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We tried the new Ghostbusters World AR game, and it is spooky good

At San Diego Comic-Con 2018 Columbia Pictures showed off a new game based in the Ghostbusters franchise. Called Ghostbusters World, the game is an AR …

Ghostbusters

Jido Maps is building a ‘save button’ for persistent AR worlds

Augmented reality tech is in this incredibly weird position where it has the world’s biggest tech companies cheerleading consumer-facing products highlighting it but there are some very base issues that haven’t been solved yet.<p>Jido Maps, which just graduated from Y Combinator’s most recent class, …

Augmented Reality

Does Instagram reveal who’s stalking your feed?

Instagram knows all of our secrets, particularly the people we love to stalk. Some people think the company outs our habits to other users in their story. These users believe that the people who populate at the top of your story viewers are the ones who stalk you the most. Maybe your crush is …

Social Media

What Does It Mean to Have a Futurist Mindset?

We live in a world that is changing faster than we can as humans currently internalize. For many of us, it’s become clear that our short-term focus …

The Future

What Climate Change Looks Like In 2018

It’s only July, but it has already been a long, hot spring and summer. The contiguous U.S. endured the warmest May ever recorded, and in June, the …

Climate Change

White People Are Right: They Built This Country

America is angry.<p>Conservatives are mad for the same reasons they wanted to oust Obama, Muslims, immigrants and anyone who doesn’t support the …

Maxine Waters

A 4-Day Workweek? A Test Run Shows a Surprising Result

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A New Zealand firm that let its employees work four days a week while being paid for five says the experiment was so successful that it hoped to make the change permanent.<p>The firm, Perpetual Guardian, which manages trusts, wills and estates, found the change actually …

New Zealand

Terrafugia's first flying car should finally go on sale in 2019

Terrafugia's Transition flying car has been in development purgatory for years, but it's finally here... almost. The company has announced that the first production models of the Transition will go on sale sometime in 2019. While that does sound like a long way off, it does provide a more concrete …

Flying Car

Why Are Some Crows Committing Acts of Necrophilia?

The setting was romantic enough. Sunny spring day. A cherry tree blossoming a vivid pink. One party, the suitor, was dark, fetching and amorous. But the other party lay there like a corpse. It was, in fact, a corpse.<p>So began the first documented human observation of a crow copulating with a …

Birds

Review: ‘Generation Wealth’ examines extreme consumerism with a self-probing eye

The second word in the title of Lauren Greenfield’s documentary “Generation Wealth” is, pardon the pun, a loaded one. Perhaps that’s because the money-mad characters we encounter, whose obsessive commodification of their outward lives invariably puts them on a collision course with inner …

Hedge Funds

Glass phones are about to get really, really cool

Are you ready for translucent phones? What about wood, or snakeskin? That's the promise of Gorilla Glass 6, Corning's newest generation of Gorilla …

Mobile Technology

Egyptian mystery sarcophagus opened, revealing grim secrets

Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities announced the discovery of a very unusual sarcophagus earlier in July, sparking waves of fascination and overblown warnings about ancient curses.<p>The ministry refused to bow to superstition and opened the granite coffin on Thursday, revealing its contents of bones and …

Archaeology

Narrative Structure, Pt.1: What It Is and How To Use It | BookBaby Blog

By BookBaby author Scott McCormickDiscussions about structure tend to offer formulas, though formulas often lead to formulaic stories. But an …

Writing

Thousands of scientists pledge not to help build killer AI robots

For many researchers, giving machines the decision over who lives and dies crosses a moral line.<p>Thousands of scientists who specialise in artificial intelligence (AI) have declared that they will not participate in the development or manufacture of robots that can identify and attack people without …

Artificial Intelligence

These Immune Boosting Foods Will Become Your Winter Staples

We know what you're thinking, can you really boost your immune system with what you eat? We know it sounds pretty holistic, but if you think your …

Wellness

Someone Imagined How Pop Stars Would Look Today, And Kurt Cobain Still Looks Great

Have you ever tried imagining what passed away celebrities would look like if they were alive today? Would Elvis still be Jailhouse rockin’? Would …

Photograph or Painting? These Landscapes Are Both

As a student at the School of Fine Arts in Caen, France, Guillaume Hebert studied painting. He later transitioned into photography, but rather than …

The Arts

Photographs of Buildings That Become Abstract Art

During the week, Nikola Olic spends his time building user interfaces as a software designer in Dallas. On weekends and vacations, though, he applies …

A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Your Camera Sensor

The idea of cleaning your camera’s sensor fills many photographers with dread. It may seem difficult or complicated but it is actually much more …

Cleaning

Smashing Pumpkins Put on a Shiny and Oh So Very Long Show at Toyota Center

It made me wonder just who this show was built for. It’s certainly not for casual fans, because with an almost three-hour runtime there are long, …

Smashing Pumpkins

Three Breakthroughs That Will Disrupt The Tech World In 2019

We may have never before been in an era of such rapid technological change. Of course, much more is coming. Last fall, Gartner research predicted some of the big tech trends of 2018 and beyond, and it was quite a bounty: The continued rise of artificial intelligence and cloud-based computing, new …

Artificial Intelligence

10 new moons discovered around Jupiter, but something strange is going on

Following on from the discovery of two new moons around Jupiter last year, a team of astronomers from Carnegie Mellon University has announced a …

Astronomy

This Misunderstood Practice May Actually Help With Inflammation, Gut Health & Anxiety

Hypnosis is a powerful, ancient healing tool; humans have been using it with great success for thousands of years. It helped me quit smoking (after …

Hypnosis

Welcome to the airport of the future, where your face is your passport

Australia is a bloody long way from the rest of the world. Fly from Los Angeles to Sydney and you'll be in the air for 13 hours. Tack on five more if you're starting in New York. And if you're coming from London, your feet won't touch the ground for about a day.<p>The point being, by the time you land …

Flying

This Google-Funded Company Uses Artificial Intelligence To Fight Against Fake News

“Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it,” wrote Jonathan Swift over 200 years ago.<p>If that was the case back then, before telephones and radio, let alone Twitter and Instagram, imagine how much bigger the problem is now. In fact, it’s so big that “fake news” has become a hot topic for …

Artificial Intelligence

How a Filmmaker Used 'Radical Directing' to Turn Realism into an Unbearable Horror-Thriller

Xavier Legrand's 'Custody' slowly reveals the horror of domestic violence.<p>There isn't a quiet moment Xavier Legrand's <i>Custody.</i> On paper, that doesn't …

Domestic Violence

A Short Guide to Hard Problems

What’s easy for a computer to do, and what’s almost impossible? Those questions form the core of computational complexity. We present a map of the …

Mathematics

The Small, But Crucial Difference Between Mindfulness & Meditation, According To An Expert

At this point, you’ve probably heard that following a regular meditation practice is good for your mental health. You’ve also probably heard that …

Meditation

Evolutionary algorithm outperforms deep-learning machines at video games - MIT Technology Review

With all the excitement over neural networks and deep-learning techniques, it’s easy to imagine that the world of computer science consists of little …

Deep Learning

DNA Damage from CRISPR Has Been ‘Seriously Underestimated’

The breakthrough gene therapy has hit some major stumbling blocks in the last few months that threaten its status as a therapy.<p><i>This article is part of</i> DNA/IDK <i>, a semi-regular column exploring how genetic modification is shaping the future.</i> <b>Follow along here</b> <i>.</i><p>When CRISPR was first revealed to the …

Genetics