Turtle Rock’s Steve Goldstein believes the console game industry lacks risk takers

I’ve formed a lot of opinions about the game industry over the years. And I recently got the chance to spout them in a conversation with Steve Goldstein, president of Turtle Rock Studios, the maker of the Evolve video game published by Take-Two Interactive’s 2K label in February 2015. At UCLA, we gave a talk before a group of game industry More...

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China’s ‘sharing economy’ is booming, stoking fears of a bubble

FEATURE: (By Yawen Chen and Ryan Woo, Reuters) — Fancy shooting some hoops, but don’t have a basketball? Caught in the rain with no umbrella? Smartphone run out of juice? China’s rapidly expanding More...

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The $2,500 answer to Amazon’s Echo could make Japan’s sex crisis worse

Japan has a sex problem. The country’s birthrate is shrinking year after year, to the point where deaths are outpacing births. Simply put, Japan’s population is decreasing. But let’s be clear: More...

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Google’s AlphaGo AI retires after dominating humanity’s best players

AlphaGo, the A.I. that has consistently defeated the world’s greatest human Go players over the last two years, is retiring from the game. The robo-grandmaster will go out on top, after defeating China’s Ke More...

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10 Excel Functions To Make Your Job More Efficient

Excel, is a powerful software, that makes any official work easier. But doing it manually can be time-consuming. Excel was thus incorporated into formulas and functions to make our work easier. What this means is More...

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AUSTRALIAN STOCKS SLIDE, BANKS HIT: Here’s what you need to know

Australian stocks closed lower. Today’s scoreboard: ASX 200: 5,707.10 -44.56 -0.77% All Ordinaries: 5,747.70 -44.36 -0.77% AUD/USD: 0.7435 -0.0012 -0.16% The local market started the More...

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Voicebot market growing faster than ever, but here’s a realistic take

GUEST: Voice technology that power devices like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home is the next frontier for tech companies. Facebook’s announcement to launch ParlAI recently only intensified the industry’s More...

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Why iteration is the key to great WebVR games

GUEST: I like to encourage an iterative approach to designing immersive games, which happens if developers and studios simply afford themselves the space and opportunity to experiment in order to discover how More...

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Why the Google Home speaker didn’t quite help me adopt a dog

I’m debating whether my family should adopt a new pet. About ten years ago, my son picked out a border collie mix at the Humane Society near my house. Abby has been struggling with hip problems lately, but she’s More...

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ARM wants to boost AI performance by 50X over 5 years

ARM is unveiling its first Dynamiq processor designs today, and the company said that the family will boost artificial intelligence performance by more than 50 times over the next three to five years. The new More...

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