Roderick Westerink

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Jon Stewart says Brian Williams had 'infotainment confusion syndrome'

It seems like everybody in media, from the cable news chatterers to the morning radio crews is talking about Brian Williams and the controversy that has erupted around an erroneous story Williams has been delivering about his time reporting in Iraq in 2003.<p>While there are many reasons floating …

David Letterman

Transmediale 2015, Berlin

photo by Jasmina Tesanovic<p>Transmediale is an ideal event for taking the moral temperature of the alternative Internet crowd. This year: feverish.<p>The theme was certainly well chosen: "Capture All", meaning everything instrumented, everything streaming data under surveillance. The total act of …

A new Halloween is in the works, because mediocrity never dies

If there's one single immutable truth in the universe, it's that horror movie franchises will always overstay their welcome. It's sad and depressing — and rarely ends well for either characters or the audience — but it also puts the genre on the pioneering, bleeding edge of repurposing characters. …

Brian Williams suspended for 6 months without pay

"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams has been suspended for six months without pay following his false claims about an experience he had during the Iraq War, NBC News President Deborah Turness announced Tuesday night.<p>"We have decided today to suspend Brian Williams as Managing Editor and Anchor …

Lester Holt

SpaceX again scraps second attempt to test pioneering Falcon 9 reusable rocket

Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s company calls off launch of DSCOVR satellite with just 12 minutes remaining in countdown due to safety concerns over wind shear<p>SpaceX has called off its planned launch of a deep-space observatory that would have been its latest attempt to land a reusable rocket booster on a …

Space Travel

Games have basic, huge accessibility problems (that we celebrate)

People need to be able to play a game before they can begin to digest or critique it.<p>While gaming has made some incredible strides the past few years, it's rare to find one that I genuinely, passionately love that I can also share with my non-gaming friends and family. That basic fact goes a long …

Star Trek

Evolve Review In Progress: Learning My Place And Grinding It Out

<i>The toughest and most pressing question that needs to be answered about Turtle Rock and 2K’s Evolve is this: Will you want to continue playing 40+ hours later? On day one, that answer eludes me, but I’d like to hazard an educated guess based on my first 10 hours with Evolve.</i><p><i>In order to help us</i> …

Machine Learning

Is a Tomato a Fruit? It Depends on How You Slice It

Everybody knows the difference between a fruit and a vegetable, right? Fruits are tempting and scrumptious. Adam and Eve, unable to resist one, were booted from the blissful Garden of Eden; a fruit kicked off the Trojan War; and a fruit so seduced kidnapped Persephone in the Underworld that she …

Mark Twain