Meet Smash Ventures, the low-flying outfit that has quietly funded Epic Games among others

Smash Ventures is an investor in the games giant Epic Games. TechCrunch Smash Ventures is an investor in the giant Epic Games game company. The venture capital firm was founded jointly by Eric Garland and Evan Richter after leaving Disney. The pair say that after striking out on their own a few years ago, theyContinue reading “Meet Smash Ventures, the low-flying outfit that has quietly funded Epic Games among others”

Next Month Oculus Will Support App Sharing, Multi-User Accounts

Oculus is rolling out multi-user accounts and app sharing to its Quest 2 virtual-reality headset. Gizmodo Oculus is rolling out multi-user accounts and sharing applications for its virtual reality headset Quest 2 Before rolling out to all Quest devices, the function will start on Quest 2 first. Sharing the app can only be activated onContinue reading “Next Month Oculus Will Support App Sharing, Multi-User Accounts”

2150 launches with $240m fund to reduce the carbon footprint of the world’s growing cities

A new VC fund, “2150”, is launching with the first close of a €200m ($240m) fund which will back technologies aimed largely at reducing the carbon footprint of cities. TechCrunch With the first closing of a EUR 200 m ($240 m) fund, a new VC fund, ‘2150’, is launched that will support technologies aimed primarilyContinue reading “2150 launches with $240m fund to reduce the carbon footprint of the world’s growing cities”

Google Fined $3.8 Million in Settlement Over Alleged Hiring and Pay Discrimination

Google settled with the U.S. Department of Labor for $3.8 million over pay discrimination allegations. Gizmodo The United States and Google have reached an agreement. Department of Labor for $3.8 million in retaliation for allegations of pay discrimination. Women and Asian applicants were accused of being paid less than their male counterparts by the company.Continue reading “Google Fined $3.8 Million in Settlement Over Alleged Hiring and Pay Discrimination”

V-Moda M-200 ANC review: $500 headphones can’t be this unpolished

V-Moda’s new M-200 ANC headphones feel phenomenally strong and reassuring no matter how harshly you handle them. The Verge No matter how rough you handle V-Moda’s new M-200 ANC headphones, they feel phenomenally strong and reassuring. The first headphones from the company to feature active noise cancellation. The buttons are mushy, so they don’t clickContinue reading “V-Moda M-200 ANC review: $500 headphones can’t be this unpolished”

Artificial intelligence research continues to grow as China overtakes US in AI journal citations

New figures show a 34.5 percent increase in the publication of AI research from 2019 to 2020. The Verge From 2019 to 2020, the publication of AI research increased by 34.5 percent, according to new data. Last year, China overtook the United States in terms of overall journal citations in artificial intelligence research. The dataContinue reading “Artificial intelligence research continues to grow as China overtakes US in AI journal citations”

New antitrust reform bill charts one possible path for regulating big tech

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has a new proposal for antitrust reform. TechCrunch Sen The Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has a new anti-trust reform proposal, The bill would strengthen federal antitrust enforcement resources. This would apply to “mega-mergers” worth $5 billion or more and in which a business with a market share of 50 percent seeksContinue reading “New antitrust reform bill charts one possible path for regulating big tech”

Fall Guys bought by Fortnite maker Epic Games

Mediatonic was founded by two students at Brunel University, and has offices in London, Brighton, and Madrid. BBC News Mediatonic is a company founded by two Brunel University students with offices in London, Brighton, and Madrid. Fall Guys was released in the mid-2020s and was an instant hit, with millions of players. Epic previously purchasedContinue reading “Fall Guys bought by Fortnite maker Epic Games”

Stadia’s biggest (timed) exclusive won’t be exclusive anymore

Crayta will be coming to PC “very soon” Developer Unit 2 Games announced the news in the game’s Discord chat. The Verge Crayta is going to come to PC “very soon” Developer Unit 2 Games announced the news in the Discord chat of the game Crayta was initially advertised as an exclusive “First on Stadia”Continue reading “Stadia’s biggest (timed) exclusive won’t be exclusive anymore”

Here’s an interactive 4K view of Perseverance’s Mars landing site

NASA has posted a 360-degree view of the Perseverance landing site on Mars in 4K resolution. The Verge In 4K resolution, NASA has reported a 360-degree view of the Perseverance landing site on Mars. It is the latest jaw-dropping imagery to return from the mission, including a rover video that plunges through the Martian atmosphere.Continue reading “Here’s an interactive 4K view of Perseverance’s Mars landing site”

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