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Jurassic World Evolution is a theme park sim from Planet Coaster dev Frontier

Ars Technica - 1 hour 3 min ago

Frontier, the developer behind the sublime Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster has new sim in the works. Jurassic World Evolution is a theme park sim, but instead of ferris wheels you have Triceratops, and instead of worrying about guests getting sick, you have to worry about guests getting eaten by a freaking T-Rex.

Jurassic World Evolution puts players in control of operations on the island of Isla Nublar, as featured in the original Jurassic Park. The goal is to build new attractions, bioengineer new dinosaur breeds, and figure out the best way to keep said dinosaurs away from paying punters. "Every choice leads to a different path and spectacular challenges will arise when 'life finds a way,'" says Microsoft.

Further details are thin on the ground, but there is a release date of "Summer 2018," which just so happens to be when the next film Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, is due to be released.

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Onkyo TX-NR575 review - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 1 hour 57 min ago
The midpriced Onkyo TX-NR575 receiver sounds good and comes fully loaded with Dolby Atmos and Chromecast built in, but it's not our first choice.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 2 hours 23 min ago
The company could not have more riding on the successor to the Note 7, which was engulfed in a double recall in 2016.

Mercedes-Benz's $2.8 Million Project One Hypercar Gets Huge Power From a Tiny Engine

Wired - 2 hours 28 min ago
The engineering lift behind the mysterious Project One.

Nick Saban is the reason you should watch the solar eclipse - CNET

cNET.com - News - 2 hours 39 min ago
Commentary: Asked about whether his Alabama football team will be given time to watch the eclipse, the coach offers a fascinating reply.

Why tech still can't save kids in hot cars - Roadshow

cNET.com - News - 3 hours 41 min ago
In spite of recent innovations, preventing this one's still on you.

Supreme Court asked to nullify the Google trademark

Ars Technica - 4 hours 8 min ago

Enlarge (credit: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Is the term "google" too generic and therefore unworthy of its trademark protection? That's the question before the US Supreme Court.

Words like teleprompter, thermos, hoover, aspirin, and videotape were once trademarked. They lost the status after their names became too generic and fell victim to what is known as "genericide."

What's before the Supreme Court is a trademark lawsuit that Google already defeated in a lower court. The lawsuit claims that Google should no longer be trademarked because the word "google" is synonymous to the public with the term "search the Internet."

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Politician disses Hawking's research analysis (it doesn't go well) - CNET

cNET.com - News - 4 hours 9 min ago
Commentary: As the renowned physicist defends the UK's health services, a government minister says on Twitter that Hawking doesn't know good science when he sees it. Oh.

Namecheap pulls the plug on neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer - CNET

cNET.com - News - 4 hours 23 min ago
Webhost notes site's violent and anti-Semitic content in decision to become the latest to delete the hate site's domain registration.

2022 Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow

cNET.com - Reviews - 5 hours 40 sec ago
The I.D. Buzz was one of the most widely loved concepts we've seen in years, but it turns out it's more than just a pretty face. It's a driver, and we've taken it for a spin.

Get out of the office, see the eclipse

Ars Technica - 5 hours 8 min ago

Enlarge (credit: NASA)

Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that August 21 will treat much of the United States to a partial or total solar eclipse. The total eclipse will be visible along a path that stretches from the Oregon-Washington border to South Carolina.

But even if you're not on the path of totality, you'd have to be in northern Maine to see more than half the Sun during the eclipse. New York City is over 1,000 kilometers from South Carolina, but we're still going to have over 70 percent of the Sun hidden.

Rather than rehash all the details—or warning you again not to look at the Sun without protection—we here at Ars are simply going to urge you to stop what you're doing and step outside if you're anywhere in North America. Even if it's cloudy. Even if you haven't gotten organized enough to obtain eclipse glasses.

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A gallery of Voyagers greatest hits—and they are truly great

Ars Technica - 6 hours 8 min ago

NASA

Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 2 which, at the time, confused the heck out of the press and public because it actually launched before Voyager 1. Why did they launch the second probe first? Because Voyager 2 was going to follow a longer trajectory to reach the Jupiter system, allowing it to fly by Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Voyager 1 launched 16 days later on a faster track optimized to fly by Jupiter, Saturn, and make a relatively close pass of Saturn's intriguing moon Titan.

The missions, of course, were smashing successes. Voyager 1 reached Jupiter on March 5, 1979, about four months before its twin. Scientists weren't sure what they would find out there. Pioneer 10 and 11 had given them some insights about Jupiter and Saturn as gas giants, but little information was known about the many moons of these worlds. Most scientists thought they would probably be a lot like the cold, dark, and lifeless moons of Earth and Mars.

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Qualcomm moved its Snapdragon designers to its ARM server chip. We peek at the results

The Register - 6 hours 9 min ago
Centriq 2400 blueprints revealed this week

Hot Chips Qualcomm moved engineers from its flagship Snapdragon chips, used in millions of smartphones and tablets, to its fledgling data center processor family Centriq.…

Accidental history—remastering the campy teen horror game Congress famously hated

Ars Technica - 7 hours 8 min ago

A scene like this doesn't exactly scream "2017 video game." And yet...

Night Trap might not seem like a game that would be especially cumbersome to port to modern consoles. Among the first in the oft-forgotten early-’90s trend of “FMV (full motion video) games,” the title was nothing more than a lightly interactive series of pre-recorded videos.

But after years of effort to get the project off the ground, months of coding and delays, and time spent navigating the grueling certification process for modern console launches, independent game designer Tyler Hogle was ready to be done in late summer 2017. Pressing through exhaustion, Hogle's target release date was days away—but so was the birth of his child. On top of it all, after a last-minute patch to add extra language support, he noticed that he'd accidentally broken his own game and needed a patch out. Fast.

An accidental piece of history

Long before Hogle's dilemma, the original Night Trap was an unlikely standard-bearer in the debate on violence in video games. Originally filmed in the mid-’80s for Hasbro’s canceled VHS-based NEMO console, Night Trap featured big names of the time including child star Dana Plato (of Diff'rent Strokes fame). By the early ‘90s, though, it had already been delayed and reworked to be a relatively tame riff on teen slasher horror. When the game first hit the Sega CD in 1992, it already looked and felt quite dated. It didn’t help that the Sega CD’s limited hardware struggled to render even a low-resolution, low frame-rate version of the original film—don't even ask if it responded snappily for the interactive bits.

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ICE: We don’t use stingrays to locate undocumented immigrants

Ars Technica - 8 hours 8 min ago

Enlarge / Thomas Homan, Acting Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, seen here during a February 2016 Senate hearing. (credit: Al Drago/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images News)

The acting head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the federal agency charged with deportations, has confirmed in a new letter that it does not use cell-site simulators, also known as stingrays, to locate undocumented immigrants.

In the August 16 letter, which was sent to Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), acting Director Thomas Homan wrote that, since October 2015, ICE has followed similar guidelines put in place by the Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security a month earlier, which require a warrant before deploying a stingray.

Homan was responding to an earlier letter than Senator Wyden sent to him. The Oregon Democrat has also recently sent a similar letter to the Department of Justice, which has not yet responded. That August 1 letter states: "We are concerned that the Department may not be adequately disclosing to courts important details about how stingrays work and their impact on innocent Americans."

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Tim Allen's Question About Apes Tops this Week's News Roundup

Wired - 8 hours 9 min ago
The comedian's Twitter inquiry had a lot of people ready to tell him a thing or two.

The movies we had to leave before the end - CNET

cNET.com - News - 8 hours 39 min ago
Every week we ask folks around the CNET offices a question about pop culture. This week we wanted to know which movies they simply had to walk out of or turn off because they couldn't take it anymore.

2017 Mercedes-AMG GLE43 review - Roadshow

cNET.com - Reviews - 9 hours 37 sec ago
Mercedes-Benz's sport crossover has excellent adaptive cruise control technology, but the COMAND infotainment system is overwrought and too complicated.

Acer Swift 3 review - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 9 hours 9 min ago
The Acer Swift 3 is a stylish and affordably priced laptop that has a lot of ports and connections.

Startups could be key to fixing tech's diversity problem - CNET

cNET.com - News - 9 hours 9 min ago
Experts say that if Silicon Valley wants to eliminate pervasive sexism and racism, growing companies need to put inclusion at their core.

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