Blog

Archive for the ‘entertainment’ category: Page 5

Aug 18, 2019

AI Is About to Completely Change the Face of Entertainment

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI, virtual reality

Twenty years ago, entertainment was dominated by a handful of producers and monolithic broadcasters, a near-impossible market to break into.


And now, over 50 years later, AI is bringing stories to life like we’ve never seen before.

Converging with the rise of virtual reality and colossal virtual worlds, AI has begun to create vastly detailed renderings of dead stars, generate complex supporting characters with intricate story arcs, and even bring your favorite stars—whether Marlon Brando or Amy Winehouse—back to the big screen and into a built environment.

Continue reading “AI Is About to Completely Change the Face of Entertainment” »

Aug 17, 2019

This Nigerian boy is only 9 years old and has already built over 30 mobile games

Posted by in category: entertainment

Today, at just 9 years-old, Okpara, from Lagos, Nigeria, has built over 30 mobile games, according to a report by the CNN.


“You are always playing games; can’t you think about building your own games so others can play yours too?”

Those were the words of Basil Okpara Sr when he scolded his son, Basil Okpara Jr for spending too much time playing games.

Continue reading “This Nigerian boy is only 9 years old and has already built over 30 mobile games” »

Aug 14, 2019

Singularity 6 raises $16.5M from Andreessen Horowitz to create a ‘virtual society’

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI, singularity

When Fortnite reached stratospheric popularity early last year, there were undoubtedly an awful lot of VCs on the sidelines looking enviously at the massive platform and wondering what opportunities could be gleaned from its rapid rise.

Epic Games went on to raise later that year at a nearly $15 billion valuation so some of those investors decided to invest directly in the Fortnite creator’s continued ascent, but others have been looking to get in on the ground floor of new operations that are aiming to rethink the line between video games and social networks.

Today, Andreessen Horowitz announced that it’s leading the $16.5 million Series A of a stealthy gaming startup called Singularity 6. The startup’s ex-Riot Games co-founders claim their venture is less focused on building a button-mashing competitive shooter than it is a “virtual society” where users can develop relationships with in-game characters powered by “complex AI”.

Aug 14, 2019

A REAL and WORKING Magnetic Motor Spinning Indefinitely

Posted by in category: entertainment

Ok, I saw this on Gizmodo (unexpectedly), and despite the fact that I’ve been blogging for five years now I’ve never actually seen something this amazing – the famous magnetic motor spinning by itself indefinitely, like this video shows.

Now, I don’t think there’s any trick involved, there couldn’t be, could it? Just watch the whole movie. If you see anything suspicious, let me know.

Continue reading “A REAL and WORKING Magnetic Motor Spinning Indefinitely” »

Aug 14, 2019

XCOM 2 — E3 2015 Gameplay

Posted by in category: entertainment

Check out new gameplay for XCOM 2 featured at E3 2015.

Visit all of our channels:
Features & Reviews — https://www.youtube.com/GameSpot
Gameplay & Guides — https://www.youtube.com/GameSpotGameplay
Trailers — https://www.youtube.com/GameSpotTrailers
Mobile Gaming — https://www.youtube.com/GameSpotMobile

Continue reading “XCOM 2 — E3 2015 Gameplay” »

Aug 14, 2019

One giant leap for Indian cinema: how Bollywood embraced sci-fi

Posted by in categories: energy, entertainment, space

With these high profile missions to the moon and Mars, sci-fi is set to become a Bollywood staple. “The Indian audience, especially the youth segment, now constantly seeks newer themes and stories,” says Vikram Malhotra, CEO of Abundantia Entertainment, one of India’s biggest production companies. “There has been so much talk and discussion about India’s space programmes and the achievements of our scientists that even the common man now wants to know more about this fascinating world. And on the big screen.”


In 2014, India sent the Mars Orbiter Mission into space, and became the first country to send a satellite to orbit the planet at its first attempt – putting its much richer regional rival China in the shade as it became the first Asian nation to get to the red planet. The project was notable for being led by a team of female scientists; as is India’s second lunar probe, Chandrayaan-2 (from the Sanskrit for “moon craft”), which was launched last month and is due to land on the moon in early September. And as the country establishes itself as a space power, Indians have developed an appetite for sci-fi themes in its cinema.

The patriotic outburst that followed the Mars mission has fuelled the latest example of Indian space cinema: Mission Mangal (Sanskrit for Mars), a fictionalised account of the Orbiter Mission. Starring and produced by Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, it is due for release on 15 August, India’s Independence Day. “I would follow the news about India’s space missions and feel proud of what we were achieving,” says Kumar. “But through Mission Mangal I guess you could say I have an insider’s perspective.”

Continue reading “One giant leap for Indian cinema: how Bollywood embraced sci-fi” »

Aug 8, 2019

CRISPR Gene Editing Is Being Tested In Human Patients And Scientists Admit They Do Not Know “What The Long-Term Effects Of Man-Made Edits To The Human Genome Might Have”

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, entertainment

Scientists agree that CRISPR holds great promise in giving researchers unprecedented power to snip out abnormal stretches of DNA, But there are still significant questions about how safe and effective CRISPR gene editing will be once it’s unleashed in the human body. CRISPR works well enough in the lab, in a dish of human cells, but as with any technology, there are glitches. Some studies have shown that the gene editing goes awry once in a while, splicing incorrect places in the genome. Then there is the bigger question of what longer term, unanticipated effects man-made edits to the human genome might have… (READ MORE)

WOW! TWO MOVIES & TWO BOOKS FREE WITH THE UPDATED AND EXPANDED “TRUMP PROPHECIES”!!

Aug 5, 2019

Black Ops 3 LIGHTNING GUN! “Tempest” Special Multiplayer Weapon (Call of Duty BO3 Gameplay)

Posted by in categories: climatology, entertainment

Prophet’s “Tempest” specialist weapon is an absolute MONSTER! Check it out!
● All Scorestreaks in Black Ops 3: https://youtu.be/6tPby0YoJA0
● Best Gun in Black Ops 3: https://youtu.be/XWG4XSutBj4

ElGato HD60 is the best capture card out there! http://e.lga.to/tmartn
Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/1uVW8NP

Continue reading “Black Ops 3 LIGHTNING GUN! ‘Tempest’ Special Multiplayer Weapon (Call of Duty BO3 Gameplay)” »

Aug 5, 2019

Sci-Fi From the Future

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, entertainment, genetics, robotics/AI

(repeat) Are you ready to defer all your personal decision-making to machines? Polls show that most Americans are uneasy about the unchecked growth of artificial intelligence. The possible misuse of genetic engineering also makes us anxious. We all have a stake in the responsible development of science and technology, but fortunately, science fiction films can help.

The movies Ex Machina and Jurassic Park suggest where A.I. and unfettered gene-tinkering could lead. But even less popular sci-fi movies can help us imagine unsettling scenarios regarding over-population, smart drugs, and human cloning.

And not all tales are grim. The 1951 film, The Man in the White Suit, weaves a humorous story of materials science run amok.

Aug 2, 2019

Physicists Just Captured The First-Ever Footage of a Molecule’s Spectacular Rotation

Posted by in categories: entertainment, physics

Imagine trying to film an event that was over and done within a mere 125 trillionths of a second. It’s something that molecular physicists have long been dreaming of, and at last it seems they’ve achieved their goal.

Using precisely tuned pulses of laser light, an international team of scientists from four different institutions has managed to film the ultrafast rotation of a molecule.

“We recorded a high-resolution molecular movie of the ultrafast rotation of carbonyl sulphide as a pilot project,” said molecular physicist Evangelos Karamatskos from DESY, Germany’s largest accelerator centre.

Page 5 of 66First23456789Last