Dominique Owens

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Too Cute for Their Own Good, Robots Get Self-Defense Instincts

Droid designers find congenial bots drawn pesky children, bullies; a warning shriek<p>By<p>Georgia Wells<p>Georgia Wells<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@georgia_wells<p>georgia.e.wells<p>Google+<p>georgia.wells@wsj.com<p>PALO ALTO, Calif.—At a shopping mall here one recent Friday, six-year-old Ruby Dowling made friends …

Robotics

How to Build Your First Amplifier

In this tutorial we are going to build an amplifier circuit. We are going to accomplish this via the venerable LM386 integrated circuit (IC) …

Circuit Simulator

This electronic circuit simulator is highly interactive giving the feeling of playing with real components. It's very helpful for experimentation and …

Software

Why Robots Need to be Able to Say 'No'

Should you always do what other people tell you to do? Clearly not. Everyone knows that. So should future robots always obey our commands? At first …

Robotics

A Robot That Spins 3D Webs Is Even Creepier Than a Spider

The one redeeming feature of a spider is that the webs they create are usually too small, or too weak, to entrap a human. But Festo continues to …

Code Like a God in Virtual Reality Video Game ‘Loop’

Learn to code while playing Stefan Wagner's ‘Loop,’ and build your own game in the process.<p>Our increasingly digital lives, full of social media, games, films, and other web products, are mostly designed and controlled by others. But what if we could wrest some of that control back, giving users …

‘Deadpool’ Gets The Rating We Were Hoping For And Everything Is Right In The World

Comic-book fans rarely see their favorite heroes and books represented on the big screen (or the TV for <i>Walking Dead</i> fans) without at least a few flaws. When you live with a character for years and years, sometimes nuances get lost in the translation to the movie format. We’ve all dealt with it …

Comic Books

I Create Illustrations Using Everyday Objects (part 4)

Throughout the years I’ve realized that simple objects can represent hundreds of different things and can have a completely different meaning.<p>This is …

How Studying The History Of Religion Has Brought Me To The Brink Of Atheism

Recently, I have noticed that to be a secular Hindu it is imperative that you question your own faith and blatantly side with the other. The problem …

Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies

Photograph: Tim Knox<p>Skip Lievsay in his sound studio in Manhattan.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/21/1437486693938/a9864c60-ca84-4ef7-b5e6-53a1149d1eda-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Tim Knox<p>Skip Lievsay in his sound studio in …

New Jersey

HitFix

'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Is Sprinkled With The Joy And Wonder Of The Original<p>A review of the latest installment of the Jurassic series of …

This Is How Much Your Favorite Superheroes Have Changed

21 Superheroes. Countless deaths, resurrections, renumberings, gender changes and new costumes.

The 15 Best (or Worst) Pixar Movies of All Time Ranked

Reading Time: 6 minutes<p>With the release of <i>Inside Out</i> giving Kleenex stock a boost, a discussion began to brew behind the scenes here at GeekDad HQ. …

Animation

The Good, The Bad and The Robot: Experts Are Trying to Make Machines Be "Moral"

Good vs. bad. Right vs. wrong. Human beings begin to learn the difference before we learn to speak—and thankfully so. We owe much of our success as a …

New 'Deep Learning' Robot Learns Skills Through Trial and Error

Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley have developed algorithms that enable robots to learn motor tasks through trial and error - much …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future: Ashlee Vance: 9780062301239: Amazon.com: Books

<i>The New York Times</i><p><i>Forbes</i><p>When I walked into Barnes & Noble two weeks ago, I wasn't actually looking to purchase a book. Usually, I go in, browse for 30 minutes, and get out. But when I walked around to the Physics and Science section, the first thing I saw was Elon Musk's face.<p>Inevitably, I picked …

The Coming Merge of Human and Machine Intelligence

For most of the past two million years, the human brain has been growing steadily. But something has recently changed. In a surprising reversal, …

An Atheist's Response to Common Christian Arguments

5/24/2015 | Share this article:<p><i>By Ben Love ~</i><p>I have been an atheist for six months now. They’ve been an incredible six months, comprising both good …

Faith

21 Greatest Superhero Movie Posters of All Time

Love it or hate it, there's no denying that Punisher: War Zone went out of its way to give fans something different. And that included some …

Posters

How To Create Super-Intelligent Machines That Won't Kill Us

Preventing an Age of Ultron<p>In the most recent installment of Marvel's Avengers franchise, the artificial intelligence Ultron is hell-bent on exterminating humanity. In Ultron's own words, "I was designed to save the world," but the robot ultimately concludes that when it comes to humans, "there's …

6. Batman Is Better

A lot of people set up DC's twin titans in direct opposition to each other. In fact, Warner Bros. is doing it themselves with the upcoming Batman V …

What does the rapid advance of Artificial Intelligence mean for humanity?

Artificial Intelligence has always been hyped by its often charismatic enthusiasts; lately it seems that the hype may be coming true. Media pundits, …

The AI Breakthrough that Won’t Happen

It’s now been over 50 years since the birth of the AI field, and we still have no androids or sentient computers. Some believe it’s because …

Watch This Guy “Paint” A Mondrian With Lego

If you found the hyperactive, psychedelic <i>Lego Movie</i> from last year too stimulating, <i>Paint</i> is the video for you. In this subdued stop motion animation, we see an artist’s hands as he squirts various colors of Lego-based “paint” onto a palette and uses Lego brushes to spread it on a tiny Lego canvas. …

Lego

Famous Oldies Illustration Series Shows Us Senior Pop Culture Characters

No doubt, these big star from pop culture always display their most shining aspects, and it seems they will never get old. Apparently, it violates …

Darth Vader

Acclaimed 'Discworld' author Terry Pratchett dies aged 66

Sir Terry Pratchett, the author best known for his <i>Discworld</i> series, has died aged 66. His novels weaved fantasy, science fiction, satire and whimsy to great effect -- more than 80 million <i>Discworld</i> books have been sold worldwide. Despite publishing over 70 books and battling illness, Pratchett still …

Terry Pratchett

Robear robot to take care of Japan’s elderly population

Japan is known for its love of robots. Japanese inventors have been following a trend of creating a robot for every occasion. One of the newest …

Japan

Video Friday: AI Arcade, iCub on One Leg, and Robot Head in Your Kitchen

It’s going to be a long, long time before robots are sophisticated enough that we should worry about them taking over from humans. Having said that, …

Robotics

5 Insane Things Comic Books Believe Women's Bodies Can Do

Popular culture has had issues with women for, oh, several thousand years or more. So, we're not exactly blowing everyone's minds by pointing out …