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Mark O’Connell: five books to understand transhumanism

Kurzweil argues AI will become so powerful we will become immortal creatures of infinite intelligence and capability<p>As humans, we are defined by, among other things, our desire to transcend our humanity. Mythology, religion, fiction and science offer different versions of this dream. Transhumanism …

Singularity

Our favorite sci-fi books of all time

Accenture’s 5 predictions for human-focused technology

Accenture thinks that the future of technology is centered around people. It believes that human needs will be the common thread for the rapid advance of technologies such as artificial intelligence.<p>The technology global consulting firm is releasing its annual forecast report, dubbed Technology for …

Artificial Intelligence

Harvard Has a Free Online 12-Module Digital Photo Course

Want to learn photography from Harvard? (Yes, that <i>Harvard</i>.) It turns out you can easily do so, even without being a student. The oldest institution …

Snapchat is making its app less confusing as it prepares to IPO

One of the longstanding knocks against Snapchat is that the app's design is confusing to use.<p>And with the company preparing for a massive IPO, that's something that might not sit well with investors looking for the next Facebook.<p>On Thursday, Snapchat took the first step to making its app easier to …

Apps

Is this the creepiest use of facial recognition tech yet?

Welcome to the future, where you can face search for a live sex webcam performer and be served real-life humans to your telescreen who vaguely resemble the object of your desire within, well, hours depending on how busy the site’s servers are.<p>(The rush of tech reporters trying to satisfy their …

A Game To Learn How To Use The Misunderstood Genius That Is The Photoshop Pen Tool

The Pen Tool is, for many, the most daunting Photoshop tool there is. It was for me, as it felt unnatural, and the flow and bend of the points and …

Tutorials

Image announces explosive new series Glitterbomb

Image Comics has announced that fan-favorite Jim Zub (<b>Wayward</b>, <b>Thunderbolts</b>) and debut artist Djibril Morisette-Phan will launch an all-new series …

How to Conquer the Most Difficult Hair Selections in Photoshop

Accurately selecting a subject’s hair is not an easy task; a bit of frizz is enough to make a photographer pull their <i>own</i> hair out. But have no fear, …

Lionhead: The inside story

In October 2008, Microsoft released Lionhead's Fable 2 to critical and commercial acclaim. At a launch party an emotional Peter Molyneux held aloft …

British Culture

The Week in Disappointment - Star Wars: The Force Awakens Edition

<i>Anghus Houvouras with a special Star Wars: The Force Awakens edition of The Week in Disappointment…</i><p><b>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</b> is finally here, and …

The psychological impact of a person’s voice

“In-person meetings are more effective than virtual ones.”<p>That’s the stale, but strongly supported view on virtual interaction, backed by many experts in the field. A study by Oxford Economics a few years back found that every dollar invested in business travel results in $12.50 in revenues and …

Psychology

Coca-Cola is the first company to pay Twitter for custom emoji

Hashtag-activated emoji have been invading our Twitter streams for some time now, but would you believe me if I told you that those Star Wars, Dominos and sport-focused icons didn't make Twitter a dime? Apparently, they didn't, but that's about to change. The company testing out custom "hashflags" …

Mad Max: Black & Chrome Is Fury Road The Way George Miller Intended It

One of the most striking things about <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i> is the insane palette, full of rich, bright primary colors. But director George Miller said …

No Film School

This fall, cozy up with these 12 must-read books

Fall is almost here — which means crisp weather, pumpkin spice lattes (if you're into that kind of thing), and, of course books.<p>This year's autumn …

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto explaining World 1-1 is the best game design lesson of the week

The level design of Mario games often seems simple, while gradually and invisibly teaching the player what they should be doing and how they should be doing it. Ideas are introduced in a safe space, and then the safety nets are removed so the player can put those lessons into action before the …

Gamers Don't Like It, But Konami's Business Plan Is Actually Smart

In the US, Konami is best known as a major name in the video game industry. But you won’t see the company making a big showing at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles this year.<p>For over 40 years, the company has been producing arcade and video games, beginning with classics like <i>Frogger</i>,</i> …

Kickstarter project Baggizmo aims to be the gadget bag for every occasion

The market for gadget bags is an especially crowded one.<p>Besides general purpose bags with tons of pockets to accommodate to our ever-growing gadget …

Final Fantasy 7 Remake CONFIRMED - E3 2015 Sony Conference

Hireside chat: How to structure the perfect interview

<i>Hireside chats are in partnership with The Resumator, bringing recruiters, hiring managers and heads of talent or HR the latest thinking around both</i> …

How To Give Your Photos That Cinematic-Effect In Photoshop.

Many aspiring photographers try to achieve that cinematic look, but they can’t quite get it. I hope to change that, since the process isn’t that …

Watch the announcement trailer for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Square Enix has released an announcement trailer for <b>Deus Ex: Mankind Divided</b>, the latest chapter in the bestselling <b>Deus Ex</b> video game series; check …

Auteur know better: can the actor-to-director transition ever go smoothly?

When Ryan Gosling’s Lost River is released on Friday in the US, we’ll see the latest example of an actor getting behind the camera and directing. That progression makes sense: while acting involves a very specific kind of ability and craft, directing gets to the broader scope of film-making.<p>It …

Fan Game Crosses Persona with Mario Kart

Following in the steps of the <i>Persona</i> dancing game, one fan decided the next logical step would be a <i>Persona</i> go-carting game.<p><i>Persona 4: Racing All</i> …

See an hour of Yakuza Zero PS4 gameplay in 1080p/60fps

If you're still lamenting the fact that the Shenmue series never made it to next-gen platforms, here's the next best thing: Yakuza Zero, an 80s …

Nextgen

Here's the Ant-Man trailer, rendered in Grand Theft Auto

The same guy who reimagined the <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> trailer in Grand Theft Auto 5 has struck again, this time doing a shot-for-shot remake of <i>Ant-Man</i> (coming to theaters this summer) in the game.<p>If you want to see the original trailer for comparison, see it below:<p>Powerlight-13 has a slew of …

Sunday Comics: Alligator Vasectomy

Welcome to <i>Kotaku</i>'s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics. The images enlarge if you click on the magnifying glass icon.<p><b>Nerf NOW!!</b> …

Simple Steps for Creating Better Photo Compositions

It’s easy to get caught up in technical details and Photoshop tricks, but sometimes we all need a reminder to get back to basics. Photographer Joshua …

Celebrate Photoshop's 25th with some of its silliest hoaxes (pictures)