BadSeed Scores €250K From United Ventures For New Mobile Games

BadSeed, a mobile games startup, has secured €250,000 early stage investment from United Ventures, the European VC. The funding will back the development of BadSeed’s second game “Sleep Attack” and another title. Founded in Italy in 2012, BadSeed was founded by former engineers and staff from Ubisoft, Jacopo Musso, Roberto Mangiafico and Clara Parona. In late 2012 the… Read More …

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LeapFrog LeapTV: the first games console for kids with an Xbox Kinect-style sensor

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Well-known for its child-friendly tablet, the LeapPad, US-based LeapFrog has announced a brand new games console for kids: the LeapTV. The LeapTV console will cost £120 when it launches in the UK in October, and will include a controller and an Xbox Kinect-style camera. See also: Leapfrog unveils new LeapPad3 and Ultra XDi kids tablets – UK price and release …

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Sling’s ‘M1′ streaming box brings built-in WiFi at a lower price

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It’s been nearly two years since Sling unveiled new placeshifting boxes, so it’s high time the company brought its products into the year 2014. The firm just announced two refreshes, including the entry-level M1, which has a smaller footprint and… Engadget RSS Feed

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Portfolio Analytics: What the NBA Draft and Earnings Seasons Have in Common

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With a combination of advanced mathematics, data science and portfolio management techniques, we have reached a point where analytics can be used to successfully predict the future. And, equally importantly, allow us to alter it. Consider two seemingly unrelated examples … Innovation Insights

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The Fate of The 98-Year-Old At The Heart of SF’s Anti-Eviction, Tech Protests Is Still In Doubt

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 Mary Elizabeth Phillips, the 98-year-old woman who has been at the heart of San Francisco’s ongoing anti-eviction and tech protests, still faces an uncertain future. After living just a few blocks from Dolores Park for a half-century in the Mission District, the epicenter of the city’s tech gentrification and Google Bus wars, she has been fighting an ongoing eviction battle …

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40 upcoming tech products you should be most excited about

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About to buy a new phone, tablet or other consumer tech? WAIT. Here we round up the best new consumer tech products still to launch and about which you should be most excited, from phones, tablets and operating systems to games, virtual-reality headsets, smartwatches and smartglasses. OPERATING SYSTEMS Best new tech 2014/2015: Windows 9 Why is it exciting? Windows 8 …

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iPhone 6 leaks show palm-stretching size increase again

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We’ve already seen a wealth of iPhone 6 leaks claiming to show a larger handset in the works, and the latest set of images to hit the web continue in this vein. Spotted over on MyDrivers, the photos in question were apparently snapped at the factory where the iPhone 6 is being manufactured in China. The front panel of the …

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Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the World, and Humankind Must Adapt

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In a post entitled “Machine Learning: Bane or Blessing for Mankind?,” I noted that the renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking along with his colleagues Stuart Russell, Max Tegmark, and Frank Wilczek recommend moving cautiously in the development of artificial intelligence … Innovation Insights

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Screenshot Claims To Show Off The Coming Windows 8.1 Start Menu

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 Mostly lost in the noise surrounding the World Cup final, a screenshot floated around the Microsoft-watching community. The image picked up attention because it contains what some claim is an image of the soon-to-return Start Menu in Windows 8.1. Microsoft promised that the user interface element would come back in a keynote this April. In the ensuing few months there hasn’t been …

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Norton Security 2015 Betas unveiled, sport name change, improved protection and facelift

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Symantec has unveiled the first public betas of its forthcoming Norton security products. Norton Security 2015 Beta and Norton Security with Backup 2015 Beta reveal the company’s attempt to harmonise its two main security products. Download Norton Security 2015 here. Both products sport a redesigned user interface based on the old Norton 360 product, plus sport a number of major …

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Russia’s new tram is a Batmobile on the outside, tech hub on the inside

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Many trams are memorable, but they tend to evoke nostalgia rather than embrace the future. You can’t accuse UralVagonZavod (UVZ) of being behind the times with its new Russia One, though. To begin with, it looks like the Batmobile on a closed track… Engadget RSS Feed

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