‘Broadband’ Must Now Be At Least 25Mbps

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The Federal Communications Commission has changed the “official” definition of broadband to 25Mbps downloads and 3Mbps uploads. But the new threshold will largely affect statistics rather than practicalities. The FCC definition had been set at 4Mbps downloads and 1Mbps uploads since 2010. By a vote of three to two, the commissioners ruled that this was […]

Mario Lives: An A.I. Mario Plays Itself In ‘Super Mario World’ Like a Person Would

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Just read the above title a few times and try to process it. If you brain cannot wrap around the concept, maybe this will help. German researchers have developed an AI that allows Mario to experience emotions and act autonomously in response to them. The AI also understands voice instructions and questions. It’s sophisticated enough […]

Windows 10 Biggest Gaming Announcements (and Holograms!)

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Microsoft had its Windows 10 press conference recently and unveiled some rather interesting features that seem to be aimed at their hardcore gaming audience. From being able to stream your Xbox Live games to your computer to the potential for holograms to make an appearance, we shouldn’t count Windows out as it seems the OS […]

Self-Lacing Shoes A Step Closer

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German researchers are working on self-lacing shoes for elderly people. They’ve developed what they call the most practical gadget for harnessing kinetic power from shoes. While there have been several attempts to turn walking into a power source, they’ve usually been impractical. According to researcher Klevis Ylii, previous attempts have not only been too bulky […]