Month: July 2018

Recommended Reading: The accent struggle for Alexa and Google Assistant

The accent gap Drew Harwell, The Washington Post Smart speakers (and the virtual assistants they house) offer voice control for so many connected devices it's hard to keep count. Those audio gadgets can also assist with a range of questions — tha… Source: Engadget | Recommended Reading: The accent struggle for Alexa and Google Assistant

The Macallan distillery opens up for 4D virtual reality tours

Not everyone has the means to travel to Scotland and visit their favorite distillery a la Ron Swanson. To help connoisseurs live out their dreams of traipsing through its facilities, The Macallan has created the Macallan Distillery Experience. VRFocu… Source: Engadget | The Macallan distillery opens up for 4D virtual reality tours

All the Fantastic Cosplay We Saw at San Diego Comic-Con, Day 2

Things just keep getting better at San Diego Comic-Con—especially with the cosplay! io9 is on the con floor and scouting all of San Diego in search of the coolest cosplay we can find, and the Friday crowd definitely raised the bar. We’ve got Black Panther, Star Trek: Discovery, Disco Darth Vader, and many, many, many…Read …

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This Week In The Business: Development Challenges, Big and Small

QUOTE | “If a player sees our game, [and] intuitively he or she is not able to compare it immediately with another game, then we have succeeded.” – Remedy Entertainment CEO Tero Virtala wants to make Control a true ‘Remedy’ game, apart from its past Microsoft-owned IPs Quantum Break and Alan Wake.Read more… Source: Kotaku …

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Score the Best Price of the Year On the HyperX Cloud Gaming Headset

The HyperX Cloud II is one of your favorite gaming headsets, but the original model is still great (though only stereo, rather than 7.1 surround), and only $65 today on Amazon, about $10 less than usual, and the best price of the year. It’ll will work on PC, Xbox One, PS4, or even Switch, and …

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Netflix and Shonda Rhimes reveal eight exclusive series in the works

On Friday Netflix revealed the first eight series in the works as a result of its production deal with Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes. They include a previously-announced show focusing on the exploits alleged con artist Anna Delvey, as well as… Source: Engadget | Netflix and Shonda Rhimes reveal eight exclusive series in the works

'Ghost Recon Wildlands' adds a hardcore permadeath mode

Ubisoft isn't just relying on cameos from aliens and iconic game characters to inject extra life into Ghost Recon Wildlands. When the Special Operation 2 pack arrives on July 24th, it'll include a Ghost Mode that adds some high-stakes realism. For… Source: Engadget | 'Ghost Recon Wildlands' adds a hardcore permadeath mode

NASA and the UAE will team up for human spaceflight

The UAE is the latest country to sign a deal with NASA to cooperate on human spaceflight. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine tweeted about the joint letter of intent today, which was also signed by Dr. Mohammed Al Ahbabi, the director general of the… Source: Engadget | NASA and the UAE will team up for human …

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Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Ranking Monster Hunter Weapons • T

Today’s selection of articles from Kotaku’s reader-run community: Ranking Monster Hunter Weapons • The Witcher 3's “Paperchase” Quest Is Painfully Accurate • Overlord S3.1 Review: B+ & S3.2 Review • The First Arc of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Has The Most Killer Theme • The First Few Screens of Broken Age Are Right On Read more… …

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Enter The Gungeon's Big New Update Completely Revitalizes The Game 

Yesterday, Enter the Gungeon finally received its long-awaited Advanced Gungeons & Draguns update, a free second major expansion that completely revitalizes the 2016 game. It feels like Dodge Rolls’ roguelike shoot’em up came out forever ago, but playing it again this week it feels completely new again.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Enter The Gungeon's Big …

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Destiny 2 Players Find Wild Secret Quest, With A Familiar Reward [UPDATE]

Today, intrepid Destiny players uncovered a hidden mission that appeared during an otherwise ordinary patrol event. After a few hours of widespread experimentation and failure, a group completed the challenge, unlocking a powerful weapon that’ll be familiar to anyone who played the first Destiny.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Destiny 2 Players Find Wild Secret Quest, …

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