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Space Exploration RPG The Long Journey Home Releases This May

Space Exploration RPG The Long Journey Home Releases This May<p>/ May 12, 2017 at 6:20 PM / Gaming, Gaming News<p>Daedalic has announced that their space …

Capital One Is Trying to Bring the Blockchain to Health Care

Capital One is going to test out blockchain for health care claims and analytics, the company announced Monday.<p>The banking giant is teaming up with …

If Bike Thieves Try To Cut This Lock, It Makes Them Start Vomiting

Their solution: A lock that emits chemicals that make would-be thieves throw up and run away.<p>“We realized that there’s no real solution on the …

UC Berkeley

Microsoft makes its deep learning tools available to all

The same internal, deep learning tools that Microsoft engineers used to build its human-like speech recognition engine, as well as consumer products like Skype Translator and Cortana, are now available for public use. Redmond announced today that it is open-sourcing the Cognitive Toolkit that has …

Scheme to Delete Google Results Is Exposed

When a Google search turns up negative stories, Europeans can turn to a controversial “right to be forgotten” law. But in the United States, where no …

Apple’s results in five easy charts

Revenue, profits, iPhones, services and Greater China.<p>The results are in and except for Services were about as downbeat as expected. The stock went …

Uber's self-driving trucks are now hauling beer

In addition to dominating the ride-sharing market across the globe, Uber is also keen to push self-driving technology forward. It recently began testing autonomous cabs and even acquired Otto, a company that makes self-driving tech for freight trucks.<p>When the startup came out of stealth mode in …

Ridesharing

Here's What IBM Watson Will Be Doing in GM's Cars

General Motors (gm) and International Business Machines (ibm) on Tuesday said they would combine IBM’s artificial intelligence software Watson with …

This is how Microsoft is preventing hackers from hijacking IoT devices

Worse, it looks like the attack was carried out by unknown hackers using software called "Mirai," or something like it, to hijack a bunch of unsecured Internet of Things (IoT) devices, mainly security cameras, and use their computing power to fuel the assault.<p>It was basically a worst-case scenario …

Customers

Apple leaks images that apparently show new MacBook Pro

Apple ships update including image of new MacBook Pro expected to be released 27 October, showing new touch bar that replaces function and escape keys, and power button<p>Apple has spoiled its own surprise launch by shipping an update to macOS Sierra that includes an image of the new MacBook Pro the …

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Tinder is opening a Silicon Valley office and plans to double its workforce in the next 18 months

Tinder is coming to Silicon Valley to recruit.<p>It’s a match!<p>After spending its first four years exclusively in West Hollywood, Tinder is opening its first office in Silicon Valley so that it can better recruit employees with hard-to-find tech skills, says CEO Sean Rad. A lot of those people funnel …

Machine learning versus AI: what's the difference?

Thanks to the likes of Google, Amazon, and Facebook, the terms artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have become much more widespread …

Machine Learning

The 10 Games (and Three Consoles) We Can’t Wait to Play This Fall

Fall 2016 Video Games Preview

Facebook is making a big ad push to get more people using Facebook Live

TV, billboards, buses — Facebook is doing it all.<p>Facebook is now using bus stops and luggage carousels to convince people to use its livestreaming video product, Facebook Live.<p>The company launched a major marketing campaign Friday that includes TV commercials, bus wraps and billboards in an effort …

Researchers sabotage 3D printer files to destroy a drone

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of South Alabama, and Singapore University of Technology and Design have successfully injected malicious code into a computer which, in turn, added invisible commands to a file containing a 3D model of a drone propeller. When …

Drones

Very Human Lessons From Three Brands That Use Chatbots To Talk To Customers

Seamless interactions make for happier and more engaged users who want to keep coming back.<p>Remember when “there’s an app for that” was a popular refrain? Now, as consumers’ smartphones fill up with apps they’ve only used a handful of times and businesses try to reach consumers while they’re online, …

Rez Infinite is one of the first masterpieces of VR

This is the definitive version of a rhythm classic<p>Releasing <i>Rez Infinite</i> in virtual reality, long after the original 2001 release date of <i>Rez</i> on the Dreamcast, feels like fixing a 15 year-old mistake.<p>The premise itself has always been simple: You have an aiming reticle, you line it up with a series …

Is DriveClub VR the future of racing games?

Hard as it might be to believe, as of this week honest-to-goodness plug-and-play virtual reality has made it to your living room. <b>Playstation VR</b> …

Rez Infinite Review - Return of a Classic in PSVR

Rez Infinite Review – Return of a Classic (PS4/PSVR)<p>October 16, 2016Written by Chandler Wood<p>Beginning its life 15 years ago on the PlayStation 2 (and …

Peter Thiel will donate $1.25M to the Trump campaign, despite the latest controversies

Peter Thiel surprised Silicon Valley enough when he endorsed controversial Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump at the Republican National Convention earlier this year. Valley investors and entrepreneurs — the vast majority of whom do not support Trump — are likely to be even more taken aback by …

At a Loss for Meds, Venezuela’s Mentally Ill Spiral Downward

MARACAY, Venezuela — The voices tormenting Accel Simeone kept getting louder.<p>The country’s last supplies of antipsychotic medication were vanishing, and Mr. Simeone had gone weeks without the drug that controls his schizophrenia.<p>Reality was disintegrating with each passing day. The sounds in his …

Giuliani: Trump 'better for the United States than a woman'

Donald Trump surrogate Rudy Giuliani on Sunday suggested that a man such as Donald Trump would be a better president "than a woman."<p>"Don’t you think a man who has this kind of economic genius is a lot better for the United States than a woman, and the only thing she’s ever produced is a lot of work …

Inside Mexico’s Surprise Backlash To Marriage Equality

LGBT activists in Mexico thought they’d won the fight for marriage equality — until a new conservative alliance brought thousands into the streets.<p>MEXICO CITY — On a bright fall day last weekend, tens of thousands of people dressed all in white took to the streets of Mexico City for the country’s …

Ailing Obama Health Care Act May Have to Change to Survive

WASHINGTON — The fierce struggle to enact and carry out the Affordable Care Act was supposed to put an end to 75 years of fighting for a health care system to insure all Americans. Instead, the law’s troubles could make it just a way station on the road to another, more stable health care system, …

SpaceX and NASA have released full statements about Thursday's rocket explosion — here's what they said

More than a day after the fiery explosion of a Falcon 9 rocket on a launchpad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, both SpaceX and NASA have issued full statements.<p>The rocket catastrophically blew up at a launchpad called Space Launch Center 40 (SLC-40) at 9:07 a.m. on September 1, right before a routine …

Space Travel

Three charts that show how utterly addicted Americans still are to their smartphone apps

The chatbot uprising hasn’t killed the app economy yet.<p>Some have argued that chatbots booking flights, calling cabs and even overturning parking tickets could spell doom for apps, especially since messaging platforms such as Facebook Messenger and Skype are allowing developers to add these …

Apps