Max Callen

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Controversial AI Has Been Trained to Kill Humans in a Doom Deathmatch

Eep.<p>A competition pitting artificial intelligence (AI) against human players in the classic video game Doom has demonstrated just how advanced AI …

Artificial Intelligence

You searched for chili

<b>Crock Pot 3 Bean Pumpkin Chili</b>, a true fix it and forget it meal!<p>I used to be baffled by people who said they were too busy to eat. <i>What do you mean</i> …

This boat will travel the globe with solar, wind, and self-generated hydrogen

<b>The Energy Observer has been dubbed "The Solar Impulse of the seas" and could usher in a new era of ocean travel.</b><p>When the futuristic catamaran Energy …

Carbon Emissions

Meet ‘Waste Shark’, The Drone That’s Picking Up Garbage From The Oceans

The 'Wall-E' of Water<p>The ocean collects garbage. Not in any discerning, connoisseurial way--no, the ocean collects garbage with the enthusiasm of a hoarder, taking all trash put into it and holding on to it forever. To clean up a small part of this trash, Richard Hardiman of RanMarine us using …

5 Authentic Mexican Drinks That Aren't A Margarita

Because margaritas aren't even Mexican.<p>We’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo all wrong. It isn’t a holiday in Mexico the way it is here. In fact, it’s hardly recognized in Mexico, aside from Puebla (the only state out of the country’s 31 to observe it).<p>Even the margarita is barely Mexican ― while there …

Mexico

Want to learn a programming language? Code School is dropping its paywall this weekend

Learning to code can be a daunting task when you’re starting out — and a bit pricey. To help out, Code School — who have classes on all the major languages and disciplines — is free this weekend.<p>From March 4 through March 6, Code School is dropping its paywall. For a full 48 hours, you’ll be able …

Programming Languages

A Star Is Born in the Blissful Hail, Caesar!

A star-studded cast—Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton—animates the Coen brothers' sharp new comedy, but relative newcomer Alden Ehrenreich steals the show.<p>Like life, much of what’s funny about <i>Hail, Caesar!</i>, the new film from <b>Joel</b> and <b>Ethan Coen,</b> is also what makes it a …

Scarlett Johansson

7 Mistakes Everyone Makes When Mixing Cocktails

<b>This post originally appeared on Vinepair.com</b><p>It’s a new year, with lots of bright new opportunities for absolutely blowing something. And while we …

When 'Free' Windows 10 Becomes Expensive, You Should Fear This

Here is a date which should worry you: July 29th 2016. This is the date Microsoft will start charging for Windows 10. Here is another date which should worry you more: July 17th, 2017. Why? Because it just made July 29th, 2016 one heck of a lot worse…<p>July 17th, 2017 is at the heart of perhaps …

Software

Dark 'n' Stormy Cocktail Recipe

"Popular within the sailing community, the dark 'n' stormy is also the national drink of Bermuda. The simple mixture of dark rum and ginger beer …

Could just two people repopulate Earth?

The last man on Earth is a common trope in fiction – but what if it actually happened? How many people would it take to save our species?<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>The alien predators arrived by boat. Within two years, everyone was …

Durham University

ALBERT EDWARDS: If I'm right, the US stock market will fall 75%

Edwards' most recent call is that if the US economy plunges into a recession led by weak manufacturing output, stocks will be worth about a quarter of what they're priced at now.<p>It's a heavy-duty prediction.<p>On Tuesday the S&P 500 was at 1,938.68. Edwards sees it possibly passing the low of 666 it …

Stockfighter is a game that puts your programming skills to the test

Stockfighter is designed to challenge programmers of all levels.<p>Built in the style of a classic ‘Capture the Flag‘ game, it gives you access to a virtual trading market where you have to write code to solve the puzzles you’re presented with.<p>These challenges span software security, distributed …

Google is ponying up a million dollars to make its cloud storage safer than your own computer's hard drive

This is an extension of Google's research grant program, where it pays out funding to independent security experts, in return for lending their time and energy towards making sure Google is as safe as it can be.<p>The new money is in addition to Google's traditional bounty of up to $20,000, which it …

Google Drive

Google Chrome functions finally return actual random numbers

Over the years, multiple studies have found that Google Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine was returning not-so-random numbers when you called the Math.random() function.<p>Today that’s been fixed, with the release of Chrome 49, which will be available soon. Math.random() is the most frequently used way to …

“Battlestar Galactica” meets “Game of Thrones”: Syfy’s “The Expanse” captivates with mesmerizing detail and human stakes

Incredible world-building and a stand-out starring role for Shohreh Aghdashloo elevate this series to sci-fi gold<p>The first thing that is immediately striking about “The Expanse” is its visuals. The title sequence for the first episode is an exercise in computer generated imagery that is …

Science Fiction

FUND MANAGER: At this point, only one thing could tip the US into recession

Large investors and financial institutions have started raising warning flags. JPMorgan pegs the chances of a US recession at 76% over the next three years. Citigroup says it's more like 65% over the next year.<p>According to Ram Gandikota, senior portfolio manager and associate director of research …

4 features the Apple Watch 2 doesn’t need

After the rumblings and grumblings that we’ll get our first look at the Apple Watch 2 in as soon as three months, the Internet is ablaze with all of the great features the update “should” have. But let’s not go overboard, here, because not all of these suggestions would make the new wearable better.<p>…

Smartwatches

A Series Of Unfortunate Tech Predictions - The Smartphone Is Dead

This one is so plainly obvious it can’t even be classed as a prediction anymore. At the time of writing, Ericsson has also released a report which surveyed 100,000 consumers on their own predictions for the top tech trends in years to come. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone will no longer be seen as …

Artificial Intelligence

Fossil's Android Wear watch goes on sale for $275

A company that specializes in designing watches has released an Android Wear model you might actually wear to dinner. Fossil's Q Founder smartwatch is now available on Google Play for $275 in leather (coming soon), with the stainless steel model priced at $295. Like the Tag Heuer Connected, it's …

Google's super-fast Fiber internet could come to Los Angeles and Chicago

Google is looking into bringing its gigabit Google Fiber internet service to Chicago and Los Angeles. Today the company announced that it's entered the exploratory phase and, with the help of officials in both cities, Google will run through its usual checklist to see whether it's feasible to roll …

Google Fiber

Streaming services are taking over the internet — and squeezing out internet piracy in the process

Netflix alone occupies 37 percent of the Internet that comes into customers homes, while YouTube —which recently began efforts to introduce streaming media with its YouTube Red service — makes up nearly 18 percent, according to a survey by the broadband network company Sandvine.<p>That's likely no …

Netflix will double original programming in 2016

Netflix will double the amount of original programming it produces next year, its head of content Ted Sarandos has said.<p>Speaking at the UBS Global …

Here are the 16 predictions Microsoft is making for 2016

The facility, which has been in operation for over 25 years, was created by Bill Gates to help create "a new Golden Age of technological advancement," according to Peter Lee, Microsoft Research's corporate vice president.<p>Some Microsoft Research projects are purely academic, looking to advance …

You can finally test your internet speed without Adobe Flash

Speedtest.net is something of an institution for checking how quick your internet speed is, but it’s been stuck in the past for years using Adobe Flash to perform the test.<p>Good news: as Ookla, the company behind Speedtest, has finally begun testing a HTML5 version of the service and it’s better …

Destroying Death Star Would Trigger Economic Crisis, Paper Finds

When the Rebel Alliance destroyed two Death Stars in the original “Star Wars” trilogy, it appeared to herald a new era of freedom for a galaxy that …

Opinion: Steam Machines Aren't Helping PC Gaming Evolve

Steam Machines were supposed to bring PC gaming to the masses, but cost, convenience, and confusion are holding them back.<p>The first wave of Valve’s …

Steam Machines

Everything about Tesla competitor Faraday Future is strange and confusing

Tesla would be <i>delighted</i> if another new carmaker could make a go of it, especially an all-electric carmaker. For Tesla, it isn't encouraging if Elon Musk and his team are operating in a market of one.<p>We reached out to Faraday immediately after we first heard about the company, but we didn't learn …

Electric Vehicles

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

Blackphone 2 review: privacy doesn't have to come at the cost of usability

New Silent Circle smartphone promises to be the most secure and private Android device available, and delivers with surprising ease of use<p>In a world of unscrupulous apps and tech company tracking, the Blackphone 2 promises to help keep your personal information private without getting in your …

Gear & Gadgets