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New Zelda Anniversary Amiibos Out Now, Functionality Revealed

Nintendo is celebrating The Legend of Zelda's 30th Anniversary by selling amiibos of 8-bit Link, Wind Waker Zelda, Toon Link, and Ocarina of Time …

Star Trek Discovery: Bryan Fuller says he won't be involved

When the shocking news broke that Bryan Fuller was stepping down as showrunner of <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i>, some fans held out hope that by staying on as …

Star Trek Discovery

Artificial Intelligence, Revealed

Introduction<p>The idea of intelligent machines has fascinated people for centuries. And while it may seem like something out of science fiction, people …

Deep Learning

Build Guide: the extreme gaming PC - November 2017

Congratulations! You've just (choose one) won the lotto / received your inheritance / started a new six-figure job / robbed a bank. What should you …

Inside the black box: Understanding AI decision-making

Artificial intelligence algorithms are increasingly influential in peoples' lives, but their inner workings are often opaque. We examine why, and …

How Computers Will Deal with 2016's Leap Second by "Smearing Time"

One second can cause a whole lot of trouble.<p>If you can't wait for 2016 to be over, I have some bad news; it's going to be a little bit longer than expected. In July of this year, the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS)—which regulates the international clock—announced …

Robots

Maybe I Was Wrong about Java

<i>Editor’s Note</i>: Being in a Java channel, most of us know the language very well and have been in its ecosystem for at least a couple of years. This …

httpstat – A Curl Statistics Tool to Check Website Performance

httpstat is a Python script that reflects curl statistics in a fascinating and well-defined way, it is a single file which is compatible with Python …

Linux

Amazon is bringing Alexa’s brainpower to its cloud business

Amazon unveiled voice-enabled AI, image recognition and text-to-speech services for developers.<p>Today, Amazon announced three new artificial intelligence tools for developers that use Amazon Web Services, the company’s cloud division.<p>Drawing on the artificial intelligence that powers Amazon’s …

Automation

The Coolest Returning and New Sci-Fi TV Shows of 2017 and Beyond

Here are the Coolest New Sci-Fi TV Shows Airing in 2017, 2017…<i>ish</i> and beyond.<p>It looks like Marvel will have their hands full once again as they …

Science Fiction

Build interactive emails with CSS

<b>Mark Robbins</b> <b>shows you how to create JavaScript-like functionality in HTML email campaigns with just CSS</b><p>‘Email code is so outdated you have to code …

Netflix finally lets you download shows and movies to watch offline

No streaming necessary<p>You can finally take Netflix with you onto a plane or the subway. Today the company announced that it’s launching offline playback for “many of your favorite streaming series and movies.” Right now, that selection includes stuff made by Netflix (<i>Stranger Things, The Crown,</i> …

Apps

Could Dark Matter Be Powering The EMdrive?

For every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. This formulation of Newton’s third law has two very important modern consequences: one, that there’s a physical quantity that’s always conserved in the Universe (momentum), and two, that the laws of physics are the same irrespective of your …

Physics

Listen Up! These 6 Podcasts Will Make You Smarter About Money, Business, Politics, and Tech

Turn endless commutes and long waits in line into some of your most productive--and enjoyable--time by listening to these finely tuned podcasts on six need-to-know subjects.<p>Credit the mass proliferation of smartphones, the breakaway success of shows like Serial and NPR's Fresh Air, or the retro …

Self-improvement

Star Trek: Discovery finds its captain and two lieutenants in first wave of casting

Doug Jones to play alien in shocking casting twist<p>After earlier reports suggested that Michelle Yeoh was the first actress to join CBS All Access’ <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i>, the network has announced its first wave of casting.<p>Doug Jones (<i>Pan’s Labyrinth</i>) and Anthony Rapp (<i>Rent</i>) will join Yeoh. Jones will …

How to Start a Tech Company When You Have No Tech Experience

It’s the norm for aspiring entrepreneurs these days to want to build a tech-based business, be it a mobile app, a cloud-based service or a social …

Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, and Michelle Yeoh Are Your First Star Trek: Discovery Cast Members

Although news of Yeoh’s casting first broke last week, CBS has now confirmed that she is among the first actors to join the next <i>Star Trek</i> TV show.<p>CBS …

No Man’s Sky devs end months of silence, release Foundation Update [Updated] | Ars Technica

Apparent wave of patches to come; developer addresses "intense, dramatic" fan outcry.<p><b>Update, November 27</b>: A promised update to <i>No Man's Sky</i> has …

Adobe Spark helps anyone build great websites, videos or flyers

Today, Adobe is introducing Spark for mobile and the Web, which it hopes will help small businesses and nonprofits create great images, websites and media for their campaigns.<p>There are three main components to Spark: Page, Post and Video. Those tools were formerly the standalone Slate, Post and …

Creative Commons

Win a 5-year subscription to the Adobe CC suite worth $3,000

Your creative genius is limited only by the tools at your disposal, but in today’s tech-rich world, the best of those tools can get outrageously expensive.<p>The Adobe Creative Cloud is a visual artist’s dream, providing access to everything necessary to create and edit videos, images, animations, and …

Software

How Adobe Scrapped Its Performance Review System And Why It Worked

Performance appraisals have been around almost as long as business itself. But smart executives are beginning to realize that this dated process is actually hindering employees performance, even as it attempts to evaluate it.<p>In March 2012, Donna Morris, then senior vice president of human resources …

Employee Engagement

Two Ex-Adobe Co-workers Are Now Helping People Cleanup Junk Photos On Smartphones

Senior Correspondent, Entrepreneur India<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Over the past few years there has been a massive increase in the number of photographs being clicked by a regular cellphone user. In today’s day and age of selfies, one …

Apps

Adobe Launches Creative Cloud Update With New Features for Photoshop CC, Premiere Pro CC, and More

Adobe today announced the launch of its latest Creative Cloud updates, bringing new tools and more "Adobe Magic" to a range of apps including Photoshop CC, After Effects CC, Premiere Pro CC, Illustrator CC, and more.<p>There are several new features available in Photoshop CC, including Content-Aware …

Tutorials

Ad of the Day: Artists Recreate Great Lost Works Entirely With Adobe’s Stock Images

From Van Gogh BnB to The Next Rembrandt, advertisers have been obsessed with the great masters of fine art lately. Now, Adobe adds to that trend with …

Advertising Industry

Adobe forms Cloud Signature Consortium for secured cloud-based digital signatures

With an aim to taking digital signatures mainstream, software major Adobe on Tuesday announced the Cloud Signature Consortium — a group comprised of …

How Adobe Increased Performance by Eliminating Performance Reviews

The annual review isn't as effective as informal feedback.<p>Performance appraisals have been around almost as long as business itself, but smart executives are beginning to realize that this dated process is actually hindering employees performance, even as it attempts to evaluate it. Many, like …

What's Wrong With Adobe Systems Incorporated Stock? Absolutely Nothing

Even before the Brexit vote took its toll on the world's markets, <b>Adobe</b> shareholders had experienced a nearly 6% stock-price hit the day following its earnings announcement on June 21. Clearly, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and team dropped the proverbial ball in fiscal 2016's second quarter, …

Investing

Adobe Trumpets Need for Digital Signature Standard

Amid all the angst over Brexit, you may have missed a significant milestone the European Union recognized on July 1. That’s the day that the EU …

Adobe and Microsoft partner in the Azure cloud to help businesses transform customer engagement | Stories

<b>ATLANTA — Sept. 26, 2016 —</b> Monday at Microsoft Ignite, Adobe and Microsoft Corp. announced plans for a strategic partnership to help enterprise …

Microsoft Dynamics

Adobe Launches ‘Top Priority’ Flash Player Updates To Save Mac Users From ‘Code Execution’ Vulnerabilities

Adobe is rolling out top priority-rated updates for its Flash Players after learning about vulnerabilities that could put Mac users at risk of …