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We have been talking about benefits of machine-learning investments for quite some time. There's simply an incredible amount of potential and opportunities that can come from these learning machines - especially where the medical field is concerned. IBM's Watson might have been one of the first major computers to be... Read more...
It is standard procedure for console makers to release slimmer versions of their flagship game systems. Sometimes they come with upgraded hardware, too. A recent example is the Xbox One S, a more compact version of the Xbox One with a few nifty upgrades, such as support for 4K playback and upscaling. Well, it is not... Read more...
It came as quite the surprise when Apple recently introduced a new generation 9.7-inch iPad model at a lower price point than previous generation models, and with more onboard storage to boot. Does Apple just not care about the tablet market as much anymore? That might be the case, as also surprising is a new report... Read more...
Before the Pixel and Pixel XL took their place as Google's flagship handsets, there was the Nexus 6P, a universally praised smartphone built by Chinese smartphone maker Huawei. When the Nexus 6P debuted, it was lauded for its big size display and collection of hardware and features at a serviceable price point. It... Read more...
Although a teaser trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront II leaked a few days ago, Electronic Arts is today providing us with the real deal on the sequel to the original game, which launched two years ago. While Star Wars: Battlefront was multiplayer-only (and was roundly criticized because of that oversight), Battlefront... Read more...
“Don't let the Warriors blowing a 3-1 lead distract you from the fact that…” The Golden State Warriors had a record-setting run during the NBA regular season (2015 - 2016) and were even looking good throughout the playoffs. Heck, the Warriors had a 3 games to 1 lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers when it all fell apart... Read more...
In a bit of news that could spark excitement in many Windows users out there, it's beginning to look like the next major iteration of Windows 10 (Redstone 3) is going to introduce tabbed applications, making it easier that ever to manage the slew of windows you have open. If you're not familiar with tabbed... Read more...
Microsoft's work on Windows never ceases. Earlier this week the Redmond outfit finally starting pushing its much anticipated Creators Update to Windows 10, but if Microsoft's engineers (and Windows Insiders) thought they could take a breath, they should think again. There is already a new build of Windows 10 available... Read more...
You won't find this feature advertised by YouTube (not yet, anyway), but there is a new Dark Mode being tested that is a bit easier on the eyes, especially at night. That's really the main purpose—while you may want to stay up late watching funny cat clips (or episodes of Two and a Half Geeks) on your 2-in-1 while... Read more...
Apple’s rumored self-driving car technology may soon be a reality. Forgive us for burying the lede bit with a wonderful old time Steve Jobs reference, but regardless, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has granted the company permission to test self-driving vehicles on public roads. Apple joins a list of... Read more...
Have the most recent Microsoft exploits been keeping you up at night? Microsoft recently remarked that almost all of the exploits have already been patched, while the remaining ones can not reproduced on supported platforms. On Friday, a hacking group referred to as the “Shadow Brokers” revealed a number of... Read more...
There has never been another console quite like the Nintendo Switch. Similar perhaps, but not wholly unique in the same vein. The Switch is equal parts a living room console for gaming on the big screen television, and a portable handheld for gaming on the go. It's also more than those two things—nobody's ever huddled... Read more...
If you've been eagerly anticipating the release of Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones, we've got some good news for you. Apparently, a shipment of Samsung's new top-end devices are going to ship early, courtesy of T-Mobile. Outside of actually shelling out the cash for a new high-end phone, the worst part of a... Read more...
Hardcore geeks are typically split into two factions—Star Trek and Star Wars fans. If you fall into the latter category, we have good news. Disney has released the first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which picks up where Star Wars: The Force Awakens left off. It is the eighth episode in the Star Wars saga... Read more...
In more ways than just one, Star Trek was able to predict the future, though at the time of the show's airing, the ideas may have seemed outlandish. A universal translator? Anyone with a smartphone or PC can take advantage of that these days. A Tablet-style computer? Well, we don't need to elaborate there. We've even... Read more...
In less than a month from now Microsoft will stop dishing out security updates for the original version of Windows 10 (build 1507) that was released back in July 2015. Microsoft had actually planned to stop supporting Windows 10 Version 1507 on March 26, 2017, but later decided to push back its end of servicing date... Read more...
When you have a hankering for a cheeseburger from McDonald's, the solution is simple—you hop in your car and go get one. There is nothing unusual about that, unless we're talking about an 8-year-old child jumping behind the wheel and escorting his sister to the golden arches for a bite to eat. Then it would be... Read more...
NVIDIA shook up the top of the graphics card market a couple of weeks back with the release of the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. In its stock, Founder’s Edition form, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti proved to be the fastest consumer-class graphics card available, but that didn’t stop NVIDIA’s board partners from quickly announcing... Read more...
Nintendo is not a fan of the modder movement, at least not as it pertains to game consoles. The company has an entire section on its website explaining why it feels using ROMs is illegal and immoral, even if you already own a copy of the game. Nintendo's feelings on the matter aside, modders continue to hack game... Read more...
It looks as though Samsung is trying to drum up some good will among its customers, the ones who were not put off by the Galaxy Note 7 debacle and decided to roll the dice on a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. To show its appreciation, Samsung has been sending out a free gift to anyone who pre-ordered one of its fancy new... Read more...
T-Mobile boss John Legere has turned the hype dial to 11 after the wireless carrier won 45 percent of the low-band 600MHz spectrum the FCC put up for auction. Legere called it "possibly the biggest news ever" for T-Mobile, which invested $7.99 billion acquiring the spectrum, its largest investment to date. No other... Read more...
Let’s say that you have a hot-selling item that everyone seems to love. Whenever it is available in stores (online or brick and mortar locations), it sells out immediately. And factor in components so cheap that profits from the device must be pretty healthy. So, what would you do? Would you crank up production to meet demand, or discontinue Read more...
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