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Middle-earth: Shadow of War is so big that it’s overwhelming

A deluge of new features drowns out the best parts of the game<p><i>Middle-earth: Shadow of War</i>, the follow-up to 2014’s <i>Shadow of Mordor</i>, is in many ways a prototypical video game sequel. Its main goal is simply to give you more. A vastly larger world, a wider range of weapons and abilities, and more …

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL vs the competition

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL have a lot to offer. The two devices sport high-end specs, are resistant to water and dust, and come with a stock version of Android 8.0 Oreo. But how exactly do they stack up against the competition?<p>The Pixel series goes head to head with a number of flagship …

Wild Sand Kittens Caught On Video Are Almost Too Cute To Be Real

But don't even think about trying to keep one as a pet.<p>Breakthroughs in research are rarely this ridiculously cute.<p>Last month, global wild cat conservation organization Panthera published photos and videos of what the group believes is the first time sand kittens have been documented in the wild in …

Pets

Walmart is eliminating the wait for a common kind of return

Starting in November, customers using the new Mobile Express Returns service will be able to initiate a return in the Walmart app before heading to the store.<p>At a Mobile Express lane in a store's customer-service area, a customer will scan a QR code with their phone and hand over the package to a …

eCommerce

Google Pixel 2 XL vs. LG V30: The perfect pair for right now

I was the last person to leave Google's Pixel hardware event in Toronto this week, the cleaning staff already entering the converted movie studio to …

20 TED Talks on Programming Everyone Must Watch

Advertisement<p>With these TED Talks on programming, you won’t learn <i>how</i> to program but rather how to <i>be</i> a programmer. Knowing how to write code is only …

Google Fiber Scales Back TV Service To Focus Solely On High-Speed Internet

Google Fiber started off with a simple enough premise: providing lightning-fast internet and TV service to customers at reasonable prices. Given that …

Telecoms

Immerse yourself in Coding 101 instruction, and pay what you want

Learning to code sounds like a fairly straight line idea. You learn about coding, then you know how right? Well, it isn’t always that easy, because there are just so darn many ways to code a web page or app. There are literally a dozen different ways you could piece your idea together, and you’ll …

All-touchscreen BlackBerry Motion announced with IP67 rating and a 4,000 mAh battery

Rumors that BlackBerry would release an all-touchscreen smartphone have been floating around since August, and today we’re finally getting more details on the upcoming handset. At this year’s GITEX Technology Week in Dubai, UAE, BlackBerry officially revealed its new mid-range smartphone, the …

Sourcegraph raises $20M to bring more live collaboration to coding

Quinn Slack thinks we’re close to the future that <i>Back to the Future II</i> promised back in the ’80s — flying cars, artificial intelligence, sending rockets into space and the rest of the whole suite — but there’s a way to get there even faster.<p>That’s why he and his co-founder Beyang Liu started …

Lessons from migrating a large codebase to React 16

The console will keep warning you about packages that call React.PropTypes or use React.createClass. You will need to upgrade these if possible, …

JavaScript

Getting a New Google Home? Here’s Why You Should Ditch Spotify for Google Play Music

Yesterday, Google announced a slew of new products, from a pair of Google Home voice assistant variants to the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL …

Everything From the Google Pixel Event | WIRED

Make Sense of "Rick and Morty" With This Character Timeline Chart

After three seasons of alternate timelines and deep-cut callbacks, the Adult Swim comedy <i>Rick and Morty</i> is complicated enough that you might need to …

Final Fantasy VII Director Tetsuya Nomura Teases "Many Things" in Store

Today’s issue of Weekly Famitsu included an interview with <i>Final Fantasy VII Remake</i> and <i>Kingdom Hearts III</i> Director Tetsuya Nomura and popular Korean …

Optoma’s NuForce BE Free8 wireless headphones are a smart AirPods alternative

Optoma has released new fully wireless headphones under its ‘NuForce’ audio sub brand, the BE Free8 earbuds. These are like Apple’s AirPods, requiring no wire to connect them, and they connect via Bluetooth to any device. The charging pod they ship with even has a similar design to the AirPod case, …

Jack Ryan teaser reveals first look at John Krasinski

Our first look at John Krasinski on Amazon’s <i>Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan</i> is finally here.<p>After being MIA in the first six teasers that have been released, …

Samsung's component division will make more money off the iPhone X than the Galaxy S8

Samsung is set to make around $110 from each iPhone X that Apple sells, according to a new report from <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i>.<p>To clarify, that’s Samsung as a corporate entity — specifically the conglomerate’s component manufacturing arm — not Samsung Electronics, which makes Galaxy smartphones and …

Wall Street

Review: Bose QC35 II

When I travel, my headphones virtually never leave my head. They're a protective barrier from chatty seatmates, an escape from the loud noises and …

Bowers & Wilkins launches PX noise-canceling headphones with USB-C charging

And plenty of that characteristic B&W style<p>If I had to list the most commonly requested features from readers looking for headphone-buying advice, it would look something like this: wireless, noise canceling, stylish, and preferably easy to hook up with something universal like a USB-C connector. …

Want to be a better programmer? Try Microsoft's 'code-writing', question-answering Stack Overflow Bot

The bot answers English language queries about programming, drawing upon the information in the millions of questions and answers available via Stack …

5 Common Misconceptions About Chatbots

This column is authored by Digital Marketer, Sanchit Babbar After storifyingThe post 5 Common Misconceptions About Chatbots appeared first on iamwire.

Chatbots

Hear the Guy Behind Google’s AI Music and Art Project Explain How Deep Learning Is Reshaping Sounds and Images - MIT Technology Review

While many of his colleagues at Google are busy working on things like search, Web browsing, or mobile software, Douglas Eck spends a lot of time …

Machine Learning

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

The Node.js world is imploding

Another programming community is having a meltdown due to festering sexism.<p>A close-knit tech community has fallen into disarray over a debate that …

Are You Doing Enough to Protect and Monetize Your Intellectual Property?

What I have learned is that accretion of IP value is the key element to supporting overall enterprise value.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your tech-enabled business has valuable technology and intellectual property (IP) as part of your processes and the service, …

Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Machine Learning

<i>What should everyone know about machine learning? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Daniel Tunkelang, Led machine learning projects at Endeca, Google, LinkedIn, on Quora:</b><p>As someone who …

Machine Learning

Which are the most important programming languages to learn? Developers reveal their top five

The languages that programmers should be learning, according to a poll of 500 developers in the US and Europe.<p>The number of programming languages is …

Stop pretending you really know what AI is and read this instead

You’ve probably heard the news: AI is going to take your job. Wait, no: It’s going to create a new job for you. AI is going to kill us all! Wait, no it’s not. AI is already totally smarter than us at, like, all the smart things. But that probably doesn’t matter? Neural networks. Machine learning. …

Your Cell Phone Is 10 Times Dirtier Than a Toilet Seat. Here's What to Do About It

Most people don’t give a second thought to using their cell phone everywhere, from their morning commute to the dinner table to the doctor’s office. …