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Manchester police arrest 19yo man in connection with terrorist attack, 13 people in custody

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Police arrested a 19-year old man during a twin raid in Rusholme and Gorton, Manchester, on Sunday, as part of ongoing investigations into the Manchester Arena attack. A total of 15 people have so far been arrested in connection to the bombing, two of whom have since been released without charge. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8cx2COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE ... Read More
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Tech giants acquired 34 AI startups in Q1 2017

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(Reuters) – A total of 34 artificial intelligence startups were acquired in the first quarter of this year, more than twice the amount of activity in the year-ago quarter, according to the research firm CB Insights. Tech giants seeking to reinforce their leads in artificial intelligence or make up for lost ground have been the most aggressive buyers. Google has acquired 11 AI startups since 2012, the most of any firm, followed by Apple, Facebook and Intel, respectively, according to CB Insights. The companies declined to comment on their acquisition strategies. A spokesman for Apple did confirm the company’s recent purchase of Lattice Data, a startup that specializes in working with unstructured data. Th... Read More
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These incredible Breath of the Wild prints are what a mobile Zelda game should look like

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Hot pursuit: Elephant chasing jeep with tourists in safari park in India

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Tourists in Jim Corbett National Park in India managed to film the moment a wild elephant started chasing their JeepCOURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE h... Read More
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Fans & flares: FC Barcelona supporters go wild after final match

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FC Barcelona fans went wild after their team won 3-1 in Copa del Rey final against Deportivo Alaves.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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Why better design leads to better AI

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As a judge for the newly-minted Mobile UX Awards, I get to see and evaluate many different kinds of mobile experiences — including chatbots. Nearly 10 years after the launch of the game-changing app store, UX designers are programmed to apply app design thinking to just about every mobile experience. But approaching a chatbot like an app is a mistake, because here’s the truth: the two aren’t created equal. Frankenstein-ing your way to a product will never be a winning formula, so it’s critical that UX designers start developi... Read More
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Thousands rally in Tel Aviv in support of two state solution

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Some 15,000 Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv, Saturday night, showing their support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us on Facebook ... Read More
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Fighting ISIS in Marawi: Philippines step up bombing campaign as govt forces battle extremists

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The Armed Forces of the Philippines stepped up its bombing campaign in Marawi, Saturday, as government forces continue to fight militants reportedly linked to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the city.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE ... Read More
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RAW: Molotovs fly in Caracas as violent protests rock Venezuela

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Anti-government protesters barricaded the Francisco Fajardo highway in east Caracas with trucks on Saturday, as clashes broke out again in the Venezuelan capital. COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c...Like us... Read More
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Heavy battles rage in Tripoli as ‘Libya revolution hero’ clashes with UN-backed govt forces

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Deadly clashes continued to dog Tripoli, Saturday, after fighting between rival forces broke out in the Libyan capital one day prior.READ MORE: on.rt.com/8cwb COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE ... Read More
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‘Stop offending Christ’: Poles scuffle outside performance of Catholic themed sex play

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Scuffles broke out as hundreds of nationalists blocked entrance to the Theatre Powszechny over a controversial performance of the play 'The Curse', Warsaw, on Saturday. The play sparks controversy as it depicts, among others, village girl having children with catholic priest and sex scenes with the statue of Pope John Paul II. Protesters chanting 'Jesus exists' and 'Stop offending Christ' blocked the performance, throwing smoke bombs and fighting with counter-demonstrators with police. According to reports, one woman was injured and burnt after being attacked with acid.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT ... Read More
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Einstein’s unique way of thinking contributed to his genius

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Robbert Dijkgraaf is a theoretical physicist and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. He is also the co-author of "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge."In this video, he explains how Albert Einstein saw the world in a different way from how most scientists see it. Following is a transcript of the video.Einstein was a true genius and it’s the example that we all aspire to be as a scientist. But already as a child he had a very original way of thinking.So from the very beginning, for Einstein, his imagination was crucial. He was not such a good student because he was a very original thinker.And I think that was, kind of, the magic touch that he had... Read More
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Neuroscientist explains why free will could be an illusion

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Dean Buonomano, a professor at UCLA and author of "Your Brain Is a Time Machine: The Neuroscience and Physics of Time," gives a simple explanation of the theory of eternalism. Following is a transcript of the video.It seems that everything in the universe has already happened under eternalism.In the context of physics, there’s two general views of the nature of time. One we can think of is "presentism," which only the present is real. And the second, we can think of as "eternalism" in which the past, present, future are equally real. And under this view, now is to time as here is to space. In other words, just as I happen to be here now, it’s perfectly acceptable to me that there are other ... Read More
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YouTube star Colin Furze turned a microwave into a video game console

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Gazillion 2.0: How an online game company rebooted itself and brought Marvel Heroes Omega to the consoles

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Gazillion Entertainment is a company that came back from the dead. It was shedding employees a few years ago, and now it’s celebrating the recent debut of its massively multiplayer online game Marvel Heroes Omega on the PlayStation 4. Soon it will debut on the Xbox One. The company’s new leadership refers to this era as Gazillion 2.0, where it had to reboot not only its biggest game but also the whole company. And early results from the beta test look good. “The word of mouth is viral,” said David Von Dorman, CEO of Gazillion, in a fireside chat with GamesBeat’s Mike Minotti at our recent GamesBeat Summit 2017. “We are so pleased ... Read More
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How to use Snapchat in 2017

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The crossover between car simulations and autonomous vehicles

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Artificial intelligence is advancing fast and it is leading to strange bedfellows. One case is the interplay between AImotive, a maker of self-driving car software for real-world autonomous cars, and Slightly Mad Studios, the London-based maker of the Project Cars video game and the upcoming Project Cars 2. AImotive found that it needed to test its self-driving car software in cars on the road, but that wasn’t really easy to do, given regulatory restrictions on where such cars can be driven. So the company turned to a video game, Project Cars, and used it to test... Read More
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The emerging legal battle over video game streaming rights

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Esports advertisers, consumers, brands, investors, and athletes are congregating around streaming game content, competing for the revenue it generates. Juniper Research reports that esports and streaming video game content will generate $3.5 billion by 2021, up from $1.8 billion in 2016. Technological advances in cloud gaming, virtual reality and cross play could accelerate these revenue projections. Revenue from live or recorded streams comes from advertisements before and after videos, or video advertisement overlays. Game developers are adjusting their legal policies and adop... Read More
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Egypt strikes militants in Libya after deadly attack on Christians

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The Egyptian Air Force has targeted militant camps in Libya in retaliation for the deadly attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians, which left at least 28 dead and 24 injured. Footage of the airstrikes was released online, allegedly showing the Egyptian jets attacking targets around the Libyan coastal city of Derna.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More
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Dozens killed, more than 120 injured as rival fractions clash in Tripoli

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At least 28 people have been killed and over 120 wounded in the Libyan capital of Tripoli, where rival factions vying for control in the fractured country clashed on Friday using tanks, armored vehicles and pickup trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More
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How to remain anonymous while using bitcoin

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Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency that can help protect your identity when making purchases online. But it's not foolproof. Kevin Mitnick, one of the world's most famous hackers and author of the book "The Art of Invisibility," offers some tips that will help you remain anonymous. Following is a transcript of the video:The whole idea of really being truly invisible is a disconnect between you as the user and your first connection to the internet.If you use bitcoin, there is a blockchain. And the blockchain is really traceable.In fact, during the trial of Ross Ulbricht, the guy that was accused of running the drug emporium Silk Road, they were able to trace millions of dollars of transactions t... Read More
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Vanquish on PC punishes players with more damage at higher framerates

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Game difficulty modes should come in Easy, Medium, and 144 frames per second. Vanquish, an excellent 2010 shooter for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 from Platinum Games, finally launched on PC yesterday, and it picked up a glitch in the transition. Publisher Sega and Platinum worked to update the game for PC, which included adding support for 4K and unlocking the framerate. But if you set the game to run faster than 30 frames per second, you are also making it more difficult. That’s because enemies do more damage per attack at a higher framerate, as first discovered by a mem... Read More
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Here’s how long humans could survive in space without a spacesuit

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Why are astronauts always wearing those bulky suits? You don't NEED them, do you? Here's what would really happen to an exposed human in the void of space. Below is a transcript of the video:What would happen if you went to space without a spacesuit? Whatever you do, don't hold your breath!The vacuum of space will pull the air from your body. So if there’s air left in your lungs, they will rupture.Oxygen in the rest of your body will also expand. You'll balloon up to twice your normal size, but you won’t explode. Your skin is elastic enough to hold you together. Any exposed liquid on your body will begin to vaporize. So the surfaces of your tongue and eyes will boil. Without air in y... Read More
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Aya Hijazi describes a surprising meeting with President Trump after her release from Egypt

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WATCH TONIGHT ON PBS: Aya Hijazi, an Egyptian-American aid worker who spent three years in an Egyptian jail, talks to Judy Woodruff for her first interview since her release last month. Hijazi recounts a surprising conversation with President Trump about who was responsible for her arrest – the Muslim Brotherhood group or Egyptian President el-Sisi’s regime– at the White House shortly after her return to the U.S.Find a clean version of this video for media use here:... Read More
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Aya Hijazi describes her experience in prison in Egypt

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WATCH TONIGHT on PBS: Egyptian-American Aya Hijazi describes her three-year detention in Egypt. “Prisons are largely a closed place,” she tells Judy Woodruff. “And we suffered that.”Watch a clean version of this clip, suitable for broadcast use here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxP9F...... Read More
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Aya Hijazi on how she was arrested in Egypt

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WATCH: I thought “we were going to be released within a day or a few days, and it went on for three years,” Egyptian-American Aya Hijazi tells Judy Woodruff about her years-long stay in an Egyptian jail on false charges. The interview airs TONIGHT on PBS.Find a clean version of this video suitable for broadcast use here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hwAh...... Read More
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Drone video shows impact of landslide damage to iconic Calif. highway

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Drone video shows impact of landslide damage to iconic Calif. highway

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Caltrans estimates the slide is five football fields wide and juts 250 feet into the Pacific Ocean, changing the coastline to include what looks like a rounded skirt hemSubscribe 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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NASA just released the first inside-look of Jupiter’s rings

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NASA's Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter since July, 2016. But only just recently have scientists had a chance to analyze all of its data — and the results are painting a different picture of Jupiter than what anyone expected.Juno is also returning images unlike any we've ever seen, including of Jupiter's ring system. Jupiter's rings may not be as pronounced as Saturn's, but its ring system still extends to an impressive 140,000 miles away from the giant gas planet. This video shows the first inside peak of Jupiter's rings — Juno snapped it when it was between the planet and the ring system.Read more: ... Read More
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Ultima Online vets aim for emergent MMO gameplay with Legends of Aria

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Most massively multiplayer online role-playing games take their cues from World of Warcraft: lots of quests and storylines that the designers mete out to players. Legends of Aria wants to show that emergent gameplay can work in MMOs, too. Ultima Online vets Derek Brinkmann and Tim Cotten founded Citadel Studios in 2013 with the aim of creating an Ultima Online- and Neverwinter Nights-inspired sandbox MMORPG. Its previous incarnation, Shards Online, raised a little over $105,000 on Kickstarter in 2014. Prior to launching it in paid alpha, the ... Read More
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New Ka-62 copter conducts 1st flight near Moscow

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The prototype Ka-62 helicopter successfully completed its first test flight on Thursday. The flight lasted 15 minutes at a speed of 110 km/h and marked a significant milestone in the model’s development, showing that the prototype has undergone all the necessary revisions, the Russian Helicopters company said in a statement.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE ... Read More
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NATO conducts drills in Poland

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The international NATO combat group finished the 'Puma 17' drills in Orzysz, northeastern Poland, on Friday.The squads of NATO soldiers performed drills with ground and air military technicians, including Polish PT-91 tanks, BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicles, US models of Stryker armored personnel carriers and Mi-24 military helicopters.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe t... Read More
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US stock indexes waver Friday, keeping market near record highs

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U.S. stocks are little changed Friday, keeping indexes near record highs following a six-day winning streak. Technology companies, which have led the market’s recent rally, are flat overall. Video game companies are falling as Wall Street was disappointed by forecasts from GameStop. Consumer-focused companies rose. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index held steady at 2,414 as of 10:40 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow Jones industrial average was little changed at 21,082. The Nasdaq composite stayed at 6,204. The Russell 2000 index of small-company stocks sank 6 points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,377. GAME OVER: GameStop’s first-quarter results were stronger than analysts expected, but sales of wireless devices were w... Read More
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The DeanBeat: Prey is a game where the developers decided to torture gamers

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Bethesda’s Prey turned out to be a surprisingly engaging game for me. It reminded me of BioShock and its progression system where I became more and more powerful in dealing with frightening enemies. But I also felt manipulated and frustrated. More than once, I slapped my head about why the developers at Arkane Studios, who clearly agonized over this game in the multiple years it took them to make it, made the choices they did. I felt they tortured me. The game itself had a tortured history. The original came out in 2006 from Human Head Studios. The sequel got lost in development hell, and Bethesda acqu... Read More
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Why Soul Machines made an AI baby

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At Soul Machines, a company that uses artificial intelligence to create lifelike avatars that respond to human emotion, a fair amount of their work could be considered unsettling to the average person who fears the coming takeover by our AI-robot overlords. It’s a company that pretty much lives in the uncanny valley, that space between fake and real that can creep people out, but that’s not usually what happens when people meet BabyX, said Soul Machines founder Mark Sagar. Instead, he says, wh... Read More
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Far Cry 5 focuses a terrifyingly realistic armed cult

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Ubisoft revealed today that Far Cry 5 will be about one of the most disturbing realities about American extremism: an armed religious cult that believes the collapse of society is near. The French video game publisher has a way of making fictional games feel realistic, like the San Francisco setting of the recent Watch Dogs 2. But this game is going to make a lot of people, Americans in particular, feel uncomfortable about where our society is heading. The recent presidential election surely showed that the United States is divided, and the open-wo... Read More
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Syrian army ‘opens way’: Roads between Palmyra & Damascus liberated from ISIS

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The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) successfully drove squads of Islamic State terrorists from an area near the village of Khnefies in the Homs Province on Thursday, reopening roads between the city of Palmyra and Syria’s capital.The M90, M53, and M45 highways are now open for the first time since 2014.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE ... Read More
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Google launches Data GIF Maker to help storytellers convey information through animations

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In an age of ubiquitous computing and high-bandwidth video streaming capabilities from our pockets, the fact that the humble GIF continues to thrive is a remarkable feat. But its success is testament to the 30-year-old file format’s continued support, and ability to convey information (and entertain) without requiring huge processing power. Indeed, GIFs continue to be used for many purposes, which is why Google has launched the Data Gif Maker, a tool aimed at helping journalists and storytellers convey information visually through simple animations. “Data visualizations are an essential storytelling tool in journalism, and though they are often intrica... Read More
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League of Angels – Paradise Land Endorsed by Gal Gadot Launches on Mobile

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LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 26, 2017– GTarcade is proud to announce that League of Angels – Paradise Land, the company’s latest turn-based fantasy RPG endorsed by Hollywood superstar Gal Gadot, was launched on iOS and Android today. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170525006215/en/ ... Read More
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Sister Uses Her Gifts to Honor Fallen Soldier

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After a roadside bomb killed her brother in Iraq, Wisconsin violin maker Sonja St. John finds solace, and healing, in the creative process. AP Video by Martha Irvine and Carrie Antlfinger. (May 26)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to... Read More
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PC Gaming Weekly: How modding may play into Take-Two’s strong earnings

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Want to know why Take-Two is OK with Rockstar pushing its next blockbuster into 2018? Just look at the insane money it’s still making from Grand Theft Auto V — a game that came out in 2013. This week, the triple-A game publisher released its earnings, which were above analyst expectations. And that’s in part thanks to GTA V... Read More
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Netflix drops ‘Castlevania’ teaser

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The new teaser for Netflix's "Castlevania" series plays up its video game origins.Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/69447/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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A physicist answers why we are here

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Physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf, a contributor to the "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge," explains how the small differences in theories about space and time might explain why life just happened to happen. Below is a transcript of the video:Perhaps the most fundamental philosophical question that you can ask in science is: “Why are we here?”I’m Robbert Dijkgraaf. I am Robbert Dijkgraaf and the Director and Leon Levy Professor of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. and a theoretical physicist.To understand the universe, we have to bring together the two key ideas that are governing modern physics. On the one hand, we have Einstein’s theory of relativity. That describes th... Read More

Superdata: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds made $34 million in April

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You don’t kill 99 digital strangers without making a few bucks. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is making bank. We already knew this because the Battle Royale-like online multiplayer shooter has topped the best-selling games on Steam for more than a month. But what does this translate into in dollars? Well, in April, Battlegrounds generated $34 million, according to market-intelligence firm SuperData Research’s estimates. That was enough to make it the No. 7 hi... Read More
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Air traffic controllers are masters of handling stress

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Robert Sapolsky, Stanford University professor and author of "Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst," has studied how humans handle stress. Air traffic controllers face an incredible amount in their daily jobs, but the successful ones find a way to turn it off. Here's a transcript of the video:Whoa…Screw up and hundreds of people are deadMy name is Robert Sapolsky.I’m professor of neuroscience at Stanford.What’s interesting though is to look at occupations that are immensely immensely stressful. Where what you see are two different profiles of outcome. And the poster child for that for years has been people studying is air traffic controllers.The... Read More
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Duterte deploys commandos, attack helicopters to retake Marawi from ISIS-linked fighters

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Philippines special forces launched an attack on Islamist militant positions in Marawi City early Thursday morning in a bid to retake the city from the ISIS-affiliated Maute group. The operation involved ground troops supported by attack helicopters.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-airSubscribe to RT! ... Read More
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Activists ‘eat spaghetti’ while imitating G7 leaders to highlight famine crisis

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Video courtesy of OXFAM Oxfam activists posing as G7 leaders ate spaghetti in an attempt to highlight the perceived lack of action to end the famine in four African nations.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tv RT LIVE ... Read More
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ISIS Video Featuring Tourist Destinations Viewed As ‘Credible’ Threat

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There is a newly released (May 2017) ISIS propaganda video Click here to read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/isis-video-featuring-las-vegas-strip-viewed-credible-threat-article-1.3196042 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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Google A.I. Clinches Series Against Humanity’s Last, Best Hope To Win At Go

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Enlarge this image Ke Jie, the world's No. 1 Go player, stares at the board during his second match against AlphaGo in Wuzhen, China, on Thursday. The 19-year-old grandmaster dropped the ma... Read More
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America First? Trump shoves aside Montenegro PM at NATO summit

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US President Donald Trump was caught on camera pushing Montenegrin Prime Minister Dusko Markovic out of the way at the NATO summit in Brussels.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT http://ruptly.tvRT LIVE ... Read More
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MXGP3 and MotoGP 17 raise the bar on realistic racing simulations

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I got some hands-on experience with the motocross racing simulations MXGP3 and MotoGP 17 yesterday. I’m not sure what I accomplished, other than proving that I am perhaps the worst video game motorcycle rider in history. But there are plenty of fans out there who will be excited to hear what Andrea Giolito, senior product manager, had to tell me about the two games coming from developer Milestone and publisher Square Enix. The titles debut on the consoles and PC on June 20 in North America for MXGP3 and July 11 for MotoGP. The games are realistic racing simulations. MXGP3 is about dirt bike action, while MotoGP 17 is about racing on pavement. Both have licenses fro... Read More
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How do you fix Facebook moderation? Figure out what Facebook is

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On Sunday, The Guardian published what it has dubbed the Facebook Files, leaked documents describing the rules Facebook has developed to govern what its 2 billion users are allowed to share publicly. The more than 100 internal documents reveal the chasm between the platform’s simple and anodyne Terms of Service or Community Guidelines and the complex and granular moderation work that really takes place on the platform. Until now, there has been little information about how hidden teams of workers, assisted by expanding and experimental AI, regulate millions of violent, hateful, abusive, and... Read More
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Samsung Galaxy Book review: one step forward, one step back

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This field of sea stars is actually a death trap that scientists never saw coming

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Scientists were observing a field of brittle sea stars off Jarvis Island when they saw something they never expected: One of the brittle stars snatched a squid right out of the water. A member of the team described the scene as a "once in a lifetime" event.Video courtesy of NOAA.Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/saiFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/techinsiderTWITTER: ... Read More
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App Samurai launches to help startups take a stab at user acquisition

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Our research is very clear on this point: Mobile marketing budgets are being wasted, and most of the money is being spent on user acquisition. That’s because mobile marketing is still difficult for many, and getting new users is seen as more important than retention, advocacy, or customer service. Today, App Samurai has launched its mobile, self-service advertising tool to help solve this problem for businesses of all sizes. And it has an interesting trick up its sleeve — cost per install (CPI) optimization. CPI, you say? I... Read More
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The Viral Machine

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When Wolfgang Hammer talks about the future of entertainment, people listen. Hammer is the mastermind behind the American reboot of House of Cards, the guy with the unlikely idea of bringing together David Fincher and a forgotten BBC series. He produced two of CBS Films’ first prestige movies: the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis and Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths. He’s had a charmed career: leap-frogging from a master’s degree at Stanford to an entry-level job at Media Rights Capital to eventually becoming the president of CBS’s fledgling films division. So when Hammer came to Turner with an ambitious concept, the cab... Read More
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Heads up: Augmented reality prepares for the battlefield

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Worldpay demos system for making payments inside virtual reality worlds

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With virtual reality (VR) seemingly infiltrating every facet of our lives, from movie theaters and theme parks to TV broadcasting and internet searches, it’s only a matter of time before com... Read More
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‘I will solve problems of Mindanao. If I cannot, I will resign’ – Duterte on martial law declaration

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to fight against armed forces like alleged Islamic State-linked ‘Maute Group’ at Manila International Airport on Wednesday. Duterte declared martial law for 60 days on Tuesday on the island of Mindanao and the nearby island provinces of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi after clashes between the army and militants with alleged links to Islamic State in Marawi. Five army soldiers and two police officers have so far been killed, and 31 soldiers were wounded in the ongoing sporadic fighting. 13 Maute members have also been killed.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT ... Read More
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‘I will solve problems of Mindanao. If I cannot, I will resign’ – Duterte on martial law declaration

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to fight against armed forces like alleged Islamic State-linked ‘Maute Group’ at Manila International Airport on Wednesday. Duterte declared martial law for 60 days on Tuesday on the island of Mindanao and the nearby island provinces of Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi after clashes between the army and militants with alleged links to Islamic State in Marawi. Five army soldiers and two police officers have so far been killed, and 31 soldiers were wounded in the ongoing sporadic fighting. 13 Maute members have also been killed.COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT ... Read More
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Rocket Lab first to launch orbital-class rocket into space from private launchpad

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With the commercial space race heating up, a U.S.-New Zealand aerospace firm has achieved a notable milestone, becoming the first to launch an orbital-class rocket into space from a private launchpad. Rocket Lab‘s Electron rocket launched from the Mahia Peninsula, on New Zealand’s North Island, at 16:20 local time on May 25 (21:20 PT, May 24). While the rocket did reach space, it failed to reach orbit. There were no media or spectators in attendance, but the company posted this video to Twitter: #ItsaTest ... Read More

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds tips from a grand champion (I won once)

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You don’t have to call me “the greatest,” but you can if you want and also you have to. I finally won a solo match in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds last night, so I am now qualified to give advice on how to win. After playing a few dozen games and never finishing first, I assumed that even if I did luck my way into the top spot, I’d never have any useful tips to pass on to anybody. And I probably still don’t, but that’s not going to stop me. Here are my tips for winning in PUBG: Best meal I've ever had. ... Read More
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What’s trending on Weibo 05.24.17

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Published on May 24, 2017A single mother in China shocked and enraged online users -- after a video of her actions went viral. CGTN's Audrey Siek is in the Digital Hub with more on what she did, and what's trending online. Category License Standard YouTube License ... Read More
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This isn’t the VR we’ve been dreaming of — and that’s a good thing

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When the term “virtual reality” first became a topic of general conversation, many people had grand expectations of what it would look like when it arrived. Spurred by sci-fi movies like 1982’s “Tron” and 1992’s “The Lawnmower Man,” we imagined complex, fully immersive environments entered using headsets and specialized haptic suits. A quarter-century later, we’re still not quite there. Hollywood studios and game developers still face challenges fulfilling that flashy vision of VR. What we’re seeing instead are different kinds of VR success stories – ones we never anticipated. For example, corporations have quietly been taking advantage of VR, with companies like PwC, Accenture, and travel center giant... Read More
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Netflix uses real NES Netflix app to reveal its Castlevania show

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Konami hasn’t done a much with its Castlevania video game series in recent years, but you know you can’t keep Dracula down forever. Netflix just revealed the trailer for its upcoming original animated program Castlevania, which is based on the classic series that first appeared on the Nintendo Entertainment System. The trailer starts with an NES and the custom-made Netflix app for that ancient 8-bit systems (which really works). The trailer then cuts into footage of Castlevania, and we see several action scenes and moody characters with whips and a lust for human blood. We ... Read More
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Why you should never pour grease down the drain

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It can be easy to just wash out your pan and whatever grease is left on it right after cooking, but you could be doing real damage to your pipes and the public sewer system when you do. Here's what you need to know. The following is a transcript of the video: Bacon grease isn't just bad for you, it's bad for your pipes too. Grease can build up in your pipes. It can clog the pipes and be difficult to remove.But the situation gets worse when the grease hits the sewers where it combines with everyone else's fats and greases. The fats in the grease get broken down over time. They become fatty acids and glycerol. The fatty acids bind with calcium in the sewers creating a soap-like compound.Th... Read More
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Does the Manchester Attack Show the Islamic State’s Strength or Weakness?

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Why AI gets the language of games but sucks at translating languages

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As seen at Google DeepMind’s conference this week, machine learning with AI has seeped into a number of industries in recent years. Whereas in the past it was more a topic of discussion on theoretical applications, we now see machine learning being applied in smart cars, video games, digital marketing, virtual personal assistants, chatbots, and other areas of daily life. As AI moves to disrupt and improve more sectors, there are still barriers to overcome before we need to fear for our jobs. In a recent translation competition, human beings beat AI, but it’s only a matter of time before machines become digital babel f... Read More
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The Best Tent for Family and Car Camping

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Our pick Eureka Copper Canyon 6 Spacious, versatile, and affordable, the Copper Canyon 6 has all the features most car campers need and none of the fussy extras they don’t. When you’re going to be lugging your tent a couple hundred feet from your car at most, you don’t need an ultralight, h... Read More
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Your dog has different kinds of barks — here’s why

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Dogs are always barking, which means dogs are always taking. Here's how to tell if there's a burglar outside, it's bathroom time, or if they're just playful. Following is a transcript of the video:Oh, there's so many types of Barks!There’s so many types of vocalization that dogs make and I think the first thing to realize is that they do usually all have a meaning.So, a bark is not just a noisy sound. It is a noisy sound but it's usually a sound that's trying to do one of a couple of things.Express distress, get your attention, tell us about somebody outside the door, some disruption or something surprising.Look at the context in which the dog is using the vocalization an... Read More
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Facebook reportedly orders original video shows from BuzzFeed and Vox

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Facebook inks video deals with BuzzFeed and Vox to challenge YouTube

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(Reuters) — Facebook has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks, according to several sources familiar with the situation. Facebook is planning two tiers of video entertainment: scripted shows with episodes lasting 20 to 30 minutes, which it will own; and shorter scripted and unscripted shows with episodes lasting about 5 to 10 minutes, which Facebook will not own, according to the sources. All of the sources asked to remain anonymous because the deals are confidential. Facebook’s move to acquire and license origin... Read More
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Correction Officer Shoots Self And Woman While Showing Off His Gun

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Video surveillance showed that Officer Carillo had racked the pistol’s slide and pulled the magazine out when the gun went off in Hell's KitchenClick here to read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/c...Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/nydailynewsFollow us on Twitter: ... Read More
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Watch Panos Panay launch Microsoft’s new Surface Pro

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Watch Panos Panay launch Microsoft's new Surface Pro - The Vergeclockmenumore-arrow (function(d) { try { if (localStorage.getItem('chorus-fonts-0b50f0674bed2b66b24a77410eb3f99c') === 'yes') { d.documentElement.className += ' fonts-loaded'; } } catch (e) {} var fontUrls = ["https://fonts.voxmedia.com/unison/stylesheets/verge.1d37918fdeeb1febc4d68217382a1e72.css"]; var ss = d.styleSheets; for (var i=0; i -1) { ss[i].ownerNode.media = 'all'; fontUrls.splice(idx, 1); } } if (fontUrls.length > 0) { setTimeout(onload, 0); } } onload(); })(document); var chorusInitQueue=[],volume_embed_host="https://volume.vox-cdn.com";var Chorus=Chorus||{};Chorus.windowLoaded=!1,Chorus.AddS... Read More
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Suspect in House Fire That Killed 7 Denied Bond

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An Ohio man accused of setting a house fire that killed seven of his neighbors has been denied bond at his first court appearance. Stanley Ford, 58, appeared by video in court in Akron on Wednesday. (May 24)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of th... Read More
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Newlyweds in Aleppo take wedding photos amid city ruins

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Hala and Hatem from Aleppo just got married, and they decided to take their wedding pictures in the ruins of the Old City. That part of Aleppo is on UNESCO's World Heritage list but was greatly damaged in the war. They sent us these photos and a video diary exclusively.Subscribe to the "CBSN" Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/1Re2MgSWatch "CBSN" live HERE: http://cbsn.ws/1PlLpZ7Follow "CBSN" on Instagram HERE: ... Read More
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The Best Cheap Laptop

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That said, it’s difficult to make one firm recommendation for a cheap Windows laptop because laptop makers introduce and discontinue these models without notice and prices can change overnight. We hope our picks are still in stock at the time you’re reading this, but if not, we’ve also collected some tips on what to look for when shopping. Not sure what type of laptop you need? Check out “What Laptop Should I Buy?” Our pick ... Read More
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Video Shows Police Raid In Manchester

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Manchester residents took amateur video of police activity apparently connected with the Manchester Arena explosion which killed at least 22 people on Monday night. (May 24)Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPressGet updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNewsThe Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and... Read More
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Gwent enters open beta phase — it’s essentially launching

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The biggest challenger yet to Hearthstone’s throne is now available to everyone. Gwent: The Witcher Card game has entered public beta for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Now everyone who wants to try the free-to-play digital card game can download it on those platforms. A public beta for a game like this is basically a launch. You’re playing the full game, but with the understanding that the developer is still tweaking things and could reset your progress. This open beta could also help generate hype for Gwent as it hopes to take a chunk of a digital card game market that market research firm ... Read More
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How 1APP wants to disrupt the app stores with infinite distribution

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Mobile app developers face a lot of friction when it comes to getting people to use their apps. They have to advertise the app and get a user to touch the ad, download the app, and then start to use it. But 1APP wants to address that by making apps infinitely distributable. Raheel Hasan, CEO of 1APP, spoke about this at our recent GamesBeat Summit 2017 event in a lightning talk. He noted how app distribution hasn’t changed much in the past 10 years, and the cost of advertising apps has skyrocketed. 1APP has virtualized Android in the cloud so that you can access the app or game instantly. When you tap on a link in an ad, you can instantly play the game. These links can appear anywhere, such as a Twitter stream, and you ca... Read More
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Apple’s App Store is creating twice as many million-dollar publishers as Google Play

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Apple’s App Store is creating twice as many newly minted $1 million publishers as Google Play in the U.S., according to a report by measurement firm Sensor Tower. Sensor Tower’s Store Intelligence data reveals that more app publishers are achieving the important milestone on Apple’s App Store than on Google Play, based on an analysis of in-app revenues for developers who are hitting $1 million in revenue for the first time. This data tells you why Apple’s monetization leadership in the world’s second largest market for app spending is important. Not only are consumers spending more per device thr... Read More
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Samsung’s new Gear 360 camera costs $229 and goes on sale in the U.S. on May 25

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Samsung has finally confirmed the pricing and U.S. availability for its refreshed Gear 360 camera. The second generation device will go on sale on May 25 in-store and online through Samsung, Amazon, BestBuy, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and U.S. Cellular. The Korean tech titan announced the first version of the Gear 360 in February last year, though it didn’t arrive on the market for some months later. Then in March this year, Samsung ... Read More
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Robocop Guards Mall: World’s first robot cop goes on duty in UAE

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The world’s first robot police officer officially reported for duty at the UAE’s flagship Dubai Mall on Tuesday.The high-tech police officer, unveiled at the GITEX Technology Conference in Dubai in 2015, can recognize the faces of wanted criminals in airports and malls. It also assists shoppers with directions and can contact Dubai police if there’s a problem. The ‘Robocop’ also flirts with tourists, saying 'you have really pretty eyes' and asking 'if they grew up around here.'COURTESY: RT's RUPTLY video agency, NO RE-UPLOAD, NO REUSE - FOR LICENSING, PLEASE, CONTACT ... Read More