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Twitter begins switching its algorithmic timeline on by default Twitter begins switching its algorithmic timeline on by default
- March 18, 2016

Several outlets reported that Twitter had quietly flipped the switch, making the "best tweets" setting the default for all users. Gone is the sensible, logical, chronological timeline , replaced instead with an algorithmic feed that's home to tweets Twitter thinks you want to see first. (more...)
Trump Says 'We'd Have Riots' If He's Denied Nomination
- March 17, 2016

I didn't hear any outrage when Bernie Sanders said, 'we're in the midst of a political revolution.' Did he mean that figuratively or non-figuratively? "We're going to make our country rich again, and we're going to make our country great again". (more...)
Playstation Virtual Reality Headset Launching In October For $399
- March 17, 2016

Sony expects about 50 full games will be ready for PlayStation VR when it launches in October this year. We also got a look as to what will be inside the PlayStation VR box, which includes the headset itself, a processor unit, a VR headset connection cable, HDMI and USB cables, headphones and a power supply. (more...)
PlayStation VR costs £349, out in October
- March 17, 2016

Game developer Marc Flury plays Kokoromi's Superhypercube on Sony's PlayStation VR during an event in San Francisco, California. The major advantage of Sony with PlayStation VR headset is the price tag; the VR headset will be cost only $399 that is lesser than the price of rival headsets such as Oculus Rift. (more...)
Sony announces PlayStation VR will cost $399 United States dollars
- March 17, 2016

These competing headsets are for use with PC hardware, and beefy configurations at that. However, the company has confirmed the launch of 50 games before the launch of the PlayStation VR. The Oculus Rift, at £500, is also £150 more expensive and requires a super computer to run the better experiences. Sony says it now has more than 230 developers building content for the new PlayStation VR virtual reality headset which has been specifically created to be used with their new generation ... (more...)
PlayStation VR gets price, release date
- March 17, 2016

It's nice to have the option, but frankly I don't know that I'd ever watch a movie through Playstation VR. How do you feel about PlayStation VR? Along with VR set, users must buy PlayStation move controller so that they can move their hands in whatever game they are playing and with extra wires for connectivity. (more...)
Ex-officials point fingers at hearing on Flint water crisis
- March 16, 2016

Earl Carter, R-Ga., referring to the fact that for months after Hedman learned about the lack of corrosion control in Flint, neither the EPA nor any other governmental agency warned residents that their water was unsafe. He also said, "It would have been unreasonable ... to reject their guidance and attempt to make independent rulings on a highly sophisticated and scientific subject matter", but added that in hindsight he should have done more to push back at those experts who claimed the ... (more...)
Google Email Automatic Reply Tool Expanded Google Email Automatic Reply Tool Expanded
- March 16, 2016

Smart Reply, which has been around on the iOS and Android version of Inbox since November, gives the app the ability to craft an automatic response for an email based on the content of the message within. In initial tests, that meant personal messages such as "I love you" were commonly suggested as likely responses. One of the best [is] Smart Reply, which uses Google's machine-learning intelligence. (more...)
Software Wins Go Match: Google's Deepmind AI Beats Grandmaster
- March 16, 2016

According to a report by The Verge , the ancient Chinese board game of Go has always been considered impossible for computers to play at a world-class level, despite similar breakthroughs in other games like chess and checkers. "It's my first time getting this kind of congratulations from people by just winning a single game", Lee said after the match. The first matches saw, as observers noted, the AI using unusual strategies and surprising moves which didn't make sense in the moment, ... (more...)
Mobile offering BOGO deal on Galaxy S7, S7 edge Mobile offering BOGO deal on Galaxy S7, S7 edge
- March 16, 2016

According to Kantar's analysis, the recent slowdown of the consumer upgrade cycle presents Samsung with a huge opening to push its new flagship devices to fill the gap. You can get the Galaxy S7 edge instead, but the second phone will still be an S7. This newest offering is created to help you share, connect and organise as seamlessly as possible. (more...)
Joelle 'JoJo' Fletcher is Named Next 'Bachelorette' in 'Last-Minute' Decision
- March 16, 2016

Higgins asked, dropping to one knee. After all, Higgins broke from tradition when he told both of his finalists that he loved him. As previously reported, Higgins, 26, actually told Bushnell how deep his feelings were for Fletcher - now the next Bachelorette- after he and Bushnell got engaged in Jamaica. (more...)
Go-playing program AlphaGo defeats human champion 4:1
- March 16, 2016

AlphaGo won the final match Tuesday morning after a grinding, nail-biting comeback against the master human go player. "[Lee Se-dol] played an awesome game-it was exceptionally close". David Silver, a scientist at DeepMind who's been leading the development of AlphaGo , said the program estimated its probability as 1 in 10,000. The program also played less well with a black stone, which plays first and has to claim a larger territory than its opponent to win. (more...)
Millions projected to be at risk from sea-level rise Millions projected to be at risk from sea-level rise
- March 15, 2016

However, a recent study , published in the peer-reviewed British journal Nature Climate Change on Monday, found that the estimated number of coastal residents who are threatened by the rising sea levels is actually three times higher than early figures. (more...)
Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones set sail in S. Korea Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones set sail in S. Korea
- March 15, 2016

Koh Dong-jin, President of Samsung's Handsets Business, had also expected that the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge would help the company revive sales in markets such as China where in recent years Apple has shown tremendous growth. "Samsung did not just redefine these devices but also re-imagined what they could do based on the feedback from the people who use them, and what they need most from the devices". (more...)
Oil Prices Dragged Back on Oversupply Concerns
- March 15, 2016

The minister said he expects Iran's crude oil exports to hit 2 million bpd in the current Persian month of Esfand which ends on March 20. The participation of Iran in the freezing of oil production will be discussed in March during the meeting between the head of the Russian Ministry of Energy Alexander Novak and his Iranian counterpart Bijan Zangeneh. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Launch Globally Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge Launch Globally
- March 15, 2016

According to Samsung, between February 21 and March 10, the amount of Galaxy S7/S7 edge pre-orders was 2.5 times larger than any previous Galaxy S smartphone launched since the beginning of the series. "These devices do not only look great but feel great as well and comfortable to hold". Many theories sprung up as to why that could be the case, especially with Verizon being a partner of Google's Android Pay, which is in direct competition with services like Samsung Pay and Apple Pay. (more...)
ESA and Roscosmos launch rocket to Mars
- March 15, 2016

Russia's space agency and the ESA are embarking on the mission to Mars to try and get a better understanding of the Red Planet and, of course, searching for signs of life . The unmanned ExoMars probe- a collaborative project with Russia's Roscosmos- was launched aboard a Russian rocket Monday and is expected to reach Mars in October. (more...)
Stunning New Look at Total Solar Eclipse from One Million Miles Away Stunning New Look at Total Solar Eclipse from One Million Miles Away
- March 14, 2016

The Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) is the only satellite that operates in deep space between Earth and the sun. From the ground, NASA conducted a live broadcast of the solar eclipse . The next total solar eclipse will be on August 21, 2017. This is the first time the full eclipse has been captured in this way, he added. The GIF above was compiled from 13 images taken by the Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) and Cassegrain telescope aboard the satellite. (more...)
VR's future to become clearer at video game conference VR's future to become clearer at video game conference
- March 14, 2016

Imagine being able to play any game in your Steam library inside a virtual reality setting. Valve's built-in feature will differ from YouTube's in that it will allow users to play non-VR enabled games, and even view and use the Windows desktop environment. (more...)
Scott Kelly is Home in Houston After His #YearinSpace
- March 10, 2016

The welcoming committee included Scott's two daughters, aged 21 and 12; his girlfriend who has been chronicling his mission as a Nasa public affairs officer at Johnson; and his sister-in-law, former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, Mark's wife. (more...)

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