ESports: How to be a professional Esports Athlete – Pro gamer gives his tips

Professional gaming has slowly shed its taboo status to become a legitimate option for gamers today. Online competitions and tournaments with some of the world’s most popular games have enticed millions of fans to tune in to watch, as these young professional ESports athletes compete at the highest level of mechanical skill.  A number of […]

West Hollywood gives green light for removal of Trump’s Walk of Fame star

The city of West Hollywood has voted unanimously in favor of removing President Donald Trump’s star at the Walk of Fame, citing Russiagate allegations as well as his take on women, immigration and transgender soldiers. Read more The five-member city council approved a proposal put forth by West Hollywood Mayor Pro Tempore John D’Amico and […]

Berkshire Hathaway profit surges as economy gives Buffett a boost

Dennis Van Tine/AP Berkshire Hathaway reported a 67% jump in second-quarter profit, boosted by a growing economy. Underwriting profit at the Geico auto insurance unit more than quintupled. Berkshire ended June with $ 111.1 billion of cash and equivalents, some of which Buffett could use to repurchase stock under a new policy giving him and […]

Windows ‘Your Phone’ app gives you access to Android files on a PC

If you have an Android device and happen to be a Windows Insider in the Fast ring, as well, you’re among the first people who can take Microsoft’s “Your Phone” app for a spin. Microsoft has started testing the experimental application, which gives you easy access to the files on your phone from a Windows […]

OpenAI’s ‘state-of-the-art’ system gives robots humanlike dexterity

OpenAI, a nonprofit, San Francisco-based AI research company backed by Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, and Peter Thiel, among other titans of industry, made headlines in June when it announced that the latest version of its Dota 2-playing AI — dubbed OpenAI Five — managed to beat amateur players. Today, it unveiled another first: a robotics sy…Read […]

Putin meets Macron ahead of World Cup final, gives flowers to French first lady (VIDEO)

Russian President Vladimir Putin met his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron ahead of the World Cup final between France and Croatia. He marked the occasion by presenting France’s First Lady Brigitte Macron with flowers. The French president was invited to the Kremlin a few hours before the World Cup final. It’s Macron’s second visit to Russia […]

New hinge API gives more hints about Microsoft’s 2-screen “Andromeda” device

Enlarge / The “Surface Phone” is speculated to be some kind of dual-screen device. (credit: Microsoft) We’ve seen from patent filings and leaked timelines that Microsoft seems to be working on a dual-screen handheld device codenamed Andromeda. Some new APIs found in the latest Windows 10 preview provide more evidence, even offering clues as to […]

Elon Musk says a new study about aliens gives humans even more reason to colonize other planets

Shayanne Gal/Business Insider Elon Musk says we need to colonize space because we may be the only intelligent civilization. His comments were inspired by a draft study from Oxford University researchers that looks at the Drake equation — a formula that explores the possibility of other intelligent alien life in our galaxy. The research suggests […]