Fortnite developer Epic Games has announced that it’s bringing Fortnite Battle Royale — the incredibly popular free-to-play multiplayer game — to iOS and Android devices, via Polygon.The port is coming to both phones and tablets, and Epic Games promises that “it’ll be same 100-player game you know from PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac,” with the same gameplay, content, maps, and weekly updates as the console and PC versions.Users will be able to sign up for an iOS beta starting on March 12th, with invites rolling out shortly afterwards.Players who get an invitation will also get several invites to send to friends as well.Android support is planned for farther down the line in the next few months.Fortnite Battle Royale on mobile will support cross-play and cross-progression between the PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS, and eventually the Android versions of the game — meaning that you’ll be able to play with and against players from other platforms, and that you’ll be able to team up with friends across devices.
With this week’s release of Visual Studio 2017 15.6, Microsoft has made foundational changes to the F language and core library.F is a Microsoft-developed, strongly typed language positioned as being “functional-first.”The main behavioral change makes F tuple types and System.Tuple types completely synonymous.As a result, a warning is presented when developers acces .Item and .Rest properties from a system tuple.This changes fixes inconsistencies in how the two types interact and repairs a regression that was introduced in Visual Studio 2017 15.4.[ Get started with functional programming, including examples in F .
Part-time model Rachel Nickell, 23, was walking through Wimbledon Common on a summer’s day in July 1992 when she was sexually assaulted and stabbed 49 times.Thus began one of the most error-strewn investigations carried out by London’s Met Police - a case which was finally resolved 16 years later.Detectives have since been forced to admit they could have arrested her assailant, serial sex attacker Robert Napper, much sooner, and possibly even before he killed Nickell and two other victims, another young mother and her daughter.On Thursday ITV will air Rachel Nickell: The Untold Story, which will feature exclusive interviews with those involved in the case including a former High Court judge who cleared the innocent man accused of her murder.A female undercover officer was used as a “honey trap” to try and lure Stagg into making a confession by feigning a romantic interest in him and pretending she was turned on by violence.Lord Brennan added: “I am quite satisfied that this amounts to misconduct in the investigation and prosecution of this case and I categorise it egregious.”
April the Giraffe was the toast of YouTube back in 2017, when the resident of Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York delivered her calf online while 500,000 viewers watched.April's baby boy, Tajiri, will be a year old on April 15, and his mama has found herself a new career -- artist.Every Tuesday in March, April (with a little help from head giraffe keeper Allysa Swilley) smears some paint on a canvas, encouraged by carrot treats.You can watch the video of her latest attempt here."Does the red and black give away that we're @njdevils fans?"Getting April (to) not only hold a paintbrush but to also put that paintbrush to a canvas has been a very long and sometimes very frustrating journey.
The first developer preview for the next major version of Android—Android P—is out today.These releases occasionally come out for supported Google devices, giving developers a heads-up on what changes to expect from a coming release.The Android P Developer Preview only works on the Pixel 1 and 1 XL, the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, and that's it.Support has been dropped for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and Pixel C tablet, which is a big change from the Android 8.1 Developer Preview.After checking with Google, we confirmed that this isn't a fluke of the developer preview program—the Nexus 5X, 6P, and Pixel C won't be getting the final release of Android P. While they will still receive monthly security updates, Android 8.1 was the last major Android release for the Nexus phones and Pixel tablet.The Nexus 6P and 5X launched with an update policy of two years for major OS updates and three years for security updates.
The McLaren Senna isn’t the kind of car that leaves you wanting.Named after legendary Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, it boasts 789 horsepower, a claimed top speed of 211 mph, and sophisticated aerodynamic features.But McLaren isn’t done yet.Debuting at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, the McLaren Senna GTR is a hardcore, track-only version built purely to run quick lap times.While the car unveiled in Geneva is technically a concept, McLaren said, the company is already taking orders for up to 75 production models.The GTR treatment starts with the engine.
Bacteria could be programmed to produce drugs, thanks to breakthrough research into synthetic biology from the Universities of Warwick and SurreyResearchers develop unique system to dynamically allocate essential cellular resources to both synthetic circuit and host cell - allowing both to survive and function properlyAdding synthetic circuitry to cells could enable them to be turned into factories for the production of antibiotics and other valuable drugs - opening up vast possibilities for the future of healthcareBacteria could be programmed to efficiently produce drugs, thanks to breakthrough research into synthetic biology using engineering principles, from the University of Warwick and the University of Surrey.Led by the Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology Centre at Warwick's School of Engineering and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences at the University of Surrey, new research has discovered how to dynamically manage the allocation of essential resources inside engineered cells - advancing the potential of synthetically programming cells to combat disease and produce new drugs.The researchers have developed a way to efficiently control the distribution of ribosomes - microscopic 'factories' inside cells that build proteins that keep the cell alive and functional - to both the synthetic circuit and the host cell.
In the endless quest to create the most dynamic user interfaces, haptic (touch) technology is the looming target for mobile device makers, game companies, and app developers.In the hands of a new startup raising its profile this month, one key to bringing this future a little closer may be a technology created in the lab of Gu-Yeon Wei, the Robert and Suzanne Case Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.In Wei's lab, doctoral student Simon Chaput developed the crucial low-power electronics."Our new architecture can reduce power by an order of magnitude from what is out there now," Chaput explains.Launched with the advice and strategic support of Harvard's Office of Technology Development (OTD), Boréas is focused on a very specific target: building low-power-consumption electronics that will enable and empower the haptic revolution now underway.OTD not only patented the technology but they were very good at connecting Simon with potential funders."
2017 has been the year that we’ve learned more about cryptocurrency, the rise of bitcoin and how blockchain is widely expected to change the future of digital transactions.The goal of brand awareness now becomes more interesting, taking advantage of one of the most discussed trends of the last few years.The initial reactions indicate that the goal of brand awareness is certainly achieved.It is a limited time marketing move that presents the first bucket for the chain that can only be bought using bitcoin online.In order to make the campaign more engaging, they have posted a live tracker on Facebook.The live streaming presents the bitcoin’s performance to keep the momentum going, while their additional tweets maintain a high level of engagement.
Think of the roaming charges: The moon (yes, our orbital natural satellite) is getting a mobile network.Said network will make it possible to stream HD video live back to earth from the moon’s surface, since I guess space streaming is all the rage following Elon Musk’s Starman stunt.The network will be put together by a group that includes carrier Vodafone Germany, hardware maker Nokia and, perhaps most unexpectedly, automaker Audi, Reuters reports.The project was announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and the target launch for the network hardware required to make it work is 2019, with SpaceX acting as launch provider.The companies involved are working with PTScientists, a Berlin-based group of volunteer scientists who work on special projects in collaboration.Despite the seemingly futuristic goal of putting a mobile network on the moon, this project will deploy 4G connectivity, not the next generation 5G standard currently in the early stages of a global rollout.
Meddling by ministers led to “avoidable mistakes” in the vetting process which resulted in Toby Young and others being appointed to the board of the new higher education watchdog, an investigation has found.The report by the commissioner for public appointments criticised the Department of Education (DoE) for failing to delve back far enough into the social media activity of Young prior to him being given a role on the board of the Office for Students (OfS).It also said there was clear disparity in the amount of checks made between different candidates, revealing political interference in decision-making processes.The report complained of “serious shortcomings in terms of fairness and transparency” in respect of Toby Young’s appointment.The investigation was launched following a backlash over Young’s hiring as a board member and his subsequent resignation.The controversial journalist and free school pioneer quit the OfS last month and apologised “unreservedly” for a string of controversial comments he had made online in recent years.
Augmented reality promises to deliver us a future in which we can simply look through our screens to magically transform the world around us.It also has the potential to really fuck your day up.At least that was my experience after watching this reenactment of that iconic scene from The Ring where the ghost of a murdered girl crawls out of a TV screen.Programmer Abhishek Singh said he brought the scene to life using AR platform Unity.Singh uploaded a video of the reenactment to YouTube on Wednesday.The ghoul is realistic—or at least realistic enough to completely freak me out.
The company was the top-performing publisher in the United States, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group.Monster Hunter: World was the driving factor here, as it was the No.1 selling game of the month overall as well as on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One systems.“Sales of Monster Hunter: World represent an all-time launch month high for the Monster Hunter franchise in the U.S.,” NPD analyst Mat Piscatella said.The publisher had already confirmed that this was the fastest-selling Monster Hunter ever, and now the NPD has added some color to that.Monster Hunter: World has established the series as a powerful new force in the gaming industry in the west.
The feud started on Sunday when James was watching the show and tweeted: “Watching @dancingonice and Antony Cotton just got destroyed by the judges but justifiably Also, is it just me but he seems like he could be a right pain to work with.Doesn’t come across likeable at all.”Watching @dancingonice and Anthony Cotton just got destroyed by the judges but justifiablyAlso, is it just me but he seems like he could be a right pain to work with.Doesn’t come across likeable at all.— James Jordan (@The_JamesJordan) February 18, 2018
Google Pixel smartphones have had a fair share of problems since its arrival last year.There has been series of complaints which include a burn-in on the OLED panel, voice recording bug in messaging app, screen flash when the phone is unlocked, faulty USB-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter, unresponsive screen edges and a faint buzzing sound during calls.While most of these issues have been handled, a couple of them are still pending and it appears that more issues are still emanating out of nowhere.About a week ago, we reported that the February security patch for Google Pixel smartphones will bring improved photography, well, what we didn’t know is that it will also come with some major issues.Recent reports on Reddit and Google Forums have it that the Pixel smartphones gets really warm (even with normal usage) and battery drains quite fast.It appears that this issue is not consistent with all units as a few users have also reported that they are not facing these problems.
There will be no indication a call, text, or FaceTime request has been received on your end, but send receipts and other indications will still appear on the sender’s device as they would normally — meaning the sender will not be alerted of your decision to block them.To do so using the latter option, tap the main Settings icon from your smartphone’s home screen, select the General option near the top of the resulting menu, and then tap Software Update.On the following screen, under the Calls section, you’ll find a menu item listed as Call Blocking & Identification.To unblock a user, simply tap the Edit option in the top-right corner of the Call Blocking & Identification page, followed by the red subtraction sign directly beside the user you wish to unblock.Step 1: Navigate to the iBlacklist app — To begin, tap the Cydia icon on your phone, search for “iBlacklist” in the search tab, and select the app from the search results.Step 4: Toggle blocked forms of communication — After you’ve entered the contact to be blocked, look for the red call icon on the configuration role.
Trion Worlds announced today the next free expansion for its voxel-based massively multiplayer online role-playing game Trove is coming out this spring.Trove — Heroes will add superhero-themed content.Trove came out for PC in 2015, with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions following in 2017.The MMO is free, but players can spend money on things like costumes and new character classes.Trove has had over 8 million players on Steam, according to SteamSpy.On all platforms, Trove has over 15 million players.
Apple last month fixed a flaw in macOS and iOS that allowed a text message to crash its chat software (CVE-2018-4100) – and now it has the opportunity to do so again.Various macOS, iOS, and watchOS apps that rely on Apples's text-rending code can be crashed when sent a message containing a symbol composed of characters used in the Indian language Telugu.A post on Monday to Open Radar – a community bug reporting site set up to maintain copies of bugs submitted to Apple's private Radar bug tracking system because Apple prefers secrecy to public discussion of flaws – describes how to take down apps running on devices from the fruit-themed biz."Try to insert 'జ ఞ ' this symbol in any system text renderer like TextField, Label, TextView [and it always crashes]," iOS developer Igor Bulyga explains in his post.The symbol represents a combination of Telugu letters and signs, specifically the letter "ja," the sign "virama," the letter "nya," a zero-width non-joiner and the vowel sign "aa."Trying to open a message with this symbol in iMessage or other apps that rely on Apple's UIKit framework for text rendering, like Facebook Messenger, Twitter, and WhatsApp, will cause a crash.
We’ll be back with our next news roundup after the Lunar New Year holiday.Uber CEO says emerging markets explain negative income (Asia-Pacific).Dara Khosrowshahi told attendees at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference in San Francisco that the company’s big investments in “developing” markets such as India were a major reason why its operating income remains in the red.He described Uber’s operations in Asia as an “optional investment,” but reiterated the company’s commitment to continued investment and competition in the region.Kakao unit acquires carpooling startup Luxi (South Korea).Kakao Mobility, the transport subsidiary of internet and messaging giant Kakao, has agreed to purchase Luxi in a US$23.3 million deal.
Throughout the years, gamers have taken to the video site to upload their own commentary or play-throughs of games, building loyal fan bases in the process.Whether they focus on the world-building game "Minecraft" or shooters like "Call of Duty," YouTube gaming is an essential part of the website's culture, both for the viewers who spend many, many hours eating up content, and the creators, some of whom make a living off of sponsorships and advertising.24 year old Guillermo Diaz, from Spain, has become a prominent gamer on YouTube mainly through his "Minecraft" videos.Pedro Afonso Rezende is a 21-year-old Brazilian YouTuber who won the Nickelodeon Brazil Kids' Choice Award for Gaming in 2016, and for "Trendy Guy" in 2017.UK professional gamer Daniel Middleton, formerly known as The Diamond Minecart, is best known for his "Minecraft" videos.He became popular after other famous YouTuber PewDiePie mentioned him in one of his videos.