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Why has Google bought an AI company?

<b>Earlier this week Google spent £400m buying a UK firm that specialised in artificial intelligence.</b><p>DeepMind is a privately-held company founded by Demis Hassabis, a 37-year-old neuroscientist and former teenage chess prodigy, along with Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman.<p>According to DeepMind's website …

Artificial Intelligence

Botnets Will Cause $11.6 Billion In Wasted Ad Spending This Year

That's because millions of ads are being shown not to human beings who come across them while surfing the net for information or entertainment, but by bots programmed to impersonate human web traffic.<p>But while the issue of fraudulent bot traffic has gotten a great deal of coverage in the …

Advertising

This iPhone case lets you answer calls while it's closed

Both LG and Samsung have phone cases that let you take calls without exposing your screen to the elements, but what if you have an iPhone? As of today, you can check out Moshi's SenseCover. The iPhone 5 and 5s flip case includes both a preview window as well as a touch strip that lets you answer …

A High-Tech Bra That Unhooks Only For 'True Love'

A weird/bad/nerdtastic idea from Japan.<p><i>Note: Video is a tad NSFW.</i><p>Japanese lingerie manufacturer Ravijour has designed a bra, called the True Love Tester, that apparently knows "how women truly feel." Yes, this is a goofy marketing scheme. But it's also a science bra, so... carry on.<p>The ad above …

Horror Movies

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas hits Windows Phone Store

The mobile port of <i>Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas</i> is now available on the Windows Phone Store for $6.99, according to an announcement on the TechNet blog.<p>As the port requires a device with a high memory capacity to run adequately, the game only currently supports Nokia Lumia (models 1520, 1320, 822, …

Watch Dogs Coming On April 25th?

GameKeysNow is reporting that multiple sources have informed them that Ubisoft is gearing up to release Watch Dogs on April 25th. The game was …

Nintendo says it has 'no plans' to offer minigames on smartphones

Rumors of Nintendo exploring smartphone games continue to pile up, but the company is denying the latest. Yesterday, Japanese business daily <i>Nikkei</i> reported that Nintendo would be using smartphones as a platform for releasing videos and minigames to promote its Wii U and 3DS titles. However, the …

Take your first look at the Sly Cooper film coming in 2016 (update)

The first screens for an upcoming film adaptation of the Sly Cooper series hit Facebook today, ahead of its eventually 2016 release in cinemas.<p>The movie is being developed as part of a collaboration between film studios Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment, with Kevin Munroe attached …

Elder Scrolls Online won't require PS Plus on PS4

<i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i> on PlayStation 4 will not require a PlayStation Plus membership to access, only the monthly subscription required to play on all platforms, according to a post from director Matt Firor on the PlayStation Blog.<p>Firor's post also reveals that North America and Europe will each …