I think we ve all, at some point or another, wished for The Ultimate Video Game.The idea of a game that caters to everyone with a deft mix of endless breadth, countless play styles, and an intangible glue binding it all together is irresistible.Even before games were technologically sophisticated enough to achieve the idea, sci-fi works like Snow Crash were imagining such a game, such a world.I personally enjoy it as a kind of psychedelic outer-space tourism game—more about looking than touching—but there are glaring faction, multiplayer, and snake-monster-shaped holes in its procedural fabric.But some of people s grander dreams of the perfect No Man s Sky—the Platonic ideal; No Man s Chair, if you will—aren t really true to what the game was ever about.I ve seen gobs of people collectively assembling an imaginary No Man s Sky that s more Star Citizen meets Minecraft 2 than Sean Murray s beard-born fever dream.
3D renders, fabricated PR images, and mockups of upcoming smartphones are easy come by these days, so there is much to be said when alleged real-life photos of said devices pop up.Although we re just a good two weeks away from LG s scheduled unveiling, there s still enough time for that kind of leak for the LG V20.Despite being rather grainy, it s the discussion around what s not in the photos that are, ultimately, what s more interesting about it than the photo itself.This new not-rendered photo of the LG V20 was made public in response to another leaked image of the smartphone, which turned to be just some render .That said, this real image of the device doesn t really confirm anything other than the general front design of the phone, leaving the Internet to fill in the blanks.Which, of course, it did.
Since the launch of Windows 3.0 in 1990, people have been avoiding work by playing solitaire on their computers.Now Google has made stealing a living even easier by adding solitaire and naughts and crosses tic-tac-toe to our friends across the pond directly to search results.All you need to do is search for solitaire or tic-tac-toe and begin to play.The latter even enables two player combat at easy, medium or hard modes.These are just a sample of the delightful surprises that await you on Google, the product manager Stephen Cognetta admitted on the search blog.After all, Search is for so much more than research and practical matters -- it s for fun, too!
Mashable's Creative Producer Sam Sheffer is one week closer to competing in the Liberty Cup drone race.If you want to compete in the world of quad racing, you need to get the right gear and know how to build it.Sheffer put together a Team Black Sheep racing quad with a little help from our drone-expert friends.
Insider Univision, which bought Gawker Media for $135 million in a government-ordered auction, is shutting down Gawker.com, the company's flagship site, founder Nick Denton told staffers on Thursday.Univision will still maintain Gawker's other properties, like Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Jezebel, Deadspin, and so on.Gawker.com began as a site mostly focused on New York media
Astronomers have a very big problem on their hands: Four-fifths of all the stuff in the universe can't be found, a cosmic mysteryPeople have searched for tiny, hypothetical particles of dark matter for years in machines deep below the ground and in space, but we have yet to find a single speck.Researchers call these speculative black holes "massive compact halo objects," or MACHOs, since dark matter lurks in a "halo" in
NASA is currently giving us some more insight into its plans to get humans to Mars, under the blanket mission called Journey to Mars, and during the press conference, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Development Bill Hill revealed that the current hope is to hand off control of the International Space Station to a commercial owner by sometime around the mind 2020s.NASA s trying to develop economic development in low-earth orbit, Hill said, speaking on a panel of NASA staff assembled to discuss the upcoming Mars mission.Ultimately, our desire is to hand the space station over to either a commercial entity or some other commercial capability so that research can continue in low-earth orbit, so that research can continue in low-earth orbit.The timing fits with the end of The U.S. government s current funding of the ISS program, which was extended by President Obama s administration from its original de0rbiting date of 2016 through 2020.Operations were prolonged through 2024 to help give NASA a platform from which to run its near-Earth preparatory missions leading up to the ultimate manned mission to Mars.NASA didn t specify any potential buyer, but two commercial entities are about to add significant real estate to the ISS: a new docking adapter is being put in place to support crew shuttle missions from Boeing and SpaceX, both of which are set to start shuttling personnel to the station in 2017.
Kommer man åt bombtillverkaren så har man stoppat utplaceringen av nya bomber i månader , säger major Jonny Nilsson, Försvarsmaktens biträdande övningsledare.Trupp från runt 20 länder övar sig nu på att hantera av hemmagjorda sprängladdningar i södra Sverige.Den internationella militärövningen Bison Counter är nu igång.Omkring 1 000 personer från ett 20-tal länder deltar under perioden den 15-26 augusti.Syftet är att träna förmågan att agera i hotfulla situationer när terrornätverk eller statliga aktörer använder improviserade eller hemmagjorda bomber.Enligt biträdande övningsledaren för Bison Counter, Jonny Nilsson, major vid Ing-2 i Eksjö, handlar det denna gång inte om att testa nya svenska eller utländska detektionsmetoder.
The dev channel's new tab page includes recommended articles and recent bookmarks laid out in the familiar stream of cards.Google is injecting some of the intelligence from its Google Now service into Chrome.Now when you fire up the new tab page in Chrome dev 54, you ll see a list of recommended news articles and a section for recent bookmarks.Just as with Google Now, you can scroll down the page and glance at other recommended articles that are based on your browsing or search history and any customizations you ve made with Google News.If you like your Chrome with a side of Google Now, then you ll enjoy Google s latest changes.The feature popped up for me once I updated and launched Chrome Dev.
the Company seems to have ledsnat to utklassas of the Google Chrome makes its reward system to reward Edge-surfers.For a couple of years ago the Microsoft a program which rewarded people for using the company's own search engine Bing.Now it happens again, in all cases in the united states and India, where Microsoft just announced that they are rolling a new reward system for users who are browsing with Edge or use other Microsoft products.The new system replaces the previous Bing Rewards, reports PC World.The more often you use or buy Microsoft products, the more Microsoftpoäng be awarded.These can then be exchanged for gift cards to buy discounted Xbox games or other products from Microsoft-flora.
When Nick Denton started Gawker Media out of his living room in SoHo, he probably didn't envision what would ensue in the following 14 years: a massive internet readership, several spin-off sites, and one very high-profile lawsuit that simultaneously bankrupted the company and Denton himself.Denton, who currently serves as managing editor of Gawker.com, followed a traditional path into journalism before starting his own venture in 2002.Since then, he's made millions of dollars and likely plenty of enemies in his pursuit of truthful but scathing journalism.Here's how Denton grew Gawker from a tiny startup to a million-dollar company and became one of the most controversial figures in media.
Soon, Ettinger was considered by many to be the best drone fighter in the world.On the other side of the equation is this engineering, mad scientist mindset where you want to make things.Yet instead of standing there watching a DJ, you re hanging out watching the most cutting-edge drone sports.Now it s dedicated to elevating the controversial drone.Aerial Sports League faced a scare earlier this year when the California legislature considered banning weaponized drones — a phrase that, when overly broad, can include sport quadcopters.But event organizers are rethinking how they can get around existing rules, which require drones to always be flown within line of sight and bans them from certain regions.
EA executive vice president Patrick Soderlund hints that the team is "absolutely activitely" considering remastering some of its classic titles, including the Mass Effect trilogyEA may have avoided venturing into the popular game-remastering trend thus far, but the company could be shifting its stance on the idea, going forward.In an interview with Game Informer at the ongoing Gamescom convention in Cologne, Germany, EA executive vice president Patrick Soderlund said that although he could not make an official announcement, the team is "absolutely actively" looking to remaster some of its older titles, including the Mass Effect trilogy."There were some that did it before, but I think there is even more clear evidence that this is something that people really want."I can't announce anything today, but you can expect us most likely to follow our fellow partners in Activision and other companies that have done this successfully."However, Soderlund did note that there are multiple factors that the team will consider before remastering its classic titles to avoid any slip-ups, saying they have to "be careful in choosing the right brands for the right reasons at the right time".
Case in point: Scammers tried to target Ivan Kwiatkowski's parents, so he retaliated by tricking them into installing ransomware — a type of malware that encrypts the victim's files and demands a ransom — on their computer. episode in a post on his blog.It began when his parents ended up on
Kondensstrimmor från flygplan – inte chemtrails... Foto: AlamyEtt amerikanskt forskarlag har publicerat en studie av det annorlunda slaget.Resultatet: De vita kondensstrimmor som uppstår efter flygplan när de flyger över himlen är – inte – kemikalier som sprutas ut i syfte att hjärntvätta befolkningen.Bakgrunden till studien är en internationell undersökning 2011 som visade att 17 procent av de tillfrågade helt eller delvis trodde att ett hemligt storskaligt atmosfäriskt besprutningsprogram pågår.Och på internet frodas konspirationsteorierna om syftet med det påstådda kemikalieutsläppet från flygplan: som att hjärntvätta medborgarna eller att kontrollera vädret, skriver Washington Post.Sammanlagt 77 forskare – med inriktning på atmosfärisk kemi och geokemi och med expertkunskap om atmosfärisk utsättning av damm och föroreningar – fick i studien utvärdera om det finns belägg för konspirationsteorin.
Gone are the days when projectors were big, cumbersome boxes that had to stay put on tables or mounts.These days, you can set up an impromptu business presentation or movie viewing anywhere and everywhere provided the lighting allows it .LG has been at the forefront of this mini, ultra short thrown projector age with its Minibeam product line.And today, it is inducting two new members to its fold, the super bright PH450U and the super portable PH150G.The brighter the ambient light, the brighter the projector's output must be.Given their extremely compact sizes, however, that has been a problem for most short throw projectors.
Cisco Systems' plans to lay off 5,500 workers mirror recent cutbacks at other major technology companies that have been trimming their payrolls as they try to adapt to shifting market conditions undercutting their businesses.Here's a look at other recent payroll purges in the industry: Silicon Valley pioneer Hewlett-Packard announced plans to cut more than 80,000 jobs along the way to breaking up its business into two companies last year, HP Inc. and HP Enterprise.Since then, HP Enterprise has announced plans to sell a business-services division with nearly 100,000 employees.Computer chip maker Intel is jettisoning 12,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, to help offset an ongoing slump in personal computer sales that has reduced demand for its processers.Software maker Microsoft has disclosed about 12,000 layoffs since last year as it has scaled back its troubled smartphone division.
While scientists were exploring off the California coast, they happened upon this adorable li l googly-eyed squid.It looks so fake, one of the scientists giggles as the camera gets closer to the mysterious creature.Like some little kid dropped their toy.The team later discovered that this is, in fact, a special creature called Rossia pacifica, or stubby squid.According to the caption of the YouTube video, although the creature might look like a cross between an octopus and a squid, it s actually more closely related to the cuttlefish.This species spends life on the seafloor, activating a sticky mucus jacket and burrowing into the sediment to camouflage, leaving their eyes poking out to spot prey like shrimp and small fish, writes E/V Nautilus.
If the experts are right, driving will someday soon be the work of well-trained robots.That s a good thing—car crashes kill more than a million people a year—rendered bittersweet by the the sad demise of the human-powered road trip.Until that day, though, humans are still free to slide into the driver s seat and go wherever they feel, under they own power and entirely self-sufficiently.The best way to prepare for life on the road is to rig up your ride yourself.Off the Road, a recent book from Gestalten, follows the adventures of folks who traveled across continents, for years at a time, living the life of the intrepid individual—a life that includes in-vehicle fridges, Bose surround sound systems, and hot showers.
Och bara för att en dator är bortkopplad från internet och andra nätverk innebär det inte att den är 100 procent säker.Men metoden har tagits fram för att komma åt de system som så att säga fallit mellan brottslingarnas stolar.Forskare vid Ben-Gurion universitetet i Israel har studerat hur de med hjälp av ljud kan ta fram informationen från datorerna.Av forskningsrapporten framgår att även en dators hårddisk kan generera tillräckligt med ljud för att avslöja samma information.Men när den används orsakar den också en hel del ljud på olika frekvenser.Och dessa ljud bestämde sig forskarna att undersöka närmare.