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ESRB rules that loot boxes do not qualify as gambling

Loot boxes are a growing trend in video games. Love them or hate them, developers are embracing them as another way to generate revenue. As such, there have been calls for the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) to classify them as gambling. T.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotOct 12th, 2017

Facebook Résumé? A feature being tested could expand Marketplace job listings

Facebook marketplace now lists jobs, so why not allow users to create a Facebook Résumé, too? The option to save a resume on Facebook, without posting it to a profile, is currently being tested. The post Facebook Résumé? A feature being tested co.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News29 min. ago

The MeVideo Globetrotter is a travel-oriented video tripod designed by MeFoto

Colorful tripod company MeFoto is launching a video line, starting with the MeVideo Globetrotter with a leveling head. While not the company's first tripod, the MeVideo is the company's first Kickstarter. The post The MeVideo Globetrotter is a travel.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News29 min. ago

Windows Mixed Reality: Devices and Downloads on Release Day

Today Windows Mixed Reality launches on Windows 10, and several devices are onboard from the start. ASUS, Samsung, Lenovo, HP, Dell, and Acer have their own headsets – not all necessarily out in the wild yet, but (at least) announced. For those.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News36 min. ago

Regina Dugan Is Leaving Facebook’s Top Secret Lab

The visionary inventor has not announced her next move. Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook’s secretive Building 8 group, is leaving the company early next year, according to a message published on her Facebook page. She has not announced her n.....»»

Category: topSource:  fastcodesignRelated News1 hr. 43 min. ago

Don’t ask how this 49″ 4K Roku TV is only $340 right now on Amazon

How is it possible that a nice big 49-inch TV with 4K resolution, HDR support, a 120Hz refresh rate, and built-in Roku software is on sale for just $339.99 right now on Amazon? We have no idea, but we're not complaining. Refurbished TCL 49S403 49-inc.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  bgrRelated News2 hr. 8 min. ago

New ‘Coalition Against Piracy’ Will Crack Down on Pirate Streaming Boxes

A newly announced coalition of major entertainment companies including Disney, Fox, HBO, NBCUniversal and BBC Worldwide has set its eye on pirate streaming boxes. The Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) will coordinate local enforcement efforts in Asia, h.....»»

Category: internetSource:  torrentfreakRelated News2 hr. 20 min. ago

Nour Is the Trippiest Game About Food You"ll Ever Play

Nour is a wildly-colored absurdist food sim, played entirely by button mashing — and it rules. Most games about food are stressful. Restaurant sims like Cook, Serve, Delicious! and even whimsical local co-op games like Overcooked often focus.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News2 hr. 20 min. ago

Erika Sanchez joins MashReads with her lauded debut novel "I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter"

Growing up with strict familial expectations is hard, especially with a seemingly "perfect" older sibling. But if that sibling were to suddenly and tragically pass away, that gulf between yourself and your family could seem impassable.  That's t.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 20 min. ago

BBC newsman is so done reporting on breaking news that is not news

BBC newsman Simon McCoy has reached the stage in his career where he no longer has the capacity to put on a fake smile and bullshit his way through a story he knows is not news-worthy.  In the past, McCoy has expressed his disdain for surfin.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News2 hr. 20 min. ago

Beyond Meat Adds Leonardo DiCaprio As Investor

Los Angeles-based Beyond Meat, the maker of plant-based, protein products which look and taste like hamburger--but are not--has added actor Leonardo DiCaprio as an investor in the company. Beyond Meat, which has its headquarters in El Segundo, did no.....»»

Category: topSource:  socaltechRelated News2 hr. 20 min. ago

Han Solo movie gets a title (and wraps)

After experiencing a bit of a director shakeup earlier in the year, Disney’s Han Solo movie has wrapped production. Not only does this mean that it’s still on track for its original launch date, but it also now has a title. Somewhat disap.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  slashgearRelated News2 hr. 44 min. ago

The foldable ZTE Axon M is official because 2 screens are better than one

It's not everyday manufacturers try something different but with 2 displays, ZTE Axon M is unlike any other Android phone currently available......»»

Category: asiaSource:  phandroidRelated News2 hr. 44 min. ago

Why Trying Hard to Stay in an Unhappy Relationship Is Not Love, but Fear

Why Trying Hard to Stay in an Unhappy Relationship Is Not Love, but Fear.....»»

Category: opensourceSource:  lifehackRelated News2 hr. 44 min. ago

Robots will touch more tenderly when they wear this sensitive skin

 Robots increasingly have to interact with ordinary (that is to say, human-focused) objects and environments, and part of that is imitating the extremely delicate and complex human grip. A new type of electronic skin allows a robot to feel not j.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News2 hr. 52 min. ago

European Airlines Call For Lower Airport Charges

Airline group Airlines4Europe (A4E) has called for a revamp of European rules on airport charges, saying the region’s passengers pay too much and prompting a swift denial from airport group ACI Europe. read more.....»»

Category: aviationSource:  aviationweekRelated News3 hr. 7 min. ago

Need for speed makes genome editing efficient, if not better

Researchers have developed a computational model to quantify the mechanism by which CRISPR-Cas9 proteins find their genome-editing targets......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News3 hr. 27 min. ago

Niantic CEO: AR will reach full potential "when we get the glasses"

Imagine playing Pokémon Go not with your phone, but with a pair of augmented reality glasses. That is the future that John Hanke, founder and CEO of Niantic (the company behind Pokemon Go) wants. "The potential for AR is immense," he.....»»

Category: topSource:  engadgetRelated News3 hr. 28 min. ago

Tesla Employees Detail How They Were Fired, Claim Dismissals Were Not Performance Related

New submitter joshtops shares a CNBC report: Tesla is trying to disguise layoffs by calling the widespread terminations performance related, allege several current and former employees. On Friday, the San Jose Mercury News first reported that Tesla h.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News3 hr. 36 min. ago

Facebook Resume? A feature being tested could expand Marketplace job listings

Facebook marketplace now lists jobs, so why not allow users to create a Facebook Resume, too? The option to save a resume on Facebook, without posting it to a profile, is currently being tested. The post Facebook Resume? A feature being tested could.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 0 min. ago

There"s a $200 Super NES machine and oh god do we want it

Welcome to 2017, where people are excited to spend hundreds of dollars on decades-old gaming hardware. No, I'm not talking about Nintendo's Super NES Classic — but this is real close. Analogue's Super Nt is a console that's built to play all yo.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News4 hr. 8 min. ago