There's going to be a Gears of War movie

It takes most of its cues from action movies, so it's only fitting that Gears of War is being turned into a film. Universal Pictures is working on a movie adaptation of the video game series, Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition announced during a live stream today, just before the launch of the latest outing in the Xbox series. Rod Fergusson — head of The

theverge.com 7 months ago

Samsung is buying the company that originally created Siri

Samsung is acquiring Viv Labs, a company formed by the creators of Apple's Siri personal assistant, for an undisclosed amount of money. The deal is being reported both by TechCrunch and CNBC and has been confirmed directly in this Medium post. Viv Labs publicly showed off its next-generation artificial intelligence assistant (simply called Viv) back in May. The product was able to successfully handle a series of

theverge.com 7 months ago

Samsung buys AI startup created by Siri co-cofounders

Samsung on Wednesday announced the acquisition of Viv, a next-generation artificial intelligence firm created by Siri co-founders and former Apple employees Dag Kittlaus, Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham. 0 comments

appleinsider.com 7 months ago

Pre-Order Civilization VI for Mac, Get Free Aztec Expansion

I am so stoked about this: Civilization VI for Mac is coming! Aspyr announced pre-orders on the Steam platform, with a free Aztec expansion if you pony up before it’s released. The Windows version hits Steam on October 21st. Aspyr said in a blog post that it was shooting for a same-day release for the Mac version, but that they were still working on it. Either

macobserver.com 7 months ago

App Store Search Ads go live, queries for specific titles show competing products

As promised, Apple on Wednesday activated Search Ads in the iOS App Store, meaning users will soon see promoted apps populating the top spot in search results feeds.

appleinsider.com 7 months ago

Mark Zuckerberg says he'll reveal 'something new' for Oculus tomorrow

Mark Zuckerberg might be ready to take the Oculus Rift and virtual reality to new applications beyond video games. This afternoon, Facebook's CEO posted a photo of himself wearing the Rift (and Oculus Touch controller). "Getting ready to demo something new we've been building in virtual reality," he wrote in the description, adding that he'll be revealing the project at tomorrow's Oculus Connect presentation.

theverge.com 7 months ago

eBay acquires visual search engine Corrigon, reportedly for $30M

eBay — the soup to nuts marketplace for new and used goods — has made another acquisition to build out its search and discovery technology for customers to find what they need among the 1 billion or so items that are listed on the site. The company today announced that it has acquired Corrigon, an Israel-based startup that has is a specialist in computer vision and visual…

techcrunch.com 7 months ago

The NBA’s first hackathon: How is the future coming for the league?

The NBA recently held an invite-only event in Midtown Manhattan: Its first hackathon. Their goal: establishing a new way of looking at game stats, both internally for team. But that goal entails far more than just a new software hack. Read More

techcrunch.com 7 months ago

Report: Twitter to make acquisition decision this month, Disney, Salesforce & Alphabet in the running

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Facebook apologizes for drugs, guns, and animals that appeared in Marketplace

After Facebook launched its new Marketplace feature — read: Craigslist competitor — on Monday, people quickly noticed that the service wasn't exactly being put to its intended use. Rather than used furniture, bikes, and appliances being put up for sale, people posted offers purporting to sell guns, animals, and weed, among other prohibited items.

theverge.com 7 months ago