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How MicroProse returned to making military sim games

HOW MICROPROSE RETURNED TO MAKING MILITARY SIM GAMES

MicroProse, the military simulation game company that was once the pillar of the war game community, was reborn recently.

Oculus Link update improves positional tracking

OCULUS LINK UPDATE IMPROVES POSITIONAL TRACKING

The Oculus PC app v18 update improves the accuracy of positional tracking prediction for Oculus Link. v18 is currently available on...

 
 
 
10 great deals on Father's Day gifts your dad will actually want

10 GREAT DEALS ON FATHER'S DAY GIFTS YOUR DAD WILL ACTUALLY WANT

SPONSORED DEALS: News flash: Father's Day is around the corner. If you haven't picked up a gift for your dad yet, VB Deals has ten...

Riot Games will invest $10 million in minority-owned game studios

RIOT GAMES WILL INVEST $10 MILLION IN MINORITY-OWNED GAME STUDIOS

League of Legends publisher Riot Games said that it will invest $10 million in founders who are underrepresented minorities in the...

 
 
 
The AI community says Black Lives Matter, but more work needs to be done

THE AI COMMUNITY SAYS BLACK LIVES MATTER, BUT MORE WORK NEEDS TO BE DONE

The AI community stood with the Black Lives Matter movement in a meaningful way this week, but work remains to be done to affect change.

AI Weekly: Dismantle white supremacy for the good of us all

AI WEEKLY: DISMANTLE WHITE SUPREMACY FOR THE GOOD OF US ALL

Whether it's white supremacy or AI from tech giants, systems made to work best for white men are incompatible with a diverse world.

 
 
 
AT&T begins DSS rollout, enabling some 5G phones to share 4G spectrum

AT&T BEGINS DSS ROLLOUT, ENABLING SOME 5G PHONES TO SHARE 4G SPECTRUM

A top U.S. carrier is officially rolling out a technology that should improve 5G performance and availability for users across the...

ProBeat: Black journalists in tech you should follow

PROBEAT: BLACK JOURNALISTS IN TECH YOU SHOULD FOLLOW

VentureBeat Executive Editor Emil Protalinski uses his ProBeat column this week to amplify the voices of 10 black journalists in tech.

 
 
 
Amazon's new AI technique lets users virtually try on outfits

AMAZON'S NEW AI TECHNIQUE LETS USERS VIRTUALLY TRY ON OUTFITS

In new papers, Amazon researchers propose techniques that let users virtually try on apparel and fine items that complement their wardrobe.

OCULUS, PHORIA, AND WWF LAUNCH ECOSPHERE WITH FREE HI-DEF 3D VR MOVIES

Oculus commissioned high-definition wildlife films to demonstrate the potential of immersive 3D VR video, and the results are surprisingly...

 
 
 
The DeanBeat: Diversity is a long game

THE DEANBEAT: DIVERSITY IS A LONG GAME

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, it feels wrong to this writer to stay silent and to stay out of politics.

IIHS report finds autonomous cars would prevent only ‘a third' of U.S. crashes

IIHS REPORT FINDS AUTONOMOUS CARS WOULD PREVENT ONLY ‘A THIRD' OF U.S. CRASHES

Self-driving cars, long touted by developers as a way to eliminate road deaths, could likely only prevent a third of all U.S. road...

 
 
 
Breakroom enables blockchain conference in a virtual world

BREAKROOM ENABLES BLOCKCHAIN CONFERENCE IN A VIRTUAL WORLD

EAK Digital and Sine Wave Entertainment have teamed up to created a blockchain technology conference in a virtual world using Breakroom.

Here's a ‘perfect funding pitch deck' for game companies

HERE'S A ‘PERFECT FUNDING PITCH DECK' FOR GAME COMPANIES

Ilya Eremeev, a veteran producer and investor, has created what he calls the Perfect Funding Pitch Deck for game entrepreneurs.

 
 
 
Atom Power raises $17.5 million for next-gen digital circuit breakers

ATOM POWER RAISES $17.5 MILLION FOR NEXT-GEN DIGITAL CIRCUIT BREAKERS

Atom Power, a company's that's built a solid-state digital circuit breaker for commercial and industrial applications, has raised $17.75...

Facebook will label state-controlled media organizations from Russia and China

FACEBOOK WILL LABEL STATE-CONTROLLED MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS FROM RUSSIA AND CHINA

Facebook will start labeling Russian and Chinese state-controlled media organizations, and will block any ads from such outlets that...

 
 
 
Uber's self-driving AI predicts the trajectories of pedestrians, vehicles, and cyclists

UBER'S SELF-DRIVING AI PREDICTS THE TRAJECTORIES OF PEDESTRIANS, VEHICLES, AND CYCLISTS

In a paper, Uber researchers describe an autonomous vehicle perception system that reasons about the behavior of pedestrians, vehicles,...

The PowerColor Red Dragon refresh simplifies the RX 5600 XT lineup

THE POWERCOLOR RED DRAGON REFRESH SIMPLIFIES THE RX 5600 XT LINEUP

The PowerColor Red Dragon RX 5600 XT got an update from the version that launched earlier this year. It now has faster memory, whihc...

 
 
 
USgamer to host fundraising stream for Black Lives Matter

USGAMER TO HOST FUNDRAISING STREAM FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER

USgamer is holding a charity stream on Friday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific that is raising donations for Black Lives Matter.

ARK Invest: AI training costs dropped 100-fold between 2017 and 2019

ARK INVEST: AI TRAINING COSTS DROPPED 100-FOLD BETWEEN 2017 AND 2019

According to a new report from ARK Invest, the cost of training AI models has delined steeply over the past decade - and will continue...

 
 
 



New iPad Air 4: what we want to see

New iPad Air 4: what we want to see

If rumors are to be believed, the new iPad Air could be the next iPad Apple releases, likely sometime in 2020, after the iPad Pro 2020 from earlier in the year, and before... Read more ...

Exploit code for wormable flaw on unpatched Windows devices published online

Exploit code for wormable flaw on unpatched Windows devices published online

Enlarge A researcher has published exploit code for a Microsoft Windows vulnerability that, when left unpatched, has the potential to spread from computer to computer with no... Read more ...

These GoPro deals offer premium action cameras for less this weekend

These GoPro deals offer premium action cameras for less this weekend

GoPro deals can save you up to $100 / £90 on premium Hero 7 and Hero 8 models this weekend - excellent news if you've been getting better acquainted with your bike over the... Read more ...

Tim Cook is right, Apple must do more

Tim Cook is right, Apple must do more

Apple's nice words about racism are a good start, but that's it. As protests, rhetoric, and news coverage following the death George Floyd, companies across America, and more... Read more ...

Google Currents replacing Google Plus next month 

Google Currents replacing Google Plus next month 

Google's social network in April 2019. Currently, it is still available for G Suite customers. Next month though, it will be taken over by Google Currents and cease to exist... Read more ...

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2 tipped to launch on August 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2 tipped to launch on August 5

We might finally have a date for the next pair of Samsung flagship phones, the Galaxy Note 20 and the Galaxy Fold 2 : the two handsets are rumored to be launching on Wednesday... Read more ...

Apple to reopen UAE stores from June 8

Apple to reopen UAE stores from June 8

"We're excited to begin welcoming visitors back to some of our UAE stores this Monday." What you need to know Apple is reopening three more retail stores. The stores are all... Read more ...

Apple Watch ECG Feature Likely Coming Soon to Japan and Brazil

Apple Watch ECG Feature Likely Coming Soon to Japan and Brazil

Apple has included an ECG function in new Apple Watch models since 2018, providing users in select territories with the ability to measure the electrical activity of their... Read more ...

USB-C Wireless Power Bank Review

USB-C Wireless Power Bank Review

The Eggtronix USB-C Wireless Power Bank Power Bar is a very innovative power brick. That allows you wirelessly charge your iPhone your Apple Watch and your AirPods at the same... Read more ...

Google Assistant can directly answer ‘do black lives matter'

Google Assistant can directly answer ‘do black lives matter'

Earlier this week, Sundar Pichai said Google was standing with the Black community, and would “develop initiatives and product ideas that support long-term solutions.” The... Read more ...