Kaspersky now offers a free antivirus for PC, but do you need it?

Security software firm Kaspersky has just launched a free antivirus for PC users, promising total protection for your files and oversight of your web traffic for malicious activity. The company says it’s happy to offer its service at no charge for those who can’t afford the $50 fee for its paid product – but do you really need a third-party antivirus tool? If, like 500 million others, you’re on Windows 10, you already have Windows Defender built in. Microsoft’s own tool does a pretty good job of keeping computers free of nasty viruses and doesn’t hog system resources. The folks… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Elon Musk shows off car elevator test for Boring Company’s fast-track tunnel

Elon Musk’s grand scheme for underground car tunnels will require elevators to get the cars into those tunnels – and tonight he shared a video of the first elevator being tested next to SpaceX’s California HQ: Testing The Boring Company car elevator A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on Jul 25, 2017 at 11:26pm PDT …read more Source:: GeekWire

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Rocket League reimagined as a 90s PlayStation 1 game is gloriously lo-fi

With over 33 million players worldwide, soccer-but-with-cars multiplayer title Rocket League is one of the hottest games on the market right now. And while some fans might have seen its previous avatar as Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars from back in 2008, it’s fun to imagine what it might have looked like a decade before that. That’s exactly what YouTuber 98Demake has done with his latest video, which takes Rocket League back in time to the PlayStation 1 era with janky graphics, scanlines, classic canned audio and a top-down camera angle that would’ve been easier on low-end gaming consoles. The anonymous… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Google’s Trusted Contacts app now lets iOS users keep tabs on each other

Following its launch on Android last December, Google’s Trusted Contacts app has now arrived for iOS. It lets you share your location with others so they know exactly where you are while you’re getting home from a night out or trekking in the woods. You can add any of your existing contacts to begin sharing your whereabouts, or invite new contacts via SMS and email. There’s also an option to automatically share your location with trusted contacts in case you don’t respond within a set amount of time (from five minutes up to an hour) – handy for when you’re… This story continues at The Next Web Or just read… Read More

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Adobe accidentally leaked its upcoming photo editing app for novices

At its MAX Conference last year, Adobe announced that it was working on Project Nimbus, an all-new photo editing app that included simplified tools, as well as cloud storage and syncing for your files. The folks at MacGeneration noted that the company released it prematurely to some Creative Cloud users on Mac, giving us a sneak peek into how Adobe wants you to tweak your pictures. While the toolkit seems to draw inspiration from Lightroom, it’s a bit streamlined so it might be easier for newcomers to get started on any app. But what really sets Nimbus apart from other Adobe… This story continues at The Next Web Or just… Read More

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AI2 lists top artificial intelligence systems in its Visual Understanding Challenge

For AI2’s Charades Challenge, visual systems had to recognize and classify a wide variety of daily activities in realistic videos. This is just a sampling of the videos. (AI2 Photos) Some of the world’s top researchers in AI have proved their mettle by taking top honors in three challenges posed by the Seattle-based Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. The institute, also known as AI2, was created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen in 2014 to blaze new trails in the field of artificial intelligence. One of AI2’s previous challenges tested the ability of AI platforms to answer eighth-grade-level science questions. The three latest challenges focused on visual understanding – that is,… Read More

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