strangest patents yet. In response to junior's voice or movements, "the anthropomorphic device may aim its gaze at the source of the social cue," then "interpret the command (via its …

Have our cultural tastes become too childish?

Was Simon Pegg right to say that movie dumbing-down has gone too far? And isn’t it a bit rich coming from him?<p><b>Michael Hogan, entertainment writer</b><p>The nerdy worm turned this week when strawberry blond actor Simon Pegg slammed superhero flicks as childish and suggested the film industry had dumbed …

Doh! Harry Shearer quits 'The Simpsons'

Is this goodbye for Mr. Burns, Principal Skinner and Ned Flanders? Voice actor Harry Shearer announces his departure from the long-running show after contract disputes.<p>Is it curtains for Mr. Burns on "The Simpsons?" Voice actor Harry Shearer tweeted Wednesday night that he will not be returning to …

GTA V mods for the PC let you flood Los Santos and swim with a whale

Mods on mods on mods<p>Being able to jam together different <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> mods is the only reason we wanted the game on the PC in the first place. Not only can you now destroy the city of Los Santos with disaster flick-sized tsunami, but you can also spawn a bunch of sea creatures afterwards and …

The Store Where Robots Sell Robots

A place where the employees and the merchandise are machines.<p>Arika Bunfill has heard it all.<p>“Are you real?”<p>“Will you clean my house too?”<p>“Will you go out with me?”<p>It’s hard out there for a robot.<p>Bunfill works at the Beam store in downtown Palo Alto, California. Scratch that. Bunfill works from her …

Robotics

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

European Travel

Relive the Top 10 Flirtatious Moments Between Julia Roberts and Dave Letterman

Julia Roberts and <i>Late Show</i> host David Letterman have had one of the best flirtations on TV for decades. On Wednesday, May 20, Letterman will retire …

Comedy