The time has come! We are ready to begin shipping Steam Machines and Steam Controllers to the 300 selected beta participants. The machines are due to leave the factory on Friday! Here are some photos from the production line. The 300 selected beta testers are being notified today (at about 2:00 p.m. Show More Summary
The author is Natasha Dow Schüll and the subtitle is Machine Gambling in Las Vegas. I read this on the flight back home and it is a good choice for one of the very best books of the year, as well as one of the best books on “behavioral economics” and “nudge.” Almost every page […]
Don Cheadle is reportedly set to reprise his role as James Rhodes/War Machine in THE AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON! Read the full article on AICN Hey Yo, Draven here. There were some rumors from Bleeding Cool that James Rhodes, a.k.a. War...Show More Summary
Lipstick pistols and the Enigma cipher machine, transmitters, receivers, tiny cameras and disguised listening devices - the tools of espionage. In what feels slightly counter-intuitive, the International Spy Museum in Washington, DCShow More Summary
Progress: [P1] Progress! Bill Gates’s condom challenge is about to be met! This is important! [P2] Aspartame includes E Coli feces. Which goes to show how awesome is: it can make bacterial feces taste good. [P3] A fax machine… to copy life onto Mars! [P4] Google Books got a favorable ruling from the courts, and…
Kim Jong Un’s uncle, Jang Song Thaek, has been executed, according to KCNA, the state news wire. In a excoriating and overwrought dispatch, the party mouthpiece called Jang “despicable human scum” and a traitor “for all ages.” Party...Show More Summary
Love is complicated — even with machines That is the takeaway from Her, a new film from Spike Jonze, which stars Joaquin Phoenix as Theodore Twombly, a heartbroken writer who finds love or something like it from an artificially intelligent operating system. Show More Summary
There are phantoms in the gallery. These are persons, ghosts, machines. That is to say, there are performative photographs, slow-time videos, objects and apparatus that work or make you work to known and unknown ends. Phantoms manoeuvre the uncanny, and artists are eager for such enchantment. Show More Summary
When a roving security robot called the K5 was unveiled late last week by a Silicon Valley startup called Knightscope, the company went a little nuts with its monikers. The press release described the machine as "R2-D2 meets Robocop." But Knightscope founder and CEO William Li said he prefers "R2-D2 meets Batman." That's not it either, really. Show More Summary
Holy crap!! Tonight at Chop Suey is looking real heavy and extra black leathery! The Family Curse is a heavy noise trio backed by a drum machine and hella weird-o creepy samples. Some folks have compared them to the Pain Teens, which, sonically, I'd reckon, they are kinda close. Show More Summary
Valve has selected the 300 participants for its Steam Machine beta test, and if you're one of them, you'll have yours within a week.
Ford is convinced that autonomous cars are the future, and it's putting its money where its mouth is by unveiling a Fusion Hybrid variant built solely for researching driverless car technology. The experimental machine boosts existing driver...
Joss Whedon has apparently decided he can’t fool audiences twice. While he neglected to even mention Don Cheadle‘s War Machine character in The Avengers, the character had a much expanded role in Iron Man 3. That means it’s now believed Cheadle’s Col. James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes, also known as War Machine and Iron Patriot, will play […]
The character was last seen in Marvel's Phase Two sequel Iron Man 3. Will War Machine or Iron Patriot fill in for Tony Stark? [...]
David Cranmer is a mechanical sculpture artist. You might remember him from such projects as theremin in a stuffed badger. He is always busy creating new projects. This is his latest. You may or may not…
Valve has taken another step in its quest to conquer the living room gamers. The company has announced that the prototypes of the Valve Steam Machine including SteamOS and the associated Steam controller will be shipped on 13 December to … Continue reading ?
A two-for-one deal in this post about Zeds Dead. First, the mix in question is a Holiday Mix, running close to an hour and featuring music from Armand Van Helden, Camo & Krooked, Zomboy, Phonat, Toddla T, The M Machine, Vanilla, Statik Selektah, and even some Bob Marley. You can stream it or download it […]
It’s fun to joke about robots eventually killing us all. But the truth is that robots are nothing more than machines following sets of rules. And occasionally, they’re put in a spot where you feel pretty bad for the robot, like “Samantha,”...Show More Summary
Eager to get your hands on the all-new 2015 BMW M4? Of course you are. It should prove to be an amazingly capable machine that thrills and delights all who jump behind the steering wheel. You're going to have to wait a bit though, and you'll need to save quite a bit of money. Or you could just go out and but Gran Turismo 6, because the world's...