Are you disappointed we have no hoverboards, flying cars, auto-tying Nike shoes, growing pizzas, etc.?Submitted by ant on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:06pm.
HardOCP shared a Hopes&Fears article showing "The life and death of the creative computer virus -- The early 90's were a renaissance for a certain type of computer virus. Today, we think of a virus as an insidious thing that hides and wreaks various forms of havoc like destroying a nuclear facility; never peaking its head up intentionally. But there was a time when viruses were more playful and made their presence known with creative and occasionally funny graphics or animations via 'payloads.' We recreated the payloads of old school viruses..."
VideoSift shared an one minute and 22 seconds musical YouTube video showing "life looks really different through a MRI machine" and "... 'sees' inside the body by mapping the position of water molecules, which exist at different densities in different types of tissue. Watch the video above for a sample of some impressive MRI images of the human body in action."
Gizmo's Freeware mentioned a Flash puzzle platformer game titled "Continuity" -- "Here's a really neat video puzzle game that you can play online for free in your browser. On one level, it's a relatively simple idea. There's a person, a key, and a door. Move the person to pick up the key, then reach the door and you've completed the level. Of course there are a few obstacles in your way, but they're pretty easy to scale with a jump.
Would you want a personal (ro)bot that looks like a human like in 2003's Battlestar Galactica, (Real) Humans, etc.?Submitted by ant on Sat, 08/15/2015 - 6:56am. Communication | History | Personal | Religion/Culture | Shopping | Technology
The Atlantic's long article is titled "Don't Hate the Phone Call, Hate the Phone" on how "Our telephone habits have changed, but so have the infrastructure and design of the handset.