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  • Comic-Con: Watch Benedict Cumberbatch talk Sherlock, ‘Penguins’ and more

     
    Benedict Cumberbatch madeĀ hisĀ first trip to Comic-Con on Thursday with DreamWorks Animation's “Penguins of Madagascar,” and after leaving the shrieks of […]...
  • NYFF 2013: With voice-centric 'Her,' Spike Jonze makes a statement

    NEW YORK — Over a two-decade directing career, Spike Jonze has often been about the big hook, visually and conceptually. In his videos and films, he's offered up plenty of ideas, and made them look sharp to boot. But could he square all that with...
  • Emmys 2013: Benedict Cumberbatch on 'Parade's End,' 'Sherlock' return

    Emmys 2013: Benedict Cumberbatch on 'Parade's End,' 'Sherlock' return
    Benedict Cumberbatch got an early birthday surprise Thursday morning. Following some time in New Zealand working on the next “Hobbit” film, the British actor, who turns 37 Friday, was on his way from a “Star Trek: Into Darkness”...
  • Drawing insight into Google's Doodles

    Drawing insight into Google's Doodles
    SAN FRANCISCO — Google.com is the most visited online front door in the United States. According to Alexa, a longtime Internet statistics firm, it is also the second most visited home page in the world behind Facebook.com; roughly 40 percent of...
  • Taking a step toward a machine that can think

    Taking a step toward a machine that can think
    Jim Gimzewski grabs a silicon wafer with a pair of tweezers and raises it to the light, thinking about Jackson Pollock, snowflakes and Tibetan mandalas. No bigger than a quarter, the wafer looks like a small circuit board with a dozen or so electrodes...
  • Oneohtrix Point Never, Dawn of Midi hypnotize at the Echoplex

    Oneohtrix Point Never, Dawn of Midi hypnotize at the Echoplex
    Though not billed as such, a kind of battle royal occurred Friday night in Echo Park. Pitting man versus machine, human hands versus electric circuits, eardrum-massaging bass tones versus mesmerizing, interlocked beats, the duel played out before a...
  • Towson University gets patent for technology to help blind Internet users

    Towson University gets patent for technology to help blind Internet users
    While blind people can browse the Internet through a variety of means, there is often one thing that stops them cold — a security feature known as a CAPTCHA that's designed to distinguish human users from robots. CAPTCHAs, in which a user must...
  • Code breaker Alan Turing granted royal pardon for gay-sex conviction

    Code breaker Alan Turing granted royal pardon for gay-sex conviction
    LONDON — Nearly 60 years after his death, Alan Turing, the British scientist whose code-breaking work helped the Allies beat Hitler and whom many consider the father of artificial intelligence, received a royal pardon Tuesday for the crime of having...
  • Gay British codebreaker Alan Turing given royal pardon

    Gay British codebreaker Alan Turing given royal pardon
    Dr. Alan Turing, the World War II-era British codebreaker who is often said to be the father of the modern computer, received a posthumous royal pardon Tuesday, close to 60 years after he committed suicide. The pardon’s announcement comes during...
  • British scientist Alan Turing receives posthumous pardon from queen

    British scientist Alan Turing receives posthumous pardon from queen
    LONDON — Nearly 60 years after his death, Alan Turing, the British scientist whose code-breaking work helped the Allies beat Adolf Hitler and whom many consider the father of artificial intelligence, received a royal pardon Tuesday for the crime...
  • Alan Turing: born 1912, died 1954, resurrected 2013

    Alan Turing: born 1912, died 1954, resurrected 2013
    It's tempting to view Alan Turing as Britain's analogue to America's J. Robert Oppenheimer. Two certified scientific war heroes of the '40s, pilloried by their governments in the '50s for supposed offenses totally unrelated to their wartime service, in...