What makes a console generation? The lines have been blurred recently. We can state that the Xbox Series X, and its less-powerful sibling, the Series S, are the next generation consoles from Microsoft. But how do you define the generation? Just three years ago, Microsoft launched the Xbox One X, the most powerful console in the market, but also with full compatibility with all Xbox One games and accessories. With multiple tiers of consoles and mid-generation refreshes that were significantly more powerful than their predecessors – and in some cases, their successors – the generational lines have never been this blurred before.
None the less, the time for a “proper” next generation console has finally arrived, and Microsoft is fully embracing its tiered hardware strategy. To that end, Microsoft is launching not one, but two consoles, with the Xbox Series X, and the Xbox Series S, each targeting a difference slice of the console market both in performance and price. Launching on November 10, 2020, the new Xboxes bring some serious performance upgrades, new designs, and backwards compatibility for not only the Xbox One, but also a large swath of Xbox 360 games and even a good lineup of games from the original 2001 Xbox. The generational lines have never been this blurred before, but for Microsoft the big picture is clear: it’s all Xbox.
The above video comes from the Stones’ concert film The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus, which was designed to be an actual circus. Filmed in 1968, the video was never actually released until 1996, and also features performances by The Who, Jethro Tull, Yoko Ono, Marianne Faithfull, and Taj Mahal. — Read the rest
Miley Cyrus and Stevie Nicks are two great tastes that taste great together in “Edge of Midnight (Midnight Sky Remix).” It’s a mashup duet of Miley’s August 2020 track “Midnight Sky” and Stevie’s 1981 hit “Edge of Seventeen.”
An easy way to scare yourself is to think about how badly you, your finances, your family, and more could be hurt if every scrap of information about what you do online was stolenâlike all of your banking information, account access, and passwords. — Read the rest
The WebGL Fluid Simulation is another of those distracting, charming websites where you generate wildly-colorful scenes on-screen by clicking and swishing your finger/pointer about. You can fiddle with settings such as density, vorticity and “splat radius”, and turn off and enable various quality filters to get it running nice on your potato. — Read the rest
CGP Grey looks at why hexagons are so great, and why honeybees like them so much. It comes down to tiling efficiency. Unlike triangles and squares, hexagons do not divide into smaller versions of themselves, meaning they are very efficient for making sturdy walled containers with minimal material. — Read the rest
The great Oregon indie bookshop Powell’s Books is now selling a perfume that smells like old books. “Powell’s By Powell’s” is a unisex fragrance with notes of wood, violet, and “biblichor” (old book smell). It’s $24.99 for a one ounce bottle. — Read the rest
As you scan your eye across your home office desk, is it all starting to get a little…cluttered? Junk piling up, cords tangled everywhere, even important accessories littered across your workspace might be turning your desk at home into what your desk back at the office looks like. — Read the rest
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You’re probably familiar with white noise generators, which insomniacs often find useful as a sleep aid. — Read the rest
Recently, Digital Ocean announced theyâre entering the PaaS market with their new application platform. Theyâve hosted virtual machines (droplets) and Kubernetes based services for years, but now theyâre creating a platform thatâs a simple point and click to get an application up and running.
So I decided to try it. In this tutorial, weâre going to build an application on that platform. I will use Go to make a small web API and have it backed by an SQLite database. Iâll show you the steps required, and weâll see just how easy it is (or isnât) to deploy applications on the platform.
If you are writing reusable code, chances are high that you will write quite some code that deals with types, generics, and interfaces. Over the years, the collection of my helper extensions for that have grown. As some of my upcoming posts use them, I share them (also) for future reference.
1. Check if a Type Is Deriving From Another Type
Deriving types is a common practice. To some extent, you can use pattern matching. Sometimes, that isn’t enough, though (especially if you have a multi-level derivation path). This is when I use one of these two extensions:
In this article, I will explain how to develop a basic messaging app by Huawei Push Kit. If you want to develop a messaging app or add a messaging section into your application, I hope this article will be useful for you.