Category: GAME

  • DOJ gives up on getting all 1.3M IPs from anti-Trump website

    DOJ gives up on getting all 1.3M IPs from anti-Trump website

    The Department of Justice has given up on getting the IPs of 1.3 million visitors to disruptj20.org, a website that helped organize protests of the president's inauguration. it originally asked the website's host, Dreamhost, for all visitors' persona...

  • Walmart and Google partner on voice-based shopping

    Walmart and Google partner on voice-based shopping

     Walmart and Google are today announcing a new partnership that will enable voice shopping through Google Assistant, Google’s virtual assistant that lives on devices like its smart speaker, Google Home. Specifically, consumers will now be able to take advantage of Walmart’s “Easy Reorder” feature through an integration with Google’s shopping service, Google Express. Read More

  • Walmart uses Google’s AI shopping assistant to fight Amazon

    Walmart uses Google’s AI shopping assistant to fight Amazon

    Google's Express delivery service has just gained another big player in addition to Target and Costco: Walmart. Soon, you'll be able to buy items from the major retailer with your voice through Google Home or via the Google Express website or app and...

  • This European country may hold an ICO and issue its own cryptocurrency

    This European country may hold an ICO and issue its own cryptocurrency

     We’ve officially hit peak ICO. Estonia, a small country in Northern Europe, just floated the idea of potentially raising money by issuing a token called “estcoins“. So why Estonia? The country is pretty forward thinking when it comes to technology – they are first nation to offer an e-Residency program.  The program is almost like a digital citizenship, and lets… Read More

  • Billionaire Netscape founder Jim Clark is back with a new, self-funded startup

    Billionaire Netscape founder Jim Clark is back with a new, self-funded startup

     Jim Clark just can’t quit starting companies. The billionaire cofounder of Silicon Graphics, Netscape, myCFO, Healtheon, and Shutterfly, moved to Florida roughly 16 years ago to dive into the Miami real estate market. Now Clark, a native Texan who dropped out of high school, is back with a new tech startup: CommandScape, a home-automation and building-control system that controls air… Read More

  • New wearable tracker can transmit vital signs from a soft, tiny package

    New wearable tracker can transmit vital signs from a soft, tiny package

     Body sensors have long been bulky, hard to wear, and obtrusive. Now they can be as thin as a Band-Aid and about as big as a coin. The new sensors, created by Kyung-In Jang, professor of robotics engineering at South Korea’s Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, and John A. Rogers, Northwestern University, consists of a silicone case that contains “50 components… Read More

  • Sony owes Xperia owners a refund over faulty water resistance

    Sony owes Xperia owners a refund over faulty water resistance

    When you buy a phone billed as water-resistant, you generally expect it to survive accidental dunks. Some Sony phone owners have a very different story, though -- their supposedly resistant phones took water damage that required an expensive fix. If...

  • Crunch Report | First Day YC S17 Wraps Up

    Crunch Report | First Day YC S17 Wraps Up

    LinkedIn now allows anyone to upload video to the platform, Databricks raises $140 million and Druva raises $80 million, the first day of Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 Demo Days wraps up and Verizon throttles down to 480p for its unlimited plan. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Pepper the robot can perform funerary rites, but it shouldn’t

    Pepper the robot can perform funerary rites, but it shouldn’t

     It’s not really clear just what “humanoid” robots are actually for. I’ve seen them do all kinds of things, but almost none of them well; at our recent Robotics event in Boston, several leading experts in the field questioned their necessity. But we grew up with Data and Robby and Cylons, and so now we have Pepper. Performing funeral rites for cash-strapped people in Japan. Read More

  • Hulu will soon merge its two iOS apps into one

    Hulu will soon merge its two iOS apps into one

    Say goodbye to confusing one Hulu app on your iOS device for another. Soon, the streaming service will condense both of them into a single one and phase out the Hulu Live TV app introduced earlier this year when the livestreaming service debuted.

  • Bethesda’s big VR games now have release dates, and they’re all in 2017

    Bethesda’s big VR games now have release dates, and they’re all in 2017

    Nice box art. (credit: id Software)Bethesda had previously announced that it would release not one, not two, but three VR versions of its biggest franchises by the end of this year. Rather than disappoint headset hopefuls with a last-minute delay, the company has gone ahead and announced firm release dates for all three.

  • DOJ backs down from request for IP addresses that visited Trump protest website

    DOJ backs down from request for IP addresses that visited Trump protest website

     The Department of Justice has dropped its request for the IP addresses of visitors to an anti-Trump inauguration protest website. The news is a win for DreamHost, which went public with the situation last week, riling privacy advocates who decried the DOJ request for IP addresses that had visited disruptj20.org as dangerously broad. Read More

  • Microsoft built a hardware platform for real-time AI

    Microsoft built a hardware platform for real-time AI

    In many cases, you want AI to work with info as it happens. That virtual assistant needs to respond within a few seconds at most, and a smart security camera needs to send an alert while intruders are still within sight. Microsoft knows this very wel...

  • Microsoft Brainwave aims to accelerate deep learning with FPGAs

    Microsoft Brainwave aims to accelerate deep learning with FPGAs

     This afternoon Microsoft announced Brainwave, an FPGA-based system for ultra-low latency deep learning in the cloud. Early benchmarking indicates that when using Intel Stratix 10 FPGAs, Brainwave can sustain 39.5 Teraflops on a large gated recurrent unit without any batching. Microsoft has been pouring resources into FPGAs for a while now, deploying large clusters of the field-programmable… Read More

  • LG will build electric car parts in Detroit

    LG will build electric car parts in Detroit

    LG Electronics is building a 250,000 square foot EV parts plant in Detroit suburb Hazel Park, it said in a press release. LG might not build its own cars, but its vehicle components division supplies many key pieces for GM's critically acclaimed Chev...