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Mozilla highlights AI bias and ‘addiction by design’ tech in internet health report
Mozilla today released the 2019 Internet Health Report, an analysis that brings together insights from 200 experts to examine issues central to the future of the internet. This year’s report chose to focus primarily on injustice perpetuated by artificial intelligence, what NYU’s Natasha Dow Schüll calls “addiction by design” tech like social media apps and […]
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Bonfire Studios is not ‘gonna suddenly go out and make Candy Crush’
Indie studio Bonfire Games has been quiet about what it’s been up to since its founding in 2016. But at the 2019 GamesBeat Summit, the Irvine, California-based company offered a few new details about its debut project, saying that it’ll be an online multiplayer game for targeting core gamers. “We’re not gonna suddenly go out […]
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Vince Zampella wants to improve Apex Legends’ communication with players
Apex Legends is doing great, but communication has slowed between the developer and players as Respawn figures things out.
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Chrome 74 arrives with less motion sickness and new JavaScript features
Google Chrome 74 brings a reduced motion media query, private class fields, feature policy improvements, and more developer features.
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March 2019 NPD: The Division 2 jumps over Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice to lead sales chart
The Division 2 leads game industry sales in March 2019, but total industry spend is down 11% compared to this time last year in the United States.
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March 2019 NPD: Kingdom Hearts III becomes the series’ best-seller in U.S.
Kingdom Hearts III is now the franchise's best-selling entry in the U.S., according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group.
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Two Bit Circus unveils developer program for location-based entertainment
Two Bit Circus has opened a program to enable game developers to create location-based entertainment more quickly and easily.
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How Eco gives gamers the same global warming problem as scientists
Eco is a game that teaches us about our impact on the planet, including global warming.
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GamesBeat Summit 2019: Dean Takahashi’s opening speech on gaming communities
Dean Takhashi kicked off GamesBeat Summit 2019 with a talk about building gaming communities.
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Apple/Qualcomm 5G settlement isn’t a simple case of winner and loser
Now that Apple and Qualcomm have settled their dispute, people are trying to pick winners and losers of this extended battle.
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Snap returns to growth with 190 million daily users in Q1 2019
Snap's Q1 2019 financials show user and revenue growth. Snapchat's redesigned Android app meant to increase usage from lower-power devices is also out.
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Google kills Chrome’s Data Saver extension
Google is relaunching Chrome's Data Saver feature as Lite mode, and it's killing the desktop extension.
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Sprint’s 5G E lawsuit tarred AT&T, but didn’t help consumers
Can Sprint consider its 5G E lawsuit against AT&T a "mission accomplished" now that it has given up its fight on behalf of deceived consumers?
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SteamWorld Quest review — clever card combat
A review of SteamWorld Quest, which is another excellent reinvention of the SteamWorld universe from developer Image & Form Games.
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Slay the Spire’s blend of roguelike and deck-builder hits PS4 on May 21
Developer Mega Crit and publisher Humble Bundle announced today that the indie game Slay the Spire is coming to PlayStation 4 on May 21.
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OpenAI’s Sparse Transformers can predict what comes next in lengthy text, image, and audio sequences
In new research, OpenAI details Sparse Transformers, AI models that are capable of predicting lengthy text, image, and audio sequences.
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Twitter is slowly perfecting the art of inventing nonsensical performance metrics
In an effort to innovate around its business model of opacity, Twitter unveiled its latest self-invented metric, dubbed "monetizable daily active usage."
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GoMeta raises $6 million and launches Koji web app development platform
GoMeta is announcing it has raised $6 million and is launching Koji, a new development platform that makes it faster for devs to build web apps.
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UploadVR announces E3 VR Showcase, a Nintendo Direct for virtual reality
UploadVR today announced the E3 VR Showcase, a prerecorded show that will reveal new games and trailers and chats and interviews with developers on June 10.
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Watch GamesBeat Summit 2019: Phil Harrison, Amy Hennig, Ted Price, and Vince Zampella headline Day 1
GamesBeat Summit 2019 begins today at Two-Bit Circus in Downtown Los Angeles, with 97 speakers over two days and broadcasting live on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch.
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Qualcomm interview: China’s early launch proves the world wants 5G now
In this exclusive interview with Qualcomm, we speak with members of the 5G team about the current state of cellular network rollouts in China and the world.
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Wing gains FAA approval to launch commercial drone delivery service in Virginia
Alphabet X R&D lab graduate Wing has gained regulatory approval from the FAA to launch a commercial drone delivery service in two Virginia towns.
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Waymo will build its driverless cars in Detroit
Alphabet subsidiary Waymo today announced that it's selected a manufacturing facility in Detroit for level 4 autonomous car production.
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India’s Mfine raises $17.2 million to expand telemedical doctor network
Mfine, an India-based telemedical company, has rasied $17.2 million in additional venture capital, bringing its total raised to $24 million.
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Blueshift raises $15 million from Softbank for its AI customer engagement tools
AI marketing startup Blueshift has raised $15 million from Japanese conglomerate Softbank, bringing its total raised to $30 million.
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World War Z passes 1 million copies sold in a week
Focus Home Interactive and Saber Interactive announced today that their co-op shooter World War Z has passed more than 1 million copies sold since April 16.
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Nvidia reveals affordable GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, shows off some spiffy laptops
The new line of laptops is aimed at people looking for more affordable gaming options and who still want to run games like Fortnite at a high framerate.
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Lively Mobile Plus wearable gives seniors LTE and 80 hours of fall detection
A new wearable for senior citizens, offering LTE and 3-day battery life, provides a solution for users who might need serious medical attention at any time.
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Microsoft: AI’s next frontier is experts teaching machines
Microsoft's Business AI unit executives say the next AI frontier will be easy-to-use machine learning tools that learn from professionals.
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Salesforce debuts AI enhancements to Sales Cloud, updates Quip with live file embedding
Salesforce's AI improvements aim to streamline access to information and collaboration for both salespeople and marketing teams.
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