Epic Games acquires the company behind God of War’s facial animations

What just happened? Epic Games on Thursday announced it has acquired Cubic Motion, a longtime partner and leader in facial animation technology. Financial terms of the purchase were not made public. Cubic Motion likely isn’t a name you’re familiar with but odds are, you’ve seen their work. The team’s facial Continue Reading

Participatory content, inclusive design & shared commerce: Google APAC’s 2020 consumer trends- Tempemail

Google has published three consumer trends that it believes will be core to brands in 2020, painting a picture of a future that’s more digitally sociable, accessible and sustainable. The research used Google data, alongside Qualtrics research, to understand what was driving the biggest shifts in consumer attitudes and behaviour Continue Reading

Work-from-home software firms are struggling to meet demand due to the COVID-19 outbreak

In context: The coronavirus’ (COVID-19) impact on the tech industry cannot be overstated. While the virus itself has a relatively low mortality rate, it’s led to the cancelation of major trade shows, disruptions to global supply lines, and an increased number of workers choosing to stay home from work and Continue Reading

‘It’s corona time’: Tik Tok helps teens cope with the coronavirus pandemic | World news- Tempemail

As the world reckons with an indefinite period of social distancing, teenagers on Tik Tok are bringing people together with memes about coping during the coronavirus pandemic. Videos using the hashtag #coronavirus are up to 5.5bn total views on the app, which lets users post short clips to music, as Continue Reading

2020’s sporting calendar is in disarray, but Adidas isn’t spiking marketing plans (yet)- Tempemail

Adidas has said that despite the coronavirus-induced uncertainty surrounding 2020’s sporting calendar, it has not cancelled any marketing contracts around events like the Euros and Tokyo Olympics. It will “continue to invest in assets…if it makes sense,” it said, though admitted it could lose up to €70m in sales if Continue Reading

Nvidia tweets, then deletes a mysterious teaser showing an animated blinking eye

What just happened? After effectively canceling its annual GTC conference and shifting it to an online-only format (and then later scrapping that in favor of a series of news posts), Nvidia is using alternative marketing strategies to hype up its upcoming announcements. Today, for example, Nvidia’s Australia and New Zealand-focused Continue Reading

Kuo: New MacBook Pro and Air with scissor keyboards will land in June, ARM-based Macs to follow in early 2021

Rumor mill: Apple is reportedly ditching the butterfly switch keyboards completely with this year’s MacBook Pro and MacBook Air refresh. After getting that done, the company has an even bigger surprise in the form of an ARM-based Mac that could see the light of day as early as Q4 2020. Continue Reading

Blade Runner is being remastered for consoles and PC by Nightdive Studios

What just happened? Nightdive Studios, the Washington-based video game company best known for modernizing classic games like System Shock and Turok: Dinosaur Hunter, has partnered with film production company Alcon Entertainment to create a remaster of 1997’s Blade Runner. Per The Hollywood Reporter, Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition will feature updated Continue Reading

Google’s Android license reportedly prevents TV makers from partnering with Amazon

A hot potato: In a move that seems far-reaching even for Google, it has been alleged that the company can revoke its Android license across all of a manufacturer’s devices if just one of then runs a forked version of Android. It has reportedly used this leverage to keep its Continue Reading