In Hollywood, there are certain projects that have been spinning their wheels for years. They still have promise, but the right elements just haven't come together to actually push them into production. One such title is sci-fi thriller Gemini Man — which has new life thanks to an A-list director.
Researchers at Facebook AI Research and Tel Aviv University school of computer science published a preprint paper outlining how they created an automatic process to create VR avatars. The company's new Facebook Spaces "social" VR venture launched this week.
Video: How often have you pulled a rarely needed book off your shelf and needed to blow a layer of dust off of it? Now imagine what libraries have to deal with, given the tens of thousands of tomes in their collections. But it turns out someone's already invented a machine that cleans books like a tiny waterless carwash.
Regular, high-intensity amusement rides not doing it for you? Perhaps you should give Daniel de Bruin's "Neurotransmitter 3000" a go. By tapping directly into your heart rate and body temperature, the one-person thrill ride will change speed and motion based on how terrified and exhilarated you are.
As journalists, it's our obligation — nay, our duty — to ask the hard questions. So when presented with the opportunity to ask a living former astronaut and American hero Mike Massimino about his two trips to the final frontier to fix the Hubble Space Telescope, without any real impetus or news peg, we knew what to do. We bombarded him with the dumbest questions we could think of.
Mobile phone user interfaces have come a long way, but the humble copy and paste remains fairly clunky. Voice-controlled assistants like Cortana and Siri are bridging the gap, but sometimes, you just want to take text from one app and stick it into another. And Google will start predicting what that text might be when its "Copyless Paste" arrives on Android.
Microsoft has gone ahead with its plan to disable updates on pre-Windows 10 operating systems running on newer AMD and Intel processors. While your machine won't suddenly stop working, it does mean your Windows 7 or 8.1 install won't benefit from the latest updates. Fortunately, a simple workaround is now available.
Over 70 per cent of our planet is covered in water, and we tend to think that's a lot. A new study suggests that our world is special in this regard, and that most habitable planets are dominated by oceans that consume over 90 per cent their surface area. That may be good for primitive marine life, but not so good for aspiring civilisations.
American Gods 2 isn't happening any time soon. Author Neil Gaiman first teased the sequel to his best-selling novel, now a TV show on Starz, back in 2011. Six years later, there's no date in site. But that hasn't stopped Gaiman from pulling a quasi-J.K. Rowling and keeping the showrunners on their toes.
It's hard to believe it's been over three years since audiences were graced with The LEGO Movie. The film was so smart, funny and successful that of course a sequel almost immediately went into the works. We're still about two years from its release, but star Chris Pratt told us the latest on the project.
It looks like Uber's toxic work culture is so awful, it's going to take even longer for the company to fully investigate it. According to a new Recode report, Uber just extended its internal investigation into sexual harassment claims at the company. The internal report is now expected by the end of May.
In March, LGBT YouTube creators criticised Google for hiding some of their videos in "Restricted Mode", which filters potentially "mature" content. After initially downplaying the extent of the problem, Google issued a non-apology, then a slightly more apologetic non-apology, and finally posted a fuller actual apology on its blog. In that post, Google acknowledged "this feature isn't working the way it should" and promised it was "going to fix" the issue.
Scott Derrickson might be returning for Doctor Strange 2. Supergirl could be bringing in another infamous Superman villain. What the hell was Nathan Fillion doing on the set of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Plus, new pictures from The Mummy and new footage from American Gods, and what's to come in the rest of Arrow's current season. Spoilers!
Confide, the (supposedly) secure messaging app reportedly favoured by Trump White House staffers, has had a rocky few months trying to counter allegations that its app isn't so secure. A new lawsuit filed this week in US federal court is sure to further those headaches, alleging the app isn't as good at protecting its users' identities and messages as it claims to be.