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Cities: Skylines 'Mass Transit' Is The Game's Best DLC To Date

  • Cities: Skylines "Mass Transit" is the best DLC expansion the game's developer, Colossal Order, has released for its popular city builder.
  • The new transport types may appear to be rather strange for some city builders who don't wish to venture too far out from the norm.
  • What's even better with these new transport methods is how Colossal brought it all together.
  • An issue I found after installing the DLC was the lack of consistency with the implementation of the new transport types within the established menu system.
  • As was the case with previous DLC, Colossal Order rolled out a big patch alongside Mass Transit that introduced a bunch of improvements for managing traffic and manipulating how vehicles navigate your road network.
Rich Edmonds / Tech News Feed-Copy | May 22, 2017, 2:03 pm Author Link (@twitter) / Source | May 22, 2017, 12:49 pm

Western Digital Launches HGST Ultrastar SS300 SSDs: 3D NAND For Data Centers

  • Western Digital has officially introduced its first data center-class SSDs using 3D NAND flash.
  • The Ultrastar SS300 drives use Western Digital’s 64-layer 512/384 Gb 3D TLC/MLC NAND memory as well as a proprietary controller that was presumably co-designed with Intel.
  • The HGST Ultrastar SS300 SSDs are aimed at various market segments, including financial transactions, e-commerce, virtualization, database analytics, etc.
  • When it comes to performance, the HGST Ultrastar SS300 features sequential read speeds of up to 2100 MB/s (+20% vs.
  • S2 = Interface, SAS 12Gb/sx in Model Number denotes Encryption level:
Anton Shilov / Tech News Feed-Copy | May 22, 2017, 7:49 am Author Link (@twitter) / Source | May 22, 2017, 12:30 pm

Samsung Stretchable OLED: Galaxy S8 Maker Showcasing New Display Technology In US This Week

    / Tech News Feed-Copy | May 22, 2017, 8:29 am Author Link (@twitter) / Source | May 22, 2017, 12:29 pm

    John Oliver Breaks Down Trump's 'Stupid Watergate,' One Dumb Detail At A Time

    • If you thought Watergate was bad, John Oliver would like to introduce you to Trump's own "Stupid Watergate."
    • The comedian broke down Trump's latest Russia scandal, one horrifying Washington Post news notification at a time, on Last Week Tonight.
    Heather Dockray / Tech News Feed-Copy | May 22, 2017, 7:35 am Author Link (@twitter) / Source | May 22, 2017, 12:19 pm

    The Nomad Who’s Exploding The Internet Into Pieces

    • Dominic Tarr is a computer programmer who grew up on a remote farm in New Zealand.
    Ian Bogost / Tech News Feed-Copy | May 22, 2017, 9:29 am Author Link (@twitter) / Source | May 22, 2017, 12:00 pm

    Israeli Politician Takes Awkward Selfie With Trump While Netanyahu Tries To Push Him Away

    • Israeli politician Oren Hazan tries to take a selfie with US President Donald Trump (left) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tries to push Hazan away (right)Donald Trump landed in Israel today as part of his (already exhausting) first trip abroad as president.
    Matt Novak / Tech News Feed-Copy | May 22, 2017, 7:01 am Author Link (@twitter) / Source | May 22, 2017, 11:30 am

    This Is How A Primitive Arcade Game Helped To Build A $100 Billion Industry

    • This post is sponsored by Dell Technologies and Intel® – partners in digital transformation.
    • People could figure out how to play immediately.GettyThe $100 billion video game industry is witnessing a fierce fight for the minds and wallets of millennials, the generation of digital natives who grew up with video games.
    • But it all began well before their time, in the summer of 1972, when an arcade in California installed a new game called "Pong." 
    • "Pong" is a game similar to ping pong, where a blip on the screen gets bounced back and forth by two paddle-like lines.
    • Bushnell understood that to bring video games to the masses, he had to get games out of the arcades and beer parlors and into American homes.
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    Amazon's Checkout-less Go Stores Could Be Coming To The UK

    • The registered strap lines were first used in a promotional video (shown below) for Amazon Go when the company first unveiled the concept in December 2016.
    / Tech News Feed-Copy | May 22, 2017, 5:42 am Author Link (@twitter) / Source | May 22, 2017, 10:20 am

    How Weak Words Kill Experiences And 6 Words To Stop Using Today

    • You don’t need to become a copywriter and you definitely don’t need to become a novelist (unless you want to, of course).
    • It’s crazy how subtle changes to the language in a product or experience will entirely change the way users feel and react.
    • What most people don’t realise is that when you’re asking someone if you can do something, you’re asking for more than permission.
    • If you have the ability to… If they have the ability to… If something is actually possible and if so, how?
    • Can makes questions vague and adds contextual variables that distract you (and users) from their goals.
    Cassius Kiani / Tech News Feed-Copy | May 22, 2017, 6:09 am Author Link (@twitter) / Source | May 22, 2017, 10:17 am

    Welcome To Tomorrow, The Home Of Stuff That Hasn’t Happened Yet

    It was just about a month ago that Christopher Trout put up a post on Engadget introducing himself as our new editor-in-chief. Since then, we've been busy drilling down into the areas we cover best: consumer electronics ("gear"), gaming and entertain...
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    Most U.K. Apple Pay Terminals Now Support Transactions Above £30

    • Previously, most contactless card readers have adhered to the £30 upper limit, which is meant to prevent fraud when a pin isn't used.
    Tim Hardwick / Tech News Feed-Copy | May 22, 2017, 5:52 am Author Link (@twitter) / Source | May 22, 2017, 9:53 am

    First Galaxy S8 Active Leak Reveals No Curves And More Bezel, Same 18:9 Display

    • Two of the most important aspects of any smartphone are battery life and durability.
    • Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are fantastic devices, but since they are made from glass and metal (mostly the former), they aren’t all that durable.
    • With the S8 and S8 Plus, though, a more rugged device means compromise on the design, and this first image (via SamMobile) certainly shows that.
    • It’s unclear which S8 variant this Active model will follow, but it seems likely that the standard 5.8-inch S8 will be the basis for this device.
    • Traditionally, AT&T and Samsung have launched this variant as the Summer starts, so an announcement is probably right around the corner.
    Ben Schoon / 9to5 Google | May 22, 2017, 8:50 am
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    WannaCry Hackers Still Trying To Revive Attack Says Accidental Hero

    • The “accidental hero” who registered a web address that became the so-called kill switch for WannaCry has said hackers are trying to overwhelm the site to resurrect the ransomware that plagued the NHS and companies around the world.
    • The web address acts as a beacon for the malware, which if contactable tells WannaCry to cease and desist.
    • Hackers are now trying to make Hutchins’ domain unreachable using a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack – overwhelming it with traffic so that attempts to contact the domain by WannaCry go unanswered, thus de-activating the kill switch.
    • Hutchins has taken precautions to protect the domain from the DDoS attacks, which are using the Mirai botnet, switching to a cached version of the site that is capable of dealing with much higher traffic loads than the live site.
    • ScriptKiddie: "Hahaha, your site is offline #TangoDown"Me: *Clicks Enable Caching*Me: *Goes back to browsing funny cat pics*
    Samuel Gibbs / Tech News Feed-Copy | May 22, 2017, 5:30 am Author Link (@twitter) / Source | May 22, 2017, 9:41 am

    Leaked Facebook Documents Show Just How Much Users Can Get Away With Posting (FB)

    • Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg.David Ramos/Getty ImagesFacebook users can get away with posting a wide range of controversial material, according to internal documents obtained and published by The Guardian.
    • The "Facebook Files" — a selection of more than 100 internal training manuals, spreadsheets, and flowcharts — provide a rare insight into how Facebook's moderation team work and what they look out for.
    • The documents, which show how Facebook is trying to deal with some of the most disturbing content on its platform, reveal that Facebook users are allowed to post:
    • comments like "To snap a bitch’s neck, apply your pressure to the middle of her throat" and "fuck off and die"
    • Facebook uses community reporting, human review, and automation to detect inappropriate material on its platform.
    Sam Shead / Tech News Feed-Copy | May 22, 2017, 5:02 am Author Link (@twitter) / Source | May 22, 2017, 9:36 am

    What We Think Of The Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+ After A Few Weeks Of Use

    • Well, we’ll be honest: None of us here at SamMobile have taken the 5.8-inch Galaxy S8 as our main phone, so this post is about our opinion on the Galaxy S8+ after a couple of weeks of usage.
    • Battery life has been way better on the S8+ than on the S8 that I used for our review.
    • I have had the Galaxy S8+ for about a month now, and I must say I like it a lot, despite my skepticism early on.
    • I have large hands, but it took some time for me to get used to the size of the S8+ (coming from the S7 edge).
    • I had the task of reviewing the Galaxy S8+, which meant I needed to make to do with Samsung’s TouchWiz launcher.
    Abhijeet M. / Tech News Feed-Copy | May 22, 2017, 8:14 am Author Link (@twitter) / Source | May 22, 2017, 9:06 am

    A New 3D Printer Uses Vats Of Gel To Create Objects In A Matter Of Minutes

    • Watch our video to see how the research tea, figured out how to 3D print in gel vats.
    Hannah Yi / Tech News Feed-Copy | May 22, 2017, 8:00 am Author Link (@twitter) / Source | May 22, 2017, 9:00 am

    Apple Begins Charging Fees For Apple Music Trials In Some Countries

    • Apple has begun charging small fees for three-month trials of Apple Music in some countries, according to AppleInsider.
    • It is not clear why Apple began charging for trials in these countries, or whether the company plans to do so in other countries.
    • An Apple spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the changes.
    Amar Toor / Tech News Feed-Copy | May 22, 2017, 3:40 am Author Link (@twitter) / Source | May 22, 2017, 8:36 am