P. Roberto Jiménez

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“A torture for the eyes”: Chinese moviegoers think Black Panther is just too black

Marvel’s first black superhero film <i>Black Panther</i> made a strong debut in China, taking in more than $63 million this weekend and helping it cross the billion-dollar mark globally. And while the film filled seats in China, it didn’t exactly bring in rave reviews from Chinese audiences—in fact, online …

Black Panther

Talking with — not just to — kids powers how they learn language

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Back-and-forth exchanges build the brain’s language center and verbal ability<p>Claudia Wallis<p>March 11, 2018 1:00am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Children from the poorer strata of society begin life not only with material disadvantages but cognitive …

Language Learning

'Dark Souls' legend beats all 3 games in one sitting without getting hit

Legendary <i>Dark Souls</i> streamer The Happy Hob has done the impossible: He beat all three <i>Dark Souls</i> games in one sitting without taking a single hit.<p>Yes, …

Dark Souls

Team Sky was good enough to win the ethical way. So why didn’t it?

I got talent-spotted for the GB cycling team at a race in spring 2000. Talent-spotting is something you normally associate with junior athletes, but …

Cycling

Rogue Legacy reborn with cross-platform features on PS3, PS4 and Vita July 29

<i>Rogue Legacy</i> will arrive July 29 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, original developer Cellar Door Games designer Teddy Lee announced today on the PlayStation Blog.<p>Created by Abstraction Games, the PlayStation ports of the generation-spanning platformer will support cross-buy, …

De profesión, secuestrador digital

Fin de semana. Te levantas, tomas un café, lees un poco del libro que tienes pendiente y sales a hacer un poco de deporte. Vuelves, te duchas y …

¿Aceptamos Hearthstone como juego de humor? Sí con estos vídeos plagados de Epic Fails (y Wins)

Sigo enganchado a 'Hearthstone' y ya me está durando más de lo que vaticinaba en nuestro análisis. Voy a misión diaria así que poco a poco puedo ir …

'Hackear' las señales de la carretera: ¿realidad o ficción?

Sucedió hace unos días en Carolina del Norte (Estados Unidos). Un tal <b>Sun Hacker</b> se dedicó a hacerse con el control de cinco paneles de mensaje …

La fiebre de los FPS de principios de los 90

Puede que a muchos de vosotros se os llene la boca criticando el número de shooters y <b>FPS</b> con los que nos ha tocado lidiar recientemente, pero si …

Twitch: o cómo un clon de El Show de Truman se transformó en la TV de los videojuegos

En tan sólo tres años, <b>Twitch</b> ha pasado de ser un spin off de la categoría de videojuegos de Justin.tv a convertirse en la cuarta plataforma con más …

Cómo usar Twitch desde cualquier dispositivo: guía para dummies

Suenan vientos de cambio en <b>Twitch</b> y, como no podía ser de otra forma, o Facebook o Google están metidos en el ajo. Esta vez son los segundos quienes, …

Tras la nueva situación de Kinect, ¿qué pasa con Rare?

A muchos no nos pilló por sorpresa. Era previsible que Microsoft tomara cartas en el asunto y tarde o temprano decidiera lanzar un pack de su Xbox …

Kim Jong-Un, unicornios y Dennis Rodman participan en el juego del año

¿Quién es <b>El Líder</b>? Si participáis un poco en Twitter y habéis visto en algún momento los mensajes de @norcoreano sabréis responder que el único, …

Antes de que mataran al coche eléctrico

Ahora que el proyecto Hyperloop de Elon Musk podría cobrar vida en Israel (actualización: no es cierto, ver comentarios), en Estados Unidos ha vuelto …

How the structure of restaurants breeds rebellion

<i>Even fictional people have to eat. Sometimes food reveals what we should know about a character, sometimes it’s a pleasant pause in the action,</i> …

El arte de ilustrar mundos

Acabas de dar por liquidados a unos cuantos enemigos, tu personaje está a punto de subir de nivel y, gracias a ello, ya casi tienes lo necesario para …

Los 10 mejores momentos fascistas de '24'

<i>“I don’t start watching shows until they’re so popular that watching them is no longer a statement.”</i><p>Britta Perry (Community)<p>Una de las mejores cosas …

How Censors Killed The Weird, Experimental, Progressive Golden Age Of Comics

In the 1940s, comic books were often feminist, diverse, and bold. Then the reactionary Comics Code Authority changed the trajectory of comic book culture for good.<p>Comics histories sometimes reduce the Golden Age to the Superman Age: an era of lily white, squeaky-clean, manly-man heroes punching …

¿Cuándo sale más barato comprar online los billetes de avión en España? No, no son los martes...

Existe una "leyenda urbana" que recomienda comprar online los billetes de avión para un viaje los martes por la tarde, asegurando que es el momento …

Rebooting Civilization: Survivors’ How-to Guide for Restoring Technology after the Apocalypse [Excerpt]

Editor’s Note: Lewis Dartnell’s book <i>The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch (the-knowledge.org)</i>, distills the crucial information a …

Financiación colectiva, el lugar donde casi todo es posible

Gustará más o menos, por la desconfianza que genera al pedir dinero de antemano, pero la financiación colectiva, con portales como <b>KickStarter</b> o</b> …

Raw portraits of 80s London youth

‘Alternative’ isn’t what it once was – at least not in a fashion sense. Imagine trying to explain normcore to the truculent punks of the 70s and 80s; the anonymous, detail-free design, predicated on the desire to fit in rather than stand out, ya dig?<p>There was a time when people did pride themselves …

Clackity clack: Typewriter art throughout the 20th century

<i>Italic Ode, Dom Sylvester Houédard (U.K., 1971)</i> <br>In 2014, ASCII art has been a familiar form of pictorial art for at least two decades, whereas …

Vine

Even more proof that the “lazy millennial” stereotype is dead wrong

Because, yes, millennials actually work. They are not just using mobile technology to play Candy Crush<p>According to Gallup seven in 10 Americans own a tablet or smartphone -- technology that didn't even exist two decades ago. Gallup is doing a weeklong series investigating "how mobile technology is …

Valve and Japanese dev Taito team up for Left 4 Dead arcade game

Japanese developer Taito and Left 4 Dead creator Valve are working on a new entry in the series for Japanese arcades, according to teasers on Nesica.net.<p>Previously known only as <i>Project Z</i>, the title has since been revealed as <i>Left 4 Dead: Survivors</i>. No other details about the game were provided, …

Meet Lustfaust, the seminal German noise rock band from the 1970s that didn’t exist, but now does

On April 2, 2006, <i>The Sunday Times</i> treated its readers to a review of an exhibition at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art documenting the gloried …

The Halo headband wants to make you smarter by shocking your brain

A far-fetched gadget has backing from the tech industry's biggest investor<p>Back in 2012, I found myself in the basement of a couple self-styled biohackers, hooking up some electrodes to my temple. They were showing me a prototype of their "thinking cap," which they said increased focus by zapping …