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AI learns to create Mario levels by watching YouTube

AI learns to create Mario levels by watching YouTube

It's one thing for a computer to learn how to beat a Super Mario level from scratch and another to actually learn how to create such a level. And it is definitely another thing to learn all that just by watching people play Super Mario on YouTube. This latest and almost unbelievable feat of machine learning is exactly what Georgia Tech researchers, headed by Ph. D. student Matthew Guzdial, have accomplished. The computer program watches gameplay videos and tries to create its own unique level that a player can really play through.

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Researchers outline methods of stealing PC encryption keys via radio

Researchers outline methods of stealing PC encryption keys via radio

A group of researchers has outlined several ways that the secret encryption keys from a laptop can be stolen using a radio. For the theft to work the electromagnetic emanations from the notebook are measured non-intrusively using a radio from a distance of 50cm from the computer. According to the researchers, this attack can be carried out using cheap and easy to obtain equipment.

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Primera Trio is a portable all-in-one printer

Primera Trio is a portable all-in-one printer

Business users who are on the go and rarely in the office still need at times to be able to do all the things workers stuck in offices do. You can give a field worker a laptop and they can do all their computing wherever they happen to be. What can be more challenging is being able to print something from the road. Often mobile workers end up emailing items to someone in the office to print and then picking the items up when they are back. A new mobile AIO printer called the Primera Trio would end that method of printing.

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Lenovo enters PC-on-a-stick market with ideacentre Stick 300

Lenovo enters PC-on-a-stick market with ideacentre Stick 300

As micro-sized PCs on USB and HDMI sticks are becoming the new standard for entry-level computing and entertainment systems, Lenovo has announced its entry into the market. Dubbed the ideacentre Stick 300, the device plugs into a HDMI port on any monitor or television display, turning it into a Windows PC with more than enough power to browse the web, create documents, and enjoy media like photos and video. Lenovo says it will be hitting the US this fall, priced at a wallet-friendly $129.

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Lean Chair is a laid back standing desk

Lean Chair is a laid back standing desk

You don’t have to talk hard online to find a bunch of stories about how sitting at your desk all day will kill you. This has led to multiple standing desk options being available that allow you to stand up to work. The problem with standing up to work for some people is that having all of their body weight on the knees and feet all day can cause pain, this is where the LeanChair comes in.

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Philips 276E6ADS 27-inch monitor achieves 99% Adobe RGB color

Philips 276E6ADS 27-inch monitor achieves 99% Adobe RGB color

Philips has unveiled a new computer monitor and according to the company it is the first quantum dot desktop monitor to be launched anywhere in the world. The display is a 27-inch unit and the big feature is its ability to reproduce Adobe RGB color. According to Philips, the display can reproduce 99% of the Adobe RGB color gamut making it ideal for professional photography and design.

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HP’s $299 Pavilion x2 tablet hybrid blew me away

HP’s $299 Pavilion x2 tablet hybrid blew me away

Making a sleek tablet with a detachable keyboard isn’t tough, but making one with both style and an affordable price tag takes another level of commitment. HP believes it has just the thing, however, in the shape of the new HP Pavilion x2. A 10-inch Windows tablet with a magnetically-clinging keyboard, USB-C, and over 10hrs of battery life, it’s hard not to see Microsoft’s Surface 3 right in HP’s sights. Surprisingly, though, the Pavilion x2 will start at under $300.

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HP ENVY revamped: sleeker notebooks with B&O sound

HP ENVY revamped: sleeker notebooks with B&O sound

HP is going back to school, and it’s taking a trio of new ENVY notebooks to class. Offered in 14-, 15.6-, and 17.3-inch screen sizes, the refreshed models are thinner and lighter than their predecessors, not to mention made of higher-quality materials and using batter displays. Even the style has been given a boost, with the two small models in particular borrowing some of the aluminum class of the handsome HP Spectre X360.

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Raspberry Pi’s official case for matchbox-sized PC, cheaper than a box of matches

Raspberry Pi’s official case for matchbox-sized PC, cheaper than a box of matches

Raspberry Pi, the micro-sized PC adored by hackers and maker hobbyists, has been getting a lot of love lately in the form of new accessories and features. Now users can give the little device a proper housing, thanks to the first official case from the Raspberry Pi Foundation. While users often piece together some form of a case themselves — with Lego being a popular option — the best part about the official offering is that it'll cost less than a combo meal at the drive-thru: just over $8!

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AMD Project Quantum packs VR potency into tiny PC

AMD Project Quantum packs VR potency into tiny PC

AMD seems to have taken the old mantra that good things come in small packages to heart, revealing its ridiculously potent gaming PC, Project Quantum, at E3. Based around not one but two R9 Fury X GPUs, along with 8GB of High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM), it has a tiny footprint but should be more than capable of driving 4K 60fps displays or powering your pick of the big-name virtual reality headsets headed to market soon.

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