A History of Violence Breaks One of Cinema's Oldest Clichés

"The book was soooo much better" is a phrase that screams to me "let's not be friends." It is almost a given at this point, that whenever one thing is adapted from another thing, the original thing is always vastly superior—except when it's not.Read more...

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A History of Violence Breaks One of Cinema's Oldest Clichés

"The book was soooo much better" is a phrase that screams to me "let's not be friends." It is almost a given at this point, that whenever one thing is adapted from another thing, the original thing is always vastly superior—except when it's not.Read more...

Everything You Never Knew About The Making of Conan The Barbarian

What is best in life? Seeing a classic sword-and-sorcery hero brought to the big screen, with an iconic bodybuilder in the lead role. But how did Robert E. Howard's Conan the Barbarian become such a classic film? The path to glory was long and twisted.

The Story Of Slenderman, The Internet’s Own Monster

Every generation creates its own monsters. Folk tales tell of witches and wyrms in the woods, my TV-infused generation feared Jaws in lakes and Bloody Mary in the mirror. This generation gets its monsters from the Internet. Slenderman is a pure product of electronic media.

Video Games' Blackness Problem

Video games have a blackness problem. This has been a known thing for a while, and we do talk about it from time to time. But I'd like to keep talking about it.Read more...

The 12 Best Games For The PlayStation 4

You're heading to the store to get a PS4 right now, and need to know which games to get. (Keep your eyes on the road, please!) Or you're home, all set up, realizing you want more stuff to play. Or maybe you're suiting up for a battle in the console war,

86 Viral Images From 2014 That Were Totally Fake

We debunked a lot of fake viral photos this year. Eighty-six, to be exact. And that doesn't even include all those fake toilet photos from the Sochi Olympics , those fake Ebola cures , and all the lies that UberFacts helped spread . It was a busy year for fakes.Read more...

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Making of Mork and Mindy

For one year, Mork and Mindy was arguably the most successful science fiction TV show ever made. The comedy about an alien and his human best friend turned Robin Williams into a global sensation. How did this miracle happen, and why didn’t it last? To find out,

Alien's Ripley Is My Favorite Action Hero Ever

Not heroine. Hero, period. While it’s rad that Ellen Ripley happens to be a woman, that doesn’t at all impact her level of badassery—though it does inform her character in ways that make her much more interesting than virtually any other cinematic hero. She’s complicated, she feels real,

Time to Flex Those Savings Muscles: Bowflex's Popular Dumbbells Are Back Under $200

The price of these popular Bowflex adjustable dumbbells has been yo-yoing for weeks, but generally speaking, any time they’ve dipped below $200, they’ve sold out fairly quickly. So if you missed out on the last few opportunities, Amazon’s spotting you another chance today.Read more...

Instagram Won't Stop Showing Me the Mother's Day Photos I Don't Want to See

After four and a half years of not speaking to my mom I’ve learned to stay away from social media on Mother’s Day.Read more...

'World’s Hottest Pepper' Will Have You Breathing Fire, But It Won’t Kill You

Not all hot peppers are created equal, and few are as unequal as the Dragon’s Breath chili—a new breed that may soon find itself atop the “world’s hottest” throne. Forged by Wales horticulturalist Mike Smith, the red-orange,

Inside The Russian Bomber That’s Been Flying America’s Coastline

The Russian Tu-95/-142 Bear has been showing up in a lot of places it maybe shouldn’t be over the past month, as the Russian Air Force and Navy continues to probe the air defenses of several nations.

Federal Agents Are Now Using ‘Stingrays’ to Track and Capture Undocumented Immigrants

Controversial cellphone tracking technology is being deployed as a tool in President Donald Trump’s expanding effort to arrest and deport illegal US residents.Read more...

The Venom Movie Has Chosen Its Star/Symbiote Host: Tom Hardy

Variety is reporting that Tom Hardy, who played Bane in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, will next play another iconic comic book villain, Venom. The frequent Spider-Man villain is getting his own film next year, which will be directed by Ruben Fleischer, who made Zombieland.Read more...

Ariel Pink: pom pom

A couple weeks ago, The New Yorker published a lovely little essay about the eccentric rocker, Ariel Pink. The whole conversation takes place in an SUV bound from Pink's Williamsburg hotel to a show in Staten Island.

What Great Gadgets Died Way Before Their Time?

We've talked about tech's biggest blunders and some of the gadgets we miss the most , but these are the wonderful pieces of hardware that have the most tragic stories—the technology that was simply ahead of its time.Read more...

Our Favorite Android, iOS, and Windows Phone Apps of the Week

This week some of the world's biggest apps just got better. Snapchat introduced an in-app payment system, powered by Square, called Snapcash , and WhatsApp began rolling out the largest implementation of end-to-end encryption ever. Oh yeah, and Facebook released a thing .Read more...

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An Adorable Android Easter Egg, Hidden In Plain Sight

I’ve always had a special place in my heart for design Easter Eggs. Particularly the ones that are hidden in plain view — the ones that I’d somehow looked at a hundred times without actually seeing. When’s the last time you took a close look at the icons on an Android phone? Like, really,

现代科技及神经科学助商家深入了解消费者需求

哈维尔·马尔多纳多是某市场调查公司的营销总监,根据他的研究发现,消费者在做出购买决定时并不总是严谨考虑的。真实的需求与表面的需求之间的距离实际相差甚远。

【分享開箱】非常親民,卻又非常實用的細字觸控筆-DAGI台灣製造精準觸控筆

平時沒有太多的時間可以看電影,前幾天好不容易找到時間看了ㄧ部宮崎駿的卡通「風起了」,內容是ㄧ位男孩追逐飛行的夢想,而在二次世界大戰中造了非常優異的戰鬥機。

Governor Declares State of Emergency in California Amid Multiple Wildfires

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency late Saturday, after more than a dozen wildfires forced residents to evacuate, burned down homes and damaged local infrastructureBrown declared the state of emergency because no single local government could control the wildfires,

从零开始,成为数据科学“大咖”

OSDSM即数据科学开源课程,OSDSM能够从理论和技术两方面,帮助你拿下有效利用数据的核心技能。本文介绍了互联网数据科学开源课程、比较了学校教育的短板,给出了新一代课程表。 By 张天雷

中国主要网站签署评论自律管理承诺

官方媒体报道,包括腾讯、新浪和搜狐在内的29家中国互联网站在中国国家网络信息办公室组织召开的一次会议上签署了《跟帖评论自律管理承诺书》。

文章: 微软Azure云的Docker之路:兼容、原生与未来

Azure云拥抱开源,拥抱Docker,走了一条先兼容后原生,并展望未来的Docker容器技术之路。本文介绍了Azure与Docker合作以来的种种进展。 By 张天雷

扎克伯格2016目标:打造《钢铁侠》AI管家

电影《钢铁侠》里头有人气的不仅仅是骚叔,那个始终忠诚又有些小幽默的 AI 管家 Javis 也是亮点。今年“Javis”说不定就将来到现实中,因为这就是扎克伯格的 2016 目标。  扎克伯格日前在他的 Facebook 上表示,他 2016 年的目标就是要打造一个简单的 AI 管家,来帮助其维持家里的运转。扎克伯格确认说,这个 AI 在某种程度上和 Javis 是有点相似。  谈到具体实施时,他写道:“我首先从探索那些已经存在的技术开始。然后我会开始教它听懂我的声音以便控制家中的一切 —— 音乐、灯光、温度等。我要教会它识别朋友们的相貌,让 AI 在他们按响门铃时开门。

三星S7拍照怎么样? 对焦速度完胜佳能70D单反

相比60D来说,70D让笔者最满意的一个提升就是对焦点变多,同时对焦速度大提升,这归功于佳能使用了Dual Pixel(双像素)自动对焦技术。非常有意思的是,今年三星推出了Galaxy S7也采用了双像素技术,对焦速度也是 ... ...

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