Computer

MSI GL63 8RC

Budget-price gaming notebooks are polarizers. They’ll get you playing, but the next performance tier up from them usually isn’t that much of a financial stretch. That’s the dilemma facing the GL63, MSI’s 15.6-inch economy gaming model. (It starts at $ 899; $ 999 as tested.) The 8RC-076 configuration in this review pairs, oddly, a high-end […]

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Google Confirms It Tracks Locations Even After Users Turn Off Location History

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has changed a help page that erroneously described how its “Location History” setting works, clarifying for users that it still tracks their location even if they turn the setting off. The change comes days after an Associated Press investigation revealed that several Google apps and websites store user location even if users have turned […]

Gaming

The best N64 games of all time

September 29, 1996 remains forever etched in stone as one of the video game industry’s most defining moments — well, at least for some people. The sun rose that Sunday morning and people across America flocked to the closest electronics store in hopes of securing a Nintendo 64 to experience Mario’s foray into 3D. But even […]

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Nvidia ‘more than happy to help’ if Tesla’s self-driving chip doesn’t pan out

CEOs from Tesla and Nvidia spoke during their respective second-quarter 2018 earnings calls about new autonomous-driving artificial intelligence chips for the next generation of Autopilot in Tesla cars. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang was asked about Tesla’s previously announced plan to switch to in-house A.I. chips, which are still in development. Huang spoke first about Nvidia’s […]

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As a longtime Spotify devotee, I'm always shocked people don't know about one of its best features – here's how to use it

Spotify With nearly 200 million monthly users – of which a staggering 83 million are paid subscribers – Spotify is one of the most popular music services in the world. It’s easy to understand why Spotify is so big. As a longtime paid subscriber, I have universally positive things to say about the streaming service. […]

Emerging Tech

How to buy Bitcoin

Bitcoin is in the news today more than ever. Thanks to skyrocketing prices and rollercoaster dips, everyone and their dog are interested in learning how to buy and sell Bitcoin. As the most popular form of cryptocurrency (and the blockchain technology that powers it) Bitcoin is now widely accepted around the world and has a […]

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Eve Technology Eve V review

Research Center: Eve Technology Eve V In February 2015, Eve Technology decided to create the world’s first crowdsourced 2-in-1. The concept? To build a machine based entirely on input from the Eve community. The result is the Eve V, a clear competitor to the Microsoft Surface Pro. It was delayed due to some manufacturing setbacks, […]

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Elon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil

Elon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil ImageElon Musk, the chairman and chief executive of the electric-car maker Tesla. “This past year has been the most difficult and painful year of my career,” he said.CreditNoah Berger/Bloomberg By David Gelles, James B. Stewart, Jessica Silver-Greenberg and Kate Kelly Aug. 16, 2018 Elon Musk was […]

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Welcome to the uncanny valley: This robot head shows lifelike expressions

[embedded content] You only have to look at the number of research labs and companies developing artificial skin, machine muscles, and, err, sex robots to realize that robots are becoming increasingly lifelike in their appearance. Even with that background, however, we weren’t quite prepared for SEER (short for “Simulative Emotional Expression Robot”), the lifelike robotic […]