Jim Poole sees a lot of games coming through his network, only they’re not so readily identifiable as games. Poole is an executive at Equinix, one of the companies that supports the backbone of the internet. Equinix has data centers full of rows of server racks, each of them with processors and graphics processing units (GPUs) that can process games for cloud gaming companies such as Blade, which started offering a paid gaming service so gamers can play high-end games on any device. It’s the same sort of service that Google, using its own network, will deliver with its Stadia service, introduced at the Game Developers Conference. At the GDC, GamesBeat also hosted a breakfast on multiplayer gaming. I talked with Poole about the state of the internet and how companies like his can host the games that we play and have come to take for granted will always be connected. Here’s an edited transcript of our interview. Above: Jim Poole is vice president of business development … [Read more...] about How Equinix enables multiplayer gaming across the internet
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Feb 19, 7:00 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Kevin Werbach 02/06/19 AT 2:48 AM Blockchain technology isn’t as widely used as it could be, largely because blockchain users don’t trust each other, as research shows. Business leaders and regular people are also slow to adopt blockchain-based systems because they fear potential government regulations might require them to make expensive or difficult changes in the future.Mistrust and regulatory uncertainty are strange problems for blockchain technology to have, though. The first widely adopted blockchain, bitcoin, was expressly created to allow financial transactions “without relying on trust” or on governments overseeing the currency. Users who don’t trust a bank or other intermediary to accurately track transactions can instead rely on unchangeable mathematical algorithms. Further, the system is … [Read more...] about People Don’t Trust Blockchain Systems – Is Regulation A Way To Help?
I'm moving a glowing stick over my head, trying to draw an imaginary shower cap. I really hope this is coming out like I imagine. Can Scott tell on his screen? He's guessing clouds. No, no, no. I pretend to scrub my armpits. Yes! He got it! Playing Pictionary with paper is a thing of the past. Mattel reinvented the classic quick-draw game by using augmented reality, the term used when you blend digital special effects with the real world. This new version is Pictionary Air, and you use a light-up stick as your "pen" to draw doodles in the virtual space around you, while others guess your drawing. Now playing: Watch this: We play Pictionary Air, a refreshing twist on AR games 2:19 The challenge is a bit different this time: You can't see your sketch. It's only visible with an app. The game is scheduled to come out in June for about $20, and I got to play an early preview with my colleague Scott Stein. It was pretty addictive -- and equally important to note, … [Read more...] about Mattel’s new Pictionary has us drawing in the air with AR
Article Contents1 Everyone comes with baggage2 But it was time to move on3 First impressions matter, but not much4 After the honeymoon period was over5 Some ups, some downs, but mostly steady I still remember when we used to bicker over iPhone vs Symbian, before Android took over the second part of that argument. I also remember when Xenon vs LED flash was the most controversial discussion in the smartphone world for several years - some of you may have been toddlers when that started. And I remember when apps weren't a thing, when 3G was the hottest novelty, when we thanked our lucky stars because companies stopped using massive proprietary charging and earphone ports, and when a smartphone with a 2.8" display (Nokia N95 8GB) counted as monstrous. Nowadays, we feel cheated when the second back lens in a phone doesn't bring a lot of improvement, or when the display's color shifts at an angle as if everyone is side-glancing at their phones all the time, when a device has … [Read more...] about After 5 years with Samsung and LG, I moved to a Pixel 2 XL and… nothing has changed