In its continuing bid to hammer home Apple Pay adoption, Apple has partnered with Eat24, Grubhub, and Seamless to offer free food deliveries for people using the platform. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Apple’s latest lifestyle ad for the iPhone X, "Fly Market," once again concentrates on the device’s TrueDepth camera, in this case its usefulness with Face ID and Apple Pay. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Bandai Namco has announced the upcoming release of Dragon Ball Legends. It is currently available on the Play Store as a pre-registration listing, and if you take a look at it on your phone, there are a few pre-registration rewards that can be unlocked depending on how many people sign-up. It’s clear the devs are aiming to create another free-to-play mobile fighting game that uses card-based gameplay for its battles, which of course sounds very similar to their recent release Tekken Mobile.
You know that $ 30 Xbox controller you have in your living room? The same thing now directs the Navy’s new $ 2.7-billion attack submarine.
For more than a century, a periscope was the only way for those within a submarine to take a look at the world above. Sailors used them to help determine the sub’s position and even direct torpedoes in the days before advanced sonar.
However, periscopes had their shortcomings. Only one person could look through the device at a time, and their size placed limitations of the submarine’s design.
In 2004, the Navy began commissioning submarines with photonics masts, devices equipped with sensors that function like digital periscopes, but takes up less space. Operators typically control these masts from the control room using a joystick, but not everyone was happy with that.
“The Navy got together and they asked a bunch of J.O.s and junior guys, ‘What can we do to make your life better?’” Kyle Leonard, a Lieutenant (junior grade) and the assistant weapons officer aboard the USS John Warner, told The Virginia Pilot in September. “And one of the things that came out is the controls for the scope. It’s kind of clunky in your hand; it’s real heavy.”
To alleviate that problem, the Navy began experimenting with using an Xbox controller instead.
Yes, the sailors are more comfortable with the lighter, more versatile controller, Reed Koepp, the Colorado’s commanding officer, told the Associated Press. It’s also more natural for them to use — because many of the young sailors who report to the submarine have probably played games on Xbox before enlisting, they won’t need as much training.
Plus, it saves the Navy a ton of money. Just one of the custom-built photonics mast joysticks costs roughly $ 38,000, according to The Virginia Pilot. An Xbox 360 controller runs about $ 30.
The USS Colorado, in service at Connecticut’s Naval Submarine Base as of Saturday, is the first submarine to use Xbox controllers from the very beginning of its service. But if the controller ends up working as well as its engineers anticipate, it might not be the last.
On Saturday, the USS Colorado, the US Navy’s latest Virginia-class attack submarine, went into service from the Naval Submarine Base New London in Connecticut. It comes with an unconventional piece of equipment: an XBox controller, according to USA Today.
The Navy said in September that the new submarines would come equipped with a pair of photonics masts, which replace the previously-used periscope. The masts feature high-resolution cameras that can rotate 360 degrees and feeds their imagery to monitors in the ship’s control room. Initially, the masts were controlled with a “helicopter-style stick,” but those were described as heavy and clunky, and were swapped out with an Xbox 360 controller.
Spotify has launched a new podcast, Killing It, which tells the stories of those who have attained success in the cut-throat startup world while simultaneously battling mental health issues. The show is hosted by veteran tech journalist Aleks Krotoski, alongside therapist Petra Velzeboer and “mental health gym” owner James Routledge. Each episode focuses on the story of one individual entrepreneur, and examines how the stress and frantic pace of startup life can result in depression, anxiety, and burnout. The first episode in the six-part series focuses on Alex Depledge, founder of on-demand cleaning startup Hassle (now Helpling) and “proptech” company…
OnePlus has just posted the full changelog of its newest versions of Oxygen OS’ Open Beta builds. The OnePlus 3 is on version 32 while the OnePlus 3T finds itself on version 23. Both of these builds are identical and bring the same features. Sadly, the update doesn’t bring Oreo 8.1 like the OnePlus 5/5T’s latest Open Beta, so the 3 and 3T are still on Oreo 8.0. Let’s get into the changes. Starting with the Phone app, the update brings an automatic answering gesture. When the phone rings, you can raise the handset towards your ear and the call will connect. Meanwhile, the Gallery App sees…
Roku’s media streaming device normally sells around $ 47, and $ 40 is a match for its all-time low. It’s a deal we’ve seen a couple times, we haven’t seen it drop to this price in more than a month now.
This is one of Roku’s newest streaming devices, a refresh of previous models. It just released in early October. Roku claims the processor in the new stick is 50% faster than last year’s model. The remote is also updated with voice control and a few extra buttons, including power and volume control.
Phantom Chaser, the hit RPG from Phantom Games just got a huge new update that introduces a new character and some major gameplay updates that will really change the way you play. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a curious newcomer, this is an update that’s all about the fans, no matter where they are in their adventure. Here’s what you can expect.
After a few days of teasing, Blizzard has finally revealed the next hero to join the ever-growing roster of its colorful team shooter Overwatch: an armor-clad support character name Brigitte. In the fiction of Overwatch, Brigitte is the daughter of the mechanically-inclined hero Torbjorn, and an apprentice to Reinhardt. Blizzard has been hinting at the reveal for a few days through some cryptic clues, including a letter penned by Torbjörn, and several pieces of art for what appeared to be blueprints for the new character’s weapon and shield.
Here’s how Blizzard describes her:
The daughter of weapons designer, Torbjörn Lindholm, Brigitte was the first of his children to show an interest in mechanical engineering. Brigitte spent much of…