Alphabet’s DeepMind AI is better than you at Atari games

Alphabet’s DeepMind AI is better than you at Atari games

Having AI agents learn how to play simple video games is an ideal way to test their effectiveness, thanks to the ability to measure success via a score. Alphabet’s DeepMind designated 57 particular Atari games to serve as a litmus test for its AI, and established a benchmark for the skills of an average human…

The PlayStation 5 vs. the Xbox Series X: Which is more powerful?

The PlayStation 5 vs. the Xbox Series X: Which is more powerful?

Price Not available Not available Dimensions Not available 151 x 151 x 301 mm (5.94 x 5.94 x 11.85 inches) Weight Not available 4.45 kg (9.8 pounds) CPU Custom AMD Zen 2, 8-core 3.5 GHz Custom AMD Zen 2, 8-core 3.8 GHz GPU Custom RDNA 2, 10.28 TFLOP, 36 CU at 2.23 GHz Custom RDNA…

Is the Pixel 3a your ideal budget phone?

Is the Pixel 3a your ideal budget phone?

If you picked up the Pixel 3a or 3a XL over the past year, either at launch or during a sale, we would like to hear how you feel about yours. (Especially with all the rumors and leaks of the impending Pixel 4a.) Did it offer you good performance despite stepped-down specs? Have you experienced…

Netflix’s new parental controls include PIN-protected profiles

Netflix’s new parental controls include PIN-protected profiles

Netflix’s parental controls have been something of a mess, but they just got considerably better. The streaming service has updated its controls to give you more power over what kids see — or rather, what they don’t. You can now filter out age-inappropriate titles based on country ratings, so your little one won’t see a…

Apple MacBook Air review (2020): A return to form

Apple MacBook Air review (2020): A return to form

As with the 16-inch MacBook Pro, Apple also moved to a so-called inverted-T layout for the arrow keys. Now, the left and right arrows are shorter than the up-and-down arrow stack, making them easier to find by feel if you’re, say, editing text or doing work inside a spreadsheet. I dig it, but if I’m…

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review: The rest is yet to come

Apple iPad Pro 12.9 review: The rest is yet to come

More like a laptop than everWhen I reviewed the third-generation iPad a year and change ago, I half-jokingly wrote,”I know there’s zero chance of Apple listening to me, but I have to try. Hey, guys, can you please figure out how to make a trackpad work on this thing? I work in text all day,…

Why Panasonic’s GH5s is my go-to for 4K review videos

Why Panasonic’s GH5s is my go-to for 4K review videos

I’ve tested a lot of mirrorless cameras and I’ve never found one that handles as well as the GH5s for video. It’s loaded with manual controls that make it easy to adjust important settings like ISO, white balance, shutter speed and aperture.The flip-around screen is indispensable as I need to be able to see myself…

Google is building a website to coordinate coronavirus testing in the US

Google is building a website to coordinate coronavirus testing in the US

Trump said there were 1,700 developers on the project. Wal-Mart, Target and Walgreens will offer up parking lots across the country for mobile testing hubs. More details about the initiative are coming the evening of Sunday, March 15th, Vice President Mike Pence said.In a memo to employees seen by CNBC, Google CEO Sundar Pichai said…

The Morning After: First impressions of the new MacBook Air

The Morning After: First impressions of the new MacBook Air

Inevitable.Google I/O 2020 is canceledAfter initially shifting its annual developer event to an online-only affair, Google announced Friday afternoon that “we sadly will not be holding an I/O event in any capacity this year.” For the time being, Google plans to share details about upcoming Android updates in blog and community forum posts.On non-race weekends,…

Fujifilm X100V review: The best compact street photography camera

Fujifilm X100V review: The best compact street photography camera

In that regard, if you’re looking at APS-C cameras in general, it can’t quite stand up to Sony’s A6600 or the Nikon Z50. While the lens is fast enough and the noise levels good enough for most shooting situations, really dim rooms might give you trouble — especially considering the lack of built-in stabilization.That said,…