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We Know What You're Watching (even If It's Encrypted)
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We Know What You're Watching (even If It's Encrypted)

I stand firm in the opinion that it's my basic, human right to binge-watch six hours of trashy detective shows on a Friday night with a silent phone in my lap and...

Custom AI Programs Take on Top Ranked Humans in Starcraft
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Custom AI Programs Take on Top Ranked Humans in Starcraft

In a recent contest, three Artificial Intelligence programs played against a Russian player in StarCraft: Brood War.

Digital Actors Go Beyond the ­ncanny Valley
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Digital Actors Go Beyond the ­ncanny Valley

Graphics specialists are close to developing interactive, photorealistically lifelike digital humans that will transform acting, entertainment, and computer games...

This Robot Wants to Beat You at Air Hockey
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This Robot Wants to Beat You at Air Hockey

Researchers have developed an air-hockey robot that can change its strategy in response to the playing style of its human opponent. 

A Texas Hold 'em Tournament For Ais
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A Texas Hold 'em Tournament For Ais

This year's Annual Computer Poker Competition includes three poker games, including heads-up limit, heads-up no limit, and three-player limit Texas Hold 'Em.

Building the Lego ­niverse Online
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Building the Lego ­niverse Online

Lego Universe, the online computer game scheduled for release in October, marks the legendary company's first foray into massively multiplayer gaming, and for...

The Reality of Robot Surrogates
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The Reality of Robot Surrogates

Telepresence technology has a long way to go before people can perform everyday duties with robotic avatars. Present-day telepresence interfaces consist of joysticks...
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