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How an artificial intelligence is learning to make video games by itself

Once players learn what ANGELINA is, Michael Cook knows they'll never be fooled. After being outed as an AI, the program's creations can’t be mistaken for a human’s — and that's what makes them compelling.<p>Cook, a researcher at Goldsmiths College and a PhD student from Imperial College London, …

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Samsung's 2014 phones will have nearly double the pixels

To be joined by foldable displays in 2016<p>It's time to start getting used to discussing WQHD resolution, or 2560 x 1440 pixels, in relation to smartphones. Samsung's Analyst Day gathering today shed some light on the company's future plans, and the display category was highlighted by the promise of …

Netflix expected to debut user profiles by end of summer

Netflix users have been clamoring for better solutions when it comes to sharing an account with family and friends, and the streaming service is finally set to deliver one soon. <i>Yahoo News</i> reports that Netflix will roll out individual user profiles by the end of the summer — likely sometime in …

Sony’s PlayStation 4 Will Launch “This Holiday Season” For $399, $100 Less Than Xbox One

Following up on their oddly detail-light press conference a few months back, Sony used their E3 press conference this evening to finally disclose a bunch of important details: the price, a launch window, and, at long last, what the PlayStation 4 will look like.<p>The PlayStation 4 will launch in the …

Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …

Intel Haswell processors offer 'longer battery life'

<b>Intel has formally launched its Haswell family of processors.</b><p>The firm says the chips offer improved battery life and a leap in graphics power over the previous generation.<p>Intel is the leading PC chip-maker and its product refreshes typically spur on new laptop and desktop sales. Computers using the …

Intel hopes Haswell will produce a PC revival

Intel is announcing its fourth-generation Core microarchitecture, formerly code-named Haswell, today at the Computex trade show in Taiwan. Its new name will be the 4th generation Intel Core processor family with Intel Iris graphics.<p>Iris is a hybrid processor-graphics combo on a single chip. It …

Google Won’t Approve Glass Apps That Recognize People’s Faces… For Now

The potential creep factor of Google Glass is something that the search giant has to mitigate as best it can if it wants that kooky head-worn display to become a mass-market sensation (and even that may not be enough), but a recent announcement highlights the search giant’s commitment to, well, do …

Japanese stocks suffer biggest one-day plunge since 2000

Japanese stocks plunged by the most in 13 years on Thursday, as traders rushed to bank profits on worries that the US was poised to scale back its money printing programme and Chinese manufacturing data disappointed.<p>The Nikkei 225 index closed down 7.32pc - or 1,143.28 points - at 14,483.98 - the …

Google’s Conversational Search Now Live In Chrome

Google has quietly rolled out its new conversational search feature in the latest version of its Chrome browser for Windows, Mac and Linux.<p>Users that hit up the Google homepage will now see a small microphone symbol in the right-hand side of the search field, as well as at the top of any page …

Samsung Expects Galaxy S4 To Hit 10m Sales Before End of May

Samsung expects Galaxy S4 sales to break the 10 million milestone over the next seven days, making it one of the fastest-selling smartphones the company has ever produced.<p>Shin Jong-kyun, co-CEO of Samsung Electronics told a number of journalists at an industry event in Seoul, South Korea, that the …

Bill Gates becomes world’s richest man again as Microsoft hits 5-year high

Bill Gates is once again the world’s richest person.<p>[np_storybar title=”Apple’s reputation as a tech innovator is fading fast” …