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Independent Games Festival begins with emotional talk about Christchurch

INDEPENDENT GAMES FESTIVAL BEGINS WITH EMOTIONAL TALK ABOUT CHRISTCHURCH

The Independent Games Festival got off to an emotionally charged start tonight at the Game Developers Conference.

Emergency responders are using 3-word geocoded addresses to save lives

EMERGENCY RESPONDERS ARE USING 3-WORD GEOCODED ADDRESSES TO SAVE LIVES

Emergency services are increasingly turning to a quirky 3-word geocoded address system to find victims of accidents, natural diasters,...

 
 
 
NPD partners with IGDA to give developers market insights

NPD PARTNERS WITH IGDA TO GIVE DEVELOPERS MARKET INSIGHTS

Each month, The NPD Group publishes a report that tracks game slaes in the United States. Now, it's working with the IGDA to sahre...

GDC quick takes: Versus Evil founder Steve Escalante

GDC QUICK TAKES: VERSUS EVIL FOUNDER STEVE ESCALANTE

Versus Evil founder Steve Escalante gives us his indie publisher take on the biggest issue facing the game industry while at the Game...

 
 
 
Cadence of Hyrule mashes up Zelda with Crypt of the Necrodancer

CADENCE OF HYRULE MASHES UP ZELDA WITH CRYPT OF THE NECRODANCER

Nintendo is once again letting a third-party developer work with some of its most famous characters. This time it's not Ubisoft pairing...

Epic CEO on 250 million Fortnite players, digital humans, and $100 million dev fund

EPIC CEO ON 250 MILLION FORTNITE PLAYERS, DIGITAL HUMANS, AND $100 MILLION DEV FUND

Tim Sweeney and Kim Libreri of Epic Games talked to GamesBeat's Dean Takahashi about the company's GDC 2019 announcements.

 
 
 
Element AI launches enterprise decision-making automation tools

ELEMENT AI LAUNCHES ENTERPRISE DECISION-MAKING AUTOMATION TOOLS

Element AI, a company created more than two years ago in part by deep learning expert Yoshua Bengio, is launching its first AI services...

Epic Games Store gets off to a good start with millions of free downloads

EPIC GAMES STORE GETS OFF TO A GOOD START WITH MILLIONS OF FREE DOWNLOADS

Epic Games said that its Epic Games Store has gotten off to a good start as the company tries to provide an alternative store in PC...

 
 
 
Cuphead comes to Nintendo Switch with Xbox Live integration

CUPHEAD COMES TO NINTENDO SWITCH WITH XBOX LIVE INTEGRATION

Cuphead heads to Nintendo Switch. This gives you a way to experience the thrill of trying to jump over the very first obstacle in the...

Epic Games makes online services available for free to game devs

EPIC GAMES MAKES ONLINE SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR FREE TO GAME DEVS

Epic Games is taking its learnings from Fortnite and making them available for free in the form of Epic Online Services for game devs.

 
 
 
Quixel demonstrates animated scenes that look like landscape photos

QUIXEL DEMONSTRATES ANIMATED SCENES THAT LOOK LIKE LANDSCAPE PHOTOS

Quixel created a cinematic short film Rebirth that looks like it was someone taking a video of a landscape with a video camera. Only...

Skedulo raises $28 million to help enterprises manage their mobile workforce

SKEDULO RAISES $28 MILLION TO HELP ENTERPRISES MANAGE THEIR MOBILE WORKFORCE

Mobile workplace management startup Skedulo has raised $28 million in a fresh funding round led by Microsoft's M12 venture arm, the...

 
 
 
Amazon Alexa scientists reduce speech recognition errors by 20% with semi-supervised learning

AMAZON ALEXA SCIENTISTS REDUCE SPEECH RECOGNITION ERRORS BY 20% WITH SEMI-SUPERVISED LEARNING

Scientists at Amaozn's Alexa division describe in new research a speech recognition approach that achieves a 20 percent reduction in...

Nate Mitchell interview - Why Facebook built the Oculus Rift S headset for the PC

NATE MITCHELL INTERVIEW - WHY FACEBOOK BUILT THE OCULUS RIFT S HEADSET FOR THE PC

Oculus cofounder Nate Mitchell talks to Dean Takahashi of GamesBeat about how the company decided to make the Oculus Rift S PC headset.

 
 
 
Google fined $1.69 billion by EU for AdSense antitrust abuses

GOOGLE FINED $1.69 BILLION BY EU FOR ADSENSE ANTITRUST ABUSES

Google has been fined $1.69 billion by European regulators for abusing its dominant position in search to force third-party sites to...

MakeSpace raises $30 million to pick up and stow your stuff

MAKESPACE RAISES $30 MILLION TO PICK UP AND STOW YOUR STUFF

MakeSpace has raised $30 million in a funding round led by Iron Mountain, and says it will acquire Iron Mountain's Stashable business.

 
 
 
Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with 2 bug fixes ahead of April 2019 Update

MICROSOFT RELEASES NEW WINDOWS 10 PREVIEW WITH 2 BUG FIXES AHEAD OF APRIL 2019 UPDATE

Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 18361 with two bug fixes ahead of the April 2019 Update, but there are still five known issues.

Nintendo Switch outsold Xbox One and PS4 in February 2019

NINTENDO SWITCH OUTSOLD XBOX ONE AND PS4 IN FEBRUARY 2019

Nintendo Switch comes out of February 2019 as the top selling console, according to The NPD Group. Nintendo had a very good February.

 
 
 
Jade Raymond will head Google's own game studio, Stadia Games and Entertainment

JADE RAYMOND WILL HEAD GOOGLE'S OWN GAME STUDIO, STADIA GAMES AND ENTERTAINMENT

Jade Raymond will head a Google game studio to make games for the Google Stadia cloud gaming platform.

How Google's Stadia Controller eliminates some input lag

HOW GOOGLE'S STADIA CONTROLLER ELIMINATES SOME INPUT LAG

Google introduced its Stadia game-streaming service today, and that includes a Wi-Fi enabled game controller that connects to games...

 
 
 



William Barr Is Now the Sole Keeper of the Mueller Report. How He'll Wield...

William Barr Is Now the Sole Keeper of the Mueller Report. How He'll Wield That Power Is a Mystery

Special counsel Robert Mueller has officially concluded his investigation after more than two years and turned his final report in to the Justice Department. What happens next... Read more ...

Read Attorney General William Barr's letter to Congress on Robert Mueller's...

Read Attorney General William Barr's letter to Congress on Robert Mueller's Russia investigation report

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly delivered his report on the investigation into Russian election interference to Attorney General William Barr. Barr wrote in a... Read more ...

Robert Mueller Submits Report On Russia Investigation to Attorney General Barr

Robert Mueller Submits Report On Russia Investigation to Attorney General Barr

In May 2017, the special counsel's office took over an FBI probe into Russian election interference that already had been underway for nearly a near. The report about that work... Read more ...

Report: FEMA wrongly released personal data of millions of victims

Report: FEMA wrongly released personal data of millions of victims

Personal information of 2.3 million survivors of devastating 2017 hurricanes and wildfires was wrongly given to a contractor, according to a government watchdog report. Read more ...

President Trump reversing new sanctions on North Korea

President Trump reversing new sanctions on North Korea

President Donald Trump said Friday he is reversing his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea, ordering them withdrawn. Read more ...

Trump To Nominate Stephen Moore To The Fed. Both Say It Raised Rates Too Much

Trump To Nominate Stephen Moore To The Fed. Both Say It Raised Rates Too Much

Moore, a conservative commentator and former Trump campaign adviser, has joined the president in criticizing the central bank. "The Fed is sucking the oxygen out of the... Read more ...

Congress demands full Mueller report ahead of huge partisan fight

Congress demands full Mueller report ahead of huge partisan fight

The delivery of special counsel Robert Mueller's report set off a torrent of posturing by lawmakers Friday, ahead of a ferocious fight over his investigation into Russian... Read more ...

The NCAA Latest: Texas Tech tops Northern Kentucky

The NCAA Latest: Texas Tech tops Northern Kentucky

The Latest on the first round of the NCAA Tournament : Read more ...

Two men find fridge full of ice-cold beers in devastating Nebraska flooding

Two men find fridge full of ice-cold beers in devastating Nebraska flooding

The fridge apparently floated more than 3 miles from the owner's home and apparently was the perfect refresher after a hard cleanup day. Read more ...

Report: Parkland school shooting survivor takes own life after struggling...

Report: Parkland school shooting survivor takes own life after struggling with survivor's guilt

Sydney Aiello was recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to her mother. Read more ...