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Minecraft finally gets in-game character creator

Minecraft is finally going to make it easy to make the blocky version of yourself. Microsoft is adding the Minecraft Character Creator to the survival sim as part of its most recent beta update. The Minecraft Character Creator is going to roll out to Minecraft Earth and the universal Bedrock …

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Optane persistent memory: Breakthrough or broken promise?

Companies looking to capitalize on the performance promise of Intel’s Optane persistent memory have been trying to vet the performance claims and calculate TCO for years now. On August 27, Intel put out a press release that led with the following tidbit (bear with us, this gets more interesting): Intel …

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Google to spend $3 billion on European datacenters

(Reuters) – Google will make an additional investment of 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) over the next two years to expand its European data centers, Chief Executive Sundar Pichai said in Finland. The investment plan includes an additional 600 million euros investment in the Hamina data center in Finland, bringing …

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Supp AI uses machine learning to identify supplement interactions

In 2015, The Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence — the research organization founded by late Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen — released Semantic Scholar, a public AI search engine capable extracting figures from over 173 million computer science and biomedicine journal papers. It received a warm reception, but researchers at the …

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