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Bluetooth bracelets are an identity-blind option for digital contact tracing

BLUETOOTH BRACELETS ARE AN IDENTITY-BLIND OPTION FOR DIGITAL CONTACT TRACING

In places with low smartphone adoption, cheap Bluetooth bracelets would make a good option for coronavirus contact tracing.

How MicroProse returned to making military sim games

HOW MICROPROSE RETURNED TO MAKING MILITARY SIM GAMES

MicroProse, the military simulation game company that was once the pillar of the war game community, was reborn recently.

 
 
 
10 great deals on Father's Day gifts your dad will actually want

10 GREAT DEALS ON FATHER'S DAY GIFTS YOUR DAD WILL ACTUALLY WANT

SPONSORED DEALS: News flash: Father's Day is around the corner. If you haven't picked up a gift for your dad yet, VB Deals has ten...

Riot Games will invest $10 million in minority-owned game studios

RIOT GAMES WILL INVEST $10 MILLION IN MINORITY-OWNED GAME STUDIOS

League of Legends publisher Riot Games said that it will invest $10 million in founders who are underrepresented minorities in the...

 
 
 
The AI community says Black Lives Matter, but more work needs to be done

THE AI COMMUNITY SAYS BLACK LIVES MATTER, BUT MORE WORK NEEDS TO BE DONE

The AI community stood with the Black Lives Matter movement in a meaningful way this week, but work remains to be done to affect change.

AI Weekly: Dismantle white supremacy for the good of us all

AI WEEKLY: DISMANTLE WHITE SUPREMACY FOR THE GOOD OF US ALL

Whether it's white supremacy or AI from tech giants, systems made to work best for white men are incompatible with a diverse world.

 
 
 
Amazon's new AI technique lets users virtually try on outfits

AMAZON'S NEW AI TECHNIQUE LETS USERS VIRTUALLY TRY ON OUTFITS

In new papers, Amazon researchers propose techniques that let users virtually try on apparel and fine items that complement their wardrobe.

The DeanBeat: Diversity is a long game

THE DEANBEAT: DIVERSITY IS A LONG GAME

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, it feels wrong to this writer to stay silent and to stay out of politics.

 
 
 
Breakroom enables blockchain conference in a virtual world

BREAKROOM ENABLES BLOCKCHAIN CONFERENCE IN A VIRTUAL WORLD

EAK Digital and Sine Wave Entertainment have teamed up to created a blockchain technology conference in a virtual world using Breakroom.

Here's a ‘perfect funding pitch deck' for game companies

HERE'S A ‘PERFECT FUNDING PITCH DECK' FOR GAME COMPANIES

Ilya Eremeev, a veteran producer and investor, has created what he calls the Perfect Funding Pitch Deck for game entrepreneurs.

 
 
 
Facebook will label state-controlled media organizations from Russia and China

FACEBOOK WILL LABEL STATE-CONTROLLED MEDIA ORGANIZATIONS FROM RUSSIA AND CHINA

Facebook will start labeling Russian and Chinese state-controlled media organizations, and will block any ads from such outlets that...

CEO Frank Gibeau: Why Zynga bought Peak Games for $1.8 billion

CEO FRANK GIBEAU: WHY ZYNGA BOUGHT PEAK GAMES FOR $1.8 BILLION

Zynga bought Peak Games for $1.8 billion today, making it the biggest acquisition the company has done during 13-year history.

 
 
 
ARK Invest: AI training costs dropped 100-fold between 2017 and 2019

ARK INVEST: AI TRAINING COSTS DROPPED 100-FOLD BETWEEN 2017 AND 2019

According to a new report from ARK Invest, the cost of training AI models has delined steeply over the past decade - and will continue...

Inky raises $20 million to prevent phishing attacks with AI ‘fence'

INKY RAISES $20 MILLION TO PREVENT PHISHING ATTACKS WITH AI ‘FENCE'

Inky, which taps AI and machine learning to spot and deflect phishing attacks, has raised $20 million in venture capital financing.

 
 
 

COMMAND & CONQUER REMASTERED COLLECTION: JOE KUCAN RETURNS AS KANE

A new generation will now see Joe Kucan, who plays Kane, in the nostalgic 25th anniversary release of the Command & Conquer Remastered...

Electronic Arts begins adding more of its games to Steam

ELECTRONIC ARTS BEGINS ADDING MORE OF ITS GAMES TO STEAM

Electronic Arts moves more games to Steam. You can get Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jade Empire, and more Valve's store beginning today.

 
 
 
Total War Saga: Troy - Fighting the epic battles of gods and heroes

TOTAL WAR SAGA: TROY - FIGHTING THE EPIC BATTLES OF GODS AND HEROES

Creative Assembly's Total War Saga: Troy lets you fight epic real-time strategy battles between the armies of the Greeks and the Trojans.

Nanox raises $20 million to scale its AI medical imaging system

NANOX RAISES $20 MILLION TO SCALE ITS AI MEDICAL IMAGING SYSTEM

Nanox raised $20 million from SK Telecom in a deal that'll see the former's AI medical imaging hardware deployed in Vietnam and South...

 
 
 
Coronavirus contact tracing apps face consistency challenges

CORONAVIRUS CONTACT TRACING APPS FACE CONSISTENCY CHALLENGES

Contact-tracing apps across the U.S. and internationally won't be following the same standards, creating a substantial roadblock to...

Fixing PRIA: Congress needs to address multiple issues before passing the bill

FIXING PRIA: CONGRESS NEEDS TO ADDRESS MULTIPLE ISSUES BEFORE PASSING THE BILL

PRIA is an important government proposal that would backstop the insurance market for business interruption due to pandemics. But it...

 
 
 



Virus exposes sharp economic divide: College vs. non-college

Virus exposes sharp economic divide: College vs. non-college

The damage inflicted on the job market since February has highlighted a widening line of inequality based on education. Read more ...

Thousands of George Floyd protesters take to the streets of NYC

Thousands of George Floyd protesters take to the streets of NYC

Thousands of George Floyd protesters took to the streets for another day of marches and rallies across the Big Apple on Saturday, with many anti-cop demonstrators urging the... Read more ...

Thousands of mourners assemble outside George Floyd's private funeral

Thousands of mourners assemble outside George Floyd's private funeral

Saturday's 3 p.m. funeral for George Floyd will be a private, friends and family service at a North Carolina conference center - but mourners numbering in the thousands have... Read more ...

Iowa places strength coach on leave after ex-players allege mistreatment

Iowa places strength coach on leave after ex-players allege mistreatment

Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz announced an independent investigation of Chris Doyle after black players spoke of incidents with him. Read more ...

57 Buffalo officers quit special team after 2 officers suspended for...

57 Buffalo officers quit special team after 2 officers suspended for allegedly shoving man to ground

Fifty-seven police officers in Buffalo, New York, have resigned from the force's emergency response team following the suspension of two officers who allegedly pushed a... Read more ...

Honor A. P. wins Santa Anita Derby

Honor A. P. wins Santa Anita Derby

ARCADIA, Calif. - Honor A. P. won the $400,000 Santa Anita Derby by 2 3/4 lengths Saturday to move into the Kentucky Derby picture. Read more ...

Prosecutors: 2 Buffalo police officers charged with assault

Prosecutors: 2 Buffalo police officers charged with assault

Prosecutors say two Buffalo police officers have been charged with assault after a video showed them shoving a 75-year-old protester. Read more ...

National updates: A second memorial for George Floyd will take place after...

National updates: A second memorial for George Floyd will take place after another night of protests

The remembrance of George Floyd's life in the state he was born follows a night of de-escalation for protests in many cities across the U.S. Read more ...

Devin Clark takes a knee in support of Black Lives Matter protests during...

Devin Clark takes a knee in support of Black Lives Matter protests during fighter introductions at UFC 250

Light heavyweight Devin Clark took a knee and raised a fist in solidarity with the protests against police brutality and racism ahead of his showdown with Alonzo Menifield. Read more ...

Crews battle 40-acre fire in Sonoma County, Cal Fire says

Crews battle 40-acre fire in Sonoma County, Cal Fire says

Crews are battling a 40-acre fire in Sonoma County on Saturday, according to Cal Fire. Read more ...