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Catan and Pandemic – The Board Game

Catan and Pandemic – The Board Game

Catan – Since 1995, CATAN (formerly The Settlers of Catan) has been captivating players the world over. From board game newcomers to the most seasoned players, CATAN offers something for everyone. It’s the perfect gift for Dad for family game night, or for your grad about to head out for …

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Dads and Grads Gifts with Mario Armstrong

Dads and Grads Gifts with Mario Armstrong

**Sponsored Content** Stuck on gift ideas for Father’s Day or Graduation season? Don’t stress…Award-winning Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong and TechGifts.tv partnered with some brands to showcase the latest gadgets and coolest trends that top the list this year for dads and graduates! The HP ENVY x360 15 is designed for the way …

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Facebook bans sexual solicitation including vague suggestive statements, sexualized slang, and using sexual hints such as mentioning sexual preference…

Mike Masnick / Techdirt : Facebook bans sexual solicitation including vague suggestive statements, sexualized slang, and using sexual hints such as mentioning sexual preference   —  Well, well.  As we've covered for a while now, FOSTA became law almost entirely because Facebook did an about-face on its position on the law …

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Researchers: 415,000+ routers from around the world, including a majority from MikroTik, have been infected with malware to mine CoinHive, Omine, and…

Mix / The Next Web : Researchers: 415,000+ routers from around the world, including a majority from MikroTik, have been infected with malware to mine CoinHive, Omine, and CoinImp   —  Researchers have discovered over 415,000 routers across the globe have been infected with malware designed to steal their computing power and secretly mine cryptocurrency.

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Coinbase adds Civic, district0x, Loom Network, and Decentraland to its Coinbase Pro trading platform and is considering 27 other tokens (Nikhilesh…

Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk : Coinbase adds Civic, district0x, Loom Network, and Decentraland to its Coinbase Pro trading platform and is considering 27 other tokens   —  UPDATE, 12/7/18 18:00 UTC: Four hours after announcing the list, Coinbase Pro said it was launching support for Civic, District0x, Loom Network and Decentraland's tokens.

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Amazon robots caused bear repellent explosions both in 2018, when one punctured a can and hospitalized dozens, and 2015, when another ran over a can…

Louise Matsakis / Wired : Amazon robots caused bear repellent explosions both in 2018, when one punctured a can and hospitalized dozens, and 2015, when another ran over a can in Texas   —  Two dozen Amazon warehouse employees in New Jersey were hospitalized Wednesday, one in critical condition, after a robot punctured …

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Index and Atomico back Teatime Games, a stealthy new startup from QuizUp founders

Teatime Games , a new Icelandic “social games” startup from the same team behind the hugely popular QuizUp ( acquired in by Glu Mobile), is disclosing $9 million in funding, made up of seed and Series A rounds. Index Ventures led both, but have been joined by Atomico, the European VC fund founded by Skype’s Niklas Zennström, for the $7.5 million Series A round. I understand this is the first time the two VC firms have done a Series A deal together in over a decade. Both VCs have a decent track record in gaming. Index counts King, Roblox and Supercell as previous gaming investments, whilst Atomico also backed Supercell, along with Rovio, and most recently Bossa Studios. As part of the round, Guzman Diaz of Index Ventures, Mattias Ljungman of Atomico, and David Helgason, founder of Unity, have joined the Teatime Games board of directors. Meanwhile, Teatime Games is keeping shtum publicly on exactly what the stealthy startup is working on, except that it plays broadly in the social and mobile gaming space. In a call with co-founder and CEO Thor Fridriksson yesterday, he said a little more off the record and on condition that I don’t write about it yet. What he was willing to describe publicly, however, is the general problem the company has set out to solve, which is how to make mobile games more social and personalised. Specifically, in a way that any social features — including communicating with friends and other players in real-time — enhances the gameplay rather than gets in its way or is simply bolted on as an adjunct to the game itself. The company’s macro thesis is that games have always been inherently social throughout different eras (e.g. card games, board games, arcades, and consoles), and that most games truly come to life “through the interaction between people, opponents, and the audience”. However, in many respects this has been lost in the age of mobile gaming, which can feel like quite a solitary experience. That’s either because they are single player games or turn-based and played against invisible opponents

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Oculus hopes Boggle will help VR users get social in updated Rooms app

Among all of the other announcements that surfaced today during the F8 keynote, only one of the announcements involved Boggle. Oculus announced a bug update to its social platform, Oculus Rooms, which brings a redesigned space with cool new features designed to keep people coming back to the app. This is a big update to Rooms, which takes a lot of the cool features from other social VR apps (including Facebook Spaces) and brings them all together. What’s most impressive is how much they are able to accomplish inside a space you can only control with a simple controller. You can bring friends into the environment and navigate through your giant video screen, on which you can watch videos, full-length movies and more. What’s actually quite fun is that Oculus has partnered with Hasbro to start bringing board games into its VR social space so that users can play games while they chat or watch videos in VR. Rooms will be starting with the game Boggle, and will soon be adding Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit experiences to the app. This comes in addition to non-branded games like chess and checkers, which are also available. The updated app is available now.

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Oculus hopes Boggle will help VR users get social in updated Rooms app

Among all of the other announcements that surfaced today during the F8 keynote, only one of the announcements involved Boggle. Oculus announced a bug update to its social platform, Oculus Rooms, which brings a redesigned space with cool new features designed to keep people coming back to the app. This is a big update to Rooms, which takes a lot of the cool features from other social VR apps (including Facebook Spaces) and brings them all together. What’s most impressive is how much they are able to accomplish inside a space you can only control with a simple controller. You can bring friends into the environment and navigate through your giant video screen, on which you can watch videos, full-length movies and more. What’s actually quite fun is that Oculus has partnered with Hasbro to start bringing board games into its VR social space so that users can play games while they chat or watch videos in VR. Rooms will be starting with the game Boggle, and will soon be adding Monopoly and Trivial Pursuit experiences to the app. This comes in addition to non-branded games like chess and checkers, which are also available. The updated app is available now.

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How to use an Xbox One controller on PC – PC Gamer

PC Gamer How to use an Xbox One controller on PC PC Gamer Plug your micro- USB cable into the controller and into a USB port on your PC . Windows should install the necessary driver, the Xbox Guide button in the center will light up, and you're in business! Windows version note: On Windows 10, you can connect ...

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What the Tech? Google Home Mini versus Amazon Echo – WRCB-TV

What the Tech? Google Home Mini versus Amazon Echo WRCB-TV The most popular Christmas gift of 2016 on Amazon will likely be the hottest gift again this year. Amazon says it sold "millions" of Alexa devices over the Thanksgiving shopping weekend and in September the retail giant had a 76% smart home speaker ... and more »

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