News: Tech & Science

The Contrived Likeness Of Humanoid Robots

Thursday  11:20,   25 may 2017
Forbes

When it comes to humanlike robots, appearances are everything. In 1970 Masahiro Mori, a Japanese engineering professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, proposed the “Uncanny Valley” hypothesis. By using a mathematical function, Mori theorized[...]

Google AI AlphaGo wins again, leaves humans in the dust

Thursday  11:10,   25 may 2017
CNET

AlphaGo has taken out two of three matches against human Go champion Ke Jie.The human gave it his all. "Incredible," wrote DeepMind founder and CEO Demis Hassabis on Twitter while the match was underway. "According to #AlphaGo evaluations Ke Jie is[...]

Google AI AlphaGo wins again, leaves humans in the dust

Thursday  11:10,   25 may 2017
CNET

AlphaGo has taken out two of three matches against human Go champion Ke Jie.The human gave it his all. "Incredible," wrote DeepMind founder and CEO Demis Hassabis on Twitter while the match was underway. "According to #AlphaGo evaluations Ke Jie is[...]

Twitter Apple TV App Now Supports Live 360-Degree Videos

Thursday  10:56,   25 may 2017
International Business Times

Twitter's Apple TV app let's you watch live 360-degree videos from around the world.The social media platform announced Wednesday its Apple TV app now supports live 360-degree video streaming and is also adding Periscope Global Map, which[...]

Twitter Apple TV App Now Supports Live 360-Degree Videos

Thursday  10:56,   25 may 2017
International Business Times

Twitter's Apple TV app let's you watch live 360-degree videos from around the world.The social media platform announced Wednesday its Apple TV app now supports live 360-degree video streaming and is also adding Periscope Global Map,[...]

China's Lenovo returns to profit as PC performance beats overall market

Thursday  10:50,   25 may 2017
Reuters

Profit reached $535 million in the year to March, reversing a loss of $128 million a year prior and missing the $569 million average of 24 analyst estimates in a Thomson Reuters Poll. Revenue fell 4 percent to $43 billion.The result comes as Lenovo [...]

Intel is making it cheaper to build great USB-C ports

Thursday  10:50,   25 may 2017
The Verge

Intel is planning to get rid of the royalties it charges third-party chipmakers that use its Thunderbolt 3 specification sometime next year, according to a report from Wired, which could make it easier for hardware manufacturers to use Intel’s data[...]

'Orphan Memory' Could Broaden Gravitational Wave Hunt

Thursday  06:01,   25 may 2017
MSN

There may be a new way to study gravitational waves.  These ripples in the fabric of space-time were first predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago, and first detected directly in 2015 by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave[...]

'Orphan Memory' Could Broaden Gravitational Wave Hunt

Thursday  06:01,   25 may 2017
MSN

There may be a new way to study gravitational waves.  These ripples in the fabric of space-time were first predicted by Albert Einstein a century ago, and first detected directly in 2015 by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave[...]

Sony is discontinuing its midrange Xperia lines to focus on its flagship smartphones

Thursday  05:50,   25 may 2017
The Verge

Changes are on the way to Sony’s smartphone lineup.  Sony has decided to shift its focus to its flagship devices, and says it will launch at least two new devices that fit into that category before the end of the year under the Xperia name. [...]

Sony is discontinuing its midrange Xperia lines to focus on its flagship smartphones

Thursday  05:50,   25 may 2017
The Verge

Changes are on the way to Sony’s smartphone lineup.  Sony has decided to shift its focus to its flagship devices, and says it will launch at least two new devices that fit into that category before the end of the year under the Xperia name. [...]

Sony is discontinuing its midrange Xperia lines to focus on its flagship smartphones

Thursday  05:50,   25 may 2017
The Verge

Changes are on the way to Sony’s smartphone lineup.  Sony has decided to shift its focus to its flagship devices, and says it will launch at least two new devices that fit into that category before the end of the year under the Xperia name. [...]

Exclusive - Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows: sources

Thursday  05:45,   25 may 2017
Reuters

Facebook is planning two tiers of video entertainment: scripted shows with episodes lasting 20 to 30 minutes, which it will own; and shorter scripted and unscripted shows with episodes lasting about 5 to 10 minutes, which Facebook will not own,[...]

Exclusive - Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows: sources

Thursday  05:45,   25 may 2017
Reuters

Facebook is planning two tiers of video entertainment: scripted shows with episodes lasting 20 to 30 minutes, which it will own; and shorter scripted and unscripted shows with episodes lasting about 5 to 10 minutes, which Facebook will not own,[...]

Samsung's cheaper, cuter Gear 360 cam arrives May 25th

Wednesday  20:00,   24 may 2017
Engadget

Samsung's updated Gear 360 is almost here -- you'll only have to wait one more day to be able to get it in the US. The 360-degree camera will be available tomorrow, May 25th, in store and online from Best Buy and its website, Amazon,[...]