Celebrating the Music of Video Games as an Art Form

June 19, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS London Symphony Orchestra will perform game music this weekend Music will include songs from Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first game-music concert The electronic bleeps and squawks of Tetris, Donkey Kong and other generation-shaping games that you may never have thought of as musical are increasingly […]

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Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus Image Leak Reignites Launch Hopes

June 19, 2017

Xiaomi was largely rumoured to launch the Mi 6 Plus alongside the Mi 6, but that didn’t happen, and leaks of the Mi 6 Plus also reduced post the Mi 6 launch in April. Now, the Mi 6 Plus has again cropped up online bringing back hopes of a launch soon. Gizchina found a back […]

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BSEB Bihar Class 10 Results 2017: How to check

June 19, 2017

The Bihar School Education Board (BSEB) is all set to declare the matriculate or class 10 board results on Tuesday, June 20. Once the Bihar Class 10 results will be declared, all the candidates can check the same at biharboard.ac.in Here’s what BSEB chairman Anand Kishor said: “We are working out the modalities. Things are […]

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Summer Workshop Pushes Minority Students to Pursue Computer Science Degrees

June 19, 2017

Undergraduate tech students from universities around the country convened at Cornell this past week for a week-long computer science workshop, encouraging students to consider graduate degrees in the field. The workshop, Software Defined Network Interface, aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority Ph.D. students in computer science. The participants come from various universities including […]

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iPad Pro 2017 Models Outperform New MacBook Pro Models in Some Benchmarks

June 19, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS The benchmark tests pitted new iPad Pro models against MacBook Pro The 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models were included in the test Benchmark also included 2016 MacBook Pro models Apple’s new iPad Pro models are as capable as the refreshed MacBook Pro models, matching, and even surpassing the laptops in certain benchmarks. Bare […]

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Western Digital Moves to Court in a Bid to Block Sale of Toshiba Chip Unit

June 19, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS WD has sought a court injunction to stop Toshiba’s chip unit sale The court injunction details that Toshiba needs to take WD’s consent Toshiba wants to complete the deal as quickly as possible Western Digital Corp has sought a court injunction to prevent Toshiba Corp from selling its chip business without the US firm’s […]

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Microsoft Modern Keyboard With 'Hidden' Fingerprint Scanner Launched

June 19, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS New Microsoft Modern Keyboard comes with a fingerprint scanner It has been priced at $129.99 (roughly Rs. 8,500) The fingerprint scanner is embedded inside the right Windows key Microsoft on Thursday silently unveiled a new keyboard, called the Microsoft Modern Keyboard. Priced at Rs. $129.99 (roughly Rs. 8,500), the new Modern Keyboard is listed […]

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Kevin Smith’s Krampus movie is now a non-Christmas-related horror anthology

June 19, 2017

Kevin Smith has announced that he’s retooling his Christmas horror comedy Comes The Krampus, after the film became a victim of the infamous Krampus movie rush of Winter 2015. Refusing to be cowed, Smith has stripped out the film’s Christmas elements, repurposed its monster, and now announced that the movie has become a horror anthology […]

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Now, an Algorithm to Teach Robots How to Behave Like a Human in Certain Situations

June 19, 2017

Scientists have developed a new machine-learning algorithm to help robots display appropriate social behaviour in interactions with humans. Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) are making virtual and robotic assistants increasingly capable in performing complex tasks, researchers said. For these “smart” machines to be considered safe and trustworthy collaborators with human partners, however, robots must be […]

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Oppo R11 to be available outside China starting next week

June 19, 2017

The Oppo R11 – which was made official last week, and is currently only available in China – will soon be available outside of its home country. According to a Weibo post, the device will go on sale in Taiwan next week. Specifically, the post notes the launch is set for June 21. As for […]

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