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After AlphaGo defeated Ke Jie in the final match between the two, Jie noted that AlphaGo is now a "God of Go," and that its super-human skills prove that the future for many areas belongs to AI, rather than humans.
Techradar
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Acer This firm based out of the very same country Computex is held annually has already shown its cards regarding the big show. With that, we know with certainty that we can expect to get hands-on time with Acers Nitro 5 gaming laptop as well as its Acer Spin 1 2-in-1 laptop and new Android tablets with Quantum Dot displays. Having just come off of its massive annual media event in New York City this past April, chances are slim that well see much more from Acer during Computex. If we had to wildly guess, perhaps Acer will have more in PC gaming hardware to show off, that being a major focus of the show these days just dont hold your breath. AMD Having been teasing its new Vega graphics chip architecture for what seems like eons now, AMD will perhaps choose Computex as the place well finally see new the first Vega graphics cards.
Android Authority
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Android Police
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Google announced the Jamboard a few months ago, which is a business-oriented product you are probably not going to buy. Each one of these smart whiteboards costs $5,000, plus another $1,200 if you want the rolling stand. There's an app though. The app is free, but its capabilities are limited without the $5,000 piece of hardware. If you install the Jamboard app on a phone, it won't do much. You cannot create new "jams" or share your existing ones. Read More Google launches the Jamboard app for its new smart whiteboard was written by the awesome team at Android Police .
Autocar
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Hampshire-based specialist Lanzante has converted the track-specific 986bhp McLaren to road-going spec The McLaren P1 LM, a road-legal version of the track-focused 986bhp P1 GTR , has set a new lap record for production cars at the Nürburgring. Lanzante, the car's maker that is r enowned for its work on customer McLaren F1s and F1 GTRs, clocked a 6min 43sec laptime at the Green Hell with its machine, which is 9sec quicker than the latest record holder, the Lamborghini Huracán Performante . To emphasise its road worthiness, Lanzante said the car then drove off of the circuit and home to the UK. The fastest even Nürburgring lap times The P1 LM is claimed to be the quickest, rarest and last of the P1 variants. Just five production models are being made. Video: McLaren P1 LM smashes Goodwood road car record Lanzante says the biggest change from the P1 GTR is in the engine hardware, which now produces additional boost and hybrid power to keep the full 986bhp from the P1 GTR.
Tom's Hardware UK
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Hackaday
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They both focus on connecting powerful processors to high-resolution cameras and using a full-blown Linux operating system for the image processing. But it feels like the Joule is meant more for your average hardware hacker, and the Euclid for software engineers who are pointing their skills at robots but don't want to get bogged down in first-principles of hardware. Before you rage about this in the comments, let me explain. Euclid This is the Euclid . Its size and shape reminds me of digital recorders from the 90's and early 2000's, but it has a sleek glossy black finish (a bit different from when first teased in August ) and bristling with ports, buttons, and a few obvious sets of optics. This beast is running a quad-core Atom processor with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB on-board storage. That alone isn't going to blow you away, but the Euclid also has a RealSense depth camera, an RGB camera, and a fisheye camera built in.
Hackaday
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It used to be hot air soldering gear was exotic, but not anymore. There are plenty of relatively inexpensive choices. Many of these appear to be the same despite having different brand names and model numbers. One that is common and inexpensive is the 858D. These run about $50. [Gabse] has one and decided to upgrade it using some open source controller hardware and software. There wasn't a complete guide, so he created one himself . According to the original GitHub page, the controller will work with the Youyue-858D and any clones. However, there are others like the Atten 858D that use a different controller. In addition, there have been several variants. [Gabse's] guide is for the latest version. Information on other versions and brands might be on this discussion board thread . The new controller and firmware offer better temperature regulation, a safety feature that prevents the handpiece from heating up if power is applied when the handpiece is not docked, fan fault detection, a cold air mode, a sleep mode, and more.
Futurism
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However, they also train U.S. forces to fight without space resources, such as GPS and satellite communications , to ensure that they can competently fight using inertial navigation systems, compasses, and maps. “We study threats to the space realm, either coming from space or based on land,” 26th SAS chief of training Captain Christopher Barnes told Seeker . “If we can't directly replicate them with hardware, then we figure out if there's a software solution or some way we can train people to the point where they can fight through them, if they have to, in a conflict.” Security In Space Space Aggressors launch simulated attacks and training exercises, but these spacegames” are in response to security threats that are very serious. Modern American warfare and defense are almost completely reliant upon our GPS system, which basically consists of a chain of 31 satellites.
Tom's Hardware UK
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You'll be able to co-stream content on the same channel with three other people, or you can broadcast your daily activities through your phone with the new app.
RT
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Tom's Hardware UK
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Ke Jie played "perfectly" for the first half of the second match against AlphaGo, but ultimately the human player still lost against DeepMind's AI.
Futurism
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Augmented Social Media Facebook just launched what they are callingAct 2’, which is going to take the social media giant away from its core product, social media, and refocus its efforts on augmented reality and artificial intelligence. In a talk on April 18th Mark Zuckerberg outlined his vision for the future of Facebook. He simultaneously launched the beta version of Facebook’s new augmented reality tool that will leverage their social media platforms; Facebook, Whatsapp, Snapchat and Instagram, to create the communities he has been talking about a lot lately . Underlying all of the augmented reality applications, as well as the new messaging service and the new VR social media platform that they are also rolling out is machine learning algorithms (AI). Zuckerberg stated in his address that the application of AI to all that Facebook is doing will eventually allow the platform to replace all of the hardware in the real world with digital versions of them that look and feel just as real.
Tom's Hardware UK
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A new patch is also available to Early Access players that includes the new relationship system and a brand new home base.
Hackaday
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[Alex Williams] created his Open Source Underwater Glider project as an entry to The Hackaday Prize, and now it's one of our twenty finalists. This sweet drone uses motor-actuated syringes to serve as a ballast tank, which helps the glider move forward without the use of traditional propellers. Unlike most UAVs, which use motors to actively move the craft around, [Alex]’s glider uses the syringes to change the buoyancy of the craft, and it simply glides around on its wings. When the craft starts getting too deep, the syringes push out the water and the glider rises toward the surface until it’s ready for another glide. This low-power solution allows for long-term science projects and research. In addition to conserving power, the glider’s slow travel does not disturb the water or sea life. [Alex]’s goal is to make his glider open source and 3D printable, combined with off-the-shelf hardware and ArduSub under the hood. The Hackaday Prize2017 is Sponsored by: Filed under: The Hackaday Prize
Tom's Hardware UK
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Techradar
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Microsoft hosted an event to show off new hardware on May 23 , and it was there that it finally revealed the new Surface Pro . This follow up to the Surface Pro 4 didnt come as too much of a surprise, with Microsoft itself teasing a look at the Surface Pro before the event. We also knew that the Surface Pro 5 wouldnt be making an appearance, as during an interview with CNET , Surface VP Panos Panay said Theres no such thing as a Pro 5." While some people think that the Surface Pro is synonymous with the Surface Pro 5, we may still see a proper numbered sequel sometime in the future. However, its the newly-announced Surface Pro that were interested with here, so lets take a look at everything we know so far about Microsofts new Windows 10 tablet. Cut to the chase What is it? The new successor to the Surface Pro 4 When is it out? Shipments begin June 15 2017 What will it cost? Starting at $799/799/AU$1,119 Surface Pro release date While early reports suggested a new Surface Pro device would launch alongside the Windows 10 Creators Update, we now have an official date courtesy of Microsofts online store .
WebProNews
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1.1. New Nokia 9 leaks reveal stunning hardware fhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2017/05/22/hmd-nokia9-leak-pictures-images/ #7263113b5ac3 pic.twitter.com/U04rdM5ec1Forbes Tech News (@ForbesTech) May 22, 2017 There is also a fingerprint sensor at the front of the phone, while the design suggests a thick bezel. The design itself has failed to impress, but this is still a prototype, so it’s unfair to judge the Nokia 9 based on unofficial images. This is not Nokia’s first foray into Android phones since Microsoft sold the brand to HMD Global and Foxconn late last year. In January this year, HMD released Nokia 6, which boasts a 1.1GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor mated to 3GB of RAM and sold for about $250. HMD already released Nokia 3, Nokia 5, and the new iteration for the Nokia 3310. Based on its schedule, Nokia 7, Nokia 8 and Nokia 9 will likely be released this year.
Tom's Hardware UK
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Race for the finish in the game's fast-paced multi-lap mode.
Tom's Hardware UK
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Three new maps are available for Arena mode, and you can get new skins and emotes in the Anniversary boxes.
Hackaday
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[Mike] has already built at least two of these devices, and the result is accurately described as Rock 'em Sock 'em Borgs. Check out the video below for the action. On the hardware side of things, [Mike] picked up an MSP430, and whipped up a bit of code in Java. Three billion enterprise computing systems and, now, two cyborg chickens run Java. The motors and drivers come from Pololu, and control is provided over IR with a pair of Atari joysticks. You can check out the videos of these cyborg chickens below. If you have to ask why, the answer is always, because'. Filed under: robots hacks
Mashable
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Windows Blog
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Artists can paint on Surface and feel like they are painting on parchment, as Surface Pen has almost no latency and gives you the ability to do tilt and shading on Surface Pro. For those at work, you will feel like you are taking notes in your Moleskin notebook with your favorite pen. Never has there been a digital pen like this one. We couldnt be more excited for Surface fans to use it, and to help you coordinate your personal look, Surface Pen is available in Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue and Black. This device ships with the latest Creators Update from Windows, so you can take advantage of the new 3D and inking tools available in the update while businesses can easily run the programs they need including the full Microsoft Office suite and legacy desktop software. The new Surface Pen and Office transform the inking experience The new Surface Pen is only as good as the software behind it, which is why we’ve worked with Office to create new inking features that take full advantage of the hardware technology within Surface Pro and Surface Pen.