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Day: February 12, 2019

SpaceX’s next Falcon Heavy reaches milestone as third booster arrives in FL

By Eric Ralph Posted on February 12, 2019 A new SpaceX rocket was spotted traveling into Florida yesterday on its way to one of the company’s several Cape Canaveral booster storage and processing hangars. More likely than not, this particular booster is the second Falcon Heavy center core ever built, a heavily modified variant of Falcon …

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Activision-Blizzard lays off 775 people after “record results in 2018”

Enlarge / A central location from the Blackout map in Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. Activision Game publisher Activision-Blizzard will lay off 8 percent of its work force, or around 775 people, CEO Bobby Kotick announced on the company’s earnings call today. The move is being made in an effort at “de-prioritizing initiatives that …

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The Best Wireless Phone Charger for the Tesla Model 3

Featured in this video is the all new Jeda Wireless Pad for Tesla Model 3! *Disclaimer: I did receive the unit in the video for free from the Jeda team Some of the benefits of this charging pad include: *Up to 15W wireless charging *Support for wired charging (with adapter) *2 phones portrait or 1 …

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Google curtails its Internet of Things developers platform, focuses on smart speakers and smart displays – CNET

The Google Home Hub. Angela Lang/CNET Google’s Android Things is an operating system platform for developers to create low-powered Internet of Things (IoT) devices. When the developers preview launched in 2016, Android Things did not initially limit the types of products developers could build and maintain. That’s now changing, however, with Google announcing Tuesday that the …

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Fintech Startup to Use Oracle Blockchain Platform to Boost Payment Processes

Finance platform SDK.finance has partnered with Oracle to use the Oracle Blockchain Platform to improve payments processes and remove intermediaries. The partnership was announced in a press release published on Feb. 12. SDK.finance is a European-based fintech startup that offers a payment platform for banks and financial institutions. In 2015, the company was reportedly recognized …

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Report Claims 85% of the Monero Network Dominated by ASIC Miners

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Over the last few years, certain cryptocurrency networks have tried to block ASIC mining with many fruitless attempts to forge ASIC-resistant protocols. Multiple cryptocurrency developers have attempted to brick ASIC miners, but with scant success. A perfect example is the privacy-centric digital currency Monero, a project that has tried to fork the …

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Developers say Sony is ‘playing favorites’ with PS4 cross-play support

After months of dragging its feet, Sony finally started enabling cross-play between the PlayStation 4 and other consoles like the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One late last year with Fortnite, followed by Rocket League in January. But those two games remain the only titles with cross-console play, and some developers are calling out Sony for …

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Mozilla to use machine learning to find code bugs before they ship

Ubisoft’s Commit-Assistant In a bid to cut the number of coding errors made in its Firefox browser, Mozilla is deploying Clever-Commit, a machine-learning-driven coding assistant developed in conjunction with game developer Ubisoft. Clever-Commit analyzes code changes as developers commit them to the Firefox codebase. It compares them to all the code it has seen before …

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This Tesla Powerwall owner didn’t realize there was a blackout amid intense heat wave

By Simon Alvarez Posted on February 12, 2019 A Tesla Powerwall 2 owner is thanking his home battery system after it allowed him and his family to stay cool and comfortable despite a widespread blackout in the middle of a heat wave last week in Sydney, Australia. After power was cut in his area, homeowner …

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