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 2018-12-10 23:15 

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Sledgehammer Games cofounder Glen Schofield leaves Activision...

Glen Schofield, cocreator of several Call of Duty games, said he was leaving Sledgehammer Games, which he started in 2009 with Michael Condrey....

 2018-12-10 22:37 

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Facebook lets individual developers back into revised app review...

Facebook reopened its app review process with new verification requirements in May following an outcry over how easily the company approved developers....

 2018-12-10 21:58 

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Donut County falls onto Switch and Xbox One on December 18...

Donut County is releasing on Switch and Xbox One on December 18. The indie game is already available on PlayStation 4, PC, and iOS....

 2018-12-10 20:40 

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EU may probe Apple Pay over iPhone NFC lock-in -- if anyone complains...

EU regulators passed on investigating Apple Pay mobile payments, but now raise concerns over whether Apple's locking competitors out of iPhone NFC features....

 2018-12-10 20:20 

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Waymo tests AI driving system that learns from labeled data...

Researchers at Alphabet's Waymo describe a subervised learning approach to driving models that leverages millions of annotated miles....

 2018-12-10 20:02 

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Japan bans Huawei and ZTE 5G networking hardware; will Canada be next?...

The Japanese government has joined the U.S., Australia, and New Zealand in blocking Chinese cellular networking hardware. More bans could soon follow....

 2018-12-10 19:31 

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You can get a lifetime of game design training for just $59...

This extensive training library will help you turn your love of gaming into a full-fledged career, through 120 hours of expert-led tutorials....

 2018-12-10 17:30 

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Google moves up Google+ consumer shutdown to April 2019...

After discovering another security issue potentially impacting 52.5 million users, Google is shutting down the consumer version of Google+ in April 2019....

 2018-12-10 17:04 

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Vodafone will hide Ericsson 4G/5G cell antennas under manhole covers...

Rather than filling public spaces with small cell towers, Vodafone is deploying a 4G/5G wireless solution that goes into manholes at ground level....

 2018-12-10 17:01 

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John Romero reveals Sigil 'megawad' for the original Doom...

On the 25th anniversary of the launch of the original Doom, John Romero has revealed Sigil, a free...

 2018-12-10 17:00 

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Pew: 37% of technologists don't think AI will improve lives by 2030...

About 37 percent of respondents to a Pew Research Center survey said they believed that AI and related tech wouldn't improve lives by 2030....

 2018-12-10 16:45 

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Google's AI realistically inserts objects into images...

In a new paper, researchers describe an artificially intelligent system that can realistically insert objects into images....

 2018-12-10 16:17 

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Sonic the Hedgehog movie first look is horrifying...

We have our first look at the Sonic the Hedgehog live action movie via an animated trailer revealed by IGN. It disturbs me....

 2018-12-10 15:56 

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Monster Hunter: World preps for Year 2 -- Witcher crossover and Iceborne expansion...

Monster Hunter: World is going to have a busy 2019 with a new expansion and a visit from The Witcher....

 2018-12-10 15:50 

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The real conflicts and soldiers that inspired Insurgency: Sandstorm...

New World Interactive only cares about one thing: making Insurgency: Sandstorm one of the most intense and reward multiplayer experiences you'll ever have....

 2018-12-10 15:34 

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Luminar 3 will add AI photo tools to edit skin, cut objects, and boost detail...

The latest version of Skylum's image editor is adding a large collection of AI smart photo processing tools, all capable of improving images with a slider....

 2018-12-10 15:20 

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Alexa can now check your email...

Amazon's Alexa assistant is gaining the ability to highlight important emails and trigger location-based reminders and routines....

 2018-12-10 14:25 

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Gifnote Secures $6 Million in Series a Financing Round...

Press Release Audiobyte, the parent company of Gifnote, today announced it has completed a $6 million Series A financing round. The company has partnered with the music industry to bring Songbytes-byte-sized music clips-into social and......

 2018-12-10 14:14 

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Qualcomm wins iPhone import and sales ban in China over patent violations...

Multiple iPhones are impacted by the Chinese court ruling, but Apple could modify iPhone software to keep its products in the market....

 2018-12-10 14:00 

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Trello acquires Butler, a tool for automating repetitive tasks...

Atlassian-owned Trello has acquired automation tool Butler for an undisclosed sum. The app's creator will join the Trello team....

 2018-12-10 13:46 

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Google Maps' For You tab lands on iOS and launches globally on Android...

Google is bringing its new For You tab to Google Maps on iOS, and the feature is also expanding to more countries on Android....

 2018-12-10 12:10 

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5 essentials every CFO must consider today in order to shape the future...

For corporate finance teams, evolution driven by technology means a shift from data collectors and reporters to business partners and strategic advisors....

 2018-12-10 11:27 

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Huawei's Honor unveils View20 smartphone with in-screen selfie camera...

If 2018 was the year that in-screen fingerprint readers became a thing in mobile phones, 2019 could be the year of the in-screen selfie camera....

 2018-12-10 11:18 

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Facebook and Twitter face growing scrutiny for their role in sparking France's 'Gilets Jaunes' protests...

France is looking into whether Russian operatives manipulated social networking services to create discord that have fueled widespread protests....

 2018-12-10 10:55 

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Austrian retailers file antitrust complaint against Amazon...

Austrian retailers have filed an antitrust complaint against Amazon over the U.S. e-commerce giant's dual role as a retailer and a marketplace....

 2018-12-10 09:42 

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Google acquires Sigmoid Labs, developer of popular Indian app 'Where is my Train'...

Google has acquired Sigmoid Labs, the company behind popular Indian travel app Where is my Train. Terms of the deal were not disclosed....

 2018-12-10 03:03 

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Arkansas high schoolers are using VR to learn about concussions...

Arkansas is using CrashCourse, a new interactive education program that teaches high school students about the risks and effects of concussions....

 2018-12-10 00:54 

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Netflix's biggest competition isn't sleep -- it's YouTube...

Netflix insists that sleep is its biggest competitor. But it turns out YouTube is taking over all of its potential customers....

 2018-12-09 22:33 

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6 things a first-time CEO needs to know...

CEO turnover is at a 10-year high. This means there is a lot of opportunity right now for executives seeking their very first CEO gig....

 2018-12-09 20:10 

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The hidden risk in the startup economy...

The startup economy of today is eerily similar to the banking sector of 2007 right before the financial crisis, with companies dangerously interdependent....

 2018-12-09 18:25 

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Call of Duty World League levels up its esports competition with 5v5 combat...

The Call of Duty World League (CWL) kicked off its esports season this weekend in Las Vegas....

 2018-12-09 16:35 

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How Lineage 2: Revolution topped 30 million global players...

Lineage 2: Revolution, licensed by NCSoft and built by Netmarble, has more than than 30 million players on iOS and Android....

 2018-12-09 15:15 

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Bethesda and Blizzard should learn from how Square Enix fixed its Final Fantasy XIV problem...

It's any publisher's nightmare you've launched or announced the latest in your big franchise and your fans are angry and disappointed. What should you do?...

 2018-12-09 11:34 

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A Fisherman's Tale will hook you in VR...

In A Fisherman's Tale you play as a puppet fisherman that's confined to his cozy lighthouse home. This game from Innerspace VR is unlike anything else....

 2018-12-09 06:19 

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Montreal startup Stradigi's AI game teaches people sign language...

Stradigi AI, a Montreal artiicial intelligence solutions startup, developed a basic AI-driven video game that teaches people sign language....

 2018-12-09 04:15 

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Doom co-creator John Romero teases a new game...

John Romero, co-creator of Doom, has teased a new game. OK, well, he has teased something....

 2018-12-09 03:17 

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Force Push turns you into a Jedi in VR...

Force Push is a new object manipulation system for virtual reality being worked on at Virginia Tech's College of Engineering....

 2018-12-09 00:41 

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Why the game dev group will benefit from non-U.S. board chair...

Vesa Raudasoja is the new chairman of the International Game Developers Association, and the first to lead the 24-year-old group from outside the U.S....

 2018-12-08 23:21 

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Customer support: How bots and automation are reaping outsized dividends for brands (VB Live)...

Contact centers will shrink by 50% in the next 3 years as routine tasks are automated by bots that offer an 8.6% increase in profit margin per customer....

 2018-12-08 22:33 

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YouTube game videos were viewed for 50 billion hours in 2018...

More than 200 million people watch YouTube gaming content every day. In 2018, more than 50 billion hours of gaming content were viewed on YouTube....

 2018-12-08 20:10 

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The military wants ideas from startups. Here's how to make a pitch...

Pitching brand new technology to the U.S. military is challenging. Here's what you need to know to give your startup the best chance of success....

 2018-12-08 18:15 

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Attracting tech talent to the Heartland starts with building a better startup culture...

Instead of putting all their attention toward attracing companies like Amazon, cities in the Heartland need to double down on what makes them unique....

 2018-12-08 11:34 

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StarVR puts developer program 'on hold' as financial woes roil Starbreeze...

Less than a month after StarVR opened applications for its $3,200 developer kit program, the company has confirmed that it's putting the process...

 2018-12-08 06:13 

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Uber confidentially files for IPO a day after Lyft...

Uber Technologies has filed paperwork for an initial public offering, according to three people with knowledge of the matter....

 2018-12-08 00:10 

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Apple App Store Search after 2 years: Evolutionary or revolutionary?...

If consumer habits change and business demand follows, Apple could evolve its search further -- leading to a revolutionary new way to hit consumers....

 2018-12-07 22:45 

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Path of Exile faces an epic Betrayal...

Path of Exile: Betrayal expansion from Grinding Gear Games launches today for the PC and Monday for Xbox One. It's an action-RPG....

 2018-12-07 21:41 

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How marketers use live events to reap huge ROI from the data (VB Live)...

Event attendees are already qualified leads, and martech now lets you capture their data, uncover their interests, and turn prospects into customers....

 2018-12-07 20:25 

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ARCore 1.6 improves ambient lighting, polishes screen capture and recording...

The newest version of Google's ARCore framework, ARCore 1.6, introduces improved lighting and expands device support....

 2018-12-07 20:25 

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PE-Backed Meridian Waste Acquires Two Landfills in Knoxville...

Press Release Meridian Waste, an integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, announced its acquisition of two landfills located in Knoxville, TN today. Meridian Waste enters Knoxville, one of the fastest developing mid-tiered cities in......

 2018-12-07 20:00 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 -- Activision reveals Operation Absolute Zero content drop...

Activision and Treyarch revealed the first major content update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The Operation Absolute Zero will launch on December 11....

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