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 2018-06-23 23:41 

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The case for the middle-aged entrepreneur...

The technology sector has become a magnet for the world's brightest minds. Tech hubs and by extension tech investors — have become mecca for ambitious innovators in search of their entrepre......

 2018-06-23 21:44 

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Candy crushes: King dethrones PlayStation at top of most-seen TV game ads chart...

After months of PlayStation leading the chart, King is now in first place. GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics fro......

 2018-06-23 19:10 

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The story behind Nintendo's betrayal of Sony — and how it created its fiercest rival...

The following is an excerpt from Replay: The History of Video Games by Tristan Donovan. It should have been a coup. On May 28, 1991, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Chicago, Sony proudly reveal......

 2018-06-23 18:15 

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What's behind Eastern Europe's crypto boom?...

The cryptocurrency craze seems to have stagnated in recent months, following a peak at the end of last year that saw Bitcoin reach an all-time high of $19,783.06, and Ethereum and Ripple make perce......

 2018-06-23 17:25 

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Raph Koster's Postmortems helps online game devs avoid past mistakes...

Raph Koster has a lot to say about making online games, as he's been working on them for more than two decades. His new book, Postmortems, debuts on Monday at more than 700 pages. And that...

 2018-06-23 15:02 

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Cloud gaming has potential, but its execution isn't a breeze...

It's been awhile since OnLive came out of stealth in 2009 and promised to disrupt the game consoles with a revolutionary cloud-gaming service, where games could be computed in data centers ra......

 2018-06-23 10:34 

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Nicodemus: Demon Of Evanishment hands-on — The Void's upcoming VR horror show will terrify...

I jumped in surprise within 30 seconds of entering The Void in Las Vegas. I was cowering in fear just a few minutes later. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw something rush toward me. I heard it co......

 2018-06-22 23:40 

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Sable's alien desert is a central figure in its story...

The open-world exploration game Sable has an extraordinary art style, appearing as a kind of living science-fiction graphic novel. But the eponymous character's journey is common in the world......

 2018-06-22 22:45 

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Want to make your name as a streamer? Work on your GIF game...

After Nintendo revealed that it would be bringing Fortnite to its Switch console during its presentation at E3 2018, it picked up over 2 million downloads in about 24 hours. Epic Games, the creator......

 2018-06-22 21:53 

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Apple offers to fix 'sticky' MacBook keyboards and refund prior repairs...

Following numerous complaints and class action lawsuits, Apple belatedly announced today a "keyboard service program for MacBook and MacBook Pro," enabling users with sticky keys to obt......

 2018-06-22 21:31 

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Sea of Thieves' updates are transforming player behavior...

Sea of Thieves is one of the biggest Microsoft releases of 2018, and during our conversation at the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show, executive producer Joe Neate was quick to point to a wa......

 2018-06-22 21:10 

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Health care bots are only as good as the data and doctors they learn from...

The knowledge needed to be a successful conversational bot is where health care diverges greatly from other fields. We can divide that knowledge into two major categories: What do you know about th......

 2018-06-22 20:39 

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Richrelevance opens up AI black box for custom shopping experiences...

Richrelevance uses artificial intelligence to personalize online shopping experiences for customers....

 2018-06-22 20:16 

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Microsoft's decision to skip Xbox VR is unsettling for Xbox One X owners...

Microsoft didn't provide a firm reason when it disclosed two weeks ago that a virtual reality headset isn't coming to the Xbox One, but the reasons seem clear — it was either abou......

 2018-06-22 19:08 

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Kingdom Hearts III director explains why Pirates of the Caribbean is back...

Kingdom Hearts III — which comes out on January 29 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One — showed up a lot during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles earlier this month. When......

 2018-06-22 18:01 

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Bethesda sues Warner Bros. for ripping off Fallout Shelter with Westworld mobile game...

Bethesda Softworks is always trigger happy with the lawsuit, and this time the company is suing Warner Bros. and developer Behaviour Interactive over the release of the Westworld mobile game, alleg......

 2018-06-22 17:30 

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ProBeat: Instagram's 1 billion users make Facebook's $1 billion acquisition look brilliant...

Instagram this week launched IGTV, a standalone video app for Instagram users. So Facebook is still pushing to compete with YouTube; that's cool. But I was more interested in the other news a......

 2018-06-22 17:18 

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How Vodafone realized 5X LTV with artificial intelligence (VB Live)...

Increasing retention by just 10 percent will boost your business value by more than 30 percent. And AI is what can take you there, helping you anticipate customer needs, create personalized campaig......

 2018-06-22 16:45 

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U.S. Supreme Court rules police need a warrant to obtain phone location data...

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates......

 2018-06-22 16:40 

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Amazon FreeTime Unlimited brings 10,000 kids' books and videos to iOS...

Amazon's subscription service for kid-friendly videos and books, FreeTime Unlimited, is now available on the iOS App Store. The app is a free download, but depends upon a monthly subscription......

 2018-06-22 15:52 

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Researchers trick Watson AI into seeing cats as 'crazy quilts' and 'cellophane'...

At the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in Salt Lake City, Utah this week, researchers from UnifyID demonstrated that stylized photos of felines trip up Watson's object r......

 2018-06-22 15:16 

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CES Asia 2018: Technology trends from China and beyond...

The annual CES trade show in Las Vegas has been wooing technology fans for more than five decades, but since 2015, CES has also bestowed its familiar brand on a smaller event in Shanghai, ChinaR......

 2018-06-22 15:00 

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The DeanBeat: Leaves and other false trends of E3 2018...

One of the unintentionally funny moments of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) took place at Microsoft's press event, where Ralph Fulton, creative director of Playground Games, announced ......

 2018-06-22 14:38 

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Ninja Theory's Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice passes 1 million downloads...

Developer Ninja Theory announced on Twitter that Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice has now passed 1 million downloads. Hellblade came out in August 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The th......

 2018-06-22 13:36 

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Qualcomm and Vivo debut single 5G millimeter wave and sub-6GHz antenna...

Qualcomm and Vivo announced today that they have succeeded in creating a key component for upcoming 5G cellular devices — a unified antenna system that supports both ultra high-bandwidth mill......

 2018-06-22 13:30 

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AI Weekly: The growing importance of clear AI ethics policies...

Controversies like Google's involvement in the Pentagon's Project Maven and the sale of Amazon's Rekognition system to law enforcement make clear the need for AI ethics policies....

 2018-06-22 13:16 

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Goodbye, loot boxes! Hello, premium progression passes!...

If the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show last week had a one big trend, it was people standing on stage saying "and no loot boxes!" After Star Wars: Battlefront II and a num......

 2018-06-22 13:15 

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AImotive demos self-driving car on Silicon Valley's busiest freeway...

Europe's AImotive is taking its self-driving cars up a notch by testing them on Highway 101, Silicon Valley's busiest highway. I know that it works because, brave soul that I am, I went......

 2018-06-22 12:16 

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GamesBeat Decides 85: We're E3 ghosts now...

We're back from the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show, and we learned a lot about video games ... and even more about ourselves. Also, we're dead and ghosts now. It was a wil......

 2018-06-22 12:15 

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Brian Krzanich: The strange case of Intel CEO's departure for 'fraternization'...

Brian Krzanich's resignation from the CEO job at Intel is a reminder of how powerful the zero tolerance environment has become in the wake of the #metoo movement. But it also brings to light ......

 2018-06-22 11:33 

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Facebook expands its Messenger Kids app beyond the U.S. to Canada and Peru...

Facebook is expanding its controversial Messenger Kids app beyond the U.S. and into Canada and Peru, the company announced today. Accordingly, Messenger Kids will also be made available in Spanish ......

 2018-06-22 11:05 

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Paris' Usine IO pivots its maker business to focus on coaching and Station F accelerator...

Riding a maker movement wave, Paris-based Usine IO opened in 2014 to help entrepreneurs pursue their hardware startup dreams. Since then, the company has often been touted as one of the French Tech......

 2018-06-22 10:00 

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Jurassic World: Revealed is an Amazon Alexa game you play with your voice...

Universal Brand Development and Earplay announced the release of premium chapters in Jurassic World Revealed, an interactive audio adventure game for Amazon's Alexa voice-enabled devices. Ear......

 2018-06-22 08:51 

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Cloudsight adds Bitcoin Lightning payment to allow instant AI-to-AI transactions...

AI-as-a-service (AIaaS) is becoming increasingly popular, with the likes of Amazon AI (which includes Rekognition), Clarifai, Google Cloud Vision, IBM Watson, and Microsoft Cognitive Services gaini......

 2018-06-22 08:44 

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Agari raises $40 million to grow its AI-powered email authentication platform...

It has been a big week for cybersecurity investments, and the latest such startup to announce a notable tranche of funding is Agari, a California-based startup that uses predictive artificial intel......

 2018-06-22 03:48 

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U.S. Supreme Court lets states force online retailers to collect sales tax...

(Reuters) — States may force online retailers to collect potentially billions of dollars in sales taxes, the U.S. Supreme Court said in a major ruling on Thursday that undercut an advantage m......

 2018-06-22 01:17 

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Neverwinter closes in on 18 million players, and we've killed 6.5 million dragons in 5 years...

Five years ago, Neverwinter launched with the promise of mixing action-based combat with tools to make your own adventures within a bigger world set in Dungeons & Dragons' Forgotten Realm......

 2018-06-22 00:30 

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AltspaceVR releases new lobby, game shows, and community leader program...

The social virtual reality platform AltspaceVR has released a new lobby, game shows, and a community leaders program. The new space is called Origin, an environment designed to bring visitors toget......

 2018-06-21 23:45 

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YouTube to let creators monetize through channel memberships, merchandise, and premieres...

YouTube announced a handful of new monetization and engagement features for creators today at the VidCon 2018 online video conference in California: channel memberships, merchandising, and premiere......

 2018-06-21 23:20 

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How a chatbot helped get research feedback from 10 million people...

In the first three days, three million people took the Derval Color Test via chatbot, with the total rising to ten million within a year, revealing that not only do people have a different percept......

 2018-06-21 23:05 

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Echo Combat's VR zero-G shooting goes into open beta...

Ready At Dawn Studios' new virtual reality team shooter Echo Combat is now available in open beta. It will be free to download for the Oculust Rift and the beta will run until 10 a.m. Pacific......

 2018-06-21 22:40 

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Augmented reality will be as practical as it is playful...

Augmented reality is more than just a tool for games and advertising; it now creates real-world utility. Childhood is full of dramatic, beautiful and intense dreams. As a child's cognitive and beha......

 2018-06-21 21:37 

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Narrativ's SmartLinks platform monetizes product links with the help of AI...

Narrativ, which is based in New York City and launched out of stealth just over a year ago, in August 2017, optimizes links to product pages in publishers' buying guides, feature articles, re......

 2018-06-21 21:16 

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Valve ships redesigned Knuckles EV2 controllers to SteamVR devs...

Valve announced today that it's now shipping Knuckles EV2 development kits to SteamVR developers, including substantially redesigned versions of the motion and finger-sensing controllers....

 2018-06-21 20:47 

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PayPal to acquire machine learning-powered fraud detection startup Simility for $120 million...

PayPal has acquired its second startup in as many days, as the payments giant announced today that it was snapping up machine learning-powered fraud detection startup Simility. The transaction is v......

 2018-06-21 20:08 

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Cyberpunk 2077 channels 1997's Blade Runner adventure game...

The Cyberpunk 2077 demo still had another half-hour left, but I already knew I wanted this game. I was busy writing during the Xbox media briefing prior to the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los ......

 2018-06-21 19:15 

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You Must Build a Boat rebuffs WHO, joins Mightier platform to show kids learn from play...

Earlier this week, the World Health Organization labeled "gaming disorder" as a mental health condition, describing it as a harmful addiction that "takes precedence over other lif......

 2018-06-21 18:40 

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Apple releases GarageBand 10.3 for Mac with free music lessons and new drummers...

Over a year after its last update, Apple's music-making app GarageBand has been bumped to version 10.3, and there are some treats inside for Mac users....

 2018-06-21 18:30 

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Days Gone hands-on — How to deal with hundreds of fast zombies...

I've been excited about Bend Studio's Days Gone since I first saw it at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in 2016. But the game has its skeptics (including some members of the Game......

 2018-06-21 18:12 

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Flip Grip makes it easy to play arcade shooters and classics on Switch...

The game merchandise company Fangamer has teamed up with the retro gaming podcast Retronauts to create the Flip Grip, a device that makes it easy to play the Switch in a vertical screen orientation......

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