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Kaz Hirai reveals Sony is working on a robot with 'emotional' capabilities

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai has announced an ambitious project for the company: the creation of a robot that's capable of forming an emotional bond with humans. A group devoted to this project was established internally in April,

Super sampling dramatically boosts HTC Vive visuals

If you have some spare graphical power beyond that required by consumer-grade virtual reality, you can now use super sampling to massively improve the visual clarity of everything you do in VR, making text in particular much easier to read.

New Windows 10 build fixes 1,800 bugs ahead of Anniversary Update

Microsoft isin the process of releasing rapid-fire preview builds designed to iron out as many bugs as possible from Windows 10 before the much-anticipated Anniversary Update goes live.
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AMD Radeon RX 480 video card Review

AMD's RX 480 thrashes Nvidia by setting a new bar for budget gaming performance.

Google may soon let you test your internet speed straight from search results

Responding to web users' growing interest in testing their internet speeds, Google is apparently looking to launch its own tool, embedding it at the top of searches for such a service.

Evernote restricts free accounts to two devices, increases the price of paid tiers

Evernote is about to get a bit more restrictive for free users. The service is limiting to two the number of devices on non-paying accounts, and it's hiking the price of its Plus and Premium tiers.

Google greatly expands its targeted ads, but thankfully it’s opt-in

You may be seeing a prompt from your Google account soon -- it's to ask if you want to opt-in for a new advertising feature that would make ads even more relevant. Google also has a new My Activity page that lets you control how your data…

Leaked retailer image could be our first look at the Nvidia GTX 1060

Looking very much like its big brothers, the GTX 1070 and GTX 1080, a supposed GTX 1060 image has appeared online, showing the card that could be Nvidia's most competitive piece of kit this generation.

Queen Victoria will make England great again in ‘Civilization VI’

Following Elizabeth I's reign in Civ V, Queen Victoria will lead England in Civilization VI, with special abilities and unique units that allow the British empire to span across multiple continents as a martial and cultural force.

Hacker puts healthcare records up for sale after sources refuse to pay ransom

A hacker is selling healthcare records for hundreds of thousands of patients on the dark web, including sensitive information like physical addresses and social security numbers.

70-inch Dell touchscreen is at home in conference rooms, classrooms

The Dell C7016T 70-inch conference room or classroom touchscreen monitor supports several people working at the display with its 10-point touch capability and 176-degree viewing angle.

Russian bill could force ISPs to store six months of content and metadata

A bill that just passed the Russian State Duma, the lower house of the legislature there, could force ISPs to store a staggering amount of data. Experts say it's not technically possible for them to comply with the law.