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It can a long time to animate cartoons -- just ask the Rick and Morty team. But what if you could ask computers to do some of the lifting? They just might. Researchers have produced an AI system, Craft, that automatically produces The...

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SpaceX ultimately wants to recover every stage of a rocket, not just the first, and it may resort to some unusual tactics to make that happen. Elon Musk has claimed that his company will try to take rocket upper stages out of orbital velocity using...

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Ask a Sea of Thieves player for complaints and they'll likely have one common theme: there's not enough to do. You can only dig up so many treasures on the same islands. And Rare knows it. The developer has detailed content plans for...

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Hulu might not be as committed to streaming talk shows as Netflix, but its fledgling efforts are paying off. The company has renewed Sarah Silverman's I Love You, America for a second season, with the 11-episode run beginning on September 6th....

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Ford hasn't been shy about its plans for a self-driving car network in 2021, including its hopes of fielding a purpose-built vehicle that year. However, there have been questions about the size -- will this be like the services we've seen ...

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There's little doubt that mobile apps sometimes overstep their bounds by collecting more data from kids than the law allows. But how often does that happen? It might be more than you think. Researchers using an automated testing process have...

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By Shannon Palus This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. After more...

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We're winding down a freaky week of bad omens, unconvincing congressional testimony and sterling new streaming services. While most eyes were fixated on Mark Zuckerberg doing his best real boy impression, GTA IV lost most of its Russian tunes,...

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What you're looking at here is the result of some careful tinkering: a Raspberry Pi portable MAME emulator, with no HDMI. Ben and Felix have put the finishing touches on this portable gaming device using a combination of laser cutting and 3D...

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Ever since the original Apple Watch premiered in 2015, owners have been frustrated by the absence of third-party faces. And it's hard to blame them -- while Wear OS and Pebble devices have had them for years, Apple Watch owners couldn't do ...

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Popular Chinese social network Weibo is removing violent and gay-themed content to comply with China's new cybersecurity regulations. The Twitter-like platform has announced that it's doing a three-month "clean-up campaign,"...

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Ever since veteran developers successfully crowdfunded their spiritual successor to Ultima Underworld, there's been a looming question: how would the prototypical 3D action RPG translate to the 21st century? You now have an idea. OtherSide...

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Many people take identification for granted, but it's a serious challenge if you're homeless. If you lose what's on your back, you might lose everything -- and recovering that ID is much harder when you have no fixed address or easy...

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Google Research is giving us a (fun) glimpse of how far natural language processing in artificial intelligence has come. Mountain View's research division has rolled out a couple of what it calls Semantic Experiences, which are websites with...

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It's well-established that Android P will support notched displays when it arrives later in the year. However, that might not be the only iPhone X-like feature in the finished release. The 9to5Google team has noticed that a Google developer...

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Mashable
By: Raymond Wong

The endless cycle of Android copying iOS and vice versa doesn't look like it's ending anytime soon. In an blog post on the official Android Developers Blog, Google accidentally included a screenshot of a navigation bar interface that ditches the...

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TheVerge
By: Tom Warren

Google is testing a new navigation bar for Android P that looks similar to Apple’s new gesture and UI on the iPhone X. Google accidentally revealed the new navigation bar in an Android developers blog post (cached copy), and the company removed a...

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If your Apple Watch Series 2 suddenly won't turn on, don't panic -- you might qualify for a free fix. MacRumors has learned that Apple has quietly institute a service policy that will repair 42mm Series 2 models for free when they either...

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TheVerge
By: Andrew Liptak

Apple will fix some Apple Watch Series 2 devices if they have a swollen battery or don’t turn on, according to a new service policy seen by MacRumors. The policy states that “some Apple Watch Series 2 devices may not power on or they may...

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You'd think that CD Projekt Red would have locked in Gwent's mechanics with an expected launch just months away, but not so -- if anything, it's ready to toss out what many are already taking for granted. The developer has unveiled a ...

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You might only know JPEG as the default image compression standard, but the group behind it has now branched out into something new: JPEG XS. JPEG XS is described as a new low-energy format designed to stream live video and VR, even over WiFi and...

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For years, Amazon Studios has held an open call for concept and script submissions. You could send an idea to the company and not only make it publicly available, but (if you were lucky) see it developed as an honest-to-goodness Prime Video...

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Instagram looks like Facebook's best hope Sarah Frier, Bloomberg Businessweek With all the attention on Mark Zuckerberg's visit to DC this week, it can be easy to lose sight of an important detail: Facebook also owns Instagram. Of...

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It had its fair share of flaws, but last year's LG V30 might have been the finest phone the company had made to date. Rather than wait the usual year for an official sequel, though, LG decided to spice things up a bit by unveiling a tweaked...

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Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook dominated the news this week, but Friday night Sega took the spotlight with a few announcements of its own. Plus, the other shoe drops on Billy Mitchell's high scores.

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In the mid-aughts, LiveJournal was one of the top blogging services, and many a teen poured out their emotions on the site's digital pages. But little did the world know that in 2005, a popular-in-his-genre fantasy writer would join the...

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Mashable
By: Jess Joho

George R. R. Martin already has a lot of blood on his hands, as the notoriously ruthless murderer of everyone's favorite Game of Thrones characters. But on April 13, the fantasy writer added an unusual yet still tragic victim to his list by removing ...

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Along with the rereleases of Shenmue I & II, Sega also showed off its own attempt at retro console loaded with classic games. While knockoff Genesis systems have been easy to find, the success of Nintendo's miniaturized NES and SNES may ...

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Cnet
By: Sean Hollister

We don't know much yet, but we know we want one.

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Die-hard Shenmue fans don't just have the crowdfunded Shenmue III to look forward to anymore. Tonight at the Sega Fest event, Sega announced the first two games in the series will be re-released later this year for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Fans...

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Star Wars Battlefront II's pay-to-win loot crate fiasco more or less ended when Electronic Arts made it so the game's Star Card power ups could only be earned through gameplay. A month later, the company is cautiously reintroducing the...

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Waymo has officially applied to the California DMV to test autonomous cars without drivers in the state. A source told the San Francisco Chronicle that the company will start trials around its Mountain View headquarters where it's been testing...

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TheVerge
By: Andrew J. Hawkins

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has received a second application to test fully driverless vehicles on public roads, and the San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the applicant is Waymo, the self-driving unit of Google parent...

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Cnet
By: Kyle Hyatt

The self-driving technology leader seeks to test fully driverless vehicles on California public roads.

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On the same day that an Apple memo urging employees to stop leaking company info leaked, the company is now dealing with another, well, leak. But, this time it wasn't anyone from inside Apple who spilled the goods; it was the Federal...

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TheVerge
By: Chris Welch

A filing from Apple at the Federal Communications Commission reveals images of a gold iPhone X that has yet to be released. The 180-day confidentiality period on the photos has now lapsed, offering a clear view of an iPhone X with a glass backplate...

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It's officially official: We told you it was coming soon, and now a few days later Football Manager has made its way to the Nintendo Switch. As for which version it is, if you had money on Touch, you're a winner. Meaning, this is a version ...

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Earlier this week, during his testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Mark Zuckerberg responded to a question from Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) about hate groups by saying, "We do not allow hate groups on Facebook,...

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After the 2015 San Bernardino shooting, the FBI sued Apple to forcibly unlock the suspect's iPhone, asserting that the agency had exhausted all options before taking legal action. In the event, the bureau ended up reportedly paying an external...

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MoviePass' various indiscretions with user privacy hasn't deterred too many people from subscribing to the service, which just added another 500,000 paying subscribers. The typical $10 per month plan supplies you with one 2D movie per day...

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Bloomberg got its hands on a leaked Apple memo today regarding, funnily enough, leaks. The company is well-known for liking to keep things under wraps, but its leadership isn't pleased with how often Apple employees are leaking information to...

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Fast Company
By: Mark Sullivan

Apple has long been obsessed with secrecy, but a new memo seems to take it to the next level. Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports on a memo recently sent to all Apple employees stating that 29 Apple people were caught leaking secrets about...

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Arstechnica
By: Cyrus Farivar

Enlarge / Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks about the new Apple headquarters during a media event in Cupertino, California, on September 12, 2017. (credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images) Apple recently sent a lengthy memo warning employees about leaking....

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TheVerge
By: Shannon Liao

Apple has had 12 employees arrested over the course of last year for leaking internal information about future software plans, according to a memo leaked (ironically) today, spotted by Bloomberg. The company said in a strongly worded memo that it...

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Well, that was fast. When Twin Galaxies announced it'd stripped Billy "King of Kong" Mitchell's high scores from its forums yesterday, the gaming record-keeping outfit said it'd notified Guinness World Records of such....

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On Tuesday and Wednesday, Zuckerberg gave testimony to Congress in response to his company's role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Russian election interference, and his website's utter nightmare of data privacy. He impressed people by...

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On Monday evening, NASA plans to launch a brand new satellite into orbit, courtesy of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. Called TESS (the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite), the spacecraft is designed to detect planets outside our solar system (called...

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Kid Koala is not a game developer. Born Eric San, the Canadian DJ and turntablist has been spinning records and making beats since he was 12. Over the past three decades, he's DJ'd breakdancing battles and worked with legends of the...

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Though Facebook has been in a bright spotlight since the Cambridge Analytica fallout, it's obviously not the only company that has to deal with issues surrounding how best to protect its users' privacy. That responsibility falls on all...

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A report from Bloomberg earlier this week claimed that Apple's HomePod isn't doing so well, and that the company cut orders for new hardware from suppliers. This might not shock some of you: Apple missed the all-important holiday buying...

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HBO announced this week that it's renewing Silicon Valley for a sixth season. Season five, which premiered last month, is the first without TJ Miller, who tweeted his support of the Erlich Bachman-free season earlier this year, saying,...

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TheVerge
By: Shannon Liao

HBO’s Silicon Valley still has more steam to tell more stories about the rise of a little tech startup known as Pied Piper. The network announced yesterday that it’s renewed the show for a sixth season. The show is currently airing its fifth...

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Cnet
By: Jason Parker

Pied Piper will continue to try to make it big as Silicon Valley returns for another season.

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We're almost halfway through April, and Formula 1's streaming service hasn't launched as promised. The racing organization announced today that F1 TV will now be available next month ahead of the 2018 Gran Premio De Espana. Annual...

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By: Jonathan M. Gitlin

Enlarge / SHANGHAI, CHINA - APRIL 13: Kimi Raikkonen of Finland driving the (7) Scuderia Ferrari SF71H leaves the garage during practice for the Formula One Grand Prix of China at Shanghai International Circuit on April 13, 2018 in Shanghai, China. ...

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Google has usually been reluctant to honor European Union "right to be forgotten" requests when people are trying to hide past convictions, but it may have to change its stance going forward. A UK judge has ruled that Google must honor a...

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By Chris Heinonen This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. After...

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By JP Mangalindan and Aarthi Swaminathan For Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, this week was a trial by fire. Over the course of two days (April 10-11), senators on the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees, as well as representatives from the US...

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Inc
By: Zoë Henry

This week on Inc. Uncensored, writers and editors discuss the Facebook co-founder's appearance before Congressional lawmakers, as questions over privacy and security on the social network mount.

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Mercedes' eSprinter van is designed as a purely commercial vehicle. Need more proof? Once it goes on sale, it'll have a pair of battery options, but neither will get you further than 93 miles, according to Electrek. While that sounds...

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Since the Cambridge Analytica fallout, there have been demands for change, hearings and even a #DeleteFacebook campaign. But it turns out all of that hasn't really translated into any meaningful shift in Facebook users' behavior. The Wall...

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We've been covering the rumors and leaks surrounding the new Gmail redesign that's coming in the next few weeks, and now The Verge has a new tip. Google is introducing a Confidential Mode, which will allow Gmail senders to prevent...

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TheVerge
By: Tom Warren

Gmail on the web is getting a big update in the coming weeks with a new design and features, but Google is also introducing a new Confidential Mode. The Verge revealed the new design earlier this week, alongside features like quick reply to emails, ...

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Following Mark Zuckerberg's hearings earlier this week, two Senators have announced legislation they plan to introduce regarding the protection of consumers' online data, 9to5Mac reports. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Kennedy...