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Hidden Door wants to turn fiction into immersive roleplaying experiences

Nov 25, 2022

The first season of “House of Dragon” just ended, and I find myself wishing for more. I’ve seen each episode twice already, read through the lore and even re-watched some “Game of Thrones” episodes. If I had the option to immerse myself in that world and roleplay as a dragon-riding Targaryen queen, you bet your ass I would do it. That’s eventually the vision of Hidden Door, a game studio that specializes in narrative AI and which participated in TechCrunch Disrupt’s Startup Battle ...read more

Game makers will soon be competing for preciously limited mobile storage space

Nov 25, 2022

TL;DR: Mobile game makers will soon be facing a storage war as Sony and Microsoft begin plans to bring triple-A titles to phones and tablets. With these big-budget titles come larger file sizes thanks to high-quality assets, voice acting, and longer narratives. Meanwhile, fewer and fewer device owners are opting to upgrade storage because of the higher costs. Mobile gaming is currently facing an oncoming dilemma. Owing to the high price of storage upgrades, customers are more frequently optin ...read more

The Most Memorable Overclocking-Friendly CPUs

Nov 25, 2022

Enthusiasts have been pushing the limits of silicon for as long as microprocessors have existed. Early overclocking endeavors involved soldering and replacing crystal clock oscillators, but that practice quickly evolved into changing system bus speeds via motherboard DIP switches and jumpers. Internal clock multipliers were introduced but it didn't take long until those were locked down as unscrupulous sellers removed official frequency ratings and applied their own faster markings. System bus ...read more

Dawn of the tentacle

Nov 25, 2022

Fair warning, it’s going to be a quick one from me today. I caught the thing again, roughly three months after the last time I caught the thing. They say, “third time’s the charm,” and I now recognize that they were referring to chest pain and a general light-headedness. Turns out it doesn’t get easier. Send soup. With that in mind, consider this week’s Actuator a bit more on the housecleaning side of things (don’t we have robots for that now?). It’s more of a smattering of lin ...read more

Some 5G users think the technology has been overhyped, fail to notice speed improvements

Nov 25, 2022

In brief: Remember when 5G was just about to roll out and companies promised it would revolutionize the world? Now that it's seeing more widespread adoption, do you agree with those claims? According to a new study, many people feel 5G connectivity is overhyped and have failed to notice any speed or reliability improvements since upgrading. Research from UK-based price comparison service and switching website Uswitch found that one in six 5G users feel the technology doesn't live up to its pr ...read more

Google filing says EU’s antitrust division is investigating Play Store practices

Nov 25, 2022

A Google regulatory filing appears to have confirmed rumors in recent months that the European Union’s competition division is looking into how it operates its smartphone app store, the Play Store. However TechCrunch understands that no formal EU investigation into the Play Store has been opened at this stage. The SEC Form 10-Q, filed by Google’s parent Alphabet (and spotted earlier by Reuters), does make mention of “formal” investigations being opened into Google Play’s “business p ...read more

Ohio Supreme Court Tells Cops They Can’t Hide All Their Use Of Force Reports Under Investigatory Records Exemption

Nov 25, 2022

from the clearing-away-some-cop-bullshit dept Open records laws were passed because governments simply aren’t interested in voluntarily sharing their documents with the people that foot the bill for both the people and the paper. But governments have to pass these laws, in essence forcing transparency upon themselves. Since most governments seem to be more interested in opacity, massive holes in public records laws are crafted to limit the amount of sharing governments are forced to do. Tha ...read more

Reclaim, a calendar software startup that creates schedules for teams, raises more cash

Nov 25, 2022

Reclaim.ai co-founders Henry Shapiro, left, and CEO Patrick Lightbody. (Reclaim Photo) New funding: Portland, Ore.-based Reclaim.ai raised an additional $3.2 million. The 16-person company launched in 2019 and has raised $9.5 million to date. The business: Reclaim helps teams identify and prioritize essential tasks, account for their time, and coordinate schedules. The platform has 70,000 active monthly users — a number that quadrupled over the past year. It is used by more than 14,000 ...read more

Samsung's Maintenance Mode aims to hide your private information from repair techs

Nov 25, 2022

In brief: Samsung is now rolling out a new privacy-minded feature on select Galaxy devices following a successful pilot program earlier this year. Maintenance Mode is designed to ease anxiety when handing over your device for repairs. With it, users can block access to sensitive information including photos, contacts or messages. To enter Maintenance Mode, simply visit the battery and device care menu under settings to activate it then reboot your phone. The mode essentially creates a separat ...read more

Apple doesn’t want you trading NFTs on your phone (unless it makes them money)

Nov 25, 2022

Apple is no stranger to asserting its dominance. That’s exactly what the tech giant did this week when it announced new, stringent guidelines for NFT transactions in the iOS App Store, marking the first time the company has taken any sort of substantial position on web3. We hopped on the mic for the Thursday episode of Chain Reaction to discuss the new rules and how they could make life harder for NFT exchanges and crypto companies looking to grow through mobile adoption. You can liste ...read more