Google's neural network is a multi-tasking pro

Neural networks have been trained to complete a number of different tasks including generating pickup lines, adding animation to video games, and guiding robots to grab objects. But for the most part, these systems are limited to doing one task reall...

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 13:18

Watch SpaceX launch and land a reused Falcon 9 rocket

Today, SpaceX will hopefully launch and land a Falcon 9 rocket that it's already flown to space. The launch window opens at 2:10 PM and lasts for two hours; launch time is currently scheduled for 3:10 PM ET. You can livestream the launch, with commen...

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:57

Some Uber employees want Kalanick back in the CEO chair

Travis Kalanick stepped down as Uber's CEO earlier this week, leaving the CEO, COO, CFO and general counsel positions open. But while he's no longer head of the company, Kalanick is far from gone. He's still a member of the board and controls the maj...

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:36

Twitch's latest marathon is a six-day 'MST3K' binge

B-movie lovers rejoice, for social video platform Twitch is set to air a Mystery Science Theater 3000 marathon lasting a mind-numbing six days. The stream, which features 38 classic episodes, will air on Shout! Factory TV's new Twitch channel from Ju...

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:15

The best wireless outdoor home security camera

By Rachel Cericola

This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its wo...

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 12:02

Symantec refuses Russia request for source code access

Security firm Symantec will no longer allow Russian authorities to inspect its source code, according to Reuters. "It poses a risk to the integrity of our products that we are not willing to accept," the company's Kristen Batch said. The worry is tha...

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:41

The next video game controller is your voice

For all of modern gaming's advances, conversation is still a fairly unsophisticated affair. Starship Commander, an upcoming virtual reality game on Oculus and SteamVR, illustrates both the promise and challenge of a new paradigm seeking to remedy tha...

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:20

'Overwatch’ loot boxes will have fewer duplicates

Players of Overwatch and Hearthstone should pay attention to Blizzard. The company has made two separate announcements that will significantly affect the loot systems in both games.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:02

Keiichi Yano wants to make a music game with heart

"Now let me welcome everybody to the wild, wild West.
A state that's untouchable like Eliot Ness."

It's rare for a video-game developer to rap during an interview. It's rarer still for him to recite a Tupac track with perfect pitch and cadence. But...

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:40

Android’s in-app browser gets a security upgrade

One often-used component of Android is WebView, a micro-browser that lets you view web pages from inside apps, rather than having to use Chrome. However, pointing a slender window towards the internet is an easy way for a nefarious type to get past y...

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:18

Nintendo's 3DS isn't dead, but it is trapped in the Switch's shadow

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced a brand-new console, a hybrid portable device that serves as both a portable entertainment machine and a game system for the living room. At a glance, it looked great -- but some criticized the Nintendo Switch fo...

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:00

Google purges private medical records from search

Very few things qualify for removal from Google's search results, and according to Bloomberg, that list just grew by one. The tech titan has apparently begun purging personal medical records from results pages -- Google didn't make a big announcement...

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:41

Senators question Trump’s approach to cybersecurity

The consequences of a large-scale cyberattack on critical infrastructure was well-documented in May when the UK's healthcare system was brought to its knees by ransomware. Now, despite President Trump promising to develop a "comprehensive plan to pro...

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:19

Netflix's New Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan Doc Has Us All Conflicted

'Nobody Speak' is about more than a lawsuit—it's about money, power, and the freedom of the press.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:00

ORWL's Ultra-Secure PC Self Destructs if Someone Messes With It

A Linux-running desktop PC called ORWL is meant to foil the most dedicated hackers.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 08:00

Google Unveils an AI Investment Fund. It's Betting on an App Store for Algorithms.

The search giant launches a venture fund to finance startups creating machine intelligence technology.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 08:00

Watch SpaceX Fire Off Its Second Flight-Proven Falcon 9

SpaceX plans to launch another recovered booster from the history-worn Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 07:00

As Uber Flails, Its Self-Driving Car Research Rolls On

It's been a rough 2017 for Uber, but the fire hasn't quite spread to the autonomous vehicles department.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 07:00

OnePlus 5 tips and tricks: Make the most of your flagship killer

OnePlus 5 is the hottest new Android phone in town, and with good reason. Staying true to the "Never Settle" slogan, the new flagship killer packs the latest Snapdragon chipset, ungodly amounts of RAM, an intriguing dual-camera composition, and a refreshed design.

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Friday, June 30, 2017 - 08:21

Users complain about Xperia XZs and XZ Premium camera distortion, Sony responds

When Sony announced the new Xperia XZs and Xperia XZ Premium this year, it talked up a storm about the new Motion Eye camera. Better detail, better light capture, super-fast focus, super-slow slow motion, the works. But it seems it's not all roses and sunshine with Sony's top-tier mobile cameras.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 10:13

AT&T starts rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat for LG K10

AT&T and LG have teamed up to offer K10 owners the option to update their smartphones to Android 7.0 Nougat. The mid-range handset is now eligible for a Nougat upgrade at AT&T, the U.S. carrier confirmed recently.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:50

BlackBerry reports a profit for its fiscal first quarter

BlackBerry reported its fiscal first quarter 2018 earnings this morning, and as the company continues to focus on the "Enterprise of Things" and cybersecurity, it was able to report a profit for the period. Under GAAP (certain accounting rules), BlackBerry reported a profit of $1.23 per share vs. a loss during last year's fiscal Q1 of $1.28 a share.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:30

This giant Macbook-shaped roof will cover Apple’s new glass box store in Chicago

The construction of the new Apple store by the riverfront in Chicago has been underway for some time now. Designed by London firm Foster+Partners, the new store is nothing short of an innovative architectural decision.

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Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:18

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