October 2, 2018

'Last Jedi' hate was 'weaponized' by Russia, says study

Rey (Daisy Ridley) in ‘The Last Jedi’ (2017).Image: lucasfilm/disney By Chris Taylor2018-10-02 00:57:15 UTC The Brexit vote. The 2016 U.S. presidential election. And … the online reaction to The Last Jedi.  What do all these events have in common? All were allegedly skewed by Russian trolls.  The Last Jedi accusation comes in a new paper by Morton Bay, a Research Fellow at the University of Southern California (George Lucas’ alma

10 meme Halloween costumes for people who spend too much time online

Disclosure Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work. By Chloe Bryan2018-10-01 21:25:40 UTC When you finally log off and head to a Halloween party this October 31, you’ll want to let everyone know where you’ve spent the past 364 days: online. Luckily, while 2018 hasn’t given us much in the way of

Designed by Engineered Arts, Mesmer robots breathe life into technology. The company has even worked with Madame Tussauds, taking the famed wax figures to the next level of reality. Cool or creepy?  Read more… More about Technology, Robots, Mashable Video, Innovation, and Future Blink Go to Source Author:Ryan Sedmak Powered by WPeMatico

Vector is a smart home robot that doesn’t need to connect to a device to operate. The team behind the bot developed Vector to have a welcoming AI vibe to it … because let’s be honest, would you let an unfriendly robot into your home?  Read more… More about Technology, Mashable Video, Robot, Future Blink, and Home Robot Go to Source Author:Ryan Sedmak Powered by WPeMatico

Video game villains, ranked

Image: Rockstar Games / Eidos Montreal / Naughty dog – Composite by mashable By Adam Rosenberg2018-10-01 20:44:39 UTC It’s Villain Week here at Mashable. In honor of the release of Venom, we’re celebrating all our favorite evildoers from film and TV all week long. Spooky, scary! Not every video game needs a villain, but a good one can make a strong game even better. Villains give us reasons to fight.