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Hyundai and Aptiv are implementing autonomous vehicles to deliver meals to vulnerable people in Las Vegas

The Hyundai-Aptiv Driving Joint Venture, a collaboration between Hyundai and Aptiv (formerly Delphi) to develop autonomous vehicle technologies, uses driverless vehicles in Las Vegas to deliver food to families in partnership with a nonprofit organization. In a conversation with VentureBeat last week, CEO Karl Iagnemma described the effort as “a way to give something back to the community”. “We started …

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Qualcomm and MediaTek chase video and game fans with optimized 5G chips

Until COVID-19 cases spread worldwide, estimates for the sale of 5G devices were generally high in 2020 – much higher than in 2019 and well on the way to establishing the next-generation cellular standard as an indispensable smartphone feature. Although the pandemic has cooled retail sales in some countries, all signs continue to point to strong 5G acceptance in China. …

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Tencent Music focuses on China’s crowded podcasting area – TechCrunch

According to a survey by third-party marketing company iiMedia, an estimated 542 million listeners to podcasts, audiobooks, and other audio shows are heard in China this year. It’s a good jump from the 489 million users recorded in 2019, and it has undoubtedly attracted new players to the game. This includes Tencent Music Entertainment (TME), the Tencent spin-off, which is …

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Ubisoft announces “E3 Showcase” for July 12th

Ubisoft announced today that a digital event will take place on July 12: Ubisoft Forward. The publisher calls the show a “showcase in E3 style”. The actual E3 will be canceled this year. This event will air about a month later than Ubisoft would normally show its E3 show. The stream will contain “exclusive game news, exciting revelations and more”. …

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The Apex Legends leads leave Respawn and form the Triple-A Gravity Well Studio

Apex Legends executive producer Drew McCoy and lead programmer Jon “Slothy” Shiring have a new studio. The couple left Respawn Entertainment after 10 years to found Gravity Well. This new company will also focus on blockbuster-scale games, however, while primarily working with fewer than 100 employees remotely. Gravity Well opens in Los Angeles and would like to hire employees immediately. …

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Google Play launches Change the Game Design Challenge for students

Google Play has announced the Change the Game Design Challenge, which allows students to submit ideas for original mobile games. Aude Gandon, Global Brand Director at Google Play, said in a blog post: “Starting today, we are accepting applications for our 2020 Change the Game Design Challenge. And because schools are closed for the year and many of you spend …

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Twitter adds tweets warnings with misleading COVID-19 information

(Reuters) – Twitter will add labels and alerts to COVID-19 on some tweets with controversial or misleading information, the company said on Monday, as part of a new approach to misinformation that will eventually extend to other topics. Twitter’s new labels include links to more information if the risk of tweet damage isn’t serious enough to be removed, but people …

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3 common pandemic scams highlighted by domain name analysis

As coronavirus barriers slowly dissolve, attempts to use the pandemic to defraud people continue to gain momentum. According to an analysis of corona virus-related domain names by the cyber security company Cujo.AI, these scams can be divided into three general categories: counterfeit products, financial fraud and impersonation with health organizations. The results are the latest reminder that the global spread …

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Southeast Asian credit platform Validus raises $ 20 million for its Series B + round – TechCrunch

Small and medium-sized businesses are one of the most important parts of the Southeast Asian economy, but many have problems getting growth capital from traditional financial institutions. Validus wants to close the funding gap with its peer-to-peer lending platform, which connects accredited lenders to SMEs. The Singapore-based startup announced today that it has raised $ 20 million for its ongoing …

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