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Detroit: Become Human changes system requirements at last minute

Quantic Dream has announced changes to the system requirements for Detroit: Become Human, only a day before its launch on PC. If you’ve been spending some time and money ensuring your system matches the requirements expected from Detroit: Become Human, you might be a little disappointed to learn that the goal posts have moved.  Quantic Dream has revised its specification requirements at the last minute. PC owners now need to have a minimum CPU of an Intel Core i7-3770 at…

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The Technology 202: U.K. elections provide key test for American tech companies’ efforts to fight disinformation

A dog waits at a polling station during the general elections in north London, Britain. Voters in the United Kingdom heading to the polls today had their own taste of the dark ways social media can be leveraged to influence an election.  Reddit uncovered a foreign influence operation linked to Russia. There’s been a wave of misinformation on Facebook. Politicians and political parties engaged in online trickery themselves — manipulating a Twitter account and even doctoring a video.  “No one…

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Alexa: Would U? | Gizmodo UK

From the dawn of time to the release of Her and beyond, man has dreamed of the day they could bone a sex machine. Friends, that day is now upon us… if you’re fine with Amazon recording it. On Wednesday, Bloomberg Businessweek tweeted out a copy of their latest cover, linking to a feature article on the Orwellian nightmare of armies of Silicon Valley temps listening in on smart speaker conversations to improve speech recognition technology. Said cover features the…

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WhatsApp support ending on millions of phones – Which? News

Free messaging app WhatsApp will soon stop working on millions of ageing smartphones, meaning users won’t be able to make calls or send texts. A blog post over on the WhatsApp website says the brand is looking to focus its efforts on ‘platforms the vast majority of people use’. As a result, certain Android and iOS Phones on old operating systems will stop supporting the app. Meanwhile, all Windows Phone users will be cut off. Keep scrolling to find out…

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Inside Sydney’s Fight To Save The Climate

There was a stark juxtaposition outside of Sydney’s Town Hall before Wednesday’s climate rally: as thousands of protesters gathered in the hour preceding the event, a giant Christmas tree loomed over them while people dressed in clashes of red and green, some in Santa hats, hurried to seasonal parties and pub crawls. In a couple of hours, the crowd of protesters would swell to approximately 20,000 impassioned Australians. They took to the streets to protest the climate emergency and bushfires…

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VR hardware sales rise 31 percent in 2019, driven by Oculus Quest: report

Worldwide virtual reality hardware sales came in at $2.1 billion USD ($2.8 billion CAD) this year, according to a new report from gaming analytics firm SuperData. This marks a 31 percent increase from the $1.6 billion USD ($2.1 billion CAD) generated by the industry last year. As SuperData notes, the jump in sales were aided in no small part due to Facebook’s Oculus Quest. Launched in May, the Quest is a standalone headset that does away with cables and doesn’t…

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YouTube bans videos with ‘malicious insults and veiled threats’ in hate policy update – National

YouTube says it will ban videos that “maliciously insult” a person based on their sexuality, race or gender, as well as videos that imply violence or threats toward an individual. The announcement, which was revealed through YouTube’s official blog Wednesday, will be an update to its existing harassment and hate speech policy. READ MORE: YouTube declines to ban vlogger using anti-LGBTQ2 slurs YouTube said that content uploaded from everyone on the platform, including private individuals, creators and public officials,…

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Are You Getting Your Money’s Worth From Threaded Inserts?

Have you ever wondered whether it’s worth the time and expense to install threaded inserts into your 3D-printed projects? [Stefan] from CNC Kitchen did, and decided to answer the question once and for all, with science. If this sounds familiar, it’s with good reason: we covered [Stefan]’s last stab at assessing threaded inserts back in March. Then, he was primarily interested in determining if threaded inserts are better than threads cut or printed directly into parts. The current work is concerned…

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A dangerous woman: Pat Mitchell speaks TEDWomen 2019

Pat Mitchell speaks at TEDWomen 2019: Bold + Brilliant, December 4-6, 2019, Palm Springs, California. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED Pat Mitchell has nothing left to prove and much less to lose. Now more than ever, she cares less about what others say, speaks her mind freely — and she’s angry, too. She’s become a dangerous woman, through and through. Not dangerous, as in feared, but fearless; a force to be reckoned with. On the TEDWoman stage, she invites all…

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#MainBhiChowkidar – The Smart Twitter Bot

PM Narendra Modi today launched the #MainBhiChowkidar campaign on Twitter with a tweet. It quickly went viral, gaining over 80K likes in few hours, and the Twitter trending page suggests that around half a million tweets have been posted so far containing the #MainBhiChowkidar hashtag. Your Chowkidar is standing firm & serving the nation. But, I am not alone. Everyone who is fighting corruption, dirt, social evils is a Chowkidar. Everyone working hard for the progress of India is a…

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How to Set Up Google Alerts for News, Shopping, and Entertainment

When you want to find something on the web, you probably open your browser and perform a Google search. And while this is the most obvious way to search, you can take Google a step further using Google Alerts. With Google Alerts, you can enter what you want to find and receive a regular email with all the results. So rather than search Google every morning for something new related to your interest, you can just check your inbox. This…

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Samsung will bring a new glass display to the Galaxy Fold 2 that’s as thin as human hair – BGR

Samsung reportedly wants to crank its foldable smartphone production way up next year and bring somewhere in the range of 5 million to 6 million foldable handsets to market — many of which are going to have an ultra-thin display that we’re now learning some new details about. Details that include the fact that its thinness will be roughly equivalent to that of a human hair. In line with the recent announcement that the next generation of Samsung’s foldable will…

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ET Deals: Amazon Fire HD 8 $49, Echo Dot + 1 Month Amazon Music Unlimited only $9 for Prime Members, Asus VivoBook 15 AMD Ryzen 3$249

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Need a new tablet? Today you can get Amazon’s Fire HD 8 marked down to the affordable price of just $49.99, which is the same awesome deal on this tablet that was available on Black Friday. Amazon Fire HD 8 8-Inch 16GB Tablet ($49.99) Amazon’s… This is only a snippet of article written by Michael Justin Allen Sexton Read Full Article

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Create the perfect ambiance with a Yankee Candle

Trying to create that certain ambiance in your home or workspace? It’s amazing how a subtly scented candle can set off just the right mood. Yankee Candles are the quintessential decorative and scented elements that always deliver that perfect scent and classic look. Their fragrant product line offers far more than the old wax on a wick, however. Below we’ve compiled a wide range of favorite Yankee Candle products that can light up any type of space. Best value Yankee…

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Most Students and Faculty Prefer Face-To-Face Instruction, EDUCAUSE Surveys Find

Most college students and faculty seem to share a preference for in-person, not online, instruction. This shared perspective was revealed by two recently released studies from the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research. The first, published in October, surveyed more than 40,000 students at 118 U.S. institutions, while the second, published this week, drew on data from 9,500 faculty members across 119 US institutions. Among student respondents, 70 percent said they prefer mostly or completely face-to-face learning environments. The professors…

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Pando: We sold Pando

If there is a single moment when it seemed like my journalism career suddenly caught fire, it was the 2006 Business Week cover story I wrote about the rise of Web 2.0 companies. It was hated. It was loved. It inspired weird half-assed halloween costumes. And it won me a book deal which allowed me to buy a house in San Francisco and then led to my job at TechCrunch (v1), and eventually to founding Pando.  At the time I…

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13 Free 3D Modeling Software

A new decade is just around the corner and once again the opportunity of creating a list on the things you intend to accomplish is here. For engineering students and students of architecture, the ability to create 3D models is a skill that will definitely pay off in the long run. Thus, making it a priority to learn the basics of 3D modeling with a view to becoming more experienced as time goes, is a recommended action to take. In…

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Payments Canada report says nearly 75% of all payments are digital, and online transfers surge

Debit and credit card use in Canada still reign supreme, Payments Canada recently revealed in its annual Canadian Payment Methods and Trends report. Payments Canada provided an insight into both year-on-year and five-year payment methods and trends in Canada, analyzing over 21 billion payment transactions made in 2018. The data reveals that credit and debit cards still make up the largest portion of the total transaction volume in Canada, while cheque and paper transactions and electronic funds transfers (EFT) still…

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Your alarm clock, now powered by Amazon Alexa

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock Review – Echo Dot is probably one of the cheapest and smartest ways to get the smart assistant Alexa into your home. Make sure to read out Echo Dot (3rd Gen) review to see what the device can do to your home. But the space on our bedside table is limited and adding an alarm clock plus an extra speaker may not be feasible for every home owner. Sure, you can grab the…

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Harvard Geneticist Wants to Launch DNA Match Dating App Eliminate Inherited Disease

Dating apps, the friend and wingman that match you to potential mates have added another variable to their matrix.  Along with height, age, profession, interests, religion, you can now opt for a DNA match. A Harvard geneticist, George Church, wants to launch a dating app where potential dates can match based on their genetic compatibility. You can pick and choose your DNA matches. How does this DNA match dating app work: DNA or deoxyribose nucleic acid is a helical structure…

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