Eyelid glucose sensor might pick up where Verily left off

Eyelid glucose sensor might pick up where Verily left off


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Just because Alphabet’s Verily shelved its glucose-monitoring contact lens doesn’t mean you’re stuck without an unintrusive way to manage diabetes. IEEE Spectrum has discovered a recent study that shows promise for Dutch startup Noviosense’s own wearable glucose monitor, which measures tears by sitting in your lower eyelid. The spring-like coil was accurate enough that 95 percent of its data was either as good as blood or close enough to be acceptable. For contrast, previous studies suggested that tears might only have a 70 percent correlation at best.

The technology works by tapping into “basal tears,” or a continuous stream of tears that don’t require stimulation. According to Noviosense founder Christopher Wilson, contact lenses like Verily’s tend to dry out an eye layer, pool up fluid and otherwise create an unreliable source of tears. And before you ask: yes, it should be comfortable. It can sit in the eyelid for long periods and won’t pop out when you rub your eyes.

There’s one main problem with the study: it involved just six people. Noviosense will need to conduct more tests and implement further refinements before there’s something that would be practical. However, the very fact this technology is advancing forward is important. There might still be a time when you can keep tabs on diabetes in a subtle way without needles, implants or other methods that might be painful, inconvenient or simply conspicuous.

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Ethereum [ETH] Technical Analysis: The cryptocurrency is still pining for a bull run

Ethereum [ETH] Technical Analysis: The cryptocurrency is still pining for a bull run

The volatility in the crypto market has begun as most of the coins are thriving to gain momentum in the past 24-hours. The downfall of Ethereum [ETH] seems to continue for a longer period. The market capitalization gained by XRP appears to be a great barrier for ETH to gain its 2nd position back on the charts.

At the time of writing, Ethereum [ETH] is trading at $175.55 with a market cap of $18.13 billion. The 7-days statistics of ETH still shows a red signal with a 16.68% decline. The 1-day chart depicts an insignificant growth of 1.15%. The coin is being traded on various exchanges such as LBank, BitForex, Huobi etc., with the highest volume of 4.84% from OEX on ETH/BTC trading pairs.

1 hour:

ETH 1 hour chart | Source: TradingView

ETH 1 hour chart | Source: TradingView

The 1-hour chart of ETH shows a downtrend extending from $210 to $178 and the resistance points fixed at $210.28 and $200.63. The uptrend in this time frame is from $172 – $174 – $176 with a recent support point set at $172.

The Bollinger Band is forming a narrow path indicating less volatility in the ETH market. It is also being noticed that a similar trend was followed by Bollinger Band on 14th November, which led to a negative price breakout.

The Awesome Oscillator has gradually started to form the green lines on the histogram. The indicator is trying to recover from the previous bear trend.

The Chaikin Money Flow depicts that there is less inflow of money in the ETH market as the indicator continues its journey below the zero line.

24 hours:

ETH 1 day chart | Source: TradingView

ETH 1 day chart | Source: TradingView

The 24 hours chart of ETH shows a downtrend ranging between $519 – $214 – $177 with a resistance set at $285. The support formed at $188 has been broken and the price continues its downward correction.

The MACD shows a bearish crossover with the moving average lines traveling below the signal line. The histogram is also forming negative bars depicting the beginning of a bearish trend.

In the Aroon indicator, the Aroon Up line has taken a bearish crossover and moving towards the 0 line showing that the bullish trend is exhausting. The Aroon Down line has touched the maximum point and is currently moving in the opposite direction.

The Relative Strength Indicator [RSI] has crossed the oversold line and moving back to the RSI region. According to the chart, it can be noticed that buying pressure has been overtaken by selling pressure in this timeframe.

Conclusion:

Considering the previous market trends of ETH and the signs of the indicators in the above-mentioned timeframes, there is a high chance of a persistent bearish zone.


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Apple and Microsoft are fixing a serious iCloud bug in Windows 10

Apple and Microsoft are fixing a serious iCloud bug in Windows 10


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The return of Windows 10’s October update wasn’t welcome news for everyone. Microsoft says it’s “working with Apple” to solve an iCloud for Windows bug that creates problems updating or syncing shared photo albums when using the latest Windows release. Suffice it to say that’s a serious problem if you’re interested in seamless access to your photos across your devices.

It’s not certain when you can expect a solution, but the two companies aren’t taking any chances in the meantime. It’s blocking PCs with iCloud for Windows from installing the latest Windows 10 update, and those who try to install it after the fact will get a warning that Windows doesn’t support that version of iCloud. Like it or not, you may have to forego iCloud or the Windows update for a while.

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Banks employ more chefs than cryptocurrency experts

Banks employ more chefs than cryptocurrency experts

Banks employ fewer cryptocurrency experts than they do chefs, according to Financial News research that exposes a deep reluctance to enter the fast-growing sector.

Only 29 UK executives working at the world’s top 10 banks have the term ‘crypto’, ‘bitcoin’ or ‘digital assets’ in their job titles or within a description of their job, an analysis of LinkedIn profiles has found. This compares with 40 chefs, 78 people who work on “diversity and inclusion” and 85 who manage social media accounts for the same institutions.

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‘Rainbow Six: Siege’ ends year 3 with a new Morocco map

‘Rainbow Six: Siege’ ends year 3 with a new Morocco map


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Ubisoft is winding down the third year of Rainbow Six: Siege with another big update that might take players out of their comfort zones. The developer’s upcoming Operation Wind Bastion will add a free new Morocco map, Fortress, and two Moroccan characters that throw a curve into familiar gameplay. Nomad has proximity-based air-blast grenades that can knock down a stubborn defender. Kaïd, meanwhile, can electrify metal defenses like barbed wire and reinforcing walls. If there’s a must-hold room, Kaïd can make it very hard to breach.

Both characters have direct counters, Ubisoft said — you will, however, have to adapt your gameplay style to fend them off.

Wind Bastion will be available on the Windows-only Siege test server on November 19th. When it’s ready for public consumption, you’ll need a Year 3 Pass to get first crack — everyone else will get their turn a week later. While it’s not the most dramatic update, it’s a significant ending for a milestone year.

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Rumored ‘mid-range’ Pixel 3 might include a headphone jack

Rumored ‘mid-range’ Pixel 3 might include a headphone jack

Rumors have swirled for months of Google developing a lower-cost Pixel 3 that would offer the core experience at a lower price, and there might be evidence it’s real. Rozetked (which posted accurate Pixel 3 XL leaks) claims to have obtained photos and details of “Sargo,” a mid-tier Pixel 3 device. It would share some style cues with the regular Pixel 3, but would use a 5.5-inch 2,220 x 1,080 LCD in place of the OLED screen, a plastic body, an upper-mid-range Snapdragon 670 instead of the 845 and 32GB of storage rather than 64GB. Even the stereo front-facing audio would be gone. However, it might have an addition that would make some people happy — a headphone jack.

The photos show a conspicuous 3.5mm port at the top of the phone. It’s not certain why Google would throw in a headphone jack when it doesn’t do the same for its flagships, so take this with a grain of salt. However, it might make sense if Google is aiming the phone at developing markets where Bluetooth audio and third-party USB-C headphones aren’t as practical.

Crucially, the signature Pixel 3 camera would remain intact as well .

There’s no certainty this phone will launch, whether or not the scoop it accurate. Google has made references to “Sargo” (and an earlier counterpart, “Bonito”) in its code, though. And simply speaking, this would address one of the loudest complaints about the Pixel 3 — that Google raised the baseline pricing by $150, shutting out people who chose the ‘entry’ Pixel for its relative affordability. This could make Google’s phone lineup more accessible than it has been for a long, long time.

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Italian law requires domestic movies hit theaters before they stream

Italian law requires domestic movies hit theaters before they stream


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France isn’t the only country particularly wary of streaming services. Italian Culture and Tourism Minister Alberto Bonisoli recently unveiled a law that would require all Italian-made movies to show in theaters before they reach Netflix, Prime Video and other streaming providers. It also formalizes a 105-day delay between the theatrical and streaming releases, although that can be shortened to ‘just’ 60 days if a picture either shows in fewer than 80 theaters or has fewer than 50,000 viewers in its first three weeks.

Bonisoli wasn’t shy about the reasoning: it’s meant to “protect theaters,” which he contended “need films that can guarantee an income.” Italian media industry figures, such as Agis’ Carlo Fontana, have claimed that streaming services represent “unfair competition.”

This isn’t necessarily as harsh as the French law, which requires a three-year wait between a theatrical premiere and availability on streaming services (although it doesn’t require a theater debut like Italy does). However, the goal is ultimately the same: it’s an attempt to guard a traditional approach to movie-going (and the businesses that depend on this) against disruption. Whether or not it works is another matter. Italy’s mandatory buffer may prevent domestically-made movies from going directly to Amazon or Netflix, but it won’t necessarily persuade audiences to visit the theater — they might just wait until they can watch a production at home for no extra cost.

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Barnes & Noble’s latest Nook tablet can turn into a makeshift laptop

Barnes & Noble’s latest Nook tablet can turn into a makeshift laptop

Earlier in November, Barnes & Noble unveiled the Nook Tablet 10.1, a slate whose main appeal is its sheer value for money — $130 gets you a 1,920 x 1,200 screen and 32GB of expandable storage. However, it may be the just-released accessories for the tablet that catch your eye. Most importantly, there’s a $40 Smart Folio Cover with Keyboard that, for the first time, turns the Nook into a pseudo-laptop. Much like with a Surface or iPad Pro, there’s a physical connector that provides power and data without cables or a finicky Bluetooth connection. You probably won’t be using a Nook as a productivity machine, but this might help if you want to write a review of a book mere moments after you’ve finished reading it.

There’s also another first for the Nook. A $35 Charging Dock can power the tablet (if you already have a wall adapter and cable) while it remains in landscape mode, helping you through lengthy Netflix marathons and video chat sessions. Between this and the keyboard, it’s evident that Barnes & Noble wants to expand the roles for its tablet. While there’s no doubt that the Nook Tablet 10.1 is ultimately a vehicle for the company’s e-book service, it can be much more of a general-purpose device if you’re willing to spend extra.

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Cryptocurrency Price Analysis for the week November 12 to November 18

Cryptocurrency Price Analysis for the week November 12 to November 18

Key Highlights:



  • Bitcoin Cash Fork Chaos that brought the markets down,
  • XRP is now ahead of Ethereum at second place by market cap,
  • Opposite view from the regulators as IMF says Govts Should Set Up Own Cryptocurrencies while the European Commercial Bank calls Cryptos an Evil Swamp,
  • Finally, a Crypto Exchange-Traded Product will go live on Swiss Stock Exchange Next Week,
  • OKCoin Launches In Latin America

Among major news this week, Bitcoin Cash, the project that forked away from the Bitcoin blockchain in August 2017, “hard forked” (split) into two different coins: “Bitcoin Cash ABC” (BCH ABC) and “Bitcoin Cash SV” (BCH SV). In the aftermath of the fork, the Bitcoin Cash ABC chain has more accumulated proof of work, and its native currency, BCH ABC, was trading higher on (futures) exchanges. Most Bitcoin Cash ABC proponents, therefore, felt victorious — though many Bitcoin Cash SV proponents have not yet conceded defeat. Although, just before the fork, the cryptos finally broke their stability, only to plunge down 10%. Nearly all major currencies took the beating but did see some mild recovery post the fork.

This BCH fork led downpour in the crypto market and subdued prices over past few months, resulted in Ethereum losing its second spot to XRP. Ethereum’s value plummeted 38.6 percent in the past three months, dropping its market cap to $18.1 billion. XRP’s value rose 61.1 percent in that same period, pushing its market cap to $20.5 billion.

Among regulators, IMF head Christine Lagarde said, Governments should consider offering their own cryptocurrencies to prevent the systems becoming havens for fraudsters and money launderers. According to The Guardian report, Lagarde said that central banks had to work quickly to establish digital cash for burgeoning networks of private financial transactions or risk their mushrooming into trading networks that were inherently unstable.

While IMF had a positive view, European Central Bank (ECB) executive board member Benoit Coeure has stated that cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are the evil spawn of the 2008 financial crisis, reported Bloomberg. He further added that was an extremely clever idea, but not very clever idea is a good idea. Speaking at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Coeure seconded the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) chief Agustin Carstens’ idea that Bitcoin is a “combination of a bubble, a Ponzi scheme, and an environmental disaster” and said, “Few remember that Satoshi embedded the genesis block with a Times headline from January 2009 about U.K. banks’ bailout. In more ways than one, Bitcoin is the evil spawn of the financial crisis.”

Finally, An exchange-traded product tracking an index of five leading cryptocurrencies reportedly will start trading on Switzerland’s Six stock exchange next week. The product will be available to both retail and institutional investors. The Financial Times reported on Friday that Switzerland’s Six exchange has given a green light to a cryptocurrency exchange-traded product (ETP). The news outlet elaborated:”The Amun Crypto ETP, which will start trading next week on the Six exchange in Zurich, has been designed to track an index based on the movements of five leading cryptocurrencies”

Among international expansions, US-based OKCoin recently announced the launch of its licensed exchange platform in Latin America by offering fiat-to-crypto trading between the Argentine peso and several major cryptocurrencies. The exchange offers cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Litecoin, Ripple, Cardano, Stellar, Zcash and 0x. The exchange plans to open an office in Buenos Aires and build up a team to support its business throughout Latin America.

Price Analysis
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Bitcoin (BTC):

Bitcoin finally broke its stability as the pre BCH fork meltdown took the coin down by 10% breaking the USD 600 support. The prices hit the high point of USD 6,434.21 and the lowest point of USD 5,358.38 during the week. The exchanges that were more active, in volumes, with BTC across various pairs this week were, BitMex (15.24%), CoinBene (3.85%) and Binance (2.48)
Among prominent voices, prominent crypto analyst Tom Lee, who once targeted Bitcoin to reach $25000 by end 2018 is lowering his prediction to $15000

Ethereum (ETH)

Ether prices took a beating and lost its long-standing second place to XRP. Ethereum on the top, this week was at USD 212.62 and were at lows of USD 170.19 breaching the USD 200 mark by distance. The markets that were more active, in volumes, with ETH across various pairs this week were OEX (4.90%), BitForex (3.83%) and LBank (3.80%)
Among news surrounding Ethereum, Mike McDonald, creator of MKR Tools, revealed that 1,000,000 ETH – roughly 1% of the total supply of Ether – are locked in a MakerDAO’s smart contract.

Ripple (XRP)

XRP moves to second place as Ethereum takes a beating. On the top, this week the prices of XRP were at USD 0.525536 and towards the bottom, it quoted USD 0.430398. The exchanges that were more active, in volumes, with XRP across various pairs this week were Bitbank (14.20%), Binance (8.08%) and UpBit (5.72)
For XRP this week, Binance CEO, CZ, Hints at how XRP can become a base currency on the platform
The Other Movers and Shakers
The Other coins that made to the top and bottom this week according to Coin Market Cap (accessed on November 18 at 1:30 pm IST) were

Movers

– Nasdacoin – Showing a rise of 222.89%
– On.Live – Showing a rise of 71.43 %
– Fox Trading – Showing a rise of 68.88%

Shakers

– Olive – Showing a drop of 84.64%
– Provoco Token – Showing a drop of 70.71%
– InvestFeed – Showing a drop of 59.04%

What do you think would be the sentiment of the crypto markets next week? Do let us know your views on the same.

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Microsoft is selling Amazon Echo speakers in its stores

Microsoft is selling Amazon Echo speakers in its stores


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Microsoft’s deepening relationship with Amazon’s Alexa now extends to its stores. WalkingCat and others have noticed that Microsoft is carrying both the new Echo Dot and the regular Echo in its online and retail stores. The company isn’t just supporting Alexa, then — it’s encouraging you to buy into Amazon’s ecosystem.

The addition reflects Cortana’s changing role at the company. Where Microsoft originally pitched Cortana as a direct competitor to other mainstream voice assistants, it has shifted the AI helper’s focus toward chatbots and behind-the-scene tasks that are more useful to the corporate crowd than home users. The VP in charge of Cortana, Javier Soltero, is reportedly leaving Microsoft as the company moves its assistant from its AI team to its Experiences and Devices group. For now, Alexa appears to be Microsoft’s voice assistant of choice for everyday users.

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After Math: The anti-social network

After Math: The anti-social network


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It’s not been a great week for the world’s most expansive and invasive social site. Besides being temporarily knocked offline on Monday, the platform is hemorrhaging morale, struggling to address its ubiquitous disinformation issues (going so far as to appoint an “independent” content moderation oversight committee), and was the subject of a scathing exposé by the New York Times.

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About 2 hours: It doesn’t happen often but Facebook’s servers have been known to fail from time to time. One of those times was Monday when roughly 50 percent of users in North and South America found themselves unable to log into, or even load, Facebook due to a “routine test” gone sideways.

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$100 million: There are lines that not even Facebook will cross in its pursuit of global social domination, they just haven’t found them yet. When news broke earlier this year that Palmer Luckey, Oculus founder was a secret 4Chan troll, the company didn’t tell him to knock it off or throw him out on his racist ear. No, they tried to get him to back indie presidential candidate Gary Johnson before giving him $100 million to just go away.

asdf50-50: Looks like not even Facebook’s own employees are drinking the Kool-Aid any more. During a recent internal survey, only half of the 29,000 respondents said that FB is making the world a better place (a 19 point drop since the last survey) and 70 percent were proud to work there (a 17 point drop).

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58 percent of adult Americans: Facebook’s CYA shenanigans regarding its involvement with Russia’s interference into the 2016 elections haven’t just undermined confidence in the American electoral system. They’ve also illustrated that the algorithms on which social media platforms are built and run shouldn’t be implicitly trusted as well. Nearly six in 10 Americans, according to a recent Pew study, believe that algorithms will never be fully rid of human bias. At least until Skynet comes online and starts designing its own. Then the only bias will be towards killing all humans.

FACEBOOK EARNS

1.5 billion fake accounts: And in classic “day late, dollar short” Facebook fashion, the company announced this week that it has barred more than a billion (yes, with a b) fake accounts over the last six months, well after the damage to society had been done.

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$1 billion: Of course it’s not all fire and brimstone at Facebook. Sometimes the company manages to stop tripping over its own feet just long enough to do some good for the world. Like how it’s facilitated the raising of more than a billion dollars in charitable contributions to a whole slew good causes.

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Strange interstellar object ‘Oumuamua is tiny and very reflective

Strange interstellar object ‘Oumuamua is tiny and very reflective


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After no small amount of mystery, we’re starting to understand more about ‘Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to visit the Solar System. A newly published study indicates that the object can’t be that large, for one thing. As the Spitzer Space Telescope’s infrared detection couldn’t catch the cigar-shaped entity, that makes it relatively small. It’s likely less than half a mile (2,600 feet) at its longest. It also can’t have a diameter larger than 1,440 feet, and that figure could be as small as 320 feet.

The research also found something unusual: it’s extremely reflective, potentially up to 10 times more than Solar System comets. Just what caused this isn’t certain, though. It could be that ‘Oumuamua lost a lot of its surface dirt and dust as it passed near the Sun, which (combined with gas from the object itself) left it covered in reflective ice and snow. This happens with local comets, although not necessarily to this degree.

There’s one major problem with verifying details: it’s likely too late. The object is now roughly as far from the Sun as Saturn, and that puts it too far away for study by current space telescopes. Whatever its exact nature, we may have to wait a long while to get more answers — if we get any at all.

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Ben Wander’s quest to become a household name

Ben Wander’s quest to become a household name

Even casual video game fans know Sid Meier’s name. They’ve seen it countless times, printed in sturdy text across every box in the Civilization series for the past 27 years, the most recent one being 2016’s Sid Meier’s Civilization VI. It’s come to the point where most gamers can’t hear “Civilization” without immediately thinking, “Sid Meier,” and vice versa.

“People know who Sid Meier is because his name’s on the front,” indie developer Ben Wander said on the busy Tulsa Pop Culture XPO show floor. He was showing off his first game as independent developer The Wandering Ben, a noir murder mystery called A Cast of Distrust.

The game landed on Steam in February and came to Switch in September, but regardless of platform, the title includes a Sid Meier-inspired twist: It’s technically called Ben Wander Presents A Case of Distrust, with his name hovering above the main event in bold, sans-serif lettering.

“I really think that game creators in general should be more upfront with their naming,” Wander said. “I think a lot of people know really famous directors for film, really famous authors. Games don’t really get that. Coming from AAA, I get it — we made games with 300 people, right? It’s not one person. But especially if you’re an indie game maker, either yourself or with like a really tiny group of people, I think there’s no reason your name shouldn’t be on the front of the tin.”

A Case of Distrust

There’s currently more focus than ever on the human side of game development. A handful of stories broke this year describing toxicity and harassment at major studios, but the most prominent case involves Red Dead Redemption 2. Just before its launch in late October, Rockstar co-founder Dan Houser gave an interview that would dominate the gaming conversation — he proudly mentioned the RDR2 team had worked 100-hour weeks in order to complete the game. Developers, activists and groups looking to unionize game development pounced on Rockstar, explaining the detrimental effects of “crunch,” or intense periods of overtime common in AAA studios across the industry. Crunch has documented, negative effects on employees’ mental and physical health, leading to burnout and high turnover rates.

Video game fans who had never thought about the human cost of development were suddenly confronted with first-hand accounts from overworked developers. By placing his name front-and-center in Ben Wander Presents A Case of Distrust, Wander is making sure players know this game came from a person filled with creativity and skill, not a faceless factory.

“It definitely humanizes it,” he said. “I mean, I get to walk up to people and say, ‘Hey, I’m Ben,’ and point to the sign. And they’re like, ‘Oh, that Ben.'”



Wander’s view on game names comes from experience. He spent years at AAA studios building high-profile titles, including Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition, X-Men: Destiny and SimCity: Deluxe. In 2015, he decided to ditch that lifestyle and build the games he actually wanted to play — rich, narrative-driven experiences that focus less on saving the world, and more on individual triumph and challenge. Wander found inspiration on the road, traveling across Southeast Asia for a year before heading back home, to Toronto. He documented the entire journey on his blog.

A Cast of Distrust is Wander’s first game as an indie developer and it’s been a success so far. It’s a stylish narrative adventure set in San Francisco in 1924, following a female detective as she travels the city, searching for a killer through interviews with a cast of suspicious folks. It has a grown-up Ace Attorney kind of vibe, and it’s gone over well with players, picking up a handful of “best in show” awards at E3 2017, and scoring spots in the Indie Megabooth and at IndieCade.

A Case of Distrust

A Case of Distrust hit Switch in September and the response on that platform surprised Wander — it was essentially like a second launch day. He’s not sure if the Switch debut tapped into a new audience that hadn’t seen the game on PC or Mac, or if folks waited to buy it on Switch, or if they simply bought it again. Whatever the case, Wander is happy with the situation, the sales figures and his new life as an indie developer.

“I get to work on games and they’re like passion projects,” Wander said. “They’re games that I want to make or games that I believe in. This was an idea I had since college, and so getting to see it come to fruition is wonderful. It’s fantastic.”

Wander is currently working on a few new things, including a project with some former colleagues from Visceral Games, the studio behind Dead Space and Battlefield: Hardline. Visceral’s parent company, EA, shut down the studio in October 2017, so there’s plenty of leftover talent to go around. Wander won’t say anything about that game yet, except to add that he’s really excited about it.

Indie life isn’t all sunshine and roses, of course. Wander said there’s still pressure to perform, but instead of stemming from external sources like managers or producers, it’s all internal.

A Case of Distrust

“It’s a different world,” Wander said. “I would say the pressure is more self-inflicted. I didn’t want to release this until I thought I had a really good game. I started making it and said, OK, I’m going to make this game and it’ll come out in a year. And then it didn’t come out until two-and-a-half years later.”

But A Case of Distrust did eventually come out — complete with “Ben Wander Presents” at the top of the box art.

“I didn’t want to launch something unless I believed in it,” Wander said. “And, you know, my name’s on the front of the thing.”

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Microsoft opens the door to native ARM apps on Windows 10

Microsoft opens the door to native ARM apps on Windows 10


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ARM-based Windows 10 devices have improved in performance, but the software is another story — without official tools to write native 64-bit ARM apps, it’s been difficult to help these machines reach their potential. That shouldn’t be an issue after this week. Microsoft has released Visual Studio 15.9, which gives developers the tools they need to craft native ARM64 apps. They can submit those apps to the Microsoft Store, too, although they can also release ARM apps elsewhere (or bundle them into releases for other chip architectures) if they’d prefer.

It may take a while before you see these apps arrive in earnest. However, they could help make a more compelling case for ARM-based Windows PCs. Right now, their frequent dependence on emulated x86 apps (not x64) offsets their touted advantages in battery life and portability. While a Snapdragon-based laptop isn’t about to outperform a reasonably quick Core i5 system any time soon, the gap may shrink enough that more people will give the ARM computer a chance.

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Cryptocurrency Market Update: Swiss Crypto ETP Approval Elevates XRP, Stellar Tops EOS | NewsBTC

Cryptocurrency Market Update: Swiss Crypto ETP Approval Elevates XRP, Stellar Tops EOS | NewsBTC

Markets recovering a little on Sunday; XRP moving up, Stellar and Monero not far behind.

A Sunday bounce has pulled cryptocurrency markets back from the abyss … for now. Following one of the largest falls this year during the week markets are recovering a little today as total capitalization creeps back up over $185 billion.

Bitcoin has made it back to $5,600 with a small gain of 1.3% on the day. Since its 2018 low of $5,350 on Thursday Bitcoin has regained 4.7%, however, since the same time last week it has dumped 12.5%. Ethereum has not been able to recover much at all and has only made it back to $176 with 1.4% added at the time of writing.

XRP is the big mover in the top ten today, accelerating away from Ethereum in third spot. XRP has risen 10% on the day taking it to $0.516 at the time of writing. It is now over $2.5 billion clear of ETH in terms of market cap.  Momentum has come from Switzerland which has given the green light to the first cryptocurrency ETP (exchange traded product) with over 25% invested in XRP. Japanese traders have been buying up the token on Bitbank this morning as trade volume climbs 36% on the day to $730 million.

Stellar is also recovering well today with a 5.5% gain, pushing it up to fifth spot above EOS. Monero is not far behind adding around 4.5%. The rest are up around 2-3 percent on the day. In the top twenty Zcash has clawed back 4% but the rest are only gaining one or two. Nem and Tezos were still marginally in the red at the time of writing.

Today’s obscure fomo pump is BOScoin, entering the top one hundred with a 16% surge on the day. Stratis is also doing well adding 10% and CyberMiles is climbing over 7%. Still dropping like a stone is Nasdacoin with a further fall of 14%.

Total crypto market capitalization has gained a little on yesterday’s low levels. $5 billion has been added over the past day to lift markets 2.8% to $186 billion. Things are still grim on the weekly and monthly views with a 12.5% dump for crypto markets for these periods.

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