Apply for a Mozilla Fellowship

The Mozilla Blog - March 12, 2019 5873

We’re seeking technologists, activists, policy experts, and scientists devoted to a healthy internet. Apply to be a 2019-2020 Mozilla Fellow   Today, we’re opening applications for Mozilla Fellowships. Mozilla is … Read more

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Amazon pulls books offering dangerous 'cures' for autism

The Guardian (Technology & Internet) - March 14, 2019 5704

Following reports of dangerous therapies being promoted in titles being sold through the site, a number have been quietly withdrawn

Books that promise cures for autism through potentially dangerous therapies have been quietly removed from Amazon over the last week.

The removals followed an exposé in Wired magazine this week that highlighted how Amazon was selling dozens of titles claiming to be able to cure the

Microsoft unveils new indie game showcase called ID@Xbox Game Pass

Gamasutra - March 22, 2019 4926

Microsoft has announced a new games showcase called ID@Xbox Game Pass hours after Sony lifted the lid on its fledgling PlayStation showcase, State of Play. ...

Retail veteran George Sherman has been named GameStop CEO

Gamasutra - March 22, 2019 4925

Sherman brings a wealth of experience to the table, having most recently served as the CEO of Victra, the largest exclusive authorized retailer for Verizon Wireless products and services. ...

Sony's new State of Play series will bring PlayStation reveals all year round

Gamasutra - March 22, 2019 4923

Sony has unveiled a new video series called State of Play that will keep fans in the loop with "updates and announcements from the world of PlayStation." ...

Valve is pushing new social features for Steam later this year

Gamasutra - March 21, 2019 4882

Valve's Tom Giardino outlined a handful of new and upgraded features coming to Steam in the future during GDC 2019 this afternoon. ...

Adult Identity and the “I Can’t Use Technology Well” Introduction

Speed of Creativity - March 21, 2019 4869

Last Friday evening before turning in for the night, I shared a six part, threaded series of thoughts on Twitter based on frequent conversations I have with technology-fearful adults. Before reflecting a bit more on these ideas, as well as sharing some of the responses these tweets invited from others, I’ll share this series [...]

Google Stadia supports the Xbox Adaptive Controller

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 4828

Google unveiled a controller alongside its cloud-based game streaming service Stadia this week, but players aren't locked into using Google-made hardware to play games on the service. ...

Epic expands its dev grants program with $100M in Epic MegaGrants

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 4818

Roughly four years after announcing its inaugural $5 million Unreal Dev Grants program, the team at Epic has announced a new $100 million successor: the Epic MegaGrants initiative. ...

Stadia's biz dev director talks challenges, opportunities in new age of cloud games

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 4818

Gamasutra speaks with Jack Buser, director for games business development at Google, about the boxless future that Stadia is promising. ...

Report: Job listings suggest Disney is preparing to revive Lucasfilm Games

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 4813

Entertainment powerhouse Disney looks to be reviving Lucasfilm Games, the precursor to legendary game studio LucasArts, in some capacity.  ...

Update: Lucasfilm Games job postings apparently not linked studio revival

Gamasutra - March 20, 2019 4813

Updated A new sub-division of Disney does appear to share the name of LucasArts precursor Lucasfilm Games, but a representative has confirmed no new company with that name is being formed. ...

Report: Snapchat's rumored game platform to be announced in April

Gamasutra - March 19, 2019 4810

More information has cropped up about the game platform Snapchat parent company Snap Inc has reportedly had in the works for some time. ...

Google unveils first-party game studio led by Jade Raymond

Gamasutra - March 19, 2019 4767

As Google took the wraps off its streaming game platform Stadia, the company also announced Stadia Games and Entertainment -- a new game studio headed up by industry vet Jade Raymond. ...

Unity and Nvidia partner to launch real-time raytracing tech

Gamasutra - March 18, 2019 4719

Unity and Nvidia have joined forces to launch real-time raytracing tech thanks to Nvidia†™s RTX platform and Unity's High Definition Render Pipeline. ...

InnoGames looks to acquire F2P mobile titles

Gamasutra - March 18, 2019 4711

InnoGames has announced its plans to venture into a new business model of acquiring free-to-play mobile games in its early stages and help devs market the games under the InnoGames portfolio. ...

Adobe is ending Shockwave Player support April 9th

Gamasutra - March 11, 2019 4559

Adobe announced earlier today that Shockwave will be discontinued, and the Shockwave player for Windows will no longer be available to download after April 9.  ...