The 40 best gadgets of 2017

November 24, 2017

The definitive list of tech and luxury items to have in your pocket, in your home and parked outside 1 TOY ROBOTNintendo Switch (280) modular gaming tablet offers an entirely new approach to video-gaming, merging the Wii and the DS in a convivial hybrid. As testament to its success, more and more non-Nintendo games are being released for the device and video streaming services are coming soon. 3 INTERACTIVE TOUCH-SCREEN…

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China Challenges Nvidia’s Hold on Artificial Intelligence Chips

November 24, 2017

In July, China’s government issued a sweeping new strategy with a striking aim: draw level with the US in artificial intelligence technology within three years, and become the world leader by 2030. A call for research projects from China’s Ministry of Science and Technology posted online last month fills in some detail on the government’s plans. And it puts Silicon Valley chipmaker Nvidia, the leading supplier of silicon for machine-learning…

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Ai Weiwei Gets Artsy-Fartsy About Surveillance

November 24, 2017

Walk down the street in New York City and your likeness will be captured on camera dozens of times. You’ll pass cameras affixed to buildings and traffic lights; on the subway platform, more than 4,000 closed circuit cameras will track your every move. There are security gadgets planted in elevators and lobbies, coffee shops and convenience stores, all of which keep a watchful eye. An estimated 62 million security cameras…

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Review: Microsoft Surface Book 2

November 23, 2017

Microsoft's Surface devices defy easy description. Even Microsoft itself has never quite known what to call them. It's the one device for everything in your life. It's a tablet that can replace your laptop. It's powerful as a laptop, lighter than air. It's powered by beautiful. In reality, the Surface is all those things—and none of them. The Surface Book 2, on the other hand, is really only one thing:…

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The 10 dumbest things Donald Trump Jr. has done in 2017

November 23, 2017

had direct contactDeep Throat? Game of Thrones This is just one of the ridiculous events that Don Jr. has done lately. In knowledge, his amateur PI work during the campaign was time the opening up of his sheer absurdity on the public place. Whether on Twitter, Instagram, or IRL, Donald Trump Jr. had managed to bring shame upon their own families at every turn. Let’s look at the many highways…

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OnePlus Heads Toward the All-Screen Phone Future With the New 5T

November 23, 2017

Want an easy way to get a straightforward, no-nonsense look at the state of the art in smartphones? Just check out whatever's new from OnePlus. The Chinese company quietly takes all the best mainstream tech it can find, sticks it in a chassis, and sells it on its website. It's never the first to experiment with wild new ideas, opting instead to wait for things to be a little more…

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This dude wonders on social media if women can orgasm, and the ensuing jokes came quick

November 23, 2017

If you’re bad at copulation, it’s certainly not advisable to broadcast it all over your social media. And if you’re not sure whether you’ve made a woman orgasm, perhaps it’s best time to speculate eternally. But what it is you do, satisfy don’t do what this poor dude did. Think out loud if the female orgasm is actually a myth. Because, in essence, what this soldier appointed Kyle reached was…

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Google Home’s new trick: Remotely ‘broadcasting’ your messages

November 23, 2017

Google Home speakers just got a lot more useful. Google introduced a new feature for Google Assistant that allows you to remotely “broadcast” messages between your phone and a Google Home speaker, or between multiple speakers in the same house. SEE ALSO: Google Home error shows why digital assistants still have a long way to go The update, which is rolling out now, means that you can essentially use Google…

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‘Hair Nah’ video game makes fun of white people who try to touch Black women’s hair

November 23, 2017

You’d think, at this point, it would be such a known cliche that it wouldn’t happen, but white people are still touching Black women’s hair without permission. That’s why Momo Pixel, an art director and pixel designer for Wieden+Kennedy in Portland, created “Hair Nah,” which turns the frustration of being touched by a stranger into a hilarious video game. So I made a game cause I got tired of women…

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Net Neutrality Memes are Here to Save the Open Internet

November 23, 2017

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai announced a contrive this week to end Net Neutrality, the FCC policy that retains internet service providers from favoring some types of traffic over others. In short-lived, U.S. internet providers would be allowed to attack patrons extra for better access to many websites and services, bundling them like cable TV fellowships do with channels parcels. This is already happening in countries without net neutrality…

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