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AI Weekly: Detroit's facial recognition battle is about the ends justifying the means

AI WEEKLY: DETROIT'S FACIAL RECOGNITION BATTLE IS ABOUT THE ENDS JUSTIFYING THE MEANS

The Detroit Police Department hopes to convince Rep. Rashida Tlaib that in its use of facial recognition software, the ends justify...

Persona franchise surpasses 10 million copies sold

PERSONA FRANCHISE SURPASSES 10 MILLION COPIES SOLD

Between all the Persona games the franchise has surpassed 10 million copies sold. Persona 5 is more than a quarter of that all by itself.

 
 
 
The RetroBeat: World of Illusion is a Genesis co-op treasure

THE RETROBEAT: WORLD OF ILLUSION IS A GENESIS CO-OP TREASURE

When you get a Sega Genesis Mini, don't overlook World of Illusion. It's one of my favorite Disney video games ever.

Quasi-AR baby steps are preparing us for true AR's digital future

QUASI-AR BABY STEPS ARE PREPARING US FOR TRUE AR'S DIGITAL FUTURE

Apps such as Instagram, Pokemon Go, and Snapchat are acclimating people to the idea of augmented reality, even though they fall well...

 
 
 
Wolves in the Walls wins first Emmy Award for a virtual being

WOLVES IN THE WALLS WINS FIRST EMMY AWARD FOR A VIRTUAL BEING

Fable Studios has won an Emmy Award for Wolves in the Walls, a virtual reality animation that features the virtual being Lucy.

Weaponize your drone and face a $25,000 fine from the FAA

WEAPONIZE YOUR DRONE AND FACE A $25,000 FINE FROM THE FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration this week warned that placing a dangerous weapon on a drone can carry a fine of up to $25,000.

 
 
 
Riot Games closes a chapter with sexual harassment lawsuit settlement

RIOT GAMES CLOSES A CHAPTER WITH SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWSUIT SETTLEMENT

League of Legends maker Riot Games closed a sorry chapter of its history with the settlement of a class-action lawsuit for alleged...

Waymo cars refuse to drive in unsafe conditions

WAYMO CARS REFUSE TO DRIVE IN UNSAFE CONDITIONS

In a blog post, Waymo laid out the ways its cars tackle extreme weather conditions like snowstorms, heavy rain, and haboobs.

 
 
 
ProBeat: YouTube messages should have never existed

PROBEAT: YOUTUBE MESSAGES SHOULD HAVE NEVER EXISTED

YouTube is killing its messages feature two years after introducing it, despite there being no use case for a built-in chat functionality...

Leiting Games launches dungeon crawler Overdungeon on Steam

LEITING GAMES LAUNCHES DUNGEON CRAWLER OVERDUNGEON ON STEAM

Leiting Games has announced the full version of the rogue-like dungeon crawler Overdungeon is now available on the PC via Steam.

 
 
 
Qualcomm wins pause in FTC antitrust enforcement pending appeal

QUALCOMM WINS PAUSE IN FTC ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT PENDING APPEAL

The chipmaker will not be forced to renegotiate all of its chip supply and licensing deals with device makers prior to the appeals...

LG Dual Screen review: An enigma of a foldable

LG DUAL SCREEN REVIEW: AN ENIGMA OF A FOLDABLE

LG's pricey new Dual Screen attachment for the LG V50 ThinQ works mostly as advertised, but it leaves a lot to be desired.

 
 
 
Jam City unveils Frozen Adventures mobile game coming in November

JAM CITY UNVEILS FROZEN ADVENTURES MOBILE GAME COMING IN NOVEMBER

Mobile game publisher Jam City unveiled its match-3 puzzle game Frozen Adventures, which is debuting in November in anticipation of...

 
 
 
Gears Pop is Clash Royale with cover mechanics

GEARS POP IS CLASH ROYALE WITH COVER MECHANICS

Gears Pop is a lot like Clash Royale, but it has a cover system, naturally. It's also totally fine, and you don't even need to play...

If Apple Watch adopts Apple Card's poor titanium coating, look out

IF APPLE WATCH ADOPTS APPLE CARD'S POOR TITANIUM COATING, LOOK OUT

Apple's track record with titanium hasn't been great, thanks primarily to paint and coating issues. Will the next Apple Watch suffer...

 
 
 
Huawei details AI chips for training and inference

HUAWEI DETAILS AI CHIPS FOR TRAINING AND INFERENCE

Huawei's new Ascend 910 and Ascend 310 chips are custom-engineered for AI and machine learning workloads.

Sphero acquires modular electronics company LittleBits

SPHERO ACQUIRES MODULAR ELECTRONICS COMPANY LITTLEBITS

Sphero announced that it has acquired modular electronics company LittleBits for an undisclosed sum, catapulting it to the top of the...

 
 
 
Microsoft widens its efforts to support DirectX 12 games on Windows 7

MICROSOFT WIDENS ITS EFFORTS TO SUPPORT DIRECTX 12 GAMES ON WINDOWS 7

Microsoft is offering more support to studios looking to port DirectX 12 games to Windows 7. This should ensure more games get the...

IDevices' Instinct is a light switch with Alexa built in

IDEVICES' INSTINCT IS A LIGHT SWITCH WITH ALEXA BUILT IN

IDevices' Instinct is a light switch with Alexa built in, complete with a two-microphone array and high-fidelity speakers.

 
 
 



55% of mobile phone users plan to keep their devices for 3-5 years

55% of mobile phone users plan to keep their devices for 3-5 years

A new study shows confirms the worst fears of mobile phone manufacturers like Apple and Samsung. According to responses from 3,640 mobile phone users shows that more than half... Read more ...

Deal: Save up to $445 on the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on Amazon

Deal: Save up to $445 on the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on Amazon

Now that the Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ are available on the market, we expect Samsung's previous Note series flagships to become cheaper. The last year model was priced to sell... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review part 1: 4 days in, it's a great phone

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review part 1: 4 days in, it's a great phone

How do you keep using the fingerprint sensor and still protect your screen? With a screen protector! Our friends at Whitestone Dome make incredible tempered glass screen... Read more ...

Is This Our First Look At The Apple Watch Series 5?

Is This Our First Look At The Apple Watch Series 5?

We know that the Apple Watch Series 5 is expected to arrive later this year, but could the first images of the upcoming smartwatch have leaked already? In a post that was... Read more ...

Google Photos Now Lets You Search For Text In Photos

Google Photos Now Lets You Search For Text In Photos

Have you ever taken a photo and it contains text and you wanted to search for that text within it? We're not sure how many of you would have need for such a feature, but the... Read more ...

The best deals on the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10+

The best deals on the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 10 & Note 10+

If you're on the hunt for the unlocked Samsung Galaxy Note 10, we've got you covered. The SIM unlocked version of the Note 10, NOte 10+ ad Note 10 5G can be purchased from... Read more ...

Apple Card covers are becoming a thing because why not

Apple Card covers are becoming a thing because why not

What you need to know Apple Card covers are becoming a thing. A seller on Etsy is selling a cover made of premium cellulose fiber that comes with a matte black finish. Don't be... Read more ...

Google Photos Is Getting A Search By Text In Images Feature

Google Photos Is Getting A Search By Text In Images Feature

Google Photos already has easy ways to search for images. This month though it's getting a new feature that lets you search for images by the text in them. Google confirmed as... Read more ...

The latest iTunes sale is offering a ton of amazing Keanu Reeves movies

The latest iTunes sale is offering a ton of amazing Keanu Reeves movies

What you need to know The latest iTunes sale is focusing on everybody's favorite action star, Keanu Reeves. You can grab many of his classic movies for just $5. That includes... Read more ...

Vacuum Wars: Cleaning Battle - OZMO 950 vs Roomba i7 vs Roborock S5

Vacuum Wars: Cleaning Battle - OZMO 950 vs Roomba i7 vs Roborock S5

The vacuum wars continue as we put three top-tier robot vacuums in a head-to-head cleaning battle to see which is the best at being an actual vacuum. After all, a clean home is... Read more ...