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A Fb engineer invented a brand new unit of time

A Fb engineer invented a brand new unit of time While it becomes hard developers or programmers working on visual effects or post-production work to sync everything, Flicks, even though not totally accurate, may help them to a large extent. While one can round the number to 0.416, it's not really accurate. At 60 FPS, seen as a desirable framerate for action-packed video games, each frame is 11,760,000 flicks long. [Full Article...]

Acer announces new Chromebox, two new Chromebooks

Acer announces new Chromebox, two new Chromebooks On the wireless side, the Acer Chromebox CXI3 has 2×2 MIMO 802.11ac Wi- Fi wireless and Bluetooth 4.2 LE. Acer Chromebook Spin 11 is positioned as the follow-up to the R11 laptop. Driving Chrome OS , a less powerful processor is generally fine. Optionally, there'll be a Wacom-powered, battery-free stylus, that will be included on the Chromebook Spin 11 CP311-1HN. [Full Article...]

Apple will release its $349 HomePod speaker on February 9th

Or if two are placed in the same room, they can be used as stereo speakers. It brings advanced audio technologies like beam-forming tweeters, a high-excursion woofer and automatic spatial awareness, together with the entire Apple Music catalogue and the latest Siri intelligence, in a simple, attractive design that is so much fun to use. [Full Article...]

After racism allegations NASA faces demands to reinstate Black Astronaut

After racism allegations NASA faces demands to reinstate Black Astronaut NASA assigned her to the flight a year ago. The government agency did provide a statement to The Post, however, saying: "Diversity and inclusion are integral to mission success at NASA and we have a diverse astronaut corps reflective of that approach". [Full Article...]

Rust set to finally leave Early Access

Rust set to finally leave Early Access The reason given at the time was that this straddled the line between the early access state, and the apparently far more content-rich final release, but many consumers saw this as simply charging twice as much for the same incomplete game - a problem only further exacerbated by delays to the final release. [Full Article...]

Conference champions Patriots, Eagles to meet in Super Bowl 52

Conference champions Patriots, Eagles to meet in Super Bowl 52 Harris compiled 22 tackles (15 solo), 1.5 sacks and one pass broken up in 10 regular season games played (six starts) for 13-3 New England. "Enough to be bothersome". "I think as soon as I get the stitches out, then I think it will be good to go", he said. "It's pretty unbelievable and proud of this team, great leadership and it's just been a great year". [Full Article...]

Retailers Lock Up Tide Pods After Dangerous Social Media Challenge

Retailers Lock Up Tide Pods After Dangerous Social Media Challenge There have been incidents reported in Ottawa, but thus far no cases in the Valley so there's time to have that talk. A Utah State University student was taken to a hospital on Saturday after swallowing a Tide Pod. DOING LAUNDRY. Nothing else. Tide Pods became a serious health concern beginning in 2017, when teens began issuing challenges to one another to eat or even cook the laundry deter... [Full Article...]

Android 8.1 allows you to see speeds of public Wi-Fi networks

Android 8.1 allows you to see speeds of public Wi-Fi networks Oreo was a bit of a lackluster update on first launch, but the mobile operating system is getting some nice new tricks with 8.1's updates. According to Google, slow networks are only suitable for making calls via Wi-Fi calling and sending texts. [Full Article...]

Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' coming on January 31

Rare 'Super Blue Blood Moon' coming on January 31 During this time, the Moon will be in the Earth's shadow, giving it a reddish tint, known as the " blood moon ". This will be the second full moon of the month, mostly known as a blue moon . That wasn't a Blue Moon eclipse for the Americas, however. Eastern North America can see beginning stages of the partial umbral eclipse low in the west before sunrise January 31, whereas portions of the Mid... [Full Article...]

Bucks fire Jason Kidd, seek 'fresh approach'

Bucks fire Jason Kidd, seek 'fresh approach' Joe Prunty will take over as the interim coach, beginning with Monday's game against the Phoenix Suns , per Wojnarowski. With a record of 23-22, the Bucks have fallen off the pace in the Eastern Conference and rather than living up to expectations of 50 wins and potentially holding home court advantage in the playoffs, Milwaukee may yet find themselves in a battle to make the postseason. [Full Article...]

Facebook: we were too slow to recognise our 'corrosive' effect on democracy

Facebook: we were too slow to recognise our 'corrosive' effect on democracy Facebook , he said, makes "too many errors enforcing our policies and preventing misuse of our tools". This is a marked change in tone from the week of the 2016 election, when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said it's a "pretty insane idea" that fake news could have influenced the poll. [Full Article...]

"Sonic the Hedgehog" Co-Creator Yuji Naka is Officially at Square Enix

What kind of game would you like to see Naka tackle at Square Enix? While it's not now announced what game or project Naka is working on. Naka-san broke the news of his new employer himself, and wasted no time acting like a good Square Enix employee by ending his tweet with "please look forward to it". [Full Article...]

Peter Dinklage says 'it's time' for 'Game of Thrones' to end

Peter Dinklage says 'it's time' for 'Game of Thrones' to end Seasons one through three of the epic fantasy drama will begin streaming on CraveTV on February 16. Story-wise, not just for all of our lives. "As fans are quite sad that "#Game of Thrones" season 8 will be the final bow [VIDEO]of the much-loved epic fantasy series, #Peter Dinklage strongly believes that this is just the flawless time to end it. [Full Article...]

Intel Issuing Updates for Meltdown, Spectre Reboot Problem on Older Platforms

Intel Issuing Updates for Meltdown, Spectre Reboot Problem on Older Platforms After getting reports 11 days ago that some Intel-based computers were undergoing high amounts of reboots after installing patches to fix the Meltdown/Spectre vulnerabilities the chipmaker has asked infosec pros and vendors to stop using the fix until it has been fixed. [Full Article...]

Apple to Discontinue iPhone X When New Model Launches Later This Year

Apple to Discontinue iPhone X When New Model Launches Later This Year More action on the iPhone X would eat up sales of the newest models in 2018, said Kuo. A new report by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners gives us an overview of how Apple's iPhone sales may have broken down during the holiday quarter. [Full Article...]

Xiaomi Mi 6X Back Panel Reveals iPhone X-Like Dual Camera Setup

Xiaomi Mi 6X Back Panel Reveals iPhone X-Like Dual Camera Setup A render of the phone's back surfaced last week , and even though it resembles this design, the two designs are definitely not identical. While there have been several rumours going around regarding the Mi 7 smartphone, the latest render has come from Naijatech which has cited a Weibo leak that showcases the back side of the smartphone. [Full Article...]

Government shutdown delays SpaceX's Falcon Heavy test fire

Government shutdown delays SpaceX's Falcon Heavy test fire That engine test is a prerequisite for launching the rocket for the first time. SpaceX has been readying the Falcon Heavy vehicle for a static fire test on launchpad LC-39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, but that test won't happen today because the Air Force can not supply the necessary personnel to assist with the effort. [Full Article...]

First 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt sells for $300K at charity auction

First 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt sells for $300K at charity auction Bush dropped by the block along with comedian and auto enthusiast Jay Leno. Ford brought back the Mustang Bullitt as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Steve McQueen's classic film " Bullitt ". The new limited edition Mustang comes with a 5.0-liter V8 engine capable of making 475 horsepower and 420-pounds of torque, not to mention a reported top speed of 163 miles per hour. [Full Article...]

Apple HomePod could be a step closer to launch

Apple HomePod could be a step closer to launch Indeed, research from Canalys suggests that smart speaker sales could top 50 million in 2018. Apple often launches new hardware devices on Tuesdays. Apple also claims that the new HomePod will offer crystal clear sound as output and basically a music centric speaker rather than doing extra activities. [Full Article...]

PlayStation Characters Headline the Amiibo-Like Totaku Line of Figures

PlayStation Characters Headline the Amiibo-Like Totaku Line of Figures The characters in the set comprises Kratos from the upcoming God of War , Sackboy from LittleBigPlanet , PaRappa the Rapper , Crash Bandicoot , Heihachi from the Tekken series, The Bloodborne Hunter, and the Feisar FX350 racing ship from Wipeout . [Full Article...]


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