Twitter added nine million new users in the first quarter

Twitter on Wednesday reported better-than-expected performance for the first quarter which sent shares soaring more than 10 percent. Twitter’s revenue in the first quarter reached $548 million, or $0.11 per share – well ahead of the $511.9 million and $0.01…

AMD Ryzen 5 1400 Review

The Ryzen 5 1600 (non-X) is virtually unchallenged in terms of value among enthusiasts processors. However, we've yet to determine the next best option for those who can't afford to spend $220 on AMD's six-core champion. For $170, the quad-core AMD Ryzen 5 1400 appears to be a great alternative.

Fitbit Flex 2 allegedly exploded on woman's wrist

By now everyone is familiar with Samsung’s exploding Galaxy Note 7s. Losses from the fiasco were estimated to be in the billions. Now ABC News reports that a Wisconsin woman has suffered second-degree burns from her Fitbit Flex 2 when…

Lyrebird can clone anyone's voice in 60 seconds

Yesterday an artificial intelligence firm in Canada called Lyrebird announced that it had developed algorithms that can mimic anyone’s voice using only 60 seconds of audio. They are not the only company that is working on human-like voice synthesis. The…

Uber to demonstrate Elevate air taxi service in 2020

Word slipped out in February that Uber had hired 30-year NASA veteran Mark Moore to lead its “Elevate” flying car initiative. On Tuesday, the embattled transportation shared plenty more about the project during the keynote of the three-day “Elevate” Summit. …

Alien: Isolation 2 may be on Creative Assembly's drawing board

Developer Creative Assembly, creators of Alien: Isolation may be working on a sequel. According to PlayStation Universe, rumors coming out of this month’s Official PlayStation Magazine suggest that the follow-up may be forthcoming. Apparently, OPM has “sources” that said that…

The robotic future

Of all the futuristic technologies that seem closer to becoming mainstream each day, robotics is the one that is likely to elicit both the strongest and widest range of reactions. It’s not terribly surprising if you really think about it.…
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