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Here’s what Ubisoft announced at E3 2018

E3 news is officially coming fast and furious, a day ahead of the show’s official launch. Following a fairly disappointing showing from Square Enix, Ubisoft brought out the big guns, including Assassin’s Creed and Tom Clancy titles and a cameo by a beaming Shigeru Miyamoto. Here are the...

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Palmer Luckey’s defense company Anduril is already leading to arrests at the southern border

Palmer Luckey’s defense project just crawled out of stealth mode. Between a flattering new Wired piece and its first few official tweets, the secretive year-old company known as Anduril is stepping into the light. Anduril, based out of Orange County, was founded quietly in June 2017 by Oculus...

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With strategic investment, Insilico Medicine is using deep learning to defeat aging

Every once in a while, you meet an entrepreneur who is both fully present, but also has a head full of dreams. That was my experience meeting and hosting Alex Zhavoronkov, the founder and CEO of Insilico Medicine, a few weeks ago in Vienna at the Pioneers conference. There, he gave a presentation on...

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Now Snapchat lets you unsend messages like Faceboook promised

Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook messages were retracted from the inboxes of some users, six sources told TechCrunch in April. Facebook quickly tried to normalize that breach of trust by claiming it would in the coming months give everyone the ability to unsend messages. We haven’t heard a wor...

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Square Enix didn’t show off much at its E3 2018 showcase

Well, Square Enix just wrapped up a short and uneventful E3 press conference that really seemed to phone it in. No Final Fantasy VII remake details and nothing on The Avengers or Guardians of the Galaxy.  The hyped presentation did have plenty to share on a new Tomb Raider title, to which they...

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey world premiere hands-on: Ubisoft is going full Witcher

LOS ANGELES—Ubisoft didn't do a great job hiding Assassin's Creed Odyssey ahead of this year's E3, thanks to a leaked promotional keychain of all things. But the game's developers at Ubisoft Quebec redeemed the company by hiding the bigger news: that this annual Assassin's Cre...

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Tesla updates Autopilot to nag users to hold the wheel more often

Enlarge (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Tesla has begun rolling out a new version of its software, version 2018.21.9, that is stricter about requiring drivers to keep their hands on the wheel. Previous versions of the software allowed drivers to take their hands off the wheel for one to two minutes bef...

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First state net neutrality law took effect today, countering FCC repeal

Enlarge / Washington State Capitol building in Olympia, Washington. (credit: Getty Images | Richard Cummins) The State of Washington today became the first US state to impose a net neutrality law that replaces the nationwide regulations repealed by the Federal Communications Commission. Washingto...

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Quantic Dream patches over one of Detroit’s most emotional moments

Enlarge / Hi there, Chloe. (credit: Quantic Dream) For all the problems we had with Detroit: Become Human's storytelling (and they were myriad), the game does offer one surprisingly affecting choice at the end of the first playthrough. Apparently, that choice was a little too affecting for many p...

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Liveblog: Ubisoft’s E3 2018 press conference

Enlarge / We're really hoping to see more of this crazy cast of Beyond Good and Evil 2 characters this year. (credit: Ubisoft) View Liveblog Once again, major French publisher Ubisoft will be kicking off its E3 week with a press-conference presentation featuring all its upcoming games. The event...


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