Warren Ellis Answers Your Questions About The Future

Author, comics legend and uncanny futurist Warren Ellis has gifted us with his insight into your pressing questions about the coming days of tech, free speech, the music industry, space travel, which Earthbound species is most likely to have alien origins, and much, much more. » 3/16/15 5:07pm 3/16/15 5:07pm

France Score Thanks To First Important Use Of Goal-Line Technology

France made quick work of Honduras today, mostly thanks to a first half foul in the box that resulted in a French penalty and a second yellow for Honduras's Wilson Palacios. The game was put out of reach in the 48th minute when Karim Benzema's shot caromed off the post, deflected off the goalkeeper's arm, and rolled… » 6/15/14 5:34pm 6/15/14 5:34pm

The New RoboCop Is What RoboCop Meant to Kill

This new RoboCop movie does not care that anyone might compare it unfavorably to the original 1987 RoboCop movie. It has been programmed not to care about these things. The most readily available metaphor, which is also true, is that the new movie has killed the human mind and guts of its predecessor and kept the cold… » 2/14/14 1:46pm 2/14/14 1:46pm

Who Will Be The Most Fascinating Person In Sports in 2014?

Over at Sports Illustrated, media writer Richard Deitsch has a collection of the responses 44 respectable sports media types gave when he asked who the most fascinating person in sports will be next year. Their picks were mostly about as exciting as you'd expect, with Johnny Football coming in as the consensus choice,… » 12/30/13 12:14pm 12/30/13 12:14pm

This Free-Running War Robot Is Not Designed to Harm Humans Yet

It has been a busy week for the Machine-Human Alliance. Sorry! The Human-Machine Alliance. Humans will always take precedence. First there was the deployment of South Korea's autonomous jellyfish-killing aquatic robot swarm. Now, in a completely unrelated development, the engineers at Boston Dynamics—working on behalf… » 10/04/13 3:48pm 10/04/13 3:48pm

The Ravens Are Fighting With Their Own Left Tackle On Twitter Only Six…

Who will stand up and protect Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens QB? Eh, probably no one. We're six days away from the Ravens' opener—Monday night at Cincinnati—and they might be dumping starting left tackle Bryant McKinnie because they're upset about how much they're paying him. » 9/04/12 1:10pm 9/04/12 1:10pm

We’re Going To Live Forever By Killing Ourselves And Going To Digital…

Earlier this week, a scientist named Aubrey de Grey (that is such a drag queen name) made waves by announcing to the press that the first person to live 150 years has probably already been born, and that it may not be long before human beings are able to live 1,000 years, if not longer, thanks to genetic engineering… » 7/08/11 4:00pm 7/08/11 4:00pm

Qataris Develop Artificial Cloud To Keep Pitch Cool During World Cup

Qatar 2022 will undoubtedly see at least 15 times more pissing and moaning than we had to endure during the South African World Cup last year, but if even half the technology proposed for the games comes to light, it'll remain a fantastic spectacle. » 3/23/11 5:20pm 3/23/11 5:20pm