It’s easy to gauge watercooler talk against box office stats and Metacritic scores to select the “best movies” released in any given year. In fact, we did just that for 2017, and ended up with some truly incredible films. Still, there’s something to be said for individual preference (there’s no accounting for taste!), which is why we asked our team members to choose their favorite movies of 2017 and tell the world why they loved them. Just like our favorite games of 2017, contributors from every corner of the DT family have come together to talk about their favorite flicks. We even recruited some folks from our sister sites — Digital Trends Español and The Manual — to get a more varied selection of opinions. These are the movies that made 2017 memorable. Dunkirk Will Nicol Christopher Nolan’s take on war movies breaks from genre traditions in many ways. For starters, there is his choice of subject matter. Rather than … [Read more...] about You know last year’s top movies. Now let us make the case for our favorites
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Warning: This post is in the style of a live blog. Think volcanos. Most of what's below will just be photos, notes, quotes, and fun things that I find interesting. I want you to feel like you are here, sitting in the front row with me. Enjoy. Big Omaha is not your normal "tech conference". Unlike Web 2.0 Expo or South by Southwest, Big Omaha is about what's next, not what's already happened. Yea, it's in the middle of the midwest, but that's what makes it great. Big Omaha co-founder Jeff Slobotski said that his conference sold out this year, at 500 attendees. He doesn't want it to be the next SxSW, he wants to keep it intimate. I suspect that next year, the demand for tickets will be through the roof. This year, the schedule looks awesome. 9:10 a.m. (CDT) The crowd gets settled. People are fighting each other for a good seat and wi-fi signal. 9:20 a.m. Rachelle Hruska starts things off. The Big Omaha crowd finally wakes up from a night of networking and debauchery. 9:30 … [Read more...] about Live: Big Omaha 2010
WIRED Logo Click to share this story on Facebook Click to share this story on Twitter Click to email this story Click to comment on this story. (will open new tab) This article is a collaboration between WIRED and Epic Magazine. Love in the Time of Robots Hiroshi Ishiguro builds androids. Beautiful, realistic, uncannily convincing human replicas. Academically, he is using them to understand the mechanics of person-to-person interaction. But his true quest is to untangle the ineffable nature of connection itself. by Alex Mar 10.17.17 It is summer 2002, mid-morning in a university research lab on the edge of Osaka, Japan. Two girls—both dressed in pale yellow, with child-puffy cheeks, black shoulder-length hair, and bangs—stand opposite each other under fluorescent lights. More precisely: One is a girl, 5 years old; the other is her copy, her android replica. They are the same size, one modeled on the other, and … [Read more...] about Are We Ready for Intimacy with Robots?