Thomas McMullan

Apple snaps up Google’s former AI boss to improve Siri

Apple snaps up Google’s former AI boss to improve Siri

John Giannandrea will head up Apple’s machine learning and AI strategy.
By Thomas McMullan Apr 5 2018, 10:26AM
Review: Far Cry 5

Review: Far Cry 5

Ubisoft's vision of Montana in Far Cry 5 is diverting but ultimately a missed opportunity to explore some potent subject matter.
By Thomas McMullan Mar 28 2018, 11:59AM
Little Nightmares coming to Switch

Little Nightmares coming to Switch

Dark adventure Little Nightmares will be released on Nintendo's Switch in May.
By Thomas McMullan Mar 12 2018, 10:37AM
New species of tardigrade found in a Japanese car park

New species of tardigrade found in a Japanese car park

Known as water bears or moss piglets, tardigrade are amongst the toughest animals on Earth
By Thomas McMullan Mar 2 2018, 8:33AM
What are black holes? The theories, and confusion, about how black holes are formed and behave

What are black holes? The theories, and confusion, about how black holes are formed and behave

How to tell your supermassive black hole from your stellar black hole
By Thomas McMullan Feb 26 2018, 9:19AM
Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour is a historical sightseeing delight

Assassin's Creed Discovery Tour is a historical sightseeing delight

A new mode for Assassin's Creed Origins turns the game into a museum tour of Ancient Egypt
By Thomas McMullan Feb 14 2018, 8:45AM
This army of DNA nanorobots journeys through the body hunting down cancer and killing tumours

This army of DNA nanorobots journeys through the body hunting down cancer and killing tumours

Researchers have programmed DNA bots to cut off the blood supply to malignant tumours
By Thomas McMullan Feb 14 2018, 8:45AM
We're a long way from virtual reality's Citizen Kane

We're a long way from virtual reality's Citizen Kane

VR film is failing to give audiences a reason to put on their headsets
By Thomas McMullan Feb 13 2018, 9:32AM
Long live the new flesh: Researchers have made a robotic skin that can heal itself

Long live the new flesh: Researchers have made a robotic skin that can heal itself

The ‘e-skin’ can sense pressure and temperature, and self-repair if someone cuts it
By Thomas McMullan Feb 12 2018, 9:13AM
Your brain can reveal who your true friends are: Study shows how similar neural responses predict friendships

Your brain can reveal who your true friends are: Study shows how similar neural responses predict friendships

The brains of close friends react to the world in similar ways, so does this mean we form natural echo chambers?
By Thomas McMullan Jan 31 2018, 9:19AM
Mysterious Voynich manuscript deciphered using AI

Mysterious Voynich manuscript deciphered using AI

The impenetrable Voynich manuscript might be written in Hebrew anagrams
By Thomas McMullan Jan 30 2018, 8:06AM
Running with the pirate hunters: How AI is creating an online piracy arms race

Running with the pirate hunters: How AI is creating an online piracy arms race

Demand for illegal online streams of sport and TV shows is causing an arms race between pirates and pirate hunters
By Thomas McMullan Jan 22 2018, 8:29AM
Adult VR app SinVR exposes names and emails of thousands of users

Adult VR app SinVR exposes names and emails of thousands of users

Security researchers have uncovered a serious vulnerability in the pornographic VR game
By Thomas McMullan Jan 16 2018, 9:53AM
Human memory may be the result of a 400-million-year-old viral infection

Human memory may be the result of a 400-million-year-old viral infection

Scientists have observed a crucial protein for long-term memory acting like a HIV virus
By Thomas McMullan Jan 12 2018, 10:00AM
“The most thrilling nose-controlled game ever”

“The most thrilling nose-controlled game ever”

The potential of Apple’s TrueDepth camera is finally realised
By Thomas McMullan Dec 15 2017, 11:07AM
Apple confirms it's buying Shazam and there's a very good reason why

Apple confirms it's buying Shazam and there's a very good reason why

Apple's acquisition plans for Shazam point to one thing: Siri.
By Thomas McMullan Dec 12 2017, 12:11PM
Nintendo's Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp lands 22 November

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp lands 22 November

Soon you'll be able to pay Tom Nook with in-app purchases. Yay?
By Thomas McMullan Nov 21 2017, 10:44AM
Qualcomm snubs Broadcom's "unsolicited" buyout proposal

Qualcomm snubs Broadcom's "unsolicited" buyout proposal

A statement from Qualcomm said that the proposal was not in the best interests of shareholders.
By Thomas McMullan Nov 14 2017, 10:30AM
Samsung's DeX dock is now compatible with Linux

Samsung's DeX dock is now compatible with Linux

Samsung DeX turns your Galaxy S8 and Note 8 phone into a desktop PC.
By Victoria Woollaston, Thomas McMullan Nov 10 2017, 11:51AM
Snapchat plans to "overhaul" its app

Snapchat plans to "overhaul" its app

Snap's latest earnings call makes uncomfortable reading for its investors.
By Thomas McMullan Nov 9 2017, 12:48PM