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Learning by playing: AI can dominate most human competitors in Freeciv

Google's AI may have mastered Go, but Arago's HIRO algorithm is working on Freeciv, a game the company claims is far more complicated. HIRO is already proving its capabilities and is able to beat 80 percent of human opponents.
Computing

Pocket your favorite videos with our guide to downloading from YouTube

The web can be a scary place when it comes to downloading YouTube videos. Thankfully, our guide will provide you with some viable methods for getting it done, using both desktop and web-based services like Clip Converter.
Cars

GM says a big piece of that car you just bought isn’t really yours

John Deere and GM have submitted requests to the United States Copyright Office that declare the companies as the owners of the software in consumer products, even the ones you already purchased from them.
Gaming

Logitech sponsors new ‘Forza Horizon 3’ car pack with 1965 Pontiac GTO, Bentley concept

The latest new car pack for Forza Horizon 3 comes by way of the Logitech G Car Pack, which adds seven new vehicles for the award-winning racing game, ranging from the 2015 Bentley EXP 10 Speed 6 Concept to the iconic 1965 Pontiac GTO.
Computing

AMD’s unannounced Radeon RX 490 may have shown up in a benchmark

The unannounced Radeon RX 490 may have appeared in a recent benchmark. It isn't specifically named, but the Device ID is similar to other AMD GPUs. The benchmark stems from Ashes of the Singularity with an average frame rate of 85 FPS.
Computing

MacBook Pro 2016 users can avoid death by dongle with new USB-C hub

Apple's unpopular solution to its limited connectivity is a bundle of dongles, which is inconvenient if you need to connect to most of today's external devices. The HyperDrive Compact Thunderbolt 3 USB-C hub aims to solve that problem.
Podcasts

Close to the Metal Ep. 24: What can you do about a bad console-to-PC port?

The PC is by far the most powerful platform for modern gaming, but its technical greatness is often held back by poor console-to-PC ports. Can you upgrade your system to reduce the problem, and if not, how can you avoid bad ports?…
Computing

South Korea accuses North Korea of hacking military, stealing classified data

South Korea accused North Korea of hacking its military’s cyber command center and stealing an unknown amount of classified data that reveals the inner workings of its military. North Korea has yet to respond to the allegation.
Cool Tech

Finally! A pickpocket-proof backpack you can fall asleep on the subway with

Tired of worrying if someone’s about to steal from your backpack? The RiutBag takes all that concern away, because the openings are all against your back, not facing the crowds behind you.
Computing

Home Hub, Microsoft’s answer to Alexa and Google Home, could be PC-driven

Recent information suggests that, while Microsoft does indeed have plans for a "Home Hub" product to compete with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, it might be entirely PC-based, as opposed to a stand-alone device.
Computing

Latest Nvidia GeForce drivers optimized for the best Oculus Touch experience

Nvidia has launched their latest GeForce drivers, version 376.19, with improvements not only for some important games as usual but with enhancements for virtual reality systems as well. In particular, the Oculus Touch has been optimized.
Computing

Battle of the browsers: Edge vs. Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Safari vs. Opera vs. IE vs. Vivaldi 4:21

Choosing a web browser can be tough. Here, we pit the latest versions of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Firefox, Edge, and Vivaldi against one another to try and name the best browser for most users.