Help Sam grab his master balls and capture all 101 of the facts and fill his Factedex right up!
Taste is an online service that recommends movies to users based on their quick ratings of other films. Users are prompted to rate a film they have seen as Awful, Meh, Good, or Amazing, or skip the title if they haven’t seen it. The service then creates a list of films ranked by how closely each fits in with the user’s taste as determined by the system’s algorithm.
Ever met someone with a frighteningly similar taste? We discovered that this is often the best person to suggest something you might like. Your matches on Taste come from the collective souls of people who are oddly similar to you.
Taste says they set themselves apart from similar services because they have no “commercial bias.”
via Paul Stamatiou
New York City musician and synth wizard Nick Kwas (a.k.a. “pyrofiliac“) recently performed a live cover of the theme song from Netflix‘s Stranger Things, originally created by the band S U R V I V E, on his amazing collection of hardware synthesizers (Arp Odyssey, KORG Volcas, Electribe, and a KingKORG).
“The Search for Earth Proxima” is a short documentary co-directed by Brett Marty and Josh Izenberg that focuses on the search for Earth-like exoplanets. Specifically, the film looks at the team working to build a telescope to search for exoplanets around Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to our own.
Since astronomers first discovered exoplanets in 1995, we’ve come to learn that there are a staggering amount of planets out there in the universe. But, we have yet to find one that’s habitable, aside from our own. The Search for Earth Proxima is a short documentary about a group of scientists and their mission to build a telescope to hunt for an Earth-like planet around our closest neighbor: Alpha Centauri.
Tennis champion Serena Williams answered 73 random questions for Vogue contributor Joe Sabia as she was preparing to debut her new clothing line on HSN. Williams answered questions about her favorite food, obscure tennis rules, and even gave her opinion on Pokémon Go before swatting a Pikachu out of the air with a tennis racket.
On the set of her clothing line debut, Serena Williams talks about the most romantic thing a guy has ever done for her, that time she tried body bowling, and the one sport she’s actually bad at.
Galway, Ireland musician Banjo Guy Ollie recently performed a multitrack cover of the “Asgore” theme song from the video game Undertale using a five string tenor banjo, a mandolin, a bouzouki, and a u-bass. Fans of Ollie’s work can help support his future covers on Patreon. Here is the original song.