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Will 2017 ever end? GamesBeat Decides

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GamesBeat Decides hosts Jeffrey Grubb and Mike Minotti pop in for a quick catch up. The crew is busy picking the best games of the year, so that means time is running short for your normally scheduled program. But on this week’s episode, Jeff and Mike talk about Hellblade, Gorogoa, and Hearthstone. They then dive into a news appetizer with some NPD numbers, PUBG on Xbox One, and more. Games discusses: Hearthstone Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Gorogoa What Remains of Edith Finch PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Listen to the audio version right here: Follow us: ... Read More
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Mike Bako discusses 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

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With the 2022 Winter Olympics, Beijing will become the first-ever city to have hosted both the Summer and Winter Games. Many of the facilities used in the summer of 2008 will be reused, providing what officials say are cost savings and a “sustainable” legacy. Mike Bako, managing sports editor of DailyNational.com, discusses with CGTN’s Mike Walter.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Star Wars game fires up debate over child gambling

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The new "Star Wars" movie opens at cinemas across the world on Friday December 15.  "The Last Jedi" is almost guaranteed to break box office records.But the developers of a new computer game based on the film arguably have less reason to celebrate.They’ve triggered a global debate about gambling addiction that spoiled their launch and threatens revenues.CGTN’s Owen Fairclough explains.Detected Closed Captioning: The Latest Star Wars Game Battlefront To Developers Electronic Arts Call It The Most Expansive Yet But Expensive Might Better Describe The Ferrari The Company Has Unleashed Over Loot Boxes They Offer Game Add-ons For Anything From A Few To A Hundred Dolla... Read More
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Is the GOP tax bill fiscally responsible?

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While Republicans are poised to pass a major tax bill, the party's focus on the deficit seems to be taking a backseat. Will their overhaul spur enough growth to bridge the debt gap, or are GOP lawmakers gambling with an already precarious economic situation? Judy Woodruff gets the perspective of Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.No Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Overwatch League’s success could remake esports

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For years, esports has developed and grown organically and without much structure, a real Wild West of teams and leagues and sponsors. Game publishers were so happy that people were buying, playing, and talking about their games that they were satisfied to sit back and enjoy the profits. But as the esports industry continues to explode, publishers are reining in some of that power so they can reap even more financial benefits. A great example of this shift in power is Blizzard Entertainment’s creation of the Overwatch League. By having complete control over its intellectual property and distribution, Blizzard is poised to create structure among the esports chaos. The publisher flexed its muscles back in August ... Read More
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Celebrate The Last Jedi with some Star Wars gaming deals and new content

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now out in theaters. Many of you will be coming home with a hunger for more Star Wars. Luckily, you’ll be able to find a lot of new content for current games and some deals on the classics. The Last Jedi characters have invaded Star Wars’ mobile efforts. You can now unlock Finn, Rose, Hux, Terex, and more in games like the strategy-based Commander, the card-based hero brawler Force Arena, and the role-playing game Galaxy of Heroes. Apple is also holding some specials on its Star Wars. The classic RPG Knights of the Old Republic is on sale for 5... Read More
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Is the Renault Zoe Star Wars edition the electric car for Han Solo?

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Product tie-ins for Star Wars: The Last Jedi seem to have hit the market just in time for the holidays — along with the movie you’ve probably just seen — but there’s already a car that pays homage to next year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. This is the creatively named Renault Zoe Star Wars edition. The Renault Zoe is an electric car sold primarily in Europe (Boston-based ... Read More
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Everything we know about T-Mobile’s TV service coming in 2018

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On Wednesday, T-Mobile announced that it plans to launch an internet TV service sometime in 2018. The carrier is in the process of acquiring Layer3 TV for an undisclosed sum to help jumpstart the new offering. In typical T-Mobile fashion, CEO John Legere vowed that this TV service will radically disrupt the traditional cable / satellite industry, and the company is also touting it as a superior option to other streaming TV competitors like Sling TV, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, Hulu, and YouTube TV. “We’re gonna build TV for people who love TV, Legere said. “This will b... Read More
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MobileCoin: A New Cryptocurrency From Signal Creator Moxie Marlinspike

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In the early bitcoin years, proponents promised that you would soon be able to pay for anything and everything with cryptocurrency. Order pizza! Buy Etsy trinkets! Use a bitcoin ATM! While PayPal had existed for more than a decade, frictionless, social payment platforms like Venmo were just first taking off, and cryptocurrency seemed like a legitimate way for digital transactions to evolve. It didn't happen. Cryptoc... Read More
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How CA Technologies is brewing startups within a big enterprise

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I first met Otto Berkes when he was one of the founders of Microsoft’s Xbox team, alongside three other crazy Microsoft colleagues. They hatched a crazy scheme to get Microsoft in the console business, and now it’s a multibillion-dollar enterprise. I wrote a book about them and the work they did as intrapreneurs, or a team creating a startup within a big company. And many years later, Berkes is still focused on innovation and intrapreneurship. Berkes left Microsoft in 2011. The... Read More
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The DeanBeat: How Canada’s game industry is thriving, one Cuphead at a time

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I spent a few days at the Montreal International Game Summit this week, where 2,600 game developers gathered to talk shop. It was, once again, a good place to visit to hear about what is going right with gaming. It was a change of pace to hear about how valuable gaming has become to a nation’s economy, and how it is also good, as one game developer put it, to be a “disciplined warrior of light and courage.” Amid a ten-degree Farenheit snowstorm and a lot of chatter about Donald Trump, the show went on. It opened with a ... Read More
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Fallout, Doom, and Skyrim show the limits of blockbuster games in VR

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Bethesda has really gone all-in with virtual reality. Whereas many developers and publishers have toyed with the medium, releasing smaller experiments to test the waters, over the last few weeks Bethesda has released three of its biggest games in VR. On the surface, it sounds great. With a VR headset, you can become fully immersed in the thrilling horror of Doom, the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Fallout, or Skyrim’s picture... Read More
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The dark, unsettling adventure Inside is now on the iPhone

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One of last year’s best games was a short but haunting adventure called Inside. Developed by the team behind the similarly macabre hit Limbo, the game put players in the role of a young boy in a mysterious, gray world, uncovering all kinds of horrors along the way. It starts out as a simple platformer, but the game slowly reveals itself to be something more complex, and much darker, than it initially seems — and now you can play it on your phone. Developer Playdead released Inside on ... Read More
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Long Island Concerts & Events December 15-17

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Suzanne Vega The MovielifeThe hometown punk/emo heroes who formed 20 years ago and broke up for a decade have been going strong since reuniting three years ago, issuing their first album, Cities in Search of a Heart, since 2003. Opening the show is The Backup Plan and Koji. Revolution Bar & Music Hall, 140 Merrick Rd., Amityville. revolutionliny.com $24. 7 p.m. Dec. 15. Suzanne VegaThis eclectic folk goddess unleashes her ’90s storytelling bombshells “Luka” and “Tom’ Diner” with her captivating delivery transposed atop mesmerizing guitar strumming that is enough ... Read More
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Cuphead’s creators get back to normal after their colossal — and exhausting — year

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Presented by Intel For StudioMDHR, life is anything but normal. And the Moldenhauer brothers might be the happiest people in the world right now. In September, StudioMDHR founders Chad and Jared Moldenhauer (along with a small army of artists, animators, programmers, and musicians) released Cuphead, a dazzling tribute to Betty Boop-era cartoons and brutally difficult arcade games. On paper, it’s a disparate combination that, in the hands of a lesser team, probably wouldn’t work. But for Chad and Jared — who don’t have any formal game dev experience — those influences were a vital part of their childhood. They wanted to see what would happen if they combined those elements into one game. It wor... Read More
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Xbox party chat is coming to Android and iOS

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Microsoft has started testing Xbox party chat in the company’s Xbox mobile apps for iOS and Android. The beta Xbox app for Android is available immediately with the party chat support, and you can sign-up to test party chat on iOS using Microsoft’s form. Party chat inside the Xbox mobile apps lets you voice chat with friends on Xbox Live, similar to the Discord mobile app. It’s a useful feature if you’re not near your console or PC, or even if your headset isn’t working correctly on those devices. Microsoft typically brings beta features to its main Xbox apps within a few months, so it should be available to both the regular iOS and Android apps... Read More
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The 2017 Ars Technica gadget gift guide: Power-user edition

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Enlarge / What many Arsians have on their wishlists this holiday season...Mark Walton It’s the holidays, which means it’s once again time to rack your brain in search of the right gifts for the right people. If someone on your list is into tech, though, we’ve got your back. For this year’s edition of the Ars Technica holiday gift guide, we’re breaking down our recommendations into themes. Our fourth and final crop of recommendations are for power users, or people who immerse t... Read More
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AI Weekly: Inaugural AI Index report tracks industry progress and shortcomings

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One of my favorite sayings in the tech/business/startup world is “Innovation happens at the edges.” In AI, on one end of the spectrum, billions in investments and acquisitions are pouring in from  giants like Nvidia, Google, and Microsoft. On the other side, small, imaginative teams are trekking out to new frontiers untouched by AI. A great look at the performance of companies big and small is the inaugural AI Index 2017 report, which came out a few weeks ago. If you haven’t gotten to it yet, I suggest you check it out. It’s put together by some of the best known and most reputable people in AI, like Jack Clark at OpenAI and Yoav Shoham, an AI professor at Stan... Read More
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AR and VR could be educational — and profitable — tools for museums

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Museums are wonderful institutions and treasures to society with a serious and important mission to preserve our history. What major city doesn’t boast at least one incredible museum that local communities and traveling visitors alike can enjoy and learn from? Although significant as centers of culture and history, museums are a difficult business. For many museums, less than 27 percent of annual operating budgets are covered by revenue from ticket sales, with the great majority of the shortfall offset by endowments and donations. A museum is really only as st... Read More
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Dennis Rodman Discusses Friendship With Kim Jong Un

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Published on Dec 14, 2017Retired NBA player Dennis Rodman opened up about his relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Dec. 13. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captio... Read More
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Call of Duty: WWII is a sales juggernaut unlike the series has seen since Black Ops II

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Call of Duty is back, and all it took to get back on top was a little world war. Activision’s perennially popular military shooter franchise debuted a new entry last month with Call of Duty: WWII, and it is already the best-selling game of 2017 as of November 30, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. But this doesn’t tell the whole story. This Call of Duty is selling so well, that it has also outsold any other game from the last 12 months. This means that WWII eclipsed Destiny 2, and the cumulative sales of any other release since December 2016,... Read More
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November NPD 2017: Call of Duty: WWII leads $2.7 billion month as sales are up 30% year-over-year

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The video game industry was booming last month as holiday spending kicked in. Spending was up across the board, totaling $2.68 billion and up 30 percent over November 2016, according to the industry-tracking firm The NPD Group. Publisher Activision’s and developer Sledgehammer Games’s Call of Duty: WWII was the biggest winner last month, becoming the best-selling game of 2017 and for the past 12 months. “Call of Duty: WWII generated more launch month consumer spending than any Call of Duty debut s... Read More
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November 2017 NPD: Xbox One brings in more spending, but Sony sells more PlayStation 4s

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U.S. consumers wanted new video game hardware in November, and they spent a ton of money getting the latest Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo devices. This led to a strong month for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. In fact, November doesn’t have a clear winner in terms of hardware sales. Gamers bought more PS4s than Xbox Ones or Nintendo Switch systems, but people also spent more money buying Xbox Ones than PS4s or Nintendo’s Switch, according to industry tracking firm The NPD Group. But if you’re looking for which company has the most momentum, that is probably still Sony. “More units of PlayStation 4 hardware sold in November 2017 than any other month life-to-date,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said. “P... Read More
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How bots are manipulating cryptocurrency prices

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The cryptocurrency market has grown exponentially this year, with a current market cap of $440 billion at time of writing. The largest cryptocurrency is, of course, Bitcoin, which has gone up 1,500 percent year to date and trades a daily notional value of over $10 billion. But how much of this trading is attributed to real, human buyers, and how much of it is automated? As it turns out, bots may make account for a large part of short-term holdings. Worse, bot trading could be freely manipulating the market, artificially inflating prices and causing individual investors to overpay on their executed trades. What is a bot? A bot is an automated trader that buys and sells automatically, usually in the short-term market... Read More
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Esports is a more promising career than ever

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Esports is pulling in huge audiences and payouts. For some of the game's best players, going pro is more viable than ever.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/74422/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: With Viewers Sponsorships And Prize Pools Now Outpacing Even Some Traditional Sports Video Games Are Suddenly A More Viable Career Path Than Ever At Schools Like Maryville University And Columbia College In Missouri There's A Hope In The Back Of Players Minds That Their Talent Might Get Them Noticed My Biggest Passion ... Read More
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Ataribox hits the pause button on its crowdfunding campaign

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Atari was supposed to start taking preorders along with launching its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo today for its new Ataribox console. However, it seems to have hit an unspecified snag and in an email announced that the campaign will be on hold, with more details to come. “Because of one key element on our checklist, it is taking more time to create the platform and ecosystem the Atari community deserves,” Atari said in a statement. “Building Ataribox is incredibly important to us and we will do whatever it takes to be sure it is worth the wait.” The ... Read More
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Walt Disney Company To Buy Much Of 21st Century Fox

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The Walt Disney Company has struck a $52 billion deal to buy much of 21st Century Fox, the entertainment giant controlled by the Murdoch family. The deal is sure to face scrutiny from federal regulators, but if approved, Disney would acquire Fox's movie and TV studios, local sports channels and global satellite TV companies — but not Fox News. ... Read More
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The USDA Rolled Back Protections For Small Farmers. Now They’re Suing

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Enlarge this image James Dinklage, a cattle rancher from Nebraska, is one of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed Thursday. The suit accuses the USDA of "arbitrary and capricious" behavior in rolling back two Obama-era rules designed to protect small farmers who say they are being exploited by the meatpacking companies they supply. Courtesy Dinklage Family/Organization for C... Read More
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Intellect vs. intelligence: The difference matters in AI

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Intellect is the faculty of reasoning and objective understanding. Intelligence is the ability to acquire knowledge and skills. Both of these definitions were yielded to me by my laptop, a general purpose machine, which is itself an ancestor of the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC). The ENIAC was the first programmable machine, built at the University of Pennsylvania in 1946. Up to that point, all tools were single-purpose — that is, designed to do one thing. Hammers, c... Read More
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Joe Dowd: Why resist second coming of The Islanders?

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Sometimes I think there are people living in Elmont who are not aware that there’s a major sporting venue smack dab in the middle of their community, threatening their way of life. What’s more, these people willingly moved to Elmont and have come to care about their community despite the fact that there’s been a gigantic racetrack in their midst for something like 100 years. It’s hard for me to understand why some in the community object to another sports complex fitting inside the vast confines of the racetrack that has been there, in one form or another, since Teddy Roosevelt was in the White House. ... Read More
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Elgato’s 4K60 Pro capture card makes incredible ultra-HD footage affordable

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When the Xbox One X launched, I started looking into the possibility of recording 4K gameplay at 60 frames per second to show off what the system is capable of. This is also something I’d love for a two-PC recording setup to record 4K footage without taking a hit to my gaming rig’s performance. As of November, 4K60 was not really within my grasp. Cut to late December, and Elgato has changed everything with its affordable new $400 4K60 Pro capture card. When ... Read More
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The music videos from 2017 that we most need you to watch

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Welcome to a very special installment of the beloved Verge column One Video, with Kaitlyn and Lizzie. Every week of 2017 — or, technically, since February 3rd, when we had the idea — we’ve been sifting through the slew of music videos that hits the web and selecting the one (or occasionally two, or occasionally zero) that we absolutely need you to watch. Now the year is over, so we’re looking back at dozens of weeks of our own picks, ... Read More
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Sea of Thieves developer Rare explains how the game and its progression works

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Sea of Thieves is one of Microsoft’s biggest upcoming games, and now developer Rare is finally explaining its structure. The online multiplayer pirate sim has pleasantly surprised us with its humor, collaborative interactions, and water physics the last couple of times we’ve seen it, but no one has ever explained to us what our goal is on the high seas. But now, Rare wants players to know that it has thought a lot about that, and it is sharing details about the progression system that will serve as the primary motivator during your time with Sea of Thieves when it launches in 2018 for PC and Xbox One. “Becoming a Pirate Legend is the co... Read More
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Pokémon Crystal is coming to the 3DS on January 26

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Pokémon fans shouldn’t put their 3DS away yet. Nintendo announced today that Pokémon Crystal is coming to the handheld’s digital store on January 26. It will cost $10. Pokémon Crystal is the third version of the franchise’s second generation of games, which started with Gold and Silver. Those two titles were released in 2000 for the Game Boy Color and have sold over 23 million copies. Crystal followed in 2001. Crystal gave fans the choice of playing as a girl for the first time in the franchise’s history. It also added animated sprites and the Battle Tower, a new locatio... Read More
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Disney to buy part of 21st Century Fox for $52 billion

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Enlarge20th Century Fox Disney announced today that it will acquire a huge portion of 21st Century Fox in an all-stock deal valued at $52.4 billion. As part of the deal, Disney will own 21st Century Fox's film and television studios, some of its cable networks, and international TV businesses, as well as popular titles including The Simpsons, X-Men, and Avatar. The deal represents a huge shift in conten... Read More
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Confident tax package will be on Trump’s desk before Christmas: Rep. Babin

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Published on Dec 14, 2017Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) on the Republican push for tax reform and the stopgap spending bill unveiled in the House. Category News & Politics License ... Read More
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Disney buying large part of 21st Century Fox in $52.4B deal

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Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family’s 21st Century Fox for about $52.4 billion in stock, including film and television studios and cable and international TV businesses, as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. The deal gives Disney film businesses including Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Fox 2000, which together are the homes of Avatar, X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool. On the television side, Disney will get Twentieth Century Fox Television, FX Productions and Fox21, with shows including “The Simpsons” and “Modern Family.” 21st Century Fox shareholders will receive 0.2745 Disney shares for each share they own. The transaction ... Read More
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Alibaba Cloud may open second Dubai data centre

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Alibaba Cloud has announced that a second Dubai data centre is under consideration, to be built in 2018. At a press event today for the celebration of the one-year anniversary of its first data centre in Dubai, Simon Hu, SVP of Alibaba Group and president of Alibaba Cloud, said that digital transformation in the region is growing enormously, and that additional capacity will be required to meet those needs. “We see great potential here, and hope we can continue to bring our successful experiences that we have learnt in China to the UAE to make it a benchmark for digital transformation in the future... Read More
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This Mouse Swallows Part Of A Fox: Disney Buys Much of Murdoch Empire

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Enlarge this image Rupert Murdoch is selling off TV and entertainment assets at 21st Century Fox as he faces deep-pocketed competitors and tensions between his sons. Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption ... Read More
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Disney has acquired 21st Century Fox’s film and TV studios in a landmark deal

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Disney has acquired 21st Century Fox's film and TV studios in a landmark deal worth over $52 billion dollars. The arrangement covers the movie studio 20th Century Fox, the company’s TV production arm 20th Century Fox Television, Fox-owned cable networks (including FX and National Geographic), and the company’s stakes in international networks like Star TV and Sky (which Fox is planning to acquire full ownership of before the sale is completed). Disney also will gain a majority control of Hulu in the deal, with Fox’s 30 percent stake giv... Read More
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The Best 2017 Holiday Tech Deals: Audio, Gaming, TVs, Cameras

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Green Monday … they’re over and done, but the holiday deals continue. If you’re still on the hunt for affordable gift ideas, or just want to treat yo’ self to some new gear, look no further. We’ve gathered our favorite deals from around the web. Also be sure to read our many Holiday Gift Guides. Gaming 1 Year of PlayStation Plus - $40 ($20 off) Buy on Amazon If you own a PS4, you need PS Plus to play online. ... Read More
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US has de-facto left missile treaty, Russia is not going to – Putin

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The US has, in fact, already withdrawn from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF Treaty), but Russia is not going to follow suit, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during his annual news conference.READ MORE: on.rt.com/8uqwRT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...... Read More
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Wawllet is a blockchain-powered multi-asset wallet and personal finance passport

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Blockchain technology is always grabbing the headlines, especially when it comes to cryptocurrencies. But bringing the crypto and fiat currency worlds together still remains a fairly technical exploit, out of reach for regular consumers. Today, Wawllet has announced its plans to develop what it claims will be the first multi-asset wallet. The idea is simple, yet potentially powerful — create a global network that connects banks, cryptocurrency exchanges, and other regulated financial institutions so that users have a one-stop shop for all their asset-management needs. Payments — in particular mobile payment systems — are already far-reaching and prevalent, with th... Read More
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Bitcoin fever exposes cryptocurrency market weaknesses

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(Reuters) — As bitcoin raced to another record high on Tuesday, one of the biggest providers of digital currency wallets, Coinbase, went down under the weight of traffic, leaving many of its more than 10 million customers unable to access their funds. At the same time, Bitfinex, the world’s biggest bitcoin exchange by trading volume, said it was under a heavy denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, meaning its servers had been intentionally flooded with junk online requests, taking down its website and crippling its services. The latest outages show how the market infrastructure for an immature and volatile instrument that millions of investors have piled into may be ill-equipped to cope with sudden shifts in demand, ... Read More
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Comcast says it loves net neutrality, hugs it to death

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The FCC is racing to a vote tomorrow to reverse net neutrality, and the ISPs are thrilled. That includes Comcast, which continues to pretend like it loves net neutrality while at the same time arguing that the only rules currently making it a reality ought to be killed. In a post published today, Comcast EVP David Cohen promised that his company would not block, throttle, or discriminate against “lawful content.” That makes sense, since the company is bound to observe those rules by virtue of a separate consent decree it entered when buying NBCUniversal. So Comcast ... Read More
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Collegiate esports teams can compete for cash

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Esports teams play some of their most important games on a flashy stage — where bragging rights and cash prizes are on the line.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/74388/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosNo Closed Captioning Detected within this Video.... Read More
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Fed Boosts Interest Rate For Third Time in 2017

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The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession. (Dec 13)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Robots Are Fueling the Quiet Ascendance of the Electric Motor

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If you were going to kick off a technological revolution, you’d be hard-pressed to do it with more pizazz than Tesla with its electric cars. Flashy, kinda-self-driving, neck-snappingly fast electric cars. But oddly enough, what’s driving it all—the electric motor—is an ancient technology at this point. It’s lost out to the gas engine for over a century, sure, but it’s finally begun to take over transportation, thanks to supporting roles from better batteries and fancy sensors. But the electric motor is in the midst of launching a far bigger... Read More
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The Mirai Botnet Was Part of a College Student Minecraft Scheme

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The most dramatic cybersecurity story of 2016 came to a quiet conclusion Friday in an Anchorage courtroom, as three young American computer savants pleaded guilty to masterminding an unprecedented botnet—powered by unsecured internet-of-things devices like security cameras and wireless routers—that unleashed sweeping attacks on key internet services around the globe last fall. What drove them wasn’t anarchist politics or shadowy ties to a nation-state. It was Minecraft. It was a hard story to miss last year: In France last September, the telecom provider OV... Read More
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Health experts warn concussions present major challenges to military health

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WASHINGTON — Concussions may be among the most common and least understood military injuries, with identification of so-called “mild” traumatic brain damage a major challenge to combating the problem, health experts warned lawmakers on Wednesday. But they also said the reasons for those shortfalls don’t fall solely on Defense Department and veterans researchers. Understanding and diagnosing the problem remains frustratingly elusive in the medical community, even as an ever-increasing amount of is compiled from sports injur... Read More
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French lawmaker warns over judging the budget by its cover

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PARIS ― Deep doubts loom over the French defense budget despite what appears as good news for future spending on the military, said François Cornut-Gentille, a member of Parliament in the lower house National Assembly. “The defense budget looks positive, but in reality there is great uncertainty,” he told a defense journalists association on Dec. 13. Cornut-Gentille sits on the Finance Committee and specializes in the defense sector. ... Read More
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How Sandy Hook changed Americans schools

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Five years after the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, shook the country, CBSN spoke to two parents about how things have changed.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: ... Read More
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Patreon scraps new service fee and apologizes to users

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Patreon has called off plans to add a service fee to patrons’ pledges, a proposed update that angered many users. “We're going to press pause,” CEO Jack Conte tells The Verge. “Folks have been adamant about the problems with the new system, and so basically, we have to solve those problems first.” The company plans to work with creators on a plan that will solve issues with the current payment system, but won’t create major new problems in their stead. Conte published a blog post laying out t... Read More
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NBA Legend Michael Jordan Says “Mabuhay!” to the Philippines

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Published on Dec 13, 2017On Dec. 11, Gatorade Philippines released a video of NBA legend Michael Jordan giving words of encouragement to Filipino athletes. Category License Standard YouTube License Detected Closed Captioning: Michael Jordan, Th... Read More
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Twitch will start streaming US minor league basketball games

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For the first time, Twitch is going to start livestreaming the games of an official sports league. The NBA G League, the NBA’s official minor league, will stream up to six of its games each week, and will have a few interactive features on its Twitch channel, which goes live on Friday. Viewers will be able to click on a team name or logo to check on stats, and receive loyalty points for engaging with the stream. Points can be used to unlock achievements, climb leaderboards, and earn prizes. Twitch hasn’t given much detail yet on what kinds of prizes. The channel will be co-streamed by more than a dozen Twitch celebrities, including ... Read More
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Best of Long Island Spotlight: Top Shopping Destinations

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The holiday season is upon us, which means there is little time left to buy gifts for our loved ones, but Long Island is full of places to score a last-minute present. Press readers narrowed it down for us when they voted Tanger Outlets at The Arches the Best Mall on Long Island in the 2017 Best of Long Island contest. In addition, A&S Sports won Best Hobby Store on Long Island, From Italy With Love was named Best... Read More
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Intel’s VR chief expects virtual reality to divide into multiple gadgets and markets

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Virtual reality hasn’t taken off in a big way with consumers, but Intel believes in its potential. It’s not clear just yet what will be VR’s biggest hit, but the platform will produce a huge amount of data that will have to be processed in the cloud using Intel infrastructure, said Frank Soqui, general manager of virtual reality at Intel. So Intel is working on improving VR on a variety of fronts, including more affordable and better headsets, impressive applications on the consumer side, and, for enterprises, ways to process all of the data in the cloud and deliver it efficiently to users. The to-do list includes improving WiGig, a wireless transfer technology that has a short range but delivers lots of bandwidth in the 60-... Read More
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New York Public Libraries: the proposal to kill net neutrality is ‘appalling’

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This Thursday, the FCC is set to vote on a measure that would repeal net neutrality and transform the openness of the internet. The effort to repeal the Obama-era initiative has been mired with protests, a deeply flawed commenting period, and calls to halt the vote even from within the commission. A poll released just this week found that 83 percent of Americans do not approve of the move to kill net ne... Read More
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The RetroBeat: The Ataribox tests the limits of nostalgia

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The Ataribox is going to start its crowdfunding campaign on December 14. I wish I could say I was excited. I am interested in this machine. Atari’s first system in decades will be part-retro box, similar to the NES Classic Edition, and part-modern console. It will come with built-in classic Atari games, but it will also have an AMD custom processor with Radeon graphics that will help it run... Read More
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T-Mobile will launch a TV service next year

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T-Mobile announced today that it’s getting into the television game. The company is planning to launch its own TV service sometime next year. To that end, T-Mobile is acquiring Layer3 TV to help build out its service. In a video announcing the news, T-Mobile CEO John Legere described the decision as a logical next step for T-Mobile, given the general dissatisfaction of customers with traditional cable TV offerings. [embedded content] ... Read More
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Bizzabo raises $15 million to grow its platform for event organizers

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Bizzabo, a technology platform provider for event organizers, has raised $15 million in a round of funding led by Pilot Growth Equity, with participation from European investment fund Maor, among other existing investors. Founded in 2011, Bizzabo offers a range of tools through its cloud-based events platform, covering registration and ticketing, marketing, website building, agenda management, networking, post-event surveys, and more. Up until now, the company had raised around $14.5 million, and with another $15 million in the pot,... Read More
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Life is Strange: Before the Storm Episode 3 hands-on: love and loss

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Life is Strange: Before the Storm’s tempest of teenage angst and romance is coming to a close with Episode 3, Hell is Empty. It’s developer Deck Nine Games’ and publisher Square Enix’s prequel to Dontnod Entertainment’s hit title 2015 Life is Strange. It explores the backstory of blue-haired Chloe Price from the first game and how her story intersects with the mysterious Rachel Amber, who goes missing sometime between Before the Storm and the original. It’s coming of age on December 20 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. In the previous two episodes, Chloe’s relationships... Read More
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Twitch will launch NBA minor league game streaming on December 15 — with fan commentary

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Twitch has been the place to go to see gamers show off their latest moves in the NBA 2K basketball video game series. Now, the livestreaming service could be the place you watch your favorite NBA team’s next supporting cast. Or your team’s future color commentator. Today, Twitch announced that it will stream NBA G League games beginning December 15. The G League is the NBA’s development league (hoop heads may recall it as the D League. It changed to G League this year). Each of NBA’s 30 teams have minor league affiliates (the Golden State Warriors have the Santa Cruz Warriors, the Boston Celtics’ minor league club is the Maine Red Claws, and so on). Twitch will livestream up to six of these G League games each wee... Read More
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Skillz raises $25 million for mobile esports platform

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Skillz has raised $25 million in funding for its mobile esports platform from investors including Liberty Global and Telstra. Back in May 2017, the San Francisco company announced that its revenue run-rate had doubled in the previous eight months to more than $100 million, meaning from May 2017 to May 2018, the company was on track to hit $100 million in revenues. The San Francisco startup provides a platform to turn any mobile game on iOS and Android into a game you can play with friends or strangers for cash, prizes, or points. And it enables esports tournaments for games that integrate the Skillz platform. ... Read More
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How Social Research Is Evolving in the Digital World

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Figuring out how human beings do human things is one of the most exciting things that science—psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology—can do. It’s also one of the hardest. Reliable, meaningful methods that distill real-world behavior into experimental variables have been, let’s say, elusive. That might be part of the reason the “reproducibility crisis,” concerns about the validity of some scientific findings because of statistica... Read More
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Japanese retail investors are major force in Bitcoin boom

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(Reuters) – Japan’s army of retail investors, no strangers to high risk bets in the past, have emerged as a major force in bitcoin’s spectacular rally, now accounting for an estimated 30-50 percent of trading in the cryptocurrency as it spikes to record highs. Once skeptics, Japanese retail investors have been attracted by the digital currency’s volatility and inefficiencies in pricing that create opportunities to make money on arbitrage between exchanges. “When I first heard about the bitcoin a few years ago, I thought it was a fraud,” said Yoshinori Kobayashi, 39, a former stock trader who took up bitcoin trading two-and-a-half years ago. “But I tried it out after I had come to know some peop... Read More
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Google’s top tech searches in 2017: iPhone 8, iPhone X, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Xbox One X

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Just like every other tech company interested in playing the holiday PR game, Google puts together end-of-year lists for its various properties. Google may have a ridiculous number of these properties, but the one best associated with the company is still Search. Google today released the 17th installment of its year-end zeitgeist meter. There are a myriad of categories, which you can dive into deeply to satisfy your curiosity. Year in Search results are provided by analyzing Google Trends data to see what the world was searching for throughout the year. First and foremost, let’s start with the winners overall. Here are the... Read More
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Guns of Boom shoots its way to 20 million downloads on iOS and Android, adds esports

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Game Insight announced that Guns of Boom for iOS and Android has blasted its way to 20 million downloads in six months, and the company is unveiling a new mode for esports players. The Vilnius, Lithuania-based company has a big hit in the 4-versus-4 cartoony multiplayer shooter, which looks a lot like Valve’s Team Fortress 2 PC team shooter on mobile. The new esports Pro Play mode is a partnership with esports teams including NaVi, Virtus.pro, and SK Gaming. Guns of Boom is featured in the Apple App Store’s Best of 2017 as part of their Real-Time Competition games category, thanks in part to its mix of 3D touch (a iOS feature that detects ad... Read More
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Dennis Rodman Proposes Basketball Diplomacy Between US, North Korea

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Published on Dec 12, 2017Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has reportedly proposed a basketball game between Guam (a U.S. territory) and North Korea as a way to ease rising tensions between the United States and the North. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Dennis Rodman Proposes Basketball Diplomacy Between US, North Korea

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Published on Dec 12, 2017Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has reportedly proposed a basketball game between Guam (a U.S. territory) and North Korea as a way to ease rising tensions between the United States and the North. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Jim Simons, the Numbers King

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A visit to a scientific-research center usually begins at a star professor’s laboratory that is abuzz with a dozen postdocs collaborating on various experiments. But when I recently toured the Flatiron Institute, which formally opened in September, in lower Manhattan, I was taken straight to a computer room. The only sound came from a susurrating climate-control system. I was surrounded by rows of black metal cages outfitted, from floor to ceiling, with black metal shelves filled with black server nodes: boxes with small, twinkling lights and protruding multicolored wires. Tags dangled from some of the wires, notes that the tech staff had written to themselves. I realized that I’d seen... Read More
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Estonia, the Digital Republic

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Up the Estonian coast, a five-lane highway bends with the path of the sea, then breaks inland, leaving cars to follow a thin road toward the houses at the water’s edge. There is a gated community here, but it is not the usual kind. The gate is low—a picket fence—as if to prevent the dunes from riding up into the street. The entrance is blocked by a railroad-crossing arm, not so much to keep out strangers as to make sure they come with intent. Beyond the gate, there is a schoolhouse, and a few homes line a narrow drive. From Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, you arrive dazed: trees trace the highway, and the cars go fast, as if to get in front of something that no one can see. With... Read More
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1998 attack that messes with sites’ secret crypto keys is back in a big way

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Yuri Samoilov/FlickrA surprisingly big number of top-name websites—Facebook and PayPal among them—recently tested positive for a critical, 19-year-old vulnerability that allowed attackers to decrypt encrypted data and sign communications using the si... Read More
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How a college esports team trains for success

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Collegiate esports demands that individual players work as a team. It can be tough when they're also working on a degree outside of gaming.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/74344/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: [Music] Stick To Your Plan You Know Best Play Going And Just Practice His Mid-range jump Or Something Like That Like And That's What He'll Do For Day If You Want to Practice We Have To Do Like A five-on-five Scrimmage At Maryville University Columbia College And Other Schools With ESports Teams Players... Read More
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has a breakthrough control scheme

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Microsoft and The PUBG Corporation released PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds on the Xbox One today, and the unfinished last-player-standing shooter, which is available for $30 in the Game Preview program, needs a lot of performance optimization. But one area that the designers have already figured out is how to control this complex game with a joypad. The button layout enables... Read More
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The Shift: I Was Wrong About Bitcoin. Here’s Why.

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“The disparity between virtually no merchant acceptance and Bitcoin’s rapid appreciation is striking,” a team of Morgan Stanley economists wrote earlier this year.As it turns out, while few people want to use Bitcoin as a currency, plenty want to treat it as an investable security, similar to gold or silver, especially while the price keeps rising.I assumed that the blockchain would eclipse Bitcoin itself.One... Read More
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Cuphead developers bet everything on a 1930s-cartoon-style game

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Studio MDHR has sold an estimated 1.5 million copies of Cuphead for the PC and Xbox One since the challenging run-and-gun game debuted on September 29. It’s a surprise hit of the fall, made by a family-run company whose leaders mortgaged their homes to finish it. Chad, Jared, and Maja Moldenhauer of Studio MDHR talked about making Cuphead and the reaction to it in the opening fireside chat at the ... Read More
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NFL Network suspends analysts after sexual harassment lawsuit

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Published on Dec 12, 2017The NFL Network has suspended three former players turned analysts following a lawsuit by a former network staffer. CBS Sports' Bill Reiter spoke to CBSN about the impact the case may have on the male-dominated industry. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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Indiegogo starts listing initial coin offerings

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Crowdfunding platform Indiegogo announced today on its website that it will begin listing a select number of initial coin offerings, in yet another step by the company to move beyond perk-based crowdfunding. While ICOs will be listed on Indiegogo, interested backers will have to go to a portal called First Democracy VC to invest. First Democracy VC is an SEC-registered equity crowdfunding portal that was developed through a partnership between Indiegogo and equity crowdfunding site MicroVentures. Indiegogo first partnered with MicroVentures ... Read More
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YouTube TV continues expansion, now available in 80 ‘metro areas’

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YouTube today announced that its YouTube TV subscription service is now available in 34 additional markets and covers 80 metro areas in total. The $35-per-month streaming TV service offers an unlimited cloud DVR and live programming from over 40 channels (including the “big four” networks of ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC). Those broadcast networks are usually the biggest hurdle that slows expansion for YouTube TV and its competitors Sling TV, DirecTV Now, PlayStation Vue, and Hulu’s live TV service. They require companies to reach agreements with various affiliates in different cities. Bringing cable channels on board is a simpler process, though YouTube TV has so far failed to reach an agreement to carry Vi... Read More
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The Last Guardian’s VR demo is short, heartwarming, and a perfect showcase for the medium

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The Last Guardian wasn’t the most technically accomplished game of last year, or the best designed. But it was one of the most memorable, thanks in large part to its star, a towering bird-cat-dog hybrid named Trico. Playing as a young boy, you built a powerful and lasting relationship with the creature, which felt more like a real living thing than anything I’d previously encountered in a virtual world. I still get chills thinking about the first time we met, and a little weepy when I remember the way the game ended. And it turns out that the feeling of connection is even more pronounced in virtual reality, which you can experience now through a free demo on PlayStation VR. As the name... Read More
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Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland is now live with new mode, Mei’s Yeti Hunt

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Overwatch has gotten into the holiday spirit with the launch of Winter Wonderland, a seasonal event that is now live for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC team-based shooter. Overwatch doesn’t charge players for new content, just the base game. Instead, Blizzard Entertainment makes its post-launch money by selling loot boxes that contain random cosmetic items. During seasonal events, unique costumes, sprays, animations, and more become availab... Read More
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LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball to play in Lithuania

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Their father, LaVar Ball, pulled LiAngelo and LaMelo out of their respective schools to get them ready for the NBA.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/74345/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideosDetected Closed Captioning: The Ball Family Is Going International li Angelo And Lamella Volvo Signed One-year Deals To Play Professional Basketball In Lithuania Their Father Lavar Ball Had Already Pulled Both Of Them Out Of Their Respective Schools Li angelo Left UCLA This Month After Being Suspended From The Team For Shoplifting While In China Preside... Read More
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Manticore Games raises $15 million for multiplayer gaming from Benchmark Capital

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Manticore Games, a startup founded by former Zynga and Electronic Arts executives, has raised $15 million from Benchmark Capital. That’s a hefty amount to invest in a new studio, but the round was led by Mitch Lasky, a former Activision and Jamdat Mobile game maker, who is not a general partner at Benchmark, which is one of Silicon Valley’s most well-known venture capital companies. Lasky will join Manticore’s board. The San Mateo, California-based company was started by Frederic Descamps and Jordan Maynard, who were the founders of social game startup ... Read More
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Four Long Island Mobsters Charged With Racketeering, Feds Say

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Four Long Island men are among seven reputed mobsters arrested for allegedly running loansharking, illegal gambling and drug dealing rings on LI and in Brooklyn over the past three years, authorities said. Huntington residents John “Johnny Boy” Ambrosio, 74, and Anthony Rodolico, 46, were charged along with 67-year-old Anthony Saladino and 26-year-old Joseph Durso, both of Glen Cove. All are facing racketeering conspiracy charges in a 13-count indictment unsealed Tuesday at Central Islip federal court. “The arrests in this case prove organized crime families haven’t gone away, and continue to plague our communities with their general disregard for anything other than their own greed,” said William Sweeney, Jr., As... Read More
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Life is Strange will launch for iOS on December 14

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Square Enix announced today that it is bringing its episodic adventure game Life is Strange to iOS. The first three episodes will come out on December 14, with the final two following during the first quarter of 2018. Life is Strange came out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC in 2015. It sold over ... Read More
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Grab Games: Reimagining esports behemoth League of Legends for the AR age

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Presented by Intel Grab Games and its founder Anthony Borquez are always chasing new experiences; always getting excited about new platforms and technologies. The team got into mobile gaming early and later dabbled in the social gaming space, but now they think the future is in VR and, a bit further off, AR. And it might also be on your tabletop. Borquez and Grab have been exploring VR and AR since 2013, as that first wave of excitement was just starting to gain momentum. “We got in there really early,” says Borquez. It was even before people started talking about motion-sickness. It was almost a foreign concept to put a headset on someone’s face and build a 360 VR game. It was out there.” It m... Read More
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Hobby Lobby to open third LI store

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Hobby Lobby, the popular national crafts and home decor chain, will be opening its third Long Island store. The Oklahoma City-based retailer leased the 40,000-square-foot former Sports Authority store in the 166,000-square-foot Sunrise Promenade shopping center at 5234 Sunrise Highway in Massapequa. It will be the first Nassau County location for Hobby Lobby, following two in Suffolk. This summer, Hobby Lobby opened a 43,000-square-foot location in King Kullen Plaza in Commack that had also been occupied by Sports Authority, which closed last year as part of the company’s bankruptcy. The chain is also planning to open a 46,400-square-foot store in Bay... Read More
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Following the developing Iranian cyberthreat

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Iran is one of the leading cyberspace adversaries of the United States. It emerged as a cyberthreat a few years later than Russia and China and has so far demonstrated less skill. Nevertheless, it has conducted several highly damaging cyberattacks and become a major threat that ... Read More
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Ajit Pai claims net neutrality hurt small ISPs, but data says otherwise

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EnlargeGetty Images | olm26250 With days to go before his repeal of net neutrality rules, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai issued a press release about five small ISPs that he says were harmed by the rules. Pai "held a series of telephone calls with small Internet service providers across the country—from Oklahoma to Ohio, from Montana to Minnesota," his press release said. On these calls, "one constant the... Read More
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Why Prey is my game of the year

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It’s been a shockingly packed year for great new video games. Over the course of the last 12 months, it seemed like there was never really a pause, or a moment when there wasn’t something interesting to play. To celebrate, this week Verge staff will be publishing essays on their favorite releases of the year, the games that spoke to us personally. Expect to see a new one each morning, culminating in a list of our collective 15 favorite games of 2017 on Friday. It took me a long time to get to know Prey. Sure, I lik... Read More
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PUBG on Xbox One is even clunkier, but still brilliant

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is undoubtedly the breakout hit of 2017, with over 25 million copies sold on Steam and Dota 2’s record for most concurrent players shattered in its wake. That’s not bad for a company’s first game, especially since it technically hasn’t even been released yet: PUBG is only set to leave early access with a “finished” 1.0 version for PC next week. PUBG might not be the most ... Read More
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The End of the Work Email? Zillable Makes Inter-Company Collaboration Easy with Multi-Network Workspaces

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Say goodbye to emails for work with external partners, vendors, customers, and teams MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–December 12, 2017– Zillable today announced the release of a new feature that’s set to give the work email a run for its money. The all-in-one collaboration platform has added multi-network workspaces to connect separate organizations, creating a common space where two or more companies can communicate and make full use of the native coll... Read More
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Burn Out

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When Faraday Future emerged from stealth mode in 2015, it promised to transform the car industry with an American-made luxury electric vehicle that would someday be fully autonomous, maybe even sold through a subscription service. As we learned at ... Read More
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FlowPlay overhauls Vegas World, ditches Adobe Flash for Haxe

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When Adobe decided to retire its Flash software, it was a big moment for FlowPlay. Fortunately, the Seattle maker of social games had anticipated the demise of Flash, which is scheduled to end in 2020. And today, FlowPlay is announcing it has converted its flagship social casino game, Vegas World, to an open-source, cross-platform development technology known as Haxe. The effort took two years and the transition of 1.4 million lines of code to convert the Flash-based code base to Haxe. As such, it is the largest ever project to l... Read More
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Charles Barkley Campaigns for Doug Jones

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Former NBA star and Alabama native Charles Barkley campaigned for Doug Jones on Monday. Barkley told voters to stop looking like idiots and defeat Republican Roy Moore. (Dec. 12)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Deloitte’s tech predictions for 2018: More AI, digital subscriptions, AR, and live events

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Accounting and tech consultant Deloitte released its predictions for the technology industry in 2018, covering topics from the growth of augmented reality to the triumph of live programming on the Internet. The predictions are part of the company’s 17th annual Technology, Media, & Telecommunications report. Some of the predictions are for tech growth in 2018, while other predictions refer to growth in future years. “We have reached the ... Read More