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3 ways to see Notre Dame in VR
Virtrual reality offers a way to see the granduer of Notre Dame before fire laid waste to the French landmark earlier this week.
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Pony.ai tests robo-taxi program on its employees, promises self-driving trucks next
Self-driving startup Pony.ai launched an autonomous ride-hailing program dubbed PonyPilot for employees in Guangzhou's Nansha district.
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VentureBeat is looking for an edge reporter
VentureBeat is looking for a skilled technology writer who can cover the emerging, red-hot area of the “edge.”
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Qualcomm joins Tencent and Vivo on new AI initiative for mobile gaming
Project Imagination will test new AI features in MOBA games like Tencent's Honor of Kings. Vivo is also working on creating an all-AI esports team.
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5G is live in 3 countries, but we still need answers on health risks
Engineers generally believe that 5G wireless networks and devices are safe -- if that's true, it's time to end the debate so the technology can spread.
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AI helps four-legged robots find their footing
Researchers have devised a novel system that helps four-legged robots to navigate complex environments without falling or stumbling.
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China enshrines new rules for approving games
China has creating a new approval process for games, as detailed by Chinese gaming market analyst Niko Partners.
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ProBeat: Samsung must delay the Galaxy Fold, or it will fail
Samsung Galaxy Fold screens are failing for some reviewers. Samsung still plans to launch the foldable phone on April 26, but it should be delayed.
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AI Weekly: Boston Dynamics robots are terrifying by design
Boston Dynamics is becoming a production company, which could mean YouTube videos of robots doing terrifying things, and tacking real-world applications.
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Lenovo and ZTE set 5G phone launches for April and May as LG halts V50
Two new Chinese 5G smartphones are gearing up to hit the market within weeks, while the second South Korean 5G phone pauses its planned April 19 release.
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Hearthstone loses viewers on Twitch as Magic: The Gathering Arena closes the gap
Hearthstone is facing real competition for the first time in its history.
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The DeanBeat: Telling stories at GamesBeat Summit 2019
We’ve got 97 luminaries speaking at our GamesBeat Summit 2019 event on April 23-24 in Los Angeles. I’ve spent the better part of six months recruiting speakers for the event, but I have also spent decades covering the game industry and writing stories about many of our speakers. They’re newsmakers and personalities, and while many […]
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GamesBeat Summit 2019 final agenda — 97 speakers on building gaming communities
I’m pleased to report we’ve sold out our GamesBeat Summit 2019 conference, which has a great roster of 97 speakers and takes place in Los Angeles on April 23-24. We’ve also got our final agenda in place as you can see below. Our 10th annual event will take place at Two Bit Circus, the micro-amusement […]
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How Gridwise uses data and real-time alerts to help Uber drivers earn more
Gridwise claims it can help drivers earn as much as 39% more per hour by tapping vast swathes of data to notify drivers where they should be, and when.
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Foxconn says it remains committed to Wisconsin LCD plant investment
Taiwan’s Foxconn has said that it remains committed to its contract to build a display plant and tech research facilities in Wisconsin.
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Women are better at improving at Dota 2 than men
Women gamers are better at improving their skills compared to men when it comes to playing Valve's Dota 2 game, according to AI-based game coaching company Gosu.ai.
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Lime pilots feature that lets you reserve an electric scooter 15 minutes in advance
Well-funded mobility startup Lime has announced plans to enable its users to book electric scooters up to 15 minutes in advance. 
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Toyota, Denso, and Softbank invest $1 billion in Uber’s self-driving division
Toyota, Denso, and Softbank have announced that they'll invest over $1 billion collectively in Uber's self-driving division.
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We made Doc Ock look real — here’s how
We’ve been waiting for studios to realize that digital humans are achievable now. The pipeline and technology are already in place.
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Amazon strikes at Spotify with new free streaming music with ads
Amazon's launching a free music service to compete with Spotify's offering. It complements its existing Prime Music and Amazon Music Unlimited plans.
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Pinterest shares rise 28% on first day of trading, worth $13 billion
Shares of Pinterest closed 28.58% higher than the IPO price on the first day of trading giving the image sharing site a $12.83 billion valuation.
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Brown Dust tactical-RPG hits 2 million mobile downloads in first month
Brown Dust tasks players with assembling a team of fantastical mercenaries. It's celebrating the new milestone by giving away a lot of in-game items.
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Google will begin to block sign-ins from embedded browser frameworks in June
Google says it'll begin to block sign-ins from from embedded browser frameworks like Chromium Embedded Framework starting in June.
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Microsoft’s confusing facial recognition policy, from China to California
Microsoft is sending conflicting messages about its stances on facial recognition software, which raises larger questions about this tech in society.
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Microsoft’s SeeingVR tools help low-vision users view Unity VR apps
Microsoft researchers have been working on tools to make Unity VR content accessible to low vision users, and will publicly demonstrate them in May.
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Mozilla relaunches open source IoT platform Project Things as WebThings
Mozilla today announced that its Project Things is graduating from its experimental phase and relaunching as Mozilla WebThings.
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Castlevania Anniversary Collection fills its roster with Bloodlines, Kid Dracula, and more
Konami revealed the rest of the games joining its upcoming Castlevania Anniversary Collection.
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Fortnite and Apex Legends propel Twitch to 2.7 billion hours watched in Q1 2019
Twitch is still the go-to destination for watching streamers play games. Fortnite and Apex Legends also experienced huge bumps.
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YouTube Music launches on Google Home
YouTube's rolling out a free, ad-supported music service for Google Home that complements its existing $9.99 per month premium plan.
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