Stardust Social Casino is a bet on enticing players with Las Vegas history

When Boyd Gaming launched Stardust Social Casino recently on iOS and Android, it was one more…

This New AI Technology Could Prevent Ships From Colliding With Whales

A blue whale swims off the California coast. Craig Hayslip, Oregon State University Marine Mammal Institute…

5 Strange Things Happening Right Now In The Atlantic Hurricane Season

The Atlantic hurricane season was expected to be a busy one, and it has held true…

Black tech organizations grow amid calls for racial justice

Amazon applied science manager Dr. Nashlie Sephus has lived in New York City, Atlanta, Silicon Valley,…

PlayStation leads in TV ad impressions, but Square Enix is close behind

Gaming industry TV ad impressions saw an 87.71% increase from mid-August to mid-September, compared to the…

John Carmack says he’s ‘kind of embarrassed’ over Facebook’s social VR during pandemic

Facebook Reality Labs consulting CTO John Carmack says he’s “kind of embarrassed” about Facebook’s social VR…

Virgin Orbit Seeking Over $100 Million As ‘Jaw Dropping’ Costs Mount And Small Satellite Market Narrows

Branson looks to the stars 2017 Getty Images Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit is looking for…

GamesBeat Decides 164: The PlayStation 5 Showcase and preorder mess

Sony Interactive Entertainment hosted its PlayStation 5 Showcase to detail the price, date, and Final Fantasy…

Unity’s stock rises 32% in first-day trading to $18.1 billion value

Unity Technologies saw its stock price rise 32% to $68.88 a share in the first day…

The RetroBeat: How Super Mario 3D All-Stars could have been better

I reviewed Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and while its three games are still a joy to…

AI Weekly: Cutting-edge language models can produce convincing misinformation if we don’t stop them

It’s been three months since OpenAI launched an API underpinned by cutting-edge language model GPT-3, and…

Apple Watch SE puts profits over public health by nixing ECG features

Though I probably wasn’t the first person to praise Apple’s addition of life-saving electrocardiogram (ECG) functionality…

ProBeat: Robots need to solve mobility before we find their killer app

This week we published our interview with Boston Dynamics CEO Robert Playter. We discussed his first…

Zoox gains approval to test autonomous vehicles without safety drivers in California

Amazon-owned Zoox today announced that it received a driverless testing permit from the California Department of…

Super Mario 3D All-Stars is Nintendo at its worst

I don’t know what I was expecting, but it was more than what Nintendo delivered with…

PredictHQ forecasts live TV sports viewership to help local food outlets meet demand

As businesses struggle to adapt to a “new normal” under global lockdowns, technology is helping to…

The DeanBeat: My quest to defeat latency

During the pandemic, I’ve been playing games and clogging up the internet like a lot of…

Trump to block TikTok and WeChat downloads in the U.S. from September 20

(Reuters) — The Trump administration will ban WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok from U.S. app stores…

Will Facebook Horizon be the first step toward the metaverse?

The excitement around a metaverse is growing, as it’s not just an idea from science fiction…

Ericsson acquires 5G enterprise solution vendor Cradlepoint for $1.1 billion

Just as the 5G era was kicking off in the United States, Cradlepoint established itself as…

Unity Technologies raises more than $1.3 billion in IPO at $13.6 billion valuation

Unity Technologies has raised more than $1.3 billion in an initial public offering (IPO) at a…

France tries to salvage failed StopCovid tracing app as cases surge

When the pandemic was raging across Europe last spring, many politicians and health experts were optimistic…

ByteDance mulls TikTok IPO to clinch U.S. agreement

(Reuters) — China’s ByteDance is planning a U.S. initial public offering of TikTok Global, the new…

Mozilla sunsets Notes and Send to ‘tighten’ its product focus

Mozilla is sunsetting two services as the Firefox browser maker seeks to “tighten and refine” its…

Can Oculus Quest 2 overcome Facebook’s tarnished reputation?

Calling myself “deeply conflicted” about Facebook’s upcoming standalone VR headset Oculus Quest 2 would be an understatement. My…

Voice assistants are doing a poor job of conveying information about voting

Over 111.8 million people in the U.S. talk to voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Google…

Metacore raises $17.6 million from Supercell and launches Merge Mansion mobile game

Finnish mobile game company Metacore, formerly known as Everywear Games, has raised $17.7 million in funding…

Ori and the Will of the Wisps comes to Switch

Microsoft came to the latest Nintendo Partner Showcase to announce that Ori and the Will of…

Monster Hunter: Rise comes to Switch on March 26

Capcom has revealed a new Monster Hunter game for Switch. Monster Hunter: Rise comes out on…

SiFive hires Qualcomm exec as CEO for RISC-V alternatives to Nvidia-Arm

SiFive has hired former Qualcomm executive Patrick Little as its new CEO. His job will be…

RapidAI raises $25 million to analyze medical scans with AI algorithms

RapidAI (formerly iSchemaView), a startup developing a portfolio of stroke imaging and assessment products, today closed…

Netgear’s latest Nighthawk Pro Gaming router cuts lag 93%

Netgear is launching a new router for gamers that attacks one of the biggest problems for…

IBM’s Watson Assistant can now field election questions

Ahead of the U.S. elections on November 3, IBM today announced it’s working with states to…

Mozilla add-on crowdsources research into YouTube’s opaque algorithm

YouTube has been criticized through they years over the way it recommends videos to people —…

Bayes raises $6 million for global esports data platform

Bayes has raised $6 million to provide data on the esports industry. The money came from Pohlad…

PlayStation 5’s Demon’s Souls is also coming to PC (and other consoles eventually)

Sony wants to get the PlayStation 5 off to a strong launch, and it’s turning to…