The madness after the Battle Royale games never stops. PUBG and Fortnite are not only still on the throne, but new games also tirelessly try to climb to the top and share a narrow place. No one expected Apex Legend. They came quietly, but they already managed to earn nearly $ 100 million. The dust from such a thing has not yet come off, and Dice began to tease with a unique attempt on the Battle Royale mode in Battlefield 5.
As you can see from the top demo, the game starts in a way that is characteristic of the BT genre. Everything falls from the sky and forces gather together to demand weapons and groceries. The circle narrows on a map that is estimated to be 10 times the largest map in Battlefield V - Hamada. Battle Royale in Battlefield 5 gives us the impression of a beautiful and extremely complex experience in which the vehicles are on the top of the cake. Vehicles play an enormous role, especially when you take into account the destructiveness of the buildings you are hiding. Unlike most BR games, BV's Firestorm mode will be constantly encouraged by the movement because one who has a tank can easily destroy buildings and everything that dares to hide there. Interestingly, you will be able to play with any of the soldiers of the standard network modes, but there will be no available capabilities that are unique to each class, but only their appearance.
In BR, the Dice mode is played in teams of four versus a total of 64 players. In addition to 17 vehicles that sow full destruction or give quick access from point A to point B, the infantry will easily find anti-tank artillery. On a huge map, there will be several secondary tasks that, if you do, you will get much better prey.
Battlefield 5 Firestorm is out, but not free. To play it, you need to have the basic Battlefield 5 game.
The Elder Scrolls Series is 25 years old! Bethesda publishers have decided to commemorate this achievement by worshiping the third game of the series for everyone interested. The edition of the year, The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind can be yours by logging in to your Bethesda account and for free to grab the game by inserting the code TES25TH-MORROWIND. As a rule, this promotion was supposed to be completed by now, but because of the great interest and certain technical problems, the promotion continues until the end of the week, that is, until March 31st. The game can be activated, downloaded and played by the Bethesda client.
The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind is located in the volcanic island of Vardenfell, and the players are introduced to the Danmer clan and with the numerous challenges that emerge from the mind of the immortal Daggot Ur. As the third game, The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind laid the foundations and template for The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. The first game of this series, however, is The Elder Scrolls: Arena. That game came out on 24 March 1994.
In parallel with this promotion, Bethesda prepares several other surprises. For the Elder Scrolls Online, a free event is being prepared that will last until April 4, and an interesting prey will await you in the Elder Scrolls Legends card game. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim will not be neglected and will offer additional content in the game soon.
Meanwhile, Bethesda has announced that all of their games will continue to go to Steam and will not accept exclusive deals with Epic. Fallout 76 will also go out Steam throughout the year.
Almost a month, beta users were able to test Opera's VPN service. 51 The Android version of the browser has finally become widely available and all interested have the complete free virtual private network (Virtual Private Network, VPN).
After one-month testing, the team behind Opera is pleased with VPN capabilities and consider their browser and built-in VPN "mark a new standard of privacy and security for mobile browsing."
An Android browser team official said:
"There are already over 650 million people using VPN services globally. With Opera, they can now enjoy a free service that increases online privacy and improves security. "The same representative, Peter Volman, explains that if you use the built-in virtual private network, it significantly impairs your third-party mission and prevents it not only in stealing information but also in tracking traces. "Users, Peter says, no longer have to wonder how to protect their personal information in such situations."
For the advantages of VPN and the numerous tools that can help you with better security, we talked on several occasions.
The crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia have recently landed all Boeing 737 Max planes. The company's director prior to the landing claimed that the cause of the demolition was a software flaw that would hastily hasten. Probably the more important question is whether the aircraft should have been granted permission for use by certification agencies for use.
Troubleshooting has already begun. At the Boeing pilot plant, they began testing the new software in a simulator. For now, the change has allowed pilots in the simulation to land the plane without major problems, the New York Times writes.
The reason for the collision of the two aircraft is located in the MCAS software which, combined with a mechanical sensor defect, is the reason for the fall of the aircraft. What makes MCAS prevents the aircraft from stopping working due to overloading the engines. The way this is done is by automatic descent and the engine of the plane will not stop working. Unfortunately, the Boeing 737 has engines that contribute to problems and the plane itself is more easily burdened. The demolition of Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia and Indonesia is caused in combination with a faulty mechanical sensor.
But this is just the surface of the problem. The second part of the problem is that pilots did not have enough training with MCAS software and did not understand how it worked. Because of this, but also because of the fact that the whiteboard that allows comparisons and allows to notice that what the mechanical sensor shows is a mistake is additional equipment, the accidents could not be prevented.
The final cause of the crash is the price. Air carriers would have to train their pilots, which would make the new aircraft less desirable for buyers. However, under the pressure of the crashes and landing, Boing has called for 200 pilots to present changes to the software.
The software is an easy "target" for the accusation, for many computer sciences is a mystery. However, the reasons for these demolitions are experiences that we are all familiar with, the pressure to deliver earlier, the temptation to bypass some established practices, and the hope that in a large and complex world, a small mistake will not destroy the whole program, says Quartz.
After the Switch Switch appeared on the market, it became a big hit for old and new generations of lovers of Nintendo devices. Due to its high popularity, the company is already working on two new Switch models, which should be presented this summer.
According to announcements, one of the devices should be a cheaper version of Switch, while the other will have better performance and will be dedicated to dedicated gamers.
Speculation says the new model will not get a vibration option and it is unlikely to have side-side Joy-Con controllers. This model is considered to be the successor to the 3DS console. At the beginning of this year, it was announced that Nintendo intends to introduce a smaller switch, which will focus on portability and practicality.
The report has no details of a more expensive model with improved performance, but there is certainly room for improvement, as the current Switch uses the Tegra X1 processor for four years.
Although the date remains unknown, it is expected that the launch of the new models of the Switch switch will be presented at the E3 fair in June this year.
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A few days ago, Nvidia introduced an impressive artificial intelligence that created incredible images from almost ordinary shorts. The user will definitely need a few seconds for this picture, but what makes the artificial intelligence of Nvidia with the image is impressive.
It's an interesting drawing tool in which the user chooses what he draws and gives him a form. On behalf of the networks (generative adversarial networks), the application is called GauGAN. Brushes are a kind of material selection, and the user only gives some form, and then the artificial intelligence decides what and how it enters into this form, certainly considering what has been selected. It's amazing that artificial intelligence has learned that if someone draws "water," it should add reflection.
What must be pointed out is that the tool does not use parts of existing images that fill the space, but creates a unique part.
The tool is on the Tensor platform, the hardware that is presented is the RDX Titan. According to the speed of drawing, the events appear to occur in real time, from pulling the line to the creation of superficial. Nvidia used millions of Flickr images to train artificial intelligence. For training, images published under the Creative Commons license are used.
Probably most artists and designers will not use this tool, but it might be useful when a picture is needed quickly.
So far, the software is a test prototype and no commercial version. Nvidia hopes GauGAN will be part of the AI Playground. There is a test version announced soon enough for anyone who wants to test the software.
Nowadays, for most, it is extremely difficult to be physically active. Stimulated by numerous advantages or overcrowded with working responsibilities, the race with time knows how to distance us from caring for our body. But three applications will try to encourage you properly and, with a little luck, motivate you to change something in that regard.
1.GoogleFit - Android
GoogleFit is an application that tracks how many steps each day and shows you the result in a graph. You can set goals and be notified each time you make them, as well as getting points or tips to help you deal with certain challenges more easily. All of this can influence motivating and fulfill you with a sense of achievement. The app impresses with simple design and useful daily reports.
Argus Calorie Counter - Android or iOS
Argus Calorie Counter is a comprehensive fitness app. This application measures not only steps, but fluids that you enter, sleep cycles, blood pressure, and even a barcode reader that scans food and alerts you to the intake of calories. All data is neatly served in graphs and there are plans for exercises that you can do. The program is not completely free and certain things require familiarization with your wallet.
Map My Walk - Android or iOS
Map My Walk automatically tracks your movement and marks it on a map, which can be quite informative if you often walk and want to have a more detailed and detailed view of the walks. You can keep your pedestrian routines, or share them with other users.
Smartphone lovers have a new reason to rejoice after it was announced that Call of Duty: Mobile will soon be available for all devices with Android and iOS operating system.
It's a free game with popular maps such as Nuketown and Crashes, as well as the characters and weapons from the Call of Duty series, including the Black Ops and Modern Warfare sequels.
The exact date for the premiere of this game remains unknown, but from Activision have announced that they will launch a beta version of the game for those who will register on their website and through Google Play.
Elon Musk is determined to travel to Mars and return home, and for that, it takes a spacecraft to re-enter the Earth's atmosphere. To do this, it needs to withstand huge heat, so SpaceX tested the Starship heat shield.
Mask on Twitter said that Starship was able to withstand the temperature of 1,650 Kelvinas, and his hexagonal shape helped him prevent possible damage from the heat.
According to Mask, the ship must be ready for a new flight immediately after the landing. Therefore, cooling of the areas on which the shield is erosion will be added. It is a matter of further cooling with the release of water and methane.
Testing the heat shield was completely successful, so Mask is now a step closer to the trip to Mars. He believes that this will happen in 2024, if, of course, everything goes according to the plan.
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You may not know, but the beginning of chip development is a story of betrayal and controversy. Probably the main reason for this is the story of the eight traitors. This is the story of eight researchers who left the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory in the middle of the last century and founded the Fairchild Semiconductor. The company is further involved in creating a bunch of companies. Some of the companies are Intel and AMD.
Julie Blanc, Victor Greenwich, John Horner, Eugene Clayner, Jay Last, Gordon Moore, Robert Neuss, and Sheldon Roberts are the eight researchers known as "Traitorous Eight". In 1956, William Shockley recruited a group of young PhDs for his company, Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory. Although Shockley himself was a remarkable scientist and Nobel laureate, he made the treatment he had for the eight to leave the company and, together with Sherman Fairchild, to establish Fairchild Semiconductor. In just a few years, the company has become a center for development and innovation.
Establishment of the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory
William Shockley is an innovator who discovered the transistor in 1955 and founded a company that will produce transistors and shockwave diodes.
With the investment of Arnold Beckman, Shockley Semi-Conductor Laboratories was soon established. The company was part of Beckman Instruments. Shortly after the opening, they were recruited by Julius Blanc, Jay Last, Gordon Moore, Robert Neuss, and Sheldon Roberts, and a few months later Eugene Clayner, Victor Greenwich and John Horner. All were either young doctors or experienced researchers, between 26 and 33 years.
Problems, unfortunately, started almost immediately. Shockley, who was an old-age researcher, believed that every scientist must be able to carry out all technological processes himself. Because of this, he refused to hire additional technical staff.
The company has ceased to develop bipolar transistors, although, according to Mr. Neuss and Mr. Moore was a surprise. Although perhaps the explanation is that Beckman Instruments had a contract with the US military for research and development.
Sadly, although he was a brilliant scientist, Shockley was a bad manager and businessman, but also bad in contact with people. Because of communication problems, often instead of colleagues, he saw enemies. It was the relationship that made eight "traitors" leave the company and seek happiness elsewhere.
From the very beginning, the atmosphere in the laboratory was so tense that the Nobel Prize failed to calm down the relationship.
Resignations and a new company
Already next year, Clayner, Blank, Greenwich, Last, Roberts. Moore and Kearney started seeking Shockley's withdrawal. On May 29, 1957, as the final step, they submitted an ultimatum or Shockley goes or they are.
Instead of an official agreement, the group signed 10 banknotes of 1 dollar. Each banknote had all the signatures, and that was their mutual agreement. "The Eighth Traitors" and the two bankers Arthur Rock and Bad Coyle ceremoniously signed these banknotes, probably themselves not knowing the importance of the meeting.
Finding investors was not easy. Arthur Rock risked his own credibility and organized meetings with 30 companies before finding an interested investor. Magnavox, General Mills, and Burroughs are part of the companies that refused to even meet with scientists before refusing them. Finally, on September 19, the group ranked with the innovator and investor Sherman Fairchild.
For a week with a loan from Mr. Fairchild $ 1.38 million created their company. In September 1957, eight of them left Shockley and received the name "Eight Traitors". Developer Fairchild had the opportunity to buy shares that were distributed to scientists for a sum of $ 3 million and thus become the sole owner. In 1959, he did this, but with the move, researchers from partners became employed in the company and thus entangled the enthusiasm.
Fairchild Semiconductors from 1960 to 1965 was the market leader for semiconductors. In 1967, the company lost its first place on the Texas Instruments market.
Basics and today's model of the Silicon Valley
Since its founding, eight scientists have introduced a new culture of work in the company. Something that has become a basic way of working in the Silicon Valley: open communications, generous distribution of actions, horizontal organizational structure and autonomous research teams.
Ten years later, thanks to its brilliance and company culture, Fairchild Semiconductor had thousands of employees and $ 12 million in profits. The process behind the integrated circuits they created is still used today.
Unfortunately, the eight were together until 1961. In 1961, the Vice President of the Marketing Department accused Jay Last of misusing funds. Moore and Noise did not stop in his defense, and as a direct consequence of this quarrel, the company left Last, Herni, Clayner and Roberts.
But this is not the end of the eight traitors. In 1968, Blank, Grinch, Clayner, Last, Herny and Roberts invested in the company Moore and Noise, N-M Electronics. A year later Intelco's company bought the rights to the name and switched to Intel.
Intel, AMD, and National Semiconductor
However, the culture of working in Silicon Valley is not the only thing these innovators left. Founders of Intel, Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce, Arthur Rock, and Andy Grove; AMD's founder Jerry Sander; Charlie Spark and Floyd Quamé from National Semiconductor were part of Career employees in Fairchild. Some of the founders of Fairchild and employees in the company founded over 65 companies.
Years later, Robert Noyce, Jerry Sanders, and Andy Grove were mentors to Steve Jobs.
The Valley of Death is known as the lowest, driest and warmest location in North America, nestled in the Mohave Desert. There are no water spaces in it, so when suddenly a huge lake appeared suddenly last week, it was a cause of great excitement and mystery.
In the national park Valley of Death after heavy rainfall near the popular Salt Creek area, a huge mysterious lake appeared 16 km long. This marvel of nature was shot by photographer Elliot McGuchen who accidentally found himself there and remained speechless before the sight that appeared before his eyes when he crossed the road to Badwater Basin.
"The feeling is surreal when you see so much water in the driest place on the continent. Although I did not manage to get to the place where I was referred, I saw the most impressive thing in the world and made the most unique photographs of all time, "McGuen told SFGate.
When he first saw the lake, strong winds hit the surface of the water. Suddenly the wind ceased and the lake calmed down. The head of the education and interpretation department at the Valley of Death National Park, Patrick Taylor, told McGuen that this is the largest lake ever created there.
Taylor adds that after heavy rainfall, smaller fish farms have been formed. Although the Valley of Death is the warmest place in the United States, this place is not constantly hot and dry. Namely, precisely this area experiences low temperatures, storms, and monsoons.
Since the desert soil is dry and compact, water cannot be kept on it for a long time. Therefore, experts believe that the lake will not survive, given that it diminishes day by day.
The old Babylonians were trying to determine as much as possible the value of Pi. Pi is the ratio of the circumference of the circle and its diameter and is approximately 3.1415.
In honor of the "Day Pi" (a strange coincidence of numbers due to the different recording of date 3.14), Google announced that they have successfully computed the number to its 31.4 billion decimal. This is the new Guinness record, the previous one owned by Peter Taub from Sweden and had 9 billion digits less before the last known decimal, Google explains.
The calculation is done with a PI-benchmark program developed by Alexander J. Yi. The calculation uses the formula of Chudzinski, and lasted 121 days, from September 22, 2018, to January 21, 2019.
For the calculation of the number, a team led by Emma Haruka Iwao used cloud infrastructure in Google Cloud. The calculation required 170 TB data and 25 virtual machines.
"I'm very surprised. I get used to reality. The achievement of the record is very, very, very difficult.
There is no end to Pi, I would like to try more numbers, "said Ms. Ivao.
Pi is used for calculations in engineering, physics, superconducting and space exploration. The value is part of wave calculations, and geometric bodies such as circles, balls, and cylinders.
In the digital age, where the need for content creation is our top priority, we are often tempted to exploit all the information that is available to us in implementing our creative solutions. Certainly what many omit it lies precisely in the question of knowing how much of that content is the cognitive load of the final consumers and how much of it is actually consumed?
This question leads us to explore the range of designers and to talk about the importance of white space and how often it is a compulsory element in our graphic compositions.
But what really is the white space? For many, known as a negative space, white space is the empty part of our creative solutions that remain intact.
The use of this space finds a number of justified reasons ranging from visual aesthetics to the dynamics of the user experience. Thus, the white space implies a point of equilibrium in the design that makes it easy to see, readable and understandable. It balances the elements of design, and for users, it is an effective visual communication tool.
Imagine that you are a technical editor responsible for compiling hundreds of manuals for a company for electrical appliances. You would certainly want to find a superb balance of words and photos, assuming that few read handbooks with pleasure. Hence, it is crucial to keep the attention of consumers. The white space, in this case, is the star of the show that provides an epilogue between words and photos. Instead of using the telephones for technical support, in this case, they will understand the advice on the use of the products on their own.
The presence of small white spaces in the design of our content is certainly a benefit for visibility and how they affect the consumption of content from end users.
The main task is how far we can go with the use and how to manipulate it on macro surfaces. Studies show that macro white spaces result in effective targeting of users' attention to priority information and the message that needs to interpret the design.
Do you think that by chance one of the largest technical manufacturers Apple, present the devices on their website on a pure white background without the use of visual elements? On the contrary, Apple in this way points to the focus of the product subject to the consumer's interest and keeping the attention to its features. If you look at the homepage of the search giant Google, the use of white space is more than obvious and clearly communicates the purpose of the page; Search button.
In times of visual chaos, white space will always stimulate our view of effectively organizing the visual information needed for interpretation.
People are frustrated when they are bombarded with information. At the end of the day, we are people, not machines!
The biggest challenge in using white space is, however, the business investment of our customers and how they interpret it. Namely, often micro and macro white surfaces are perceived as a vastly unused space with the potential to display additional content. Greater use of white spaces means less use of content by design, which in the case of printing projects increases the cost
It is a huge challenge for any designer to sensitize his clients about the value of using white space in terms of its practical use and the efficiency of establishing a balance of content.
White space should not be perceived as an empty unused space. On the contrary, it is a powerful tool for design and an integral part of any art. Maintaining the optimal level of design pallets of colors is science for creating a balance in the development of creative concepts. It is powerful enough to direct consumers to your message and provide survival.
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Halo: The Master Chief Collection will finally come out for the PC and allow us to experience Halo: Reach, Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo 4. A phenomenal collection of critically-recognized games for which we have been listening for years, but we never had the opportunity to play them.
But, all games will not come out once, but one game in certain stages, keeping the chronological order. So, the first game that will come out as part of this collection will be Halo: Reach, and then the rest of the games will be slowly redrawing. This decision was made because the teams in charge of their move to the PC do not want to eject semi-baked products and ignore certain advantages of the platform. All games will have maximum support for the field of view (FOV), 4K resolutions, as well as support for ultra wide screens, adjustable frames, and total freedom in editing controls. This was the promise of the development studio 343 Industries. Immediately following them, Microsoft announced that it promised that after the official exit the games will continue to grow and will change as a direct consequence of feedback from the fans.
"We are starting a journey with our community to provide PC experience that will meet the expectations of PC gamers," community director Brian Jarard promised, "The team is passionately committed to providing all the benefits that are expected from modern PC titles."
We still do not know at what price the collection would be sold, nor the time when the games could start to emerge, but The Master Chief Collection already has Steam, which could mean that we probably will not have much to wait for the Halo: Reach.
Tune is a browser extension Chrome developed by Jigsaw, an incubator created by Google, which is now Alphabet. The extension is still in the test phase, but it is already seen that it will be useful. For now, the filter is available for content on Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Disqus, which is a big part of the online discussion.
With the help of artificial intelligence, Tune analyzes comments left on websites. The extension of the users allows them to completely remove wicked and poisonous comments. The very fact that is in an experimental phase certainly speaks enough to assume that some of the comments that need to be missed are not, and vice versa; comments that need to be filtered are missed.
People can select one of the comments themselves and label them as "toxic" or "safe". This makes artificial intelligence training and becomes better with more use. The system is based on Perspective AI, and Google has opened this system on YouTube and channel owners can activate it on their profiles and remove inappropriate comments at once.
Content filtering is in several levels, from the Zen level, which completely removes all, even the useful comments, to no filtering and omission of everything. Certainly, there are filtering levels between which allow the removal of insults, bouts, and the like. Additionally, filtering is possible on different platforms, so if a user sets up a low filter on YouTube it can put a stricter filter for example for Reddit.