The result was that the way people drove was as identifiable as a fingerprint.In the experiment, detailed in a paper that the researchers hope to present at the Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium this summer, researchers asked 15 participants to drive in an isolated parking lot and on a 50 mile journey through Seattle.Each driver drove the course at the same time of day and they were all forced to listen to the same radio station described in the study as uptempo pop music .And it wasn t that hard to get the data—they plugged a laptop into the dashboard.Tesla, with its auto-uploading feature, probably knows a lot about its drivers.Think about how much you re giving away the next time you see your mechanic do that.
Inspired by bullet hell -styled shooters from Japanese arcades, Score Rush Extended boasts a four-player co-op mode, along with an array of new gameplay additions.Originally released for the Xbox 360 via the Xbox Live Indie Games service, Score Rush earned a following thanks to its vibrant graphics and twitch gameplay that traded complexity for all-out action.Developer Xona Games notes that the upcoming PlayStation 4 edition will follow suit, promising that the finished product will deliver no gimmicks, no hidden points, and no puzzles.Rather than overhauling Score Rush s underlying gameplay, Xona Games chose to add new features for the upcoming PS4 port, including multiple difficulty settings and a Boss Rush mode.Despite critical and commercial success, the game never felt complete.The game s trademark multiplayer mode has also been upgraded, and on-screen power-ups will now drift toward the weakest player in the pack in order to bring them up to speed with their squad mates.
It has been nearly a year since Sony re-introduced The Last Guardian, Fumito Ueda's long-suffering follow-up to PS2 classics Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.The preview details a new gameplay mechanic, in which the human boy character wields a mirrored shield.Back to The Last Guardian's biggest star, Trico is "one of the most striking video game presences in recent years," reads the article, but one who may be as "divisive" as Ico's Yorda, who "irritated as many players as she charmed."pic.twitter.com/pNvJmo8WCZ— Edge @edgeonline May 26, 2016Trico is described as a powerful creature, but one that's timid and nervous in its nature."One area a little later in the demo sees us emerge high up from the wall of a huge cave that holds an underground lake.Ueda says of Trico: "This creature isn't like the cute pets that exist in other games, or an ally that's really useful.
The result was that the way people drove was as identifiable as a fingerprint.In the experiment, detailed in a paper that the researchers hope to present at the Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium this summer, researchers asked 15 participants to drive in an isolated parking lot and on a 50 mile journey through Seattle.Each driver drove the course at the same time of day and they were all forced to listen to the same radio station described in the study as uptempo pop music .And it wasn t that hard to get the data—they plugged a laptop into the dashboard.Tesla, with its auto-uploading feature, probably knows a lot about its drivers.Think about how much you re giving away the next time you see your mechanic do that.
The result was that the way people drove was as identifiable as a fingerprint.In the experiment, detailed in a paper that the researchers hope to present at the Privacy Enhancing Technology Symposium this summer, researchers asked 15 participants to drive in an isolated parking lot and on a 50 mile journey through Seattle.Each driver drove the course at the same time of day and they were all forced to listen to the same radio station described in the study as uptempo pop music .And it wasn t that hard to get the data—they plugged a laptop into the dashboard.Tesla, with its auto-uploading feature, probably knows a lot about its drivers.Think about how much you re giving away the next time you see your mechanic do that.
Between the 3:2 aspect ratio, 13.5-inch screen and its practically-trademarked "dynamic fulcrum" hinge, there isn't any machine on the planet like the Surface Book – and then, with the touch of a button and a gentle tug, it becomes a tablet.On May 24, yet another firmware update was issued, most notably fixing stability issues when waking up your Surface Book from sleep mode in addition to improving on touch screen responsiveness.Mind the gapAt the midpoint of the Surface Book, there's a piece of connective tissue that Microsoft calls the dynamic fulcrum hinge.But it didn't really click with me until I realized how easily it lets me bring my entire PC to another place without having to disconnect my external monitor, keyboard, mouse, Xbox controller and all my other peripherals at homeIt's the coolest mechanic since the saucer separation of the Enterprise-D. What's more, it leaves open a door to expandability.While this might look like a lot on paper for an Ultrabook-class device, consider the 13-inch MacBook Pro weighs just as much despite it packing a smaller screen, no dedicated GPU and fewer batteries.Microsoft's first laptop won't be replacing your PC gaming rig any time soon, but it's surprising how well this machine gets along with only 1GB of video RAM.
Ideas are cheap.We have some of the most talented programmers, designers, writers, artists.We re in a fortunate position where, despite how successful our past games have been, this is the last one.Saying it was the final one, knowing that it s our last chance to make Uncharted great—it s our last great Uncharted, our last opportunity to make a great Uncharted.Druckmann: If we don t get it in this one, that s it.Straley: Knowing that, with everybody in the studio and the talent there—I don t know what drives all of us, what kind of crazy defect we have, what baggage we carry around that makes us do what we do.There s a feeling that we re then in pursuit of for the next however long it takes to make the game.Not only are we invested in what we re doing experientially and what we re telling in the story, but we re also creating these moments that we feel, as players, we would be excited to play, because we ve never played anything like that before.
Motorsports have always played a crucial role in advancing automotive engineering, and as one of the world s most important and longest-running races, the Indy 500 has done more than most.Over a century s-worth of racing, the famed oval has seen the debut of some crazy ideas that have become so standard that you ll have a hard time picturing your car without them, from the rearview mirror to the turbocharger.Back in the day, racecar drivers had a ride-along mechanic, who doubled as a spotter for other cars.But at the inaugural Indy 500, a driver named Ray Harroun decided to fly solo.In the early days of automobiles, even race cars depended on two-wheel, mechanical brakes that were really only a few steps ahead of what you d get on a bicycle.Knowing cars were getting too fast for this to be even remotely safe, Duesenberg Motor Co. developed a car seen here at Le Mans in 1921 with all-wheel hydraulic brakes, which use brake fluid amplify the pressure in the system—rather than relying on racer s calf muscles.
UK developer Lionhead Studios may be dead, having closed its doors earlier this year, taking the Fable franchise with it, but the series has just re-emerged, albeit in a different form: a virtual card game.Titled Fable Fortune, the game was being developed in secret by Lionhead at the same time as the now-cancelled Fable Legends.They even managed to get permission from Microsoft and were granted the necessary license is continue making Fortune with creative freedom.The Kickstarter includes some pretty impressive gameplay footage, and the developers say they're several months away from a closed beta, but they're still looking to raise £250,000 $360,000 for a PC release.An Xbox One version is listed as a £700,000 just over $1M stretch goal, with iOS and Android versions to possibly follow.If Fable Fortune is able to meet its funding goals, backers will be invited to the closed beta in August, while a final release of the game is expected in early 2017.
Game director Harvey Smith told OXM its playtesters are already using the game s new abilities in ways that hadn t been predicted.It s a sign, he claimed, that the sequel will support the same creative problem-solving — and inspire the same level of adoration from fans — as the original.Long after the game s release, players were still playing with the systems related to protagonist Corvo s powers, finding new and increasingly inventive ways to stalk and dispatch enemies.Here s an interesting example:What took players weeks and months with the original is already happening with Dishonored 2 before the game has seen the light of day.Rather than distracting, then killing the guards, the tester linked the enemies to her clone, then assassinated it.It s just one of those systemic game mechanic interactions that clever, creative players figure out as they start to experiment.
Owning a car or leasing one means getting your ride serviced and sometimes repaired.Thus, the eternal question: dealership or independent mechanic?Each has its pluses and minuses.Dealerships get a bad name — for being expensive and pushing needless service to make money — but the service department of a dealership tends to be up-to-date on your car and in that sense can argue that you get what you pay for.Indies are often what the real "car guys" endorse, but because they work on a broad range of vehicles, indies can sometimes be digging around to figure out an unfamiliar fix that a dealership could handle more easily.It's a personal decision.But there are still some tips that can help you choose.View As: One PageSlides
Injustice 2 been announced for PS4 and Xbox One ahead of E3 next week.Acting as the sequel to 2013 s Injustice: Gods Among Us, Injustice 2 will once again feature a range of unique DC superheroes duking it out.Players will be able to personalise their favourite heroes using customizable gear they acquire by completing fights and progressing through the game.Known as the Gear System this new mechanic will completely change how your character will look, fight and progress throughout individual game modes."The Gear System uses RPG-like mechanics to reward you with loot drops every time you play the game," said developer NetherRealm."With each loot drop, you will earn character-specific gear to outfit and power up your roster – changing not only the look of each character, but your fight strategy and your personal approach to every match."
And yet, by expanding Catalyst to meet fan expectations and check off some game marketing bullet points , developer DICE turned a fresh experimental game concept from eight years ago and made it into a very modern open-world sandbox game.Wiping the mirror cleanCatalyst re-introduces players to heroine Faith Connors, an outlaw runner who eschews the control of the Conglomerate, a set of mega-businesses who employ, govern, and track the majority of the city.Though many of Catalysts characters aren t there to generate any kind of narrative payoff, the world is simply more believable because it is so diverse.Mechanically, it s as simple as pressing the jump button whenever you plan to scale up — whether its jumping and launching off a railing, or running along a wall — or the crouch button to scale down, mostly by sliding under pipes.The open world does more harm than good, diluting the free-running experience.It makes sense that a game whose primary mechanic is efficient movement would lean heavily on time trials, but there are only so many ways you can reframe the idea of quickly moving from point A to point B before you look desperate for ideas.
Nintendo has clearly taken that idea to heart for its E3 2016 showcase, as the publisher has confirmed that the series' long-awaited next installment will be the focus of its presence in Los Angeles.Rather than following the Grass/Fire/Water/etc dungeon run that all-too-many Nintendo games have adopted in their opening hours, ALBW eschewed the geriatric formula and allowed players to tackle many of the game's distinct areas in an order of their choosing.In reality, we've seen this kind of world-building in the franchise before such as the very first one in 1987 no less and the vast number of cookie-cutter open-world games in recent years is a damp reminder of what could await us if Nintendo doesn't execute the concept well.NintendoAside from the impish Midna however, the catalogue of chummy assistants has had more flops than successes, with the worst example being Skyward Sword's drearily sober Fi – a boring sword spirit that came across like Apple's Siri trying to recite scripted advice following a botched lobotomy.No dual-world gimmickIt's almost impressive how many variations we've seen on A Link to the Past's Light World/Dark World mechanic: Ocarina of Time's time travel between future and past, Twilight Princess's deviously trite collectathons in the Twilight Realm, A Link Between World's forays into Lorule and Skyward Sword's ill-advised, controller-smashing experimentation with stealth mechanics in the Silent Realm.NintendoA female Link would make sense in terms of ancestry then, and could be a crowd-pleasing option for what has always essentially been the player's in-game avatar in a Zelda game – a character with charming facial expressions but zero 'gendered' traits.
Over the last couple months, my co-workers and I have been up to something that leverages a bot and have had many conversations with bot makers on this exact topic.So, here are seven business models that I expect bot makers to have the ability to leverage and redefine in the coming months.B2B Bots that help people and teams be more productive, manage tasks or tackle communications challenges will replicate business models being used by existing B2B software.I m willing to bet that for B2B bots, the SaaS model is going to be the business model that floats to the top.While the bot will tell you that swapping Cumin for Coriander is okay in a certain recipe through its native function — it will also send you an article that talks about 5 Sriracha Infused Recipes That Will Leave Your Guests In Awe.Rather than using an expensive research firm or inaccurate focus group, you can run a research campaign with DisOrDatBot and ask users in your city whether they prefer Radiohead or Nickelback.Slack Bots that don t have a Q focus could also leverage this model.Acquire targeted leads.For example, you could talk to the Oprah Bot if you needed life advice, the Mechanic Bot  for information on your car or the Marriage Bot  if you want anonymous marriage counseling.Marriage counselors can charge anywhere from $75 to $200 or more per hour depending on where you live, the experience of the therapist, and the type of setting can all play a factor in how much counseling costs.You need to create an experience that saves time and has a meaningful impact on lives and business.During an interview with Harry Stebbings of 20 Minute VC, Sam Lessin, Founder @ Fin and Partner @ Slow Ventures explains that business models for bots are yet to be determined and I couldn t agree more.It s going to be an interesting next couple years and I m excited to see what founders myself included come up with for the business model for bots.
For those moments comes a new remote camera designed for use with smartphones, plugging into one via a curly cable to record footage straight to the device.Eye Eye is small and light in part because it is powered by the smartphone itself, hence the cable tether.PlayReplay with soundPlay withsound00:0000:00OffEnglishKickstarteralert icon arrow-down icon arrow-left icon arrow-right icon arrow-thin-left icon arrow-thin-right icon arrow-up icon backer-badge icon bar-chart icon bell icon book icon brand-assets icon calendar icon cart icon chat icon check icon clipboard icon clock icon close-mars icon close icon closed-caption icon compose icon conversion icon direct-left icon direct-right icon direct-up icon download icon drop-down icon edit-mars icon embed icon expand icon facebook-box icon facebook icon flag icon gear-mars icon globe icon grid icon heart icon help icon image icon info icon instagram icon kickstarter-circle icon kickstarter icon leaf icon link icon location-pin icon lock icon mail icon mars-close icon mars-search icon menu icon move icon music icon pause icon pin icon pinterest icon play icon plus-circle icon plus icon report icon ribbon icon search icon share icon star icon stop icon tag icon thumbs-up icon tools icon trash icon tumblr icon twitter icon unlink icon user icon video icon view-all icon vine icon volume-up icon volume icon write icon youtube iconEye Eye is billed as a way to utilize your smartphone s camera capability in places where you wouldn t otherwise be able to.If you re a mechanic working on a car, for example, the Eye Eye camera can be moved into tight spaces to get a better look an integrated LED light is available for illumination .The camera is waterproof and dust resistant with an IP67 rating.The team behind Eye Eye is seeking about $101,000 USD on Kickstarter, where the campaign has just gotten underway and currently sits a touch under $1900 USD.
You couldn t shoot portals in every direction, but they existed, and the game played around heavily with spiritual themes, graphic violence, and sudden shifts in gravity.And each time he does so, his right eyeball seems to grow an increasingly disturbing red color.Super powers aren t anything new to the franchise, and Colantonio said players are expected to use their wits, weapons, and abilities to survive.Prey 2 then looked nothing like the original, but its science fiction universe, gritty tones, and mercenary concept caught the hearts of many gamers.So when development got shaky and the ammunition seemed to have run out for the development team, it was with disappointment, not surprise, that fans heard it had been cancelled.Perhaps it makes sense for Arkane Studios to start over from scratch and reimagine the series in order to keep it alive.
Even the number of different explosives has been cut, so combat will be based more on accuracy than splash damage.Level everythingEnvironmental destruction has been one of the hallmarks of the Battlefield series since Bad Company 1 but recently it has fallen to the wayside in the last two games of the series.Thankfully, Battlefield 1 has brought back this concept in full.What's more, Zeppelins crash land in a massive explosion leveling multiple buildings and dreadnoughts naval battleships can demolish entire shorelines.The most interesting new mechanic Battlefield 1 introduces is interconnected battles called Operations.We'll all be able to play Battlefield 1 soon with a beta coming later this summer and game launching in full on October 21.
Ubisoft has announced the Ubi 30 anniversary celebration, to include giving away one game a month until the end of the year starting with Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.To celebrate its 30th anniversary, as well as to gently encourage gamers to install its Uplay software, Ubisoft has announced that it is to give away a game from its back catalogue every month until the end of the year beginning with Prince of Persia: Sands of Time.Taking a leaf from rival EA's On The House promotional series, Ubisoft's Ubi 30 aims to take gamers on a journey of some of the company's greatest hits - and, naturally, to increase the user base of its digital distribution and digital rights management DRM platform Uplay while it's at it.From now to the end of the year, Ubisoft has promised to release a game from its back catalogue for free each month - with games, once claimed, available to download, install and play at any time from the user's Uplay catalogue.The Ubi 30 offers begin this month with classic time-bending platformer Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, a title which builds on Jordan Mechner's classic franchise with a three-dimensional layout and a clever time-rewinding mechanic.So far, Ubisoft hasn't announced which game will replace Prince of Persia next month nor on its plans for the remainder of the year - but starting with Prince of Persia suggests it is planning a tour of its most well-known franchises.
And what's also interesting is that it appears to have a grounding effect that prevents the motion issues that many other first-person VR games suffer from.The pant-wetting trailer started by making reference to the infamous Kitchen demo shown at last year's E3, which involved being strapped to a chair while a zombie-woman prowled around you before jumping onto your chest.A first-person, action-packed dogfighting spin-off from the huge and hugely complicated Eve Online MMO, Valkyrie is essentially everyone's Battlestar Galactica fantasies made real.Besides, while Oculus players are right now playing a fairly feature-light, work-in-progress version called the Founder's Pack , the game should be finished by the time it hits PS VR, so as well as the multiplayer space battles there's expected to be a pretty substantial single-player story.The concept is this: the year is 2050 and robots now do all of the blue collar work.There are four jobs to do, including office worker, diner chef and mechanic, and every one I've played has been equally hilarious.
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