Something to look forward to: With Stadia's launch mere days away, Microsoft is upping the ante in the cloud-gaming race. The company is expanding its Project xCloud service, which is currently in closed beta, by 50 games, more markets, and more invites to player-testers. It is also planning to branch out to additional devices and add support for third-party controllers. In a bid to lure more players away from Stadia, Microsoft announced on Thursday that it is adding over 50 new games to its Project xCloud game streaming service. New titles include Madden NFL 20, Devil May Cry 5, and Tekken 7. When the platform goes live, players will also be able to stream three generations of games they own and titles available through their Xbox GamePass subscription. A limited preview of Microsoft’s game-streaming platform launched in the middle of October with four games for users to try — specifically, Halo 5: Guardians, Gears 5, Killer Instinct, and Sea of Thieves. In addition to … [Read more...] about Microsoft xCloud preview adds 50 games and shoots for a 2020 launch
Home-sharing services exploded across the globe over the past decade, as millions of people decided sleeping in a stranger's bed was a worthwhile price to pay for living like a local in a given city. Airbnb is now the world's largest online marketplace for lodgings, with listings growing more than 100% each year, one study found -- hurting the hotel market in the process. Longstanding online vacation rental company Vrbo also has a large footprint in the US and abroad, while offering more traditional benefits like trip insurance. So the question is: What is the difference between Airbnb and Vrbo, and which home-sharing service is the better choice for your vacation? Airbnb: Best for flexibilityAirbnb has more than 7 million listings, and is accessible in 62 languages and 191 countries and regions. More than half a billion guests have booked through Airbnb since it was founded in 2008, according to the site. More recently, the company has expanded from only offering … [Read more...] about Airbnb vs. Vrbo: Which is the best vacation rental site?
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more. So secure Leave monthly access fees behind. Jared DiPane 15 Nov 2019 0 Source: Android Central After building our home that we live in now I started looking into security cameras, and one thing that most options had in common was the need to pay a monthly fee to access the footage at a later time. I'm a huge fan of Ring cameras, and have arguably too many of them outside of my house, but I needed something different for inside. I wanted something that was always recording, that I could access from anywhere, and didn't come with any additional monthly cost. Ubiquiti, the company that's better known for its wireless access points and internet hardware caught my eye with some of its options, so I decided to give them a look. More secure UniFi Video G-3 Micro Camera Bottom line: Security is in the DNA of this camera and everything around it. There's an additional layer of protection between your saved … [Read more...] about UniFi Video G-3 Micro Camera review: The connected camera for security snobs
A hunter-gatherer woman who lived in what is now Sweden 7,000 years ago was recently brought to life in a remarkable reconstruction. The blue-eyed woman wears a feather cape, a slate necklace and a belt made of 130 animal teeth; her dark skin is painted with white patterns and she glowers as she sits cross-legged on a "throne" of deer antlers.Her body was found in the 1980s, buried upright in a grave at Skateholm — an archaeological site on Sweden's southern coast — among other burials dating from 5,500 B.C. to 4,600 B.C. National Geographic reported. Because her corpse was so richly adorned, the woman is thought to have been a person of importance in her hunter-gatherer community, according to National Geographic. The life-size reconstruction will be revealed to the public in an exhibit opening Nov. 17 at Sweden's Trelleborg Museum, museum representatives said in a statement.Related: Battle-Scarred Viking Shield-Maiden Gets Facial ReconstructionKnown as Burial XXII by … [Read more...] about Ancient ‘Shaman’ Woman’s Piercing Gaze Brought to Life in Stunning Reconstruction
Automatic updates to close security holes are usually a good thing, especially for millions of consumer machines. But for business, having thousands of PCs receive software updates without forewarning or control fills IT admins with dread. Google just proved why that dread is well-placed. As The Verge reports, earlier this week Google decided to silently roll out an experimental change to the Chrome browser. Usually, this isn't an issue for business users as Google allows IT admins to use their own on-premise tools and set Chrome policies for corporate-managed computers. However, this change was applied to those computers anyway, and Google apparently decided not to tell anyone it was happening. The change enabled a new WebContents Occlusion feature, which reduces the resources used by hidden tabs. The problem is, the feature suspends Chrome tabs and it looks as though Google didn't account for multiple users logging into the same server to access Chrome. So when one user locked their … [Read more...] about Google Silently Breaks Chrome Leaving IT Admins Very Angry