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Google's Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet

The conversation seems mundane. At least, at first.<p>In a building called the Partnerplex on Google's sprawling campus in Mountain View, California, I've been invited to hear a 51-second phone recording of someone making a dinner reservation.<p>Person 1: <i>Good evening.</i><br>Person 2: <i>Hello?</i><br>Person 1: <i>Hello.</i><br>Person …

James Martin

ESPN+ is a sports streamer’s dream and costs less than $5

Disney’s new ESPN+ service has landed on iOS, offering subscribers thousands of hours of live sports for under $5 a month. Users will enjoy action from the MLB and NHL, as well as content they wouldn’t typically find on ESPN channels on the big screen.<p>ESPN+ is a win for cord cutters, who would …

Apparently high-definition vinyl is coming next year

The process of making records hasn't changed much over the last hundred or so years, but that itself could change soon. Austria-based Rebeat Innovation has begun the work to bring vinyl into the 21st century. Of course, that involves lasers. Specifically, converting analog audio information into a …

Google AI can pick out voices in a crowd

Humans are usually good at isolating a single voice in a crowd, but computers? Not so much -- just ask anyone trying to talk to a smart speaker at a house party. Google may have a surprisingly straightforward solution, however. Its researchers have developed a deep learning system that can pick out …

NASA may fly crew into deep space sooner, but there’s a price

The Exploration Upper Stage seems nowhere near readiness.<p>NASA will likely launch its first astronauts into deep space since the Apollo program on a …

Space Exploration

The 9 Best American Brands That’ll Repair Your Goods

As a publication that recommends all manner of quality gear, there’s one criterion we’ve come to hold above all others: durability.<p>Because gear that …

New research shows successful founders are far older than the Valley stereotype

There is a classic stereotype of the Silicon Valley entrepreneur: often a computer science nerd, almost certainly male, ambitious and, most importantly, young — very young. Founders who have been covered extensively by the media, like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, started their …

Computer Science

'PUBG' moves beyond battle royale with War Mode

The <i>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds</i> team is now clearer about their plans to add game modes beyond the signature battle royale and zombie games. The developer has revealed that it's experimenting with a War Mode that behaves more like the conventional deathmatches in other games rather than <i>PUBG</i>'s …

Facebook adds 360 photos and HD videos to Messenger

If you’ve been dying to send your contacts sweet HD videos, then you’ll be happy to learn Facebook is finally improving the quality of pictures and videos you fire off onMessenger. Now you can feel free to bombard your friends with all the 360 photos they can handle.<p>For those of you who want to use …

In a Slack world, Microsoft bets on Teams and Yammer

The growth of Windows has slowed as Microsoft’s mobile platform goals have faded and the PC market matured. As a result, Microsoft has had to seek new revenue outside of its operating system.<p>In 2017, as part of that effort to grow, Microsoft announced a new subscription product called Microsoft …

Spotify’s first hardware device might be this music player for your car

Earlier today, Spotify announced it would be sharing news at an April 24th event. It’s unclear whether the company is planning to unveil hardware later this month in New York City, but evidence suggests that Spotify has been working on an in-car controller — or even a standalone player — for the …

If you traded crypto on Coinbase, the IRS might be coming for you

Tax day in the US is on April 17—and if you made some money off bitcoin, ethereum, or another cryptocurrency, you need to declare your wallet. In the past, the IRS has mainly relied on the honor system for people to report their crypto earnings—but honesty and taxes have not traditionally been …

SRAM Red Review - SRAM's Lightest Drivetrain Tested

<b>Primary use:</b> Road <b><br>Gearing:</b> 2x11 <b><br>Shifting:</b> Mechanical <b><br>Brakes:</b> Cable actuated; hydraulic disc <b><br>Link to Buy:</b> Competitive cyclist<p>Red is SRAM’s shwankiest cable-actuated road bike component group. Primarily aimed at racing and endurance bikes, the components comprise the lightest, 2x11 rim-brake group …

Hydraulic

The New iPad Works With Apple Pencil and Costs $299 for Students

At today’s education event in Chicago, Apple announced an updated 9.7-inch iPad that supports Apple Pencil, which is one of the features that last …

How-To: Train the Most Important Core Muscles for Cycling

Don't let a weak core frustrate all the hard work your legs do on the bike. Here's how to make those important trunk muscles strong.

Best Buy will stop selling Huawei smartphones

Huawei's toehold in the US smartphone market is shrinking further.<p>Best Buy (BBY) has stopped ordering new phones from China's biggest smartphone maker and will stop selling its products over the next few weeks, according to a source familiar with the situation.<p>Best Buy's decision was reported …

Mobile

CDs and vinyl are outselling digital music downloads

Digital music downloads began to outsell physical media since 2012. It took four more years for digital music revenue to surpass those from physical media as well. Then streaming happened, and last year generated more money in the US than all the other formats. Now, digital downloads are coming in …

Apple is considering a snack-safe keyboard

Apple filed a patent made public yesterday for a keyboard that resists crumbs. The patent describes two different ways that a keyboard can keep dirt out, either by sealing gaps off or having a membrane beneath each key that would blow out air every time a key is pressed, pushing out unwanted debris.<p>…

Particles

A psychologist explains why those Facebook product ads are so darn compelling

Brands know exactly how to play into your mistrust of. . . brands.<p>You probably want to own a mattress you’ve seen advertised on Facebook. Or maybe it’s not a mattress you crave, maybe it’s that reinvented bra. It’s the wool shoes. It’s the super soft modal undies. It’s whatever ad (or 20) you’ve …

eCommerce

Facebook to publishers: The News Feed algorithm isn't why you're failing

It's been a rocky year in Facebook and publisher relations, but the social network has a new — very blunt — message for struggling publishers: it's …

This robo-bug can improvise its walk like a real insect

There are plenty of projects out there attempting to replicate the locomotion of insects, but one thing that computers and logic aren’t so good at is improvising and adapting the way even the smallest, simplest bugs do. This project from Tokyo Tech is a step in that direction, producing gaits on …

Robotics

Jellyfish chips are the future of junk food

Jellyfish are not exactly the centerpiece of most people’s ideal meals. The umbrella-shaped animals are slimy, tasteless, and can be extremely …

Medicaid, Marijuana And Me: An Ex-Opioid Addict's Take On American Drug Denial

Shutterstock In the United States, like most places, there are certain things we don’t talk about much. Not for no reason: most Americans have plenty …

No, the US Won’t Respond to A Cyber Attack with Nukes

Defense leaders won’t completely rule out the possibility. But it’s a very, very, very remote possibility.

Cyber-attacks

Now TV’s new TV Smart Stick is super-cheap - and lets you pause live TV in glorious HD

All Now TV content will be available to stream live and on-demand in full HD by the end of the year<p>Now TV's bargain streaming stick is now on sale …

Smart TV

5G phones expected in 2019 thanks to Chinese, Qualcomm pact

Qualcomm and some of the hottest Chinese manufacturers will work together to build phones with next-generation wireless technology.<p>The reality of a 5G phone is closer than you think.<p>Mobile chip giant Qualcomm on Thursday announced a partnership with several of the largest Chinese phone …

Mobile

Bitcoin Scammers Are Using This App To Fleece People

Messaging app Telegram started out as a WhatsApp alternative, but it's fast becoming a petri dish for cryptocurrency get-rich-quick schemes, propped up by dubious trading bots and bogus celebrity endorsements from Christopher Walken and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. That may be a problem as it heads …

Cryptocurrency

Sonos bundles two speakers for the price of one HomePod

Shortly after Apple finally announced a release date for its $349 HomePod speaker, Sonos is firing back with a new deal. You can buy two Sonos Ones for the same price. The speaker normally costs $200, so that’s a nice $50 discount.<p>We liked the new Sonos One in our review, both in terms of sound and …

Smart Homes

The Bear: Russia's Tu-95 Bomber Is Moscow's Very Own B-52

<i>The Bear is still flying across the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean in the twenty-first century. One of its principal missions can be described as</i> …

New Research Into the Effectiveness of Cannabis for Autism

Scientists in Israel are conducting open clinical trials utilizing whole plant cannabis in search of an autism spectrum disorder treatment after …

Autism