Archive

Archive for September 27, 2016

Toshiba OCZ Unveils Low Cost, High Performance TL100 Series Solid State Drives

September 27, 2016 Leave a comment

Despite advances in CPU, GPU, and memory technologies, for most users, moving from a traditional hard drive to a solid state drive remains one of the most effective PC upgrades possible. Although there are usually trade-offs in terms of capacity (unless you’ve got an unlimited budget), solid state drives offer exponentially faster access times, significantly more bandwidth, and can handle many more concurrent operations.  What that means for end users is that – all other things being equal – upgrading from a hard drive to an SSD results is a more responsive system, that boots faster, shuts down faster,  and can move data around quicker.  Applications launch faster and game levels load faster too. There are also battery life and durability benefits for notebooks and laptops because solid state drives use less power and have no moving parts.

from Forbes – Tech http://ift.tt/2dqgr99
via IFTTT

Categories: Internet Tags: ,

Make the Mac’s Share Menu More Useful by J. D. BIERSDORFER

September 27, 2016 Leave a comment


By J. D. BIERSDORFER

Apple’s operating system provides an easy menu shortcut for sharing links, photos and other content, and you can customize your list of options.

Published: September 27, 2016 at 07:00PM

from NYT Technology http://ift.tt/2cSUjiM
via IFTTT

Categories: Internet Tags: ,

New Dad building a story for my daughter via /r/Minecraft

September 27, 2016 Leave a comment


New Dad building a story for my daughter

This will be long and involves story telling, I could use some helpful ideas!

I'm new to Minecraft in the sense that I am a PS4 player only. I don't have all the fancy stuff on PC, but this game has occupied my gaming mind since it became available on PS4. It's been about 3 years total (2.5 in survival, .5 in creative) and I've only worked on one seed. I'm sure given really good builders, you can imagine what they could create. Well, I'm not that guy. Since switching my world to creative, and using helpful tutorials from Jeracraft, I have expanded my world into a great little story I feel to introduce my daughter if she expresses interest in the game. If she doesn't, hey it's been fun building! But if she does, the world I still continue to grow can tell her a story and teach her indirectly.

I've since gone back and made a memorial trip to my beginning castle which I thought was awesome, but once I started watching YouTube videos, it's not that impressive. It starts at original spawn and has a lighted path to my first night. A hallowed out cave with a door. From there, a path leading to my first death down a crevice in the earth. But you then get led to my first castle. It's glorious (to a new player), and because it was in survival at that point I think it's not bad for me!

I will then go to a nether portal that will teleport me to a jail, on the other side of my world.

This is when she will turn on her controller and be spawned in a small cell. My plan is to show her what I did, how I was new to a world that was scary … but then I learned through trial and error, how to make it through countless days and nights. And with some time and dedication, can make something pretty cool.

When she enters the world, I will free her from her cell. Where she feels is new, and helpless, but her Dad is there to guide her.

There will be signs for her to go upstairs to the library where she will find hidden books throughout looking for the secret word. The last book is called The Princess (sappy I know) and the password to the world will be her name.

Now, here's where the ideas are needed. I have built a lot of things from Jeracraft. So the library's, to houses, mansions, church, blacksmith etc … with detailed paths and greenery surrounding them. It's big, and nice. These buildings will tell stories about how this world was scary for her father, and but how he progressed as a builder to get this world ready for her, and to make it safe.

The buildings are representative of life lessons. Barracks to learn, and defend herself. A blacksmith to make her tools for survival stronger. A school to educate herself with actual books I will transpose into them. A church, if she chooses to explore, to see and learn. A farm to grow and be self sustaining. And eat healthy! You get the idea!

What other buildings do you think could help me continue my story!?!? Any help is appreciated and sorry for the long post.

TLDR: Sappy new Dad hopes his daughter likes minecraft!

Submitted September 27, 2016 at 06:41PM by Bildo818
via reddit http://ift.tt/2d7SWQ1

Categories: Internet Tags: , ,

Asian FinTech Sandboxes — Can They Work And Do We Need Them?

September 27, 2016 Leave a comment

Are they really beneficial for the FinTech ecosystem and will they support the transformation the financial industry is going through? Or are they just another buzz word with little substance and limited benefits?

from Forbes – Tech http://ift.tt/2cUdKYq
via IFTTT

Categories: Internet Tags: ,

Silicon Valley The Sequel: Taiwan’s Bold Plan To Save A Troubled High-Tech Industry

September 27, 2016 Leave a comment

Taiwan plans to create its own Silicon Valley. The island with IT talent but without the culture of imagination that defines California’s Silicon Valley might feel inspired by having its own place by the same name.

from Forbes – Tech http://ift.tt/2d2ko0F
via IFTTT

Categories: Internet Tags: ,

When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR’s 1983 Story On ‘Cellular’

September 27, 2016 Leave a comment


When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR’s 1983 Story On ‘Cellular’
The report titled “Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile” features a man who was “among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular.”

September 27, 2016 at 08:18PM
via Digg http://ift.tt/2diBOaY

Categories: Internet Tags: , ,

Earth’s Oxygen Levels Are Declining And Scientists Don’t Know Why

September 27, 2016 Leave a comment

A new study shows Earth’s oxygen levels continue to decline, a phenomena that has puzzled scientists.

from Forbes – Tech http://ift.tt/2d7YxWP
via IFTTT

Categories: Internet Tags: ,