the player has built a camp in Fallout 76, reminiscent of Rapture from Bioshock

the player has built a camp in Fallout 76, reminiscent of Rapture from Bioshock

In Fallout 76, each user can build a camp in the open spaces of Appalachia according to their own design. Sometimes players create such beautiful and original bases that even the developers from Bethesda Game Studios celebrate them. And sometimes they try to copy the style of some significant places from other projects. The author of the YouTube channel CHAD A Fallout 76 Podcast took this path. He created a camp in the game that nods to the underwater Rapture from Bioshock.

The enthusiast built his base on the water and provided it with many sources of light. This brings to mind the prologue from Bioshock when the player first sees Rapture. The author managed to convey the Art Deco style in which the dystopian city from the Irrational Games project is made.

Aside from the subtle difference in the color palette, you might think that some of the rooms were transferred straight from Bioshock. The creator of the camp even took care of such details as advertising posters, old televisions from the 70s of the last century and a plasmid machine.

Users loved the video from CHAD A Fallout 76 Podcast. The most popular comment under the video reads: “It’s incredible. I have to see this in the game. Can you show me the way to Rapture? “

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Acer unveils TravelMate Spin B3 compact convertible laptop for students

Acer unveils TravelMate Spin B3 compact convertible laptop for students

Acer has unveiled the next generation TravelMate Spin B3 laptop for educational use. The device will go on sale in the spring.

The laptop is equipped with an 11.6-inch display with touch support. Moreover, you can interact with the screen not only with your fingers, but also with a special pen, for storage of which there is a compartment in the side of the case.

The screen is protected from damage by Corning Gorilla Glass with an antibacterial coating. The lid can be rotated 360 degrees to use the laptop as a tablet.

The device is based on the Intel Jasper Lake hardware platform with a Celeron or Pentium Silver processor. The equipment includes a 5-megapixel webcam, network Ethernet controller, USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C and HDMI interfaces.

The laptop supports Wi-Fi 6 wireless communication, and an optional 4G / LTE module can be installed to connect to cellular networks. The claimed battery life on one recharge of the battery reaches 12 hours.

The laptop is housed in a ruggedized case. The operating system is Windows 10. The novelty will go on sale at an estimated price of $ 330.

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The Ministry of Finance has requested 19.4 billion for the development of the Russian OS “Aurora”

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The Ministry of Finance has requested 118.4 billion rubles from the federal budget for the development of digital infrastructure in the period from 2021 to 2023. Of these, 19.4 billion rubles, the department plans to spend on the development of the Russian mobile operating system “Aurora”. Writes about this “Kommersant”.

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Photo source: network publication “Personnel Council”

According to Andrey Chernenko, deputy head of the Ministry of Digital Science, the development of the Russian OS includes the development of applications for Aurora. In addition, the department plans to purchase 700 thousand tablets based on the aforementioned OS for teachers and doctors by 2024.

Russian IT-companies Aquarius and Baiterg may become potential recipients of state funds, said a source in the government. This is due to the fact that so far only they produce tablets at Aurora. Representatives of “Aquarius” declined to comment on the situation, and “Baiterg” did not have time to respond to the request by the time of publication.

A source of Kommersant in the government also said that the Ministry of Digital Industry will allocate funds for the development of new chipsets with support for 5G communications. He claims the authorities have already been in talks with MediaTek and the chip development is estimated at around $ 3 million. The creation of special software, presumably, will require another 600 million rubles.

In 2019, the authorities wanted to transfer Russian officials to the Aurora. For this, a project was even drawn up worth more than 160 billion rubles, but it was abandoned due to doubts about the safety of the OS. The thing is that the Finnish company Jolla, founded by former employees of Nokia, was initially involved in the development of the system. Law enforcement authorities considered that cryptographic keys could be transferred abroad.

Probably, the initiative of the Ministry of Digital Industry is connected with the November instruction of Vladimir Putin. The President demanded from the government and Rostelecom to provide a plan to expand the use of OS Aurora in medical and educational organizations.

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Shark role-playing action Maneater will receive an add-on – details soon

Shark role-playing action Maneater will receive an add-on - details soon

Journalists at DualShockers drew attention to the recent Q&A session hosted by the creators of Maneater. As part of communicating with fans, the developers, among other things, touched on the topic of DLC.

As it turned out, additional content is planned for the so-called ShaRkPG from Tripwire Interactive. Artistic director of the game Sean McBride mentioned this.

When asked by an interested fan whether Tripwire Interactive has plans for an expansion, a sequel to Maneater, or an entirely new project, McBride chose the first option.

DLC Confirmed! The team is working on [аддоном] for some time now. We hope to share additional information as soon as possible “McBride said to the delight of fans.

During the session, developers were also bombarded with questions about the release of Maneater on Steam and on the Nintendo Switch, but there was nothing new from Tripwire Interactive staff to say.

Maneater was released in May 2020 on PC (Epic Games Store), PS4 and Xbox One, and in November appeared on PS5, Xbox Series X and S. The release of the version for Nintendo Switch is expected in the first half of 2021.

As a reminder, the PS5 edition of Maneater is included in the January line of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers. In the library of the shark service, the action role-playing game will stay until February 1.

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MSI launches MAG A520M Bazooka WiFi and MAG B550M Vector WiFi boards for AMD processors

MSI launches MAG A520M Bazooka WiFi and MAG B550M Vector WiFi boards for AMD processors

MSI has announced the MAG A520M Bazooka WiFi and MAG B550M Vector WiFi motherboards for relatively inexpensive gaming computers.

Both new items are made in the Micro-ATX form factor. In the first case, the AMD A520 system logic set is involved, in the second – AMD B550. The Ryzen 5000 and 3000 series Socket AM4 processors can be installed.

MAG A520M Bazooka WiFi is equipped with four DDR4-4400 + memory slots, one PCIe 3.0 x16 and two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, four SATA 3.0 ports and an M.2 connector for a SATA / PCIe 3.0 x4 solid state module.

The MAG B550M Vector WiFi board has two connectors for DDR4-4600 + RAM modules. There is a PCIe 4.0 / 3.0 x16 slot for a video card, two PCIe 3.0 x1 slots, four SATA 3.0 ports and an M.2 connector with the ability to install a PCIe 4.0 / 3.0 x4 solid-state drive.

Both boards carry adapters for wireless communication Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac and Bluetooth 4.2, a Realtek RTL8111H network controller and a 7.1 audio codec. The interface block contains a PS / 2 keyboard / mouse jack, a network cable connector, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors, USB 2.0 and USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports, audio jacks, and connectors for a Wi-Fi antenna.

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Amazfit Bip U Pro smart watch came to Russia

Amazfit Bip U Pro smart watch came to Russia


Anna Savelieva | 01/18/2021

Amazfit Bip U Pro smart watch came to Russia

Like the “younger” model of the line, Amazfit Bip U Pro weighs 31 grams with a strap and has dimensions of 40.9 x 35.5 x 11.4 mm. The waterproof case of the device can withstand up to 5 ATM, therefore
water procedures and swimming in the pool are also not terrible for the novelty.

Amazfit Bip U Pro is equipped with a 1.43-inch TFT screen with a resolution of 320 x 302 pixels. To protect against scratches and other damage, the screen is protected by 2.5D Corning Gorilla 3 tempered glass with
special oleophobic coating. In addition to the 50 watch faces available in the Zepp app, the user can set one of their photos as the background and customize the one displayed on the screen.

At the same time, the watch supports more than 60 modes for a variety of sports, allowing you to track the distance traveled, movement speed, heart rate and the number of burned for
calorie workout time. Also, the novelty is equipped with support for women’s health tracking functions and a built-in GPS sensor to determine the location.

The user’s stress tracking function with the built-in virtual trainer evaluates the heart rate and suggests specific breathing exercises to restore it. A
a dedicated PAI module monitors the wearer’s physical activity index around the clock, compiling it based on data from all training and heart rate to assess and
show the impact of sports exercise on his health.

The watch supports SomnusCare technology, which monitors the wearer’s condition, collecting information about all sleep patterns, including short naps and phases of REM and deep night sleep.
BioTracker 2 PPG 24/7
monitors heart rate using a special optical sensor, and OxygenBeats is able to measure the level of oxygen saturation of the user’s blood.

To connect to smartphones, the novelty uses the Bluetooth 5.0 BLE module, synchronizes with popular fitness applications and is able to display notifications on the screen, including incoming calls and
messages, and also serve to control the basic functions of the smartphone. The battery life on a single charge with a capacity of 230 mAh reaches 9 days.

The gadget runs on RTOS and is compatible with iOS 10 and Android 5.0 and higher.

Amazfit Bip U Pro can already be purchased at a price of 4,990 rubles.

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Scientists show that smartwatches recognize COVID-19 a week before symptoms appear

Scientists show that smartwatches recognize COVID-19 a week before symptoms appear

Research from New York City Hospital Network Mount Sinai Health System and Stanford University has shown that smartwatches such as the Apple Watch or Fitbit can detect signs of COVID-19 days before noticeable symptoms appear. The source believes this discovery could play an important role in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic around the world.

In the course of research activities, experts from Mount Sinai Health System found that the Apple Watch “are able to detect subtle changes in the heartbeat that can signal the presence of a coronavirus in a person, up to seven days before they feel unwell, or the disease will be detected by testing“.

This conclusion was made as a result of observation of 297 study participants for five months. Each of the respondents used a smartwatch that tracked their heart rate. This allowed researchers to observe how the “heart rate variability” indicator changes, which is often associated with the inflammatory process.

Study author Rob Hirten commented on the findings, noting that the work was successful because the researchers “knew that markers of heart rate variability change as inflammation develops in the body, and COVID is an incredibly inflammatory event“. It is noted that with the penetration of coronavirus infection into the human body, heart rate variability decreases, which can signal illness several days before the onset of acute symptoms.

Another study by scientists from Stanford University showed that 81% of people with coronavirus who wore smartwatches from Garmin, Fitbit, Apple and other manufacturers, their resting heart rate began to change 9.5 days before the first symptoms.

Research results suggest that smartwatches can partially fill the gaps left by the lack of coronavirus tests. In addition, such devices monitor the state of the human body continuously, which means that they can promptly signal the appearance of characteristic deviations.

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Video: Photorealistic graphics in the new horror dev diary Project: Mara from the creators of Hellblade

Video: Photorealistic graphics in the new horror dev diary Project: Mara from the creators of Hellblade

Last year, Ninja Theory announced an experimental psychological horror game called Project: Mara. Since then, there has been no news about the game, but yesterday the studio showed off the technology it uses in horror and its other future projects.

The demo took place as part of the third episode of The Dreadnought Diaries series, which details what the Ninja Theory teams are working on. The new issue tells about the technologies and artistic processes used in the creation of Project: Mara.

Director Tameem Antoniades explained that Project: Mara takes place in a real-life apartment. Ninja Theory has devoted a lot of time to re-creating the room (dimensions, materials, lighting) with photorealistic detail, which has been achieved thanks to the most modern technology.

In collaboration with Clear Angle Studios, Antoniades’ team was able to use “Point cloud of the whole apartment” (up to “Every little thing”) to create a digital representation of the real-world space shown in the trailer above. After that, the team began to apply procedural tools to add to the apartment “Signs of life”: dust, wear and tear and other organic elements were superimposed on the copy of the room.

It is still unknown when and on what platforms Project: Mara will be released. Ninja Theory is also working on the action-adventure Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II and the development of The Insight Project, in which the studio is exploring how games can be combined with mental health issues.

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Linux-based iPadOS analog introduced

A new Linux distribution called JingOS was recently introduced. What makes it stand out from the mass of similar products is that, according to the developers, it provides the same level of functionality as Apple’s iPadOS operating system.

JingOS was created with the goal of expanding the functionality and performance of tablet computers, bringing them closer to the iPad, which is a kind of benchmark in the market. The iPadOS development team took inspiration from iPadOS to come up with a simple and beautiful yet powerful solution that transforms simple tablets into powerful computers that can be used in the field. However, JingOS will not only work on tablets. This is a complete Linux distribution that can be used comfortably on a PC as well.

JingOS for tablets will be available in January. Notably, JingOS is also being developed for smartphones. This OS version will hit the market before the end of the year. The operating system is currently tested on Huawei MateBook 14 and Microsoft Surface 6. In the near future, the developers promise to provide support for other devices, including tablets based on ARM chips.

It is possible that with this approach, JingOS will become another notable player in the market. Chinese electronics manufacturers such as Huawei can pay attention to a well-developed operating system in the event of further development of the conflict between the United States and the Middle Kingdom.

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Blogger disassembled Samsung Galaxy S21 and found a similar layout to Galaxy S20

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The site 9to5Google, with a link to a video from the PBKReviews channel, spoke about some of the internal features of the new flagship Samsung Galaxy S21. Interestingly, internally it is almost identical to last year’s Galaxy S20, while the company began to use a new way to cool the processor.

Image source: CNET

Image source: CNET

We are talking, of course, about the arrangement of parts inside the device. The location of the individual modules – the motherboard, cameras, controllers, speaker, cables and battery of the novelty turned out to be identical to the Galaxy S20. Probably, the South Korean company thus saves on the production of smartphones. Indeed, cardinal changes in the technical process may require new equipment or major changes in the operation of the existing one. Not to mention training the staff for the new requirements. At the same time, the cost of new flagships compared to last year has become lower – Galaxy S20 cost from $ 999, and Galaxy S21 from $ 799.


At the same time, there are still changes inside. For example, the speaker assembly has a special foam coating that, in theory, should make the sound louder and clearer. Also, the Galaxy S21 display can be replaced more easily than previous generations, because it is attached with special ribbon cables, rather than soldered.


As the blogger notes, the module on a smartphone, which is designed to work with one SIM card, looks like a smartphone can work with two. So, most likely, the company has programmatically blocked the second SIM card slot.


Another difference is the use of a graphite layer for more efficient heat dissipation. Previously, a copper plate was used for this.

Some resources on the Internet report that the company may block some functions of the Galaxy S21 during an unofficial repair with the installation of non-original parts.

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