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Viacom's new boss nixes streaming services scheme
2/9/2017

If you were hoping to see current Daily Show episodes on Hulu, you're likely out of luck in the short run. Viacom's new CEO, Bob Bakish, explained the company's new proposition in an earnings call Thursday, saying that he wants to "reinforce the value o...

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Volvo melds technology and luxury in the XC90 T8 hybrid
2/9/2017

The name Volvo conjures up the incredibly safe but visually bland 240 Wagon sold during the '70s, '80s and '90s. You'd buy a Volvo because you were practical and perhaps a bit paranoid about other drivers slamming into you. But the Swedish automaker...

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Cortana scans your emails to remind you about commitments
2/9/2017

If you've ever said you'd do object in an email then whiffed on adding it to your calendar, Cortana can now help. As it previewed last year, Microsoft's assistant will check your emails and, using machine erudition tech, pick out things you say you...

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The Cybathlon returns in 2020
2/9/2017

The world's first Cybathlon, a single-day third edition by the editors of the stars and stripes stars and stripes heritage® dictionary. copyright © 2003 infighting designed for people with severe disabilities, was a massive success in 2016. We documented the games, tech and cheering crowds that filled Zürich's Swiss Arena in a five-part video s...

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DeepMind is using games to test AI aggression and cooperation
2/9/2017

As our ability to create AI grows, it's consequential that we assess how it behaves in unalike situations. DeepMind, Google's AI severance in London, has been concerned with one aspect in particular: what happens when two or more AI have similar or conf...

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US and UK among the most civil nations online, Microsoft says
2/7/2017

Today is "Safer computer network Day," so Microsoft has released some stats showing relative safety and civility by nation. It turns out that people find each other pretty civil online in the US, as the nation placed third on Microsoft's "Digital Civility In...

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Watch the first trailer for Marvel's 'Iron Fist' on Netflix
2/7/2017

With Marvel's Iron Fist hitting Netflix on March 17th, it's about time we've got a full look at the series. The series' first full trailer quickly introduces you to Danny Rand (Finn Jones), who returns to New York City after being away for 15 years....

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The delayed BeatsX wireless earbuds arrive February 10th
2/7/2017

If you've been waiting to get your hands on a pair of BeatsX cell phone earbuds, you're in luck. Today, Beats revealed on Twitter that the delayed model will arrive this Friday (February 10th). What's more, in addition to the black and white color opti...

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Nintendo's engineers have embraced Unreal Engine
2/7/2017

If there's one thing that adding machine game [tm] has struggled with, it's enticing third-party developers to create games for its consoles. But by the book to VentureBeat, the company is looking to change that with the advent of the new Switch. At an investor Q&...

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Facebook says it can't police all posts for racism
2/7/2017

Facebook has a lot of control over what you see in your social feed, but it can't control everything... at least, by the numbers to its lawyer. While defending against a German lawsuit over misuse of photos in fake news, the company's ambulance chaser* said it wa...

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IMDb is shutting down its infamous message boards
2/5/2017

IMDb's message boards were inferential to patronage pourparler among movie buffs, but that's not how they've turned out. If anything, they've big a disposition for haters and trolls -- you'll even find naysayers ragging on people who like Casablan...

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Elon Musk says he put immigration ban on Trump council agenda
2/4/2017

Elon Musk said he wasn't about to join Uber's CEO in quitting hq Trump's fiscal warning


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The Gita is your rolling robot porter
2/4/2017

Though robots are increasingly making their way into factories, offices and even airports, they're still not substance you'd run-in walking down a city street -- and definitely not in a way that's individualistically useful to you. We'd all love to have ou...

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Gmail will stop working on Chrome for XP and Vista this year
2/4/2017

If it's been some time since you've updated your Chrome browser, you might see a banner at the top of Gmail's ui on February 8th. It'll contain a note to update to Chrome version 55 from 53 and below, since the newer iteration comes with s...

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'Mafia III' expands its story starting at the end of March
2/3/2017

It's more than a little weird that it's taken until now for the folks behind last year's Mafia 3 to publish add-on packs for the game. But that's just how the world works lately. The supervenient story trust start with "Faster, Baby!" at the end of...

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'Psychonauts' in VR is a story Tim Schafer never planned to tell
2/3/2017

Tim Schafer's Psychonauts is the analogue of a modern cult classic. Despite winning assorted awards and the adoration of critics, Double Fine's first game sold poorly. Good games, however, don't go unplayed. Over the course of a decade, Psychonauts...

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PS4 Pro might have a 'boost mode' to improve frame rates (update)
2/3/2017

Sony's new PS4 Pro provides a noticeable visual upgrade to games that have been patched to take start of the console's extra horsepower. But what about all the rest of your games that developers haven't updated yet? Well, a thread over at the Neo...

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Boeing's Starliner space taxi will have over 600 3D-printed parts
2/3/2017

Boeing may have pushed the Starliner's first trip to the ISS back to 2018, but we're sure to get more details about the space taxi between now and then. Reuters reports the spacecraft will pack more than 600 3D-printed parts thanks to Boeing's recent...

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The PS4 will soon support external drives and 3D movies in VR
2/3/2017

It's been a little while since we last saw an update for the clone game 4, but that doesn't mean Sony hasn't been hammering away on new tweaks for the console. Today, the company unveiled plans for its version 4.50 (codenamed Sasuke) system update,...

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The Engadget Podcast Ep 27: American Tune
2/3/2017

Managing editor Dana Wollman and reviews editor Cherlynn Low join host Terrence O'Brien to discuss the biggest tech news of the week. First they'll debate OnePlus' mark scandal, then try to sort out why the ACLU is partnering with startup incuba...

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