Floating Point

Come sentire meno fatica mentre fate sport

Fare sport è troppo faticoso per voi? Per molti questa rappresenta un’ottima ragione per gettare la spugna e lasciar perdere l’attività fisica, ma uno studio condotto dai membri della University of Freiburg ha scoperto che le aspettative hanno un’influenza importante sulla possibilità che lo sport si riveli troppo faticoso per noi. I ricercatori hanno anche…

Watch a teaser for Anthem, the new game from the creators of the Mass Effect trilogy

Years ago, Casey Hudson, the executive producer on the original Mass Effect trilogy, founded a new team at BioWare Edmonton to begin work on an entirely new franchise. According to a recent report at Kotaku, the project was codenamed Dylan “because Hudson and team wanted to make the Bob Dylan of video games—one that would…

EA’s A Way Out is a prison break game designed to be played with a friend on the couch

EA and the creator behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Josef Fares, will release a new game called A Way Out that can only be played in split-screen. Fares, the game’s writer and director, announced the game on-stage today at EA’s E3 press conference. A Way Out is a story-driven, co-op prison break game…

Watch Darth Maul obliterate droids in 14 minutes of Star Wars Battlefront II’s multiplayer

Electronic Arts’ E3 press conference today was light on announcements, but delivered a large chunk of multiplayer gameplay from its upcoming Star Wars title, Battlefront II. It will introduce a single-player storyline where its predecessor did not, but expect the game’s multiplayer to expand as well. The time around, players will be able to select…

Star Wars: Battlefront II trailer includes flashy moments from all three eras

One of the most anticipated elements of Star Wars: Battlefront II is its single-player storyline, but judging from the latest trailer it may be the multiplayer mode that gets hardcore fans most excited. First shown here at E3 in Los Angeles, the new trailer demonstrates just how expansive it will be, pulling in characters, locations,…

Need for Speed Payback’s gameplay trailer is a love letter to the Fast and Furious films

Last year, the Need for Speed series took some time off to discover itself. Apparently it spent most of the break binging the Fast and Furious films on loop. The similarities to the blockbuster franchise were evident in the first teaser, but the extended gameplay demo is somehow less subtle. I’m not complaining. Despite its…

Apple watchOS 4 comes this fall with new watchfaces, fitness tracking features

Apple has just announced that watchOS 4, the next version of its smartwatch platform, will be arriving later this fall. It includes new features for watchfaces, such as complications updating based on time of day or location, and a new Siri-based watchface. The Siri watchface uses machine learning to determine what information is most useful…

Apple’s new iMacs have better screens, USB-C, and VR support

Apple has announced updates to its iMac line at WWDC, giving its all-in-one desktop more powerful specifications and the latest Intel chips. Apple is bringing Intel’s 7th generation Kaby Lake processors to the new iMac, along with what Apple calls “the best Mac display ever,” offering 500 nits of brightness, or 43 percent brighter than…

Apple announces new iMac Pro with up to 18-core processor and 5K display for $4,999

Apple today announced a brand new tier of its all-in-one desktop called the iMac Pro. The new product, unveiled on stage at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, is supposed to be a “the most powerful Mac ever,” according to the company. In other words, this computer is going to replace the painfully…

Apple updates entire MacBook line with new Intel processors

Apple has announced updates to its entire MacBook line at WWDC, giving its laptops more powerful specifications in the form of the latest Intel chips. As had been previously rumored, last year’s MacBook Pros are getting Intel’s Kaby Lake processors, as is Apple’s 12-inch MacBook, which is also getting faster SSDs. Additionally, there’s a new…

Europe’s Mars Schiaparelli lander crashed due to a software glitch

Last October, the European Space Agency’s ExoMars mission lost contact with its Schiaparelli lander as it attempted to land on Mars. As the agency began to investigate, it suspected that a computer problem or bad navigational data was to blame. Now, an independent investigation has issued its final report, confirming that software problems caused the…

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings says people will still go to theaters even if movies stream right away

Netflix chief executive officer has made no secret of the fact that he’d like movies to come to Netflix almost as soon as they’re released in theaters. Today at Recode’s Code Conference he offered a rather optimistic view of how people will still have their in-theater experience and stream it, too: by likening the theater…

Another obscure pokémon is thrust into stardom with its own theme song

Slowpoke, Magikarp, and Magnemite are not the best-known faces of Pokémon (clearly that’s Pikachu), but all three share a special honor: their very own theme song. The Japanese Pokemon Official YouTube Channel released a new anthem for Magnemite, a frantic song that’s basically a Where’s Waldo-style music video. I don’t think I ever realized how…