Bats Inspiring Science: Machine-Learning Algorithm Generates Images from Sounds
Scientists have figured out a way to give smart devices a “bat sense” of their surroundings by using a machine-learning algorithm to create images of the immediate environment from echoes and sounds alone. The research, outlined in a paper published in the Physical Review Letters journal, was
Sony Partnering and Investing in Discord
Sony has unveiled its plans to bring popular chat application Discord to PlayStation consoles. The Japanese tech giant has got its eye on the immensely popular gamer-focused app, shooting down the rumors about Microsoft acquiring Discord. According to an official announcement by Jim Ryan, Preside
Clubhouse Enters Private Beta on Android
Alpha Exploration Co. and its parent company, Notion, have announced that they’re working on an Android version of their popular social networking app, Clubhouse. Ever since it launched in March 2020, Clubhouse has been an iOS exclusive. This year we’ll hopefully get to use it on our Android
Epic Games Spent More Than $1 Billion on Exclusive Deals and Giveaways
In the war of the storefronts, you either win by default because you’re Steam, or you need to pay a hefty sum to come on top. That sum? About $1 billion, which is how much Epic Games has spent so far securing exclusive rights to some of the top PC games. There was never any doubt that Epic Game
These Are Your Free PlayStation Plus Games for May 2021
PlayStation Plus subscribers can now get their hands on a new batch of freebies. Some big titles are up for grabs this month, so don’t cancel your PS Plus just yet. Following its recent practice of giving away three games instead of two per month, Sony has once again brought PS Plus subscribers
Samsung Launches a New and Improved SAS SSD Card
Samsung has started sample shipping the PM1653, an SAS-based SSD that’s twice as fast and layered as its earlier PM1643 model from 2016. The PM1653 is expected to go into mass production in the second half of 2021. It’s based on the PM1643’s technology but with numerous improvements, and fo
Rivalry Between Facebook and Apple Escalates Thanks to Anti-Tracking Shield
With the latest update for iOS 14.5 on Monday April 26, Apple introduced its App Tracking Transparency feature after a seven-month delay. While this privacy feature was in development, both Facebook and Apple criticized each other’s business strategy and reasons for implementing a feature that wou
Apple Discreetly Announces iOS and iPadOS 14.5
Apple’s press release for AirTag, a tracker accessory linked to Apple mobile devices, included a fine-print announcement that iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 “software updates will be available starting next week.” AirTags will be available for purchase starting from April 30 and are only compatib
Overwatch Director Jeff Kaplan Leaves Blizzard
Jeff Kaplan, Overwatch game director, is the latest high-profile name to leave Blizzard Entertainment. Aaron Keller, assistant game director for Overwatch and one of the founding members of the Overwatch team, is set to take over his position. Kaplan worked at Blizzard for 19 years as a director
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