An Interview with Geoff McFetridge on the Interfaces from Her

Not even those who worked on the Oscar-nominated film Her are sure exactly how near we are to the near-future depicted in the movie. "I think the idea of the near-future is that you can't predict the pace of technology," says graphic designer Geoff McFetridge, who designed the interfaces for the film. » 3/01/14 2:00pm 3/01/14 2:00pm

SNL's Hilarious Her Parody Is About Loving Yourself, Literally

So maybe you're not too keen on the idea of falling in love with a completely artificial computer personality. Who could blame you? That's pretty weird. Maybe instead, the future will be a place where you can learn to love yourself. Wait, actually scratch that; that's super weird too. » 1/26/14 11:00am 1/26/14 11:00am

Her Tech Support: Troubleshooting Your AI Girlfriend

Relationships are hard. Especially when your partner inhabits a completely different realm of sentient existence that your frankly puny human mind could not be expected to fathom under any circumstance. The good news? You've got tech support. » 1/23/14 10:20am 1/23/14 10:20am

The Best Her Parody Yet Has a Punchline Worth Waiting For

In the new Spike Jonze film Her, Joaquin Phoenix plays a dude who falls in love with an operating system. But what if it the gender roles were flip flopped? This parody from HitFix shows a situation that might be all too familiar. » 1/15/14 10:44am 1/15/14 10:44am

A Map of the Futuristic Los Angeles Subway From Spike Jonze's Her

One of the best moments in the new movie Her is watching Joaquin Phoenix ride an elevated train through a Los Angeles of the near-future, dance through a bustling subway station, and emerge at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. » 1/12/14 12:00pm 1/12/14 12:00pm

Wow, Siri Does Not Like Being Asked About Spike Jonze's Her

Is Her a beautifully rendered near-future vision of what life will be like when we start falling in love with artificial intelligence? Not if you ask Siri. She doesn't like Her one bit, and she'll let you know that in no uncertain terms. » 1/05/14 3:06pm 1/05/14 3:06pm

Her Review: Loneliness Never Looked So Beautiful (or Futuristic)

On my way to the theater, I asked Siri about the movie Her, and she got confused. "What kind of businesses are you looking for?" Siri replied in her always off-kilter robotic murmur. I barked back some line about Siri being stupid. She cracked some stupid joke. And my phone went back into my pocket. » 12/18/13 11:00am 12/18/13 11:00am

Tall Is Good: How a Lack of Building Up Is Keeping Our Cities Down

Early in Spike Jonze's new film Her, Joaquin Phoenix's character gazes out his Los Angeles window. As the camera pans, we see not a squat, sprawling metropolis, but a golden-lit landscape of skyscrapers stretching all the way to the horizon. When I saw the film last Friday night, this scene made me gasp. » 12/11/13 12:00pm 12/11/13 12:00pm

What If Spike Jonze's Movie Her Was Actually Voiced By Siri?

So though the premise of a man falling in love with the voice of his phone's operating system is a little ridiculous, Spike Jonze's movie Her actually looks wonderful and maybe even believable. But duh! Who wouldn't fall in love with Scarlett Johansson's voice? Just hearing the huskiness makes you imagine the… » 9/09/13 10:00pm 9/09/13 10:00pm

Spike Jonze's Her Trailer: What Happens If You Fall In Love With Siri?

Here's the first trailer for Spike Jonze's newest project, Her. It's your typical romance, where a meek guy you can't help feeling bad for (Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with the cryptic Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), who mysteriously shows up and makes him teach her, and himself, how to enjoy life. But Samantha is… » 8/07/13 2:04pm 8/07/13 2:04pm

Is Sprint Landing the HTC Hero In October?

A printout-bearing gentleman claims that Sprint, or a carrier that looks an awful lot like Sprint, will get HTC's Hero by October 11th. Two rumors don't make a fact, but we've heard something like this before. [XDA via Engadget] » 7/31/09 9:40am 7/31/09 9:40am