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Get passes to Disrupt SF 2018 before prices increase on July 25

Don’t look now, but July 25 is sneaking up mighty fast. Why should you care? That’s the day prices go up on all passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2018 , which takes place on September 5-7. If you want to attend one of the best tech conferences for all-things startup and — depending on the type of pass you select — save up to $1,200 in the process, then stop what you’re doing and go buy your passes today . Seriously, why wouldn’t you? You simply don’t want to miss this event, and we’ll tell you why. Disrupt San Francisco 2018 — the largest Disrupt event we’ve ever produced — is the only Disrupt event happening in North America this year. We’re dedicating our time, resources and talent to making this the biggest, boldest Disrupt show ever. More than 10,000 attendees will descend on Moscone Center West (our new venue with three times the floor space) to see the latest technologies from hundreds of early-stage startups. More than 1,200 of those startups — along with other exhibitors — will showcase a staggering array of technology in Startup Alley . All tech industries are welcome to exhibit, but you’ll find a special focus on these categories: AI, AR/VR, Blockchain, Biotech, Fintech, Gaming, Healthtech, Privacy/Security, Space, Mobility, Retail or Robotics/IoT/Hardware

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Snapcash Shutting Down Next Month – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Snapcash Shutting Down Next Month Ubergizmo Snapchat announced its move into mobile payments with Snapcash. The service enabled users to send money directly to each other. They just needed to set up their financial information first in the app before they could get started with Snapcash. The ... and more »

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Snapcash Shutting Down Next Month | Ubergizmo – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Snapcash Shutting Down Next Month | Ubergizmo Ubergizmo Snapchat announced its move into mobile payments with Snapcash. The service enabled users to send money directly to each other. They just needed to... Snapchat will shut down Snapcash, forfeiting to Venmo TechCrunch all 20 news articles »

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Tech Giants Team Up To Make Data Transfer Easier – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo Tech Giants Team Up To Make Data Transfer Easier Ubergizmo Some of the biggest technology companies have teamed up to make it easier for users to transfer their data. Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Twitter have founded the Data Transfer Project to enable users to move content, contacts, and more across ... and more »

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The Macallan Distillery Offers 4D Virtual Reality Tours – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo The Macallan Distillery Offers 4D Virtual Reality Tours Ubergizmo Ever wanted to visit your favorite whisky distillery without actually having to go to Scotland? The Macallan distillery has a solution for you. It's now offering 4D virtual reality tours of its facilities which will guide viewers through the process ... and more »

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How to disable Cortana in Windows 10 – Ubergizmo

Ubergizmo How to disable Cortana in Windows 10 Ubergizmo Virtual assistants have been a hot trend in the past few years. Microsoft's Cortana is one of the best options out there, both on desktop and mobile. But what happens if you do not wish to use this particular feature? In this tutorial, we will be ...

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New ‘Walking Dead’ mobile game has a killer social element, but fairly pointless AR – Mashable

Mashable New 'Walking Dead' mobile game has a killer social element, but fairly pointless AR Mashable After a solid week of playing The Walking Dead: Our World, the new AR-optional mobile game set in the world of AMC's The Walking Dead, I can solidly say that I would 100% survive the zombie apocalypse...but only if I was there with my friends. While ... and more »

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Indie gem Stardew Valley will get multiplayer on August 1st

Stardew Valley, the popular indie farming simulator (it’s more fun than “farming simulator” makes it sound, I promise) is quite possibly the chillest game of all time. But, without any multiplayer aspect, it can get … a bit lonely. From farming, to fishing, to exploring mines, it’s always felt like a game that would be better with friends. We’ll soon find out if that’s true. After about year of work has been put into the feature, the game will get cooperative multiplayer starting on August 1st. There’s a slight catch: multiplayer will be limited to PC/Mac/Linux, at first. The trailer (below) says support will roll out to Nintendo Switch/PS4/Xbox One “soon,” but doesn’t get into specifics. Multiplayer Stardew Valley will support up to four (4) players on the same farm, with all players sharing the same money and farmland. According to this page on the Stardew Valley fan wiki , groups will be able to tweak the game a bit to their tastes (specifically, they can scale things like profit margins and in-game item costs) to account for the added ease of having four players doing the work that was previously designed for one. Stardew Valley is surprisingly in-depth for a game built primarily by just one person; while it’s published by a company, the vast majority of the work — from the pixel art, to the musical composition, to the programming — is done by Eric “ConcernedApe” Barone. By the beginning of this year, it was reported that the game had sold more than 3.5 million copies . GQ did a profile on Barone and how he built the game . Barone clarified a few things on Twitter shortly after the trailer went live: If you’ve already found your way into the multiplayer beta, there won’t be any major changes in the public releases besides a “few last-minute bug fixes” While work on the console builds is underway, he doesn’t have any release dates in mind yet No split-screen or shared screen co-op — if you want multiplayer, you’ll need your own device to play on

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What should competitive Fortnite look like?

Last weekend, Epic Games put forth its first true effort at official competitive Fortnite Battle Royale. It was a disaster . The private hosts used for the tournament were about as laggy as could be, with pro players getting eliminated simply because they couldn’t move. This tournament was for a total prize of $250K. That’s big money, and big frustration for pro players who were essentially eliminated by the whims of the server gods. But on top of the lag, the whole thing was, well, boring. A cardinal sin in any sport. The fact is that when you put 100 pro players in a lobby together and tell them that the last man standing wins, most of them will simply sit in a fort and stay safe as long as possible. This does not generate a whole lot of action. And when there is action on the map, there was no way for a spectator to know about it. There are, after all, a hundred people to watch out for, and jumping from one engagement to another is not only difficult but lacks a certain narrative quality, making the whole thing feel scattered. It seems clear that a guided mode or hotspot indicator would go a long way to improving the viewing experience. Being told where the fighting was or could be happening or having a guide that flagged these opportunities could work. There could also be a documentary-style concept that followed a few top players on their entire run, with the hope that they’ll find action and maybe even be pushed into conflict to impress viewers

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Niantic explains how and why it bans players in Pokémon GO

Getting banned for cheating is nothing new in Pokémon GO. There’ve been big ol’ ban waves every few weeks for ages now. The policies have never been totally set in stone, however — at least not publicly. Like many of the game’s mechanics, the player base has had to share info amongst themselves to figure out the offenses and their relative punishments, from slaps on the wrist to lifetime bans. At long last, Niantic has published a proper “ Three-Strike Discipline Policy .” As the name implies, most infractions will be handled on a three-strike system. Niantic notes, however, that “some misbehaviors” (they leave that one pretty open-ended) will work out to an instant perma ban. So what’s worthy of a strike? Spoofing (making the game think you’re somewhere you’re not), using modified Pokémon GO clients or bots or doing something that accesses Pokémon GO’s backend in an unauthorized way. On the first strike, you’ll get a warning message. You’ll still be able to play, technically, but you won’t see anything even remotely rare for seven days. On the second strike, they’ll close your account for a month. On the third strike, the account is banned for good. And if you think you got stuck in the crosshairs by accident? Niantic has an appeal process for that. It’s worth noting that these punishments aren’t really new ; bans of all variety have been happening since shortly after the game’s release

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