When the Faviana Vangelius von Heijne visited techfestivalen Burning Man in the nevada desert 2015 she got for the first time, test a VR-kit.She was saved and returned to Stockholm with the idea of developing VR games.But it was a bit difficult when you came home because there were no VR-kit,” says Faviana Vangelius von Heijne.see also: Can oil money to build the next spelsuccé?this VR-the studio think itTogether with spelutvecklarduon Hampus Granberg and Pontus Pettersson and Johan Sword and Nils von Heijne, she started the gaming company Svrvive (NTL).
For $20 a year, you get access to a growing list of 8-bit titles; there are 20 available at launch, with more to be added on a monthly basis.For the purposes of classic games, this means that you can actually access both the NES and Japanese Famicom apps with a single Switch Online subscription.All you need is a Switch Online subscription and a Japanese eShop account.To do this, head over to accounts.nintendo.com and create a new account from scratch.Luckily, the app you’re looking for is in the very first section of the store under the “new” header.The app is easy to find: the icon is a bright red rectangle with the title “Family Computer: Nintendo Switch Online” and a picture of a pair of gold Famicom controllers on it.
Rockstar Games announced that Red Dead Online, a new online connected experience set against the backdrop of Red Dead Redemption 2‘s enormous open world, will debut in November first as a public beta test.The new multiplayer world will be an online version of the Red Dead universe, and it’s a clear lesson from the success of GTA Online, which has kept Grand Theft Auto V at the top of the charts for more than five years.Rockstar said that Red Dead Online is an evolution of the classic multiplayer experience in the original Red Dead Redemption, blending narrative with competitive and cooperative gameplay in fun new ways.Using the gameplay of the upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2 as a foundation, Red Dead Online will be ready to be explored alone or with friends, and will also feature constant updates and adjustments to grow and evolve this experience for all players.Red Dead Online is planned for launch in November 2018, initially as a public beta, with more news to come soon.Rockstar said that as with most online experiences of this size and scale, there will inevitably be some “turbulence at launch.”
Button of the Month will look at what some of those buttons and switches are like on devices old and new to appreciate how we interact with our devices on a physical, tactile level.There are many baffling design decisions on the Duke, the original Xbox controller.The main one is that the giant Xbox logo in the middle doesn’t actually do anything.It’s the anti-button: big, glossy, attention-grabbing, and completely useless.Microsoft eventually fixed the Xbox button on the next generation of the controller for the Xbox 360, featuring it as a central part of its design: a 3D button emblazoned with the Xbox logo in all its neon green-glowing glory.The Xbox button was the core of the console’s interface.
OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 6T will not have a headphone jack.Co-founder Carl Pei says that removing the 3.5mm port has freed up space for “new technology.”A USB-C adapter will be included with every OnePlus 6T and a new pair of USB-C Bullets V2 earphones are on the way.Just shy of a year ago, OnePlus’ CEO Pete Lau took to the company’s official forums to reassure fans that the 3.5mm headphone jack was an essential part of offering the “best flagship experience possible” for the OnePlus 5T.Now, in a move that is sure to ignite a lot of debate, the Chinese brand has confirmed that the next T series phone — expected to be called the OnePlus 6T — will ditch the headphone jack once and for all.In an interview with TechRadar, OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has attempted to explain the reasoning behind the company’s “very controversial” decision, arguing that “making a great phone doesn’t mean putting every component available into the device.”
It's hard to believe it's been 10 weeks since the rocket launch event started a series of changes to Fortnite: Battle Royale, adding giant new areas to the map, the game's first vehicles, rifts for fast travel and countless other tweaks.As the season progressed, along with tons of new content updates, we've also witnessed the emergence of the Fortnite Cube and its slow, meandering journey.We still don't know where it's going, but with only a week to go, we're close to finding out whether it will affect the end of season 5 and the beginning of season 6.One thing about the future of Fortnite is certain though: If you don't earn experience to bash through the last tiers of your Battle Pass, you're going to lose out on all that sweet season 5 loot.Of course, if you haven't finished last week's challenges, you can find them here.It's important to note that this list of challenges will not be official until 1 a.m. PT Thursday and are subject to change by Epic Games.
Anaxi‘s mission is to bring more transparency to the software development process.The tool, which is now live for iOS, with web and Android versions planned for the near future, connects to GitHub to give you actionable insights about the state of your projects and manage your projects and issues.Support for Atlassian’s Jira is also in the works.The new company was founded by former Apple engineering manager and Docker EVP of product development Marc Verstaen and former CodinGame CEO John Lafleur.“I’ve been doing software for 40 years,” Verstaen told me.” And every time is the same.You start with a small team and it’s fine.
Microsoft is giving Office 2016 a reprieve of sorts, saying that the one-time-purchase suite will be allowed to connect to Microsoft's online services for three more years than ruled earlier.In April 2017, Microsoft proclaimed that applications provided by Office 2016 would be unable to connect to cloud-based Office 365 services after Oct. 13, 2020.The October no-more-access date was derived from the end of Office 2016's mainstream support, the first five years of the usual decade.All future suites in perpetual license form - those for which customers paid a one-time, upfront fee and then were allowed to run the software as long as desired - would have the same limitation: If Office 2019 launched in early October of this year, say, it too would be blocked from connecting to services after its mainstream support expired in October 2023."To give you more time to transition fully to the cloud, we are now modifying that policy and will continue to support Office 2016 connections with the Office 365 services through October 2023," wrote Jared Spataro, the head marketing executive for Office and Windows, in a post to a company blog last week.Microsoft did not repudiate the policy - that perpetual license Office can connect to Office 365 services only for the five years of mainstream support - but instead simply waived it in the case of Office 2016.
CIOs are increasingly assured that a cloud-first strategy is the way to go.Analyst firm Gartner says global spending on public cloud services will grow 21.4 percent through 2018 to total $186.4 billion, up from $153.5 billion in 2017.There are three reasons that make the cloud attractive—and not one of them is cost.[ IDG Research: The state of the cloud: How enterprise adoption is taking shape.I’m sure this causes some heads to spin.How can there be better security in the public cloud than in your own data center?
It was only last week that a leaked image of the OnePlus 6T’s packaging revealed a major feature: fingerprint on display.Instead of sitting back and letting us speculate like most companies would after a leak like that, OnePlus instead has confirmed it.As it turns out, the OnePlus 6T will indeed use fingerprint on display, which is a relatively young technology that’s pretty exciting from a functionality standpoint.OnePlus confirmed the 6T’s fingerprint on display support in a statement to CNET.Fingerprint on display, as some of you likely already know, ditches the dedicated fingerprint scanner and instead embeds that functionality in the display itself.When you touch a designated area on the screen, sensors underneath will read and verify your fingerprint, unlocking your phone without the need to carve out a spot for a scanner on the front or back of the device.
An artificial intelligence algorithm has bested experts at predicting patient deaths from heart disease.In a study published recently in the journal PLOS One, researchers from the Francis Crick Institute make yet another case for using A.I.“We’ve shown that you can give a computer someone’s medical records … and predict how likely a patient with heart disease is to die,” Andrew Steele, a Crick researcher and first author of the paper, told Digital Trends.“Traditional models get experts to select the most relevant variables for making these kinds of predictions, but we did just as well without telling the computer … the most important or relevant things to take into account.”In their study, Steele and his team worked with researchers from the Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to test whether a self-taught model could outperform experts at predicting deaths from coronary artery disease.The model created by Steel and his colleagues was compared to expert predictions, which take into account some 27 variables, including age, gender, and physical ailments.
Microsoft has issued invitations to the press for a special announcement event scheduled for October 2 at 4pm ET (1pm PT/9pm BST).Of course, Microsoft is being coy as to what it plans to reveal at this event, with the invitation simply reading “A moment of your time.”But, we have some strong guesses.Around this time last year, Microsoft invited the press to an event during which it pulled the curtain back on the Surface Book 2 product.So, it’s a safe bet that we’re going to see some new Microsoft hardware, as the firm has released new devices around this time for the past several years.
For weeks now, Amazon Echo Show devices have been deeply discounted on Amazon.Now, they’re disappearing from shelves, fueling speculation that a newer version of the device could be released soon.According to Alphr, Amazon’s United Kingdom website lists the Echo Show as “currently unavailable,” accompanied by the statement, “We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock.” Furthermore, the device isn’t available in many U.K. stores.The Echo Show has been discounted by $100 ($130 instead of the usual $230) for weeks in the United States, and in some cases the price has dropped to as low as $100 — a sign of a potential model end run.Discounts on Amazon devices aren’t unusual during Prime Day and Black Friday, but the length to which the Show has been discounted tells us that perhaps another device is on the way.Digital Trends found the Echo Show available on Amazon sites in Germany and Japan, in each case at a discount.
And then there’s Getty Goh, an ex-military man who took the least traveled path.The startup grew its revenue eightfold to US$4.27 million and made a profit of US$1.32 million in the financial year 2017.It’s the first year CoAssets is in the black.Back then, many regions did not have a clear regulatory framework on such online funding activities.If CoAssets had been a regular ecommerce site or a digital marketing platform, I would have thought twice – or maybe even four to five times.Having said that, as a CEO, I have to grow the company based on whatever opportunities that are available.
SAN ANTONIO -- Sept. 4, 2018 -- Southwest Research Institute engineers are developing a cooled, radial gas turbine for a small generator that provides thousands of hours of electricity to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a significant improvement to current UAV turbines that only operate a few hundred hours before wearing out.Turbines are rotary mechanical devices that, when combined with a generator, produce electrical power."This turbine is part of a generator that's similar to what the average person might use to generate electricity in their home when the power goes out," said David Ransom of SwRI's Mechanical Engineering Division."The version we're creating is more compact and efficient, tailored to the needs of a small, unmanned aircraft.""The hotter the turbine gets, the better its performance," Ransom said."But these smaller turbines can't survive the temperature, so we've designed one that has tiny airflow passages that cool the turbine without sacrificing the power of its performance.
I’m proif if rhe wirl… ahem… I’m proud of the work I did to bring software-assisted typing to a smartphone near you.After all, if the iPhone keyboard wasn’t based in software, Apple couldn’t have delivered on Steve Jobs' vision for a breakthrough touchscreen computer with as few fixed buttons as possible.Everyone has stories about autocorrection going awry, but the funnier these typing tales get, the more apocryphal they’re likely to be.She asks her husband, “Does this dress make me look fat?” On the receiving end, the man’s mind knows he should tread carefully, but his thumbs don’t.It's the result of a tragicomic combination in ‘M’ and ’N’ being such close neighbors on the keyboard, the dictionary lookup that shows the sound a cow makes is actually a word, and the indifference of autocorrection to the sensitivities of this simple (but perilous!)We’ve all sent autocorrected text we didn’t intend.
Since it snapped off the Larsen C ice shelf in July 2017, the trillion-ton iceberg known as A68 has spent most of its time stuck in the mud.Now, new satellite data reveals that the ‘berg made its biggest move yet over the austral winter – a dramatic counterclockwise rotation that shows no signs of stopping.About a quarter the size of Wales or half the size of Jamaica, A-68 is the sixth largest iceberg on record according to the UK-based Antarctic research group Project MIDAS.But since then, our attention has drifted elsewhere as the iceberg futzed around aimlessly, repeatedly becoming pinned to the seabed, or grounded, in a shallow area known as the Bawden Ice Rise.But in July, under the cloak of darkness that is the Antarctic winter, A-68 began to swing northward.This data produces false-colour images where warmer areas like ocean water shine more brightly than cooler regions, such as ice-covered surfaces.
Visual impairment is one of the world’s most common ailments.An estimated 253 million people live with vision problems, 36 million of which are blind.Canes, guide animals, and specially adapted crosswalks make navigating busy sidewalks and city streets a little easier, but they’re not always practical.The folks behind AiServe, a Berlin, Germany-based startup, believe that artificial intelligence — specifically natural language processing and computer vision — might be able to lend an unobtrusive helping hand.Gustavo Madico founded AiServe in 2017 after leaving a post at Peel Technologies’ China division.He and a small team of engineers aim to build a machine learning system that “learns how to walk like a human.”
A Samsung chief has revealed the company is spending billions of dollars on artificial intelligence, and hopes to convince you there’s nothing to fear.His comments at this week’s IFA tech show in Berlin go against countless warnings over AI from the likes of Stephen Hawking and Elon Musk.AI, or artificial intelligence, is a type of computer technology that thinks for itself – getting smarter over time, and responding to your requests like a human would."For nearly a decade, we’ve been leading the global research and development race to unleash the power of AI…for consumers," said HS Kim, CEO of Samsung Electronics."Last year alone we invested $14billion in research and development."We also committed $22billion of investment over the next three years to advance AI…"
Scanning and optical character recognition firm Abbyy left an Amazon-hosted server open for anyone to accessThe Moscow-based document scanning company Abbyy inadvertently exposed thousands of customers’ corporate documents when a server was left misconfigured, a security analyst said.The exposure is the latest involving misconfigured MongoDB databases, which have involved a number of high-profile companies in recent months.Independent security researcher Bob Diachenko said when he found the server through the Shodan search engine it was configured for access without a password.The server was hosted on Amazon’s cloud-based AWS platform, which has hosted so many misconfigured databases that Amazon created an automated tool to alert users when they’ve accidentally left data publicly accessible.Diachenko said the server contained 142GB of data, including large amounts of sensitive information.