Smash Bros esports in chaos: Nintendo quashes unaffiliated events

Smash Bros esports in chaos: Nintendo quashes unaffiliated events

Did you miss a session from GamesBeat Summit Next 2022? All sessions are now available for viewing in our on-demand library. Click here to start watching. The Smash World Tour (SWT), a grassroots Super Smash Bros. circuit organized by VGBootCamp, announced that Nintendo is shutting down its finale less than two weeks before the event….

Spotify and Apple Music have your 2022 listening stats ready

Spotify and Apple Music have your 2022 listening stats ready

Sabrina Ortiz/ZDNET As the year comes to a close, music streaming platforms are dropping their end-of-year music roundup services, which give users all the stats on their listening patterns throughout the year.  On Wednesday, Spotify dropped its Spotify Wrapped while Apple Music dropped its counterpart, Apple Music Replay, the day before.  Both Apple Music Replay…

Amazon bundles the Echo Show 8 with an Echo Show 5 Kids for only $70

Amazon bundles the Echo Show 8 with an Echo Show 5 Kids for only $70

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San Francisco Votes to Let Police Robots Kill With Explosives

San Francisco Votes to Let Police Robots Kill With Explosives

A Hong Kong police officer controls a bomb disposal robot in a counter-terrorism exercise in 2020.Photo: Anthony Wallace / AFP (Getty Images) In the near future, police in San Francisco may be able to deploy robots armed with explosives and instruct them to kill a human being. On Tuesday, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted…

Sam Worthington's 'Avatar: The Way of Water' filming experience sounds intense

Sam Worthington's 'Avatar: The Way of Water' filming experience sounds intense

Making those Avatar movies, it turns out, isn’t exactly a walk in the park. Appearing on The Tonight Show, actor Sam Worthington described part of the filming process for the upcoming sequel, The Way of Water, to host Jimmy Fallon — including scenes casually shot 30 feet underwater for hours at a time. “When you’re…

Sony introduces live motion-tracking metaverse wearables

Sony introduces live motion-tracking metaverse wearables

Sony has announced Mocopi, a portable and lightweight motion capture system that can be used to control a digital avatar in real time within metaverse applications like VR Chat. The kit consists of six button-like tracking tags — one for your head, hip, both ankles, and both wrists — that use Bluetooth to pair with…

Pinterest shuts down its ‘Creator Rewards’ program • TechCrunch

Pinterest shuts down its ‘Creator Rewards’ program • TechCrunch

Pinterest has shut down its Creator Rewards program that allowed creators to earn money by creating content around monthly prompts and achieving certain engagement goals. “The Creator Rewards program will end on November 30, 2022. To all the creators who participated, thank you for your partnership. We’re committed to exploring more ways to help you…

Predictions for AI, video, chips and more in 2023 | Deloitte

Predictions for AI, video, chips and more in 2023 | Deloitte

Check out the on-demand sessions from the Low-Code/No-Code Summit to learn how to successfully innovate and achieve efficiency by upskilling and scaling citizen developers. Watch now. The new year will see AI tools for chip design, video streams with ad support, and a crowd of satellites in space, according to the annual tech, media and…