xvid entertainment news tecnologia e tempo libero


Nintendo will close its Wii Shop Channel in 2019

That includes all Wii Shop services, including the purchase of WiiWare, Virtual Console games, downloading Wii Channels and, crucially, the Wii U Transfer Tool. You'll still be able to redownload WiiWare and Virtual Console software that you've already bought, but Nintendo noted in its press release that this won't be possible once they completely shut down the Wii Shop channel at an undisclosed date in 2019 -- so buy, redownload and transfer your software from Wii to Wii U before then.

Frankly, it's amazing that Nintendo's kept the Wii Shop channel alive this long. It started sunsetting the aging console's channels back in 2013, then killed the system's WiFi multiplayer in 2014. The shutdown will be a sad day for the remaining Wii contingent, but at least Nintendo is starting to release classic titles for the Switch, even if they aren't the full Virtual Console experience everyone has wanted.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/29/nintendo-will-close-its-wii-shop-channel-in-2019/

Filed under: Tecnology No Comments

Long-delayed Thirty Meter Telescope gets the go-ahead, for now

The telescope's construction was initially approved in 2011, but protesters who were against the project from the get go due to the sacred grounds it's planned to be built on blocked construction attempts numerous times. The project's website was even hacked in 2015. However, the state's supreme court nullified the project's permit in December of 2015 because it had been granted without giving the opposition a chance to officially air their concerns.

The Thirty Meter Telescope stands to give us a deeper view into the universe than we've been able to achieve before. It would be three times wider than the current largest visible-light telescope and have a resolution over ten times better than the Hubble Space Telescope's. Mauna Kea was selected because it offers clear views for the majority of the year with very limited light and air pollution. It's so ideal, there are already 13 telescopes built on it.

The Associated Press reports that the new permit stipulates the project's employees must commit to cultural and natural resources training and adhere to strict environmental regulations. Local residents must also be hired for jobs generated by the project "to the greatest extent possible."

But for many, those requirements aren't enough to justify continued loss of sacred land. Protest leader Kahookahi Kanuha said, "For the Hawaiian people, I have a message: This is our time to rise as a people. This is our time to take back all of the things that we know are ours. All the things that were illegally taken from us."

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/29/thirty-meter-telescope-go-ahead-for-now/

Filed under: Tecnology No Comments

Why buy the cow when you can biofabricate the milk for free?

The issues commonly raised against modern cattle farming are not just the matter of the near genocidal numbers of bovines that are led to slaughter each year to feed America's need for red meat but that the cattle business in general is an environmentally-intensive industry.

"The livestock industry is changing really rapidly in this country and elsewhere," Walter Falcon, deputy director of Stanford's Program on Food Security and the Environment, said in 2011. He points out that many of the smaller family farms have steadily conglomerated into huge factory farms over the past four decades. This has exacerbated the effects of each farm's impact on the environment. "Issues, like runoff and odor... have now become concentrated and significant," he said.

More than two-thirds of the world's available agricultural land is used for livestock production with just 8 percent being used for directly-consumable foods like grains and vegetables, per a study from the Livestock, Environment and Development (LEAD) Initiative. The LEAD study also found that meat production accounts for 18 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions and 37 percent of methane emissions. But what if we could still get all the milk, meat and leather we want, without needing to raise a single steer?

Take Real Vegan Cheese, for example. Unlike the wide array of dairyless cheese substitutes that you can find on grocers shelves, RVC uses real cow's milk -- just, no real cows. This project, a collaboration of more than two dozen researchers and citizen scientists, instead leverages genetically-modified baker's yeast to produce milk proteins.

The process is surprisingly simple. It's the same CRISPR-based technology that enabled this reporter to make antibiotic-resistant e. Coli and for his boss to make glow-in-the-dark beer. It's also quite similar to how the medical community has leveraged yeast colonies to produce everything from vaccines to human insulin for years.

After identifying the genes responsible for milk protein production, they're spliced into living yeast cells. As the cells culture, they produce the milk proteins which can then be separated out from the yeast. Interestingly, though the proteins themselves are produced by a GMO (genetically modified organism), the cheese itself is not considered GMO since the yeast is not incorporated into the final product. In order to make that, the proteins are mixed with vegetable butter (for fats), vegan sugar (a lactose stand-in) and water. This creates vegan milk which can be turned into cheese the same way its bovine-sourced relative has for thousands of years.

RVC isn't the only group trying to corner the animal-free milk and cheese markets. Berkeley-based Perfect Day has been working to create vegan cheese since 2014. Their system uses a dairy yeast modified to produce proteins like casein, a major component of cow's milk and cheese. Once there's a sufficient quantity of protein, it's mixed with plant-based fats, vitamins, minerals, and sugars to create vegan milk. Perfect Day told Fast Company last year that it expects its first product to be a cheese or yogurt concoction and will likely have it to market by the end of 2017.

The company figures that it can produce the same amount of milk and cheese as a conventional dairy while using 98 percent less water, 91 percent less land, and 100 percent less cows. That translates into an 84 percent smaller carbon footprint than traditional milk production, according to the organization's website.

"We're not going to call it milk," CEO Ryan Pandya told Fast Company. "Because it's way more than that. We would be selling ourselves short if we just called it milk and we dropped the mic and walked away,". No matter what they end up calling it, the company will also need to discuss the matter with the FDA regarding safety testing and labelling requirements.

Yeast cultures can make more than milk proteins, mind you. The New York-based startup, Modern Meadow has managed to cajole the fungi into creating collagen as well. You know, the stuff that leather's made from.

A traditional leather tannery, Morocco

The traditional method of making leather is a rather noxious process. First, the pelt is soaked in brine or packed in salt to extract moisture. Then a mixture of calcium hydroxide (milk of lime) and sodium sulfide is applied to remove hair, grease, fats and certain proteins ahead of the actual tanning process. The skin is then submerged in a highly acidic bath and Chromium(III) sulfate is introduced. The chromium penetrates the skin and causes the individual collagen molecules to "cross-link" with one another, effectively stabilizing the material and keeping it from decaying over time or shrinking when exposed to heat.

The process can be toxic, to say the least. The wastewater left over from the tanning process is often contaminated with chromium(III), lead, anthracene, formaldehyde and arsenic. What's more, if chromium(III) is heated too much, it can oxidize into the highly carcinogenic form of chromium(VI), also known hexavalent chromium. The environmental effects of these chemicals can be mitigated to a degree through responsible waste management. However, in many developing nations, such environmental protection laws are either nonexistent or poorly enforced.

Modern Meadow's method, on the other hand, eliminates the need for skin scraping, salting and liming. These proteins group into the conventional triple helix collagen molecule and, in turn, clump into collagen fibrils. Modern Meadow then employs a proprietary process to arrange the fibers into sheets which can be tanned to create leather. Not only does this produce uniform-quality skins without the nicks or scars one would find on a normal cowhide, it drastically reduces the environmental impact of the leather fabrication process.

A close-up of Modern Meadow's leather

Milk and leather aren't the only cow products that are being eyed for replacement. Bovine-based burgers could soon be on the chopping block as well. Remember Hampton Creek, the Silicon Valley-based science startup that sold vegan mayonnaise until Target pulled the product over safety concerns? The company announced in June that it is working to put lab-grown meat on American tables by 2018. That's three years before San Francisco-based startup, Memphis Meats, is expected to get its product to market. That seems a bit over-aspiring, especially given the company's past issues with food safety, Hampton Creek appears confident that it will meet its deadlines. "It's an ambitious goal for sure, but yes, with the right resources, it should be achievable," Bruce Friedlich, executive director of the Good Food Institute, a food tech non-profit working with the company, told Business Insider.

This is an incredibly rapid pace of progress given that the first lab-grown burger wasn't created until 2013. That 5-ounce patty cost a jaw dropping $325,000. Today, lab-grown meat runs just over $11 a pound -- that's 30,000 times cheaper than in 2013 but still around 3 to 4 times as expensive as regular ground chuck, according to ABC News. In Memphis Meat's case, the meat is grown in a bioreactor (essentially, a climate controlled fermentation vat) that has been seeded with stem cells, which will be coaxed into forming muscle tissue, as well as the nutrients necessary to nurture their growth. There are a couple of challenges with this setup, however. For one, the meat has to be grown in very thin strips to ensure that they remain sufficiently oxygenated. This slows the pace of production. For another, those cells have to be bathed in fetal bovine serum which, you guessed it, has to be extracted from fetal cows. This stuff is basically what remains from fetal cow's blood after you centrifuge out all of the red blood cells. It's typically used as a nutritional supplement for cell cultures (as it is in this case). But not only is this stuff insanely expensive, it's ethically repugnant to people looking to eat cruelty-free and negates the meat's entire "animal-free" premise.

Announcing the world's first chicken and duck made without the animals. #cleanmeat #memphismeats #futureoffood #food #chicken #duck #friedchicken #southernfriedchicken #meat #yum

A post shared by Memphis Meats (@memphismeats) on Mar 16, 2017 at 9:17am PDT

Other companies have foregone the meat-based approach entirely and simply set about fooling our tastebuds into thinking it's beef. The Impossible Burger, from San Francisco-based Impossible Foods, is very much a veggie burger. It's made from a mix of wheat, coconut oil, and potatoes as well as heme.

Heme is an iron-containing compound that helps red blood cells transport oxygen. It's abundant in animal muscle and can be found in plants as well. Impossible Foods managed to extract and ferment the heme from plants. By adding it to their patties, the heme provides the sizzle, color and "bleeding" effect that the American people have come to expect from their burgers. Compared to the real thing, the company estimates that it uses 5 percent of the land, 25 percent of the water, and produces 12 percent of the carbon emissions that would take to produce a conventional burger. However, given that the patty is sold in just 10 states currently, the comparative scale of those benefits versus what it takes to produce conventional beef burgers is negligible.

Clearly, cattle are only the start. In addition to beef, Memphis Meats recently unveiled its animal-free duck and chicken, and is working on bio-fabricating pork. What's more, Tyson Foods, one of the world's largest meat producers announced last December that it too is jumping into the animal-free meat game with an investment in plant-based meat maker, Beyond Meat, as well as launching a venture capital fund focused on sustainable food products. It will likely still be a couple of decades before these foods are commercially viable but given how quickly the human population is increasing (and how quickly the planet's temperature is rising), a more efficient means of feeding the world can't come soon enough.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/29/why-buy-the-cow-when-you-can-biofabricate-the-milk-for-free/

Filed under: Tecnology No Comments

‘Mario Bros.’ is The Switch’s first classic game

The original arcade Mario Bros. features the titular brothers hopping around an unchanging screen as monsters pop out of sideways pipes. One or two players can grab a Joy Con each to control Mario and Luigi, respectively. Remember that you couldn't hop on Goombas to kill them in this version: You've got to punch the ground from underneath enemies to flip them, then boot them before they get back on their feet.

Technically, Nintendo didn't bring it back -- you can thank Hamster, the same developer that's been resurrecting Neo Geo titles under the 'Arcade Archives' banner on other consoles for years. You can snag Mario Bros for $8 in the Switch Eshop. As Gamespot points out, we saw other arcade classics in this month's Nintendo Direct that'll be coming to the Switch, including Vs. Super Mario Bros., Vs. Balloon Fight, Vs. Ice Climber, Vs. Pinball, and Vs. Clu Clu Land.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/29/mario-bros-is-the-switchs-first-classic-game/

Filed under: Tecnology No Comments

Uber offers basic sign language tips so you can talk to deaf drivers

When you're using the Uber app to hail a ride, you'll now see a special card in your feed. Tapping it will show you some screens where you can select the phrases you want to learn. You can even learn how to spell out your name. Once you do so, you'll get a gif with the words you typed in so you can spell them out in American Sign Language. It seems like a great way to foster positive interactions with drivers who experience hearing impairments.

Uber isn't the only ride sharing company to focus on drivers who are deaf. Lyft's dashboard display was updated in April to support accessibility. The gadget was also just updated with a new "flash-on request" for Lyft drivers that will light up their sign along with their phone's screen and flash.

"Actions mean more than words," writes Uber on its announcement page, "and we're excited to create new and meaningful ways for people to earn money and connect, regardless of how they communicate. We hope this small update will contribute to a much larger conversation between riders and drivers around the world."

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/29/uber-basic-sign-language-deaf-drivers/

Filed under: Tecnology No Comments

How Puerto Rico’s power crisis ends

Electricity is central to life on the island, just as it is in modern societies across the globe -- and, no, it's not just a matter of running televisions and toys. Puerto Rico's sole energy provider powers everything from hospitals and food-storage facilities to air-conditioning and communication services. Most of Puerto Rico today is running on generator power, leading to extremely long lines at temporary gas stations as residents attempt to secure a canister of the scarce resource.

Water is one of the most pressing issues, however. Without power, there's no way to pump water into homes and businesses, and some residents are collecting it where they can, including out of open-road drainage tracts and fire hydrants. People in Utuado, a city of 30,000, are relying on a pipe tapped into a mountain spring by the side of a highway. Until help arrives, that's the only water available for drinking and cleaning in the area, CNN reports.

This week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency estimated that 42 percent of Puerto Ricans were without access to potable water. As of Friday, just nine of the island's 52 wastewater treatment facilities were operational.

Eighty percent of the island's overhead transmission lines were damaged in the storm. While underground lines were mostly unaffected, most of Puerto Rico's power system is aboveground. This devastation knocked out air-conditioning and refrigeration systems -- many people were stranded by debris clogging the island's roads, in need of food and ways to safely store it. In the most isolated cities, families are rationing crackers and watching their food and medicines go bad.

Hospitals are another beast altogether. Roughly 70 percent of Puerto Rico's hospitals are not operational, but one facility that is, San Jorge Children's Hospital in San Juan, needs 2,000 gallons of diesel fuel every day to function outside of the power grid. With rampant supply and transportation issues, keeping the lights -- and lifesaving medical equipment -- on is nearly impossible. This week, San Jorge lost power for an eight-hour stretch, from 6 PM to 2 AM. Ventilators and other essential machines were kept on via emergency backup power, but the hospital was forced to discharge 40 patients. As of Thursday, the hospital had just enough diesel to last through this Saturday.

The death toll is mounting, and there are far more fatalities linked to Hurricane Maria than has been officially reported, according to The Miami Herald. The official number is 16 deaths, though most hospital morgues (there are 18 operating at least partially) report being at full capacity.

The longer power is out, the more likely it is that illness will spread. Without power to provide clean water, storage and medical help, doctors and experts expect the number of deaths to rise.

"It's coming," Dr. Norbert Seda of the Canovanas Medical Center told CNN. "When there's a shortage of water and sanitation issues, it will come out. We are expecting something like that to happen."

Billions of dollars in debt and facing an islandwide humanitarian crisis, Puerto Rico is not equipped to rebuild its power grid on its own. One of the most likely paths it'll take is privatization.

What's next

Privatizing Puerto Rico's power grid isn't a new idea. Officials have been floating the possibility for years, and in June, four members of Puerto Rico's Financial Oversight and Management Board penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal called simply "Privatize Puerto Rico's Power."

Congress established this seven-person board under President Barack Obama in 2016, as part of the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, which aimed to dig the territory (and PREPA) out of its massive debt via increased US oversight. The board is able to seize public assets, break union contracts and cut pensions, and its austerity measures include lowering the minimum wage from $7.25 to $4.25 an hour. PROMESA was contentious from the outset -- a handful of Democrats in Congress likened the oversight board to a form of colonialism, decrying how the legislation stripped away even more of Puerto Rico's autonomy.

Despite PROMESA's financial goals, PREPA filed for bankruptcy just a year later. That was when four members of the oversight board wrote the following:

"We believe that only privatization will enable PREPA to attract the investments it needs to lower costs and provide more reliable power throughout the island. By shifting from a government entity to a well-regulated private utility, PREPA can modernize its power supply, depoliticize its management, reform pensions, and renegotiate labor and other contracts to operate more efficiently."

No power companies have made overt moves in Puerto Rico so far, but one US-based business springs to mind as a natural partner in this space: Tesla.

Not only is Tesla the leading name among renewable-energy companies, but it has experience in bringing power to another US island, Hawaii. Tesla and Hawaii's Kauaʻi Island Utility Cooperative are currently maintaining a 45-acre solar farm in the hills of Kapaia, supported by a 53 MWh array of Tesla Powerpacks. The Powerpacks are essentially giant, commercial-grade white batteries that store the energy captured by solar panels, resulting in a more stable system and less wasted power. Batteries are essential for sustaining large-scale renewable-energy systems, and this technology is just now becoming a reality.

Hawaii's energy problems mirror Puerto Rico's in a few ways: It's not connected to the mainland, so there's no backup if its power plants are destroyed, and it has some of the highest energy costs in the country. Puerto Rico's energy costs are generally two to three times those on the mainland.

Tesla has already shipped hundreds of Powerwalls -- the residential-size version of the Powerpack -- to Puerto Rico in an effort to help the commonwealth get back online. The company hasn't signaled any interest in setting up permanent shop in Puerto Rico, but if it does, it'll need to make a deal with the US government. Puerto Rico is no stranger to this scenario.

The island found itself in a similar situation just one year after becoming a US territory -- in August 1899, Hurricane San Ciriaco devastated Puerto Rico with winds of 100 MPH and 28 straight days of rain. The hurricane killed more than 3,000 people and deleted nearly every acre of farmland, hitting coffee plantations particularly hard. As recovery efforts carried on, US interests scooped up land from former farmers and planted a booming investment crop: sugar. Control of much of Puerto Rico's farmland transferred from citizens to US businesses, which have no obligation to ensure the health or sustainability of the territory or its people.

For example, The Intercept lists real-life problems caused by the partial privatization of PREPA's power grid:

It's not as if Prepa's existing experiments with privatization have been success stories. The utility currently purchases around 30 percent of its power from two private sources, an AES coal plant in Guayama and a natural gas plant in Peñuelas, owned by the Spanish company EcoElectrica. AES sparked a major fight in the area and abroad for the plant's dumping of coal ash, which can seep into waterways and cause a number of health problems. Post-Irma, UTIER -- the Prepa utility workers' union -- denounced both of the private providers for shutting down during the storm to protect their infrastructure, straining both public providers and the unionized workforce. Were large swaths of Prepa to be privatized, it's also likely UTIER would be disbanded.

Privatization could modernize and stabilize Puerto Rico's energy infrastructure, but the island has a complicated history with both US businesses and the federal government. After Hurricane Maria, however, it doesn't have the luxury of negotiating.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/30/puerto-rico-power-energy-crisis-hurricane-maria-prepa-tesla/

Filed under: Tecnology No Comments

Elgato’s Cam Link turns your DSLR into a souped-up webcam

If that sounds familiar, you've probably Googled "how to use a GoPro as a webcam" before. Unless your camera is designed to be used as a webcam, an HDMI capture device is usually your only option. In fact, content creators have been using capture cards to integrate higher-quality cameras into their workflow for years -- but Elgato's take on this idea is just a bit more streamlined.

Instead of finding a workaround to make an HDMI capture device work natively with various apps as a webcam, Elgato's dongle does it in one shot: getting the Cam Link operational is as simple as downloading the latest version of the company's Game Capture HD software and plugging an HDMI output up to the device. That's basically it -- and with the exception of a few hiccups, it actually works really well.

This is mostly because of how your PC recognizes the Cam Link compared to most HDMI capture cards. If you hook up a camera to Elgato's own HD60 Game Capture device, for example, it will be recognized by broadcasting software as a USB video capture device. Most of the time, that's perfectly fine, but what if you want to use it as a camera for Skype or through your operating system's native camera app, you'll need to download additional drivers and software to trick it into behaving as a webcam. The Cam Link, on the other hand, does that by default. Better still, Elgato's own Game Capture HD software recognizes the Cam Link as a separate capture device, which makes embedding a "face cam" over gameplay a snap.

Because my main PC is a desktop computer and doesn't have a built-in camera, this made the Cam Link an incredibly convenient way to pipe decent video to my machine for Twitch streaming and Skype calls. Elgato's software takes some of the guesswork out of it, too -- when I stream a webcam through OBS, I usually have to add an offset to make sure my webcam feed syncs up with my gameplay footage. The Game Capture HD desktop suite did that automatically. I even used it to record an unboxing video for YouTube, and was able to embed my external microphone's audio directly into the recording. Normally I have to sync that up in editing. It was nice to have one less thing to worry about.

It's an easier way to solve a cumbersome problem -- but it still has some pain points. Like any HDMI capture device, it can only deal with the signal you give it. That means any overlay menus that your camera displays over its video-output will appear in the Cam Link stream, too. That wasn't a problem for my GoPro, which has an option to disable the overlay, but I had trouble with my other cameras. My Canon Rebel T3i has a great lens, but you can't get a clean HDMI signal out of it unless you use a custom firmware like Magic Lantern. The quality of that image depends on the camera, too. I can get a 1080p signal out of my action cam, but my DSLR won't push anything higher than 480i.

That resolution issue comes into play even if you have a camera with decent output. In a best case scenario, the Cam Link can only capture 1080p footage. In my tests, 1080p recordings over HDMI were about the same quality as videos captured directly by the camera -- but if you have a camera that shoots in 4K, you won't be able to get that kind of fidelity when streaming through the Cam Link. Finally, I had one or two instances where the Game Capture HD software simply didn't save a video I shot with the dongle. Elgato support is looking into it for me, but it made me cautious enough to move my workflow over to OBS.

What Elgato's Cam Link does isn't technically a new idea, but it's a consumer-ready implementation of it that's easy to set-up and use. In my perfect world, it still wouldn't be necessary -- I still think it's bizarre that my GoPro isn't natively recognized as a usable camera by my PC -- but the Cam Link does exactly what I want with almost no hassle at all. If you have a nice camera that can output a clean HDMI signal, and you desperately want to use it as a webcam, the $130 Cam Link is an easy way to get it working.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/30/elgatos-cam-link-turns-your-dslr-into-a-souped-up-webcam/

Filed under: Tecnology No Comments

Recommended Reading: Streaming is changing the sound of music

Uncovering How Streaming Is Changing the Sound of Pop
Marc Hogan,

You don't have to look far to find evidence of how streaming services have dramatically changed the way we listen to music. But it's not just the consumption that's been affected, it's the creation too. Pitchfork takes a look at how services like Spotify have impacted music trends and why things like globalization, collaborations and slower tempos have taken over the pop sound.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/30/recommended-reading-streaming-is-changing-the-sound-of-music/

Filed under: Tecnology No Comments

Apple Watch Series 3 review: A good watch, a so-so phone replacement

The connection between the Apple Watch and an iPhone is the core of Apple's wearable experience, and for the first time, the company gave the Watch the tools to function independently. Seeing the Watch hop onto an LTE network and use your same phone number is undeniably neat, but honestly, it's not something I'd want to do very often.

First off, yes, you're going to have to pay your carrier $10 a month for the privilege, not to mention an activation fee once this first wave of promotions dies down. Setting up the Watch with my ATT phone plan was mostly a breeze, but some reviewers have experienced issues getting everything squared away, especially when older rate plans were involved. Your mileage may vary, but I suspect most of you won't need to worry much.

Actually using the phone is easier than expected -- you can either punch in a number or select one of your contacts -- and call quality was generally very good. In a majority of conversations I had, the people on the other end couldn't even tell I was talking into a watch. That can change suddenly, though. Earlier this week, I parked myself outside the office to take a few phone calls, and the signal indicator bounced between two and four dots of coverage while I was just sitting there.

As a result, call quality got really strange -- I could hear the other party just fine, but I sounded like a mess to them. This happened only one other time, in a completely different location, and I'm at a loss as to why. In any case, if you're interested in taking calls on a Series 3, a Bluetooth headset is a must. It'll also help in situations where the Watch's speaker just isn't loud enough, which is most of the time, frankly.

Messages rolled in quickly too, but here's the thing: Not all messages are treated equally. As long as you have some kind of wireless signal, iMessages will be delivered just fine. Text messages are usually subject to a delay, since they're routed through your iPhone, but this also means that SMSes won't come through at all if your iPhone is dead. Emails running through Apple's Mail app worked fine but took longer than usual to pop up on my wrist, so I wouldn't advise going watch-only when urgent business is in the offing. And most of the Watch apps I installed worked normally, though a few -- like Slack and Twitter -- either did nothing or force-quit when I tried to use them.

Early review models also seemed prone to connectivity issues stemming from a Wi-Fi bug -- in a bid to conserve battery life, the Series 3 tries to latch onto wireless networks your other Apple devices have flagged as being suitable for use. The problem was, not every network was flagged correctly, so captive portals (like those used at, say, Starbucks) would get the OK and the Watch would try to connect, with no way of getting past whatever interstitial screen popped up. It's not that the Watch was going out of its way to jump onto unfamiliar networks -- it's that some of the networks it thinks are kosher actually aren't.

This is a major goof, but I can see why it might have escaped detection -- I have had precisely zero issues with my Series 3 attempting to latch onto bum networks. Then again, I'm one person, and I find it hard to believe that not a single engineer testing the Series 3 prior to launch ran into this. I'm fairly sure you won't run into this very specific kind of trouble, but it remains a risk; Apple promised a fix after catching some well-deserved flak, but it still hadn't materialized when we published this review.

Really, my biggest concern is much more mundane: Going completely iPhone-free means the Watch's battery life will take a huge hit. After an early-morning run while listening to music and using the GPS, followed by a couple of test calls, the Series 3 was on its last legs by early afternoon. Apple has always been clear that the Series 3 is more of a temporary phone substitute than an actual replacement, so this probably won't seem shocking to you. Still, if this morning routine sounds like your idea of a good time, remember to have a charger handy.

I don't mean to make the Series 3 sound terrible at this stuff -- when everything works properly, it makes for an adequate untethered companion. It's just too bad that those moments weren't as common as I expected.

As a fitness tracker

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/09/30/apple-watch-series-3-review/

Filed under: Tecnology No Comments

Games Week 2017: i migliori Cosplayer

La Milano Games Week 2017 è ufficialmente iniziata. Un appuntamento immancabile dedicato al mondo dei videogiochi che durerà fino a domenica 1 ottobre. Come da tradizioni, alla Games Week 2017 non sono mancati i Cosplayer che, nella prima giornata di venerdì 29 settembre, hanno invaso l’evento. Dopo il grande successo della sesta edizione, che ha visto la partecipazione di oltre 138 mila visitatori, Games Week si è spostata presso due padiglioni di Fiera Rho Milano, per un totale di 35 mila metri quadri di esposizione. Scopriamo insieme, quali siano i cosplayer più interessanti che hanno partecipato alla Games Week 2017.

La più grande manifestazione italiana dedicata al mondo dei videogicohi è arrivata alla settima edizione. Con oltre 30 anteprime giocabili e molti altri attessimi videogiochi, tutti i visitatori della Games Week hanno la possibilità di provare tantissimi titoli prima del loro arrivo negli store italiani.

Games Week 2017: migliori cosplayer e Cosplay Contest

Prima di scoprire i migliori cosplayer, è importante sottolineare che domenica 1 ottobre, dalle 15 alle 17, sul palco centrale al Padiglione 12, si terrà il Cosplay Contest, uno degli appuntamenti più attesi della Milan Games Week Cosplay.

Il Cosplay Contest permetterà a tutti i cosplayer presenti all’evento di concorrere per diverse categorie di premi. I premi varieranno dal Miglior Cosplayer Assoluto, Maschile e Femminile, al Miglior Gruppo o Coppia, Miglior Interpretazione, Miglior Accessorio e il Premio Speciale J-Pop.

A questo punto, non resta che scoprire insieme i cosplayer più belli e non solo, presenti alla Games Week 2017.

Molti cosplayer riescono ad imitare non solo nell’abbigliamento, ma anche ad adottare il comportamento del personaggio nel videogioco.

Non solo cosplayer, alla Milano Games Week 2017 sono presenti hostess all’interno di ogni booth della fiera.

Ecco altre immagini che raccolto immagini delle hostess presenti nei vari booth.

Infine, tra i cosplayer e le hostess booth, vi è anche chi chiede di essere aggiunta su PlayStation 4.

Article source: http://www.tecnocino.it/2017/09/articolo/games-week-2017-i-migliori-cosplayer/97043/

Filed under: Tecnology No Comments