Tag: World

21
Aug

Formula One Embraces eSports for Virtual World Championship | News & Opinion

The pinnacle of motor racing will run a virtual racing series alongside the real thing starting next month. This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Formula One is viewed as the pinnacle of motor racing, touring the world, pushing forward driving technology, and entertaining millions of fans. But when Liberty Media took

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8
Aug

Nintendo World Championships Return in October | News & Opinion

Do you think you have what it takes to become the next Nintendo World Champion? You’ll soon have an opportunity to prove yourself. The 2017 Nintendo World Championship tournament will take place on Oct. 7 in New York at Manhattan Center’s Grand Ballroom, Nintendo announced Tuesday. Starting Aug. 19, Best Buy stores will host qualifying events in eight locations around

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2
Jun

Self-Driving Cars: Job Killers or New World Order? | Doug Newcomb

The debate over job-killing automation is raging in a number of sectors, but it made headlines in automotive circles this week after a top VC downplayed the effects of autonomous vehicles on jobs. Large-scale unemployment forecasts due to vehicle automation is “a fallacy,” Marc Andreessen said at this week’s Code conference. “It’s a recurring panic. This happens every 25 or

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25
May

Google’s AlphaGo is the best Go player in the world

Although today’s result wasn’t as “close” as the first match, where AlphaGo won by just half a point, Deepmind CEO Demis Hassabis said that Ke Jie played “perfectly” for much of the contest before he resigned, at least according to AlphaGo’s evaluations. “For the first 100 moves it was the closest we’ve ever seen anyone play against the Master version

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16
May

Inside the Miniature World of Gulliver’s Gate

Gulliver’s Gate is a technology marvel, employing sophisticated software and mini-satellites to control thousands of tiny, kinetic objects, including cars, trains, planes, and boats. Occupying an entire floor in the building that once housed the New York Times, Gulliver’s Gate is a miniature world depicting architecture and landscapes in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The nearly 50,000-square-foot exhibit was

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16
May

Apple’s iPad mini might not be long for this world

Apple tells us it doesn’t comment on rumors, so don’t expect a definitive answer on the mini’s fate in the immediate future. As it is, the source doesn’t know whether Apple will abruptly drop the small iPad or keep it on sale for a while longer, much like it does with some legacy Macs. You might still have the option

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13
May

Microsoft revealed its plans for world domination at Build

CEO Satya Nadella kicked off the first keynote by outlining the company’s vision for the future of computing, which will incorporate devices from laptops and smartphones to cars, forklifts, thermostats and robots. Although the first day served up more news for developers than consumers, Microsoft offered a taste of which services could be coming soon. For instance, the just-released Cortana

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12
May

Fire Pro Wrestling World Finds a Perfect Home on PC | Jeffrey L. Wilson

When developer Spike Chunsoft revealed plans to resurrect the long-running Fire Pro Wrestling series with the upcoming Fire Pro Wrestling World, a small but ridiculously passionate slice of the gaming community collectively lost its mind. I was a part of the madness. The last true Fire Pro title—ignoring the Japan-exclusive social game and the awful, avatar-focused Xbox Live Arcade title—was

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9
May

‘Secret World Legends’ arrives on Steam on June 26th

The Legends storyline once again drops players into a global secret war between good and evil, with quests that investigate anything from conspiracy theories to ancient myths and legends. When it’s released next month, Secret World Legends will include the original eight story-driven episodes, and players can either work through it alone or party up with strangers they meet along

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3
May

This colorful cube grounds virtual objects in the real world

It’s intuitive, as you can see in the clip below, but it’s also extremely quick. There’s no significant latency to make you second-guess your moves. And since Captive works with any device that has both a camera and a decent amount of computing power, you could use it on everything from your laptop to your smartphone. A practical implementation of

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