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Google employees protest: 'Stop work on AI for Pentagon drone video analysis'

Google workers call on the company to cease developing AI for warfare.<p><i>Video: Google aims to embed AI-powered Smart Reply in every major chat platform.</i><p>…

Adding Supersampling To The PS4 Pro Makes Games Look Better On 1080p HD TVs

The PS4 Pro is capable of rendering games at resolutions greater than 1080p (1920 x 1080). Until now, however, the benefits of higher resolution images were lost to players who combined a Pro with a 1080p HD TV. You needed a 4K (3840 x 2160) screen to reap the benefits of the Pro’s increased …

Virtual reality’s best experiences and biggest (teleportation) steps in 2017

Who made VR's best stuff in 2017—and why wasn't it Valve or Oculus? Plus, 2018 predictions.<p>If 2016 was the year that true home-VR systems arrived, …

Free PS4 PS Plus Games Of January 2018 Revealed

With the new year just a few days away there's a lot to look forward to. It's the chance to have a fresh start, begin working towards your new goals, and--most importantly--there's a new batch of video game freebies courtesy of Sony's PlayStation Plus service. The publisher has detailed everything …

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What Amazon Echo and Google Home Do With Your Voice Data

Amazon Echo and Google Home—and other devices that have Alexa and Google Assistant built in—are some of the most promising new technologies to come …

Intel Chip Flaws Leave Millions of Devices Exposed

Security researchers have raised the alarm for years about the Intel remote administration feature known as the Management Engine. The platform has a …

This creepy floating eyeball might be the smart home cam you want

The Moon is a levitating eyeball-shaped security cam that's the smart home device of either your dreams or your nightmares.<p>If you think smart home tech is creepy, the Moon will be a great device to prove your point. It's a floating eyeball-shaped security cam that can rotate to follow your …

iPhone 8 may be Apple’s worst September launch weekend in years

The iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus have seen lower adoption rates than any September launch of an iPhone since at least 2013, a new report by “lifestyle engagement platform” Localytics claims.<p>During its first weekend on sale, the iPhone 8 reportedly seized 0.3 percent of the total iPhone device market …

Latest AirBeamTV app lets you mirror your iPhone directly to a Samsung television

AirBeamTV last year created a Mac app that let you use AirPlay mirroring to a Samsung Smart TV without an Apple TV, and it’s now done the same for the iPhone and iPad.<p>Mirror for Samsung TV app for iPhone and iPad is a unique application which mirrors the screen and audio of your iPhone or iPad to …

App Store

You can soon buy and store bitcoin directly with this British “neobank”

A British “neobank” called Revolut is working on letting its customers convert and hold bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies directly in their accounts.<p>Revolut is technically not a bank because it doesn’t have a banking license from the UK’s financial regulator, but it offers many of the same …

Financial Services

What Happens When You Take a Testosterone Supplement...

(Boston) – If you haven’t heard the whispers, there’s a new supplement at GNC that’s got executives interested. Out of the tens of thousands of …

5 best house hunting apps and real estate apps for Android

Buying a house is a big deal. You have to find the house you want, find a realtor, obtain approval for a loan, and tons of other things. It can be a stressful process. However, once you get into your house, that’s it. You just pay your mortgage and enjoy yourself. We can’t help with every step of …

Intel fixed a business security bug after almost a decade

The security hole affects various business PCs made in the last decade.<p>Intel has released a firmware upgrade that can patch up a security hole that has reportedly been lurking in various enterprise PCs for almost a decade. In a note that came with the update, the chipmaker said the vulnerability …

Business Technology

Scaleway thinks the future of cloud hosting is ARM-based servers

Iliad’s cloud hosting division Scaleway is launching a new type of server today. In just a minute, you can launch your server with 2 ARMv8 cores, 2GB of RAM, 50GB of SSD storage and unlimited bandwidth. And it only costs around $3.25 per month (€2.99).<p>If you’re not familiar with processor …

This app will let Indians buy and sell gold on their smartphones

Gold-crazed Indians now need nothing more than a smartphone to buy and sell the precious metal.<p>Paytm, the country's top digital payments platform, announced Thursday that users will now be able to purchase "digital gold" through its mobile app.<p>The physical equivalent of the purchased gold will be …

Stance’s app lets you record a message for your Congressperson, then leaves it on their voicemail

Want to call your senator or U.S. representative to let them know where you stand on an issue, but don’t have the time to hunt down their phone number, wait on hold, or continually redial to get past the busy signals? A new app called Stance aims to help. Instead of simply providing a way to call …

Best Raspberry Pi alternatives

BBC micro:bit<p>While the BBC micro:bit is primarily aimed at schools, its low price (about $16) and ease of use makes it a great tool for learning and …

Raspberry Pi

Growing number of Pixel owners are experiencing a wide range of issues

Released with a lot of fanfare, Google’s new Pixel smartphone is a unique Android device insofar as it was designed by Google from the ground up. …

Android News

My Pixel has a manufacturing defect, and Google wants me to drive to another state to get it fixed [Update]

When it comes to my phones, I tend to be a little weird. I don’t like cases because it takes away from the premium build and feel that the manufacturer had in mind when crafting the handset. The same goes with plastic screen protectors. Even without those items, though, I still baby my devices …

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Trump's National Security Adviser Shared Fake News About Clinton

As Donald Trump puts together his cabinet, some of his picks are getting critical attention for past comments they made that suggest they hold racist …

Amazon Echo now talks you through 60,000 recipes

Allrecipes' Alexa skill helps you cook, even if you're not sure what you want to make.<p>Believe it or not, there hasn't really been a comprehensive recipe skill for Amazon Echo speakers. Campbell's skill is focused on the soup brand, IFTTT integration is imperfect and Jamie Oliver's skill won't read …

HomeKit-enabled August Smart Lock now works with Apple’s Home app and Control Center on iOS 10

The HomeKit-enabled August Smart Lock (reviewed) has had one big missing feature since iOS 10 was released back in September: Apple Home app support. Today that’s finally changing thanks to a new firmware update rolling out to August Smart Lock.<p>9to5Mac Happy Hour<p>Before iOS 10, Smart Lock was just …

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Thousands More Patients Will Soon Be Able to Use IBM's Watson to Fight Cancer

IBM (ibm) Watson is teaming up with Quest Diagnostics (dgx) in a significant expansion of its ongoing cancer genomic sequencing and precision …

Indie developer re-creates the Serenity spacecraft from ‘Firefly’ in VR

Burn the land. Boil the sea. I don’t need any of that junk in virtual reality.<p>Fans of the cult-classic sci-fi television program <i>Firefly</i> can now explore the show’s Serenity vessel in virtual reality thanks to the work of indie developer Kaveh Tabar. He has spent the last several years piecing …

Ultra-cheap Raspberry Pi 3 may get Android support

There may soon be another reason to love the uber-affordable and portable Raspberry Pi 3.<p>An entry for Raspberry Pi 3, a $35, small and simple computer, appeared on Google's Android Open Source Project page, according to Android Police. It's part of the same directory that also includes other …

Microsoft's Windows 10 push comes to shove for some users

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft really, REALLY wants you to upgrade to Windows 10.<p>Since last summer, the tech giant has pushed and prodded PC owners …

Microsoft Admits Windows 10 Upgrades Have Serious Problems

This week Microsoft <i>finally went too far.</i> The company’s obsession with forcing as many Windows 10 upgrades as possible saw it descend into dirty tricks more typical of malware. The move has been widely condemned and even one of the company’s loyalist long term supporters labelled it a violation of …

Coinbase is finally letting you instantly buy Bitcoin with a debit card

Anyone who has been a long-time user of Coinbase knows that the cryptocurrency startup hasn’t exactly always made it easy to buy Bitcoin.<p>In the early days you had to link your U.S bank account, verify it via two small deposits, and still wait up to five days for the Bitcoin to be sent to your …

Google’s Nik Collection of Photoshop & Aperture plugins are now free to download

In 2012, Google purchased Nik Software and made their excellent mobile photo editor Snapseed free on Android and iOS. Since then, many of Snapseed’s features have been integrated into Google’s various photo products. Besides mobile, though, Nik also developed plugins for desktop photo editors — and …

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