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Jul 22, 2018

Ask Ethan: Which Movies Get The Science Of Time Travel Right?

Posted by in categories: entertainment, science, time travel

It’s one of the most common tropes in science fiction. But which movies actually get the science right?

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Jul 21, 2018

The Spectrum Retreat brings color to Portal-like puzzles

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Intriguing game has its moments, but flubs story section.

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Jul 10, 2018

‘Star Wars’: Billy Dee Williams Reprising Role as Lando Calrissian

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Did you feel it?


Billy Dee Williams, who played the galactic gambler Lando Calrissian, will reprise the role for ‘Star Wars: Episode IX,’ the next installment from Lucasfilm.

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Jul 2, 2018

This device lets you control video games hands free

Posted by in categories: entertainment, wearables

The Bcon wearable gaming controller can be worn on your head or foot.

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Jun 28, 2018

Free voice and text chat for gamers

Posted by in categories: entertainment, singularity

Want a place to discuss science, futurism, technology and the impact of their applications on society? Join the ‘Singularity’ Discord server:


Step up your game with a modern voice & text chat app. Crystal clear voice, multiple server and channel support, mobile apps, and more. Get your free server now!

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Jun 24, 2018

This virtual reality headset runs at human-eye resolution

Posted by in categories: entertainment, virtual reality

Varjo’s VR headset lets you see virtual objects in much greater detail, and could be used for training, design or entertainment.

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Jun 23, 2018

A Neuroscientist Says Video Games Positively Affect the Brain in Two Ways

Posted by in categories: entertainment, neuroscience

Ever watch ‘Your Brain on Blank’? Ever have a question about the brain? Then you’re in the right place. Join us as neuroscience Ph.D. candidate Shannon Odell takes a few minutes to answer some of the write-in questions from our viewers about how different stimuli affect your brain.

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Jun 22, 2018

Can science-based video games help kids with autism?

Posted by in categories: entertainment, neuroscience, science

An expanding arcade of video games takes aim at easing autism traits, from poor visual attention to problems with motor skills, but the evidence of the games’ effectiveness remains limited.

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Jun 21, 2018

Microsoft launches ambitious blockchain project to help creators get paid

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, entertainment

It seems that Microsoft isn’t done experimenting with blockchain technology.

Microsoft and Ernst & Young (EY) announced the launch of a blockchain solution for content rights and royalties management on Wednesday.

The blockchain solution is first implemented for Microsoft’s game publisher partners. Indeed, gaming giant Ubisoft is already experimenting with the technology.

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Jun 19, 2018

This New Chip Design Could Make Neural Nets More Efficient and a Lot Faster

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Neural networks running on GPUs have achieved some amazing advances in artificial intelligence, but the two are accidental bedfellows. IBM researchers hope a new chip design tailored specifically to run neural nets could provide a faster and more efficient alternative.

It wasn’t until the turn of this decade that researchers realized GPUs (graphics processing units) designed for video games could be used as hardware accelerators to run much bigger neural networks than previously possible.

That was thanks to these chips’ ability to carry out lots of computations in parallel rather than having to work through them sequentially like a traditional CPU. That’s particularly useful for simultaneously calculating the weights of the hundreds of neurons that make up today’s deep learning networks.

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