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.

Latest from Eric David

Facebook’s hiring spree adds nearly 1200 jobs

After a big year in 2014 and the acquisition of several technology startups, Facebook Inc. is looking to fill 1,159 new jobs across a wide range of positions. “We are an ambitious company run by an ambitious CEO,” Sheryl Sanders, Facebook’s chief operating officer, told Reuters. “Our users are growing and our business is growing and […]

Man dies in Taiwan after 3-day game marathon

A 32-year-old man has died in an internet cafe in Taiwan after a three day gaming binge, marking the second game-related death in Taiwan within the last month alone. The man, referred to as Hsieh by the Taiwan police, was a frequent patron of the Kaohsiung City internet cafe. Hsieh was found slumped in his chair, and other […]

Facebook open-sources some of its deep learning AI tools

Facebook Inc. has open-sourced several of its artificial intelligence tools by making them available on the Torch open-source library. The tools will allow developers to take advantage of some of Facebook’s deep learning algorithms and use them to create faster, smarter AI. You may not realize how much Facebook uses artificial intelligence in its day-to-day […]

H1Z1 fans outraged by “Pay-to-win” mechanics

Fans of Sony Online Entertainment’s (SOE) upcoming zombie survival game H1Z1 are outraged at the developer for allegedly breaking promises not to include pay-to-win mechanics. H1Z1 has just launched on Steam as an Early Access game, allowing players to buy the game early and play it in its currently unfinished state. The developers initially promised that cash purchases could not […]

Social media relieves stress in women—except when it causes it

Does social media stress you out? The answer is more than likely “not really,” but a new study by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project shows that social media can have a big impact on stress levels in women, both positive and negative. The researchers found that frequent use of social media did not necessarily increase […]

Australia effectively bans Hotline Miami 2

The Australian board responsible for rating film, video games and other media has effectively banned Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number from the country by refusing to rate the game. The refusal comes despite the recent addition of an R18+ rating for games with mature content. The official reason for the refusal to rate Hotline Miami 2 states that […]

Facebook’s Zuckerberg brings free internet program to Colombia

Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg has taken another step in his plans to bring internet connectivity to developing nations by introducing a free application to Colombia. In 2013, Zuckerberg founded Internet.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing affordable internet service to everybody by building infrastructure and improving connectivity. Internet.org is a partnership between Facebook and several […]

Twitter in talks to acquire Indian mobile startup ZipDial

Twitter Inc. may be looking to expand its international mobile market by acquiring India-based tech startup ZipDial, according to reports by TechCrunch. ZipDial is an emerging market startup that uses missed calls as a form of user verification. With ZipDial, users can call a number and hangup without incurring mobile charges. The hangup acts as a signal […]

Total War: Warhammer accidentally announced by an artbook

A Total War artbook produced by Creative Assembly has accidentally revealed one of the worst kept secrets in gaming: an upcoming Total War: Warhammer game. The artbook was not supposed to be released until the end of the month, but one reader received his copy early and revealed his discovery in the sort of anticlimactic announcement that […]

Microsoft announces new restrictions for Let’s Play videos

Microsoft has updated its Game Content Usage Rules to include new language that specifically states how gamers can use footage obtained from playing games developed by the company. “We know that people like you – gamers, fans, individuals, and enthusiasts – love our games,” state the new usage rules, “and sometimes want to use things like […]