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  • Google voice recognition could transcribe doctor visits
    Doctors work long hours, and a disturbingly large part of that is documenting patient visits -- one study indicates that they spend 6 hours of an 11-hour day making sure their records are up to snuff. But how do you streamline that work without hiri...
  • Live-action Pokémon movie lands its lead actor
    We're one step closer to finding out what a live-action Pokémon film looks like. Legendary Pictures has already nabbed writers for its Detective Pikachu movie (in the form of Guardians of the Galaxy scribe Nicole Perlman and Gravity Falls penm...
  • Google Shopping is becoming a lot like browsing on Amazon
    Google Shopping is getting some new tricks ahead of the busiest retail season of the year. Specifically, when you're looking for a coffee grinder or pair of headphones, now Google will populate search results with buying guides from editorial publica...
  • Dark streaks on Mars may not be caused by flowing water
    In 2015, scientists analyzing mysterious dark streaks on the surface of Mars found evidence that they were formed by liquid water -- an exciting discovery that meant microbial life might be supported on the planet. But new findings published this wee...
  • FTC may investigate TripAdvisor over deleted posts, but it isn't yet
    Earlier this month, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that TripAdvisor had deleted multiple posts from users warning others about incidents of assault and rape that had taken place at a certain resorts in Mexico. Since then, the journal says th...
  • Apple buys the creator of a 'seamless' mixed reality headset
    Those rumors of Apple making an augmented reality headset just got a little more fuel. TechCrunch sources say that Apple has acquired VRvana, a startup that crowdfunded (but hasn't shipped) a unique camera-based AR and VR headset, the Totem. Unlike...
  • Steam tweaks community reviews to fight spam
    Valve has known that its platform Steam, the biggest marketplace for PC titles, has had a review problem for years. Groups of users abuse a game's rating by 'review bombing' them, propping up negative feedback with far more 'this was helpful' votes t...
  • First observed interstellar object is a speedy, cigar-shaped asteroid
    Last month, astronomers running the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted an intriguing object moving through our solar system and it became clear pretty quickly that the object, whether it was a comet or an asteroid, had come from outside of our...
  • 'Treasure Raiders' Looks Like a Fun New Shooter, Coming Early 2018 but in Open Beta on Android Now
    One of the happy side effects of all the major companies pumping out generic shooter after generic shooter over the years is that games started focusing on giving their characters actual personalities and unique traits to help set them apart from the pack. You could argue that Valve was way ahead of its time in […]
  • New York AG blasts FCC for refusing to help fight net neutrality spam
    Were you frustrated that the FCC did nothing to look into bots flooding its public comment system with anti-net neutrality spam before deciding to kill net neutrality? So was New York. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has posted an open lette...