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How Arcade1Up found a sweet spot for scaled-down home game cabinets
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Enlarge / A selection of some of Arcade1Up’s early 3/4 scale home arcade machines. (credit: Arcade1Up) Back in June 2017, Tastemakers CEO Scott Bachrach was at a meeting discussing a hole in the ever-expanding market for retro games. Specifically, there was no cheap and easy middle ground for a generation of classic arcade fans who […]

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Fitness: The Sweet Spot for Smartwatches
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Smartwatches outsold traditional watches in the fourth quarter of 2018. The category saw a 51 percent increase in dollar sales for last year, along with a 61 percent increase in unit sales, according to recent data from NPD Group. One in four Americans aged 18 to 34 now own a smartwatch, and that is likely […]

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Facebook, police team up to train AI to spot livestreamed shootings     – CNET
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Police will be sending in first-person footage of firearms training to help Facebook detect videos posted by shooters.

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AI now can spot fake news generated by AI     – CNET
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It takes AI to know AI.

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Boston Dynamics Prepares To Launch Its First Commercial Robot: Spot
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Boston Dynamics is about to launch its first ever commercial product — a quadrupedal robot named Spot. The Verge reports: Spot is currently being tested in a number of “proof-of-concept” environments, Boston Dynamics’ CEO Marc Raibert told The Verge, including package delivery and surveying work. And although there’s no firm launch date for the commercial […]

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A big asteroid with its own moon is passing by. Here's how to spot it     – CNET
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The largest asteroid to come near our cosmic neighborhood this year comes closest Saturday, and it has a traveling companion.

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Machine Learning Can Use Tweets To Spot Critical Security Flaws
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Researchers at Ohio State University, the security company FireEye, and research firm Leidos last week published a paper [PDF] describing a new system that reads millions of tweets for mentions of software security vulnerabilities, and then, using their machine-learning-trained algorithm, assessed how much of a threat they represent based on how they’re described. From a […]

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Captain Marvel kicks a Skrull right in the face in new TV spot     – CNET
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Grab your pager and get ready to head back to the 1990s for a solo film about a Marvel heroine who just might save the universe. Here’s what we know.

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Caterers in China Are Using AI To Spot Unhygienic Cooks, Report Says
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If you’ve ever harbored doubts about the hygiene of the cooks flipping your burger and frying your fries, you’re definitely not the only one. From a report: Thepaper.cn reports that local authorities in eastern China have tapped artificial intelligence (AI) to clamp down on unsanitary cooks in kitchens — and to reward those who adhere […]

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