Overwatch is taking players to Junkertown for its next map

Blizzard announced a new map for Overwatch during its Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany today. Junkertown, the Australian home of the bomb-loving character Junkrat and his oversized bodyguard Roadhog, will be playable at the show. Junkertown will be an escort map, meaning the attacking team has to push a payload to its destination while the defending team[…]

Russell Wilson, Richard Sherman among Seahawks players wearing new high-tech Vicis helmet

Several Seattle Seahawks players, including stars like Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman, are wearing the new Vicis helmet during games. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:’oXLJ-4bRRClQN_R5gXqi1w’,sig:’Nbv4bB_YX4MDqKtlMX7sSvdwp_fJJuoHPR9t-kpcp-0=’,w:’594px’,h:’396px’,items:’835339884′,caption: true ,tld:’com’,is360: false })}); The Seahawks had their preseason home opener on Friday, beating Minnesota 20-13 at CenturyLink Field, and a handful of players sported the high-tech helmet that is being used[…]

Baidu’s ambitious plan for ‘everyone on this planet’ to use its conversational AI DuerOS

Last month was huge for Baidu. On the same day it opened its conversational AI platform DuerOS to businesses and third parties at its first-ever artificial intelligence developer conference, the Chinese search giant announced it had acquired Kitt.ai, a creator of bots for chat apps like Facebook Messenger, intelligent assistants like Alexa, and smart home[…]

Facebook Can’t Fix Our Political Divide With an Algorithm

If you were concerned that American political discourse is very seriously broken, there’s bad news: You’re right, and the technological forces that shaped it can’t be the ones substantively provide a fix. A new report on disinformation, partisanship, and online media released on Wednesday by Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society takes a[…]

How to Make the 'Delete' Key Actually Delete Files in MacOS's Finder

I switched to Mac (and iPhone) a few years back. Through the years, I’ve learned that for all of Apple’s convenience, there are guardrails that are built in to presumably prevent novice users from fucking something up—no file management system on iOS, built-in security features that prevent you from installing “untrusted” applications without a password[…]