Facebook’s M, PS2 emulation on the PS4, Samsung’s Gear VR and more.
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Peeking Behind Facebook’s M
With Facebook’s 1.01 billion daily active users, there’s potential to help a lot of people. Enter M, the network’s AI-driven virtual assistant, which may very well change the nature of personal service in the decades ahead.
A Different Kind of Family Playlist
Months after Netflix said that it’d give all new parents, either conceiving or adopting, a year of paid leave, Spotify has boosted its own figure to six months. Plus, you’ll be able to ease back into your job at half-time.
Samsung’s $99 Gear VR
The future of VR and AR has yet to be fulfilling, but if Samsung’s lauded Gear VR is any indication of where it’s going, we’re in for some exciting times.
PS4 Hearts PS2
Sony has confirmed that it’s working to bring PlayStation 2 emulation to its current PlayStation 4 console. Great news, of course, but do we really have to beg for PS3 compatibility as well?
Reviews and Guides
Advice from the Crew
Ford Focus ST, Tweaked
Is there a hotter hatch hiding anywhere? Doubtful. We take a ride in the performance-oriented Focus, further enhanced with a $1,900 Ford Performance Mountune upgrade. Read the Review
Winter Cometh, Cycling Continueth
Lightweights typically hang their cycle up and hit the stationary bike when winter shows its teeth, but not you. To cope, we’ve taken a look at four outdoor cycling kits to keep you turning in bitter conditions. Read the Review
Stories from Around the Web
For reasons we probably don’t want to know, Pepsi — yes, the sugary cola company — has launched a cheap phablet in China.
By and large, Apple has trumped everyone else in the smartphone photography arena. Samsung’s BRITECELL tech, which makes magic happen in low-light, may just change that when it appears in the next-gen Galaxy.
As the streaming music universe begins to consolidate, Pandora has announced that it’ll acquire key assets from Rdio, which simply couldn’t figure out a way to differentiate itself to turn a profit.
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