Christopher Lee has made his mark in horror films with the Hammer movies, sci-fi with Star Wars, and fantasy with the Lord of the Rings series. The man is currently 91 years old, and while he may not be as spry as when he played Dracula back in the late fifties, he’s still actively performing, which is truly remarkable.
When Dexter finally came to an end, a lot of fans weren’t happy about how it ended. The show had a good run for sure, but a lot of people very disappointed in how it all ended up.
Comic-Con has been based in San Diego for as long as we can remember. Every year, fans from all over the world make the pilgrimage to San Diego celebrate all things geek, and now there are reports that Comic-Con could be changing venues in the future.
Wizarm - currently seeking crowd-sourced funding on Indiegogo - is a set-top box packed with a dual-core ARM Cortex-A15 (Samsung Exynos 5) processor, 16GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and a large number of input/output options.
Object recognition is one of the most widely studied problems in computer vision. But a robot that manipulates objects in the world needs to do more than just recognize them; it also needs to understand their orientation. Is that mug right-side up or upside-down? And which direction is its handle facing?
A person sliding a finger across a topographic map displayed on a touch screen can feel the bumps and curves of hills and valleys, despite the screen's smooth surface, with the aid of a novel algorithm created by Disney Research, Pittsburgh for tactile rendering of 3D features and textures.
A recent study by researchers at the University of Hawaii – Manoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) and the University of Rhode Island (URI) changes the understanding of how the Hawaiian Islands formed. Scientists have determined that it is the eruptions of lava on the surface, extrusion, which grow Hawaiian volcanoes, rather than internal emplacement of magma, as was previously thought.
Scientists from Royal Holloway University have found that when bees are exposed to low levels of neonicotinoid pesticides - which do not directly kill bees - their behaviour changes and they stop working properly for their colonies. The results showed that exposure to pesticides at levels bees encounter in the field, has subtle impacts on individual bees, and can eventually make colonies fail.
Scientists have discovered huge ice channels beneath a floating ice shelf in Antarctica. At 250 metres high, the channels are almost as tall as the Eiffel tower and stretch hundreds of kilometres along the ice shelf. The channels are likely to influence the stability of the ice shelf and their discovery will help researchers understand how the ice will respond to changing environmental conditions.
I’m attending the Society of Environmental Journalists annual conference in Chattanooga, Tenn., this week. Thursday night, those of us mingling in the conference sponsors’ exhibit hall got quite the treat: Volkswagen (which operates a LEED Platinum plant here in Chattanooga) was on hand to unveil the X1, an uber efficient concept car that’s never been seen in the U.S. before.
An era of nighttime solar power is dawning in the U.S.
The A4AI is a global coalition committed to driving down the cost of internet access in less developed countries to below 5% of monthly income worldwide.
Because they're Wall Street and they'd be free to suck every ounce of cash out of Microsoft and not have to worry about investing in the future; there won't be a future for Microsoft without Bill Gates. Let's find someone with some love for Microsoft to make it great again. Not just a bean counter or suit to manage its monopolies to death.
Technology is advancing in every industry, including the automobile industry. Some technology, like GPS and rear view cameras, are considered a necessity and a normalcy to many drivers today. But can technology go too far? Here are four vehicle tech innovations in the making that may not be the best ideas.
If you are wondering why the Nexus 5 is so important, or what makes it worth the wait then, look no further than Kit Kat, or Android 4.4 and wearable devices.
In the wake of The Hunger Games, dystopia is the hot new thing in Young Adult novels. At least we’re not suffering through pseudo vampires anymore, right? Divergent is the latest YA novel that’s become popular in the wake of The Hunger Games, and the movie version is coming on March 20, 2014 with Shailene Woodley.
The fiftieth anniversary of Doctor Who is nearly upon us, and it is reportedly the longest running series in sci-fi history. An anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor, will be reportedly simulcast world-wide on November 23, and now there’s a fan campaign to help turn the Empire State Building into a Tardis.
When director George Romero returned in 2005 with Land of the Dead, he was in the right place at the right time. Zombies were hot, thanks to the success of the Dawn of the Dead remake, and 28 Days Later. While Land of the Dead didn’t do well in US theaters, it did do well on home video, and it was also a success overseas.