AlphaGo doesn't need any help from humans to master Go, one of the most advanced strategy board games. Earlier iterations of the AI-based system were able to beat the best humans in the world, but it learned to master the game with some assistance from human knowledge.
New Apple Watch Series 3 units no longer offer LTE access in China likely due to the government having concerns about its inability to track users. All three major wireless carriers in the country, which are state-owned, have cut off LTE access. No warning was given.
Star Wars Battlefront 2 probably isn't going to arrive on the Nintendo Switch, but there is still a chance it could. According to Motive Studios producer David Robillard, a Switch version of the game will be considered "if we see opportunities." Right now there's no release plan.
Lyft has attracted another $1 billion in a funding round led by CapitalG, part of Alphabet. Because of this deal, which has placed the company's valuation at $11 billion, CapitalG partner David Lawee is joining the ridehailing provider's board of directors.
Through its investment arm HorizonX, Boeing has invested in a company making autonomous aircraft. Near Earth Autonomy is working on vehicles that'll be used for everything from regular transportation to safety inspections. It's a spin-out from Carnegie Mellon.
The Nintendo Switch outperformed Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One during September in the US console market. A new report from NPD Group reveals it was the best-performing console last month and Nintendo was responsible for two-thirds of hardware sales.
Google X, a division within Alphabet focused on more experimental projects, now has its own lobbyists who'll presumably fight for the company's interests in Washington DC. Three external lobbyists were brought in last month, reveals a federal ethics disclosure.
Twitter has laid out a timeline for its plan to reduce abuse, harassment, and bad behavior on the platform. CEO Jack Dorsey recently said the social network understands more needs to be done and now it's explaining how changes will be implemented in the coming months.
Google has reduced its fee for app subscriptions on the Play Store, bringing its policy in line with Apple's. Apple updated its policy on mobile subscriptions more than a year ago, dropping the fee from 30% to 15% in September 2016. Now, Google has made the same move to 15%.
Verizon has likely been working on a TV streaming service for upwards of a year and it's still not ready to launch the product. A report in March said it'd arrive this summer and other reports have confirmed it's in development. It now won't arrive until spring 2018.
Apple isn't done with the Mac Mini yet, despite how it may seem. The system has received relatively few updates over the years, but CEO Tim Cook disclosed the Mac Mini is here to stay in an email. The customer contacted Cook about the fact that it hasn't been updated.
The Honest Ads Act, a bipartisan bill, has been introduced with the goal of regulating political ads online in a way that's similar to how ads are regulated on TV and radio. It was introduced by Mark Warner and Amy Klobuchar, two Democrats, with support from John McCain.
The largest wind farm from online retailer and cloud provider Amazon has turned on in Texas. "Amazon Wind Farm Texas" features more than 100 turbines and it'll produce enough energy to power upwards of 330,000 homes. It's located in Scurry County, Texas.
Just after a lawsuit was filed against Tesla alleging some of the company's employees engaged in racist behavior, a new lawsuit has been filed alleging anti-LGBT activity. This case comes from Jorge Ferro, an assembly line worker who says he was taunted and threatened.
Facebook plans to launch a news subscription service based around Instant Articles and it'll first bring it to Android, not iOS. According to TechCrunch, the social network is now testing the subscription model for news sources that want to make money from Instant Article reads.