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Combatting robocalls

Combatting robocalls

; Credit: Mirko/Flickr The FCC is putting pressure on phone companies to do more to stop Robocalls. It has been illegal in the U.S. for over two decades. In 2003 the government implemented a national Do Not Call List, which was designed to protect consumers from rogue dialers. Despite this measure, The Federal Trade Commission […]

Cognitive robotics mastermind inspired ‘Ex Machina’ film

Cognitive robotics mastermind inspired ‘Ex Machina’ film

“Ex Machina” writer/director Alex Garland and actress Alicia Vikander on set. ; Credit: A24 The science fiction thriller “Ex Machina,” opening this weekend starring Oscar Isaac, is a vivid, chilling look at the creation of an exceedingly human android. In the high-concept film, a young programmer (played  by Domhnall Gleeson) is selected to participate in a breakthrough […]

Cognitive robotics mastermind inspired ‘Ex Machina’ film

Cognitive robotics mastermind inspired ‘Ex Machina’ film

“Ex Machina” writer/director Alex Garland and actress Alicia Vikander on set. ; Credit: A24 The science fiction thriller “Ex Machina,” opening this weekend starring Oscar Isaac, is a vivid, chilling look at the creation of an exceedingly human android. In the high-concept film, a young programmer (played  by Domhnall Gleeson) is selected to participate in a breakthrough […]

Remembering Stan Freberg, the ‘father of the funny commercial’

Remembering Stan Freberg, the ‘father of the funny commercial’

Stan Freberg is honored at American Cinematheque Hosts The Genius Of Stan Freberg: 70 Years Of Creative Entertainment at the Egyptian Theatre on November 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.; Credit: Michael Kovac Chances are good that if you watch commercials or listen to radio shows today, you’ll hear Stan Freberg’s influence. The advertising legend, comedian, […]

Remembering Stan Freberg, the ‘father of the funny commercial’

Remembering Stan Freberg, the ‘father of the funny commercial’

Stan Freberg is honored at American Cinematheque Hosts The Genius Of Stan Freberg: 70 Years Of Creative Entertainment at the Egyptian Theatre on November 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.; Credit: Michael Kovac Chances are good that if you watch commercials or listen to radio shows today, you’ll hear Stan Freberg’s influence. The advertising legend, comedian, […]

Remembering Stan Freberg, the ‘father of the funny commercial’

Remembering Stan Freberg, the ‘father of the funny commercial’

Stan Freberg is honored at American Cinematheque Hosts The Genius Of Stan Freberg: 70 Years Of Creative Entertainment at the Egyptian Theatre on November 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.; Credit: Michael Kovac Chances are good that if you watch commercials or listen to radio shows today, you’ll hear Stan Freberg’s influence. The advertising legend, comedian, […]

Remembering Stan Freberg, the ‘father of the funny commercial’

Remembering Stan Freberg, the ‘father of the funny commercial’

Stan Freberg is honored at American Cinematheque Hosts The Genius Of Stan Freberg: 70 Years Of Creative Entertainment at the Egyptian Theatre on November 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.; Credit: Michael Kovac Chances are good that if you watch commercials or listen to radio shows today, you’ll hear Stan Freberg’s influence. The advertising legend, comedian, […]

Remembering Stan Freberg, the ‘father of the funny commercial’

Remembering Stan Freberg, the ‘father of the funny commercial’

Stan Freberg is honored at American Cinematheque Hosts The Genius Of Stan Freberg: 70 Years Of Creative Entertainment at the Egyptian Theatre on November 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.; Credit: Michael Kovac Chances are good that if you watch commercials or listen to radio shows today, you’ll hear Stan Freberg’s influence. The advertising legend, comedian, […]

Pew projects Islam to dominate world religion by 2070

Pew projects Islam to dominate world religion by 2070

Indonesian muslims perform Eid Al-Adha prayer at Parangkusumo beach on October 15, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Eid Al-Adha, known as the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, is one of the most significant festivals on the Muslim calendar. ; Credit: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images Christianity has been the world’s largest religion since 2010, with Islam coming in second. […]

Pew projects Islam to dominate world religion by 2070

Pew projects Islam to dominate world religion by 2070

Indonesian muslims perform Eid Al-Adha prayer at Parangkusumo beach on October 15, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Eid Al-Adha, known as the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, is one of the most significant festivals on the Muslim calendar. ; Credit: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images Christianity has been the world’s largest religion since 2010, with Islam coming in second. […]