Racing games have come a long way over the years. From basic 2D sprite-based titles, they’ve evolved to incorporate advanced engines with highly realistic simulated physics that can even be used to help develop real-world automobiles. For [Surrogate.tv], that still wasn’t quite good enough, so they decided to create something …read more
Radios are, by and large, not powered by steam. One could make the argument that much of our municipal electricity supply does come via steam turbines, but that might be drawing a long bow. Regardless, steampunk remains a popular and attractive aesthetic, and it’s the one that [Christine] selected for …read more
Python is a versatile, powerful language but sometimes it’s not the best choice, especially if you’re doing work in embedded systems with limited memory. Sometimes you can get away with MicroPython for these cases, but the best language is likely C or assembly. If you’re really stubborn, like [amirgon], and …read more
In a recent article in Nature, you can find the details of a RISC-V CPU built using carbon nanotubes. Of course, Nature is a pricey proposition, but you can probably find the paper by its DOI number if you bother to look for it. The researchers point out that silicon …read more
Nintendos Switch Lite seems like a great portable console. But due to the portable-focused nature, youll probably want to get a case for it. Fortunately, Nintendo is making an official one that looks just about perfect assuming you live in Japan (via NintendoSoup).
The case appears to be made out of some sort of gray cloth, and it clips on to the Switch Lite. Its not the flashiest case on the market, but it does the basics: it protects the Switch, it has a fold-down cover to keep the screen from getting scratched up, and it cleverly has some dimples on the cover so the joysticks dont get ruined. (That should help anyone concerned about Joy-Con drift issues.)
The case is set to cost 3,758 yen, orroughly $35.36, when…
Sonys Xperia 1 came to the US just last month, but next week, the company may already be planning to announce a successor to the flagship smartphone, specifically on September 5th at 12PM BST / 7AM ET during IFA 2019. The model is rumored to be called the Xperia 2, and according to Xperia Blog (via 9to5Google), we might be seeing it for the first time in a batch of leaked images.
Its easy to tell the Xperia 1 from Sonys earlier phones. It along with the cheaper Sony Xperia 10 were the companys first devices to feature a 21:9 aspect ratio display. It resulted in a tall, skinny display thats a perfect place to watch movies.
The device shown off in the leaked renders above appears to be cut from the…
Netflix announced this week that a number of its fall films will have exclusive theatrical runs before they start streaming. This isnt the first time Netflix has debuted its films in theaters a few hit theaters first last year, too but this years theatrical slate is much larger and seems to indicate something of a shift in strategy.
This year, Netflix is putting 10 movies in theaters ahead of time, up from just three last year (though a fourth was added later). Itll range from a quiet relationships drama (Noah Baumbachs Marriage Story) to an over-the-top comedy (the Eddie Murphy- led Dolemite Is My Name) to prestige fare (Martin Scorseses The Irishman).
Thats a significant portion of Netflixs fall film slate, and it includes…
Labor Day is Monday, September 2nd, in the US. Whether you have the day off or not, we salute our hard-working readers, and were here to share the best Labor Day-themed deals from around the internet.
Compared to the holiday season, opportunities to save on tech gadgets during the summer and fall are sparse. But if youre looking to spend a little cash, these discounts will help you get more for your money. Weve pulled together deals from brands like Ring, Dyson, Google, and retailers like Best Buy and Amazon below.
If an end date is applicable for any these sales, youll find it appended to each discount.
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Apple will unveil the next iPhone September 10 Apple has sent out invites confirming rumors that its next major press event […]
Programming note: Happy Labor Day! To our U.S.-based readers, happy Labor Day weekend. Extra Crunch will be off on Monday and will resume publishing next Tuesday. Reminder: EC ticket discounts for Enterprise Sessions and Disrupt SF Next week, we will be hosting our Enterprise Sessions event at Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. Its a […]
Emailing a co-worker without realizing they’re on vacation is a bummer for everyone involved. The second you get that “out of office” auto-reply, you suddenly remember the 20-minute conversation you had about their upcoming trip to Hawaii and feel like a goober. Meanwhile, they come back to a thousand “Hey, can you help with this? […]
If you were trying to sneak in a quick game on Xbox Live during your Friday afternoon lunch break and found that you can’t get online: don’t worry, you’re not alone. While Microsoft’s Xbox Live Status page still says all things are good to go (Update: Microsoft’s status page has now caught up with the outage, […]
By now, the venture world is wary of blood testing startups offering health data from just a few drops of blood. However, Baze, a Swiss-based personal nutrition startup providing blood tests you can do in the convenience of your own home, collects just a smidgen of your sanguine fluid through an MIT manufactured device, which, […]
Happy (almost) Labor Day to all the hardworking members of the early-startup community entrepreneurs, founders, investors, engineers and everyone in between. We know how hard you work to build your dream, so were cutting you a break and extending our early-bird pricing on passes to Disrupt San Francisco 2019 through 11:59 p.m. (PST) on […]
So your aluminum Series 2 or Series 3 Apple Watch is suddenly cracking around the edges… but you don’t remember bumping it on anything, or being particularly rough with it. Surprise! It might not be your fault at all. Apple says that they’ve determined that “under very rare circumstances”, the displays on aluminum Series 2 […]
who are you? We are Lenore Edman and Windell Oskay. Together we run Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories in Sunnyvale, California. How did you get started making stuff? Weve both been making things all of our lives. Whether it is making costumes, bicycle gear, toys, furniture, scientific instruments, or even […]
This week we’re looking at a toy that has become a common occurance at Maker Faires all over the world. This is a vertical plotter by Marginally Clever Robots, called the Makelangelo. It comes nearly fully assembled in the box. You just have to slap a few bits and pieces […]
With the introduction of AMD’s X570 chipset, motherboard vendors have upped its game in the premium stakes with a variety of premium mid-range and high-end models. The MEG X570 Godlike is MSI’s flagship model and is heavily geared towards gamers and enthusiasts. The premium controller set of the X570 Godlike is spearheaded by Killer Networking: with dual on-board ports, Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax connectivity, and a 10 G Super LAN add-on card in the accessories bundle. Also on offer is up to five PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 slots, two of which come from an Xpander-Z Gen4 add-on card, and a pair of Realtek ALC1220 HD audio codecs which makes this one of the most feature-rich models on the X570 chipset.
Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates is a new three-part documentary that premieres on September 20. It’s directed by Davis Guggenheim who produced An Inconvenient Truth and directed Waiting for Superman.
“When I thought about topics to cover, I knew I didnt want to make a promotional piece about his work,” Guggenheim said. “Instead, I opted to focus on the tougher, more complex problems that nobody wants to think about, like sanitation and nuclear energy. Bill chose to take these issues on, even knowing that he might fail, and I had an instinct that seeing him wrestle with these intractable and frustrating problems would reveal something interesting about him as a person.
It’ll be interesting to see how warts-and-all the documentary really is (or isn’t). Read the rest