Snapchat buys California drone maker Ctrl Me Robotics
In the past year we’ve seen Snap Inc., the parent company of the well-known social media app Snapchat, make an interesting entry into the hardware market with their camera-outfitted Spectacles. It seems drones could be next on the company’s list, as Snap has reportedly just acquired Ctrl Me Robotics, a small drone manufacturer located in Los Angeles, California. Details on … Continue reading...
British Airways suffers major system failure, cancels numerous flights
British Airways is having a bad start to this holiday weekend. The airline has announced that its computer systems are having problems around the globe due to a “major IT system failure,” and as a result it’s had to cancel a number of flights departing from the UK, as well as hundreds more being delayed. The “severe disruption” is extended … Continue reading...
Google’s AlphaGo AI to retire after beating world’s best player
Earlier this week in China, AlphaGo, the artificial intelligence from Google‘s DeepMind division, defeated Ke Jie, the world’s number one Go player, in a three-part match. Now the company has revealed that the AI will be hanging up its gloves, so to speak. As the 3-0 win over Ke Jie marks “the highest possible pinnacle for AlphaGo as a competitive … Continue reading...
The BMW M8 is real: Here’s what we know
Praise be: BMW has not only previewed the all-new 8 Series Coupe that will launch in 2018, but confirmed a BMW M8 is also headed for production. The car, shown here in early prototype form complete with hefty amounts of camouflage, will be developed in tandem with the 8 Series, BMW has announced today. Full details are scant, but we … Continue reading...
The BMW M8 is real: Here’s what we know
Praise be: BMW has not only previewed the all-new 8 Series Coupe that will launch in 2018, but confirmed a BMW M8 is also headed for production. The car, shown here in early prototype form complete with hefty amounts of camouflage, will be developed in tandem with the 8 Series, BMW has announced today. Full details are scant, but we … Continue reading...
Rolls-Royce Sweptail is a jaw-dropping one-off coupe
True luxury isn’t going to your nearest car dealer and buying the most expensive model on the lot: it’s calling up Rolls-Royce and asking them to make you a completely unique, one-off bespoke ride. Such is the story behind this, the Rolls-Royce Sweptail, the handiwork of several years of the automaker’s expert designers and engineers, and a well-heeled (but currently … Continue reading...
Arsenal taps AI to shoot pro-tier photos with your DSLR
The number of people who own a DSLR versus the number of people who know how to effectively use them are at odds. Even if you’ve mastered shooting a particular type of scene, it can be difficult to get the best shot in an unfamiliar environment, not to mention the time it takes manually adjusting the camera’s settings. That’s where … Continue reading...
US lost 33% of bee colonies last year, and that’s not a bad thing
The Bee Informed Partnership has released a new study conducted in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America, and the results are largely favorable. According to the study, beekeepers lost a bit over one-third of their bee colonies over the past year, and while that sounds like a startling number, researchers say it is the second-best figure recorded over the … Continue reading...
US lost 33% of bee colonies last year, and that’s not a bad thing
The Bee Informed Partnership has released a new study conducted in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America, and the results are largely favorable. According to the study, beekeepers lost a bit over one-third of their bee colonies over the past year, and while that sounds like a startling number, researchers say it is the second-best figure recorded over the … Continue reading...
Chipotle on payment system breach: ‘most’ stores affected
Late last month, restaurant franchise Chipotle Mexican Grill revealed that it had suffered a security breach affecting its POS system. The company has released an update on that revelation, saying that ‘most’ of its stores in the US were affected by the malware. Chipotle says the investigation into the breach, which involved both law enforcement and security firms, has been … Continue reading...
Chipotle on payment system breach: ‘most’ stores affected
Late last month, restaurant franchise Chipotle Mexican Grill revealed that it had suffered a security breach affecting its POS system. The company has released an update on that revelation, saying that ‘most’ of its stores in the US were affected by the malware. Chipotle says the investigation into the breach, which involved both law enforcement and security firms, has been … Continue reading...
Galaxy Note 8 specs tip the big war with iPhone 8
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be released later this year and now, more than ever, its hardware aims to fight the next iPhone. The iPhone 8 – or iPhone Edition, or iPhone Pro as it might instead be called – has been tipped to skip a step in the world of yearly iPhone upgrades. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s … Continue reading...
Watch ‘Terminator 2’ recreated entirely with Grand Theft Auto V
We’ve seen bits and pieces of movies created in other mediums, everything from pieced-together scenes from other movies to ones recreated with LEGOs, clay, animation, and more. This newly surfaced video from ‘Kramer’s Media’ may trump them all, though, if for no other reason than its creator’s sheer determination and willingness to follow through on a project: the entirety of … Continue reading...
Watch ‘Terminator 2’ recreated entirely with Grand Theft Auto V
We’ve seen bits and pieces of movies created in other mediums, everything from pieced-together scenes from other movies to ones recreated with LEGOs, clay, animation, and more. This newly surfaced video from ‘Kramer’s Media’ may trump them all, though, if for no other reason than its creator’s sheer determination and willingness to follow through on a project: the entirety of … Continue reading...
We were so wrong about Jupiter
NASA has received the first results from its Juno mission to Jupiter, and the findings are surprising. Researchers long held certain assumptions about Jupiter, things that Juno’s early findings have challenged. One of the surprising discoveries were the massive storms on the planet, ones with cyclones as large as our own planet. As well, current measurements indicate that Jupiter’s magnetic … Continue reading...
The 30 best YouTube channels you’ve never heard of (2017)
YouTube has been around a long while, so long, in fact, that you’ve probably developed an impression of it that’s a bit obsolete. Once the bastion of cat videos and fail compilations, YouTube has developed into a platform with some seriously great content — including series and shows with production and writing quality that’ll rival anything you see on TV. … Continue reading...
In Monster Hunter XX, Nintendo Switch gets the Capcom title it deserves
Capcom has already thrown some support behind the Nintendo Switch in releasing Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (out today, as luck would have it), but it just ramped up support for the console in a big way. Capcom revealed today that a new Monster Hunter game – Monster Hunter XX – will make its way to Nintendo’s newest … Continue reading...
Pokemon GO Unown event : legendary keys and clues!
Over the past several updates to Pokemon GO, Niantic has been preparing for an inevitable event – and here’s how we see it being Unown-heavy. On June 30th, 2016, SlashGear called Pokemon GO the best game EVER – that was just a few days before the first APK release to start the game worldwide, officially. If Niantic follows plans we’ve … Continue reading...
Bitcoin price on the rise, 1-day value drops return
While Friday is generally a profit taking sort of day for stock markets around the world, Bitcoin seems to be moving in the opposite direction. This adds up, of course, since here in the warmer months of 2017, many traders in the cryptocurrency make use of Bitcoin as their trading currency, choosing to value their quick-trade coins in the slightly … Continue reading...
Three months with the Nintendo Switch
It’s been nearly three months since the Nintendo Switch launched. Those three months have been filled with a lot of excitement, from the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to the revelation that the Switch actually sold really well on release. I’ve had a Switch of my own this entire time and I penned the SlashGear’s … Continue reading...