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More Americans are listening to podcasts regularly — but 40% still don’t know what they are

August 27th, 2017 at 9:48 pm » Comments Off

Podcasts predate the iPhone, Spotify and Netflix’s streaming service. But thanks to such things, they’re finally starting to catch on with the general public.



AI-generated pop song puts human composers on notice

August 24th, 2017 at 9:11 am » Comments Off

A still from the music video for the new single “Break Free” that features music entirely composed and produced by an artificial intelligence system (Credit: Taryn Southern / Amper)



Disney Research’s ‘Magic Bench’ makes augmented reality a headset-free group experience

August 22nd, 2017 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

Lets users see, hear, and feel animated characters, replacing glasses and other devices.



Apple sets $1 billion budget for original TV shows

August 21st, 2017 at 9:11 am » Comments Off

The company wants to take on the likes of Netflix and Amazon.



Paris open to esports on 2024 Olympic program

August 17th, 2017 at 9:50 am » Comments Off

The explosion in popularity of esports events has already seen gaming embraced by the Asian Games



Razer’s three-screen laptop is paradigm-shifting

June 10th, 2017 at 6:44 am » Comments Off

  Razer is taking the bold step of not just doubling, but outright tripling the number of screens on a laptop. This is Project Valerie, a super bizarre concept from a company known for making very nice, very expensive gaming hardware.



A New, More Rigorous Study Confirms: The More You Use Facebook, the Worse You Feel

May 5th, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

The average Facebook user spends almost an hour on the site every day, according to data provided by the company last year. A Deloitte survey found that for many smartphone users, checking social media apps are the first thing they do in the morning – often before even getting out of bed. Of course, social […]



New VR cabinet will let you smell and touch a virtual world

March 5th, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Ever wanted to get so immersed in a virtual world that you can feel and smell it? Thanks to Koei Tecmo, you might be able to! Koei Tecmo showed off their new cabinet, called “VR Sense” in a press conference this weekend. It’s a sturdy silver monstrosity, about the size of a dresser.



AI is crushing humanity at poker

January 25th, 2017 at 2:31 pm » Comments Off

The first day of the Brains vs. AI poker tournament is in the books, and the Libratus bot from Carnegie Mellon University emerged as the clear winner, collecting $81,716 to the humans $7,228. Both the players and Libratus’ creators cautioned that it was still too early to make a judgement call about who might win the 20-day […]



The danger behind the algorithm economy

January 6th, 2017 at 4:04 pm » Comments Off

A few months ago The Washington Post reported that Facebook collects 98 data points on each of its nearly 2 billion users. Among this 98 are ethnicity, income, net worth, home value, if you are a mother, if you are a soccer mom, if you are married, the number of lines of credit you have, if […]



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