News of GameFly Streaming’s closure arrives as the game streaming market seems to be gathering momentum. Sony frequently adds more games to the PlayStation Now library and Blade’s Shadow service is expanding availability next week. At E3 in June, EA revealed that it’s testing its own streaming service for phones and other devices. This week, the developer launched Origin Access Premier, a higher-tier version of its subscription service that includes recent releases and early access for upcoming games.
Chips are manufactured by using light to project patterns of circuitry onto silicon wafers. The next generation of chips, however, have features that are smaller than the wavelength of a traditional light — it’s a fat Sharpie where a thin ballpoint is needed, and manufacturers have tried various ways to get around this. Samsung’s existing […]
Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated “trending” news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press. The company claims the tool is outdated and wasn’t popular. But the trending section also proved problematic in ways that would presage Facebook’s later problems with fake news, political balance and the limitations of artificial intelligence […]
The drones, called FlyCroTugs (short for “flying, micro tugging robots”), are equipped with a system of winches, adhesives and microspines that allow the tiny crafts, which weigh just a few ounces each, to latch onto just about anything. The winch is one of the few immovable parts of the highly customizable drone — just about […]