The Algorithmia site, which has a series of machine learning tools, now has a demo for colorizing black and white images. It’s very much a work in progress and does tend towards the sepia with less sharp images, but it will be interesting to see if it does indeed improve over time. (While the site […]
The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum has been restoring the original miniature model of the Enterprise used for “external” scenes in Star Trek. This video shows the painstaking work to keep it looking pristine while keeping the look authentic. SPACEDOCK from william george on Vimeo.
Every year the British group Attack Pro Wrestling put on an evening of combative cosplay themed around video games. In this bout the late Kris Travis plays as Luigi against a wrestler genuinely called (Martin) Kirby in one of the funniest clashes in the series. (If you like this, check out our report on the first in […]
A host of TV and movie characters are officially registered as candidates for this year’s US Presidential election. Sadly few are likely to make it onto the ballot. They are among 1,824 people who’ve registered with the Federal Election Commission as candidates. Doing so doesn’t bring any specific benefits but is instead a legal requirement […]
Marvel’s Luke Cage is coming in TV form on Netflix on 30 September and while a trailer is out, we don’t yet know what the title sequence will look like. However, fan Efe Balun has put together this suggested concept of how it could appear.
Apple has replaced an emoji of a handgun with one of a toy water pistol. It hasn’t commented on why it made the change. The water pistol is one of “More than one hundred new and redesigned emoji characters” coming to iOS10 in the fall. While Apple hasn’t publicly confirmed this, The Guardian cites unnamed sources […]
With each Suicide Squad trailer release it becomes increasingly obvious that we’re all in this for one reason – Harley Quinn. She’s sassy, sexy, hilarious and has a serious dark side. Harley has been adored by DC fans for decades, and it seems she’s finally finding her place in the broader spotlight of mainstream pop […]
The operators of the Fukushima power plant have warned Pokemon Go players to stay clear of nuclear stations despite game characters being (virtually) located there. The call comes from the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, which says it tested the game at three of its power stations and found characters. The stations include Fukushima Daiichi, […]
Every other Monday, our team of blacksmiths and craftsman build some of your favorite weapons, and some weapons that you’ve never seen before. This week, the guys at Baltimore Knife and Sword take on a 400-year old Dandao Sword! [AWE Me]
Cosplay used to be a niche hobby. Now it’s a global multi-billion dollar industry. Never underestimate the power of fandom. #SDCC [Timeline]