Is More RAM Really Better for Gaming?

There is a widely held old belief that more RAM is better for smoother running of your computer. How true is this?Generally, more RAM is a good thing but does having more of it significantly improve your gaming experience or is it just a myth? In this article, I’m gonna give you answer on how much ram for gaming. How I Conducted The Tests RAM is a temporary type of memory which the computer’s processor stores data and cache for programs so that when reopening those programs, they will load [Read Entire Story]

Major Studios, Streamers Win Early Battle in War with TickBox

The court ordered TickBox to maintain certain changes it made to its user interface and advertising after the studios sued. read more SOURCE: THR, Esq. - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Programmers use TensorFlow AI to turn any webcam into Microsoft Kinect

A pair of AI developers turned a $10 webcam into a motion-tracking system. It’s like a DIY Kinect with a Google brain. And best of all they named it Skeletron. The project, a collaboration between Or Fleisher and Dror Ayalon, was developed using TensorFlow, an open source AI platform created by Google, and Unity, a popular video game engine. Motion-tracking usually requires expensive cameras, high-end computers, and someone to wear a skin-tight bodysuit with those silly plastic balls Velcroed [Read Entire Story]

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators Now Have Built-In Microphones

Teenage Engineering has a history of producing interesting products that equally prioritize fun and functionality. Their line of Pocket Operator portable synths and sequencers has been updated with the addition of the K.O! and Speak… ; ; ; ; ; ; ;Related StoriesRobinhood Now Lets You Trade CryptocurrencyDJI Mavic AirIntegral Memory Made the Largest microSD Card Ever ; SOURCE: Cool Material - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Ruling raises songwriter royalties from Spotify, Apple Music by 44%

Jimmy Iovine announces new Apple Music app. (credit: Megan Geuss) The mechanical royalty rates from streaming—royalties paid out to songwriters and publishers, as distinct from those paid out to performers—will increase by nearly 44 percent over the next five years. This comes as a result of a ruling from the United States Copyright Royalty Board after hearings that were held from March through June of last year. Currently, 10.5 percent of streaming services' monthly gross revenue is assigned [Read Entire Story]

Here’s a First Look at the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

While reports of a new Samsung Galaxy S9 dropping in March to rival iPhone X were published last month, the official debut for the new smartphone is officially a month away, as Samsung confirms the 2018 flagship model, reports VentureBeat. Consisting of the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, the devices essentially maintain the signature aesthetic as first seen on the Galaxy S8, with these upcoming releases featuring component upgrades only. From 02.25.2018. #Unpacked will change how you [Read Entire Story]

Airbnb wants to assure you its vision is ‘good for society’

In an open letter, the head of Airbnb talked about being a relevant, useful, and purposeful company — and most importantly, one that doesn't destroy society. CEO and co-founder Brian Chesky laid out the company's vision in the letter, and stressed the importance of appeasing not just employees and shareholders, but also the wider community outside of the Airbnb bubble — presumably including people who've accused the company of pushing rents higher in tight housing markets. ; SEE [Read Entire Story]

Elon Musk’s $600 Boring Company Flamethrower Is Here

What’s more lit than an a Tesla? A flamethrower. Last December, Elon Musk made a promised on Twitter that “after we sell 50k [Boring Company] hats, we will start selling The Boring Company flamethrower.” This past Christmas Eve, after hitting the sales goal, he tweeted that the flamethrowers were coming “soon!” Hats sold out, flamethrowers soon! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 24, 2017 Musk isn’t just a genius that brought us the Tesla Roadster, he’s also a man of his [Read Entire Story]

Robots that act like humans are a waste of time

If you make robots, and your target demographic isn’t children, stop trying to give your machines a personality. Robots suck at being humans. Instead of asking how robots can be more like people, just make them useful. One ridiculous robot after another graces our periphery in a never-ending cascade of failed human-interface designs. These almost-pointless machines are nothing but hyperbole factories and media magnets that somehow manage to keep getting created, despite engaging in borderline [Read Entire Story]

Alphabet launches a cybersecurity company called “Chronicle”

Enlarge (credit: Chronicle) Alphabet—the parent company of Google, Nest, Waymo, and a million other companies—is launching a new company under the Alphabet umbrella. It's called "Chronicle," and the new company wants to apply the usual Google tenets of machine learning and cloud computing to cybersecurity. The company is already up and running with an absolutely awesome URL, "," along with two introductory blog posts (1, 2), a logo, a Twitter account, and a vague sales pitch [Read Entire Story]

Redbox Says Disney Engaging in Copyright Misuse to Protect Coming Streaming Service

Disney is seeking an injunction to prevent Redbox from disassembling "combo packs" and selling movie download codes more SOURCE: THR, Esq. - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Microsoft’s AI is a robo Van Gogh that could change how designers work

Microsoft has developed an AI to draw entirely original images based on nothing more than text. You type it, a computer draws it, and we’re one step closer to a world where using software like Photoshop and Illustrator is a hands-off experience. Researchers created a text-to-image bot that spits out pretty amazing images when fed a series of descriptive words like “this bird is red with white and has a very short beak.” This was accomplished through the creation of neural network called an [Read Entire Story]

Office for Mac now shares a codebase with Windows, gets real-time collaboration

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft has released a major Office update for Mac. Update 16.9.0 finally brings long-anticipated real-time collaboration features and automatic cloud saving. Notably, the Mac version of this software is now built from the same codebase as the Windows version, which means that Office shares a codebase across all platforms for the first time in 20 years. The Mac version of Office has often lagged behind Windows in features (some periods have been better than [Read Entire Story]

Hackers can’t dig into latest Xiaomi phone due to GPL violations

Enlarge Yet another Android OEM is dragging its feet with its GPL compliance. This time, it's Xiaomi with the Mi A1 Android One device, which still hasn't seen a kernel source code release. Android vendors are required to release their kernel sources thanks to the Linux kernel's GPLv2 licensing. The Mi A1 has been out for about three months now, and there's still no source code release on Xiaomi's official github account. Unfortunately, GPL non-compliance is par for the course in the world of [Read Entire Story]

Nintendo Labo Aims to Bring Childlike Wonder Back to Gaming

The company continues to move the needle of the gaming industry in terms of unique more SOURCE: Heat Vision - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Blame the algorithm: How kids get away with watching what they shouldn’t

No one tells you that becoming a parent means keeping a lot of dirty little secrets. Like that time you wiped your kid’s booger on the underside of a park bench when you were out of tissues. Or that sometimes (ok, at least once a month) an entire weekend goes by without them brushing their hair. Well, here’s another one that parents don’t like to cop to: Their kids watch a lot of digital content. According to research presented this year at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, 20% of the [Read Entire Story]

The Robin smartphone is no more after Razer acquires Nextbit

Nextbit, maker of the crowdfunded Android smartphone Robin, has been acquired by Razer, the companies said in a statement Monday. Though Razer plans to keep Nextbit as a separate unit within the company "focused on unique mobile design and experiences," according to Nextbit's CEO, the company stopped production for Robin and will no longer sell the handset or its accessories. ; SEE ALSO: Google's biggest Android problem is also ruining emoji Terms of the deal were not disclosed but Recode [Read Entire Story]

NBA Star Paul Pierce to Chronicle Final Season for Derek Jeter’s The Players Tribune (Exclusive)

The Los Angeles Clippers forward tells THR that he will produce first-person essays, photos, videos, podcasts and more for the site, aiming to "document the memories" and "share the stories behind the stories" of his 19th and final season as a more SOURCE: Tech - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Grammys: Spotify’s Purple Billboards Suggest Prince’s Music to Hit Major Streaming Service

The ads appeared in New York’s Union Square subway station on Monday morning. read more SOURCE: Music - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Save on the 10′ Model of Anker’s Super Durable PowerLine+ Lightning Cable

Anker’s kevlar-wrapped PowerLine Lightning cables are some of the most popular we’ve ever posted, and the 10' model of the even more durable PowerLine+ is marked down to $15 today on Amazon in red, a dollar away from the all-time low.Read more... SOURCE: Lifehacker - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Turn Cinder Blocks into Speakers with Cinder Speakers

Add some classy design, DIY flair and a damn cool pair of bookshelf speakers to your home with Cinder Speakers. Designed by Daniel Ballou (who was also responsible for those desktop ceramic cargo containers) to leverage the low resonance and vibration reducing properties of concrete without having to worry about its weight and lack of portability, Cinder […] ; ; ; ; ; ; ;Related StoriesRockit Log Speakers Are Made From Reclaimed TreesPentax’s KP Camera Shoots at ISO 819,200Fujifilm [Read Entire Story]

Jeffrey Katzenberg Raises $600 Million for New Venture, WndrCo

He stepped down from his post as DreamWorks Animation CEO after selling the company to NBCUniversal last year. read more SOURCE: Tech - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

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