Monthly archives: February, 2018

Classic SNES game Chrono Trigger gets godawful PC port

Square Enix surprised fans today by releasing Chrono Trigger on Steam, making it the first time the cult classic has been ported to PC. Fans should be cheering. Instead, they’re groaning over the game’s terrible quality. The Steam release appears to be a port of the seven-year-old mobile version of the game. Let’s just say this …

IBM’s Watson is going to space

IBM yesterday announced it would be providing the AI brain for a robot being built by Airbus to accompany astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). When only the best of the best will do, it looks like Watson has the right stuff. The robot, which looks like a flying volleyball with a low-resolution face, …

Bye bye black box: Researchers teach AI to explain itself

A team of international researchers recently taught AI to justify its reasoning and point to evidence when it makes a decision. The ‘black box’ is becoming transparent, and that’s a big deal. Figuring out why a neural network makes the decisions it does is one of the biggest concerns in the field of artificial intelligence. …

Wacom’s new ‘Engine’ turns your Cintiq Pro into a workstation

What’s better than a big drawing tablet? A really big drawing tablet. Wacom today announced the Cintiq Pro 24, joining the current 13 and 16-inch models. It’s sporting a 4K Display with 98 percent Adobe RGB coverage, ensuring accuracy for color-critical work. It also supports Wacom’s new-ish Pro Pen 2 with 8,192 levels of pressure …

Washington becomes first state in the nation to pass net neutrality regulations in defiance of FCC

Rep. Drew Hansen sponsored Washington’s net neutrality bill. (Photo via HouseDemocrats.WA.Gov.) Washington passed its own net neutrality protections Tuesday, the first state to do so in a direct rebuke to the other Washington. A bill that reinstates protections repealed by the Federal Communications Commission in December passed both houses of Washington state’s legislature Tuesday afternoon. …

Tech Moves: OfficeSpace taps former Microsoft GM as CEO; new CTO at drone maker Insitu; and more

Mark Ashida. (OfficeSpace Photo) OfficeSpace, a leading commercial real estate listing service based in Seattle, is under new leadership. The company appointed longtime tech executive and former Microsoft general manager Mark Ashida as its new CEO Tuesday. Ashida replaces OfficeSpace Founder and CEO Susie Algard, who will now serve as the chair of the company’s board. …