Stay on target Better late than never: Samsung this week introduced Bixby, a new intelligent interface that offers “a deeper experience” than other voice agents or assistants in the market.“It is the machine that needs to learn and adapt to us,” Injong Rhee, executive vice president of software and services at Samsung Electronics, wrote in a Monday blog announcement.“With this new approach, Samsung has employed artificial intelligence, reinforcing deep learning concepts to the core of our user interface designs,” Rhee continued. “Bixby is the ongoing result of this effort.”The AI platform boasts proficiency in the three Cs: completeness, context awareness, and cognitive tolerance.That is, once Bixby-enabled, an application can support almost any traditional touch task using voice commands; seamlessly switch between tapping and speaking without losing your work.“At its core, Bixby will help remove friction,” according to Rhee. “It will simplify user education with new voice interfaces and will make using your phone even more seamless and intuitive.”A dedicated Bixby button, located on the side of new Samsung devices, eliminates hassle; instead of taking multiple steps to make a call, simply press the Bixby button and say a command.“We do have a bold vision of revolutionizing the human-to-machine interface, but that vision won’t be realized overnight,” Rhee said. “Ambition takes time.”As such, Bixby is Samsung’s “first step on a journey” to streamlining phone use—starting with the Galaxy S8. The new handset comes pre-installed with a subset of Bixby-enabled applications; look for additional functions added over time.The company also plans to release an SDK to enable third-party developers to build applications and services for Bixby.And, like Siri, Alexa, Cortana, and Google Assistant, Samsung’s secretary will gradually branch out from smartphones to the firm’s other branded appliances. In the future, the blog teased, you will be able to control your air conditioner or TV through the cloud-based platform.“Bixby is at the heart of our software and services evolution as a company,” Rhee wrote. “Innovating in software and services enables opportunities for creativity and the ability to build new experiences from the ground up. With the continued investment from Samsung on artificial intelligence, the possibility of what Bixby can become is endless.”Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8 McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS
Who Are They?Part of what made The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time so memorable was its focus on “time.” Before being hurled into the future to play as adult Link, player spent the first dungeons as the more innocent Young Link, just a little elf boy with a sword hanging out in the forest. This same Young Link, after regaining his childhood in one of the three split timelines, also starred in the much darker and weirder Majora’s Mask.Smash HistoryAs far as the secret clone characters in Super Smash Bros. Melee go, at least Young Link’s clone status is right in his name. So both of Link’s N64 Ocarina forms were represented. Many interpreted the appearance of cel-shaded Wind Waker “Toon Link” in later Smash Bros. games to be the next evolution of Young Link. But now both child heroes of Hyrule can battle it out in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.What Looks New in Ultimate?Young Link’s whole deal is that he’s smaller, faster, yet weaker than Link. His moves are also somewhat tweaked, like his fire arrows and traditional boomerang. Plus he can wall jump. But while he struggled in Melee, Young Link is looking surprisingly promising in Ultimate. He might be the best Link. Also, he’s now the only Link from the Ocarina of Time-era, arguably the definitive Zelda style.Our Hopes?With his Breath of the Wild makeover, Link is now fairly distinct from his two young counterparts. However, we are a bit concerned that having both Young Link and Toon Link will be a little redundant and we hope they have some significant differences we haven’t noticed. Everyone is here, but everyone should at least be slightly unique, even if they are technically reincarnations of each other.Super Smash Bros. Ultimate releases Dec. 7 for Nintendo Switch. Until we can play more for ourselves, changes we talk about here are mostly speculation. For more thoughts check out our Smash hands-on as well as cool Switch games to play that aren’t Smash Bros., because those definitely exist.View as: One Page Slides1/761. Read Mario’s Guide2. Read Donkey Kong’s Guide3. Read Link’s Guide4. Read Samus’s Guide5. Read Dark Samus’s Guide6. Read Yoshi’s Guide7. Read Kirby’s Guide8. Read Fox’s Guide9. Read Pikachu’s Guide10. Read Luigi’s Guide11. Read Ness’s Guide12. Read Captain Falcon’s Guide13. Read Jigglypuff’s Guide14. Read Peach’s Guide15. Read Daisy’s Guide16. Read Bowser’s Guide17. Read Ice Climbers’ Guide18. Read Sheik’s Guide19. Read Zelda’s Guide20. Read Dr. Mario’s Guide21. Read Pichu’s Guide22. Read Falco’s Guide23. Read Marth’s Guide24. Read Lucina’s Guide25. Read Young Link’s Guide26. Read Ganondorf’s Guide27. Read Mewtwo’s Guide28. Read Roy’s Guide29. Read Chrom’s Guide30. Read Mr. Game and Watch’s Guide31. Read Meta Knight’s Guide32. Read Pit’s Guide33. Read Dark Pit’s Guide34. Read Zero Suit Samus’s Guide35. 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Read Hero’s Guide76. Read Banjo and Kazooie’s Guide Stay on target ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ Was Final Mission From Late Nintendo President‘Undertale’s’ Sans Is Basically a Brand New ‘Sma… Young Link Grows Up!Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is huge. Not just in terms of hype and importance and sales potential, but just in terms of sheer stuff. The Nintendo Switch mascot fighter features over a hundred stages, nearly a thousand songs, and too many Pokemon and items and Assist Trophies to think of crammed onto a cartridge you can plan on the go or on a TV. When you have as many big franchises as Nintendo, putting them all in one game will make that game is very big boy indeed.But the biggest, most exciting thing about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is its mind-blowing, heartwarming roster of playable characters. Fighting games pride themselves not just on the strength of their mechanics but the strength of its fighters, especially in a crossover fighters like this. And Super Smash Bros. Ultimate crushes all rivals by including every single playable character from the across the four previous games in the twenty-year-old series. Include the new combatants and so far we have over 70 fighters to wrap our heads around. We’re excited, but we’re also intimidated. So to get ready for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, every day, character by character, we’re creating the ultimate guide to all of its characters. Today’s fighter: Young Link.