We love a good puzzle game here at Digital Trends, but we ve not seen one like Codex Silenda before.An immensely intricate wooden puzzle book, Codex Silenda features five unique mechanical puzzles spread across five pages.The objective is to solve each puzzle before you can unlock the next one and continue on through the brain-teasing tome.The whole project started off as a senior thesis research project where the objective was to go and find a problem in the real world, research that problem and the current market around it — then solve the problem by designing a product or system that does just that, creator Brady Whitney told Digital Trends.Since my passion lies in the realm of toys and games, I decided to focus on puzzles and through my research I found that most tend to fall into one of two categories.There are those that are cheap and simple, that once you ve solved them they lose their mystery and you never play with them again.
Telltale Games has plenty of projects on its slate, between the recent debut of its Batman adaptation, the third season of its award-winning The Walking Dead series, and a game based on a Marvel property scheduled for 2017.Now, there s word that the studio might also be working on a title based on one of television s hottest shows.Robot premiered to rave reviews in 2016, and its currently airing second series is garnering similar praise.Over the last few days, there have been indications that the show is to receive a video game adaptation of sorts — but it seems to be something far removed from your average tie-in.Just ahead of Gamescom 2016 on August 2016, fictional firm E Corp — typically referred to in the show as Evil Corp — will be releasing a very real messenger app.The hack that takes place at the end of an advert for the app shared on Twitter suggests that this might be the start of some kind of ARG.
No matter what industry you are in, it is the catalyst for understanding: understanding how your prospects interact with your products, your company and your competition.Without data in the digital age, you lack a competitive edge over your competition.For B2B marketers, it gives them the unmatched ability to size up the marketplace and ultimately understand who your target audience is and how you should go about reaching them.So much data is created daily, that 90% of the data in the world was created in just the past two years.Should you look for a particular data set or should you consider multiple sets?To start answering the above questions, you must first start with your goals.
Everything you need to know about the Sony Xperia XRSony is working on a new flagship smartphone, according to rumours.It sounds crazy, but Sony could be less than one month away from launching a new, top-end smartphone.It s highly likely that the new Sony Xperia XR will be revealed at this year s IFA tradeshow in September, so here s what we think we already know about the new phone.All we have to go on right now are leaks and speculation, so take the following with due caution.That s generally in line with previous Xperia smartphones, so we wouldn t be surprised to see a screen in that region.
Netflix has released the first trailer for its next Marvel superhero show, Luke Cage.Not much of his backstory was given there, although the show did establish his relationship with Jessica.His solo show appears to fill in the gaps for the character, flashing back to his origin and establishing a wide supporting cast in Harlem - the first of the Netflix Marvel shows to not have a focus on Hell's Kitchen.Netflix's description for the series sounds like the show sticks pretty close to Luke's comic book roots too.It reads, "After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City.But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury."
More than a year ago, Starbucks formed a partnership with Lyft that enables the ridesharing giant to reward both drivers and riders.Starting next week, that deal has been expanded — with a focus on making the trip experience even better for passengers.As a result, you ll be able to purchase Lyft gift cards at participating Starbucks across the U.S. while also earning Reward Stars for trips to Starbucks during the morning commute.This also benefits both of the companies involved, of course.With the inclusion of gift cards, Lyft has opened an opportunity to sign up more riders.Now if you want to encourage someone to try the ride-hailing service or you think a friend may need a ride but can t afford it, just stop by a Starbucks and purchase a $20 Lyft gift card.With each one you purchase, you ll also receive a $5 Starbucks gift card as a bonus.
Ett av Fortlax datacenter är förlagt till Piteå.Sverige är väl lämpat för att etablera datacenter men vi har haft en sak emot oss – den höga elskatten.Men det finns ett villkor.Han anser att den utredning som ligger till grund för förslaget är slarvigt gjort och ogenomtänkt.– Det verkar finnas en syn att vi som är lite mindre inte är riktiga datacenter, men det är helt fel.Vi slåss på en internationell marknad.
The vast majority of its 18 quintillion planets were designed by an algorithm, not people.Rather than try to make some music to fit into a world and the scenarios players will get themselves into as they explore the cosmos, sight unseen, Hello Games has extended its procedural design tactics to its soundtrack.65daysofstatic, an electronic band based in Sheffield, U.K. teamed up with Paul Weir, the game studio s audio director, to create a vast library of sounds and musical elements.The goal of all this extra effort — and according to both Weir and 65daysofstatic guitarist Joe Shrewsbury, it is much more work than just recording tunes — is that the music of No Man s Sky feels more closely connected to the game than a traditional soundtrack ever could.No matter how well it fits, a single song generally pairs best with a specific moment.Players rarely experience gaming moments, even scripted ones, exactly the same way.
The Internet Archive just posted what appears to be over 10,000 Amiga games online.That s a whole lot of retro.You ve got titles like Double Dragon, Batman: The Movie and Lemmings among others in the seemingly endless list.Still, if that number seems a little high, that s because it probably is.Hall of Light, a website dedicated specifically to cataloging every game released for the system, lists 5,698 games total games, so chances are there are some duplicates on the internet archive list.Not to mention we can t seem to find classics like Sid Meier s Civilization or Dune 2 .
Such is the fascination among many fans, there is a small corner of YouTube dedicated to drone footage of progress on the building of Apple s Campus 2.The new, spaceship-shaped global headquarters of the technology giant was one of the last projects officially signed off by Steve Jobs before the Apple founder s death in 2011.Apple is aiming to move into the new offices by the end of the year or early in 2017, with a new auditorium for its famous live events also being constructed on-site.
Walmart has been making a series of moves to boost online sales and better take on Amazon.Today the company is making another big bet towards that path by confirming it will be buying Jet.com, online-only shopping site that has been live for a little over a year, for $3 billion in cash plus up to $300 million in shares for Jet founders.The deal is expected to close towards the end of the year, subject to regulatory approval, making this one of the largest-ever acquisitions of an e-commerce company.Jet s founder Marc Lore will reportedly lead Walmart s e-commerce operations after the deal closes, replacing Neil Ashe after a transitional period.Lore previously co-founded Diapers.com s parent company and sold it to Amazon for $550 million in 2011.Walmart currently has 11,527 stores in 28 countries with a total annual revenue of $482 billion and $15 billion in profits last year.
IO Interactive took a big risk in changing the format of its long-running Hitman franchise to an episodic release model.However, the results have been warmly received by most fans, and it seems the studio has high hopes the series will continue in this vein.Hitman recently passed the halfway point of the seven episodes currently scheduled for release.One fan took to Twitter to ask about the future of the series once its current run has been completed, and the response from IO Interactive is good news for anyone who s been enjoying its new format.A tweet from the official Hitman account revealed that the studio is planning for three seasons of the game, including the one that s playing out at present.It s unclear whether the other two would follow annually — there was a four-year gap between this year s installment and its predecessor, Absolution.
Spel Spelhösten närmar sig så sakta och det har blivit dags att göra i ordning gamerlyan.Här är åtta prylar som tar ditt spelande till nästa nivå.Att känna sitt ursprung är viktigt för att förstå vem du är och vem du vill vara som spelfantast.Därför bör varje spelutrymme värt namnet innehålla någon form av retrokonsol.I det fall att du inte har någon eller kanske rentav gjort dig av med din gamla så rekommenderar vi Nintendos kommande Mini NES som innehåller 30 handplockade klassiker vilka gör ett utomordentligt jobb att representera 80-talets guldålder.Att spela fightingspel med handkontroll eller till och med skratt tangentbord är att inte spela fightingspel alls.
in 2015, was not the most fun year, " says ceo Gustaf Tunhammar.Customers can compare new purchases with garments you already have.A more effective size leads to fewer returns, which usually constitute a major cost item for e-tailers.Modejättarna Asos and Nelly jumped on the idea and within a few years the company had opened offices in New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo.We strapped the bow a little too hard in 2014, with the benefit of hindsight says Virtusizes ceo Gustaf Tunhammar in the day.In the year ended in addition, Asos and Nelly to make use of the service.
Robotmakarna iRobot har visat upp sin nya robotdammsugare Roomba 960.Till skillnad från 980 är 960 utrustat med ett snäppet mindre batteri som räcker i 75 minuter, till skillnad från 980:s 120 minuter.Roomba 960 är även utrustad med samma städsystem som hittas i 800-serien, som ska vara är lite klenare än i 980, men har samma uppkopplingsmöjligheter, mjukvara och sensorer som 980, vilket betyder att robotdammsugaren kan kartlägga ditt hem medan den städar för att hålla koll på var den ska och var den har varit.Roomba 960 kommer kosta 700 dollar, vilket är 200 dollar mindre än värstingmodellen 980.
If you're like me and grew up in the 16-bit era of video games, then you'll probably remember Disney's collection of platformers fondly.Those games not only showed that good movie tie-ins can exist, but also what good platformers are made of.Make no mistake: Disney definitely had a hot streak back in the mid-90s, and now through its partnership with GOG.com, we can relive a few of those memories on PC.GOG announced today that Aladdin, The Jungle Book, and The Lion King are now all available through its store.They're coming to us relatively untouched too - aside from added controller support and a few updates to make them compatible with modern day operating systems, Disney and GOG haven't made many changes to these games.As an added bonus, Windows users aren't the only ones who get to enjoy some classic platforming action, as these games also come with support for Mac and Linux.
Nintendo NX, the company's upcoming new console, is getting a strong triple-A line-up of games, according to a new report.The latest issue of MCV reports that Nintendo is working on a new Mario game, while Game Freak is said to be creating a Pokémon game.Both of these will join Zelda: Breath of the Wild, previously announced, and are scheduled to appear within the first six months of the NX being on sale.MCV also reports that Nintendo has been busy getting third party developers on board, with Sega, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Activision and Warner Bros said to already working on games.'Between a PS3 and PS4'Eurogamer recently broke the news that the NX will be a portable console that will connect to a TV when you're at home, and would also have a removable controller.
Square Enix is teasing the next Hitman episode with a fake band called The Class, for which the publisher has created a Band Camp page, a Twitter account and sent out vinyl records with real music on them to members of the press.The element that confirms the band's existence as a tease for the upcoming Thailand-set episode is a music video for track "Are We Stars" which shows Hitman protagonist Agent 47 standing ominously in a record studio.The video uses a kaleidoscopic effect to tease elements of the upcoming location, including a stretch of beach, local temples and the band's recording studio – likely housed in a high end hotel.A bio sent out with the record also teases the backstory that will set up the mission."Success came at a cost, and tragedy struck one night as band front man Jordan Cross' long-time sweetheart fell to her death in a terrible accident.Destroyed with grief, Cross withdrew from public eye for at time but eventually emerged stronger and with great creative force."
A Project Wing drone flies in a pilot project in Australia where the flying machines successfully delivered candy bars and vaccines to farmers.It's up, up and away for Google 's parent company Alphabet which begins US flight tests for delivery drones with the blessing of the White House.The tests will be conducted by Project Wing, a drone delivery programme developed out of the moonshot lab near the Googleplex in Silicon Valley that's run by Google's sister company X.Alphabet has won the OK to fly drones under 400 feet 122m to develop an airspace management system.The drones launched on the six federally approved testing spots will carry cargo out of sight of human drone operators.Current regulations require companies to petition the government for permission to fly drones beyond an operator's field of vision.
What are some likely AI advancements in the next 5 to 10 years?originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.There are a number of areas in which people are working hard and making promising advances:Deep learning combined with reasoning and planning.Deep model-based reinforcement learning which involved unsupervised predictive learning .Differentiable programming : This is the idea of viewing a program or a circuit as a graph of differentiable modules that can be trained with backprop.