On this week’s The Drill Down podcast, news from Amazon & Facebook, a drone-silencing gun, Uber & Lyft contractor drivers may need to become employees, AI learns how to play hide and seek…and much, much more.
In this week’s The Drill Down podcast, new products from Google from the Google Pixel Event 2018, how China used a tiny chip to infiltrate U.S. companies, Facebook‘s Portal camera, and much, much more.
This week, Tosin recaps the best from PAX South 2016, Who won the Super Bowl…online?, Are self-driving car systems legally the driver?, Twitter turns things upside-down, Why does Amazon need brick-and-mortar stores?, What happens when you get squashed between two portals? …All this and more on The Drill Down.
Valve’s Portal is one of the all-time great puzzle games ever made—a first-person shooter in which you use a gun that fires in and out portals you’ll need to work with in order to try to escape the facility you’re being held in.
But what if word of Aperture Science’s gun got out and a consumer version was made available to the masses? Surely YouTube would benefit the most, with countless funny or mind-boggling videos made using the devices being uploaded as people experimented. Then there’s the less positive side of things…
In an impressive and hilarious new video, a heated confrontation escalates quickly into an all-out portal gun firefight, and it’s to no one’s benefit. You can watch it below.
The dry wit of the evil artificial intelligence GLaDOS, voiced with perfect acerbic delivery by actress Ellen McLain, is one of the high points of the Portal video game series. Now GLaDOS has found new purpose as a teaching tool via NASA to discuss the differences between nuclear fusion and fission energy, with McLain returning to provide the distinctive voice. Make no mistake about it, even though this is about learning, GLaDOS is still very much evil!