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The IndieBeat: Dead Static Drive is ‘Grand Theft Cthulhu’ on Route 66

28 minutes agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Developer Mike Blackney describes Dead Static Drive as “Grand Theft Cthulhu.” It’s his debut game, which he’s developing under the moniker Team Fanclub. Though he’s not announcing a release date at the moment, he’s planning on launching it on PC and hopefully one console. The game is also demoing at the Game Developers Conference as […]

Google Assistant can now send money to friends and family with Google Pay

28 minutes agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Google today announced it’s giving users the power to send or request money with their voice by bringing Google Pay to Google Assistant on Android and iOS smartphones in the United States. Google’s Home smart speakers will be able to do the same in the coming months, the company said in a blog post. Apple’s […]

GameviewAR turns Counter-Strike shootouts into AR esports replays

29 minutes agoTechnology : Venture Beat

There’s probably no better way to show off Google’s ARCore augmented reality tech than a tabletop version of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. So that’s what Grab Games‘ new GameviewAR is offering right now to Android users — a preview of what the company hopes will become a central “destination for augmented reality replays of your favorite esports.” […]

GamesBeat Summit: Diversity under spotlight

30 minutes agoTechnology : Venture Beat

VB EVENT: One of the highlights of the GamesBeat Summit 2018 event this year is our diversity panel, featuring Rebecca Heineman, CEO of Olde Sküül;  Matt Conn, Founder of GaymerX;  Ebony Peay Ramirez from Oculus’s Diversity Program; and Marco DeMiroz, Co-Founder of The VR Fund. The panelists will tackle the big issues, from the gender and racial disparities in […]

Korea Telecom to launch 5G in March 2019, calls Verizon’s earlier 5G ‘backwards’

Top South Korean phone company Korea Telecom (KT) announced today that it will offer 5G cellular service in March 2019, Yonhap reports, while downplaying U.S. carrier Verizon’s plan to launch 5G in 2018 as “a step backward.” KT’s prickly comments come after it collaborated with Verizon on 5G video calling tests during last month’s Super Bowl, illustrating the fierce […]

JingChi Announces Tony Han as CEO, Mr. Dian Kang and Dr. Takeo Kanade as Advisors

PRESS RELEASE: JingChi today announced Tony Han became CEO of the Company, Qing Lu became President & CFO, Yan Li became CTO, Qingxiong Yang became VP Engineering, and Li Zhang, former SVP of Cisco China joined the Company as VP Operations. To...

Job site Indeed to offer workplace diversity evaluations for employers

Job recruiting site said it is partnering with three review websites — Fairygodboss, InHerSight, and Comparably — to provide better information to anyone interested in evaluating the diversity and inclusiveness of employers. Show More Summary

Bestmile Announces Funding to Fuel Strategic Growth in Autonomous Mobility

PRESS RELEASE: Bestmile, the leading mobility platform that enables service providers to manage, operate and optimize autonomous vehicle fleets, today announced it has raised $11 million in a Series A funding round led by Road Ventures SA with...

Toys ‘R’ Us proves retailers are running out of time for digital makeovers

SPONSORED: Presented by Sailthru It’s not a surprise to anyone that Toys “R” Us is closing. Physical toy stores have long been uniquely threatened by ecommerce. There aren’t many reasons a shopper would want to see a toy in person before buying it. There is nothing to try on, little to inspect. With toys, all that […]

Best Buy to ditch Huawei devices as scrutiny of Chinese tech firms heats up

(Reuters) — Best Buy, the largest U.S. consumer electronics retailer, will cut ties with China’s Huawei, a person familiar with the matter said, amid heightened scrutiny on Chinese tech firms in the United States. Best Buy will stop selling Huawei’s devices over the next few weeks, according to the person with knowledge of the matter, […]

Fortnite tops U.S. iOS grossing chart; PUBG Mobile tops downloads

Fortnite and PUBG Mobile have both just launched on smartphones and tablets, and the two games are dominating the iOS charts. PUBG Mobile, which launched March 19, is the most downloaded game on the iOS App Store right now. Fortnite, which went live March 15 for invitees, finally just overtook Candy Crush Saga as the […]

Vivaldi browser now uses DuckDuckGo as default search engine in private windows

Vivaldi, the desktop browser app that was launched in 2016 by Opera cofounder Jon von Tetzchner, has introduced a small but interesting new feature today. As most other browsers do, Vivaldi offers a private browsing mode that offers a degree of privacy insofar as it doesn’t record the sites you visit or store cookies and […]

Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with 3 bug fixes and improvements

10 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

After releasing a new Windows 10 build from the RS4 branch yesterday, Microsoft today released a new Windows 10 preview for PCs. This build is from the RS5 branch, which represents the Windows 10 update the company plans to release much later this year. The next update will come sooner (next month), from the RS4 […]

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is GDC 2018’s game of the year

11 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won Game of the Year at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards, and absolutely nobody was surprised. It beat out Platinum Games’ Nier: Automata, Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn, and fellow Nintendo title Super Mario Odyssey. The GDC Awards ceremony is an annual event during the Game […]

Slack forms safety engineering team to reduce outages

11 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

(Reuters) — Collaboration software provider Slack Technologies Inc is building a safety engineering team that will develop methods to help reduce the disruptions that have been more frequent on Slack’s service than rival systems, the company told Reuters. Show More Summary

Indie dev Rami Ismail accepts GDC Ambassador Award for slaying gaming’s injustices

11 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Rami Ismail, cofounder of Vlambeer, accepted one of the gaming industry’s highest honors — the Game Developers Choice Ambassador Award — for his work in speaking out against injustices and raising awareness about them. Ismail is a Dutch video game maker of Egyptian descent, and he is the first Muslim to receive the honor at […]

Night in the Woods wins the grand prize at the Independent Games Festival

12 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

It was the 20th annual Independent Games Festival award show tonight at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Infinite Fall’s rust belt gothic adventure game Night in the Woods won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize as well as the Excellence in Narrative Award. Arvi Teikari’s Baba Is You also won big — it was up in four categories […]

In rumored reverse-merger with VMware, Dell casts itself as industry’s contrarian

13 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

GUEST: As a former Dell executive, I’ve closely watched the rumors spilling out of the company about some kind of return to the public market. The latest story – that the infrastructure giant will allow itself to be bought by VMware, of which it owns about 80 percent – has sparked a predictable outcry. One of […]

How Nier: Automata took inspiration from a Coca-Cola campaign

13 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

Nier: Automata is an action role-playing game starring angsty and sexy robots. Coca-Cola is a delicious, carbonated beverage. You wouldn’t think that the game would be able to take inspiration from the soda, but that’s exactly what happened, according to Nier: Automata director Yoko Taro during a talk at the Game Developer’s Conference in San […]

Heartland Tech Weekly: How ‘superstars’ can hurt an emerging tech hub

13 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

While it’s not technically a city in the “Heartland,” I enjoyed writing last week about the challenges the Seattle tech ecosystem faces. The grass may look greener in the Emerald City to entrepreneurs in the Midwest or South, but entrepreneurs in the city still struggle to find local investors who are both willing to back them and […]

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