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Google’s AlphaGo AI defeats team of five leading Go players

Are five human heads better than one computer brain? Not when it comes to playing Go. AlphaGo, the AI created to play the game of Go better than anyone alive, has defeated a team made up of five Go champions in a demonstration match on Friday.<p>The team included Chen Yaoye, Zho Ruiyang, Mi Yuting, …

Artificial Intelligence

Apple Confirms June 5 WWDC Keynote Will Be Live Streamed

Apple today added a new events page to its main website, confirming that its June 5 Worldwide Developers Conference will be live streamed and available to watch on the Apple website and through the Apple TV.<p>Apple previously said it would provide a live stream of the Worldwide Developers Conference …

Apple

Forward Labs' new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla's - and it can be installed in half the time

Tesla gets all the attention lately when it comes to solar roofs, but start-up Forward Labs has been hammering away at their own solar roof …

Clean Energy

India cancels plans for coal power stations as solar prices hit record low

India has canceled plans to construct nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations in the country as prices for solar electricity “free fall” to …

Renewable Energy

Ouch, Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII remake to launch 'in the next three years or so'

Due by 2020<p>CEO Yosuke Matsuda has some bad news for people expecting a surprise 2017 first chapter release of <i>Final Fantasy VII Remake</i> -- a slide …

Gaming

The NCSOFT CEO Kindly Bought All His Employees a Nintendo Switch

Wouldn't it be great to have a boss like NCSOFT's Kim Taek-Jin? Recently he announced to all his employees that he is going to treat them all to a …

Gaming

Medicinal use for marijuana confirmed: CBD helps kids with rare epilepsy

Randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial finds cannabidiol benefits.<p>In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial—the …

Medicine

Earth from Space

Join us Friday, 17 February, at 10:00 CET for the ‘Earth from Space’ video programme. The Ötztal Alps in the western Austrian state of Tyrol are …

Space

Collapsing star gives birth to a black hole

Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope …

Universe

Rocket Lab reaches space, but not orbit, on first Electron launch

WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab, a U.S.-New Zealand company developing the Electron small launch vehicle, declared success on its first launch May 25, …

Space

Whoa, Your Pokémon Can Die In The New Magikarp Game

<i>Magikarp Jump</i>, a game about raising <i>Pokémon’s</i> most useless monster, is out today for iOS and Android. It is just as much a game about training …

Pokémon

If a Nuclear Bomb Explodes Nearby, Whatever You Do - Don't Get Into a Car

Just FYI.<p>The first thing you'd see if a nuclear bomb exploded nearby is a flood of light so bright, you may think the Sun blew up.<p>Wincing from …

Greg Gianforte

NASA Just Fast-Tracked Its Mission to Explore a $10,000 Quadrillion Metal Asteroid

It would collapse the global economy if we brought it home.<p>It might have just pushed back its manned mission to Mars, but NASA just fast-tracked a …

Space Exploration

Overwatch’s Anniversary event skins are way harder to get than usual

Getting everything before June 12 will be legendarily difficult<p>Want those sweet new skins from the <i>Overwatch</i> Anniversary event? Good luck — you’re really gonna need it. Although the game’s limited-time event items are always somewhat difficult to unlock (thanks to random chance), the newest set of …

Gaming

Darksiders 3: Ask the Developers Anything

We've been covering Darksiders 3 all month long as part of IGN First, and to close things out we'd like to offer you a chance to ask the developers …

Comics

Capcom Continues to Explore and Plan Nintendo Switch Support

Updated translation brings some reassurance

Gaming

What is your most played fighting game right now?

Is it...Guilty Gear?<p>It's a golden age for fighting games right now. Not only are retro titles popping up like daisies all over the place (including …

Gaming

Here it is: Vanquish on Steam

Unlocked resolutions and framerates<p>One of Platinum's most beloved titles just made its PC debut. 2010's <i>Vanquish</i> just released on Steam mere minutes …

Platinum

Toyota pushes into blockchain tech to enable the next generation of cars

On the same day that Ford officially ousted its chief executive in a bid to remake itself as future-focused vehicle manufacturer, Toyota announced its own steps to embrace technology’s next wave.<p>Andwhile Ford is looking to catch up to the leaders in autonomous and electric vehicle manufacturing, …

MIT Media Lab

Scientists have found a way to photograph people in 3D through walls using Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi can pass through walls.<p>This fact is easy to take for granted, yet it's the reason we can surf the web using a wireless router located in another room.<p>But not all of that microwave radiation makes it to (or from) our phones, tablets, and laptops. Routers scatter and bounce their signal off …

Wi-Fi

Steam Client Update Released

<b>Update:</b> this patch was re-issued on March 13 with additional fixes and improvements for issues that were missed in the initial release.<br>A new Steam …

Xbox Game Pass Launches June 1 With 100+ Games; Early Access For Gold Members Starts Today

Earlier this year, we announced Xbox Game Pass, a new digital gaming subscription service that gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and …

Gaming

Robot cop begins patrolling the streets of Dubai

A robotic police officer is making its debut on the streets of Dubai — and I hope everyone there has watched <i>Robocop</i>.<p>The uniformed bot greeted visitors to the Gulf Information Security and Expo Conference. After the conference wraps on Tuesday, it will be deployed to the streets of Dubai.<p>The robot …

Robots

OK Google, Where’s Barb? How to set up Google Assistant shortcuts to Netflix and more

Google Home, Google’s AI-powered smart home speaker, rarely goes a few months without getting a feature. In the past year, it’s gained support for …

Google

This car built by college students gets 2,713 miles per gallon

Imagine making the 2,710-mile trip from Philadelphia to Los Angeles using just one gallon of gas.<p>You might look silly doing it, but students from Université Laval, in Quebec, have theoretically made that outlandish trip possible with their prototype gasoline-powered car that gets 2,713.1 miles per …

Transportation

The World’s Largest Wind Turbines Have Started Generating Power in England

The engineers responsible for maintaining the hardware at the Burbo Bank wind farm, off the northwest coast of England, will need a head for heights. …

Wind Power

Rare Apple-1 Computer Sells at German Auction for $130,000

A rare working Apple-1 computer that was built in Steve Jobs' garage has been sold at auction in Germany for over $130,000 (via <i>news24</i>).<p>The highly sought-after vintage computer auctioned off in Cologne on Saturday was one of just 200 that the late Apple co-founder and Steve Wozniak designed and …

Apple

Language App Duolingo Finally Added Japanese and It's Great

Duolingo is one of the best free ways to get started learning a new language, and they’re finally answering the pleas of wannabe polyglots everywhere …

Language Learning

MacBook charger not working? Here's what to do

We like to think of our chargers as simple, dependable devices — which is why it’s so annoying when they fail to charge our devices properly, even …

Gear & Gadgets