The best new games we played this week – October 13

Phew. It has been a week, but now it’s time to relax, put your feet up, and enjoy some brand new mobile games. It was a bit of slow week, but there’s still plenty of new titles to add to your collection. Here are four of our favorites.

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Finish off the week with 45 temporarily free and 42 on-sale apps, including Icewind Dale and both Baldur’s Gate titles

October is already almost half-over, if you can believe that. The end of a week is always nice, so why not make it better with some app sales? I promise there are some good ones here today… very good ones. I’m sure you’ve guessed them by now, but let’s get into this.

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  1. Colours Speak: Color Analysis, Undertone, & Style $ 0.99 -> Free; 4 hours left
  2. Deep Space VR $ 0.99 -> Free; 4 hours left
  3. Privacy Filter Pro – guard from prying eyes $ 3.00 -> Free; 4 hours left
  4. Weather Route $ 0.99 -> Free; 4 hours left
  5. Voice Recorder Pro (License) $ 2.49 -> Free; 1 day left
  6. English for all!

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Finish off the week with 45 temporarily free and 42 on-sale apps, including Icewind Dale and both Baldur’s Gate titles was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Next version of Bixby to be unveiled next week

Despite being featured on millions of devices, Bixby has to be one of Samsung’s least popular products. The company has appointed a new leader of the company’s AI efforts, Chung Eui-suk, and in a few days Samsung will unveil the next major version of the digital assistant. The major change in Bixby 2.0 is that it will support third-party services and will expand beyond smartphones. These things are not part of v1.0 since the team ran out of time (even then they missed the launch of the Galaxy S8 in the US). Anyway, going beyond phones probably includes a smart speaker and Bixby…

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‘Life is Strange’ prequel’s second episode arrives next week

Life Is Strange was one of our favorite games of 2015 and its prequel of sorts turned out to be pretty great, even though it was made by a different studio. Titled Before the Storm, the game's first episode came out in August of this year. On October…
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Next Week, Scientists Will Finally Disclose Key Details About Gravitational Waves

Exciting News About Gravitational Waves

On Monday, October 16, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will host an event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC featuring researchers from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and Virgo collaborations, along with scientists from approximately 70
observatories from around the world. Journalists are also invited to attend the event, which is intended to be the global reveal for new findings on gravitational waves.

First the scientists will discuss the new findings, which are from LIGO, Virgo, and various other observatories from all over the world. Next, telescope teams studying extreme cosmic events in partnership with the LIGO and Virgo collaborations will discuss their recent findings. The event will begin for the press and public at 10:00 a.m., EDT.

On September 14, 2015 the LIGO team first detected gravitational waves, a discovery that they announced in February of 2016. Gravitational waves are created (among other things) by the compacting and releasing of the fabric of spacetime as two black holes orbit each other in a dance of death. The first observed event confirmed Einstein’s general theory of relativity, via which he posited spacetime as a singular and unitary phenomenon, and was a milestone in astronomy and physics that would usher in a new field of gravitational-wave astronomy. Three more detections were confirmed since then, the most recent of which was the first joint LIGO and Virgo detection.

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Physicists from the LIGO project were recently awarded the Nobel for their work with gravitational waves. Their work detecting gravitational waves has permanently changed astronomy and physics, and not simply because it confirms Einstein’s theory of relativity. The detection of the waves will also offer insight into how the universe is expanding — insight that could never have been accessed without otherwise appealing to dark matter, a term that is ultimately a placeholder for a massive force of we-know-not-what that has long eluded the scientific community. Gravitational wave research is also likely to reveal the nature of dark matter.

Event organizers are asking journalists who wish to attend the event to RSVP as soon as possible to 1016rsvp@mit.edu, and no later than noon EDT Friday, October 13. The National Press Club is located in Holeman Lounge at 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, in Washington, DC.

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