Saturday, May 27, 2017
It’s no secret that Google has developed its own custom chips to accelerate its machine learning algorithms. The company first revealed those chips, called Tensor Processing Units (TPUs), at its I/O developer conference back in May 2016, but it...
That fingerprint scanner on the back does a good job disguising the fact that the S8 has no dual camera. Samsung this week launched a long-awaited, much leaked, hugely important phone: The Galaxy S8 and its larger sibling, the...
Seedship is a text-only game of interstellar exploration and settlement. You're the sentient AI of a generation ship containing 1000 humans fleeing a doomed Earth, and you must deal with threats in deep space and evaluate target worlds for...
Apple has new changes for developers. Apple is making more moves to clean up its App Store. After cracking down on outdated apps, the company is now placing restrictions on how developers describe their apps. Apple is now rejecting...
It’s World Water Day. Time to wake up and take shorter showers. That is, if we’re fortunate enough to have them. Water scarcity and pollution are persistent global problems. According to End Water Poverty, some 663 million people around...
Facezam said it was the "Shazam for faces" -- but even if this project was a hoax, could something like that exist? Earlier this week, sketchy-looking app Facezam caught the internet's attention, and whipped up some controversy. It was...
There's nothing quite like the adorable sound of turtles flapping their way back into the sea. Following months of rehabilitation, a green sea turtle called Gretchen, and an olive ridley named Chompa, were released to back into the sea....
Disney's Frozen gets a Triple F rating When is an F a badge of honor? In IMDb’s case, when that F stands for "female," not "fail." The database has introduced a new classification to highlight films by or about...
Ambitious Chinese tech firm LeEco is downsizing its presence in India less than six months after founder Jia Yueting warned that the growth of some parts of its business had become unsustainable. The company confirmed to TechCrunch that it...

A Link to the Past

Now and again in the hype period for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the game’s creators compared it to the original NES classic. I chalked this up to the usual pre-release silliness; how could a brand-new...

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