Back in September, Plex DVR launched, giving you the ability to record and save any broadcasts that your HDHomeRun tuner and antenna had picked up. It was a Plex fan/cord cutter's dream. But now to sweeten things further, Plex has announced Live TV, which will be available to all Pass subscribers at no extra charge. The biggest thing to note before going forward is that Live TV still requires a broadcast tuner, but the good news is that Plex has majorly increased the number of supported manufacturers that you can use — that means that you're no longer limited to an HDHomeRun. The company has also worked to make sure that this new service supports more than just U.S. OTA standards (Jason Williams, Director of Product and Growth, assured me that reaching a global audience was a priority). At launch, Live TV will also support multiple tuners in a single household for more recording and live viewing options. For those of you for whom this applies, that's great. If … [Read more...] about Plex Live TV is now available for all Plex Pass subscribers, tuner required
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Valve released Steam Link for iOS a little while ago, allowing PC gamers to play their games on a compatible iOS device, streamed via their PC on a home network. But Apple didn't like it. Despite passing through the app review team's checks, the powers that be at Apple struck the app down, citing a potential business conflict. How might this impact other types of game streaming apps, like the long-rumored cloud-based gaming service being built by Xbox? Read on. Valve and Steam vs. Apple Valve released a statement (via SteamDB), describing what went down. On Monday May 7th, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release. On Weds, May 9th, Valve released news of the app. The following morning, Apple revoked its approval citing business conflicts with app guidelines that had allegedly not been realized by the original review team. Valve appealed, explaining the Steam Link app simply functions as a LAN-based remote desktop similar to numerous remote desktop applications already available … [Read more...] about What Apple’s move to block Steam Link on iOS could mean for Xbox cloud streaming
A massive plume of ash rising from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano prompted a warning yesterday to pilots planning to fly over the area. The eruption isn’t just dangerous to people on the ground anymore — it could also bring down planes. Kilauea has been spurting lava, molten rock, and poisonous gases from multiple massive fissures on the island of Hawaii since May 3rd. On Tuesday morning, the Halema’uma’u crater on Kilauea’s summit also began continuously gushing ash — creating a plume that rose up to 10,000 feet in the air. Rocks falling into the vent may be responsible for more intense ash spurts. But that’s not even the worst of it, the US Geological Survey warned: “At any time, activity may become more explosive, increasing the intensity of ash production and producing ballistic projectiles near the vent.” So the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory warned pilots about the gigantic ash plume by changing the aviation color code to red … [Read more...] about Hawaii’s erupting volcano is still going, and now it’s a threat to passing planes too
THE end is nigh, if some conspiracy theorists are to be believed. They clam that a mysterious planet known as Nibiru, or Planet X, is due to pass close to Earth - and it will bring all sorts of drama with it. Here's what the theory is all about... Is Nibiru home to aliens? Linguist Zecharia Sitchin's controversial 1976 book Twelfth Planet claims that Nibiru is inhabited by an alien race called the Anunnaki, who are referred to in the Bible as the Nephilim. He argued that ancient texts claimed that these mysterious space travellers had come to Earth looking for gold and other minerals. Controversially, he also writes that the Anunnaki were unwilling to do the hard work themselves, so create a new slave race by blending their DNA with humans'. His work forms the basis of many 'ancient astronaut' theories, that claim aliens visited the Earth and changed the path of human history - least of all by building the pyramids. Sitchin also claimed that Nibiru has an elongated orbit around the … [Read more...] about Is Planet X real, what does Nibiru mean, when was the world meant to end and what is the SpaceX conspiracy theory?
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup Technology By Ken Manbert Salcedo 05/08/18 AT 5:47 AM Nintendo has posted more details about the Switch Online service that’s scheduled to launch this September. The Japanese gaming firm has revealed that members of the Nintendo Switch Online service will be able to play 20 classic NES games.“For the first time ever, players will be able to enjoy these classic NES games online. Depending on the game, players can engage in online competitive or co-op multiplayer, or take turns controlling the action,” Nintendo said on its website. “Friends can even watch each other play single-player games online, and “pass the controller” at any time. Every classic NES game will support voice chat via the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app. It will also be possible to play these games offline.”At launch, 20 classic NES games will be available to play and … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch Online Service Will Include 20 NES Games, Save Data Cloud
The great thing about editorials is that they inspire people — you and me alike — to think about how we feel about the way things “should” be going forward. Over the past two weekends, I’ve published discussions of the future of digital downloads on consoles, generating a great dialogue with readers in the process. This weekend, I’m responding to reader A.M., who posed a series of interesting questions on the all-digital future of games. He writes: I read your piece on VentureBeat titled “going all digital” and totally agree with your points but I have a question to ask you. (Hard one which I am asking myself) Once all platforms have gone digital and games become platform agnostic, what happens to all these developers who switch platforms in order to gain attention because of overpopulated platforms? (If mobile is overpopulated, imagine all platforms coming together) We see that devs switched from PC to Smartphones and back last year. … [Read more...] about What will all-digital gaming mean for developers, especially indies?
NASA's looking for people to take pictures of clouds in the sky and share them through an app. If you time your photos to coincide with CERES satellites passing overhead, NASA can then compare the images taken from the instruments with the images taken from individuals down below and make sure what's being noted by its satellites as a cloud really is a cloud. "Looking at what an observer recorded as clouds and looking at their surface observations really helps us better understand the images that were matched from the satellite," Marilé Colón Robles, who heads NASA's GLOBE clouds team, said in a statement.You can submit up to 10 photos per day between now and April 15th through the GLOBE Observer app. This is a particularly important time for the project because the seasons are changing, meaning the clouds are too. And the most recent addition to the CERES team is a satellite that was launched in November and began taking measurements in January. So NASA needs help verifying … [Read more...] about NASA wants your pictures of clouds to verify its satellites’ data
THE end is nigh, if some conspiracy theorists are to be believed. They clam that a mysterious planet known as Nibiru, or Planet X, is due to pass close to Earth - and it will bring all sorts of drama with it. Here's what the theory is all about... Is Nibiru home to aliens? Linguist Zecharia Sitchin's controversial 1976 book Twelfth Planet claims that Nibiru is inhabited by an alien race called the Anunnaki, who are referred to in the Bible as the Nephilim. He argued that ancient texts claimed that these mysterious space travellers had come to Earth looking for gold and other minerals. Controversially, he also writes that the Anunnaki were unwilling to do the hard work themselves, so create a new slave race by blending their DNA with humans'. His work forms the basis of many 'ancient astronaut' theories, that claim aliens visited the Earth and changed the path of human history - least of all by building the pyramids. Sitchin also claimed that Nibiru has an elongated orbit around the … [Read more...] about Is Planet X real, what does Nibiru mean, when was the world supposed to end and what is the SpaceX conspiracy theory?
Tech & Science Venus Mars exoplanets Habitable Zone NASA’s next planet-hunting telescope, called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite—or TESS—is expected to launch April 16, in hopes of identifying more than 1,000 exoplanets for scientists to study. But it turns out that a lack of research much closer to home may make it harder for scientists to act on the data TESS sends home. Exoplanet scientists are particularly interested in planets about the size of Earth because they are the most tantalizing candidates for hiding extraterrestrial life. In our solar system, Venus is the only planet that can compare with our own in terms of size and distance from the sun. Nevertheless, we know shockingly little about our neighbor and near twin, except for the fact that it's nothing like Earth. As a result, some exoplanet scientists have called for new missions dedicated to Venus, arguing that they need more information about our … [Read more...] about We Know Almost Nothing About Venus, and That Could Mean Trouble When We Look for Habitable Alien Worlds
Is Docker buzz worrying you? Years ago I had a guy on my team who had a cool saying for anytime someone would get worked up about something. He would tell them… Keep your shoes on! Keeping Your Ops Shoes On Let’s face it, there’s always going to be something new coming along to change our world and we need to just adapt and learn to roll with the punches. Docker will not replace virtualization just like VMware has not replaced the need to buy hardware. In fact, if anything, it will just give creative Ops people more opportunities to develop new skills. Imagine with me for a moment there are not too many projects in the current IT project backlog. Crazy, right? But stick with me. If this were true, then can Ops handle Docker? Let me add a little more detail. From what I gather – Docker enables PaaS on premise (platform as a service) which means the real changes will be in the application stacks that are currently running on traditional IaaS (infrastructure as a … [Read more...] about What Do Docker Containers Mean For Ops? (The Docker Book Review)