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'Artificial Intelligence is as dangerous as NUCLEAR WEAPONS': AI pioneer warns smart computers could doom mankind

• <b>Expert warns advances in AI mirrors research that led to nuclear weapons</b>• <b><br>He says AI systems could have objectives misaligned with human</b> …

10 Lugares surpreendentes difíceis de acreditar que existam de verdade!

Este planeta está repleto de lugares de tirar o fôlego à espera de serem descobertos. Diversas condições climáticas, localizações geográficas e até …

Why Chile has emerged as a big solar market

Image copyright Image courtesy of Maddie, Flickr creative commons..It might surprise you to learn that Latin America — including Mexico, South …

Solar Power

Future of News: Timeline of the connected generation

<b>Predicting the future is a challenge at the best of times. During the current period of rapid technological change, it is particularly tricky. Undaunted, the innovation team at BBC News Labs have tried their hand here at charting a timeline of key future developments for technology and news, as</b> …

Julian Assange

GoPro falls into the ocean, captures incredible footage of marine life

GoPro videos never cease to amaze us and this latest one looks like it could have come straight from National Geographic. In reality, though, this …

These Travel Instagram Accounts Will Inspire Extreme Wanderlust

Toronto native Tom Ryaboi—better known by his Instagram handle @roof_topper—has “been on more roofs than Santa Claus,” shooting gorgeous, …

5 more gorgeous iPhone apps you really need to check out right now

Software ecosystems are obviously among the most important parts of the mobile experience these days, and Apple’s is second to none. The company has …

Beautiful Games: frozen waterfall climbing

These remarkable photos of professional ice-climbers tackling huge frozen waterfalls and icefalls in Eidfjord, Norway, were created by photographer Thomas Senf. He used spotlights and flares to illuminate the spectacular landscapes at night-time, achieving results which look other-worldly. It took …

The Handmade Reddish Brown Slim Leather Wallet

Need a fashionable way to hold your credit card and bills? If you like handmade creations, the following reddish brown <b>slim leather wallet</b> may be able …

BioShock Infinite, ludonarrative dissonance, and “next-gen game design”

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Ever since BioShock Infinite came out, we’ve seen articles sort of criticizing its level of violence and how that clashes with its story. Alongside this, we’re …

Roger Ebert’s gift to gaming

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>One Pulitzer Prize, two thumbs, and 46 years of writing. It’s easy to distill the late Roger Ebert’s career down to basic math, but you do so at risk of …

Telltale on why players chose the tough girl instead of the nerdy guy in The Walking Dead

At GDC 2013, Telltale writers Sean Vanaman and Jake Rodkin hosted a panel exploring both the successes and failures of the developer's popular <i>The Walking Dead</i> episodic game series. They explained that the game was designed to be a character-centric narrative, so the panel would focus on characters …

The One Twist in BioShock Infinite's Ending You Might Have Missed Completely

I’ve had a blast the past few days reading through the hundreds of comments on this post. In it, I spent 3,000 words discussing the mind-bending ending of the BioShock Infinite, and readers spent thousands more giving their own opinions on all the events that unfold in the finale.<p>There are …

The 10 Most Outrageous Theories About What The Shining Really Means | WIRED

Director Stanley Kubrick's <i>The Shining</i> is arguably the most cerebral horror film ever made. The film is studied at universities, chronicled in books, …

From NASA’s Archives, 50 Amazing Photos Of The Apollo Moon Missions

We pay homage to the Apollo missions with the best of NASA’s deep archives.<p>In May of 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a promise to put a man on the Moon–and return him back safely–by the end of the decade. Somehow, it worked.<p>Over 50 years later, it’s easy to forget how ambitious Kennedy’s …

The Lost Beatles Photos: Rare Shots From 1964-1966

Photos of the Fab Four by photographer Bob Bonis<p>At Seattle Tacoma Airport, the Beatles boarded their chartered Americn Flyer Airlines Lockheed …

Photography

Hands-On With Ouya, the Tiny Gaming Console With Big Aspirations

Nine months ago, Julie Uhrman had an idea for a gaming console. The goal behind it was twofold: To give consumers an affordable video game system, …

GDC

What's in your bag, Aaron Souppouris?

Because I work remotely, my bag was shot 5,200 miles from my London home at a tradeshow, so a lot of my equipment didn’t make the journey. Like most of my colleagues, I own a stupid amount of tech. Unlike most of my colleagues, who make the effort to bring every single piece of technology they own …

If you don’t want ads targeting you, read this story about Facebook FBX

On Tuesday, you probably heard something about Facebook expanding its FBX (which stands for Facebook Exchange) program, its ad-retargeting service. …

Facebook

Sony shows off PlayStation 4 controller, details the hardware inside

One of the lone pieces of hardware that Sony decided to reveal at its PlayStation 4 event last February was the new DualShock 4 controller, and now the company is showing it off in person at this year's Game Developers Conference. The controller looks quite nice in person — there's a nice matte …

Sure, Why Not?: Scotland To Legalize Jedi Weddings

While the US Supreme court reviews Proposition 8, Jedis in Scotland are fighting their own fight, with the hopes that weddings officiated by …

Science Fiction

Beyond lies the wub: a history of dubstep

The atmosphere of Belvedere’s, a dive bar on Butler Street in Pittsburgh’s Lawrenceville neighborhood — with its stage and pool tables and little in the way of ambiance — was completely transformed by the bass. It reminded me of a water jet cutter. Taking water and streaming it at such a high rate …

'Bioshock Infinite' creative director Ken Levine talks about how to build a world

"For everything it has to say, for all the questions it asks — many of which have no easy answers — <i>BioShock Infinite</i>'s big thoughts and complicated narrative don't obscure the brilliant action game that carries those messages through." <i>Polygon</i>'s 10/10 review of <i>Bioshock Infinite</i> detailed how the game …

'Jurassic Park 4' flies in the face of science by cutting feathered dinosaurs

The <i>Jurassic Park</i> franchise is set to return next summer, but much has changed in our understanding of dinosaurs since Steven Spielberg's raptors first made audiences hold onto their butts back in 1993. It's now accepted that many of them were covered in feathers, for example, with dinosaurs' role …