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NPD: The top 20 best-selling games of the decade in the U.S

NPD: THE TOP 20 BEST-SELLING GAMES OF THE DECADE IN THE U.S

The top 20 best-selling games of the decade include a lot of Call of Duty, a lot of Rockstar, and other recognizable brands.

Meet the new twist on data encryption that promises better privacy and security for AI

MEET THE NEW TWIST ON DATA ENCRYPTION THAT PROMISES BETTER PRIVACY AND SECURITY FOR AI

After a decade in the labs, homomorphic encryption is emerging as a top way to help protect data privacy in machine learning and cloud...

 
 
 
LinkedIn is using AI to spot and remove inappropriate user accounts

LINKEDIN IS USING AI TO SPOT AND REMOVE INAPPROPRIATE USER ACCOUNTS

LinkedIn says it is using AI and machine learning to spot accounts containing content that runs afoul of its community guidelines.

Facebook launches PyTorch 1.4 with mobile customization and Java support

FACEBOOK LAUNCHES PYTORCH 1.4 WITH MOBILE CUSTOMIZATION AND JAVA SUPPORT

Facebook's PyTorch Mobile and PyTorch libraries for text, audio, and vision are getting upgrades in version 1.4 of the popular machine...

 
 
 
Google Stadia is getting 10 timed exclusives in the first half of 2020

GOOGLE STADIA IS GETTING 10 TIMED EXCLUSIVES IN THE FIRST HALF OF 2020

Google Stadia exclusives are coming. The company says it has 10 games that will launch on Stadia first over the next six months.

May no idea be left to die

MAY NO IDEA BE LEFT TO DIE

I'm 100% sure you have a bunch of great ideas. Unfortunately, if they're stuck in your head, they're effectively worthless.

 
 
 
VCs double down on hot Seattle startup scene with $10 million Allen Institute AI Incubator investment

VCS DOUBLE DOWN ON HOT SEATTLE STARTUP SCENE WITH $10 MILLION ALLEN INSTITUTE AI INCUBATOR INVESTMENT

Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins, Madrona Venture Group, and other investors are putting $10 million into Allen Institute AI Incubator...

Epsagon raises $16 million to automate cloud app and microservices monitoring

EPSAGON RAISES $16 MILLION TO AUTOMATE CLOUD APP AND MICROSERVICES MONITORING

Epsagon, a startup developing a cloud app and microservices monitoring solution, has raised $16 million in venture capital.

 
 
 
Phenom People raises $30 million for AI recruitment platform used by Microsoft, others

PHENOM PEOPLE RAISES $30 MILLION FOR AI RECRUITMENT PLATFORM USED BY MICROSOFT, OTHERS

Phenom People, an HR platform that leverages AI to help companies attract new talent, has raised $30 million in a series C round of...

THE PASCAL'S WAGER: ANNUNCIATION DEBUTS AS A GRAPHICALLY BEAUTIFUL GAME ON IOS

Pascal's Wager debuts today on Apple's iOS as an exclusive that takes the experience of playing high-quality mobile games up a notch.

 
 
 
Nanox raises $26 million for low-cost X-ray scanners

NANOX RAISES $26 MILLION FOR LOW-COST X-RAY SCANNERS

Nanox, a startup developing a low-cost X-ray scanner, has raised $26 million in venture capital from a raft of investors.

Mojo Vision is putting an augmented reality screen on a contact lens

MOJO VISION IS PUTTING AN AUGMENTED REALITY SCREEN ON A CONTACT LENS

Mojo Vision is revealing a smart contact lens with a tiny built-in display that lets you view augmented reality images on a tiny screen.

 
 
 
Tesla to open a design and research center in China

TESLA TO OPEN A DESIGN AND RESEARCH CENTER IN CHINA

Tesla plans to open a design and research center in China to make “Chinese-style” vehicles, the company said in a recruitment notice.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order patch unlocks orange lightsabers for everyone

STAR WARS JEDI: FALLEN ORDER PATCH UNLOCKS ORANGE LIGHTSABERS FOR EVERYONE

You want an orange lightsaber in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order? Well, now it's open to everybody as part of the game's most recent patch.

 
 
 
Apple acquires edge AI startup Xnor

APPLE ACQUIRES EDGE AI STARTUP XNOR

Apple acquired edge AI startup Xnor.ai, a source familiar with the matter told VentureBeat, likely to improve deployment of AI stored...

Congress moves toward facial recognition regulation

CONGRESS MOVES TOWARD FACIAL RECOGNITION REGULATION

Progressive and conservative members of Congress may introduce legislation to regulate facial recognition use in the "very near future."

 
 
 
Browser benchmark battle January 2020: Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Edge vs. Brave

BROWSER BENCHMARK BATTLE JANUARY 2020: CHROME VS. FIREFOX VS. EDGE VS. BRAVE

What's the best browser for Windows 10? We ran eight browser benchmarks on Chrome 79, Firefox 72, Edge 79, and Brave 1.2 to find out.

Microsoft launches Chromium Edge for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and macOS

MICROSOFT LAUNCHES CHROMIUM EDGE FOR WINDOWS 7, WINDOWS 8, WINDOWS 10, AND MACOS

Microsoft launched Edge based on Google's Chromium open source project for Windows 7, Windows 10, and macOS. This is Edge 79 stable.

 
 
 
App Annie: Mobile game spending will top $100 billion in 2020

APP ANNIE: MOBILE GAME SPENDING WILL TOP $100 BILLION IN 2020

The mobile game industry is expected to generate $100 billion in revenue in 2020, up from $90 billion in 2019, according to App Annie.

6Sense raises $40 million to automate B2B sales processes with AI

6SENSE RAISES $40 MILLION TO AUTOMATE B2B SALES PROCESSES WITH AI

Account-based orchestration platform developer 6Sense has raised $40 million in series C funding, bringing its total raised to $105...

 
 
 



How to keep your pets warm this winter

How to keep your pets warm this winter

These items will help make winter walks way easier to manage, for you *and* your pup! Read more ...

US troops were hurt in Iran missile attack; Pentagon initially said there...

US troops were hurt in Iran missile attack; Pentagon initially said there were no injuries

A U.S. military official said 11 service members had been injured in the attack, which was launched in retaliation for the U.S. airstrikes that had killed Iranian Gen. Qasem... Read more ...

Andrew Yang's wife Evelyn says she was sexually assaulted by her...

Andrew Yang's wife Evelyn says she was sexually assaulted by her gynecologist while pregnant

E velyn Yang, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang , told CNN she was sexually assaulted by her OB-GYN while she was pregnant. Yang said she decided to... Read more ...

Minnesota Weather: Winter Storm Threatening One-Two Punch Of Heavy Snow...

Minnesota Weather: Winter Storm Threatening One-Two Punch Of Heavy Snow, Blizzard Conditions

MINNEAPOLIS - Minnesotans are bracing for a winter storm that threatens to blanket the state Friday in more than 6 inches of snow snow and bring blizzard conditions Saturday... Read more ...

Iran's supreme leader called Trump a 'clown' as he delivered Friday prayers...

Iran's supreme leader called Trump a 'clown' as he delivered Friday prayers for the first time in 8 years amid growing unrest over the Flight 752 disaster

Iran's supreme leader called Trump a "clown" and said the US president is preparing to stab Iranians in the back with a "poisonous dagger." Ayatollah Ali Khamenei led public... Read more ...

President Trump boosts school prayer, faith groups as he rallies base

President Trump boosts school prayer, faith groups as he rallies base

President Trump is proposing easier access for religious organizations to federal programs and reaffirming students' rights to pray in public schools Read more ...

Luxury retailer Louis Vuitton buys world's second-largest rough diamond

Luxury retailer Louis Vuitton buys world's second-largest rough diamond

Luxury retailer Louis Vuitton has snapped up the second-largest rough diamond in history as its owner stakes a bigger claim in the high-end jewelry market. Read more ...

A Trump Priority Overwhelmingly Passes

A Trump Priority Overwhelmingly Passes

The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico and gives President Trump a major... Read more ...

Carlos Beltran steps down as Mets manager amid Astros cheating scandal

Carlos Beltran steps down as Mets manager amid Astros cheating scandal

Carlos Beltran stepped down as Mets manager on Thursday, The Post's Joel Sherman confirmed. It comes less than three months after appointing him manager and just days after MLB... Read more ...

New Mets manager out before single game amid sign-stealing scandal

New Mets manager out before single game amid sign-stealing scandal

Carlos Beltrán is out as manager of the New York Mets before managing even a single game. He is the latest causality of a sign-stealing scandal that has rocked Major League... Read more ...