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Google's AI Is Now Insanely Good At Playing Space Invaders 

Since Google acquired the artificial intelligence company DeepMind for $US628 million last year, it’s put the software to hard work… playing Atari 2600 video games. Really. It’s learning how to play 49 different Atari games showcases the promises — and the weaknesses — of DeepMind’s software.


Google Is Hosting 'Nascar On The Moon'

The Lunar XPrize is a $US30 million competition for a privately-funded mission to get to the moon, land a rover, and travel across the moon sending back images and telemetry. The Google-sponsored prize has been around since 2007, but it looks like first place is going to come down to a mad dash across the lunar surface.


Stan Is Giving Subscribers Access To Cheap Chromecasts

Australia is in a streaming renaissance right now. Between Presto, Stan and the impending launch of Netflix, it’s time to get your living room in order so you can lap up the streaming goodness. Stan is helping out with that by giving subscribers access to discounts on Chromecast to kickstart your home streaming setup.


France Wants Google, Facebook, And Twitter's Help Fighting Terrorism

When it comes to social media presence, the Islamic State (ISIS) has Western nations completely outgunned. In fact, ISIS and its supports tweet and post upwards of 90,000 times a day and has led to the U.S. and the U.K. to reconsider its propaganda social media strategy. France wants to take a slightly different approach and work with the giant US tech companies directly.


10 New Tips To Make Yourself A Google Master

Think you know your Google? The search giant adds new features to its main portal on a regular basis, some of which you may have missed, like the ability to roll a die or toss a coin. Here are our favourite Google search tricks that have been introduced in recent months.


Sony SmartWatch 3 Review: The Best-Performing Android Smartwatch Yet

Sony’s been trying the smartwatch thing for years, but the original SmartWatch and the SmartWatch 2 both…what’s the word I’m looking for here? Sucked? Yeah. But the SmartWatch 3 has solid performance and two nifty features you won’t find on any other Android Wear. It’s the first with built-in GPS and a screen you can read without backlighting.


F**k It, I'm Going Back To Firefox

Remember when we all switched from Firefox to Chrome? Chrome was stripped down, simple but fast as hell. It was like browsing the web on a whole new computer. These days Chrome is bloated, slow and constantly crashing on me. I’ve finally reached the breaking point.


See What Devices Are Signed Into Your Google Account With This Dashboard

Whatever happened to that old tablet that you sold on eBay? Where has the phone you passed on to your nephew got to? Google has an easy-to-use dashboard that lets you check up on all of the devices your account is associated with. Here’s how to find it and find your way around its various features.


300 Android Devices Do A Decent Version Of Beethoven

What would you do if you had 300 Android devices (and a whole maze of microUSB cables) at your disposal? If your answer was ‘a digital beatbox rendition of Beethoven’s 9th’, chances are you work in Google Japan’s PR division. Or you just have too much spare time.


This Drawing App Is The Coolest Look Yet At What Project Tango Can Do

It’s been almost a year since we learned of Google’s experimental 3D-sensing tablet and phone technology, Project Tango. But now that Tango is in developers’ hands, we’re finally getting a look at what talented people can do with a radical technology.