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John Smedley interview: Amazon wants games with ‘ridiculous computation’

John Smedley has had a storied career in games, from the creation of EverQuest , to the growth of Sony Online Entertainment, and the spinout of Daybreak Games as an operator of games like the zombie apocalypse online game H1Z1. He even tried a stint as an indie game developer, reliant on Kickstarter funding. But…

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The U.S. government should be making better use of the internet of things

GUEST: The U.S. government acknowledges that the Internet of things (IoT) has advanced past the research and development stage. However, even with this acknowledgement, there is still a gap in how the public sector is connecting to the IoT and how it should be connecting. Imagine if agencies could arm flood zones with sensors able…

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Download this: Off the Menu Club is the answer to all your foodie prayers

Most people know about In-N-Out Burger’s animal style fries, Jamba Juice’s gummy bear smoothies, and Starbucks’ infamous pink drinks. But what about the secret menu items of other restaurants—high-end places? Enter Off the Menu Club, a foodie’s dream app .  SEE ALSO: The McDonald’s Secret Menu: Stop dreaming, start ordering Read more… {“player”:{“description”:”Rejoice, food lovers….

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Baidu’s ambitious plan for ‘everyone on this planet’ to use its conversational AI DuerOS

Last month was huge for Baidu. On the same day it opened its conversational AI platform DuerOS to businesses and third parties at its first-ever artificial intelligence developer conference, the Chinese search giant announced it had acquired Kitt.ai , a creator of bots for chat apps like Facebook Messenger, intelligent assistants like Alexa, and smart…

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Hackers just sent us practically all of HBO's social media passwords

The leaks just keep coming. The hackers responsible for the massive breach of HBO haven’t let up, and reached out to Mashable to share their latest exploits. And while the latest data dump doesn’t include any Game of Thrones spoilers, it definitely contains some information that the network wouldn’t want out in the open.  SEE…

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Facebook's AR glasses take center stage in newly published patent

The world just got a sneak peek at a feature Facebook’s working on to make its highly anticipated AR glasses a reality. According to a patent published Thursday, the device “may augment views of a physical, real-world environment with computer-generated elements” and may “be included in an eye-wear comprising a frame and a display assembly…

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Upgrade your commute with this electric skateboard from the future

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you live anywhere near a city, you’ve likely seen a skateboarder flying past uphill at breakneck speed. No, this is not magic—these skaters are riding an electric longboard. And one of the most celebrated electric longboards on…