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Microsoft “Andromeda” this year, new HoloLens in 2019, and the next Xbox in 2020

Microsoft is hoping to define a new form factor as it once did with Surface Pro.<p>Internal documents outlining Microsoft's future hardware plans have …

Andromeda

The 25 best game trailers from E3 2018

Smash Bros., Cyberpunk 2077, Halo Infinite, and more<p>E3 2018 has been filled with new announcements, trailers, and reveals. With all this chaos, it’s sometimes tough to keep up with all the news.<p>Fortunately, we’ve rounded up the best and coolest trailers and games right here for you to watch (or …

Gaming Industry

Anders Hejlsberg on Modern Compiler Construction

Compilers

Steve Jobs Said Goodbye to Micromanagement. Now His Company Could Be Worth a Trillion

Apple is closing in on being the first ever company to be worth a trillion dollars. Why? Because it's always been treated like a start up.<p>Apple is the most valuable company on the planet. With a market capitalization of more than $950 billion, it could be the first company to reach a trillion …

Tim Cook

Magnetic 'metal seed' that destroys brain tumours in ten minutes invented by British scientists

Deadly brain tumours could be removed in just ten minutes with a groundbreaking new treatment which uses MRI scanners to heat up cancer cells until they die.<p>The new therapy, developed by University College London, involves injecting a tiny magnetic metal ‘seed’ into the bloodstream and directing it …

Cancer

Echogear’s 3-monitor mount is a breeze to set up and adjust

Echogear is a display-mounting company that’s attempting to increase its presence in the gaming market. PC gaming hobbyists tend to put a significant amount of money into getting the most from their rigs, and that has led to a spike in the number of gaming keyboards, USB microphones, webcams, and …

Track Down

HTC brings multiplayer VR games to Dave & Busters this month

Playing games in virtual reality can feel kinda anti-social, even when your buddies are in the same room. You're probably locked into a world only you can see properly, and you'll likely be wearing headphones for true immersion. But, if you want to jump into a virtual experience with your buddies …

Virtual Reality

Apple made a competitive slingshot game to showcase multiplayer augmented reality

It was surprisingly fun<p>Apple hasn’t officially announced an augmented reality headset or goggles, but the company’s lack of hardware hasn’t kept it from staying at the front of the pack when it comes to AR experiences. The iOS framework that enables these apps, ARKit, got an update announced today …

Augmented Reality

Sneak Peek at WebAssembly Studio

WebAssembly.Studio is an online IDE (integrated development environment) that helps you learn and teach others about WebAssembly. It’s also a Swiss …

JavaScript

Watch 200 Intel drones light up the 2018 Code Conference sky

High-tech fireworks.<p>Intel’s Shooting Star mini drones lit up <b>Recode’s Code Conference</b> sky on Wednesday night. If you watched the Olympics this year, you’re familiar with these cool, tiny balls of light.<p>Over 200 Shooting Star drones were at <b>Code</b> this year. The drones, which weigh less than a pound …

Drones

Months After Raising a $100 Million ICO Kik Founder Calls Blockchain”Unconvincing”

At the True North tech conference earlier this week, Kik CEO Ted Livingston expressed his surprising opinion about blockchain: “Almost nobody should …

Cryptocurrency

One year of C

It’s now nearly a year that I started writing non-trivial amounts of C code again (the first sokol_gfx.h commit was on the 14-Jul-2017), so I guess …

Command-line

Open-sourcing Katran, a scalable network load balancer

With billions of people around the globe using Facebook services, our infrastructure engineers have created a range of systems to optimize traffic …

Linux

Google reportedly making its own AR headset, like Microsoft’s HoloLens

• According to rumor, there’s a Google AR headset in development, codenamed Google A65.<br>• The headset will likely be akin to Microsoft’s $5,000 HoloLens, which enables you to interact with mixed reality environments.<br>• Little is known about the A65, but Qualcomm, Quanta, and Meta might all be …

Augmented Reality

Google wants to bring multiplayer AR to iOS and Android with its new Cloud Anchors tool

Multiplayer has been one of the huge limitations of early smartphone AR platforms; it’s a tough thing to tackle and relies on a lot of computer vision smarts to match what one user’s phone is seeing with another’s to create a shared virtual space. Google is tackling this problem. Onstage at I/O …

Can’t sleep? Tell yourself it’s not a big deal

Note to publishers: in my view, there’s an unfilled gap in the “wellness” market for a book on how sleep isn’t really that important. In contrast to the message relentlessly promoted by lifestyle gurus these days, this book would argue that four hours a night is probably fine, that caffeine before …

Sleep

12 of the best beach towns in southern Europe

Šibenik, Croatia<p>It’s known as the gateway to Krka national park and the Kornati islands, but this 1,000-year-old city has enough in itself to keep visitors happily busy for days. A slow amble along its waterfront goes past bars, restaurants and the 15th-century Cathedral of St James, a Unesco world …

European Travel

Real Boxing devs preparing to launch top-down shooter Space Pioneer in May

The makers of Real Boxing are getting ready to release a new space shooter game on Android. Called Space Pioneer, the game will see players explore the galaxy, discover new planets, and exterminate aliens.<p>The game is a top-down shooter that features some bright and colorful cartoon graphics. It’s …

Police take down the world's largest DDoS-for-hire service

The internet might be slightly safer against distributed denial of service attacks in the near future... slightly. Police in twelve countries have taken down WebStresser, believed to be the world's largest service for paid DDoS attacks. The joint campaign (Operation Power Off) seized WebStresser's …

'We're doomed': Mayer Hillman on the climate reality no one else will dare mention

“We’re doomed,” says Mayer Hillman with such a beaming smile that it takes a moment for the words to sink in. “The outcome is death, and it’s the end of most life on the planet because we’re so dependent on the burning of fossil fuels. There are no means of reversing the process which is melting …

Climate Change

Disturbing before-and-after images show what major US cities could look like in the year 2100

The world’s sea levels are rising at faster and faster rates as waters warm and ice sheets melt.<p>Researchers led by Steve Nerem, a professor of …

Climate Change

VW's electric Pikes Peak racer accelerates faster than an F1 car

After months of promises and teases, VW has formally unveiled its electric Pikes Peak race car... and its performance might be surprising even in light of earlier hype. The I.D. R Pikes Peak is built to smash Pikes Peak's EV record of 8 minutes and 57 seconds not through brute force, but by …

Exposure to sheep could trigger multiple sclerosis, study suggests

Exposure to a toxin primarily found in sheep could be linked to the development of multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests.<p>More than 100,000 people in Britain have been diagnosed with MS, which occurs when the immune system attacks the protective coating surrounding nerve cells in the brain and …

Multiple Sclerosis

Simplify and Secure Your Online Logins With a YubiKey

As we become more dependent upon online platforms for social and professional purposes, it grows increasingly important that we embrace stronger …

In Just 11 Words, Billionaire Richard Branson Gives his Best Career Advice (It Came From His Mom)

Mother knows best<p>Richard Branson is a force of nature.<p>In addition to being an actual knight, he is the founder of the Virgin Group, which now controls more than 400 companies. His net worth is $5 billion, which puts him seventh on a list of the wealthiest British billionaires. Plus, he's known for …

Immune System

How we doubled Mono’s Float Speed

My friend Aras recently wrote the same ray tracer in various languages, including C++, C# and the upcoming Unity Burst compiler. While it is natural …

AV1 beats x264 and libvpx-vp9 in practical use case

Improved video compression is important for delivering digital video files more quickly and with higher quality, while using less bandwidth and …

5 TED Talks That Are an Instant Dose of Optimism

Life got you down lately? These talks are just what you need to feel more optimistic.<p>Optimism can be hard to maintain these days. The polar ice caps are melting, world leaders are taunting each other like schoolyard bullies, and billion dollar companies are revealing themselves to be clueless about …

Self-improvement

Leap Motion designed a $100 augmented reality headset with super-powerful hand tracking

Gesture interface company Leap Motion is announcing an ambitious, but still very early, plan for an augmented reality platform based on its hand tracking system. The system is called Project North Star, and it includes a design for a headset that Leap Motion claims costs less than $100 at …

Tencent and education startup Age of Learning bring popular English-learning app ABCmouse to China

Tencent is teaming up with Los Angeles-based education company Age of Learning to launch an English education program for kids in China. ABCmouse, Age of Learning’s flagship product, has been localized and will be available as a website and an iOS and Android app in China, with Tencent handling …