When do things get back to normal? When do we go back to school, work, go on vacation, or book trips and hotels for E3? These very important questions. The world’s largest gaming fair, having had to cancel last year, continues to contort and reinvent itself, and its organizers say it will be back in 2021 – likely as a fully digital affair.
Engadget has already covered at least one all-digital trade show, CES, but it seems quite more feasible to report on the latest game news than to try to rate TVs, gadgets, and startups in the hundreds ( or thousands) of kilometers. Beyond what we saw last year – plenty of YouTube-based trailers and gameplay videos, even without official E3 2020 – with the ability to stream to the cloud and play new games remotely, future E3s might offer the same kind of information about new releases as you do. I would go to a standard show.
If companies want us to play them, that’s fine.
– Mat Smith
These are not sports SUVs – they are sports cars.
Two years after the launch of the first e-tron SUV, Audi is expanding its electric lineup with a pair of four-wheel drive, four-wheel steering Grand Touring models – the 637 HP RS e-tron GT and the 522 HP e-tron GT quattro .
The quattro delivers a total power of 320 kW (350 kW or 522 hp under supercharging), a zero to 62 of 4.1 seconds and 465 pounds per foot of torque. The more capable RSs beef up with 440 kW (475 kW under supercharging or about 637 hp), a zero to 62 in just 3.1 seconds, torque of 612 pounds per foot and a top speed of 155 MPH (governed).
The e-tron GT will arrive in the US this summer in three trims: the e-tron GT quattro Premium Plus for $ 99,900, the e-tron GT quattro Prestige for $ 107,000 and the RS e-tron GT for 139,900 $.
And what could be a new chat widget.
We still don’t know when Android 12 will land, either as a developer preview or for us mere mortals. However, a XDA Rumor has it that it has seen early versions of the Android update, which includes a new privacy indicator at the top left of the interface to show whether the phone’s camera and mic are in use – a la iOS 14.
Four upcoming grills include WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity and an LED display.
It’s certainly not quite the season for it, but Weber is making its gas grills more modern. Three new grills will include the Weber Connect platform, which aims to facilitate cooking – or, at least, less likely to lead to charred remains. Until now, the platform was only available on smart grill hub and pellet grills. It can monitor what’s cooking, check temperatures, and notify you via Bluetooth and WiFi. The three gas barbecues, starting at $ 999 up to $ 1,299, will launch this spring.
“Terraria” was going to hit Stadia this year. Emphasis on “was”.
Here’s how it went in public: Terraria co-creator and Re-Logic CEO Andrew Spinks posted a Twitter thread early Monday morning, accusing Google of suddenly and without justification suspending his studio’s YouTube, Gmail, Drive and Play accounts. He said he had never violated Google’s rules and that the company refused to clarify the situation. And so, Spinks canceled the Google Stadia edition of Terraria, a popular indie game in 2011 with an audience of more than 30 million players. Here’s a look at what happened.
If your old MBP won’t load, try the latest macOS software update first.
Apple has launched a battery replacement program for 2016 and 2017 MacBook Pro models experiencing the issue. The tech giant comes from deployed macOS 11.2.1 and a supplemental update to macOS Catalina 10.15.7, both intended to correct a bug that prevented the batteries of affected computers from charging. But if the fixes don’t work, you can contact Apple or take your laptop to a service center.
They tested their method on “advanced deepfake detectors”.
Research on the detection of deepfake videos has continued at a steady pace in an effort to limit the spread of disinformation. Deepfake detectors, however, can still be fooled, a group of computer scientists at UC San Diego warned. Scientists used “conflicting examples” (manipulated images that can cause AI systems to fail) inserted into each video frame, which could mislead “advanced false-bottom detectors”.
So how can we improve these detectors so that they cannot be fooled? Scientists recommend using opponent training, where an adaptive opponent continues to generate deepfakes that can bypass the detector while it is still in formation.
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