‘Sentient’ cells in a petri dish taught to play Pong
Next time you’re getting your ass kicked at Fortnite or online chess, it could be at the metaphorical hands of a petri dish of brain cells.
German scientists unlock the secret of jazz music’s ‘swing’
It’s been nearly 100 years since Duke Ellington recorded ‘It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Swing’, and science has just caught up.
Virtua Fighter’s ancient polygon graphics get modern AI makeover
A nerd fed a bunch of screenshots from 1993’s Virtua Fighter into an AI to see what they’d look like in a modern game.
Govt ads showing people giving ‘the finger’ to each other banned
Health New Zealand’s campaign to get people testing for hepatitis C involved numerous people flipping the bird to the camera and each other.
Jeremy Corbyn spotted hunting Margaret Thatcher in arcade Doom clone
Can you blame him, though?
Violent extremists the Taleban to ban PUBG: Battlegrounds for being too violent
PUGB: Battlegrounds is also apparently a “waste of time”, which is arguably true.
Mariah Carey to release ‘grunge’ album she recorded in 1995
The record, Someone’s Ugly Daughter, was put together by Carey and her band in 1995 for fun
Streams of The Smiths’ ‘The Queen is Dead’ shoot up 3459% in just one day
The death of Queen Elizabeth II will no doubt have pleased Morrissey.
Rock legend gets mint condition T-shirt from the ’80s back, and it still fits
“Can’t wait wear this sucker on our upcoming NZ tour!!”
Star Trek actress Nichelle Nichols’ ashes to be sent to space
The rocket will reportedly be called Vulcan.
Major label regrets signing slur-dropping ‘AI rapper’ FN Meka
Snoop and others have used that word – but FN Meka isn’t Black… or even human.