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AI Just Defeated a Human Fighter Pilot in an Air Combat Simulator

This is getting real.<p>Retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee recently went up against ALPHA, an artificial intelligence developed by a …

A 19-year-old created a free robot lawyer that has beaten 160,000 parking tickets

The very first robot lawyer that was designed to challenge parking tickets has been wildly successful since it was launched last Fall.<p>British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, launched the beta version of the bot in London in September. In that month alone, 3,000 people used the service to appeal …

Bots

You Can Help Make Maps for Science (No Experience Needed!)

With no scientific training, and no clue about cartography, you can help map stuff for science. Lately the opportunities to lend a lay-hand with research seem to be everywhere, and more and more of them involve a mapping component.<p>This year the results of several citizen-aided science projects hit …

University of Washington

A clever trick to find out what users really think of your app

When Ami Ben David wanted to find out what users liked and disliked about his ‘WhatsApp for businesses‘ app Xros, he used a smart trick – he pretended to be a bot.<p>In a world where many people are used to engaging with Slack’s automated ‘Slackbot,’ he created ‘Xrosbot’ – a ‘personal assistant’ that …

Apps

Space Combat Sim House Of The Dying Sun Out Now

House of the Dying Sun [official site] isn’t just an amazing name, it’s also a great looking space combat simulator that harkens back to the days of …

Elon Musk: We're Probably Living in a Video Game

Given how much time Elon Musk spends trying to save the world, it’s almost surprising that he thinks we’re all just living in someone’s video game …

Singularity

Short Film Shows What It's Like to Grow Up Being Player Two in Video Games

If you grew up with an older brother or sister and an old school video game console, Zachary Antell’s short animation <i>Player Two</i> should hit you right …

Animated Movies

This team used drones to create an epic aerial Star Wars battle and it's awesome

This has to be the best use for drones ever and you can almost hear “Help me R2, you’re my only hope!” running through your head as the video starts …

Chinese Android-Powered Gaming Console Looks Like A Cross Between PS4 And Xbox One

Clones of consumer electronics coming out of China is nothing new, especially if you’ve paid attention to the smartphone world. Smartphone companies …

The software behind Lord of the Rings’ giant battles now has a playable demo

There’s a reason <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> film franchise took home the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects three years in a row. While many films fall …

Why aren't you laughing?! It's the trailer for R-rated BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE!

We know all about the violent glory that awaits us in the <i>Batman V Superman: Ultimate Edition</i>, but 2016 actually also boasts another R-rated tale …

Let This Bot Generate Millions of Logos for Your Brand

Beyond offering a product or service that people want, every great company needs an attractive and memorable logo. For those who are not artistically …

An Online Tutorial Will Teach You How to Count Cards

In the world of blackjack, a little math goes a long way. Card counting, however much casinos try to prevent it, is a relatively easy way to up your …

Scientists Stunned by the Discovery of Sea Walnuts' Buttholes

Scientists have an evolutionary timeline that explains how and when animals first developed buttholes. But, as Amy Maxmen reports in <i>Science,</i> that …

Flix Premiere is the online cinema for forgotten films

Major film studios have much of their production schedules mapped out years in advance. By default, cinemas have pretty full calendars themselves. With a finite number of screens, theaters can only take so many movies from other distributors. Competition for these slots is fierce, and when film …

Film Festivals

Extensify: a simple and easy-to-use tweak store for non-jailbroken iPhones [Video]

Extensify is a highly anticipated app release from developers Majd Alfhaily and Kevin Ko that’s been in the works for quite some time. This weekend it will finally be launched as a part of a limited rollout.<p>Extensify is best described as a tweak store that allows you to change the properties of App …

Imagining an arsenal of slick new James Bond gadgets (pictures)

Two eagles take down drone thinking it's a meal

Some people love drones — others can't wait to take them out of the air.<p>In the past, soccer players knocked a drone out of the sky by kicking a ball …

BlackBerry made a $700 Android phone, and it's really good

Instead of running the company's in-house BlackBerry mobile operating system, its newest phone, the Priv, is the first device from the company to run Android.<p>Don't be fooled, though. The Priv is still distinctly BlackBerry. There's the dark, classy look, the robust security, BlackBerry apps like …

Want to Be More Productive? Listen to This Kind of Music

Headphones are an overlooked—but indispensible—office tool. The right music can inspire you, sharpen your focus, and help you tackle new projects …

Louis van Gaal under fire at Manchester United: what the critics say

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …