Games/Interactive

Worldwide Digital Video Game Spending Hits Record-Breaking $10.5B in April (THR)

Digital video game spending hit a record high in April as players continue leisure activities at home amid national stay-at-home orders to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Game spe... More

The Future of Movie Theaters Might Look a Lot Like an Apple Store (OneZero)

It’s not hard to imagine a merger between a theater chain and a big tech company. Picture stadium seating for original Apple movies at one of the company’s “Town Square” st... More

Digital Nirvana Launches MetadatorIQ for Automatic Generation of Intelligent Metadata (MESA)

Digital Nirvana has introduced MetadatorIQ — the latest generation of the company's secure, scalable platform for automating metadata creation in preproduction, production, and l... More

Prime Focus Technologies’ AI Platform, CLEAR Vision Cloud, Now Combines Technology, Consulting (MESA)

Prime Focus Technologies announced new features in its AI platform that help solve real world business problems of TV Networks, Studios and Direct to Consumer businesses. A native ... More

Why Voice Technology Has Enjoyed a Resurgence During the Pandemic (Tech HQ)

Lock downs and too much screen time are seeing a rise in the use of voice technology, but the trends could stick around for longer.... More

Thousands Turn to Virtual Economy to Make Money Amid Economic Uncertainty (Verdict)

Hundreds of thousands of people are now making money from games and online communities due to the growth of the virtual economy.... More

May We Have This AR Dance? (MESA)

Technicolor’s The Mill teamed up with The Martin Agency, OREO, and DreamWorks Animation to bring to dancing life an augmented reality experience on Instagram celebrating the rele... More

PlayStation Now Reaches 2.2M Subscribers (The Verge)

Sony says 2.2 million people are subscribed to PlayStation Now, its cloud gaming subscription service that offers access to a growing selection of first- and third-party titles. Pl... More

Sony to Release World’s First Intelligent Vision Sensors With AI Processing Functionality (MESA)

Sony announced the upcoming release of two models of intelligent vision sensors, the first image sensors in the world to be equipped with AI processing functionality. Including AI ... More

Adobe Intros New Intelligent Services for Experience Cloud (ZDNet)

Adobe announced a set of five new AI services for Experience Cloud powered by Sensei. The services are meant to help businesses use AI for predictive modeling on data sets, providi... More

Apple Acquires NextVR, Setting Stage for AR/VR Hardware Launches (Variety)

Apple has acquired virtual-reality streaming company NextVR, which would provide a content engine for the tech giant’s long-expected move into AV and VR hardware. Apple has long ... More

How Gamers Powered Super-Fast Internet Abroad (Wired)

Romania and Singapore don’t seem to have much in common, but they both owe their robust broadband in part to videogame fanatics seeking better connections.... More

Cloud Gaming: Why it Matters and the Games it Will Create (MatthewBall.vc)

There is a tremendous amount of confusion around cloud gaming: what it is, why it matters, what it will allow, who can deliver it, how much it will grow the market, etc. This is fu... More

Sony’s New Image Sensors Will Make Cameras Smarter With Onboard AI (Engadget)

For years, the evolution of image sensors has been about packing in more pixels and slimming down their size to fit into smaller devices. Now, they're about to get smart.... More

Beyond Productivity: Three Ways to Unlock the True Value of AI (Genpact Blog)

The pursuit of productivity is one of the main reasons to use artificial intelligence in the enterprise. And for good reason. AI empowers people to work at unprecedented speed and ... More

eSports: A Refreshing Alternative to Traditional Sports? (Verdict)

While live sports programming is becoming increasingly scarce, we are seeing an uptick in viewership for streamers and content creators broadcasting themselves playing video games.... More

PlayStation Studios Branding Unites All Sony Games Under One Logo (VentureBeat)

Sony wants you to know when you are buying one of its games. To ensure that consumers appreciate the publisher’s first-party efforts, Sony Interactive Entertainment is bringing t... More

TikTok Boom! How the Exploding Social Media App is Going Hollywood (THR)

The impossible-to-ignore, 2 billion strong platform is leveraging a massive sheltering-at-home audience hungry for new content to draw A-listers and turn its homegrown roster into ... More

Creating Customer Journey Maps for Enhanced CX (Avanade Insights)

With these new challenges, how do organizations communicate differently and how can technology enable this communication? Leading with empathy, you know that the first step is to u... More

Deluxe Unveils One Dub, Enabling Remote Audio Cloud Recording (MESA)

Deluxe announced the launch of One Dub, a cutting-edge remote audio cloud recording tool that brings professional, frame-accurate audio recording directly to the web browsers of vo... More