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The Long Journey Home is a space exploration RPG with echoes of Firefly

The Long Journey Home is a “space exploration RPG” that promises to blend the gameplay of old classics like Starflight and Star Control with …

The FBI has a new plan to spy on high school kids across the country

New surveillance program urges teachers to report students critical of government policies and “Western corruption”<p>Under new guidelines, the FBI is instructing high schools across the country to report students who criticize government policies and “western corruption” as potential future …

How to Shrink the Entire Star Trek Galaxy

Talking to the creators of 'Star Trek Timelines,' a mobile game that makes Star Trek’s huge galaxy pocket-sized.<p>Kirk or Picard? Spock or Riker? Data or Seven of Nine? For some, these questions are meaningless. For Trekkies, they’re crucial. But the franchise’s famous characters are only one small …

Science Fiction

Google DeepDream experiment takes you on a trippy VR journey

Google's latest VR experiment involves feeding footage captured by its 360-degree camera rig through the DeepDream machine. Since the company's DeepDream program uses a neural network to transform ordinary images into surrealistic, dream-like artwork, the result is a psychedelic virtual reality …

Time to try the Vorkosigan Saga—you’ve never read science fiction like this

Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen explores a futuristic marriage in a new space colony.<p>If you're already a fan of Lois McMaster Bujold's award-winning …

Science Fiction

Psychedelic history of Japan turns learning into an acid trip

The best way to learn about the history of any country is from a history book or, at the very least, a history documentary. But if you're too slacker …

Reggie Watts made a weird comedy just for VR

Reggie Watts is no stranger to pushing the boundaries of both technology and humor, and he just found a way to do both at once. He recently produced <i>Waves</i>, a mind-melting comedy (it involves joining a cult, among other things) that's tailor-made for virtual reality. And it's not just the camera …

The radical left has Bernie Sanders all wrong

While mainstream Dems debate realism vs. idealism, another set of the left is having an entirely different debate<p>For the most part the far left—those whose identities are wrapped up in being socialist, anarchist and other shades of left activists—do not understand the real significance of the …