Eric David

Eric David

Eric David is a staff writer for SiliconANGLE, covering the latest trends in social media and gaming. He is an avid gamer and enjoys writing about innovations in the video game industry and gaming culture in general. Eric graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas, receiving major honors for his thesis "A Culture of Heresy: Explaining the Resiliency of Catharism and the Church's Response," which is every bit as exciting as it sounds. Eric lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, dog and gaming PC.

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Amazon opens Echo’s microphone tech to third-party devices

It’s no secret that Amazon.com Inc. wants to put its Alexa smart assistant into pretty much anything with a computer chip in it, and today the online retail giant has taken another step toward that future by opening up the voice technology behind its Amazon Echo products. Amazon announced today that it will make the Echo’s far-field microphone […]

Uber reportedly stalked Lyft drivers using secret ‘Hell’ software

Uber Technologies Inc. allegedly used a secret software to track drivers for rival ride-sharing company Lyft Inc., according to a report in The Information. In the report, The Information claims that Uber secretly tracked Lyft drivers between 2014 and 2016 using a software called “Hell,” whose name is apparently a play on Uber’s “God View” […]

Virtualitics raises $4.4M to visualize data in virtual reality

Virtualitics Inc., a startup that created a 3D data visualization platform for virtual reality, announced today that it has raised $4.4 million in a Series A funding round. The round was led by The Venture Reality Fund, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in virtual, augmented and mixed-reality startups. Based out of Pasadena, California, Virtualitics […]

3D printing could save Boeing $3M for each Dreamliner jet

Boeing Co. will use 3D-printed titanium components for its 787 Dreamliner jet airliner, which could knock up to $3 million off manufacturing costs for each plane. According to Reuters, Boeing’s Dreamliner jets cost an estimated $265 million each to produce, roughly $17 million of which comes from parts made from a titanium alloy. The alloy is both strong […]

‘Hacker-powered’ security startup Synack raises $21M from Microsoft, others

Synack Inc., a security startup supported by a network of white-hat hackers, announced today that it has raised $21.25 million in a Series C funding round led by Microsoft Ventures. The round also included participation by Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co. and Singtel Innov8, along with existing investors GGV Capital, Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The company’s […]

Google will pit AlphaGo against the world’s top Go player in May

DeepMind Technologies Inc.’s AlphaGo became a poster child for the recent artificial intelligence revolution after it won string of victories against some of the world’s top Go players. Next month DeepMind’s AI will have yet another chance to prove its worth when it takes on Ke Jie, the reigning Go world champion. In May, DeepMind will participate in The Future […]

New ransomware makes you play video games to get your data back

Over the last few years, more and more businesses have become the victims of ransomware attacks, malicious programs that encrypt files and hold them hostage. Usually, businesses are asked to pay thousands or even millions of dollars to get the decryption keys to unlock their files, but a new type of ransomware is asking for […]

YouTube won’t show ads on channels with fewer than 10K views

New YouTubers will now find it a bit more difficult to make money off of their creations, as Google Inc. has announced that YouTube will no longer display ads on channels that have received fewer than 10,000 lifetime views. According to Ariel Bardin, vice president of product management at YouTube, the new view restriction is intended to raise the […]

Facebook’s AI assistant now stalks you on Messenger to suggest features

Facebook Inc. announced today that it is integrating its virtual assistant “M” into Messenger to offer suggestions for features that users might want to access during their conversations. In a new blog post, Facebook Product Managers Laurent Landowski and Kemal El Moujahid said that the company has been steadily improving M behind the scenes, and now […]

Wikipedia traffic shows how long we remember plane crashes

Major tragedies such as plane crashes can capture the world’s attention for months or even years as we pore over the facts to figure out what went wrong, but how long will we remember these events before they fade into obscurity? Based on a study of Wikipedia traffic data, several scientists believe they have found the answer: […]