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Gigabyte's G1.Sniper Z87 Motherboard Serves Up Premium Onboard Audio

Dodging the need for a separate sound card, Gigabyte's new Intel board offers a Sound Blaster chip baked right on, among a few other curious audiophile-targeted features.

Facebook's About To Get A Whole Lot Smarter

In a Q3 earnings call yesterday afternoon, CEO Mark Zuckerberg had a rather fascinating announcement to make: Facebook is looking into developing artificial intelligence. The organization has founded a new Artificial Intelligence Unit, and is separately also working on speech recognition.

Independent Obsession: The Over-Romanticization Of Indie Development

Being an independent game developer is a lot like being an inventor. You need no small amount of creativity, skill, and persistence. There's more pitfalls than you might encounter in most any other career.  It's not as easy - and nowhere near as glamorous - as everyone seems to think.

Making Friends With Your Bot: Researcher Explains Robot-Human Relations

The age of robots isn't just coming. It's already arrived - none of us really noticed. Truth is, most of us have probably interacted with a robot very recently. The interaction just didn't register, claims former Willow Garage Rsearcher Leila Takayama, because we expect too much from machines.

Blockbuster U.S. Rings Its Final Death Knell, Closing 300 Stores

Rental shops were hit pretty hard by the birth of digital distribution. With platforms like Steam and Netflix around, no one bothers to rent anymore - no one really needs to. That's bad news for Blockbuster - which today finally signed off for good; its parent company plans to leave physical retail.

Nintendo Takes Things Down a Notch With The $99 Wii Mini

Though the Nintendo Wii is still being sold in Canada and the United States, across the ocean in Europe it's been discontinued - replaced with the smaller, cheaper Wii Mini. Nintendo might intend on that same course, in the West. Yesterday, it announced plans to bring the Wii's little sister to the States.

HGST Ships Helium-Filled 6TB Enterprise Hard Drives

Hoping to one-up the rapidly improving solid-state drives, HGST has enlisted the help of helium to shoehorn a whopping seven platters into its new Ultrastar HE6. The result: it's the world's first 6TB hard drive.

Lord Of The Spies Afoot On The Island Of Web 2.0

Lord of the Flies is a dystopian novel by Nobel Prize-winning English author William Golding about a group of British boys cast-offs on an uninhabited island who try to govern themselves with disastrous results. Published in 1954 when McCarthyism and the "Red Scare" of the Soviet Union was at its height. Flash forward almost 60 years to the day, and American are anxious once again  - but this time it's not the Russians, it's our own government.

MIT's "M-Blocks" Could Be The First Step Towards A Robot Uprising

MIT is at it again. This time, researchers have developed something known as an "M-Block." Basically, they're tiny magnetic cubes that can move on their own and permanently stick together. In other words...they're the first step towards self-constructing robots.

Awesome, right? 

 

Could Video Games Be Used For Anger Management?

About a year ago, researchers at the Boston Children's Hospital used video games to help children deal with out-of-control emotions, teaching them to regulate and reign in their anger. Today, I'd like to ask a very simple question: could the same tactics be applied to adults?