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Alexa, crank the bass! Amazon rolls out equalizer controls for Echo devices

Audiophiles love to nitpick over the way their music sounds, but until now, you haven't been able to do that with any of Amazon's Echo smart speakers. I say "until now" because starting this week, Echo users will be able to tweak the treble or the bass on their smart speaker by opening the Alexa …

Smart Homes

Holy Crap, Amazon Is Probably Bringing Back The Expanse

Mere days after being canceled by Syfy, <i>The Expanse</i> may already be making a comeback.<p><i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> says that Amazon is in talks to revive the …

Experts say Tesla has repeated car industry mistakes from the 1980s

GM spent billions on a mostly fruitless attempt to automate carmaking.<p>Production had been halted for much of last week in Tesla's car factory in …

100X Coins: Our 2018 Small Cap Crypto Picks With $9,900% Upside

Let’s start this off by stating that EVERY coin on this list probably won’t do 100X their current price.<p>Some will. Some may only do 10-20X their …

Blockchain

Amazon's Lord of the Rings Series Could Cost $500 Million

Mo money, mo money.<p>Amazon is shelling out big money to compete with other streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu, with a new report indicating …

Animation

Major flaw in millions of Intel chips revealed

<b>A serious flaw in the design of Intel's chips will require Microsoft, Linux and Apple to update operating systems for computers around the world.</b><p>It is believed to affect chips in millions of computers from the last decade.<p>The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) said it was aware of the issue …

Information Security

TERA PS4 Hands-On Preview | PSLS

TERA Hands-On Preview – Suited for Console (PS4)<p>December 23, 2017Written by Paulmichael Contreras<p><i>TERA</i> has been out worldwide on PC for over five …

All Is Most Definitely Not Calm in the Surprising Horror Short Midnight Clear

It’s Christmas Eve and the house is perfectly decorated for the holidays, but Dad’s acting very strange, and Mom is clearly freaked out. You may …

How Mercedes Is Preparing For The 4th Industrial Revolution: Big Data, Machine Learning And Drones

In an era of great uncertainty and disruption for automotive manufacturers, Mercedes and its parent company Daimler are jumping in full throttle as leaders of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Not only are they designing new vehicles, but their services, influence in the transportation industry and …

Machine Learning

Sony reportedly announcing new robot dog next month

AIBO lives<p>Sony is developing a robot dog with smart home capabilities and plans to announce it next month, according to a report in <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The device would be a spiritual successor to the AIBO series of robot dogs that Sony released in the late ‘90s and early 2000s.<p>The new dog is …

Watch out, Skype! We tried Discord’s new video chat, and it’s awesome

In Redmond, Washington, a banshee was heard keening in the night. This morning, a somber quiet fell upon the Skype offices in Luxembourg. A chill …

Apps

Three new Strap Studio Gear S3 smartwatch band options: Horween leather and textiles to match your style

Often smartwatch owners, particularly Apple Watch owners, pay hundreds for high quality bands. Strap Studio just released three new textile and …

Five-year-old girl 'fined' £150 for lemonade stand is inundated with job offers

A girl has received outpourings of sympathy after she received a £150 fine from her local council for setting up a lemonade stand outside a …

Rocko Can't Cope With the 21st Century in the New Rocko's Modern Life Special

Usually, when television networks resurrect long-canceled series, the newly-revived characters’ stories pick up sometime in the future, with everyone …

July 2017 Update | The Retro Shed

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Players Team Up (video)

Anyone who has been enjoying the new first person shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds which has taken Steam by storm, is sure to enjoy this …

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Passes 4 Million Copies Sold

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds has been consistently one of the most popular PC games since its release earlier this year, and it recently crossed a new sales milestone. According to creative director Brendan Greene, the game has passed 4 million copies sold.<p>Posting on Twitter, Greene stated that …

Gaming

Accenture, Microsoft team up on blockchain-based digital ID network

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Accenture Plc and Microsoft Corp are teaming up to build a digital ID network using blockchain technology, as part of a United Nations-supported project to provide legal identification to 1.1 billion people worldwide with no official documents.<p>The companies unveiled a prototype …

White Gold: banter, larks and ladies in Thatcher’s Britain

Inbetweeners alumni reunite for a laddish 80s comedy that is a bewildering throwback to an era best forgotten<p>Rejoice! For the gods of television have bestowed upon us a show devoted to the male rogue who loves nothing more than to escape “her indoors”, make money and get lathered with his …

CIA-created spyware called Athena released by WikiLeaks, targets all major Windows versions

As Microsoft recently pointed out, the stockpiling of cyber exploits by the intelligence community has been the subject of great concern for cyber …

More people infected by recent WCry worm can unlock PCs without paying ransom

A tool released on Friday decrypts PCs running a fuller suite of Windows versions.<p>New hope glimmered on Friday for people hit by last week's virulent …

European Union

Tesla's cheapest Model S just got cheaper

‘Cheap’ relative to what Teslas generally cost, anyway<p>Tesla is dropping the base price for most of its Model S and Model X vehicles ahead of the entry-level Model 3’s unveil later this July. The base 75 and 75D versions have seen price reductions of $5,000 and $3,000 for Model S and X, …

Leaked document shows how gig economy companies avoid the term ‘employee’

That’s not a uniform, that’s just ‘branded clothing’<p>When is a worker not a worker? When they’re an “independent supplier,” says UK takeout service Deliveroo. This is according to the company’s vocab “crib-sheet,” which features a six-page list of dos and don’ts, guiding staff on how to talk about …

Cisco issues urgent reboot warning for bug in ASA and Firepower appliances

Cisco has issued an urgent request to Cisco customers running specific releases of software on their Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) and Firepower …

Information Security

The Expanse has been renewed for a third season

Season 3 will air in 2018<p>Syfy announced today that it has picked up <i>The Expanse</i> for a third, 13-episode season, which will air on the network in 2018.<p>Based on the series of novels by James S.A. Corey, <i>The Expanse</i> is set two centuries from now in an inhabited solar system. The show follows a spaceship …

Watch a Lot of Ghost Recon: Wildlands Single-Player Footage

Curious about Ubisoft's open-world Ghost Recon game, Wildlands? The publisher today put out an extended trailer for the 2017 game that provides a good look at the campaign.<p>Game designer Dominic Butler narrates the 20-minute video, which spotlights some missions, the first of which involves storming …

Gaming Industry

Samsung puts its Email application to the Play Store [APK Download]

Samsung's Galaxy devices include several exclusive applications developed by the company, one of which is Samsung Email. Like many OEMs do with their …

Get Ready for 'Voltron: Legendary Defender' Season 2

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>One of the highlights of our not-so-wonderful 2016 was the revival of Voltron by DreamWorks Animation and Netflix. <i>Voltron:</i> …

Anime

The Board Games of the Year – Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition

<i>2016 turned out to be one of the biggest years for board games. We saw some of our favorite developers hit the shelves yet again with a couple of</i> …

Game on! The best board games of 2016

Here's what hit our tabletops most in 2016.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games. Check out our complete board gaming coverage …