Experts from Box, Trivago, Intuit, and Nara Logics discuss how AI is changing product development

Faizan Buzdar, senior director and platform manager at cloud storage provider Box; Wilco van Duinkerken, head of product at Trivago; Jon Fasoli, director of product management at Intuit, and Jana Eggers, CEO of Nara Logics.

Artificial intelligence is the future of business — that much is clear. In the next year, more than 31 percent intend to adopt some form of AI, according to Adobe, and a whopping 72 percent of company leaders believe that AI is going to be “fundamental” in the future. But as enterprise barrels toward an AI future, how is it changi…Read More

Epic Denies That Fortnite Is Coming To The Apple TV

Earlier today it was discovered due to references found in Apple’s tvOS platform, Epic’s Fortnite Battle Royale could be headed onto the Apple TV. This was exciting news as it would essentially let Apple TV owners enjoy the game on the big screen, assuming they did not own any gaming console.

Unfortunately for those who were excited by this piece of news, Epic’s Senior PR Nick Chester has since come forward and put an end to the speculation by denying that Fortnite will be coming to the Apple TV. According to Chester, “Epic isn’t planning to bring Fortnite to Apple TV. References to tvOS in the Fortnite files are the result of general Unreal Engine support for the Apple TV platform.”

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Epic isn’t planning to bring Fortnite to Apple TV. References to tvOS in the Fortnite files are the result of general Unreal Engine support for the Apple TV platform.

— Nick Chester (@nickchester) August 21, 2018

This sounds like a very definitive answer and one that makes sense. We know that in the past companies have denied rumors only for them to be proven true later, but with the explanation that Chester gave, it sounds like there are really no plans for Fortnite on the Apple TV. Some are asking why not, since Fortnite has been ported to pretty much every platform out there.

We suppose Epic has their reasons, but either way it looks like this rumor is dead in the water. Perhaps Epic will change their minds in the future, but for now don’t get your hopes up.

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Verizon throttled fire department’s ‘unlimited’ plan during deadly blaze

As wildfires raged out of control in Northern California this summer, the firefighters responsible for managing them learned a hard lesson about net neutrality. For the Santa Clara Country Fire Department, it couldn’t have come at a worse time. When they needed them most, Verizon had effectively disabled their mobile devices, leaving the department to scramble for solutions while fighting fires that cost could cost California insurers some $10 to $12 billion. As Fire Chief Anthony Bowden tells it: County Fire has experienced throttling by its ISP, Verizon. The throttling has had a significant impact on our ability to provide…

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Steam Play beta lets Linux gamers play some Windows-only titles

There were whispers about it just last week but now it’s totally official. Steam Play, which was originally intended as a single-purchase system for buying games that run on Windows, Mac, and Linux, is taking cross-platform compatibility to the next level. Yes, Valve is now testing running Windows games on Steam on Linux. And, much to the satisfaction of Linux … Continue reading

Scientists thought ‘Steve’ was a new aurora. Turns out it isn’t.


Named “Steve,” the swathes of purple light filling skies over Regina, Canada, spurred plenty of intrigue when discovered by citizen scientists.

The lights, the likes of which locals had never seen before, were understood by scientists to be a new aurora. Or so they thought.

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Turns out “Steve,” which stands for Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement, is no aurora. It’s an entirely new celestial phenomenon, with a different atmospheric process to an aurora.

The conclusion was made by researchers from the University of Calgary in Canada, who authored a study which was published in Geophysical Research Letters.  Read more…

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This Is What Happens When Bad Policies Meet

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule that would, by its own admission, result in more Americans getting sick and dying. And the whole reason we know that is because of landmark public health studies the Trump administration is trying to limit access to.

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Netflix Renews A Show Some Believed Didn’t Need A Second Season

One of the best new shows on Netflix last year was The End of the F**king World, a very dark comedy about involving troubled teenagers who go on the run after things go very badly at home, has been renewed for a second season. The first season had eight episodes, which were written in part by Charlie Covell based on the comic series b y Charles Forsman.

Season 1 ended in dramatic, ambiguous fashion that many watchers believed was a satisfying conclusion. It felt like a show that did not need a Season 2. But it’s getting one.

The Season 2 announcement trailer references the end of Season 1, so maybe don’t click the video below if you don’t want to be spoiled. There is no word yet on when Season 2 will premiere, but it’ll be available on Netflix around the world except in the UK. It will premiere on Channel 4 in the UK.

The End of the F**king World Season 1 starred Alex Lawther (Black Mirror) and Jessica Barden (Penny Dreadful) as the teenagers, James and Alyssa, at the center of the story, though there is no word on if Season 2 will bring them back or what other new characters might get introduced.

Covell told Collider, before the renewal order, that a potential Season 2 would “have to” focus on James and Alyssa. “I just love the world of them out there on the road, doing something in a weird world. So for me, any story that we expand keeps them out there somewhere,” he said.

The End of the F**king World Season 1 also starred Wunmi Mosaku (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) and Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones).