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9 traits of successful programmers that kids can develop now

GUEST: I don’t have kids. But there are lots of kids in my life. I’ve also worked closely with thousands of entry-level developers over the course of my 20 years in tech.

Don’t believe the hype about AI in business

GUEST: To borrow a punch line from Duke professor Dan Ariely, artificial intelligence is like teenage sex: “Everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it.” Even though AI systems can now learn a game and bea

4 new Google Assistant features you should try

Spurred on by big events like Mobile World Congress and competition with rivals like Alexa and Siri, Google Assistant has rolled out some major new features in recent weeks.

Europe needs to halt its startup brain drain to the U.S.

GUEST: The startup community in Europe is well accustomed to the limitations of its local investment community, which, although growing steadily, can never quite match that of Silicon Valley.

How one VR studio sold 100,000 copies of its $20 game

In February 2016, Anton Hand emailed Valve’s Chet Faliszek with details about some of his previous work with Unity and experiments in VR.

Microsoft releases two new Windows 10 previews with High Efficiency Image File format

Microsoft today released two new Windows 10 previews for PCs. Both builds include support for the High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) format, but they diverge from there.

Augmented reality is shaping the future of finance

GUEST: Augmented reality is already entering everyday life. Based on the ubiquitous smartphone, it’s appearing in consumer oriented applications including games, finance and entertainment.

AI Weekly: We should remember Stephen Hawking’s nuanced opinion of AI

I usually cringe whenever Stephen Hawking’s name comes up in a conversation about AI. If the world was divided into critics and believers, Hawking would certainly fall into the AI critic column, but slotting him there ignores a great deal of nuance to his position on artificial intelligence.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries looks like it’s coming together

Piranha Games is giving fans another look at its upcoming future-military combat sim MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries.

Sega teases a new Sonic racing game

Sega teased a new Sonic racing game with a short trailer shown at a panel during SXSW. [ TOP SECRET ] — Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) March 16, 2018 The video shows a revving car before focusing on the silhouette of a logo, then the letter R begins to glow.

Sonic Mania Plus makes two of the franchise’s most obscure characters playable again

Have you heard of SegaSonic the Hedgehog? Unless you’re a huge Sonic fan, you probably haven’t. It was a 1993 arcade game that only came out in Japan.

What the EU’s latest data protection law means for chatbot makers and marketers

GUEST: What follows is an overview of the upcoming GDPR legislation and, above all, an invite to anticipate the consequences of this new regulation and start thinking about the actions you need to undertake.

More than half of Seattle startup investments in 2017 came from outside the city

Seattle has almost everything other startup communities dream of — two of the largest tech companies by market cap, high-profile family offices eager to invest in tech, and one of the highest concentrations of tech workers in the country.

Steve Jobs pre-Apple job application auctioned off for $174,000

(Reuters) — A one-page job application filled out by Steve Jobs more than four decades ago that reflected the Apple founder’s technology aspirations sold for $174,000 at a U.S.

Downpour Interactive is bringing military sims to VR with Onward

SPONSORED: Presented by Intel While there’s no dearth of VR shooters out there, military sim enthusiasts searching for a VR version of Arma or Rainbow Six, where tactics trump flashy firefights, don’t have many options.

Tributi joins Y Combinator in a quest to be Latin America’s TurboTax

EXCLUSIVE: We’re all in tax mode here in the U.S. (or at least we should be). Although there are countless software tools available out here to help with this tedious task, other countries are lagging behind.

ProBeat: Google’s Wear OS needs a champion to take on Apple, Fitbit, and Xiaomi

Google rebranded Android Wear as Wear OS by Google yesterday. It’s a marketing change meant to signal the wearable operating system does not require Android (even though that hasn’t been the case in years), but it practically changes nothing.

Helena, Montana wants to be a new destination for engineers after landing a SoFi office

GUEST: If you ever visit Helena, Montana, you will see a lot of what you would see in other state capitals.

Arkadium bounces back with interactive infographics for news publications

EXCLUSIVE: Arkadium went through a tough time in 2014, when the casual game company had to slash the size of its studio in Ukraine and move the rest of them to Russia.

VR investor moves into cryptocurrency with asset store Rare Bits

EXCLUSIVE: If you’re wondering where the virtual reality investors have gone, Amitt Mahajan is a good example.