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Director Paul Feig talks about the campaign against Ghostbusters

The man behind Freaks and Geeks, Bridesmaids, The Heat and Spy opens up about the stunning campaign to take down the new 2016 all-female reboot of Ghostbusters. He talks about why he chooses to work with funny women and why he wants to push them into starring roles. Feig also takes us on a journey through his groundbreaking tv show Freaks and Geeks that introduced the world to the likes of Seth Rogan, James Franco.

Ice Cube: Make Your Own NWA Movie

Ice Cube interview with Marc Fennell - The Feed

Ice Cube on 80s hair, racial relations in America, and why #StraightOuttaCompton omits Dre's history of violence against women. #TheFeedSBS

Posted by SBS 2 on Monday, September 7, 2015

Straight Outta Compton shows the rise of seminal gangsta rap group N.W.A.

Ice Cube - a.k.a O'Shea Jackson - and his son who plays him in the film, O'Shea Jackson Jr., sat down with The Feed to talk the controversy surrounding the new film.

In particular, why the film which has Ice Cube and Dr Dre as producers, doesn't reference Dr Dre's history of violent attacks on women

"People are welcome to do their own version of the N.W.A story. There's been a thousand movies about Elvis, we can tolerate a few more N.W.A movies," Cube told SBS.

"That being said, and that put to the side, this is a situation where you could pick and choose what you want to put in the movie. There are things that are bigger that aren't in the movie."

Gillian Armstrong: Australian Film Pioneer

Gillian Armstrong on the most famous Australian you've never heard of. #TheFeedSBS

Posted by SBS 2 on Thursday, July 16, 2015

When Gillian Armstrong burst onto the scene with her film My Brilliant Career she because the first Australian feature film director in over 50 years. She is a pioneer. She turned Cate Blanchett and Sam Neill into international names. She talks about her experiences with rampant sexism in the early days of her career, how far we've really come as an industry. She also explains why she resisted directing arguably her most famous film Little Women and she reveals the biggest bullshit artist in Hollywood


proving ground: sphero

Why re-invent the wheel when you can re-invent the ball. That seems to be the thinking behind Sphero. 

At $170 Sphero is halfway between Wall-E and your favourite pet. You control Sphero with your phone and can let it roll in water, change colour, and even impersonate Evel Knievel.

It may seem stupid, it may indeed even be stupid, but credit where credit is due there is a lot of innovation that’s driving this ball of stupidity.

Inside the sealed white shell is a tiny robot that uses a gyroscope to balance on two wheels. The robot drives up the side of its own shell creating forward and upward movements. Think of it like a Segway stuck inside of a ball. The trick is that it runs on gravity. 

wires, or battery compartments. Instead Sphero has its own built-in batteries that are charged by passing energy through the shell itself.

The charging station is basically a copper coil, which generates an alternating electromagnetic field and Spehro converts that invisible field into electricity.

Where it really gets fun, apart from torturing your cats and toddlers, are the augmented reality games. Sphero uses your phones camera to overlay a game environment, with say zombies, to give you a unique game play experience. It's fun but gameplay can be challenging. After all you are trying to control a ball that has a tendancy to run into objects.

making virtual a reality

 Virtual reality devices have been promised for many years, but until recently those VR devices were expensive and cumbersome. Now there's a flood of portable head mounted devices on the market that aim to bring virtual reality to the masses. The Feed's Marc Fennell looks at the portable devices that are changing virtual reality.