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Google brings machine learning to deliver sharper low res images Google brings machine learning to deliver sharper low res images
- January 14, 2017

This is especially true for media including images or video, and Google just delivered a major gain when it comes to viewing images online. Sadly, the technique is limited to Google+ for now. But, while traditional upsampling uses fixed rules to work out which new pixels to use where, RAISR adapts its methods to each image. What you end up with after lots of training is a system that can do the same high quality upsampling on most images without needing the high quality version for reference. (more...)
Nintendo Switch to launch March 3, to cost $299.99 in US
- January 14, 2017

In teaser videos, Nintendo Co. has shown players using a handheld whose remote controller section detaches from the left and right sides of the main part of the device's display . Nintendo's Tokyo-listed stock dived after it released a three-minute video about the product on its YouTube channel. It fell 5.8 per cent. Finally, Nintendo integrated "HD Rumble", which it says is sensitive enough to allow players to feel ice falling into a glass and liquid being poured over the cubes. (more...)
Nintendo reveals new paid online service for Nintendo Switch
- January 14, 2017

Are my old Nintendo controllers compatible with Nintendo Switch? But unlike the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live, games purchased in Nintendo's online marketplace have historically been tied to the consoles they're purchased on. Tomorrow morning at 4am, Nintendo will finally deliver the details they teased us with back in October with their Switch reveal trailer . Some of the other games announced for Switch include, Just Dance 2017 , Project Sonic 2017, Dragon Quest X , ... (more...)
Splatoon 2 brings new weapons, stages and fashion to Nintendo Switch
- January 14, 2017

All of these questions - and more, we expect - are due to be answered on Thursday evening. As we stated earlier, the Switch seems to have had a positive response from gamers and several industry heads such as the CEO of Nvidia have commented favorably on it. (more...)
DiRT Rally Is About To Be Updated To Include PlayStation VR Support DiRT Rally Is About To Be Updated To Include PlayStation VR Support
- January 14, 2017

The surprise announcement came today courtesy of the Codemasters blog which states that PSVR compatibility will be added in the coming weeks. Just like with the virtual reality support included in the PC version of the game, PlayStation 4 gamers will be able to play the game in virtual reality by using the PlayStation VR headset. (more...)
Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers announced for Switch Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers announced for Switch
- January 14, 2017

Evil Ryu and Violent Ken, corrupt versions of the franchise's most iconic characters, are the titular final challengers. While it has a bunch of info that we've already been privy to (two new characters, two players taking on a CPU opponent at the same time), there was one bit at the end that really stuck out to me. (more...)
Microsoft Buys Canadian Artificial Intelligence Startup for More Brainpower Microsoft Buys Canadian Artificial Intelligence Startup for More Brainpower
- January 14, 2017

In technical terms, Maluuba has been pursuing artificial general intelligence , which is considered the next evolution of AI. Maluuba - a Montreal-based startup that impressed during TechCrunch's 2012 San Francisco Startup Battlefield competition - uses natural language processing and machine learning to achieve a singular goal: achieving artificial general intelligence (AGI). (more...)
Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) , Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE:CBI)
- January 14, 2017

WI decreased its position in shares of Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR) by 2.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). WARNING: This piece of content was reported by Community Financial News and is owned by of Community Financial News. If you are viewing this article on another publication, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of United States & global copyright & trademark legislation. (more...)
RBI governor Urjit Patel outruns media on his tail
- January 14, 2017

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel, while addressing at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit, said Guarantees increase government's contingent liabilities, and add to risk premia for its own borrowing. "If true this is most unfortunate and we take strong exception to this measure", the Forum said. The chief of India's central bank on Wednesday warned the federal government that not wresting a ballooning fiscal deficit might cause long-term economic damage. (more...)
Senate passes budget, moves one step closer to ACA repeal Senate passes budget, moves one step closer to ACA repeal
- January 14, 2017

They will vote on a 2017 budget resolution that instructs committees to write legislation repealing the law. Some Republicans have said they're concerned that the party will repeal the law without having a replacement that enough legislators can agree on ready to go. (more...)
Andy Rubin readying launch of new AI-focused phone Andy Rubin readying launch of new AI-focused phone
- January 14, 2017

The other major focus will be artificial intelligence, with this smartphone being the centerpiece to a variety of different consumer products being planned for launch later this year by Essential. Rubin left Google two years ago after creating Android and the leading the team behind it for eight years. It's unclear if the devices will run on software based on Android. (more...)
Why I am confident enough to pre-order a Nintendo Switch
- January 14, 2017

A paid online service, including a free trial at launch, will bring online play and a free game every month to Switch users. You will need to subscribe to Nintendo's online service to do so, but a free trial will be supplied with each console. (more...)
Apple Reportedly Plans to Launch Scripted TV, Movies This Year
- January 13, 2017

Sadly, it looks like Apple is going to half-ass the enterprise. Of course, that's no longer the case, especially since the App Store came into play-from the little that Apple breaks out of its financial results, the store now regularly operates at a solid profit. (more...)
Rory McIlroy defies back pain to stay in SA Open hunt
- January 13, 2017

Six birdies over his final eight holes helped Uihlein close an eight-under 64 and grab a share of second, with Kruger also on 10 under after a second successive 67. Storm is capitalizing on a huge break previous year. The Englishman, who looked to have lost his tour card past year but was given a reprieve after Patrick Reed didn't play in enough events, set the tone with three opening birdies from the 10th. (more...)
Houser And Laiso Join The Rebellion For 'Rogue One' Adaptation
- January 13, 2017

The article goes on to say the the scene was added when the Rogue One brain trust made a decision to up the Dark Side factor. While the news of reshoots on Rogue One had initially caused anxiety amongst fans before the film's release in December previous year, it seems like the film's edits did a lot of good for the film. (more...)
Tour Obama's White House one last time in VR
- January 13, 2017

More than 50 years ago, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy introduced millions of Americans to the White House in a televised tour. In this virtual experience, viewers can explore the White House and West Wing in 360 degrees. "The idea is to make it feel like it's not an interview but someone talking to you in a very conversational way", explains Lajeunesse. If you want to tell departing President Obama, "See you around", you have a golden opportunity. (more...)
AMD suggests Ryzen will launch before GDC ends in March
- January 13, 2017

It's possible for the Ryzen CPU to pop any day during the event. According to Yibada , AMD Ryzen is believed to be unveiled around March. While AMD hasn't given a specific release date for their Ryzen CPUs, a GDC talk description may have given us a big clue as to when Ryzen will be launched. (more...)
Snapchat's new universal search bar is built for speed Snapchat's new universal search bar is built for speed
- January 13, 2017

TechCrunch reports that the new feature is designed for speed, encouraging you to find what you need and continue sharing photos, videos and contributing to Stories. The company was asked whether the search will consist of ads in the future, it refused to make comments. After entering a friend's name in the entry bar, Snapchatters will be able to tap his or her card to jump into a chat with that person. (more...)
Pompeo Delivers Another Smooth Confirmation Hearing for Trump's Cabinet Pompeo Delivers Another Smooth Confirmation Hearing for Trump's Cabinet
- January 13, 2017

He told the committee Thursday, however, that as CIA director he would make the transition from a partisan, policymaking lawmaker to an objective intelligence collector. "Finally as you know", he said, "Chairman [Richard] Burr and I have committed to conduct a review". Arguing that cyber security is an "obvious emerging area for increased focus", Pompeo maintained that the Central Intelligence Agency "must continue to operate at the forefront" of the issue. (more...)
Google's Toontastic 3D lets kids (and adults) create storytelling cartoons Google's Toontastic 3D lets kids (and adults) create storytelling cartoons
- January 13, 2017

In a recent blog post, Google said it hopes that the Toontastic 3D app will spark kids' imagination and at the same time empower them to create, invent, and develop their creative skills for the jobs of the future. The basic premise of the app remains the same: it's an animation tool for kids to make movies for fun or for education (or, here's a insane idea: both). (more...)

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