Sunday, April 23, 2017

HOLLYWOOD

HOLLYWOOD
Hollywood, behind the scenes of "Pretend and Make-Believe". Technology's role in Hollywood was apparent at the dawn of silent pictures, Disney, and today's visual effects.

Jordan Gaines Lewis, Penn State College of Medicine I recently wrote about the terrible sleep habits of the characters in House of Cards. I disapproved of Frank Underwood’s late-night computer work in the Oval Office,...

At 8:05am on the morning of December 1, 2010, an FBI search warrant team swarmed up to a Silicon Valley home on an unusual misson: find the "sextortionist" who had been blackmailing pro poker...

The American Civil Liberties Union is calling on people in Hollywood, via an email on Thursday, to sign a petition urging the government to investigate and monitor the industry’s “biased hiring practices.” The ACLU is...

Team HBO-Amazon-Twitch offering free viewing of popular series 'Silicon Valley' days ahead of season premiere Missing ‘Silicon Valley’ (click)?  Time to sneak-a-peek of what's in store for season two of the popular series. Amazon's own streaming service Twitch...

Tech giants slugging it out above our Lilliputian lives. I can almost hear the thunderclap blows as they vie for the billions in drag-out market competition. The question on many minds is, will Android...

Disney Researchers develop 2-legged robot that walks like an animated character Robot mimics character's movements, not just its looks When Walt Disney created Mickey Mouse, he didn't give much thought to how he might bring...

Anthony J Martin, Emory University Like many moviegoers this summer, I plan to watch Jurassic World. And because I’m a paleontologist, I’ll cheer for the movie’s protagonists (the dinosaurs) and jeer at the villains (the...

Poor behavior linked to time spent playing video games, not the games played They could find no link between playing violent games and real-life aggression or a child's academic performance UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD - Children who play...

There is certainly no shortage of headlines on wearable sensors these days. “A contact lens measures your glucose level.” “New electronic tattoos could help monitor health during normal daily activities.” A “headband can read...

A day after NVIDIA helped stun the crowd at Microsoft’s BUILD conference, we’re behind a second jaw-dropping DirectX 12 demo that’s grabbing headlines. King of Wushu, earmarked to be the first DX12 title in China,...

David Glance, University of Western Australia This week was significant for the media industry, with a hiccup in the launch of Apple Music resolved and Netflix demonstrating that providing customers with what they want trumps...

Garar Adan was the reported mastermind of the 2013 Westgate Mall shootings in Nairobi, Kenya, where four heavily armed men entered the mall on September 21