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With 'Siren,' Unreal Engine blurs the line between CGI and reality

19 min 31 sec ago
Epic Games has been obsessed with real-time motion capture for years, but the company is now trying to take its experiments with the technology one step further. Enter "Siren," a digital personality that it created alongside a few prominent firms in...

Snapchat’s Map Explore makes it easier to find your friends

34 min 31 sec ago
Snapchat is rolling out a new feature that will make it easier to find events and see friends' updates on Snap Map, The Verge reports. Rather than looking through the map to see where your friends are or to find an interesting Our Story snap collecti...

The video game industry is finally asking where the women are

49 min 31 sec ago
Ubisoft is participating in the Women in Gaming Rally at GDC this week. It's one of the first things the 20 or so journalists pooled between the open bar and the canapes on the second floor of Hotel Zetta were told -- mentioned right after the eveni...

Raytheon's laser and microwave buggy test brought down 45 drones

1 hour 3 min ago
This week, Raytheon announced it successfully tested its anti-drone technology. The advanced high-power microwave and laser dune buggy brought down 45 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones at a U.S. Army exercise that was held in Fort Sill, Okla...

'Harold Halibut' is a delightfully quirky narrative adventure.

1 hour 24 min ago
I've never been one much for slow-paced puzzle-solving games. If it doesn't involve hacking, slashing, blasting or breaking my way through obstacles, then I'm generally not interested. But there's just something about Harold.

Instagram lets users decide when to refresh their feed

1 hour 41 min ago
Instagram announced some changes to user feeds today, but before you get too excited, no it's not a return to the chronological feed. However, Instagram will start surfacing newer posts at the top of the feed so that "your feed will feel more fresh a...

Autonomous cars may soon navigate better in fog

1 hour 47 min ago
One major issue for autonomous vehicles is driving in fog. Many types of self-driving technology use visible light to determine how to navigate. This becomes a real problem when driving conditions are poor, and especially when there's fog. But now, r...

‘PUBG’ Event Mode offers limited-time custom games

2 hours 11 min ago
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has announced the debut of Event Mode, which will introduce temporary changes to typical gameplay. The developers described Event Mode "as a periodically changing preset Custom Game where we will be trying new things and...

China's hospitals turn to AI to make up for doctor shortage

2 hours 30 min ago
We already use AI in medicine to examine medical scans and spot signs of diabetes, among other applications. In China, though, artificial intelligence can do more than just assist medical professionals: it can help alleviate the country's doctor shor...

Google Assistant now has the power to send and request money

2 hours 49 min ago
Google is making it easy to pay Bob and Kate for last weekend's barbecue by connecting its voice assistant to its mobile payment platform. You can now ask Assistant to pay your contacts -- or to ask for payment from that one friend who keeps avoiding...

Huawei may be developing a 'blockchain smartphone'

3 hours 2 min ago
Huawei Technologies is reportedly considering developing a mobile phone using Sirin Labs' operating system. The phone would be cable of running blockchain applications alongside Android. According to Bloomberg, the talks are occurring privately. Ther...

'What The Golf?' is the perfect game for people who don't care about golf

3 hours 19 min ago
Just when you thought we couldn't find any weirder games at GDC 2018, here comes another one. What The Golf?, created by Copenhagen-based developer Triband, is being billed as the perfect anti-golf adventure. That's due to the fact the title defies t...

The best Roku features you might not be aware of

3 hours 49 min ago
Roku's media streamers have long received strong reviews from Engadget, thanks to their compact designs and high feature-to-price ratio. You probably know you can rearrange your home screen or listen privately with headphones plugged into the remote,...

Twitch brings polls, leaderboards and other Extensions to mobile

4 hours 3 min ago
Since launching six months ago, Twitch Extensions have seen more than 1.5 billion interactions on desktop. From today, they're available on mobile, so viewers can enjoy leader boards, polls, match histories and more, wherever you watch your streams....

‘Monty Python’ is silly-walking onto Netflix

4 hours 17 min ago
A big chunk of Monty Python's catalog is coming to Netflix UK in April and the US later in the year. The slate includes the iconic films Monty Python & the Holy Grail and Monty Python's Life of Brian, along with TV series Monty Python's Flying Ci...

'Children of Morta' and the power of modern pixel art

4 hours 34 min ago
Children of Morta made me incredibly happy, scared, sad and fiercely determined, all within the span of 10 minutes and using only pixel art -- plus a few modern bells and whistles. It comes from Dead Mage and publisher 11 bit Studios, and it's an iso...

DJI is building 1,000 custom drones for a construction company

4 hours 49 min ago
You might think of drones as consumer products, but DJI has unveiled a deal that shows where their future sales potential lies. Its commercial division is selling 1,000 custom Matrice 100 drones equipped with Skycatch imaging technology to Japanese c...

YouTube to follow Amazon by screening its movies inside theaters

5 hours 18 min ago
Following YouTube's announcement last month that it intends to spend "hundreds of millions" on original content for Red, it's just unveiled plans for a YouTube-made movie that'll also be released in theaters. And unlike its previous effort, 2016's wi...

Samsung's new Exynos chip boosts photo-taking in mid-tier phones

5 hours 49 min ago
Samsung's latest application processor (AP) is set to significantly improve photo-taking in mid-tier phones. The Eyxnos 7 9610 has boosted deep learning image properties, so it'll recognize faces in pictures even if they're not facing the camera, or...

YouTube's 'miniplayer-bar' keeps videos at the top as you scroll

6 hours 47 min ago
It looks like YouTube is testing more than one multitasking feature on the web. Aside from giving select users access to its experimental picture-in-picture floating video panel on desktop, it's also testing a video bar that follows you as you scroll...