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 […]

DS Meets Wii U in New Nintendo Switch Console

Nintendo has unveiled its next handheld console, the Nintendo Switch. It’s a modular design that can be taken apart to switch between playing on a TV screen and handheld play. The Switch appears to be the device that Nintendo had been trailing as the NX. The promotional video shows it as coming in five parts: […]

NFL Coach: I’m Done With Tablets

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick says he’s done using tablets at pitchside. He’ll be returning to using paper to plan plays, saying the tech is too unreliable Speaking on a conference call, Belichick discussed the use of technology in the game. This includes Microsoft Surface tablets that are provided to all teams as […]

Dr Watson Will See You Now In Latest IBM AI Deployment

IBM’s artificial intelligence system Watson is to turn its hand to diagnosing rare diseases in a German hospital. The aim is to combine human-like analytical skills with the sheer speed and capacity of computers. Watson shot to fame after comfortably defeating two champions at Jeopardy!, a game that appeared a particular challenge for computers as […]

Tesla Told To Ditch ‘Autopilot’ Name

German officials have told Tesla to stop using the term ‘Autopilot’ for its driver assistance tools. It argues the name gives a false impression of how little attention users can pay while driving with the feature. Rather than being a full-blown autonomous/self-driving vehicle system, Autopilot is more of an enhanced version of established features such […]

Short Term Memory Boosts Google Learning AI

Google has tweaked its “deep learning” AI to use an external memory bank. It’s an attempt to replicate the way human brains use short term memory to simplify reasoning. The company demonstrated the approach by having the system teach itself the London Underground (subway) map and figure out the quickest route between stops. It’s a […]

Apple vs Samsung Battle Hits Supreme Court

Apple and Samsung are headed to the Supreme Court today in a battle that could have a major impact on the “patent wars” that have dominated the tech sector. As usual with the Supreme Court, this week’s hearing isn’t about the facts of the case as such. A lengthy series of hearings and appeals in […]