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Path of Exile: Betrayal sets new expansion record for concurrent players
Path of Exile: Betrayal's launch saw about 189,000 players, a 28 percent increase over the previous expansion high for Fall of Oriath.
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Driverless vehicle startup Nuro begins delivering groceries to Kroger customers in Arizona
Autonomous delivery startup Nuro has begun ferrying groceries from Kroger stores in Scottsdale, Arizona to customers, the companies announced.
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The rise and fall of augmented reality ‘unicorn’ Blippar
Blippar has come a long way since its inception, but it was perhaps a little too ahead of its time. AR is still maturing, and Blippar peaked too early.
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Google has completed over 100 ethical reviews of AI ‘projects, products, and deals’
In a six-month update on AI policies implementation, Google revealed that it has completed more than 100 ethical reviews of AI projects and deals.
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Ring of Elysium: How Tencent built a different kind of battle royale
Ring of Elysium -- from Tencent Games’s Aurora Studio -- proves that the crowded battle royale genre still has room for new challengers.
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Telltale lead writer slings to Spider-Man studio Insomniac Games
The Walking Dead: The Final Season lead writer is moving on to one of the hottest studios in the world right now. She begins in the new year.
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Master Chief’s guardian, Bonnie Ross, talks about Halo and diversity
Bonnie Ross is the recipient of the Hall of Fame Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. GamesBeat interviewed her about the honor.
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Bonnie Ross, the ‘Halo boss,’ to be inducted into game industry Hall of Fame
Bonnie Ross, the Halo boss, is being inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame, for her work on Halo and diversity.
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Google’s Gboard now supports over 500 languages
Google announced today that Gboard, its AI-driven software keyboard for mobile devices, now supports more than 500 language varieties.
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Sensor Tower: November was PUBG Mobile’s best revenue month yet
PUBG Mobile made about $32.5 million in revenue in November, according to market analyst Sensor Tower.
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Dirac Bass promises to boost low tones in smartphones and portable speakers
Dirac Bass, the latest audio processing solution from Swedish research firm Dirac, can significantly boost bass in small speakers.
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Box launches Skills out of beta and offers AI consulting services
Box Skills -- third-party apps that tap AI services for sophisticated file processing -- are now generally available, along with new consulting services.
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Uber’s Jump e-bikes will have swappable batteries, phone mounts, and QR codes for unlocking
Uber has announced some key updates are coming to its Jump electric bikes in the new year, such as replacable batteries, cable locks, and phone mounts.
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Amazon Echo Show vs. Facebook Portal vs. Google Home Hub: Which speaks to you?
Drawing on reviews of the Facebook Portal, Amazon Echo Show, and Google Home Hub, take a closer look at the advantages and disadvantages that each brings to market.
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Amazon researchers boost Alexa’s ability to understand complex commands
Amazon researchers have developed a novel system that improves Alexa's ability to parse complicated, multistep requests in one shot.
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Charter settles New York internet suit with record fine and Spectrum refunds
A $174 million dollar fine is the largest consumer payment by an internet provider in U.S. history and may save Charter's business in New York.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sells 3 million copies in U.S. in 11 days
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is already a huge hit in the U.S., with the fighting game selling over 3 million copies in just 11 days since its debut.
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Huawei’s Facing Emotions app uses AI to help visually impaired users ‘hear’ facial expressions
Huawei's new Facing Emotions app uses artificial intelligence to 'translate' universal emotions into sounds that visually impaired users can enjoy.
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Nintendo Switch has better first 21 month sales than PS4 and Xbox One in U.S.
Nintendo's Switch has become the fastest-selling console of this hardware generation in the U.S., beating PS4 and Xbox One.
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Skeptics be damned, these early 5G devices are worth watching in 2019
Here are five early 5G devices I'd suggest watching in 2019 -- it's safe to say that you'll be hearing more about them in the near future.
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AT&T opens 5G network in 12 U.S. cities, announces pricing for first 5G mobile device and service
Squeaking in just under the wire for its promised “end of 2018” launch of a 5G network, AT&T said this morning that its network is now live in parts of 12 cities across the United States, with the first mobile 5G device arriving on Friday, December 21. This story is breaking and being updated — […]
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Hedera Hasgraph launches early access for secure and fast blockchain alternative
Hedera Hashgraph has launched an early access program for developers to create test applications that run on top of the Hedera Mainnet.
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Import.io raises $15.5 million for AI that extracts web data
Import.io, a Los Gatos, Calfornia company that leverages machine leraning to extract data from web content, has raised $15.5 million.
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Arm debuts Cortex-A65AE, a 7-nanometer chip for ‘next-generation’ driving experiences
Arm announced the Cortex-A65AE, a 7-nanometer chip optimized for high-throughput workloads in autonomous vehicle systems.
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Zspace unveils laptop that enables easy AR/VR interaction
Zspace is unveiling a laptop targeted at kids that can let them easily interact with augmented reality or virtual reality content.
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Facing bans, Huawei promises greater security and touts growing sales
Operating under an international cloud over its ties to China's government, the mobile equipment maker says it's boosting spending on cybersecurity.
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Sales enablement platform Seismic raises $100 million
Seismic has experienced 97 percent revenue growth every year for the past five years, and last quarter booked $15 million in new business. Building on that, the company announced that it has raised $100 million in a series E funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.
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RydeMyPony founder delivers last startup pitch you‘ll ever need: ‘Why 2018 was a product fail’
Berlin-based "Pitch Doctor" Christoph Sollich explains why 2018 was a terrible product as he discusses his new startup: "The Year 2020."
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Ada raises $15 million to help companies develop their own customer service chatbots
Canadian chatbot startup Ada has raised $14 million in a series A round of funding led by New York-based VC firm FirstMark Capital.
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Get 2TB of cloud storage from Zoolz for just $45
If you’re still relying on physical, external hard drives to store and transfer your data, you’re missing out. Lock in 2TB right now at 95% off.
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Truecaller: Spam calls jumped over 300% in 2018
According to Truecaller's yearly report, global spam calls were up 300% over last year, and scammers cost U.S. users $8.9 billion.
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Luminar collaborates with Audi’s Autonomous Intelligent Driving on driverless vehicles
Palo Alto lidar startup Luminar is teaming up Autonomous Intelligent Driving, Audi's self-driving car spinoff, to aid in the latter's launch plans.
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Egress raises $40 million to help companies prevent data breaches
London-based cybersecurity outfit Egress raised $40 million in Series C financing from a raft of investors, which it says will help to fuel global growth.
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Atari and Animoca Brands will do blockchain-based Rollercoaster Tycoon and Goon Squad games
Atari and Animoca Brands have teamed up to make blockchain versions of Atari's classic RollerCoaster Tycoon Touch and Goon Squad games.
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Qualcomm: Apple is still violating Chinese court order, despite iOS update
Qualcomm said it believes Apple remains in violation of a Chinese court’s orders to stop selling iPhones despite a software update that Apple pushed.
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DICE reverts Battlefield V time-to-kill changes after fan backlash
DICE made the weapons in Battlefield V weaker than they were at launch to give new players longer before dying. But now, the studio is undoing that tweak.
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Apple releases iOS 12.1.2 with eSIM, connectivity, and other fixes
A seemingly minor update for iPhones will address iPhone XR, iPhone XS, and iPhone XS Max bugs, as well as patent issues between Apple and Qualcomm.
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Geoffrey Hinton and Demis Hassabis: AGI is nowhere close to being a reality
AI pioneer Geoffrey Hinton and DeepMind cofounder Demis Hassabis talk about the challenges facing AI researchers today -- and those that lie ahead.
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Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 review — Innovating high-end gaming headsets
The Turtle Beach Elite Pro 2 + SuperAmp is an excellent high-end headset with great all-day comfort. It also has great features to keep you connected.
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T-Mobile woos new customers with test drive of new iPhone eSIM app
Verizon once opposed eSIMs because it feared losing customers to rivals; now T-Mobile is making that a reality by marketing a new app to iPhone eSIM users.
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Amazon researchers cut Alexa skill selection error rate by 40%
Amazon researchers managed to improve Alexa's ability to select third-party apps with a novel data respresentation technique.
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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate glitch gives Isabelle infinite Assist Trophies
A hialrious Super Smash Bros. Ultimate glitch can fill the screen with Waluigis.
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Heartland Tech Year in Review: Middle America missed out on HQ2, but scored some startup successes
This year proved that cities in Middle America need to invest in their own tech community, rather than trying to land jobs from the Amazons of the world.
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RocketBody says Apple Watch AI workout app will be first to use ECG data
The Apple Watch Series 4 includes electrocardiogram recording abilities, which one company says it will use to determine the user's peak exercise timing.
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Alphabet’s Jigsaw expands AI-powered toxic comment detection technology to Spanish
Google and Jigsaw have revealed that they're opening up their AI-powered toxic comment-detection technology to more languages, starting with Spanish. 
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FreakOut Holdings acquires video monetization firm Playwire
Japan's FreakOut Holdings has acquired Playwire, an internet video company that provides free and paid video players for independent video publishers.
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How Yummly is monetizing AI-powered personalization (VB Live)
To learn more about the revenue and marketing opportunities that personalization can unlock, catch up with execs from Yummly, Eharmony and more.
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Google Assistant now predicts flight delays
Just in time for the holidays, Google Assistant will now proactively warn you about flight delays. You can also ask it about delays with a voice command.
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