Jobs are kind of a big deal. Robots are kind of a big deal (and super cool). Looking into the future and the spread of technology it’s natural to worry about more and more jobs being replaced by machines and robots. Most factories have at least some level of robotics on the floor. Data is frequently analyzed by programs with an ever increasing level of sophistication that is rapidly approaching intelligence. It can seem like there is no economic niche or specialty that humans can’t be squeezed out of. Could sex workers be lined up right next to factory workers in the unemployment line in the near future?
On last night’s episode of Adventure Time, “Nemesis,” Peppermint Butler’s dark magicky ways finally catch up to him when a zealot in Puritan dress vows to bring him to justice. It’s the eponymous time again!
It's been a long-held tenant among movie execs that sci-fi and comic book adaptations were the realm of men, children, and man-children. That idea is quickly falling to pieces though, with a record number women attending Marvel's recent superheroes-in-space blockbuster.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world's oldest sports car endurance race. It features teams of elite drivers and mechanics pushed to their limits as they attempt to survive and compete for a full 24 hours. The 24 Hours of LeMons is kind of like that, except cars can only cost $500 and once a guy raced in a upside down Camaro. So basically, it's way better.
The Disney influence is strong in this one. A 7-minute preview of the upcoming Star Wars animated series, Rebels (which will also be the first "new" Star Wars we see since the acquisition), is now online, and it's kind of what you'd expect from a Disney XD series. Whether that's good or bad probably depends on how old you are.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Roald Dahl's iconic novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Penguin has debuted a fantastic new cover for the book. Did I say fantastic? I meant creepy, and possibly demonic.
Say what you will about Zack Snyder as a filmmaker, but at least he's a passionate fan. The director of DC's upcoming team-up movie, Batman v. Superman, heard a couple of radio hosts in Detroit talking some smack about Aquaman's rumored role in the film. Most people would ignore it and move on with their lives, but Snyder not only called in to set the record straight, he also revealed some potential details on what Aquaman might be doing in BvS.
It doesn't matter whether you thought it was creepy, far-fetched, ballsy, or plain cute: Olivia Olson, voice actress of Marceline on Adventure Time, recently confirmed details about Princess Bubblegum and the Vampire Queen that fans (and especially fan artists) have known for years. Aww.
Now that we're all done with Marvel for the year, we can get back to what's really important in life: what the heck is going on in Star Wars: Episode VII? While we've been picking apart Guardians of the Galaxy looking for clues, a couple of juicy Star Wars rumors flew right under my radar. If you happened to miss them too, read on for reports on the Millennium Falcon's new pilot, Luke Skywalker's messy situation, production details, and more.
Howdy Folks! And welcome to Channel Surfer Season 3, where everything starts going downhill. Case in point: The first new post isn’t about obscure TV shows, it’s about the most well known and beloved animated films in American History. But that’s what I watched this summer, and boy, there was some stuff I noticed.
So it looks like Valve may have stealthily released their long-awaited Source 2 engine in a recent Dota 2 update. Specifically, they recently released the Dota 2 workshop tools in alpha form, and after digging through some of the files included with the tools, it looks like there's a decent amount of evidence for this theory. But what's the significance of releasing the Source 2 engine in this way, and why all the secrecy from Valve?
Anyone who's used Youtube in the last couple years probably knows how this system works. If Youtube detects copyrighted music present in your video, the entire video is automatically muted. It would appear that Twitch.TV, the popular video game streaming site, is implementing a similar system. Before we get all up in arms about it, though, let's explore why this might be a good thing.