MacRumors reports that drone photographer Duncan Sinfield has today posted a new “Aerial Update” video of Apple Park on YouTube that shows the development of some of the landscaping projects in particular. Here’s his description of the video, which explains a little more about it:
Source: Latest Drone Footage Reveals Landscaping Progress in Apple Park's Inner Circle
Niantic’s first annual Pokémon GO Fest took place yesterday at Chicago’s Grant Park. It had initially promised so much, including the first appearance of a Legendary Pokémon in the game, but in the end the massive crowd of more than 20,000 attendees (an amazing feat in itself) went home sorely disappointed due to technical issues.
9to5 Mac reports that the biggest problem of all was that all major cell networks in the area gave up the ghost under the strain of 20,000 people all trying to use them at once. Once there was no cell network, there was no game, it was as simple as that. The few that were able to get online found that it was still pretty much impossible to play the game due to Niantic’s server issues. In particular, TechCrunch said that Trainers were unable to catch Pokémon when they tapped on them, seeing only an error message. Many people had travelled from all over the world to actually have a chance to catch the first Legendary Pokémon to appear in the game, and so when things started to go wrong, the disappointed fans started booing and chanting “we can’t play” on the global live stream, as well as booing the Niantic CEO.
It really was a great shame that it turned out as it did, overshadowing the announcement of Lugia as the first Legendary Pokémon to appear in the game, and the sheer scale of the crowd all there to play Pokémon Go, but, to its credit, Niantic has been swift to respond with an update on its official Pokémon Go blog.
In the blog post, Niantic apologized for the technical issues, and outlined several steps that it would be taking immediately to redress matters, including offering a full refund to all registered attendees, as well as giving them $100 in PokéCoins. Possibly best of all, all registered attendees will have Legendary Pokémon Lugia added to their account.
Niantic also said that it would be extending the range around Grant Park by 2 miles so that attendees can capture...
MacRumors reports that after some Verizon Wireless customers started noticing last week that various streaming services such as Netflix and YouTube were being throttled, Verizon admitted to Ars Technica that it is in fact throttling some services. A Verizon spokesperson said that it was doing so as “part of a temporary test” of a “new video optimization system,” adding that “the testing should be completed shortly,” and assuring customers that their “video experience was not affected.” The company is due to end its temporary test very soon.
News of Verizon throttling streaming speeds first appeared on reddit earlier last week, with Verizon users picking up on the fact that the Netflix speed-test site was showing streaming speeds limited to around 10Mb/s, yet other sites such as Ookla Speedtest were showing streams as normal with no throttling.
Bringing up the issue of Net Neutrality, The Verge said that Verizon’s throttling of Netflix and You Tube in this way was actually more of a hard cap than anything else.
Verizon admits to throttling video in apparent violation of net neutrality
Niantic has today announced that Legendary Pokémon are finally coming to Pokémon Go this weekend as part of Pokémon Go’s first-year anniversary celebrations. The Legendary Pokémon will be available at Gyms, and you can catch one of your own in a couple of different ways. Firstly, you can find Legendary Eggs at Gyms. Secondly, if you help to defeat a Legendary Raid Boss, you will then have the chance to catch the Legendary Pokémon. Once caught, you won’t be able to leave your Legendary Pokémon at a Gym, however, although you can use them during the Raid and Gym Battles.
The first Legendary Pokémon will be revealed on July 22 during Pokémon GO Fest, which is taking place in Grant Park, Chicago, but only if trainers around the world manage to catch enough Pokémon during the Pokémon GO Fest Challenge Windows. Should the Trainers in Chicago then defeat the Legendary Pokémon, it will start to appear in Raid Battles all over the world, following Pokémon GO Fest.
Source: A Legendary first year of Pokémon GO! - Pokémon GO
Jagex has announced that its flagship MMORPG RuneScape will be coming to iOS this winter, complete with interoperable PC play.
The Cambridge-based developer says that Old School RuneScape will be released first, with RuneScape to follow, making them the first mainstream and fully established Western MMORPGs to deliver the total MMO experience on both PC and mobile platforms, complete with full interoperable play, where players can seamlessly switch between playing on PC and mobile and back again, enjoying exactly the same gameplay on the move as they would on their PC at home.
You don’t have to have played, or be playing, the games on PC at all, you can choose to simply play only on mobile if you so wish, and if you used to play the game on PC but now want to play only on mobile, you’ll be able to do so.
MacRumors reports that according to TechCrunch, Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles is currently carrying out a pilot program using iPads, not just as a means of keeping patients informed, but also as a way of enabling parents in the NICU to interact with their children when there is a high risk of spreading infection.
As part of the pilot, all patients can view their electronic health information on iPads using the My C-Link app. Not only is this a great way of keeping patients informed, it also frees up nurses’ workloads, and is a way of showing patients and family members educational videos on demand.
Meanwhile, in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, new parents have been using FaceTime on their iPads to have at least a small degree of contact with their newborn babies that are at a high risk of infection. While still no substitute for actual contact, parents and babies can at least have some sort of bond via their iPads.
Cedars-Sinai doctor Shaun Miller told TechCrunch that next the hospital has plans for “opening up APIs and adding data standards” to further increase and improve communication.
The Jacobs Medical Center in La Jolla, California, has a similar program, with a patient care and information system using Apple TV, iPad, and big flat-screen TVs in all of the hospital’s 245 rooms.
Source: Cedars-Sinai pilot uses Apple's iPad to provide patient with data, control infection in NICU
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