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Meet The Cleanest Badasses In Japan

These are modern day heroes. Dressed in traditional threads, they walk the streets of Japan. When they see trash, they pick it up, and throw it away. …

Japan

Stanley Kubrick: Master Photographer and Film-Maker

Stanley Kubrick: not only a master film-maker, but also a great photographer.Photos via:<br>– Stanley Kubrick: Before He Wrote Scripts, He Took Photos<br>– …

Kendrick Lamar

Doom creator John Carmack's thoughts on Steve Jobs are a must read

When John Carmack says something, you should probably listen. That goes double when he's talking about the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.<p>For background, John Carmack is the co-creator of the popular Doom and Quake video game franchises. He's also well-known for being one of the greatest coding …

John Carmack

25 Most Influential Japanese Anime In The US

Japanese Animation or (as it’s affectionately known in the US) “Anime” is a style of animation that has taken the US by storm. Known for exaggerated …

14 Revelations from the New Alexander McQueen Documentary

It’s been eight years since Sarah Burton took over as creative director of Alexander McQueen following the designer’s death, yet Lee Alexander McQueen, who was already a cult figure before he took his own life in 2010, still looms large over the brand that bears his name. His story has become myth: …

The makers of the virtual influencer, Lil Miquela, snag real money from Silicon Valley

<i>Brud</i>, the actual company behind one of Instagram’s most popular virtual influencers (it’s a thing), has raised millions of dollars from Silicon Valley investors because this is 2018 and everything is awful.<p>Last week, the Los Angeles-based startup led by Trevor McFedries, outed itself as the …

This Life-Sized Devilman Statue is Awesome and Awesomely Expensive

Devilman is one of the coolest anime and manga characters around, and a life-sized replica of the hero would certainly make for an eye-catching …

LG appliances now respond to both Alexa and Google Assistant

LG has officially joined the ranks of appliance makers that support more than one voice assistant. The electronics giant has announced that its current collection of ThinQ-branded appliances now takes commands from both Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant. The amount of control you'll have will …

Robot to run for mayor in Japan in 'world first' promising 'fairness and balance' for all residents

A robot has been nominated to run for the position of mayor in Tokyo, promising to be "fair and balanced" to all its constituents.<p>The mayoral …

How to Write an Amazon Product Description that Ranks High in Search

With over 500 million products in stock, Amazon is the largest online retailer in the world. As a result, sellers have to compete against each other …

The Era of Fake Video Begins

The digital manipulation of video may make the current era of “fake news” seem quaint.<p>In a dank corner of the internet, it is possible to find actresses from <i>Game of Thrones</i> or <i>Harry Potter</i> engaged in all manner of sex acts. Or at least to the world the carnal figures look like those actresses, and …

Virtual Reality

An official collapsed in a sumo ring. Female medics were asked to stop treating him because women aren't allowed in sumo rings

<b>(CNN) —</b> An incident involving a medical emergency in a sumo ring is rocking Japan, the latest blow to hit the ancient sport in recent months.<p>The Japan Sumo Association was forced to apologize after female medics were told to leave a dohyo, or sumo wrestling ring, where they were giving treatment to …

Tokyo elementary school welcomes students in controversial Armani uniforms

A public elementary school in Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district has welcomed new students amid a lingering controversy over its pricey Armani …

Sex machines should have rights too

Late in 2017 at a tech fair in Austria, a sex robot was “molested” repeatedly and left in a “filthy” state. The robot, named Samantha, received a barrage of male attention, which resulted in her sustaining two broken fingers. This incident confirms worries that the possibility of fully functioning …

Unicat's latest 4x4 expedition truck escapes civilization without losing the comforts of home

The MD57 isn't a brand-new creation, as Unicat also offers MD57 packages on base trucks from Volvo and Mercedes. This latest version combines a …

Amazon Key Home Kit availability expands nationwide, and it's now on sale

If you’ve been thinking about adding some smarts to your home, you may want to consider the Amazon Key.<p>Amazon Key is now available nationwide. You …

Bruce Lee maximized his success by taking the best of both eastern and western philosophies

The legacy of Bruce Lee is mainly rooted in his success as a movie star and a martial artist.<p>Not many people know that he was also an avid reader and a deep thinker. In fact, he often noted that many of the impressive feats he accomplished weren’t just a direct product of his commitment to training …

Are 'Ready Player One' Haptics the Future of Sex?

The virtual world is getting more intimate.<p>The release of <i>Ready Player One</i> this weekend will ignite several conversations about the role of virtual …

Virtual Reality

Robin actor Burt Ward says the set of the original Batman show was a literal death trap

Holy interview, Batman! SYFY WIRE spoke with the legendary Burt Ward, the actor who portrayed Robin on the original <i>Batman</i> TV show of the mid-1960s. …

Roboticist Gil Weinberg talks about our weird android future

Georgia Tech’s Gil Weinberg has a thing or two to say about interacting with robots. A musician and roboticist, Weinberg has created some of the coolest robots I’ve seen including Shimon, a robot that can play the marimba alongside human musicians. Weinberg learned early on that musicians need …

‘Henry’ the 6ft sex robot cracks a joke and shows why no woman will be able to resist

‘Henry’ the six foot sex robot is armed with one thing guaranteed to make women go weak at the knees – and it’s not his tireless robotic erection.<p>A …

Gangster’s paradise: how organised crime took over Russia

I was in Moscow in 1988, during the final years of the Soviet Union. The system was sliding towards shabby oblivion, even if no one knew at the time how soon the end would come. While carrying out research for my doctorate on the impact of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, I was interviewing Russian …

Russia

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AI game trainer Gosu.ai raises $1.9M to give gamers a virtual assistant

If you play hardcore and competitive games, you want to win, so it would be useful to have someone leaning over your shoulder giving you tips on how to play better. Someone who knows all your moves and behaviors, for instance.<p>That’s the thinking behind Gosu.ai, which has developed an AI assistant …

Magic Leap bounds into SF's Games Developer Conference and... disappears

<b>GDC</b> Our intrepid reporter tries to track down mystery techAfter months – no, years – of Magic Leap promising to revolutionize the gaming world with …

What does the future hold for humanoid robots?

Humanoid robots will be used as entertainers and in commercial spaces but will not undertake major tasks, according to the director of a company that makes robotic performers.<p>Most artificial intelligence (AI) does not need a body to work, explains Engineered Arts director Will Jackson, adding that …

Robotics

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Nvidia’s latest tech will enable ‘cinematic-quality’ graphics — on unannounced GPUs

Real-time ray tracing is the future, but when?<p>Nvidia is introducing a graphics technology this year that video game developers have been hoping to see for a long time: the ability to render and illuminate a scene in real time with cinematic quality, the company announced today at the 2018 Game …

GDC

Best smart home security systems for protecting your property

Stay protected and keep an eye on your home wherever you are with the latest wireless and smart home security systems<p>Thanks to fast, reliable wi-fi …