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Technology giants allowing Russian government access to source code

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Western technology companies such as Cisco, IBM and SAP are granting Russian agencies access to proprietary information when requested, ostensibly to ensure that access to the lucrative Russian tech market is not blocked. Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and MacAfee have reportedly allowed the Russian government source code reviews of their products as well. However, some companies are declining these requests. For example, representatives from Symantec told Reuters that the company had refused to allow the Russian government to conduct source code reviews because it had concerns about security. Requests for source ... Read More
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Netflix’s New Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan Doc Has Us All Conflicted

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Shortly before Donald Trump was elected president, Hulk Hogan and Gawker Media ended their months-long legal battle over the wrestler's sex tape. The case may seem like a media law footnote, but as director Brian Knappenberger argues in his documentary, the fight over Gawker's decision to publish the footage irrevocably shifted the media landscape. In Nobody Speak, which premieres today on Netflix, Knappenberger draws parallels between Silicon Valley mogul ... Read More
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Tech firms including Cisco, IBM, and SAP allow Russian authorities to review product source code

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(Reuters) — Western technology companies, including Cisco, IBM and SAP, are acceding to demands by Moscow for access to closely guarded product security secrets, at a time when Russia has been accused of a growing number of cyber attacks on the West, a Reuters investigation has found. Russian authorities are asking Western tech companies to allow them to review source code for security products such as firewalls, anti-virus applications and software containing encryption before permitting the products to be imported and sold in the country. The requests, which have increased since 2014, are ostensibly done to ensure foreign spy agencies have not hidden any “backdoors” that would allow them to burrow into Russian sys... Read More
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Indie Metroid-vania in Sundered

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Presented by Intel You might be surprised just how many executives at indie game companies—and game developers in general—started their projects without a clear, concise, considered plan of design and execution, or expectation of success. It’s a signature part of the beauty that is the passion of the game developer. You start it because you want to make the game of your dreams, and then the pieces of the business fall in place, and your teams commit all their skills and time to achieve those goals. Sometimes it works and sometimes, despite all the best intentions, it doesn’t. It’s well on the way to be considered ‘working’ for Thunder Lotus Games President and CEO, Will Dube. Despite a resume tha... Read More
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No One Has the Data to Prevent the Next Flint

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You have no real way of knowing if your town, your family, or your children face the kind of water contamination that exposed everyone in Flint, Michigan, to lead poisoning. Not because Flint is an outlier–it may, in fact, be the norm—but because no one has enough data to say for sure. Five state and local officials in Flint face involuntary manslaughter charges for failing to alert the public to the looming health crisis there. Yet a recent Reuters report found 3,000 geographic areas in the US with lead poisoning rates twice that of Flint. But you would be hard-pressed to determine whether you l... Read More
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Why traditional data centre networks are stymieing innovation

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Tate Cantrell, Chief Technology Officer at Verne Global, discusses why it is key for business leaders to reconsider their network requirements… Enterprise leaders should be focused on the economic potential of their IT budget. And the directive of the enterprise IT team is to do more with less. When presented with the challenge of increasing revenue while reducing IT outlays, IT leaders will move away from solutions that saddle the business with upfront capital costs and towards solutions that allow the IT footprint to grow in line with the requirements of the business. This shift in thinking requires that business leaders stay focused on the goal of better performance overall and less on the pr... Read More
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Sea of Thieves should go into Early Access on PC and Xbox One right now

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If you’ve paid close attention to the language coming out of major gaming publishers recently, you’ve probably heard buzzwords like “games-as-a-service” (GaaS) or simply “services.” That’s when a developer builds a game to keep players coming back for months or years with regular content updates and a core structure that never really ends. Think Overwatch or ... Read More
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Microsoft says its AI took a data scientist’s job

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Much of the conversation about machine learning taking jobs focuses on the future, but Microsoft boasted its cloud service has already managed to claim one human’s position. The Custom Decision Service, which the company introduced at its Build conference last month, took over at one of Microsoft’s customers, according to Jennifer Chayes, a distinguished scientist at the company’s research arm. “One of the startups, they were really pressed for funds, got rid of their one data scientist because this worked so much better than their data scientist,” she said during an on stage interview at a Bl... Read More
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Super Mario Odyssey’s interdimensional travel is one of its best visual tricks

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I got to play around 40 minutes of Super Mario Odyssey at E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo) trade event in Los Angeles last week, and while it was a blast overall, the best part is that each moment is often bursting with surprises. ... Read More
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DEV {TALK) July 19th @ 10 AM CST – Leverage BLE 4.1 and Integrate with Beacons and Zebra Printers

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Learn about Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) as implemented in Zebra MPact tags and how these tags can be detected and queried in an application. We’ll also cover how to use NFC tags to pair a BT device quickly and easily such as a mobile printer.   Register Now! ... Read More
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Creative’s Sonic Carrier megasoundbar was the most impressive tech at E3

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Gaming is reaching a point where its most bleeding edge technologies are challenging to demonstrate to a remote audience. At last week’s E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo gaming trade event) in Los Angeles, PlayStation VR and the Xbox One X’s 4K HDR gaming struggled to translate to gamers watching livestreams at homes. But that’s the kind of problem that has fru... Read More
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Oyster Bay touts its new anti-boycott law

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Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino held a press conference in Plainview Thursday to announce a new law that bars town government from doing business with individuals or companies that openly boycott American allies, including Israel. The Oyster Bay law, passed at the June 6 town board meeting, requires individuals or companies seeking to do business with the town to submit a certification that they do not engage in a boycott of the U.S. and its allies, according to a town statement. The allies include Israel, NATO member nations, signatories of the Southeast Asian Treaty Organization, signatories of the Rio Treaty of 1947 (excluding Venezuela), Ireland, Japan and the Republic of Korea. The move by Oyster Bay follows an e... Read More
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Overwatch is improving its highlights and loot boxes

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In a new developer update, Overwatch lead designer Jeff Kaplan detailed changes coming to Blizzard’s hit team-based shooter. Players will be able to bookmark their own highlights while they play the game, and they can also export them as videos. Meanwhile, Blizzard is promising that loot boxes will soon give out fewer duplicate items. Overwatch has been a huge hit for Blizzard since its release in May 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It already has over 30 million players. Quality-of-life upd... Read More
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Government seeks investment and job creation details from Apple

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NEW DELHI: The government has sought investment and job creation details from iPhone maker Apple in order to facilitate setting up its proposed manufacturing facility in India.A view on Apple's application for tax concessions would be taken up after considering the levels of investments and the benefits that are likely to accrue to the Indian economy, sources said.Departmen... Read More
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Hempstead moves to limit short-term rentals

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Town of Hempstead officials are proposing to restrict short-term rentals of residential properties. The proposal would restrict residential property rentals to a minimum of 28 days. Other provisions would establish a residential property rental permit and registry program providing for property inspections to ensure that rental units are safe and compliant with fire safety, zoning and building codes and regulations, according to a town statement. Hempstead Supervisor Anthony Santino and members of the town board say the effort to limit short-term rentals is in response to a “sharp increase” in the number of rental listings in the town on websites such as Airbnb, VRBO and Home Away. The home-rental registry and pe... Read More
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How the ubiquitous game actor Troy Baker plays Talion in Middle-earth: Shadow of War

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Troy Baker is the ubiquitous video game actor. He’s coming back this year as the voice of Talion, the hero known as The Bright Lord in Warner Bros.’ Middle-earth: Shadow of War. He returned to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) to tout the game in the wake of the release of a new trailer teasing the story behind the sequel to the enormously popular Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor of 2014. Debuting on consoles and PC on October 10, the sequel promises to be ... Read More
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Days Gone will be an open world full of fast zombies, wolves, and bears

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Days Gone is one of Sony’s big games coming for the PlayStation 4. It had a riveting demo last year, and it showed up again as a much different game at the 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) last week. Last year, the hero Deacon St. John had to dodge hundreds of “freakers,” or really fast zombies, as they chased him around an old sawmill in the Oregon woods after a viral apocalypse. This year, developer Bend Studio returned with a marquee position in Sony’s... Read More
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Kingsway triggers a lizard brain panic that only screen addicts can appreciate

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We already spend most of our time staring at screens, so you know what would be great? If we could stare at some screens … on our screens. Kingsway is a cheeky new “OS role-playing game” where everything takes place on a fictional operating system that gives off serious Windows 95 vibes. Developed by Andrew Morrish and published by Adult Swim Games, it’s currently slated for release sometime this summer for PC only. When I got to clicking around at a hands-on demo at the Electronic Entertainment Expo last week, it started simply enough. I “booted up” the system, and a window popped up so I could type in my name and create my character. Then it ... Read More
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‘Sega Forever’ debuts free console classics on Android, iOS

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"Sonic the Hedgehog" leads the line as Sega rolls out free retro games collection Sega Forever with five classic titles for Android and iOS devices."Sonic the Hedgehog" is accompanied by "Phantasy Star 2," "Comix Zone," "Kid Chameleon" and "Altered Beast."Other titles are expected to follow on a monthly basis, as website forever.sega.com advises."Sonic the Hedgehog" made its debut on the Sega Genesis (... Read More
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Indian IT industry’s growth to fall in 2017-18: Nasscom

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HYDERABAD: Hit by global political and economic uncertainties, the Indian IT industry's software exports are projected to grow at 7-8 per cent this fiscal (2017-18), which is lower than 8-10 per cent in the 2016-17 fiscal, the apex Nasscom said on Thursday."The outlook for the IT industry in fiscal 2017-18 is 7-8 per cent growth in exports and 10-11 per cent in the domestic market as against 10-12 per cent in 2016-17," the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) said in a statement here.The lower export outlook comes in the light of political and economic uncertainties that impacted decision-making and discretionary spend during the last fiscal (2016-17).... Read More
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Red Palm Weevils Wreak Havoc On Palm Plantations Across The Globe

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Enlarge this image Dead Canary Islands date palms, killed by red palm weevils, line a road in La Mersa, Tunis, Tunisia. Courtesy of Mark Hoddle/Department of Entomology, University of California Riverside hide caption ... Read More
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The end of the Chief Digital Officer, or just the end of the beginning?

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Matthew Smith, Global Head of Market Development, Internet of Things at Cisco Systems, discusses the role of the Chief Digital Officer and its evolving responsibilities… It was probably around 2013 when the business world rapidly woke up to the concept of digital across disparate industrial applications and not just being a function of e-commerce. The Internet of Things, which had been around since the 90’s in the form of RFID was suddenly, through rapidly accelerating digital connectivity, transformed into the art of the possible. Wikipedia, that font of all knowledge, even in those days, described the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) as an individual who helps a company, government organisation o... Read More
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AR/VR Weekly: Virtual reality takes a bigger stage at E3

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You can get a good sense of the role virtual reality plays in the video game industry by comparing two of the biggest industry events in North America: the Game Developers Conference and the Electronic Entertainment Expo. VR plays a crucial role at GDC, and this year’s event made a case that it’s not going anywhe... Read More
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Gran Turismo creator expected a ‘more incredible’ PSVR

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Sony Interactive Entertainment hasn’t released a Gran Turismo on the PlayStation 4 since the system launched in 2013. Instead, developer Polyphony Digital is still working to bring Gran Turismo Sport to the company’s latest home console. We got our hands on the racer at the influential Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow in Los Angeles last week, and it looks stunning on a PS4 Pro in 4K. But Sony al... Read More
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Super Mario Odyssey: Catching a ride on a sphinx

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If modern 3D Mario games have a defining characteristic, it’s that they don’t really have a single defining characteristic. When I played Super Mario Odyssey, which is due out October 27 for Switch, at E3 (the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show) in Los Angeles last week, the platformer surprise... Read More
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Nintendo has a plan to keep Switch owners happy, and it’s more than Mario

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Nintendo released Arms, the company’s first major new property since 2015’s Splatoon, right at the close of the Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow in Los Angeles last week. And at E3, the company revealed it will have at least one major release for its hybrid Switch handheld/home console each month culminating in the launch of ... Read More
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Myriad Mobile Introduces Industry-First Mobile Grain App Platform – Bushel™

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Automated platform for elevators delivers real-time data to growers FARGO, N.D.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 21, 2017– Myriad Mobile (Myriad), an enterprise software technology company focused on mobile and web applications, today introduced its new mobile grain app platform – Bushel™. Bushel is the grain industry’s first automated mobile app platform for elevators and cooperatives to connect with their... Read More
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David Berkowitz, future social, and the week AI took over – VB Engage

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This week, Travis and Stewart talk about artificial intelligence. A lot. In fact, it appears marketing is being taken over by AI, machine learning, and cognitive computing this week, as every piece of important news includes an AI element. After we hit the news, we get to interview the one and only David Berkowitz about the future of social media. And yes, you can expect AI to feature heavily in that, too. ... Read More
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Mistwalker’s RPG Terra Battle is expanding with two new games for PC and mobile

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Mistwalker, a studio owned by the man who created Final Fantasy, announced two new games today: Terra Battle 2 and Terra Wars. The first Terra Battle came out in 2014 for mobile as a free-to-play app and achieved 2.7 million downloads. Many of those downloads came from Japan, where Terra Battle was at its peak shortly after its launch as the No. 6-ranked game in iOS App Store according to ... Read More
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Cory Barlog paints a picture of a kinder, gentler God of War

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With two riveting trailers, Sony has held us spellbound with the story for God of War. It introduced the first trailer last year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2016), the big game trade show in Los Angeles. It didn’t ship that game yet, so it showed another trailer at E3 2017 last week. In these trailers, we see a lot of violent action typical of the series. But we also see a lot of storytelling. Kratos, the angry god, has moved to Norse lands to escape the cycle of violence in his life. He has a son, and the mothe... Read More
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How Microsoft’s Rare imagined the pirate world of Sea of Thieves

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Sea of Thieves is a silly pirate game where you can board an enemy ship by being shot out of a cannon. Microsoft’s Rare studio has been working on it for a few years, and it is looking better each time I see it. The title is a massively multiplayer online game where you can share a world with lots of other pirates. It’s a four-player co-op game with voice chat. You can all run the ship together, performing manual tasks like unfurling the sails or shooting a cannon at another ship. This year’s demo showed what it’s like to go on a quest to an island and unearth a buried treasure. It seemed fair... Read More
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How Letterpress Printing Came Back from the Dead

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For designers used to wielding a mouse, a steamroller might seem excessive. Yet every summer in Seattle, teams from Starbucks, Facebook, Amazon, Oracle, and other local firms and artists vie to steamroll a winning poster. They spend dozens of hours carving large sheets of linoleum to be placed on asphalt, covered with ink, and pressed by a steamroller onto giant pieces of paper. It’s hot and sticky and exhilarating. These steamrollers are a gambit by Seattle’s School of Visual Concepts (SVC) to attract students to its classes on letterpress printing—a revitalized craft that for hundreds of years was just known as “printing.” Johannes Gutenberg’s converted wine press, which turned inked letters into boo... Read More
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Polyarc’s Moss hides clever VR game design under its cuteness

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The adorable action-adventure virtual reality game Moss debuted at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo last week for Sony’s PlayStation VR. It’s the first game from Polyarc Games, a studio founded by ex-Bungie developers. Moss takes place in a fairy tale setting that springs up out of an actual virtual book. The player embarks on an adventure with Quill, the little mouse heroine, to explore ruins and solve puzzles. The storybook aesthetic has a dual function in the premise as well as the way players... Read More
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E3 2017: What the hell happened? GamesBeat Decides

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The GamesBeat team is back home after a long week in Los Angeles for the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show in Los Angeles. E3 2017 had plenty to get fans excited, and now it’s time to look back to assess the show, the games, and everything else on this week’s episode of the GamesBeat Decides podcast. We did a bunch of special episodes from the event itself last week, and you can hear those here. Hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti look back and talk about if companies like Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and the rest met expectations. They also talk about how E3 itself has changed. Fi... Read More
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Knack 2 is more fun than it should be thanks to co-op

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People don’t seem to be taking Knack 2 seriously, but it could be one of the best games for the PlayStation 4 for the rest of the year. The first Knack was a launch game for the PlayStation 4. Like a lot of early PlayStation 4 releases, it felt unpolished. But Knack had some cool ideas. It’s lead character was made of a bunch of tiny machine bits. It was cool to see all of these pieces fall off and come together to make bigger or smaller Knacks, but its combat-focused gameplay lacked depth. Now the sequel is coming out on September 5 for the Pla... Read More
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Microsoft creative director on reviving Age of Empires and making PC-only games

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More companies at the Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow are targeting a PC gaming audience. Alienware had a booth on the E3 show floor to reveal new prebuilt rigs with AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper CPU. Razer was showing its new Razer Blade Stealth with a smaller bezel and Intel’s Kaby Lake Core i7. And Creative was demoing its first new PCIe Sound BlasterX sound card in four years. Even Microsoft, which de... Read More
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InXile launches its Bard’s Tale VR game, The Mage’s Tale

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Those who are waiting for the upcoming The Bard’s Tale IV will have something to tide them over in the meantime: InXile Entertainment just released The Mage’s Tale, a virtual reality role-playing game that takes place between The Bard’s Tale III: Thief of Fate (1988) and The Bard’s Tale IV. The Mage’s Tale is available for $40 on the VR headset Oculus Rift along with the Oculus Touch VR controller. It’s also InXile’s first VR game, though it’s a veteran RPG studio. InXile’s founder is ... Read More
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11 chatbots created at Y Combinator’s online startup school

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Recently Sam Altman from Y Combinator announced a new online Startup School. It’s a 10-week massively open online course (MOOC). The idea is to teach everyone how to start a startup and help them along the way with guidance from people who’ve started companies. Startup School will have guest speakers covering a wide variety of topics, including Alan Kay, Jan Koum (WhatsApp), Patrick Collison (Stripe), Steve Huffman (... Read More
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Why Is China Snatching Up Australian Farmland?

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Enlarge this image A worker tips a bucket of harvested Shiraz grapes into a collection tub at the Helen & Joey Estate vineyard in the Yarra Valley region of Greater Melbourne, Australia. China is now the biggest importer of Australian wine. Carla Gottgens/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption ... Read More
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Cliff Bleszinski is so glad he un-retired to create LawBreakers

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Cliff Bleszinski retired from Epic Games in 2012, after two decades making Unreal and Gears of War video games. Two years later, he started Boss Key Productions, and in 2015, he revealed LawBreakers, a first-person shooter set in a sci-fi universe. It’s a game where you can float through the air in areas where the laws of physics are “shattered” and players have to decide whether to uphold the law or break it. Nexon will publish the game on August 8 on the PC and the PlayStation 4 for what Bleszinski calls the “no bullshit” price of $30 (or $40 for the Deadzo Deluxe Edition). I played a round of it at the Electronic ... Read More
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Yes, for AI, it really is all about the data

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Artificial intelligence and machine learning have made exponential progress over the past couple of years. While science fiction often portrays AI as robots with humanlike characteristics, AI can encompass anything from Google’s search algorithms to IBM’s Watson to autonomous weapons. Leaders of the world’s most influential technology firms such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Microsoft are showing their interest in AI and machine learning (ML). Here’s something Google CEO Sundar Pichai said at the Google Pixel phone launch event in October 2016: The last 10 years have be... Read More
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Scientists overlooked how high radiation could devastate Mars exploration missions

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Scientists have long known high levels of radiation exists on Mars. But could it be so high that humans won't be able to handle when we get there? Following is a transcript of the video.Going to Mars may be more dangerous than we thought. The major problem is high-energy space radiation. Scientists know that cosmic rays can damage DNA. They had just overlooked how bad it could get. A team re-examined how damaged DNA can cause cancer. They then estimated levels of radiation exposure in space and on Mars. Their results are devastating. The risk of cancer on Mars is twice as high as previously thought. It comes down to how damaged DNA spreads throughout the body. A detailed study in ... Read More
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The Best Canopy Tent for Camping and Picnics

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The REI Co-op Screen House Shelter is easy to set up and pleasant to use, providing good protection from bugs, sun, and gentle rain showers. A high ceiling and light-colored materials make the tent feel brighter and more airy than other camping shelters with a similar footprint. Runner-up L.L.Bean Woodlands Screen House A lower roof makes this shelter feel notably smaller than our top pick, but it’s also durably made and ready to pair wi... Read More
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Ford Shifts Focus (Again): Car Will Be Imported To U.S. From China, Not Mexico

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Enlarge this image Ford says it will produce its next-generation Focus models in China and import them into the U.S. Here, a recent Focus model is seen at the Madrid Motor Show of 2016. Gonzalez fuentes Oscar/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption... Read More
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China’s Mistress-Dispellers

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Yu Ruojian was pleased to learn that his target ran a sex shop. Someone who worked in retail would be used to talking to strangers, and it would be easy, posing as a customer in such an intimate store, to bring the conversation around to personal matters. In March last year, he visited the store, in Wuxi, a city about seventy miles from Shanghai, where he lives. He told the proprietor, a gregarious woman in her forties whom I’ll call Wang, that he was looking for herbal remedies to help a friend whose marital relations were hampered by shyness. They chatted for half an hour before exchanging contact details. “I’ll be back to pester you soon enough,” Yu said as he left. “You’d b... Read More
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GOP Data Firm Left 198M Voters’ Info Unprotected

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Published on Jun 20, 2017Detailed information on more than 198 million U.S. citizens was left exposed online for two weeks by a marketing firm contracted by the Republican National Committee Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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US current account deficit expands to $116.8 billion

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The U.S. deficit in the broadest measure of trade rose to the highest level in a year during the first quarter. The Commerce Department said Tuesday the deficit in the U.S. current account rose to $116.8 billion in the January-March period, up 2.4 percent from $114 billion in the last three months of 2016. The deficit was the largest since a $119.2 billion gap a year earlier. The deficit in goods rose to $200.3 billion from $195.1 billion in October-December 2016 as imports grew faster than exports in the first quarter. Leading the increase in imports were industrial supplies, mostly crude oil. The goods gap was partly offset by a slightly higher surplus in trade in services. The current account is the most complete ... Read More
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E3 thrilled fans, but everyone agrees: The show must change

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The Entertainment Software Association, the industry group that operates the influential Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow in Los Angeles each June, sold E3 tickets to the public for the first time this year. And it was easy to spot the rookie attendees — not just because they wore bright yellow badges, but also because many looked lost and gloomy. In many ways, E3 2017 wasn’t all that different from the 2016 show. Microsoft... Read More
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Netflix’s interactive shows arrive to put you in charge of the story

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New Sniff Tech Could Protect Cops From Synthetic Opioids

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In the United States, heroin and its chemical cousins are getting better and better at killing—especially as waves of potent, toxic synthetic opioids wash over the country. Fentanyl, 50 times more powerful than heroin, is making up a bigger share of the increasing number of overdose deaths. And users aren’t the only ones at risk: Officers and first responders face hidden dangers of opioids, too. Last mon... Read More
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198 million voter records leaked by analysis firm

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Security researchers have discovered a massive data security breach that exposed almost 200 million U.S. voter records on the internet. UpGuard, the security firm that discovered the breach, noted that this was by far the largest of its kind to date. A terabyte of completely unsecured data was found stored in the public cloud in an Amazon Web Services S3 bucket, accessible to anyone with an internet connection that navigated to the correct subdomain. The data was deposited by Deep Root Analytics, one of the firms used for data mining by the Republican National Committee during the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Data compil... Read More
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Watch Metroid Prime 4 make fans go nuts at Nintendo’s New York store

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If I see a group of young men screaming in ecstasy, it usually means that I’m either flexing my biceps or Nintendo just announced a new Metroid. When it came to the crowd at the Nintendo World Store in New York last week during the Electronic Entertainment Expo, I’m thinking my biceps don’t figure into their cries of joy. Nintendo hosted a live feed of its E3 showcase video at its retail store in Manhattan, and fans were loving the new info on Super Mario Odyssey, ... Read More
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Super Mario Odyssey is a Sonic the Hedgehog clone

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The 16-bit console war may have ended in the ’90s, but Sega will rise again! And at this year’s influential Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow in Los Angeles, we saw that Mario finally admit that he should just “borrow” from Sonic the Hedgehog instead of trying to beat him. Super Mario Odyssey is the next blockbuster game from Nintendo, and the publisher dedicated much of its E3 booth and its livestream from the show floor to this ... Read More
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Ethiopia’s Coffee Farmers Are ‘On The Front Lines Of Climate Change’

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Enlarge this image Growing coffee provides income for about 15 percent of Ethiopia's population and is the country's top export. Climate change is likely to shrink the land suitable for coffee, thereby also hurting the livelihoods of many people. Courtesy of Emily Gar... Read More
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Harvest Moon farm-life sim celebrates 20th anniversary with its first-ever PC game

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It’s the 20th anniversary of Natsume, Inc.’s Harvest Moon, and for the first time, the iconic farming simulator will be coming to PC with Harvest Moon: Light of Hope. In its long history, Harvest Moon has been available on a variety of platforms, starting with Super Nintendo and releasing on all Nintendo and Sony consoles thereafter. Though Light of Hope is the first time Harvest Moon is for the PC, developer and publisher Natsume’s first PC launch will be Wild Guns Reloaded later this year. Much like ... Read More
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Blue Apron and Delivery Hero price IPOs following Amazon’s big buy

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Blue Apron and Delivery Hero already had their work cut out for them, staging IPOs during a time when competition in the food-delivery market has devoured several startups already. That task became much more difficult Friday when Amazon said it would buy Whole Foods Markets for $13.7 billion. Today, both companies priced their offerings, taking the next step toward their IPOs. Both have little other choice beyond withdrawing their offerings. The impact of Amazon buying Whole Foods remains uncertain for now, which leaves a window for them to enter the public market, although that window may soon slam shut. Blue ... Read More
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The Best Flying Disc (Surprise! It Isn’t a Frisbee!)

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Our pick Discraft UltraStar This disc is accessible for any skill level, easy to throw, durable, and comfortable. The Discraft UltraStar isn’t sparkly or decked out with wild colors or lights. In fact, of the 11 discs we tested, the UltraStar was one of the simplest—but that’s part of its appeal. It’s a USA Ultimate–certified disc that comes in a variety of basic colors. At 175 grams, ... Read More
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Grand Theft Auto Online gives Take-Two breathing room as it awaits Red Dead Redemption 2

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Take-Two Interactive’s stock price took a short dip in May after its Rockstar Games label delayed its much-awaited Western video game Red Dead Redemption 2 until the spring of 2018. But it bounced back as the company reassured investors that it could still have a pretty good year. That’s because revenues are still pouring in from Grand Theft Auto Online, which was launched in 2013. And Grand Theft Auto V also launched that year and continues to sell as well, with more than 80 million units sold to date. On top of that, the company will make money from expansion packs launched for Mafia III and XCOM 2 this year.... Read More
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How Sledgehammer games reinvented multiplayer for Call of Duty: WWII

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Sledgehammer Games and Activision revealed Call of Duty: WWII’s multiplayer combat last week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles. I played a few rounds of multiplayer on some close-combat maps, and then I interviewed Michael Condrey, co-CEO of Sledgehammer Games. It was all too brief a hands-on session with the game, but I enjoyed it. We started with a battle in the bunkers at Pointe Du Hoc, where the U.S. Army Rangers scaled cliffs and fought hand-to-hand. Then we played a round of domination in the ruins of a stone building. And we also played a “war mo... Read More
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Picture-perfect Matinecock Colonial Listed for $2.3M

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This charming Colonial-style house built a century ago offering a picture perfect image of the ideal home was recently listed for sale off of Duck Pond Road in the Village of Matinecock. Surrounded by a spacious lawn with plenty of trees for shade, this property provides the perfect amount of peacefulness and privacy. Attached to the back of this beautifully built brick house is a covered porch overlooking a heated in-ground saltwater pool ideal for spending time both in and out of the sun. The single family home features four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms and is built on a 87,120-square-foot lot. Amenities include a half dozen fireplaces, two of which are in a pair of mast... Read More
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How Machine Games envisioned an America overtaken by Nazis in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

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Bethesda drew huge applause last week when it unveiled Wolftenstein II: The New Colossus at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). The sequel to 2014’s Wolfenstein: The New Order is coming out on October 27. It’s going to be bloody. And like the original Wolfenstein, it will be disturbing to see how history might have turned out in an alternative world. I caught up with Jens Matthies, creative director at Machine Games, at E3 during an interview where we walked through the vast Los Angeles Convention Center. We talked about designing a world where the Nazis won World War II and corrupted American society with Nazi culture. The... Read More
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The ‘Wonder Woman’ Effect: Female Directors Are Owning the Box Office This Summer

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If stereotypes are to be believed, women aren’t very good at math, but I’ll give this a shot. This weekend, Wonder Woman brought in another $80.3 million at the global box office. Not bad. You know what’s even better? Last weekend, the movie’s second in theaters, it brought in more cash than the latest Tom-Cruise-runs-from-things movie, The Mummy. Thanks to a lot of good will, the drop between its first weekend and second weekend box office totals was ... Read More
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Different standards

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The federal government has quietly begun implementing a new standard requiring investment advisors to act as a “fiduciary” regarding retirement savings, but leaving a lower standard in place for other personal investments. The United States Department of Labor created a new “fiduciary” rule after a government report determined U.S. retirees lose $17 billion annually because of advisors’ conflicts of interest. The rule shifts from a standard for “suitable” advice to one requiring an investor’s “best interest,” but only applies to retirement assets. U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta on May 22 said there is no legal reason to delay phase 1, which as of June 9 starts laying groundwor... Read More
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Hands-on with 3 missions of Call of Duty: WWII multiplayer

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About three years ago, Sledgehammer Games and Activision decided to go back to the roots of Call of Duty in a setting in World War II. And with the revelation of Call of Duty: WWII’s multiplayer combat last week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), we finally have a good idea of what the decision means for “boots on the ground” combat. At the big game trade show in Los Angeles. I played a few rounds of multiplayer on some close-combat maps, and then I interviewed Michael Condrey, co-CEO of Sledgehammer Games. Here are my impressions of the different matches we played. Team deathmatc... Read More
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Thin ice: Vanishing ice only exacerbates a bad, climate change-fueled situation

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Enlarge / In Greenland, sea ice is seen from NASA's Operation IceBridge research aircraft in March 2017. NASA's Operation IceBridge has been studying how polar ice has evolved over the past nine years and is currently flying a set of eight-hour research flights over ice sheets and the Arctic Ocean to monitor Arctic ice loss. According to NASA scientists and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), sea ice in the Arctic appears to have reached its lowest maximum wintertime extent ever recorded.Mario Tama/Getty Images ... Read More
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Trump to meet CEOs of Apple, Amazon, and nearly 20 other tech firms to discuss government overhaul

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(Reuters) — President Donald Trump will meet with the chief executives of technology companies including Apple and Amazon.com on Monday as the White House looks to the private sector for help in cutting government waste and improving services. White House officials said on a conference call on Friday that the administration believed there was an “economic opportunity” to save up to $1 trillion over 10 years by significantly cutting government information technology costs, reducing government costs through improved IT, leveraging government buying power and cutting fraud across government agencies. The meeting with nearly 20 chief executives comes as the White House pushes to shrink government, cut federal emp... Read More
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Qatar economy minister: Challenges create opportunities – Counting the Cost (lead)

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On June 5, several countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic ties and cut off sea and air links with Qatar, accusing it of supporting "extremism" and their regional rival, Iran.Qatar may have been isolated economically by its Gulf neighbours, but its financial markets have stabilised after an initial week of losses.The government says it has the resources to cope with the regional sanctions. And Qatar's finance minister is warning that if Qatar loses money, the countries behind the embargo will lose money, too.Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's says Qatari banks are strong enough to hold on, even if all the Gulf money - and mo... Read More
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Watch us play Super Mario Odyssey — the best game at E3

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Super Mario Odyssey was the best reason to spend the last week in Los Angeles for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, and we spent some significant time with Nintendo’s big Switch game for this holiday during our adventures at E3. We were also able to capture some footage that we want to share with you. This new Mario is bigger and more open than any previous entry in the series, and the two worlds Nintendo showed us at E3 demonstrated that by offering dozens of diverging paths and ob... Read More
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Why blockchains fail and decentralization succeeds

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With all of the excitement around blockchain technology, it’s easy to think what we have now is the foundation for the next wave. Yet, it’s worth remembering we are still in the early stages. The blockchains we have today probably won’t be the blockchains of tomorrow. I am still bullish on Bitcoin (for reasons that go beyond this post), and Ethereum looks promising. It also has a lot of technical questions that surround it. As Muneeb Ali of Blockstack said, “At scale, Ethereum is designed to fail.” I am certain he didn’t mean, “it will intentionally fail.” However, if you think... Read More
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Super Mario Odyssey: Clothes shopping at the short-and-squat store

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Nintendo revealed a number of new mechanics for its Super Mario Odyssey platformer for Switch (read our preview) at the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show last week in Los Angeles, and one of the biggest changes that we experienced while playing it at E3 is that Mario can now play dress-up. The publisher has shown Mario running around in different outfits in a handful of Odyssey trailers and screenshots since announcing the game in ... Read More
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Total War: Arena will be an accessible free-to-play strategy game

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Total War: Arena will take the real-time strategy war video game in a completely new direction, making the series more accessible to larger numbers of fans. The free-to-play online game is a 10-versus-10 multiplayer game coming from Sega’s The Creative Assembly and Wargaming. Sega teamed up with Wargaming, maker of World of Tanks, because of its free-to-play experience. And The Creative Assembly hopes to go beyond appealing to its traditional hardcore real-time strategy customers. Total War has sold more than 20... Read More
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Crytek’s Hunt: Showdown is where the hunter becomes the hunted

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If you’re afraid of the dark, Hunt: Showdown is going to scare you. Crytek’s new monster-hunting game is an intense, tension-filled experience where a pair of human bounty hunter players have to track down and kill a monster. Not only that, you have to do it before four other human duos get there first in a landscape that is almost pitch black. Then you have to collect the bounty and escape the map, even as all of the other human players close on you once you slay the monster. It’s a combination of player-versus-environment and player-versus-player. In fact, it’s a great strategy to watch another team take down the monster and then shoot them to steal the bounty. T... Read More
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Nvidia keeps the faith for virtual reality on the PC

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Microsoft backed away from virtual reality on the Xbox One X at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) last week. But it said that VR on the Windows PC is a good fit, and graphics chip maker Nvidia is all in favor of that idea. VR has moved into its gap of disappointment, but there are plenty of believers who still say it will become a huge market over time. The market could reach $17.8 billion in VR hardware sales alone by 2020, according to SuperData Research. E3 2017 had plenty of VR backe... Read More
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Sydney Film Festival takes international stage

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Sydney Film Festival takes international stageThe Australian city of Sydney hosts one of the world's longest running film festivals, which wraps up on Sunday.But the Sydney Film Festival does not have the clout of Cannes or the status of Sundance.In order to attract larger crowds, this year the festival became more flexible by screening films from almost 60 different countries.Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Super Mario Odyssey: We find an expert treasure tracker

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Nintendo is packing its next Mario game full of secrets and subtle references, but when I played the game at the Electronic Entertainment Expo last week I also came across a hidden character as well. After taking over a human with my hat, bouncing off taxi cabs, and exploring the back alleys of New Donk City, I had already found a number of moons (Odyssey’s equivalent to stars or shines) in Super Mario Odyssey. But these space contain way more than that for you to discover. In the video above you can see me guide Mario away from the entrance of the hottest jazz club in all of New Donk tow... Read More
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Watch us play Sea of Thieves on Xbox One X

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One of Microsoft’s biggest games for next year is a silly multiplayer pirate simulator, and we got a chance to play it once again at the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show in Los Angeles. Developer Rare has spent the last couple of years producing Sea of Thieves, and it’s starting to look and feel rock solid. After demoing sea battles last year, the studio decided to show off a mission where a band of pirates — all played by real people — have to find a treasure on an island. That’s what we played, and you can watch it in the video above. ... Read More
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5 major barriers facing the future of connected cars

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Connected vehicles (CVs) have inspired so much digital ink, it’s easy to forget autonomous vehicles (AVs) aren’t the only digital innovation revolutionizing the auto industry. Nor, in fact, are they the first. CVs have been on our roads and highways for the better part of decade, and most newer vehicles feature some form of connected technology. Bluetooth connectivity, for example, is a common feature found in most vehicle packages today. However, car manufacturers and tech companies are planning for much bigger things, including advanced communication, automation and analy... Read More
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Labor violations force truckers into life of servitude

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An investigative report released Friday by USA Today, exposes a truck driving industry rife with labor violations, forcing truckers into working conditions akin to indentured servitude. Brett Murphy, the article’s author, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Naples, Florida to discuss his findings.... Read More
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XCOM 2: War of the Chosen upgrades design, enemies, and cinematic story

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2K’s Firaxis Games made a lot of changes to the basic design of its turn-based combat game with the new expansion XCOM 2: War of the Chosen. The tactical combat game launches on August 29, the same day as turn-based Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. War of the Chosen will debut on the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. In this expansion, players will take on a new class of aliens, dubbed the Chosen. The aliens will give the game more personality and cinematic story sequences. It will also have options for easier gameplay (I had some huge difficulties with the original XCOM 2 last year). I’m gla... Read More
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Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is what would happen if XCOM devs dropped acid

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Nintendo announced last year that it is planning to generate more money from its world-famous characters by licensing them out to other companies, and that has led to one of the most bizarre crossover mashups at the influential Electronic Entertainment Expo game industry event in Los Angeles with Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle. But the tactical role-playing game was also one of the best playable demos on the show floor. Ubisoft ... Read More
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Beyond Good & Evil 2 will take place in a vast universe

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It has been almost 15 years since the launch of the original Beyond Good & Evil and the re-announcement of its sequel this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles. That might be a record for the time lapsed between an original and a sequel. But Ubisoft’s upcoming Beyond Good & Evil 2, a prequel to the original, is ambitious beyond most games. The French video game publisher showed the title this week, and I also attended a tech demo hosted by the game’s developers. And that showed that Ubisoft’s Montpellier, France studio is going deep with its characters, story, and the whole universe around them. Guillaume Brunier, producer of the game, said that a few years ago... Read More
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Counting the cost of the Qatar-Gulf crisis- Counting the Cost

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On June 5, several countries, including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic ties and cut off sea and air links with Qatar, accusing it of supporting "extremism" and their regional rival, Iran.Qatar may have been isolated economically by its Gulf neighbours, but its financial markets have stabilised after an initial week of losses.The government says it has the resources to cope with the regional sanctions. And Qatar's finance minister is warning that if Qatar loses money, the countries behind the embargo will lose money, too.Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's says Qatari banks are strong enough to hold on, even if all the Gulf money - and mo... Read More
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Facebook Details How It Fights Terrorism and Extremists

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Klint Finley It'd Be Great to Kick ISIS Offline—If It Were Possible Brian Barrett Orlando Shows the Limits of Facebook's Terror Policing ... Read More
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E3 2017: Star Wars: Battlefront 2 conquers YouTube

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YouTube revealed that Star Wars: Battlefront 2 got the most views of all the new product announcements at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow in Los Angeles. Publisher EA first announced on April 15 that developers DICE, Motive, and Criterion are working on Star Wars: Battlefront 2. They showed off ... Read More
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The best Unreal Engine games of E3 2017, selected by GamesBeat

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Once again this year, GamesBeat teamed up with Epic Games and Nvidia to find the best Unreal Engine 4 design teams at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Our staff spent much of our time at the show floor checking out games using Unreal Engine, and we then debated and argued until we could pick nominees and winners for each of our nine categories. And we weren’t just giving out plaques (although those did look pretty nice). Each winning team will receive an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, courtesy of Nvidia... Read More
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Southern Lawmakers Push For Easement Of Trade Barriers With Cuba

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Lawmakers in southern states are pushing hard to lift remaining trade barriers with Cuba, so they can sell crops like rice, corn and soybeans to the island. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Louisiana Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain about U.S. exports to Cuba and whether President Trump's new Cuba policy will be a setback. ... Read More
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Need a beer buzz? Ask a bee

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Only two species of yeast --- ale yeast and lager yeast -- have been used for traditional beer brewing for the last 600 years. A lab in North Carolina may have found a third in the strangest place: On bees and wasps.Creators:Nsikan AkpanMatt EhrichsProducers:Jenny MarderPatti ParsonRichard CoolidgeTravis DaubVanessa DennisGraphics:Adam SarrafSpecial Thanks toAnne MaddenRob DunnJohn SheppardPriscilla ShanksMusic (via Free Music Archive):Memory by CreoRailroads WhiskeyCo by JahzzarNATCH 7 by Michael Chapman & The WoodpilesA Strangers Map of Texas by Michael Chapman & The Wo... Read More
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Ubisoft CEO reflects on one of the company’s best E3 events ever

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Yves Guillemot is riding high this week. Ubisoft held a big event at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) where it showed off a lot of big titles. Those games included a new version of Assassin’s Creed after a one-year hiatus, a disturbing Far Cry 5 that focuses on extremism in the U.S., Just Dance 2018, and three brand new games and two virtual reality titles. It also announced a collaboration with Nintendo, dubbed Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. The biggest surprise was all was the unveiling of Beyond Good & Evil 2, a sci-fi game that was first shown off in 2008. (Here’s our roundup of the full event). Tha... Read More
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Loft in space

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T. Weiss Realty recently leased office space to two tenants with lofty goals. Both companies were looking to open loft-style Long Island offices, and the Melville-based real estate firm had just the space for them. About 10,000 square feet of space had become available in T. Weiss’ Class A office building at 105 Maxess Road in Melville, when it was vacated by longtime tenant NYU Polytech. “The layout was very specific to that tenant’s use, with large classrooms and offices for teachers,” said Lauren Candela, vice president of marketing and public relations for T. Weiss Realty. “It’s not the type of layout a traditional office space user would have.” When the tenant moved out, T. Weiss Realty decided to ... Read More
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The Best Smart Sprinkler Controller

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Rachio is the only model we tested that can be controlled by both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, so you don’t have to pull out your phone to control your sprinklers; just ask your voice assistant to do it for you. Rachio offers simple plug-and-play functionality for the hobbyist gardener, as well as the option to fine-tune your irrigation system with advanced settings if you want to. One drawback is lack of local control. If the Internet is down, your sprinkler system will continue to run on its preprogrammed schedules, but you won’t be able to adjust any schedules on the device or through the app until connection is restored, and its automatic weather adjustmen... Read More
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The DeanBeat: The memorable and the missing moments of E3 2017

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) can be such a corporate event, with Soviet Union-style press conferences where the press doesn’t get to ask any questions. But there were some memorable moments at E3, particularly where some of the game developers and publishers let some emotion leak into their presentations. Those were the moments we live for. At Electronic Arts’ EA Play event on Saturday, Josef Fares of Hazelight was ebullient as he announced A Way Out, a clever co-op game where one player controls a character on a split screen and the other player controls another character on the other side of ... Read More
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How Activision CEO aims to make blockbusters out of Destiny 2 and Call of Duty: WWII

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Three years ago, Sledgehammer Games and Activision were deciding what to do about 2017’s Call of Duty game. They had veered off into science fiction for the billion-dollar-a-year first-person shooter franchise. But after hashing it over, they all agreed to take their “boots on the ground” video game back to its roots in World War II. The result is Call of Duty: WWII, which debuts on November 3 on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox One X, and the PC. And, alongside ... Read More
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US gov’t taps The Machine to beat China to exascale supercomputing

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Atari CEO confirms the company is working on a new game console

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Atari CEO Fred Chesnais told GamesBeat in an exclusive interview that his fabled video game company is working on a new game console. In doing so, the New York company might be cashing in on the popularity of retro games and Nintendo’s retro game console, the NES Classic Edition, that turned out to be surprisingly popular. Last week, Atari began teasing a new product called the Ataribox.The video released on a non-Atari web site showed a picture of some kind of hardware product, but many p... Read More
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No. 223: Luminati grounded, Port CEO search a bust and Farmingdale has the meats

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Happy Friday: It’s National Flip-flops Day, on which we honor the rubber version of the traditional Japanese zori sandals lugged home by American GIs after World War II. The Hiroshima Rubber Co. began exporting the popsicle-colored footwear to the United States in 1950. The sandal’s name comes from the sound flip-flops make when walked in. That makes it an onomatopoeia. 101 more of them here, including several that helped make the late, great Adam West a star. (You can rumble through the list in a zip.) Changes: Starting June 19, we’ll be delivering three newsletter... Read More
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Watch us play Total War: Warhammer’s Battle of the Fallen Gates

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Sega’s The Creative Assembly recently began showing off the gameplay for real-time strategy game Total War: Warhammer II, which will have a massive campaign across four continents. We’ve got some video of one of the first battles that the developers are showing. The game is a sequel to last year’s Total War: Warhammer, which debuted in May 2016 and it became the most popular game ever in the 1... Read More