Ubisoft is really late to the party for the “toys-to-life,” or toy-game hybrid, market with Starlink: Battle for Atlas. And that could be a good thing. Activision and Toys for Bob pioneered the market with Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure in 2011. By 2014, the toy-game hybrid had generated more than $2 billion in revenues from the sales of video games and more than 175 million action figures. But almost as fast, the market fell apart. Disney and Warner Bros. dove into the market, and then exited. In 2017, Activision put Skylanders on hiatus. About the same time, a small team at Ubisoft started toying with their own way of fusing toys with a video game. Their project got more and more popular at Ubisoft Toronto, and even Nintendo decided to support it by allowing Ubisoft to use Nintendo’s Starfox character in the game. Against all odds, as others exited the market, Ubisoft Toronto built Starlink: Battle for Atlas, which has seven worlds and a bunch of toys. You … [Read more...] about How Ubisoft came up with its Starlink: Battle for Atlas toy-game hybrid
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Updated 11:34 am, Monday, May 21, 2018 Photo: Olesen Peter Hove, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 FILE - In this Tuesday Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, Denmark's Minister of Integration from the Liberal Party Inger Stoejberg sits in Parliament, in Copenhagen. The Danish government minister responsible for immigration is urging Muslims to avoid working during Ramadan, claiming the traditional fasting period poses hazards in some professions that are "dangerous for us all." Integration Minister Inger Stoejberg wrote a blog post for Danish tabloid BT published Monday, May 21, 2018 that questioned how "commanding observance to a 1,400-year-old pillar of Islam" was compatible with modern labor markets. (Peter Hove Olesen/Polfoto via AP, File) less FILE - In this Tuesday Jan. 26, 2016 file photo, Denmark's Minister of Integration from the Liberal Party Inger Stoejberg sits in Parliament, in Copenhagen. … [Read more...] about Danish minister says Muslims shouldn’t work during Ramadan
Home / News / Galaxy S9 camera teardown video shows how variable aperture works The Galaxy S9 is the first smartphone on the market with a variable aperture camera. The 12-megapixel rear camera has the ability to switch from f/1.5 aperture (lowest ever on a smartphone) to f/2.4 automatically as well as with a single tap in manual mode. Some of you might be wondering how has Samsung made variable aperture work on a smartphone camera and now there’s a video that will explain just that.YouTuber JerryRigEverything has posted a new video in which he tears down the Galaxy S9’s camera. The primary sensor is the same on the Galaxy S9+ as well, in case you didn’t already know that. The video explains how the variable aperture works from a hardware perspective.Galaxy S9 camera teardownIt’s evident right off the bat that the optical image stabilization is present. The lens is capable of moving around ever so slightly to counter shaking that tends to ruin photos and … [Read more...] about Galaxy S9 camera teardown video shows how variable aperture works
Wireless charging has been around since the late 19th century, when electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla demonstrated magnetic resonant coupling – the ability to transmit electricity through the air by creating a magnetic field between two circuits, a transmitter and a receiver.But for about 100 years it was a technology without many practical applications, except, perhaps, for a few electric toothbrush models.Today, there are nearly a half dozen wireless charging technologies in use, all aimed at cutting cables to everything from smartphones and laptops to kitchen appliances and cars. Wireless charging is making inroads in the healthcare, automotive and manufacturing industries because it offers the promise of increased mobility and advances that could allow tiny internet of things (IoT) devices to get power many feet away from a charger.The most popular wireless technologies now in use rely on an electromagnetic field between a two copper coils, which greatly limits the … [Read more...] about Wireless charging explained: What is it and how does it work?
posted on 18 Nov 2015, 06:34 4 1. chenski (Posts: 661; Member since: 22 Mar 2015) Everybody is designing socs now! posted on 18 Nov 2015, 07:31 6 9. Shocky (unregistered) Indeed, you can thank Qualcomm for that. posted on 18 Nov 2015, 08:06 1 15. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014) It'll make sense to make their own soc. They're building their own factory, they have a vast experience in doing that, we all know how successful Playstation's are. 18. Finalflash (Posts: 3713; Member since: 23 Jul 2013) Let's be honest, the cell chip wasn't exactly a runaway success. But Sony does have the experience and more competition can't hurt. 41. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014) I'm with you @Finalflash but as you said competition can't hurt and we consumer will benefit from it. 22. neela_akaash (Posts: 1235; Member since: 05 Aug 2014) Playstation uses processor made by AMD. posted on 18 Nov 2015, 13:28 2 33. … [Read more...] about Comments for : Sony is allegedly working on an in-house smartphone SoC