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No Man’s Sky devs confirm delay; death threats ensue

No Man's Sky has been confirmed to be delayed by two months until August 9, and no matter how sad it is the first response shouldn't be "kill the developer," isn't an "Okay" good enough?
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Coffee alarm clocks, portable showers, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
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Ready for a buyer, 492-foot superyacht has beach club and elevated master

Italian designer Gabrielle Teruzzi's Shaddai superyacht is 492 feet long with a master suite with bar, terrace, and a glass-walled infinity pool 125 feet above the water. A 3,000 square foot beach club has an aquarium and overhead swimming…
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New study suggests Americans don’t trust AI systems

While we may be interacting with AI systems more frequently than we realize (hi, Siri), a new study from Time etc suggests that Americans don't believe the Artificial Intelligence revolution is quite here yet.
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Want to know when people are typing? Facebook may let you do that with comments

According to new reports, Facebook is considering allowing users to see when others are commenting on a post -- sort of like that typing bubble that pops up when you're in iMessage (or that typing bubble that pops up when you're in…

Meet Antlos, the Airbnb of the sea

Meet Antlos, the online platform enabling travelers to book boat vacations directly from local skippers and captains. Because who doesn't want to get out on a boat in the summer? It works much like Airbnb.

Author Ray Kurzweil develops new chatbot with Google based on one of his characters

A new chatbot coming from Google and Ray Kurzweil can be based on any given text. The first one, Danielle, is based on a character from one of Kurzweil's books. He says meaningful conversations with AIs will happen in 2029.

Use these tools to find out how good your PC is at handling DirectX12

There may not be lots of DirectX12 games out there just yet, but they are coming. By the end of the year there will be a lot of them, so how your PC performs in DX12 environments is important. To find out if it's capable, try running these…

Hacked? app for Windows 10 notifies you if online accounts are breached

The Hacked? Windows 10 app takes your email address and automates the notification process if your credentials ended up in the latest data breach catalog.

Super Smash Bros. Melee and jazz go hand in hand

Mathematics and music theory/composition major Caleb Goss came up with the tremendous idea of playing jazz over competitive matches of Super Smash Bros. Melee, and his second video is far more ambitious than his first.
Virtual Reality

Samsung shows off a 4K virtual reality display

Samsung was present at the Display Week conference in San Francisco, CA this week. Aside from its usual selection, there were a few VR specific displays. Most exciting, of course, is the prospect of 4K displays.

Can machines be creative? Meet the Google coders teaching them to make art

Can machines be creative? Google believes that you can teach a machine anything you want. At the Google Cultural Institute, the coder artists in residence teach machines how to view images like humans and create art from them.