Nintendo finally reveals why Famicom cartridges have those tiny holes


In case you tend to miss miniscule details about your childhood paraphernalia: lots of Famicom cartridges had small holes on them which serve no apparent purpose. They look almost as though something was meant to snap into them, but there was nothing that would actually do that. Fans have (apparently) wondered at the purpose of these holes for years. Now they now — sort of. The Japanese website Afternoon News asked Nintendo officials about the holes, and received a circumspect answer (translation provided by Kotaku): AF: I believe there are holes on the top of [Famicom] cartridges. Do you know what kind of…

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017
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How to watch GIANT ROBOTS fighting live tonight


Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages, it’s time! Tonight, live on Twitch, two giant robots will face-off in the squared circle to determine whether the US or Japan will reign supreme in mechanized battle. This is the first international piloted-mecha fight, and we’re beyond stoked for it. If you aren’t excited you must not be paying attention – these two robots are huge. And they’ll be going toe-to-toe, no missles or machine guns – which is sure to make it spectator friendly. I’m gonna be honest, I’m not 100 percent sure what to expect, but I’ll…

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WhatsApp borrows live location sharing from Facebook


WhatsApp today announced that users would be able to share their location live in the app. Your friends and family will be able to follow your movements for as long as you want. The feature is very similar to Facebook’s Live Location sharing, though you’ll be able to share your location for slightly longer in WhatsApp (at least 8 hours). To share your location, choose “Location” under the attachment options. After the app update, you’ll see a new option called “Share Live Location.” Then you select how long you want to share your location — 15 minutes, an hour, etc.…

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Snapchat is opening a Hollywood studio to make shows just for your tiny screen


Snap and NBCUniversal have teamed up to create a Hollywood studio set to focus on mobile entertainment. The joint venture aims to bring longer, scripted content to the app world. The project will focus on teaming up with creative partners in order to create 8-10 minute shows in the hopes of keeping (or increasing) its 173 million active daily users on the app. The deals will be exclusive, unlike Facebook and YouTube — only partners will be produce content, leaving out any competition. Earlier this year, Snapchat teamed up with over a dozen companies to create original content for its…

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Driverless cars bring visions of building boom, suburban sprawl


(Bloomberg) – It’s 2027 (or 2037) and the age of the self-driving car. City-dwellers have traded in their car keys for ride hails. Street parking has been replaced by wider sidewalks and bike lanes, while developers are busy converting garages into much-needed housing. That’s one vision of how self-driving cars will affect U.S. real estate, laid out in a report by MIT’s Center for Real Estate. But it’s not the only one. Even as reclaimed parking spaces fuel a downtown building boom, autonomous vehicles will encourage builders to push deeper into the exurban fringe, confident that homebuyers will tolerate longer…

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‘Think of the Children’ is a video game that captures the hell of parenting


The best form of birth control is spending a few minutes around some children. They are cunning creatures bent on their own self-destruction and it’s about time someone tapped into the hell that is parenthood for video game inspiration. Surprise Attack’s upcoming game “Think of the Children” is a parenting simulator that challenges players to perform a series of simple tasks while simultaneously keeping their children alive. In the trailer for the game, you’ll see children dying in more ways than there should time for in a one-minute video. If you don’t have children this may seem a little dramatic,…

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Tesla employees bite back, calling recent firings a cost-cutting measure


After San Jose Mercury News first reported Friday that Tesla was firing 400 to 700 employees of the motors division, speculation swirled. The Model 3 was behind schedule, and terminating workers in the division seemed a less-than-ideal way to solve its current production issues. A CNBC report today paints a different picture, albeit one that could be far worse: the layoffs may have been a cost-cutting measure, having nothing to do with performance. “Seems like performance has nothing to do with it,” one Tesla employee told CNBC. “Those terminated were generally the highest paid in their position,” this person said, suggesting…

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Why should you care about the AI chips in Apple and Huawei’s new phones?


Earlier this year, both Apple and Huawei made a lot of noise about the new processors in their latest phones, touting the inclusion of a game-changing neural engine or neural processing unit specifically designed to handle artificial intelligence computation. But why should you care, and do you really need an AI-capable phone? What neither manufacturer managed to do was include game-changing apps to go with these powerful new chips. Apple’s A11 Bionic enables its Face ID tech and Animoji, while Huawei’s NPU-equipped Kirin 970 allows for automatic camera settings for good pictures, and offline support for Bing’s Translator on the…

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Facebook Live cuts out the middle man, adds its own screen-sharing feature


Facebook today added an option to share your screen directly on Facebook Live, thus eliminating the need for other software for many users. The feature was first spotted by our own Matt Navarra: NEW! Facebook screen sharing option on FB Live via https://t.co/Luozcvmz9G (desktop / laptop) http://pic.twitter.com/1CN2nsaUrT — Matt Navarra ⭐️ (@MattNavarra) October 17, 2017 When you want to share your screen to Facebook Live, you hit the button on the Live interface that says “Share Screen,” and you’ll be prompted to allow the extension to be installed to your browser. It worked with Chrome, but the option wasn’t available…

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