Square Enix is making an 'Avengers' game for Marvel

Square Enix is making an 'Avengers' game for Marvel Yesterday morning, Marvel and Square Enix teased in separate tweets that they had an announcement to make. The internet went into overdrive: A superhero world for Kingdom Hearts 3? Wrong. Very wrong. Today, the two companies revealed a multi-game par… Source: Engadget Link: Square Enix is […]

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MIT finds actual wisdom in the wisdom of crowds

MIT finds actual wisdom in the wisdom of crowds To paraphrase Men In Black's Agent K, a person is smart, but people are dumb, panicky and dangerous animals. Researchers at MIT and Princeton wanted to see if, despite this, they were able to extract better information from crowds. They appear to hav… Source: Engadget Link: […]

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Doomsday Clock Moves 30 Seconds Closer to Midnight and We're All Going to Die

Doomsday Clock Moves 30 Seconds Closer to Midnight and We're All Going to Die It’s 2.5 minutes to midnight. We’re all fucked. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Doomsday Clock Moves 30 Seconds Closer to Midnight and We're All Going to Die

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Verizon is reportedly exploring combination with Charter (updated)

Verizon is reportedly exploring combination with Charter (updated) AT&T bought DirecTV for $48.5 billion in 2014 and now it looks like another wireless carrier is interested in getting into the television business. The Wall Street Journal reports that Verizon is exploring a combination with Charter Communication… Source: Engadget Link: Verizon is reportedly exploring combination with […]

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Google Translate Updates Mobile App With Live 'Word Lens' Japanese Translations

Google Translate Updates Mobile App With Live 'Word Lens' Japanese Translations Google Translate recently updated its iOS and Android applications, bringing Japanese-to-English and English-to-Japanese translation support to its augmented reality “Word Lens” feature. Thanks to the added support, English-speaking users can point their smartphone camera at Japanese text and instantly get an English translation on […]

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The Avengers Are Getting a Big New Video Game Series From the Makers of Tomb Raider

The Avengers Are Getting a Big New Video Game Series From the Makers of Tomb Raider Marvel is teaming up with the company behind Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy, Hitman, and more to create a big-ticket line of new video games—and they’re kicking off with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in The Avengers Project. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: […]

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Sean Spicer Just Tweeted Something That Looks an Awful Lot Like a Password

Sean Spicer Just Tweeted Something That Looks an Awful Lot Like a Password White House Press Secretary and shouting ball of wax Sean Spicer has tweeted plenty of dumb things. (And who among us hasn’t?) This morning, though, he may have accidentally compromised the security of his Twitter account. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Sean […]

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Product Safety Agency Launches Facebook Page, a Subversive Act in the Age of Trump

Product Safety Agency Launches Facebook Page, a Subversive Act in the Age of Trump With Donald Trump now in power, every federal agency in America is on notice. Government workers are being told to shut their mouths, whether it’s about scientific research from the Environmental Protection Agency or climate change data from the National Park […]

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Today's Best Deals: Athleticwear, Rechargeable Batteries, Hoover SteamVac, and More

Today's Best Deals: Athleticwear, Rechargeable Batteries, Hoover SteamVac, and More A discounted Xbox Live Gold membership, athleticwear on Amazon, a Hoover SteamVac, and more lead Thursday’s best deals. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Today's Best Deals: Athleticwear, Rechargeable Batteries, Hoover SteamVac, and More

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Apple Support App Now Available in 22 Countries

Apple Support App Now Available in 22 Countries The official Apple Support app for iPhone and iPad launched in additional countries this week, including but not limited to Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. The app first launched in the Netherlands in November and expanded to the United States last month. The […]

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Salt Water Is All You Need to Power This Lamp for 80 Hours

Salt Water Is All You Need to Power This Lamp for 80 Hours Hurricanes, earthquakes, elected officials—there are plenty of legitimate reasons to prepare for the end of civilization as we know it, and if the world’s supply of batteries ever runs out, you’ll be glad you had this emergency LED lamp tucked away in […]

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The Best Rechargeable Batteries Are Back On Sale

The Best Rechargeable Batteries Are Back On Sale Eneloops are the best rechargeable batteries, and since you can never have enough of them, here are eight AAs for $18, the best price ever. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: The Best Rechargeable Batteries Are Back On Sale

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Jalopnik EPA Employees During Media Blackout: ‘There’s A Real Sense Of Dread’ | io9 The New X-Men TV

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The New X-Men TV Show Will Feature Some Familiar Mutant Heroes

The New X-Men TV Show Will Feature Some Familiar Mutant Heroes Vin Diesel has high hopes for a solo Groot movie. Sonequa Martin-Green and Scott Gimple discuss whether Star Trek: Discovery could mean a grim fate for Sasha on The Walking Dead. Dan Harmon discusses why Rick and Morty’s third season isn’t done yet. Plus, new […]

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Why Did Scientists Wait Until Trump to Run for Office?

Why Did Scientists Wait Until Trump to Run for Office? Science is political. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: Why Did Scientists Wait Until Trump to Run for Office?

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5 Easy Ways to Secure Your Home's Wi-Fi

5 Easy Ways to Secure Your Home's Wi-Fi Your home wi-Fi network might be a glorious model of high-speed, rock-solid internet connectivity, but is it safe? Even after you’ve got all of your various computers and devices hooked up, you still need to make sure the network’s secured against unwelcome visitors, and here’s exactly how […]

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Facebook Hires Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra to Lead its Virtual Reality Division

Facebook Hires Xiaomi VP Hugo Barra to Lead its Virtual Reality Division Facebook has hired Xiaomi executive Hugo Barra to lead its virtual reality business, following the vice president’s announcement earlier this week that he would be leaving the Chinese smartphone maker. On Monday, the former Android executive at Google said he would be returning […]

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Google Maps iOS Update Adds Live Location Data to 'Popular Times' Feature

Google Maps iOS Update Adds Live Location Data to 'Popular Times' Feature Google updated its Maps app for iOS today to include the live crowd-tracking feature that’s been popular with users of its Maps web service for some time. While the maps app has had day-by-day, hour-by-hour charts that display when a business or retail […]

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Apple Set to Join Microsoft, Google, and Facebook in AI Research Group

Apple Set to Join Microsoft, Google, and Facebook in AI Research Group Apple will take a significant step toward disclosing more of its artificial intelligence research this week by becoming a member of a non-profit AI research consortium founded by five of the tech industry’s biggest players. Last September, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and IBM […]

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D-Wave has its first customer for a $15 million quantum computer

D-Wave has its first customer for a million quantum computer The last time we reported on Canadian quantum computing company D-Wave, it'd extended a contract for its 500-qubit D-Wave Two machine. Now, the firm has announced a major step forward: commercial availability of the D-Wave 2000Q, which it says has 2,… Source: Engadget Link: D-Wave […]

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