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 2018-07-18 17:09 

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Bossa Nova Robotics acquires Hawxeye to improve inventory object detection...

Inventory robot maker Bossa Nova Robotics today announced it has acquired Hawxeye, a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff whose work focuses primarily on computer vision and facial recognition softwa......

 2018-07-18 16:20 

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GamesBeat reader survey — What are you interested in reading from us?...

Hello, readers. GamesBeat would like to ask you for a favor: Please tell us a bit about who you are and what you like — or more important, don't like — about our current coverage ......

 2018-07-18 16:01 

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How Unreal Engine 4.20 will jumpstart creativity, scalability, and cross-platform games...

With so much news about Fortnite lately, it's easier to forget that Epic Games makes the Unreal Engine. But today, the game engine behind some of the most realistic and is taking center stage......

 2018-07-18 16:00 

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The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners debuts on VR in 2019...

Skydance Interactive announced that The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners will debut in 2019. It's the company's first foray into VR, though it hasn't said what platforms this wi......

 2018-07-18 15:35 

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VentureBeat is looking for a social media contractor...

We're looking for a social media contractor with experience in the news industry to help expand VentureBeat's brand through social media. VB's mission is to be the authoritative s......

 2018-07-18 15:13 

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Dragon Ball Fighterz next DLC characters add black-haired Goku and Vegeta...

Dragon Ball Fighterz next downloadable characters are the base forms of Goku and Vegeta, according to Siliconera (a gaming news site that specializes in Japanse gaming). The fighters will be availa......

 2018-07-18 14:50 

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Nervos Network raises $28 million to make enterprise blockchain networks...

Nervos Network has raised $28 million to build a next-generation blockchain network for the enterprise. The company raised the money from Polychain Capital, Sequoia China, Wanxiang Blockchain, FBG ......

 2018-07-18 14:30 

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These Swiss brothers went from selling waffles to blockchain finance...

We are at the beginning of global disruption via blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies. The sun is only just peeking over the crypto horizon as the tech world comes to grips with the implica......

 2018-07-18 14:16 

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AI leaders Musk, Tegmark, and DeepMind call for autonomous weapons systems ban...

Prominent artificial intelligence thought leaders including SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Skype founder Jaan Tallinn, three cofounders of Google's DeepMind subsidiary, and Future of Life In......

 2018-07-18 13:46 

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Video shows 2018's top MacBook Pro throttling due to Core i9 heat...

Apple's expensive new Core i9 MacBook Pro performs so poorly under load that that it shouldn't even be offered to customers, a popular YouTube video creator alleges....

 2018-07-18 13:35 

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Mike Capps: Ex Epic Games prez unveils Diveplane's understandable and responsible AI...

Mike Capps, former president of Epic Games, retired six years ago to focus on his family. But yesterday he announced that he has cofounded a new business, Diveplane, that aims to use artificial int......

 2018-07-18 13:18 

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Kleiner Perkins and GV invest $21 million in AI health care startup Viz.ai...

Artificial intelligence (AI) health care startup Viz.ai has raised $21 million in a round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins, with participation from Alphabet's venture capital arm GV. Founded......

 2018-07-18 13:15 

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Google CEO on $5 billion EU antitrust fine: 'Android has created more choice, not less'...

Following the record $5 billion antitrust fine announced today by European regulators, Google CEO Sundar Pichai penned an impassioned defense of the company's Android mobile operating system.......

 2018-07-18 13:00 

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R4 Technologies raises $20 million for AI that helps companies 'unlock growth opportunities'...

R4 Technologies, a Connecticut-based startup that uses AI to help companies 'unlock growth opportunities blocked by traditional approaches,' has raised $20 million in a recent funding r......

 2018-07-18 13:00 

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Google adds Kubernetes apps to GCP Marketplace...

Continuing its support for container-based web development, Google announced today that it will begin offering commercial Kubernetes apps in its cloud store. Google Cloud Platform is behind the GCP......

 2018-07-18 13:00 

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Descartes Labs' Wildfire Watchsystem uses satellite imagery to track active fires on Twitter...

Descartes Labs, a geospatial analytics startup headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, launched the Wildfire Watch system. It's a Twitter bot that updates every six hours with two time-lapse v......

 2018-07-18 12:41 

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EU's antitrust chief details Google's Android abuses, including killing Amazon's Fire OS...

Ever since the European Union launched its antitrust case against Google's Android two years ago, Silicon Valley insiders and tech pundits have been scratching their heads. They are alternate......

 2018-07-18 12:25 

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Nimble Signs Global Distribution Agreement with Microsoft Creating a Simple CRM Bundle for Office 365 Partners & Customers...

Nimble, the #1 rated simple CRM for Office 365, today announced the addition of six significant Microsoft Channel Partners to its global Nimble Solution Partner Program. Launched during......

 2018-07-18 12:01 

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Viacom leads $15 million funding for Pocket.watch's small-screen videos...

Kids' entertainment platform Pocket.watch has raised $15 million in a funding round led by Viacom. Pocket.watch and Viacom will partner to develop and produce long-form and short-form content......

 2018-07-18 12:00 

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Light raises $121 million from SoftBank and Leica, reveals its futuristic camera tech is coming to a smartphone in 2018...

Light, which aims to bring DSLR-quality photos to mobile cameras through algorithmic imaging, has raised $121 million in a series D round of funding led by the SoftBank Vision Fund, with participat......

 2018-07-18 11:03 

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Google hit with record $5 billion EU fine in Android antitrust case...

European Union regulators today slapped Google with a massive $5 billion penalty for abusing the dominant position of its Android mobile operating system. Antitrust regulators ruled that Google had......

 2018-07-18 09:23 

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GV leads $16 million investment in venue-booking marketplace Peerspace...

Peerspace, an online marketplace that helps people find and rent short-term locations for specific events, has raised $16 million in a series B round of funding led by GV, Alphabet's investme......

 2018-07-18 08:22 

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FRVR raises $3 million from Accel for HTML5 cross-platform games...

FRVR has made its name as a publisher of lightweight HTML5 games such as Basketball FRVR, which has been played more than 5.6 billion times. And now it has raised $3 million in a round of funding l......

 2018-07-18 06:11 

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Game devs have three choices interacting online: be a robot, log off — or risk the mob...

I remember when I first went online as the representative of a big company. It was 2001, and I was working in the digital division of Lego, the world's largest producer of plastic toy bricks.......

 2018-07-17 23:37 

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GamesBeat Decides 88: Jeff is a godking now...

This week, GamesBeat PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb has begun calling himself the "godking" because his people in Frostpunk have started worshiping him. This has left GamesBeat reviews ......

 2018-07-17 21:30 

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Coast Autonomous' self-driving shuttles are boring, and that's by design...

Coast Autonomous, an autonomous driving startup based in Pasadena, California, demoed driverless shuttles in New York City's Times Square....

 2018-07-17 21:26 

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Amazon responds after third-party sellers put bootleg games on its store...

Over the weekend, some thrifty gamers spotted a deal on Amazon. A downloadable version of the tough strategy survival sim Frostpunk was available on the Amazon Marketplace from a third-party seller......

 2018-07-17 20:02 

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Slack acquires Missions to help teams streamline workplace processes...

Slack today announced the acquisition of Missions, a Robot & Pencils startup that focuses on process automation and streamlining custom Slack integrations. Missions will help teams using Slack ......

 2018-07-17 19:57 

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Spotify, Snapchat, and more are down following Google Cloud incident...

Multiple online services are experiencing outages and slow responses today due to a problem with Google's Cloud platform. The company has confirmed that it is having issues with many of the t......

 2018-07-17 19:51 

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Intel Amber Lake CPU leak hints at speeds for Apple's 2018 12 MacBook...

A new leak suggests that Intel's upcoming Amber Lake Y-series processors will power a modest 2018 MacBook refresh, mostly improving single-core Turbo Boost performance....

 2018-07-17 19:31 

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Sea of Thieves: Cursed Sails leaves dock with skeleton crews July 31...

Rare has four teams that are all working on new content updates for the online multiplayer pirate simulator Sea of Thieves, and after releasing The Hungering Deep in May, the development studio is ......

 2018-07-17 18:59 

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Congress questions YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter on what it takes to ban an account...

During a Tuesday Congressional hearing, representatives from Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube emphasized that if a user violates too many of the rules, they're out. But how many strikes a user ......

 2018-07-17 18:41 

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Overwatch's new adorable hamster hero Wrecking Ball goes live July 24...

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that Overwatch's newest hero, Wrecking Ball, will be playable on July 24. This is Overwatch's 28th character. Overwatch launched in May 2016 for P......

 2018-07-17 18:06 

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Fortnite studio Epic wants to improve its hit with Amazon Web Services...

Epic Games already hosts its megahit Fortnite on Amazon's server platform, but the developer revealed today that it is planning to partner with Amazon Web Services to use all of its tools goi......

 2018-07-17 17:47 

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Microsoft and Walmart strike 5-year AI and cloud partnership...

Microsoft today announced a five-year partnership with Walmart to speed the company's digital transformation via a combination of AI, cloud, and Internet of Things (IoT) services. It is no co......

 2018-07-17 17:45 

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Google announces its first private transatlantic subsea cable, stretching from Virginia to France...

Google has announced the latest in a myriad of subsea cabling projects as the company doubles down on its cloud infrastructure investments. The new project, known as Dunant, will span the Atlantic ......

 2018-07-17 17:28 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies takes modern weaponry back in time...

The zombies are taking over Call of Duty. This year, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 won't have a single-player campaign. But it will have three Zombies episodes on day one, and Activision and Trey......

 2018-07-17 17:25 

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AI Startup Volley.com Receives Strategic Investment From JPMorgan Chase...

JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM) has made a strategic investment in Volley (volley.com), an artificial intelligence company that has developed a knowledge engine to generate, s......

 2018-07-17 17:00 

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Google Assistant now serves up a visual snapshot of your day...

Google today announced the introduction of a visual snapshot feature to summarize your daily agenda, ranging from reminders on your to-do list, commute time to work, packages that will arrive soon,......

 2018-07-17 16:41 

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Researchers develop algorithm that detects sleep disorder patterns in EEG readings...

Researchers at Stanford and Universit Paris-Saclay in France recently proposed an artificial intelligence that predicts the location, duration, and type of events in EEG charts....

 2018-07-17 16:36 

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Ubisoft has record first quarter thanks to games like Rainbow Six and back catalog...

Ubisoft released its financial results for the first quarter of the financial year 2018-19, showing sales of $466.5 million for the period. This is a record first quarter for the French publisher. ......

 2018-07-17 16:00 

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Why Facebook is expanding its robotics research efforts...

Facebook AI Research is making series of major new additions to its AI research efforts taking place at offices and AI labs around the world, many of which will support efforts to support research ......

 2018-07-17 16:00 

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Google launches Chrome Enterprise Grab and Go, a Chromebook loaner program for businesses...

Google has announced a new Chromebook loaner program for businesses that's designed to get workers up and running with a temporary new machine within minutes. The Chrome Enterprise Grab and G......

 2018-07-17 15:54 

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MLB taps Amazon's AI to power real-time game stats and graphics...

Amazon will provide a new set of real-time statistics and graphics on live baseball games later this season, expanding its cloud computing deal with U.S. Major League Baseball....

 2018-07-17 15:23 

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Samsung debuts fast, low-power LPDDR5 memory for 5G and AI mobile apps...

Samsung announced today that it has developed the first mobile-ready 8-gigabit LPDDR5 DRAM chip — super-fast, low-power (LP) memory specifically suited to 5G and AI-powered mobile application......

 2018-07-17 15:15 

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Middle-earth: Shadow of War kills loot boxes with new update...

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today released a free update for Middle-earth: Shadow of War that removes the open-world game's microtransaction store. Shadow of War came out last Octo......

 2018-07-17 15:08 

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Booking Holdings enters 'strategic partnership' with Didi Chuxing, invests $500 million...

Didi Chuxing, one of China's largest ridesharing companies, announced a strategic partnership with Bookings Holdings (formerly Priceline), the parent company of Booking.com, that'll see......

 2018-07-17 15:00 

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Phoenix Labs' Dauntless hits 2 million players and readies big expansion...

Four years ago, the veteran team at indie game studio Phoenix Labs began working on a free-to-play game where you gather online with your friends and try to take down some giant beasts. The Vancouv......

 2018-07-17 15:00 

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8Bitdo's DIY mod-kit adds Bluetooth to your original classic gamepads...

Playing classic games on PC or Nintendo Switch is a great way to get a taste of the past, but playing with an Xbox controller or even a replica from a company like 8Bitdo might take away from the a......

 2018-07-17 14:25 

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O'DANG Hummus, Maker of Premium Hummus and Hummus Dressings, Brings Line of Hummus Dressings to Kroger and Its Family of Stores...

O'DANG Hummus, maker of premium hummus and hummus dressings, today announced that its line of hummus dressings are now available nationwide at Kroger and its family of stores. The......

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