MakeUseOf: The Best Sites for Video Game Guides and Walkthroughs

MakeUseOf: The Best Sites for Video Game Guides and Walkthroughs. “Getting stuck in a video game and having to figure out how to progress is a normal part of gaming. However, sometimes you’ll come up against a roadblock that totally stops your progress. If you have reached wit’s end, a video game walkthrough can help you figure out how to progress. Here are the best sites for clear and helpful video game guides.”

EurekAlert: UCI researchers’ deep learning algorithm solves Rubik’s Cube faster than any human

EurekAlert: UCI researchers’ deep learning algorithm solves Rubik’s Cube faster than any human. “Since its invention by a Hungarian architect in 1974, the Rubik’s Cube has furrowed the brows of many who have tried to solve it, but the 3D logic puzzle is no match for an artificial intelligence system created by researchers at the University of California, Irvine.”

Engadget: The ‘Minecraft Earth’ beta begins its global takeover this month

Engadget: The ‘Minecraft Earth’ beta begins its global takeover this month. “It’s been a couple of months since we first heard about Minecraft Earth, the augmented reality version of Mojang’s game that makes the real world a playscape full of your blocky creations. It promised a beta release of the game would arrive this summer and now, along with a new trailer, the company says it will launch on iOS within the next two weeks, with Android following ‘soon thereafter.'”

University of California Davis: Internet Communities Can Teach Amateurs to Build Personalized Governments

University of California Davis: Internet Communities Can Teach Amateurs to Build Personalized Governments. “The internet has its perils with privacy breaches and fake news, but on the plus side, a whole generation of youth have been teaching themselves skills in leadership and community-building, according to a new University of California, Davis, study.”

TechCrunch: Twitch continues to dominate live streaming with its second-biggest quarter to date

TechCrunch: Twitch continues to dominate live streaming with its second-biggest quarter to date. “Twitch continues to lead rivals including, YouTube Live, Facebook Gaming and Microsoft’s Mixer, when it comes to live-streaming video. Despite experiencing its first decline in hours watched in Q2 2019, the Amazon-owned game-streaming site still had its second-biggest quarter to date, with more than 70% of the hours watched during the quarter.”

Carnegie Mellon University: Carnegie Mellon and Facebook AI Beats Professionals in Six-Player Poker

Carnegie Mellon University: Carnegie Mellon and Facebook AI Beats Professionals in Six-Player Poker. “An artificial intelligence program developed by Carnegie Mellon University in collaboration with Facebook AI has defeated leading professionals in six-player No-Limit Texas Hold’em, the world’s most popular form of poker.”

High Snobriety: ‘From the Ground Up’ Explores a Japanese Museum of Game-Worn NBA Jerseys & Bespoke Sneakers

New-to-me, from High Snobriety: ‘From the Ground Up’ Explores a Japanese Museum of Game-Worn NBA Jerseys & Bespoke Sneakers. “Tadahiro Hakamata, owner of an online museum called Layupshot which houses 1,500 game-worn NBA jerseys and numerous Nike bespoke sneakers, tells us his story for the latest episode of From the Ground Up.”