May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (officially known as Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII) is an upcoming first-person shooter for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It’s developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. In the lead-up to launch, we’ve compiled all the news, trailers, and rumors about Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, from initial leaks to its official announcement. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – The Basics Release date: October 12, 2018 Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Developer: Treyarch Publisher: Activision Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Google Assistant may have debuted as a bonus feature in the company’s ho-hum Allo messaging app, but it’s been on a roll ever since. The AI helper is now embedded in more than 500 million devices worldwide, Google revealed Tuesday during its annual I/O developer conference keynote. The company is rolling out new features and products to make Assistant more helpful no matter what sort of device you use—and to keep pace with Amazon Echo’s fast and furious improvements.And get this: In the future, Google Assistant will even call local businesses to book appointments for you.It’s true. Google’s machine learning…

May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Dota 2’s subreddit started a penguin kidnapping meme to coax information about this year’s International Compendium out of Valve. Each year before Dota 2’s biggest tournament, The International, Valve releases a purchasable pass, known as a Compendium (or Battle Pass), that gives players access to a wide range of bonus cosmetics, items, and features related to that year’s event. Valve has teased this year’s Compendium, but Dota 2 fans, fed up with the long wait for information, have taken drastic measures on the game’s subreddit. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Nowadays, most of the user interaction, automation, and animation you see on the Web is the result of JavaScript programming. Learning this powerful scripting language and how to deploy it is the next logical step for hypertext markup language (HTML) coders. If HTML is the director, JavaScript is the actors. It’s what fills in the blank spots and makes Web pages dance and sing.Packt Publishing is offering you one of the most comprehensive JavaScript course and book collections—the 2018 Essential JavaScript Coding Bundle—ever. That’s a $922 value for a mere $29, or 96% off retail.To read this article in full, please…

May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Snoop Dogg’s latest single uses art from the old Kinect game Rise of Nightmares. First discovered by USgamer, the single “Heavy Hittas” has the same art featuring a frightened man with a pair of hands covering his mouth. The only slight difference between the two artworks is the single’s art doesn’t feature some of the accessories and tattoos from the hands. IGN has reached out to Sega for comment and will update the story once we hear back. Rise of Nightmares and “Heavy Hittas” art comparison.Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The latest Fortnite patch introduced the new Infinity Gauntlet Limited Time Mashup mode, but also included a few new changes to the map. Heading to the northern part of Wailing Woods takes you to a small hatch wedged between a few giant trees. The hatch is a garage door facing the ground and lifted up at an angle. Don’t bother trying to get inside: the hatch is indestructible, and there’s no way to interact with it. Continue reading…Powered by WPeMatico

May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

Microsoft is using machine learning to make its Windows apps a lot smarter. At a Technology Sneak Peek on Monday at Microsoft’s Build developer conference in Seattle, executives used Windows Ink to demonstrate the potential of Windows ML, a machine learning API that debuted in the April 2018 Update to Windows 10.Because Windows ML is an API, regular users will never encounter it. But the API provides the framework for developers to tap the power of your CPU or GPU to anticipate and act upon your needs, in Windows and Windows apps.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by…

May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

By spreading its sails and taking the journey to a creative and interesting setting, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire finds fertile ground for interesting and nuanced roleplaying stories. The main storyline is its biggest weakness, but Deadfire comes into its own by drawing you into the surrounding saga of its embattled islands and the distinct peoples fighting over them. This island chain offers no shortage of fantastic tactical battles, fascinating allies, and exotic places to explore. 2015’s Pillars of Eternity is a love letter to the Baldur’s Gate school of classic isometric RPG, presented in the classic sword-and-sorcery style: a…

May 8, 2018 CuttingEdgeTech

The groundwork was laid for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire to be a spectacular sequel. Its predecessor, 2015’s Pillars of Eternity, did the heavy lifting. It proved Obsidian could resurrect the spirit of the old Infinity Engine RPGs for modern times, underpinned by modern technology. Flawed, sure—the original Pillars of Eternity had its problems. But with the engine developed and the underlying rules in place, the stage seemed set for a daring sequel, if not Baldur’s Gate II-sized at least one that felt that grand in scope.To read this article in full, please click herePowered by WPeMatico