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Jul 15, 2017

A Beautiful Vision of What’s Beyond – The Work of Erik Wernquist

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Earlier Work

Wernquist early short film “Wanderers” explored many of the same themes about humanities nature to explore and experance, built around beautiful images of space and the cosmos and narration built around an expert from Carl Sagan ‘s “Pale Blue Dot.”

Wernquist described the film as:

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Jul 14, 2017

Click Here for Happiness

Posted by in categories: biological, bionic, computing, electronics, entertainment, fun, internet, media & arts, mobile phones

Technology can be wonderful. But how do you keep track of yourself when technology allows you to be everywhere at once?

In this film Prof. Yair Amichai-Hamburger (director of the Research Center for Internet Psychology at the Sammy Ofer School of Communications) argues that even though technology allows us to reach out and connect more easily than ever before, if we don’t ever take a step back, we can lose track of our humanity in the process.

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Jul 9, 2017

Kiwi startup Soul Machines reveals latest artificial intelligence creation, Rachel

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A Kiwi company developing artificial intelligence has delivered its latest digital human, called Rachel.

Rachel can see, hear and respond to you.

She is an avatar created by two-time Oscar winner Mark Sagar, who worked on the blockbuster movie of the same name.

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Jul 8, 2017

The mystery planet that could destroy the Earth

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Just in time for summer movie season comes news that something huge is lurking out there at the edge of the solar system. It’s really big. It’s never before been detected. It’s warping gravity fields.

No, it’s not the latest Michael Bay disaster-fest or the mothership from “Independence Day.” It’s not the hypothesized Planet 9 that everyone was talking about a little over a year ago. Probably it’s another planet. Or maybe that mothership.

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Jul 7, 2017

The world’s first glasses-free holographic phone is coming, and it’s not from Apple

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RED Digital Cinema has announced its first Android phone featuring the world’s first glasses-free holographic display.

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Jul 5, 2017

Study finds hackers could use brainwaves to steal passwords

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Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggest that brainwave-sensing headsets, also known as EEG or electroencephalograph headsets, need better security after a study reveals hackers could guess a user’s passwords by monitoring their brainwaves.

EEG headsets are advertised as allowing users to use only their brains to control robotic toys and video games specifically developed to be played with an EEG . There are only a handful on the market, and they range in price from $150 to $800.

Nitesh Saxena, Ph.D., associate professor in the UAB College of Arts and Sciences Department of Computer and Information Sciences, and Ph.D. student Ajaya Neupane and former master’s student Md Lutfor Rahman, found that a person who paused a video game and logged into a bank account while wearing an EEG headset was at risk for having their passwords or other sensitive data stolen by a malicious software program.

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Jun 22, 2017

‘Avatar’ To Start Production in September

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There are FOUR new Avatar films in the works 🙌.

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Jun 16, 2017

This virtual reality game makes you walk the plank

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This virtual reality game will test one of your greatest fears.

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Jun 11, 2017

Scientists Claim to ‘Upload Knowledge Into the Brain’ Using Matrix-Style Device

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Scientists at HRL labs claim to have built a device that could upload knowledge directly into the brain just like the matrix films.

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Jun 1, 2017

Game ball delivered by drone in Portuguese Cup Final

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