This is hardly the first synthesizer for kids that we’ve seen, but the Blipblox device debuting at NAMM 2018 adds a familiar toy-like design and plastic casing. According to its maker, it combines “professional features” like a MIDI input, audio out,… …read more
We may still be in the sleepy midst of a chilly winter, but Google’s developer team is already looking forward to the summer with a teaser for the 2018 edition of its annual I/O developer event, as first spotted by 9to5Google. Should you be savvy enough to crack the (binary) code of the initial tweet, you’ll get the google.io URL, and there you’ll be presented with a Google Street View that lets you explore the reception area of what’s apparently a Google Developers building.
— Google Developers (@googledevs) January 24, 2018
All the little hints that Google has scattered throughout that lobby point to the theme of sisters:
- The calendar at the reception is set to August…
Tech titans like Intel and IBM have already begun developing chips for AI that mimic the way the human brain works — it is, after all, the most powerful computer there is. The field of “neuromorphic computing” is still in its very early stages, thou… …read more
Oh, KFC. For every bizarre stunt you pull off, like chicken-flavored nail polish or a nightmarish VR work training experience, you tease us with useful combo meal tchotchkes like a phone-charging takeout box. Unfortunately, ‘tease’ is the word, since… …read more
Fans of both Angry Birds and the NFL can get excited together with new Super Bowl LII content in the popular free-to-play mobile game from Rovio. Angry Birds 2 players can now outfit their avian characters with any of the 32 official NFL jerseys and… …read more
You can already use Google Assistant to play Netflix, but it becomes a hassle if you have more than one Netflix profile. You probably don’t want to muck up a partner’s recommendations just because you couldn’t bother to reach for the remote. Well,… …read more
We’re back! After a CES and NAIAS-induced hiatus, we’re digging into this week’s lineup, which features the debut of Monster Hunter on new-gen consoles. Also, it’s time for the return of Drunk History on Comedy Central featuring Tiffany Haddish, and… …read more
Last Friday, Facebook announced two key changes to the News Feed: one, it would reduce the amount of news in the News Feed from roughly 5 percent to 4 percent; and two, it would begin taking into account how trusted a publisher is when ranking it in the feed. Trust levels are to be determined by a survey, and today BuzzFeed’s Alex Kantrowitz got ahold of it. The survey consists of two questions:
Do you recognize the following websites?
How much do you trust each of these domains?
– A lot
– Not at all
Journalists noted that this was not a particularly comprehensive survey. ”People could game this survey,” said the FT‘s Hannah Kuchler. ”I’ve filled out more robust surveys at fast food…
When Facebook said it would rank the trustworthiness of sources in your News Feed based on community feedback, it raised questions as to what that survey would look like. Well, we know now… and it’s not terribly complicated. BuzzFeed has obtained… …read more
Back at Blizzcon 2017, Blizzard’s big announcement for its hero shooter Overwatch was a new character Moira — at long last, another healer for the lineup. But equally exciting was the reveal of a new upcoming map: Blizzard World, a Disneyland-esque… …read more