Artificial intelligence beats human eSports world champions at their own game

Artificial intelligence (AI) software has beaten a human team of world champion professional eSports players for the first time. A team built and trained by research company OpenAI beat the current world champions of online battle game Dota 2 , which is the subject of one of the world's largest eSports competitions. The OpenAI Five team beat human team OG […]

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Creepy malware found on Android and iOS that can steal your photos and passwords

A terrifying new strain of malware has been discovered in both Android and iOS apps, that can steal all your personal data. The malware, dubbed Exodus, was discovered by Security Without Borders, who first found it in Android smartphones . It was hidden inside files in several apps on the Google Play Store, which once installed on a smartphone, could […]

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Google finally pulls gay conversion therapy app after backlash

Google has pulled a controversial conversion therapy app from its Play Store following an outcry from LGBTQ groups. Google has been coming under pressure from several LGBTQ groups to remove the Living Hope Ministries app from the Play Store for Android apps. A petition demanding that Google remove the app also garnered more than 140,000 signatures on Change.org. “After consulting […]

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How Google Stadia could foretell the future of video games

Google last week unveiled its vision for the future of gaming, and if it ever comes to fruition it could radically change the way video games are made, bought and played. Stadia puts all of the heavy lifting on Google servers and network infrastructure, removing the need for computers, game consoles or high-end internet connections on the player's side. Streaming […]

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Google unveils ‘Stadia,’ a platform for streaming video games

Google is finally getting into the gaming business — and it’s doing it from the cloud. The search giant on Tuesday unveiled Stadia, a Netflix-like streaming platform for video games that will allow users to play top-tier titles with nothing more than a web connection. Stadia, Google says, will break down barriers to entry such as high-priced consoles by making […]

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Gmail, Google Drive hit by 4-hour outage

Several Google services, including Gmail and Google Drive, experienced widespread disruption yesterday, with users complaining they were unable to access their files or send e-mails with attachments. Affected users flocked to social media to complain about the outage at around 10am Singapore time. The first reports came from users in the Asia-Pacific region, though the outage appeared to affect users […]

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Chinese e-commerce company JD.Com launches store on Google shopping site

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce company JD.Com Inc has launched a store on Google Express, the online shopping site owned by the search engine of Alphabet Inc. The quiet launch marks the latest development in an ongoing tie-up between Alphabet and JD.Com, as each aims to take on respective rivals Amazon Inc and Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. The site, called […]

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Google didn’t tell users its Nest security system has a mic

Here’s one way to let users know that the gadget you sold them includes a microphone that you forgot to tell them about: You can announce an over-the-air software update that enables the microphone in the device to support a digital assistant triggered by voice commands. Presto. You didn’t know you bought something with a mic inside and now you […]

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