Gosu.ai’s AI-driven voice assistant coaches gamers as they play League of Legends

Gosu.ai, the AI-driven video game coach, unveiled its plans for a desktop voice assistant that proactively offers strategy, tactics, and feedback to gamers as...

Package tracking is coming to Google Search

Google Search already displays weather forecasts, health information, word definitions, sports scores, song lyrics, translations, and much more — all without your having to...

StreamElements wants to be every Twitch streamer’s digital producer

If you watch a popular livestreamer on Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, or Facebook, it might seem like they are juggling a lot at once. They...

Waymo One launches on iOS, passes 1,500 monthly active riders

Exactly one year ago, Waymo, the self-driving vehicle venture of Google parent company Alphabet, launched Waymo One, which it characterized at the time as...

Facebook sues Hong Kong’s ILikeAd over alleged ad fraud

(Reuters) — Facebook on Thursday sued a Hong Kong company that it said baited people into clicking on celebrities’ photos and bogus advertising links,...

Hearthstone 16.0 Is Now Live on iOS and Android Adding Support for the Upcoming...

After releasing on PC a few hours earlier as usual, Hearthstone (Free) version 16.0 started rolling out on iOS and Android as a...

Huawei Nova 6 5G, Huawei Nova 6 SE launched officially

There is no stopping Huawei from coming up with powerful smartphones. Even without the support from Google, the top Chinese OEM will still continue...

Apple TV+ Guide: Here are all the Apple TV shows and movies available now

Apple TV+ offers exclusive Apple original TV shows and movies in 4K HDR quality. You can watch across all of your screens and pick...

Sell My App acquires the domain chupamobile.com from the formerly crowdfunded $1.3M startup Chupamobile

This is a big moment for Stav Zilbershtein, the founder of sellmyapp.com, which has become the biggest high quality mobile app templates marketplace in...

Soft launch to worldwide launch: 2020’s Facebook UA playbook for launching new mobile games

This is the first of three articles from Tom Young, the CMO of Consumer Acquisition.  So, you’ve got a new mobile game, and you want...

Riot Games launches Riot Forge so devs can use League of Legends IP

League of Legends maker Riot Games is rolling out a new publishing label called Riot Forge to release new titles in that franchise. Speaking to...

The Weekender: Conqueror Edition

It’s been a very meaty week for new releases and updates, and I’d like to think the content this week has been pretty diverse...

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite renders leak

What you’re seeing above are allegedly the upcoming Galaxy S10 Lite (left) and Galaxy Note 10 Lite (right). The leaked renders, courtesy of Android Headlines,...

Here’s why new iPhones collect location data even if you disable Location Services

Earlier this week it was discovered that the new iPhone models are collecting location data even if the user manually disables the Location Services. While...

Apple: Here’s why iPhone 11 uses location data even though you’ve told it not...

Apple has finally explained why the iPhone 11 continues to use location data even after its owner denies all apps and system services access...

Netflix earmarks $420M to fight Disney in India

Netflix may still not have a million subscribers in India, but it continues to invest big bucks in the nation, where Disney’s Hotstar currently...

Instagram will bring “age-appropriate” content based on your declared age

Instagram wants to be able to bring content and an app experience to its users that is based on their age. That is just...

Opera, Vivaldi browsers bring updates to mobile app

Who says that Chrome and Firefox are the only mobile browsers worth having? Apps like Opera and Vivaldi are giving the big boys a...

Apple iPhone 12: what’s going on with Qualcomm and 5G?

Apple expects to launch an iPhone with 5G in 2020. Qualcomm, the presumed manufacturer of the necessary technology in the end device, talks about possible...

Microsoft using ‘Game of Drones’ AI racing challenge to improve trustable autonomy systems

A series of new features appear to be on the way for Microsoft’s AirSim, a robotics and AI simulation platform. The Unreal Engine-based simulator...

Call of Duty Endowment and U.S. Army create Code Bowl esports event for armed...

The Call of Duty Endowment and the U.S. Army Esports are announcing the first-ever Code Bowl event on December 13. The event will feature eight...

Uber’s PPLM language model can change the topic and sentiment of AI-generated text

Generative AI language models like OpenAI’s GPT-2 produce impressively coherent and grammatical text, but controlling the attributes of this text — such as the...

Hearthstone: Battlegrounds gets new heroes, cards, and balance changes in big update

Blizzard Entertainment has announced that a big update is coming to Hearthstone’s Battlegrounds mode today. Battlegrounds went into open beta on November 12. It combines...

Rensselaer focuses IBM’s AiMOS supercomputer on machine learning

Sophisticated machine learning applications require not only enormous amounts of training data, but powerful computer hardware on which to train. An analysis conducted by...

Samsung’s Galaxy S11 reportedly has a 108-megapixel camera and 5x telephoto

Early renders of Samsung’s Galaxy S11 suggested that the phone would have a large camera bump, and now we have a better idea of...

Pocketnow Daily: iPhone 12 with 5 Variants… Yes, FIVE!(video)

Today’s deals include products from Apple, Samsung, Sony and Google Deals. B&H has got a special deal zone for the Holidays so make sure to...

Pandora rolls out redesigned mobile app with more personalization

In their own words, Pandora is getting a “major glow up” as the music streaming service has redesigned their mobile app, bringing more emphasis...

Hearthstone is getting a new solo adventure and in-game store

Blizzard Entertainment announced today that Hearthstone‘s next solo adventure will be Galakrond’s Awakening, and it’ll be coming in January. We don’t know much about the...

The hiring advantages tech startups can leverage (VB Live)

Presented by TriNet You may be taking on tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon in the talent wars — but there are real strategies...

Qualcomm announces Snapdragon XR2, the world’s first 5G XR platform

In May 2018, Qualcomm introduced a dedicated mixed reality chipset called Snapdragon XR1, pitched at OEMs seeking “the minimum criteria for immersion” in mixed reality...

The RetroBeat: Learning to love PlayStation after years of bitterness

I wish I appreciated the original PlayStation back when it was new. Sony’s first console celebrated its 25th anniversary on December 3. When the PlayStation...

You don’t have to share your phone number for Facebook logins anymore

Passwords can be a bear sometimes — particularly if you’re prone to forgetting them. In an effort to help users regain access to their...

Latest ‘Dashy Crashy’ Update Celebrates the Tesla Cybertruck with Limited Time Event

The folks at Dumpling Design are no stranger to holding special events with special vehicles in their arcade-inspired racer/runner Dashy Crashy (Free), and their...

How to disable screenshots on Apple Watch

Do you find yourself taking more accidental screenshots on Apple Watch than intentional ones? Read on for how to quickly disable screenshots on Apple...

Comment: What iPhone needs before wireless can replace Lightning or USB-C

Ming-Chi Kuo reported today that Apple plans to release an iPhone that is completely wireless in 2021. That is, an iPhone without Lightning or...

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite may launch in January

More rumors for Samsung devices keep coming. The latest rumor mentions the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite and the Galaxy Note 10 Lite. This time...

The Samsung Galaxy S11 may be able of recording videos at 8K

Plenty has been said about the camera in the new Samsung Galaxy S11 series, but now, we have confirmation that it will be great...

Fortnite Winter Royale Duos tournament revealed with huge prize pool

Following speculation about such an event, Epic Games has officially announced the Fortnite Winter Royale Duos Tournament for 2019. The event will take place...

Google Stadia now lets you buy games from a Chrome web browser

The one good thing about Google’s strategy of rolling out Stadia features piecemeal is that you are assured that the service is still alive...

Amazon expands Bezos’ elite ‘S-team,’ adding 6 execs from emerging branches of the company

From left: Amazon Devices chief David Limp, SVP of corporate affairs Jay Carney, and CEO Jeff Bezos. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop) Amazon’s executive suite,...

Uber Eats’ new group ordering tool could boost its appeal for business lunches

Uber Eats is finally bringing group ordering to its food delivery platform, allowing friends or work colleagues to take individual responsibility for choosing their...

Qualcomm reveals Snapdragon 7c and 8c for always-connected budget PCs

When Qualcomm announced a dedicated processor solution for laptops in 2018, the company said the Snapdragon 8cx would offer OEMs not only the world’s...

Niantic and Qualcomm will build AR glasses for world-scale games

Fresh off today’s announcement of the Snapdragon XR2 mobile platform, Qualcomm has revealed an impressively ambitious early partner for its latest mixed reality effort:...

Riot Games will publish third-party developer games based on League of Legends

Riot Games announced a new publishing group working with proven third-party developers to create games that expand on the League of Legends (LoL) universe. The...

Qualcomm interview: Snapdragon XR’s future, from wired to 5G, VR to AR

Day three of Qualcomm’s 2019 Snapdragon Tech Summit is a big one for mixed reality — VR, AR, and XR — thanks to the...

SwitchArcade Round-Up: ‘Aliens: Isolation’ Review, Mini-Views Including ‘EarthNight’, ‘Big Pharma’ and Today’s Other New...

Hello gentle readers, and welcome to the SwitchArcade Round-Up for December 5th, 2019. In today’s jumbo-sized article, we kick things off with news of...

’80s-Themed Roguelike Shoot ‘Em Up ‘Black Paradox’ Gets a Big Version 2.0 Update, Out...

Just over a year ago, developer Fantastico Studio brought their neon-soaked 1980s themed roguelike shooter Black Paradox ($3.99) to the App Store. It was...

Waymo launches iOS app as it reflects on first year of its robot taxi...

Waymo’s robot taxi service in suburban Phoenix, Arizona, turns one year old on December 5th. To celebrate, the Alphabet company is taking a step...

DeepMind co-founder moves to Google as the AI lab positions itself for the future

The personnel changes at Alphabet continue, this time with Mustafa Suleyman — one of the three co-founders of the company’s influential AI lab DeepMind...

Google Fiber is now only offering its gigabit plan to new customers

Google Fiber is phasing out its lower-priced 100 Mbps internet access plan, opting to offer only the core gigabit-speed plan to new users. Google...

Minecraft is still the biggest game on YouTube by tens of billions of views

Fortnite may have dominated gaming conversations in 2019, but there’s one game that remained king on YouTube: Minecraft. YouTube unveiled viewership stats for some of...

Riot launches publishing label to create even more League of Legends games

For its 10th anniversary in October, Riot announced a number of new initiatives meant to expand the League of Legends universe, including a fighting...

Apple will reportedly release an iPhone without any ports in 2021

Noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has a new research note predicting Apple’s next two years of iPhones, and there’s a wild new detail: Apple’s...

Apple explains why the iPhone 11 is requesting location data without permission

Apple has finally clarified a peculiar and unsettling privacy issue with its newer iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro models regarding location tracking. After...

Popular manga art app Clip Studio Paint is now available on the iPhone

Clip Studio Paint, the industry-standard software for manga artists, is now available on the iPhone. Unlike the iPad version, which is just an identical...

Early 16-inch MacBook Pro complaints include speaker ‘popping’ and display ghosting

The new 16-inch MacBook Pro finally righted Apple’s keyboard debacle, and it’s a beast of a machine in terms of performance. But early buyers...

Apple’s Clips app updated with Animoji and Memoji support, new Disney stickers, more

Apple is updating its Clips video creation app with a handful of new features. The app, which focuses on short-form video creation, now includes...

Apple responds to iPhone 11 Pro location sharing controversy, iOS update will add new...

This week we learned that the iPhone 11 Pro still tracks location data even when users have turned the features off. Apple gave a...

16-inch MacBook Pro review — a great keyboard is just the start [Video]

In this 16-inch MacBook Pro review, we discuss Apple’s new top-of-the-line successor to the now discontinued 15-inch model, headlined by its transition away from...

Apple releases fourth developer beta of iOS 13.3, more

After over two weeks of silence, Apple today has released the fourth developer of iOS 13.3 and iPadOS 13.3. Apple is also releasing the...

Thanksgiving 2019 boost Switch’s US sale to best ever

Over Thanksgiving weekend Nintendo saw its best-ever sales in the US for the Switch. As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the latest numbers bring the total number of...

YouTube to standardise age restrictions across gaming, movies and TV show violence

YouTube is going to be more lenient on its restrictions for violence in games. As revealed in a support post, the video platform is aware that...

Adjust prevents 200 million fraudulent app installs

Mobile-analytics company Adjust has prevented 200 million fraudulent app installs through fraud in 2019. As reported by VentureBeat, the company has saved its client base approximately...

2020 could bring up to four iPhone 12 variants, and the iPhone SE 2

We have new rumors concerning the iPhone 12 lineup that’s expected for 2020. Well, more than a rumor, a prediction from Apple analyst Ming-Chi...

Microsoft 365 consumer bundle reportedly under development for next year

(GeekWire Photo / Nat Levy) A consumer version of Microsoft 365, the bundle of some of the tech giant’s top programs and services, is on...

Gates Foundation CEO stepping down from $47B philanthropy, handing reins to internal successor

Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann, pictured here at the 2018 GeekWire Summit, led an expansion of the philanthropy’s ambitions and executive team. (GeekWire Photo...

Microsoft is giving its Office for iOS and Android apps a makeover

Credit: Microsoft Microsoft has been working on remaking its Office mobile apps for iOS and Android in terms of design and functionality. On December...

PC players give Halo: Reach a warm welcome

Earlier this week, 343 Industries and Microsoft added Halo: Reach to the Master Chief Collection on both Xbox and PC. This was a big...

Pokemon GO’s Niantic is making real AR glasses with Qualcomm

Pokémon Go maker Niantic plans to make an augmented reality headset using Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon XR2 Platform, paving the way to new games that...

Apple says its ultra wideband technology is why newer iPhones appear to share location...

This week, security reporter Brian Krebs asked why the newest iPhone 11 Pro appeared to be sending out a user’s location even when the...

Waymo robotaxi app arrives on the App Store

Hailing one of Waymo’s self-driving minivans is about to get a little easier. One year after launching its Waymo One self-driving car service in the...

Chirp debuts a faster, feature-filled Twitter app for Apple Watch

Chirp, a Twitter client preferred by hundreds of thousands of Apple Watch users, is getting its biggest upgrade since its arrival last year. Now...

Google’s AI-powered voice recorder and transcription app comes to older Pixel phones

Google’s AI-powered voice recorder app introduced at Google’s October hardware event was one of the company’s more impressive demos. The new app taps into...

Peloton App now available for Fire TV devices

Peloton may have been getting the headlines the past few days for all the wrong reasons (search for the Peloton video ad if you’re...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T review: what more could you ask for?

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8T is a mid-range device that lands on the market with an official price starting at just £169. What does this...

Razer Hammerhead True Wireless review: AirPod alternatives for gamers

They're small, they're wireless, and they're mostly there to enjoy music and video on the go and make phone calls when needed. But most...

How to use iCloud Keychain to manage passwords on your iPhone or iPad

Learn how iCloud Keychain can help you keep track of your app and website passwords. Icon via Apple Inc. iCloud Keychain serves as a basic...

NFL partners with Amazon Web Services to improve player safety and ‘shape the future...

AWS chief Andy Jassy (left) and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announce a new partnership Thursday at Amazon’s re:Invent conference. (Amazon stream screenshot) The National Football...

AWS re:Invent 2019: Why Outposts, Local Zones, and Wavelength are game changing for enterprises

AWS re:Invent 2019: Why Outposts, Local Zones, and Wavelength are game changing for enterprisesLength: 4:53 | Dec 5, 2019 Mark Bowker at ESG reacts to...

Kongregate acquires popular battle royale game Surviv.io

Kongregate, a cross-platform game publisher that is part of Modern Times Group (MTG), has acquired Surviv.io, the top-down battle royale game for both web...

How Saber Interactive crammed the Witcher 3 onto Switch

Getting The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt to work on Nintendo Switch was a major undertaking. But it’s a challenge that Saber Interactive chief executive...

Mozilla updates DeepSpeech with an English language model that runs ‘faster than real time’

DeepSpeech, a suite of speech-to-text and text-to-speech engines maintained by Mozilla’s Machine Learning Group, this morning received an update (to version 0.6) that incorporates...

Zooba maker Wildlife Studios raises $60 million to expand its mobile game empire

Wildlife Studios has quietly reached more than 2 billion mobile game downloads in the past eight years, and that’s one of the reasons it...

The Game Awards expands its streamed broadcast to India

The Game Awards is already the world’s biggest streamed broadcast show that celebrates video game and esports culture, and now it’s getting bigger by...

‘Persona 5 Royal’ Is Coming to ‘Another Eden’ in a New Permanent Crossover Event...

Another Eden (Free) is a time travelling JRPG for mobile systems featuring some of the people involved with the classic Chrono Trigger. It...

Microsoft 365 ‘Life’ is reportedly launching in spring 2020 with Office, password manager, and...

Microsoft has been leading up to launching a consumer version of its Microsoft 365 subscription for months. The Verge originally revealed that the company...

Microsoft wants everyone to follow its lead with its new mobile design

Nearly a decade ago, Microsoft launched its Windows Phone platform with the promise that its software would free users from their phones. The first...

Google’s Pixel 4-exclusive recording app is now available for the Pixel 2, 3, and...

The lack of a native audio recording app built into Google’s lean Android software has always brought a chuckle from people who use iOS....

How Sony bought, and squandered, the future of gaming

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a video game platform that lets you play games with the press of a button, no...

The environmental impact of a PlayStation 4

Sony’s PlayStation 4 is designed to feel impenetrable. The machine — jet black, almost brutalist in shape — conceals its function to the untrained...

Imgur launches Melee, a dedicated gaming section trying to rival Twitch Clips

Twitch’s clips feature is one of the best ways for streamers to have their finest gaming moments go viral, and now, photo-sharing site Imgur...

It took two decades for PlayStation’s best JRPG series to find itself

PlayStation is the console family for Japanese role-playing games. As the de facto home for RPGs following the Super Nintendo era, it’s enjoyed everything...

How to wipe your MacBook, iMac, Mac Pro, or Mac mini

If you own an older Mac computer, wiping the hard drive to prep it for sale is simple. But for newer models, including the...

US carriers exaggerated LTE coverage, says FCC, but won’t pay a penalty

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) found that Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular all presented exaggerated LTE coverage maps to consumers. However, the FCC says that...

How to visualize your Apple Music Replay and Spotify Wrapped year in review stats

As 2019 comes to a close, Apple Music and Spotify have both debuted year in review tools for subscribers. Spotify Wrapped and Apple Music...

Chirp 2 for Apple Watch brings infinite Twitter timeline, major speed boost on watchOS...

Chirp for Twitter has received a major 2.0 update today that brings a host of great features and changes to the Apple Watch app....

Kuo: Four new OLED iPhones in 2020, iPhone without Lightning port in 2021

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out today with a new investor note focused on Apple’s iPhone lineup for 2020 and 2021. Kuo says there...

Apple’s 11-inch iPad Pro from $600, Logitech MX Master 3 hits $75, more in...

Today’s best deals include Apple’s 11-inch iPad Pro from $600, a new all-time low on the latest Logitech MX Master, and more. Hit the...

Scopely hires Daniel Freireich as president of games

Ambitious mobile developer Scopely has hired Daniel Freireich as its new president of games. Previously, Freireich acted as the managing director at social casino operator...

Gameloft UK shuts down weeks after Brisbane branch sees layoffs

French publisher Gameloft has closed its UK studio as well as laying off all staff at the location. Managing director John-Paul Burke confirmed in an...
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