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An unbeatable computer program has finally solved two-player limit Texas hold'em poker

The program also demonstrates that playing second is advantageous<p>Two-player limit Texas hold’em poker has finally been solved, according to a study published in <i>Science</i> today. Scientists have designed a computer program, named Cepheus, with a strategy for the game that is so close to perfect that …

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Xbox One's 500GB HDD swapped for bigger, faster drives, and tested for performance

The Xbox One arrives with a 500GB HDD built-in, and in contrast to the PlayStation 4's easily-accessed storage, it's not meant to be accessed or replaced by the user, ever. While we'll probably leave ours in place to keep from voiding the warranty or risk a ban from Xbox Live, a few folks have …

Experimental 3D scanner creates clear images with almost no light

We've seen single-pixel cameras, and now MIT researchers have figured out how to create clear images of dimly-lit objects using single photons -- in 3D, no less. The technique doesn't involve any fancy new hardware, either, as the team worked with a standard photon detector that fired low-intensity …

Google’s Android 4.4 Update Seems To Hurt Video Playback Performance On Nexus 7

Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat update is rolling out to Nexus devices globally, and I was eager to get it on my Nexus 7 tablet. Turns out, it’s possible I should’ve left well enough alone. Immediately after updating (via official, OTA channels), I noticed performance seemed to suffer, and now a study …

What is Google’s religion?

<b>Google co-founder Sergey Brin wears a Google Glass device. (AP/Jeff Chiu)</b><p>Rather than pick one, the Internet giant seems to promote a “benevolent interfaith big tent”<p>Lucia Hulsether<p>November 29, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Religion Dispatches.<p>The scene opens in a bustling …

Wibidata Machine Learning Platform Offers Capabilities Comparable To Amazon.com And Google

Wibidata, a big data application provider, has a new platform for building real-time apps that shows the increasing accessibility of machine learning and how e-commerce companies can provide an experience similar to a giant like Amazon.com.<p>The new WibiEnterprise 3.0 platform allows a company to …

Jailed Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond: 'My days of hacking are done'

Jeremy Hammond, the Anonymous hacktivist who released millions of emails relating to the private intelligence firm Stratfor, has denounced his prosecution and lengthy prison sentence as a “vengeful, spiteful act” designed to put a chill on politically-motivated hacking.<p>Hammond was sentenced on …