Out There isn't an action game, and you won't take part in big space battles. And no, there's no fire button or twitch-like controls at all. Instead, it's a dark, melancholic sci-fi adventure backed by an equally … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Peter Brown checks out the Razer Project Christine.
- Sony at CES: PlayStation Now, "Breaking Bad" and the "wow" factor.
- Gaming exoskeleton to pair with Oculus Rift headset at CES 2014.
- Oculus Rift Crystal Cove prototype: Head-on.
Sleep hasn't come easy to me lately.
Not since Canada's former defense minister explained that aliens won't give us their best tech because we're such nasty, bellicose people.
Apparently, the aliens are waiting for us to put down our nuclear weapons and ask them nicely for help. (Why they can't just neutralize us with their superior tech, I don't know.)
But now I hear they've just paid us another visit. Perhaps.… Read more
I don't want to disturb what you're doing right now, but apparently four different species of aliens have been visiting Earth for thousands of years.
I don't quite have the evidence at hand, but Paul Hellyer, who used to be Canada's defense minister, claims he has.In an interview with Russia Today, Hellyer explained (as if it was obvious): "Of course, there's been a lot more activity in the last few decades."
The reason for this, he said, was that man was stupid enough to invent the atomic bomb. Aliens are frightened that … Read more
The need to be saved is the most profound and basic of human needs.
We don't often like to admit to it, but it's always there, like an existential bunion.
Samsung understands this. Which is why it's hired the world's greatest soccer player, Barcelona's Lionel Messi, to save us from the most threatening of celestial presences: green people.
No, I am not referring to environmentalists, although, for all I know they are. Our greatest threat is green beings from outer space in outerworldly flying machines.
You might find Samsung's exposition of this threat a … Read more
If the art is in you, you have to let it out. If you happen to have a bunch of ground beef nearby, then you use what's handy. The Uwajimaya Asian food market in Seattle has a meat section that's populated with superhero, gaming, and "Star Wars" characters.
Kieran Gormley is the meat manager at Uwajimaya. He's also the resident meat artist with a penchant for building figures like R2-D2, Alien, Samus from Metroid, and Sonic the Hedgehog out of ground meat. He shares his beefy creations on his Tumblr, Epic Grinds.… Read more
Attack code that exploits an unpatched vulnerability found in all supported versions of Internet Explorer has been released into the wild. This means that cyberattacks could now surge and affect Internet Explorer users.
Known as CVE-2013-3893, the exploit was integrated Monday into Rapid7's open-source Metasploit penetration testing tool. By putting the exploit into Metasploit, the attack code was made accessible not only to security professionals but also cybercriminals, according to PCWorld.
"As long as cybercriminals get access to the exploit code made publicly available we will see instances of the exploit being use by regular cybercriminals and probably … Read more
Few images in film are as startling as that moment in "Alien" when the baby chestburster comes crawling out of of John Hurt's torso in a spray of gore. It was so gripping, the slimy little parasite was brought back for the sequel, "Aliens." Even better, it was created without the assistance of CGI.
A video shared by the Stan Winston School of Character Arts lets us all in on how that nasty little surprise was created. The video is narrated by Stephen Norrington, the special-effects wiz who built the device. He started with dental acrylic poured into a mold of the monster, cut it into pieces using a bandsaw, and held it all together with a cable-housing spine.… Read more
It's well known that aliens are already among us and not very impressed.
Why else would they keep such a low profile? For them, reporting back on us is a punitive assignment.
However, there are those who still fear an alien invasion.
As my proof, might I offer the community of Tuscumbia, Ala.?
Its 94.9FM station decided to change its musical format. So, as a little marketing wheeze, it broadcast that aliens were taking over the station to see what music the locals truly enjoyed.
The locals, sadly, were overtaken by panic. They feared the melody of bombs … Read more
There have been several nights in my life when I've looked up at the night sky, seen gaggles of what people told me were birds and thought: "Wait, those are killer alien mustaches."
I am delighted, therefore, that the wise minds at Intel and Toshiba have come together to bring digital life to my fears.
For they are launching an interactive social film -- which is, I believe a film in which you can scare yourself as well as your social network -- called "The Power Inside."
The conceit of this oeuvre is, oh, you won't believe me. Let me quote Intel's own fair hands: "The film's plot follows an alien invasion by a race of extraterrestrial mustaches and unibrows who take over the upper lips and eyes of people around the world."… Read more