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Google, HTC sign $1.1B USD cooperation agreement to boost Googles hardware game
Google and HTC have entered into an agreement where certain HTC employees will join Google. As part of the transaction, HTC will receive $1.1B USD in cash from Google.
Sep 21, 2017 2:25AM - TechCrunch (techcrunch.com)
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3 Examples Of Game-Based Learning: Actual Stories From The Classroom
3 Examples Of Game-Based Learning: Actual Stories From The Classroom by Ryan L. Schaaf There is adifference between gamification and game-based learning. Game-based learning is, in short, learning through games.
Sep 13, 2017 8:01AM - TeachThought (teachthought.com)
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Lack of safeguards in Tesla's Autopilot contributed to fatal crash
The National Traffic Safety Board had stern words for all parties involved in the 2016 crash that killed a man driving a Tesla Model S and put the companys Autopilot driving technology under scrutiny. The board issued seven recommendations at the Tuesday hearing, including three for Tesla and every other automaker that offers Level 2 self-driving abilities that suggested manufacturers should not let a product be used, in a manner that is, inconsistent with its design. Other recommendations centered around data collection and designs for determining whether drivers are actually paying attention behind the wheel.
Sep 12, 2017 6:36PM - The Verge (theverge.com)
What Is The Future Of Data In Education? by Terry Heick Data is both a catalyst and a burden for most educators. Data-driven instruction is an older idea that finally soaked into general K-12 education reform in the United States within the last decade, now operating as data teams and PLCs (Professional Learning Communities) in a school or district near you. Underscoring the need for data-driven instruction, and helping educators manage the huge crush of data available to them at every turn are two different things however.
Sep 12, 2017 8:01AM - TeachThought (teachthought.com)
Tesla has pushed an over-the-air update to some of its vehicles in Florida that lets those cars go just a liiiittle bit further, thus helping their owners get that much further away from the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Wondering how thats even possible? Up until a few months ago, Tesla sold a 60kWh version of its Model S and Model X vehicles but the battery in those cars was actually rated at 75kWh. The thinking: Tesla could offer a more affordable 60kWh version to those who didnt need the full range of the 75kWh battery but to keep things simple, theyd just use the same 75kWh battery and lock it on the software side.
Sep 9, 2017 11:29PM - TechCrunch (techcrunch.com)
I asked fellow game designers to tell me the hidden tricks and mechanics they use to give players their desired experience. That situation got a bit out of control, in a good way. I apologize to all the players who ended up reading it.
Sep 8, 2017 3:15PM - Polygon (polygon.com)
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Sep 6, 2017 9:05PM - gamasutra.com (gamasutra.com)
The BBC is known for producing radio plays, but the format is about to get a high-tech twist: a new experiment by the broadcasting company will turn traditional audio dramas into interactive stories. One new radio play a comedy / science fiction story titled The Inspection Chamber will work similarly to a choose your own adventure book or game. Listeners will hear a chunk of the story, and then be presented with a choice of what should happen next.
Sep 6, 2017 4:37PM - The Verge (theverge.com)
Want to get more creative in your marketing, especially your storytelling? Spend five minutes a day doing something that masters of improv do: Play with words. That was stand-up comedian Tim Washers advice in his talk, How to Use Improv Techniques to Improve Your Storytelling, at Content Marketing World in 2016. He walked us through some examples, which Ill share in this post.
Aug 27, 2017 10:01AM - Content Marketing Institute (contentmarketinginstitute.com)
Tonight during Valves yearly Dota 2 tournament, a surprise segment introduced what could be the best new player in the world -- a bot from Elon Musk-backed startup OpenAI. Engineers from the nonprofit say the bot learned enough to beat Dota 2 pros in just two weeks of real-time learning, though in that training period they say it amassed lifetimes of experience, likely using a neural network judging by the companys prior efforts. Musk is hailing the achievement as the first time artificial intelligence has been able to beat pros in competitive e-sports.
Aug 12, 2017 2:48AM - The Verge (theverge.com)