Heartland Tech Weekly: Can a fund of funds direct more venture capital to Midwest startups?
In places with fewer venture capitalists and a less established tech industry like the Midwest, I’ve often heard from venture capitalists that it can be difficult to get institutional investors off the sidelines and investing in local venture capital funds. They’re hesitant to invest in venture capital in general, and even more hesitant to invest in newer […]
TESS, the satellite launched by NASA last month that will search thousands of stars for Earth-like exoplanets, has just sent back its first test image. It's just a quick one, not "science-quality," but it does give you an idea of the scale of the mission: the area TESS will eventually document is 400 times the area covered by this shot.
GUEST: AI is becoming the new user interface. From self-driving cars and Amazon’s Alexa to robo-advisors and facial recognition locks, consumers are interacting with AI like never before. And this is just the beginning. For years, AI enthusiasts have used the Turing test as a guide for developing conversational bots. Developed in 1950, the Turing test focuses […]
Activision is switching things up for its cash cow franchise, taking it from Steam, PC gaming’s biggest digital distribution platform, to Battle.net. The platform switch was revealed during the game’s debut event earlier this week. According to Activision, the game will be “fully integrated” with Battle.net’s social features (which, you know — I’d certainly hope so). Battle.net is traditionally the platform of Blizzard’s games, such as World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, and Overwatch. Recently it’s also become the home of Activision’s sci-fi series, Destiny. Blizzard’s lead gameplay programmer, Tim Ford, said in the reveal video, “It’s really exciting that we can welcome them to the… This story continues at The Next Web