Days later, Blizzard has published a list of non-issues that players keep reporting as bugs, advising these players that ‘the nature’ of the game ‘sometimes invokes different memories for different players…’ Those discrepancies have resulted in some players perceiving normal gameplay as buggy.The currently closed-beta World of Warcraft Classic game offers a mostly vanilla WoW experience, enabling players to enjoy the game as it existed more than a decade ago.The World of Warcraft that actually existed in 2006 is different than the game some players remember having played, though, and it included elements that many fans now view as bugs.In a post on Battle.net, Blizzard’s community manager ‘Kaivax’ said, ‘As we’ve discussed before, the nature of WoW Classic sometimes invokes different memories for different players, and this leads to certain misconceptions for some about what is or isn’t working as intended.’The company has provided a list of the most commonly reported gameplay elements that Classic players are reporting as bugs, including warrior health regeneration rates, the lack of quick objectives and POI tracking on the map/minimap, the presence of a dot as the marker for completed quests on the minimap, fast running NPCs, and slow creature respawn rates (full list below).The advisory highlights the fact that World of Warcraft is a 15-year-old game and that its earliest form contains elements that are best left in the past.
Elsewhere, the Mueller investigation is still in the news and investigators have finally determined the cause of California's deadly Camp Fire.Oh, and the Trump administration is trying to undo birthright citizenship for the adopted children of LGBTQ couples.Two weeks ago, everyone's attention was on Georgia, and certain laws being made in that state——but last week, it was Alabama that held everyone's attention, and for good reason.The Alabama Senate had originally intended to vote on its own controversial abortion restriction earlier in the month, only to have to postpone due to public protest.Others vowed to take the fight against the new law as far as it can go—which may be what those behind it want.
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fold, it didn't just announce another phone -- it kicked off a revolution in the way we interact with mobile devices.But the Fold soon suffered screen breakages and other glitches, and the revolution stalled.It's been nearly four weeks since we've heard any details from Samsung about the Fold.An AT email to customers suggested that the phone would come next month.Consumers, industry players and reviewers alike are waiting with bated breath.If Samsung wants to ensure that the Fold is free of problems, it should spend the appropriate time and resources on fixing everything, regardless of internal deadlines or pressure from carrier partners, consumers or the press.
Last month, a spacecraft arrived at the International Space Station carrying, among other cargo, small cube-shaped robots called Astrobees.The devices are designed to operate in the space lab’s unique microgravity environment, offering assistance to the astronauts located on the ISS.In its most recent update on the matter, NASA shared an image of the Astrobee robot ‘Bumble’ on the ISS alongside some details about how it and its ‘Honey’ companion are operating.As with their counterparts on Earth, astronauts can benefit from robots designed to take over certain tasks that would otherwise use up precious time better suited for complex tasks.NASA points out on its website that robotic assistants can work to improve the space station’s efficiency by assistant with some ‘routine duties’ like taking inventory, moving around cargo, and using cameras to document experiments.The Astrobee is described as a free-flying system — it was made specifically to operate in the ISS’s microgravity environment.
If you've got yourself a Google Nest Hub, a Lenovo Smart Display, or anything else running Google's own Smart Display UI, you should see some visual changes and tweaks in the near future.Google just pushed out an update for the interface that makes more use of the ambient display that's on while the display is idle – the clock face or wallpaper becomes a blurred background as soon as you start interacting with it.As 9to5Google reports, the dedicated weather forecast has been removed as well (leaving just an icon and a temperature reading), and the time and date style has been tweaked and repositioned.Part of the reasoning behind the change is preparing the ground for the Nest Hub Max, and making room for the Duo call reminders coming with the Face Match ID technology (something that's not available on the Nest Hub).These updates to the interface on Google's smart displays come a couple of weeks after the company demoed a host of improvements to its products at Google IO 2019.As well as introducing the Nest Hub Max, Google also gave a sneak preview of the next-gen Google Assistant – able to process information faster, with a smaller footprint on devices, and getting smarter all the time.
Alongside news of the Rescue Rangers film, the Hollywood Reporter dropped one more bombshell last night, in the form of a well-sourced rumour about the future of Matt Reeves’ The Batman movie: in particular, its villains.According to the report, Reeves is still working on his script, but it’s said to have, at this stage of development, at least two villains: The Penguin and another mystery villain.Catwoman is also rumoured to play a role in the story, though whether it’s as a villain or something more complicated is not known.The Penguin hasn’t seen a big-screen adaptation since Batman Returns in the early nineties, so he would make an interesting choice.Though it’d also be lovely to see a villain or two we’ve never seen before.The Batman is roughly scheduled for a 2021 release, and Robert Pattinson is apparently in the lead for the headline role.
Facebook was the subject of many headlines this week, including a CNET investigation into the pervasive belief that the social network is listening in on our conversations via our phones.Well, it's not, but it really doesn't need to.Facebook has other ways to figure out what's on your mind.Meanwhile, President Donald Trump thinks Facebook and Twitter are politically biased and wants to know if you agree.Also, on the privacy front, San Francisco this week became the first city to bar police from using facial recognition tech.Here are more stories you don't want to miss:
Being able to select the specific episode and show you want gives parents and children more flexibility.But there’s a dark side to this convenience – the proximity of explicit content.Writer James Bridle spoke on TED Talks about how algorithmic suggestions on YouTube can take one from an innocent video made for children to one of explicit video – clearly made by people who “shouldn’t be anywhere near children.” On the screen behind him are YouTube thumbnails of violent, explicit and haunting parodies of children’s characters like the Teletubbies and Marvel superheroes.Even on Netflix, curious children are just a step away from switching over from their children’s account to the adult one, gaining access to countless of sexy thumbnails and shows made for grownups.The internet has always been a dangerous moral landscape to navigate, and more so for children in their formative years.Surf publicly, not in their rooms
Last month, CNET editor Jessica Dolcourt traveled to Chicago to experience first-hand what the carrier's new 5G network was like.In April, Sprint and AT reached a settlement after Sprint sued AT for displaying "5G E" connectivity on some of its phones, including iPhones.Despite all these legal issues, that doesn't mean Apple is totally ignoring 5G.As mentioned before, some iPhone models on AT are displaying the misleading "5G E" symbol on its network.Priced at $1,300 and originally unveiled during Unpacked, it has a 6.7-inch display, four rear cameras and the ability to wirelessly charge other devices.Interested buyers will have to be on Verizon's Above or Beyond unlimited plans to access 5G on phones.
Not only is there no life, almost all its volcanic activity died out billions of years ago.Even the youngest lunar lava is old enough to have become scarred by numerous impact craters that have been collected over the aeons as cosmic debris crashed into the ground.These transmitted recorded data to Earth until 1977, showing vibrations caused by internal “moonquakes”.But no one was sure whether any of these were associated with actual moving faults breaking the surface of the moon or purely internal movements that could also cause tremors.Another clue that something is still going on at the moon came in 1972 when Apollo 17 astronauts Gene Cernan and Jack Schmitt inspected a step in the terrain, a few tens of meters high, that they called “the Lee-Lincoln scarp”.A handful of similar examples were noted in photographs taken from Apollo craft as they orbited near the moon’s equator, but it was not until 2010 that the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera, capable of recording details less than a meter across, revealed that such scarps can be found scattered across the whole globe.
A U.S. government-led trial may confirm the worst fears of anyone whose diet starts and ends in the frozen food aisle in Tesco.It suggests that people who mostly eat ultra-processed foods will take in more calories and gain more weight than those who stick to mostly unprocessed foods—even if the two diets start off with the same amounts of fat, carbs, and other nutrients.To help remedy this gap in evidence, Hall and his team recruited 20 healthy volunteers to vacation for a month at the National Institutes of Health’s Metabolic Clinical Research Unit for a randomised, controlled trial—seemingly the first of its kind ever conducted.There’s some debate as what exactly qualifies as an ultra-processed food, but Hall and his team decided to abide by guidelines developed by the United Nations, which take into account the different types of industrialised processing a food or ingredient goes through before it ends up on our plate.An example of an ultra-processed breakfast, highlighted by the authors, might include pancakes, sausages, and hash browns, while a mostly unprocessed breakfast would contain blueberries, raw nuts, and oatmeal.The team’s final results were striking.
It hovers just above her palm, wings beating rapidly to keep it airborne, but otherwise remaining perfectly stationary.While it currently has to be tethered to the ground to provide power and stability, the team responsible for creating it is excited that they may have finally cracked one of the natural world’s most unusual modes of flying.“[The] hummingbird is a unique species whose size is in between insects and other birds,” Deng told Digital Trends.Hummingbirds can do both, and their stable and agile flight makes them nature’s little flying wonders.It does what engineers often refer to as “reverse-engineering,” meaning to take an existing product apart to see how it works and how it can be recreated.Only in this case it’s not about disassembling a smartphone or other gadget developed by a rival manufacturer and figuring out how to replicate its functionality.
Let’s test out how much you really know about Android, the most popular mobile operating system in the world.This quiz contains 10 statements that revolve around the history of Android, its features, and much more.Your job is to figure out whether each statement is true or false.Think you know enough about the OS to get a good score?Press the Start button below and show us what you got — and don’t forget to share your result on social media and challenge your friends to try and beat it.Note: If you don’t see a Start button, click here.
If you somehow haven’t heard, HBO’s megahit Game of Thrones is ending this weekend with its eighth season finale, but the premium network already has its next epic fantasy show lined up.His Dark Materials, which is based on Philip Pullman young adult series of the same name, is set to debut later this year, and the show’s first trailer hints that it’ll be just as dark and harrowing — if not quite as violent — as anything that the residents of Westeros served up.His Dark Materials stars Logan‘s Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua, who lives in a world where polar bears wear armor, people’s souls live outside of their bodies in creatures known as Daemons, and a mysterious particle known as Dust holds the secret to unlimited power.When Lyra’s friend Roger and a number of other children go missing, Lyra embarks on a journey that brings her in contact with her uncle Lord Asriel (fellow X-Men vet James McAvoy), a power-hungry socialite named Ms. Coulter (The Affair star Ruth Wilson), and Lee Scoresby, an adventurous hot air-balloonist played by Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda.The BBC started adapting His Dark Materials for television about four years ago alongside Bad Wolf, a production company founded by the same people responsible for BBC’s popular Doctor Whorevamp.HBO signed on as co-producer in 2018.
We at Roadshow have been pumped for the Rivian R1T electric truck since we saw it in the metal at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show and now we're even more excited because Rivian has turned it into an overland camping rig for Overland West in Arizona.The R1T made its Overland West debut on Friday as the first electric vehicle to be shown there, and it is a little different from the vehicle we saw in LA.Instead of merely having a pass-through tunnel behind the cab, Rivian has installed a brilliant-looking cooking station that slides out and is packing a custom electric camp stove.To keep the overland theme going, Rivian bolted a rack to the bed of the R1T and tossed a tent on it.It's not something we'd trust on the African savannah, for example, but for a leisurely trip through the woods of California's Sierra Nevada, it looks perfect.As for the rest of the R1T's particulars, it's powered by four electric motors and promises to deliver 400 miles of range while producing around 750 horsepower.
A 9-foot juvenile tiger shark that had its stomach cut open and its teeth and jaw apparently removed was photographed on a South Carolina beach this week.The mutilated shark was discovered on the beach of an undeveloped island north of Hilton Head Island by a sea turtle protection team, who sent the photo to state officials, The State reported.Bryan Frazier, a shark biologist at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (DNR), told the outlet the shark appeared to have weighed between 200 and 300 pounds.He also told the outlet the shark seemed to have been cut open by a human -- and it wasn’t done by scientists, he added.“They eviscerated it .... with a straight-line cut that wasn’t done by an animal,” Frazier told the outlet.“It’s really a strange thing to do.”
The previously announced Batwoman series featuring Ruby Rose has received its first trailer.The CW, the network where the show will air, debuted the trailer alongside the announcement of its Fall 2019 – 2020 television schedule.Batwoman will join the last season of hit CW series Supernatural, as well as the return of superhero shows The Flash and Arrow.The CW previously announced plans to launch a new Batwoman series amid its success with The Flash, which arrived in 2014, and Arrow, which debuted a couple years earlier in 2012.As with those shows, Batwoman will offer a modern take on a classic character, giving audiences their chance to experience the story from a modern perspective.The show’s first trailer introduces us to the general storyline behind Rose’s character, as well as the wider cast, and hints at a couple tense sub-plots.
Even if you don’t have any handyman skills, installing a new video doorbell is easy.First, you need to charge the Ring Video Doorbell’s battery.Then, plug the charging cable that it came with into the battery and plug it into a wall socket until only the green light is lit on the battery casing.When it’s done, slip it back into the doorbell until you hear a click, but don’t put the faceplate back on the Ring just yet.Second, turn off the power to your existing doorbell by flipping the corresponding switch in your home’s breaker box.Third, install the app and go through the onscreen instructions to connect your Ring Video Doorbell 2 with your home’s Wi-Fi.
An alarming number of people are failing to update WhatsApp after the Facebook-owned app was hacked, according to smartphone security firm Wandera.Wandera could see whether the users of 300,000 devices have updated WhatsApp to patch the security vulnerability.Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories.An alarming number of people are failing to update the Facebook-owned app, leaving the door open for bad actors to get their hands on personal information, including messages and data location.That's according to research by Wandera, a smartphone security company that counts the likes of Rolex, Deloitte, General Electric, and Bloomberg among its customers.Wandera helps secure the smartphones of employees at these companies, and it has more than 1 million devices under its management, 30% of which have WhatsApp installed.
In the Android fitness smartwatch scene, two titans have been duking it out for several years now: Fitbit and Garmin.Both of these companies have long been on the list of our favorite fitness watches, but when it comes to high-end full-featured wearables, Garmin is the name to beat – especially if you prefer classic styling details like round steel cases and metal bands over squared-off rubberized cases.If you’re in the market for a full-on smartwatch that can do double duty as a highly detailed fitness tracker (and something that’s not just a jumped-up Bluetooth pedometer), then look no further.As part of its ongoing Anniversary Sale ahead of Memorial Day weekend, REI is offering discounts of up to $150 on a few of the best Garmin fitness smartwatches, and we’ve got the best ones right here:The Fenix 5 lineup are the flagships of the Garmin smartwatch fleet.This rugged fitness wearable gets just about every detail right for techies and watch lovers alike, right down to its classically styled round stainless steel case.