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Poker program Cepheus is unbeatable, claim scientists

Cepheus learned poker by playing over a billion billion hands – more than have been played in the entirety of human history<p>‘Perfect’ online poker bot Cepheus has one flaw: it can’t adapt<p>It may not win every hand it is dealt, but over time, no one can beat Cepheus, a computer program that scientists …

Artificial Intelligence

4K movies are coming to Blu-ray discs and hard drives

Sure, there are plenty of Ultra HD televisions floating around the Las Vegas Convention Center, but how will you find anything suitably super high-res to play on them? Netflix, Amazon and a few others have started 4K internet delivery, while DirecTV and Comcast also have limited approaches, but …

Bill Gates Raises A Glass To (And Of) Water Made From Poop

In places where fresh water is hard to come by, how do you come up with clean drinking water? Easy — get the water from poop.<p>It's a scientifically sound idea, and Bill Gates has a video to prove it. In the video, released this week, he stands in front of the Janicki Omniprocessor, a giant new …

Snorkeling

TCA 2015: 'Better Call Saul' is like 'Breaking Bad,' but different

Let's get the elephant in the room out of the way right off the bat: Walter White and Jesse Pinkman will <i>not</i> show up in "Better Call Saul," the upcoming spinoff of the award-winning<p>"Breaking Bad."<p>At least not in Season 1, which premieres Feb. 8 with the first episode of a two-episode debut that will …

Lawyer: George Zimmerman charged after allegedly throwing bottle of wine at girlfriend

After allegedly throwing a bottle of wine at his girlfriend Monday, George Zimmerman spent 14 hours in jail this weekend and now faces aggravated assault charges and must surrender all his firearms, officials said.<p>Zimmerman, 31, was arrested Friday night in Lake Mary where he had been living in a …

Crime

The DASH Diet Ranked Number 1 for 2015

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, the top 10 diets of 2015 have just been announced.<p>Still hanging on to that New Year's resolution to lose weight? The most effective (and healthiest) way to lose pounds isn't Atkins, Paleo, or even the South Beach Diet.<p><i>U.S. News and World Report</i> convened a panel …

Here’s the best time to buy airline tickets in 2015

Travelers are endlessly seeking ways to crack the code of erratic airline pricing in search of the cheapest fare. A recent report (pdf) by online travel search engine Expedia and the Airlines Reporting Corporation offers some answers.<p>Tuesday has long been considered the best day of the week to book …

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