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‘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 eventOrganizers announce one-year suspension and pull prize moneyChinese holding company Tencent owns stake in maker BlizzardA leading professional gamer from Hong Kong who was expelled from an international esports tournament after showing support for the city’s protest movement has said he has… Continue reading ‘No regrets’: Hong Kong Hearthstone gamer banned over pro-democracy support

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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

Mahita Gajanan · TIME

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the recent Asia-Pacific Grandmasters tournament in which the top pro players from the region participate — and rescinded the money he won in the competition.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.-based… Continue reading Time: Blizzard Entertainment Bans Professional Hearthstone Gamer for Supporting Hong Kong Protestors

Enterprise – TechCrunch

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

Technology | The Guardian

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 invasiveIf 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 the federal… Continue reading Plan for massive facial recognition database sparks privacy concerns

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

BARBARA ORTUTAY / AP · TIME

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

The Independent - Tech

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?

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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 by… Continue 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

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

The Independent - Tech

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

GreenTech – TechCrunch

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

Technology | The Guardian

‘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 seriesWhen Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was released 20 years ago this week, initial projections for the game were modest. Although… Continue reading ‘It inspired a generation’: Tony Hawk on how the Pro Skater video games changed lives

Technology | The Guardian

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 threatA 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.The app’s… Continue reading Chinese face-swap app triggers privacy fears after going viral

Technology | The Guardian

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 runVauxhall 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 car that would… Continue reading Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer: ‘An easy-to-live-with workhorse’ | Martin Love

Patrick Lucas Austin · TIME

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 use… Continue reading Time: These 10 Google Calendar Tips Will Make You the Master of Your Schedule

Matthew Gault · TIME

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’ book… Continue reading Time: Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins Reveals His Top Tips for Video Game Domination

Technology | The Guardian

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 itFrom 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, but… Continue reading Power Stone: the Dreamcast brawler that foresaw Fortnite and Overwatch

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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

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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 tournament… Continue reading Time: ESPN Delays Broadcast of Video Game Tournament After Mass Shootings

The Independent - Tech

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