Andrew Hoyle is joined by Rich Trenholm and Nate Lanxon to sum up the year that was in tech.
The new game mode will launch in February, and future tournaments will see pro e-sports teams take the field with five players.
rickih02 writes: In 2018, we will enter a new era of machine learning — one in which AI-generated media looks and sounds completely real. The technologies underlying this shift will push us into new creative realms. But this boom will have a dark side, too. For Backchannel’s 2018 predictions edition, Sandra Upson delves into the […]
A funny thing happened when Net Applications’ statistics began excluding fake traffic from ad-defrauding bots. Computerworld reports: Microsoft’s Edge browser is less popular with Windows 10 users than earlier thought, if revised data from a U.S. analytics vendor can be believed. According to Net Applications of Aliso Viejo, Calif., Edge has been designated the primary […]
Enlarge / The interior of a TerraFarm. (credit: Local Roots) Eric and Matt could not be more earnest in their quest to feed the world. These two fresh-faced LA boys founded Local Roots four years ago. Their first purchases were broken-down, 40-foot shipping containers—this is apparently easy to do, since it is cheaper for shipping […]
Enlarge / A Soyuz rocket launches from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. (credit: NASA) Bitcoin’s price set a new record on Saturday as the virtual currency rose above $19,000 for the first time on the Bitstamp exchange. The gains came just hours after the currency crossed the $18,000 mark. Bitcoin’s value has doubled over the last three weeks, […]
There's a good reason why security analysts get nervous about bundled third-party software: it can introduce vulnerabilities that the companies can't control. And Microsoft, unfortunately, has learned that the hard way. Google researcher Tavis Ormand…
The Q Acoustics 3020 are a lively and engrossing set of stand-mount speakers that offer audiophile quality without the price tag.