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Apple Pay vs. Samsung Pay vs. Google Pay: Which mobile payment system is best?

Mobile payment want you to swap your wallet for a phone or in some cases, a watch.<p>Rather than carrying around cash and cards, just tap your phone to pay. Currently, the three most established systems are from Apple, Samsung and Google, although some wearables from brands like Garmin and Fitbit also …

Sony Just Lost E3 In Spectacular Fashion

The major E3 press conferences are over, and we’re moving on to the demo and show floor portion of the thing. The major companies have said their piece, we’ve seen some great games, we’ve wondered about the absence of some others and we’re generally set up for an impressive run of titles from …

It’s easier than you think to craft AI tools without typing a line of code

A lot of companies are trying to make it easier to use artificial intelligence, but few are making it as simple as Lobe. The startup, which launched earlier this year, offers users a clean drag-and-drop interface for building deep learning algorithms from scratch. It’s mainly focused on machine …

Machine Learning

Apple has a new app that lets you measure almost anything with your iPhone

Apple is launching a new Measure app in iOS 12 in the next few months that will let you size anything with just your iPhone.<p>You no longer have to go …

Using A.I. To Turn Real People Into Anime Art

<i>Nijigenka</i> (二次元化) is Japanese for “2D-ification.” It’s a term for when artists take photos of people and turn them into anime characters. But now …

Amazon banned this shopper. Then he outsmarted them

We'll call him "Mark." About three years ago, Mark got an email from Amazon saying, "We noticed that a number of your orders have been returned."<p>It was the start of a rocky relationship with the world's biggest e-commerce company. Several months later, Mark got banned from Amazon for making too …

Finnish university's online AI course is open to everyone

Helsinki University in Finland has launched a course on artificial intelligence -- one that's completely free and open to everyone around the world. Unlike Carnegie Mellon's new undergrad degree in AI, which the institution created to train future experts in the field, Helsinki's offering is more …

Artificial Intelligence

Google reportedly developing standalone AR headset w/ cameras and voice input

After releasing the first standalone Daydream headset earlier this month, Google is now reportedly working on creating an augmented reality headset. Initial hardware specs surfaced today, but the software portion of this rumored device is still completely unknown.<p>Today’s report comes from <i>WinFuture</i>, …

This 10-Year-Old Made Herself A Prosthetic Arm That Shoots Glitter

It's called "Project Unicorn"<p>Like a muzzle-loading Minuteman, Jordan Reeves carefully loads each of the barrels of her arm cannon. Power funneled in, she returns any excess sparkles to a secure container, and then mounts her weapon on her left arm. With a knowing grin and an inventor’s glee, Reeves …

19 horror movies now on Netflix that you need to see

From creature features to zombie apocalypses to straight-up slashers<p>The only thing worse than finding yourself trapped in a shadowy house with a knife-wielding serial killer is finding yourself trapped in the endless scroll of Netflix’s horror movie selection. “Violent movies”? “Ominous movies”? …

This Game Has You Testing Out Sexbots to Save Humanity

Nutaku's first sex robot VR game, "SexBot: Quality Assurance Simulator," looks... interesting.<p><i>“In a world... Where humanity will literally go extinct if men don’t get to bone busty insentient sex robots…”</i><p>That’s essentially the premise of the first-ever virtual reality creation from hentai and adult …

MapleStory gets an extra life with a mobile game and 3D sequel

Logging onto <i>MapleStory</i> back in 2004 was like entering a different world, one filled with magic, community, and ridiculously cute child-like avatars. Today there are dozens of games that offer a similar, and often better, experience. But in the early 2000s, the free-to-play, casual multiplayer</i> …

Scared yet? Boston Dynamics’ humanoid robot can now jog freely

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas robot has been untethered and set free, which, for anyone convinced of an imminent robot uprising, is a rather worrying …

Valve Making Entire Steam Library Playable On Mobile Via Free App

Valve has announced two free mobile apps that will allow you to play any game or video in your Steam Library on any supported iOS or Android …

Google Problem Solving Artificial Intelligence Unveiled by Google

At this year’s annual Google I/O developer conference which started yesterday May 8th 2018 Google has showcased its new artificial intelligence …

The Nintendo Switch has been blown wide open by an unfixable hack

Thanks to an exploit at the core of Nintendo Switch's hardware, hackers are now running Gamecube games and more.<p>The Nintendo Switch has been hacked. …

New A.I. application can write its own code

Computer scientists have created a deep-learning, software-coding application that can help human programmers navigate the growing multitude of …

Forget Smartphone Addiction. Here's What Experts Are Really Worried About

Our phones are not the problem when it comes to gadget addiction. It's this.<p>It's not the smartphone in your hand. It's not the tablet or the laptop. Reports about shiny objects captivating us all day miss the mark by a long shot. Apple is not to blame for making a useful phone, and Google is not to …

Google's plan to fix texting on Android is really about the death of SMS

Google finally has a plan to fix Android's texting problem.<p>This week, the company confirmed its long-rumored plan to improve messaging on Android and …

Google URL shortener goo.gl shutting down

Google announced today that its URL shortening service, goo.gl, will be shutting down starting in April. Existing links will still function, but on …

The Internet Reacts To Ninja's Fortnite Stream With Drake

Last night, Drake joined up with Ninja for a <i>Fortnite</i> stream, which reached over 600,000 concurrent views. Travis Scott and Juju Smith-Schuster also …

Ninja

Logitech adds what gaming speakers were missing: synchronized lights

Logitech G's latest PC speakers aren't just focused on sounding good -- they can also create a light show around your desk. The company's new G560 speakers come equipped with four RGB LED lighting zones, which can display around 16.8 million colors. And with Logitech's LIGHTSYNC technology, they …

Nintendo Switch eShop update brings the cuteness and the waterworks

Kirby’s here — and so is one of 2017’s most underrated, moving games<p>This is a Nintendo eShop update that fans can get sucked into — because there’s a new Kirby game out this week, his first for Nintendo Switch. (Get it? “Sucked into”? Because Kirby? Oh my god I’m so sorry I don’t know why I’m like …

The Tiniest Lil' Nintendo Switch Game Cases

Reader Mahir, who last year designed a bunch of full-size Switch cases for downloadable titles, has come back in 2018 with something different. And …

This Apple Watch clone has GPS and 45 days of battery life for $99

Amazfit’s Bip provides up to a month and a half of smarts on a single charge<p>One of the biggest complaints with smartwatches is the need to recharge them as often as a smartphone. The best smartwatches you can get typically don’t last longer than two days, and most require daily charging. The new …

The Chrome Extensions We Can't Live Without

Nearly two-thirds of internet users turn to Chrome for their browsing needs, but far fewer take full advantage of its available extensions, the …

10 Topless Scenes Featuring Good Girls Gone Bad

Bye bye blouses!<p>Photo: Carolco Pictures ; Illustration: Dillen Phelps<p><b>Anne Hathaway in Havoc</b><br>Well we'd never seen Anne Hathaway like this before! In …

Alexandra Daddario

Arctic explorers left stunned as nuclear-powered icebreaker ship appears out of nowhere

This is the stunning moment a nuclear-powered icebreaker ship powered through the frozen sea just a few metres from a group of Arctic explorers.<p>The …

Arctic Circle