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Microsoft pulls its smaller investments in facial recognition tech

Sponsored Links Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images Microsoft has been vocal about setting limits on facial recognition, and it’s now backing that up with its financial support — or lack thereof. The company is ending minority investments in facial recognition startups and is pulling its stake in AnyVision, an Israeli startup whose recognition tech drew …

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Watch Huawei’s P40 launch event right here at 9AM ET

Sponsored Links Huawei Huawei’s P40 series launch event starts today at 9AM ET. You can watch the livestream below or follow along as we write about the proceedings. Be sure to check the website afterward as well, as we’ll have all the biggest highlights. Thanks to the usual assortment of pre-release leaks, we have a …

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The terrible, fantastic life of AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn

Sponsored Links When Twitch streamer DrDisrespect won the Trending Gamer prize at the 2017 Game Awards, there was a tiny riot on Twitter. There’s always a buzz of hashtag activity after a winner is announced as people congratulate or disagree with the pick, but this time around, there was a small yet clear consensus: Steven …

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The Morning After: First impressions of the new MacBook Air

Sponsored Links Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. In a week where very few things felt normal, sitting down with a new laptop is one of the most regular things that happened. Our review of Apple’s new MacBook Air won’t be ready until next week, but even just a few hours is enough time for …

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The Morning After: NASCAR’s using esports to fill in for canceled races

Sponsored Links Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Need something familiar to relax with after a long week? Try out the new Nokia-branded phones that were just announced. That includes handsets that an exec said “are supporting the highest number of 5G new radio bands, by far, that you’ve ever seen in a single design, …

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GDC could return to San Francisco as a 3-day event in August

Sponsored Links GDC When GDC’s organizers cancelled the annual conference due to the coronavirus outbreak, they said they were hoping to host another even in the summer. Now, they’ve officially announced GDC Summer, a three-day “celebration of all things game development.” It’ll be some sort of GDC lite event that would still feature expert-led talks …

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The first digital wristwatch gets a modern update

Sponsored Links Hamilton Back in 1970, a company called Hamilton launched the first digital wristwatch ever, and it became such a huge hit Roger Moore wore it as James Bond in Live And Let Die. Now, the historic wristwatch is back, with some modern upgrades, for its 50th anniversary. The Hamilton PSR looks just like …

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PlayStation 5 will feature a 10.2 teraflop GPU and a speedy custom SSD

Sponsored Links Sony It’s been almost a year since Sony started talking about the PlayStation 5 in an uncharacteristically revealing Wired interview. We learned the next-generation console will be powered by AMD’s third-generation Ryzen CPU and a custom Radeon Navi GPU. Additionally, it’ll support hardware accelerated ray-tracing and feature speedy SSD storage. But beyond confirming …

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The Morning After: ‘Westworld’ remembers that TV can be fun

Sponsored Links ‘Westworld’ HBO Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Now that Movies Anywhere has supplanted Ultraviolet as the digital video locker of choice, it’s apparently time to start adding some features. The formerly Disney branded setup is much smoother to operate than the old locker system, and it now has announced a closed beta …

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