Disney robot with human-like gaze is equal parts uncanny and horrifying

Robots with human-like expressions are becoming ever more impressive, but Disney Research might just induce some nightmares with its latest project. Gizmodo reports that Disney has developed a system that gives humanoid robots more realistic gazes and head movements instead of the unnerving stares you often get from automatons. It’s a sophisticated approach that could…

Stay safe and comfortable with this LED fan mask that’s $50

It features a custom-four layer KN95 certified filter designed to keep the air you breathe clean. Those four layers consist of a strong antibacterial net, an activated carbon filter, a HEPA filter, and a shielding protection net. They work together to filter large particles, impurities and bacteria in the air and handle particulate matter (PM2.5),…

Wolfwalkers Is Bringing Lush Forest Magic to Apple TV

From Wolfwalkers.Screenshot: Apple TV/YouTube Trailer FrenzyA special place to find the newest trailers for movies and TV shows you’re craving. From the creatives behind animated films Secret of the Kells and Song of the Sea, Wolfwalkers is on its way to a limited theatrical run and onto Apple TV. Advertisement Meet Robyn Goodfellowe, a young…

Waymo shares in-depth details of self-driving car activity in Phoenix

Waymo’s vehicles have driven a total of 6.1 million miles in Phoenix, Arizona, where it first started testing its self-driving technology. That’s merely one of the many, many things the Alphabet-owned autonomous vehicle company has revealed in an in-depth report that details its activities in the Phoenix metro area. Apparently, 65,000 miles of that overall…

FBI, Homeland Security detail how Iranian hackers stole US voter data

They made at least some attempt to cover their tracks. Many of the linked IP addresses come from NordVPN’s service as well as other VPN providers. The attackers obtained voter registration info for “at least one” state, officials said, although they unsurprisingly weren’t specific about the nature of that breach or the volume of data…

Hitting the Books: How one of our first ‘smart’ weapons helped stop the Nazis

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Excerpted from 12 Seconds of Silence: How a Team of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Spies Took Down a Nazi Superweapon by Jamie Holmes. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. From the deck of the USS Lexington, on May 8, 1942, a barrage of deafening shots flung dozens of five-inch rounds into the clear sky….

California’s Hills Are Haunted by the Ghosts of Wind Energy’s Past

Wind turbines on Altamont Pass.Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty Images) Undead TechUndead TechTechnology is constantly changing and sometimes things are left behind. This week we look at tech that’s dying and tech that, for some reason, refuses to. Interstate 580 runs from the California’s North Bay through to the Central Valley. Along the way, it goes…

Clive Barker Is on Board For HBO and David Gordon Green’s Hellraiser Series

Pinhead is ready for you.Image: Miramax Somebody opened the box. A few months ago, it was revealed that the Cenobites and their brand of spooky BDSM would be coming to HBO for a Hellraiser TV show. Now, the creator of Hellraiser himself has joined the project. As announced by Deadline, Clive Barker will be signing…