Computer

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su: AMD is ‘deep in development’ of ray tracing

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, strode out confidently to deliver the company’s first CES keynote address. Held on Wednesday, January 9, it came later in the show than its competitors’ conferences. Yet that didn’t take the edge of the anticipation felt by AMD’s fans, nor did it seem to shrink […]

Gaming

Blizzard cancels Heroes of the Storm esports, slows development

Blizzard Entertainment announced that it is scaling back its support for Heroes of the Storm. It is canceling the Heroes of the Storm and Heroes of the Dorm esports events in 2019, and it is also shifting some developers off the ongoing game, according to a blog post. Heroes of the Storm hasn’t gathered the […]

Photography

Art or science? This mesmerizing video shows the development of neurons

[embedded content] Scientific discovery can be an artistic one too — like the intricate pattern of lines in this video that’s actually a zebrafish embryo growing an entire nervous system. Nikon Instruments Inc. unveiled the winners of the Nikon Small World in Motion on Thursday, September 27. A time-lapse of a zebrafish embryo took first […]

Gears & Gadgets

Microsoft suspends development of touch-friendly Office apps for Windows

Enlarge Nicole Klauss Microsoft has stopped developing new features for the touch-friendly Office Mobile apps for Windows 10, reports the Verge. Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile first made their debut with Windows 8.1. Their significance is twofold: they have a user interface that’s designed to be touch-friendly, and they’re built using Microsoft’s modern […]

Emerging Tech

12 Awesome Flying Cars And Taxis Currently In Development

We were promised that the future would bring flying cars, right? We were. And the good news is that tech entrepreneurs around the world are finally getting started on creating what are commonly known as VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing, pronounced vee-toll) vehicles designed at car size. Of course, no one is ready for flying […]

Gears & Gadgets

$600 Chromebooks are a dangerous development for Microsoft

Lenovo Yoga Chromebook, stand mode. Lenovo The new Inspiron Chromebook is the first premium Chrome OS device from Dell. Valentina Palladino The new HP Chromebook x2 detachable. HP The original Pixelbook’s 12.3-inch QHD display has large bezels around it for better grip in tablet mode. Valentina Palladino Among the new hardware launched this week at […]

Gaming

The Secret to VR Development? Cardboard Box Forts

SAN FRANCISCO—Developing virtual reality games requires a different perspective from screen-based video games, because everything in VR is seen through the eyes of the player; there’s no buffer between those eyes and the screen. From that point of view, the whole world becomes the game, because you can’t look away. Add realistic head tracking and, […]