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Hot deals from Amazon arrive to the Galaxy S10+, iMacs, MacBook Air and more

We’re starting another week with a massive number of discounts from Amazon.com. This time we have more deals from Samsung and Apple, with great options from HP and Alienware to complete the package. The...

Scoutbee raises $60 million to expedite supplier discovery with AI

Supplier discovery often isn’t a walk in the park. According to a survey by Thomasnet, nearly 50% of buyers have worked with a supplier that unexpectedly went out of business. That’s why in 2015, four...

DARPA-backed Soft Robotics raises $23 million for autonomous grippers and sorters

Soft Robotics raised another $23 million to continue developing its solutions to the seemingly intractable problems gripping and sorting machines face. As work published by MIT and others has established, picker robots struggle with complex...

Honor V30 Pro is now Top 2 on DxOMark

Huawei has a new winner as the Honor V30 Pro (View 30 Pro) hits the top two rankings on DxOMark. It now comes after the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G (123) with a score...

How to install Linux apps on your Chromebook

You've heard talk of installing Linux applications on your Chromebook, now find out exactly how it's done. Image: Jack Wallen Google has finally made it such that the installation of Linux applications has trickled down...

UK’s NHS levels harsh criticism at video game loot boxes, calls for bans

Here’s another story for the “everybody hates loot boxes” file: Claire Murdoch, the mental health director of the UK’s National Health Service, has issued a statement in which she warns that loot boxes in...

Fortnite can now run at 120fps on 2018 iPad Pro

Typically, high framerates in video games are the domain of PCs, as consoles and mobile devices tend to max out at 60 frames per seconds but are often limited to a mere 30. That...

Bowers & Wilkins PI3 review: neckband in-ears from the audiophile guys

Bowers & Wilkins, the British audio company now in American hands, has built its reputation on quality audio. I really enjoyed the sound on both the PX5 and PX7 over-ear headphones, and am now...

Thanks Trump! How Huawei could make the Google Play Store obsolete

Huawei is preparing for life after Google services and is offering app developers in London up to £20,000 each to publish their apps in its AppGallery. To ensure that users have the same functionality on Huawei...

Apple CEO calls for global corporate tax system overhaul

(Reuters) — Everyone knows that the global corporate tax system needs to be overhauled, Apple CEO Tim Cook said on Monday, backing changes to global rules that are currently under consideration. The growth of internet...

Intel and partners are using computer vision to help save Antarctica’s penguins from extinction

Antarctica’s emperor penguin population has suffered such severe climate-related breeding issues that it’s at risk of disappearing by the year 2100, according to a 2019 study by the British Antarctic Survey. In search of...

Researchers say low-res 3D tracking limits AR glasses’ use in surgery

When companies release new augmented reality glasses, the key details most people focus on are the size and resolution of the AR displays within users’ field of view. The larger and more detailed a...

Brands pursue millennials by engaging with esports and gaming

Esports has become a billion-dollar industry, but if it is going to get much bigger, then brands have to buy into it in a much bigger way when it comes to sponsorships. Those brands have...

Dying Light 2 will miss its spring 2020 release window

Developer Techland announced today that Dying Light 2 will be missing its spring 2020 release window. The studio did not offer up a time frame for the arrival of the open-world zombie game. Hey Survivors!Here's...

Huawei signs deal with TomTom for a Google Maps alternative

Chinese phone maker Huawei will work with Dutch digital mapping company TomTom to put maps on its phones, Reuters reports. A TomTom spokesperson told Reuters that the deal closed “some time ago,” but it...

Xiaomi Mi 10 5G specs leaked on Weibo

Xiaomi has always been one of the busiest OEMs we know. It is expected to introduce many new products this year, as well as, announced important developments in the business. To start with, the...

Xiaomi Mi 10 poster leaked ahead of February 11 launch

Xiaomi is definitely launching a new Mi phone. The Chinese OEM’s flagship series is expected to be introduced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2020) in Barcelona but it looks like it will be...

Samsung Galaxy Z poster surface on Weibo with double-fold design

On February 11, Samsung will unveil the premium flagship Galaxy S20 phones. The series will include three phone variants: the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and the Galaxy S20 Ultra. The three will also arrive...

JoyPac’s Oddman title made 66% of revenue through user acquisition

Asian hypercasual specialist JoyPac has revealed that 66 per cent of its Oddman title originated from user acquisition. This information was revealed via JoyPac senior publishing manager Falko Boecker's session discussing 'What Numbers Can and...

Black Desert Mobile reaches 20 million installs, series crosses $1.5 billion revenue

Black Desert Mobile has accumulated 20 million downloads in less than two months of launching worldwide. Pearl Abyss US CEO Jeonghee Jin revealed the information during a showcase of the MMO during a talk at Pocket...

Mobile makes up 40% of all games revenue in Brazil

The mobile platform accounts for 40 per cent of all games revenue in Brazil. This was one of a number of figures revealed LatinDV co-founder Julian Migura's session on the 'Three Key Factors to Successfully...

Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD review: A feature-rich 15-inch convertible

The Asus ZenBook Flip 15 UX563FD is a stylish 360-degree convertible laptop. Its 15-inch screen makes it a little large for carrying around on a daily basis, but it could be ideal for those...

Halo: Combat Evolved PC testing begins next month

At this point, it seems safe to say that the reaction to Halo: Reach on PC has been pretty solid overall. However, Halo: Reach is just one piece of the puzzle, as 343 Industries...

Huawei EMUI 10: top tips for your Huawei or Honor phone

Brands always customize their interfaces, and with EMUI it is easy to see the Chinese manufacturer's touch. The user interface offers an experience that is quite distinct from stock Android. In this article, we’ll...

Here’s how Amazon’s rumored pay-by-hand tech could work

(Bigstock Photo) A new report sheds light on Amazon’s thinking about the rumored plan to let customers pay for purchases by scanning their palms.The Wall Street Journal reported that Amazon may sell pay-by-hand kiosks to...

VR’s 10 best puzzle games

Perhaps one of the most common genres found in the myriad of VR games is the humble puzzle game. With such an immersive platform that carries huge interactive potential, puzzle games are an instant...

‘PUBG Mobile’ Spring Party Begins Tomorrow with Lantern Crafting, Exchanging, and More to Unlock...

PUBG Mobile (Free) version 0.16.5 update recently brought a new map, Royale Pass Season 11 Operation Tomorrow, and a lot more to iOS and Android. Today, Tencent has announced the PUBG Mobile Spring...

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai says there is ‘no question’ that AI needs to be...

Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai has called for new regulations in the world of AI, highlighting the dangers posed by technology like facial recognition and deepfakes, while stressing that any legislation must balance...

ASUS ROG Phone II hits DxOMark with okay scores

The ASUS ROG Phone 2 is the next-gen Ultimate Gaming Phone from the Taiwanese tech giant. It started the gaming phone craze and ASUS soon received a follow-up. We first said the device would...

Retention rate is key to in-game advertisements, says Tenjin lead data scientist

Retention rate is one of the key aspects to achieving optimal in-game advertisement impressions. That's according to Tenjin lead data scientist Mei-Han Weng, who was speaking at this year's Pocket Gamer Connects London 2020 on...

Facebook Gaming on optimising Instant Games design

As part of Pocket Gamer Connects London 2020, Joy Marianowicz, part of the strategtic partnerships team at Facebook Gaming, gave a talk on how to optimise your game design for the company's Instant Games...

Quicksave on the good, the bad, and the future on instant gaming

Elina Arponen, CEO and co-founder of Quicksave, gave a talk at Pocket Gamer Connects London 2020 on "the good, the bad, and the future" of instant gaming, particularly on Facebook's Instant Games platform. In terms...

Avid.ly on why user acquisition and monetisation need to go “hand in hand” for...

"User acquisition and monetisation have to go hand in hand for a product to be successful," said Avid.ly strategic partnerships and business development of mobile publishing Melinda Kang. This was the message given by Kang...

58 per cent of users turn off push notifications on iOS

58 per cent of in-app and in-game users turn off push notifications on iOS. This stat was revealed via Leanplum head of mobile growth strategy Nathan Ceulemans' talk on 'Speedrunning Mobile Growth - Three Tricks...

Carcassonne is Dead, Long Live Carcassonne

Digital board game ports are a wonderful thing, but they can be at times confusing. As an inherently license’-based activity (with one or two exceptions), it can create weird situations like what happened with...

Google CEO Sundar Pichai: This is why AI must be regulated

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has explained why the world's governments need to impose regulations on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) beyond principles published by a company.  Pichai outlined his thoughts on AI regulation...

Chrome for Android testing out a suggestion to close tabs

If you’re the type of person that would leave a number of tabs open on their browser, we might have some sort of bad news for you. But this would be good news for...

Huawei, TomTom finalize deal for maps and services for smartphone apps

Huawei is probably not expecting the U.S. government to change its mind anytime soon and so they have been inking deals with various companies as alternatives to all the services they can no longer...

Samsung replaces DJ Koh with Roh Tae-moon as smartphone boss

A rolling stone gathers no moss. It's an annoying saying if you ask me, but Samsung is following it. Although the company's flagships are popular with many users, the top jobs are to be...

The iPad Pro can now run Fortnite at 120 frames per second

Epic Games has just released an update for the iOS version of Fortnite that unlocks a niche-but-cool feature if you have the hardware to support it: a 120 frames per second mode for the...

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G phone series specs surface online

We’re starting a new week once again with the latest information about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S20 phones. We’re almost certain the Galaxy S11 will be known as the Galaxy S20 series this 2020....

Emporio Armani Smartwatch 3 Review

Summary The Emporio Armani Smartwatch 3 is among the most expensive WearOS watches you can get, priced at $375. At its core, it's a Fossil Gen 5 in an Armani shell and a bunch...

Your Phone app may be bringing content transfer features soon

Microsoft’s Your Phone app is fast becoming a pretty useful app for those users that have Android smartphones and a Windows 10 PC and want the two to work together. Users are currently able...

Winner and loser of the week: 120Hz on the horizon, and no love for...

Once again we return with our winners and losers of the week just gone in the world of tech. For me personally, the last seven days felt a bit like a hangover from CES...

Jeff Bezos’ India trip features an electric delivery rickshaw — along with protests and...

Jeff Bezos is having quite a trip in India — but not everyone is pleased with his first visit in more than five years. The Amazon CEO is hanging out with Bollywood stars (see video...

Huawei Mate X foldable display not so sturdy as well

Smartphones with foldable displays were the next big thing in the market but after Samsung initially rebased their Galaxy Fold, people started questioning whether it’s actually viable for long-term use. The Galaxy Fold got...

A look back at the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One era

With next-generation consoles due to launch as early as May 2020, we are finally nearing the end of the road for the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. These consoles have been docked by...

Samsung invests $500M to set up a smartphone display plant in India

Samsung, which once led India’s smartphone market, is investing $500 million in its India operations to set up a manufacturing plant at the outskirts of New Delhi to produce displays. The company disclosed the investment...

5 ways to make the tech sector more diverse

Making the tech workforce more representative isn’t rocket science. The U.S. tech industry is a $1.8 trillion juggernaut, employing roughly 12 million people, accounting for over 10% of the national economy, and improving our lives...

Lioness AI sex toy can teach you about your orgasms

Lioness has been pioneering sex tech since 2017, but CES 2020 was the first time the company was allowed to exhibit its AI-enabled sex toy at one of the world’s biggest tech shows. The Consumer...

Lightyear One: Hands-on with a solar-powered car with 440-mile range

Move over Tesla. The Lightyear One will be a solar-powered electric vehicle that can drive 440 miles on a single charge. I missed the Dutch company when I visited CES 2020, the big tech trade...

From Washington state to Washington DC, lawmakers rush to regulate facial recognition

Amid the start of an impeachment trial; talk of mounting hostility with Iran; new trade deals with China, Canada, and Mexico; and the final presidential debate before the start of the Democratic presidential primary...

The Touryst is a bite-sized, open-world vacation game

It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games...

Coros POD review: Advanced running metrics, including power analysis

While I'm not built for speed over long distances, I love to get outside and run in order to maintain my health and get a break from the stress of a busy life. The...

I tried Microsoft’s new browser on my MacBook and got a peculiar surprise

This is your Inspiration. Screenshot by ZDNet Please lay down on my newly-upholstered purple chaise-longue, clutch at this small glass of Moscatel and answer me this: How did you decide which browser to use? I'm not...

PlayStation Games Under $20 sale is live until February 5

Late last week, Sony kicked off its ‘Games Under $20’ sale offering a large number of PlayStation 4 games for less than twenty bucks. The sale will be live for two weeks, meaning you...

TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019

Facebook spying on teens, Twitter accounts hijacked by terrorists, and sexual abuse imagery found on Bing and Giphy were amongst the ugly truths revealed by TechCrunch’s investigating reporting in 2019. The tech industry needs...

How to fix the ‘ghost touch’ problem on any Android device

Touchscreen problems can be some of the most annoying to live with, and the 'ghost touch' problem that plagues some users is particularly unbearable. Never fear, as we've put together a list of options on...

The next global recession: Why this time it is (really) different

U.S. stocks and bonds are at all time highs in a relentless “melt-up” that seems to ignore anything you can throw at it: Iran, Hong Kong, and Trump’s war on China aren’t making a...

Ironlights combines epic VR melee fighting on Quest with LAN multiplayer support

Ironlights is a new combat-and-dueling melee VR game coming to the Oculus Quest, Rift and SteamVR this spring. The announcement coincides with a Kickstarter with a $15,000 goal aimed at helping developer E McNeill...

5 new apps worth taking a look at this week

Another week is behind us and it's been a busy January in the mobile industry. As always, we bring you our list of the best five apps and games worth taking a closer look at...

Pocketnow Daily: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra to be the SELFIE KING?!(video)

New Amazon deals include Apple, Samsung and LG products Deals. Apple still has their iPad Pros for $200 off available on Amazon and have added more configurations to the deal, making almost all of them...

AMD CTO: How making the right bets years ago is paying off now

It’s been a long ride for Mark Papermaster, chief technology officer at Advanced Micro Devices. But the journey to challenge Intel in the race to design, make, and ship the best microprocessors on the...

Imagination Technologies charts its future with new Apple deal and post-MIPS strategy

Imagination Technologies has been through a lot of change in the past few years. Founded in 1985, it became a real player in intellectual property designs for both processors and graphics chips. But in 2017,...

The future of esports is bigger, messier, and worldwide

Esports in the last two decades has become a billion-dollar industry on a trajectory that would make NASA jealous. Players are celebrities, tournaments fill arenas with screaming fans, and sponsors are increasingly injecting real...

Walmart bundles Xbox One S with Minecraft, V-Bucks, Xbox Live Gold

Walmart has launched a new relatively cheap Xbox One S 1TB console bundle that includes three games, one of which is free, as well as extra perks on top of it like V-Bucks and...

GeekWire Podcast: Apple acquires Xnor.ai; Microsoft’s bold climate plan; Seattle startup trivia

This week on the GeekWire Podcast: Apple doubled down on artificial intelligence and boosted its presence in Seattle with the acquisition of Xnor.ai, an Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence spinout with roots at the...

Crisis VRigade: From Facebook reject to SideQuest success

Seven months ago, Crisis VRigade developer Sumalab claimed its game had been rejected by Facebook’s console-like curation policy and kept from official release on Oculus Quest. Today, sideloading platform SideQuest revealed the game had passed 50,000...

Mark debuts AR street graffitti app at the LA Women’s March

Mark is launching a beta version of its Mark app, which is a social augmented reality platform that can be used to highlight street art and graffiti. The company headed by former iDreamsky founder Jeff...

Women in Games’ David Smith on supporting the progression of women in the games...

David Smith is the Founder and CEO of Women in Games, an organisation that works to recruit, retain and support the progression of women in the games industry by positively and actively promoting female...

Developer Spotlight: Tips for success with Instant Games

Joy Marianowicz is a strategic partnerships manager at Facebook Gaming. We were joined by Pierre-Hugues Puechlong, Ubisoft; Jens Abke, Lotum; and Michael Carter, Game Closure to discuss how they've leveraged the power of Facebook’s social...

The Best Location-based & GPS Games on Mobile

Pokemon Go was a sensation when it first launched, and for many people it may have been their first brush with the idea that the GPS locator in your phone could be used for...

Overwatch Lunar New Year 2020 brings a load of new skins

It’s that time of the year again: Blizzard has launched the Overwatch Lunar New Year 2020 event, offering a large number of new skins that are unlockable by completing challenges. The game is celebrating...

This Week in Apps: App trends from 2019, Pinterest tops Snapchat, Disney+ hits No....

Welcome back to This Week in Apps, the Extra Crunch series that recaps the latest OS news, the applications they support and the money that flows through it all. The app industry is as hot as...

Instagram drops IGTV button, but only 1% downloaded the app

At most, 7 million of Instagram’s 1 billion-plus users have downloaded its standalone IGTV app in the 18 months since launch. And now, Instagram’s main app is removing the annoying orange IGTV button from...

Horror holiday roaming bill: £1,000 for forgotten flight mode

Do not forget about Flight Mode! Mobile data connections can quickly become expensive, both on airplanes and on board ships in international waters. These and other cost traps also apply despite EU regulation and...

Amazon partners with thousands of mom-and-pop stores in India

Neighborhood stores dot tens of thousands of cities, towns and villages in India. They have survived — and thrived, despite — retail giants’ billions of investment in the country. So now, Amazon is beginning...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Maze Machina’

The idea behind the TouchArcade Game of the Week is that every Friday afternoon we post the one game that came out this week that we think is worth giving a special nod to....

The Three Pigs – The TouchArcade Show #431

This episode starts with a pretty wild Patreon pre-show before we kick straight into this week’s onslaught of mobile game news. This year is already off to a crazy start and there’s a whole...

Facebook has stopped plans to insert ads into WhatsApp, for now

The first time we heard about Facebook’s plan to find more ways to make money with WhatsApp was in August 2018. We found out that the company wanted to link business ads directly to...

May no idea be left to die

Presented by ProtoPie I’m 100% sure you have a bunch of great ideas. Unfortunately, if they’re stuck in your head, they’re effectively worthless. An idea in your head is like gold still in the ground. If...

Cocos Play lets mobile developers create hypercasual games inside their apps

Cocos makes a popular 2D game development engine for mobile titles, and today the Chinese company is announcing Cocos Play, a new platform that lets any app developer embed hypercasual games in their apps. Using...

AI Weekly: Meta analysis shows AI ethics principles emphasize human rights

One of the trends that came into sharp focus in 2019 was, ironically, a woeful lack of clarity around AI ethics. The AI field at large was paying attention to ethics, creating and applying...

The RetroBeat: 2010’s best-selling games show how the industry has changed (or not)

It’s 2020, which means that anything that happened in 2010 is now retro. And since The NPD Group has sent us a list of the best-selling games of each year through the last decade,...

Baidu details its adversarial toolbox for testing robustness of AI models

No matter the claimed robustness of AI and machine learning systems in production, none are immune to adversarial attacks, or techniques that attempt to fool algorithms through malicious input. It’s been shown that generating...

Physics-Based Horizontal Shoot ’em Up ‘The Day We Fought Space’ Gets a New Trailer

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of when we first posted the trailer for an upcoming game called The Day We Fought Space from developer Tursiops Truncatus Studios. That original trailer caught our attention...

The Highly Anticipated ‘Hero Emblems 2’ Gets a New Trailer, but No Release Date...

I’m sitting here trying to figure out just how five whole years have passed since the original Hero Emblems ($2.99) took the App Store by storm back in January of 2015, but somehow here...

It’s not just you: Google added annoying icons to search on desktop

Google added tiny favicon icons to its search results this week for some reason, creating more clutter in what used to be a clean interface, and seemingly without actually improving the results or the...

YouTuber turns the GameCube Switch Joy-Cons of our dreams into reality

For practically as long as the Nintendo Switch and its removable Joy-Con controllers has existed, fans have been mocking up and wishing for Joy-Con-style GameCube controllers to use with the portable console. But hardware...

No, the EU isn’t asking Apple to kill the Lightning cable

You might have read headlines today about how the EU is looking to force Apple to ditch the Lightning cable. That’s not really true. Since 2009, the European Commission has been trying to convince tech...

Microsoft warns about Internet Explorer zero-day, but no patch yet

Microsoft has published a security advisory today about an Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerability that is currently being exploited in the wild -- a so-called zero-day. The company's security advisory (ADV200001) currently only includes workarounds and...

Man hijacks airport TV to play video games: Here’s how he did it

A man decided to play a video game on a monitor at an airport in Portland yesterday, January 16, 2020. This was not a particularly forward-thinking idea, given the forever-volatile nature of airports in...

Fortnite players find a clever way to finish the moving dance challenge

Fortnite is packed full of challenges that enable players to tier up in the Battle Pass and unlock new rewards, including cosmetics and V-Bucks. These challenges range from simple to surprisingly difficult, though most...

The best sci-fi Android games for a space adventure

Space has always been a fascinating place, an infinite and majestic expanse that extends far beyond our visual capacity. It is the subject of scientific analysis, philosophical discussions, narrative works but also the scenario...

Amazon Web Services enlists AI to help NASA get ahead of solar superstorms

An extreme ultraviolet image of the sun, captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, shows an X9.3 flare erupting at lower right during a solar storm in 2017. (NASA / Goddard / SDO Photo) If the...

New Amazon deals include Apple, Samsung and LG products

We have received new deals from Amazon every day. Last time we had an interesting selection of Samsung deals that are still available, and you can find them here. However, today’s discounts include products...

The DeanBeat: A Westworld ‘activation’ that illustrates the creepy side of tech

My colleagues have been wondering what the word “activation” means, as the Entertainment Software Association used the word in describing why its Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was still going to be good even after...

SenseTime’s AI generates realistic deepfake videos

Deepfakes — media that takes a person in an existing image, audio recording, or video and replaces them with someone else’s likeness — are becoming increasingly convincing. In late 2019, researchers at Seoul-based Hyperconnect...

World Economic Forum launches toolkit to help corporate boards build AI-first companies

The value of building data-driven businesses with AI at their core is well known today, and business executives are rushing to implement the technology into their operations and gain a competitive advantage, but it’s...

ProBeat: Your business should adopt Chromium Edge, but not yet

Microsoft this week delivered on its December 2018 promise to embrace Google’s Chromium open source project. Chromium Edge for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and macOS uses Google’s Blink rendering engine instead of...
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