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February 1st, 2021

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Daily Crunch: Google shutters internal game studios

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Google rethinks its gaming strategy, Microsoft rolls out its quantum computing platform and UiPath is now valued at $35 billion. This is your Daily Crunch for February 1, 2021. The big story: Google shutters internal game studios When Google announced its Stad... More »

New Year, Same Me, Same Books: TPM’s To-Read Pile

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Back in the before times, TPM's office was conveniently located a few short blocks away from Barnes and Noble. A glorious thing! Floors upon floors of books. Before you knew it your lunch hour is done and you had to grab your spoils and go. It was both a bless... More »

Google shuts down its internal Stadia game studios

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When Google originally announced Stadia, its cloud gaming service, the company also announced a first-party game studio. Stadia Games and Entertainment was supposed to release exclusive titles for the new platform. And yet, Google has changed its mind and is n... More »

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Gwoop Academy wants to help you get better at video games

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Every sport has its practice drills and exercises to help players hone skills between games. Why would esports be any different? Gwoop, a startup out of Minnesota, wants to be the place where gamers go to train between matches. They’re building up a collection... More »

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Google’s weather frog spotted on smart displays

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Users are reporting seeing Froggy as a screensaver option on their smart displays. | Screenshot: Jay Boromeusz / YouTube Google is testing a new background for Assistant smart displays that shows a cartoon frog enjoying, or coping with, the weather in real-tim... More »

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Photos of the day: Winter came

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A winter storm coated the Washington area with snow on Sunday — with 1.5 inches reported at the Capitol, according to the Washington Post. While not the 4-8 inches forecast, it was a lot more than the 0.6 inches reported for all of 2020. Roll Call photojournal... More »

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