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NASA's latest rocket, built to take humans to Mars, has successful test firing

Space Exploration

New Arcade Games On Show At The 'Japan Amusement Expo'

Despite the recent troubles at SEGA and the never-ending predictions of doom via the Western games press for Japan’s arcades, at this year’s Japan Amusement Expo (or just JAEPO) things seemed rather upbeat and even buoyant.<p>It’s worth clarifying that Japan has still retained its arcades and there is …

Retrogaming

Microsoft researchers say their newest deep learning system beats humans — and Google

Microsoft Research has outdone itself again when it comes to a trendy type of artificial intelligence called deep learning.<p>In a new academic paper, employees in the Asian office of the tech giant’s research arm say their latest deep learning system can outperform humans by one metric.<p>The Microsoft …

Artificial Intelligence

Grammys 2015: The winners list

<b>(The Hollywood Reporter) —</b> Below are the Grammy awards winners in select categories.<p><b>Album of the Year</b><b><br>Beck, Morning Phase (WINNER)</b><br>Beyonce, Beyonce<br>Ed Sheeran, x<br>Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour<br>Pharrell Williams, Girl<p><b>Song of the Year</b><b><br>Sam Smith, "Stay With Me" (WINNER)</b><br>Meghan Trainor, "All About That …

Music

Will Microsoft's Windows 10 Win With PC Gamers?

After attending Microsoft’s Windows 10 event in Redmond last month, I’ve written a bit about Microsoft’s Windows 10; for consumers, enterprises and on the Surface Hub and HoloLens. Now it’s time to talk about gamers. To this day, Microsoft still internally struggles at the corporate level in what …

Xbox

12 Best Foods To Boost Brain Power

We all know that the food we eat can affect our bodies. But, what about the greater impact food can have on the brain? An article written in Psychology Today discusses the mind-gut connection in relation to the immune system and how food can either prevent or cause certain sickness. We are …

Wellness

Rise of the robots: how long do we have until they take our jobs?

They have mastered the art of poker, helped write a cookbook and can cope with a basic conversation. The decision by a Japanese bank to staff their frontdesk with a bevy of robots is just the latest in a series of advances and predictions that at times appear to suggest we will all be replaced, …

Artificial Intelligence

Samsung Galaxy S5 For Verizon Receives Android 5.0 Lollipop Update

If you own the Samsung Galaxy S5 for Verizon Wireless, then you can upgrade the device to Android 5.0 Lollipop. Android 5.0 Lollipop already started rolling out across Europe, but Verizon Wireless will be the first U.S. based wireless carrier to receive it. This comes as a surprise because Verizon …

Gear & Gadgets

Eight new planets might be capable of hosting life

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're planning on packing up and changing addresses to Kepler-442b or Kepler-438b anytime soon, you can probably put away the moving boxes for now.<p>While the newly discovered exoplanets and their six friends hold the exciting possibility of being capable of supporting life, scientists …

Astronomy

A Year In, The Xbox One Is Basically A Different Console

Sitting here at the year anniversary of Xbox One’s launch, we look at Microsoft’s console and examine a fateful quotation from Corporate Vice President Phil Harrison concerning the essential identity of his company’s new console:<p>“Xbox One is Kinect,” he said. “They are not separate systems. An Xbox …

Microsoft turns to Seth Green, Sarah Silverman, and Michael Cera for Xbox shows

Microsoft is partnering with Hollywood talent including Seth Green, Sarah Silverman, and Michael Cera as it prepares an onslaught of original programming set to arrive on Xbox beginning in June. Green's Stoopid Buddy Stoodios will produce a stop-motion animated show not unlike <i>Robot Chicken.</i> Cera …

Blackbeard's Wrath DLC for Assassin's Creed 4 arrives Dec. 10

<i>Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag</i> players will have three new characters to choose from in the game's multiplayer mode when the game's "Blackbeard's Wrath" add-on launches tomorrow, publisher Ubisoft announced today.<p>"Blackbeard's Wrath" adds Blackbeard, The Jaguar and The Orchid to <i>Black Flag</i>'s roster …