Author: Bruno

UBER PLANS TO FILL THE SKIES WITH FLYING CARS.

Uber plans to fill the skies with flying cars.

Take a flight to work and skip traffic in DC or San Francisco. Just like the Jetsons. It’s finally going to happen. Uber has developed a near 100 page document released today that describes how they will get there. Aviation experts say the time line of 10 years is realistic.

Within five years Uber expects the market to produce a fully electric, vertical takeoff and landing plane that can fly 100 miles at about 150 mph, carrying multiple passengers and a pilot.

Jeff Holden, Uber’s product chief says, “You’ve got the potential for a new transportation method.” Once the pieces are in place, Uber can do what it’s already done with cars: enrolling pilots, connecting them with its massive customer base, and collecting their share of the fare. “We’re just turning the corner now to make that possible,” Holden says. “Our intent is to help the industry get there faster.”

Holden predicts Uber Elevate will operate fixed wing, tilt-rotor aircraft, which take off from helipads instead of space-hungry runways, then swing their propellers forward for efficient level flight a few thousand feet up.

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Uber estimates at first the price from San Jose to San Francisco will be $129 and then gradually lower to $43 and then settle around $20. Today those costs on the ground are $111 for uberX, $83 for uberPOOL, and $31 for uberX + transit.

“There is a clear market for on-demand aviation if you could make it practical, and that’s driven a lot by service road congestion,” says R. John Hansman, who runs MIT’s International Center for Air Transportation.

“One of the most fundamental problems of most transportation solutions is that they lack infrastructure,” says Mark Moore, NASA’s chief technologist for on-demand mobility. But that’s not a problem here because America already has over 6000 helipads. “That’s pretty cool, and potentially much more agile and nimble.”

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Gwent Will Be Cross Platform

Developers have confirmed that Gwent will support cross network play for both Xbox One and PC. PlayStation 4 is not yet been confirmed.

We can confirm cross-play between Xbox One and PC — all other options are being discussed.

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GWENT has been extremely popular among fans of the game The Witcher 3. The developers did not anticipate that the mini game would be so popular.

We wanted to make a fun mini-game that players would enjoy in between saving the world in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. That was the plan when we were creating GWENT. And then it turned out players were actually spending a whole lot of time playing GWENT, much more than we anticipated.

GWENT The Witcher Card Game has been announced for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. No specific release date has been announced.

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Microsoft Surface Studio

surfacestudioThe new Microsoft Surface Studio built to immerse the creator into the experience. The screen is so thin made with a forged aluminum closure. A 28″ monitor and is the Thinnest 12.5 mm LCD ever created. 13.5 million pixels more than a 4k tv. Doesn’t pixelate no matter how close or far away you are from the display. 99% better color than any other monitor. Uses TrueColor and DCI-P3. 3:4 ratio and 192 PPI.

1 inch on the screen is 1 inch in real life for MS Word and office products. Allowing you to see what you create in perfect sense and true scale.

1 Cable comes out of the back.

Device is made with an i7 processor, GeForce 980M card, 32GB of RAM, and a 2TB hybrid drive. and xbox one wireless controller transponder. Built in microphone array for use with Cortana from anywhere in the room. Studio HD camera built in for easy video conferencing.

The circular control device called the Surface Dial and pen work together on the screen to provide more options for creation and design. The screen folds down to be a draft table. 13 pound display feels weightless as it moves because of the special design of the arms holding the screen up.

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Release date: 12/15/2016

Price: $2,999.00 – $4199.00

 

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Microsoft Surface Book News

Microsoft reveals the Surface book to have a better Frame rate and more battery life.16-hour-battery

The new Surface book is redesigned from the inside out.

Will contain an I7 processor and a PixelSense display. The new Surface book will have 30% more battery life over 16 hours. The laptop will have 200% more graphics power than previous models which is almost 300% as much as the best macbook. Cost will be starting at $1499.

 

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Microsoft Gaming News

With Creators update every player can become a game broadcaster with in game broadcasting with http://Beam.pro/Xbox built right into Windows 10.

Custom tournaments coming to Windows 10. Create single or double elimination tournaments for your friends and viewers instantly. Integrates with XBOX Live and does the stats automatically. No need to administer scores and allows the creator to concentrate on playing.

XBOX play anywhere allows you to play on Windows 10 and XBOX One seamlessly after only purchasing the game on one device.

Dolby Atmos support coming to XBOX and Windows 10 live for bluray.

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Microsoft News

Windows 10 Creators Update coming early 2017 to all Windows 10 users for free.

Empowering everyone to be a 3D creator.

Scanning 3D objects with mobile device camera to create 3D structure.

MS Paint gets a free update to Paint 3D. It keeps all the great options of the Paint App we grew up using and adds 3D creation tools.

Input the 3D structure into Paint 3D. REMIX3D.com allows Minecraft creations to be exported directly and shared to this community to be used by all. Also allows SketchUp imports. In turn, you can import any 3D image from Remix3D.com to the new Paint 3D app. Sticker tool allows manipulating any 2D image into a 3D image. Can use paintbrush tools directly on 3D images. Share your MS Paint 3D images directly to social media.

Powerpoint allows 3D objects and easy animation of the objects between slides using built in transitions.

Hololens allows taking your 3D creations and put them right in the room for you to walk around and inspect in real life mixed reality. Inspect products in mixed reality before you purchase them. For instance, take couches and chairs and other items and place them in your home or office before purchasing to see if it’s the right fit.

Virtual Reality shared spaces allow you to create your own world and experience other’s worlds. Also through apps can go explore 360 degree videos on the web. For instance you can tour Rome with Holotour.

Most of the VR devices start at $299.99.

 

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No Man’s Sky Patch 1.08 is Live

Sean Murray’s No Man’s Sky Gets Patched

No Man’s Sky gets a patch numbered 1.08. There seems to be zero communication from the developer about what was patched. This game studio is so disorganized and out of the loop when it comes to modern game releases. AAA game titles have community managers who collect information from the developers and release that information to their players via channels of social media.

This is just another example of an overpriced game. Hire some people Sean, it’s absurd.

We had to dig through Reddit and other places to find information on what “seems” to be different from previous patch to now.

This what we found:

  • the game no longer freezes after saving a location.
  • opening galaxy loading screen is much smoother than before.
  • this patch really smoothed out the edges it seems.
  • reports that space combat has been changed.
    • the lock-on feature has been changed so that locking on is more difficult now.
  • reports that way points have disappeared.
  • noticed an improvements regarding:
    • lens flares
    • weather (storm) effects
  • new puzzles in the transmission towers.

If you have found other changes please list them in the comments below and we will update the list as we can. We also heard their are new bugs from this patch.

We heard that the galaxy map is no longer working correctly so that you can’t advance to the galactic core.

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Bruno Tries Earthlock

Bruno Tries

Earthlock: Festival of Magic

The game, Earthlock: Festival of Magic is free for XBOXLIVE members who have Games With Gold between September 1st and September 14th. If you are a fan of turn based action games and beautiful music scores, this game is a priority for you. The story is there, but the music is so intense I was just jamming the whole time. I am very big into gameplay and functionality. The game played perfectly well, no hiccups or glitches.

My personal opinion is I won’t play it again. The reason is because after 25+ years of gaming my days of turn based action is just over. Too bad too, because this game probably deserves a whole play through.

Tell you what, I’ll make you a deal. If the video gets 100 likes I’ll finish the game all the way to the end on stream.

Love you all to pieces – Bruno

 

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Free Munchlax For Pokemon Sun and Moon

Free Munchlax For Pokemon Sun and Moon

Buyers who purchase Pokemon Sun and Moon between launch and January 11, 2017 will get Munchlax over their 3DS device internet collection as part of their purchase. The exclusive new Pokemon is a pre-evolved format of Snorlax.

First purchasers also get one “Snorlium Z”. This is a special item for Pokemon that teaches Munchlax the move “Pulverizing Pancake” when it evolves into Snorlax. Munchlax’ other moves include “Hold Back” and “Happy Hour”. Hold Back is a move that reduces the health points of the opposing Pokemon to 1 even if it were to be knocked out. Happy Hour is a move that doubles the money you win in any battle it participates.

“Pokemon Sun and Moon” games are scheduled to launch on November 18 just in time for the holidays.

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Netflix Gets A New Bill Nye Show

Netflix Gets A New Bill Nye Show

Seemingly re-invigorated by the recent flat Earth debates and other outspokenness of Bill Nye, Netflix has hired the “science guy” for a chat show. The show will be titled “Bill Nye Saves The World” is scheduled for release in 2017. The show is expected to be Bill Nye unfiltered about every range of topic he wants to discuss.

I, for one, can’t wait.

Interesting that this Science Guy got his start as a skit on a comedy show, and has grown to be a paternal figure of science for so many of us millennials. If you look up the show KING 5 you can find the clip that got him started.

If you want to catch up on ‘Bill Nye “The Science Guy”‘, there are about 100 episodes to watch.

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