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Tencent invests in Antstream Arcade retro-game streaming platform

TENCENT INVESTS IN ANTSTREAM ARCADE RETRO-GAME STREAMING PLATFORM

Antstream Arcade, which makes a streaming platform for retro games, said it received a round of funding led by Chinese gaming and social...

Nintendo sued over ‘drift' flaw in Joy-Con controllers

NINTENDO SUED OVER ‘DRIFT' FLAW IN JOY-CON CONTROLLERS

Lawyers have filed a class-action suit against Nintendo for an alleged "drift" flaw in the Joy-Con controllers for the Nintendo Switch.

 
 
 
I'm trying to beat Comcast Xfinity's data cap - even if it kills me

I'M TRYING TO BEAT COMCAST XFINITY'S DATA CAP - EVEN IF IT KILLS ME

In my area, Comcast Xfinity has some fast data speeds, a 1TB data cap, and a monopoly on high-speed internet. So I'm stuck battling...

UNESCO explores digital tech and games for ‘more peaceful and sustainable societies'

UNESCO EXPLORES DIGITAL TECH AND GAMES FOR ‘MORE PEACEFUL AND SUSTAINABLE SOCIETIES'

UNESCO is promoting social and emotional learning in children and how to use digital technologies to build more peaceful and sustainable...

 
 
 
NetEase opens game studio in Montreal as part of global expansion

NETEASE OPENS GAME STUDIO IN MONTREAL AS PART OF GLOBAL EXPANSION

NetEase, one of China's big internet and online game publishers, has launched a new video game studio in Montreal as part of a global...

Slack's desktop app now launches 33% faster, uses 50% less memory

SLACK'S DESKTOP APP NOW LAUNCHES 33% FASTER, USES 50% LESS MEMORY

Slack's desktop app is getting an upgrade that makes it launch 33% faster and use roughly 50% less computer memory.

 
 
 
Amazon Alexa scientists boost information retrieval with novel AI training technique

AMAZON ALEXA SCIENTISTS BOOST INFORMATION RETRIEVAL WITH NOVEL AI TRAINING TECHNIQUE

Scientists at Amazon's Alexa division say they've developed a technique that boosts the performance of information retrieval systems.

Microsoft invests $1 billion in OpenAI to develop AI technologies on Azure

MICROSOFT INVESTS $1 BILLION IN OPENAI TO DEVELOP AI TECHNOLOGIES ON AZURE

OpenAI and Microsoft will partner to develop AI technologies on the latter's Azure platform, and to commercialize some of those technologies...

 
 
 
Sennder raises $70 million amid road freight tech boom

SENNDER RAISES $70 MILLION AMID ROAD FREIGHT TECH BOOM

Sennder, a platform and marketplace that connects commercial shippers with smaller freight carriers, has raised $70 million in a series...

Is Web 3.0 the next lifestyle brand?

IS WEB 3.0 THE NEXT LIFESTYLE BRAND?

I am starting to wonder if choosing a blockchain or a Web 3.0 approach is as much a lifestyle choice as a technological choice.

 
 
 
Nintendo gobbles up summer ad impressions

NINTENDO GOBBLES UP SUMMER AD IMPRESSIONS

Nintendo blows other companies out of the water when it comes to the gaming industry's recent TV ad impressions, with 86% of all impressions...

Microsoft joins the XR Association, which promotes responsible AR/VR development

MICROSOFT JOINS THE XR ASSOCIATION, WHICH PROMOTES RESPONSIBLE AR/VR DEVELOPMENT

The XR Association, or XRA, now counts Microsoft among its membership, joining founding members Google, Facebook, Sony, HTC Vive, and...

 
 
 
How Wolfenstein: Youngblood takes a lighter approach to killing Nazis

HOW WOLFENSTEIN: YOUNGBLOOD TAKES A LIGHTER APPROACH TO KILLING NAZIS

Jerk Gustafsson, executive producer of Wolfenstein: Youngblood, talked about the political backdrop to the game where a new generation...

Crypto can prevent money laundering better than traditional finance

CRYPTO CAN PREVENT MONEY LAUNDERING BETTER THAN TRADITIONAL FINANCE

Trump doesn't trust crypto. But need to go beyond sensationalist claims to understand how to solve the money-laundering problem.

 
 
 
IBM-Red Hat: Should developers worry we're headed back to the 1990s?

IBM-RED HAT: SHOULD DEVELOPERS WORRY WE'RE HEADED BACK TO THE 1990S?

If the combined IBM/Red Hat is going to be successful in the cloud, a top priority has to be winning over the hearts and minds of developers.

GamesBeat Decides 120: Fire Emblem or Marvel

GAMESBEAT DECIDES 120: FIRE EMBLEM OR MARVEL

Should you get Fire Emblem or Marvel? That's one of the major discussions on this week's episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast.

 
 
 
AI Weekly: A growing chorus of experts agrees facial recognition systems must be regulated

AI WEEKLY: A GROWING CHORUS OF EXPERTS AGREES FACIAL RECOGNITION SYSTEMS MUST BE REGULATED

Oakland is now the third U.S. city to ban facial recognition use by local government departments, including its police force.

Apollo 11: The unofficial gaming universe canon

APOLLO 11: THE UNOFFICIAL GAMING UNIVERSE CANON

It's the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and that makes us want to look back at the unofficial canon of the space program...

 
 
 
Star Citizen Alpha 3.6: Hover ships, space stations, and the law warp in

STAR CITIZEN ALPHA 3.6: HOVER SHIPS, SPACE STATIONS, AND THE LAW WARP IN

Cloud Imperium Games is announcing today the Alpha 3.6 update for Star Citizen, the sci-fi universe that is has been in the works for...

ProBeat: Netflix's abysmal Q2 2019 was no blip

PROBEAT: NETFLIX'S ABYSMAL Q2 2019 WAS NO BLIP

Netflix lost 130,000 U.S. subscribers this quarter, the first time in almost eight years. Price increases were a factor, but competition...

 
 
 



South Korea claims ‘warning shots' fired after Russian military aircraft...

South Korea claims ‘warning shots' fired after Russian military aircraft ‘violated airspace'

The Republic of Korea's Air Force fired warning shots after Russian military aircraft allegedly violated the country's airspace twice on Tuesday, Yonhap news agency reports... Read more ...

Cristiano Ronaldo will not face charges over 2009 rape allegation

Cristiano Ronaldo will not face charges over 2009 rape allegation

The Clark County District Attorney's Office has chosen not to press charges against Ronaldo after an allegation of rape. Read more ...

Police: 3 dogs die after being left in hot car in Rhode Island

Police: 3 dogs die after being left in hot car in Rhode Island

A dog owner faces charges after she allegedly left the animals in a car. Read more ...

MLB wrap: Twins turn triple play, hit 5 home runs in win over Yankees

MLB wrap: Twins turn triple play, hit 5 home runs in win over Yankees

Minnesota turned a 5-4-3 triple play in the first inning against New York. Read more ...

On his way to pay respects to late justice, Trump hurls insults at 'The Squad'

On his way to pay respects to late justice, Trump hurls insults at 'The Squad'

President Donald Trump left the White House Monday, headed to the Supreme Court with his wife to pay respects to the late Justice John Paul Stevens. But on his way, he decided... Read more ...

Parents of 18-month-old who fell to her death from cruise ship describe...

Parents of 18-month-old who fell to her death from cruise ship describe 'unfathomable' grief

"And I just kept saying, 'Take me to my baby. Where's my baby?' I didn't even notice a window. I ran over there, and I looked over, and it wasn't water down there, it was... Read more ...

Budget Deal Takes Shutdown and Default Off the Table

Budget Deal Takes Shutdown and Default Off the Table

President Trump and congressional leaders announced Monday they had struck a critical debt and budget agreement. The deal amounts to an against-the-odds victory for Washington... Read more ...

Pence canceled NH trip partly due to investigation into drug dealer

Pence canceled NH trip partly due to investigation into drug dealer

A federal drug investigation of a person who worked at Granite Recovery Centers was at least part of the reason Vice President Mike Pence abruptly canceled his visit to New... Read more ...

Ledecky withdraws from 200 free at worlds due to illness

Ledecky withdraws from 200 free at worlds due to illness

GWANGJU, South Korea - Katie Ledecky has withdrawn from the 200-meter freestyle at the world swimming championships because of medical reasons. Read more ...

White Sox go step further to protect fans from getting hit

White Sox go step further to protect fans from getting hit

CHICAGO - The Chicago White Sox have become the first team in the major leagues to extend protective netting from foul pole to foul pole, starting Monday night against the... Read more ...