‘No regrets’: Hong Kong Hearthstone gamer banned over pro-democracy support

October 09, 2019 at 12:50AM Chung ‘Blitzchung’ Ng Wai was expelled from Hearthstone event Organizers announce one-year suspension and pull prize money Chinese holding company Tencent owns stake in maker Blizzard A leading professional gamer from Hong Kong who was expelled from an international esports tournament after showing support for the city’s protest movement hasContinue reading “‘No regrets’: Hong Kong Hearthstone gamer banned over pro-democracy support”

Hong Kong protests: Blizzard bans gamer Blitzchung over criticism of China

October 08, 2019 at 07:48PM At Hearthstone eSports tournament, the gamer said: ‘Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our age’ Hong Kong protests: Blizzard bans gamer Blitzchung over criticism of China … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Hong Kong protests: Blizzard bans gamer Blitzchung over criticism of China

Blizzard Entertainment Bans Esports Player After Pro-Hong Kong Comments

October 8, 2019 at 07:41PM The developer of World of Warcraft and Hearthstone said a player known as Blitzchung went over the line when he said, “Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times!” Blizzard Entertainment Bans Esports Player After Pro-Hong Kong Comments…

Time: Blizzard Entertainment Bans Professional Hearthstone Gamer for Supporting Hong Kong Protestors

October 08, 2019 at 06:45PM Blizzard Entertainment has banned a professional Hearthstone player who expressed support for protestors in Hong Kong during a live broadcast following the recent Asia-Pacific Grandmasters tournament in which the top pro players from the region participate — and rescinded the money he won in the competition. Blizzard Entertainment, a U.S.-basedContinue reading “Time: Blizzard Entertainment Bans Professional Hearthstone Gamer for Supporting Hong Kong Protestors”

T4 wants to transform market research data with a combination of AI and humans

October 03, 2019 at 09:48PM When T4 co-founder and CEO Maks Khurgin was working at Bain and Company, he ran into a common problem for analysts looking for market data. He spent way too much time searching for it and felt there had to be a better way. He decided to build a centralized marketContinue reading “T4 wants to transform market research data with a combination of AI and humans”

Plan for massive facial recognition database sparks privacy concerns

September 28, 2019 at 09:00PM Identity fraud is justification for collecting photos from drivers’ licences and passports but critics say plan too invasive If you’ve had a driver’s licence photo or passport photo taken in Australia in the past few years, it’s likely your face will end up in a massive new national network theContinue reading “Plan for massive facial recognition database sparks privacy concerns”

Tipalti collects $76M from Twitter alums’ 01 Advisors and more for its AI-based accounts payable solution

September 24, 2019 at 11:20AM Accounting is one of the cornerstones to building a business, but for most companies, getting it right is more of a necessity than it is one of their core competencies. That has created a vacuum, and now, a company called Tipalti — which has developed a popular solution to automate accountingContinue reading “Tipalti collects $76M from Twitter alums’ 01 Advisors and more for its AI-based accounts payable solution”

Time: Facebook Expands the Reach of a Tool That Exposes Users to More Local News

September 13, 2019 at 03:39AM (SAN FRANCISCO) — Facebook is trying to coax “news deserts” into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn. The social media giant said Thursday it isContinue reading “Time: Facebook Expands the Reach of a Tool That Exposes Users to More Local News”

Fifa 20 demo: What time will the game be released on PS4 and Xbox today?

September 10, 2019 at 09:58AM Teams and full game modes are yet to be revealed ahead of the release Fifa 20 demo: What time will the game be released on PS4 and Xbox today? … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Fifa 20 demo: What time will the game be released on PS4 and Xbox today?

Fifa 20 demo release date and time live: Latest as EA Sports reveals when players will finally get to download and try new game

September 10, 2019 at 08:13AM The demo of Fifa 20 is about to arrive, giving players the first chance to try out the game’s host of new features. Fifa 20 demo release date and time live: Latest as EA Sports reveals when players will finally get to download and try new game … Selected byContinue reading “Fifa 20 demo release date and time live: Latest as EA Sports reveals when players will finally get to download and try new game”

Fifa 20 player ratings finally appear on EA Sports website after long wait

September 09, 2019 at 03:00PM The Fifa 20 player ratings have finally been revealed – almost exactly an hour after they were supposed to arrive. Fifa 20 player ratings finally appear on EA Sports website after long wait … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Fifa 20 player ratings finally appear on EA Sports website afterContinue reading “Fifa 20 player ratings finally appear on EA Sports website after long wait”

Fifa 20 ratings: Best players on new game revealed as full rankings are published

September 09, 2019 at 02:01PM The best players in Fifa 20 have been revealed, as EA Sports finally showed off the players ratings for the new game. Fifa 20 ratings: Best players on new game revealed as full rankings are published … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Fifa 20 ratings: Best players on new gameContinue reading “Fifa 20 ratings: Best players on new game revealed as full rankings are published”

Porsche’s all-electric evolution: from sketch to Mission E concept to Porsche Taycan

September 04, 2019 at 03:00PM The Porsche Taycan, the German automaker’s first all-electric sports car, has arrived. After four years of development, the company lifted the veil Wednesday on the Porsche Taycan. Here’s a look back at how this four-door electric vehicle developed from a few sketches to the Mission E concept, and then toContinue reading “Porsche’s all-electric evolution: from sketch to Mission E concept to Porsche Taycan”

‘It inspired a generation’: Tony Hawk on how the Pro Skater video games changed lives

September 04, 2019 at 08:00AM Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater appeared on PlayStation 20 years ago this week – and transformed sports sims for ever. Hawk and the game’s developers assess the impact of the 100m-selling series When Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was released 20 years ago this week, initial projections for the game were modest.Continue reading “‘It inspired a generation’: Tony Hawk on how the Pro Skater video games changed lives”

Chinese face-swap app triggers privacy fears after going viral

September 02, 2019 at 09:58AM Zao lets users superimpose themselves on to celebrities but critics warn of data threat A new Chinese app that lets users swap their faces with celebrities, sports stars or anyone else in a video clip racked up millions of downloads at the weekend but was swiftly criticised over privacy issues.Continue reading “Chinese face-swap app triggers privacy fears after going viral”

Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer: ‘An easy-to-live-with workhorse’ | Martin Love

September 01, 2019 at 05:59AM You may want sexy, but when it comes to everyday life you’ll find dependable is far better in the long run Vauxhall Insignia Sports TourerPrice £21,9450-62mph 9.6 secondsTop speed 131mphMPG 49CO2 121g/km Eco score ★★★★☆ “What’s the best car you’ve driven?” is a very different question to “What’s the carContinue reading “Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer: ‘An easy-to-live-with workhorse’ | Martin Love”

Time: These 10 Google Calendar Tips Will Make You the Master of Your Schedule

August 23, 2019 at 12:00PM No one enjoys being late to anything, be it a meeting, date, or your friend’s first improv performance. That’s where the humble calendar comes into play. Like all calendars, Google Calendar is, ostensibly, supposed to keep you on track and on time. At least, if you know how to useContinue reading “Time: These 10 Google Calendar Tips Will Make You the Master of Your Schedule”

Time: Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins Reveals His Top Tips for Video Game Domination

August 22, 2019 at 02:35PM It’s time to Get Good with Tyler Blevins, a.k.a. Ninja, one of the most famous and highest-paid e-sports athletes around. That’s the title of his new book — subtitled My Ultimate Guide to Gaming — which promises to divulge Ninja’s “secrets to become unstoppable.” Unlike typical celebrity hardbacks, Blevins’ bookContinue reading “Time: Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins Reveals His Top Tips for Video Game Domination”

Power Stone: the Dreamcast brawler that foresaw Fortnite and Overwatch

August 14, 2019 at 12:30PM Sega’s joyful, rule-breaking gameplay laid the groundwork for today’s multiplayer shooters. Its producer and designer tell us how they did it From the very beginning, developers saw the Dreamcast console as a place to experiment. Sega set the tone with innovative outliers such as Shenmue, Jet Set Radio and Seaman,Continue reading “Power Stone: the Dreamcast brawler that foresaw Fortnite and Overwatch”

Time: ‘I Have Never Felt the Need to Enact Any Kind of Violence.’ Pro Gamers Say Guns, Not Games, Are to Blame for Shootings

August 09, 2019 at 08:10PM After Mike Rufail graduated from college in 2001, he turned to video games as a cheaper alternative to nights out, buying an Xbox 360 paired with popular first-person shooter Call of Duty 2. “I realized I was one of the better players pretty quickly,” says Rufail, 36. He was right.Continue reading “Time: ‘I Have Never Felt the Need to Enact Any Kind of Violence.’ Pro Gamers Say Guns, Not Games, Are to Blame for Shootings”

Time: ESPN Delays Broadcast of Video Game Tournament After Mass Shootings

August 09, 2019 at 02:05PM Disney’s ESPN has chosen not to broadcast a recent video-game competition — one that features gun violence — in the wake of last weekend’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, according to a person familiar with the plans. ESPN is delaying its planned Aug. 10 broadcast of a recent tournamentContinue reading “Time: ESPN Delays Broadcast of Video Game Tournament After Mass Shootings”

Fifa 20 career mode: New features revealed as players can create female managers for first time

August 07, 2019 at 02:29PM Changes have been made to make career mode players feel valued, EA Sports said Fifa 20 career mode: New features revealed as players can create female managers for first time … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Fifa 20 career mode: New features revealed as players can create female managers forContinue reading “Fifa 20 career mode: New features revealed as players can create female managers for first time”