Science


Xbox One X is not making a profit for Microsoft yet
- June 19, 2017

It will offer a native 4K support and could come with a virtual reality headset support. Speaking to Polygon , Microsoft's corporate vice president of Xbox and Windows Gaming Mike Ybarra said that it couldn't have achieved the level of tech the company desired at a $339 price point. (more...)
What is going on with the sky in Super Mario Odyssey?
- June 14, 2017

The new Pokken Tournament DX will also be present at Nintendo's E3 event. What it lacked in any plausible sense it made up for with a great soundtrack and what looked to be a game that honours the memory of Mario 64, arguably one of the finest video games ever made. (more...)
French Open finals: Nadal vs. Wawrinka, Halep vs. Ostapenko French Open finals: Nadal vs. Wawrinka, Halep vs. Ostapenko
- June 10, 2017

At the same time it was windy out there, and he didn't play on the centre court before that match. If it's true that Nadal was troubled by a sore back that day, Wawrinka was the better player before his opponent's issues and deserved the triumph. (more...)
Apple pushes Siri to the fore at annual developer conference Apple pushes Siri to the fore at annual developer conference
- June 09, 2017

An internet-connected speaker called HomePod is coming in December for about $350. It feels even odder to write this: Highly profitable Apple should try to become a little more like profit-challenged Amazon in the financial strategy behind its hardware business. (more...)
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
- June 07, 2017

Siri , the company's almost-forgotten, voice-activated assistant, has always been outdone and eclipsed by Amazon and Google's hardware assistants. Users can send money, via a debit card, to a friend's Apple Pay cash card. Before, transactions had been limited to products and services from businesses and institutions. (more...)
Cavs ignore last year's comeback after another 0-2 hole
- June 06, 2017

The Warriors , on an National Basketball Association record 14-game playoff win streak, lead 2-0 in the best-of-seven championship series entering Wednesday's third game at Cleveland . Right now, individuality means absolutely nothing when it comes to this team sport. "They're doing that and it's opening up Kev [Love] for the offensive rebound , so if Kev is getting the offensive rebound instead of me, it's still a win for us". (more...)