In brief: The Strong National Museum of Play has announced its class of 2021 inductees into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Which games got snubbed and which will forever go down in history as one of the greatest? The results might surprise you. The Museum back in March narrowed the field down to just a dozen finalists . Classics like Pole Position, Guitar Hero, Portal and Call of Duty all came close but in the end, there were only four spots and they went to Microsoft Flight Simulator, StarCraft, Animal Crossing and Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Here's what Strong had to say about each title. Microsoft Flight Simulator: For nearly four decades, Microsoft Flight Simulator has provided millions of players endless hours of game play by providing highly realistic but intuitive recreations of real-life airplanes. Its simple premise and accessible content disguises the advanced programming that has made it so successful. Since its launch in 1982, the game has been … [Read more...] about StarCraft and Microsoft Flight Simulator among latest inductees into the Video Game Hall of Fame
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Few would have predicted a few years ago that electric trucks would be the hottest thing in electric cars . But they are and the Hummer EV and Tesla Cybertruck are the de facto flagships for this trend. Let's take a look at how they stack up in terms of specs, design, and reality. Why electric trucks? The fact that electric cars arrived before electric trucks is, to paraphrase former Google chief Eric Schmidt , a bug in history. Trucks better utilize electric torque for towing, payload and off-road work, have larger bodies to integrate big batteries, have larger MSRPs in which to bury the cost of that battery, and are often used in predictable work scenarios where charging and range can be more readily forecasted. Plus they have built-in 120V electrical outlets powered by their batteries, obviating the need for an aftermarket inverter or lugging a gas-powered generator to the activity site. When? The Hummer EV pickup is coming to market in late 2021, but that's … [Read more...] about Tesla Cybertruck vs. Hummer EV: Could these two be more different?
Not long ago, the ethics and transparency of AI might have seemed like the sort of esoteric, cerebral fodder that makes for a good sci-fi, sure, but tenuous in real-world import. That is no longer the case. In fact, in the context of emerging from global pandemic, the impact of AI on our work lives could take on new implications, giving the transparency and trustworthiness of AI-based applications profound new relevance, particularly for employees around the world who are gearing up for the return to work. About the author Joe Berti is VP at IBM AI Applications. As companies around the world begin reopening offices, for example, AI can take on a pivotal new role in the workplace: supporting continuous management and maintenance of facilities. This means that intelligent systems could impact millions of workers who may never have imagined AI playing a role in managing their working environment. But with the new urgency of worker safety, AI can be used to gather data … [Read more...] about AI can help guide our return to the workplace
AT&T said Wednesday it will supply all 19,000 Delta Air Lines flight attendants with iPhone 12 devices so they can use AT&T's 5G network in an effort to improve the travel experience. Augmented reality on the phones is expected to help the flight attendants assess inventory onboard planes and train newer staff members in safety checks and passenger assistance. Delta will work alongside AT&T and Apple to develop more ways to use the iPhone 12, the airline said in a release Wednesday. Delta said the deal makes it "the first 5G-equipped global airline." Read more: Want that iPhone 12 with 5G? These are the plans you'll need at each of the carriers The partnership with Delta will "create new 5G-enabled experiences on iPhone 12 to fuel and invigorate the commercial airline industry," Rasesh Patel, AT&T Business chief product and platform officer, said in a statement. AT&T will boost its 5G coverage later this year as it adds recently acquired … [Read more...] about AT&T brings its 5G network and the iPhone 12 to Delta flight attendants
The newest movie in the hugely popular Sailor Moon franchise, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal The Movie (which was originally released in two parts), is hitting Netflix on June 3. The movie’s arrival on Netflix marks its premiere for the first time outside of Japan, where Part 1 debuted in January. You can watch a teaser trailer for it here : Here’s Netflix’s synopsis of the film: The upcoming adventures are set in April, when the cherry blossoms are in bloom and Tokyo is in a festive mood as it celebrates the largest Total Solar Eclipse of the century. As the new moon obscures the sun and gradually dims its light, Usagi and Chibi-Usa encounter Pegasus , who is in search of the chosen Maiden who can break the seal of the Golden Crystal. Meanwhile, a mysterious troupe called the Dead Moon Circus appears in town who’s nefarious plan is to scatter the nightmare incarnations known as Lemures, seize the ‘Legendary Silver Crystal,’ rule over the moon and the … [Read more...] about Sailor Moon’s newest movie is hitting Netflix on June 3rd