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What is a ‘Game of the Year’ edition, anyway?

Every year, game publishers put out Game of the Year editions, typically chock full of all the downloadable content that's come out since the initial release along with new packaging to proclaim its "of the year" status. Some titles even get new content to entice customers into buying an older game.<p>…

Gaming

Microsoft looking to buy EA claim industry rumours

The Sims, The biggest publisher shake-up of all time could be on the cards, if Microsoft ends up buying the company behind FIFA and …

This drone learned to fly thanks to driverless cars

University of Zurich researchers built an AI that flies around on a drone telling it how to navigate the streets thanks to data gleaned from self-driving cars and GoPro-toting bicycles. (Anyone else picturing Atreyu flying around on Falkor the luck dragon? Just me?)<p>In a new paper appearing in <i>IEEE</i> …

Amazon's Super Bowl teaser hints at new voices for Alexa

Amazon released a teaser for its upcoming Super Bowl ad today. It’s less than 30 seconds, but presents an important question: What happens if Alexa catches a cold and loses her voice? Who replaces her?<p>Just watch:<p>It’s possible that the full ad will just be a skit featuring some famous personality …

Snoop Dogg

A number of 'jackpotting' hackers have stolen over $1 million from ATMs across the US

A coordinated group of hackers likely tied to international criminal syndicates has pilfered more than $1 million (£710 million) by hijacking ATM machines across the United States and forcing them to spit out bills like slot machines dispensing a jackpot, a senior U.S. Secret Service official said …