Month: August 2020

Elon Musk isn’t content with electric cars, shooting people into orbit, populating Mars and building underground tunnels to solve traffic problems. He also wants to get inside your brain. His startup, Neuralink, wants to one day implant computer chips inside the human brain. The goal is to develop implants that can treat neural disorders —
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Redmi 9 has just been released in India as tweaked version of the Redmi 9C that made its debut in Malaysia back in June. The phone is the successor to the Redmi 8 from last year and brings several changes and improvements. It stands as a good value proposition in the smartphone market, just like
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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 titled Nexus War has been announced and it brings Marvel superheroes into the game, in the form of character skins. The development was shared on the official website. Nexus War introduces some iconic locations from the Marvel universe like Doom’s Domain, Sentinel Graveyard, and more to the game. Fortnite Chapter
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GamesBeat Summit Watch every session from the annual event On Demand Watch Now I remember it fondly … long road trips with my family and hours in the car, with Tetris on my brother’s Game Boy keeping us company. Clearing line after line, nailing a Tetris whenever I could, having that iconic music loop in
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Sony PlayStation 5 pre-orders have begun, the Japanese company has announced. It added that the online registration is open for PlayStation users for an opportunity to receive an invitation to pre-order a PS5 console. The consoles will only be shipped in the US. In other PS5-related news, a Brazilian telecommunications agency has allegedly certified Bluetooth
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Chadwick Boseman, star of the ground-breaking superhero movie Black Panther, has died after a private four-year battle with colon cancer, his publicist told AFP Friday. Boseman, 43, never publicly discussed his condition and continued to work on major Hollywood films during and between “countless” operations and chemotherapy, his family said in a statement. “It was
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Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now This week, people in California and Gulf Coast states experienced the impact of historic natural disasters. Called signs of climate change, both are unique: The California fires were started by hundreds of lightning strikes, creating some of the largest fires recorded in state history, and
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TikTok celebrities Bryce Hall and Blake Gray are facing criminal charges after they hosted recent parties in the Hollywood Hills despite the city’s ban on large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, authorities said Friday. The Los Angeles city attorney’s office filed misdemeanour charges Thursday against Hall and Gray. The internet celebrities with millions of followers
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Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now This summer has been littered with stories about algorithms gone awry. For one example, a recent study found evidence Facebook’s ad platform may discriminate against certain demographic groups. The team of coauthors from Carnegie Mellon University say the biases exacerbate socioeconomic inequalities, an insight applicable
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Independent British firm Tonic Games has delivered the latest feel-good gaming hit, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, after Sony offered it to subscribers and by tapping the power of streamers and social media. Taking inspiration from classic TV shows such as Takeshi’s Castle and It’s a Knockout, players navigate clumsy, costumed avatars through a series of life-or-death
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GamesBeat Summit Watch every session from the annual event On Demand Watch Now Targeting the young, growing Brazilian market may be the smartest decision an app publisher can make this year. App installs have been growing at an impressive 30% year-over-year, easily the largest and fastest growth in the region. With the world’s sixth largest
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Taiwanese chip designer MediaTek said on Friday it had applied to the US government for permission to continue supplying China’s Huawei after new US curbs take effect in mid-September amid rising China-US tensions. The Trump administration in August expanded its curbs on Huawei and banned suppliers from selling chips made using US technology to the Chinese firm without a
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