Last Update on April 27, 2015 07:07 GMT
IN THE NEWS: CABLEVISION OFFERS INTERNET PACKAGE ALTERNATIVE
NEW YORK (AP) -- Can a cable company appeal to cord-cutters? New York-area Cablevision is trying. It is offering an Internet package that bundles in a digital antenna for TV service -- instead of a traditional set-top box for cable. The cheapest package is $35 a month. It includes 5 megabit-per-second Internet downloads and a free digital antenna. The deal also includes access to the company's public Wi-Fi hotspots. And if users want Wi-Fi voice service, it's available with the purchase of a particular smartphone. Another package has higher download speeds for another $10 bucks.
IN THE NEWS: POKER-PLAYING COMPUTER
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- It has chips -- and knows how to bid them, too. Carnegie Mellon University researchers churned out a poker-playing computer. Not just does it play -- it also has the smarts to take on some of the best humans in the game. The program, called Claudico, is taking part in an event in which it will play 80,000 hands of Heads-Up No-Limit Texas Hold 'em in a two-week tournament. The competition continues the work of other Carnegie Mellon-trained scientists who have met past artificial intelligence challenges, like IBM's Deep Blue program that beat chess master Garry Kasparov in 1997 and IBM's Watson, which beat a pair of "Jeopardy" champs in 2011.
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