Pokémon Go creators launch AR-game contest that (nearly) resembles American Idol

Enlarge (credit: Niantic) How could Niantic, the leading developers of Pokémon Go, possibly top its augmented-reality (AR) gaming sensation? Today’s announcement from the studio hints at its future strategy: find someone else to do it. The Niantic Beyond Reality Developer Contest talks up a prize pool of more than $ 1 million, but the real […]

‘A tinkle contest with a skunk’: Pelosi trashes Trump’s ‘manhood’ after heated border wall talk

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi had some choice words for the president following an argumentative exchange in the Oval Office in which she blamed him for an impending government shutdown. “It’s like a manhood thing for him,” she said, referring to the president’s obsession with building a border wall. “As if manhood could ever be […]

Contest: Win ‘Kin’ On Blu-ray, Plus the Vinyl Soundtrack by Mogwai

The sci-fi coming of age story Kin hit Digital November 6 and is coming to 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand this week. In anticipation of that release, we’re giving away the film on Blu-ray along with a copy of the Kin soundtrack on […]

Verizon holds $1 million contest for 5G education tech with AI, AR, or VR

In the foreseeable future, mixed reality glasses with 5G capabilities will change education, enabling some students to learn from far-away teachers and transforming fundamentals of the classroom experience for others. To make that future happen sooner for more kids, Verizon and NYC Media Lab are teaming up for the Verizon 5G EdTech Challenge, a con…Read More

The Punt: Hawks can keep you in the contest

UNDERDOG status spells success in recent years when fierce modern-day combatants Hawthorn and Sydney have faced off, with the outsider always successful. If you follow that formline, the Hawks — $ 2.35 outsiders with TAB — could be just the roughie for those trailing in tipping competitions as they attempt to reel in their rivals. […]

Nintendo Labo contest champions include a solar accordion and teapots

If it wasn’t already apparent that you can do much more with Nintendo Labo than what comes in the box, it is now. Nintendo has unveiled the winners of a Creators Contest that challenged them to produce games and musical instruments, and the results go well beyond what you might expect. One of the more […]

#ROMANOVS100: RT REVEALS MARINA AMARAL’S PICKS FOR WINNERS OF COLORIZATION CONTEST

MOSCOW, 10 JULY— RT has concluded its social media colorization contest, held as part of its ambitious multimedia project #Romanovs100. The contest was judged by renowned Brazilian artist and professional colorist Marina Amaral, whose renditions of historical photos have been covered by the BBC, The Verge, the Daily Telegraph, and Daily Mirror, among other international […]

‘Fortnite’ video contest asks gamers to make their own superhero movie

Consider yourself a budding director? Epic Games is inviting all Fortnite Battle Royale players to participate in an original filmmaking challenge. It involves using the Replay system to create a blockbuster-worthy highlights reel featuring Season 4’s heroes, and promises a tempting line-up of rewards for successful applicants. Fortnite‘s 5th season might begin on July 12, […]

Eurovision 2018 winner: Israel wins Eurovision Song Contest with Netta Barzilai

Tonight’s Eurovision Song Contest saw 26 countries compete against one another for the chance to be crowned champion. The competition was close between Israel, Austria, Sweden, Germany and Cyprus. But it was Israel that were triumphant with 529 points.  Cyprus followed in second place. The Grand Final came after 36 countries competed in the semi-finals, […]

Eurovision 2018 final LIVE results: UK takes on favourites Cyprus in Song Contest

The world’s biggest singing competition kicks off at 8pm on BBC One tonight with Graham Norton helming the commentary for Eurovision 2018. He is taking over from radio presenter Scott Mills and This Morning host Rylan Clark-Neal after they dutifully hosted both semi-final instalments earlier this week. It’s been a painstaking process to cut down […]