The Nvidia/Arm deal could create the dominant ecosystem for the next computer era

The next strategic inflection point in computing will be the cloud expanding to the edge, involving highly parallel computer architectures connected to hundreds of billions of IoT devices. Nvidia is uniquely positioned to dominate that ecosystem, and if it does indeed acquire Arm within the next few weeks as expected, full control of the Arm […]

Big Fish Games cuts 250 jobs and streamlines mobile game operations

Big Fish Games announced it has cut 250 jobs as it restructures the mobile game publisher and developer to “address scaling challenges and reinforce the company’s positioning for growth.” If that sounds vague to you, it does to me, too. The Seattle-based company has been around a long time as a game developer, with a […]

New AR app helps engineers visualize data to improve robot design

Robot Operating System, or ROS, is one of the most robust and popular collections of robotics software frameworks on the planet. But its visualization tools are somewhat lacking, which spurred researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology to create an augmented reality (AR) companion app for mobile devices and heads-up displays like Microsoft’s Hololens. Dubbed […]

30XX hands-on — A mega sequel

I think that 20XX is neat. I think that 30XX could be great. If you don’t know, 20XX is Mega Man X-inspired roguelike. Think something like Dead Cells but with gameplay mechanics and ideas taken from Mega Man X4. Its levels are random, and no one expects you to beat the game on your first […]

Coronavirus: Apple iPhones can contact-trace without Covid app

By Leo KelionTechnology desk editor image copyrightApple/Getty Apple has begun letting its iPhones carry out contact-tracing without the need for users to download an official Covid-19 app. As an alternative, owners are being invited to opt in to a scheme called Exposure Notifications Express (ENE). This keeps a 14-day log of other phones detected via […]

Google and Apple Change Tactics on Contact Tracing Tech

The new plan unifies some of the behind-the-scenes work of sending exposure notifications. In the original scheme, state health authorities were responsible for setting up servers to send exposure alerts to people who had been near others who had tested positive for Covid-19. Different states, different servers. That meant apps in different states couldn’t easily […]

Indian IT minister accuses Facebook of bias amid row over content

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s information technology minister accused Facebook on Tuesday of censoring content from people supportive of right wing ideology in the latest salvo at the social media giant over content regulation in its biggest user market. In a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, reviewed by Reuters, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad […]

Indie pioneer Vlambeer celebrates 10th anniversary by … shutting down

Vlambeer revealed today that it is closing shop, an announcement that comes on the independent game studio’s 10th anniversary. Rami Ismail and Jan Willem Nijman started Vlambeer in 2010. The studio has created notable indie games like Luftrausers and Ridiculous Fishing, and it’s been a leader in the indie dev scene. “This is not a […]

Nvidia’s RTX 3080 is more exciting than PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X

Even in 2013, everyone knew that the new PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles weren’t really a match for PC gaming. Those consoles came with an underpowered and outdated AMD CPU that would go on to limit what was possible throughout the entire generation. But in 2020, it’s more difficult to tell how the consoles […]