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Every Xbox One comes with a new Kinect sensor — a powerful peripheral that lets the game console read your heart rate and respond to your voice commands. In our review of the Xbox One, however, we discovered that the Kinect typically only recognizes extremely specific vocal cues like “Xbox turn off” and “Xbox Bing.” How many of those prompts are there, and what can they do? Microsoft just released a cheat sheet with a host of examples.
In addition to useful commands like “Xbox Snap” and “Xbox Play,” for example, you can also say “Xbox Help” on any screen or in any app to bring up a simplified user manual. “Xbox Invite” is a shortcut to get your friends in on the action, allowing you to pull up the Party interface without leaving your…
Question by Kaylie: How to tell the difference between an iPad 2 and an iPad 3?
I’m looking to buy an iPad 3 off of craigslist and don’t want to be cheated and receive an iPad 2. How can I make sure I am getting the new iPad vs the iPad 2?
Answer by Antoine
Firstly the iPad 3 is not called the iPad 3 it is dubbed “New iPad”. The New iPad does include a few new features including, retina display which displays images as sharp as an HD television. Also a 5MP “isight” camera it can record 1080p video and supports face recognition, and it supports 4G. So by those features I’m hoping you will be able to determine the difference between the two on Craigslist. Hope I helped .
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This is the video of the Pee Analyzer, an unoriginally named bathroom urinal that tests your piss for alcohol content then informs you if you’re over the limit or not. But the fun doesn’t stop there! (It stops when the girl at the bar you were trying to talk to tells you have a booger on your face).
The Pee Analyser arrangement is pretty clever. Club-goers receive an RFID parking pass when they drop their cars off at valet. A device sitting in the urinal measures alcohol levels. An RFID reader near the urinal picks up each person’s parking pass. If the urine clocks in above the legal limit, a sign at eye level suggests calling a cab to get home and the system takes note.
When the partied-out patron goes to retrieve his car, he has to hand his RFID parking card over to the valet. The valet scans it and an alert pops up if the customer tested high on his urine. Those customers are then asked to call a cab or take advantage of the club’s drive-home service.
Granted if you wanted to beat the system you could not take your RFID parking pass to the bathroom with you, or just pee your pants. Of course if you’re actually spending time thinking of ways to beat the drunk driving system, now might be a good time to address your alcoholism.
Hit the jump for a demo of the system in action.
The Japanese watch company Tokyoflash has long turned heads with their odd (if unreadable) designs but in a first they’ve added a breathalyzer to their Kisai watch, thereby allowing you to see just how drunk you’ve gotten at la Jetée.
The video below is a bit, shall we say, obvious: the company hired a charming Scottish man to get drunk. He, in turn, does. He then tests the watch, showing off its various features. In short, the watch has a sobriety game – basically a little test of your hand eye coordination – as well as a real breathalyzer built in. While the readings probably wouldn’t hold up in court, it’s accurate enough for you and your drunk friends. Given the problems I could see associated with passing your watch around so people can blow directly into it, you may want to buy a few for your entire gang.
The watch costs $ 99 and charges via USB. Thankfully the face is actually readable so it should be a snap to check in every few hours for a round of “Who had more Kirin?” at your local watering hole.
Not just how it ends, but how the damn thing starts.
When publishers send out early copies of a game for review, especially if it is a Big Important Game, they typically attach a rider of things the media may and may not discuss, in an attempt to avoid that cruelest of modern bales, the spoiler. As game companies have not yet become paranoid enough to forbid discussion of the forbidden, I can disclose within my rights that the first item in the section titled “Do Not” on the rider for the new Sony blockbuster The Last of Us is:
“Talk about the events of the prologue.”
Now I am not a lawyer, but in my reading of this rule, which I believe to be reasonable, I am permitted to reveal that the game features a prologue, and that this prologue may or may not feature events. I’m not saying either way. Nevertheless, we may infer from the rule that if the prologue does in fact feature events, Sony does not want you to know about them. And we may infer from this fact that these events, if they do exist (and it would be a good guess that, given the nature of storytelling, the prologue does feature events), are in same way, shape, or form, surprising.
Having established the existence of a prologue, I would like to report that (again within my rights), I was surprised by the prologue of The Last of Us. But I was not surprised that I was surprised. This is for two reasons.
Reason 1.: For the last three weeks, ever since the nabobs of the games media started talking about how they can’t talk about a very-much-in-their-possession unreleased game, they have been excitedly Tweeting about the surprising first thirty minutes/hour/two hours of this Game That Dare Not Speak Its Name.
Reason 2: At some point, the game prologue has become the M. Night Shyamlan of narrative gaming. In the past few years, it has become increasingly prevalent, even common, to start a game with some misdirection, dramatic change, or character-shaping prologue. And for knowledge of this starting twist to be concealed.
In November, the game Assassin's Creed 3, which the entire gaming world believed to be about an American Indian assassin wearing buckskin and eagle feathers, was released with a four-hour prologue in which you play as a white British assassin wearing a tricorner hat and pantaloons. This was nothing new for the series. In 2008, when the original Assassin's Creed came out, it shocked gamers by featuring a prologue starring not a Middle Ages assassin in shadowy robes but a 21st century schlub in Armani Exchange. Similar, though less dramatic “surprises” begin the recent hits Dragon Age 2, Mass Effect 3, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
(The inspiration for this trend is probably the prologue of 2001's Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Libery, which famously features the apparent death of the series' iconic hero, Solid Snake, though game reviewers certainly didn't shrink from discussing that bombshell at the time.)
Can someone tell me the background of the Carbon element and why it is important in life and biology please?
Question by : Can someone tell me the background of the Carbon element and why it is important in life and biology please?
My son is asking me for help a biology paper and it has been so long since I was in High school! Any help will be greatly appreciated!!
Answer by lovesmepink
Carbon is is Carbs, Proteins, Nucleic Acids, and lipids which are all great factors in biology….it alos has 4 valence electrons which makes it covalent
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A Brooklynite called Matt Richardson has actually developed a working prototype of a bike front lights that makes use of a Raspberry Pi to project his existing taking a trip speed as he rides around the city. Richardson calls it the Raspberry Pi Dynamic Front lights, and it’s one of those jaw-dropping DIY tasks that makes you wonder why this isn’t really something you can buy in a shop yet.
The prototype has a little projector mounted to the handlebars of the bike, which is linked to the Raspberry Pi via HDMI cable television. The projector and the Raspberry Pi are both powered by a USB battery pack. The Raspberry Pi and the battery pack appear to be crudely glued to a triangular piece of wood that is strapped onto the center of the bike, but Richardson states in his video that he’s hoping that future prototypes will combine all the elements into one solitary piece that will be mounted onto the handlebars.
The Dynamic Headlight for now only tasks the speed of the bike, however Richardson is wanting to include all types of fascinating functions to future iterations like GPS and various other “animations and visualizations”.
Someone should get him a few of that Veronica Mars Kickstarter cash, stat.
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Everyday street basketball players (and would-be pros) don’t have many tools to quantify their progress. InfoMotion Sports thinks they’re owed more than just a pat on the back, so it’s bringing its 94Fifty smart basketball to everyday hoop fans. Like the existing model for teams, sensors inside the amateur basketball detect the forces involved in a dribble or shot, relaying details such as the throw angle or power through Bluetooth; Android and iOS apps will be available out of the gate. The stats are for more than just bragging rights, too. InfoMotion’s custom software centers on training sessions and competitions, including challenges from seasoned veterans. No matter how hard they play, owners will just have to rest the ball on a Qi wireless charging pad at the end of a session. InfoMotion Sports’ $ 295 asking price will be steep when the 94Fifty arrives in the summer — but it may be one of the better options for amateurs who want to improve the finer points of their game without donning a uniform.
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Google’s bi-annual clearness reports are frequently honored for efforts in making police and government monitoring of email and web task more noticeable. As the company’s latest report shows, the regularity of these requests in the US is enhancing quickly, but we might not be getting the complete photo. As a current Computerworld report appropriately mentions, Google’s reports do not cover the warrant-less requests made under the USA Patriot Act, the recently-renewed FISA Amendments monitoring law, or FBI-issued National Safety Letters, all of which consist of gag orders that prevent net companies and web business from revealing any information. Such surveillance programs are stated to look with hundreds of thousands of Americans, and …
Apple CEO Tim Cook took some time on the company ’ s earnings phone today to discuss a specific rumor, which is an extreme strangeness for Apple ’ s top-tier executives. He prefaced it by saying he doesn ’ t wish to make a practice of dealing with reports, however went on to comment on current reports that iPad and iPhone part order volumes have been cut owing to weak demand. “ I understand there ’ s been great deals of reports about order cuts and so forth, ” he said. “ I would suggest it ’ s great to question the precision of any kind of rumor about develop strategies, as well as if
a particular information point were precise, it would be impossible to interpret that records point for what it implies for our total business. ” Cook ended his discussion of the problem by outlining that a “ solitary data point is not a great proxy for exactly what ’ s going on. ” The intent was clearly to defuse the capability of supply chain reports to affect expert outlooks on the company and consequently stock price, because the recent episode of these kinds of stories originating from providers are most likely a key part of recent stock rate volatility.