“What if the people who were trying to solve the crime and rescue the victims had to get a feel for the videogame?As research for the book, Deaver spent months studying survival skills, though he admits that his research was purely internet-based.“Probably a better author than I would have gone out west somewhere and gotten nice and buff, and then insisted that he or she be dropped with a container of crackers and one safety pin and have to make their way back to civilization,” he says.Deaver notes that there’s a lack of thrillers about the videogame industry, which is strange considering that videogames are now bigger business than movies.That was four years ago.We had to outsource the research to a middle schooler.”
Those who have been more optimistic about the category seemed to pin their hopes on a new trade deal with China.With such hopes fading quickly, it certainly puts a dark cloud over the entire industry.It’s important to remember that the need for compute, and therefore compute semiconductors, isn’t about to slow down — not with the world’s technology community focused on growth areas like artificial intelligence and analytics, high-performance computing, gaming, autonomous vehicles, delivery drones, and 5G.These companies will battle hard for market share, and while it’s been a popular sentiment to discount Intel, I believe there are fundamental reasons that in the end, Intel has the best chance of coming out on top.AMD’s categories of focus include PC, gaming, and datacenter.Nvidia also focuses on PC, gaming, and datacenter, as well as automotive.
This quiz contains ten images that show various Huawei and Honor phones.Your job is to look at each image and figure out the name of the handset.There are four choices available for every question, only one of which is correct.Are you up for the challenge?Press the Start button below and show us what you got.And when you’re done, make sure to share your score on social media and challenge your friends to try and beat it.
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They are also among the most famous, and can become a lightning rod for public anger.They spend millions on security measures: hiring armed bodyguards, installing bulletproof panels in their offices, and installing rumored escape passages.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Read more: These are the eccentric eating, sleeping, wellness, and workout regimes of the world's top tech billionairesPublic records are just the tip of the iceberg, as Silicon Valley's richest can supplement their security costs out of their own (considerably deep) pockets.Here, in ascending order, is how much tech's C-suite stars spend on security.
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There are always few decent console bundles here and there, but if you’re looking for straight up discounts on the Switch, you’re going to be disappointed.With the best Memorial Day sales arriving for the weekend, Walmart has produced some pretty good deals for Nintendo’s popular console.The Walmart Memorial Day sale has been happening since Monday and will continue on through May 27.With savings on 4K TVs, Dell gaming laptops, and just about everything in between, now is a great time to pick up some new electronics for cheap.Considering we’re seeing price cuts on high-caliber games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate,and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe,this a sale you should look into.The real highlight of this sale is the savings on popular titles, but there are discounts on consoles and accessories as well.
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Like most planets in our solar system, the Earth has its own magnetic field.Thanks to its largely molten iron core, our planet is in fact a bit like a bar magnet.However, with reports that the magnetic north pole has started moving swiftly at 50km per year – and may soon be over Siberia – it has long been unclear whether the northern lights will move too.Our planetary magnetic field has many advantages.For over 2,000 years, travelers have been able to use it to navigate across the globe.This magnetosphere helps to deflect solar radiation and cosmic rays, preventing the destruction of our atmosphere.
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In today's roundup we're dissecting Apple's latest patent filing, which reveals new details of Touch ID 2.0 and could come to the next generation of iPhones.We're also breaking down all the most important changes to the new MacBook Pros, including what the company's doing about the keyboard.Apple could bring Touch ID back to the next iPhoneThere have been plenty of rumors about an in-screen fingerprint scanner on the next iPhone, dating back to the pre-Face ID days.Just maybe not all that soon.An in-screen fingerprint scanner might have helped entice users to upgrade with the next iPhone release.
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Two brands made up almost three-quarters of the gaming industry’s recent TV ad impressions: Warner Bros. Games and PlayStation.Also notable is that two of the brands in our ranking, Focus Home Interactive and Respawn Entertainment, only ran one ad each during the period measured, but still managed to capture major eyeballs.GamesBeat has partnered with iSpot.tv, the TV ad measurement and attribution company, to bring you a monthly report on TV advertising by the gaming industry.These are the ads, and by extension the games, that game makers are putting major muscle behind.Below are the top five most-seen gaming industry TV advertisers from April 16 through May 15.Overall, there were 1.4 billion TV ad impressions during the period measured, with 11 brands spending an estimated $20.5 million on 32 spots that aired over 5,400 times.
A website that bills itself as providing a safer way to store Bitcoin and other digital currencies has been using a coding sleight of hand to generate private keys that are suspiciously trivial for the operators to guess, leaving all funds stored in the wallets open to theft, researchers with a different service said on Friday.WalletGenerator.net provides code for creating what are known as paper wallets for 197 different cryptocurrencies.While the site advises people to download the code from this Github page and run it while the computer is unplugged from the Internet, it also hosted a simpler, stand-alone service above all the instructions for generating the same wallets.The changed code introduced last August still allowed end users to see the text that prompted them to move their mouse or type characters, and it still showed a progress bar and graphics that responded in real time as the visitors complied.The code hosted on WalletGenerator.net was reverted back to its previous version sometime on Thursday, after the MyCrypto researchers reported the behavior to the site operator.“We’re still considering this highly suspect and still recommending users who generated public/private keypairs after August 17, 2018 to move their funds.
Remember, you can send me tips, suggestions and feedback to kate.clark@techcrunch.com or on Twitter @KateClarkTweets.Perhaps the most noted so far is Liquid Death, canned water for the punk rock crowd, because why not?Liquid Death has attracted nearly $2 million in funding from angel investors like Away co-founder Jen Rubio and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.Before I tell you about a few other up-and-coming beverage makers, I must beg the question: Does the beverage industry need disrupting?For one, because millennials, according to various studies, are consuming less alcohol than previous generations and are therefore seeking non-alcoholic beverage alternatives.Haus, like any good consumer startup in 2019, is shipped directly to your door.
The law is hailed as the global standard for privacy in the digital age, in which data is a precious commodity.The GDPR came into effect a few months after the news broke that political consultancy Cambridge Analytica had gotten ahold of personal data on 87 million Facebook users without their permission.The law has forced Facebook and its Silicon Valley neighbors to make sweeping changes to their privacy and data-handling policies, such as asking users to consent to new terms and bringing in pop-ups to inform them of any changes.So far, only one US company, Google, has been hit with a major fine.The EU's move to update its privacy regulation has spurred other countries around the world -- including Silicon Valley's home turf -- to consider following suit.Companies have reported 89,271 data breaches, which they're obligated to report within 72 hours of discovery.
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Hiring may seem dire at these record high levels of employment, but you don’t need to make an offer to every developer that you meet.Here are a few hiring pointers you need to know, and that most startups aren’t doing:Market your career opportunities like they’re one of your products.Blog and tweet about your openings, write compelling copy, get visibility by sponsoring events, re-post your job openings, and keep your ads and website current.Make it easy for them.You can create an actual referral blurb that they can send out or post to their LinkedIn profiles.
+ SPECIAL FOUNDER DISCOUNT CODE FOR VTEXVTEX DAY 2019This is considered the biggest digital innovation event in Latin America.The 2019 edition will take place on May 30 and 31, in São Paulo (SP) and intends to gather 15 thousand participants.What to expect from the eventDuring the two days of the event, the VTEX DAY 2019 will allow the public to immerse themselves in the Brazilian and worldwide market of technology and innovation.There will be 15 thousand participants, 170 exhibitors, dozens of speakers, 43 thousand m dedicated to the meeting and five thousand people in nine training rooms.
Three is technically the U.K.’s second-youngest network — formed in 2003 — but many consider it to be the youngest, since industry leader EE was formed from the ashes of T-Mobile and Orange.Three’s network currently uses the following frequencies:UMTS / HSDPA / HSPA+ / DC-HSPA+Three’s U.K. network has always been data-focused, with the network prioritizing the data-capable 3G standard ahead of the voice-centric GSM 2G standard.It didn’t switch its 4G network on until December 2013 and it then only covered four major cities.Although limited in capacity, the 800MHz support means Three’s indoor and long distance 4G coverage holds up well.
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At this time mobile gamers have access to a wide array of phones like the Razer Phone 2, Asus ROG, Nubia Red Magic Mars and Xiaomi Black Shark.The specs on these phones match higher-priced flagships like the Galaxy S10, Pixel 3 and OnePlus 6T, just not the price.Fortunately for consumers, the four gaming phones I looked at have prices ranging from $385 to $900: the Razer Phone 2, Asus ROG, Xiaomi Black Shark and Nubia Red Magic Mars.But the phone you'll buy will most likely depend on your budget.Best overall gaming phone: Asus ROGThe Asus ROG phone (which stands for Republic of Gamers) offers the most power, the best ergonomics and the most thoughtful design.
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There’s a cluttered HUD with dozens of clickable elements, windows out the wazzoo, and a dizzying amount of content to get through.We’ve pieced together this guide to hopefully help you on your adventure across one of the first truly popular subscription-based MMOs since World of Warcraft.Classes are split across three (technically four) “disciplines”.There’s your Disciples of War/Magic, Land, and Hand – or battle, gathering, and crafting respectively.War and Magic classes fight the baddies, while Land and Hand classes turn the world’s resources into useful items like weapons, food, and fancy plush couches.You can instantly teleport to any large crystal you’ve touched before and freely teleport from those to smaller ones within the same zone.
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Kids can be hard enough to keep tabs on in real life, and the pervasiveness of smartphones among offspring has parents especially worried over their children’s content consumption.With school almost out for summer, now is a prime time to keep your children in check and protect your own peace of mind with Qustodio.Qustodio’s easy-to-access signup flow will get you started for free in no time, however the cost-free option is limited to just one device.For additional devices, Qustodio offers three premium plans, protecting up to 5, 10, or 15 devices, now for just $55, $97, and $138-per-year, respectively.A motherlode of monitoring and management features help parents keep kids’ online experience safe and suitable.Smart web filters block pornography and other inappropriate content, even in private mode, while games and apps are also able to be blocked or restricted.
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Chris DeWolfe has built Jam City into one of the biggest mobile game companies in the world through the combination of licensed Hollywood franchises like Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery and original titles like Cookie Jam.DeWolfe spoke at our recent GamesBeat Summit 2019 event in April.Michael Pachter, managing director and analyst at Wedbush Securities, moderated the talk.DeWolfe took note of gaming while he was CEO and founder at MySpace.When he left, he saw that Zynga was making a lot of money every day on the social network, and he went to places like Japan where he saw everybody engaging with mobile devices.When he started, a lot of the competition was local in California.
Pavlov is coming to the Oculus Quest according to developer Dave Villz.It currently sits at 89% positive reviews on Steam, and is a frequently recommended buy in the VR community.Pavlov was first hinted at coming to Quest all the way back in September, just days after the headset was announced.A fan asked Villz whether he intended to bring it to Quest, and he replied “if tracking is as good as they claim then for sure”.If that statement holds, he must have been satisfied with the tracking quality of the headset.Villz released a video of a build running on the Quest:
Parenting is an amazing experience, but wondering how newborns and infants are at night can be nerve-wracking.Baby monitors can take some of the stress out of the experience by letting you check on the baby without going into the room.Walmart has some significant price reductions on baby monitors including the Owlet Smart Sock 2 and others from MobiCam and VTech.Whether you’re buying a baby monitor for your family or as a gift, these five deals can help you save up to $120.Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor — $100 offThe Owlet Smart Sock 2 Baby Monitor tracks an infant’s heart rate and blood oxygen level using pulse oximetry.
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