Plenty of questions can be asked about the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers this season, especially in light of their 6-9 record in March and all-but-nonexistent defense. But we can boil it down to only one:
Are you more confident in LeBron James now that he won again last season or less confident because there's no possible way he wants it quite as much now?
The vast majority of the public sides with the former. Gambling odds (per OddsShark.com) have moved from the start of the season, and Cleveland is now more of a favorite to win the Eastern Conference, no matter that the Cavs ha...more
GUEST: Will an AI system ever create art that can equal a work created by a human? Researchers and artists are already making attempts to find out by translating creativity into algorithms. To answer whether these attempts are likely to generate artwork — music, poetry, fiction, visual art — that can pass for human-created work starts with understanding how human creativity functions.
While the potential for rational thinking and mathematical ability in humans are present at birth, we still require education to fully realize these capabilities. So we study the laws of nature, logic...more
Explosions in the Sky released a psychedelic video for "The Ecstatics" featuring director Hayley Morris' psychedelic stop-motion visuals. As the This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Explosions in the Sky's Trippy, Stop-Motion 'Ecstatics' Video
It’s an undeniable fact that kids have stinky feet.
But 12-year-old Connor Slocombe can lay claim to having the smelliest sneakers in the nation. Slocombe, who lives in Eagle River, Alaska, was the winner of the 2017 National Odor-Eaters Rotten Sneaker Contest, out-stinking six other finalists. The event was held yesterday at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in New York.
Following a series of regional contests held around the country, the finalists gathered to vie for the national title. Each child’s pair of shoes was judged according to three criteria: odor, condition and the child’s verbal descri...more
Intel’s push into the foundry business, or making chips for other companies, is increasingly taking it into the arms of traditional rivals.
The world’s biggest chip maker can invest as much as $10 billion in a single chip factory, and it has a vested interest in making sure that the factories stay fully optimized. Making chips for other companies ensures that the factories will stay busy. As the demand for Intel’s own chips made for the PC slows down, it makes sense for Intel to diversify and add more partners who can use the capacity of its chip factories.
That means Intel i...more