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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Oculus CTO John Carmack slams ZeniMax’s ‘ridiculous’ expert testimony

The long legal battle between game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc. and Facebook Inc.’s Oculus VR Inc. ended this week in a $500 million judgment in ZeniMax’s favor, and Oculus Chief Technology Officer John Carmack was not happy. On Thursday, he took to Facebook to rant about the trial and criticize ZeniMax’s expert witness. Carmack (pictured) particularly took […]

Facebook’s AI lets you search pictures by what’s in them, no tags needed

If like most people you don’t take the time to tag and name all of your photos, then you know that searching for a specific picture can be a nightmare. Thanks to Facebook Inc. and artificial intelligence, that problem may soon be a thing of the past. Facebook has been investing heavily in artificial intelligence research over […]

Facebook’s Oculus VR must pay $500M in ZeniMax lawsuit

A Texas jury has found Oculus VR Inc. and some of its top executives liable for up to $500 million in damages in one of the biggest lawsuits ever to hit the growing virtual reality industry. The jury did not find the Facebook-owned Oculus guilty of stealing its VR technology from ZeniMax Media Inc., but it did find Oculus founder […]

Dropbox aims at enterprise businesses with Smart Sync and Paper

File backup and syncing platform Dropbox Inc. has been steadily adding new features aimed at the enterprise, and today the company has finally launched Smart Sync, a tool for Dropbox Business users that makes it easy to access shared files without having to download them all at once. On the desktop, Dropbox works as a shared […]

How one university tries to balance student privacy with campus security

Striking a balance between privacy and security is a difficult problem for any industry, but it has become especially challenging for universities in the wake of multiple instances of campus violence over the last few years. It’s easy to assume that privacy and security are inherently at odds with one another, but Lisa Ho (pictured), […]

Internet providers finally retire ‘six strikes’ piracy warnings

Media pirates in the U.S. may be able to rest a little easier now, as the controversial “six strikes” copyright infringement warning system has officially been retired. Internet service providers began sending warnings to suspected pirates in 2013 as part of the Copyright Alert System, a program created through an agreement with the Motion Picture […]

Intel posts strong earnings with major growth in Internet of Things

Chip maker Intel Corp. reported strong fourth-quarter earnings today, beating Wall Street estimates thanks to solid growth in several key areas such as the Internet of Things and client computing. Intel brought in over $16.4 billion in revenues, up by 10 percent year-over-year and beating Wall Street’s estimate of $15.75 billion. The Santa Clara, California-based […]

Scientists create AI that spots skin cancer as accurately as doctors

One of the most important factors in treating cancer is catching the disease early, and a team of scientists at Stanford University may have found a new way to do that thanks to artificial intelligence. The scientists shared their project in a paper recently published in the journal Nature, which describes how they combined computer […]

KenSci raises $8.5M to predict health needs with machine learning

As healthcare gets more and more expensive, the medical industry is constantly looking for new technologies to lower costs without sacrificing the quality of care. Seattle-based startup KenSci Inc. offers one such solution that uses machine learning to predict when people will get sick and how they should be treated before an illness even shows up. KenSci announced today […]

Google took down 1.7 billion bad ads in 2016, double the previous year

Sketchy ads have been a problem on the Internet for a few decades now, but according to Google Inc.’s latest Bad Ads Report, it looks like things are getting worse rather than better. In its report, Google revealed that in 2016 it took down over 1.7 billion ads that linked to malware, scams or other harmful […]