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Sep 30, 2019

Why China is the perfect place for cloud gaming to succeed

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While most of the attention has been on Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud, Tencent has also been working on cloud gaming. China’s biggest gaming company has been talking about letting people go from viewing live streams to playing along with the same streamer with just a click — without ever having to download the game.

One of the big reasons China is perfect for cloud gaming? 5G.


Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud are pushing cloud gaming, but Tencent could be the real one to watch.

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Sep 29, 2019

Why The Future Will Be An Unimaginable Utopia Beyond Our Wildest Imaginations

Posted by in categories: entertainment, futurism

Humanity is moving ever faster towards a perfect world, but we’ll probably never get all the way to perfect. A somewhat plausible alternative to this utopian future is that humanity destroys itself. Typical science fiction dystopias, on the other hand, are quite unrealistic, in my view.

Interstellar is one of my favorite movies, but there’s one thing about it I don’t like; it’s set in a dystopian future where sandstorms and blight make it increasingly difficult for humans to survive. Although science fiction is my favorite genre, it annoys me a bit that science fiction movies are often dystopian to some degree.

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Sep 24, 2019

“Her” is one of the top 20 artificial intelligence films – in pictures for The Guardian

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

“Her” is one of the top 20 artificial intelligence films — in pictures for The…

Sep 24, 2019

Boston Dynamics Spot hands-on: new dog, new tricks

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Boston Dynamics is putting Spot to work. The company has announced a new leasing program for its Spot robot (formerly SpotMini), which is aimed at construction, entertainment, and other automation-friendly industries. But is the world ready for this semi-autonomous quadruped?

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Sep 23, 2019

Kevin Smith Wants Michael Keaton for a ‘Batman Beyond’ Movie

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Recently on the Fat Man on Batman podcast Marc Bernardin brought up an exciting idea for a new Batman Beyond movie. Kevin Smith was completely for it.

Batman Beyond originally premiered January 10th, 1999. That makes it 20 years old now. It’s hard to believe that time has gone by so quickly. Batman Beyond was one of the best animated series for Batman besides well, Batman the Animated Series. It followed Terry McGinnis as he navigates becoming Batman after Bruce Wayne suffers a heart attack and can no longer do the dirty work on the streets. Bruce before that point was fighting in a mech suit trying to keep up with all of Gotham’s atrocities.

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Sep 20, 2019

Are We Alone? ‘Ad Astra’ Star Brad Pitt Talks Aliens, Science Fiction and More

Posted by in categories: alien life, entertainment

When starting to create the movie, Gray said “Ad Astra” would be a “science feature fact” film and that he would endeavour to make it the most realistic space movie yet created. He admitted he had to adjust that vision as production continued. “A lot of times when you start working on a project, you start to say unbelieveably dumb things,” he joked.


Brad Pitt says his new space movie “Ad Astra” won’t have a clear position on whether humanity is alone in the universe.

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Sep 19, 2019

AI: Agents show surprising behavior in hide and seek game

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Researchers have made news in letting their AI ambitions play out a formidable game of hide and seek with formidable results. The agents’ environment had walls and movable boxes for a challenge where some were the hiders and others, seekers. Much happened along the way, with surprises.

Stating what was learned, the authors blogged: “We’ve observed discovering progressively more complex tool use while playing a simple game of hide-and-seek,” where the agents built “a series of six distinct strategies and counterstrategies, some of which we did not know our environment supported.”

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Sep 15, 2019

The Comet: Humanity’s Ongoing Journey as a Spacefaring Species

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space travel

Launched into space in 2004, Rosetta embarked on a 10-year journey through the cosmos. By 2014, the spacecraft reached its destination, made orbit, and successfully landed its lander module Philae.


A short film cataloging the Rosetta mission to comet 67P, providing a visual spectacle of its landing on the comet’s surface.

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Sep 14, 2019

New cinematic trailer for Occupy Mars simulation game released

Posted by in categories: entertainment, food, space travel

The Martian frontier is yours in Occupy Mars — the upcoming (as of today: Coming soon) highly technical open world simulation game about Mars colonization from Polish indie game developer Pyramid Games. In the game you will be able to “build and upgrade your base, discover new amazing regions, conduct mining operations, retrieve water and generate oxygen, grow crops, fix broken parts, learn how to survive on Mars!”

Here is the newest cinematic trailer of the game and beautiful HD images from it. Note the SpaceX’s Starman style spacesuit and ITS v2016 Starship.

Sep 13, 2019

Panasonic Introduces Vacuum-Insulated Refrigerator

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Panasonic has introduced what may be the first vacuum-panel-insulated refrigerator in the world. The 17.7 ft3 (501 l) NR-F503TE refrigerator-freezer, introduced in late 2008 in Japan, is insulated with Panasonic’s U-VacuaIV vacuum panels that consist of multiple layers of glass fibers and aluminum films sealed into a vacuum panel. The refrigerator-freezer uses 350 kWh per year, according to the company’s Japanese website (about 25% better than the U.S. federal standard). A larger, 21.3 ft3 (603 l) model, the NR-F603T, uses 440 kWh per year. EBN was unable to learn what type of refrigerant is used except that it is “non-CFC.” Whether the product will be introduced in North America is also not known.

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