If you follow the $116 billion game business, you may know that China has become the world’s biggest game market, and that Tencent is the world’s biggest game company. But we learned just how big it has become this week with a report on investments and acquisitions by tech advisory firm Digi-Capital. “In games deal making, there…Read More
It goes without saying that Apple’s A12 chipset that will probably find its way into 2018’s iPhones and iPads will be faster and more powerful than its predecessor. However exactly how much faster are we talking about? Apparently it will be about 20% faster and 40% more efficient, or that’s what the speculation is at the moment.
How did we arrive on those numbers? According to TSMC (via Cult of Mac), they are expecting that the chipsets they manufacture this year to be based on the 7nm process, down from 10nm from the previous year. Because of this improvement, they claim, “Compared to its 10nm FinFET process, TSMC’s 7nm FinFET features 1.6X logic density, ~20% speed improvement, and ~40% power reduction.”
TSMC obviously does not mention Apple at all, but given that TSMC is supposed to be Apple’s main supplier of chipsets, it stands to reason why these improvements could also be applied to the A12. There’s no guarantee that it will, but like we said these are just natural improvements that most companies would make to their products.
Apple is expected to debut their new iPhones in the later part of the year, possibly around September. This means that we still have a bit of waiting to go before we get all the official details so until then take it with a grain of salt.
2017 was quite a banner year for the ICO marketplace with over $6.4 billion in crypto invested in hundreds of ICOs. Some investors thought the world had gone crazy, others were saying it was just the beginning. Will ICOs announce the end of Venture Capital as we know it? Clearly 2017 was performative, however, the year was not without some serious flaws in the ICO economy. Remember Tezos, the famous uncapped ICO which raised over $200M when Bitcoin was $2,500? Today, it’s dead in the water with lawsuits and disputes between founders, trustees of the foundation, and plaintiff lawyers representing…
It’s time to turn Alexa into a joke machine, using the first round of Alexa Blueprints to do some mischief. If you’re a big fan of The Office, you know the episode cold open where Michael Scott figures out he can make his computer speak. Today, you can make all your Amazon Echo or otherwise Alexa-infused devices do what you … Continue reading
God of War is out today, and if you own a PS4, you should absolutely play it. If you avoided the 20% preorder discount because you prefer to buy digitally, or if you just want to be able to play it this weekend without waiting for delivery, Green Man Gaming is taking 10% off digital copies right now.
PUBG Corp. has been regularly expanding PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds with new features since it officially launched on PC back in December, such as the recently added event mode. The developer has announced it is currently at work on another highly requested feature, which will be implemented on the game’s test server “soon.”
In a post on Steam, PUBG Corp. revealed that it is introducing the ability to select which map you want to play. “Map selection is something that players all over the world have continuously asked for,” the developer wrote. “We take your feedback extremely seriously, but we also want to be thoughtful about how we implement changes to PUBG.”
Once the feature is available, players will be able to select if they’d prefer to play on the original Erangel map or the newer Miramar when starting a game. If both maps are selected, the game will randomly choose between them. You can take a look at a screenshot of the map selection UI below.
“Work on the feature is almost complete,” PUBG Corp. says. The developer hasn’t revealed a time table for when players can expect it to arrive in the live game, but it will first be implemented on PUBG’s test server, with an official launch following “soon” after.
In addition to Erangel and Miramar, PUBG Corp. is currently working on a third map dubbed Codename: Savage, which is a quarter of the size of the previous two. PUBG Corp. recently held a second round of testing for Savage this week, though that was only available to select players who received a beta key for the Closed Experimental Server. PUBG Corp. is also working on an underground cave system for Savage.