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Despite Backlash, Loot Boxes Could Be Essential to Gaming's Future
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Despite Backlash, Loot Boxes Could Be Essential to Gaming's Future

With all the controversy, scrutiny, and international regulation randomized video game loot boxes are facing these days, you might think the practice of charging...

Tim Cook Says the Tech 'doesn't Exist' For Quality Ar Glasses Yet
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Tim Cook Says the Tech 'doesn't Exist' For Quality Ar Glasses Yet

Apple CEO Tim Cook believes augmented reality's rise will be as "dramatic" as that of the App Store, but he doesn't believe AR glasses or similar wearables arewith...

Nvidia and Remedy ­se Neural Networks For Eerily Good Facial Animation
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Nvidia and Remedy ­se Neural Networks For Eerily Good Facial Animation

Remedy, the developer behind the likes of Alan Wake and Quantum Break, has teamed up with GPU-maker Nvidia to streamline one of the more costly parts of modern...

The State of the Car Computer: Forget Horsepower, We Want Megahertz!
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The State of the Car Computer: Forget Horsepower, We Want Megahertz!

If I asked you "how many computing devices do you own?" your mind will probably first jump to your PCs and laptops at home, and then to your smartphones and tablets...

Vr Started with Gaming, But It Will Take Over Every Other Industry
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Vr Started with Gaming, But It Will Take Over Every Other Industry

"We are looking at sensory immersion.

Ford's Futurist Knows Kids Today See Status in Their Smartphones, Not Cars
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Ford's Futurist Knows Kids Today See Status in Their Smartphones, Not Cars

There can't be many job titles out there cooler than "futurist." And earlier this week, I sat down with Sheryl Connelly, who holds that position at the Ford Motor...

How the Nfl—not the Nsa—is Impacting Data Gathering Well Beyond the Gridiron
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How the Nfl—not the Nsa—is Impacting Data Gathering Well Beyond the Gridiron

As guards were going so far as to check inside NFL fans' wallets as part of routine security measures before a recent preseason game at Levi's Stadium, a different...

Apple's Contribution to the Smartwatch: An App-Centric Approach and Wi-Fi
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Apple's Contribution to the Smartwatch: An App-Centric Approach and Wi-Fi

As much as patent and trade-dress lawsuits would like to stop it, getting to today's idea of a modern, mature smartphone was a collaborative effort.

New Chip Lets Gadget Developers Build Mobile Apps Into Their Devices
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New Chip Lets Gadget Developers Build Mobile Apps Into Their Devices

Two years ago, a small group of engineers from a company called RF Digital launched a Kickstarter campaign for the RFduino, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) 4.0-enabled...

Microsoft's Continuing Efforts to Be Cool
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Microsoft's Continuing Efforts to Be Cool

There's an old saying in Silicon Valley: "nobody ever got fired for using Amazon Web Services."

Tetris Creators Talk Virtual Reality, Touch Screens, History, E-Sports
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Tetris Creators Talk Virtual Reality, Touch Screens, History, E-Sports

As the second and final day of the 2015 DICE Summit came to a close, Alexey Pajitnov took the stage in a rare public appearance to talk frankly about the history...

Catching ­p with Stern Pinball on Its New Spike System and Wrestlemania Limited Edition
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Catching ­p with Stern Pinball on Its New Spike System and Wrestlemania Limited Edition

When we were in Las Vegas last week, we unexpectedly ran into some representatives from Stern Pinball, who said the company would be announcing a brand new game...

Baer's Odyssey: Meet the Serial Inventor Who Built the World's First Game Console
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Baer's Odyssey: Meet the Serial Inventor Who Built the World's First Game Console

Even if you're a devoted fan of video games, there's a decent chance you're not familiar with the name Ralph H. Baer.

Apple: Beginning February 2015, App Store Submissions Need to Be 64-Bit
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Apple: Beginning February 2015, App Store Submissions Need to Be 64-Bit

Apple released iOS 8.1 to the public today, but it delivered something else to developers, too.

Id Shows Off Double-Jumping, Skull-Crushing New Doom at Quakecon
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Id Shows Off Double-Jumping, Skull-Crushing New Doom at Quakecon

The bad news is that only people who were actually at Dallas' QuakeCon last night were able to see the world-premiere gameplay footage from the next Doom game,...
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