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How GungHo launched its bubblegum fighting game Ninjala in the pandemic

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Ninjala has had more than 7 million downloads in the past year. GungHo Entertainment is pushing to make it bigger with live operations. Read More.

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The Seemingly Cursed Tokyo Olympics Are Now in the Path of a Tropical Storm

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Against all odds, and a one-year delay, the Tokyo Olympics are currently taking place, squaring off against a global pandemic and sweltering heat.


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The past, present, and future of mobile ad formats

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The most successful forms of mobile ad formats have their roots in what advertisers have learned in the past, present, and future of mobile. Read More.

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With Successful 10th Flight, Ingenuity Has Now Flown More Than a Mile on Mars

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NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter successfully completed its 10th flight on Mars on Saturday, bringing its total distance flown on the Red Planet to more than one mile (roughly 1.60 kilometers) and capturing important images to help out its friend, the Perseverance rover. Read more.


How to Scale a Data Literacy Program at Your Organization

Speaker: Megan Brown, Director, Data Literacy at Starbucks; Mariska Veenhof-Bulten, Business Intelligence Lead at; and Jennifer Wheeler, Director, IT Data and Analytics at Cardinal Health

Join data & analytics leaders from Starbucks, Cardinal Health, and for a webinar panel discussion on scaling data literacy skills across your organization with a clear strategy, a pragmatic roadmap, and executive buy-in.

Lacuna boosts digital twins for metro transit networks with $16M raise

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Lacuna enables cities to iterate and experiment with digital twins as dynamic policy enforcement mechanisms to better manage traffic flow. Read More.

MLB will try encrypted transmitters and bone conduction to stop sign stealing

The Verge

Baseball has a sign stealing problem — or at least, a technological one, seeing how reading another team’s pitches is technically legal , but using Apple Watches or telephoto cameras and then suspiciously banging on trash cans is very much not.

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This YouTube channel is using AI to gloriously remaster classic game cutscenes

The Verge

Twenty years ago, when photorealistic games were still just a faraway dream, companies like Square sent our imaginations soaring before we played, with big-budget intros and cutscenes.

With post-pandemic AI, we’ve now stepped into the Age of Acceleration

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AI is entering take-off mode just as we exit an economic downturn caused by the pandemic. Get ready for a productivity boom. Read More. AI VB Home Page category-/Computers & Electronics/Programming category-/Science/Computer Science robotics

Arm made a bendable 32-bit processor out of 'plastic'


In a new paper published in Nature, Arm researchers explain how they ported a standard 32-bit Arm processor design onto a plastic substrate that they say is bendy. It’s more of a proof-of-concept than a working prototype, but it nevertheless demonstrates some significant firsts

Magic: The Gathering's New Dungeons & Dragons Set Was Almost Not Nearly D&D Enough

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This week saw the release of a Magic crossover literally decades in the making: Adventures in the Forgotten Realms , the collectible card game’s first major crossover with its gaming sibling Dungeons & Dragons.

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A Recruiter’s Guide To Hiring In 2021

With vaccination rates rising, consumers spending more money, and people returning to offices, the job market is going through a period of unprecedented adjustment. As the New York Times observed, “It’s a weird moment for the American economy.” And recruiting professionals are caught in the middle. To make the most of this disruption, you need to understand the economic drivers, develop a strong strategy for unearthing valuable talent, and use the latest tech tools to get the job done. Read this guide to get your recruiting practice ready to thrive in the new normal.

The Steam Deck has an ‘optional built-in FPS limiter’ for better battery life

The Verge

When Valve and IGN revealed last Thursday that the new Steam Deck handheld will target 30Hz gameplay , not everyone was impressed with that low bar — but Valve’s Pierre-Loup Griffais has taken to Twitter to clarify his original comment, and reveal a new feature of the portable console.

The Chucky Trailer Is Here to Slay SDCC 2021

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Last week’s teaser gave us just a taste of what to expect from Chucky , Syfy and USA’s upcoming series continuation of the Child’s Play horror series from original creator Don Mancini. (In In other words, that recent remake ain’t canon.)

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Banned brand Aukey is still selling earbuds on Amazon

The Verge

When Amazon started cracking down on mobile electronics companies with shady reviewer programs, Aukey and Mpow were the first to get whacked — and yet Aukey is still selling at least three sets of wireless earbuds at the giant online retailer, The Verge has found.

Crunchyroll Industry's SDCC 2021 Panel Revealed Tons of New Anime Series Debuting This Year

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For all the anime fans at San Diego Comic-Con 2021 @ Home, Crunchyroll rolled out a lengthy industry panel.

How to Operationalize Data From Multiple Sources to Deliver Actionable Insights

Speaker: Speakers from SafeGraph, Facteus, AWS Data Exchange, SimilarWeb, and AtScale

Learn how to blend various datasets together from top data providers in AWS Data Exchange like Safegraph, Facteus, and SimilarWeb with internal data to innovate and make smarter decisions at scale.

Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of July 18, 2021


Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of July 18, 2021. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter.

Don't Worry, the Bob's Burgers Movie Is Still Happening

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Though fans of Bob’s Burgers have a new season to look forward to, many have been wondering what’s going on with the Bob’s Burgers movie that was announced back in 2019—before it, like many productions, was waylaid by the ongoing covid-19 pandemic.

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Learn the tips and tricks you need to make your own beats with this EDM bundle

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TL;DR: The Complete 2021 EDM Music Production Bundle is on sale for £21.81 as of July 26, saving you 98% on list price. Sign up for the Complete 2021 EDM Music Production Bundle to get a primer on the tips and tricks you need to make your own beats.

Tesla Energy Is Reportedly on the Hunt for Mean Social Media Posts About Musk

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Tesla’s clean-energy division Tesla Energy has an entire team dedicated to scanning the internet for customer complaints and people badmouthing its CEO Elon Musk, according to a new Insider report. Read more.

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

Slick 'Dexter: New Blood' trailer shows our killer in a fresh habitat

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Dexter may not be called "Dexter" these days, but that doesn't mean Showtime's most infamous serial killer has lost his lust for blood.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow SDCC 2021 Panel Readies the Bouquet for Sara and Ava's Epic Wedding

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is in the middle of season six, which is all about cuddly, terrifying, and occasionally musical aliens causing havoc across the timeline.

From old favorites to 'Old': Every M. Night Shyamalan thriller, ranked

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Few filmmakers are as hotly debated as M. Night Shyamalan. To many, the story of his career goes something like this. The Academy Award-nominated writer-director won over audiences with the horror flick The Sixth Sense (1999).

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Syfy's Day of the Dead Gives SDCC 2021 a First Look at TV's Newest Zombie Tale

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Even the most diehard horror fan can be forgiven for forgetting (or not even realizing at all) that George A. Romero ’s Day of the Dead is becoming a TV show. It was first announced in February 2020 and, well. a lot has happened since then.

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How to Use a Semantic Layer to Scale Data & Analytics Across Your Organization

Download this guide for practical advice on using a semantic layer to improve data literacy and scale self-service analytics. The guide includes a checklist, an assessment, industry-specific use cases, and a data & analytics maturity model and roadmap.

It's LeVar Burton's 'Jeopardy!' week! Here's how you, a lapsed fan, can watch.

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Jeopardy! fans don't need to hear this, but you, a lapsed fan, might: Starting Monday, July 26, LeVar Burton begins his week-long run as the host of the beloved game show.

The Paranormal Activity Universe Continues With New Upcoming Movie

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Paramount Pictures is getting back Paranormal with a new installment in the Paranormal Activity horror franchise. Read more.

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Tesla channels old school sorority values by policing customers' social media posts

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If you were in a sorority in college, the following scenario will be familiar: You post a cute pic on Instagram, one where you're holding a drink. Maybe it's an ambiguous red solo cup, or a beer bottle partially out of frame.

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Army of Thieves' SDCC 2021 Teaser Takes Us Back to Zack Snyder's Zombieverse

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The poster for the new movie Army of Thieves puts it best: “More safes. Less zombies.” Directed by and starring Matthias Schweighöfer , Army of Thieves is a prequel to Zack Snyder’s recent hit, Army of the Dead , told from the point of view of one of its main characters, Dieter.

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Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

YouTube is more likely to serve problematic videos than useful ones, study (and common sense) finds

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Here's a study supported by the objective reality that many of us experience already on YouTube. The streaming video company's recommendation algorithm can sometimes send you on an hours-long video binge so captivating that you never notice the time passing.

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If You're Immunocompromised, You May Need a Covid-19 Vaccine Booster, Fauci Says

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President Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor Anthony Fauci now says that vaccinated Americans with compromised immune systems may end up needing a covid-19 vaccine booster shot after all.

The future of sports? There's a robot sinking basketballs at the Tokyo Olympics.

Mashable VR

Just a little preview of our robot overlord-ruled dystopian future to darken your Sunday. The Tokyo Olympics are in full swing, as anyone who has the ability to set the TV channel to NBC is no doubt aware.

The Stephen King Adaptation Chapelwaite Brought Gothic Gloom to SDCC 2021

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Back in May, we got a decent look at Adrien Brody’s new series Chapelwaite , adapted from a Stephen King short story (it appears in the collection Night Shift ) thanks to a bunch of images released by Epix, as well as a teaser. The outlook? Gloomy, gothic, and dripping with dread.

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The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.