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Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger, Replacing It With Skype
HOT! Alienware Spawns A Newly Designed Area 51 Desktop, Haswell-E On Board [Updated]
Low Price On Lenovo Z40 Laptops; Plus Labor Day Laptop Deals, Bose Headphones and More
Nokia HERE Maps Coming To Samsung's Galaxy Line, HERE Beta For Android
Nintendo Announcing ‘New 3DS’ Model with Faster Processor, Hopefully Less Headache
ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme Motherboard Motors Into Town On X99, Is Ready To Drive Haswell-E
Intel Launches 8-Core Beast Of A Desktop CPU: Haswell-E Core i7-5960X, HotHardware's Review
AT&T Enticing New Line Activations for AT&T Next Service With $100 Bill Credit - Readying for iPhone 6?
Softbank and Sprint To Offer First Sony Experia Smartphones In U.S.
iPhone 6 Rumor Of The Week, Finally NFC Payment Support
Google Takes To The Skies Testing Its Own ‘Project Wing’ Drone Delivery Service
Think It's Funny 'Swatting' Your Gaming Buds? Twitch Live Stream Shows Police Are Not Amused
Twitch.tv Brought Down By Lizard Squad DDoS Attacks
Lowest Price Ever on Dell Venue 8 Tablets; Plus Super Hot Labor Day Dell Monitor Deals and More
Apple Confirms September 9 Event, iPhone 6 And iWatch Are Likely Unveilings
Amazon Zocalo File Sharing Cloud Storage Platform Now Available To AWS Subscribers
[Updated] Game Over: Twitter Shuts Down Hacker Group Lizard Squad’s Account
LG Rolls Out The G Watch R, A Round-Faced Android Rocking Smart Timepiece
Behold The Tweet Activity Dashboard, A Place To See How And Where Your Tweets Fly
Follow-Up: Microsoft Addresses Bogus App Issue, Removes Over 1500 Apps From Windows Stores

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Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger, Replacing It With Skype

Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger, Replacing It With Skype

It is hard to believe that it has been almost two years since Microsoft had announced that it was replacing MSN Messenger with Skype. When the announcement was made, many expected it to be integrated with Skype. But instead, it has continued on since then, though the service was mostly kept alive in China. However, Microsoft has finally announced...

HOT! Alienware Spawns A Newly Designed Area 51 Desktop, Haswell-E On Board [Updated]

HOT! Alienware Spawns A Newly Designed Area 51 Desktop, Haswell-E On Board [Updated]

Today is a pretty big day in technology. Not only did Intel's long-anticipated Haswell-E finally roll into town (check out review of the burly Intel Core i7 5960X CPU), but we also get a sneak peek at a completely redesigned Alienware Area 51 desktop system. This refreshed system is unlike any previous Alienware rig you've seen -- heck, it's...

Low Price On Lenovo Z40 Laptops; Plus Labor Day Laptop Deals, Bose Headphones and More

Low Price On Lenovo Z40 Laptops; Plus Labor Day Laptop Deals, Bose Headphones and More

It’s almost time to close out another week, but not before we server up the latest batch of HOT deals, straight from our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu this holiday weekend, we have deals on a Lenovo Z40 14" Core i5-based laptop with discrete NVIDIA graphics, a HP Pavilion x360 13z quad-core laptop with touch, a Samsung UN55HU6950...

Nokia HERE Maps Coming To Samsung's Galaxy Line, HERE Beta For Android

Nokia HERE Maps Coming To Samsung's Galaxy Line, HERE Beta For Android

On Android, given that it's built by Google, consumers already have access to what is arguably the best routing/navigational app in the known universe: Google Maps. But if for some reason that doesn't appeal to you, there's another major player coming to Android at long last. The HERE team is announcing this week that a beta of its mapping...

Nintendo Announcing ‘New 3DS’ Model with Faster Processor, Hopefully Less Headache

Nintendo Announcing ‘New 3DS’ Model with Faster Processor, Hopefully Less Headache

A new Nintendo 3DS is on the horizon, and we sincerely hope it’s not really called “New 3DS,” as today’s Nintendo Direct suggests. Surely, the venerable game maker can come up with a better name than that for the latest version of its handheld – but a lame name is going to be the least of Nintedo’s concerns:...

ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme Motherboard Motors Into Town On X99, Is Ready To Drive Haswell-E

ASUS ROG Rampage V Extreme Motherboard Motors Into Town On X99, Is Ready To Drive Haswell-E

Now that Intel's Haswell-E family has finally and officially been introduced (be sure to read our Intel Core i7 5960X CPU review, if you haven't already), brace yourself for a barrage of related product announcement from eager hardware partners who have been waiting for this day just as eagerly as the rest of us. That includes ASUS, which...

Intel Launches 8-Core Beast Of A Desktop CPU: Haswell-E Core i7-5960X, HotHardware's Review

Intel Launches 8-Core Beast Of A Desktop CPU: Haswell-E Core i7-5960X, HotHardware's Review

Intel Unveils Haswell-E 8-Core Beast Of A Desktop CPU Intel has officially launched their Core i7-5960X high-end, Haswell-E desktop processor today. Unlike Ivy Bridge-E, which maxed out at 6 cores (12 threads), Haswell-E is an 8-core beast of a machine (16 threads), featuring execution units based on Intel’s latest desktop microarchitecture....

AT&T Enticing New Line Activations for AT&T Next Service With $100 Bill Credit - Readying for iPhone 6?

AT&T Enticing New Line Activations for AT&T Next Service With $100 Bill Credit - Readying for iPhone 6?

AT&T is rolling out a new promotion for its AT&T Next service, and it has to make you wonder if the carrier is prepping for the iPhone 6. With Apple holding its big event on September 9th and rampant speculation that the iPhone 6 will be making its debut there, it seems to be the perfect time to unveil a $100 credit for a mobile service...

Softbank and Sprint To Offer First Sony Experia Smartphones In U.S.

Softbank and Sprint To Offer First Sony Experia Smartphones In U.S.

It's a good thing for Sony that its PlayStation 4 console is such a success, because in the land of mobile, especially smartphones, sales aren't anywhere as easy to come by. That's true of most companies not named Apple or Samsung, though it's particularly disappointing for Sony, one of the better known brands in electronics. Sony's strategy...

iPhone 6 Rumor Of The Week, Finally NFC Payment Support

iPhone 6 Rumor Of The Week, Finally NFC Payment Support

Assuming the latest iPhone 6 rumor is true, Apple's next handset will feature pay-by-touch technology. That's because Apple is reportedly in cahoots with NXP Semiconductors, a chipmaker located in the Netherlands, to integrate near-field communication (NFC) technology into the iPhone 6, which Apple will likely unveil on September 9, 2014....

Google Takes To The Skies Testing Its Own ‘Project Wing’ Drone Delivery Service

Google Takes To The Skies Testing Its Own ‘Project Wing’ Drone Delivery Service

If you grew up watching The Jetsons on television, you might have thought the future would be filled with flying cars. Instead, some 52 years after the original series first aired, the skies are filling up with delivery drones, not flying cars. It's not just Amazon, either -- apparently the Google X team has been working drones of its own...

Think It's Funny 'Swatting' Your Gaming Buds? Twitch Live Stream Shows Police Are Not Amused

Think It's Funny 'Swatting' Your Gaming Buds? Twitch Live Stream Shows Police Are Not Amused

Twitch streamer and YouTuber Jordan “Kootra” Mathewson is the latest victim in a trend called “Swatting.” People who tuned into The Creatures’ Twitch channel this past Wednesday to watch Mathewson play Counter-Strike: Global Offensive witnessed SWAT officers enter the room and arrest Mathewson in response to a...

Twitch.tv Brought Down By Lizard Squad DDoS Attacks

Twitch.tv Brought Down By Lizard Squad DDoS Attacks

The group known as Lizard Squad has certainly been busy. Since last week, the group has taken down multiple MMO companies and various networks that include Sony’s PlayStation Network and Blizzard’s Battle.net. Now Twitch can be added in the long list of targets the group has brought down with its DDoS attacks. The DDoS attacks...

Lowest Price Ever on Dell Venue 8 Tablets; Plus Super Hot Labor Day Dell Monitor Deals and More

Lowest Price Ever on Dell Venue 8 Tablets; Plus Super Hot Labor Day Dell Monitor Deals and More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On the menu for you all today, we have deals on a 16GB Dell Venue 8 Android tablet, the Dell UltraSharp u3014 30” LED-backlit IPS display, a Samsung UN55H8000 55" Curved Smart 1080p LED TV, and a whole lot more. Full details with links and pricing...

Apple Confirms September 9 Event, iPhone 6 And iWatch Are Likely Unveilings

Apple Confirms September 9 Event, iPhone 6 And iWatch Are Likely Unveilings

We reported on a rumor at the start of the month about a September 9th event Apple would be holding, and while it took a while to happen, the company has finally confirmed it. On the invite's header graphic, the company teases, "Wish we could say more." Based on that wordage, some are speculating that something Siri-related could be unveiled...

Amazon Zocalo File Sharing Cloud Storage Platform Now Available To AWS Subscribers

Amazon Zocalo File Sharing Cloud Storage Platform Now Available To AWS Subscribers

Hot on the heels of Dropbox making some major improvements to its Pro and Business accounts - both with regards to storage and pricing - Amazon has decided to expedite the public debut of its Zocalo cloud storage service. This enterprise-targeted offering was first unveiled last month, and is designed as a scale-up service where storage cost...

[Updated] Game Over: Twitter Shuts Down Hacker Group Lizard Squad’s Account

[Updated] Game Over: Twitter Shuts Down Hacker Group Lizard Squad’s Account

Update, 8/28 - 3:15PM - It looks like the account in question is actually restored and functional at this point. The group's last post was about two hours ago.  We reported earlier this week about a collective called Lizard Group that was not only causing some major hassles for certain MMO companies and its players, but also caused a...

LG Rolls Out The G Watch R, A Round-Faced Android Rocking Smart Timepiece

LG Rolls Out The G Watch R, A Round-Faced Android Rocking Smart Timepiece

Rather than leave its hardware partners floundering in wearable waters to fend for themselves, Google threw them a lifeline in the form of Android Wear, a viable platform for the smartwatch movement that phone makers seem so eager to chase. It's still early in the game, but we're seeing some interesting smartwatches emerge, such as LG's new...

Behold The Tweet Activity Dashboard, A Place To See How And Where Your Tweets Fly

Behold The Tweet Activity Dashboard, A Place To See How And Where Your Tweets Fly

Have you ever wanted to analyze your Twitter posts? The microblogging service is making it possible to do that through its Tweet activity dashboard, a new tool that lets you see how people engage with your posts in real time, compare your posting activity every month and see how they trend over a period of time, and get a detailed view of...

Follow-Up: Microsoft Addresses Bogus App Issue, Removes Over 1500 Apps From Windows Stores

Follow-Up: Microsoft Addresses Bogus App Issue, Removes Over 1500 Apps From Windows Stores

We're still several months removed from spring time, but that didn't stop Microsoft from giving its Windows Store a good cleaning -- a much needed one, we might add -- as it swept away more than 1,500 crummy apps that fall afoul of the company's certification process in one way or another. More app removals could be forthcoming as Microsoft...

HTC-Built Nexus 9 Tablet Leaked, Powered By 64-Bit Tegra K1 At 2.5GHz

HTC-Built Nexus 9 Tablet Leaked, Powered By 64-Bit Tegra K1 At 2.5GHz

The path to pole position in mobile lies in the 64-bit fast lane, a place Apple has been cruising along in since dropping its custom A7 chip underneath the hood of its iPhone 5S. Now it looks as though Google's Nexus family is going 64-bit as well. Based on recent leaks, it's likely to happen with with the Nexus 9 tablet (codenamed Volantis)...

Samsung's Gear S Smartwatch Runs Tizen, Has Built-In 3G Radio

Samsung's Gear S Smartwatch Runs Tizen, Has Built-In 3G Radio

Although IFA doesn't kick off until next week, a few companies are spilling the beans on what's ahead... ahead of schedule. Samsung's joining that crowd, this week introducing the newest smartwatch in its arsenal: the Gear S. While the display isn't round, it is gently curved to fit flush against your wrist, and overall, it looks pretty striking....

Microsoft Isn’t Messing Around, Surface Pro 3 Now Available In 28 Markets Including Japan And Canada

Microsoft Isn’t Messing Around, Surface Pro 3 Now Available In 28 Markets Including Japan And Canada

It goes without saying that Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is the best Surface it's ever created. It righted some of the wrongs of the previous generation, and is simply a drool-worthy tablet / laptop. It's no secret that Microsoft knew that it had a winner on its hands, as it's been pushing the Surface brand hard since its release. Earlier this...

Dropbox Ups The Ante, Offering 1TB Of Storage For Just $10

Dropbox Ups The Ante, Offering 1TB Of Storage For Just $10

When Google began offering its Drive customers a huge 1TB worth of cloud storage for just $10 per month back in March, it seemed inevitable that its competitors would soon follow-suit. In June, Microsoft was the first to do so, offering 1TB as a perk to its Office 365 subscribers. Today, Dropbox has finally joined in as well, which is major...

Zotac’s Zbox Pi320 Pico PC Is Freakin’ TINY, Packs Quad-Core Bay Trail Inside

Zotac’s Zbox Pi320 Pico PC Is Freakin’ TINY, Packs Quad-Core Bay Trail Inside

Perhaps in another few generations, we'll have super powerful gaming PCs that measure about the size of a fingernail. In the meantime, the mini PC movement is in full force, and Zotac is leading the charge. The newest small form factor (SFF) PC from Zotac is the Zbox PI320 Pico, an ultra-tiny system about the size of a smartphone (it measures...

Cheapest Lenovo H530s SFF PC, Dell Inspiron Laptops and More

Cheapest Lenovo H530s SFF PC, Dell Inspiron Laptops and More

Welcome back to the latest installment of HOT deals, courtesy of our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Lenovo H530s Small Form Factor system, a Dell XPS 8700 Core i7-based desktop machine with 23” monitor, a Samsung UN40H5203 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV, and a whole lot more. Full details with links...

Flying Solo: Standalone Kinect Sensor For Xbox One Coming October 7 For $150

Flying Solo: Standalone Kinect Sensor For Xbox One Coming October 7 For $150

Whether Microsoft is ready to fully admit it or not, the Redmond outfit incorrectly surmised that bundling a second generation Kinect motion control sensor with the Xbox One and charging a $100 premium would allow the console to fly off store shelves. To Microsoft's credit, it did sell minutes of units at the $499 price tag, but Sony's PlayStation...

Netflix Formally Flags Comcast, Files Complaint With FCC To Block TWC Merger

Netflix Formally Flags Comcast, Files Complaint With FCC To Block TWC Merger

Netflix has been butting heads with cable companies over tolls the latter want to charge in exchange for guaranteeing that Netflix's streaming content makes it into homes without any hiccups. So, it doesn't come as much surprise that Netflix is one of the first in line to publicly oppose Comcast's proposed buyout of Time Warner Cable (TWC),...

Google Acquires Zync Visual Effects Cloud Rendering Company Behind “Star Trek Into Darkness”

Google Acquires Zync Visual Effects Cloud Rendering Company Behind “Star Trek Into Darkness”

Google may have missed out on purchasing Twitch, but that hasn't stopped the company from acquiring other businesses. Its latest acquisition is Zync Inc, a visual effects cloud-rendering company that was behind Star Trek Into Darkness. Special effects tend to be a costly venture for the film industry. With some exceptions, it is...

A 12.9-Inch iPad ‘Pro’? Apple Might Have One In The Works

A 12.9-Inch iPad ‘Pro’? Apple Might Have One In The Works

There have been lots of iPhone 6 rumors, which Apple is expected to announce during a press event next month, but not much speculation about the next iPad. Until now, that is. Word from people who supposedly have knowledge on the matter say that Apple's suppliers are preparing to build the biggest size iPad ever. Beginning in the first quarter...

VC Firm Kleiner Lines Up To Invest In Snapchat, Now Estimated At An Insane $10 Billion Valuation

VC Firm Kleiner Lines Up To Invest In Snapchat, Now Estimated At An Insane $10 Billion Valuation

We imagine there's an inspirational poster hanging in Snapchat's offices that reads, "Fortune favors the bold." Certainly Snapchat's founders have been bold in reportedly turning down two seemingly obscene acquisition offers, the first for $1 billion and the second for $3 billion, both from Facebook. Rejecting such high priced bids couldn't...

EA Expects To Milk $1 Billion In Incremental Revenue From DLC Add-On Game Content This Year

EA Expects To Milk $1 Billion In Incremental Revenue From DLC Add-On Game Content This Year

Looks like Electronic Arts is not holding back this year with its sports games. The video game publisher is expecting to make around $1 billion in revenue from downloadable content and is also taking steps to crack down on cheaters for its various sports titles. Madden NFL 15 is one of the key games to EA’s strategy. Aside from players...

Time Warner Cable Goes Down Nation-Wide

Time Warner Cable Goes Down Nation-Wide

It's been a rough week for broadband Internet subscribers. Last weekend, Charter Communications suffered a widespread service outage that affected customers in several states, and now Time Warner Cable is scrambling to fix an issue with its Internet infrastructure that also caused service disruptions across the United States. The good news...

Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

Old Doesn't Have To Mean Ugly: Squeezing Better Graphics From Classic Consoles

If you're a classic gamer, you've probably had the unhappy experience of firing up a beloved older title you haven't played in a decade or two, squinting at the screen, and thinking: "Wow. I didn't realize it looked this bad." The reasons why games can wind up looking dramatically worse than you remember isn't just the influence of rose-colored...

Google Chrome 37 64-Bit Stable Released, Faster, More Secure

Google Chrome 37 64-Bit Stable Released, Faster, More Secure

We suspect quite a few folks will be rejoicing over this one. This week, Google announced that its 64-bit experimentation with Chrome in Windows was a success. Thus, it's planning official, bona fide 64-bit support for Chrome Stable once Chrome 37 hits. As you'd expect, benefits in the departments of "speed, stability, and security" are on...

Seagate Ships World’s First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive, More Capacity For Your Pr0… Umm, Critical Files

Seagate Ships World’s First 8 Terabyte Hard Drive, More Capacity For Your Pr0… Umm, Critical Files

Prior to the digital age we are living in, many were skeptical about the need for larger hard drives. Now that we download TV shows, movies, music, video games, books, and other, shall we say, forms of entertainment, our need for larger hard drives continues to grow. So we are sure many people are happy that Seagate has announced today that...

Intel Goes Uptown: May Be Partnering With Barney's To Launch Smart Bracelet

Intel Goes Uptown: May Be Partnering With Barney's To Launch Smart Bracelet

When Intel announced its development of a "Smart Bracelet" and other digital lifestyle products at January's CES, there were many reasons to be impressed. In a way, it seemed kind of odd that Intel took as long as it did to make such a reveal, but the fact that it was going to be bringing its own products and technologies to the market meant...

Lowest Price Ever On Lenovo Y40 Gaming Laptops; Plus A Huge Price Drop Pn Dell UltraSharp Monitors and Lenovo ThinkPad Tablets

Lowest Price Ever On Lenovo Y40 Gaming Laptops; Plus A Huge Price Drop Pn Dell UltraSharp Monitors and Lenovo ThinkPad Tablets

Welcome back for the latest installment of HOT deals, direct from our friends at LogicBuy. On tap for you all today, we have deals on a Lenovo Y40 14" Core i7-based Gaming Laptop, a Lenovo ThinkPad 2 64GB 10.1" Tablet with Windows 8 Pro, a Dell UltraSharp UZ2215H 21.5" display and a whole lot more. Full details with links are pricing to all...

Instagram Hyperlapse Offers Buttery Smooth Timelapse Videos For iOS Devices

Instagram Hyperlapse Offers Buttery Smooth Timelapse Videos For iOS Devices

Technology is pretty amazing when you take a moment to stop and truly appreciate how far things have come. Back when our folks were kids, they were filming silent, choppy videos on Super 8. And today? There are a number of mobile apps available to shoot hiqh-quality video -- with sound! -- on your smartphone. One of them is Instagram, which...

Digital Storm's Bolt II Battle Box Edition Brings 4K Gaming to an ITX System

Digital Storm's Bolt II Battle Box Edition Brings 4K Gaming to an ITX System

"4K" has been quite a strong buzzword this past year, and things are only bound to heat up as displays capable of handling the resolution continue to drop in price. But let's face it: While the extra pixels are nice in principle, the amount of GPU horsepower required to deliver smooth gameplay at that resolution is enormous. Consider the fact...

T-Mobile Tweaks Family Plan With More Line Options, Doubles Data When Adding A Tablet

T-Mobile Tweaks Family Plan With More Line Options, Doubles Data When Adding A Tablet

With wireless carriers now engaged in a price war of sorts -- it's more a data war, really -- it's getting a bit difficult to keep track of things. For example, just a couple of weeks ago T-Mobile was advertising is Framily plan. And now? After offering to quadruple data for Simple Starter customers for $5 per month yesterday, T-Mobile today...

Review: HotHardware's Take On The Amazon Fire Phone

Review: HotHardware's Take On The Amazon Fire Phone

Bold. That’s the word that comes to mind when we consider Amazon’s Fire Phone. In a world where precious little has happened in the smartphone space over the past few years, at least in terms of groundbreaking innovation, Amazon’s entrance provides all the spark you need to sit up and pay attention. So what’s Amazon,...

Spotify Comes To Windows Phone Users For Free

Spotify Comes To Windows Phone Users For Free

As of today, the Spotify app for Windows Phone offers free music streaming. Android and iOS users have been enjoying free music from the streaming service for months, but Windows Phone users have been impatiently waiting – first for a Spotify app, and then for a Spotify app that included the service’s popular free music feature....

Chinese Antitrust Regulators Probe Microsoft For Browser And Media Player Bundling

Chinese Antitrust Regulators Probe Microsoft For Browser And Media Player Bundling

Tensions are high between the Chinese government and Microsoft right now, with the former banning the latter's Windows 8 software for government use. Taking it a step further, China is said to be building its own operating system, which it hopes to have ready by October. On top of all that, China's been investigating Microsoft over antitrust...

Fetch Dog Harness Let’s Your Lil’ Buddy Shoot Some Great Doggy-Cam Footage

Fetch Dog Harness Let’s Your Lil’ Buddy Shoot Some Great Doggy-Cam Footage

Have you ever watched a dog at play? They're in their own little world where chasing a chipmunk across the yard is every bit as important as that TPS report you've been tasked to write. And that hole Fido's been digging? He's not sure where it leads, he only knows it must be dug. Ah, the life of a dog -- rather than dress up in a Wilfred costume...

LG Launches LG G3 Stylus Stylus-Enabled Variant, Ready To Take On The Galaxy Note

LG Launches LG G3 Stylus Stylus-Enabled Variant, Ready To Take On The Galaxy Note

LG's been on a bit of a roll latel. Hot on the heels of introducing the G3 Beat and G Vista, and teasing a round-faced Android Wear smartwatch to compete with the Moto 360, the South Korean electronics maker today announced yet another new device, the LG G3 Stylus. Similar in design to the original LG G3 (but not in specs), the Stylus variant...

LG Teases Round-Faced Android Wear Smartwatch Competitor To Moto 360

LG Teases Round-Faced Android Wear Smartwatch Competitor To Moto 360

We're early on in the smartwatch revolution, and the first editions are proof of that. While Dick Tracy was onto something, the idea of a rectangular smartwatch in 2014 just feels a little... square. With Motorola's 360 watch securing most of the oohs and ahhs at Google I/O this year, it was just a matter of time before its primary rivals...

Facebook Attacks Viral Headlines Using Weird Trick, You Won't Believe What Happens Next

Facebook Attacks Viral Headlines Using Weird Trick, You Won't Believe What Happens Next

If you use social media at all these days, you've undoubtedly noticed the rampant proliferation of viral headlines. From advertising "Local woman loses 55 lbs of belly fat using one weird trick," to Upworthy's self-righteous spewing twaddle "This man found 3,654 war orphans, 62 kittens, and Jesus at Arby's -- You Won't Believe What Happened...

Welcome Robotic Overlord: 'Robo Brain' Is Consuming The Internet's Information And Learning

Welcome Robotic Overlord: 'Robo Brain' Is Consuming The Internet's Information And Learning

Giving robots knowledge isn't some newfangled ability - it's been around for a good while. Letting a robot learn for itself; well, that's a little more modern. With IBM's Watson, we saw a supercomputer that could scour the Internet to beef up its own knowledge, and the result was undoubtedly impressive. But knowledge is one thing; putting...

Irony: California Senator Votes Down Uber Ride Service And Gets Busted For DUI

Irony: California Senator Votes Down Uber Ride Service And Gets Busted For DUI

By now, it's pretty obvious that companies like Uber and Lyft offer a compelling service, one that taxi companies all over seem to be kicking themselves for not having thought of first. But despite the fact that these services offer a nice benefit to customers, they're fighting an uphill battle legally. Many, like Californian Senator Ben Hueso,...