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Unity is making it much easier to make films from games

At Unity Unite 2017, a PC game is pulled apart and made into a film set. On stage at the Amsterdam Theatre, Unity showed how the latest build of its game-making engine can be used to slice and dice retail games into free-to-play mobile titles – and how to transform game worlds into virtual film sets. The big addition to ... Read More »

OnePlus 5 review: This mid-range Android phone is speedy inside, but stale outside

There are certain things you can usually count on in a OnePlus phone: great performance, an awesome price, and a touch of originality. But with the OnePlus 5, you’re only getting the first two parts of the three-part equation. The OnePlus 5 is packed with the latest components on the inside, but its display is nothing special. It’s still a ... Read More »

Personal finance education is vital to our children’s success

Financial Advisor, founder of Investor’s Resource, specializes in holistic wealth management for owners, professionals, and other high net worth individuals. www.invresource.com – Investor’s Resource, 100 Essex Court, Suite C, Madison, AL 35806 If you read the current news about personal finance, it will come as no surprise that a majority of kids and teens in the United States are not well-versed in ... Read More »

Google Drive Is About to Become Much More Useful

Google is turning its Drive app into a better tool for backing up your computer’s files. The company is launching a new feature called Backup and Sync, which can continuously back up your folders like the desktop, documents, and photo library. That means you’ll be able to select specific folders on your Mac or PC and have Google automatically back ... Read More »

Poker-Winning Machine Is No Threat to Humans

I didn’t worry too much when computers beat humans at checkers, chess, or Go. It was, after all, only a matter of time before someone built a powerful computer with a vast database of known game situations. But now that machines are beating professionals at poker – a game of imperfect information – a question must be asked: Is artificial ... Read More »

Everything You Think You Know About AI Is Wrong

Robots are coming for our jobs. Terminators will soon murder us all. There is no escape. Resistance is futile. These doom-laden predictions probably sound familiar to anyone who’s read or seen any movies lately involving artificial intelligence. Sometimes they’re invoked with genuine alarm, as in the case of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warning against the danger of killer automatons. ... Read More »

The Amazing Artificial Intelligence We Were Promised Is Coming, Finally

HIGHLIGHTS While past AI used brute-force computing, today’s uses machine learning. AI is now exceeding the capabilities of humans. AI will soon be everywhere. We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within 10 years a digital computer would be the world’s chess champion. That ... Read More »

Apple is finally turning the iPad into a computer

Tim Cook holds an iPad Pro after his keynote address to Apple’s annual world wide developer conference. It’s taken a while but Apple is finally following through on its leader’s desire for iPads to replace computers. In November 2015, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said: “I think if you’re looking at a PC, why would you buy a PC anymore? ... Read More »

What Indian Muslims have learnt: Education is empowerment

Rashid Nehaal is a harried man. As the director of the Aligarh Muslim University’s Kishanganj campus, he is running an academic centre starved of funds, with non existent infrastructure, in one of the poorest corners of India with little linkages with industry and the market for students to leverage. And Nehaal, 48, senses prejudice from the central government. Yet, Nehaal’s ... Read More »

Who is the worst at driving while on the phone?

According to police, older drivers are the worst offenders for texting while driving. Do you get frustrated when you see someone texting while driving or talking on the phone behind the wheel? A lot of us would point the blame at younger drivers, the generation who are obsessed with their phones. But police suggest that might not be the case. ... Read More »