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People’s Republic of Desire film review: Yes, Black Mirror is already here

Ars Technica - March 18, 2018 - 3:00pm

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AUSTIN, Texas—If you've ever asked yourself how long a Black Mirror episode might take to turn into real life, the new documentary People's Republic of Desire has an answer: roughly four years.

Really, the best way to describe this feature-length look at Chinese Internet streamers is to point to the British series' first-season episode "Fifteen Million Merits," which aired in 2011 and starred Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya. The episode imagined a future, Internet-driven popularity contest that tore people's lives apart. According to the filmmakers behind People's Republic of Desire, that episode's level of life-bending insanity had already unfolded in China by 2015, fueled largely by the millions-strong video-sharing site YY. And the results aren't pretty.

The result, with its millimeter-range focus on major YY personalities, deservedly won this week's South by Southwest jury prize for best documentary. Though it leaves some questions and topics unexplored, People's Republic of Desire still delivers a fascinating, character-driven story that Internet fans in the West should pay particular heed to—especially as live-streaming services develop and mature on our side of the Pacific.

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VR headsets have become the new arthouse—the best of SXSW’s fantastic VR festival

Ars Technica - March 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

After roughly three years of commercial viability, virtual reality seems to have excelled within a different realm than the one I typically wonder about: the film festival. Events like Sundance, Tribeca, and South By Southwest already overflow with weird, not-quite-accessible films about real-world drama, emotions, and nonsensical stories. And today, the only venue that fits those works better than arthouse theaters, quite frankly, is the ornate, vision-filling VR headset.

But filmmakers aren't just descending onto hardware like HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Samsung GearVR in a boring, flash-in-the-pan manner. At SXSW 2018 in particular, they're finally exhibiting a proficiency in two equally important extremes: what VR can sell that normal films cannot, and what VR must compromise or let go of for the sake of a better film experience.

I went eyes-on with nearly two dozen VR experiences at SXSW 2018, and I'll be honest, some of them were rough. Some filmmakers still think that a 360-degree video that forces viewers to crane their neck and hunt around for content is a good idea (geez, please stop making those). Others packed far too much visual noise or too many unnecessary interactions into a 3D world that never answered the important question of why its content and message was better in VR than on a flat screen.

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Audi announces A9 E-tron sedan, a big four-door Model S fighter - Roadshow - News - March 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
The German firm is throwing caution to the wind and putting it all on EVs, it seems as it has just announced yet another electric project with the A9 E-Tron.

Trump's Call to Start a Space Force Tops This Week's Internet News Roundup

Wired - March 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
Last week, President Trump advocated for a military corps "like the Army and the Navy, but for space."

Facebook confirms Cambridge Analytica stole its data; it’s a plot, claims former director

The Register - March 18, 2018 - 1:49pm
50 million profiles leaked and ‘politically weaponized’ against US voters

Analysis Facebook has “suspended” any business with controversial analytics firm Cambridge Analytica (CA) and its holding company, following claims by CA’s former director that the social media ad slinger’s data was purloined and used for political dirty tricks.…

Facebook confirms Cambridge Analytica stole its data; it’s a plot claims former director

The Register - March 18, 2018 - 1:49pm
50 million profiles leaked and ‘politically weaponized’ against US voters

Analysis Facebook has “suspended” any business with Cambridge Analytica and its holding company following claims by CA’s former director that the social media ad slinger’s data was purloined and used for political dirty tricks.…

How to Regram Photos on Instagram

Wired - March 18, 2018 - 1:00pm
Instagram doesn't make it easy, but that doesn't mean you can't do it.

Dell Latitude 7390 2-in-1 review - CNET - Reviews - March 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
Dressed in a nice black suit, this business PC is a sound choice for frequent travelers who depend on data privacy.

Dayton Audio MK402 review - CNET - Reviews - March 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
At a street price of $69, the Dayton Audio MK402s bookshelf speakers are supremely hard to beat

Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth

Wired - March 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
Researchers are building a case that long before the nervous system works, the brain sends crucial bioelectric signals to guide the growth of embryonic tissues.

Meltdown, Spectre, and the Costs of Unchecked Innovation

Wired - March 18, 2018 - 12:00pm
Spectre fixes forced browsers to break the compatibility covenant of the web. Other unchecked technologies could cause even deeper damage.

3 Rules for Designing Primo Virtual Reality

Wired - March 18, 2018 - 6:25am
VR is coming, but it’s not right for every kind of experience. Here are three rules to create by.

What does your knee sound like inside?

BBC Technology News - March 18, 2018 - 2:39am
A team at the Georgia Institute of Technology is developing a stethoscope for your knees.

Trump campaign data firm accused of harvesting Facebook data

BBC Technology News - March 17, 2018 - 10:55pm
A US attorney general is investigating reports that millions of Facebook profiles were accessed.

Data of 50M Facebook users obtained by Trump-linked firm - CNET - News - March 17, 2018 - 9:51pm
Voter profiling firm Cambridge Analytica got hold of the data without the consent of Facebook's users, say reports by The New York Times and the UK's Observer and Guardian papers.

US Navy launches submarine maneuvered by Xbox controller - CNET - News - March 17, 2018 - 9:38pm
Commentary: The USS Colorado has a new way of operating its photonics masts, and it's something younger sailors are already familiar with.

Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica harvested data on 50 million Facebook profiles to help target voters

ZDnet News - March 17, 2018 - 9:00pm
A data analytics firm used by Donald Trump's campaign during the 2016 presidential election collected data on millions of Facebook accounts to predict how people will vote at the ballot box.

Facebook bans Trump-linked campaign data firm - CNET - News - March 17, 2018 - 8:53pm
The social network bans a data analytics firm called Cambridge Analytica after reports the firm lied about how it treated data on Facebook users.

UMBC memes go wild as UVA goes down in NCAA tournament - CNET - News - March 17, 2018 - 8:44pm
Hail underdogs! A No. 16 seed had never beat a No. 1 in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, until the UMBC Retrievers bounded along.

Shure's $3,000 KSE1500 headphones make for an ear-opening experience - CNET - News - March 17, 2018 - 7:47pm
For well-heeled audiophiles seeking the outer limits of transparency, the Shure KSE1500 electrostatic in-ear headphone is the one to get.

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