Keith Maldonado

Keith Maldonado

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Chris Heatherly, executive vice president of games and digital platforms at NBCUniversal, has seen storytelling evolve in mobile, console, and PC games in the past few years.Heatherly directed a panel on the “future of interactive storytelling” at our recent GamesBeat Summit 2019 event in April.Krankel said his own game Oxenfree, as well as huge titles like Red Dead Redemption 2, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and God of War, show that stories in games aren’t dead, despite some public pronouncements otherwise.Some have said multiplayer-only modes or free-to-play live operations game are the way to go.But Heatherly said, “Obviously, we don’t believe that or we wouldn’t be here.”Krankel attributed some of the retreat from single-player story games to “bad business decisions.” He said the key is to tell good stories and figure out new ways to give players agency in stories.
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And Sareen — currently employed at MIT’s world famous Media Lab and the equally renowned New School’s Parsons School of Design — has the proof-of-concepts to prove it.“They change their color, orientation, moisture, position of flowers, and leaves, among many other responses.”Such interactions may be comparatively subtle next to the ostentatious responses we receive when we use with our everyday devices.It is, by and large, an indoor world (because what self-respecting geek goes outside?)He dreams of a world in which this same interconnected functionality can be achieved — only instead of using cold, hard smart gadgets churned off some industrial production line in Shenzhen, China, engineers will find ways to harness the natural intelligence of already growing trees, herbs, bushes, grasses, and vines.It’s a vision reminiscent of Richard Brautigan’s beloved 1967 hippy-tech poem, “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace,” in which Brautigan describes a utopia in which the natural and, well, unnatural worlds can sing together in perfect harmony: “I like to think / (right now, please!)
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I have already established that it’s a hoot to play Beat Saber on the Oculus Quest wireless virtual reality headset, which debuted on Tuesday for $400.A few years ago, we were all tantalized by the promise of Palmer Luckey’s Oculus Rift.It was a disappointing bait-and-switch that left a lot of people with a bad taste in their mouths for the first generation of VR.And it’s fun to show off to the kids.And we have another way to enjoy the lightsaber action.It was sadly short at 45 minutes, but just long enough to whet your appetite for swinging a lightsaber 360 degrees, with no limitations due to wires.
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Ledande svenska mobiloperatörer följer utvecklingen noga men har i dagsläget inga planer på att skrota samarbetet.Japanska teknikjätten Panasonic är det senaste i raden av företag som avslutar samarbetet med Huawei och dess dotterbolag.För Panasonic rör det sig bland annat om leverans av elektronikdelar.Nyligen meddelade brittiska telekombolagen Vodafone och EE att de ratat Huawei från sina 5g-nätverk.Svenska operatörerna Telia, Tele2 och Telenor är dels återförsäljare av Huaweis mobiltelefoner, dels är Huawei en av flera leverantörer av komponenter till befintliga mobilnätverk.Ralf Bagner, pressansvarig på Telia, säger till TT att man arbetar med att analysera situationen för att förstå vad den innebär för företaget och dess kunder.
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The results were telling, and in the end, it turned out that there was more separating these coolers than meets the eye.Cabela's Polar Cap Equalizer Cooler, $300Rotomolding is short for rotational molding, a manufacturing technique that literally spins the mold as the plastic is poured in.Only the Yeti, Cabela's and Orca managed to outperform it -- and again, each of those costs $300.Yeti Tundra 45 Cooler, $300I told you a couple of paragraphs ago that the $300 Yeti Tundra 45 was our top-performing cooler, but I should also add that it really wasn't close.
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The Service Mesh Interface (SMI) represents an attempt to bring a little interoperability into an increasingly disparate meshy worldMeshes have been all the rage lately.More than one person The Register spoke to at Kubecon remarked that while the tech used to be the new shiny, it really was about time vendors got their collective act together to make the thing work.To recap, a service mesh describes the network of containers and services that spring up as part of a distributed application.It comprises all the hooks, connections and infrastructure needed to communicate.Technology such as Istio and its ilk exist to deal with the problem by making the network itself smarter.
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Following the US crackdown on Chinese technology companies, Reuters reports that Google has cut off Huawei’s Android license, which would represent a huge blow to the besieged phonemaker.Reuters is reporting the news from a single anonymous source; The Verge requested comment from Google about the suspension, but did not hear back by the time of publication.If the Reuters report is accurate, Huawei could be restricted to using the Android Open Source Project (ASOP), which would cut the company off from critical Google apps that consumers outside of China expect on Android devices.Reuters says Google is still debating the details of how this sanction would work, but that Huawei would “immediately lose access to [Android] updates,” and that future smartphones would lose access to the Google Play Store and apps like Gmail.Huawei has been under increasing pressure from President Trump and the US government over fears that its equipment could be used by the Chinese government to spy on American networks.These fears have been under construction for a long time; In 2018, US intelligence agencies warned against using Huawei and ZTE devices, and US politicians have described Huawei as “effectively an arm of the Chinese government.”
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I en allt mer komplex industrimiljö och tuffare konkurrens måste varje tillverkningssteg optimeras och nuvarande metoder ifrågasättas.Att man ska göra det man är bra på är ganska självklart men inte alltid den effektivaste lösningen.Innan man tar steget att lägga ut en tillverkningsprocess letar många efter olika sätt att automatisera sin produktion.Sverige har en tradition av hög automatiseringsgrad.Allt går dock inte att plocka ihop eller montera helt automatiskt utan behöver fortfarande göras av mänskliga händer.Vissa branscher ligger långt före i att utveckla sin effektivitet
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Broadband and television customers in the UK from 2020 should benefit from new Ofcom rules that should tell them when their contracts have expired, and if there are better deals available.The new rules are designed to stop customers overpaying on services when they don’t realise their contract period lock-in has ended, and there are cheaper deals available.Earlier this month the British communications regulator revealed that households in the United Kingdom are benefiting from a significant increase in average broadband speeds, after average speeds rose by nearly 20 percent in the past year to 54Mbps.But now the regulator has also announced that broadband, phone and pay-TV firms must tell a customer when their contract is coming to an end, and must also tell them about the best available deals.“We want you to have choice when it comes to your broadband, phone and TV package, and also want you to be able to get the deal that best suits your needs,” said the regulator.“You could do this by switching provider or by agreeing a new deal with your current one.”
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Swedish startupbolaget Einride started on their shipments with the in-house developed electric-powered autonomous truck, the T-pod, on the German fraktjätten DB Schenker's facility in Jönköping, sweden.in Front of the strains of the australian hårdrockbandet ACDC's ”Thunderstruck” rolled Einrides T-pod for the first time out on a public road when the truck ran between DB Schenker's two terminals.We should be in the forefront to get out the self-driven electric trucks on public roads.this is a first step in a revolution, on the 10-year T-pod to be the standard for the transport”, says the company's co-founder and ceo Robert Falck.According to the company, it is the first time in the world an electrically driven autonomous truck is run for commercial purposes on a public road.the Spectators and the media, however, had to see a car that fjärrstyrdes from Borås, in short, the tests according to the Einride run completely autonomously.
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Rewind to those halcyon days of 2004, when cries of "for the Horde" and "for the Alliance" were still novel, with the return of World of Warcraft Classic on August 27.Blizzard announced the release date in a lengthy news post that also spells out a range of closed beta and stress-test periods over the next three months.Blizzard shuts down “legacy” WoW fan server hours after it goes upThis release date will place the game's launch nearly two years after Blizzard Entertainment confirmed it would release and maintain the game's "vanilla" version as a live service.That decision followed years of fans doing the same "behind" Blizzard's back, though their attempt to do so was an open secret—one that Blizzard battled aggressively."Select WoW players will be invited" to the classic version's first closed beta period beginning May 15, though Blizzard didn't confirm what makes particular WoW fans more eligible than others (perhaps the ones who signed certain petitions get bumped to the front of the list).
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On almost all the farms are spread fertilizer evenly over a field, because you really do not know where more nutrients are needed.Vultus want to do agriculture, computer controlled, where satellite imagery is an important part.Research from, among others, SLU shows that it is based on the analysis of photographs is possible to find a connection between the klorofyllnivåerna in crops and kvävebehovet.Based on the analysis, it is possible to create control files for farm machinery, which ensures that the correct amount of nitrogen is spread on each part of the field.Vultus has worked with the commercialization of this research in a few years time.From the beginning the idea was to use drones for bildinsamlingen, but in the day build the solution instead of on the satellite images that NASA makes freely available.
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Visselblåsaren Chelsea Manning har släppts fri efter att ha suttit häktad i 62 dagar då hon vägrat att vittna inför en federal åtalsjury som utreder Wikileaks i USA.Direkt kallades hon på nytt att vittna nästa vecka, uppger hennes advokat."Chelsea kommer fortsatt att vägra att svara på frågor", heter det i ett uttalande från advokaten som säger att försvaret kommer att göra allt för att visa att Mannings vägran att vittna har lagligt stöd.
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the Government has injected 300 million to the state support for the installation of the solar panels.But the money is not enough to all that have applied, reports the SVT News. " The money that we have now will probably suffice for the applications that have come in to the and with somewhere in december 2018.Then, there's no money on the basis of the budget that is now, " says Sara Grettve, programme officer at Swedish energy agency, to SVT.the Government shot up in april to 300 million to solcellsstödet in vårändringsbudgeten - but the Swedish energy agency can't guarantee to anyone that is looking for now get some money.It does, however, financial markets and housing minister Per Bolund (MP).
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But the 10 million-strong coastal city that sits on the northern coast of Java will soon lose that title, thanks to some serious infrastructural and environmental challenges.It ain’t lying: The city, parts of which are already below sea level, has sunk 13 feet in the past 30 years, according to Reuters.The highly vulnerable city could be permanently flooded by 2050 as sea levels are expected to rise at least 20 inches and potentially even 5 feet by some estimates, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.Along with sea level rise, the pulling groundwater for human use has reduced the region’s elevation, as the ground can compacts or shrinks when there’s less water running through it, as the Asean Post has noted.“We want to have a capital that represents the nation’s identity and improves the efficiency of the central government and establish a smart, green and beautiful city.”All this is why the government is finally moving the capital city—but this won’t be an easy task.
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Watch the video above to watch me try on Focals and give my review all the features on these smart glasses.But these provide you notifications and other information right in front of your face, just like smartphones, but faster and arguably more convenient.But is it really as good as it seems?This is all controlled by a small ring called the Loop, which allows you to navigate and interact with your display all via Bluetooth.I'm heading into the office and mostly going to be sitting at my desk during the day just kind of performing simple daily tasks.So I tried out the GPS feature to get me from my apartment to the PATH station.
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Editor’s note: This post originally appeared on TechNode, an editorial partner of TechCrunch based in China.It may have lost its original founding team, but the wheels are still rolling for embattled electric vehicle (EV) maker Faraday Future.The company, famous for lavish promotions but little substance, has received yet another financial lifeline in the wake of a dispute with key investor Evergrande.This latest shot in the arm is led by U.S. asset management firm Birch Lake Associates and it is aimed at bringing Faraday’s flagship FF91 SUV to market.Part of the financing seeks to reassure Faraday’s suppliers after the financial turmoil the company has seen since late last year, and to “obtain their commitments” to ensure that the FF91 enters mass production.This new financing comes hot on the heels of a joint venture (JV) with once-popular Chinese gaming company The9, which will bring Faraday’s V9 EV — a vehicle based on the FF91 — to market in China.
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Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online.Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective.Google was slow to enter the smartphone game, but its superb Pixel phone sets the bar high.Along with great build quality, the Pixel smartphones remain hugely popular thanks to their slick interfaces, solid hardware, and some of the best cameras you're going to find on a phone.Whether you're a dedicated Android user or you're an iPhone owner looking to make the switch, you'll find what you're looking for below.The Pixel 3 doesn't reinvent the wheel, and it doesn't have to: What sells this phone is that it packs all the things we loved about the Pixel 2 — including the unrivaled cameras— in a nicely updated and super-polished package.
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Elscooterkriget på städernas gator tätnar.Svenska storstäder dränks just nu av elscootrar, bara ett fåtal gator är fredade från åsynen av färdmedlet.Än så länge finns en handfull aktörer på plats i Sverige som tillsammans rullat ut tusentals elscootrar.Eftersom vi kommer från det tänket så är steget för oss inte så stort”, säger medgrundaren Christian Zanders.Ayo ingår i samma koncern som ”on demand”-plattformen Suavoo, som grundades 2016 av Christian Zanders, Linda Melin och Andreas Drougge.Suavoo erbjuder en skönhetsapp som byggt upp ett nätverk av partners, bland annat hotellkedjor.
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Even in the off chance you’re focusing exclusively on a digital device, this probably isn’t the only tab you had open.Distraction doesn’t seem like a big deal on the surface, but no matter what we’re getting distracted from, or what’s distracting us, there’s a significant cost to pay.One of the most common causes of car accidents these days is distracted driving.Granted, not all distractions are tech-related; eating or putting on makeup while driving are distracting activities as well.However, the sheer power and convenience of mobile devices like smartphones have provided more opportunities to be distracted while driving.For example, if you’re watching a movie with a smartphone on standby, you’ll likely be tempted to check IMDB or a similar resource for information on the actors, directors, and other personnel responsible for creating the movie.
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