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The role of the brain when it comes to the limits of human endurance

‘The brain’s interpretation of the body signals is maybe more important than the body signals themselves’<p>Once, we believed that the body was a machine, and the secret to optimal performance came from the muscles, the lungs, the heart. Then, we were told that it’s all in our head, and we just need …

The Brain

Disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle linked to technology failures

Could famous sinkings and disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle have been prevented by advanced contemporary technology?<br>Read More

Coast Guard

Mechanical Turkers may have out-predicted the most popular crime-predicting algorithm

Our most sophisticated crime-predicting algorithms may not be as good as we thought. A study published today in <i>Science Advances</i> takes a look at the popular COMPAS algorithm — used to assess the likelihood that a given defendant will reoffend — and finds the algorithm is no more accurate than the …

George Mason

This short documentary chronicles a unique collection of movie memorabilia

The collection is the only one of its kind<p><i>The Collection</i> is a short documentary (via <i>Kottke</i>) by Adam Roffman that chronicles a unique piece of Hollywood history: tens of thousands of plates and blocks used to create the newspaper advertisements used for nearly every film that hit theaters before the …

Cyberpunk novel Altered Carbon is headed for Netflix with its razor-sharp indictment of the 1 percent

A cynical take on human behavior that stands up well in 2017<p>In February, Netflix will begin streaming an ambitious adaptation of Richard K. Morgan’s debut science fiction novel <i>Altered Carbon</i>. The novel is a cyberpunk mystery that delves into issues about wealth and power, and it’s the perfect …

Altered Carbon

Economically speaking, gift-giving can be a waste of money

But there are forces other than economics in this world<p>It’s starting to cost a lot like Christmas. For the past month, many of us have been shopping for family members, friends, relatives we don’t really like, and Secret Santas. But, argues one famous economics paper, why even bother?<p>In 1993, …

Economics

How Netflix is trying to rewrite movie marketing with Bright

Giving users the exact movie they want<p>Any doubts about whether Netflix has effectively established itself as part of the Hollywood community vanish immediately upon stepping into the company’s Los Angeles offices. Two cases full of Emmys greet visitors just inside the lobby of the 14-story tower, …

Televisions

How two artists imagined the worlds of Philip K. Dick in Folio Society’s beautiful new book

A Scanner Darkly and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Tête-bêche style<p>When science fiction jumped from pulp magazines to full books during the mass-market paperback revolution of the 1950s, publisher Ace Books used an innovative new format known as Tête-bêche. It packaged two novels back to …

Science Fiction

Microsoft patents an augmented reality wand

Microsoft has been working on its Windows Mixed Reality headsets for most of the year, but we haven’t heard much about the company’s plans with HoloLens. The software giant unveiled VR motion controllers earlier this year, for Mixed Reality headsets, and now it looks like Microsoft is working on a …

Augmented Reality

Netflix's Terrace House finds meaning in mundane human interaction

Season 1, Part 2 is now streaming on Netflix<p>In Netflix’s quietly affable reality program <i>Terrace House</i>, the setup is familiar, but the result is different. Six young, attractive strangers — three men and three women — all live under one roof in a swanky apartment. But there's absolutely no drama. …

TV

Mall 84 condenses 1980s nostalgia into a delicious animated short

MALL 84 from Gervart on Vimeo.<p><i>The</i><i>Huffington Post</i> produced a great video that I seek out and watch from time to time: a supercut of all the times that arcade machines have appeared in film, set to "Burnin Through The Nite," by The Sweethearts. The video feels as though it encapsulates this …

Animated Movies

NBC is making episodes of The Voice and Saturday Night Live just for Snapchat

Earlier this year NBC announced that it would be bringing the 2016 Olympics to Snapchat, and now the network is ramping up its mobile video plans with some of its most notable shows. <i>Variety</i> reports that NBCUniversal will be producing original episodic Snapchat programming from shows like <i>Saturday</i> …

Media Industry

Watch: How to Light Car Interiors on a Budget

Lighting a scene is tricky enough, but add a metal box with four wheels into the mix and things get significantly trickier.<p>Shooting a scene in a car …

Shooting of three men in Virginia captured by Facebook Live camera | Reuters

(Reuters) - Three Virginia men were wounded by a hail of gunfire in a shooting recorded on Facebook Live video, police said on Wednesday, another example of the phenomenon of violence being streamed online.<p>The men were shot shortly after 6 p.m. on Tuesday in Norfolk, about 150 miles (240 km) south …

Facebook Live

A bunch of computers will try to hack each other in Vegas for a $2 million prize

Set for Aug. 4, DARPA's Cyber Grand Challenge finals will take place right in the middle of two of the biggest hacking conferences, Blackhat USA and DEFCON, possibly proving that machines can beat even the best human hackers.<p>"Cyber grand challenge is about bringing autonomy to the cyber domain," …

Cybersecurity

How should TV shows and movies depict texting?

It's 2016, and we still don't have a foolproof solution<p>How do you translate our increasingly digital lives into compelling, dynamic on-screen action? It’s one of the biggest questions facing the people making 21st century film and TV, and it remains largely unresolved. Some directors are setting …

TV

What can you do when Pokémon Go decides your house is a gym?

Augmented reality and private spaces don’t mix<p>When Boon Sheridan decided to convert an old church into his new home, he didn’t think he would end up fending off dozens of would-be pokémon trainers. But that’s exactly what happened when Niantic, the augmented reality gaming company behind <i>Pokémon Go</i>, …

Pokémon

Lucasfilm Games' forgotten 1986 online game is making a surprising return

You may not have heard of <i>Habitat</i>. The video game, released in 1986, never made a huge splash, although the studio behind it — Lucasfilm Games, later known as LucasArts — would go on to create some classics. But it's a forgotten piece of history: years before massively multiplayer online games came …

InterAct

Simon Pegg and George Takei debate the complexities of honoring Star Trek's original vision

Society has changed in the half century that Star Trek has existed<p>Word arrived yesterday of a major change to the <i>Star Trek</i> universe: John Cho’s character Hikaru Sulu will be gay in the upcoming film, <i>Star Trek Beyond</i>. The news excited fans, eager to see a new progressive milestone for a franchise …

Science Fiction

Everything we know about the bomb robot used by Dallas police

The incident is believed to be a first on US soil<p>In the early hours of Friday morning, police officers in Texas took what is thought to have been unprecedented action for US law enforcement. Using a bomb disposal robot, they killed the suspect in last night's shooting in Dallas after negotiations …

Robots

This web instrument will compose your next low-budget sci-fi movie score

Do you wish to create a chilling music score for your amateur horror film, but you have no musical experience? No problem!<p>The Musical Chord Progression Arpeggiator is a web experiment by Jake Albaugh that allows you to generate different musical scores based on a variety of different inputs. This …

Electric Guitar

How Facebook Live became our new global distress signal

An SOS to the world<p>Until 1904, most ships that encountered trouble at sea effectively vanished. "Ships at sea out of visual range were very much isolated from shore and other ships," writes the Telegraph Office, an online history of Morse code. "A ship could vanish from the high seas, and no one …

Social Media

A conversation on the ethics of Dallas police's bomb robot

Today we learned the Dallas police used a bomb disposal robot to deliver and detonate an explosion, killing the suspect in last night's shooting. It was surprising, and shocking, and left me with a lot of questions. But, really, there's only one question: is this ethical?<p>So I spoke to an expert. …

Robots

It's time for Netflix to release its viewership data

Ratings are going public either way, so it might as well be proactive<p>Nielsen’s attempts to track streaming service viewership data are finally starting to bear public fruit. According to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, the measurement firm released a small sample of data points at a recent Las Vegas …

Televisions

Satya Nadella's rules for AI are more boring (and relevant) than Asimov's Three Laws

Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics (technically four) have been a stalwart of science fiction for decades. With recent advances in artificial intelligence, though, computer scientists and tech companies are beginning to seriously consider the rules we actually need to protect ourselves from …

Artificial Intelligence

Calvin and Hobbes in 3D is even more magical

Striking the perfect balance between 2D and 3D<p>Turning classic 2D cartoons into 3D renderings can be a tricky act to balance. There's always something a little unsettling and kind of off about the finished model, like say, <i>The Peanuts Movie</i>, or <i>Garfield: The Movie</i>. Maybe it's the way that it looks way …

Calvin and Hobbes

Watch the tense new teaser for HBO's Westworld

The latest trailer for HBO's <i>Westworld</i> just aired on HBO, and it looks terrifying. Here, we see the eponymous Westworld, a futuristic theme park filled with human-like automatons. But it seems like the robots are developing sentience — and that may lead to deadly problems.<p><i>Westworld</i>, created by …

TV Series

Inside 'Veep's' Elaborate Social Media Campaign

The President has been tweeting some major Easter eggs.<p><i>Veep</i> fans, start following Selina Meyer.<p>Using the handle @realselinameyer, the President on …

Social Media

Father of Paris terror victim sues Facebook, Twitter, and Google for enabling ISIS

Lawsuit claims web companies provided 'material support' to terrorist group, but Facebook and Twitter say it's 'without merit'<p>A man whose daughter was killed in the November terrorist attacks in Paris has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter, and Google for providing "material support" to …

Internet

The Conversational Economy Part 1: What’s Causing the Bot Craze?

Back in December, when Slack integrations launched, I wrote Clippy’s Revenge about the potential of “smart messaging” to become a new platform. Since then, big players have done much to nurture that possibility  —  as if on some secret, jointly agreed-upon master schedule.<p>March: Microsoft released …