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The least-used emoji on Twitter has changed after a campaign to give it some love

The least-used emoji on Twitter has changed after a campaign to give it some love

This is the inspiring tale about how Twitter came to the rescue of the poor, unpopular little aerial tramway emoji In between your terrified primal tweet-screams at Trump’s latest nuclear threat and your ‘hilarious’ take on Mamma Mia 2, don’t forget that a fun way to spice up any social media post is to sprinkle in a few



Google’s Tacotron 2 simplifies the process of teaching an AI to speak

Google’s Tacotron 2 simplifies the process of teaching an AI to speak

Creating convincing artificial speech is a hot pursuit right now, with Google arguably in the lead. The company may have leapt ahead again with the announcement today of Tacotron 2, a new method for training a neural network to produce realistic speech from text that requires almost no grammatical expertise. The new technique takes the

5 Arrested for Spreading Ransomware in US, Europe

5 Arrested for Spreading Ransomware in US, Europe

Investigators have arrested five suspected hackers for distributing the CTB Locker and Cerber ransomware strains across Europe and the US. Romanian police searched six homes and seized the computer hardware from the group, Europol announced on Wednesday. Three of the alleged hackers were charged with spreading CTB Locker, one of the largest ransomware families, according to security firm McAfee,


The future of iPhone: An iPhone in every size?

The future of iPhone: An iPhone in every size?

Every few years since its inception, the design of Apple’s iPhone tends to go through some major changes. The first three iPhones are all similar to each other; the iPhone 4 brought sharper corners and glass backs; the iPhone 5 added an extra half-inch of screen; the iPhone 6 through the iPhone 8 brought a


Oculus Go is VR’s biggest milestone, and its greatest compromise

Oculus Go is VR’s biggest milestone, and its greatest compromise

It’s easy to dismiss Oculus Go. Not unlike Gear VR or Daydream, Go offers the world yet another headset that’s stripped of everything that makes VR so promising. It’s not attention grabbing, certainly isn’t sexy, and it doesn’t offer anything others don’t, at least not experience-wise. Anyone that’s tried a smartphone-based VR experience can tell you, it’s pretty damn

Zuckerberg sets a giant goal for virtual reality, but without a timeline

Zuckerberg sets a giant goal for virtual reality, but without a timeline

That’s about 13 percent of the world’s population. Zuckerberg threw out that goal as he opened the Oculus developers conference on Wednesday. He talked about using virtual reality to create jobs for people who live in areas where there is less economic opportunity than areas such as San Francisco, because being virtually present would, in