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Georgia Tech's AI is a choose-your-own adventure author

Turns out it's not just news writers (<i>gulp)</i> whose jobs are in jeopardy -- even fiction authors like RL Stine might have to watch their backs. A group of researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology has designed an AI that can write up interactive fiction (IF), such as choose-your-own adventure …

Google and Lenovo fell in love with the same 'e'

Two of the tech world's biggest brands redesigned their logos this year: Lenovo in June, and Google just a couple of days ago. Both already had a slanted "e" in their original designs, but after the overhaul, their "e"s have grown remarkably similar. The angle of their slants is now identical. The …

Lenovo

Google Calendar is getting much smarter for business users

Google Apps users are going to start having an easier time managing their calendar. With an update rolling out this week, Google Calendar will begin automatically grabbing events that it detects in Gmail — like flights and hotel or restaurant reservations — and adding an entry for them. Those …

Apps

Xbox One exec: We're doing things that 'can't be done' on PS4

Xbox executive Kudo Tsunoda: "We've really got a lot more going on [than our competitors]."<p>According to Xbox executive Kudo Tsunoda, the Xbox One has "a lot more going on" than the PlayStation 4 and other competing platforms. In a new interview, Tsunoda talks about how Xbox One features like …

Sea of Thieves

These Are The Best Fitness Trackers | Inc.com

If you're looking for the best way to track your activity and exercise, the $150 Fitbit Charge HR is the fitness tracker we'd recommend for most people. According to our tests--which included 60 hours of research and 10 days of real-world testing--the Charge HR is more accurate at counting steps …

Wearable Tech

Google Chromebook Pixel 2 review round up: gorgeous, powerful, but still just Chrome

Google’s vision of a cloud-computing future has another champion, the £800 Chromebook Pixel 2, with a high resolution screen and solid aluminium body<p>Google has launched a new premium Chromebook – the Pixel 2. It is faster than its predecessor and has a high resolution screen but it raises the …

Google

How to keep an old version of Spotify

Spotify's most recent update is rolling out, which removes quite a lot of handy features -- but there's a clever way to get them back.<p>Not only does …

Spotify

These are the FCC's full rules for protecting net neutrality

The FCC has released the full text of its new Open Internet order — the set of rules that are meant to protect net neutrality. Though the rules passed last month, the full text of the order hasn't been available until now. Even ahead of the vote, only those in the commission were able to see its …

Net Neutrality

Three things you should know about USB Type-C

A new standard of USB is coming to market this year, and it's hard to not be impressed with the progress made since the version that was released in 2008. Here are the things you'll want to know about USB Type-C.<p>Whether you're excited about today's news from the Apple event, or you are looking …

Gear & Gadgets

Cyanogen’s Surprisingly Sensible Plan To Steal Android Away From Google

As Google tightens its grip on Android, a scrappy software startup uses openness as a rallying cry. Don’t laugh it off just yet.<p>If you were to plot an elaborate heist on one of the world’s largest technology companies, you probably wouldn’t start by letting everyone know you were coming.<p>Yet that’s …

Google Play

Google just added something to Android that could reduce phone theft

The most interesting improvement is a new feature that could help drive down phone theft.<p>With Device Protection turned on, your phone will stay locked until you sign in with your Google account — even if the phone gets reset to factory settings. If your phone gets stolen, thieves won't be able to …

San Francisco

Bloatware Ready To Overpower Android Lollipop

One of the many interesting bullet points around the release of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge has been a proud Samsung announcing the reduction of features and applications available out of the box. There is no doubt that Samsung’s TouchWiz UI has grown over time and become unyielding, …

Android Lollipop

A new breed of startups is helping hackers make millions — legally

The bug bounty business is booming<p>Shashank Kumar was in seventh grade when he was introduced to computer hacking. At first he had fun breaking in and defacing web sites, something he says he now regrets, but then he learned that he can get paid for reporting the weaknesses he was exploiting. Under …

Information Security

Weekly poll results: Does the microSD slot still matter?

Samsung's announcement in Barcelona that the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are not going to have a a microSD card slot or a removable battery was a bit of a …

Mobile Technology

Articles about floating prefab house brings smart design seattle waterfront on Dwell.com - Dwell

Ten Steps To Heaven: $1,599,999.<p>A water purifier, energy source, and Internet hub all in one.<p>Czech architects unveil a floating, modular living concept.<p>Dwell on Design speaker Dan Formosa is accustomed to swimming against the current.<p>Turkel Design is a leading manufacturer of prefab homes.<p>A …

Prefab Homes

The Windows 10 installation interface has been refreshed

Microsoft seem to be making some really MAJOR changes to Windows 10.<p>In newer builds of Windows 10, they have updated the setup and installation …

Windows 10

The secret your cellphone company doesn't want you to know

Recently, AT&T surprised everyone when it added a new option to its GigaPower fiber Internet service: privacy. Yes, for just $29 more a month, AT&T promises it WON'T sell your search and browsing history to advertisers. How generous.<p>While there's still some doubt about how private your information …

Microsoft Band Back In Stock, Make Your Move Now

Microsoft Band sure is an elusive device. Redmond launched its first wearable to a decent level of acclaim, but apparently supplies were ridiculously …

This is Star Trek Online's Leonard Nimoy memorial

Leonard Nimoy's passing last week brought with it a wave of mourning and admiration that we're still feeling today. Video gamedeveloper Cryptic Studios felt the loss keenly, since Nimoy voiced Spock in the company's MMORPG <i>Star Trek Online</i>. To honor Nimoy, the team announced that they would build a …

Star Trek

How to install Windows 10 in a virtual machine - ExtremeTech

By on July 30, 2015 at 10:18 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Windows 10 is officially available …

Nanobomb Creates Massive Explosion On Tiny Scale

Buckminsterfullerene buckyballs become buckybombs<p>What the world needs most are more things that explode in more ways. A team of researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, as well as one with Brazil’s Federal University of São Paulo, sought the answer to a simple …

São Paulo

Scientists Can Now Tell Where A Puff Of Methane Originated

Silent and deadly<p>Carbon dioxide emissions make the big headlines in climate change news, and with good reason--we've now seen the impact of carbon dioxide on global temperature. But carbon dioxide has a far more potent cousin lingering in her shadow. Methane comes in second to carbon dioxide in the …

Natural Gas

20 percent of Mars' surface was likely water 4.5 billion years ago

The body of water would have been larger than the Arctic Ocean<p>Mars once had enough water to cover its entire surface, a study published today in <i>Science</i> suggests. Around 4.5 billion years ago, Mars was host to a body of water that was larger than the Arctic Ocean. At around .085 miles deep, the …

Arctic Ocean

The must-see gadgets from Mobile World Congress 2015

Phones

Massive FREAK security flaw breaks HTTPS in Android, Apple devices - ExtremeTech

By on March 3, 2015 at 7:37 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A recently announced security flaw, …

Information Security

ET deals: Dell UltraSharp 1440p IPS PC monitor for $387 with free gift card - ExtremeTech

By on March 1, 2016 at 11:15 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Tired of using that old monitor …

Shopping

Check out renderings of Google’s cool new campus of movable structures

Apple has its spaceship, so it’s only fitting that Google has its own updated office space proposal. But instead of a building that looks like it could launch at any moment, Google is proposing movable structures.<p>Google submitted plans to redevelop four sites to the Mountain View city council. The …

Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Secret’ Talent: A Look Back at His Intimate Photography Exhibition

Leonard Nimoy passed away today at the age of 83. Back in 2010, the Star Trek legend unveiled an eye-opening portrait show at Mass MoCA called Secret …

Will the internet of things finally kill privacy?

Why the FTC's new report doesn't go far enough<p>In the internet of things, the Federal Trade Commission sees the possibility of flourishing new markets. But it also sees a prologue to <i>Black Mirror</i>: in a new report that probes the privacy implications of connected devices, the commission surveys a …

Privacy