WHAT does the "R" in Apple's new iPhone XR stand for? There's a chance even Apple might not know. That's the theory from long-time Apple blogger John Gruber, who reckons it may not stand for anything at all. Apple's naming strategy for the iPhone is more confused than it's ever been. Last year, Apple showed off the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and a curve-ball – the iPhone X. The only niggle was that you weren't supposed to say "iPhone ex" but "iPhone 10". That, of course, begged the question: what happened to the iPhone 9? For 2018, Apple threw caution to the wind once again, and doubled down on its wacky phone names. We've got the super-premium iPhone XS (pronounced "10 ess") and iPhone XS Max, costing anywhere from £999 to £1,499. And then there's the cheaper iPhone XR, which has less impressive specs and a friendlier price tag of £749. We've seen "S" tacked onto the end of Apple phones before, but never an "R". According to John Gruber, who blogs under the name … [Read more...] about iPhone XR name mystery deepens as even APPLE might not know what it stands for
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We throw around geeky shorthand like it’s nothing. We all love a LARP, get annoyed when people are AFK, and, of course, we can’t get enough of the MCU. But about that last one… it turns out Idris Elba, a bit-part player in five Marvel movies to date, doesn’t have a clue what the MCU stands for. I’m not quite sure how he doesn’t know either, but here we are.Speaking to Yahoo Movies, Elba – who played Heimdall from the Marvel early days in Thor right through to Thor: Ragnarok and Avengers: Infinity War – was pressed with an MCU question and wasn’t quite sure what was going on. In fact, he had to clarify what it meant. That sound you can hear is millions of Marvel fans cringing out of their skin.“What’s MCU?” Elba said, before being told that it stood for Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Oh right, I have never heard that before! I thought it was Manchester United… but don’t worry about it.”Far be it … [Read more...] about “I thought it was Manchester United”: Idris Elba has no clue what the MCU stands for
What if you make the wrong decision? You’ve ever been paralyzed by that question in your head I have to and we’re going to talk about how to overcome it and some ways to make better decision coming up. What’s up guys Tim Ruswick here from Game Dev Underground helping you build finish and launch better games. Today we’re talking about decision-making. More specifically what if you make the wrong decision. We’ve all been there. We’ve all been and whether it’s design decision whether it’s a business decision whether it’s a life decision we’ve all been there. We’ve all been facing this decision looking at it scared of it terrified of it not wanting to make the decision because it could be wrong. Like what if we do the wrong thing. I did this a lot with like investing especially like and— I’m dude okay so I started you know investing in Cryptocurrencies and Bitcoin and theory and all that kind of stuff, and … [Read more...] about What If I Make The Wrong Decision? I’m Scared!
YouTubers Joe Weller and KSI, who rose to prominence as part of a YouTube gaming group, will step into the boxing ring on Saturday and go head-to-head after months of feuding. The rivalry between Weller and KSI dates back to their days with a group called the Sidemen, a team of seven British YouTubers with a focus on video games, including FIFA, Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty, who also happened to be longtime friends. KSI was one of the group’s founding members in 2013. As the Sidemen became more popular, each developed their own individual YouTube account, and KSI grew to be one of the most famous members of the group. In August 2017, KSI announced he was moving on from the group. KSI’s decision to leave the group on reportedly unfriendly terms (he blamed internal drama with one Sidemen member as a reason) kickstarted his months-long feud with Weller. Although Weller was never officially a part of Sidemen, but rather described as a friend of the group, he and KSI … [Read more...] about YouTubers, FIFA gamers set for momentous boxing match to settle months of drama
One of the joys of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is how it’s created a new connection between me and my seven-year-old son. He’s sunk himself into this game, and shares with me all his achievements and discoveries. When I finally pry the controller from his hands so that I can play, he cuddles up close and offers advice. Zelda is a new playground in which he and I can enjoy one another’s company. But it’s also a place he visits alone, in which he discovers lessons that are relevant and useful outside the confines of the game’s world. Many games — from narrative adventures to first-person shooters — offer useful lessons about ourselves and the lives we lead. I’m not arguing that this game is the only one that we can learn from. But Breath of the Wild’s richness, its heritage of Nintendo’s mission of discovery and wonder, makes it a herald for all games that have something useful to teach kids. This game has so much … [Read more...] about Breath of the Wild’s fantastic life lessons for kids