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How Video Games Are Saving Those Who Served
Veterans with PTSD, anxiety, and other mental health challenges often find solace in gaming. Research shows it's helpful?and could be used more broadly.
3 hours ago
WIRED
How Video Games Are Saving Those Who Served
Scientific Journals Are Denouncing Trump. That's Normal
The notion that a split between science and politics must exist is largely a fiction?and one of relatively recent vintage.
3 hours ago
WIRED
Scientific Journals Are Denouncing Trump. That's Normal
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Review: Apple's Awkward Middle Child
Apple's $1,000 phone sits in the awkward spot of not quite being the best phone. Nevertheless, it offers compelling upgrades.
3 hours ago
WIRED
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Review: Apple's Awkward Middle Child
Apple iPhone 12 Review: Solid, but Don't Buy It Just for 5G
Apple's new iPhone makes a good upgrade if you're ready for your next phone.
3 hours ago
WIRED
Apple iPhone 12 Review: Solid, but Don't Buy It Just for 5G
PC Gaming Doesn't Have to Be More Expensive Than Consoles
Don't buy into the myth: If you consider your options carefully, upgrading your desktop doesn't have to empty your wallet.
4 hours ago
WIRED
PC Gaming Doesn't Have to Be More Expensive Than Consoles
Can Placebos Work"Even When Patients Know They're Fake"
Researchers showed that a saline spray 'treatment? reduced people's emotional distress, even though the study subjects knew the spray wouldn't do anything.
4 hours ago
WIRED
Can Placebos Work"Even When Patients Know They're Fake"
Microsoft Azure announces its first region in Austria
Microsoft today announced its plans to launch a new data center region in Austria, its first in the country. With nearby Azure regions in Switzerland, Germany, France and a planned new region in northern Italy, this part of Europe now has its fair share of Azure coverage. Microsoft also noted that it ...
7 minutes ago
TechCrunch
Microsoft Azure announces its first region in Austria
Google calls DOJ's antitrust lawsuit "deeply flawed" in GIF-laden blog response
Google was clearly anticipating today's U.S. Department of Justice antitrust complaint filing – the company posted an extensive rebuttal of the lawsuit to its Keyword company blog. The post, penned by SVP of Global Affairs and Google Chief Legal Officer Kent Walker, suggests that the DOJ's case is "deeply ...
33 minutes ago
TechCrunch
Google calls DOJ's antitrust lawsuit "deeply flawed" in GIF-laden blog response
Google Photos revives its prints subscription service, expands same-day print options
Google Photos is reviving its photo printing subscription service and introducing same-day prints. The company earlier this year had briefly tested a new program that used A.I. to suggest the month's 10 best photos, which were then shipped to your home automatically. But Google ended the test on June ...
56 minutes ago
TechCrunch
Google Photos revives its prints subscription service, expands same-day print options
Beam is building a web browser that gathers knowledge from your web activity
Remember Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer" Those applications from the 1990s used emphatic metaphors in their names to talk about a simple task " browsing the web. Today, nobody would say that Google Chrome is a web explorer. Browsing the web has become an effortless " and often mindless " task. ...
1 hour ago
TechCrunch
Beam is building a web browser that gathers knowledge from your web activity
Robotic kitchen startup YPC raises a $1.8M seed round
Montreal-based YPC Technologies today announced that it has raised a $1.8 million seed round. Led by Hike Ventures and Real Ventures, the funding includes participation from Toyota AI Ventures and Uphill Capital, among others, designed to help the company pilot its kitchen robotics technology. Toyota ...
1 hour ago
TechCrunch
Robotic kitchen startup YPC raises a $1.8M seed round
As Blizzard sunsets StarCraft II, some of its key creators raise cash for a new gaming studio
Even as Blizzard pulls the plug on new updates for its StarCraft II game, nearly a decade after its launch, gaming investors are financing the next new thing coming from key members of the game's early development team. Blizzard vets Tim Morten, the former production director for StarCraft II; and Tim ...
1 hour ago
TechCrunch
As Blizzard sunsets StarCraft II, some of its key creators raise cash for a new gaming studio
Watch as NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission attempts to grab a sample from an asteroid
This afternoon, NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will grab a small sample of rocks from the surface of an asteroid named Bennu zooming through space more than 200 million miles from Earth. It's an ambitious task, but if it works, OSIRIS-REx may eventually return to Earth with the largest sample of material ...
10 minutes ago
The Verge
Watch as NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission attempts to grab a sample from an asteroid
For $6.99 a month, Google will send you prints of your 10 best photos, as picked by AI
Your memories, as picked by an algorithm. | Image: Google If you're someone who never prints out any of the photos you take with your smartphone, Google might have a good solution. For $6.99 a month, it"ll use machine learning to automatically select 10 of your best photos and send the prints ...
57 minutes ago
The Verge
For $6.99 a month, Google will send you prints of your 10 best photos, as picked by AI
Google launches free Stadia game demos to entice people into cloud gaming
Image: Google Google is launching a series of Stadia game demos that are truly free to play. Starting today, existing or new Stadia users will be able to play demos of Pac-Man Mega Tunnel Battle, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and Hello Engineer. These will be available for a week and won't require ...
57 minutes ago
The Verge
Google launches free Stadia game demos to entice people into cloud gaming
Microsoft made a portable data center in a box
Microsoft's portable data center. | Image: Microsoft Microsoft has created a portable data center to bring cloud computing to remote environments. The modular data center is essentially a big box of servers, designed for places where it's difficult to supply reliable cloud connectivity. Microsoft ...
1 hour ago
The Verge
Microsoft made a portable data center in a box
Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be fully optimized for the Xbox Series X and S
Image: Microsoft The Xbox Series X and Series S consoles are less than a month away from release, and ahead of launch, Microsoft is announcing that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be fully optimized for its next-gen hardware. Halo: The Master Chief Collection on the Series X / S will ...
1 hour ago
The Verge
Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be fully optimized for the Xbox Series X and S
Some Philips Hue power supplies are being recalled for potential shock risk
Signify, the company behind Philips Hue, is recalling power supplies that shipped with six outdoor lights due to concerns that they could shock owners. The power supplies may short-circuit due to water leakage "in very rare cases," the company said, potentially hurting someone who were to touch ...
1 hour ago
The Verge
Some Philips Hue power supplies are being recalled for potential shock risk
A mini 'Pong' arcade machine is on the way
Atari and UNIS have teamed up for another Pong arcade machine you can play at home, albeit one that's much smaller than UNIS' coffee table-sized analog models. The Mini Pong Jr has a 7.9-inch LCD screen and two classic dial controls so you can play w...
5 minutes ago
Engadget
A mini 'Pong' arcade machine is on the way
Pit Boss adds WiFi to its latest Pro Series pellet grills
When it comes to pellet grills, Pit Boss has a range of options that can compete with bulk of the competition, but at a more affordable price. The company has been giving backyard cooks the ability to smoke, grill, sear and more for a while now, but...
11 minutes ago
Engadget
Pit Boss adds WiFi to its latest Pro Series pellet grills
Facebook uses AI to forecast COVID-19 spread across the US
It's crucial to predict the spread of COVID-19 during the pandemic when a poor estimate could lead to overcrowded hospitals or extra-strict lockdowns. Facebook is betting that AI could help. It just published a paper outlining an AI technique it will...
56 minutes ago
Engadget
Facebook uses AI to forecast COVID-19 spread across the US
Google revives its AI-fueled photo printing service
Google just made good on its promise to bring back its AI-based Photos printing service, and this time it's more affordable. The upcoming premium print series will once again have machine learning select your 10 best photos each month, but you?ll now...
56 minutes ago
Engadget
Google revives its AI-fueled photo printing service
Cyberpunk 2077's dialogue was lip-synced by AI
Cyberpunk 2077 is just a few weeks away and the action-packed RPG will launch with support for dialogue in 10 languages and subtitle options for several others. CD Projekt Red is aiming to add a deeper layer of immersion for players by using artifici...
1 hour ago
Engadget
Cyberpunk 2077's dialogue was lip-synced by AI
Impossible Foods is working on plant-based milk that tastes like the real thing
During a press conference this morning, Impossible Foods announced that it's branching out from just faux meats and is planning on producing a plant-based milk alternative called Impossible Milk. According to the company, it is not designed to be jus...
1 hour ago
Engadget
Impossible Foods is working on plant-based milk that tastes like the real thing
This 14-year-old scientist has an award-winning idea to beat COVID-19
A COVID-19 cure is vexing scientists around the globe, but the latest idea to beat it comes not from Big Pharma or top-tier university labs. It originated in middle school. Anika Chebrolu, 14, of Frisco, Texas, has won this year's 3M Young Scientist Challenge for her work finding a molecule that ...
4 hours ago
Fast Company
This 14-year-old scientist has an award-winning idea to beat COVID-19
I can't believe we need to say this, but it's never okay to masturbate during a work meeting
In a turbulent sea of terrifying pandemic-election news, the Zoom Dick Incident on Monday, October 19, was a soothing Margaritaville-like oasis. With something between schadenfreude and there-but-for-the-grace-of-God humility, many folks celebrated the almost objectively funny news that a Very Serious ...
4 hours ago
Fast Company
I can't believe we need to say this, but it's never okay to masturbate during a work meeting
NYC's new subway tool settles the biggest debate in maps
Just when you think you've mastered the New York City subway system, it throws a curveball at you. A station or line is closed. A train suddenly runs uptown only. The paper maps plastered all over stations are of little help in this situation. It's why the MTA is constantly printing out all sorts of ...
5 hours ago
Fast Company
NYC's new subway tool settles the biggest debate in maps
The Designers Group CEO on how COVID-19 has changed interior design
Blima Ehrentreu is the founder and CEO of The Designers Group, an interior design firm with offices in Toronto, New York, and Miami. She spoke to Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women, a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry. Doreen Lorenzo: Have you always been interested ...
6 hours ago
Fast Company
The Designers Group CEO on how COVID-19 has changed interior design
Would a Democratic sweep help or hurt Silicon Valley?
There's just two weeks left until Election Day, and the polling currently has Joe Biden as the overwhelming favorite to take back the White House. Democrats look likely to retake the Senate, too. But if we've learned one thing about 2020, it's that anything can happen–and you better believe that Silicon ...
6 hours ago
Fast Company
Would a Democratic sweep help or hurt Silicon Valley?
These $250 earbuds auto-mold to your ears for a perfect fit
It's not every day that you look in the mirror and see your ears glowing blue. But here I am, in my bathroom, trying the latest technology from the audiophile headphone brand Ultimate Ears, which is owned by Logitech. The company is known for creating anatomically customized, form-fitting ear monitors ...
7 hours ago
Fast Company
These $250 earbuds auto-mold to your ears for a perfect fit
Major ex-Blizzard contingent forms new RTS-focused game studio
Frost Giant Studios emerges with major pedigree from WarCraft III, StarCraft II teams.
10 minutes ago
Ars Technica
Major ex-Blizzard contingent forms new RTS-focused game studio
Google Stadia's free demos could prove the value of game streaming
Instant access + 'try before you buy" = streaming gaming's killer feature"
56 minutes ago
Ars Technica
Google Stadia's free demos could prove the value of game streaming
Google kills the Nest Secure, its $500 home security system
Nest got into home security three years ago, and now there's an unclear support future.
1 hour ago
Ars Technica
Google kills the Nest Secure, its $500 home security system
Justice Dept. files long-awaited antitrust suit against Google
Landmark suit is biggest tech antitrust action since US v. Microsoft in the 1990s.
2 hours ago
Ars Technica
Justice Dept. files long-awaited antitrust suit against Google
Today's the big day for NASA's mission that seeks to pluck asteroid dust
"This is much more like four and a half minutes of mild anxiousness."
2 hours ago
Ars Technica
Today's the big day for NASA's mission that seeks to pluck asteroid dust
US cases surge to new peak as Trump administration goes to war with science
As WHO stresses that we can turn things around, Trump calls experts "idiots."
2 hours ago
Ars Technica
US cases surge to new peak as Trump administration goes to war with science
Silicon Valley megadonors unleash a last-minute, $100 million barrage of ads against Trump
Billionaire Dustin Moskovitz is making his biggest political play of the cycle. | Asana Facebook billionaire co-founder Dustin Moskovitz has put more than $20 million into a little-known Democratic super PAC that is spending big. A little-known Democratic super PAC backed by some of Silicon ...
53 minutes ago
Recode
Silicon Valley megadonors unleash a last-minute, $100 million barrage of ads against Trump
Bill Barr and Elizabeth Warren find a common enemy: Google
Attorney General William Barr has been criticized for acting as President Trump's personal attorney and pushing the idea that tech companies have an anti-conservative bias. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The Massachusetts senator wants the attorney general to resign. She also wants him to sue ...
2 hours ago
Recode
Bill Barr and Elizabeth Warren find a common enemy: Google
The US government is suing Google over anti-competitive practices
Google's UK Headquarters in London, England. | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images The Department of Justice is filing an antitrust lawsuit against Google, zeroing in on the company's tactics to preserve its search dominance. After a 14-month investigation, the United States government filed a landmark ...
2 hours ago
Recode
The US government is suing Google over anti-competitive practices
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