#Welcome To the Future

Sony’s Project Morpheus headset now called “PlayStation VR”

PlayStation VR.

Sony’s virtual reality headset has been rebranded. The name is a controversial one, one barely tethered to the PlayStation brand. It’s called “PlayStation VR.” Ha! Get it? Irony! Whatever.

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Amazon Prime now allows for offline playback; dope is dope

PRAISE BE.

Pretty dope development coming out of Camp Amazon. The company’s Prime service is allowing users now to download television shows and movies on its Amazon Video app. That means them long-ass flights will be more bearable through media-based buoying. No wireless connection? No problem. Shitty wireless connection? Don’t even fuck with it.

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Nielsen beginning to track what individual shows we watch on Netflix (and Hulu, and Amazon Prime)

Ben approves.

How many fucking shows could you have saved with this metric already in tow, Nielsen? Are you responsible for Rubicon being cancelled? Is that completely unconnected? I want to be indignant! Apoplectic! About you just finally getting into tracking streaming services. And I don’t give a good god damn if my anger is misguided or not.

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Watch: Boston Dynamics’ robot running through the futzing woods. We’re done. We’re done!

Report: Apple is already looking to test its self-driving car

ph33r

Apple wants to infect you, friends. Your brain. Your palms. And now your car. When the GoogleSkyAppleNetApocalypse kicks off, you’re going to have your choice of which sentient car will drive you to the prison camps. That’s what it’s looking like after this report. The Google Car? Or the Apple Car? Either way — it’s the dirt mines for you, with the rest of humanity.

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Watch: MIT has built a fully-functioning robot bartender. WELCOME TO THE FUTURE.

How do you take your drink, pardner? Do you take it from a robot, ensuring that you’re working towards being as fucking cyberpunk as possible? I goddamn hope so.

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Google creates new parent company, “Alphabet”

Alphabet.

Google has evolved, folks. The SkyNet creating, immortality seeking, data devouring nightmare machine (and producer of really neat products, and a sweet search engine) has created a new parent company to oversee all of its machinations. Called Alphabet.

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Watch: LEGO Robot controlled by homemade Exosuit. The Future is now.

Hawking, Musk, Chomsky, and more sign open letter to ban Artificial Intelligence Weapons

uhuhuh

A real fucking murderer’s row of intelligentsia have signed an open letter calling for a ban on Artificial Intelligence-based weaponry. Sure! Why not? Personally, I’ve always thought that if anything was to rise up and gain Artificial Intelligence, it would probably just be really fucking bored with us ape-folk. And our violence. And our war. But who knows. Maybe it would take on all of our wonderful traits, and subjugate the fuck out of us.

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Apple wants live and local programming for its TV service

Apple TV!

Looks like Apple TV has the potential to be more than expected. The company is apparently interested in more than just cutting deals with cable and premium channels, and is looking to get into the local programming game. For uh, those seven people who still watch the nightly news.

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