The sculptures feature C-3PO, R2-D2, and our favorite little rolling ball droid: BB-8. Just look at the detail!Read More
I had weird feelings about this show at first, considering how important the "precog" woman was in the Minority Report movie and how this show seemed to focus on the guys, but I'm pretty on-board with the whole, "Hey, we can see the future, but we're kind of bad at this. Could you help us out?" direction it's going.Read More
You're seeing the future literally, because this show will be on in the future! You're seeing it figuratively, because the show is about an even-further-future future! You're seeing it double figuratively (a very real thing), because precogs see the even-further-future future future! So many layers.Read More
*Biggest skeptical glare.*
In grand Internet tradition, you can now watch the pilots of Lucifer, Minority Report, and Blindspot ahead of their TV premieres this fall. We're sure the networks are soooo upset about it, too.Read More
Well played, show. Well played.
I was originally indifferent to the upcoming FOX television adaptation of Minority Report, which is set fifteen years after Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of the Phillp K. Dick story. However, they just announced something that earned them some major brownie points with me.Read More
Although we wouldn't really call the marketing 'subliminal'
KFC has an exclusive comic featuring Colonel Sanders! When asked why it's the best thing ever, he replied "Because it combines two of the greatest things on the planet: comic books and my delicious fried chicken."Read More
Yesterday was "here's what we'll be doing with TV next year" day for Fox, and now we've got trailers to go along with the shows that will be starting up on the network this fall—and boy are there a lot of adaptations. We've got an adaptation of Lucifer comics, a TV version of Minority Report, and a modern retelling of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with Frankenstein Code. Take a look!Read More
We're still upset about The Mindy Project, though...
While we're still stinging from the cancellation of The Mindy Project (do the right thing, Hulu!), we're thrilled that FOX is bringing us some awesome-looking genre projects!Read More
Chaps and booty shorts ahead. You've been warned.
Listen, we all saw this coming. When Lip Sync Battle was announced, it was obvious to all of us that Stephen Merchant was going to become a regular fixture. Not only that, but we all knew that he was going to be a hilarious fixture. Like those crazy things on the walls at Chili's. Woo! An alligator with sunglasses. Ha.Read More
A Kim Kardashian hairstyle change would not usually be considered a part of the TMS wheelhouse. But then Tom Felton went and jumped on the it-looks-like-Draco-Malfoy bandwagon and, well. We just can't pass up the opportunity to point out that, yes, Kim Kardashian is definitely a Slytherin, and I do not mean that as a bad thing. Kanye, however, is still up for debate.Read More
Good job, Fox!
Remember how optimistic we were about the upcoming Minority Report TV reboot when we learned Fox was looking to cast a female protagonist? Well, they doubled down pretty awesomely on their casting choice.Read More
Someone hold me.
This is game voiceover god Troy Baker doing a bunch of impressions—but at 5:20, he does a bang-on Jeff Golblum, which is almost too much for one girl to handle. And it just keeps going. Bless you Troy Baker. (via Emma Fissenden)Read More
"My my. This is the third time you've been to GameStop this wee—" SHUTTUP.
Minority Report is coming true because of Kinect! ...Is not just a headline from when the Kinect originally debuted wacky hand-waving controls back in 2010, but is a real thing that's happening again as Microsoft encourages retail stores to electronically recognize customers using the gaming peripheral which most gamers don't really want.Read More
And probably whatever else the Internet decides they're for...
One thing that holds back motion controls and gesture controls is the lack of feedback that makes it impossible to tell if the controls are working poorly or if you're just not very good at them—in which case most people blame the technology. This new haptic feedback solution using ultrasound speakers might just give us a way to feel virtual controls.Read More
We saw this coming. *whistles*
What order will they air the episodes in this time?Read More
It's like True Detective, but with more
Deadline is reporting that HBO and Paramount are joining forces to bring Scorsese's 2010 thriller to the small screen in a series that focuses on the history of the hospital and treatments for the mentally ill in the 1950s. I know, I know: but will it have a laugh track?Read More
Software that predicts the news of tomorrow by analyzing the headlines of yesterday sounds like the plot of a Nicolas Cage movie, but it's really happening. Researchers at Microsoft and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a system that predicts outbreaks of disease and violence by analyzing newspaper headlines. The system was tested on over two decades of New York Times archives, and accurately predicted outcomes 70 to 90 percent of the time.Read More
The Future Is Now!
It was only a matter of days after Adafruit Industries put a $3000 bounty on an open source driver for Microsoft's Kinect than a hacker triumphantly claimed the prize: Could Matt Cutts, the Google engineer who offered two $1000 bounties for creative applications and programming tools for the Kinect, be next to spur lots of hacker creativity in short order? One idea that Cutts proposed in his post was "A Minority Report-style user interface where you can open, move, and close windows with your movements." Spurred or unspurred by Cutts, in the video above, YouTube's floemuc, a.k.a. Florian Echtler, provides a proof-of-concept video using a hacked Kinect for Minority Report-style multitouch. If this is the state of the DIY Kinect movement a week-and-a-half after its release, just think of the possibilities a few months from now. Below, bonus hack: Video of Kinect running on Mac OS X:Read More