Saturday , December 16 2017

Until Dawn’ headlines this month’s horrific PS Now additions

Two years later and Sony finally got the timing right for PlayStation 4’schoose-your-own-horror adventure Until Dawn. The Hayden-Panettiere-starring interactive movie is perfect for Halloween frights, and if you’re a PlayStation Now subscriber, you can play it, well, now. It isn’t the only fright fest being added to the service, either. Frictional Games’ sub-aquatic tale of …

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‘Overwatch’ Halloween event brings back last year’s spooky brawl

Blizzard teased that its hero shooter Overwatch would get Halloween seasonal event last week, but didn’t release any details. But now it’s live, which brings back last year’s spooky players-vs.-AI brawl mode with the standard slew of new character skins and emotes.  Follow Overwatch ✔@PlayOverwatch Dr. Junkenstein’s thirst for revenge still burns… So heroes beware: …

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Walmart’s app makes the return process easier

Walmart is adding another new feature to its app and this one aims to make returning items as painless as possible. Starting soon, when you need to return something, you’ll first start the process on the app. Then head to a store, scan a QR code at the Mobile Express …

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A ‘new’ version of iTunes brings back apps and ringtones

Still need a way to manage your applications and ringtones in addition to your music, movies and other media on your iPhone? Well, there’s an app for that. Following iTunes’ massive overhaul (version 12.7 if you’re keeping track at home), the company has since released a version of the software that will let you continue …

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Microsoft’s Cortana finds answers inside your Skype chats

You can already count on a dash of AI assistance in some mobile messaging apps, whether it’s Google Assistant in Allo or the smart replies you find across iOS. But what if Skype is your chat app of choice? You’re covered: as of today, Microsoft is rolling out its Cortana assistant to the Skype …

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Google can add new features to Android Wear through its app store

One of Google’s most important decisions for Android was to separate key feature updates from new firmware — you don’t have to suffer through months of delays from your manufacturer and carrier just to get a new messaging app or a vital behind-the-scenes service. And now, that’s true for Android …

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Third-party Twitter client Twitterrific is back on macOS

Twitterrific has been through quite a few iterations.The Iconfactory’s first third-party Twitter client originally launched for Mac then languished (thanks in part to Twitter’s user caps) while the company focused all its efforts on an iOS version. That was pretty sad for the company that originated the term “Tweet.” In February of this year, however, the …

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Loans Applications? New techniques to measure social bias in software

Today, banks are increasingly using software to decide who will get a loan, courts to judge who should be denied bail, and hospitals to choose treatments for patients. These uses of software make it critical that the software does not discriminate against groups or individuals, say computer science researchers at …

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