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All News for February 2017

Watch out world, machines are beating flesh and blood opponents in a variety of different contests. There was Watson, a smarty pants question answering system developed by IBM that took on and defeated the world's best Jeopardy opponents. Then Google's DeepMind division built an artificial intelligence program called... Read more...
Uber has been landing itself in a lot of hot water lately, and with a new lawsuit filed yesterday, it's looking as though that water is going to keep on boiling. In a San Francisco federal court, Google alleges that Uber outright stole intellectual property from its spin-off business Waymo, which focuses entirely on... Read more...
Yesterday, we gave you a full overview of four new AM4 motherboards from the folks at ASUS. Today, Gigabyte is returning the favor with five new enthusiast boards based on AMD’s X370 and B350 AM4 chipsets that back the new Ryzen processors. The two boards aimed at the ultimate gaming enthusiasts are the X370-based... Read more...
Samsung may have been the poster child for electronics battery fires in 2016 with its Galaxy Note 7, but Apple is taking quick action to ensure that one incident involving an iPhone 7 Plus is just a fluke. An Arizona teen recently posted a video to Twitter which showed her iPhone 7 Plus in a bathroom with white smoke... Read more...
There has been a weird bug attached the past few iPhone models in which owners of affected devices have complained that their handsets sometimes suddenly turn off for no obvious reason. Apple even opened up a battery replacement program for certain iPhone 6 models that were manufactured between September and October... Read more...
Amazon's foray into the digital assistant arena is an interesting one. Apple didn't invent the concept, but it popularized the idea when it bought the technology behind Siri and integrated into iOS with the release of the iPhone 4S. The concept caught on in the mobile world, but Amazon figured (correctly) that it... Read more...
If you own a Google Wifi or OnHub wireless router, chances are that you might have witnessed a bit of internet connectivity problems yesterday. The routers automatically and inexplicably lost internet connectivity and would no longer allow devices to connect. Not surprisingly, Google Wifi and OnHub owners began... Read more...
This is a big year for AMD. The company is releasing a brand new CPU architecture (Ryzen) on March 2 and is currently enjoying tremendous pre-release hype, then later this year it will introduce a new GPU architecture called Vega. AMD fans and the tech community at large are sitting on pins and needles to see how... Read more...
If you are planning a new build around one of AMD's newfangled Ryzen processors and want to get a head start, you can start buying parts now. AMD's top three Ryzen processors—Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and Ryzen 7 1700—are all available to pre-order now and will release on March 2. A bevy of compatible AM4 platform... Read more...
We might not even have Redstone 2, aka "Creators Update", in our hands at this point in time, but that hasn't stopped Microsoft from getting started on producing its first internal builds for Redstone 3 which is due out later this year. As we've talked about before, the upcoming Creators Update isn't going to be... Read more...
The Internet is not always the friendliest and kindest place to traverse. However, Google is hoping to clean up the Internet’s act with its new AI tool, Perspective. Perspective uses machine learning models to scan online content and determine a comment's “toxicity” level. Perspective was developed by Jigsaw and... Read more...
Our favorite gadget leaker has just handed over specs for Samsung’s much ballyhooed Galaxy S8+ Android smartphone. The Galaxy S8+ will be Samsung’s next flagship, a distinction that it will share with its smaller Galaxy S8 sibling. According to Evan Blass, the Galaxy S8+ will have a massive 6.2-inch Super AMOLED... Read more...
Have you ever wanted to design your own software application but then remembered that you're not a seasoned developer? If so, prepare to get excited about the future of software development: a future where half of the application is developed for you. Now, we might be jumping to conclusions on that one, but that is... Read more...
Is Amazon’s Alexa protected under the First Amendment of the United States? As part of an ongoing homicide investigation, Amazon argues that any information contained or recorded by the device is protected under “freedom of speech”. The corporation claims that it is not trying to obstruct the investigation, but... Read more...
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