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How tiny Liechtenstein aims to become a big player in blockchain

HOW TINY LIECHTENSTEIN AIMS TO BECOME A BIG PLAYER IN BLOCKCHAIN

GUEST: Arriving in Vaduz, the capital of Liechtenstein, is like walking onto the set of Frozen or some other classic Disney movie....

Why I don't invest in AI

WHY I DON'T INVEST IN AI

GUEST: Last year AI companies attracted more than $10.8 billion in funding from venture capitalists like me. AI has the ability to...

 
 
 
Why your machine-learning team needs better feature-engineering skills

WHY YOUR MACHINE-LEARNING TEAM NEEDS BETTER FEATURE-ENGINEERING SKILLS

GUEST: The skill of feature engineering - crafting data features optimized for machine learning - is as old as data science itself....

Why WhatsApp's message-forwarding restrictions won't curb the spread of fake news

WHY WHATSAPP'S MESSAGE-FORWARDING RESTRICTIONS WON'T CURB THE SPREAD OF FAKE NEWS

ANALYSIS: WhatsApp announced yesterday its latest effort to combat the spread of fake news through its platform. Its solution? Limit...

 
 
 
Switching it up: Nintendo now leads the gaming industry's most-seen TV ad chart

SWITCHING IT UP: NINTENDO NOW LEADS THE GAMING INDUSTRY'S MOST-SEEN TV AD CHART

GUEST: Nintendo has surged ahead of King as well as Warner Bros. Games to take the lead with over a quarter, or 438.6 million, of the...

Marvel: Powers United VR 101 - every hero, villain, and location revealed

MARVEL: POWERS UNITED VR 101 - EVERY HERO, VILLAIN, AND LOCATION REVEALED

Ever wanted to be a superhero? Better yet, how about a Marvel superhero? With Marvel Powers United VR you can do just that. This promising...

 
 
 
Pitch your startup to snag €3 million in TV advertising

PITCH YOUR STARTUP TO SNAG €3 MILLION IN TV ADVERTISING

SPONSORED: Presented by SevenVentures Taking your product to market is the easy part. Building a leading brand separates the weak from...

World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth could have a progression problem

WORLD OF WARCRAFT: BATTLE FOR AZEROTH COULD HAVE A PROGRESSION PROBLEM

OPINION: Earlier this week, Blizzard Entertainment released a new patch for World of Warcraft that implemented class changes and added...

 
 
 
AI-assisted art moves from pixels to paintbrushes

AI-ASSISTED ART MOVES FROM PIXELS TO PAINTBRUSHES

Artificial intelligence excels at empirical tasks like mapping the brain's neurons, predicting Alzheimer's disease, and tracking sleep...

Microsoft adds AI and IoT cautionary language to its earnings

MICROSOFT ADDS AI AND IOT CAUTIONARY LANGUAGE TO ITS EARNINGS

Microsoft reported its Q4 2018 earnings yesterday, with highlights like surpassing $100 billion in revenue for the fiscal year, all...

 
 
 
Facebook suspends another analytics firm amid investigation into data usage

FACEBOOK SUSPENDS ANOTHER ANALYTICS FIRM AMID INVESTIGATION INTO DATA USAGE

Facebook is scrutinizing a Boston-based analytics firm over its contracts with government agencies, the Wall Street Journal reported...

Hearthstone's The Boomsday Project continues Dr. Boom's climb to stardom

HEARTHSTONE'S THE BOOMSDAY PROJECT CONTINUES DR. BOOM'S CLIMB TO STARDOM

Video game characters can start from humble roots before becoming stars. Mario was once a more generic hero called Jumpman who starred...

 
 
 
Apple faces iPhone ban in India over government-mandated anti-spam app

APPLE FACES IPHONE BAN IN INDIA OVER GOVERNMENT-MANDATED ANTI-SPAM APP

Besieged by spam calls and messages, Indian smartphone users have been waiting years for Apple to allow a government-developed spam-fighting...

ProBeat: Google's Fuchsia OS is an experiment, until it's not

PROBEAT: GOOGLE'S FUCHSIA OS IS AN EXPERIMENT, UNTIL IT'S NOT

OPINION: Every few months we hear a little bit more about Google's not-so-secret Fuchsia operating system. The project is open-source,...

 
 
 
The smartphone notch is a hack, so when will we be rid of it?

THE SMARTPHONE NOTCH IS A HACK, SO WHEN WILL WE BE RID OF IT?

OPINION: I don't envy Apple's marketing team. Last year, they decided to pitch the iPhone X as an “all display” design when everyone...

MMO specialist Trion Worlds goes through layoffs after launching Defiance 2050

MMO SPECIALIST TRION WORLDS GOES THROUGH LAYOFFS AFTER LAUNCHING DEFIANCE 2050

Trion Worlds has issued a round of layoffs. The Redwood City, California-based studio focuses on developing and publishing massively...

 
 
 
Kate Edwards: Still outspoken, from ArenaNet to video game unionization

KATE EDWARDS: STILL OUTSPOKEN, FROM ARENANET TO VIDEO GAME UNIONIZATION

Kate Edwards was very outspoken as the executive director of the International Game Developers Association. After five years in that...

Artificial intelligence will take jobs, but it'll also create new ones

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE WILL TAKE JOBS, BUT IT'LL ALSO CREATE NEW ONES

A majority of people think that artificial intelligence will steal jobs away from human workers. They're not wrong, but that's not...

 
 
 
The DeanBeat: Why Universal went all-in on Jurassic World games

THE DEANBEAT: WHY UNIVERSAL WENT ALL-IN ON JURASSIC WORLD GAMES

When the blockbuster film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom debuted on June 22, it came with a bunch of Jurassic World games. Normally,...

Amazon's Matt Wood on the major takeaways from AWS Summit 2018

AMAZON'S MATT WOOD ON THE MAJOR TAKEAWAYS FROM AWS SUMMIT 2018

On Wednesday, just days ahead of Google's Cloud Next conference, Amazon hosted its annual Amazon Web Services cloud computing conference,...

 
 
 



Today's Apps Gone Free: Primo Do, Distressed FX and ABC Star

Today's Apps Gone Free: Primo Do, Distressed FX and ABC Star

Manage all of lifes tasks, create works of art, and learn to write numbers and letters with todays collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 S Pen features revealed via leaked Galaxy Tab S4 firmware

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 S Pen features revealed via leaked Galaxy Tab S4 firmware

Samsung is going to release not one, but two S Pen devices this year - the venerable Galaxy Note 9 and the Galaxy Tab S4. Since both are inching closer to launch, the rumor... Read more ...

Apple Hosting Live HomePod Question-and-Answer Event on July 25

Apple Hosting Live HomePod Question-and-Answer Event on July 25

Have a question about the HomePod? Apple announced that it will be hosting a HomePod live event in its Support Communities on Wednesday, July 25, providing customers with an... Read more ...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Teen Titans Go! Figure'

TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Teen Titans Go! Figure'

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to... Read more ...

SwitchArcade Roundup: ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' and ‘Mario Tennis Aces' Updates...

SwitchArcade Roundup: ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' and ‘Mario Tennis Aces' Updates, ‘Mega Man 11', and ‘Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu!' and ‘Let's Go, Eevee!'

It's the final SwitchArcade Roundup before the weekend. I'll finally have a little bit of free time to explore some games that have been in my backlog. (For my own enjoyment-I... Read more ...

How to Use iOS 12's New Do Not Disturb Options

How to Use iOS 12's New Do Not Disturb Options

In iOS 12, Apple has given users the tools to cut down on disturbances to get more time away from their devices if desired, and one of these new tools is an expanded set of Do... Read more ...

Larger Samsung Galaxy Watch with 1.3-inch screen vists the FCC

Larger Samsung Galaxy Watch with 1.3-inch screen vists the FCC

A couple of days ago, we passed along the news that the Samsung Galaxy Watch had received thumbs up from the FCC. The models that were included in the certification were... Read more ...

DC Universe: DC's new TV and comic book streaming service explained

DC Universe: DC's new TV and comic book streaming service explained

We've seen a wave of streaming services based on individual channels or network families, from HBO Now to CBS All Access and even ESPN+ , but soon we'll be seeing more content... Read more ...

Disney confirms Guardians director fired over years-old tweets

Disney confirms Guardians director fired over years-old tweets

Writer/director James Gunn participates in the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment And Grasshopper Manufactures "Lollipop Chainsaw" Launch Party held at Gamestop on June 11... Read more ...

Top 10 Best Android Apps - Messaging - July 2018

Top 10 Best Android Apps - Messaging - July 2018

There are a ton of messaging applications available for Android, and chances are you're using more than one. Various messaging services like Viber, WhatsApp, and Messenger grew... Read more ...