Oculus Rift To Work With Cheaper PCs

Oculus Rift will now run on lower-spec computers thanks to a feature the company dubs asynchronous spacewarp. It will mean a slightly less impressive experience is available on much cheaper machines. One of the big drawbacks of the virtual reality system was that not only does the headset cost $600, but the original minimum specs […]

YouTube Adds HDR Video Technology

YouTube is to support high dynamic range (HDR) videos. It’s a soft launch to say the least with just four videos uploaded to start with. HDR in video is not the same as the more established technology of the same name in stills photography which involves combining multiple images shot with different range exposures and […]

Google AI Machines To Play StarCraft II

Google’s artificial intelligence system DeepMind is to play StarCraft II to try to hone its learning skills. It’s the next step in a process that began with Atari 2600 titles. The DeepMind project has already made the news with a program that beat leading players at Go. While that was hugely impressive given the sheer […]

New Rules Restrict ISP Data-Tracking

New FCC rules mean broadband providers can’t track or share a customer’s online activity without permission. But the rules have some major shortcomings, not least that they don’t apply to online services. Under the new rules, Internet service providers must: get prior permission from customers (ie an opt-in system) to use or share a range […]

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For today’s free ebooks, get a behind the scenes look at Tech Professionals Salary Reports. Here is everything you need to know to earn more in system administration and security, web development. data science and business intelligence, and application development. –System Administration & Security – Salary & Skills Report (+ 3 Bonus Resources!) Diverse and […]

FREE EBOOK: Jump Start GIT ($30 Value, FREE)

Take control of your code and assets with Jump Start GIT (a $30 value!) This book includes: An outline of the philosophy of version control Exploring Git through the basics and command line Using Git in a team environment The “branching” option of Git Specific tools for efficiency Examining GUI tools Using Git for purposes […]

Xbox One: 5 Ways To Upgrade Your Experience

The Xbox One is a powerful system (and now the new XBox One S,) but sometimes when new consoles come out, some gamers don’t know how to tap the full potential of that system until it has been on the shelves for awhile. Here are some simple and quick ways to upgrade your gaming experience […]

Gone In Six Seconds: Online Service “Vine” Withers Away

Twitter is shutting down Vine, its six-second video tool. The move seems to be a combination of users losing interest and Twitter’s own cost-cutting. For now the Vine site, apps and archive will remain online, with the app to be discontinued in “the coming months.” Though there’s no timetable, Vine says users will have the […]

Chunk Missing From Apple TV Guide

Apple’s attempts to capture the television market will take an underwhelming step forward this week with the launch of an all-in-one TV guide that won’t feature Netflix. Apple had originally tried to sell TV stations on the idea of producing a single online-based TV service that would negate the need for cable television subscriptions. That […]

FREE: “WinX DVD Copy Pro (Valued at $49.95) Free for a Limited Time”

WinX DVD Copy Pro, an all-in-one DVD decrypter/cloner/copier, ISO mounter and DVD Burner, is being given away as free Halloween treat until Nov. 12. WinX DVD Copy Pro is specially designed to meet users’ up-to-date DVD backup demand in Windows (10): clone DVD to DVD disc for safe storage; copy DVD to ISO image for […]

Google Fiber Slows Down

Google is slowing down the expansion of its fiber network. Independent sources suggest Google Fiber was proving too expensive to install. The project involves installing fiber directly into homes and businesses, mainly in specific neighborhoods that have shown a large degree of interest in the product. Customers can choose between a 100 Mbps connection and […]

How You Doing? Researchers Work On Animated Joey-Bot

Researchers are trying to create a digital version of Joey Tribbiani (From Friends) that can speak automatically generated dialogue in Matt LeBlanc’s voice. The ultimate goal is to have automated Friends characters converse and generate new scenes. Unfortunately both the dialog and the way it’s overlaid on video footage of the Joey character are, to […]