Trump labels Republican presidential challengers ‘the Three Stooges’

Trump labels Republican presidential challengers ‘the Three Stooges’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump dismissed three Republican challengers to his 2020 re-election as “the Three Stooges” on Monday and expressed doubt about ever agreeing to meet them on a debate stage. “They’re a joke. They’re a laughingstock,” Trump told reporters when asked whether he would agree to debate them during the 2020 nominating…

Facebook wants to combat deepfakes by making its own

Facebook wants to combat deepfakes by making its own

With algorithmically-generated fabricated videos, otherwise called deepfakes, on the rise, Facebook is teaming up with Microsoft and seven academic institutions in the US for a Deepfake Detection Challenge. The contest — meant to develop technology for detecting deepfakes and prevent people from falling prey to misinformation — is expected to from late 2019 until spring of…

Kate Edwards will head the Global Game Jam indie group

Kate Edwards will head the Global Game Jam indie group

The Global Game Jam announced that the outspoken video games industry veteran Kate Edwards has joined the organization as executive director. Edwards will lead and community outreach for the nonprofit group, as well as oversee administration, programs, and strategic direction. Edwards served as executive director for the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) from 2012 to…

Hasbro Bans Plastic, Evil Dead 2 Fans Get a Guardian Angel, and More in Tabletop News

Hasbro Bans Plastic, Evil Dead 2 Fans Get a Guardian Angel, and More in Tabletop News

Clockwise from left: Reigns: The Council; Cast Out the Conjurer; Mercenaries, Spies & Private Eyes; and the latest One Night expansion set. Image: Nerial, Chance Phillips, Flying Buffalo Games, Bezier GamesWelcome back to Gaming Shelf, io9’s regular column all about board games and tabletop roleplaying games. This time around, we’ve got a cool campaign from the folks…

Watch Out Google, YouTubers Are Unionizing

Watch Out Google, YouTubers Are Unionizing

Watch Out Google, YouTubers Are Unionizing (bloomberg.com) Posted by BeauHD on Wednesday August 14, 2019 @09:50PM from the ready-or-not-here-they-come dept. IG Metall, Europe’s largest trade union with 2.3 million members, has joined forces with a German YouTuber who set up a Facebook group called The YouTubers Union after his videos started getting “de-monetized.” The German…

The SEC wants disgraced VC Mike Rothenberg to cough up more than $30 million

The SEC wants disgraced VC Mike Rothenberg to cough up more than $30 million

Nearly three years ago, TechCrunch reported on suspected fraud committed by Mike Rothenberg, a self-described “millennial venture capitalist” who’d made a name for himself not only by eponymously branding his venture firm but for spending lavishly to woo startup founders, including on Napa Valley wine tours, at luxury boxes at Golden State Warriors games and,…