The new "God of War" game is excellent, and critics are singing the game's praises.After working on the game for five years, director Cory Barlog filmed himself looking at reviews for the first time.As he realized that the game was universally praised, Barlog broke down and began crying."Thank you from the bottom of my heart," he said, "I'm glad I didn't f--- it up."In a video he posted to his personal YouTube channel on Thursday, Barlog visibly broke down upon seeing the impressively high score "God of War" received from nearly 100 critics on reviews aggregation site Metacritic.The game's currently sitting at a 95/100 average score, making it the highest-rated game of 2018 thus far.
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And while we wait for Meizu to unveil their brand new handset,the Meizu 15 on the much-anticipated launch event on April 22,just today we caught a glimpse of some images captured by the upcoming device.According to the company their new flagship will be equipped with the best camera technology in a Meizu handset to date.And a pair of leaked photos comes… to confirm this.Having a look at the official camera photos taken from the device’s dual camera, we can see that all in all the Meizu 15 produces photos with more vivid colors, higher resolution, and greater depth of field.Its dual-rear camera that we previously learned about simulates the binocular vision of humans, helping to better capture three-dimensional images.One of the key features of the Meizu 15 camera is that it automatically differentiates between day and night, and optimally adjusts settings, in order to snap the best possible photo in each scenario.
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One of the great things about 2D semiconductors like molybdenum disulfide is that they bend easily.They also allow electrons to zip through them pretty quickly.That combination makes them perfect for flexible OLED displays.However, if display makers try to build MoS2 into transistors needed to control OLED pixels, the resistance between the MoS2 and the transistors’ source and drain electrodes is so high that it puts the 2D wonder material out of contention for the job.They used the transistors to construct a simple 6 x 6-pixel array on a 7 micrometer-thick plastic sheet you can stick on your skin.It’s a measure of how quickly charge moves through a semiconductor.
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Not everyone is going to get youNot everyone is going to need what you offerOr perhaps they just don’t trust you enough to hand over their hard earned cash!As an entrepreneur you’re going to get a lot of rejection(And I’m not talking about girls or guys in the nightclub, that happens whether you’re an entrepreneur or not lol)How you deal with it moving forward is going to determine how long it takes you to reach your goals
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AT will be launching a “skinny bundle” of television channels that will only cost $15 a month, according to The Wall Street Journal.This would make the offer, which does not include sports, one of the cheapest available for live streaming TV.The deal, to be called AT Watch, was announced by chief executive Randall Stephenson on Thursday when he testified during the AT Warner antitrust trial.Stephenson brought up the new product to counter the Justice Department’s argument that AT continues to raise prices on its traditional DirecTV satellite service.The included channels were not specified, but Stephenson said that AT Wireless subscribers would receive AT Watch for free.The service should be launched within the next few weeks.
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Video Let us pause for a moment and reflect on the fact that 20 years have passed since Windows 98 memorably fell over during Bill Gates' presentation at Comdex.A nervous-looking Chris Capossela, now chief marketing officer at Microsoft, attempted to plug a scanner into a Windows 98 PC while Gates looked on.The intent was to demonstrate the plug-and-play abilities of the upcoming OS.The result was an all-too-familiar Blue Screen of Death (BSoD), and a "whoah..." from Capossela."That must be why we're not shipping Windows 98 yet," quipped Gates.As Windows 10 Springwatch approaches its third week, one can only imagine that something similar must have happened somewhere in a Redmond meeting room shortly before the update was due to be unleashed on an expectant public.
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A mobile application built by a third party for the RSA security conference in San Francisco this week was found to have a few security issues of its own—including hard-coded security keys and passwords that allowed a researcher to extract the conference's attendee list.The conference organizers acknowledged the vulnerability on Twitter, but they say that only the first and last names of 114 attendees were exposed.The vulnerability was discovered (at least publicly) by a security engineer who tweeted discoveries during an examination of the RSA conference mobile app, which was developed by Eventbase Technology.Within four hours of the disclosure, Eventbase had fixed the data leak—an API call that allowed anyone to download data with attendee information.Accessing the attendee list required registering an account for the application, logging in, and then grabbing a token from an XML file stored by the application.Since registration for the application only required an email address, anyone who could dump the files from their Android device could obtain the token and then insert it into a Web-based application interface call to download attendee names.
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When Apple launched its new App Store in iOS 11 back in September, it aimed to offer app developers better exposure, as well as a better app discovery experience for consumers.According to its findings, getting a featured spot on the new App Store can increase downloads by as much as 800 percent, with the “App of the Day” or “Game of the Day” spots offering the most impact.The app store intelligence firm examined data from September 2017 to present day to come to its conclusions, it says.Being featured in other ways – like in one of the new App Store Stories or in an App List – also drove downloads higher, by 222 percent and 240 percent, respectively.The numbers seem to indicate that Apple is achieving the results it wanted with the release of its redesigned App Store.Over the years, Apple’s app marketplace had grown so large that finding new apps had become challenging.
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A new report explores how much home values may rise in each of the top cities for HQ2,Amazon's second headquarters.A dramatic rise in home values is usually not great for residents overall, but it's good news for homeowners looking to sell their properties.Home values will likely increase wherever HQ2 lands.Twenty North American cities are competing to become a new home for Amazon, which which will start building a massive second headquarters, dubbed HQ2, in 2019.The $5 billion campus, expected to bring 50,000 high-paying jobs, is bound to transform the character of the city where it lands.City-planning experts also expect HQ2 to bring soaring housing prices, with some areas seeing more dramatic rises than others.
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The world’s most popular livestreaming site appears to be caught in the crossfire as Russia fights popular encrypted messaging app Telegram.Russian streamers are reportedly unable to stream or watch other channels, having to find tricks to get around the ban.One of the first acknowledgements came from Reddit user Angry_Roleplayer.In his post, several other alleged streamers reported being unable to go live on Twitch or even access it.Angry_Roleplayer managed to upload a video showing the blockage to YouTube:The apparent cause of the ban is Russia’s current scuffle with Telegram, which escalated earlier this month when the latter refused to provide Russian authorities with encryption keys.
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Before that, users enter detailed information about the strain of marijuana used, including selecting specific products from a list of those sold by licensed medical cannabis distributors in Canada.But if a patient is using a product not on the list, they can manually input information about the strain, including cannabinoid content.The researchers kept their analysis just to sessions involving inhalation (smoking, vaping, concentrates, dab bubbler, dab portable), to try to control—at least a little—for efficacy and timing of the onset of effects.The researchers then looked for symptom level changes (on a self-reported scale of none [0] to most severe [10]), gender differences in effects, the percentage of Δ9tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) in the strain used, dose effects, and changes of symptoms over time.Generally, women tended to record greater reductions in symptoms than men.One was relatively less effective, but two puffs were just as effective as 10, according to users.
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There's a scene in one of the early episodes of The Handmaid's Tale's second season on Hulu that will stay with me for a very long time.In a flashback, June (Elisabeth Moss) is bringing her sick daughter Hannah (Jordana Blake) home from school.Husband Luke (O. T. Fagbenle) is already there, and he's watching disaster unfold on the television news, likely the beginnings of the religious takeover that results in Gilead.Whatever is happening in the outer world, however much it will affect her later on, protecting her small family comes first.It's just one of many quiet yet swelling-with-meaning moments in the second season that convince me this Hulu hit has only gotten better.It's clear why the show won so many Emmys, including best actress for Moss and outstanding drama series for the show at large.
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Last fall, YouTube launched a “hold for review” feature in its livestreaming service, YouTube Live.When a creator turns this feature on, YouTube will automatically hold “potentially inappropriate messages” sent during livestreams for their review.Our guide will show you how to turn this feature on from within the YouTube mobile application.Note: These screenshots were captured in the YouTube app on iOS.Step 1: Tap your profile picture in the top-right corner of the screen.Step 3: Scroll down and tap “Live chat.”
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Anonymous sources told the paper that the Los Gatos-based entertainment giant pursued a deal to buy the Mark Cuban-owned Landmark Theaters but ultimately backed out due to a high sale price.While it might sound wild that a company that got its start sending DVDs by mail now wants to sell popcorn and movie tickets, the idea actually makes a lot of sense.Look at it this way: Netflix spent over $8 billion producing its own content—movies and TV shows that can only be watched on Netflix—but the fact that there are no theater runs for the feature films disqualifies Netflix from winning major awards like an Oscar.This is a big deal for Netflix, which said it would release 80 movies in 2018 alone, not only because Oscars are prestigious but also because prestige wins new customers.“We want our films to be on fair ground with every other filmmaker,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos recently told Variety.“There’s a risk in us going in this way and having our films and filmmakers treated disrespectfully at the festival.”
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AT, if you haven’t already heard, wants to buy Time Warner’s broadcasting business.The government, on the other hand, doesn’t seem to think that such a merger is a good idea, and it’s brought an antitrust lawsuit against AT in an attempt to block the deal.Yesterday, AT CEO Randall Stephenson took the stand to explain why he thinks the merger wouldn’t harm customers, and in the process, he announced a new streaming service that’s set to debut in just a few weeks.Yes, you heard that right: according to CNN Money, Stephenson announced a new, low-cost streaming service called AT Watch from the stand during his company’s antitrust trial with the US government.Apparently, Stephenson offered Watch as an example of how consumers would benefit from AT’s merger with Time Warner.As weird as it may seem, Stephenson’s reasoning for announcing Watch during his testimony is easy enough to follow.
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When Nintendo first announced Labo – a series of minigames based on DIY cardboard accessories – gamers reacted with a mixture of confusion and excitement.But even though the accessories (called Toy-Cons) felt surprisingly sturdy in our hands-on, cardboard just isn’t a material designed for durability.Considering the two existing Labo kits cost $70 and $80, we worried replacing Labo parts would break the bank.Turns out it’s not so bad if you only need to replace a few components at a time.In addition to the full kits, Nintendo now sells cardboard and accessory packs for different parts of each kit.Prices for parts of the Robot Kit, which costs $80 in its entirety, range from $1.99 if you only need a few extra stickers, to $14 if you need to rebuild the robot’s main body.
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Nintendo’s new cardboard creation experiment Labo is out today, but if you had concerns about your Toy-Con kits breaking or wearing out (because, well, they’re made of cardboard), fear not.Nintendo is selling replacement parts for nearly every piece of the Toy-Con kits over at its online store, as spotted by IGN.Parts range from $1.99 for more reflective stickers to up to $13.99 for the cardboard robot body, with plenty in between for other pieces and parts.Our games editor Andrew Webster noted in his review that the Labo kits are surprisingly durable, and the Labo apps are apparently pretty helpful in guiding DIY repairs, too.The option to buy outright replacements without spending the extra money on a whole new kit seems like a good strategy for Nintendo.
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Hurdles in China with its NXP acquisition, potentially losing ZTE as a customer and cutting almost 1500 employees; it’s not been a good week for Qualcomm.The $44 billion acquisition has been rumbling on for months with few regulatory hurdles remaining.A cynical individual might assume the authorities were blocking the deal in some sort of retaliation move, but Qualcomm won’t care about that.The reason is irrelevant, the outcome is still the same.Qualcomm might have become a bargaining chip, but it is at least trying to make the situation work.Consolidation is a key world here, though Qualcomm has been given the green light from a number of different markets, most notably Europe which is usually quite sensitive to market competition fluctuations; just look at the desire to have four operators in each nation, despite the logic of a pan-European operator model being quite blatant.
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The Global Sources Mobile Electronics is world’s largest and leading electronics trade fair in the world.The event kicked off on April 18th and will keep going until tomorrow, April 21st at the Asia World-Expo in Hong Kong.The flagship trade fair of Global Sources features over 6,600 booths with the hottest electronics products from China, Korea and other Asian countries.Acting as one of the newer Electronic mobile phone brands, KOOLNEE with its incredible team have also taken their own significant part in this huge event.The mysterious KOOLNEE K7, which has not been launched and revealed officially yet, was indeed showcased these days and, from various reports, we can say that it hit the mark.The smartphone comes with a marvelous glass coating technique and the trending notch screen.
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I used to work in a custom exhaust fabrication shop, so I'd like to think I have an ear for upgraded exhausts.If my ears do not deceiveth, McLaren's new titanium exhaust option sounds like it's worth every penny -- and it's gonna take a lot of pennies to buy one.While McLaren debuted the MSO Defined Titanium SuperSports exhaust system in Feburary, we didn't get a chance to hear it until this week, thanks to the above video.Meant for the 570S, 570S Spider and the 570GT, the exhaust wakes up the car's 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V8.Since it's made of titanium, it sheds about 5 kilograms (11 pounds) over the standard steel unit.It also lacks some mufflers and resonators that the steel one has, which contributes to its crispness and increased loudness -- McLaren estimates that the titanium exhaust is about 5 decibels louder than the standard set o' pipes.
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