The New Atari Console Is Called The ‘Atari VCS’ And I Still Don’t Get It

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Source: Forbes TechnologyThe Atari VCSI’m still confused about Atari’s new video game console, but at least it has a name now: The Atari VCS (short for video computer system.)It’s a retro callback that’s so retro the new logo feels like it was designed in the early 80s’: Atari VCS logo.What the Atari VCS will actually do remains a bit more unclear. Passages from the latest … [Read more...]

Microsoft Monday: New Xbox Features, LinkedIn Referral Suggestions, Chinese-To-English Translation

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Source: Forbes TechnologyMicrosoft logo at the Microsoft France campus (Photo by Christophe Morin/IP3/Getty Images)“Microsoft Monday” is a weekly column that focuses on all things Microsoft. This week, Microsoft Monday includes details about AI translation from Chinese to English, LinkedIn’s new referral suggestions feature, the new gaming cloud division, SwiftKey getting … [Read more...]

How To Play ‘Sea Of Thieves’ On Xbox One Or PC For $10 — Or For Free

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Source: Forbes TechnologySea of Thieves.Sea of Thieves is one of Microsoft’s most exciting exclusives in years, even if it’s also one of its strangest. Rare’s new pirate MMO releases on PC and Xbox One tomorrow, but the odd collaborative gameplay isn’t the only interesting thing about the way this game is hitting the market. Sea of Thieves is also the first of Microsoft’s new … [Read more...]

‘PUBG’ Is Now Live On Android And iOS — Here’s How To Download And Play It

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Source: Forbes TechnologyPopular battle royale shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has just launched globally on mobile devices. After a brief beta period in Canada, the game is now live in 123 regions including North America.Developed as a collaboration between PUBG Corp and Chinese video game giant Tencent, the game was originally a Chinese-only release. It’s been widely … [Read more...]

ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong Talks Promotional Success, Conor McGregor, The UFC And More

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Source: Forbes Technology ONE Championship’s celebration of what Chairman Chatri Sityodtong describes as “real martial arts” has proven to be exciting and profitable. Chatri Sityodtong, ONE Championship Founder and CEOIf you take a look at ONE Championship events, you quickly see the stellar presentation as well as the highly skilled warriors battling for glory. You also … [Read more...]

Friend Invites For ‘Fortnite Battle Royale’ On Mobile Are Going Out Now — Here’s How To Use Them

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Source: Forbes TechnologyFortnite: Battle Royale.Right now, access to Fortnite Battle Royale on mobile is limited. In order to see what the ultra-popular battle royale game looks like on a phone, you’ve got to sign up for an invite-only pilot program on Epic.com, and you’ve got to have a relatively modern iOS device to boot. Epic sent out a certain number of invites last week, … [Read more...]

Nvidia And Microsoft Lay Foundation For Photorealistic Gaming With Real-Time Ray Tracing

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Source: Forbes TechnologyVarious players in the computer graphics industry have been working with ray tracing technologies for many years. However, up until now, real-time ray tracing for games has been sort of like chasing the “holy grail” of game rendering. In general, the horsepower for it just wasn’t there, until very recently that is. Nvidia and Microsoft have both stepped … [Read more...]

What’s Your Bank Learning From Your Cell Phone?

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Source: Forbes TechnologyMobile phones can provide lots of information about their owners, but most banks aren’t taking advantage, often because they don’t know what is available or because they don’t have the expertise to use the mobile information well.Ron Shevlin, director of research at Cornerstone Advisors, said that few banks are taking advantage of location data that … [Read more...]

This Startup Just Raised $1.1 Million To Build Better Data Platforms For Farmers

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Source: Forbes TechnologyShutterstockThanks to new technologies in the form of drone imagery as well as increasing numbers of private companies taking satellite photos of Earth every day, farmers and agricultural businesses have access to vastly more data about how well crops are doing than they have at any other time. There’s just one problem – taking all that data being … [Read more...]

EU Probes Facebook’s Data Sharing With Cambridge Analytica, Raising Prospect Of Fines

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Source: Forbes TechnologyFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) The European Commission is asking data protection authorities to investigate Facebook’s data leak to data-profiling firm Cambridge Analytica, a spokesman for the Commission has told Forbes.An ex-contractor from the data analytics firm, which uses psychographic profiling to change … [Read more...]