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 2018-09-21 20:10 

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Overwatch retools Torbjrn to make him a better damage-dealer...

Blizzard Entertainment's Overwatch is bringing big changes to the character Torbjrn to make him a greater threat on the battlefield....

 2018-09-21 18:06 

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Amazon Echo Show hands-on: More than a tablet glued to a speaker...

The second-generation Amazon Echo Show is a much more thoughtful and good-looking Alexa experience than the first Echo Show, which seemed half-baked....

 2018-09-21 17:30 

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ProBeat: Amazon is throwing Alexa at the wall to see what sticks...

Amazon announced a ton of useful and useless Alexa devices at its surprise event in Seattle. Most will end up in a landfill....

 2018-09-21 17:00 

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California Cup will create Overwatch esports rivalry between Northern and Southern California...

The competition pits the Los Angeles Valiant against the San Francisco Shock, two inaugural teams in Blizzard's popular Overwatch League....

 2018-09-21 16:45 

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Google is bringing support for all Android apps to Daydream VR...

Google is adding Android app support to all Daydream VR devices, and the Lenovo Mirage Solo is getting both 6DoF controller support and a...

 2018-09-21 15:43 

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Contest alert! Enter the "Open Your World Just Cause 4 Giveaway" now...

Crank up the volume a couple more notches by entering the latest Intel contest, which celebrates the release of Just Cause 4 with the chance to win selection of game-amping prizes, including a Samsung LC49HG90DMNXZA CHG90 Series Curved 49-Inch Gaming Moni...

 2018-09-21 15:07 

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SeaWorld yanks VR from roller coaster because of wait times...

VR headsets face a key impediment to wide use in theme parks -- they dramatically slow down lines of people, leading SeaWorld to yank them from a coaster....

 2018-09-21 15:01 

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AI Weekly: Transparency challenges stand in the way of ambient computing...

Amazon and others envision a world filled with AI-powered, highly contextual devices and services. But privacy and transparency challenges stand in the way....

 2018-09-21 15:00 

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The DeanBeat: Console games aren't dead yet...

Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 shows console games are far from dead. You'll see for yourself Oct. 26 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One....

 2018-09-21 13:53 

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T-Mobile details 5G home broadband plan to undercut Charter and Comcast...

T-Mobile is now telling the FCC that it's preparing to challenge top home internet providers Charter and Comcast on pricing, service levels, and scale....

 2018-09-21 13:30 

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How Facebook and 500 other companies will bring 3.8 billion more people online...

About 51 percent of the people in the world have Internet access. How will the other 49 percent get it?...

 2018-09-21 13:06 

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Vodafone UK plans 5G launch in 2019, but says early phones are too big...

Vodafone will launch its U.K. 5G network in 2019, the company confirmed, but it has concerns about the size of early 5G devices....

 2018-09-21 09:50 

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Uber reportedly in talks to buy food delivery service Deliveroo...

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies may be in early talks to buy food delivery company Deliveroo, Bloomberg reported on Thursday....

 2018-09-21 02:50 

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Facebook will stop on-site support for political campaigns...

Facebook will no longer dispatch employees to support political campaigns ahead of elections, as it did with Donald Trump in the 2016 race....

 2018-09-21 00:20 

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The D20 Beat — Dragon's Dogma, Etrian Odyssey, and Path of Exile are today's D&D megadungeons...

And about 20 hours into Dragon's Dogma, I discovered something: Dark Arisen is a return to the megadungeons of Dungeons & Dragons' past....

 2018-09-20 23:16 

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Samsung's CJG5 monitor review — The right display for our times...

Review Right now is a great time to build a new gaming PC. Memory prices are still high, but we have a glut of great CPU, GPU, and storage options that do more than most people will need. We're definitely in the mature part of the PC component cycle, ...

 2018-09-20 22:59 

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Skype will finally make Echo Show video calls worthwhile...

Amazon's Echo Show will soon make video calls with Skype, and that's great, because it didn't seem like anyone was using Alexa's Drop In to make calls....

 2018-09-20 21:52 

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Amazon's Echo Sub is a product for no one...

Amazon's Echo Sub, its first foray into premium audio, falls a litlte flat -- particularly in light of competition like Apple's HomePod and Google Home Max....

 2018-09-20 21:16 

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12 ways Alexa is getting smarter...

In a presentation today, Amazon debuted nearly a dozen new products, ranging from next generation versions of popular speakers like the Echo Dot to a smart microwave. Alongside all that, a whole lot of new features were introduced -- both for consumers an...

 2018-09-20 21:10 

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Yes, stablecoins are viable...

Professor Eichengreen's recent hit-piece on stablecoins gets a lot right -- but he fails to understand the new stability mechanisms blockchain enables....

 2018-09-20 20:38 

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RIAA: Streaming now generates 75% of music revenue...

A new report from the Recording Industry Association of America explains why Amazon is doubling down on streaming devices: the market for digital music has never been stronger....

 2018-09-20 19:31 

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Ring of Elysium is more interesting than Call of Duty's battle royale...

Call of Duty's Blackout is polished, but it's still just more battle royale -- but with zombies. Ring of Elysium, however, is different. And that's better....

 2018-09-20 18:46 

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Crytek's CryEngine update focuses on novice game devs...

CryEngine is the other major game-dev toolkit. To continue competing with Unreal and Unity, Crytek has updated it to version 5.5 with 1,000+ improvements....

 2018-09-20 18:42 

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Alexa Guard alerts you when it hears glass breaking or the smoke alarm...

Amazon today introduced about a dozen different devices, including a new Echo Dot and Echo Show, as well as several new features such as Alexa Guard, which sends users notifications when their Echo smart speakers hear the sound of breaking glass or a smok...

 2018-09-20 18:40 

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Amazon debuts Fire TV Recast DVR and Echo Auto in-car system...

Amazon today debuted the Fire TV Recast, an over-the-air DVR with Wi-Fi connectivity, and the Echo Auto, an in-car speaker powered by Alexa....

 2018-09-20 18:33 

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Amazon reveals redesigned 2018 Echo Dot, Echo Plus, and Echo Show...

Amazon today introduced nearly a dozen new Alexa-powered devices, including the second-generation Echo Dot and Echo Show and the new Echo Sub....

 2018-09-20 18:12 

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Amazon debuts AmazonBasics Microwave and Echo Wall Clock...

Amazon's getting into home appliances. The retailer announced the AmazonBasics Microwave and the Echo Wall Clock, both powered by Alexa....

 2018-09-20 17:35 

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Amazon announces Echo Sub, Echo Link Amp, Echo Link, and Amazon Smart Plug...

Amazon announced a bevy of devices at a hardware event in Seattle today, including a high-end speaker -- the Echo Sub -- and the Amazon Smart Plug....

 2018-09-20 17:00 

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Instagram taps Giphy to let you send GIFs to friends in private messages...

Instagram now lets you send GIFs via Giphy through Instagram Direct....

 2018-09-20 16:20 

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Why Capital One is turning to chat to improve customer experience (VB Live)...

Financial services companies are racing to implement flexible, contextualized conversational technologies, but how much do they really drive digital engagement? Join this VB Live event to learn how advances in chat tech can create more meaningful experien...

 2018-09-20 16:00 

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Noonlight's updated app calls emergency services when you suffer a car crash...
 2018-09-20 15:59 

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Walmart buys 17,000 Oculus Go VR headsets to train a million employees...

Walmart announced today that it will use Oculus Go hardware and STRIVR software to train over one million of its U.S. employees....

 2018-09-20 15:48 

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Deezer's AI can classify songs by mood and intensity...

Researchers at Deezer have developed an artificially intelligent (AI) system that can associate certain moods with songs....

 2018-09-20 14:40 

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Marvel's Spider-Man webs up God of War by selling 3.3 million copies in 3 days...

Marvel's Spider-Man is off to an amazing start....

 2018-09-20 14:39 

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Wearable Tap Strap keyboard now lets Windows users type in VR...

Tap Systems' Tap Strap ring-based keyboard is now compatible with Windows Mixed Reality, Oculus Rift, and HTC Vive, enabling users to properly type in VR....

 2018-09-20 14:25 

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Venture Atlanta 2018 Ushers In Next Wave of Technology Innovators, Unveils List of Most Promising Companies...

Press Release Venture Atlanta, the Southeast's premier technology innovation and investor conference, announced today the 67 most promising technology companies that will be showcased during its annual event on October 16-17. Leaders from 33......

 2018-09-20 14:00 

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Tilting Point will spend $29 million to promote Disruptor Beam's mobile game Star Trek: Timelines...

Tilting Point will spend $29 million to do user acquisition for Disruptor Beam's hit free-to-play mobile game Star Trek: Timelines....

 2018-09-20 14:00 

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Red Dead Redemption 2 hands-on — What happened when I accidentally shot a dog in the Wild West...

Preview Things were going great in my first preview of Red Dead Redemption 2, the big Wild West game from Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive coming on the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One on October 26. Until I accidentally shot a dog. Yes, you can do ...

 2018-09-20 13:50 

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IDrive adds facial recognition to automatically organize your photos...

Cloud backup service IDrive's new feature taps AI to autoamtically sort photos with facial recognition. It's heading to the mobile app this week....

 2018-09-20 13:43 

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Fraunhofer says microdisplays will end VR motion sickness and headaches...

Fraunhofer believes VR motion sickness and headaches can be remedied with fast microdisplays that come closer to users' eyes; it will soon show prototypes....

 2018-09-20 13:30 

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Square's Solutions Partner Program helps connect businesses with resellers, agencies, and systems integrators...

Square announced the Solutions Partner Program, which aims to link small business and enterprises alike with vetted partners....

 2018-09-20 13:01 

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Ghostbusters World AR game lets you capture ghosts anywhere...

Preview Ghostbusters World is the latest game to try to get you hooked on its gameplay anywhere in the world. It's an augmented reality game, like Pokmon Go and Jurassic Park: Alive, where you can use your smartphone to see animated ghosts in the real...

 2018-09-20 13:00 

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Intel and Alibaba announce cloud partnerships at Yunqi Conference...

At the Yunqi Conference 2018 in Hangzhou, China, Intel and Alibaba announced a slew of cloud-focused enterprise collaborations....

 2018-09-20 13:00 

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Online publishing platform Minute Media acquires Mental Floss entertainment media brand...

Minute Media has raised $17 million in funding back in May, and now it is investing that money with the acquisition of consumer media brand Mental Floss, which will help the company continue its vision of targeting millennial audiences. New York-based Min...

 2018-09-20 13:00 

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WalkMe raises $40 million to help people navigate complex user interfaces...

WalkMe, a digital adoption platform (DAP) that helps companies provide product walkthroughs inside their software, has raised $40 million....

 2018-09-20 12:30 

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ReadyUp raises $2 million to manage esports teams and help players improve...

ReadyUp, a platform for player connection and team management for gaming and esports, has raised $2 million in funding from game-savvy investors. Last month, ReadyUp acquired Ready Up Live, a gaming community site that was doing some of the same things as...

 2018-09-20 12:28 

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Mate X raises $10 million for its foldable electric bike...

Mate X, the latest electric bicycle from Mate.Bike, raises over $10 million, more than 20,000 percent above its goal....

 2018-09-20 12:00 

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Everydays can help you notify friends and family of a loved one's passing...

Everdays is a social platform that taps artificial intelligence to alert members almost immediately when somone they care about has died....

 2018-09-20 12:00 

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Kaia Health's app uses AI to alleviate back pain...

Kaia Health's app for smartphones and tablets taps AI to treat back pain. It's backed by clinical research by leading institutions in Germany....

 2018-09-20 12:00 

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The Venture Reality Fund: Arcades, games, enterprise, and health care are driving VR forward...

Exclusive The number of venture capital investments is still growing in virtual reality, though not nearly at the pace it was in the past. The Venture Reality Fund, a venture capital fund that tracks investments in the sector, reported that the number of ...

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