Activision Blizzard Pulled Its Games From Nvidia’s Streaming Service
Greetings and salutations! Welcome to Replay, where every week we catch you up on all the biggest videogame news—and, in this case, the conventions you maybe can manage to skip. Let’s get to it. Activision Blizzard Just Pulled Its Games From Nvidia’s GeForce Now Streaming Service Last week, Nvidia’s... Read more
ASU researchers debut ViWi-BT, an AI/computer vision mmWave beam guide
The cellular industry’s shift from long-distance radio signals to short-distance millimeter waves is one of the 5G era’s biggest changes, expected to continue with submillimeter waves over the next decade. To more precisely direct millimeter wave and future terahertz-frequency signals toward user devices, Arizona State University researchers have developed... Read more
How do Tinder and other dating apps use my data
While you’re out mining dating apps for love this Valentine’s Day, these platforms are doing the same to your data. That’s because these apps and sites’ business models rely on the information you provide, to determine things like the matches they suggest and the ads they show you as... Read more
Ars Technicast special edition, part 1: Machine learning assimilates athletics
Enlarge / Artist’s impression of AI playing sports. Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, and other technologies are changing the world in which we live and work in some subtle, and not-so-subtle, ways. And we’re diving into just a few of them in this podcast series produced in association with Darktrace.... Read more
Lincoln dealers tell brand they still want to sell sedans
Nick Miotke/Roadshow Yes, it’s true sedans are a declining breed in a world where high seating positions and utility take precedent. But, there’s still a market for the tried-and-true body style. Tom Lynch, chairman of the Lincoln National Dealer Council, told Automotive News in an interview published Monday that... Read more
The Spectacle of Samsung’s Launch Event
On Tuesday of this week Samsung held its annual Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco. It did what most tech companies set out to do when they host a big event: Announce shiny new products (Galaxy S20! Another folding phone! Some earbuds!) and get customers stoked for features like... Read more
Nintendo Switch tops hardware sales in January
Nintendo Switch hardware sales once again came out on top for the month. No need to act surprised. For industry-tracking firm The NPD Group’s January tracking period, Switch outsold the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Those Sony and Microsoft devices are at the end of their life. Both companies... Read more
Self-driving cars from Tesla, Google, and others are still not here
When it comes to self-driving cars, the future was supposed to be now. In 2020, you’ll be a “permanent backseat driver,” the Guardian predicted in 2015. “10 million self-driving cars will be on the road by 2020,” blared a Business Insider headline from 2016. Those declarations were accompanied by... Read more
Amazon wins court injunction on controversial JEDI contract
Cloud-computing and retail behemoth Amazon won a legal victory today against rival Microsoft as a federal judge agreed to order a hold on a massive federal contract Microsoft was awarded late last year. Amazon late last year filed suit against the Trump administration over the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure... Read more
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is a beautiful phone, until you touch it
The Galaxy Z Flip has a gorgeous shiny finish that has one weakness: Fingerprint smudges.  Patrick Holland/CNET On Tuesday at the Samsung Unpacked event in San Francisco, the new Galaxy Z Flip was announced. The phone, which has an ultra-thin glass screen, folds in half to form a perfect... Read more