Nintendo Switch games shock: Pokemon Let’s Go news and rumours

New reports this week suggest that Nintendo may be releasing more than just one new Pokemon Switch game in the next 12 months. We already know that a new core release is being planned for the handheld console, but it appears evidence is mounting of something else. Nintendo insider Emily Rogers posted new details on […]

Ring doorbell flaw lets others watch after password changes

You’d expect a smart doorbell to instantly boot out everyone the moment you change your password, but that isn’t necessarily the case. The Information has learned that the app for Ring’s video doorbell wasn’t forcing users to sign-in after password changes, regardless of how much time had elapsed — in one case, an ex-partner had […]

‘God of War’ photo mode lets you apply filters and tweak faces

More video games are getting photo modes these days, but none have likely deserved it more than the recently-released God of War. The fourth game in the franchise is gorgeous, and wherever you land on its story or mechanics, the AAA polish resulted in a beautiful, high-resolution world. With the game’s new photo mode, you […]

Forget AGI, let’s build really useful AI tools

GUEST: The biggest opportunities in machine learning (ML) today lie not in cracking the next big nut on the path to artificial general intelligence (AGI), but in opening up existing ML techniques to more businesses and making them more usable. The tech giants know this and are investing in democratizing AI to make tools and services […]

Researchers find a gene that lets bacteria kill all male flies

Enlarge (credit: Katja Schulz) A number of bacteria that infect insects have a simple and brutal way of increasing their transmission: they kill off all the male progeny of the females that they infect. There’s actually some evolutionary logic to this. The bacteria can get transmitted to the eggs of the females they infect but […]

As AI advances rapidly, More Human Than Human says, “Stop, let’s think about this”

Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting More Human Than Human comes along at a time when perhaps no reminder is necessary: leaving life to bots—whether that means machine learning, artificial intelligence, genuine human-like androids, etc.—might get messy for us humans. Westworld gives us one version of a sentient-machine uprising every Sunday, and news cycles like those involving […]

‘Star Wars Battlefront 2’ to Unveil New Mode That Lets You Play as an Ewok

Have you ever wanted to send endless Ewoks into battle to die over and over again? Star Wars Battlefront 2 has you covered. The game is set to unveil a new Ewok mode that allows players to play as an Ewok defending its village or a raiding Stormtrooper trying to survive an ambush. If this game […]