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Amazon launches Anime Strike monthly subscription channel for Prime

Amazon launches Anime Strike monthly subscription channel for Prime

Amazon has launched another channel for on-demand video content, this one called Anime Strike. This channel, like ones before it, give Prime customers access to a specific category of shows (anime, in this case) that can be watched whenever they’d like. The channel provides access to more than 1,000 episodes across many anime series of both the current and classic varieties.

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Microsoft acquires Maluuba, a deep learning startup in Montreal

Microsoft acquires Maluuba, a deep learning startup in Montreal

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of a Montreal-based startup named Maluuba. The acquisition seems to revolve around Maluuba’s natural language work, though the startup works on more than just that, ultimately focusing on the development of artificial intelligence capable of thinking and speaking like a human. Microsoft says that Maluuba’s vision is “exactly in line with ours.”

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Resident Evil 7 4D Candle is a ‘horror-scented’ VR accessory

Resident Evil 7 4D Candle is a ‘horror-scented’ VR accessory

There’s so-called 4D gaming, which is usually a VR game joined by items that engaged other senses — a rumbling seat when you’re ‘driving’ over cobble roads, maybe, or an authentic scent to match your VR environment. Here to bring about that latter element, in a roundabout sort of way, is an official Resident Evil 7 biohazard “4D” candle that supposedly smells like the interior of the game's Baker House Mansion.

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Windows 10 Game Mode confirmed for Creators Update

Windows 10 Game Mode confirmed for Creators Update

Microsoft has confirmed that the formerly rumored Game Mode will be arriving in Windows 10 with the Creators Update. This Game Mode will, says the company, start appearing in part for Windows Insiders this week, though the fully operational version will take a bit longer to show up. When used, Game Mode will improve a PC’s performance specifically for gaming.

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Nevada woman dies from nearly untreatable superbug infection

Nevada woman dies from nearly untreatable superbug infection

The Centers for Disease Control issued some sad and frightening news today: a woman in her 70s has passed away in the U.S. after contracting a so-called superbug while living in India. This superbug was resistant to all 26 varieties of antibiotics ordinarily used in the US for treatment, including some last resort drugs used to treat antibiotic-resistant bugs. She was admitted to a hospital in mid-August 2016 and passed away in early September.

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NASA simulation shows slow-mo airflow around a DJI drone

NASA simulation shows slow-mo airflow around a DJI drone

NASA is best known for its space-related content, and perhaps for its Earth sciences work, but few know about the agency's airflow simulations. NASA has, it recently said, been creating airflow simulations for various aircraft for ‘decades.’ These computer models show air as it flows around, for example, an airplane, aiding in the development of designs and similar things. It's not surprising, then, that NASA would create the same simulations for drones.

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YouTube Super Chat lets viewers stand out during a livestream

YouTube Super Chat lets viewers stand out during a livestream

YouTube has introduced a new feature called Super Chat, a way for viewers to make their messages stand out during a livestream. Says YouTube, anyone who is watching a livestreaming video on the service can buy a Super Chat, which will make their message stick out in the chat stream with a highlight. Those chats then spend five hours pinned to the top of the chat stream for others -- and the YouTube creator -- to see.

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Arrest Development’s full cast may be back for season 5

Arrest Development’s full cast may be back for season 5

We've been hearing rumors of Arrested Development season 5 for years, and now it looks like it is finally (finally) happening. We still don't have all the details yet, but recent comments from the show’s executive producer Brian Grazer hints the finalization is getting close, relatively speaking. Even better, it sounds like all of the original cast may be back for this next season.

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PlayStation 4 system update 4.5 beta testing signups start

PlayStation 4 system update 4.5 beta testing signups start

Sony says the next major system software update for its current-generation console is inbound, and if you want to get a chance to test it before it releases to everyone, now is the time to sign up. PlayStation 4 owners can sign up to be a beta tester anytime from now until ‘early’ February; those who get in will be able to test system software update 4.5.

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The world’s tightest knot is too small to see

The world’s tightest knot is too small to see

A group of researchers have achieved a new record, but you can’t see it with the naked eye. Scientists with the University of Manchester have formed the tightest knot to ever grace our blue marble, at least as far as humans are aware, and they did so using molecular strands. Though the final knot is only about 20 nanometers long, it could lead to the creation of new, more advanced materials.

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Consumer Reports recommends new MacBook Pro after retesting

Consumer Reports recommends new MacBook Pro after retesting

Following its retesting efforts, Consumer Reports has revised its previous decision not to recommend the new MacBook Pro, changing its decision to recommended. As we previously reported, Apple worked with Consumer Reports directly following the publication of its results, something that ultimately led to a software fix. Once that was available, Consumer Reports retested the units and found the results favorable.

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FCC is still concerned about AT&T and Verizon zero-rated services

FCC is still concerned about AT&T and Verizon zero-rated services

Zero-rated services are becoming increasingly popular among carriers and companies, giving customers a way to consume certain content without using up their high-speed data allotment. Such arrangements have raised concerns about net neutrality in the past, and while the FCC isn't necessarily against zero-rated offerings, it has expressed concerns with some of them. Verizon and AT&T are, once again, the focus of that concern.

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