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Google joins Amazon in testing home delivery drones

Tech company explores the potential for self-flying aircraft but FAA regulations remain an obstacle to commercialisation<p>Google has become the latest tech giant to get into the drone business.<p>The company announced late on Thursday that its advanced-research arm, Google X, is developing a system of …

Shabazz Palaces: Lese Majesty

Few rap crews are as far-out as Seattle's Shabazz Palaces, whose 2011 breakthrough LP, <i>Black Up</i>, cloaked deep verses and sneaky pop sense beneath …

Second Life has devolved into a postapocalyptic virtual world. The weirdest thing is how many people still use it

Remember Second Life?<p>Launched in 2003 by Linden Lab, it was an unprecedentedly wide and open free online world (which allowed real-money purchases). Complete with its own in-game currency, it was a virtual reality with no objective other than to let people build and do what they want, and people …

SDCC 2014: 5 Games We’re Looking Forward to at Comic-Con 2014

From Smash Bros. to Halo, here are the games we're excited to see down in San Diego.<p>San Diego Comic-Con 2014 is almost upon us, and while a huge …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

The Future of Dine-Out Interface Design from... Pizza Hut?

It's been over a year since we've seen interactive restaurant tables in the news, but here comes a new one from Pizza Hut. Yes, the American fast …

Pizza Hut

A Look At Lumus, The Amazing Lens Technology That Is Going To Change Wearables

You may not know the name Lumus now, but expect to be hearing a lot from them in the future. When we first met the Lumus rep Ari Grobman two years ago he showed us some amazing technology. It was basically an augmented reality display embedded into a standard lens that could fit into a standard …

Lana Del Rey Working With the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach on New Album Ultraviolence

Today in matchups we did not predict: Lana Del Rey is working with the Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach on her new record, <i>Ultraviolence</i>. No word yet on what exactly their collaboration entails, but there they are, above, in a photo posted on Lana Del Rey's Twitter.<p>It's kind of surprising given …

Lana Del Rey

10 New Artists You Need to Know: February 2014

Meet the rising stars of rock, hip-hop, EDM, folk and more acts shaping your tomorrow<p>Once again, we talked to 10 of the hottest artists who are …

James Franco supports Shia LaBeouf in New York Times piece

Following LaBeouf's eccentric recent performance art pieces, Franco writes that his work is 'worthy' • Shia LaBeouf: the master image transformer<p>The Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf has been performing a series of bold and strange public performances in recent weeks, from hiring a skywriter to …

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: new frontiers or bottom of the barrel?

Will the most hyped comic book movie of the year debut electrifying new superheroes, or just a bunch of space misfits?<p>• More from the Week in geek series • 2014 preview: sci-fi films to watch over the next 12 months<p>It all used to be so simple when it came to superheroes on the big screen. Batman, …

Fun.'s Jack Antonoff Talks 'Over-the-Top' Solo Project Bleachers

"A lot of things on the album, including this song, are about loss. It feels joyous, but for me it's very desperate"<p>Many artists spend tour downtime …

Ubuntu phones arriving in 2014 from Meizu and BQ Readers

Canonical is finally poised to enter the mobile market. After years of teases, promises and demos, the company has locked up the first two manufacturers of Ubuntu phones. Meizu and BQ Readers will be releasing handsets with the Linux-based OS installed on them sometime in 2014. Details about …

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Met With Apple Executives: Report

Two of the world's most innovative companies may have discussed working together or even joining forces, according to a San Francisco Chronicle report.<p>Tesla CEO Elon Musk met with Adrian Pierca, Apple’s head of mergers and acquisitions, last spring as analysts were suggesting Apple acquire the …

'Hyperloop Alpha,' Elon Musk's 'Fifth Mode' Of Transportation, Finally Unveiled

Late Monday afternoon, after a year of mystery and speculation, billionaire Elon Musk revealed the plans for the "Hyperloop," a so-called "fifth mode" of transportation "after planes, trains, cars and boats."<p>The "Hyperloop Alpha," as Musk dubbed the first design, would be a solar-powered, elevated …

De La Soul to Make Entire Catalog Available for Free

Pioneering hip-hop group also releasing flood of new music<p>In honor of next month's 25th anniversary of their debut album <i>3 Feet High and Rising</i>, De La …

Geoff Johns Talks Justice League #31's New Power Ring

We've seen her before in Green Lantern #20.<p><b>Beware spoilers for Forever Evil and Justice League!</b><p>The shocking Justice League covers keep on coming, …

New in the Shop: Janne Parviainen's Lively Streaks of Light

Helsinki-based artistic photographer Janne Parviainen gives life to light through his incredible light paintings, which are all created entirely in-camera. Without the use of any digital manipulation, Parviainen manages to transform streaks of multicolored lights into three-dimensional, figurative …

Art

Flotspotting: Kibum Park's Awesome Urban Residences

You undoubtedly remember those slick renderings for the Lowline, the still-in-progress underground NYC park tentatively scheduled for a 2018 opening. …

Skyscrapers

Matt Bellamy discusses plans for ‘stripped back’ new Muse album

Bellamy says he wants to "reconnect" with the oldest elements of Muse<p>Muse frontman Matt Bellamy has said that the band’s next album will see a change …

Inside The Making Of RoboCop’s 3-D Printed Suit

The production designer of the new remake explains how RoboCop was updated (and 3-D printed!) for a post-Apple age.<p>Due to open in theaters nationwide today, Sony Pictures’ <i>RoboCop</i> remake has divided fans of the original from the get-go. Particularly contentious has been the reimagining of the <i>RoboCop</i> …

Stealth Aircraft

Sony sells waterproof Walkman in a bottle of water

MP3 players are no longer the hot property they were 10 years ago, but Sony has come up with a novel way to get people buying.<p><b>MP3 players are no</b> …

Page 2: Transformers, Goonies, Anchorman, Groundhog Day, Star Wars, Hobbit, Doctor Who, 47 Ronin – /Film

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included <b>36</b> …

Groundhog Day

The Surreal Digital Paintings Of Ferdi Ritzkiyanto

At its worst, digital art offers highly manipulated images with little artistic merit. But at its best, as seen in the work of Ferdi Rizkiyanto, digital art pushes the limits of what we consider possible in image-making.<p>Jakarta-based Rizkiyanto, also known as Pepey, makes hyper-detailed digital …

Art

New Music: World’s Fair x Bilal “Spanish Robin Williams”

Now here’s a collaboration we didn’t see coming (but now we do see it, we’re not mad one bit). As part of their Player XChange series, OkayAfrica had …

EU wants all companies, ahem Apple, to use standard charger

A European Parliament committee unanimously voted to require all phone makers to sell the same type of charger. While most companies already provide the standard Micro-USB connectors, Apple doesn't.<p>The European Union has been pushing for a universal cell phone charger for years, and on Thursday it …

Micro USB