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The VC unicorn obsession is creating an early-stage funding wasteland

THE VC UNICORN OBSESSION IS CREATING AN EARLY-STAGE FUNDING WASTELAND

During the first nine months of 2018, unicorns attracted a staggering $19.2 billion. Meanwhile, both angel and seed round activity...

Strong National Museum of Play recognizes herstory

STRONG NATIONAL MUSEUM OF PLAY RECOGNIZES HERSTORY

The Strong Museum opened its Women in Games exhibit today as part of its National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York. And to celebrate...

 
 
 
Should you build or buy AI?

SHOULD YOU BUILD OR BUY AI?

GUEST: At VentureBeat's recent VB Summit event, I headed a session on whether enterprises should build or buy AI. Between comments...

Here's what people are really doing with their Alexa and Google Home assistants

HERE'S WHAT PEOPLE ARE REALLY DOING WITH THEIR ALEXA AND GOOGLE HOME ASSISTANTS

A survey of Alexa and Google Home users shows just how addictive these devices are - and what's drawing users in.

 
 
 
How crypto mining collapse caused Nvidia to lose $23 billion in market value

HOW CRYPTO MINING COLLAPSE CAUSED NVIDIA TO LOSE $23 BILLION IN MARKET VALUE

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang was thrown for a loop by the cryptocurrency mining hangover, which caused an inventory bubble with graphics...

Battlefield V review - An unfinished work of art

BATTLEFIELD V REVIEW - AN UNFINISHED WORK OF ART

Battlefield V is a great game, but it is missing a crucial battle royale mode and it feels like an unfinished work of art.

 
 
 
A letter to the HQ2 losers, from an HQ2 loser

A LETTER TO THE HQ2 LOSERS, FROM AN HQ2 LOSER

Your city lost the battle to land Amazon's HQ2. But you haven't lost the war. Instead of focusing on why you failed, ask yourself what...

InXile Entertainment is still working on VR despite Microsoft acquisition

INXILE ENTERTAINMENT IS STILL WORKING ON VR DESPITE MICROSOFT ACQUISITION

InXile CEO and founder Brian Fargo confirmed their unrevealed open-world VR role-playing game and PSVR port of The Mage's Tale are...

 
 
 
VR is leading us into the next generation of sports media

VR IS LEADING US INTO THE NEXT GENERATION OF SPORTS MEDIA

While the rest of the media landscape figures out exactly what the transformative power of VR means, sports are already showing us.

GamesBeat Decides 102: Our secret plan to win E3 - don't show up

GAMESBEAT DECIDES 102: OUR SECRET PLAN TO WIN E3 - DON'T SHOW UP

Sony is skipping E3 2019, and we know why! OK. That's a lie. I don't know why I do that. I just think that maybe you'll like me if...

 
 
 
Hive taps a workforce of 700,000 people to label data and train AI models

HIVE TAPS A WORKFORCE OF 700,000 PEOPLE TO LABEL DATA AND TRAIN AI MODELS

Hive crowdsources data labeling to a network of hundreds of thousands of users, who perform tasks like classifying objects in images...

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers expansion releases summer 2019

FINAL FANTASY XIV: SHADOWBRINGERS EXPANSION RELEASES SUMMER 2019

Square Enix announced today that Final Fantasy XIV's next expansion, Shadowbringers, is coming summer 2019.

 
 
 
Google's AI system can grade prostate cancer cells with 70% accuracy

GOOGLE'S AI SYSTEM CAN GRADE PROSTATE CANCER CELLS WITH 70% ACCURACY

Google researchers have developed an AI system that can grade prostate cancer cells on the Gleason system with 70 percent accuray.

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene steps down

GOOGLE CLOUD CEO DIANE GREENE STEPS DOWN

Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene plans to leave to pursue investment and philanthropy. She will be replaced by former Oracle product chief...

 
 
 
Battlefield V's RTX reflections sure are pretty

BATTLEFIELD V'S RTX REFLECTIONS SURE ARE PRETTY

Forget Spider-Man 2, Battlefield V has the real puddle technology. EA, Nvidia, and Microsoft have turned on ray tracing and now the...

How Oblong helped IBM build its ‘immersion rooms' with giant displays

HOW OBLONG HELPED IBM BUILD ITS ‘IMMERSION ROOMS' WITH GIANT DISPLAYS

The IBM Watson Immersive AI Lab in Austin, Texas employs Oblong's g-speak spatial operating environment to turn "terabytes into insights."

 
 
 
ProBeat: Amazon's HQ2 was a perfect bait and switch

PROBEAT: AMAZON'S HQ2 WAS A PERFECT BAIT AND SWITCH

Amazon's second headquarters is really just two new offices in Queens, New York, and Arlington, Virginia. This was the perfect bait...

OpenAI and DeepMind AI system achieves ‘superhuman' performance in Pong and Enduro

OPENAI AND DEEPMIND AI SYSTEM ACHIEVES ‘SUPERHUMAN' PERFORMANCE IN PONG AND ENDURO

Researchers at Google subsidiary Deepmind and OpenAI have developed a system that achieves 'superhuman' performance on Pong and Enduro.

 
 
 
MIT researchers show how to detect and address AI bias without loss in accuracy

MIT RESEARCHERS SHOW HOW TO DETECT AND ADDRESS AI BIAS WITHOUT LOSS IN ACCURACY

MIT CSAIL researchers have developed methods to reduce bias in predictive AI without the loss of accuracy. Full results will be shared...

Gameband officially throws in the towel on crowdfunded wearable

GAMEBAND OFFICIALLY THROWS IN THE TOWEL ON CROWDFUNDED WEARABLE

Gaming wearable startup Gameband said it will not be able to deliver its promised wearables to its fans as originally promised.

 
 
 



Save a huge 39% on Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps subscriptions for Black Friday

Save a huge 39% on Adobe Creative Cloud All Apps subscriptions for Black Friday

Adobe has slashed the price of Creative Cloud All Apps for Black Friday, cutting the cost of an annual subscription From £49.94 to £30.34 per month. A Creative Cloud All Apps... Read more ...

Nike unveils new Sports Bands and Sports Loops for the Apple Watch

Nike unveils new Sports Bands and Sports Loops for the Apple Watch

Yesterday, MacRumors noted that new Sport and Sport Loop bands for the Apple Watch are now available from Nike's own online store. While these have been designed for the Apple... Read more ...

Today's Apps Gone Free: Find My Car, Tiny Tanks, My Gratitude Journal and More

Today's Apps Gone Free: Find My Car, Tiny Tanks, My Gratitude Journal and More

Navigate back to your car, battle with Tiny Tanks, and increase your level of happiness with today's collection of apps and games. All app prices are subject to change at any... Read more ...

Pixel 3 Lite leak reveals headphone jack, cheaper build, inferior specs

Pixel 3 Lite leak reveals headphone jack, cheaper build, inferior specs

Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have been on the market now for more than a month, but a new leak suggests that Google may soon add a new member to its Pixel family. Thanks to... Read more ...

Walmart Overtakes Apple to Become Third Largest Online Retailer in the U.S

Walmart Overtakes Apple to Become Third Largest Online Retailer in the U.S

Apple has ceded its position to Walmart as the third largest online retailer in the U.S., according to a new report out this week . Research provider eMarketer Retail... Read more ...

Reef review: Your new favorite family board game

Reef review: Your new favorite family board game

Enlarge / Reef is a bright, inviting game with a lot of fun, colorful pieces. Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming... Read more ...

Walmart overtakes Apple in online sales, pushing Apple to fourth place overall

Walmart overtakes Apple in online sales, pushing Apple to fourth place overall

As we enter the holiday shopping season , Apple is set to be overtaken by Walmart as the third largest online retailer this year. In 2018, Walmart accounts for a 4.0 percent... Read more ...

England vs Japan live stream: how to watch today's rugby from anywhere

England vs Japan live stream: how to watch today's rugby from anywhere

England may still be hurting after last weekend's one-point loss against the All Blacks, but you can be sure they won't stay down for long. After such a close game, you can... Read more ...

Google app 8.55 reveals Google Search comments, preps Collection sharing, more

Google app 8.55 reveals Google Search comments, preps Collection sharing, more

The latest version of the Google app beta is rolling out this evening and we have managed to enable a handful of notable features. Google app 8.55 reveals work on letting users... Read more ...

TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Black Paradox'

TouchArcade Game of the Week: ‘Black Paradox'

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... Read more ...