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Paul Allen: The Singularity Isn't Near - MIT Technology Review

Futurists like Vernor Vinge and Ray Kurzweil have argued that the world is rapidly approaching a tipping point, where the accelerating pace of …

Zero Moment

Popular Science Blogs<p>Probing the world of robotics, one innovation at a time. By Erik Sofge<p>FROM OUR BLOGS: Zero Moment<p>A Ban on Autonomous Killer Robots Is Inevitable<p>But what will be banned, and when?<p>With a growing consensus of scientists seeking a ban on autonomous weapons, researchers are …

FYI: Does Thinking Too Hard Wear You Out?

If it does, it's all in your head.<p>The brain makes up about 1⁄50 of our body weight but consumes about one fifth of the oxygen we breathe. It's natural to assume that overtaxing the cerebrum would leave one feeling lethargic, but that's not quite true. The brain uses most of its energy just to …

Feature: Five Possible PS4 Virtual Reality Experiences to Whet Your Appetite

Sony’s rumoured virtual reality headset may be the worst kept secret in the video game industry. While the platform holder’s yet to publicly …

Titanfall forces gamers to rethink how they play first-person shooters

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Now that Titanfall’s been out for a few days, players are finally getting a handle on the highly mobile, fluid controls of their pilots and their massive, …

25 movies based on video games (apparently) still in production

But they're not all bad. Well okay, they're getting better. And they'll have to. Because there are currently at least 25 movies based on games in …

Movies

Age of Wonders 3 video shows off 19 minutes of Theocrat class gameplay

The latest video for Triumph Studios' upcoming turn-based strategy game, <i>Age of Wonders 3</i>, features 19 minutes of gameplay centered around the Theocrat class.<p>The video above takes the Theocrat into battle. Using powers such as Instant Wrath and Mark of the Heretic to deal damage or tag enemies, the …

While 'Titanfall' Lacks Content, It Isn't Overpriced

In the week since its release, Titanfall has sparked a lot of debate among fans and critics alike. Reception of the gameplay seems to be generally positive. The game has been praised as a “revolution” for shooter multiplayer while insults usually sound like “it’s just an upgraded Call of Duty,” …

Procedurally generated sci-fi game Proven Lands hits Kickstarter, Steam Greenlight

<i>Proven Lands</i>, thesetales' procedurally generated, sci-fi sandbox survival game, is currently collecting votes via Steam Greenlight and funds through Kickstarter.<p><i>Proven Lands</i> draws inspiration from games and franchises such as Star Trek, <i>Don't Starve,</i> The Sims and <i>Starbound</i>. The five-episode game …

Valve’s latest Steam Controller design looks a little less crazy

Valve is inching toward normalcy with its newest Steam Controller prototype.<p>The Bellevue, Wash.-based game maker and distribution company introduced the latest version of its upcoming game controller this week. The new design ditches the touch screen and awkwardly positioned buttons sandwiched …

Happy 15th Anniversary, EverQuest

On March 16, 1999, Sony invited players to venture into the world of Norrath for the first time. <i>EverQuest</i> has been changing lives ever since, …

Self-esteem

Titanfall Beginner's Guide: 5 Ways to Kill more and Die Less

<b>Titanfall</b> is here and many of us have already spent hours with the game enjoying riding our Titans around all fifteen levels. You’re liking it, …

Myo uses the Oculus Rift to replicate virtual arm movements

When paired with the Oculus Rift, Myo — Thalmic Labs' wireless controller for digital devices — can help better immerse users by replicating their arm movements virtually.<p>The armband measures electrical activity from the user's muscles to detect hand gestures. With the Oculus Rift, users see those …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Jun<p>9<p>Sat<p>DeRay Davis, Rickey Smiley, Bruce Bruce and Adele Givens<p>Capital One Arena, Washington, DC<p>Jun<p>9<p>Sat<p>Rams Head Live!, Baltimore, MD<p>Jun<p>10<p>Sun<p>Tigers …

The Killer Mega Man Jacket That Might Not Happen

The latest creation from video game clothing designer Enzo Volante is this outstanding <i>Mega Man</i> hooded jacket, which won't get made unless Capcom gets …

Retrogaming

Valve adds Steam report options for adult, offensive content

Valve now allows Steam users to report games for offenses such as pornography or child exploitation.<p>Users can flag a game that violates laws in their jurisdiction, contains content that is "patently offensive or intended to shock or disgust," or includes defamatory statements, among other options. …

New Hampshire lawmaker gets too graphic with Facebook graphic?

A New Hampshire state lawmaker is standing behind his posting of a graphic on Facebook that critics say mocks sexually abused women.<p>State GOP Rep. Kyle Tasker recently posted the graphic, which features stick figures of a man and women apparently engaged in a sex act, on the Great Nashua (N.H.) Tea …

Crimea's Deputy Prime Minister Made A Troubling Prediction About What Happens Next

The big question, now that Russia has effectively annexed Crimea (even though the international community does not recognize the move), is what happens next.<p>Here's what Crimea's pro-Russian deputy prime minister told Richard Engel of NBC News:<p>Currently, the major concern of the ongoing Ukraine …

In China, Michelle Obama to stay firmly in 'mom in chief' mode | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is expected to steer clear of controversial issues such as human rights when she visits China this week but her trip could help advance a top item on her husband’s foreign policy agenda: deepening Washington’s ties with Beijing.<p>U.S. first lady …

Bill Kristol takes on entire rest of ABC panel in defense of CIA spying

<b>Bill Kristol (CBS News)</b><p>The editor of the neoconservative the Weekly Standard is the odd-man-out on “This Week”<p>Elias Isquith<p>March 16, 2014 7:33pm (UTC)<p>Bill Kristol, the neoconservative product of nepotism who has distinguished himself over the years by being wrong about nearly everything, found …

Ron Paul Is Supporting Russia’s Illegal Occupation of Crimea

The libertarian godfather has become one of the biggest cheerleaders for the "referendum" that will lead to Russia's annexation of the Ukrainian …