Here are 20 of the most shared articles from this past year (with some of our personal favourites mixed in as well). You can also check the 20 Articles from 2015 and you should definitely peep The 20 Best Music Videos of 2016 on Booooooom TV.
Described as a “surreal trip through the mundane”, familiar scenes become strange as you work to unlock hidden ecosystems within 10 different environments. Perhaps more art than game, it’s definitely a unique experience! Check out more images below.
We also have 4 promo codes to download the app for free! Just leave a comment with your current favourite iPhone game and we’ll pick 4 commenters on Friday!
TIME Magazine has just announced their “Person of the Year” is Donald Trump. Twitter users were quick to point out the striking similarities between this cover, shot by photographer Nadav Kander, and the Adolf Hitler cover from April 1941. Hitler was also named “Person of the Year” in 1938.
In both images the subjects are seated in chairs, but as Fader points out, notice the ominous shadow on the wall, and the way the colour of the backdrop complements the suit. For reference you can look through the past “Person of the Year” covers here.
Many are also suggesting that the “M” in TIME gives Donald Trump the appearance of having devil horns. Are people reading too much into this or were these intentional decisions? Have a look at both cover images below.
Google has just released a series of A.I. Experiments that are really fun to play around with. One of them is Quick, Draw! which utilizes machine learning and a neural network to play Pictionary. You make a doodle and it guesses what you’re drawing as you draw, and the more drawings it sees the smarter it gets. It’s actually kinda nuts when it says what you’re drawing before you’ve finished it. Sometimes it wouldn’t know what I was drawing until I added a very specific element like the second vertical line (candle) on the top of my cake.
To be able to witness machine learning like this is pretty amazing, and also a tiny bit frightening. Watch the video below which explains exactly how it works!
In case you missed it, Charlie Brooker, creator of Black Mirror (aka the best show on Netflix) did an AMA on Reddit last week. One redditor asked if ringtones from the “Nosedive” episode would ever be available as ringtones and Mr. Brooker came through with some download links:
I highly recommend checking out the show if you haven’t seen it already. Think Twilight Zone or Ex Machina. One of the episodes, “Men Against Fire”, actually features a score by Portishead’s Geoff Barrow and Ben Salisbury (the duo who scored Ex Machina). Other episodes feature music from some of my favourite composers like Max Richter (“Nosedive”) and Clint Mansell (“San Junipero”). Just a heads up the show isn’t exactly lighthearted. The title, Black Mirror, refers to that dark reflection of yourself trapped on that little screen in the palm of your hand. I’ve already said too much, just go watch it.