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Give Microsoft credit, it didn't ruin Minecraft when it purchased Mojang for $2.5 billion nearly two years ago. At the time of purchase, Xbox boss Phil Spencer noted that Minecraft was "one of the most popular franchises of all time." It had sold over 54 million copies, and now two short years later, sales have almost... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard officially announced its monstrous Elite X3 phablet back in February, well ahead of expected summer launch date. That long gap between announcement and release was both a curse and blessing — eager Windows Phone fans that wanted to get their hands on the device had to wait months to purchase it, but it... Read more...
Are you looking for the perfect accessory to set off your epic new gaming rig? Perhaps you plunked down some serious coin on a 10-core Intel Core i7-6950X processor and have a couple of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 cards thrown in for good measure. But what about a nice gaming keyboard to go along with your fancy new... Read more...
Google continues to make advances in all of its artificial intelligence endeavors, and the most recent fruits of its labors comes from Project Magenta. Magenta comes to use from the Google Brain team and was tasked with actually creating music using a trained neural network. Using the open-source machine learning... Read more...
Amazon’s Fire lineup of tablets have for the most part offered a lot of features while skewing towards the value side with regards to pricing. This has led to devices that while durable, don’t exactly exude a sense of being “premium” tablets. Amazon is changing that today with the introduction of new aluminum... Read more...
CES is a distant memory now, but we’re still seeing new products arrive that were announced in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year. One of those is the Dell Latitude 13 7000 series, the latest in the company's line of business laptops. The 13-inch ultrabook landed several awards at CES for its sleek design and... Read more...
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It's been no secret that Tesla's Elon Musk is worried about advanced artificial intelligence getting into the wrong hands. He's even put his money where his mouth is with those concerns, and last year founded OpenAI, an organization with no competitive nature that aims to make sure AI benefits all of mankind. Being... Read more...
We're careless creatures, there's no denying that. It's why we lose our car keys, forget concert tickets at home, and misplace our smartphones. Google can't help you with the first two, but if you happen to lose your Android device, or even worse it ends up stolen, don't panic, the search giant launched a new feature... Read more...
Valve went out on a bit of a limb when it decided to design its own gamepad, but gamers have spoken and apparently they dig the the somewhat funky design. Otherwise, it's hard to imagine that Valve could sell over 500,000 of them, as it claims to have done in a blog post outlining some of the recent changes it's... Read more...
In Microsoft's ongoing quest to unify devices from different categories to a single platform, it's working on an update to the Xbox One that will prepare it for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The Xbox One update isn't live yet, but Microsoft is currently sending out invites to select Preview members to sign up for... Read more...
Facebook just unveiled DeepText, a deep learning-based engine that can understand with near-human accuracy the textual content of several thousands posts per second, spanning more than 20 languages. The idea is that understanding the various ways text is used on Facebook can help the company improve people's... Read more...
As we reported previously, Google is looking to have more control over its future Nexus smartphones. In the past, Google has farmed out the design and manufacturing of its Nexus devices to third-party OEMs, and has installed a bone stock version of Android. While that approach is nice for those that want a no frills... Read more...
If you head over to Apple's website, the Cupertino outfit will happily sell you a 27-inch Thunderbolt display for $999, at least until its inventory runs out. Word on the web is that it's nearly out of stock and Apple doesn't plan to replenish them. Instead, Apple will launch a new version of its Thunderbolt monitor... Read more...
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