Six wheels that give cars (and bikes) superpowers

Six wheels that give cars (and bikes) superpowers By Cat DiStasio For a long time, business experts said, "Don't try to reinvent the wheel." Now, that's the primary objective for many engineers looking to create the vehicles of the future. And just when it seems that there are no further improvemen… Source: Engadget Link: Six […]

This Gaming Robot Is a Moody Narcissist 

This Gaming Robot Is a Moody Narcissist  Do not piss Deltu the delta robot off or it will stop playing games, ignore you, take a selfie and post it to Instagram. Cold. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: This Gaming Robot Is a Moody Narcissist 

The Walking Dead Creator Doesn't Want the Show to End the Same as His Comics

The Walking Dead Creator Doesn't Want the Show to End the Same as His Comics The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman says the comic and show will end differently because he doesn’t want the show’s final scene to spoil his final panel. Read more… Source: Gizmodo Link: The Walking Dead Creator Doesn't Want the Show […]

This Week in the Business: "Some Poops In Every Group"

This Week in the Business: "Some Poops In Every Group" QUOTE | “There’s some poops in every group but generally speaking we really have a very wonderful fan base.” – Cyan Worlds’ Rand Miller, suggesting the slower pace of games like Myst and Obduction have selected for a particularly reasonable group of players. Read more… […]

ICYMI: Harnessing mother nature's fury for energy

ICYMI: Harnessing mother nature's fury for energy Today on In Case You Missed It: A Japanese engineer created a wind turbine that can harness energy from both typhoons and hurricanes, watch the video of it here. Meanwhile, researchers at Northwestern University developed a 3D printed bone made o… Source: Engadget Link: ICYMI: Harnessing mother nature's […]

Tim Cook Tells Utah Tech Audience: Encryption 'Makes the Public Safe'

Tim Cook Tells Utah Tech Audience: Encryption 'Makes the Public Safe' Apple CEO Tim Cook drew cheers from a Salt Lake City audience on Friday as he reiterated the company’s unwavering commitment to encryption and privacy protections for its customers, according to local media reports. The comments were made during a Q&A session at the […]

Facebook gives select Pages the power to tag their products

Facebook gives select Pages the power to tag their products Someday, you might see products tagged in Facebook images and videos the same way people are today. Facebook has begun testing an experimental feature that allows businesses running Pages to tag their products, according to Business Insider. The publ… Source: Engadget Link: Facebook gives select […]

Apple Ordered to Pay $302 Million in Damages to VirnetX in Patent Retrial

Apple Ordered to Pay 2 Million in Damages to VirnetX in Patent Retrial Apple has been ordered to pay more than $302 million in damages for using VirnetX Holding Corp’s patented internet security technology in its FaceTime platform without permission. According to a Reuters report filed late on Friday, the verdict was handed down by […]

Apple loses FaceTime patent retrial, ordered to pay $302.4 million

Apple loses FaceTime patent retrial, ordered to pay 2.4 million In the continuing saga of Apple vs. VirnetX, Reuters reports that a federal jury in the Eastern District of Texas has ruled in favor of VirnetX, ordering Apple to pay $302.4 million in damages. This particular case has been going on since 2010, and i… […]

Keep Your Eyes Peeled For These Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Retailer Exclusives

Keep Your Eyes Peeled For These Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Retailer Exclusives Think your Rogue One: A Star Wars Story toy shopping adventure is over? Have you been to Kohl’s yet? How about Walgreens? Entertainment Earth? Here are six sets of retailer-exclusive Hasbro Star Wars toys to add to your shopping list. Read more… Source: […]

Yahoo open-sources machine learning porn filter

Yahoo open-sources machine learning porn filter Yahoo is the latest tech company to open source its computer vision code. The beleaguered outfit's application for it? Filtering porn. Yahoo hopes that its convolutional neural net (CNN) will empower others to better guard innocent eyes, but admits t… Source: Engadget Link: Yahoo open-sources machine learning porn filter

Twitch Starts Phasing Out Original Subscription Plan In Favor Of Amazon-Linked 'Twitch Prime'

Twitch Starts Phasing Out Original Subscription Plan In Favor Of Amazon-Linked 'Twitch Prime' The game-streaming service Twitch will no longer offer $9/month Twitch Turbo subscriptions in the U.S. and other parts of the world where Amazon Prime is available, the company announced today. That’s because the Amazon-owned Twitch is now offering ad-free Twitch subscriptions as […]

The first Chevy Bolt EV you see might be your Lyft ride

The first Chevy Bolt EV you see might be your Lyft ride Shortly before General Motors scooped up the pieces of failed Uber competitor Sidecar back in January, they invested $500 million in Lyft for a partnership to create a self-driving vehicle network. In August, news broke that the car giant made an off… Source: […]

Google's VR paint game 'Tilt Brush' will get multiplayer

Google's VR paint game 'Tilt Brush' will get multiplayer Google's Tilt Brush debuted in September 2014 as a virtual reality painting experience — immersion with the creative simplicity of MS Paint, as The Verge put it. They've added more in-game tools and hosted the odd art exhibit in the two-year interim… Source: Engadget Link: Google's […]

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: “Game Over” Movie Review Series: A

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: “Game Over” Movie Review Series: A Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: “Game Over” Movie Review Series: Assassin’s Pen: Hitman (2007) • The Hilarious Chaos Of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare • Seraph of the End: Guren Ichinose: Catastrophe at Sixteen Vol. 1/2 – Light Novel Review […]

Firefox to doctor Pepper so it can run Chrome’s PDF, Flash plugins

Firefox to doctor Pepper so it can run Chrome’s PDF, Flash plugins Mozilla decides to crib some of Google’s browser interfaces Mozilla is investigating hooking up Google Chrome’s builtin plugins to Firefox.… Source: The Register Link: Firefox to doctor Pepper so it can run Chrome’s PDF, Flash plugins

How to steal the mind of an AI: Machine-learning models vulnerable to reverse engineering

How to steal the mind of an AI: Machine-learning models vulnerable to reverse engineering Think SQL injections on steroids Amazon, Baidu, Facebook, Google and Microsoft, among other technology companies, have been investing heavily in artificial intelligence and related disciplines like machine learning because they see the technology enabling services that become a source of revenue.… […]

Google Maps will show where your next Calendar appointment is

Google Maps will show where your next Calendar appointment is Google has been all about change for its suite of productivity apps this week, and now we're seeing what happens when some of the disparate services combine. On Android, Maps and Calendar are joining forces to give a quick visual reference for where… Source: Engadget […]