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Windows Solitaire Inducted Into the World Video Game Hall of Fame
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The classic Windows game Solitaire has joined such landmarks as Doom, Tetris, and World of Warcraft in being inducted into the Strong Museum of Play’s World Video Game Hall of Fame. The award recognizes Solitaire’s role as a significant part of gaming’s history. From a report: Solitaire was first bundled with Windows 3.0. Much like […]

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Qualcomm: Rethinking AI in a 5G Quantum World
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It is expected that 5G will move aggressively into the market, with near-complete major metropolitan coverage by the end of the year. This technology is a game-changer, but it doesn’t come without issues, one of which is the massive change in network loading. 5G will shift the bottlenecks from the wireless networks to the backhaul, […]

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Yoshi’s Crafted World is classic gaming joy, Nintendo-style
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In 1995, Yoshi had his moment. The character’s Super Mario World debut was so strong, Nintendo handed the dinosaur sidekick his own sequel. A surprise divergence from the Mario franchise found the character escorting a baby version of the plumber in search of his kidnapped twin. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island was regarded as […]

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Wikimedia Foundation Joins the World Wide Web Consortium
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Gilles Dubuc, writing for the Wikimedia Foundation: We’re excited to announce that we’ve become a member of the W3C, the main international standards organization for the World Wide Web. Founded by Tim Berners-Lee in 1994, W3C works with hundreds of organizations to ensure that the web’s basic building blocks — like HTML or CSS — […]

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Our favorite smartphones from Mobile World Congress 2019
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The last week has been a whirlwind of jamón-flavored chips, 5G talk and things that fold, so naturally, we're still reeling a bit. As we begin pulling ourselves out of this trade show-induced stupor, though, we've taken stock of everything we'…

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Welcome to the cyber world: The real-world tech behind Alita: Battle Angel
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Enlarge / The futuristic cyborg world depicted in Alita: Battle Angel has some promising real-world analogues. (credit: 20th Century Fox) The CGI-heavy cinematic world of Alita: Battle Angel, the big-screen adaptation of Yukito Kishiro’s popular manga series Gunnm, is chock-full of the kinds of cyberpunk toys most of us only dream about. But while much of the technology […]

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The Gentleman Driver on Netflix looks at the world of amateurs in racing
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Paul Dalla Lana talks to Ars about why he takes time out of a busy life to get dressed up in fireproof clothes to drive a car around a track. [credit: Elle Cayabyab Gitlin ] Over the years there have been a number of good documentaries on the world of endurance racing. There’s just something […]

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Meet the Guy Who Holds the Guinness World Record For Collecting Spreadsheets
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harrymcc writes: Ariel Fischman, a financial advisor in Mexico City, has been using spreadsheet software for 30 years. And in recent years he’s been collecting it: VisiCalc, 1-2-3, Excel, Quattro, and lesser lights in their once-familiar boxes, in a dizzying array of variants stretching back to the 1970s. Last year, Guinness World Records certified that […]

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A Neural Network Can Learn To Recognize the World It Sees Into Concepts
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An anonymous reader quotes a report from MIT Technology Review: As good as they are at causing mischief, researchers from the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab realized GANs, or generative adversarial networks, are also a powerful tool: because they paint what they’re “thinking,” they could give humans insight into how neural networks learn and reason. [T]he […]

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