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Petnow Unveils the World’s First ID App for Dogs and Cats

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The dog identifying app, CES 2022 Best of Innovation Honoree, has made a return to CES

SEOUL, South Korea /PRNewswire/ — Petnow Inc. announced that it is presenting the world’s first cat biometric recognition service added to the Petnow app at CES 2023. The AI-driven app that automatically scans unique identifiers of dogs called “nose prints” has been honored with the Best of Innovation at CES 2022, and the company has attracted worldwide recognition and has been featured on BBC and CBS.

The Petnow app: the first app to identify dogs and cats with simple scans on your mobile phone.

Dr. Jesse Joonho Lim, the founder of Petnow Inc. said, “The company is adding cat biometric recognition to the current app to support the most raised pet animals around the globe, and the app will help more pet households reunite with their beloved pets in case they go missing. The Petnow app can solve the problems of the existing pet identification methods such as microchips, tags, and collars that are prone to damage or loss, and it is beginning to enter the U.S. market upon the exhibition at CES 2023.”

Dr. Ken Daehyun Pak, the co-founder of Petnow also quoted, “We have been hearing from customers domestically and internationally to add a cat identification function, and we are proud to announce the cat biometric recognition with 99% accuracy. We have cooperated with the largest Korean mobile carrier, SK Telecom, to introduce the dog version of ‘Amber Alert’ in South Korea, and we hope that we will provide more use cases for users.”

With the release of the app to the U.S. and South Korea, Jesse wished to highlight the following:

  • The Petnow app is provided for free of charge, and pet households with house cats and/or dogs can try the pain-free microchip alternative right now.
  • Petnow is looking for partnerships with pet related businesses and organizations, including but not limited to insurance companies, government departments, vet chains, and pet shelter networks.
  • The company has been selected as Google for Startups Accelerator cohort of this year, to further enhance the app and other capabilities.

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Tencent Games Unleashes Future Insights and Technologies at GDC 2024

“Tencent Games wowed at GDC 2024 with AI innovations, cutting-edge game development solutions, and a commitment to security and quality assurance.”

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Tencent Games booth at GDC 2024 EXPO


Tencent Games, the renowned game development, publishing, and operation platform, recently made waves at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2024 in San Francisco. Showcasing cutting-edge technologies, services, and solutions, Tencent Games left an indelible mark on the gaming industry. In this blog post, we will explore the highlights from the event, delving into AI and machine learning advancements, innovative game development solutions, and the company’s commitment to security and quality assurance. Let’s dive in!

  1. AI and Machine Learning Revolution:
    Tencent Games emphasized the importance of harnessing the power of AI and machine learning for immersive gaming experiences. Elvis Liu, AI Team Lead at MoreFun Studios, shared insights into their adoption of large-scale reinforcement learning in fighting games. The application of this technology in Naruto Mobile, the first fighting game leveraging reinforcement learning, demonstrated substantial time and resource savings in the training process. The future of machine learning in gaming was also discussed by industry experts in an engaging panel discussion.
  2. MotorNerve: Defining Character Animation:
    Experts from TiMi Studio Group introduced MotorNerve, a self-developed character animation system. This technology revolutionizes locomotion control and transition animation generation by combining Motion Matching, Learned Motion Matching, and Motion In Betweening. The result is high-quality, low-consumption animation that enhances the gaming experience.
  3. GiiNEX Game AI Engine:
    Tencent AI Lab unveiled its self-developed GiiNEX Game AI Engine, offering developers cutting-edge AI tools. By incorporating generative AI technology, this engine empowers developers to create realistic and diverse 3D city scenes. Furthermore, GiiNEX supports various game elements like 2D images, animations, narratives, and dialogue generation. Decision-making AI is also integrated, expediting game innovations and testing.
  4. Advanced Solutions for Game Development:
    The Delta Force: Hawk Ops development team shared their solutions for cross-platform development, including streamlined art pipelines and tools for high-precision graphics while ensuring optimal mobile performance. They also highlighted the implementation of a unified production pipeline and cross-platform runtime support to enhance scalability and production efficiency.
  5. Mobile Innovations: Ray Tracing and Real-time Rendering:
    MoreFun Studios unveiled the successful integration of ray tracing technology in their mobile game, Arena Breakout. By addressing the challenge between graphic quality and frame rate, their self-developed frame-prediction technology boosts the frame rate and reduces battery consumption without compromising visual fidelity. Additionally, the R&D Efficiency and Capability engine team showcased advancements in real-time rendering, including SmartGI for global illumination and NanoMesh for adaptive and seamless LOD technology.
  6. Game Security and Quality Assurance:
    Tencent Games exhibited their commitment to game security, quality assurance, and studio efficiency. The Anti-Cheat Expert (ACE) suite provides comprehensive security solutions, while WeTest Global guarantees the highest quality standards through diverse QA solutions. Cloud-Enabled Studio solutions were also showcased, enabling seamless work and ensuring asset security.
  7. Engaging with the Community and Talent:
    Tencent Games actively engaged with the gaming community at GDC, featuring a dedicated “Career Space” to connect with potential candidates for various roles. The company’s focus on listening, testing content, and tailoring experiences to local communities was emphasized. Additionally, the announcement of the GWB Game Awards 2024 added excitement, with opportunities for developers to showcase their talents and compete for prize pools.


Tencent Games’ presence and contributions at GDC 2024 showcased their commitment to pushing the boundaries of gaming through innovative technologies, solutions, and engagement with the gaming community. By embracing AI and machine learning, introducing advanced game development solutions, and prioritizing security and quality assurance, Tencent Games continues to shape the future of the gaming industry. For those who missed this remarkable event, stay updated through Tencent’s social media accounts and the GDC Vault for more exciting insights.

  • "Image: Tencent Games logo featured alongside GDC 2024 banner, showcasing AI innovations, game development solutions, and commitment to security and quality assurance."

About Tencent Games

Tencent Games, established in 2003, has evolved into the foremost worldwide hub for game development, publishing, and operation, in addition to being the largest online game community operator in China. Its primary focus is to provide captivating and top-notch interactive entertainment for players of all kinds.

Tencent Games currently has a collection of over 140 games that they have developed themselves or acquired the rights to. These games are available in more than 200 countries and regions, offering interactive entertainment to millions of users on various platforms. Some of the globally renowned titles include Honour of Kings, PUBG MOBILE, and League of Legends.

https://gameinstitute.tencent.com/awards2024

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Historic Moment: Space Shuttle Endeavour Takes Its Place at the California Science Center

Witness history as Space Shuttle Endeavour is lifted into its California Science Center home. Streaming live on Space.com at 12:30 a.m. EST.

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On the early morning of January 30, a monumental event is set to unfold as the space shuttle Endeavour is lifted into its new museum-exhibit home at the California Science Center. This complex operation, involving a towering 450-foot-tall crane, marks a historic achievement in exhibit installation, breaking new ground outside the realms of NASA or Air Force facilities.


Scheduled to commence at 12:30 a.m. EST (0530 GMT), viewers can witness the live action on Space.com, courtesy of the California Science Center, or directly via the Los Angeles museum. The duration of the lift remains uncertain, adding an element of suspense to this unprecedented event.

However, eager spectators should note that the Endeavour display won’t be immediately accessible. The future Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center, a significant expansion of the California Science Center, is slated to become Endeavour’s permanent residence. With an anticipated 18-month construction period and subsequent artifact and exhibit installation, an official opening date is yet to be announced.

Endeavour, NASA’s youngest shuttle, holds a remarkable legacy, having completed 25 missions before the retirement of the space shuttle program in 2011. As it takes its place in this new chapter at the California Science Center, the Endeavour will continue to inspire and educate generations to come, embodying the spirit of human exploration and technological achievement.

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CGMagazine Launches Annual CES Awards and Best of 2024 Series

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ST. CATHARINES, ON /CNW/ – CGMagazine is pleased to announce the launch of its annual CES Awards and Best of 2024 series, highlighting the most impressive and innovative consumer electronics and technology products of the year.

The CGMagazine Most Innovative of CES 2024 and Best of CES 2024 Awards recognize excellence and innovation across a range of product categories like gaming, computing, home entertainment, smart home technology, sustainability, accessibility, and more. CGMagazine’s expert editorial staff selected its winners after evaluating products at CES 2024 in Las Vegas earlier this month.

“The CGMagazine CES Awards allow us to shine a spotlight on the most exciting and meaningful new gadgets and gear showcased at the biggest tech show of the year,” said CGMagazine Editor-in-Chief Brendan Frye. “Our team spends days scouring the CES show floor looking for products that solve problems in thoughtful ways and push the industry forward.”

Complementing the CES Awards, the Best of 2024 series highlights CGMagazine Editors’ picks for the most impressive devices across a variety of categories like displays, laptops, smartphones, foldables, tablets, and more. These awards recognize products that represent meaningful innovation and progress in their respective fields.

“From groundbreaking new display technologies to clever mobile accessories, our Best of 2024 series calls attention to the gadgets and gear that wowed us over the past year,” Frye said. “These awards give a snapshot of where consumer technology is headed and the products leading the way.”

CGMagazine CES Awards and CES 2024 coverage is available online now, and the Best of 2024 articles are going up over the month of January on www.cgmagonline.com, with the Best PC Case and Best Projector currently online.

About CGMagazine

Now based in the Niagara Region of Ontario, Canada, originally based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, CGMagazine is a print and digital magazine that covers the latest in technology, gaming, and media—part of the CGMagazine Publishing Group.

CGMagazine started as a monthly Canadian print publication in 2010. Comics & Gaming Magazine has since expanded to include a globally distributed digital magazine as well as a thriving website, all of which seek to explore the culture and news of comics, gaming, tech, and film.

With comics and gaming now at the forefront of media popularity, CGMagazine endeavours to better connect our readers with their hobbies, be that through topical news, reviews, and interviews with industry veterans and newcomers alike, providing insight into these mediums’ influences on and impact on our culture.

To stay up-to-date with CGMagazine news, follow CGM on X (formerly Twitter)FacebookInstagramTwitchTikTok and YouTube or visit them at www.cgmagonline.com.

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