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Huawei thinks its Mate 20 X is better than the Nintendo Switch

Huawei thinks its Mate 20 X is better than the Nintendo Switch

Huawei positioned its Mate 20 X, a gaming-centric smartphone, as a Nintendo Switch killer, calling it "the best portable gaming machine." The Mate 20 ...
Fortnite, GTA V hackers face legal action for online cheating

Fortnite, GTA V hackers face legal action for online cheating

It's pretty standard for game developers to use a variety of technical and community management methods to try to stop cheaters ...
Epic Games Sues YouTube Users Over Fortnite Cheating Videos

Epic Games Sues YouTube Users Over Fortnite Cheating Videos

Epic Games takes cheating in Fortnite very seriously. If you’re caught breaking the rules in the battle royale shooter, you can expect to be banned, b ...
A Humanoid Robot Gave a Lecture in a West Point Philosophy Course

A Humanoid Robot Gave a Lecture in a West Point Philosophy Course

Professor Robot A teacher with a robotic voice can make paying attention in class seem like an impossible task. But students at West Point seemingly h ...
Otoy’s RNDR harnesses 14,000 GPUs to render cloud-based graphics

Otoy’s RNDR harnesses 14,000 GPUs to render cloud-based graphics

Blockchain-based rendering platform RNDR has harnessed the graphics processing power of more than 14,000 graphics processing units (GPU) provide ...
How Holospark is making Earthfall’s alien invasion worth repeating

How Holospark is making Earthfall’s alien invasion worth repeating

Sponsored by Intel  In Holospark’s Earthfall, the world teeters on the edge of annihilation as hordes of villainous extraterrestrials run amok, ...
This Electric Chewing Gum Never Runs out of Flavor

This Electric Chewing Gum Never Runs out of Flavor

Bad Taste You’re standing in the checkout lane. You know you want to buy a pack of gum, but just aren’t satisfied with any of the availabl ...
Meet the Researchers Bringing Bizarre AI Creations to Life – Futurism

Meet the Researchers Bringing Bizarre AI Creations to Life – Futurism

It’s date night! Time to throw on your oversized graduation cap and ruffly shirt, spritz yourself with some of your new “Hivinga” perfume, and meet yo ...
Soulcalibur VI review — Fighting against staleness

Soulcalibur VI review — Fighting against staleness

Soulcalibur hasn’t changed much, which is fine. The newest entry in Bandai Namco‘s weapons-based fighting game, Soulcalibur VI, comes out Octobe ...
Trivial authentication bypass in libssh leaves servers wide open

Trivial authentication bypass in libssh leaves servers wide open

There’s a four-year-old bug in the Secure Shell implementation known as libssh that makes it trivial for just about anyone to ga ...
The best PS1 emulators for Android and PC

The best PS1 emulators for Android and PC

It's not always easy to get ahold of original PlayStation titles due to pricing and general availability. Emulators can solve that problem. Here are t ...
PUBG’s player count trends down following Duty Blackout

PUBG’s player count trends down following Duty Blackout

It seemed like Call of Duty’s battle royale would tear people away from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds when it launched last week. And that is po ...
‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ Review

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ Review

Research Center: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Call of Duty: B ...
Ajit Pai slams carriers for slow restoration of cell service after hurricane

Ajit Pai slams carriers for slow restoration of cell service after hurricane

Enlarge / A Verizon logo at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Wireless carriers' failure to fully restore cellular ...
Starlink: Battle for Atlas review: Cool toys, solid spacefaring

Starlink: Battle for Atlas review: Cool toys, solid spacefaring

Amid the luminescent, blue-green plants of some once-forgotten world, my sharp red dart of a ship narrowly avoids ambush. Carryi ...
Sixense will refund its VR controller backers, switch to enterprise

Sixense will refund its VR controller backers, switch to enterprise

Sixense pioneered hand controllers for virtual reality applications in 2013, but the company hasn’t been able to produce its Stem consumer produ ...
This Group is Giving Away Art Robots to Public Schools

This Group is Giving Away Art Robots to Public Schools

PaintBots The Conru Foundation wants to get kids hooked on high-tech art. Andrew Conru, the Robot Art Competition’s founder and organizer, told Futuri ...
First ‘Spider-Man’ DLC out Next Tuesday, Adds Three New Suits

First ‘Spider-Man’ DLC out Next Tuesday, Adds Three New Suits

Marvel’s Spider-Man is one of the best games we’ve played all year, and if you haven’t gotten enough of New York City and its enormous population of ...
Hearthstone’s in-game tournaments are on hold so Blizzard doesn’t disappoint you

Hearthstone’s in-game tournaments are on hold so Blizzard doesn’t disappoint you

Hearthstone announced a in-game tournaments in February. But on September 18, publisher Blizzard Entertainment revealed that this long-anticipat ...
Fortnite Update 6.10 Introduces the Quadcrasher, In-Game Tournaments

Fortnite Update 6.10 Introduces the Quadcrasher, In-Game Tournaments

Season 6, week 4 has arrived in Battle Royale, and with it, the release of the Fortnite update 6.10 patch notes. This update, also known as update 1.8 ...
Jeff Bezos: Amazon Won’t Stop Helping the Military

Jeff Bezos: Amazon Won’t Stop Helping the Military

DOD + Amazon 4Ever You might not think Amazon should work with the U.S. government, but guess what? Jeff Bezos don’t care. The CEO channeled his ...
Analogue’s Mega Sg plays every pre-Saturn Sega cartridge

Analogue’s Mega Sg plays every pre-Saturn Sega cartridge

One of the hottest names in retro-gaming hardware is returning, and this time it is taking on Sega. After making the excellent Super Nt Super Ni ...
This Company Is Figuring out How to Build Things out of Natural Resources on Mars

This Company Is Figuring out How to Build Things out of Natural Resources on Mars

Mars Bars The cost of transporting construction materials to Mars would be astronomical. So if we want to settle the Red Planet, we’ll need to f ...
Monsters you get in ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go’ can be transferred to the next main RPG

Monsters you get in ‘Pokémon: Let’s Go’ can be transferred to the next main RPG

Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let's Go, Eeevee! monsters will be able to be transferred to the next main Pokémon RPG on Switch, according t ...
EA’s DICE touts Battlefield V’s single-player vignettes as the antidote to Call of Duty

EA’s DICE touts Battlefield V’s single-player vignettes as the antidote to Call of Duty

Electronic Arts’ DICE studio launched a single-player Battlefield V campaign trailer that underscores both the diversity of its War Stories and ...
Everything You Wanted to Know About Blockchain in One Infographic – Futurism

Everything You Wanted to Know About Blockchain in One Infographic – Futurism

  Disclaimer: The preceding communication has been paid for by Reflective Venture Partners. This communication is for informational purposes only and ...
Mobile marketing analytics firm AppsFlyer surpasses $100 million in annual recurring revenue

Mobile marketing analytics firm AppsFlyer surpasses $100 million in annual recurring revenue

Mobile attribution and marketing analytics firm AppsFlyer said it surpassed $100 million in annual recurring revenue in the third quarter of 201 ...
Watch the Boston Dynamics Robodog Twerk and Moonwalk to “Uptown Funk”

Watch the Boston Dynamics Robodog Twerk and Moonwalk to “Uptown Funk”

Don’t Believe Me? The last time we saw Boston Dynamics’s dog-like robot SpotMini, it was on the job, prancing around a construction site t ...
You’ve Heard of Fake Meat. How About Fake Fish?

You’ve Heard of Fake Meat. How About Fake Fish?

Something’s Fishy You’ve definitely heard of veggie burgers and tofu dogs. Chances are you’ve even heard vegetarians and vegans mull ...
What to expect from TwitchCon 2018

What to expect from TwitchCon 2018

From sessions with your favorite streamers to epic Esports tournaments, there's plenty to look forward to at this year's TwitchCon 2018. We cover how ...
Prepare for Blackout Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Giveaway

Prepare for Blackout Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Giveaway

Sponsored by Intel Black Ops is back, Call of Duty fans — like you didn’t know that already. As always, the game is full of some down and gritty ...
NVENC vs. X264: Which is better for Twitch?

NVENC vs. X264: Which is better for Twitch?

If you want to livestream to Twitch, Mixer, or YouTube Live, you’ve had two options when it comes to video encoding. You can set your CPU to do ...
Winamp 6, due out in 2019, aims to whip more llama ass

Winamp 6, due out in 2019, aims to whip more llama ass

Rejoice, llama-whipping fans, a new version of Winamp is set to be released in 2019, according to a Monday report by TechCrunch. ...
‘Fortnite’ In-game Tournaments Will Give You the Chance to Beat the Pros

‘Fortnite’ In-game Tournaments Will Give You the Chance to Beat the Pros

If you watch Fortnite pros like Ninja and think you have what it takes to earn the Victory Royale, you might get to test that hypothesis in the near f ...
MIT Pledges $1 Billion to Develop Ethical AI

MIT Pledges $1 Billion to Develop Ethical AI

Machine Learning When one of the most influential technical research institutions on the planet claims a new technology could badly misfire, you might ...
The Percentage of Unvaccinated U.S. Toddlers Has Quadrupled Since 2001

The Percentage of Unvaccinated U.S. Toddlers Has Quadrupled Since 2001

Disease Please Things vaccines do: train our immune systems to battle life-threatening diseases. Things vaccines don’t do: cause health problems ...
Verizon fiber suffered “unprecedented” damage from Hurricane Michael

Verizon fiber suffered “unprecedented” damage from Hurricane Michael

Enlarge / Vehicles sit partially submerged in floodwaters after Hurricane Michael hit in Panama City, Florida, US, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 20 ...
China Wants Google’s Help Persecuting Muslims. Google Appears Ready to Give It.

China Wants Google’s Help Persecuting Muslims. Google Appears Ready to Give It.

Targeted Focus Government surveillance is a way of life in China, but the situation is even more intense for the nation’s Muslim population. On ...
Hearthstone nerfs Giggling Inventor, Mana Wyrm, and Wild’s bane — Aviana

Hearthstone nerfs Giggling Inventor, Mana Wyrm, and Wild’s bane — Aviana

Blizzard Entertainment announced nerfs for three Hearthstone cards today. The changes to the PC and mobile digital card game will go live on Oct ...
How to Play Commodore 64 Games Online For Free

How to Play Commodore 64 Games Online For Free

The Commodore 64 was an incredibly successful piece of hardware back in the early 80’s, having applications for office, development, and even gaming. ...
An Academic Publisher Challenges Its Peers: Verify the Research You Publish

An Academic Publisher Challenges Its Peers: Verify the Research You Publish

Sexy Science Most major research institutions have a deeply flawed approach to science. The academic journals that publish research papers, and the un ...
Players are exploiting Black Ops 4 emotes to peek around corners

Players are exploiting Black Ops 4 emotes to peek around corners

Enlarge / In first-person view, you're staring at a wall. With the third-person emote camera, you can see what's coming around that corner. ...
Grab a comfy saddle — ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ campaign clocks in at 60 hours

Grab a comfy saddle — ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ campaign clocks in at 60 hours

According to Rockstar Games co-founder and head writer Dan Houser, Red Dead Redemption 2 features a 60-hour story. Houser said "superfluous" content w ...
Climate Change and Gene Editing Are Spurring a Tech Boom in Agriculture

Climate Change and Gene Editing Are Spurring a Tech Boom in Agriculture

Food Founders You might know Tony Fadell as the charismatic founder of Nest Labs or as the man who helped create Apple’s iPod. But these days, a ...
Spill Games’ Operate Now: Hospital hits 30 million downloads

Spill Games’ Operate Now: Hospital hits 30 million downloads

Spil Games‘ Operate Now: Hospital surgery simulation game has surpassed 30 million downloads on mobile devices. Amsterdam-based Spil Games said ...
Starlink: Battle for Atlas review-in-progress — Toys-to-life with toys that are fun

Starlink: Battle for Atlas review-in-progress — Toys-to-life with toys that are fun

Starlink: Battle for Atlas is a significant step forward for the toys-to-life movement. This petered out after Disney killed Infinity and Activi ...
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – My best multiplayer match yet

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – My best multiplayer match yet

When I can get more kills than deaths in a Call of Duty match, it’s a glorious day. As a relatively elderly player of Call of Duty, I can honest ...
Blackout pushes Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to best day one digital sales ever

Blackout pushes Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to best day one digital sales ever

Game publisher Activision and developer Treyarch announced today that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has set a new launch day record as the biggest d ...
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2000 Series: Everything You Need to Know

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2000 Series: Everything You Need to Know

Riley Young/Digital TrendsAfter months of speculation, Nvidia finally revealed its next-generation graphics architecture at Gamescom, with CEO Jensen ...
How Argodesign will help Magic Leap design the look and feel of spatial computing

How Argodesign will help Magic Leap design the look and feel of spatial computing

One of the interesting talks during Magic Leap’s laborious three-hour keynote presentation last week was by Jared Ficklin, creative technologist ...
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