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The Ten Commandments of Mobile Gaming

The Ten Commandments of Mobile Gaming Tales of Link and the new Kingdom Hearts mobile game occupy 1GB each after in-game download.We understand that developers want to make traditional games on mobile devices, and that such devices have a severe lack of physical buttons.

Dumb new RAND report claims it’s impossible to road-test a robot

Dumb new RAND report claims it’s impossible to road-test a robot It’s impossible to road-test a car well enough to be sure that it will be safe in all situations.It is simply more effective to invest in robot testing than human testing, in terms of the safety return, and so it’s our responsibility to do so.

Microsoft sues US government, asks court to declare secrecy orders unconstitutional

Microsoft sues US government, asks court to declare secrecy orders unconstitutional This isn’t meant to give the government carte blanche to spy on its citizens, and the law spells out the scenarios under which Section 2705(b) applies.This means that we effectively are prohibited forever from telling our customers that the government has obtained their data.

Alphabet plans to build its own city for Project Sidewalk

Alphabet plans to build its own city for Project Sidewalk What would it be like if you could build a new city with all the fancy futuristic technologies that are around the corner?Rather than be content with projections and simulations, Alphabet’s Sidewalk labs plans to build a real city called Project Sidewalk from the ground up to test new technologies.

European Commission files antitrust charges against Google over Android

European Commission files antitrust charges against Google over Android The European Commission alleges that Google has used its more than 90% share in search and mobile OS to unfairly limit competition.The other side of the European Commission’s case against Google is more significant as it questions the legality of Google’s basic licensing of Android; the so-called “anti-fragmentation agreement.

IBM makes quantum computer available for free via the cloud

IBM makes quantum computer available for free via the cloud While IBM’s current system contains just five qubits, it’s a fundamentally different type of computer than the D-Wave systems we’ve covered before.What makes this particular computer so interesting, however, is that IBM has found a way to implement error-checking in hardware — and error-checking is absolutely essential in a quantum computer.

Why Fiat-Chrysler and Google are designing self-driving minivans

Why Fiat-Chrysler and Google are designing self-driving minivans Until now, Google had pretty much worked by itself on self-driving cars.The first self-drive minivans might be covering the same route repeatedly, dealing with known challenges.

Microsoft is #3 on Forbes' list of world's most valuable brands for 2016

Microsoft is #3 on Forbes' list of world's most valuable brands for 2016 1 billion brand value, which is quite far ahead of its competitors Google ($82.To establish its yearly ranking, the magazine has considered more than 200 global brands to select a final list of 100 most valuable brands worldwide spanning 16 countries across 19 broad industry categories.

Google bans payday loan ads, will Microsoft follow?

Google bans payday loan ads, will Microsoft follow? The short-term cash advance ads are more commonly referred to as “Payday” loans and feature same-day (or near same-day) money deposits fraught with incredibly high-interest rate returns.With Google taking the initiative to step in and ban PayDay loans, Bing users may look to Microsoft to do the same.

Google will start blocking Flash content in Chrome this year

Google will start blocking Flash content in Chrome this year By the end of this year, Chrome will no longer load Flash content directly.When Google flips the switch on this plan, that plugin won’t load automatically Flash content when you just happen across it.

Google I/O 2016 live blog: Android N, mobile VR, and new Nexus smartphones?

Google I/O 2016 live blog: Android N, mobile VR, and new Nexus smartphones? We’ll be live blogging the whole thing, so make sure to check back here when the keynote begins.Back in March, Google released an early developer preview of the next version of Android.

Google announces Google Home smart hub and upgraded Assistant voice engine

Google announces Google Home smart hub and upgraded Assistant voice engine Now, Google is leveraging its extensive natural language processing engine to launch Google Home, a connected hub that brings voice commands to your house.A home assistant like the newly announced Google Home (and Amazon Echo) is intended to provide voice features to anyone in the family from anywhere in a room.

Google unveils Daydream to create a VR ecosystem for Android

Google unveils Daydream to create a VR ecosystem for Android Today, as part of the IO Keynote, Google’s Clay Bavor previewed Google Daydream — the company’s upcoming VR platform.Gogle will be publishing the specs for smartphones that it believes are sufficient for a good Daydream VR experience.

Google’s messaging options get even more convoluted with Allo and Duo

Google’s messaging options get even more convoluted with Allo and Duo When Google revamped Talk as Hangouts in 2013, that was supposed to be the company’s unified messaging product going forward.Unlike Hangouts, these apps don’t require a Google account, just a phone number.