13 European companies acquired by U.S. tech giants…

As in previous years, a number of big acquisitions went down in the technology realm in 2018, and Europe was a popular destination for U.S. companies looking to bolster their technological arsenal. Here’s a quick look…

Samsung’s Bixby assistant: 10 things worth trying

Samsung’s Bixby gets a bad rap sometimes, and not always undeservedly. It isn’t as knowledgeable as the Google Assistant or as platform-agnostic as Amazon’s Alexa. In fairness, however, it has come a long way since…

The D20 Beat: 2018’s RPGs — my critical…

When I think about 2018’s role-playing games, I don’t see lots of bombast and flash. Blockbuster studios often stayed away. Square Enix’s main offerings this year weren’t triple-A releases. You didn’t see anything from BioWare,…

How Clover Health partnered with MindMate app to…

Dementia affects more than 60 million Americans. And today, on Christmas day, many will realize at family gatherings that their elderly relatives have gotten worse at remembering things. I know this well, as my 85-year-old…

10 things to try with your new Google…

Hot dog: You’re the owner of a Google Home smart speaker. With Google Assistant inside and conversational AI, these speakers can do a great range of things. Here’s 10 worth trying, drawn from VentureBeat coverage…