Posts with the tag "Laser"


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New Tron: Legacy trailer

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The newest trailer for Tron: Legacy doesn’t introduce that much new, except for four sultry female Programs who strip Users of their clothes with lasers that shoot out of their fingers.

Only Hollywood could — or would even attempt to — first create laser fingers and then to sexualize them.

But, whatever. This is still the third trailer in a row to give me goosebumps and/or cause me to let out a slow, loud groan of delight.

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German software developers can remove objects from live video — Future Stalins will alter recorded history en vivo

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We live in the Future. It’s official. First, someone makes Marty McFly shoes. Then we learn that Google has developed fully-operational autonomous cars. And now, a German software team has released video showing how they can remove objects from live video. The software achieves this by reducing the quality of the image, removing the object, and then increasing the quality again — all within 40 milliseconds.

I mean, seriously. This isn’t that far away from flying cars. Or laser blasters.

In fact, I think I’d prefer laser blasters. Producers of live television will find a multitude of applications for this technology, I’m sure. But for rest of us, is it going to anything more than increase our distrust of television and video sources?

(full vid after the jump)

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Laser Weapon System Creates Working Ray Gun

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The future is here and the robot wars of Hollywood’s imagination are nearly upon us. The Navy revealed their latest weapon on Tuesday, a giant laser beam capable of destroying drone planes or enemy rockets as they approach U.S. ships. Known as the Laser Weapon System, or LaWS, this new technology should be pretty handy […]

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