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In the news … June 12, 2018

 

E3 2018 is scheduled wall to wall with new games (but no new consoles)

I’m not expecting to see any new Xboxes or PlayStations. But I’m counting on E3 to showcase enough new video games and gadgets arriving in the next year to keep avid gamers, including me, excited about what’s coming next.

Over 65,000 people are expected to attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles this week, a convention that plays host to the biggest announcements coming out of the $108 billion-a-year video game industry.

CNET

Microsoft and friends need to explain why always-connected PCs make sense

t’s been over a year since Microsoft, Qualcomm and Intel unveiled the Always Connected PC (ACPC) ecosystem at WinHEC 2016. At Computex 2017, we learned about Qualcomm’s undertaking to power PCs with its mobile processors and Intel pledged to support eSIM in all its upcoming radios. The first wave of devices trickling out haven’t gained much traction with the public, though. Despite some fairly obvious benefits, like a constant connection to gigabit LTE, long-lasting batteries and thin fanless designs. Plus, Sprint is offering free data this year with each Snapdragon-powered device.

ENGADGET

Apple WWDC 2018 Recap: Macworld Podcast Ep. 608 <Video>

Apple had its big Worldwide Developers Conference keynote last Monday. What did you think about the announcements to iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS?

MACWORLD

AI MADE A MOVIE—AND THE RESULTS ARE HORRIFYINGLY ENCOURAGING

THERE’S REALLY NO nice way to put this: In his new film, Zone Out, Silicon Valley star Thomas Middleditch makes you want to do just that. It’s not simply that he talks about having sex with a jar of salsa, it’s also that he looks absolutely ghastly. His face appears to flicker in and out of the head that houses it; his mouth, normally in a wry downturn, droops and then disappears. His co-star, Elisabeth Gray, doesn’t fare much better: a mustache—someone else’s—finds a home above her lips.

WIRED

 

 

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