Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: Sony’s Next Console Is Officially the ‘PlayStation 5.’ Here’s Everything We Know So Far

October 08, 2019 at 04:08PM The successor to the PlayStation 4 will be called…the PlayStation 5. Sony Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan confirmed that bit of news in an interview with Wired published on Tuesday. It’s interesting, but unsurprising, considering the PlayStation moniker has been in use since 1994, when the original PlayStation debuted in Japan.… Continue reading Time: Sony’s Next Console Is Officially the ‘PlayStation 5.’ Here’s Everything We Know So Far

Rachel E. Greenspan · TIME

Time: The First Google Doodle in 1998 Was a ‘Bit of a Joke.’ Here’s the Story Behind the Design That Started it All

September 26, 2019 at 11:02AM When Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin were headed to Nevada’s Burning Man festival in August of 1998, they wanted users and employees to know they wouldn’t be at the search engine’s helm for a while. The Ph.D. students at Stanford University decided to replace the second ‘O’ in… Continue reading Time: The First Google Doodle in 1998 Was a ‘Bit of a Joke.’ Here’s the Story Behind the Design That Started it All

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Data storage company Cloudian launches a new edge analytics subsidiary called Edgematrix

September 17, 2019 at 01:00PM Cloudian, a company that enables businesses to store and manage massive amounts of data, announced today the launch of Edgematrix, a new unit focused on edge analytics for large data sets. Edgematrix, a majority-owned subsidiary of Cloudian, will first be available in Japan, where both companies are based. It has… Continue reading Data storage company Cloudian launches a new edge analytics subsidiary called Edgematrix

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Sega Genesis at 30: the console that made the modern games industry

August 16, 2019 at 11:00AM In 1989, the machine the rest of the world called the Mega Drive was launched in the US with a new name and a bold new idea: that gaming could be coolThe US launch of the Sega Genesis, on 14 August 1989, probably didn’t seem like a huge deal outside… Continue reading Sega Genesis at 30: the console that made the modern games industry

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Metal Wolf Chaos XD review – unreconstructed mad mech trash

August 15, 2019 at 02:06PM PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One; FromSoftware/Devolver DigitalIn this slightly upgraded 2004 game, you rampage as a robot President – discharging your bazookas, missile launchers and railguns in the name of freedomIn 2004, when Metal Wolf Chaos was first released on the original Xbox, it didn’t have a snowball’s chance in… Continue reading Metal Wolf Chaos XD review – unreconstructed mad mech trash

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Japanese researchers build robotic tail – video

August 15, 2019 at 12:28PM A team of researchers at Japan’s Keio university have built a robotic tail. Dubbed ‘Arque’, the grey one-metre device mimics tails such as those of cheetahs and monkeys, used to keep balance while running and climbing Continue reading... Japanese researchers build robotic tail – video ... Selected by softengoxford Search… Continue reading Japanese researchers build robotic tail – video

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Time: ‘I Have Never Felt the Need to Enact Any Kind of Violence.’ Pro Gamers Say Guns, Not Games, Are to Blame for Shootings

August 09, 2019 at 08:10PM After Mike Rufail graduated from college in 2001, he turned to video games as a cheaper alternative to nights out, buying an Xbox 360 paired with popular first-person shooter Call of Duty 2. “I realized I was one of the better players pretty quickly,” says Rufail, 36. He was right.… Continue reading Time: ‘I Have Never Felt the Need to Enact Any Kind of Violence.’ Pro Gamers Say Guns, Not Games, Are to Blame for Shootings

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Through a new partnership and $72 million in funding, LanzaTech expands its carbon capture tech

August 07, 2019 at 06:00AM For nearly 15 years LanzaTech has been developing a carbon capture technology that can turn waste streams into ethanol that can be used for chemicals and fuel. Now, with $72 million in fresh funding at a nearly $1 billion valuation and a newly inked partnership with biotechnology giant, Novo Holdings,… Continue reading Through a new partnership and $72 million in funding, LanzaTech expands its carbon capture tech

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Cybereason raises $200 million for its enterprise security platform

August 06, 2019 at 06:00AM Cybereason, which uses machine learning to increase the number of endpoints a single analyst can manage across a network of distributed resources, has raised $200 million in new financing from SoftBank Group and its affiliates.  It’s a sign of the belief that SoftBank has in the technology, since the Japanese… Continue reading Cybereason raises $200 million for its enterprise security platform

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

Time: What Is 8chan, and How Is it Related to This Weekend’s Shootings? Here’s What to Know

August 05, 2019 at 07:28PM While speaking about this weekend’s pair of mass shootings, President Donald Trump on Monday referenced one of the shooter’s online activities, and called for better regulation of social media. “We must recognize that the internet has provided a dangerous avenue to radicalize, disturb minds, and perform demented acts,” Trump said.… Continue reading Time: What Is 8chan, and How Is it Related to This Weekend’s Shootings? Here’s What to Know

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Ethyca raises $4.2M to simplify GDPR compliance

July 25, 2019 at 02:05PM GDPR, the European data privacy regulations, have been in effect for over a year, but it’s still a challenge for companies to comply. Ethyca, a New York City startup, has created a solution from the ground up to help customers adhere to the regulations, and today it announced a $4.2… Continue reading Ethyca raises $4.2M to simplify GDPR compliance

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Alibaba to help Salesforce localize and sell in China

July 25, 2019 at 06:55AM Salesforce, the 20-year-old leader in customer relationship management (CRM) tools, is making a foray into Asia by working with one of the country’s largest tech firms, Alibaba. Alibaba will be the exclusive provider of Salesforce to enterprise customers in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, and Salesforce will become… Continue reading Alibaba to help Salesforce localize and sell in China

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Time: Judgement Is the Perfect Game for Getting Into Japan’s Favorite Crime Series

July 24, 2019 at 08:12PM An American ninja kept following me around downtown Tokyo. He crept along walls, interrupted a game of darts, and demanded a formal dual. After I defeated him, he started fighting alongside me. Now, whenever I get into a brawl on the street (a surprisingly frequent occurrence in Tokyo) a white… Continue reading Time: Judgement Is the Perfect Game for Getting Into Japan’s Favorite Crime Series

Mark Niquette and Mark Gurman / Bloomberg · TIME

Time: Apple Moved Mac Pro Production to China. Now it Wants Tariff Exemptions

July 23, 2019 at 06:38PM Apple has asked the Trump administration to exclude components that make up the forthcoming Mac Pro high-end desktop computer from import tariffs, weeks after planning to re-locate production of the line to China from Texas. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is seeking relief from duties of 25% on key Mac… Continue reading Time: Apple Moved Mac Pro Production to China. Now it Wants Tariff Exemptions

Madeline Fitzgerald · TIME

Time: Instagram Starts Test To Hide Number of Likes Posts Receive for Users in 7 Countries

July 18, 2019 at 08:39PM Some users opening their Instagram apps will notice a difference in the popular social media site. The number of likes, typically displayed under users’ posts will no longer be visible. Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, announced on Wednesday that some users in seven countries will not be able to… Continue reading Time: Instagram Starts Test To Hide Number of Likes Posts Receive for Users in 7 Countries

Nadia Suleman · TIME

Time: Apple Teases 230 New Emoji in Celebration of World Emoji Day

July 17, 2019 at 09:41PM July 17 marks World Emoji Day and in celebration, Apple teased a set of new emoji it will release with the next iOS update, 13.0, this fall. As July 17 is the date shown on the calendar emoji, it’s only fitting. Emoji have gone beyond being a simple way to… Continue reading Time: Apple Teases 230 New Emoji in Celebration of World Emoji Day

MARCY GORDON / AP · TIME

Time: Facebook’s Digital Currency Plan to Face Questions by Congress

July 16, 2019 at 02:28PM (WASHINGTON) — Facebook’s ambitious plan to create a financial eco-system based on a digital currency faces questions from lawmakers, as it’s shadowed by negative comments from President Donald Trump, his treasury secretary and the head of the Federal Reserve. Congress begins two days of hearings Tuesday on the currency planned… Continue reading Time: Facebook’s Digital Currency Plan to Face Questions by Congress

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$32m stolen from Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange in latest hack

July 12, 2019 at 01:04PM Bitpoint suspends services after apparent theft of virtual monies including bitcoinA cryptocurrency exchange in Tokyo has halted services after it lost $32m (£25m) in the latest apparent hack on volatile virtual monies.Remixpoint, which runs the Bitpoint Japan exchange, discovered that about ¥3.5bn in various digital currencies had gone missing from… Continue reading $32m stolen from Tokyo cryptocurrency exchange in latest hack

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Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft lands on distant asteroid before flying back to Earth to reveal mysteries of universe

July 11, 2019 at 07:54AM Probe fired a space cannon into the rock to form a crater for it to sit in Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft lands on distant asteroid before flying back to Earth to reveal mysteries of universe ... Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft lands on distant asteroid before flying back… Continue reading Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft lands on distant asteroid before flying back to Earth to reveal mysteries of universe

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Anvyl, looking to help D2C brands manage their supply chain, raises $9.3M

July 10, 2019 at 01:30PM Growing D2C brands face an interesting challenge. While they’ve eliminated much of the hassle of a physical storefront, they must still deal with all the complications involved in managing inventory and manufacturing and shipping a physical product to suppliers. Anvyl, with a fresh $9.3 million in Series A funding, is… Continue reading Anvyl, looking to help D2C brands manage their supply chain, raises $9.3M

Technology | The Guardian

In the age of deepfakes, could virtual actors put humans out of business?

July 08, 2019 at 10:00AM In film and video games, we’ve already seen what’s possible with ‘digital humans’. Are we on the brink of the world’s first totally virtual acting star?When you’re watching a modern blockbuster such as The Avengers, it’s hard to escape the feeling that what you’re seeing is almost entirely computer-generated imagery,… Continue reading In the age of deepfakes, could virtual actors put humans out of business?

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Toyota testing improved solar roof for electric cars that can charge while driving

July 05, 2019 at 04:13PM Toyota is testing a new and improved version of the solar power cells it previously launched on the Japan-exclusive Prius PHV, in a pilot along with partners Sharp and Japanese national research organization NEDO. This demo car’s prototype cells can convert solar energy at 34% and up, which is much… Continue reading Toyota testing improved solar roof for electric cars that can charge while driving

MOLLY SCHUETZ AND MARK GURMAN / BLOOMBERG · TIME

Time: Apple’s Mac Pro Was its Last Big ‘Made in America’ Product. Now it’s Moving to China

June 28, 2019 at 06:05PM Apple will manufacture its new Mac Pro computer in China, moving production of what had been its only major device assembled in the U.S., the Wall Street Journal reported. The company will use Quanta Computer Inc. to make the $6,000 desktop computer and is ramping up production at a factory… Continue reading Time: Apple’s Mac Pro Was its Last Big ‘Made in America’ Product. Now it’s Moving to China