Idiot Kids Will Try Anything To Get Out Of An Xbox Live Ban

Back in the earlier days of Xbox Live, while the Xbox 360 was still in its prime, the platform’s support forums used to allow users to complain about bans they’d received, and Microsoft staff would actually reply. Even if the users were being racist little shits.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Idiot Kids Will Try Anything …

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Amazon brings Alexa's Follow-Up Mode to Fire TV Cube

Last week, Amazon updated Fire TV Cube with the Alexa Announcements feature (which lets you dictate a message that the other Echo devices in your home will broadcast) and notifications from your smart doorbell and camera. Now, Amazon's giving the dev… Source: Engadget | Amazon brings Alexa's Follow-Up Mode to Fire TV Cube

Free Game Takes The Original Zelda And Twists It Around

Chances are good that if you play games, you’ve played The Legend of Zelda or at least seen a picture of the 1986 Nintendo Entertainment System original. The world was vast but made sense. North was north. In a free new downloadable game called Triforce, the land of Hyrule is twisted around and north could …

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io9 Roundtable: Blog Worlds Collide as We Break Down the Elseworlds Finale

Last night, the final part of the CW’s big DC crossover for the year, Elseworlds, aired its conclusion. It had everything it could possibly jam into 40 minutes of superhero TV, and then some—and ramifications for the entire Arrowverse so huge, we had to do a little bit of crossing over ourself to discuss it.Read …

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FCC offers $67 million more per year for rural broadband programs

The Federal Communications Commission announced today additional funding to its Connect America Fund dedicated to expanding broadband internet service to rural communities. The agency will make available $67 million more per year than originally earm… Source: Engadget | FCC offers million more per year for rural broadband programs

AI reveals hidden objects in the dark

You might not see most objects in near-total darkness, but AI can. MIT scientists have developed a technique that uses a deep neural network to spot objects in extremely low light. The team trained the network to look for transparent patterns in da… Source: Engadget | AI reveals hidden objects in the dark

Review: Ubiquiti Labs' AmpliFi Routers Have Fast Setups, Gorgeous Designs, and Rock Solid Mesh Wi-Fi Coverage

Ubiquiti Networks’ consumer technology brand, Ubiquiti Labs, began making a name for itself in late 2016 with the launch of the AmpliFi HD Wi-Fi Mesh Router. Similar to other mesh systems, the AmpliFi HD comes with a centralized router and two “MeshPoints” that provide blanket Wi-Fi coverage throughout a home, but Ubiquiti Labs’ device is …

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Kingdom Two Crowns Doesn’t Feel Like A Sequel But It’s Still A Great Minimalist Strategy Game

Kingdom Two Crowns is a clever, streamlined side-scrolling strategy game filled with beautiful pixel art and a great sense of atmosphere. I’ve had a hard time tearing myself away from it these past few days. While it doesn’t feel like a full sequel, it brings a bunch of worthwhile additions that make it superior to…Read …

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Costco Begins Selling Select Macs on Web at $50 to $200 Discount

Costco today began selling the latest MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac models on its website in the United States. Some of the configurations are bundled with AppleCare+ for Mac coverage. Costco’s member-only prices are between $50 and $200 lower than Apple’s prices for select Macs. The base model 2018 MacBook Air with a …

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Comixify uses machine learning to turn video into comics

Tons of comic books have come to life as movies, but researchers at the Warsaw University of Technology have developed a system for turning live-action video into a comic. Comixify picks out the best frames from any video you feed it and turns it int… Source: Engadget | Comixify uses machine learning to turn video …

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World Of Warcraft's Blood Elf Daddy Got A Makeover

Blood elf fans have long drooled over the elegant tresses and warm, fatherly voice of Lor’themar Theron. The Regent Lord of Quel’Thalas got a serious upgrade with World of Warcraft’s recent Tides of Vengeance update, his flowing clothes and bobbing ponytail putting player characters to shame.Read more… Source: Kotaku | World Of Warcraft's Blood Elf …

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