Yakuza 6 — What You Need to Know Before You Buy

The latest entry in the long-running gangster simulator franchise, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is out on April 17. In the run up to this Gadgets 360 has spent some quality time with the retail release of the game. Previously, we checked out the Japanese demo for Yakuza 6 and you can read our […]

Localising Alexa for India Meant Teaching It Rajinikanth Jokes

«India is our fourth market to launch in, which should show how serious we are about it.” That’s Puneesh Kumar, Country Manager — India, Alexa Experience and Devices, talking about the Echo series of smart-speakers, which launched in India in October last year. Amazon’s Alexa-powered smart speakers have now gone on open sale after being […]

IBM Lawsuit Casts Diversity in Starkly Competitive Terms

International Business Machines Corp’s insistence in a new lawsuit that its efforts to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce are trade secrets bucks a trend towards transparency and highlights how companies can see the issue in competitive terms, business and legal experts said. Armonk, New York-based IBM on Monday sued its former chief diversity officer, Lindsay-Rae […]

Is Drone Delivery Good for the Environment?

Reducing the need for trucking by delivering some packages with electric drones could save fuel, and potentially carbon emissions. But how much? Could drone delivery help the environment? (AP Photo/Claude Paris) By Constantine Samaras and Joshuah Stolaroff, The Conversation smithsonian.com an hour ago There are more than 1 million drones registered in the U.S. Most of them […]

The Dubious Science of Genetics-Based Dating

Is love really just a cheek swab away? Test tubes hold users’ DNA samples, taken from cheek swabs. (Courtesy of Pheramor) By Jackie Mansky smithsonian.com an hour ago We live in a golden age of online dating, where complex algorithms and innovative apps promise to pinpoint your perfect romantic match in no time. And yet, […]

Uber CEO Plays It Safe in Risk-Loving Silicon Valley

For nearly a year, Uber and Google’s parent company, Alphabet, clashed over settling a lawsuit Alphabet filed against the ride-sharing company, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Uber chose to gamble for a victory in court rather than compromise, a choice that led to a high-stakes public trial last week. Negotiations went right […]

This AI Bot Fights Workplace Harassment

A new app, Spot, uses AI to help harassment and discrimination victims create and file reports without having to talk to a human Spot co-founders hope that the current cultural reckoning with issues of harassment will spur employers to take these problems seriously. (nito100/iStock) By Emily Matchar smithsonian.com an hour ago If it wasn’t clear […]