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AI beats professional players at Super Smash Bros. video game
AI’s latest challenge: Super Smash Bros.REUTERS / Alamy Stock PhotoBy Timothy RevellAI has earned another victory against humans, this time in Nintendo fighting game Super Smash Bros. Melee. A team lead...
Virgin Media Super Hub 3
Existing Virgin Media customers can now get their hands on a brand new router if they want to (new customers get it by default, of course). Launched almost a year ago now, the redesigned Hub 3.0 (or Super...
Super VPN PPTP Plan
Most VPN companies keep their product range to an absolute bare minimum: one or two plans, maybe a couple of payment options, all very easy to compare and understand.US-based Super VPN is more about choice...
LG’s new Super UHD TVs will rock nano cell technology and four types of HDR
CES 2017 is almost here, which means TV manufacturers are just days away from debuting the latest and greatest in panel technology. The first company to get a jump on the festivities is LG who today unveiled...
Super Nintendo World is coming to Japan in 2020
We’ve known for a while now that Nintendo is collaborating with Universal Studios to open Nintendo-themed areas in Universal’s parks in Orlando, Hollywood, and Osaka but now we’re finally getting details...
124-year old Kodak launches a smartphone that focuses on the camera
Kodak went bankrupt in 2012 as the company credited with inventing the digital camera failed to keep up with the sweeping changes in the industry. In 2013, the 124-year old firm emerged from bankruptcy...
Police secret weapon arrests 370
Scotland Yard's specialist team of Super Recognisers use nothing more than their remarkable memory to match images of suspects Can you spot what these images have in common? They were used for the conviction...
Simply a smashing time—A visual tour of Super Smash Con
Hiiiiiiii! Ever wondered what hundreds of people playing a 17-year-old game looks like? Now you know. The last time I saw this many CRT TVs in one place was the 1997 Consumer Electronics Show (not really)...
Super typhoon heads for Taiwan
Super Typhoon Nepartak reached Category 5 status overnight on July 6, heading toward Taiwan with top sustained winds of 175mph. The storm is expected to reach Taiwan overnight Thursday, cross the island...
Four years since Candy Crush, King is still making the same game
You know what a King game looks like by now. Despite the broad array of fantastical names and exotic themes, each one is, at its core, a match-three game in which blocks are switched to create lines of...
Canada looks to delay tricky F-35 decision by buying Super Hornets
US Navy F/A-18F Super Hornets stack up for refueling over Afghanistan in 2010. Canada is looking to the latest Super Hornet as a way to put off buying F-35s.US Air ForceWhile campaigning for office, Canadian...
'Super Mario Brothers' is harder than NP-hard
Completing a game of 'Super Mario Brothers' can be hard -- very, very hard. That's the conclusion of a new paper that shows that the problem of solving a level in 'Super Mario Brothers' is as hard as the...
Mario-style shower curtain: Soak and star in your own retro game - CNET
Enlarge ImageWatch out for Bowser. ThinkGeek Retro gaming is the spice of your life. You wear a Super Mario wristwatch, gave your cat a Super Mario cat tree and decorated your home with a fully playable...
LG's Super LCD TVs first with two versions of HDR, starting at $1800 - CNET
You can't call them SUHD, or OLED, but LG is fine with you calling its latest TVs Super.The company's line of premium LCD-based televisions for 2016, first announced in January under the copycat name Super...
MWC 2016: Oppo's new tech can fully charge a phone in 15 minutes
If the best thing about owning a smartphone is actually using it, then easily the worst part is when you have to stop for a charge. Powering a phone back to good health can take hours, or if you're really...
Youth video game league plugged in for 2nd season
The company wants to create a “little league of video games,” with children age 6 to 18 bringing laptops to movie theaters to play against each other on the big screen. “We want these kids coming back...
Beyoncé's 'Super' $10,000-a-night Airbnb digs
Beyonce performs with Coldplay's Chris Martin at Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show.(Photo: Tannen Maury, EPA) SAN FRANCISCO - When Airbnb launched in 2008, Brian Chesky and his co-founders simply wanted...
CBS Says Super Bowl 50 Broke Streaming Records With 3.96 Million Unique Viewers
CBS reported earlier this morning that its live stream of Super Bowl 50 broke all prior streaming records for the big game. Now the network has released numbers to back up that claim: according to...
Tim Cook tweets blurry iPhone photo from Super Bowl
Apple CEO Tim Cook was apparently so excited about being on the field at Super Bowl 50 he tweeted a super blurry photo of the Bronco's celebration Sunday night. In light of Apple's ubiquitous "Shoot with...
10 big-game fails that kicked off winning memes (pictures) - CNET
The Internet might not have been accessible to people without computer science doctorates in 1985, but those who would help build its most revered icons of mockery held on to the memory of this rap anthem...
Uber Drivers Plan Strike During Super Bowl Weekend
Uber has slashed driver wages in the last month, with some reportedly earning less than minimum wage. Now drivers are planning a protest in San Francisco right when they could be significantly increasing...
Super Bowl cell towers power up (pictures) - CNET
This year's Super Bowl, which will take place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, has taken over its neighboring big city, San Francisco as well. As the game approaches this Sunday, February...
How StubHub fights counterfeit Super Bowl tickets
A close-up of a ticket to Super Bowl 50, being sold on StubHub.(Photo: Elizabeth Weise) SAN FRANCISCO – A single ticket to Super Bowl 50 can go for as much as $25,000, making the thin strips of paper worth...
Uber Delivered Puppies On Demand To TechCrunch Ahead Of Super Bowl Weekend
Uber has big plans for Super Bowl 50 this weekend. The rideshare platform will pick up passengers at designated areas throughout San Francisco and route them in a way that will hopefully help avoid...
Rat population could soar up to 200 million
if 200 million super rats doesn’t scare you, nothing will. THE warm winter could see Britain’s giant rat population soar to up to 200 million, experts warn. The mild weather will see an increase in numbers...
Get a set of HiFi Elite Super 66 Bluetooth headphones for $52.80 - CNET
CNET's Cheapskate scours the Web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. And find more great buys on the CNET Deals...
Brightest star explosion ever spotted revealed by astronomers
Astronomers have discovered the brightest star explosion ever, a super supernova that easily outshines our entire Milky Way. An international team revealed "the most powerful supernova observed in human...
Letv is now LeEco, launches new logo as part of global expansion
Comments By: Tech Desk | Published:January 13, 2016 4:09 pm LeTV has become LeEco now and introduced a new logo and branding exercise . Letv, the Chinese technology company that has managed to generate...
Kodak Is Bringing Back Super 8
If you’ve always wanted to shoot video using the tools your parents probably used to film each other naked then Yves Behar and Kodak have a product for you. Super 8 was a cartridge-based film...
CES 2016: LG's 98-inch UH9800 is the world's first 8K HDR TV
The LG 98UH9800 is the first 8K TV in the world today that's also capable of supporting current high dynamic range (HDR) standards. Having teased us with the existence of its 98-inch 8K monster TV before...
CES 2016: LG Super UHD TVs are coming to CES, including an 8K model
LG is playing television superhero at CES 2016, announcing it will showcase a premium line of 4K Ultra HD TVs that it's dubbing "Super UHD." The TVs are LG's most advanced LCD/LED screens in terms...
Warning over Super City's IT system
A $157 million Super City computer system has a potentially "catastrophic" risk, says Auditor General Lyn Provost.The NewCore system, the cost of which has blown out from $71 million to $157 million, also...
The Nolab Digital Super 8 Cartridge Could Digitize Your Old Movie Cameras
Photographer Hayes Urban wants to breathe new life into your own Super 8 camera. As you’ll recall, Super 8 was a format used in prehistoric times to shoot home movies. The cartridges contained...
Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS DLC ending soon, director says - CNET
The DLC campaign for Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS is coming to an end soon. That's according to game director Masahiro Sakurai, who shared the insight as part of Making of Fire Emblem: 25 Years of Development...
Stary’s Electric Skateboard Is Super Light And Super Cool
Electric skateboards are cool — that’s official — but they come ten-a-penny these days. If you want to find a good one, China is the place to look. But don’t worry, we went...
Super Mario Maker getting major update, introducing checkpoints and more
Nintendo has announced a new update for Wii U level-building game Super Mario Maker that, among other things, introduces the ability to add mid-level checkpoints. The free update, due November 4, also...
Super yellow blends for light efficiency
A blend of two polymers can be used to boost the efficiency of LEDs (light-emitting diodes), according to a research study published in the journal Applied Materials Today. Richard Friend of the Cavendish...
Tinder's Super Like goes global, so you can tell someone you're REALLY interested
Want a way to show a potential date that you really want to match? Tinder has now rolled out its Super Like feature to do exactly that.Super Like is a new way to swipe on your potential match – throw them...
Here's a Super Mario cat tree for your Princess Purr
Enlarge ImageLevel up your cat's life. MassihaProductions When it comes to geeky cat furniture, there's a wide, wonderful world of Star Wars, Star Trek and gaming-inspired creations out there.A massive...
Ford doubles down on aluminum with 2017 F-Series Super Duty
Ford's ground-pounding heavy duty pickups will tread a bit more lightly on the road come 2017. Just like its F-150 cousins did for 2015, the Blue Oval's next-generation Super Duty trucks are going aluminum...
Woman: After I rebuffed my Uber driver’s advances, he tried to rape me
EnlargeOre Huiying/Bloomberg via Getty Images reader comments 36 Share this story Further ReadingMan claims Uber driver “left him in a pool of blood” after refusing tripA woman in Minnesota has sued Uber,...
Uber denies targeting ex-engineer in claimed ‘smear campaign’
Susan Fowler, the former engineer whose detailed recounting of sexual harassment and management infighting at Uber prompted CEO Travis Kalanick to apologize for the rough-edged culture he created at the...
Uber says it’s not behind the phone calls to investigate Susan Fowler’s personal life
After a week of controversy — and heavy criticism from its employees, the media and some investors for allowing what one called a "toxic" work culture to thrive — Uber remains on the defense. Today, the...
Uber might genuinely be worried that #DeleteUber is working
alizasherman reader comments 1 Share this story Further ReadingEx-Uber engineer alleges sexual harassment, CEO reacts by promising investigationSocial media calls to #DeleteUber are getting the company's...
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