Category Archives: Tech News

The 8 Ways Nintendo Can Double Down on Switch's Success

Once again, Nintendo has done the impossible. Going into 2018, the Nintendo Switch is on track to sell 20 million units in its first year. That means it has already outsold Nintendo’s 4-year-old Wii U and is the fastest-selling U.S. console ever, taking the honors from Nintendo’s Wii console a decade ago. With Switch, Nintendo […]

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The best broadband deals in February 2018

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Find the best broadband deal for you Finding the best broadband internet deals is no easy task – there are so many options. Do you need superfast fibre broadband? Should you go for a cheap broadband only deal for less than £20 per month, or add TV and phone plans to your internet package? We’re […]

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Tesla uses auto leases to raise $546 million in asset backed securities

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Tesla is using its car leases as collateral for a big $546 million loan as it turns to debt markets to raise additional cash to combat the blistering burn rate of its auto and energy business, according to multiple reports. The bonds are pegged to leases of its Model S and X cars, and it […]

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February 2018 Best Tech Deals: Xbox, Dell, Essential Phone, and More

We’re a month into the new year, so why are you still using that busted-up old laptop or game console? Valentine’s Day is around the corner so it’s a perfect time to treat yourself or someone you love to some new tech. Thanks to our friends at TechBargains, we have a handful of solid deals […]

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Deepfake porn videos deleted from internet by Gfycat

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Image caption Emma Watson is among several actresses who have had their faces merged with pornography Pornographic videos that used new software to replace the original face of an actress with that of a celebrity are being deleted by a service that hosted much of the content. San Francisco-based Gfycat has said it thinks the […]

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Nintendo announces Mario Kart Tour will be its next mobile game

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Nintendo has announced its next mobile game, and it’ll be based on the company’s long-running Mario Kart franchise.  We don’t have any other details about the game other than the name, Mario Kart Tour, but presumably the game will feature the same fast-paced powerup-fuelled racing mayhem the series is known for.  We’ve got our fingers […]

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A new study of Airbnb paints an ugly picture of the company’s impact on New York City housing

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For anyone who knows their city well, it’s easy to see that the short-term rental boom spurred by Airbnb’s massive popularity is changing things. Figuring out what exactly is changing and how quickly is trickier. In New York, those changes are have kept Airbnb and city regulators engaged in a multi-year war over what’s really […]

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Google Search results to give 'diverse' answers

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Google’s search-result Snippets rely on algorithms rather than human fact-checkers Google says it will soon alter its Search tool to provide “diverse perspectives” where appropriate. The change will affect the boxed text that often appears at the top of results pages – known as a Snippet – which contains […]

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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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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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