Game developer Avalanche Studios, the developer behind the upcoming open-world action adventure game "Just Cause 3," recently shared details about the game, saying that the game's map will span over 400 square miles, according to a report in IGN. The game is reportedly set in the fictional island of Medici, found in the Mediterranean.
This tidbit was shared through the developer's Dev Diary video where the team discussed how vast the game's map will be. The game's open world will span approximately 400 square miles and will have three major regions. The team members, including the game director and one of its art directors, talked about what each region will contain.
Region 1 will consist of agricultural areas and "a medley of wealthy and poor towns," while Region 2 will be composed of military bases and "very poor fishing towns." The third region on the world is mostly forest, a "mountainous wilderness region." According to the developers, one of the main considerations for choosing an island environment was how they wanted an environment where the main character, Rico, could get "very quickly into the air," thus resulting in the game's "very vertical environment." more >>
There is a great debate happening around the world regarding the future of Artificial Intelligence. Some people believe that AI will bring forth the end of humanity. Others fear that robots simply won't have humanity's best interest in mind.
I am not so pessimistic. Actually, I believe Artificial Intelligence will one day lead people to new levels of holiness.
With regard to humanity's future — there are typically two schools of thought that dominate eschatological thinking in American Christianity. One line of thinking is that everything in the world is only going to get worse and worse, and there is nothing that we can do about that fact but wait for Christ's return so that he will fix everything. more >>
Microsoft has been expertly keeping mum about its upcoming tablet-laptop hybrid, the Surface Pro, with minimal leaks about the device that it is set to be unveiled today, October 6, at an event in New York. Most of the reports about the Surface Pro 4 are based on speculation about what improvements the device will feature. The only thing that is definite is that it will come pre-installed with the new Windows 10 Operating System.
A report on The Verge lists down some of the features the new device may likely have. In terms of display, the report expects the Surface Pro 4 will feature a larger display and this will be possible with thinner bezels. Resolution-wise, it may have a 4K resolution at least, but may also be higher than that, like 5K. With advances on the type of materials that can be used, the new Surface Pro will also be lighter and thinner than its predecessor.
With Microsoft recently acquiring Surface Pen technology from N-Trig, this should have a direct impact on the performance of the Surface Pen for Surface Pro 4. This means better accuracy and touch sensitivity that will greatly improve the functionality of the Surface Pen. This will be a big selling point for the tablet since Apple has made significant improvements on the iPad stylus this year. more >>
A recent study found out that iOS ad blockers do not just prevent users from seeing annoying ads but they can also help them browse faster and save money.
In September, Apple welcomed ad blockers into the iOS ecosystem when iOS 9 was released and they later soared above other iOS paid apps in terms of demand. Based on a study conducted by the New York Times (NYT), ad blockers do not just serve to block annoying ads but they also help users save time and money by allowing them to surf the Internet faster and limit data consumption, according to Tech Times.
Ad blockers have been available to PC users for some time already, but iOS has only recently allowed these apps to enter its iOS ecosystem. With the new development, iOS users can simply download an ad-blocking app and enable blocking activities in the Safari browsers, The Market Business reports. more >>
A new kind of malware called "YiSpecter" is attacking iOS devices in China and Taiwan, even those that have not yet been jailbroken.
YiSpecter, which was first uncovered by security company Palo Alto Networks, enters the iOS devices via the private API of the operating system. The discovery comes just a month after malware-infected apps had to be kicked out of the Apple App Store, according to The Dispatch Times.
The newly discovered malware has components that enable it to hide the installed apps from the iOS Springboard. These components also copy the names and logos of the apps that run the iOS to deceive the user, the Herald Current explains. more >>
Since LG unveiled the new LG V10, the first smartphone in the V lineup has already been pitted against other flagship smartphones, including the LG G4.
The LG V10 and the LG G4 both come from the same mother phone, thus they share a few similarities. Fans would have to examine the two LG units more closely to decide which one is more suited for their needs and preferences, according to Pocket Lint.
In terms of design, the stainless steel-framed LG V10 is bigger with a measurement of 159.6 x 79.3 x 8.6 millimeters and weight of 192 grams. The LG G10, which comes with an optional leather skin cover, measures 148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3-9.8 millimeters and weighs 155 grams. Those who prefer durability over aesthetics should go for the V10 because it has a Dura Frame with more shock resistance, Value Walk reports. more >>