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  • July 10, 2019

    08 Reasons Players Love Archeage

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  • Modern AAA projects require you to purchase a gaming console or even a more expensive gaming-ready computer. However, not all good games are so demanding as well as not all hyperrealistic titles are actually good. Hammergamer prepared a compilation of worthy titles than you can run on an old PC or even a slow netbook. Modern AAA projects require you to purchase a gaming console or even a more expensive gaming-ready computer. However, not all good games are so demanding as well as not all hyperrealistic titles are actually good. Hammergamer prepared a compilation of worthy titles than you can run on an old PC or even a slow netbook. Stardew Valley This indie farming simulator with retro-style pixel-art visuals and top-down perspective runs perfectly on any PC with Windows 7 or later, 2GB RAM and just 256MB video memory. You can purchase a laptop with such specifications on eBay for less than $100 or use any of your home Windows, Linux, or Mac computers. You play as an ordinary office worker who receives a sad notice about grandfather death. It says that you can inherit his old farm property in the faraway Stardew Valley. Before going there, you can choose one of five areas that matches your taste better. When you come to the place, it appears that the entire plot is a mess of stones and weeds. You have to clean it up to start planting, keeping animals, and building. Products of your work are not only for boasting in front of neighbors. The more animals and crops you have, the bigger your farming business grows. You can go to the town to interact with NPCs to establish a partnership. It’s even possible to meet your love there and expand the house to raise children. You can continue playing forever...
  • We all dreamed of having a robot that would help us to solve problems and challenges. Today this dream also concerns opportunities for learning. Robots have achieved incredible features and functionality with the development of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Now children’s dreams are much easier to turn into reality than ever before. After all, now the artificial tutor can become a reliable friend and mentor to them. Even though robots are not bad at helping children with simple tasks in the exact sciences, they are not yet ready for the subtleties of the humanitarian sphere. Taking into account a variety of common school assignments like case analysis, summaries, reviews of books, plays or exhibits, plans for conducting projects, feature stories, slide presentations, micro-themes, etc. – only a few of them could be accomplished with the help of robot tutors. Even the most developed robot cannot create a well-polished article, make creative suggestions, and provide a student with a judgment about a particular situation. Therefore, for some complex and creative challenges, human help is still needed. For such tasks like accomplishing of descriptive and argumentative essays, lab reports or literature reviews one can easily find help here via search query “write my essay” and ask to write, make formatting or edit the existed papers. Once a student has got positive feedback from a professional writer about his or her ideas on a particular topic, it makes him feel more confident about his skills. It is a key feature of human-human interaction, which is not possible between human and robots yet. But still, how robots will affect education in general? What will lead to gradual changes worldwide and what will be the result? Let’s dig deeper. Knewton If you ever thought about a personalized learning tool, here it is. Knewton was...
  • April 18, 2019

    SiriusXM and Pandora Launch Pandora Now

    Pandora is bringing SiriusXM into the modern music age by first launching a new resigned app that was leaps and bounds over what SiriusXM had been using. Then SiriusXM live radio and OnDemand content became available on smart speakers which is something users have wanted for years. SiriusXM then added Apple Airplay and Google Chromecast support to their app which is another feature uses of SiriusXM have wanted for years. Then SiriusXM decided to add hundreds of on demand playlists based on popular stations. Now SiriusXM and Pandora have launched Pandora NOW which is the first station that combines the technology of Pandora with the huge music library of SiriusXM. On SiriusXM blog it says “Pandora NOW brings SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners the hottest songs and newest releases from hit artists including Cardi B, Ariana Grande, Post Malone, Khalid, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny, and more. The best part? Listeners get to say which songs make the cut: Pandora NOW is refreshed daily with tracks that are voted most popular by millions of your Pandora Thumbs. To celebrate today’s launch, multi-platinum R&B superstar artist Khalid, one of Pandora’s most-played artists, came to SiriusXM’s Rockefeller Center studios to push the button making Pandora NOW live.” For SiriusXM subscribers check it out on Channel 3 and Pandora ad-supported and Plus listeners check out the interactive station. For Pandora Premium listeners check out the curated playlist. SiriusXM promises more from Pandora soon.
  • April 16, 2019

    How to Choose the Perfect Gaming Chair

    Because of technology, you spend almost the entire day seated in front of your computer either working or playing. You spend so many hours sitting that an uncomfortable chair will keep you from enjoying your games or focusing on work. If you have a gaming PC, then most likely you have already thought of buying a gaming chair. As a gamer, you might spend many hours playing Devil May Cry 5, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, or some other video game. If your chair is uncomfortable, you would have to stand and stretch from being sore because of sitting for so long. Below are some tips to help you choose which gaming chair would best suit you. Comfort When choosing a gaming chair, your priority should always be the comfort since you spend hours on end sitting on it. It’s comfortable enough when you can enjoy your games without getting sore. To provide proper comfort, a gaming chair should have the following: Headrest: After playing long hours, you would need to take a break, so having a place to rest your head is always good. It’s better if the chair is able to lean back. It will keep you from getting a stiff neck and help you maintain good posture. Armrest: It’s necessary for gaming chairs to have an armrest. It supports your arms and helps them relax while you’re button mashing or clicking on objects when playing the games you love. It also provides a proper place for your arms so they don’t get tired or ache after playing long hours. Back support: For maximum comfort, back support is essential for any gaming chair. As you play, you need a comfortable place on which to rest your back so you don’t have to worry about getting backaches from sitting...
  • As the world’s leading economies struggle to confront the threat of climate change by reducing emissions and investing in renewable, carbon-neutral energy sources, efficiency has become a key concept for industries around the world. While a fully carbon-neutral or even carbon-negative future is still a long way, off, reducing the amount of energy required for a variety of industrial applications is on the most important short-term developments that can buy time and curb climate change’s worst impacts. Technological innovations that improve energy capture and efficiency have been an essential part of this process, and here are just a few ways that green technology is helping to make industries better able to conserve and recycle energy. Cool Roofs Most traditional construction techniques use asphalt roofing or shingles to keep the water out. But these dark colours suck up huge amounts of heat, which in turn drives up cooling costs in the building itself. Cool roofs use lighter shades of shingle or roofing material to make the roofs themselves more reflective, so the roof retains less heat and the house stays naturally cooler. Given that many factories and plants occupy huge square footages, have vast roofs, and require careful climate controls, cool roofs are a cheap way for manufacturers to reduce their carbon footprint. Smart Glass Windows are designed to let in heat and light during the colder months, but in the heat of summer, glass’s ability to conduct heat, light, and radiation becomes a drawback. Blinds, awnings, and shades are used to keep light out, but these solutions are often imperfect. Smart glass is designed to automatically “dim” the amount of light being let in. Experts suggest that smart glass coated skyscrapers could require twenty-five percent less heating, ventilation, and air conditioning energy than skyscrapers using conventional glass. Energy Capture Heating...
  • Conventional jobs such as financing, manufacturing, and other industries are still in demand, but more cyber security careers are needed in any industry. In fact, there is a large number of career opportunities in Seattle – from startups up to well established tech companies – that are in need of candidates with a degree in information technology and has excellent tech skills. So when you’re a cyber security or information security degree holder, you have the following career paths to choose from: Information Security Analyst Becoming an information security analyst requires a degree program related to computer science or information security specialization. If you want to land a job with big corporations, graduating from an MBA program or prestigious and reputable academic institutions such as Norwich University can give you an edge. Often, employers prefer a graduate with an excellent background in information systems. Therefore, you should wisely choose a degree or enroll in a known university to achieve such an aspiration. An information security analyst or ISA’s main task is to keep the computer networks and systems of a company well-secured and protected. Additionally, if you’re an ISA, you are also responsible for installing firewalls and data encryption using software that you plan and execute. During worst-case scenarios like cyber attacks, you must have designed plans that will recover systems and data of the company. To stay professionally aware of cyber threats and industry trends, you must continuously network with professionals in your industry, and research on security technologies. Here are the two topmost benefits of being an information security analyst: High pays. Although an inexperienced information security analyst doesn’t earn as much as an experienced ISA does, they still earn way above other traditional jobs. The annual median salary for entry-level ISAs is USD 64,000, while not less...
  • This month the internet officially became a grown up – or should have. Turning thirty today is what twenty was decades ago. By this age, you’re expected to have become responsible – for yourself, and maybe others. Is the internet responsible? Or is it still in the wild throes of youth refusing to become so? Tim Berners-Lee, the designer of the net, marked its 30th birthday with a statement describing how it started, and what he thinks of it today. He said it was described as a vague, but exciting project.  Therein may lie the crux of the matter. It was exciting, yes – but vague. No one had any idea of the impact it would have on the world. The village it’s created of the world has accelerated our growth exponentially. Except in countries where controls exist, it is still the land of the free, even though it isn’t all free, nor always for free. Its makers did not foresee social media and election tampering. For these reasons, Berners-Lee has had cause for apprehension over what his child has become. However, like any parent, he’s optimistic that things will straighten out. Parents see the potential, the opportunities, and the necessities. Though we might want to preserve our playing ground, we need to make sure it’s a safe place to be in, not strewn with broken glass and rusty nails (social media and fake news).  Concerns are that it’s no longer serving humanity If it’s a power or a force, it is in the hands of those using it. Video chat app developers would probably not choose a gun touting gang as a model user, but the latter is still using it that way. We can, of course, use technology to fight technology: to close, shut down, or spontaneously combust...
  • Everyone has a friend that is a self-professed tech-friend. They will stand in line for hours to get the newest flagship phone. They will scour the internet for news and rumors to get all the details they need on upcoming releases. Their social media feeds are filled with unboxing videos, reviews and recommendations of the hottest gadgets. They are undeniably obsessed. The one problem that comes with getting a gift for a tech-fiend is that your options are usually pricey. You can’t exactly dish out hundreds of dollars for a single birthday present — especially if there’s a chance that they already bought it for themselves! Here are some ideas for gadgets and gizmos that will be perfect for your friend and your budget. For the Forgetful Friend: As much as your friend loves the newest gadgets, they always seem to be losing them. You’ve watched them tear apart their living room in search of their headphones and desperately dig into their bag to find their portable console. A great gift for your scatterbrained companion is a Tile tracker device to help them find any precious items they’ve misplaced around the house or lost outside of it. All they have to do is place the device on a key ring or attach it to the back of any tech, then download the free app. The Tile piece will ring if they’re in range, so they can locate their remote or Nintendo Switch stuck in between the couch cushions. If they really lose their expensive item, the Tile app will show where it’s located on a map, for a quick and easy recovery. For the Style Icon: Sometimes tech can look strikingly similar. All the sleek designs seem to focus on shades of silver or black. While these shades are classics...
  • Growing retail businesses, big box locations and shopping centers benefit significantly from regular ongoing retail facility maintenance, including preventative maintenance and inspections. A facility manager is usually doing this kind of maintenance, ensuring that the facilities used in businesses run smoothly on a day-to-day basis. Knowing the condition of the property, including the building envelope and roof, can save time and money when expensive repairs can be caught early. In the past this has involved many man hours to check the entire roof and upper portions (think those decorative towers on malls). Unmanned aerial vehicles or drones are beginning to play an integral part in increasing efficiency in some industries, and that includes retail facility maintenance surveys. Facilities team are starting to create best practices and new ways to safely and legally use drones to do site surveys of malls, shopping centers and big box retail stores. Technology is Neat! If you’re new to the drone technology, here are some reasons why it’s important in retail facility maintenance. Increases Cost Efficiency Of Business Operations Using a drone for your retail facility maintenance surveys will help your business save money. Retail facilities are usually big, and they require a lot of manpower to ensure that each facility is inspected. Take, for example, roof maintenance. It’s an activity that’s not only time consuming, it also increases the chance of work-related accidents happening. If you have a drone, you can quickly survey the roof and check for repairs. You don’t just save time, you’ll also save money, as you can do roof maintenance more frequently. Some portions of the facade can also be hard to see/inspect without renting lifts, scaffolding, or getting out a ladder. The time you saved inspecting the roof could be done doing other tasks. While the mere use of...