The internet is a big place. There’s so much to read and watch and listen to that it can be overwhelming. We all have those stories that we start, get distracted for one reason or another, and promise ourselves we’ll finish later. Well, if any of those stories were on Paleofuture, here’s your second chance!
Russia and Turkey each have their own version of what happened with that downed jet earlier this week, but science may have the last word. According to two Belgian astrophysicists, neither nation is being entirely truthful.
Has Disneyland given us a first hint at Spider-Man’s movie costume? Get a look at some new Starfleet uniforms in Star Trek Beyond pictures. Doctor Who teases Maisie Williams’ upcoming role. Plus The Flash might be bringing Jay Garrick and Caitlin Snow closer, and a new clip from Star Wars Rebels. Spoilers!
Production design is one of the most underrated aspects of filmmaking and fictional consoles and interfaces can have an actual impact on those we’re sitting in front of in the real world.
Remember the 1983 movie WarGames? The film is about a computer “game” with the potential to start thermonuclear war. But strangely this scenario is more truth than fiction. Because in 1979 programmers at NORAD almost started World War III when they accidentally ran a computer simulation of a Soviet attack.
Not only were we lucky enough to catch Project Almanac last night at Comic-Con, but we also got a few minutes with director Dean Israelite, too. Almanac's a solid first feature so it should come as no surprise that the guy's got a pretty cool project lined up next: a new version of the 1983 release, WarGames.
The latest in proof that Hollywood is out of ideas is MGM's dogged pursuit of remaking the 1983 classic WarGames. To which we say: Stop it.
The skies above Las Vegas, Nevada have been packed with military aircraft over the last week. It's not another reboot of Red Dawn, mind you, but rather the second round of the Red Flag war games held at Nellis Air Force Base. Check out these sweet shots of the F-22 Raptor—America's first stealth fighter—staying sharp…
Everybody knows that the movies can be a messy business — oftentimes, what reaches the big screen is the result of a process akin to sticking your fingers in a Cuisinart. And sometimes the original director of a project gets dropped just before filming starts — as happened with The Wolfman. Or sometimes the director…
Staff Sgt. Christopher Fessenden is alive right now thanks to a toy truck. Seriously. The toy truck was always sent ahead of him in Afghanistan to look for roadside bombs. Last week, it ran into a tripwire and exploded.
So the graphic realism isn't quite Black Ops, but this military sim will actually influence real-world naval operations in the future.
Computer hacking isn't really a spectator sport, so movies will embellish hacking scenes with funky visuals, inane jargon, and supercomputers that run on magic and prayer. Here are 10 of the most awesomely groanworthy hacking scenes.
Next week, for the first time, the public will be able to see how our government might respond to a full-fledged act of cyber terrorism, in a simulation that will include top intelligence and security officials.
This year has presented us with a plethora of planet-imperiling scenarios, from Watchmen toTransformers. But despite the promising threats of nuclear war and killer robots, I'm left feeling empty. The Apocalypse used to be fun. What happened?
Are you telling me that no one has thought to combine the inherent suspense of a typing scene with the added drama of slow motion? I smell a low-hanging Oscar, Hollywood visual effects artists.
The Pentagon has just given the U.S. Office of Naval Research $36 million for what it calls a "futuristic" experiment in training soldiers to deal with terrorists by using immersive virtual reality scenarios.
Unlike more modern films about hacking like The Net and Hackers, Wargames has been lovingly embraced by the geek audience. And even 25 years after its release, it holds up as a thought-provoking film about a changing technological future-a future where the fate of the world really can be in one man's hands, or just as…
You might be familiar with E.E. Smith's Lensman novels, but you've probably never played the 1969 classic Lensman wargame. Out of print since the 70s, copies of the original Lensman game are so rare they're hard to find even on ebay. Now, original designer Phil Pritchard is overhauling the game for re-release,…