Whenever you think of the legendary ‘80’s hair band Motley Crue, you don't usually think jackass, except now one of the creative forces behind the show Jackass will help bring the movie adaptation of their best-seller, The Dirt.
I’m in Club Sportiva which allows me to regularly drive supercars and not have to carry the full cost of owning one. Over the last two weekends I took out a Viper SRT, then the amazing looking Mercedes Benz SLS with the cool Gullwing doors in AMG trim, finally ending up with my Jaguar F-Type.
A Chinese website has gotten its paws on images and benchmarks of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 780 Ti.
The Fox show Sleepy Hollow has gotten off to a strong start in the ratings, and it’s great to see horror back with a vengeance on TV. Not only does the show have the writing powerhouse of Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Transformers), but it also stars Orlando Jones, who I loved on Mad TV.
It’s great when filmmakers are fan friendly and keep their audiences in the loop. The geeks have always been a very powerful army, and even if you give them just a little to go on, they can really get behind your movie and promote the hell out of it. Here's a new 3 minute trailer, and possibly last one before the movie is out.
The IPPLI Mars i8 is a cylindrical Android set-top box powered by Rockchip's RK3188, a quad-core ARM Cortex A9 clocked @ 1.6 GHz paired with ARM's Mali-400MP4 GPU.
Nitric oxide (NO) is one of the most important signaling molecules in living cells, carrying messages within the brain and coordinating immune system functions. In many cancerous cells, levels are perturbed, but very little is known about how NO behaves in both healthy and cancerous cells.
As transistors get smaller, they also become less reliable. So far, computer-chip designers have been able to work around that problem, but in the future, it could mean that computers stop improving at the rate we’ve come to expect.
Acura, Honda’s luxury division, is getting set to debut its first luxury sedan to use hybrid powertrain technology later this month at the Los Angeles Auto Show. TheRLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD will sport the same fuel efficiency gear as its much more zippy sibling, the upcoming Acura NSX.
A rudimentary form of life that is found in some of the harshest environments on earth is able to sidestep normal replication processes and reproduce by the back door, researchers at The University of Nottingham have found.
Scientists from around the world are gathered this week at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., for the second Kepler Science Conference, where they will discuss the latest findings resulting from the analysis of Kepler Space Telescope data.
Included in these findings is the discovery of 833 new candidate planets, which will be announced today by the Kepler team.
The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association Show (SEMA) is the place each year to showcase vehicles, concepts and otherwise, that are accessorized “to allow personalization while maintaining excellent refinement and ride characteristics.”
Canadian Nathan Gray has discovered a supernova in the field of the galaxy designated PGC 61330, which lies in the constellation of Draco (the dragon). Winning the hearts and minds of boys everywhere, Nathan has taken the title from his sister, Kathryn, who was the youngest supernova discoverer back in 2010.
The Amscreen technology will estimate age and sex for advertisers, tailoring ads at gas pumps at Tesco gas stations. Yup. Minority Report.
We at TGD was genuinely surprised that the Wikileaks movie, The Fifth Estate, bombed at the box office. Sure Julian Assange didn’t like it, and he made his feelings known to anyone who’d listen, but his complaining could have been great publicity for the movie.
We just reported on TGD that JJ Abrams will have a hell of a time trying to finish the next Star Wars movie because Disney is insistent on a summer 2015 release date. Such insane scheduling comes with the territory. Usually Hollywood comes up with the release date, next comes when the toys are supposed to hit the stores, and the movie can often be an afterthought.
With the upcoming superhero movies that Marvel has in store, it’s really a whole new ball game, thanks to The Avengers. After The Avengers came out and made three gazillion dollars, many of the upcoming Marvel films, including Thor: The Dark World, and Guardians of the Galaxy, are being looked at as offshoots of that incredible superhero team-up.
Responsive Web Design is sweeping the online world and making it easier for users to get access to Internet sites, whether they’re using their desktop computers or mobile devices. While most web design trends often gain popularity overnight and quickly fade to obscurity, RWD clearly is here to stay.
Almost Human is one of about 3,000 TV shows and movies JJ Abrams has in development. Okay, so the guy’s going to be very busy with Star Wars for the next year and a half, but he can still keep a lot of irons in the fire as a producer.
Video games take a lot of practice, endurance, and hand / eye coordination. But come on, can we really compare it to real sports? You may recall some time back on TGD that we reported that a competition for League of Legends had formed, somewhat like a video game Olympics, and in this case, gaming was officially classified as a sport.
The Rikomagic MK802 IV LE is an ARM-powered PC-on-a-stick that can be plugged into the HDMI port of a TV or monitor.
It doesn't take a Watson to realize that even the world's best supercomputers are staggeringly inefficient and energy-intensive machines. Our brains have upwards of 86 billion neurons, connected by synapses that not only complete myriad logic circuits; they continuously adapt to stimuli, strengthening some connections while weakening others.
For the first time, a NASA airborne campaign will measure changes in the height of the Greenland Ice Sheet and surrounding Arctic sea ice produced by a single season of summer melt.
As drylands of the world become even drier, water will not be the only resource in short supply. Levels of nutrients in the soil will likely be affected, and their imbalance could affect the lives of one-fifth of the world’s population. That includes people living in Arizona, who may be in for a dustier future.
Doom may be averted for the Smith Cloud, a gigantic streamer of hydrogen gas that is on a collision course with the Milky Way Galaxy. Astronomers using the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) and Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT) have discovered a magnetic field deep in the cloud’s interior, which may protect it during its meteoric plunge into the disk of our Galaxy.
Most of the universe's heavy elements, including the iron central to life itself, formed early in cosmic history and spread throughout the universe, according to a new study of the Perseus Galaxy Cluster using Japan's Suzaku satellite.
Alstom said its 1-megawatt tidal turbine that’s undergoing testing at the European Marine Energy Centre has now sent 100 megawatt-hours of electricity onto the grid. The device first hit full operating power at the EMEC back in July.
Tesla Motors, in a move which shows aggressive growth plans, inked a deal this week with Japanese giant Panasonic to expand the latter’s supply of automotive-grade lithium-ion battery cells to the electric vehicle manufacturer. This expansion targets nearly 2 billion cells over the course of four years.
Scientists at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, a city in NW Romania, have developed artificial blood and initial test indicate that it may be effective.
Ruediger Frank is a Professor of East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna and Head of the Department of East Asian Studies. He got his hands on the SA-70, reviewed it and said, not bad.
The iPad Air went on sale on Friday. It's easier to compare it to its predecessor in the Apple stable, but not that easy when it comes to other vendors like Microsoft and Samsung.
We are power nappers. Well, actually, we just fall asleep at our desk. A lot. The original Ostrich Pillow was on our Christmas list. The new, Ostrich Pillow Light may become our best friend. This could be the single greatest invention we have seen this weekend.
Ender’s Game is now finally out in the world, and one of the best images from the film is Ben Kingsley’s tattooed face, and Kingsley recently spoke out about why his character wears it.
Getting any movie made is an enormous task, forget about trying to get a Star Wars movie made. The biggest directors in the business shuddered at the prospect of trying to helm the next Star Wars movie before JJ Abarms finally said yes, and there have definitely been some disturbances in the force since.
There’s been a new incarnation of Mad Max in the works for quite some time now, and while the original and the Road Warrior are both beloved to fans, there’s a new generation of people who have no idea who the character is. (Not to mention todays’ generation has no idea that Mel Gibson was actually cool at one point in time, but this was last century we’re talking about here…)
40 Chinese students from the School of Automobile and Mechanical Engineering, Changsha University of Science & Technology (CSUST) have used 3D printing to build a race car. The Chinese are pinning their hopes on 3D printing to boos their automotive and aerospace industries.
Some sequels are a given, and they’re going to get made no matter what. You knew there was no way a new Star Wars or the third Batman movie would eve be stuck in development hell. Other movies, unfortunately, haven’t been so lucky.