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Virtual Assistant Lets You Imprison Your Anime Girlfriend and Feel Loved

Like a mix between Her and the Black Mirror Christmas Special, the Gatebox is a creepy personal assistant that puts the emphasis on personal and doesn’t seem to do much assisting. Read More >>

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This Conversation Between HAL 9000 and Samantha from Her Is a Little Creepy

Here’s an excellent re-imagination of two of the most famous depictions of artificial intelligence in film, HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey and Samantha from Her. Tillmann Ohm stitched together the actual dialogue from the films to construct a new conversation between the two. It flows rather well. Read More >>

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HTC One M9’s Sense Home and Why I Don’t Want My Phone to Second Guess Me

For better or worse, our smartphones are now extensions of our brains. I shudder to think how I’d manage to remember appointments without a calendar, or tot up sums without a calculator. Heaven forbid I be left to remember the birthdays of my nearest and dearest without a timely reminder notification. Read More >>

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A Map of the Futuristic LA Subway From Spike Jonze’s Her

One of the best moments in the new movie Her is watching Joaquin Phoenix ride an elevated train through a Los Angeles of the near-future, dance through a bustling subway station, and emerge at the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Read More >>

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Wow, Siri Does Not Like Being Asked About Spike Jonze’s Her

Is Her a beautifully rendered near future vision of what life will be like when we start falling in love with artificial intelligence? Not if you ask Siri. She doesn't like Her one bit, and she'll let you know that in no uncertain terms. Read More >>

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From X-Men to Godzilla These are the Movies to Watch in 2014

It's Christmas time, so you're likely reading this buried beneath a mountain of freshly-unwrapped DVD boxsets. You're grateful and stuff but, truth be told, you've probably seen half of them a hundred times before. There's no shame in popping 'em on eBay -- you know it's time to look forward towards what fresh silver screen delights 2014 has in store instead. Read More >>

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New Her Trailer Explains Modern Man’s True Love for his Galaxy S4

There's a new trailer out for bizarre, Spike Jonze directed phon-com Her, in which we get to see more of Joaquin Phoenix's realistic portrayal of the population's infatuation with their mobile phones. He'll dump you for a younger model after 24 months, though, Samantha. Read More >>

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What If Spike Jonze’s Movie Her Was Actually Voiced By Siri?

So though the premise of a man falling in love with the voice of his phone's operating system is a little ridiculous, Spike Jonze's movie Her actually looks wonderful and maybe even believable. But duh! Who wouldn't fall in love with Scarlett Johansson's voice? Just hearing the huskiness makes you imagine the bombshell that is Scarlett Jo. So what if we replaced Johansson's voice with something more robotically realistic... like Siri's. Yeah, it would be pretty funny. Read More >>