The greatest video game show on Earth has ended, but the hype is just heating up. Nearly 70,000 gamers flooded an overpacked Los Angeles Convention Center for three straight days (not counting a few days of fancy media briefings) of digital insanity, and game makers of all shapes and sizes delivered enough gaming goodness to last a lifetime — or at least until the holidays.
Hope you like video games, because your social networks are about to get flooded with countless tweets, posts, pics, hot takes, snarky asides and full-on rants about interactive entertainment. E3, otherwise known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo. You’ve likely heard of E3 — it’s in its 24th consecutive year — but you might not know why the annual video game industry convention/circus is such a big deal.
Sometimes you’ve got Windows open, and you want to have a look at your desktop to find a certain icon. Well, here’s a keyboard trick that lets you minimize all your windows at once, revealing your entire desktop. Just press Windows key+M (think of it as M for “Minimize all”). Boom! They all fly away to your taskbar.
Let’s be honest: The biggest Mac news from Apple’s developer conference Monday wasn’t about software features—it was about new hardware. All Apple (AAPL) laptops and iMacs will gain Intel’s latest, fastest processor, known as Kaby Lake. It will be called Mac OS High Sierra, and the name suggests exactly what it is: a set of refinements to the current Mac OS, called Sierra.
At the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2017, Apple claimed that the new macOS High Sierra will have the fastest desktop browser to date. Safari is said to be 80 percent faster than Chrome, and will have an autoplay blocking feature. For those who are concerned about Internet privacy, High Sierra will have an Intelligent Tracking Prevention tool. Mail also got a few updates, including “Top Hits” in Spotlight, and Split View keeps messages you are replying to on the right side and mail on the left. One of the most promising updates is designed to speed up the file system. ...
Apple announced new features at the WWDC 2017. Here are the top 10 features to look out for this fall: The Apple Pay Cash Card will let users pay and receive peer-to-peer money transactions in iMessage. Siri will be able to translate in various languages, like English, French, Chinese, German, Spanish and Italian. Siri Male and Female voice get an update to sound more natural. “Intelligence” feature will let Siri make suggestions on what you might find interesting. Users will be able swipe up to get access to the redesigned control center, and use 3D touch to expand the options. ...
When iOS 11, the new, free iPhone/iPad OS upgrade comes this fall, you won't gain any big-ticket feature. Instead, you'll get lot of tiny nips and tucks that fall into five categories: Nice Tweaks, Storage Help, iPad Exclusives, Playing Catch-Up, Fixing Bad Design.
We're live blogging all the news from Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.
NFL-Amazon Streaming Partnership Detailed, Games Only On PrimeThu, 22 Jun 2017 19:44:11 -0400 Amazon is known for its left-field maneuvers as a company, but the announcement earlier this year that it would stream NFL games this upcoming season was particularly surprising. But for the NFL, the two companies have more in common than spectators might think.
At the GeekWire Sports Tech Summit in Seattle, NFL chief operating officer Tod Leiweke said both companies shared a common focus on their customer base, Geekwire reported.
OnePlus 5 Hands-On Review: Not Just An iPhone 7 CloneThu, 22 Jun 2017 16:45:31 -0400 When the OnePlus 5 teaser dropped, the iPhone 7 comparisons began and anticipation for the new OnePlus phone immediately rose. With its formal release not until next week, fans the OnePlus 5 will have to wait a little bit longer to try it. However, International Business Times was able to try out OnePlus 5 this week.
Below is our initial impressions on the OnePlus 5 design, display, camera and much more.
Amazon Prime Day 2017: When Is It? What Deals Are Available? How To SaveThu, 22 Jun 2017 16:44:26 -0400 Once a year in mid July, Amazon bestows it’s valued Prime members with an extra perk, Amazon Prime Day. It’s the day when a number of items on Amazon are available at fractions of their usual prices. Everything from the Kindle Fire to beauty products see massive price drops, and users snatch them all up in a frenzy.
Factories Will Start Using Cheaper And Smarter Robots, Report SaysThu, 22 Jun 2017 15:58:03 -0400 Automation and robots are already a major part of most manufacturers, ranging from car factories to electronics production. But soon, smarter robots could shake up the market for manufacturers significantly. The venture capital firm Loup Ventures predicts a smarter sub-series of robots increasingly could become a more popular option for manufacturers.
Who Is Oskar Fischinger? Today's Google Doodle Honors Animation LegendThu, 22 Jun 2017 15:08:46 -0400 If you have Google search as your homepage, you already may have found yourself distracted by Thursday’s Google Doodle, which allows you to compose your own music visually. The image is in honor of what would have been German animator and visual artist, Oskar Fischinger’s 117th birthday. You may recognize the name because he had a hand in creating the Walt Disney classic, "Fantasia."
Using Bitcoin To Buy Marijuana Could Risk The Future Of CryptocurrencyThu, 22 Jun 2017 14:30:03 -0400 This article originally appeared on the Motley Fool.
The marijuana industry has been a seemingly unstoppable force for years, and investors have taken notice. Within just the past year, most marijuana stocks have skyrocketed in value, leaving the broader market indexes in the dust.
Trump Jobs Effect: Apple Supplier Foxconn Exploring $10 Billion Investment In USThu, 22 Jun 2017 13:51:40 -0400 Chinese parts manufacturer Foxconn has been responsible for much of the hardware in the Apple iPhone and soon, the company could be headed to U.S. shores. Following Foxconn’s annual investors meeting Thursday, Chairman Terry Gou said the company is considering opening a factory in the United States, Bloomberg reports.
Niantic To Publicly Shame 'Pokémon Go' Cheaters With Red SlashesThu, 22 Jun 2017 13:05:39 -0400 Niantic has been “shadowbanning” accounts in Pokémon Go that use third-party trackers and bots for a month, but the developer now has taken more action to combat cheaters. Niantic says it will start publicly identifying Pokémon that have been captured through cheating.
WikiLeaks Document Dump: CIA Brutal Kangaroo Hack Breached Computers On Offline NetworksThu, 22 Jun 2017 12:56:03 -0400 A trove of documents published by WikiLeaks Thursday purports to show the CIA developed a toolkit that allowed it to gain access to an air-gapped or offline network through the use of a malware-infected USB drive.
WikiLeaks said the documents show how the CIA is able to infiltrate an otherwise closed-off network and gain access to information without requiring direct access. The tool that allows for such an attack is known as Brutal Kangaroo.
Nintendo Switch Stock: Company Apologizes For Shortages Of New ConsoleThu, 22 Jun 2017 11:53:53 -0400 Nintendo has issued an official apology about limited stock of Nintendo Switch consoles. Nintendo’s latest console has been difficult to purchase ever since it was released in March due to the incredibly high demand from consumers, and shortages in components for manufacturing.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick ResignsWed, 21 Jun 2017 05:00:00 -0400 Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned from his post after pressure from shareholders. His leadership at the company proved controversial. David Greene talks with Mike Isaac of The New York Times.
Cyanotech Corp. reports net loss of $1.2M for fiscal year 2017Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:20:19 +0000 Hawaii-based nutrition and health products company Cyanotech Corp. on Thursday reported a net loss of $1.2 million, or 21 cents per diluted share, for the fiscal year that ended March 31, compared to a loss of $4.4 million, or 79 cents per diluted share, for the previous year.
The Kailua-Kona company said that its net sales increased by 0.6 percent in fiscal year 2017 to $32 million, compared to $31.8 million in 2016. Cyanotech's gross profit also increased to $12.2 million, or 0.8 percent, from…
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