Jeffrey Wallis

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Game of Thrones new spin-off: 5 exciting things about Age of Heroes

HBO’s announcement Friday that it’s greenlit to production a <i>Game of Thrones</i> prequel pilot from writers Jane Goldman and George R.R. Martin has given …

25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

When it comes to saving money, not every way is the right way. A lot of it depends on your lifestyle and the goals that you’ve established.<p>At the …

Tesla's sleek solar panels are easier to install on your roof

Tesla's home energy efforts might be centered around its solar roofs, but it knows that not everyone can (or wants to) rip up their roof just to bring renewable energy to their home. To that end, the company is offering a first glimpse at Panasonic-made solar panels that would go on top of your …

A Neuroscientist explains the origins of emotions

We don’t all make the same expressions when we’re sad<p>I am known for being hard to read, to the point that friends complain that they can never tell what I’m thinking by looking at my face. But, says neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett, it’s possible that they might remain confused even if my face …

Good luck finding a safe VPN

If you're most people, you just found out about the FCC's internet privacy rules by way of their untimely demise. Thanks to the FCC's new chief, Congress, and Donald Trump, ISPs are now free to track you like crazy and sell your data to the four directions. As a result, interest in VPNs exploded …

Information Systems

Marvel's 'Doctor Strange': A Long, Strange, Trippy Origin Story

The mystical world of <i>Doctor Strange</i>, where sorcerers clash in an interstellar battle royale, unfolds in a shape-shifting, time-bending, mind-blowing flurry of special effects. The facades of buildings turn and flip like the rows of a giant Rubik's Cube. Whole cities are vacuumed into the sky like …

Microsoft And Sony May Have To Kill Consoles To Save Them

I know, I know, the death of consoles has been greatly exaggerated. We talked a whole lot about the end of the living room box just before the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One. The story goes like this: the traditional concept of a console is outdated and under siege from mobile gaming, …

Dangerous Golf is the surprising, explosive new game from the creators of Black, Burnout | Polygon

Smashing exploding golf balls into delicate chandeliers, through medieval castles packed with priceless antiquities, into a rural gas station just waiting to blossom into a screen-filling ball of fire: this is what happens when the formative team behind <i>Burnout</i> and <i>Black</i> decide to make a game about …

Mystery Of The Assassin's Creed Unity Cake Easter Egg Finally Solved

One would think an easter egg that involves eating delicious-looking cake would have been uncovered within the first few days of <i>Assassin’s Creed …

Assassin's Creed

Forget Schrödinger's Cat: The Latest Quantum Puzzle Is About Three Pigeons in Two Holes

For decades, Schrödinger’s famous thought experiment involving a cat has been the turn-to illustration of quantum mechanics. But now there’s a new …

VFX Reel Shows Just How They Created Some of The Force Awakens' Most Brilliant Shots

Open <i>tools.kinja-labs.com</i><p><i>Star Wars</i> has long been a franchise that prides itself on its visual effects and <i>The Force Awakens</i> is no different. Director …

How House Targaryen Conquered Westeros, Hundreds of Years Before Game of Thrones

Many fans see George R. R. Martin’s <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> as a saga about Daenerys Targaryen’s return to her homeland (assuming she actually gets …

'Star Trek' and streaming: How CBS is betting big on a sci-fi classic

CBS has decided that streaming video is the new frontier.<p>The company's production studio announced Monday the debut of a new "Star Trek" series in January 2017, under the oversight of "Star Trek" and "Star Trek Into Darkness" co-screenwriter Alex Kurtzman.<p>The franchise has been missing from small …

How Google Engineered The Dell-EMC Merger

Yes, Joe Tucci is a great salesman and Michael Dell is the ultimate entrepreneur, but it is Google that is really behind the $67 billion merger. Tucci: “The waves of change we now see in our industry are unprecedented and, to navigate this change, we must create a new company for a new era.” In …

The incredible story of YouTube's early days and how it rose to become the world's most popular place to watch video

It has over a billion users, which is almost a third of the entire internet population. These users watch hundreds of millions of <i>hours</i> of content every single day.<p>But many people don't know how YouTube got its start.<p>The company rose like a rocket ship after its founding in 2005, and was bought by …

How 'Fear the Walking Dead' Can Avoid 'The Walking Dead's' Early Mistakes

As we head into the second episode of <i>Fear the Walking Dead</i> on AMC, the show is already a runaway success. It shattered both live ratings and DVR records for a cable show, and has likely secured itself a lifespan past the initial two seasons that have already been greenlit.<p>I quite liked the pilot, …

The Philosophy Of Star Trek: Is The Prime Directive Ethical?

Within the <i>Star Trek</i> universe, the Prime Directive is a crucial regulation that is binding on Starfleet personnel. How well does it work as an ethical rule?<p>The Prime Directive (officially Starfleet Order 1) is a prohibition on interference with the other cultures and civilizations representatives of …

Star Trek

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: J.J. Abrams explains origins of character names

<i>Star Wars</i> names are their own kind of art form.<p>Yeah, they may sound a little like John Travolta announcing people at the Oscars, but that’s their …

Bingewatching History: I Relived 16 Depressing Years Of The Daily Show

On September 12, 2000, Jon Stewart started <i>The Daily Show</i>’s Headlines segment with the following joke: “The GOP accused of using subliminal …

Comedy

Bill Nye Reads The Meanest of Tweets

The Mean Tweets genre — whereby a celebrity reads a sampling of their Twitter abuse — is well established by this stage in the internet life cycle. …

Bill Nye