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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Facebook turns to AI to offer support to suicidal users

There is no shortage of studies linking social media use with depression, but Facebook Inc. believes that social media can also be used to promote mental health. Today the company announced a few new features aimed at tackling suicide on the social network. “Facebook is in a unique position — through friendships on the site — to help connect a […]

ResearchGate, a social network for scientists, reveals $52.6 funding

Scientific research is all about collaboration, and an up-and-coming social network called ResearchGate wants to make it easier for scientists to connect and share with one another. Today, the Berlin-based startup revealed that it has been operating off a huge influx of cash from a $52.6 million Series D funding round that has allowed it to […]

Mozilla buys read-it-later app Pocket and promises to open-source it

Firefox browser maker Mozilla Corp. announced today that it has acquired Pocket, a popular cross-platform app that allows users to easily save web content and sync it across multiple devices for offline viewing. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Pocket will be joining the company as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mozilla. […]

‘Robocar’: Roborace unveils its self-driving electric race car

Startup Roborace Ltd. today finally unveiled its long-awaited self-driving race car. “Robocar” is a fully electric vehicle that can reach speeds of up to 200 miles per hour without any input from a human driver. It has been roughly six months since Roborace revealed its “Devbot” prototype, a self-driving race car that runs on Nvidia Corp.’s Drive PX 2 […]

Amazon’s Twitch will sell games directly through livestreams

Amazon.com Inc. today announced that Twitch users will soon be able to buy games directly through the popular livestreaming service, and the best part is that streamers can get a cut of the profits. A new program called Get it on Twitch will give users a purchase link for the game they are currently watching, and streamers who […]

ZeniMax files injunction to halt Oculus Rift and VR game sales

Earlier this month, game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc. won a hefty $500 million copyright infringement case against the Facebook-owned Oculus VR Inc., but it looks like ZeniMax isn’t through yet. Today ZeniMax filed for a permanent injunction against Oculus that would prevent the company from selling its Oculus Rift virtual reality headset or any other […]

Embark wants to make self-driving trucks without getting rid of drivers

Hot on the heels of the new lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving truck company, Otto, a new self-driving truck startup called Embark has just launched with some impressive tech. Founded in 2016, Embark aims to revolutionize commercial trucking, which it calls “the backbone of our economy.” However, while most autonomous vehicle programs seek to eliminate […]

New livestreaming service wants to be Court TV for the web

America’s fascination with true crime has been reinvigorated thanks to the success of shows like “Making a Murderer” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” Now, an upcoming livestreaming platform hopes to capitalize on that interest by airing high-profile courtroom trials as they happen. Called Law Newz Network, the new platform is the brainchild of Dan Abrams, who […]

Alphabet’s Waymo says Uber stole key parts of its self-driving tech

Waymo Inc., which began its life as Google Inc.’s self-driving car division, today filed a lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. claiming that the ride-hailing service stole some of its autonomous vehicle technology. Waymo released a statement today detailing its complaint against Uber, and Waymo did not pull any punches in its accusations. “Competition in the self-driving space […]

Google’s Perspective uses AI to fight Internet trolls

Internet trolls are notorious for saying some of the worst things imaginable online, things that no sane person would ever say in real life. But tracking and removing those comments manually could be a full-time job for web administrators. Now, Google Inc. and its tech incubator Jigsaw have come up with an artificial intelligence solution […]