This week it’s a bit of a sad start as we lost a number of big names, Netflix has decided some movies are just too scary to finish, we have a special interview with the creator of Deonte Box and much more! Plus Jason in in rare form, you won’t want to miss this one!
Art Bell, an apostle of the paranormal whose disembodied voice drew millions to his late-night radio soapbox beamed from the Mojave Desert, died on Friday at his home in Pahrump, Nev. He was 72.
Netflix has a list of films that the data shows are so scary that users won’t finish them. They determined that if a viewer watched at least 70% of the movie—a data point that the streaming service is able to calculate—but then turned it off, it was because it was too horrifying to watch. But couldn’t they also turn off the movie just because they didn’t care for it at all? According to Netflix, if people truly dislike a movie, they would turn it off well before they get to the 70% threshold.
Today, most robots and machines that need to move around use motors to do it. In the future, they might use artificial muscles that work more like our own biological versions. Researchers from the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois have created a new artificial muscle design based on coiled carbon fiber and rubber. material can lift more than 12,000 times its own weight.
The SNK brand is celebrating its 40th anniversary. To mark this milestone and to thank fans, the Osaka-based game company is working on a “new game machine” that will feature a compilation of popular Neo-Geo games. In the teaser tweet, SNK Japan refers to the hardware as an “atarashii geemuki” or “new game machine.”
Live life as a character in Mass Effect or Halo?
The popular photography hosting website, SmugMug, has purchased the original photo sharing website Flickr.
Be sure to subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts and leave a review, lets us know what you think. You can reach us at the digitalSoup podcast website, Facebook or on Twitter @thedigitalsoup. We are also on Instagram so follow us for extra bonus material and show highlights! Have a follow up thought to anything we discussed or have an idea on what we should talk about in a future episode then drop us a message on Twitter or our Facebook page or better yet record the message on your computer or phone and email it to email@example.com and we will play it on the air. Thanks for listening!!
What the guys are doing outside the podcast:
Jason – http://www.youtube.com/GameGuru