Day: March 22, 2020

Westworld seasons 1 and 2: What to remember for season 3 – CNET

If you’re watching the third season on HBO and struggling to follow along, this recap will fill you in on everything you need to know. …read more Source:: CNet

Westworld season 3 premiere recap: Dolores, Jesse Pinkman and algorithms – CNET

The first episode shows Westworld hasn’t lost any of its Westworld-liness. …read more Source:: CNet

Microsoft names priority users for new Azure capacity – emergency services, government, remote workers top the list

Totally not running out of cloud. But may ditch free offers to serve current customers during the Pandemic Microsoft prioritise health care and government users are it adds Azure capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.… …read more Source:: TheRegister

Videogames Are Setting New Records For Simultaneous Users

Forbes reports that in a world filled with school closings and social isolation, gaming has surged: – Steam, the most popular digital PC gaming marketplace, reached new heights Sunday, drawing a record 20,313,451 concurrent users to the 16-year-old service, according to third-party database SteamDB – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, released by Steam-owner Valve in 2012, seems…

Today Only, Two ‘Tomb Raider’ Games are Free on Steam

“If you act quickly, both the gritty Tomb Raider origin story and 2014’s Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris are free for the taking on Steam,” reports CNET: We’ve already told you about a slew of free stuff you can get while you’re stuck at home. I don’t know if this particular deal has…

GameStop closes stores to customers, offers curbside pickup amid coronavirus pandemic – CNET

GameStop is changing course. …read more Source:: CNet

A NES Motherboard For The Open Source Generation

As the original hardware from the golden era of 8-bit computer gaming becomes a bit long in the tooth, keeping it alive has become something of a concern for enthusiasts. There have been a succession of remanufactured parts for many of the major platforms of the day, and now thanks to [Redherring32] it’s the turn…

Predicting a Post-Pandemic Future: Remote Working and Distance Learning?

This week Politico published predictions from 34 “big thinkers” about what the future will be like after the coronavirus pandemic. (An associate professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland argues that “The Reagan era is over. The widely accepted idea that government is inherently bad won’t persist after coronavirus.”) Others predict a…

German Leader Angela Merkel in Quarantine after Her Doctor Tests Positive for Coronavirus

An anonymous reader quotes the Associated Press: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gone into quarantine after being informed that a doctor who administered a vaccine to her has tested positive for the new coronavirus. Merkel’s spokesman said the German chancellor was informed about the doctor’s test shortly after holding a news conference Sunday announcing new…

Microsoft’s Healthcare Bot service helps power CDC’s COVID-19 assessment bot

Microsoft’s AI chatbot for healthcare technology, which runs on Azure, is key to the CDC’s COVID-19 patient-assessment bot. …read more Source:: ZDNet