As much as I love B movies and grindhouse flicks, I always thought the whole Machete thing was pretty silly, and I’m glad Robert Rodriguez won’t be wasting his time on it anymore, because Machete Kills tanked at the box office. Or will Machete one day return?
Recently a rumor hit the web that there may be another Star Trek series in the works, and why not? There have been many incarnations of Star Trek on the big and small screen, and considering Trekkies can’t get enough, a new series could totally go like gangbusters.
Robotics is a big industry in South Korea, and there is a culture of hiring "assistants" or "narrators" to do in-store product or service promotions. This is a "mannequin robot." For the past couple of years, a South Korean company called Showbo has been producing robots like this—which, I guess, makes sense! Bowing is a sign of respect in Korea and much of Asia. And who can resist a cute child. It all makes for great PR.
Designed for companionship, a new toddler-sized robot can hold a conversation in 19 different languages.Built by Paris-based robotics company Aldebaran and infused with language-learning software developed by voice-technology company Nuance, the robot has a voice that doesn't sound much older than it looks.
This real-time 3D Internet experience lets people see through the eyes of several animals including rats, bees, cats, dogs and hawks, as they wonder the streets of Paris.
Everybody loves proprietary gaming platforms that make you sign in to play Far Cry, right? Hello? Well they're here to stay, whether you like them or not (thanks EA, Microsoft, Valve, and the rest of 'em) and Ubisoft is trying to make its proprietary service a little less awful with the official Uplay app.
Accurate copies of fossilised bones can now be made from the combined use of computed tomography (CT) scans and 3D printers, according to a paper published today in the journal Radiology.
It had been four years since Guillermo Del Toro made Hellboy II: The Golden Army, but he finally came back to the big screen this summer with Pacific Rim. Del Toro’s already got another movie he’ll be shooting next year, Crimson Peak, which is a ghost story, and his long in the works vampire series, The Strain, just got the green light from the FX network.
It’s hard to imagine any movie costing as much as Avatar, which at one point was the most expensive movie ever made. There have been some intriguing rumors as to how much Avatar actually could have cost, but the official number is $237 million.
Even though the Academy Awards won’t be held until March 2, there’s already plenty of Oscar pundits trying to predict who could win. And one performance has already brought up some interesting questions because in the case of Scarlett Johansson in Her, she’s never seen, and only heard.
Volish chairman Sir William Gates III has said that there were difficulties in finding a CEO who can replace Steve "sounds of silence" Ballmer.
British Prime Minster David Cameron has found support for his internet crackdown from the People's Republic of China.
A Wall Street Trader is thoroughly regretting believing Apple's hype machine.
Google has truly defined the way that we consume information. Not only defining how we search but designing the interfaces that we use to filter and find information. This year at Google I/O, there were several amazing new introductions in every category. However, one of the most notable changes to me was the prevalence of cards. Google Now, Google Glass and Google Maps all featured cards.
Hewlett Packard's (HP) Pavilion 10 TouchSmart, powered by AMD silicon, is a 10-inch notebook with a touchscreen display and a price tag of $299. The laptop measures 10.7″ x 7.7″ x 0.9″ and weighs 3.2 pounds.
A famous math problem that has vexed mathematicians for decades has met an elegant solution by Cornell University researchers. Graduate student Yash Lodha, working with Justin Moore, professor of mathematics, has described a geometric solution for the von Neumann-Day problem, first described by mathematician John von Neumann in 1929.
Unexpected behavior in ferroelectric materials explored by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory supports a new approach to information storage and processing.
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have demonstrated in the laboratory a lithium-sulfur (Li/S) battery that has more than twice the specific energy of lithium-ion batteries, and that lasts for more than 1,500 cycles of charge-discharge with minimal decay of the battery’s capacity. This is the longest cycle life reported so far for any lithium-sulfur battery.
For nearly as long as astronomers have been able to observe asteroids, a question has gone unanswered: Why do the surfaces of most asteroids appear redder than meteorites — the remnants of asteroids that have crashed to Earth?
After months of intensive training, the Swarm mission control team are ready for liftoff on Friday. The team will carefully shepherd the trio of magnetic explorers through their critical launch and early orbit phase, ready to react to any problem. The data from this new mission, planned to last four years, will be used to study the mysteries of Earth’s magnetic field, its interactions with the solar wind and relation to global change.
For those who feel the all-electric Nissan Leaf is a car they wouldn’t be caught dead in because it looks too geeky, the automaker seems to have heard you in some round about fashion. Its answer to this was unveiled ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show in the form of the eye bulging BladeGlider concept.
Yamaha is looking to showcase at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show not one, but five electric, two-wheeled rides all described as reference vehicle/prototypes. Four of them are best classified as full electric scooters or motorcycles, while the last one is an electrically power assisted bicycle.
Marvel are the current big daddies of superheroes, but DC would really love to catch up. Batman may be the biggest superheroes in the world, but Marvel’s had the most success at the movies, and they’re also trying to take over television with SHIELD and the upcoming Netlfix series.
There’s been recent speculation that several other superheroes will be appearing in Batman Vs Superman, which will hit theaters on July 17, 2015. Rumors were going around that Warner Brothers has been auditioning actresses to play Wonder Woman, and there was also speculation that Nightwing could be part of the story as well.
They said it couldn’t be done, but never say never. Michael Bay always swore up and down he’d never do another Transformers film, but thankfully for fans of the franchise he changes his mind a lot. After helming his dream movie, Pain and Gain, about muscle heads up to no good, Bay is indeed back for Transformers: Age of Extinction.
Okay, so Almost Human may not be the most original idea for a sci-fi show, but it’s gotten pretty good reviews, and it looks like it’s gotten off to a pretty good start in the ratings. It wasn’t able to beat out major league football, like Walking Dead finally did, but again, it still did pretty well.
Considering we love The Simpsons here on TGD, we were surprised to realize the show was never available for streaming until now. In fact, as media outlets everywhere are reporting, The Simpsons will be rolling in plenty of D’oh!, because they just closed a huge deal with FXX for streaming syndication.
U.S wireless network operators are not interested in allowing smartphone makers to install kill switches that would allow owners to deactivate their phones remotely if they become lost or stolen.
It is fairly difficult to pass a gun ban through Congress unless it is related to 3D printed firearms which Congress is moving to ban again. The NRA, which is pretty rabid about any form of gun control, is silent on this issue largely because it is funded by gun manufacturers who really don’t want people printing copies of their product rather than buying one.
It is a myth that the US government wants to arrest Julian Assange, according to an unnamed top US cop.