Deep Web Search Engine Memex Fights Crime a Bit Like Minority Report

Exactly one year ago, DARPA announced a characteristically scifi-inspired mission: to create a search engine that could find things on the deep web that Google's crawlers would miss. The so-called Memex project is now well underway, and for the first time we're getting a look at the crime-fighting search engine in… » 2/09/15 12:40pm 2/09/15 12:40pm

Amazon's New Series 'The Man In The High Castle' Is Amazing

What if the Allies had lost World War II, the Nazis had been first to develop the atomic bomb, and the Germans and Japanese had carved up control of United States? That's the premise of the new streaming series from Amazon, The Man in the High Castle — an adaptation of the 1962 book by the same name. And the show is… » 1/15/15 3:48pm 1/15/15 3:48pm

The Nexus 6 Could Be the Nexus X Because of Blade Runner

When talking about unannounced smartphones, everything is uncertain—including the name. And while it makes sequential sense that Motorola's rumored upcoming contribution to the Nexus line would be the Nexus 6, it will likely be called something else. Because the Nexus 6 already exists. » 8/25/14 11:18am 8/25/14 11:18am

Blade Runner Estate Upset Over the Google Nexus One's Name

Google's Nexus One has been interpreted by some press as a title inspired by the Nexus series of androids in the Blade Runner movie. Creator Philip K. Dick's daughter, Isa, says, "We were never consulted, no requests were made, and we didn't grant any sort of permissions." She is consulting her legal counsel over the… » 12/16/09 2:45am 12/16/09 2:45am