'Alexa, Improvise' is a comedy show that uses AI fails for laughs

It was 7:55 p.m. on a Saturday night, and I had just arrived at a small improv workshop and stage space in San Francisco's Mission district. Mere moments after I sat down, someone placed a stool in front of the stage, draped a red cloth over it and p… Source: Engadget | 'Alexa, Improvise' is …

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Serato adds SoundCloud, Tidal and more to your DJ toolbox

Serato DJ's latest Pro 2.1 and Lite 1.1 software updates have been in public beta for a couple of months, but today those final versions go live. Included with these updates are the addition of SoundCloud and Tidal streaming services right from your… Source: Engadget | Serato adds SoundCloud, Tidal and more to your DJ …

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B&H Photo Holiday Sale: Save on iMac, HomePod, iPad, Mac mini, and More

B&H Photo has kicked off a new holiday sale on numerous Apple devices, including iMacs, iPads, HomePod, Mac mini, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, and more. Many of the sales represent the lowest-ever prices for these models, so be sure to visit B&H Photo and check out the sale before it ends. Note: MacRumors is an …

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FCC will allow carriers to block spam text messages

The FCC has rubber-stamped wireless carriers' ongoing efforts to block spam text messages. The regulator voted in favor of a ruling that labels SMS and MMS as information services under the Communications Act, giving telecoms permission to block unw… Source: Engadget | FCC will allow carriers to block spam text messages

Intel Unveils Next-Generation 'Sunny Cove' Processors and Graphics Appropriate for 2019 Macs

Intel today introduced Sunny Cove, its next-generation processor microarchitecture designed to increase performance and power efficiency. Sunny Cove microarchitecture, built on a 10nm process, will be the basis for Intel’s next-generation Core and Xeon processors later next year according to the company, making them appropriate for potential 2019 models of the MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook …

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I Watched Some Fortnite Porn So I Finally Could Figure Out What Fortnite Is

As I write this, I do not know what Fortnite is, really, at all. I think that it is a video game? An app, maybe? Kind of like Candy Crush, only for bigger nerds? Well, this morning, when I grudgingly reviewed the end-of-year stats published by Pornhub, heretofore referred to as The Media-Savvy Tube Site …

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Overwatch League events expand beyond LA in 2019

To date, Overwatch League matches have taken place in Blizzard's own venue in Los Angeles. It's a special experience, but likely off-limits if you live on the other side of the continent or another country. For the 2019 season, though, you might not… Source: Engadget | Overwatch League events expand beyond LA in 2019

'AmalGAN' melds AI imagination with human intuition to create art

Don't worry, they only look like the Pokemon of your nightmares. The images you are about to see are, in fact, at the very bleeding edge of machine-generated imagery, mixed with a collaborative human-AI production by artist Alex Reben and a little he… Source: Engadget | 'AmalGAN' melds AI imagination with human intuition to create …

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Police are using fake Amazon boxes with GPS to catch thieves

'Tis the season for tons of Amazon packages arriving at your doorstep, but nothing puts a damper on the holidays like having one stolen. Police in Jersey City have been setting up fake Amazon boxes on doorsteps in order to catch thieves, according to… Source: Engadget | Police are using fake Amazon boxes with GPS …

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Calling Google biased won't alter the truth

We all know how these things play out: A tech CEO is sworn in and then is railed at for a couple hours. Some of the representatives will rage against what they see as unfairness, some will scream bias and others will print out pages from conspiracy t… Source: Engadget | Calling Google biased won't …

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What's coming to Netflix in January: 'Kimmy Schmidt' and Star Wars

Most of us will have a couple of days off at the start of the year before getting back to work after the holidays, and Netflix hopes to keep us occupied with a slew of show and movie additions. January 1st brings the final season of A Series of Unfor… Source: Engadget | What's coming …

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Apple Begins Selling LumaForge Shared Servers With Up to 200TB Storage and Prices Up to $50,000

LumaForge today announced that its Jellyfish shared storage solutions are now available for purchase from Apple’s online business store, with ultra-high capacities up to 200TB at ultra-high prices of up to $50,000 in the United States. Jellyfish servers enable video production teams working on Macs to collaborate throughout the content creation process. Designed by professional …

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Apple may relaunch its Netflix for magazines service in the spring

Apple may launch a new version of Texture, a magazine subscription app it bought in March, in the spring. However, publishing executives are reportedly wary of including their products in the service and potentially losing revenue to Apple's all-in-o… Source: Engadget | Apple may relaunch its Netflix for magazines service in the spring

I Liked Hoverbike Racing Game Desert Child's Pitch More Than Its Execution

At E3, amid the booming explosions of big-budget game trailers and sterile setups for pricy gaming PCs, I stumbled upon a cute racing game called Desert Child. It looked like a western, cyberpunk racer and had some Cowboy Bebop flair, all rendered in chic pixel art, and immediately I was intrigued.Read more… Source: Kotaku | …

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