This Clip Shows Why People Are Comparing The Machine To Blade Runner

The British cyberpunk thriller The Machine has gotten pretty upbeat reviews, with Kim Newman calling it "brimming with ideas" and other reviewers comparing it to Blade Runner. And now here's an exclusive clip from the film, in which you can see a hint of those big ideas for yourself. » 4/01/14 6:00pm 4/01/14 6:00pm

Why Doctor Who's Greatest Challenge Could End In Heartbreak

There are more photos and details from the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron. Plus Agents of SHIELD already has plans for seasons two and three. And new details from Under the Skin and The Machine. Plus watch more Game of Thrones trailers, and a Walking Dead finale clip. Spoilers right now! » 3/25/14 6:00am 3/25/14 6:00am

Upcoming Genre Movies That Aren't Sequels, Remakes or Reboots

Sometimes it seems like every movie is either a sequel or a reboot. They remade Robocop and Godzilla. They're releasing sequels to the reboots of Spider-Man and Planet of the Apes. But there are still tons of original films in the pipeline. Here are over 50 forthcoming movies that aren't sequels, remakes or prequels. » 3/24/14 1:30pm 3/24/14 1:30pm

Watch the world's most complex Rube Goldberg machine in action

Yesterday, Purdue University's Society of Professional Engineers broke a world record, creating the world's largest Rube Goldberg device. "Largest" here means containing the most steps, and Purdue's machine goes through 300 steps to inflate and then pop a balloon. The previous record-holder? Purdue University, which… » 4/08/12 2:30pm 4/08/12 2:30pm

In Machine, a woman deals with loss in a world of biomechanical…

In this excerpt from new novel Machine, by Jennifer Pelland (Apex Publications), a woman named Celia with a troubled past has just lost her wife because she's chosen to become a bioandroid. Celia lives in a future of underground surgeries, bio-mechanical implants, and posthuman politics. In this chapter we begin to… » 3/12/12 4:30pm 3/12/12 4:30pm

Kafka’s Killing Machine Performs Its Torture Ballet

As if reading In the Penal Colony » 10/23/08 12:00pm 10/23/08 12:00pm wasn’t enough to give you Terry Gilliam-flavored nightmares, artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have brought the story’s gruesome execution device to life. Now visitors to Modern Art Oxford can watch the mechanical monstrosity rehearse its chilling dance of death while…

The Victorian-Era Supercomputer And The Genius Who Created It

The London Science Museum finally completed work on the Victorian era's greatest supercomputer, the Difference Engine No. 2, 120 years after the death of inventor Charles Babbage. This five-ton machine is currently traveling across the pond to San Francisco, and will go on display in America for the first time starting … » 4/18/08 3:30pm 4/18/08 3:30pm