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Swedish artist uses ARKit face-tracking to create fun optical illusion on iPhone X [Video]

A Swedish artist has created a fun app which uses ARKit’s face-tracking and the 3D camera of the iPhone X to create a somewhat spooky-looking optical illusion …<p>By tracking your eye position, and adjusting the image displayed on the iPhone X screen, Peder Norrby is able to create the illusion that …

Watch ‘Annihilation’ and ‘Mute,’ Then Watch These Movies

By Christopher Campbell We recommend 12 movies to check out after you watch the new sci-fi films by Alex Garland and Duncan Jones.This week, I’ve got …

Science Fiction

The Lost Synth Score To Apocalypse Now

The soundtrack is an interesting look at what might have been - including a Tomita-style take on Richard Wagner's Ride Of The Valkyries.… Read More …

Synthesizers

AI and Deep Learning in 2017 – A Year in Review

The year is coming to an end. I did not write nearly as much as I had planned to. But I’m hoping to change that next year, with more tutorials around …

Machine Learning

Get ready to relax while watching this resin painting technique

Watching Riusuke Fukahori paint this beautiful resin painting called Goldfish Salvation may be the most relaxing thing you do today.<p>The story of how …

Google releases millions of bad drawings for you (and your AI) to paw through

Back in November, Google showcased a few of its funky machine learning experiments, and among them was Quick, Draw! (their bang, not mine) — a game where you sketch something and an image recognition system guesses what it is. Now the company is releasing the millions upon millions of sketches …

Super-powered bacteria can harness light for fuels and plastics

Researchers have been working on improving the photosynthetic process for some time -- trying to use light to create energy but doing so in a way that's much more efficient than chlorophyll. For plants, chlorophyll works well, but to use photosynthesis to create products like fuels or polymers, we …

People who hear voices in their head can also pick up on hidden speech

The secret to both might lie in how our brains experience the world<p>Serial killer David Berkowitz, also known as the “Son of Sam,” famously claimed that he heard voices in the form of a dog telling him to commit murder. But hearing voices isn’t necessarily a sign of psychosis. In fact, according to …

The Brain

Nervige Passwort-Regeln: Der Erfinder bereut sein Werk

Bill Burr, ein Manager beim National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), hat 2003 ein 8-seitiges Dokument geschrieben. Diese Richtlinien …

Digital

Hardware vs Software Sampling

The latest episode of composer Tom Holkenborg's Studio Time With Junkie XL series takes a look at hardware vs software sampling. … Read More Hardware …

Soundtracks

What is the Fermi Paradox? The strange mystery of why we can’t find E.T.

Last year, we showed you the massive size of the universe (hint, it’s REALLY big). But in a universe that large — and given the Milky Way Galaxy …

Top Secret: New World Order: Merle M. Rasmussen reboots his 1980 RPG classic

Top Secret was a success for over a decade, creating a genre that would be followed by games from other companies, including <i>James Bond 007</i>,</i> …

Paint names selected by neural network

We can't be far off a time where we can order buckets of paint by punching in RGB color values. The big paint companies could obviously do this, but …

The Iconic Soundtrack Of ‘Stranger Things’

Netflix's retro monster/scifi series 'Stranger Things' was a breakout hit for the network and its electronic soundtrack, by Kyle Dixon & Michael …

Stranger Things

Batman vs Superman Soundtrack Masterclass With Junkie XL

In his latest <b>Studio Time</b> masterclass, <b>Junkie XL</b> (Tom Holkenborg) deconstructs some of his music from <b>Batman v Superman</b>.<p>Along the way, Holkenborg …

Watch the ESA trace 2 million stars' journey across the skies

Carl Sagan showed how some constellations would change over time as stars move through the universe in his TV series <i>Cosmos</i>. Now the European Space Agency has done something similar, but in a much bigger scale: it has released a video showing 2 million stars' journey across the skies from today …

Brian Eno On How To Make Ambient Music

In this video, via the BBC, <b>Brian Eno</b> discusses some of the techniques behind his music and demonstrates his current setup for creating and ‘tuning’ …

Dancers Instantly Swap Freaky Face Masks Using a Face-Tracking Projector

Costume-changes during a live performance are fast and frenetic, limiting how elaborate makeup and outfits can be. But for this performance by …

Turkey cat funeral explained

This video of turkeys circling a dead cat went viral yesterday...<p>These turkeys trying to give this cat its 10th life pic.twitter.com/VBM7t4MZYr<p>— J... …

Watch the first trailer for David Fincher's next Netflix show

News broke in late 2015 that celebrated master of the cerebral thriller David Fincher would return to Netflix after producing cynical political series <i>House of Cards</i> -- but the new drama he's created with Charlize Theron stands to be a lot darker. <i>Mindhunter</i> follows an FBI agent's deep dive into the …

Boston Dynamics’ Handle robot dominates parkour on wheels in new footage

Boston Dynamics’ wheeled Handle robot received much fanfare earlier this month when DFJ partner Steve Jurvetson slipped us an early video from a company Keynote. Today we have more details on Handle in the form of a shiny HD video.<p>We already knew Handle could manage some pretty sick hurdles and …

One big idea links Netflix, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb — and creates real problems for TV

Stratechery’s Ben Thompson explains it all.<p>Quiz time: What do Netflix, Google, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb all have in common?<p>Wait! Before you answer, let’s make it more complicated — and what does the success of those companies mean for the future of TV?<p>Ah. Harder now, right?<p>Here, we’ll let you …

Uncut video of a guy clicking his mouse 1 million times

Have 17.5 hours to kill? Watch this dude click his mouse 1 million times. He gets it done 5 hours faster than the initial estimate. Strangely …

9 Things You Can Do to Take Better Photos of the Milky Way

One of my favorite memories growing up was laying out on the deck with my dad, gazing up at the stars.Under that vast ocean of space, it was hard not …

Landscape Photography

Death to JIRA

I have long held that Atlassian’s ubiquitous JIRA bug-tracker / feature-planner serves a valuable purpose in the software biz: it gives project teams a common enemy to bond together against. Alas, it’s not worth it. JIRA’s design is fundamentally antithetical to good software development, if it is …

Music for video games

Seth Everman distills a certain video game musical score down to 80 seconds of sheer brilliance. Somewhere in the space between <i>Link To the Past</i> and</i> …

Astronomers Learn the Milky Way's Spiral Is Pretty Wonky

The arm of the Milky Way where our sun sits is much longer than previously thought, astronomers have just learned. Our galaxy has a more complicated …

Year in review: Quantum spookiness is real

Some pesky loopholes no longer plague a crucial test for assessing the weirdness of quantum mechanics. Experiments reported in 2015 definitively …