The two biggest topics at this week's Game Developer Conference (GDC) have been Google's upcoming Stadia streaming service and the stranglehold Fortnite has on the youth of America. But for those interested in mobile games, the convention this week in San Francisco offers lots of hints about where iOS and Android developers are going in 2019 and beyond. 1. Cloud-based gaming is coming to your phone Google announced Stadia this week -- an ambitious plan to stream games through its Chrome browser to desktop and mobile devices and via Chromecast to your TV -- but other companies also have plans to jump into cloud-based gaming. Sony already has its PlayStation Now game streaming service for PCs and PlayStation 4, and Microsoft is building one called Project xCloud that will stream Xbox games to phones and tablets. And Tencent this week said it's building a streaming service for cloud-based gaming on Windows and Android devices. 2. Smartphones will be a proxy for PCs and consoles The … [Read more...] about Top 7 trends in mobile gaming from GDC 2019
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Best answer: While they are similar products, both being instant cameras from Kodak, the Printomatic and the Mini Shot are still quite different. For example, the Printomatic has a microSD card slot, the Mini Shot can connect to a smartphone, and while the Printomatic uses Zink paper, the Mini Shot uses a special ink cartridge. How photos print is the biggest difference Both the Printomatic and the Mini Shot are instant cameras from Kodak. Both cameras utilize a 10MP sensor to take photos, and they both offer similar rounded rectangle designs. That's pretty much where the similarities end. The biggest difference between the two is in their printing technology. The Printomatic, like a lot of instant cameras today, uses Zink paper, which prints photos without using ink, instead relying on a layered photo paper to print images that don't smudge. There are no cartridges; instead you just insert the paper packs into the camera. The Mini Shot, on the other hand, does not use Zink, instead … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between the Kodak Printomatic and the Kodak Mini Shot?
There is hardly a country in the world where rural connectivity is not a problem. The vastness and density of modern conurbations make providing fast and resilient mobile connectivity a significant challenge, but rural areas are in a different category. With dispersed populations and poor infrastructure, the business case for stepping up the speed and coverage of connectivity in the rural hinterland can be very difficult to make.Despite its relatively high population density, the UK is no exception. At the end of last year, Ofcom, the UK’s telecoms regulator, revealed that 82 per cent of properties in the rural areas do not receive a 4G signal from all of the major phone networks, compared with 36 per cent in urban areas. It came as no surprise that what is arguably the first live trial of 5G in the UK (by EE) would be in London, at Canary Wharf in October, in a square where as many as 150,000 people pass through on an average day. Cities may race ahead in the connectivity … [Read more...] about Objective testing is required to bridge Britain’s mobile connectivity gap
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by The New New World ByLi Yuan Nov. 5, 2018 One Chinese technology executive said he worked 14 to 15 hours a day at least six days a week. Another said he worked every waking hour and forced himself to watch movies to relax. The reaction from a group of Silicon Valley executives: Wow. “We’re so lazy in the U.S.!” blurted Wesley Chan, a venture capital investor, on the first day of what would be a weeklong journey into the Chinese technology scene. Work habits weren’t the only sharp difference between the Valley and China. By the end of the week, a group of American executives and investors found an alternate tech universe. It resembles Silicon Valley superficially. Look closer, and it becomes a futuristic yet closed-off world that can be equally impressive, alienating and dystopian. Chinese … [Read more...] about Crazy Work Hours and Lots of Cameras: Silicon Valley Goes to China
The limitations of battery power have long held back full mobile enterprise transformation – and caused personal frustration to all professionals on the go. In fact, it’s been more than a quarter century since the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery was introduced. This now industry-standard mobile phone energy technology was welcomed as a more stable energy source, but it came at the cost of performance. [ What's next for microprocessors? Read our related article, What comes after Moore's Law? ] However, scientists have been hard at work on innovations in a number of areas that could soon have a positive impact on mobile phone power. Here are five developments worth keeping an eye on as CIOs and IT leaders consider future mobile strategies – and their own phones: 1. Silicon anode batteries Li-ion batteries replaced lithium metal with graphite anodes that could absorb the lithium and prevent the formation of the dendrites that can reduce a battery’s capacity, … [Read more...] about 5 mobile phone battery breakthroughs to watch