Monthly Archives: January 2018

Replika, the Emotional Chatbot, Goes Open-Source

When Eugenia Kuyda created her chatbot, Replika, she wanted it to stand out among the voice assistants and home robots that had begun to take root in peoples lives. Sure, AI made it possible to schedule an appointment or get the weather forecast by barking into your phone. But where was an AI you could […]

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Thousands of Universal Credit claimants unable to use Gov.uk Verify to apply for benefits

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Hundreds of thousands of benefits claimants could be unable to register for the new Universal Credit (UC) digital service because of problems using the government’s online identity system Gov.uk Verify, according to new figures that show barely a third of UC users successfully use Verify. By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and […]

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Anthem: trailer, release date and news

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Update:  Anthem’s release date delay is now official. Via a statement to the Wall Street Journal, EA’s Blake Jorgensen confirmed that the game is now expected to release in early 2019.  Meanwhile, 2018 will instead see the release of a new entry in the Battlefield series.  EA denied that Anthem’s development was running behind schedule, […]

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Huawei P Smart brings a mid-range, big screen to the UAE

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The mid-range Huawei P Smart has just been launched in the UAE, and will be exclusively available through LuLu Hypermarket from February 1. The P Smart originally launched as the Enjoy 7S in China at the end of 2017, but its name was changed when the phone was rolled out to other countries such as […]

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Top Tech Conferences: The Ultimate B2B tech events and show guide for 2018

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For information about adding your event to this list and featured listing opportunities please contact mike.moore@futurenet.com. Love it or loathe it, events and conferences are often where wheelers and dealers in the world of technology meet to decide on the future of the industry. Ironically, technology itself has accelerate the demise of some massive tech […]

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Win an iPhone X with NordVPN

We’ve teamed up with NordVPN to offer our readers the chance to win an iPhone X this Valentine’s Day, with five runners up getting their hands on an annual VPN account worth £70. NordVPN tops our chart, making it our VPN of choice. A VPN (which stands for Virtual Private Network) can be used to […]

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PlayStation Vue review: For those who want it all

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Much has changed since early 2016, when Sony took its PlayStation Vue streaming TV bundle nationwide. Vue now contends with five other nationwide streaming bundles instead of just one, and a recent price change has made it $10 more expensive in many markets. Still, PlayStation Vue manages to stand out with broad device support, solid […]

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At the State of the Union, Trump touts tax cuts and immigration deal

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With a president as mercurial as Trump, it was anyone’s guess what would happen during his first State of the Union address. The appearance is the president’s most high profile public speaking moment of the year and Trump was expected to touch on some of the issues of the moment, including funding for a border […]

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Gorogoa Review

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Share. Gorogoa crafts its inventive, sliding-tile puzzles and magical world with a graceful simplicity across a compact but fulfilling adventure. By Chloi Rad I’ve never played a puzzle game quite like Gorogoa. It’s quiet and reflective: four drag-and-droppable panels act as small windows into a beautiful and dreamlike hand-drawn universe. But as you scroll, stack, […]

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DroneGun Tactical is a portable (but still illegal) drone scrambler

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The only thing growing faster than the global drone population is the population of people thinking “how can I knock these annoying things out of the sky?” DroneShield offers a way to do just that, and now in a much more portable package, with the DroneGun Tactical — that is, if you’re an authorized government […]

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