Monday, 1 February 2016

In a Huge Breakthrough, Google's AI Beats a Top Player at the Game of Go


In a major breakthrough for artificial intelligence, a computing system developed by Google researchers in Great Britain has beaten a top human player at the game of Go, the ancient Eastern contest of strategy and intuition that has bedeviled AI experts for decades.
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The CW Is Changing Frequencies, Going To Mars, Riverdale And Transylvania With Six Greenlit Pilots

The CW has announced that they’ve greenlit six new pilots for potential shows, including an untitled Mars project and an Archie Comics adaptation, Riverdale.
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Why Austen Outweighs the Undead in Pride & Prejudice & Zombies

When asked to label his new movie, Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, writer/director Burr Steers just chuckles. “A zom-rom-com action/period.. .dram,” he laughs. But he’s not kidding.
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New Technique Allows Scientists to Read Minds at Nearly the Speed of Thought


An experiment by University of Washington researchers is setting the stage for advances in mind reading technology. Using brain implants and sophisticated software, researchers can now predict what their subjects are seeing with startling speed and accuracy.
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The Museum of Science Fiction Debuts Its Scholarly Journal's First Issue


Back in September, the Museum of Science Fiction announced that they were going to be releasing scholarly publication: The Journal of Science Fiction. Now, their first issue is live!
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Sunday, 31 January 2016

Life-Size Armored Batman Collectible from Batman v Superman!

Following the announcement of the 1/6th scale Armored Batman, Hot Toys has turned it up a notch and announced a Life-Size Armored Batman Collectible for the Zack Snyder-directed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice! It’s the first of Hot Toys’ new personal life-size collectibles they are call
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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Linguists Try to Figure Out How Harmful Disney Princesses Are to Kids

The Washington Post has a fascinating article on the work of linguists who are looking at every line of dialogue from Disney princess movies and analyzing them for their representations of women. The results are mixed, to say the least.
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DeLoreans Go Back to the Factory as New Cars Roll Out in 2017!

Back to the Future fans who always wanted to get their hands on a DeLorean get ready, bacause where you’re going (Texas) you DO need roads.
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Monday, 25 January 2016

Researchers Are Teaching ATLAS To Do Household Chores Like Rosey from The Jetsons


The DARPA Robotics Challenge put countless robots through a series of real-world challenges that involved driving, drilling holes, and climbing stairs. But let’s be realistic, the only thing any of us really want a robot for is housework, and that’s what ATLAS is finally learning.
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There’s a Ninth Planet Floating in the Darkness Beyond Neptune

The scientists at CalTech have some bad news for those of you still holding vigil for Pluto’s reintroduction into your favorite solar system mnemonic. (My Very Energetic Mother Jumps Skateboards Under Nana’s, um…TBD.
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40 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books That Will Rock Your World In 2016

2015 was a fantastic year for books, including a lot of titles that did things we’d never seen before. But 2016 looks like it could be just as incredible, including titles from some of our favorite authors. Here are the must-read science fiction and fantasy books of 2016.
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Friday, 22 January 2016

The Classic Cyberpunk Novel Altered Carbon Is Becoming A Netflix Series


Add another entry to the long list of amazing things Netflix is doing with their original programming. They’ve just picked up the rights to Altered Carbon, a 10-episode-series based on the brilliant award-winning 2002 novel of the same name by Richard Morgan.
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Forget Schrödinger's Cat: The Latest Quantum Puzzle Is About Three Pigeons in Two Holes


For decades, Schrödinger’s famous thought experiment involving a cat has been the turn-to illustration of quantum mechanics. But now there’s a new quantum puzzle, which asks: Can three pigeons be placed into two pigeonholes with no two pigeons being in the same hole?
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Happy Australia Day from Deadpool!

Though Ausralia Day isn’t for a few more days (on January 26) and is totally a real thing that wasn’t made up for the purposes of this video, Deadpool has a special message for our brothers and sisters down under. Check out his Australia Day greeting in the player below!
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Friday, 15 January 2016

The Full List of Nominations for the 88th Academy Awards

Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Guillermo del Toro, John Krasinski and Ang Lee announced the nominations for the 88th Academy Awards in all 24 Oscar categories this morning at a special two-part live news conference at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Labyrinth: An Appreciation

David Bowie passed away last night at the age of 69 – much too early. Many of us knew him as Ziggy Stardust, or the Thin White Duke, or even just David F***ing Bowie.
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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Mark Your Calendars: Daredevil Returns on March 18


Matt Murdock has a a city to save–so he’s returning to your television on March 18 to get the job done. Daredevil season 2 approaches! Ready for the new trailer and poster?
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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Don’t Miss These 10 Genre Shows Premiering in January!


The holidays are over and for many that means heading back to work. For others it means there’s finally new episodes of television to watch! But I bet you didn’t realize just how much TV was starting so soon.
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Sunday, 20 December 2015

The 20 Best Comics and Graphic Novels of 2015


It’s been a remarkable year for comics. Huge publishers like DC and Marvel have rejuvenated their line-ups with tons of amazing books; beyond the big two, there’s been some of the most compelling, challenging material in the industry we’ve seen in years.
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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Readers’ Choice: Best Books of 2015

We had our say—now it’s your turn to opine about the best books of 2015! We asked our Twitter followers what they loved this year, and the resulting list (a) involves a lot of books that start with the letter L, and (b) is a good cross-section: some magic, some space; some sequels, some standa
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