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How Vending Machines Work in Battle Royale

Fortnite developer Epic Games revealed earlier this week that Vending Machines would be coming to the game very soon, confirming theories about the feature, but providing little detail about how they would work. A new message from Epic outlines a few different upcoming features and changes, including Content Updates, gameplay and, of course, Vending Machines. […]

BeerBox is a vending machine that opens your beer for you

When you hear about beer vending machine BeerBox, you might wonder: Why don’t we have machines like this already? Founder Robert Gaafar explained that there are actually several reasons why beer vending machines haven’t made sense in the past. For one thing, there’s the obvious legal necessity of ensuring that people are 21 years or […]

Zapping cobalt nanodots could lead to magnetic RAM

Magnetic storage, and we’re talking tape here, is good for long-term storage because it’s cheap and stable — unlike solid state drives and volatile memory, which are quick but expensive and better for temporary storage. New research might lead to a method that combines the best of both worlds. The main problem with magnetic storage […]

Google is Calling Android 9.0 Update “Android Pi”

Richard Goodwin 18/01/2018 – 10:24am 2018’s big Android update will be Android 9, which will take over from Android Oreo. And Google’s already calling it Android Pi Around this time of year, we start to look forward to the next big Android update. Normally, there is tons of speculation over what type of dessert the […]

Achtung! Google Translate now works from within any Android app

Also included in Google Translate version 5.0 is support for simplified and traditional Chinese characters in the Word Lens mode (when you tap the camera icon for a live translation). Sadly, Word Lens itself remains quite erratic. The good news is that this update efficiently addresses a longstanding problem with Google Translate. If you often […]

Android is still good enough for Google

Following this year’s I/O keynote, I can see there are many doubts about Android’s future under Google. When I hear the rumors and information coming out about Fuchsia, Andromeda or a possible merger between Android and Chrome OS, I must admit I’m not that worried. Here’s why. Right at the start of the Google I/O […]

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