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Facebook's 'M' AI assistant will help you choose a movie

@ 2017/09/23 read/post comments(0)
Facebook had grand plans for its in-Messenger AI assistant, M, when it was launched in 2015. While the service hasn't quite yet lived up to the hype, the company is continually rolling out new features in a bid to make… Go To Full Article

Roku reportedly has a 4K streaming stick on tap for this fall

@ 2017/09/23 read/post comments(0)
Roku's getting ready for a new round of hardware updates this fall (we've previously reported on their interest in a smart speaker), and we have some news on what may be coming. According to Zats Not Funny, Roku will unveil… Go To Full Article

What if the Google-HTC deal is actually about voice assistants?

@ 2017/09/23 read/post comments(0)
The news is out: HTC and Google have finally consummated their ages-long flirtation with one another. In exchange for $1.1 billion in cash, HTC will hand over 2,000 employees to the search giant. These are the people that formed the… Go To Full Article

Thursday deals: big external drives, a sweet case, and more

@ 2017/09/23 read/post comments(0)
Howdy, gerbils! Our latest System Guide is up and contains lots of great hardware-buying advice. Sadly, despite the turn of the season, we didn't find any pumpkin-spice-flavored gear to recommend. We have, however, found some tasty deals for you this… Go To Full Article

Synthetic muscle breakthrough could lead to 'lifelike' robots

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A breakthrough in soft robotics means scientists are now one step closer to creating lifelike machines. Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a 3D printed synthetic tissue that can act as active muscle. The material, which can push, pull...… Go To Full Article

Royole's 'personal cinema' headset carries a heavy premium

@ 2017/09/23 read/post comments(0)
VR's not-so-meteoric rise has also revived interest in that most sci-fi of concepts: the personal cinema. A head-mounted display that lets you immerse yourself in a movie, blocking out the distractions of modern life. No matter if you're on a… Go To Full Article

Twitter will also be at the Senate's Russia hearings

@ 2017/09/23 read/post comments(0)
Social media played a huge part in determining the outcome of the 2016 election, and there's a suspicion that the ad-tracking tools those platforms offer could have been hijacked by nefarious forces. Shortly after news broke that Facebook will appear... Go To Full Article

UK lifeboat crew tests drones as search and rescue helpers

@ 2017/09/23 read/post comments(0)
Drones are becoming an important part of the emergency services. Police are using them to search for missing people, while fire departments test them as a tool to survey dangerous sites. Until now, however, we haven't seen or heard about… Go To Full Article

CCleaner malware had a specific target: tech titans

@ 2017/09/23 read/post comments(0)
The malware that hackers inserted into legit downloads of popular PC-cleaning software CCleaner wasn't harmless after all. According to Cisco's Talos security division, it had specific targets: at least 20 tech titans, including Google, Samsung, Micr... Go To Full Article

E-Cigarettes with Nicotine Can Damage Your Heart with Just One Puff

@ 2017/09/23 read/post comments(0)
A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association asserts that e-cigarettes with nicotine can damage the heart in nonsmokers with just one puff: researchers did blood tests and measured the subjects' heart rhythms and found that participants… Go To Full Article

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