Archive for the ‘entertainment’ category: Page 102

Jan 18, 2016

Lord Howe Island Stick Insect hatching

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Is it just me, or does that egg look an awful lot like the ones that hatch out the face huggers in the Alien film franchise?

Well, no matter — a pulse rifle or flamer should do the trick.

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Jan 14, 2016

Robot Wars returning to the BBC after 12-year absence

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Get ready; Robot fans and Geeks around world! Robot Wars is coming back for a new season on the BBC.

Robot Wars, the competitive TV show about battling bots, is returning to UK screens with a new series and new, improved remote-controlled metallic monsters of mayhem.

The BBC has confirmed that it has commissioned one of the original production companies to resurrect the show in the form of six 60 minute episodes, with a new structure in place and more science facts and behind-the-scenes footage than before.

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Jan 12, 2016

15 of the best movies about AI, ranked

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Avengers: Age of Ultron recently rocked its evil robot ways through theaters, but here are 15 other great artificial intelligence films that totally compute.

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Jan 11, 2016

Bowie as Nikola Tesla in ‘The Prestige’

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Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) commissions a machine from Nikola Tesla (David Bowie) during Tesla’s time in Colorado Springs. This video clip is taken from the motion picture ‘The Prestige’ (Touchstone Pictures **Copyright 2006 — All rights reserved*. I own NO rights for this clip, which is intended to be used purely for your entertainment purposes. Do not copy, or in any way otherwise distribute this copyrighted material. Thank you! — JT.

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Jan 8, 2016

Crime-Fighting Robots Go On Patrol In Silicon Valley

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A new kind of security guard is on patrol in Silicon Valley: Crime-fighting robots that look like they’re straight out of a sci-fi movie. News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of SF

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Jan 8, 2016

DEF CON 24 Homework Begins!

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As you know, DEF CON 24’s theme is “Rise of the Machines”. To help you get up to speed on some of the ideas that inspired the theme, and get you thinking about the looming conflict between human and machine intelligences, we’re going to post some books, movies, and other media you might want to check out in advance of the con.

This is the first book post — there will …be more. If you have others you think would be worth looking over before the con, share in the comments!

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Jan 6, 2016

Controller — Short Film

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Jan 4, 2016

Keloid — A Short Film

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In a not too distant future, societies of all countries come to rely on an intricate network of artificial intelligence devices designed to bring efficacy to man’s life. Yet, man continues to devour himself in useless wars. A strong political hierarchy now divides all powers into three factions, and A. I. devices rapidly gain ground as efficiency becomes a priority.

As social revolts grow worse everyday, authorities seek ways to control their citizens. They decide to carry out a series of tests that will determine not only whether some crucial powers can be transferred to non human entities, but also whether man is ready to yield those powers.

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Jan 3, 2016

If Movies Had Internet

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See exclusive pictures & articles!

Cinema goes broadband.

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Jan 3, 2016

If All Movies Had Cell Phones

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Your favorite films just got a lot shorter.

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