BabyX is not a real baby. It is a simulation of a baby — one that learns, reads facial expressions and gets bored. It is also frightening to behold.
Movies have never been that good at accurately representing interfacing with computers, especially in the early days. But it's still a riot to watch what people thought it looked like.
Throwing the hammer or the javelin might have made sense in ancient times, but we don't live in ancient times. We live in the modern times with modern things to chuck around. You know, like computer servers.
Today on The Singularity Watch: A computer program that can scan the Internet for multiple arguments on a complicated topic, distill the various sides of the debate, and argue both sides against one another.
Today is April 7th, the last day before the worldwide phaseout of Microsoft's Windows XP operating system. While most people out West will be operating happily in either Windows 8, 7 and even, hahaha, Vista, close to 200 million people in China will still be holding onto XP.
More and more, jobs everywhere are becoming automated—and it's only going to get worse as technology becomes more capable and advanced. What are the chances your job could be taken by a robot, machine or AI, though?
I remember Y2K. You remember Y2K. Everyone remembers Y2K. But do you remember the time a California courtroom computer accidentally summoned 1,200 people to jury duty, causing a huge traffic jam? Or the time Google accidentally caused browsers to read their own site as malware?
Any cat owner will tell you: those felines love keyboards. They love sitting on them. They love walking on them. They adore them!
While not a full-blown computer, as we'd know them today, a Turing Machine is nevertheless an important part of the history of the field, and its design is still studied and referenced today.
These images are what happens when you combine a a random polygon generator with a "facial recognition algorithm".
Computers are an important part of our lives. They have transformed the way we lived. Right now, we are living in the future. But what did that future look like in a 1960s Japanese children's magazine? Like this.
Contrary to 1995 movie Hackers, breaking into a computer system does not involve colorful cartoon characters. The act can be accurately represented visually, however, as proven in this excellent video created by Ben Reardon of Dataviz Australia.
Sometimes a computer at CES is interesting because it's functional and intuitive. Sometimes a computer is interesting because it's the size of an air conditioner, filled with heinously tacky neon lights, and overclocked to hell. Guess which one this is!
Origin PC is showing off their obscenely expensive liquid-cooled Xbox 360, gaming computer hybrid at CES next week.
To find out the best laptops of 2010, we checked in with Mark Spoonauer who, as editor-in-chief of Laptop Magazine and Laptopmag.com, oversaw 140+ notebook and netbook reviews this year. If you're buying, buy one of these.
They may look extra-unwieldy next to yesterday's Airs, but the XPS line has returned—much to its fans' delight, I'm sure. There are 14, 15 and 17-inch options available, each with backlit keyboards and brushed aluminum outers.
Top players have spent lifetimes mastering the subtle nuances of chess, but when a quantum physics twist is added to the age-old classic, it's anybody's games.
From suggesting restaurants to diagnosing patients, computers seem to be getting smarter each passing day. The New York Times looks at some of the powerful technology coming to light, as computers begin listening and reacting to our problems.