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Wearable tech is an interesting field to be sure, with options ranging from wrist devices to glasses and more. But one company has tuned in to the most important device of all, the hearing aid, and you might be surprised to see what is in store!
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Embark on a journey of adventure and creativity! Hytale combines the scope of a sandbox with the depth of a roleplaying game, immersing players in a procedurally generated world where teetering towers and deep dungeons promise rich rewards.
CES 2019 is just a few days away, but Samsung is getting an early start with some new monitors, including the CRG9, an upgraded version of Samsung’s massive 49-inch desktop monitor that now offers even higher resolution. The old CHG90 model offered a mere 3840 x 1080 resolution, which is equivalent to two 16:9, 1920 x 1080 displays mashed together. But with the CRG9, Samsung is bumping that up to QHD, with 32:9 aspect ratio and 5120 x 1440 resolution display, which is essentially two 2560 x 1440 QHD screens mashed together.
Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell has revealed the company is developing a standalone console. Exact hardware and software specs haven’t been announced yet, but Bell has provided a few details. The first mention of the console came via Twitter, when Bell tweeted, “The Mad Box is coming.” Bell told Variety that the Mad Box will probably release in about three years and support up to 120 frames-per-second for virtual reality play. “It will support most major VR headsets and those upcoming and the specs will be equivalent to a very fast PC two years from now,” Bell wrote. “We’re in early talks with manufacturers of components so we can’t say much more right now other than we have the designs specced out in detail.”
It has taken a few years, but USB Type-C is finally becoming common on new computers, smartphones, and tablets. This connector comes with a lot of benefits like higher power capacity and a reversible design, but there’s also greater potential for abuse and damage to your devices. That’s why the USB-IF, a trade group that promotes and oversees the USB standard, has launched a USB-C authentication program.
Vuzix has been making smart glasses for well over a decade, primarily for enterprise use such as medical applications or stocking shelves in warehouses. Last year, Vuzix teased a prototype of the Blade, a smaller, slimmer pair made for consumers. Not only does it come with a floating display a la Google Glass, it’s also compatible with Alexa (and, eventually, Google Assistant). Now the company says it’s ready to ship the Blade for $1,000 as it attempts to pick up where Google Glass left off. “This represents a huge step forward for us,” Vuzix CEO Paul Travers told Engadget. “It’s the beginnings of a brand new category of product.”
If the established rotation for which developer is responsible for each Call of Duty game continues into 2019, then it’s Infinity Ward’s turn next. And a recent tweet of a skull by the company’s senior communication manager Ashton Williams may confirm that it is Infinity Ward that’s at the helm and also hint at what the next Call of Duty title might be. Although there was no accompanying text, the skull itself could imply that Infinity Ward is working on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4.
This week, Krebs on Security revealed that mSpy leaked the data of millions of paying customers online, including passwords, call logs, text messages, contacts, notes, location data and even Apple iCloud usernames and authentication tokens. mSpy is software that can be installed on devices and used to snoop on kids, partners and more. The company has since taken the database down.
Genesis beautified this year’s New York Auto Show by introducing the Essentia, a drop-dead gorgeous electric coupe with a curvaceous carbon fiber body featuring butterfly doors. While most concepts don’t ever get to see the light of production day, we are happy to report that won’t be the grand tourer’s case. Hyundai’s premium arm has reiterated its plans to put the Essentia into production. Expect it to go on sale in either 2021 or 2022 at the latest.
When you win a match in PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, you’re rewarded with a coveted chicken dinner. For most players, this prize is virtual but for others, celebrating a win with a delicious greasy snack between games is a very real thing. This can quickly make your keyboard or controller pretty gross. Luckily, Xbox players have a solution for that problem and it’s the new grease-proof Xbox One controller.
As previously confirmed, the headliner for this update is the High Stakes event, which lets players compete in a heist scenario. As part of this limited-time mode, a new traversal tool has also been introduced called the Grappler. This weapon lets players launch themselves around the map, which is useful in both jumping into combat or escaping quickly. There are also new High Stakes challenges. High Stakes introduces a new LTM called The Getaway, in which Victory Royale is achieved by obtaining one of four Jewels that spawn on the map and safely escaping in a Getaway Van. Carrying a Jewel will grant you health and shields over time, but your movement will be slowed by 10%.
Carbine Studios, the developer of the massively multiplayer online game WildStar, is shutting down, Kotaku has learned. Fifty people will lose their jobs in the process, according to a person briefed on the shutdown. The game will also come to a close. The following video is the trailer for the game, RIP WildStar. I was a Founding player and enjoyed the game very much.
The 2019 BMW Z4 had the unfortunate luck of images leaking at least three times, which means most people had already formed their opinion of its new design direction before the car was even revealed. But now it’s here, so does it look good or did BMW overdo it?
When it comes to podcasting and livestreaming, USB microphones are a great option due to their plug-and-play design. And perhaps no name is more synonymous with these recording devices than Blue Microphones. The company that’s best known for it’s popular Yeti and Snowball modes (in addition to a line of pro-level studio mics) is introducing its first new product since it was purchased by Logitech for $117 million last month. Meet the Yeti Nano.
At the end of Overwatch’s new “Shooting Star” cinematic, we briefly see a new D. Va skin. Now, you can unlock the skin yourself with D. Va’s Nano Cola Challenge. Starting today until Sept.10, you will unlock special in-game rewards for playing Quick Play, Competitive or Arena. For winning three games, you’ll get two new sprays, for six you’ll get a new icon and for nine you’ll unlock the Nano Cola D. Va skin. Click the image below for a larger version.
Bad North is a minimalistic, real-time tactics roguelite where you defend a series of small islands from hordes of Viking invaders. That genre description is a bit of a mouthful, so let’s break it down and explain what this game really is. The core gameplay is real-time tactics which (in Bad North) is a mashup of real-time strategy, turn-based tactics, and tower defense. You defend small, charming islands (and the houses on them) against wave after wave of Vikings using just a handful of adorable soldiers.
In April 2018, the Belgian Gaming Commission published a report that was endorsed by the Belgian Ministry of Justice in which they concluded that paid loot boxes in Overwatch are considered gambling under local law. While we at Blizzard were surprised by this conclusion and do not share the same opinion, we have decided to comply with their interpretation of Belgian law. As a result, we have no choice but to implement measures that will prevent Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm players located in Belgium from purchasing in-game loot boxes and loot chests with real money and gems.
No matter what, we want to make sure that our players around the world have the best entertainment experience possible. While players in Belgium will no longer be able to purchase paid loot boxes in Overwatch and loot chests in Heroes of the Storm, they’ll still be able to earn them by playing the games, and they’ll still have access to all in-game content.
These measures will be implemented shortly. We also remain open to further discussions with the Belgian Gaming Commission and Ministry of Justice on this topic.
Software giant Microsoft is reportedly working on a new Xbox controller for accessibility. The company’s new controller, according to the company, would include two oversized A and B pads.
Microsoft’s new Xbox controller
The new Xbox controller has also a d-pad, and it would also include the usual Xbox button and navigation controls. A report from Windows Central revealed that Microsoft’s new Xbox controller is specifically designed for accessibility.
The same report hinted that the software giant would likely unveil the new Xbox controller during the conduct of E3 slated next month. In fact, prior to the unveiling, an image of the controller has surfaced online as posted by Twitter user WalkingCat.
A quick check of the leaked Xbox controller shows what obviously looks like programmable A and B pads. The controller has three-light LED indicator, which was exactly the same as that of the second-generation Xbox One Elite controller leak.
Also, the new Microsoft Xbox controller features a variety of inputs at the top which would presumably be used to connect with other devices and to map Xbox functions as well. In case you don’t know, the controller has been codenamed Project Z and it also appeared that it would include a headphone jack and USB port, among others.
By having a USB port in the controller, it would likely help accessibility users program the controller for use with Xbox One games or apps.
Meanwhile, Microsoft is slated to hold its E3 keynote on June 10th this year. This means that we would be hearing more about this new controller very soon.