Although it's still a small market, the simple, elegant paradigm of a graph that shows relationships creates new fans every time it shows up in an application. There some high-profile applications already. For example, Daniel Himmelstein, then working as a graduate student at UC San Francisco, created a database of genetic and molecular interactions, called "Hetionet," a biological information network that can be used to study possible drug combinations. Its knowledge of nodes and edges produces spectacular graphs of data such as the one below. … [Read more...] about In love with the graph: Neo4j spreads the obsession of a new database one app at a time
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BigCommerce's price tiers are identical to Shopify's at $29 (Standard), $79 (Plus), and $249 (Pro), but what you get at each level differs. Even the lowest BigCommerce plan at $29 gives its clients unlimited users, unlimited bandwidth and storage, unlimited products, and no added transaction fees. You can even link your e-commerce site to eBay, Google Shopping and Amazon. Where the pricing gets a little tricky is with the sales thresholds: The Standard plan only supports annual sales of less than $50,000, while Plus supports up to $150,000 and Pro up to $400,000. So basically you save a lot of money on transaction fees the more sales you rack up, but if you have enough sales, you have to upgrade to the next plan tier. … [Read more...] about Best website builder for 2020: Squarespace, Wix and more compared
Other ships might try to attack and plunder the materials you've used to build your ship, but as a crew you can make use of everything the ship has to offer. One person can concentrate on piloting, while another can man the guns, all the while someone else is making repairs and another is acting as lookout. Keeping your ship intact is key to survival. Many islands are blocked by huge storms, and flying into them causes enormous damage to your ship. Within two minutes of entering one during a demo my engines had fallen off and I'd lost rudder control, the vessel spinning violently before eventually dropping out of the sky to its death. I managed to glide out of the storm using a wing suit, but I was essentially marooned on an island until I could build a new ship. … [Read more...] about : The future of MMOs or an improbable tech dream?
I used to have to lug a CRT uphill through 18 inches of snow... It wasn’t always like this, of course. Quake players will hound you with stories of lugging CRTs across state lines for small, networked tournaments at local LAN centers in the ’90s. Players of 1999’s Counter-Strike, originally a mod for another game, will recall basement money-matches at neighbor’s houses. Local tournaments ballooned into regionals and nationals. After the success of 2010’s Starcraft II and 2009’s League of Legends, the esports industry gelled into an international network of big-money tournaments flush with hundred-thousand-dollar payouts. Eighteen-year-olds were getting plucked out of in-game ranking systems and placed onto backlit stages in packed venues. It looked luxe from the outside, but like any McMansion, it had some structural issues. … [Read more...] about E-sports pros have “dream” jobs—but game publishers have all the power
XRSpace isn't making its virtual social environment on its own but instead is working with third-party developers to get them to build experiences for users. Carriers also can create virtual places for users to go, like that T-Mobile arena. It expects to have experiences tailored toward different regions, and some of those could be determined by the carriers selling the devices (No, not even VR is safe from carrier bloatware). But Manova is not just meant to be a VR app store. … [Read more...] about This VR startup wants to use 5G to blow up social distancing