HTC Vive Focus gets smartphone integration and better battery life - 2時間前  VentureBeat

HTC’s standalone VR headset Vive Focus launched in China last year, and it’s getting some neat software upgrades ahead of its anticipated global release. Just announced at the 2018 Vive Ecosystem Conference, the Vive Focus System Update 2.0 enables the headset to link up with HTC smartphones, deliver longer battery life, and continue to…Read More
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Apple rejects Valve’s Steam Link from the iOS App Store - 5時間前  VentureBeat

People using iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, and AppleTV will not have access to the Steam Link app that enables you to play games over a stream running on a local PC. Valve Software announced the Steam Link app for iOS and Android on Wednesday, May 9, and it said that it had full approval to launch the app on Apple devices at that time. But Tim Coo…Read More
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Echo wins Nordic Game Awards’ biggest honor - 5時間前  VentureBeat

The 15th annual Nordic Game Awards has announced its winners, and Ultra Ultra’s Echo went home with quite a few prizes. The uncanny sci-fi adventure was up in six different categories, and it took home three, including the 2018 Nordic Game of the Year award. Echo is a mind-bending thriller where the enemies learn new moves based on what the p…Read More
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Apple wins $538.6 million from Samsung in latest iPhone patent retrial (Updated) - 7時間前  VentureBeat

Nearly six years after a federal jury awarded Apple over $1 billion in damages against Samsung for infringing on iPhone design patents, a jury retrying the case has reached a unanimous verdict, modifying the figure to $538,641,656. The verdict comes after years of damages-only retrials and appeals, including a visit to the United States Supreme Cou…Read More
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Salesforce data scientist surveys the state of AI-assisted photography - 10時間前  VentureBeat

One of artificial intelligence’s most promising disciplines is computational photography — image processing that uses neural networks to correct artifacts, eliminate noise, and even generate works of art. During Re-Work‘s Deep Learning Summit in Boston, Massachusetts, Michael Sollami, a senior data scientist at Salesforce, present…Read More
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Facebook releases its U.S. political ad archive - 10時間前  VentureBeat

Facebook’s new archive for U.S. political ads — created to give users more information about who is advertising on Facebook and who they are trying to target — went live today. The archive was first announced in October. The archive is available to view at facebook.com/politicalcontentads. The archive contains both ads promoting c…Read More
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Ubisoft is saving some surprises for E3 - 11時間前  VentureBeat

Ubisoft chief executive Yves Guillemot is probably still glowing somewhere in France after fending off the threat of a hostile takeover by Vivendi and promising to bring Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege to China with new partner Tencent. And he’s going to get to carry that glow into the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show in Los Ang…Read More
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Uber’s self-driving car detected pedestrian 6 seconds before fatal crash - 11時間前  VentureBeat

(Reuters) — Uber disabled an emergency braking system in a self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March and which failed to properly identify the pedestrian, raising serious questions about its performance, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday. The report said th…Read More
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Okta Announces Grant to Fast Forward, Technology Nonprofit Community - 13時間前  VentureBeat

PRESS RELEASE: Second Major Grant from Okta for Good Fund Helps Scale Support for Tech Nonprofit Ecosystem LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 24, 2018– Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, today announced the next grantee of the Okta for Good Fund, Fast Forward, an organization that…Read More
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Alexa recorded a woman’s private conversation and sent it to a random contact - 14時間前  VentureBeat

It’s every smart home speaker owner’s worst nightmare: A private message recorded and sent to a recipient without their knowledge. But that’s what happened to a Portland woman, who told a Fox News affiliate that her Amazon Echo recorded an audio clip of her conversation and sent it to a person on her contact list. The woman, who d…Read More
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The dangers of AI challenge even the experts - 3時間前  VentureBeat

At the Re-Work Deep Learning Summit in Boston today, a panel of ethicists and engineers discussed some of the biggest challenges facing artificial intelligence: algorithmic biases, ethics in AI, and whether the tools to create AI should be made widely available. The panel included Simon Mueller, cofounder and vice president of think tank The Future…Read More
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How Lyft’s using AI to keep customers happy (VB Live) - 5時間前  VentureBeat

VB LIVE: Join Lyft’s Director of Voice of Customer and others to learn how AI-powered chat can secure customers’ hard-and-fast loyalty and boost your bottom line during this VB Live event. Register here for free. Lyft gives roughly 10 million rides a week. And every single ride holds the potential to either delight and win long-term cus…Read More
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PUBG’s Miramar map is better on Xbox One - 6時間前  VentureBeat

PUBG Corporation has launched the second map for the Xbox One version of its battle royale shooter today. The arid desert and dense urban areas of Miramar create a lot of open space, and that’s one of the reasons why so many players despise the map on PC. Those open spaces are difficult because vehicles are rare and snipers are deadly, and th…Read More
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Intel AI Lab open-sources library for deep learning-driven NLP - 7時間前  VentureBeat

The Intel AI Lab has open-sourced a library for natural language processing to help researchers and developers give conversational agents like chatbots and virtual assistants the smarts necessary to function, such as name entity recognition, intent extraction, and semantic parsing to identify the action a person wants to take from their words. Just…Read More
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Steam’s Spring Cleaning event is a challenge to play your pile of shame - 10時間前  VentureBeat

Valve knows that deep shame you carry with you everywhere. It knows that you’ve maybe played 20 percent of the games in your Steam library for any significant amount of time, and it wants to help you deal with that pile of unplayed games as part of the Steam Spring Cleaning event. This is an event that will award players badges for their acco…Read More
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Apple knew iPhone 6 bent easily, but released it and downplayed issues - 10時間前  VentureBeat

Apple knew before launching the iPhone 6 series that its 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch devices were considerably more likely to bend than the iPhone 5s, but continued to downplay the issue — despite charging users steep prices for repairs, and quietly addressing the problems with engineering changes. The revelations came today via Motherboard, citing…Read More
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Wargaming Seattle is shutting down, ending Gas Powered Games’ legacy - 11時間前  VentureBeat

Wargaming Seattle is shutting down, according to Gamasutra. This will impact around 150 jobs. Wargaming Seattle was the former Gas Powered Games, which first debuted in 1998. Former developers at Cave Dog Entertainment founded the studio. The studio created PC classics like 2002’s action role-playing game Dungeon Siege and 2007’s real-t…Read More
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The IndieBeat: Tips from publishers and how to pitch to them - 12時間前  VentureBeat

Lately, more and more companies are getting into the publishing business, and even some indie studios are trying their hand at helping their fellow developers bring titles to the market. For small teams, partnering with a publisher can help with public relations, marketing, and getting on console platforms like Nintendo’s Switch. This can be…Read More
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SuperData: Digital game spending grew 23% to $9.09 billion in April - 13時間前  VentureBeat

Digital video game sales generated $9.09 billion in revenue in April, up 23 percent year-over-year from $7.42 billion, according to analyst firm SuperData Research. The bump in revenue came from console and mobile spending. Console games revenue was up 44 percent thanks to Epic’s hit battle royale title Fortnite as well as Santa Monica Studio…Read More
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South Korean 5G carriers expect holograms and videos to force limited data plans - 14時間前  VentureBeat

Though Qualcomm and 5G device makers expect unlimited data service to enable the coming 5G era, some cellular carriers are beginning to push back on the idea, Yonhap reports. South Korean mobile giants SK Telecom, KT, and LG Uplus are now expected to offer usage-based data plans rather than unlimited ones, a move that could stifle the growth of 5G…Read More
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