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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launching Wikitribune service to combat fake news

Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, is launching a crowd-funded news service to help combat fake news.<p>The internet entrepreneur has created Wikitribune, a news initiative which says it will see professional journalists and community contributors produce "fact-checked, global news stories".<p>The …

Google and Microsoft are cutting off pirate websites from popping up in search

Google and Microsoft’s Bing will no longer let you browse for pirated content and illegal streams as effortlessly as you used to.<p>The search engine heavyweights have agreed to a new voluntary code of practice in the UK that will see websites known to engage in illegal distribution of content become …

AMD Ryzen Reviews Coming February 28th - Press Now Receiving Samples

Reviews for AMD’s next generation Ryzen CPUs will go live on February 28th and will include about half a dozen different models our sources have …

'Splatoon 2' preview arrives on Nintendo Switch in March

The Nintendo Switch doesn't exactly have a massive catalog of launch titles, but that doesn't mean that you'll be waiting months to play all the biggest games. Nintendo is promising a free <i>Splatoon 2</i> "Global Testfire" preview running from March 24th through the 26th. Each day will have one or more …

LG wins $168 million lawsuit against knockoff headphone makers

Last year LG filed a $200 million lawsuit against companies producing counterfeit versions of its wraparound Tone headsets. Now, the presiding judge has spoken. While the amount the company was awarded wasn't as high as it asked for, $168 million for damages plus court costs and interest, isn't …

TI's 1080p DLP3310 chip could power your future smart home projector

Texas Instruments has unveiled its DLP Pic 0.33-inch full-HD DLP3310 chip-set, a micro-opto-electromechanical system (MOEMS) spatial light modulator, or tiny projector display to you and me. The chip is designed to cater for the growing demand for smaller form factor, low power, high resolution …

Microsoft's Director Of Programming For Xbox Live Discusses Future Of Console, Going All-Digital

Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, Microsoft’s director of programming for Xbox Live, was at PAX Australia recently and was interviewed about the future of …

Info leaks on upcoming LG K series, X series, and Stylus 3

LG is planning to announce seven new devices soon, six of which are going to be announced at CES. The LG K series, X series, and a new Stylus device …

Nintendo Switch and NES Classic were Googled more than PlayStation VR, PS4 Pro, or Xbox One in 2016

When it comes to consumer electronics, most people search Google for smartphones — but video game consoles are right behind them. And Nintendo is leading that pack.<p>Nintendo’s upcoming Switch hybrid home/handheld console was the most Googled video game console in 2016, according to the …

T-Mobile Will Have The Google Pixel In Stores, But Won't Sell You One

T-Mobile has done some unorthodox things in the last few years, a number of which have worked very well. It’s almost single-handedly responsible for killing carrier contracts, for instance. The latest scheme form T-Mobile is a bit of a head-scratcher. The carrier will reportedly begin showing off …

Artificial intelligence has a big year ahead

Get ready for AI to show up where you'd least expect it.<p>In 2016, tech companies like Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft launched dozens of products and services powered by artificial intelligence. Next year will be all about the rest of the business world embracing AI.<p>Artificial intelligence is …

First Chevy Bolt is delivered in Tesla’s backyard

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Astronomers find a supersized black hole in a cosmic small town

The humongous black hole in the center of a galaxy called NGC 1600 took the MASSIVE Survey astronomers by surprise. It's not only almost as big as the largest one we've discovered, it's also located in a sparsely populated region of only 20 or so galaxies, 200 million light years away. To note, …

Microsoft sees Minecraft as AI proving ground

The popular construction game Minecraft is due to become a testbed for artificial intelligence software designed by startups and scientists alike.<p>Minecraft, a game based on the notion of building blocks, is played by millions of people on consoles, PCs and phones. Developed by Stockholm-based …

Artificial Intelligence

Experiment to determine why astronauts feel weak back on Earth

Astronauts don't have it easy when they come home, and it's not just because of the change in gravity: their red blood cell production drops while they're in space, leaving them weakened on Earth. But why? That's what a Canadian experiment aboard the International Space Station hopes to find out. …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has shut down rumors that the company is planning to replace its chronological feed with an algorithmically sorted one.</b> That doesn't mean that an algorithmic timeline won't happen though, it could just be an optional feature.<p><b>2. Programming site GitHub is going through</b> …

Anti-piracy software forces pirate group to give up on cracking games

Notorious China-based pirate group/forum, 3DM, recently announced its partial withdrawal from the cracking game in order to measure how this will effect sales in the gaming industry.<p>Following an internal meeting earlier in 2016, group leader Bird Sister informed that “starting at the Chinese New …

Why do these Nike sunglasses cost $395?

Nike Vision has a new line of sunglasses out for runners this spring, and the top-end Vaporwing Elite and Vaporwing will run you $395 (about £275 or AU$560). That's the kind of price we're used to seeing for so-called smart glasses, but these sunglasses don't recharge or have any electronics in …

AltspaceVR brings its virtual world to Samsung Gear VR

Samsung Gear VR just got a new app that allows its users to mingle with people on other devices in a virtual world like Second Life.<p>AltspaceVR is available to download now for anyone using the Gear VR, HTC Vive and will be compatible with the Oculus Rift soon too when it finally goes on sale.<p>It’s …

The OnePlus 2 now costs $349

If you need a high-end phone but have budget issues, OnePlus has permanently lowered the price of its OnePlus 2 smartphone from $389 to $349 (€345 and £249 in Europe and the UK). That makes it just $100 more than its entry-level OnePlus X phone, and could push it from "kinda expensive" to "okay, I …

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Massive Space Telescope Is Finally Coming Together

This week, NASA is set to reach a milestone on one of its most ambitious projects. If all goes to plan, workers will finish assembling the huge mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope — an $8 billion successor to the famous Hubble telescope.<p>"So far, everything — knock on wood — is going quite …

Universe

Chrome will soon load pages faster and consume less data

Google’s Chrome browser will soon load pages more quickly and use less data to do so, thanks to the introduction of the company’s Brotli compression algorithm.<p>Brotli was introduced last September; Google claimed that it could reduce file sizes by up to 26 percent more than its three-year old …

Software

Linux bug could let hackers control 66% of all Android devices

A newly discovered vulnerability in the Linux kernel could allow attackers to gain access to millions of Android devices as well as Linux PCs and servers.<p>Security firm Perception Point found the bug indexed as CVE-2016-0728, which has existed for almost three years since Linux kernel version 3.8 …

This 3D display on Kickstarter is straight out of Star Wars

The Holovect Volumetric Display, which draws dots, lines, and shapes in mid-air with light, is the brainchild of Jaime Ruiz-Avila, who was inspired by early sci-fi movies.<p>The first model failed to get enough funding on Kickstarter, but Ruiz-Avila is working on another prototype that displays a …

Holographic assistant brings us one step closer to AI butlers

Mark Zuckerberg made headlines earlier this month when he said he hoped to build an artificial intelligence assistant that can help him around the house and at the office. He's not the only one though, with Japanese company Vinclu bringing personality to the AI game.<p>Its product, Gatebox, is set to …

Zano drone makers lacked technical skills, lost $3.5m

Last November, Torquing Group’s Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a palm-sized autonomous drone crashed and burned after raising $3.5 million from more than 12,000 backers.<p>Kickstarter, which listed the Zano drone as a ‘staff pick’, commissioned freelance tech journalist Mark Harris to investigate …

Synaptics 'IronVeil' Brings Biometric Security To The Desktop PC

Over the last week, there have been some important announcements related to client device security. Intel announced Authenticate yesterday, and late last week, Microsoft reiterated support for Intel’s Skylake with its Credential Guard. Security is becoming one of the most important things that …