With a new Apple event just days away, the rampant speculation has begun. AppleInsider weighs in on the current crop of rumors and reports, and discusses possibilities for the unusual event, happening far away from Apple’s new campus. AppleInsider – Frontpage News
Last week I toured the Valve offices and got a hands-on preview of their upcoming collectable card game Artifact, but the most interesting thing to me was that Artifact runs on the Source 2 engine which Valve has successfully ported to mobile. In a passing comment surrounding Source 2 working on mobile devices, Gabe Newell also mentioned that they’ve got Dota 2 running on tablets, although it’s super difficult to control.
The fascinating part of this is that it means that mobile ports of all sorts of Valve titles (and other games that run on Source 2) are now technically possible. Additionally, given Valve’s flat structure and the complete freedom employees have to create new products and experiment with old ones, the only thing stopping all the Valve games eventually being released on the App Store is someone willing to champion that cause at the company. Valve team members are free to do whatever they want, as long as they feel it will bring value to the customer, after all.
Is it a major stretch to suggest we’ll see games like Portal on our iPhones? Of course it is, but, when you look at the history of the App Store and mobile gaming as a whole, there was a point in time where it would have been equally laughable to suggest that Square Enix would bring practically every Final Fantasy game to the platform. Hell, we’re even experiencing that right now with Fortnitenot only coming to the iPhone but also supporting cross-platform play with the Xbox. If you would have floated that as a possibility as little as two weeks ago, you would have been dismissed as a dreamer, but, here we are.
So, for real, we need everyone in Touch Arcade land to cross their fingers and toes that somewhere along the lifecycle of Artifact coming to the App Store someone at Valve gets passionate enough about mobile gaming to take charge of bringing the rest of their library. Yes, controls will be an issue for games originally designed for the PC with a keyboard and mouse, but, when there’s a will there’s a way.
Valve… don’t make me do this. I totally will.
This just means I need to take one for the team, get a job at Valve, and spearhead bringing all their games to mobile.
HMD has been able to successfully revive the nostalgic Nokia brand of smartphones with worldwide acclaim. The MWC brought return of the Nokia 8110 (banana phone) while 2017 was the year the Nokia 3310 was revived as well. Motorola’s RAZR might be something that Motorola could bring back in the near-ish future. This is according to a comment that Lenovo CEO made to a small group of journalists at MWC, Tech Radar reports. Yang Yuanqing was asked about a possible Motorola RAZR revival to which Yuanqing commented, “With the new technology, particularly foldable screens, I think you will see…
Starting today you will be able to upload your 3D scans directly to your Facebook timeline from 3D Creator and be the first of your friends to have a 3D picture on social media.
This new update means 3D Creator users can share their 3D scans directly to their Facebook friends using Facebook’s interactive 3D post format, so anyone who sees the post will be able to rotate, spin, pinch and zoom in directly from the Facebook News Feed – opening up a whole new world of possibilities for 3D sharing.
Not used 3D Creator yet? With the exclusive Xperia app, you can capture your world in 3D straight from your smartphone, and turn people and objects into high-resolution 3D avatars.
3D creation is no longer just for professionals – 3D Creator by Sony has made it accessible to everyone and enabled 3D scanning in a matter of seconds and sharing in an instant. For existing XZ1, XZ1 Compact and XZ Premium users who have 3D Creator, the application will be updated through Google Play.
Read more about Facebook’s newest updates to 3D posts, here.
US authorities have started investigating what could be the first drone-related aircraft crash in the US, according to Bloomberg. Pilots have been reporting more and more drone sightings these past few years based on data from the FAA, but most of th… Engadget RSS Feed
Specifically, there isn’t enough of it — at least, not enough of the high-quality stuff. Scientists haven’t quite been sure why this is the case, but a new study indicates a possible culprit: a chemical found in plastic.
The chemical is one you’ve probably heard of before: Bisphenol A (BPA). It’s been used for decades as a component of plastic takeout containers, water bottles, and the inside of cans. But more recently, researchers have discovered that BPA disrupts the endocrine system. Its presence in the body can do things like cause miscarriages, affect the age at which puberty begins— and, yes, lower sperm counts.
That’s a problem because it seems very difficult to avoid BPA. 93 percent of Americans carry BPA in their bodies. And as BPA-laden plastic makes its way from our landfills to waterways, from oceans to the fish we eat, the chemical will surely be found in more places worldwide.
A new study, published in the British Medical Journal, shows that BPA might be affecting fertility in people as young as teenagers. In the study, led by researchers at University of Exeter in the U.K., looked at the sperm count of 94 British teens between ages 17 and 19. The participants were told to limit their contact with the substance for a week by using glass or stainless steel food containers, and refraining from eating canned food. Even so, 86 percent of them still had trace amounts of BPA in their systems after the week was up.
Participants noted that it was hard to steer clear of BPA because of inconsistent labeling that warned that products might contain the chemical. While this may have had some effect on the results of the study, it reflects the real-world challenge of avoiding the substance in normal circumstances.
While research like this raises concerns, the plastics industry maintains that there is no immediate risk posed by BPA. The World Health Organization, the Food and Drug Administration, and the European Food Safety Authority have all previously approved its usage. However, most countries no longer recommend its use in baby bottles, and it was recently added to the European Chemical Agency’s candidate list of substances of very high concern.
In an APK teardown on the Silph Road Pokémon GO subreddit, user and moderator dronpes has published a wealth of new findings in version 0.91.1 of the popular AR game. While Niantic’s official changelog is just a simple three-pointer on in-game news, search, and bug fixes, the teardown goes into a lot more depth and reveals a lot of what Niantic has planned for Pokémon GO, the most substantial of which could be the new Quest functionality.
We have yet another iOS 11.2.5 jailbreak update. Adam Donenfeld has confirmed that Apple has patched his iOS 11.2.2 vulnerability in iOS 11.2.5, and that it’s possible that a jailbreak could be made out of it for devices which are on lower firmware than iOS 11.2.5 if exploited properly.
WinFuture has obtained device diagrams for one of the upcoming ZenFone 5 devices, with a model number of ‘X00PD.’ There are already Geekbench benchmarks from that model name, with a Snapdragon 430 listed as the processor.