Miguel Horta

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This machine can solve a Rubik's Cube faster than you can blink

Humans may have gotten pretty adept at solving Rubik's Cubes, but as usual, the machines are coming for us! This machine, invented by Ben Katz and …

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Here's Your First Look at an Insanely Detailed Model of Disney's Star Wars Land (UPDATED)

Disney’s D23 Expo kicked off tonight and io9's Germain Lussier was among the first to lay eyes on a detailed diorama—which attendees could only …

Announcing the All-New Flipboard, the Place for All Your Passions

Most people are interested in lots of things, but true passions run deep. The all-new Flipboard is built around those obsessions that define your work, life and play.<p>Flipboard 4.0 is a response to our ever-growing ecosystem of publishers, Flipboard Magazines, topics and more. With over 30 million …

Before photographs, these amazing illustrations showed us what deep space looks like

Meet Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, the French dilettante artist who gave us Jupiter<p>In the 19th century, science was still an amateur’s game. Any …

Your Home Planet, as Seen From Mars

From the most powerful telescope orbiting Mars comes a new view of Earth and its moon, showing continent-size detail on the planet and the relative …

Nothing else matters: Metallica's haters never really understood the band

The kings of metal are back with a new record, and so are those who never forgave them for moving beyond thrash. Isn’t it time to rethink Metallica?<p>When I interviewed James Hetfield, Metallica’s vocalist, rhythm guitarist and songwriter, for my book on The Black Album, he said that he could …

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This Is What it Must Feel Like to See the Invisible

It’s called the Schlieren effect and it means that you can see stuff that’s invisible to the human eye, like changes in air density. So when you turn …

Here are all the crazy-advanced robots built by Google's Boston Dynamics group

Boston Dynamics, a robot group born out of MIT and currently owned by Google, makes absolutely incredible robots.<p>From giant dog robots to ones resembling humans, these are definitely the most advanced robots we've ever seen.<p>Here's Boston Dynamics' wild robots:

How Much Does Everyone Really Earn on a $200 Million Movie?

It's good to be Lead Actor #1.<p>Moviemaking is an art, of course—but it’s also a business, and a lucrative one at that. How lucrative? Well, that depends on your place in the pecking order. Let’s just say that if you’re helping to make a $200 million movie, it’s better to be a producer than a dolly …

Do Rogue One reshoots spell the end for Hollywood's dark side?

The forthcoming Star Wars spin-off has joined the Suicide Squad, Avengers and Bond films in rejecting sombreness for levity. But the most successful adaptations do much more than simply impose a ‘dark’ or ‘light’ template<p>It is easy to forget what a shock to the system Christopher Nolan’s Batman …

Consumers hit gadget-overload in 2016

Do you sometimes feel there are more gadgets than you can actually use – and that the technology you own has failed to follow through on its life-changing promises?<p>Well you’re not alone.<p>Despite a seemingly endless stream of tech disruption over the past decade, we’ve finally reached a moment when …

The life-size BB-8 is real and you can get one this year

NEW YORK — The rumored life-size BB-8 droid from <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is real, everyone, and you’ll be able to roll it around your house later …

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You're a robot on Mars with this interactive 360-degree view

The Curiosity rover has been sending back selfies from the surface of Mars for a few years now, but they don't quite paint the picture of what it's like to be a robot so far from home.<p>Fortunately, NASA, using tech from a team at Facebook, put together a nifty interactive panorama to give smartphone …

Why Haven't Video Game Consoles Died Yet?

This week, EA made headlines because they released an estimate which said that 55 million new-gen consoles had been sold so far. That’s a headline because when you take Sony’s freely offered-up figures of 36 million PS4s sold, that leaves 19 million Xbox Ones, meaning it’s being outsold almost 2:1. …

3 Powerful Tips to Help You Read 100 Books This Year

No excuses! Even the busiest entrepreneur can manage to read like Bill Gates or Warren Buffett.<p>What's the secret to thinking like a CEO? According to Jessica Mah, co-founder of InDinero, it's simple -- just read 100 books a year. She's not the only one insisting that, if you want to be super …

The Real Cost of Gaming: Inflation, Time, and Purchasing Power

You think games, consoles, and handhelds cost more than ever? Think again.<p>Inflation is a fact of economic life. Quite simply, costs of products and …

George Lucas: To feel the true force of ‘Star Wars,’ he had to learn to let it go

By Hank Stuever<p>Hank Stuever<p>TV critic<p>Email Bio Follow<p>NICASIO, Calif. — At the ranch, yes. <i>Yes.</i> Feel it flowing within you. The gate, the road, the hills, the trees, the vineyard. You, him, the house. Luminous beings are we. This was all built in the 1980s with piles of that initial “Star Wars” money, …

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How Movies Get Delivered To Your Local Theatre

Filmmaker Christopher Presswell recently shared an interesting series of photos and captions on reddit, explaining how a typical movie is delivered …

Curiosity Rover's Self Portrait at 'John Klein' Drilling Site

This self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013).<p>The rover is positioned at a patch of flat outcrop called "John Klein," which was …

These Majestic Photos Will Give You A Spacegasm

The winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2015 competition have been announced and they'll make you want to leave planet Earth.

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Mossberg: It’s time to free the smartphone

Things are improving, but carriers still have too much power<p>Welcome to Mossberg<i>, a new weekly commentary and reviews column on The Verge and Re/code by veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg, now an Executive Editor at The Verge and Editor at Large of Re/code.</i><p>In 2010, Google tried an experiment — …

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Are Bosses Necessary?

A radical experiment at Zappos may herald the emergence of a new, more democratic kind of organization.<p>Deeply strange reports have been emerging from the Las Vegas headquarters of Zappos, until recently the world’s happiest shoe store. This spring, by order of the CEO, Tony Hsieh, the company …

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS - New Promo Art and LEGO Videos

The Great MP3 Bitrate Experiment

Lately I've been trying to rid my life of as many physical artifacts as possible. I'm with Merlin Mann on CDs:<p>Although I'd extend that line of …

No, MS-DOS games weren't widescreen: Tips on correcting aspect ratio

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Indie Gaming

The Soccer Dad Who Brought Down FIFA

One apartment in Trump Tower for himself.<p>A second next door for his cats.<p>More luxury apartments in Florida and the Bahamas.<p>Credit card charges …

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Screentendo can turn almost anything on your computer into a Mario level

When I start daydreaming online, I’ve found myself wondering why I can’t control a little Mario and make him jump around the eBay ads for crap I looked up two weeks ago. Well, it turns that out that I can.<p>Developer Aaron Randall has coded together something that he calls Screentendo. This is a Mac …

The Kindle Finally Gets Typography That Doesn’t Suck

A new font, Bookerly, and a totally new layout engine have made reading a Kindle e-book more like print than ever.<p>Amazon’s Kindle e-reader is a lovely single-purpose gadget, with an industrial design ethos that, in its singular focus on the purity of e-reading, even Dieter Rams could love. The iOS …