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Single-player games withstood World of Warcraft. They’ll survive PUBG, too

GUEST: With the recent cancellation of Visceral’s single-player Star Wars game, shifting focus of big publishers on multiplayer games and more than stellar success of cooperative multiplayer games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, gamers are starting to ask questions. Are single-player story-driven games dead? Do players want them contrary to what some big publishers say? Do they […]

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AI could help Melania Trump curb cyberbullying

GUEST: As long as there are power imbalances, insecurities, and competition among humans, so too will there be bullies. Name a decade, a century, and a place, and an era-equivalent to the toilet swirlie doubtless occurred. The digital age amplified this dynamic to the extreme, empowering those who seek to intimidate their targets with a […]

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YouTube steps up takedowns as concerns about kids' videos grow

(Reuters) – YouTube stepped up enforcement of its guidelines for videos aimed at children, the unit of Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Wednesday, responding to criticism that it has failed to protect children from adult content.

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World of Warcraft devs explain how Legion takes us to Battle for Azeroth

The World of Warcraft is going back to its roots: war. Blizzard Entertainment announced earlier this month at BlizzCon that its next expansion, Battle for Azeroth, is coming out in 2018. The massively multiplayer online role-playing game’s seventh expansion focuses on the war between its two player factions: the Alliance and the Horde. But it’s also adding new […]

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Amazon unveils AI consulting program for cloud customers

Amazon Web Services wants to make it easier for people to get the most out of machine learning in the cloud, and it just unveiled a new consulting program that’s aimed at helping folks get off the ground. Called the Amazon ML Solutions Lab, the program will provide customers with access to machine learning experts […]

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AI could make video surveillance a proactive crime-fighting tool

GUEST: It’s fascinating to recall the development of artificial intelligence over the past decade, but the best is yet to come. As we prepare to move into 2018, there are lots of exciting developments coming down the pipeline, especially for AI-enhanced video surveillance. Researchers have clearly documented advances in machine learning and AI over the […]

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Q&A: Explaining the fight over U.S. 'net neutrality' regulations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is poised to vote on Dec. 14 to rescind the so-called net neutrality rules championed by former President Barack Obama.

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New Android Phone: 7 Ways To Transfer Data

Upgrading to a new Android phone is a refreshing experience. It brings the joy of using new hardware, getting adjusted to a new user interface, as well as trying out a new set of specs. Though, transferring your data and apps from the old phone to its successor can be quite the ordeal – especially […]

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Gran Turismo Sport Single-Player Mode Confirmed

Gran Turismo Sport was released a few weeks back and players have already clocked in more than 26 million hours of gameplay across the globe. We now have some updates on what’s to come next with Patch 1.06 in November and the launch of the “GT League” next month. All Gran Turismo Sport players will […]

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Facebook to let users see if they 'liked' Russian accounts

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it would build a web page to allow users to see which Russian propaganda accounts they have liked or followed, after U.S. lawmakers demanded that the social network be more open about the reach of the accounts.

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