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Tech is at the heart of the biggest chess drama in years

The chess world is currently consumed by a drama as lurid and compelling, in its way, as the “Don’t Worry Darling” fracas. Involving implications of cheating at the highest levels of

What the MasterClass effect means for edtech

MasterClass, which sells a subscription to celebrity-taught classes, sits on the cusp of entertainment and education. It offers virtual, yet aspirational learning: an online tennis class with Serena W

Garry Kasparov launches a community-first chess platform

Four years ago, MasterClass, a platform that sells celebrity-taught classes, invited chess legend Garry Kasparov to teach a class. He said yes, but soon realized that creating a message that could sat

Square Off introduces a rollable connected chess board

We’ve been covering Square Off at CES for a couple of years now — ever since the connected chess startup competed in one of our pitch offs. The Mumbai-based startup has been rapidly iterating on t

Garry Kasparov on AI: ‘People always called me an optimist’

Garry Kasparov is a political activist who’s written books and articles on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and online privacy, but he’s best known for being the former World Chess

The Square Off robotic chess board gets a video calling component for remote games

The Square Off robotic chess board was already a great device for these times. The system makes it possible to play a solo game using 20 different degrees of difficulty or challenge someone remotely t

Watch a Tesla Model 3 play chess against the top-ranked player in the US

Tesla cars can now take on human players in a game of chess, thanks to a software update it pushed out to vehicles last month. Its programmers likely didn’t imagine they were designing a chess p

“We should not talk about jobs being lost but people suffering,” says Kasparov on AI

How can humans stay ahead of an ever growing machine intelligence? "I think the challenge for us is to always be creative," says former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, speaking on stage here at T

Chess legend Garry Kasparov is coming to Disrupt NY

Garry Kasparov is widely considered the greatest chess player in history, but it was his historic match against IBM's Deep Blue that cemented him as a household name. His loss became emblematic of hum

Vibrator Chess Set: Shake Hands With The Bishop

Yeah, so this exists.

A vacuum tube chess set is just what you need

There is a chess set for everyone now. Previously, there were chess sets for WoW fans, cat lovers, the rich, but now even audiophiles have a chess set with this vacuum tube set. Details are a bit scar

Super Mario Chess coming soon, defies traditional gender roles

<img src="">Apparently Super Mario Chess Collector’s Edition is the first Nintendo-authorized chess set in existence. It’ll be

Phantom of the chessboard

<img src=""> As Brownlee notes, this is a "bog-standard" robotic chess board whose automatic movement feature <a HREF="http://gad

A Chessboard For Night Owls (Because It Glows)

Want to supply Washington Square Park’s retirees with all the chess they can handle? Once nighttime rolls around, you can break out this LED-laden chess board designed by one Daan Van Tulder. Yo