08 Jul

VR: Google’s ‘Blocks’ App Should Help Foster Some Great VR Content

VR: Google’s ‘Blocks’ App Should Help Foster Some Great VR Content

VR: Google’s ‘Blocks’ App Should Help Foster Some Great VR Content

Virtual reality is probably not the easiest platform to develop, but that does not necessarily mean it can be simpler. Earlier this week (yesterday, actually), Google launched blocks, a free 3D modeling application for helmets HTC Vive and Oculus Rift that allows anyone, novice experts to easily create 3D VR models for content.

These models can be simply to present a portfolio or templates created for a game or an application under development, but whatever the idea, Google wants more and more people to create VR platforms and want to do so without additional challenge levels.

Part of this level of simplicity focuses on limiting things to only six collections of tools, and this is the short list of tools that is the cornerstone of ease with which you can create amazing 3D models the content of reality virtual.

This includes the painting tool, the shape tool, the racing tool, the editing tool, the grabber and the erasing tool.

Using these tools and headsets and drivers, anyone interested can create whatever they want, and Google stresses that 3D models can be simple or complex, depending on what it is inspired to create. The only limit is your imagination here.

The video above shows some of the possibilities of what you can do with creative blocks, and once things are over, Google even offers a practice gallery on the official website blocks where users can upload their creations 3D models Others can verify how to share, download and re-create in the blocks themselves if they want to “remix” or change the model with a little of their own style.

You can even use the gallery to capture the models and create GIF images of popular creations.

08 Jul

Slapping a Fancy Name on Nokia’s New Smartphone Cameras Won’t Make Them Good

Slapping a Fancy Name on Nokia's New Smartphone Cameras Won't Make Them Good

Slapping a Fancy Name on Nokia’s New Smartphone Cameras Won’t Make Them Good

Nokia smartphones have long been known to have large cameras. Conventional devices like N95 (2007) 808 PureView (2012) or Lumia 1020 (2013) both a camera technology on the market.

But will Nokia’s new Android smartphones be so impressive now that it makes HMD Global?

This week HMD Global has announced a partnership with the Zeiss camera that “aims to define new imaging standards in the smartphone industry.”

The partnership will cover various aspects of the camera experience on Nokia devices, including software, screen quality and optics.

While this sounds promising, since earlier Nokia phones were equipped with Zeiss lenses, it is important to recognize that as you market more than background.

No matter the quality of Nokia and Zeiss names, brands do nothing to improve the actual performance of a smartphone’s camera.

We have seen recently when the Leica brand cameras on the Huawei P9 demonstrated OEM garbage.

The components of the camera are obviously very important for smart phone cameras, but a brand name is not what makes them good.

What made the old Nokia models so good that they used the company’s image sampling technology, which gave the devices a competitive advantage in the oversaturated smartphones market.

Meanwhile, the iPhone and Galaxy S8 Samsung currently frame the package on the camera’s smart technology without any sign of the camera.

The new Global HMD smartphones may have the brand of Nokia and Zeiss lenses, but most of all, they do not have the DNA software that has made Nokia smartphones good cameras.

It will be interesting to see what specific smartphone HMD time decides to reveal more information about the new Nokia line.

So far, there has been a possibly filtered video rumored Nokia 9 with two rear cameras, but it does not have the Zeiss logo on the back. The new partnership could help HMD upgrade the model prior to its launch.

08 Jul

Destiny 2 Beta Trailer Showcases What’s Included

Destiny 2 Beta Trailer Showcases What's Included

Destiny 2 Beta Trailer Showcases What’s Included

The beta of Destiny 2 comes later this month for console gamers, and developer Bungie has now revealed that it will feature. If you are interested in PvP or PvE content, there will be something to do.

In a new trailer, the studio announced that the beta version of Destiny 2 will give players access to various parts of the game. You can play through the mission of opening history, called back home, which Bungie mounted E3 2017.

You can also replicate the Spire Strike Inverted Mission and jump into the Competitive Multiplayer Crucible. Check out the trailer for the previous beta version.

In his weekly report, Bungie has further detailed the content that players can access.

In Crucible, you can play two modes, Control and Countdown. Control is a traditional mode of domination, while countdown is an asymmetric mode of attack and defense.

You can also try the new subclasses. Finally, on July 23 at 10am PT / 1 hour lunch / 6 PM BST, you can explore the new social space, the farm, for one hour.

However, some services are not yet available online. The beta does not support the functionality of clan Destiny 2, the character’s progression will not be representative of the last match and the characters will be erased before the game’s release.

However, if you participate in the beta, you will get a special emblem.

The beta version of Destino 2 is open July 21 and runs through July 23. However, you can quickly access the preordonnant beta version of the game.

Early access begins July 18 for PS4 players and July 19th for Xbox One players. PC gamers will have to wait at least a month to access the beta; Bungie says the PC beta will begin in late August.

Destiny 2 launches September 6 on PS4 and Xbox One, and October 24 for PC.

The game is going to be considerable changes over the first destination, as a social space that will evolve over time and a new foray is “unlike anything we have done,” according to Bungie.

08 Jul

IS RUSSIA OR NORTH KOREA BEHIND PETYA, THE LATEST CYBERATTACK?

IS RUSSIA OR NORTH KOREA BEHIND PETYA, THE LATEST CYBERATTACK?

IS RUSSIA OR NORTH KOREA BEHIND PETYA, THE LATEST CYBERATTACK?

A little over a month since WannaCry has spread all over the world in an unprecedented cyber attack, not only the world is also vulnerable to a similar attack, another attack has already surpassed WannaCry on virulence and damage using some of the same Tools.

On June 27 of this attack, known as “Petia” after a computer crime operation using a similar code, has spread rapidly throughout the world as the first malware attack, and even used the same software vulnerability , But from hence, the operations differ.

In May, ransomware called WannaCry has been extended to 150 countries in a single day, by encrypting the files of the victims and demanding payment in exchange for access.

WannaCry could be extended despite a well-known software vulnerability for which a patch was available, a situation that encouraged many to call for WannaCry revival and, hopefully, a lesson learned.

A list of viruses in LHS (High Security Laboratory) INRIA (National Institute of Computer and Automatic Research) in Rennes November 3, 2016, where computer viruses flourish under the watchful eye of scientists.

The high security laboratory (LHS-PEC) in Rennes is a small fortress from which the first studies on “ransomware” and other malicious software emerge.

But Petia had additional means of infection and, much worse, Petia does not encrypt the files, but is irreparably damaged.

Moreover, the way to pay the Petia ransom was inconvenient at best and was quickly becoming no after the public administration used e-mail to confirm the payment provided closed the account. In short, Petia was just posing as ransomware; Its real function was to destroy the data of the computers of the victims.

The victims of Petia are in sixty-four countries and major ports go to lawyers around the world, but the attack had a specific purpose: Ukraine.

The attack began in Ukraine, where the victims are government offices, Kiev’s main airport, banks and power companies.

The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine reported that their computers were frozen, ATMs in Kiev could not distribute money and workers at the Chernobyl nuclear plant had to go to manual operation.

Victims were infected with M. E. Doc, a popular tax accounting software in Ukraine through regional commitments of Ukrainian sites and, in some cases, may have been deliberately infected beforehand. The calendar can also be deliberated on June 28 is Constitution Day, a national holiday that celebrates the independence of Ukraine from the Soviet Union.

Since relations with Russia have deteriorated in 2014, Ukraine has suffered a series of online attacks on government, business, infrastructure and the media, among other sectors. They even caused two accidents, one of which used the first software designed to attack industrial control systems since Stuxnet sabotaged uranium enrichment facility at Natanz in 2010.

It is believed that these attacks are from Russia and begins when tensions between Russia and Ukraine intensified in 2014. Circumstantial evidence linking Petia Russia.

It would have been possible for the attackers behind Petia to restrict infections to only victims using an IP address from Ukraine, but they did not. Attackers could also have avoided infections with machines with Russian IP addresses, but they did not.

This may have been a deliberate decision to allow Petia extended worldwide to support the claim that it was indeed a ransomware effort. Supporting this story could make mud allocation efforts and convince world observers that the attack may have been the work of a band of criminals rather than a nation-state.

If that is the case, it shows a willingness to accept Cavalier collateral damage worldwide, even in Russia itself, where Rosneft, the country’s largest oil company, was one of the victims. Whatever the reason, the damage has reached a global scale.

08 Jul

EA/Origin Access Vault Adding More Games, Including Battlefield 1

EA/Origin Access Vault Adding More Games, Including Battlefield 1

EA/Origin Access Vault Adding More Games, Including Battlefield 1

Electronic Arts has shared some details about the content you just added to EA / Origin Dome Access, as well as some great names games that are out the next month.

As of today, access members can participate in all DLCs for Star Wars Battlefront.

The game itself was already free through EA access, but now, Xbox One and PC gamers will be able to enjoy the full experience before launching later this year.

At a time before September, EA and Access domes originate adding Titanfall Battlefield 1 and 2 for 2 main versions last fall.

The original access members also get their hands on the Sims 4: Digital Deluxe Edition, and Oxenfree Rebel Galaxy.

The release dates have not been announced, but the additions to the Vault are usually permanent, so you will have plenty of time with the game once they have been added.

As for testing, FIFA 18 will be playable for EA members and the source of access prior to its launch, while the first will also be the first test of Madden NFL 18, NHL 18 and NBA Live 18.

Specific dates for one of these have not been announced, but will probably be the week before its release.

EA Origin and access are subscription-based services to Xbox One and PC, respectively.

They offer unlimited access to a library of games (see our complete list of all EA games / Origin of access), preliminary tests for many EA versions and a 10% discount on EA digital purchases. Each of them cost $ 5 a month or $ 30 a year.

08 Jul

CopyCat Malware Roots Devices, Shows Fraudulent Ads

CopyCat Malware Roots Devices, Shows Fraudulent Ads

CopyCat Malware Roots Devices, Shows Fraudulent Ads

Security Services, a security services company, has posted new information in malicious software integrated with certain applications installed outside the Google Play Store.

Malware CopyCat is capable of stopping the device, installing fraudulent applications, distributing fraudulent ads and stealing installation credits from the application.

All these features have been possible thanks to the exploitation of certain security breaks in the Android operating system, which should allow the malware root of infected devices.

The roots of infected devices is in itself a matter of great concern, since it opens the user to a wide range of security issues and exploits.

Once the device is rooted, the malicious software then tries to change the application code launch system for the Android operating system.

Modifying the application startup system also allows malware developers to monitor user activity.

This information could be used by developers to generate advertising revenue by displaying fraudulent ads in non-infected applications or stealing the credit facility from other developers’ applications.

As developers can remotely change attack targets from malicious software, they can also be used to infiltrate a corporate network or retrieve sensitive information stored on a device.

The malware has infected about 14 million Android devices, of which more than half are in Asia. Of the total number of infected devices, about $ 8 million were ingrained, probably without the user’s knowledge.

In addition, software installed by fraudulent malware on about 4.9 million devices, while owners of 3.8 million devices should treat advertising for malware.

Due to the large number of infected devices, malicious software developers CopyCat managed to earn about $ 1.5 million in advertising revenue.

It is likely that most affected devices installed Android 5.0 Lollipop, or even previous versions of the software because these vulnerabilities are present in the versions of the Android operating system.

It is not yet known exactly what group is behind the imitation malware, but the evidence suggests MobiSummer, a China-based advertising network.

While the company itself is not responsible for malware developers use the network infrastructure to earn advertising revenue.

Given the recent discovery of different malicious software embedded in some Android applications, it is important that users are more vigilant.

If CopyCat malware, just install the applications directly from the Google Play Store to prevent the device from becoming infected.

08 Jul

Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA review: A versatile laptop with lots to love

Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA review: A versatile laptop with lots to love

Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA review: A versatile laptop with lots to love

ASUS Chromebook C302CA Flip is ahead of its time. All deliveries of Chromebooks in 2017, including Chromebook pull, can run Android applications natively. Android apps we tested on Chrome and we can see great potential to expand the capabilities of a Chromebook. We really wanted to review this feature on Chromebook Flip, but in light of this writing, the technology is still in beta.

Meanwhile, we can still appreciate Chromebook’s pull of its components and its higher performance. They will cost you: $ 499 for our model (a lower version costs $ 449).

For the money, however, Chromebook Pull offers a better user experience than the popular $ 200 Chromebook, you could love it again in a few years.

To start, let’s go through the main specs for the Chromebook pull C302CA and talk about what you get for the price:

RAM: 4 GB LPDDR3. This is a sufficient amount of memory for common tasks, but if you push your browser tabs or communicate so much, you can hit a wall. A high-powered Chromebook pull model offers 8GB of RAM, but obviously costs more.

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 515. This is an integrated graphics solution, not as powerful as Intel Iris integrated graphics, but will allow you to stream videos.

Storage: 64 GB eMMC with TPM. EMMC flash storage is cheap, but not very fast. The amount of 64 GB is better than the 16 GB or 32 GB that can be found on the cheaper models. The Trusted Platform Module is a security feature that can encrypt sensitive information, such as access information.

Display: 12.5 inches 1920×1080 FHD touch screen. This is where a lot of money goes. After surviving a colorful parade Chromebooks lower end with pellets of 1366×768 screens, we welcome the full HD screen on Chromebook Flip.

It has a 16: 9 aspect ratio, a width of 178 degree viewing angle and a high brightness of 300 nit. We actually measured 310 nits with our views, but we also realized that the screen dims quickly:

The average setting seems low, while the best settings are high or medium high. Note that the higher resolution means that your icons and text will be smaller, and the screen will also ask you for more of your battery, especially if you must enable brightness to routine routine>

08 Jul

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Full Launch Delayed

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Full Launch Delayed

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Full Launch Delayed

The Playerunknown battlefields will be launched in full after planned, developer Bluehole announced. The title of Battle Royale was to get early access to the PC before the end of October, but the full launch from now “before the end of the fourth quarter of 2017.”

In a blog post player Braming himself, Brendan Greene said: “I realized that limiting the window to a specific month could prevent us to offer a complete set and / or lead to disappointment community if the Period of dissatisfaction.

“So we have decided that we will fully push the start of the initial period of six months, but we want to make sure we continue to expect a full version before the end of the fourth quarter of 2017,” he added.

It is not known whether Greene means the end of this calendar year or refers to the year 2017 if the latter, which would put the release date battle somewhere before the end of March 2018.

GameSpot contact Bluehole clarification on the issue and that the new medium for the next version of Xbox One, to be launched in early access to the end of 2017.

The director went on to say that he and his team would “continue to drive changes and monthly weekly updates for the full release, because we want to make sure that the game we’re launching is the best version.”

Yesterday, a new update has arrived, which fixes a lot of errors. Bluehole working on a loaded content, including a new weapon – the OTS weapon at short and medium range – and a better intersection of entertainment. More and more time effects are on the way as well as supporting the mod on the line.

We knew that a desert themed map is on the battlefield, with a snow-covered sand in the Adriatic. No release date has been announced for any of the cards, but the first was recently introduced for the first time.

Finally, the Battle Royale title will soon add a new Zombies mode, where players can control the undead and try to outdo their human enemies. To learn more about the popular game, check out our Playerunknown battlefields, play games.

08 Jul

The iPhone 8 Will Only Boost Samsung’s Lead Over Apple As Most Profitable Tech Company

The iPhone 8 Will Only Boost Samsung's Lead Over Apple As Most Profitable Tech Company

The iPhone 8 Will Only Boost Samsung’s Lead Over Apple As Most Profitable Tech Company

Not even a year after one of the biggest public relations disasters of consumer technology in history, Samsung has risen with its most profitable quarter yet – enough to push it ahead of Apple as the most profitable technology company at world.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, South Korean chaebol announced today that its second-quarter operating result hit a record 14 trillion won (US $ 12.1 billion), slightly higher than Apple’s operating profit is expected to be 10.6 billion over the same period.

The bulk is due to the activity in Samsung semiconductor development and also to the success of Galaxy S8 (a device that, in my opinion, is the best material for the phone phone).

And while the quarterly figures tend to rebound depending on the time of year – last year, briefly exceeded Samsung’s Huawei as the most profitable Android maker result in Note 7 – Samsung and Apple were the first two as of now, And it is unlikely that someone will exceed it at any time, unless one of them suffers from a product failure.

This means that the only company that affected Samsung in the first place is Apple.

But if Apple fans believe that the iPhone 8 to come (including all reports and leaks indicate a major upgrade in the innovative iPhone 1 boring level) push the giant of Cupertino on top, certainly will not do Yes, according to WSJ (I came to this conclusion earlier this year). The reason? The Premium version of the next iPhone will generate Samsung OLED screens.

This is a very interesting position for Samsung.

Its own flagship phone is currently the talk of the city, and the only phone that has real chances of damaging the sale this year is an iPhone that uses Samsung display technology. More iPhone sold more than 8 tablets from Samsung are profitable.

Apple, of course, does not really benefit Samsung like that, but he has no choice.

As I’ve written in almost every review on my phone, it can not be denied that OLED screens are superior to LCD screens (this is what the iPhone uses).

And the only other company in the world to get closer to Samsung, which is the production of OLED is the LG competitor that crosses the city. This is why there have been so many rumors about Apple that I wanted to partner with LG for OLED sourcing panels as if Apple had to help another company, it would be better not to help someone who breathes the neck the supremacy of smartphones.

08 Jul

Nintendo Is Releasing A Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Art Book

Nintendo Is Releasing A Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Art Book

Nintendo Is Releasing A Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Art Book

Nintendo revealed through Twitter today that a third Zelda art book is in preparation. Unlike the previous two, this focuses entirely on the last of the series, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

While the company has not announced a release date for the new art book, it shared some sample images from its Twitter account. We show the first sketches of the popular prince of Zora, Sidon, the first designs are very different from those that appear in the game.

Another conceptual art exhibition for the father of Sidon, King Dorephan, and provides additional information on the Zora royal family (though in Japanese). You can see in the photos below.

The first art book Zelda Hyrule History, was released in North America in 2013.

In addition to the conceptual art of the series’ history, Hyrule History offers an overview of the development of each of the major breaks in the series and detailed, where each corresponds to the chronology of Zelda.

It was followed by the legend of Zelda: Arte y Artefactos, a complete collection of works of art and rare drawings from each Zelda game earlier this year.

The first DLC expansion for jungle respiration, the master trials, was aired last week. It introduced a harder master mode, and an assortment of new armor and masks, an element that allows players to create a fast travel point and trajectory system of a hero tracking where Hyrule sailed.

Its most significant incorporation, however, is the sword test, a challenge to the Ordalías Cave that players must complete to make a fully equipped master sword. Master trials can only be purchased in the $ 20 Pass expansion of the game.

The next pack of downloadable content to breathe wild, Ballad of Champions, must arrive for the switch and Wii U versions this holiday.

Producer of Zelda Eiji Aonuma revealed new details about the DLC during a Zelda master class at the Japan Expo in Paris.

Aonuma confirmed that players will always play as a liaison in the next expansion, and apprendreont more information on Princess Zelda in its history. You can get more information on the Balada League package – and see some brief development examples – here.