These ads for a British movie channel are cooler than most films

ManvsMachine is an award winning design and motion studio based in London, England. Their work for the visual identity of english movie channel Film4 is outstanding and far more interesting than most movies out there. Watch these examples and judge for yourself: » 9/05/14 7:02am 9/05/14 7:02am

IBM Simulates 4.5 Percent of the Human Brain and Might Make You…

Machines have been outperforming the human brain for a while now. Deep Blue vs. Garry Kasparov, Watson vs. Ken Jennings, Siri vs. my hungover inability to operate technology. Now IBM's Blue Gene is trying to not just outperform, but simulate the whole damn human brain. It's 4.5 percent of the way there. » 10/25/11 11:00am 10/25/11 11:00am

Watson Crashed Multiple Times on Jeopardy, Plus Other Watson Tidbits

If you saw the second night of Jeopardy's Watson vs Man and Watson's flat out dominance, I wouldn't blame you for being a little bit sad about humanity. Thankfully it's not straight to SkyNet for Watson, turns out the machine is a little unreliable and prone to crashes. » 2/16/11 5:20pm 2/16/11 5:20pm

Egyptian Protestor Uses Tank as Hammock

Here, an Egyptian man takes a break from a hard day of protesting to catch a catnap. Inside the tread of a tank. I hope he doesn't wake up on the wrong side of the bed (under the tank). [Atlantic] » 2/07/11 9:40am 2/07/11 9:40am

Can a Machine Beat a Human at StarCraft?

Computers that can beat chess grandmasters? Ho-hum. The new arena where artificial intelligence and humans face off is StarCraft. » 11/02/10 8:40am 11/02/10 8:40am

Robot Built to Promote Book Trashes Its Creator's Kitchen

To promote his book Dot Robot: Atomic Swarm, children's author Jason Bradbury built a replica of one of the characters, Punk. The only trouble is that—with some CGI help—the spiky, spherical robot turned against his creator. » 4/05/10 10:20pm 4/05/10 10:20pm

Engineering Student Takes On Electrical Door, Loses

According to the the description, the man in this video is an engineering student in Pakistan. Anyone remember that old Far Side comic? » 8/14/09 6:40pm 8/14/09 6:40pm

Specter of Deadly A.I. Looms In Wake of Invite-Only Asilomar Conference

Science fiction is great fun, but should we really be quaking in our boots over dangerous A.I. anytime soon? A growing number of scientists say yes, and the results of their February conference at Asilomar are finally being made public. » 7/26/09 2:00pm 7/26/09 2:00pm

This Is Why You Need To Know When To Say When

Hey, I'm all for a night out drinking now and then, but not to the point where I'm crawling into industrial garbage bins to sleep one off. You might not wake up when it's crunch time. » 7/15/09 1:40pm 7/15/09 1:40pm

Man Dies Horrible Death In The Teeth Of a Cardboard Shredder

An unidentified man working with a cardboard shredder in Lincoln Heights, LA was killed in what must have been a horrifying fashion after getting tangled in the device. » 7/13/09 6:00pm 7/13/09 6:00pm

Blackberry Saves Man from Falling 700 Feet (And Dying)

David Fitzherbert was skiing down a glacier in Switzerland when the snow gave out and he dropped 70 feet before being trapped somewhat securely between two rocks...thanks to his Blackberry. » 6/29/09 5:40pm 6/29/09 5:40pm

Sweet Dreams, Deadly Machines

Terminator Salvation may have been a letdown, but our week of celebrating the violence within every gadget—armed and sentient or ordinary and household, they're all bloodthirsty—was a hit. Here's a recap of the finer moments: » 5/26/09 4:00pm 5/26/09 4:00pm

...And Then The Robots Will Learn Compassion

In the robot wars, much blood and oil will be shed because of our differences, and lack of understanding. But one day, perhaps amid the fighting, a robot will learn the human value of compassion, and humans will respond—well, like humans. [Broken Robot Nozomi via JapanProbe] » 5/22/09 8:00pm 5/22/09 8:00pm

The Transforminators Will Be This Summer's Biggest Disappointment

"It was bad enough when we were fighting the Terminators. But then the Transformers came. Now we just call them the Transforminators." - John Connor » 5/22/09 6:30pm 5/22/09 6:30pm

Wall-E vs. Johnny 5: Who Would Win In a Deathmatch?

The question of which machine is deadliest of all-time has already been answered—but it's the bonus round that will prove to be the most exciting matchup. Who would win in a battle between Wall-E and Johnny 5? » 5/22/09 5:30pm 5/22/09 5:30pm

The Death Row Inmate Who Turned His Toilet Into an Electric Chair

Michael Anderson Godwin was a murderer. He was awaiting South Carolina's electric chair in 1989 when he decided to fix his TV set while sitting on his cell's metal toilet. You can probably see where this is going. » 5/22/09 2:00pm 5/22/09 2:00pm