Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries studio ‘interested’ in VR, but has ‘no plans’ for it yet

Good mech games and VR go together like racing sims and wheel accessories — it just makes sense. But don’t hold your breath for VR support in MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, at least not yet.

LucidSound’s LS1 and LS10 headsets are solid and affordable

LucidSoud makes some of my favorite headsets. I used its LS40 gaming headset as my all-around headphones for more than a year (until smartphones dropped the headphone jack). Now, I’m rocking its wireless LS50, which is just as great. But those are expensive headsets, and LucidSound wants to compete in a more mass-market and affordable segment. That’s where its LS1 and LS10 devices come in.

Android’s Focus mode could be a game-changer for anyone struggling with constant distractions

Following an extended beta period, Google officially launched a new well-being feature for Android users yesterday, and it could prove a game-changer for anyone looking to switch off and create a healthier work-life balance.

Quantum Tech: esports investing hit $1 billion in 2019, revenues could be $4 billion...

Quantum Tech Partners, a gaming-focused advisory group for financial deals, said in its first report that $1 billion was invested in the esports industry in 2019.

Vimeo launches short-form social video editing platform powered by Magisto

Vimeo has debuted a new AI-powered platform designed to help creatives produce shareable, short-form videos in minutes.

GitHub launches Android app in beta

GitHub is releasing an Android app in beta today for developers to collaborate together on the go. The GitHub mobile app allows users to address or merge pull requests, file an issue, check and clear notifications, join discussions, and quickly find out when they’re mentioned by other developers.

On-demand delivery startup Glovo raises $167 million at over $1 billion valuation

European on-demand delivery startup Glovo has raised €150 million ($167 million) in a series E round of funding led by UAE-based investment firm Mubadala, with participation from Lakestar, Drake Enterprises, and Idinvest.

Atari delays crowdfunded VCS console deliveries until spring

Atari said it has delayed shipment of the Atari VCS game console until the spring, the second time it’s done so for fans who placed their preorders on IndieGogo. It is the latest sign, including a contractor resignation, that the console launch is going slower than planned.

Microsoft confirms HoloLens 2 display issues as headsets remain scarce

Microsoft’s $3,500 enterprise augmented reality headset HoloLens 2 had a somewhat longer path to market than expected, debuting last February and actually beginning shipments in November despite suggestions of an earlier release. Now Microsoft is confirming that it’s looking into reports of display problems from a growing number of early adopters, though it’s unclear at this stage whether the problems are hardware, software, or user specific.

Cyral raises $11 million to shield sensitive data endpoints

Data breaches exposed an estimated 4.1 billion records in the first half of 2019 and cost U.S. companies more than $8 million per incident, with big breaches involving more than 50 million records costing an average $388 million. This and other alarming stats prompted former Yahoo and Microsoft software engineer Manav Mital to cofound Cyral, which is developing a cybersecurity service that plugs into an infrastructure-as-code framework. The Redwood City, California-based startup today announced it has raised $11 million in series A funding led by Redpoint Ventures, with participation from A.Capital, Costanoa VC, Firebolt, SV Angel, and Trifecta Capital. The round follows a previously undisclosed angel investment round of $4.1 million and brings the startup’s total raised to $15.1 million.