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The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

The Mr. Robot VR experience isn't a gimmick — it's true storytelling

"I love trying to share things with really inventive and innovative filmmakers."<p>"The idea came about to do a <i>Mr. Robot</i> virtual reality project, and there was a natural connection," Milk says (his company Here Be Dragons — which up until recently was known as the VR house Vrse.works — produced the …

Volkswagen Dieselgate settlement lets US owners get rid of their cars or 'wait and see' if a fix happens

Largest automotive class action settlement in American history<p>Widely reported by media outlets yesterday, Volkswagen's settlement for US owners of 2-liter diesel vehicles affected by the Dieselgate scandal is now official. As expected, VW will end up shelling out about $15 billion just to cover its …

AI-written film 'Sunspring' a surreal delight, upchucked eyeball included

Filmmaker Oscar Sharp pulled together a cast and crew for a day of filming. He had actors, including Thomas Middleditch from HBO's "Silicon Valley." He had a set, props and special effects. Most importantly, he had a script written by an artificial-intelligence neural network. And the finished …

New trailers: Stranger Things, Breaking a Monster, Kicks, and more

Oh yeah, this looks good. There's no better way to describe it, so I'm just going to quote <i>The Verge</i>'s Bryan Bishop: "<i>Stranger Things</i> looks like the show Steven Spielberg and Stephen King never made." Seriously. It's a spooky, mysterious story about a disappearance, weird experiments, and …

GoPro Needs a Hero

Can a shift to software save the action camera giant?<p>The next time you shoot video with your phone, Nick Woodman wants you to edit it with GoPro software. Then he wants you to do that again and again and again. It will be so good and fast and easy that you’ll get a rush, like a surfer riding the …

This motorized standing desk is actually a gaming PC

Furniture is cool, sure, but I've always thought its timeless nature was a problem. Sure, you might have a gorgeous classic Eames chair, but how can you improve on that and demonstrate to visitors that you're on the cutting edge? When things can't go obsolete, can they really be said to progress? …

Upcoming Arduino Primo will have Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, and infrared

There's a new Arduino on the way. It's apparently going to be shown at the Maker Faire Bay Area show this week, but Arduino's new partnership with Nordic Semiconductor was just formalized in a press release that offers most of the interesting details about the upcoming board (it's powered by a …

Why image recognition is about to transform business

Ken Weiner Contributor<p>Ken Weiner is the CTO of GumGum.<p>At Facebook’s recent annual developer conference, Marc Zuckerberg outlined the social network’s artificial intelligence (AI) plans to “build systems that are better than people in perception.” He then demonstrated an impressive image recognition …

Machine Learning

Help kickstart this fantastic, easy-to-use telescope

Decades ago, Norman Sperling co-created the Astroscan telescope. As that telescope is no longer available new, and such an incredible treasure, …

Lytro’s 755 megapixel Cinema light field camera is going to kill the green screen

Lytro is taking its rich, volumetric 3D camera capture technology into the world of TV and film.<p>The company’s light field solution is a truly beautiful technology that may eventually be in every camera we snap a shot or video with. The tech essentially uses data on all of the available light in a …

This Software Creates Vivid Color Pictures From Black-and-White Photos

Want to inject some color to your photographs in a hurry? Well, new software can take an alarmingly good guess at what a color version of your …

Dell XPS 15 The Best 15" Premium Consumer Notebook I've Experienced So Far

The notebook market is one that has always been extremely competitive with some vendors eliminated from the market and others absorbed by competitors. This has led to some serious consolidation in the market, particularly in the high-end where it is increasingly difficult for notebook makers to …

Remix OS might just make you want to put Android on your laptop

Speaking to <i>The Verge</i>, Jide's co-founder David Ko says he believes the future of Android definitely includes desktop devices. He says that after many years, the app ecosystem is now strong enough to support this transition, and the necessary hardware is cheap and available. "The next area [for …

Editing as Punctuation in Film

Inspired by Kathryn Schulz’ article on the best (uses of) punctuation marks in literature, Max Tohline posits that editing serves as punctuation in …

Writing

Instagram Husband

<i>“You know we used to eat our food.”</i> The Mystery Hour shines a light on the plight of thousands of husbands – and surely wives as well – whose spouses …

GIMP Version 2.9.2 Brings 16/32-bit Support and More

GIMP has announced version 2.9.2 of its popular free and open source image editing software. Included in the research is 16-bit and 32-bit per color …

Skin Cancer Checker App, SkinVision, Snags $3.4M To Move Beyond Moles

Can an app warn you that you might have skin cancer? Digital health startup SkinVision is using smartphone tech and vision algorithms to allow consumers to track changes to their moles. Users of its iOS and Android apps, which have been downloaded some 200,000 times since launch back in 2011, take …

Digital Health

Magic Leap Announces Its Augmented Reality Developer Platform

Magic Leap wants game makers, filmmakers, and other creators to build augmented reality experiences on its platform, and today on stage at MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Digital conference, it announced how that will happen. Magic Leap is launching a development platform. It’s just opened a …

Virtual reality wants to rule video games. Here's who will rule VR

"The developers say over and over again, they love Valve."<p>Dan O'Brien, head of the VR team at HTC

8 Secret Amazon Prime Perks You Don't Know About

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Get a Raspberry Pi 2 and free router for $41.73

Hey, is that a whole freakin' computer in the palm of your hand? It is if you're holding the latest Raspberry Pi , a microcomputer that's powerful enough to run <i>Windows 10</i>.<p>Sound interesting? So is this: For a limited time, Newegg has the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B for $41.73 shipped, a price that …

Bill Nye Wants You To Fund This Solar Sail Spacecraft

Will it be smooth sailing for LightSail?<p>The Planetary Society is about to bring one of Carl Sagan’s dreams to life. On May 20, the non-profit scientific organization--run by “Science Guy” Bill Nye--will be sending their LightSail spacecraft into lower Earth orbit for a 30-day test run. LightSail is …

Space Travel

Consumer Drone King DJI Raises $75M To Build lndustrial UAV Developer Platform

How will DJI keep its drone hardware business from being commoditized by cheap knockoffs? By fostering a drone operation software developer ecosystem with a new $75 million growth equity investment from Accel Partners.<p>DJI may build variations of its drones for agriculture, oil & gas, mining, and …

9 Rules for Creating Killer Product Videos

<i>This post first appeared on Vimeo.</i><p>Whether you’re selling a product or service, the ubiquitous product video can be the make-or-break moment for your potential customers. A truly great product video both informs and inspires viewers to give you their attention (and their wallets).<p>At Vimeo, we’ve …

Customers

MacVoices #15114: SuperMeet – Tim Dashwood Takes Us into The World Of Editing for Virtual Reality

At the Las Vegas SuperMeet, <b>Tim Dashwood</b> of Dashwood Cinema Solutions gives us a look at the challenges and opportunities of editing for virtual …

Virtual Reality

My daughter and I almost escaped from a sealed cavern before running out of air

Dying in a mysterious cavern deep below the streets of Los Angeles was the most fun we've had in a long time<p>W<b>e had about thirty seconds of oxygen</b> …

Create a wireless network from any outlet on your electrical system

Our kitchen is a Wifi deadspot. I've tried using wireless extenders, but I think my walls have chicken wire in them, turning every room into a …

Dropcam users need to register with Nest

Google's Nest bought Dropcam for $555 million last June, and Dropcam became an official member of the 'Works with Nest' initiative a few months after that.<p>We haven't heard much Nest-Dropcam talk since then, but an email went out to Dropcam customers this week asking them to register their existing …

Vivaldi Is Quickly Becoming The Alternative Browser To Beat

Opera’s former CEO Jón von Tetzchner launched the first preview of its new Chromium-based Vivaldi browser in January. Now in its second technical preview, which adds a boatload of new features, the browser is quickly shaping up to be a worthwhile alternative to Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE — and …