Alan McNally

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Microsoft's Siri competitor to be called Cortana - Report

Microsoft is currently developing Siri-like virtual assistant technology under the name Cortana, GameSpot sister site ZDNet reports. The technology will be able to learn and adapt using "machine-learning technology" and the "Satori" knowledge base that powers search engine Bing.<p>Cortana is, of …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Prediction: Both Xbox One and PS4 Will Follow Steam With Family Sharing

One has to feel a little bad for Microsoft in the wake of recent news. A few months ago, the tech giant announced a new plan for how it was going to treat physical games on the Xbox One, and the internet crucified them for it. The company walked back most of those policies, but still suffered a …

Cage: The future of game narratives will be designed with Scorsese algorithms

Video game narratives will continue to evolve based off of technology that mimics the style of film directors, according to Quantic Dream studio head David Cage during his BAFTA Games keynote in London.<p>In a lecture focusing on the artistic possibilities of games development, Cage looked to the …

BioWare talks up next Mass Effect

The upcoming and untitled Mass Effect game this week passed a milestone review, with various developers speaking positively about the shape of the game thus far.<p>"In a milestone review for next Mass Effect game. Team is doing outstanding work. Looks beautiful, fun, ambitious, and Mass Effect-y!" …

PlayStation 4 "noticeably faster" than Xbox One - Report

Anonymous developer sources have indicated that the PlayStation 4 is "noticeably faster" than the Xbox One in key performance areas, according to UK magazine Edge.<p>Memory reads on PlayStation 4 are 40-50 percent faster than Xbox One, says the report, and the arithmetic logic unit (ALU) on Sony's …

Predicting The Future : TED Radio Hour : NPR

<i>"I do spend time trying to think about what I cannot imagine."</i> -- Nicholas Negroponte<p>Visions of the future don't just have to come from science fiction. There's very real technology today giving us clues about how our future lives might be transformed. So what might our future look like? And what …

Will Sequencing Your Genes Change The Way You Live — And Die?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Predicting The Future.<p><b>About Richard Resnick's TED Talk</b><p>In this talk, Richard Resnick shows how cheap and fast genome sequencing is about to turn health care (even insurance, and politics) upside down.<p>Everybody...could live an extra five, ten, twenty years just …

Why time travellers cannot kill Hitler

Our pick of the week’s science and tech stories, including the recruitment drive for hackers and the problem with going back in time to assassinate leaders.<p>Why you can’t travel back in time and kill Hitler<br>Lauren Davis | i09 | 7 September 2013<br>All kinds of reasons, according to writers who have gamed …

Voyager 1 leaves solar system

Carrying the images, sounds and technology of the 1970s, the space probe Voyager 1 has left our solar system and begun a journey that will take it to interstellar space and possibly other life forms.<p>Equipped with an eight-track tape recorder, computers with 240,000 times less memory than an iPhone …