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The RetroBeat: Sonic movie’s delay isn’t the fault of whiny fans
Sonic has the right to look better for his first movie.
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Amazon brings voice announcements to all Alexa devices
Amazon today extended one-way intercom messaging to third-party Alexa devices like Facebook's Portal, and smart speakers from other brands.
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AI Weekly: Truly autonomous home robots aren’t within sight yet
Robots have a lot to learn before they're ready to start handling day-to-day household chores.
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Conan Unconquered unleashes a day early on May 29
The real-time strategy game is focused more on survival than base building. You can play with friends and strangers via an online co-op mode.
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ProBeat: ‘Collision is riding the wave of Toronto’
Toronto finally has a tech conference thanks to a three-year deal to host Collision, which attracts some 25,000 attendees.
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IBM’s AI uses grammar rules to catch linguistic nuances of U.S. English
Promising new research indicates that knowledge of grammar rules helps machine learning models to learn the nuances of language.
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Why Life is Strange 2 writers ratcheted up the drama in Episode 3
Jean-Luc Cano, lead writer of Life is Strange 2, said Episode 3 will test your patience as a caregiver, responsible for taking care of a young sibling.
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Life is Strange 2: Episode 3 impressions — Less choice, more drama
Life is Strange 2: Episode 3 has more drama than the previous episodes. But the consequence is that you have less control over the story.
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The DeanBeat: With Oculus Quest, it’s the convenience, stupid
Freedom from wires is the best part of the Oculus Quest virtual reality headset, which debuted on Tuesday for the low price of $400.
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Brie Code interview — How Tru Luv created the #SelfCare digital companion that takes care of you
Brie Code and her team at Tru Luv created #SelfCare as a companion app that you can use in your daily life to take care of yourself.
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Trump’s glib approach to Huawei invites nasty unintended consequences
The President held out the possibility that a "very dangerous" company, Huawei, could escape a U.S. ban if China makes a trade deal. That's an awful idea.
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Make mobile advertising easier, please
With so much choice, mobile app developers struggle to land on a monetization strategy that maximizes revenue while still meeting the needs of users.
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SpaceX launches first satellites for Starlink internet venture
SpaceX, the private rocket company of Elon Musk, launched the first batch of satellites into orbit on Thursday for Musk’s new Starlink internet service.
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Huawei’s Ken Hu calls for industry support as he compares trade ban to Berlin Wall
Huawei's Ken Hu has called for support and unity as the Chinese company reels from a U.S.-led trade ban, and drew striking comparisons with the Cold War.
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Sensor Tower: Steam Link iOS app bags over 330,000 downloads in first week
iPhone and iPad owners are quickly taking to the free app, which lets them stream their Steam games over Wi-Fi to mobile devices.
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Steam April 2019 Top 20: Mortal Kombat 11, Katana Zero, and Mordhau stand out
Valve is trying something new by releasing data on the top 20 best-selling games from last month. The list is an eclectic mix of titles and genres.
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Deliveroo: A pea shooter may be Amazon’s Trojan horse
Amazon’s recent investment in British food delivery company Deliveroo is more than just a “shot across the bow” of Uber Eats and Grubhub.
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Chick-fil-A’s AI can spot signs of foodborne illness from social media posts with 78% accuracy
Chick-fil-A is using AI and machine learning to parse social media for incidents of foodborne illness at its more than 2,400 restaurants in the U.S.
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Google’s Duo launches video calls with up to 8 people
Google Duo users worldwide can now make video calls with up to 8 people and create video messages personalized with text, emojis, and drawings.
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Palmer Luckey: I left Facebook enraged, but Zuckerberg is VR’s top backer
Oculus's founder says he had hate and rage in his heart after leaving Facebook, yet continues to back the company because of its strong support for VR.
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MIT’s AI makes autonomous cars drive more like humans
Researchers at MIT detail in a new paper a machine learning method that imbues autonomous cars with humanlike driving.
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Dauntless hits 4 million players mark after PS4, Xbox One, and Epic Games Store launch
Phoenix Labs announced today that Dauntless has reached 4 million total players.
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Google AI researchers use mannequin challenge YouTube videos to improve depth prediction
Google AI researchers used 2,000 mannequin challenge videos from YouTube to train AI that predicts depth in videos with people and objects in motion.
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Facebook says AI now identifies 96.8% of prohibited content
Facebook revealed in its third Community Standards Enforcement Report that its AI systems proactively detect 96.8% of prohibited content.
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DC Universe Online is bringing it superhero MMO action to Switch
Daybreak Games announced today that its massively multiplayer online game DC Universe Online is coming to Switch.
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Carnival’s tiny Ocean Medallion wearable brings tech luxury to cruise ships
Carnival, the operator of more than 100 cruise ships, is taking luxury cruise life to a new level, thanks to a tiny little tech wearable called the Ocean Medallion.
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Google brings DoorDash and Postmates to Assistant, Maps, and search results
Google is bringing food delivery from Postmates, DoorDash, and others to Google Assistant, Google Maps, and Google search results.
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Indie hit Dead Cells sells over 2 million copies
Indie developer Motion Twin revealed today that its hit Dead Cells has now sold over 2 million copies.
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Amazon’s AWS Ground Station for satellite data hits general availability
Amazon has announced that AWS Ground Station, a service designed for AWS customers to access data from satellites, is now in general availability.
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Microsoft’s AI generates realistic speech with only 200 training samples
In a newly published paper, Microsoft researchers describe a state-of-the-art AI speech system that needs only 200 samples to achieve high accuracy.
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