Daily Archives: April 11, 2017

Google AI can now turn your crappy doodles into palatable clip art

The latest AI creation from Google is akin to autocorrect, but instead of making suggestions based on words, AutoDraw will give you clip art-esque suggestions based upon your sketches. Not only is the matching process pretty darn intelligent, but it works as you draw — with each finished line an array of new suggestions will appear on the top bar. Naturally, there will be some mismatches and inexplicable suggestions, but as the tool utilises machine learning, it will theoretically improve with u

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7 things you need to know about the new Nikon D7500

We've already had some time with the new camera, so check out our hands-on Nikon D7500 review for our first impressions, but here are some of the highlights to get you up to speed...1. It uses the same sensor as the D500That's right, the Nikon D7500 has the same brilliant 20.9MP APS-C DX-format sensor that's in the D500. It has a 3.2-inch tilt-angle touchscreenInstead of a rear screen that sits flush with the body, as on the D7200, the Nikon D7500 sports a tilt-angle touchscreen with a 922,000-d

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer leaks, spans entire saga from Darth Maul to Kylo Ren

Though 2015's Star Wars Battlefront wasn't quite the shooter we were looking for, it appears that Star Wars Battlefront 2 will indeed address many of our issues with the previous entry, if this leaked trailer on Vimeo is anything to go by. The trailer gives us our first glimpse at the game's new single-player campaign, a feature that was sorely lacking from the series' prior instalment. It deals with "an untold soldier's story", in this case, a female soldier in the Empire. Cut to a montage of i

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Samsung Galaxy S8 won’t launch with Bixby Voice feature

One of the key features of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus handsets will not be available when the phones ship, the smartphone giant has revealed. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will be released on April 21 in the US and April 28 in all other regions, including the UK and Australia, but Samsung has just disclosed that the voice-control element of its Bixby assistant won’t be ready at launch. We’ve known that Bixby Voice was going to roll out to English territories starting with the U

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10 Windows 10 Creators Update features we like

One of the big new features for gamers in the Creators Update is a new Game Mode. For whatever reason, that is not the case with Windows 10, or at least it wasn’t before the Creators Update arrived. Theme colors now support the full rainbowThe Creators Update gives users more granular control over the appearance of Windows 10. But with the Creators Update, Microsoft has moved all of Windows’ security features into the hub—calling it Windows Defender Security Center. Ads suck… but you can turn th

By | 2017-04-11T18:58:38+00:00 April 11th, 2017|companies|0 Comments

A trailer for Star Wars Battlefront 2 has apparently leaked

A trailer for Star Wars: Battlefront 2 appears to have leaked, and if you manage to watch it over here before it's inevitably pulled down you'll probably glean a few interesting facts from it. Chiefly – and as we've already learned – Battlefront 2 will have a single-player campaign. It appears that the woman featured at the beginning of the trailer, an Empire soldier, will figure heavily into it. Then the trailer offers a collage of lots of real wars happening. Oh, and if you pre-order you'll ge

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Overwatch Uprising guide: tips for the game’s new PvE mode

Overwatch's latest seasonal event is underway, introducing balance changes, new skins, and a new four-player PvE brawl: Overwatch Uprising. Here's some tips to get you started taking the city back from the omnics:Know the fightOverwatch Uprising is a bit more substantial than the previous PvE event, Junkenstein's Revenge. This time around, players will fight across the entire King's Row map, rather than simply defend a single point. The Uprising event can be played on four difficulty modes: Norm

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Donald Trump says ‘We’re not going into Syria’ but ‘worst tyrants’ didn’t use gas

Asked if the United States is going to get involved in Syria, Trump said: "No. But if I see them using gas and using things that — I mean even some of the worst tyrants in the world didn't use the kind of gases that they used. "We're not going into Syria," Trump said in the interview. "But when I see people using horrible, horrible chemical weapons, which they agreed not to use under the Obama administration, but they violated it." Meanwhile, Trump's "even the worst tyrants" line echoed statemen

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Samsung Bixby voice feature will not be available in the US until spring

In a statement to CNBC, Samsung said the voice portion of the virtual assistant will be available to stateside customers only in spring, likely following a software update. "Key features of Bixby, including Vision, Home and Reminder, will be available with the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8 on April 21," the statement said. "Bixby Voice will be available in the U.S. on the Galaxy S8 later this spring." The Journal said Samsung executives were still discussing on when to make Bixby availa

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Volkswagen offers 6-year warranty to win back US customers

"This warranty further addresses the needs of American buyers head-on," said Volkswagen Group of American chief executive Hinrich Woebcken. VW said most other major rivals offer a 36,000 mile, three-year warranty on similar SUVs. That warranty extends 60,000 miles or five years. The powertrain warranty is 100,000 miles, but it only lasts five years or 60,000 miles if transferred. The new VW warranty is twice as long as the current three-year 36,000-mile warranty on the Tiguan.

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