Emerging Tech

A.I. cameras could help stomp out wildfires before they become disastrous

This summer marks one year since California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire season ever. And while not for a second diminishing the devastation caused by that disaster, it’s not an isolated event. Many countries around the world are experiencing unprecedented heat waves, which pose similar fire risks. Could cutting-edge technology help? The folks behind Bee2FireDetection […]

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These 5 Android phones made our list of the best smartphones in the world – and they all still have a headphone jack

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider The Samsung Galaxy S10e. The standard headphone jack has become a rare find on most smartphones in 2019. Since Apple nixed it from its smartphones starting with the iPhone 7 in 2016, many other major smartphone makers have followed suit. Many of these companies offer consumers three simple alternatives: use a dongle […]

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The creator of 'Mortal Kombat' explains how they keep coming up with gross new fatalities

“Mortal Kombat 11″/NetherRealm Studios“Mortal Kombat 11” will have no shortage of eye-popping fatalities.&quotMortal Kombat 11″/NetherRealm Studios Since its release in 1992, the “Mortal Kombat” video game franchise has garnered controversy for its violent finishing moves, coining the term “Fatality” to describe the fatal attacks characters could inflict on one another. With each new game in […]

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Mozilla to use machine learning to find code bugs before they ship

[embedded content] Ubisoft’s Commit-Assistant In a bid to cut the number of coding errors made in its Firefox browser, Mozilla is deploying Clever-Commit, a machine-learning-driven coding assistant developed in conjunction with game developer Ubisoft. Clever-Commit analyzes code changes as developers commit them to the Firefox codebase. It compares them to all the code it has […]