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Virtual Reality

Hopeful Martians can now visit the Red Planet via Microsoft's HoloLens

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is currently hosting Destination: Mars, an exhibit that uses Microsoft's HoloLens to send visitors to the Red Planet. It's part of the center's general admission, but visitors are required to…
Apple

How to update to MacOS Sierra when it launches on September 20

After months of developer builds and sneak peaks, MacOS Sierra is finally here and within your reach. The update is pretty straightforward, but there are a couple extra steps you should keep in mind before taking the plunge.
Computing

Multiple FTP servers owned by the U.S. government were accessed by a teen hacker

A report has surfaced claiming that a teen hacker broke into an FTP server owned by the U.S. government that contains information for many other servers. The hacker gained access to social security numbers, credit card numbers, and…
Computing

NYPD computer system can't report on evidence, cash, or other seized property

An evidence and property system built to track of evidence and seized cash and other property for the New York Police Department crashes when queried. According to officials, the only alternative is to check half a million invoices annually…
Computing

Forget Asimov's Three Laws, the U.K. issues official ethics guidance on robots

Forget Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics -- the British Standards Institution, which is the U.K.’s national standards body, has just produced its first set of official ethical robot guidelines.
Computing

Finnish police: Keep your smart car keys in the fridge to freeze out hackers

Police in Finland have advised drivers to keep their smart car keys in the fridge to reduce the risk of their locking signal being intercepted by hackers wanting to enter their cars.
Computing

Gamers outperform both scientists and algorithms in protein-folding race

As part of a contest which featured scientists, undergraduates, algorithms and specifically made programs, gamers came out on top and helped discover a brand new branch of proteins which help stop plaque formation.
Computing

Hackers are playing Crysis on remote business computers, and it’s not a fun game

Hackers are currently using ransomeware called Crysis to encrypt files on business PCs through Remote Desktop. It has the ability to travel across the network, potentially landing on a file server and holding its contents for ransom.
Virtual Reality

Valve already has a higher-performance, cheaper Lighthouse chip

The HTC Vive's multitude of sensors will be cheaper and much more simple on second generation devices, as Triad has already produced a new sensor design which cuts back on cost, power draw and complexity, making big improvements.
Gaming

'Harambe vs Capcom' lets the famous gorilla punch his way back to Africa

Capcom vs Harambe might not have been a game you expected, but you know a lot of people are going to play it. The beat'em up sees you take on the role of the internet's most be'memed gorilla in an attempt to make it back to Africa…
Gaming

Microsoft: Expect native 4K gaming with Project Scorpio

The PlayStation 4 Pro will primarily upscale games to 4K resolution instead of doing so natively, but the Xbox One "Scorpio" console won't have to. A new interview with Microsoft revealed that first-party games launching on the system will…
Computing

Microsoft hits another milestone in speech-recognition software accuracy

If you’re fed up with chatbots mishearing you, Microsoft may be here to help. Its researchers have achieved an impressively low error rate for speech recognition software -- just 6.3 percent, according to a paper published last week.