Sprint’s latest sign-up perk: A free year of Amazon Prime – CNET

CNETApparently, a 40GB data plan isn’t enough to move the needle anymore. To sweeten the deal on its “Better Choice XXL” plan, Sprint is now throwing in a free 12-month subscription to Amazon Prime. The plan — dubbed “Amazon Better Choice XXL,” of course …Sprint gives 12 months of Amazon Prime free to customers on […]

​Don’t laugh: Google’s Parsey McParseface is a serious IQ boost for computers – CNET

CNETGoogle has a big gift for anyone trying to fulfill the promise of artificial intelligence: software that helps computers understand human speech and text. The parser software, called SyntaxNet, breaks sentences down into components to better understand …Google’s Parsey McParseface (Yep) Will Help AI Understand EnglishPC MagazineGoogle Releases New Tools to Help Computers Learn EnglishFortuneGoogle […]

Google’s own ‘Android VR’ headset will rumble with Samsung’s Gear VR – Mashable

MashableGoogle will reportedly unveil its much-rumored virtual reality headset at its I/O developer conference next week. The headset, dubbed “Android VR” will supposedly be a self-contained device, according to Peter Rojas, founder of Gizmodo and Engadget …Upcoming Android VR launch seemingly confirmed, references found in Developer Console ahead of Google I/O9 to 5 GoogleGoogle may […]

Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook in “trending” bias controversy – CBS News

CBS NewsWith more than 1.6 billion users, Facebook has become a key player in the distribution of news worldwide. But now CEO Mark Zuckerberg is battling claims that the site doesn’t play fair. In an online post, Zuckerberg defended his company against …Breitbart editor challenges Mark Zuckerberg to debateCNNMoneyZuckerberg says he’ll meet with conservative leadersThe […]

Upcoming Android VR launch seemingly confirmed, references found in Developer Console ahead of Google I/O – 9 to 5 Google

9 to 5 GoogleReferences to the previously-rumored Android VR headset have been found in the Android Developer Console, suggesting the device’s launch is indeed imminent. Developers logging in to the tool are now seeing an option for Android VR appear alongside …Google may unveil Android VR headset at I/O conferenceTechCrunchGoogle’s Android VR headset seems all […]

Move Over, Twitch: Activision Blizzard Takes eSports To Facebook Live – Tech Times

Tech TimesActivision Blizzard is looking into using Facebook Live as a platform to promote eSports, giving professional gamers more opportunities to steal the limelight. The company already has a wide range of competitive games that it hosts, including but not …Activision Blizzard to bring live eSports to FacebookPhys.OrgFacebook Live Gets Another Publisher: Activision BlizzardTech News […]

SEGA ‘Investigating’ HD Remasters Of Two ‘Shenmue’ Games, But Don’t Get Your Hopes Up Yet – Tech Times

Tech TimesVideogame developer and publisher SEGA is keen on releasing the first and second titles in the Shenmue series as an HD remaster before Shenmue III releases in December 2017. Before you get all excited at the thought of laying your hands on Shenmue I …Sega is ‘investigating’ a ‘Shenmue’ HD remasterEngadgetSega says it’s investigating […]

Facebook Live Gets Another Publisher: Activision Blizzard – Tech News Today

Tech News TodayActivision Blizzard yesterday announced its partnership with the largest social media company Facebook at the IAB Digital Content News Front Conference 2016 to broadcast live e-sports on the social network. The collaboration will debut on June 10 with …Activision Blizzard to bring live eSports to FacebookPhys.OrgActivision Blizzard will broadcast live esports matches on […]

BMW plans self-driving car launch by 2021 – ZDNet

ZDNetCould BMW’s first driverless vehicle look like its futuristic Next 100 concept car? Image: BMW. BMW wants to have its first fully driverless vehicle on the roads within five years, the German auto manufacturer’s CEO Harald Krueger has revealed. Krueger …BMW readies electric, self-driving flagship carAutomotive NewsGermany’s Premium Car Makers Fumble Response to Electric ChallengeWall […]