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The fight between tech companies for AI talent is fierce and global, with Google announcing today that it will create a new research lab in China dedicated exclusively to artificial intelligence . All three winning teams of the ImageNet Challenge in the past three years have been largely composed of Chinese researchers. "Whether a breakthrough occurs in Silicon Valley, Beijing or anywhere else, it has the potential to make everyone's life better".
  • Animal Crossing Debuts on iOS a Day Earlier Than Expected

    Animal Crossing Debuts on iOS a Day Earlier Than Expected

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    Those looking to cash in some My Nintendo points will be thrilled to know that those missions and rewards are live as well. The legendary gaming company fully revealed the long-awaited mobile game in October with a vague "late November" launch window.
  • Apple iPhone X successor, bigger screen Plus variant, tipped for 2018

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    Like the iPhone X , the iPad would ditch the physical home button and instead rely exclusively on Face ID to unlock the device and verify mobile payments. Still, the iPad has brought Apple $4.8 billion of revenue in the past quarter alone. It will be nice to see the iPad finally getting a real design upgrade after all these years.
  • Facebook brings P2P payments to Messenger users in the UK

    Facebook brings P2P payments to Messenger users in the UK

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    The service initially launched in the U.S.in 2015 and has caught on when users want to send payments that would have previously been made with fairly small amounts of money under $50. The company has over 2 billion active users, and 1.2 billion use its Messenger platform, dwarfing even the 900 million users of the massively successful WeChat platform in SE Asia.
  • Apple sees holiday-quarter sales above Wall St, shares rise

    Apple sees holiday-quarter sales above Wall St, shares rise

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    His statement is based mainly on the fact that Apple has the most advanced camera platform right now with the 6P design. Sales could have been higher if many customers hadn't been waiting for the iPhone X, which comes out Friday. We're not going to lie to you: your chances of scoring an iPhone X tomorrow are not good - especially if your heart is set on a certain colour or capacity.
  • NASA brings space horror to Halloween

    NASA brings space horror to Halloween

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    The US space agency NASA has released a list of creepy space sounds. "Juno Captures the "Roar" of Jupiter" where NASA's Juno spacecraft crossed the boundary of Jupiter's magnanimous magnetic field. Saturn's radio emissions have also been made part of the compilation. From howling planets, whistling winds, and sounds of sonic booms to something right out of the Alien: Covenant movie, space certain can sound just as eerie as ever.
  • Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

    Not at home? Amazon wants to come in and drop off packages

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    The kit comes with an Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) and an Amazon Key-compatible smart lock provided by Kwiskset or Yale. Amazon says the delivery drivers are "thoroughly vetted". Amazon says customers should not worry about the safety of their home. Home Alone's Kevin would have a field day with this, wouldn't he? This service is not just for package delivery.
  • ZOTAC leads with GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP! Extreme

    ZOTAC leads with GeForce GTX 1070 Ti AMP! Extreme

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    With a base price of Dollars 449 (about RM 1902) for the Founder's Edition card, NVIDIA manufacturing partners including ASUS , Colorful, EVGA , Gainward, Galax, GIGABYTE, Inno3D, MSI, Palit, PNY, and ZOTAC will be releasing their own take on GTX 1070 Ti at the same time.
  • Malayalam director IV Sasi passes away at 69

    Malayalam director IV Sasi passes away at 69

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    In his more than four-decade career, Sasi directed over 150 films in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi and worked with Mohanlal, Mammootty, Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth . Sasi was a person, who brought in crowds. "The industry and I mourn a great technician". Condolences are flowing in from all the corners at the death of iconic director I V Sasi.
  • GameCube controller support on Switch now a reality

    GameCube controller support on Switch now a reality

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    Those wily devils over at Nintendo have just given Switch owners something brilliant with no hype or build-up: the recently released Update 4.00 now introduces Gamecube controller support for the Nintendo Switch . Getting the GameCube controller to work is easy. The surprise controller addition will be welcome news for the many longtime Nintendo fans who think Nintendo never really improved on the oddly shaped GameCube controller design and for those who want to use bigger analog ...
  • Shin Megami Tensei V is confirmed for the Nintendo Switch

    Shin Megami Tensei V is confirmed for the Nintendo Switch

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    So far it looks like Shin Megami Tensei V is only coming to the Switch, but it's possible that we may see it on other systems. The Shin Megami Tensei series is considerably different than its spin-off, the Persona series, featuring darker plots, multiple story routes, and its demon negotiation and turn press mechanics.
  • When can I see the attractive Orionid meteor shower this weekend?

    When can I see the attractive Orionid meteor shower this weekend?

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    If you're willing to stay up a little late this weekend, you'll have the chance to see one of the year's most dazzling sky shows - the Orionid meteor shower . People hoping to spot Uranus should look for a blue-green body, visible to the naked eye when looking to the southeastern sky. Experts say you can also watch the shower on October 21 and October 22.
  • Microsoft Launcher for Android is now rolling out to all users

    Microsoft Launcher for Android is now rolling out to all users

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    If you use the Microsoft Edge browser on your PC and install the Edge preview for Android, your favorites and reading list will by synced across all your devices. Do people know about this, do they want this? It will use Chrome's Blink engine for Android. As operating systems and browsers become more and more secure malicious actors are finding it increasingly more worthwhile targeting the unchanging weak link in the chain, the user, using techniques such as phishing and spear phishing ...
  • Is Your Car's Technology Driving You to Distraction?

    Is Your Car's Technology Driving You to Distraction?

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    The researchers examined infotainment systems in 30 vehicles from the 2017 model year. A University of Utah researcher found drivers can be distracted for as long as 40 seconds while trying to navigate their touch-screen infotainment systems or sending a text message.
  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition - Coming Early 2018

    Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition - Coming Early 2018

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    If you've been spectating from the sidelines or are waiting for a reason to join the fight, now is the time! Amazon has Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition listed for release on January 16th, 2018 . It bundles up the main game with all the DLC that has been (or will have been) released by next year, and adds a few new features for good measure. "Choose from six different paths themed after classic Street Fighter games", the mode's description reads.
  • What is Google Clips? Mystery device tipped for Pixel 2 event

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    On the other hand, the Pixel 2 will have similar specs as its bigger variant, but it could come with larger bezels and FHD screen instead of QHD screen. The company launched two new Pixel smartphones past year along with a smart speaker and virtual reality headset. Along with the mini speaker, the images reveal the Pixel XL 2 as well featuring a USB Type-C port on the bottom, rounded white back/sides and a SIM tray on the side of the device.
  • Samsung HMD Odyssey Mixed Reality Headset Launched for $499

    Samsung HMD Odyssey Mixed Reality Headset Launched for $499

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    By contrast, Samsung's more basic Gear VR - which works with some of its smartphones - had sold more than eight million units, according to the same market research. There's also inside-out tracking and a built-in microphone, which should add to the immersion, though we won't know just how well until we go hands on with the device.
  • SNES Classic Stock Updates For September 30

    SNES Classic Stock Updates For September 30

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    The NES Classic and SNES Classic feature identical controller ports - it happens to be the same port that the Wii used - and we can confirm that the two consoles' throwback gamepads are interchangeable. And each game has four "suspend" points, allowing players to save a game midlevel - unlike in the original system , which forced you to rush to finish a level because your mother was calling you to dinner.
  • Dr Ian Griffin: Final hours for Saturn's space probe

    Dr Ian Griffin: Final hours for Saturn's space probe

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    That's because scientists have been able to "pursue questions that we never thought Cassini would have the opportunity to answer", he said . "The haze has cleared remarkably as the summer solstice has approached", Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker said in a news conference September 13.
  • Changes That Make Apple's New iTunes 12.7 Completely Different

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    According to the Apple support page , the change is coming because "the new iTunes focuses on music, movies, TV shows, podcasts , and audiobooks". Downloading and installing iTunes 12.7 should only take a few minutes, but this will depend on the user's internet speed. As expected, one of the highlights in Apple's September 12 event was the unveiling of iOS 11's final version as well as the announcement of when it goes live.
  • SpaceX sneaks in X-37B spy plane launch ahead of Hurricane Irma

    SpaceX sneaks in X-37B spy plane launch ahead of Hurricane Irma

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    The spaceflight will be the fifth trip into orbit for the Boeing-built X-37B, also known as the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV) which conducts secret research and orbital missions for the Air Force. The X-37B in its SpaceX fairing. It launched from launch pad 39A, which NASA had once used for Apollo moon missions and many Space Shuttle missions.
  • The iPhone 8's dock might work more like the new iPad's

    The iPhone 8's dock might work more like the new iPad's

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    KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo - who has a long track record of accurate predictions of Apple products - predicts the phone will have a revolutionary 3D sensing camera for facial recognition, which will work with Apple's new augmented reality software.
  • Samsung confirms plans to launch a smart speaker

    Samsung confirms plans to launch a smart speaker

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    Samsung is working on a smart speaker to take on Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices, Google Home , and soon Apple's HomePod . The idea is to have Bixby, the company's digital personal assistant at the center. Originally set to roll out in the US and South Korea in the spring with the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus flagship phones, Bixby's arrival was delayed until July.
  • Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio Edition' could be on the way

    Xbox One X 'Project Scorpio Edition' could be on the way

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    The Day One Edition featured flashy accents that set it apart from the regular Xbox One , including "Day One 2013" stamped on the controller. "We don't have anything to announce today, but are looking forward to sharing more about Xbox One X with gamescom just around the corner", a Microsoft spokesperson stated, as reported by CNET .
  • Eclipse poses dangers to the eyes

    Eclipse poses dangers to the eyes

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    Van Gelder said it's safe to look directly at the sun only if you're in the area of totality - that 70-mile swath that will be plunged into darkness on Monday - and only for the duration of totality ( a bit more than two minutes, depending on the location ).
  • N. Korea's leader made 'very wise and well reasoned decision'

    N. Korea's leader made 'very wise and well reasoned decision'

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    Kim also urged the United States to "show through actions if they wish to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and prevent a unsafe military clash", according to the KCNA report. The most devastating destruction "that the world has ever seen" was the use of the atomic bomb by the United States against Japan back in 1945. McMaster characterized North Korea as engaging in "unspeakable brutality against its own people", as posing "a continuous threat to the its neighbors", and now the U.S.
  • Perseid meteor shower coming soon to a sky near you

    Perseid meteor shower coming soon to a sky near you

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    The greatest meteor shower in US history occurred with the Leonids on November 12, 1833, with 20 to 30 meteors per second. The moon was full on August 7 and will have waned to approximately 80 percent illumination by Saturday. The eagerly-awaited annual Perseid meteor shower is all set to reach its peak late Friday night and early Saturday morning, NASA has reiterated. She also suggests downloading a free astronomy app - Celestron SkyPortal is her favorite - in order to locate the ...
  • Mysterious flesh-eating sea bugs leave teenage boy's legs bloodied

    Mysterious flesh-eating sea bugs leave teenage boy's legs bloodied

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    After three days bedridden at Dandenong Hospital, Sam on Tuesday needed the help of a wheelchair to get home, his feet still bandaged. According to reports, Sam's father Jarrod Kanizay said while his son was recovering in hospital, his family is still waiting for a response from doctors who are still examining the weird creature.
  • Destiny 2 Adds a New Multiplayer Map for the PC Beta

    Destiny 2 Adds a New Multiplayer Map for the PC Beta

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    Bungie recently revealed what kind of system requirements the beta shall have and they are surprisingly in check with low-to-mid end systems. Those who wish to capture footage of Destiny 2 while playing in Exclusive Fullscreen can use a dedicated streaming PC, as well as capture hardware like Elgato and AVerMedia .
  • Expedition 52 crew prepares to fly to International Space Station

    Expedition 52 crew prepares to fly to International Space Station

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    The new expedition members include Russian cosmonaut Sergei Ryazanski, US astronaut Randolph Bresnik and Italian astronaut from the European Space Agency Paolo Nespoli. He shared his enthusiasm for space in a tweet shortly before launch. This new crew will remain at the space station until mid-December, according to NASA .
  • Motorola unveils Moto Z2 Force Edition smartphone

    Motorola unveils Moto Z2 Force Edition smartphone

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    The pricing for the phone starts at $720. The smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor , which also powers phones like - Samsung Galaxy S8 , Xiaomi Mi 6, HTC U11 , and the OnePlus 5 . consumers from the original Z Force . However, when it comes to straight mAh capacity, there is no escaping that this year's model has seen a substantial reduction, with the new Moto Z2 Force coming equipped with a 2,730 mAh battery , compared to the 3,500 mAh battery that was ...
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launches August 23

    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launches August 23

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    It also showed a blue stylus, a key feature of Samsung's Note line. To everyone's surprise, it might also come with a 4K display, more reason being Sony offers one on its Xperia XY Premium. Samsung might have revealed the Galaxy Note 8's processor in an official tweet a while back. The S8 range was launched in the largest market, Brazil, in May when Samsung also reported that global sales of the device had reached 5 million.
  • Hansa marketplace shuttered along with AlphaBay

    Hansa marketplace shuttered along with AlphaBay

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    But that new traffic, tens of thousands of users, was unaware that Dutch police had already secretly taken control of Hansa, giving them the ability to identify and track buyers and sellers of illicit goods. Cazes was arrested on request of the U.S. embassy, and was found dead in the cell's toilet after apparently hanging himself with his towel. Identifying dark nets sites is notoriously hard as they often operate as hidden services, using the free anonymity software Tor to protect their ...
  • Ginobili to return for 16th season

    Ginobili to return for 16th season

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    He is a four-time NBA Champion, an Olympic Gold Medalist with the Argentinian National Team and a two-time All-NBA player. A three-time All-Star, Ginobili made $14 million a season ago. He had one of the highlights of the post-season, blocking James Harden's potential game-winning 3-pointer in Game 5 of the Western Conference semi-finals.