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GAMESBEAT DECIDES 158: FALL GUYS, NINTENDO FINANCIALS, AND SUICIDE SQUAD

It's GamesBeat Decides 158, and Jeff and Mike packed this episode full of opinions about video games - like why State of Plays are...

Facebook Gaming app debuts amid fight with Apple over instant games

FACEBOOK GAMING APP DEBUTS AMID FIGHT WITH APPLE OVER INSTANT GAMES

Facebook launched its standalone Facebook Gaming app on iOS, but it complained loudly that Apple would not let it launch instant games...

 
 
 
The RetroBeat: Why the heck didn't the GameCube sell better?

THE RETROBEAT: WHY THE HECK DIDN'T THE GAMECUBE SELL BETTER?

Even if some meanies try to upset me on Twitter by saying that the GameCube was bad, I know otherwise. It's one of the greatest systems...

AI WEEKLY: CAN LANGUAGE MODELS LEARN MORALITY?

Researchers believe representations could imbue language models with a broader set of human preferences about the world, and thus morality.

 
 
 
Apple's antitrust woes stem from its obsessions with control and money

APPLE'S ANTITRUST WOES STEM FROM ITS OBSESSIONS WITH CONTROL AND MONEY

As it nears a $2 trillion valuation, Apple should realize it's too big to keep fighting with developers over issues that are creating...

Researchers quantify bias in Reddit content sometimes used to train AI

RESEARCHERS QUANTIFY BIAS IN REDDIT CONTENT SOMETIMES USED TO TRAIN AI

Researchers developed a technique that helps to quantfy bias on communities like Reddit, data from which is often used to train AI...

 
 
 
ProBeat: Microsoft wants TikTok for the same reason the U.S. fears China

PROBEAT: MICROSOFT WANTS TIKTOK FOR THE SAME REASON THE U.S. FEARS CHINA

Why is ByteDance's TikTok the target? Because AI, data, and power. That's what Microsoft wants and the U.S. wants to take away.

The DeanBeat: What we've learned about pandemic gaming

THE DEANBEAT: WHAT WE'VE LEARNED ABOUT PANDEMIC GAMING

The 2nd-quarter earnings results from major game companies have taught us more about how gamers are responding to the pandemic. Will...

 
 
 
Trump bans U.S. transactions with TikTok and WeChat starting September 20

TRUMP BANS U.S. TRANSACTIONS WITH TIKTOK AND WECHAT STARTING SEPTEMBER 20

President Donald Trump banned U.S. transactions with China's ByteDance, owner of video-sharing app TikTok, and Tencent, operator of...

HOOD: OUTLAWS & LEGENDS IS A NEXT-GEN GANG-VERSUS-GANG SIMULATOR

Hood: Outlaws & Legends is like Rainbow Six: Siege meets Payday 2 in a medieval setting. It's coming from Sumo Digital to next-gen...

 
 
 

SONY SHOWS OFF GAMEPLAY FOR GIANT SQUID'S THE PATHLESS

Annapurna Interactive and Giant Squid showed off gameplay for The Pathless, a new adventure game from the makers of Abzû.

Researchers discover evidence of gender bias in major computer vision APIs

RESEARCHERS DISCOVER EVIDENCE OF GENDER BIAS IN MAJOR COMPUTER VISION APIS

Researchers at Wunderman Thompson say they've found evidence of gender bias in major computer vision APIs from Google, IBM, and Microsoft.

 
 
 
Temtem will bring its Pokémon-inspired MMO to PlayStation 5

TEMTEM WILL BRING ITS POKÉMON-INSPIRED MMO TO PLAYSTATION 5

Humble Games and Crema announced during Sony's State of Play today that the MMO Temtem will come to PlayStation 5 in 2021.

Braid: Anniversary Edition will update an indie classic in early 2021

BRAID: ANNIVERSARY EDITION WILL UPDATE AN INDIE CLASSIC IN EARLY 2021

Braid: Anniversary Edition will update an indie classic in early 2021. This updated version of the classic indie game is coming out...

 
 
 
Hitman III gets PSVR support for first-person assassinations

HITMAN III GETS PSVR SUPPORT FOR FIRST-PERSON ASSASSINATIONS

Hitman III gets PSVR support with a new mode that puts you in the perspective of a deadly assassin. Murder simulators are real.

Spelunky 2 launches on September 15

SPELUNKY 2 LAUNCHES ON SEPTEMBER 15

During Sony's State of Play today, Spelunky creator Derek Yu revealed that Spelunky 2 will launch on September 15.

 
 
 
Researchers say ‘The Whiteness of AI' in pop culture erases people of color

RESEARCHERS SAY ‘THE WHITENESS OF AI' IN POP CULTURE ERASES PEOPLE OF COLOR

Researchers argue predominately portraying artificial intelligence as white in science fiction, stock imagery, and popular culture...

RESEARCHERS SHOW HOLOGRAPHIC AR CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS DRONES

A Hong Kong-based team is using Microsoft's HoloLens to create spatial 3D maps for live control of flying drones, replacing PC and...

 
 
 
Apple has removed almost 42,000 games so far in App Store licensing purge in China

APPLE HAS REMOVED ALMOST 42,000 GAMES SO FAR IN APP STORE LICENSING PURGE IN CHINA

To comply with Chinese law, Apple has removed nearly 42,000 games from its App Store in China because they didn't have proper licenses.

Google adds Digital Ink Recognition API for touch and stylus input to ML Kit

GOOGLE ADDS DIGITAL INK RECOGNITION API FOR TOUCH AND STYLUS INPUT TO ML KIT

Google introduced a new API for touch and stylus input to ML Kit, its machine learning development toolkit for Android and iOS.

 
 
 



You Need To See This Hands On Video Of The Galaxy Z Fold 2!

You Need To See This Hands On Video Of The Galaxy Z Fold 2!

Samsung unveiled a bunch of products in the recently concluded Unpacked event on August 5, 2020. However, one thing that caught everybody's attention was the preview of the... Read more ...

Safari iOS 14 Guide: Privacy Report, Built-In Translation, Compromised...

Safari iOS 14 Guide: Privacy Report, Built-In Translation, Compromised Password Alerts and More

Apple introduces improvements for almost all of the built-in apps with each new iteration of iOS, and iOS 14 is no exception. For Safari, Apple has added some useful new... Read more ...

Samsung Explains Itself On Galaxy Note 20 Design In This New Video

Samsung Explains Itself On Galaxy Note 20 Design In This New Video

Design aspects of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, at the surface, may seem arbitrary. But Samsung now has a new video - embedded below - detailing just how in-depth its team goes... Read more ...

Winter is Coming in the New Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows

Winter is Coming in the New Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows

Head to the world of Game of Thrones in the newest Apple Arcade title. Go Beyond the Wall Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows places you in the shadow of the wall defending... Read more ...

Apple won't let Stadia or xCloud into iOS, citing App Store guidelines

Apple won't let Stadia or xCloud into iOS, citing App Store guidelines

Enlarge / Androids only. Cloud gaming is increasingly becoming a thing , one that lets you play AAA games on a device regardless of the hardware specs. If your device can... Read more ...

Get Your Hands On Official Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Wallpapers

Get Your Hands On Official Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Wallpapers

Samsung has announced its new flagship smartphones a couple of days ago, and their wallpapers are now available. We're talking about the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, as... Read more ...

OnePlus teases its Android 11 update w/ always-on display, new dark mode...

OnePlus teases its Android 11 update w/ always-on display, new dark mode, ‘major UI change'

Ahead of more news coming next week , OnePlus has today released a couple of teaser images to hype up its Android 11-based OxygenOS update which includes a few notable... Read more ...

Apple's 2020 iMac Has Arrived And Here's Everything You Need To Know

Apple's 2020 iMac Has Arrived And Here's Everything You Need To Know

Apple has just released its 2020 iMac, and here's everything you need to know, according to a report from CNBC . As previously reported by The Inquisitr , it had been rumored... Read more ...

These are the latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac...

These are the latest Apple Arcade games for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, and Apple TV

Apple Arcade launched with close to 100 titles and the service is seeing new games added regularly. Follow along with our guide on the latest from Apple's gaming service. more... Read more ...

WeChat ban is hurtful to people who still have family and friends in China

WeChat ban is hurtful to people who still have family and friends in China

Executive orders banning WeChat unnecessarily vilify people who rely on those apps to talk to loved ones. After lots of lip service from the Trump administration about... Read more ...