Angel Abrams (AngelOfDe4th)

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Welcome To The Age Of The Micro-Singularity

By Amber Case5 minute Read<p>Last month, over a billion people around the world suddenly knew the name and appearance of the very same woman, and …

Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of "chatbot" that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue.<p>And the bot doesn't just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA tests nonstick aircraft wing coatings that let bug juice slide

Who knew that keeping bug guts off airplanes could be a mission for NASA?<p>It turns out that insect "residue" splattering on the wings of big aircraft as they take off is a real problem looking for a serious solution.<p>"They are really small," conceded Christopher Wohl, senior research materials …

Need a Vacation? Here, Put On These VR Goggles.

"Americans are the absolute worst at taking time off for themselves." Can Oculus help?<p>Amid other challenges, virtual reality still carries a stigma of being socially isolating.<p>Well, when life gives you lemons …<p>“We want to take these perceived negatives and turn them into positives,” Cubicle Ninjas …

Virtual Reality

SanDisk's 200GB MicroSD Card Is Now Available On Amazon.com For About $239

At the Mobile World Congress event in March, SanDisk introduced the 200GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card (Premium Edition). This means that SanDisk’s 200GB Ultra is the world’s highest capacity microSD card for mobile devices. Now the SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD card is available for purchase on …

Why This Photographer Thinks You Should Watermark Your Photographs

The majority of photographers don’t like watermarking their images. Why mar the perfect balance of your picture with a distracting logo, right? …

10 influential pulp novels that are criminally good

American pulp fiction first appeared on cheap, wood pulp paper. In the early 20th century, it lived in fiction magazines that cost no more than a …

Sony E5663 leak: 4.6-inch 1080p display & 13MP front cam

Sony could soon be offering a smaller smartphone that will arguably become the best compact flagship smartphone on the market. The E5663 model number has leaked previously and after a trip to benchmarking applications, GFXBench and GeekBench, the specs for what could be Sony’s next Compact flagship …

Phones

24 hours with the Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition

I’ve been writing about Ubuntu smartphones and tablets on and off for the last few years. I’ve had the opportunity to pick Canonical’s founder Mark Shuttleworth’s brain on a few occasions too.<p>One thing that’s always struck me is how long it’s taken to get Ubuntu mobile hardware onto retailers’ …