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Accenture: Preference for watching TV shows on televisions plummets from 52% to 23% as PCs take over

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The percentage of people who prefer watching TV shows on televisions plummeted 55 percent from 52 percent to 23 percent in the past year, according a survey by Accenture. Laptops and desktops have overtaken TVs as the preferred devices for watching TV shows, according to Accenture’s 2017 Digital Consumer Survey. That’s an astounding change in sentiment in just one year, and it reflects a years-long trend toward digital “anytime, anywhere” viewing. Accenture released the survey at the start of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. ... Read More
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Companies of the future: No CEO, no boss, managed by blockchain

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We can get rid of bad bosses once and for all. At least that’s the promise of a radically new type of organization based on blockchain technology. It’s called a Decentralized Autonomous Organization and it has no CEO, CFO, or VPs. In fact, there’s no hierarchy at all. Of course, any time you bring people together in a group, there are bound to be politics, but it won’t be the “command and control” structure that most of us are used to. Admittedly, the concept of a “DAO” got off to a rocky start. The first big one, appropriately enough called “the DAO” ... Read More
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Mercy flows from taking time to view life through another’s eyes

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The Easter Vigil is a dramatic and joyous opening celebration of the Resurrection on the Eve of Easter. It’s truly the highlight of the liturgical year. Although it’s long, we brought our children to this liturgy when they were quite young because the traditions are rich with symbolism and the proclamation of the resurrection of Christ is loud and clear. We’ve rarely missed one in many years. But this year, Johanna was not up for the Easter Vigil. Her friends visited with us earlier on Holy Saturday. We colored eggs and had a rousing egg hunt with our dogs. Plastic eggs filled with dog kibble makes for a most exciting egg hunt! At the end of the day, Jo needed to rest and I n... Read More
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The Audi Allroad has one surprising new feature for the tech crowd

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The 2017 Audi A4 Allroad talks to you. And it has something important to say. During my recent test, the car sensed when my iPhone was still connected to the USB port. A voice reminded me to take my phone with me. Admittedly, it’s a minor feature on a car that is equipped with multiple safety sensors, including one that adjusts your speed for the car in front of you and shows an alert if you get too close in traffic. Yet the surprise for me is that this is the first car I’ve tested that shows signs of greater awareness about my needs as a driver…when I’m not even driving. You can see how this could evolve. A... Read More
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Funeral services held for Ohio victim of Facebook killer

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Funeral services have been held for a Cleveland retiree whose shooting death was posted on Facebook.Family members on Saturday recalled Robert Godwin Sr. as a loving, gentle person who taught the importance of forgiveness. The 74-year-old Godwin was shot Easter Sunday along a Cleveland street.Gunman Steve Stephens led police on a 2-mile chase in Erie, Pennsylvania, before fatally shooting himself Tuesday.Tonya Godwin-Baines, one of Godwin's 10 children, said the family forgives Stephens. Stephens was a 37-year-old job counselor who worked with young people.Police would not speculate on what triggered the killing, but in the Facebook video and other ... Read More
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Oakland's last major sports team says it'll stay

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As Oakland bleeds pro sports teams, the Athletics say they want a new ballpark — in town.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/68670/Find more videos like this at www.newsy.comFollow Newsy on Facebook: www.facebook.com/newsyvideosFollow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos... Read More
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5 Alexa skills to try this week

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Below are five new or noteworthy skills chosen from the Most Enabled, New, and Customer Favorites This Week categories of the Alexa Skills Store. In Alexa news this week, Alexa skills makers got a new way to test their skills before they release them to the public, and Amazon barred developers from including ads in their skills. ... Read More
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NY Islanders Plan to Pitch Arena at Belmont Park, NHL Says

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The New York Islanders plan to formally submit a proposal to build a new arena on vacant land next to Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters Friday. Bettman confirmed reports that the team’s owners, which currently calls the Barclays Center in Brooklyn home, is prepared to pitch a plan to build a new arena on state-owned land adjacent to the racetrack, but thinks the newly renovated Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is “not a long-term option,” according to multiple New York news outlets. Bettman reportedly made the comments to The Associated Press Sports Editors at his Man... Read More
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A growing world economy: Clear skies ahead? – Counting the Cost

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The outlook for global GDP has started to look a whole lot sunnier. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the world's economy is on track for its strongest growth in half a decade. The IMF's prediction is that world GDP will hit a 3.5% increase in 2017 - that's a significant 0.4% rise from the original prediction of 3.1% for the year.Further positive predictions for Europe's largest economies include the UK, with a 2% increase for the UK, demonstrating that Brexit has not affected the economic outlook there yet. The forecast isn't just about the world's richest nations either, with emerging and low-income economies all seeing a more optimistic outlook. But there are still plenty of hurdles... Read More
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Microsoft is improving Windows 10 Mail and Calendar for Gmail users

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Microsoft today announced that it has begun to add features to its standard-issue Mail and Calendar apps for Windows 10 for Gmail account holders. Over the next few weeks, the enhanced apps will become available to people participating in the Windows Insider Program, and after that, all Windows 10 users will get them. Gmail support in Windows 10 Mail and Calendar is not new. What’s new are nice-to-have features that have only been accessible to Outlook.com account holders and Office 365 subscribers. For one thing, Gmail users will get to use the Focused Inbox, which is a way to prioritize certain emails that Microsoft picked up through its ... Read More
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Friday the 13th: The Game hits PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One next month

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Get out your VHS cassette players, because it’s almost time for some schlocky horror … wait, I’m being told that murder thrillers now come out digitally. Friday the 13th: The Game is getting ready to launch on Steam as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $40 on May 27. This online multiplayer survival arena puts players in control of Jason or one of a handful of young campers who must evade the unstoppable serial killer. Developer IllFonic and publisher Gun Media also revealed new gameplay as part of a launch-date announcement trailer, which you can see above. In the game, you can customize your Jason and the victims to your liking. You can choose between the looks... Read More
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Girls lacrosse: Riverhead 18, Brentwood 7

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Photo: George Faella Riverhead defeated Brentwood 18-7 at the Pulaski Street sports complex. It was a total team effort yesterday afternoon for Riverhead, as all players — starters and bench players — got in the mix and contributed to a big win over Brentwood. The starting players... Read More
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NBA playoff highlights and predictions

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The NBA playoffs tipped off a week ago and continue tonight with a full slate of games. CBS Sports columnist and host of "Reiter Than You" Bill Reiter joins CBSN with his predictions.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike "CBSN" on Facebook HERE: ... Read More
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Cities: Skylines brings PC gaming city building to the Xbox One

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Building and managing cities isn’t just for PC gamers anymore. Developer Paradox Entertainment released Cities: Skylines for Xbox One today. The city-building game came out for PC in 2015 and has sold more than 3.5 million copies. It was able to take advantage of city-building fans that were dissatisfied with SimCity (2013), which required a constant internet connection to play. The Xbox One version costs $40. This genre is unusual for consoles, with most city-building games staying as exclusives for PC. Expanding to the Xbox One could introduce Cities: Skylines to a larger market. The Xbox One version comes with After Dark, the game’s first expansion that adds night-life and tourism locations like casinos to... Read More
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Fixed Operations – A Great Way to Step Up Your Game

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In times when consumer demands dips or plateaus, it's important to rely on the other, more literal tools of your trade. If you haven't done so already, it's time to invest in fixed operations. It today's world, it takes more than just one good trick to be successful. If you follow sports, then you know that a player's ability to achieve success depends not just on the level, but the variety of skills he brings to the game. A baseball player who can hit for power probably won't get far if he's a liability on defense, can't hit for average, or get on base consistent... Read More
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The DeanBeat: Console games on the couch and augmented reality entertainment everywhere

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Some of the best moments I’ve had playing games lately involve sitting on the couch and assuming the identity of Aloy, the female hero of Guerrilla Games’ beautiful PlayStation 4 game, Horizon Zero Dawn. I could spend a lot more evenings lurking through forests and using a bow to take down fearsome dinosaur-like machines that have taken over the post-apocalyptic Earth. And then, this week, I saw Mark Zuckerberg get up on stage at the F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif., and show his vision for augmented reality games that will come for to smartphones starting this fall. Zuckerberg’s games were crude, but cute anim... Read More
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PC Gaming Weekly: Tencent is China’s turf, but Steam is quite safe in the West

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When it comes to PC gaming, most of the world thinks of Steam first. It’s the biggest store and community for PC games, so much so that it’s almost a platform onto itself. But in China, where PC gaming is a growing market (analyst firm Newzoo pegged it at $13.8 billion in 2016), Steam is a runner-up. China belongs to Te... Read More
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March 2017 NPD: Zelda and Tom Clancy have a big month

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The launch of a new Nintendo console has revitalized spending for the gaming industry. Consumers in the United States dropped $1.36 billion on gaming-related hardware, software, and accessories last month. That’s up 24 percent year-over-year from $1.09 billion. Naturally, the Switch and Zelda were major contributors to that success. But Ubisoft also saw success with the introduction of a new Tom Clancy shooter series. March results Hardware: $485 million (up 91 percent from $235 million in March 2017) Console software: $612 million (up 5 percent from $585 million) PC software: $29 million (down 25 percent from $39 million) ... Read More
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Blizzard’s motto for Heroes of the Storm 2.0: free heroes for you, and you, and you!

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Heroes of the Storm is going to give away a bunch heroes. Blizzard announced today that it is letting Heroes of the Storm players choose between one of four “mega bundles” of characters when the 2.0 version of the game launches on April 25. Each one contains 20 heroes. This updated version of the free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) for PC changes the game’s progression system, having players unlock loot chests with random cosmetic rewards each time they level up their account. MOBAs are some of the most popular games in esports world, with League of Legends and Dota 2 leadin... Read More
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Natsume joins other Japanese console studios on PC with Wild Guns Reloaded

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Look out Steam, because Annie’s got a gun. Today, Natsume and Natsume Atari announced a PC release for Wild Guns Reloaded. Reloaded will hit Steam later this yer, and it will also be shown off at E3 in June. Natsume joins other Japanese developers — including Sega and its recent Bayonetta announcement — in bringing their games to a PC audience as console sales continue to decline in the region. Even Sony has shifted its gaming focus away ... Read More
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Aaron Hernandez’s Brain To Be Donated For CTE Study

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Ex-Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's brain will be donated to Boston University. Click here to read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/aaron-hernandez-brain-donated-cte-studies-lawyer-article-1.3080561 Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydailynews Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nydnvideo Friend us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenewyorkdailynews Follow us on Tumblr: http://nydailynews.tumblr.com/... Read More
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Mangano Partners With NY Islanders And Northwell Health Ice Center To Unveil New Girls Hockey Program

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Program to Grow Girls Hockey on Long Island Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined today with Northwell Health Ice Center President and New York Islanders General Manager Garth Snow to announce that Northwell Health Ice Center is expanding its partnership with Nassau County and the New York Islanders to introduce the Islanders Girls Hockey Academy. The program is a development/instructional league for girls 10U (10 and under) and is structured around the USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM). “The New York Islanders and Northwell Health Ice Center management continue to invest in our local community and provide benefits to young players and fans alike,” said Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano “T... Read More
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Northwell partners with Rothman Institute

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New Hyde Park- based Northwell Health has signed a strategic affiliation agreement to establish co-branded facilities with the Rothman Institute, a large orthopedic practice based in Philadelphia. Rothman operates more than 25 locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including two orthopedic urgent care clinics. The Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute and Rothman Institute will develop centers of excellence for orthopedic care in the New York city metropolitan area. Dr. Nicholas Sgaglione, Northwell Health’s chair of orthopedics, said the partnership will bring “together two nimble, forward-thinking organizations that emphasize high-qua... Read More
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Giants QB Eli Manning lashes out at memorabilia fraud accusations

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NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is strongly denying accusations that he knowingly provided fake game-used memorabilia to collectors.A civil racketeering lawsuit filed in court in 2014 resurfaced following emails obtained by the court showed Manning had tried to pass off team gear as "game worn." "I've done nothing wrong and I have nothing to hide," Manning said Thursday. Manning turned over a potentially incriminating email from 2010 earlier this month in connection with the lawsuit that claims the quarterback, the Giants and a team equipment manager knowingly provided memo... Read More
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Call of Duty’s new esports league kicks off Friday

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The first-ever Call of Duty World League Global Pro League starts on Friday as pro esports face off in the first-person shooter multiplayer game for $1.4 million in prizes. Over the next 10 weeks the top 16 Call of Duty professional teams from around the globe will battle each other in two stages of competition, each offering $700,000 in prize purses. Placements in the Global Pro League will dictate seeding in the grand finale of the Call of Duty year, the Call of Duty World League Championship, where another $1.5 million will be on the line, bringing the total CWL prizes to $4 million for the year. Through the next five weekends, 16 professional teams will d... Read More
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Only Tencent could bring Rocket League to China

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Rocket League is racing to a new country. Tencent, the biggest video game company in the world, is bringing the hit soccer-with-cars game to China. While Rocket League is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC as a paid game in the U.S., it will be free-to-play for PC only in China. Rocket League already has more than 30 million players, and this expansion to the lucrative Chinese PC gaming market (which was worth $13.8 billion in 2016, according to Newzoo) will help it continue to grow. Tencent is the gaming powerhouse in China. It owns League of Legends developer Riot Games and has stakes in Activision Blizzard, Super... Read More
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Paragon’s newest hero is a demonic bounty hunter

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Paragon is adding a dark and deadly fighter to its roster. Epic Games revealed the newest hero for its multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) today. Revenant is a cowboy-looking bounty hunter with demonic powers, which you can see in the trailer above. He’ll become playable on PlayStation 4 and PC on April 25. MOBAs are some of the most popular games in the lucrative competitive gaming scene, with hits like League of Legends and Dota 2 at the top. Epic Games does not share player numbers for Paragon, so we do not know how it is competing. Paragon is still in open beta, but the line between that and an official release becomes blurry for a free-to-play game like this. The goal is still the same for Epic: get playe... Read More
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Aaron Hernandez's apparent suicide shrouded in mystery

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SHIRLEY, Massachusetts -- Aaron Hernandez's apparent suicide in prison - just days after the former NFL star was cleared of additional murder charges - remains shrouded in mystery.Why now? Is there more to the story? What happens to his estate? Authorities offered few answers after Hernandez was found hanging from a bedsheet Wednesday in his cell in a maximum-security prison in Massachusetts, where he was serving a life sentence for the 2013 slaying of a onetime friend.His death came hours before his former New England Patriots teammates visited the White House to celebrate their Super B... Read More
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From sportsman to businessman, Stern never far from the NBA

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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2013 file photo, then NBA Commissioner David Stern smiles during a news conference after an NBA board of governors meeting in New York. Stern, 74, is more businessman than sportsman now, advising venture capital firms from his position atop DJS Global Advisors and investing in a number of startups, some of them in sports technology. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- David Stern hasn't left the NBA far behind. Just a few blocks, actually. H... Read More
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Comment on NHL Commissioner questions Barclays, Coliseum for Islanders by Gustav Farley

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The NHL Commissioner on Sunday questioned whether the newly renovated Nassau Coliseum would suit an NHL franchise and whether the team’s Brooklyn home itself is an ideal fit. Commissioner Gary Bettman told Duke Castiglione on Fox5’s Sports Extra on Sunday that the renovated Coliseum, which is even smaller in capacity than the earlier version, would be the smallest arena in the NHL. His comments come amid a push by some Long Islanders to get the team, which plays at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, to return to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum now that the venue has been renovated. “It would make it the smallest building in the league,” Bettman said of the structure that fits fewer fans since its renovation.... Read More
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Comment on NHL Commissioner questions Barclays, Coliseum for Islanders by fmanchester@hiwestbury.com

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The NHL Commissioner on Sunday questioned whether the newly renovated Nassau Coliseum would suit an NHL franchise and whether the team’s Brooklyn home itself is an ideal fit. Commissioner Gary Bettman told Duke Castiglione on Fox5’s Sports Extra on Sunday that the renovated Coliseum, which is even smaller in capacity than the earlier version, would be the smallest arena in the NHL. His comments come amid a push by some Long Islanders to get the team, which plays at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, to return to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum now that the venue has been renovated. “It would make it the smallest building in the league,” Bettman said of the structure that fits fewer fans since its renovation.... Read More
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AR/VR Weekly: Can licensed games build a VR empire on PSVR?

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The biggest video game news out of the weekend’s Star Wars Celebration is the upcoming Battlefront II, which builds on the first by adding a story mode to its multiplayer Stormtrooper-blasting fun. But hidden in all the excitement about this reveal is that Criterion, which worked on ... Read More
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Renault’s R.S. 2027 concept is an upsettingly realistic take on the future of F1

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StarCraft is now free as Blizzard rethinks the huge franchise’s future

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One of the most popular games and esports of all time is now completely free. Blizzard Entertainment has just updated StarCraft, its 19-year-old real-time sci-fi strategy classic, to make it a free download. You can get StarCraft and the Brood War expansion without paying anything by clicking here for the PC and here for the Mac (the download will automatically start if you hit those links). Blizzard has not releas... Read More
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RotoQL raises $1.2 million to level the field in daily fantasy sports

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RotoQL is announcing today that it has raised $1.2 million in seed funding to solve a very practical problem for the millions of people who play daily fantasy sports. Daily fantasy sports became a $3 billion business in the past couple of years (according to analyst firm Eilers & Krejcik Research) as companies like FanDuel and DraftKings made it easy to go online or use your smartphone to compete in a social way in fantasy sports contests where you can win cash prizes. The problem is that many people don’t have the time to create their best possible teams. An estimated 57.4 million people played fantasy sports in 2015 in North America, according to the ... Read More
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Facebook taps into growing augmented-reality market

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The augmented reality game Pokemon Go was a global hit on smartphones last year.Now, Facebook wants to use the same technology to grow its platform. Al Jazeera's Technology Editor Tarek Bazley explains- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish- Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebo... Read More
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Facebook Messenger bots work in groups now — just don’t expect them to chat

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Yesterday at its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook launched Messenger Platform 2.0, and discovery was the main theme, with the addition of new features like chat extensions and bot recommendations by Facebook’s intelligent assistant M. With chat extensions, bots finally gained the ability to interact with people in a group settings. Bots can now be shared in a single chat threa... Read More
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FIFA Confederations Cup 2017: Spartak stadium (360 VIDEO)

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This is the latest project from RT built around the FIFA Confederations Cup held in Russia. The tournament will be held from June 17th to July 2nd. This will be a ‘rehearsal’ tournament before the FIFA World Cup.RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews... Read More
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When small stores go out of business, owners ask: Now what?

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When small or independent retailers post “Going Out of Business” signs, many ask themselves, now what? That may mean trying again — or forging ahead on a completely different career path. Reilly Starr and her business partner had opened Naked Sports Gear, a Manhattan store that sold athletic wear for women, in 2011. They were successful, but faced increasing competition and high rent and other overhead. Three years ago, an underwear company sued over the word “naked.” Starr and her partner fought it until late last year. Then, believing the workout wear fad was fading, they accepted a cash settlement and wound down the business. “We were part of a trend and we seized that trend at the right time, and we rode it ... Read More
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SuperData: Gaming-related videos will earn $4.6 billion this year

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Twitch, YouTube, and other gaming-focused video sites have created an enormous market that attracts a massive global audience, and that market is on pace to grow this year. Gaming content on live and on-demand video sites will generate $4.6 billion in revenues this year, according to a report from industry-intelligence firm SuperData Research. This type of media is hastening the replacement of traditional platforms like cable television. More than 20 percent of the people who consume this content in the U.S. fall into SuperData’s “cord-cutters” category — that’s compared to 8 percent of the general U.S. population. But the market for videos of peopl... Read More
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Newspaper decline continues to weigh on AP earnings

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Earnings at The Associated Press shrank substantially last year compared with 2015, when the news organization enjoyed a large tax benefit that skewed its results. Revenue also edged downward, reflecting continued contraction in the newspaper industry and a stronger U.S. dollar that reduced the value of overseas sales. Net income last year shrank to $1.6 million from $183.6 million in 2015, a 99 percent decline. The 2015 profit figure was bolstered by a one-time, $165 million tax benefit. AP’s 2014 net income of $140.9 million was also boosted by a large non-recurring gain from the sale of a stake in a sports data company. In 2013, net income at the AP — a nonprofit news cooperative — was $3.3 million. Although AP’s... Read More
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Origin Chronos review: the monster gaming PC that isn’t monstrous

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Shure KSE1500 review: taking electrostatic headphones mobile

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Pro gamers can win gold medals in e-sports at the 2022 Asian Games

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Everything Facebook announced at F8 2017

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Facebook has unveiled a host of new features centered around curating a global community. At the company’s 2017 F8 developer conference, attendees were introduced to not only Facebook’s push into augmented reality, but also the next phase of its Messenger platform, bot support within Workplace, a new virtual reality experience, and more. If you missed the keynote, never fear because we have you covered at VentureBeat. Here’s everything Facebook announced at the conference, as of day 1: ... Read More
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Venture Challenge: Innovators dazzle, CountryBox soars

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By GREGORY ZELLER // An e-commerce website pitched by a trio of undergraduate students walked off with top honors, and a hefty $20,000 check, in Tuesday’s final round of the Hofstra-Digital Remedy Venture Challenge Series. Envisioned by Class of 2017 seniors Henry Crayton, Rory Murphy and Lerthon Theuma, CountryBox – designed to bring “care packages” from the old country to expats living abroad – edged out nine other finalists in the annual student business-plan competition. The Venture Challenge is the brainchild of Hofstra alum Mike Seiman, founder and CEO of New York City-based digital media company CPXi, which reformed this year as ... Read More
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Gambling website finds Evil Geniuses is the top-earning team in esports

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Among all the professional franchises in esports, Evil Geniuses is No. 1. To date, its teams have won $15.4 million from 632 tournaments. The Oakland, California-based operation has its Dota 2 team to thank for this. The popular multiplayer online battle arena game accounts for nearly 90 percent of Evil Geniuses’s total earnings. The second highest-grossing team is the China-based Wings Gaming, which has $9.7 million from 21 tournaments. These rankings come from the Champions of Esports report, a new study from gambling platform ... Read More
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Riverhead shuts down Sachem North 13-2

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Photo: George Faella Riverhead defeated Sachem North 13-2 at the Pulaski sports complex yesterday. Riverhead came out very sharp, controlling the play for extended periods of time throughout each quarter. Except for a 20-second lapse, which resulted in two quick Sachem goals, the Blue Waves wer... Read More
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Watch us raid The Disney Afternoon Collection’s temple of lost 8-bit treasures

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You are in your 30s, have a mortgage, and are saving to put your children through college — you’re an adult. But if you give Disney some money, it will happily let you pretend that you’re a kid again. The Disney Afternoon Collection is out today for $20 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It is a bundle of six collaborations between Disney and Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System. I’ve put in some time with each game, which includes DuckTales, DuckTales 2, Darkwing Duck, TaleSpin, Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers, and Chip ‘n Dale Rescue Rangers 2. T... Read More
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GamesBeat Summit will examine how investors see the startup climate

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It’s time to introduce new speakers. We’ll delve into the investment climate for the gaming ecosystem with a panel moderated by Amitt Mahajan, a managing partner at Presence Capital, at our upcoming GamesBeat Summit 2017: How games, sci-fi, and tech create real-world magic. This roundtable session will examine the climate for game startups and how to get funding for them. GamesBeat Summit 2017 will take place on May 1-2 at the historic Claremont resort hotel in Berkeley, Calif., just a short distance from San Francisco. You can ... Read More
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Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days hits Steam May 18 as film celebrates its 25th anniversary

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Spoilers for the 25-year-old Reservoir Dogs movie: I always thought Mr. Orange deserved a better fate than being shot by a random stranger. Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days will help me keep him alive when it hits PC on May 18 (with an Xbox One release later this year). Based on the classic Quentin Tarantino flick, Bloody Days reimagines the events of the film (and adds other game-specific missions) as a top-down shooter with a time-traveling twist from Big Star Games. Using the characters and criminals from the movie, you’ll fight your way through vicious shootouts as you try to complete heists around Los Angeles. Big Star Games is an independent p... Read More
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Token.FM, First Blockchain-Based Direct-to-Fan Music Platform, to Launch Initial Trial in May, Opens Series A Round

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NAPA VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–April 18, 2017– Blockchain, Bitcoin, and token solutions company Tokenly announced today that it will launch its initial trial of Blockchain-based music service token.FM in early May and open a Series A round. token.FM is a direct-to-fan platform, the first to leverage Blockchain technology to address existing media challenges and empower the future of media distribution and fan relationships. Artists control their pricing, distribution, and re... Read More
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Watch Dogs 2 gets the new content you crave … like a tentacle-clad sex robot

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Ubisoft is giving wannabe hackers a new reason to return to San Francisco. The publisher released the No Compromise downloadable content pack for its open world hacking game Watch Dogs 2 for PlayStation 4 today (Xbox One and PC players will have to wait until May 18). No Compromise is the third part of the game’s $40 Season Pass. It’ll cost you $10 separately. Developers use season passes and DLC packs as a way to keep players engaged months after a game’s release — or bring them back after they stopped playing. While critics thought Watch Dogs 2 was ... Read More
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Fantasy sports companies fold as legislative battle resumes

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The daily fantasy sports industry has sharply contracted since the online games offered by companies such as FanDuel and DraftKings sparked court and legislative battles across the United States last year. More than two-thirds of companies that existed this time last year have shuttered, changed focus or joined with competitors, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, the industry’s lobbying arm. Among the most prominent examples is the proposed merger between the industry’s two largest companies — Boston’s DraftKings and New York’s FanDuel. That deal, which was announced late last year, is currently being reviewed by the Federal Trade Commission. At least three notable companies — Fantasy Aces... Read More
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Who needs ESPN? The Golden State Warriors bot sends you video highlights in Facebook Messenger

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The NBA playoffs started last Saturday, and the Golden State Warriors, the team that again ended the season with the best record in the league, has created a Facebook Messenger bot to act as a personal playoff assistant to Dub Nation fans. The bot helps fans cheer on the Warriors, talk trash to friends and coworkers, and follow the team as it tries to reach the NBA Finals for the third year in a row. The bot was launched as part of an onstage demonstration at F8, Facebook’s annual developer conference. The Golden State Warriors bot is made especially for the playoffs and can share live scores and video highlights. Highlight video can be sorted by dunks, 3-point shots (aka splashes), or... Read More
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Facebook updates features for Instant Games, Gameroom, and Gaming Video

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Facebook has provided updates on its progress with its major gaming initiatives: Instant Games, Gameroom, and Gaming Video. That’s all part of its vision to become the place where people play, watch, and share games. The company made the announcements today at its F8 annual developer event in San Jose, California. In an interview with GamesBeat, Leo Olebe, the director of game partnerships at Facebook, said that people have p... Read More
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Facebook turns to discovery, third-party chat extensions in latest Messenger platform push

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Facebook’s Messenger platform was unveiled in 2015 at the company’s F8 conference with the goal of letting developers “build apps that help people connect.” Last year, it expanded to support chatbots which could have been a big thing, but ultimately ... Read More
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Facebook is launching augmented reality games later this year

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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg opened his F8 keynote event today with a talk about augmented reality, and he showed an example of what AR games would look like. In the demo on stage in front of thousands at the F8 developer conference in San Jose, Calif., Zuckerberg showed a father and two children playing with a smartphone. They were holding the phone and tapping their hands on a physical table. But on the screen, they were looking at a scene from a game that was overlaid on top of the real world. This demo was short and part of a larger talk on AR, which represents a strategic effort for Facebook over the next 10 years. Such games will help define whole new genres of games, Zuckerberg said. He showed non-game AR ... Read More
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This modern take on Ghosts ‘n Goblins raised nearly $160,000 on Kickstarter

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One of gaming’s most difficult series has inspired a new Kickstarter success story Battle Princess Madelyn passed its crowdfunding goal today, raising $159,020 to easily eclipse its $44,865 target. Battle Princess Madelyn is a retro-style 2D platformer, taking its inspiration from the classic Ghosts ‘n Goblins series. That Capcom series was famous for its punishing difficulty and monster-filled sword-and-sorcery setting. Developer Casual Bit Games is planning to release Madelyn for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Vita, and Wii U. “The campaign for Battle Princess Madelyn was an incredible and humbling experience,” said Christopher Obritsch, creative director at Causal Bit Games, in a press release ... Read More
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SeatGeek raises $57 million, acquires Israeli ticketing software company TopTix for $56 million

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SeatGeek has acquired Israeli ticketing software company TopTix in a $56 million deal. The deal, representing only SeatGeek’s second acquisition after it bought rival FanSnap back in 2013, was funded by a fresh $57 million Series D round led by Glynn Capital, with participation from Accel, Causeway Media Partners, Haystack Partners, Mousse Partners, and Technology Crossover Ventures. This takes SeatGeek’s total outside funding past the $150 million mark, and it also now has a surplus of $1 million to put towards growing its platform. Founded out of ... Read More
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Mangano & RXR CEO Scott Rechler Announce 2017 RXR Long Island Marathon

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Security Protocols Announced for Athletes & Spectators Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and RXR CEO Scott Rechler today announce the 2017 RXR Long Island Marathon, which includes the traditional 26-mile race, a half marathon, 10k, 5k, 1-mile run, Kids Micro Marathon and other festivities. Events take place Friday, May 5th through Sunday, May, 7th. Last year’s race was a great success with roughly 8,000 registrants. “The Long Island Marathon is one of the region’s most exciting athletic events, and I am pleased to once again team up with the community of runners and RXR for the 2017 Long Island Marathon,” said County Executive Mangano. “While no specific threat exists, the Nassau County Police Department... Read More
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Samsung Galaxy S8 First Impressions: That Screen, You Guys

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The first thing I noticed about the Samsung Galaxy S8, only a moment after turning it on, was the screen. There’s so much of it. An enormous 5.8 inches of bright, crisp, super-saturated colors illuminated my face as the phone booted. I stared at the round corners and curved edges of the glass. Holding it in my left hand, it looked and felt like holding a screen and nothing more. So many phones feel like every other phone, but not this one. The Samsung Galaxy S8 feels like a prop from Ridley Scott movie. It feels like the future.The S8 offers a lot to talk about. It features Bixby... Read More
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Mossberg: Samsung Galaxy S8 squeezes more into less

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If you’re a smartphone company and your last major product caused fires and explosions and had to be removed from the market, you’d want to make sure your next big phone model really stands out and is an object of desire. Samsung did exactly that with the new Galaxy S8, which goes on sale this week for the very hefty starting price of $750 at most US carriers ($720 at Verizon). The S8 is a fast, versatile phone with fine cameras. But by far its biggest benefit is this: it fits a big screen into a surprisingly small, comfortable-to-hold, easy-to-carry body. And the end result is a visual and tactile triumph. There are some trade-offs that resu... Read More
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SteelSeries teams up with Evil Geniuses esports team on gaming gear

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SteelSeries has teamed up with the Evil Geniuses professional esports team to create special editions of gear for gamers. SteelSeries will create special editions of the Arctis Headband, Rival 300 gaming mouse, Apex M500 keyboard, and the QcK+ gaming mousepad. The deal is the latest to show that esports teams are creating weighty brands that resonate with gamers, and companies are moving to get the teams to promote their wares. Rival Turtle Beach, which has the lead market share in headset in the U.S., recently sponsored the Optic Gaming esports team. The Evil Geniuses have won more tournament prize money than any other esport organization in the world, and their stamp of... Read More
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Wounded veteran carries woman across finish line at Boston Marathon

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In what has already become an iconic image, a wounded veteran carried his race partner across the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday, all while she held an American flag.Earl Granville lost his leg while serving in Afghanistan under the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 2008, WCVB reports. He had competed in marathons before, using a hand bike.During this year's Boston Marathon, however, he walked. Adding to the powerful imagery, as Granville neared the end, he put his guide over his shoulders.... Read More
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Wounded veteran carries Boston Marathon contestant across finish line

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In what has already become an iconic image, a wounded veteran carried his race partner across the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday, all while she held an American flag.Earl Granville lost his leg while serving in Afghanistan under the Pennsylvania Army National Guard in 2008, WCVB reports. He had competed in marathons before, using a hand bike.During this year's Boston Marathon, however, he walked. Adding to the powerful imagery, as Granville neared the end, he put his guide over his shoulders.... Read More
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Sneaky Exploit Allows Phishing Attacks From Sites That Look Secure

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Phishing attacks can make even crusading technovangelists paranoid. One wrong click can put you out a ton of cash, or cause a corporate breach. And they evolve constantly. Case in point: A cunning new exploit makes malicious phishing websites appear to have the same URL as known and trusted destinations. You know by now to check your browser while visiting a site to be sure it sports the little green padlock indicating TLS encryption. S... Read More
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Microsoft launches Halo Wars: Definitive Edition on Steam

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War is breaking out of the confines of Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition. Halo Wars: Definitive Edition will hit the Xbox Store, Windows Store, and the Steam PC gaming service on Thursday, April 20, according to developer 343 Industries. Previously, you could only play this version if you owned the Ultimate Edition version of Halo Wars 2, which debuted for PC and Xbox One in February. By breaking out this version of the original game, Microsoft is giving a wider audience the opportunity to try the upgraded visuals and native support for Windows and Xbox One. This is also the most recent sign... Read More
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Jackpot for IGT: DoubleU Games buys its social casino game studio Double Down for $825 million

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International Game Technology (IGT) announced today it is selling Double Down Interactive to South Korea’s DoubleU Games for $825 million. The deal is part of a new strategic partnership in social casino games between the two companies. It’s a good deal for IGT, which is the world’s largest slot machine maker. IGT paid $500 million in 2012 to buy Double Down Interactive, which at the time had just 70 employees but was on the leading edge of the e... Read More
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CBS Sports Now: NBA playoffs

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CBS Sports writer Chip Patterson joins CBSN's Tony Dokoupil to discuss the highs and lows from the NBA playoffs.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: http://bit.ly/1PO0dkxLike "CBSN" on Facebook HERE: ... Read More
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King of Bollywood honored in San Francisco

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Indian film star Shah Rukh Khan, known simply as SRK to his huge international fanbase, was honored at the 60th San Francisco International Film Festival. He said he gets 'very embarrassed' by the attention but he hopes to make his children proud. (April 17)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: ... Read More
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Turtle Beach’s Ear Force 520 and 420X bring simple wireless audio to PC, PS4, and Xbox One

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The built-in headphone jack on the bottom of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 controllers have eliminated some of reasons you’d want a wireless gaming headset for those systems, but I still prefer that option because cords are the worst. Turtle Beach is still making wireless headphones for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and they are affordable and impressive for the price. The Ear Force 520 is $130 and it works with both the PC, PS4, and PS3. The Ear Force 420X is $150, and it is compatible with the PC and Xbox One. That makes these options more than half the cost of the competing ... Read More
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YouTube channel showing giraffe birth 2nd most live-viewed

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In this photo provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April kisses her new calf on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Her birth was broadcast to an online audience with more than a million viewers. (Animal Adventure Park via AP) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- The long-awaited arrival of April the giraffe's baby in upstate New York has made Animal Adventure Park the second most live-viewed channel in YouTube's history. YouTube says April's livestream had mo... Read More
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YouTube channel showing giraffe birth 2nd most live-viewed

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In this photo provided by Animal Adventure Park in Binghamton, N.Y., a giraffe named April kisses her new calf on Saturday, April 15, 2017. Her birth was broadcast to an online audience with more than a million viewers. (Animal Adventure Park via AP) (Credit: AP) (AP) -- The long-awaited arrival of April the giraffe's baby in upstate New York has made Animal Adventure Park the second most live-viewed channel in YouTube's history. YouTube says April's livestream had mo... Read More
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Happy Birthday April 17

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Horizon: Zero Dawn’s new documentary shows how Guerrilla made such an impactful game

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Guerrilla Games‘ Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the best games released so far this year, and now you can see how the game was made. Dutch public television has released a 47-minute documentary about the making of Horizon Zero Dawn. Its designer is Amsterdam-based Guerrilla, which Sony acquired in 2005. Horizon Zero Dawn sold more than 2.6 million copies in its first two weeks after its February 28 debut on the PlayStation 4, and the gaming community con... Read More
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PSVR X-Wing Mission studio Criterion is working on Star Wars: Battlefront II

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Electronic Arts hasn’t confirmed whether Star Wars: Battlefront II will have a virtual reality mission, but the team that made the first game’s VR companion experience is working on the sequel. Criterion Games, the studio best known for the Burnout arcade-style racers, is working on the vehicle elements of Battlefront II, which publisher EA revealed as part of the Star Wars Celeb... Read More
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Heroes of the Storm will get a dose of Overwatch with Genji

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Heroes of the Storm is welcoming Overwatch’s cyborg ninja. Blizzard announced today that its multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) is getting new new content from Overwatch, the developer’s hit team-based shooter, on April 25. Heroes of the Storm is a free-to-play game for PC, and adding new heroes and stages like this can keep players engaged. Genji, the ninja assassin, is joining Heroes of the Storm’s roster, while the Hanamura level from the shooter is also debuting as a stage in the MOBA. Overwatch already has over 25 million players since launching last May for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Blizzard does not release player numbers for Heroes of the Storm, but it’s unlikely that it its matching Overwatch in... Read More
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Same game, different name

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While the names are changing, the owner of a family-owned chain of bowling alleys wants customers to know the game is still very much the same. The chain of five bowling centers known as Maple Family Centers, is in the midst of a major rebranding. Currently, the company’s bowling alleys all have unique names. Among them are Farmingdale Lanes, Coram Country Lanes, Jib Lanes in Flushing, and Countryside Lanes in Clearwater, Fla. Last month, its RVC Lanes in Rockville Centre was renamed Maple Lanes RVC, becoming the first of the bowling centers to be rebranded. Eventually, the company will roll out the rebranding to the rest of its locations. The Florida location is next to make the transformation, becoming Maple Lane... Read More
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NHL Commissioner questions Barclays, Coliseum for Islanders

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The NHL Commissioner on Sunday questioned whether the newly renovated Nassau Coliseum would suit an NHL franchise and whether the team’s Brooklyn home itself is an ideal fit. Commissioner Gary Bettman told Duke Castiglione on Fox5’s Sports Extra on Sunday that the renovated Coliseum, which is even smaller in capacity than the earlier version, would be the smallest arena in the NHL. His comments come amid a push by some Long Islanders to get the team, which plays at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, to return to the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum now that the venue has been renovated. “It would make it the smallest building in the league,” Bettman said of the structure that fits fewer fans since its renovation.... Read More
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Mongolia's ancient instrument striking a chord

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Mongolia's ancient instrument striking a chordThe Morin Khuur or "Horse Fiddle" is Mongolia’s national instrument.The ancient tool is still handcrafted in Mongolia and it has evolved over the years from a folk instrument used in small villages to being featured in classical western performances.Al Jazeera's Pearly Jacob reports from the capital Ulaanbaatar.- Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe- Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEngli... Read More
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The smart marketer’s guide to loyalty in a blockchain world

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The history of airline travel was upended back in 1979 when Texas International Airlines introduced the first frequent flyer program. From there, loyalty programs exploded in popularity and are now commonplace across almost every industry. How loyalty makes money today At the heart of a loyalty program lie a few key concepts: For the most avid users, it increases high value purchases significantly above the cost of servicing the loyalty program For the medium users, it increases purchases above the cost of servicing the loyalty program For the low users, it doesn’t really make a difference ... Read More
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Voximplant makes it easy to put voice and video communication in AR/VR apps

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Voximplant believes that virtual reality and augmented reality get better when you use them to communicate. So the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company is releasing its Unity-based software development kit to make it easy for developers of AR/VR apps to add real-time voice and video communication. Developers using the Unity game engine will be able to integrate voice and video communications with one click. The first of its kind, Voximplant’s Unity SDK enables developers to enhance existing Unity virtual reality and augmented reality apps and games by easily adding real-time voice and video communication between users. “Experiences between users in VR/AR apps and games ... Read More