‘Bloodborne’ is Soaked in Atmosphere, Harder Than ‘Dark Souls’

Photo from From Software Throughout last week, “Bloodborne,” the latest in the “Souls” series by From Software, released worldwide.  To many fans of the series, this was the most anticipated game of 2015, especially with the return of Hidetaka Miyazaki, who directed all of the Souls games except “Dark Souls 2,” which many thought of… Read More ‘Bloodborne’ is Soaked in Atmosphere, Harder Than ‘Dark Souls’

Artificial Intelligence So Advanced It Can Play ‘Pong!’

Photo from Pierre Lecourt/Flickr Google DeepMind, formerly Deepmind Technologies, has developed an Artificial Intelligence, or AI, so advanced that it can beat Atari games from the 1980’s. Their findings were published by Nature on Feb. 25, 2015. Neuroscientist Demis Hassabis, along with Shane Legg and Mustafa Suleyman, began development of DeepMind in 2011. Over the… Read More Artificial Intelligence So Advanced It Can Play ‘Pong!’

Finding a haven in Bangalore’s bookstores

One of the shoppers on the third floor of Blossom, browsing through some of the stock. (Photo: Kevin Matyi) Becoming a local landmark. Specializing in obscure, hard-to-find titles from centuries past. Fitting hundreds of thousands of books in a tiny storefront. These are the ways that independent bookstores are surviving in Bangalore. The stores have… Read More Finding a haven in Bangalore’s bookstores