Joel Amenuvor

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Star Citizen's first-person shooting changes coming along nicely

Much is made of the spaceships in Star Citizen, or of the planetary landings, but there's a fair chunk of the game that will play out on foot - …

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Grab your next year of Xbox Live super cheap!<p>Want more deals? Join the IGN Deals Newsletter.<p><i>Welcome to IGN's Daily Deals, your source for the best</i> …

Elon Musk 'hopes' to have new Tesla Autopilot ready by Wednesday

Elon Musk has said he hopes to introduce the latest version of Tesla's Autopilot software next week. The update comes after a Tesla Model S driver was killed in a fatal car crash while using Autopilot in May. On Twitter this morning, Musk said that he is "hoping to start [the] rollout" of the new …

Playing Donkey Kong on this tiny arcade cabinet isn't easy

Playing classic video games like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man on a Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME) is a fun way to relive your childhood memories of spending hours trying to achieve a high score.<p>But if you really want a challenge, try playing video games on this incredibly small arcade cabinet …

Ubisoft reinforce Rainbow Six Siege with a chunky mid-season update

Rainbow Six Siege is a dying game AMIRITE? Actually, it’s not. Believe it or not, more people are playing the shooter today than when it launched …

‘Destiny: Rise of Iron’ is almost upon us – here’s how to get ready for it

The universe of <i>Destiny</i> is getting even larger with the <i>Rise of Iron</i> expansion in late September, but there’s a lot you can do right now to get ready …

Phononic raises $30 million to rethink refrigeration

A startup based in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park, Phononic, wants to make refrigeration and temperature control far more efficient, and steadier, than is possible with traditional systems.<p>Instead of relying on vapor compressors, fans, chillers or passive heat sinks, Phononic makes …

Apple Reportedly Lays Off Dozens From Self-Driving Car Project

On Friday, the <i>New York Times</i> reported that Apple has laid off dozens of employees on its self-driving car project, and closed down parts of the …

Pepper the Inflight Service Bot is a multi-lingual flight attendant who doesn’t hate picking up your garbage

At the Disrupt SF Hackathon today in San Francisco, a team of seasoned software engineers unveiled Pepper the Inflight Service Bot, a robot flight attendant that doesn’t hate picking up barf bags, can circulate in a plane even when there’s turbulence, and can speak to passengers in their own …

The subtle way Google plans to use its greatest skill to combat ISIS

"She told me, 'Well, I was looking at photos online and I thought I was going to go live in the Islamic Disneyworld,'" quotes Yasmin Green, head of research and development at Jigsaw, the think-tank spun out of Google earlier this year.<p>"It's so incredible because what you and I see in the media,</i> …

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Oxford study shows how tiny bacteria ‘wind farms’ could power electronics

A team of scientists from Oxford University used a virtual prototype to demonstrate how the natural movement of bacteria could be harnessed to turn cylindrical rotors and provide a steady power source.<p>The study, published in the journal Science Advances, showed that the chaotic swarming effect of …

The end of plastic cards nears: Over 70,000 ATMs will soon support Touch ID withdrawals

Following Bank of America’s announcement that customers could withdraw cash from ATMs using Apple Pay, FIS and Payment Alliance International have today announced a new partnership that will allow users to perform cardless withdrawals using Touch ID, proving that the end of plastic cards is fast …

FinTech

Holographic french fry packet scares away seagulls

If you live in a landlocked city or state, you may never have been required to defend your al fresco lunch from a pack of hungry and determined seagulls. But it's enough of a problem in some areas of Australia, apparently, that technology has come to the rescue.<p>Hungry Jack's, the company that …

Periscope and Facebook Live help document Turkey attempted coup

As an attempted military coup unfolded in Turkey Friday night, with bridges closed, tanks rolling through cities and aircraft flying low overhead, …

Top security researcher recommends you only buy Nexus or Samsung devices

In the Android world, security concerns are so widespread that rarely does a week go by that we don’t have to touch on it in some form or another. At Google I/O 2016, Android developers cited security issues on the operating system as being the largest problem the team is having to deal with. In …

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Exploring Breast Cancer Cells In Virtual Reality Could Help Fight The Disease

Just don't forget to dodge incoming particles<p>It's the <i>Magic School Bus</i> for breast cancer: A team at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, designed a VR simulation to explore cancer cells.<p>Drug particles float by and crash near your virtual feet to be absorbed into the cell's …

Google talks up its self-driving cars’ cyclist-detection algorithms

Today might be conspicuous in the annals of autonomous vehicles for a more serious reason, but another month is over and Google has issued its self-driving car report for June. In it are some interesting details about the system’s ability to detect and avoid cyclists.<p>“Cyclists are fast and agile — …

Can smart switching cut your energy bills?

<b>A new generation of energy switching services is emerging, claiming to offer better ways for millions of people to cut their gas and electricity bills.</b><p>They are designed to help overcome the problem of inertia - the seemingly stubborn refusal of more than 17 million UK households to switch energy …

The Fully Self-Driving Car Is Still Years Away

Even as automakers and technology companies have been promoting a euphoric vision of the future in which cars will drive themselves and serious crashes will be rare, their engineers have been engaged in a sobering debate.<p>Just how autonomous can and should cars become? the engineers are asking. Is …

Survey says most businesses already use the Internet of Things

Approximately 65% of enterprises utilize IoT solutions for business purposes, according to a recent survey conducted by 451 Research and cited by Beta News.<p>Among the businesses surveyed that are using IoT solutions:<p>66% used IoT technologies for risk reduction. For instance, oil companies are …

Internet of Things

You can now ask Alexa to order millions of products on Amazon

Through products like the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Amazon Tap, or Amazon Fire TV, you can now tell Amazon’s virtual assistant Alexa to buy tens of millions of Amazon products. So Alexa owners can say “Alexa, order new Charmin toilet paper” or “Alexa, order me AAA batteries.”<p>To buy items, just say …

Five companies considered buying LinkedIn

A new SEC filing posted Friday gives more clarity about what led up to Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn for more than $26 billion. And it proves that Microsoft wasn’t the only prospective buyer.<p>It shows that the talks between LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella began on February 16 …

Tesla and Mobileye disagree on lack of emergency braking in deadly Autopilot crash

Tesla has begun to share some information from its investigation of the May crash involving a Model S with Autopilot active. In its blog post yesterday, the company said that the Autopilot system failed to differentiate the white side of a tractor trailer that was crossing in front of the vehicle …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Twilio went public yesterday and raised $150 million (£109 million).</b> Its stock price soared more than 90% in its first day of trading.<p><b>2. New data shows that Uber drivers make even less money than previously thought.</b> BuzzFeed interviewed drivers in several US cities to find out out how much …

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New Russian app uses AI to 'repaint' your photos in the style of Van Gogh, Picasso, and more

An iOS app has gone viral in post-Soviet states this past week, racking up over 650,000 downloads and the top spot in app stores around the region. Russian internet giant Mail.Ru even announced an investment into the product yesterday -- a 10 percent stake that reportedly amounts to $2 million.<p>The …

Should autonomous vehicles save passengers or pedestrians?

Oh, humanity. New research published in <i>Science</i> shows that we, as a race, want to have our cake and eat it too when it comes to autonomous vehicles. Specifically, we're totally okay with self-driving cars that will sacrifice their passengers in favor of not harming pedestrians -- so long as we …

PlugShare COO: Tesla's Purchase Of SolarCity A 'Smart Move'

Add PlugShare’s COO to the list of industry insiders who think tying together electric vehicles and solar panels makes good business sense. People who drive EVs are 10 times more likely to invest in a solar energy system for their home, according to Forrest North, who founded the electric vehicle …

Use of drones for disaster missions put to the test

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) — How to distribute lifesaving supplies quickly and safely after a natural disaster has long been a puzzle for responders. Now, …

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