Day: April 2, 2020

‘The Complex’ is almost a good FMV game

‘The Complex’ is almost a good FMV game

Full-motion video (FMV) games, or interactive movies, have been around ever since the CD enabled PC games to use more than a few floppy discs’ worth of data. Most histories mention Night Trap and Sewer Shark, both rescued from the failure of the VHS-based Control-Vision by Sega. Sadly, those two Mega-CD titles often drown out discussion of more interesting early PC titles, like 1994’s Tex Murphy: Under A Killing Moon. That game combined FMV, virtual environments and a point-and-click detective game in a way that worked surprisingly well.

These days, no discussion of FMV games can begin without the obligatory mention of Bandersnatch, the Black Mirror special broadcast on Netflix. The interactive movie wasn’t Netflix’s first attempt at branching video, but it’s certainly the highest profile in recent years. In the gaming world, these games have always bumbled along, catering to a small audience of fans. An

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Drake just shared new pictures on Instagram of son Adonis

Drake just shared new pictures on Instagram of son Adonis

  • Drake confirmed the birth of his son with adult movie star Sophie Brussaux with lyrics on his album Scorpion, which was released in June 2018.
    • The rapper just shared a series of family pictures and said he can’t wait to be reunited with them.

      Drake has shared a series of rare pictures of his adorable two-year-old son Adonis while telling his 64 million Instagram followers he can’t wait to be reunited with his friends and family once the Coronavirus lockdown restrictions are lifted.

      Adult movie star Sophie Brussaux welcomed Adonis in October 2017, but Drake kept the birth of his first child a secret until the release of his June 2018 album Scorpion. Well over a year later, in November 2019, Drake shared the first picture of his boy with fans but kept the little one’s face hidden.

      Fast forward five months and the rapper has opened up the family

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      Bull of the Day: eBay (EBAY)

      Bull of the Day: eBay (EBAY)

      Founded in 1995 – just as most people were experiencing the World Wide Web for the very first time – eBay’s (EBAY) platform is one of a handful of technological innovations that has truly changed the very nature of commerce in the US and all over the world.

      After tripling on its first day trading as a public company in 1998, eBay was once of the most popular and visible high-flyers of the dot.com boom – and the dot.com bust. Thanks to a fundamentally sound business idea and huge customer traffic, eBay survived the bursting of the tech bubble that took out thousands of would be e-commerce competitors.

      While eBay was once primarily a marketplace for individuals to exchange personally owned goods in an auction format – the collectible plush toys, “Beanie Babies” were the most traded product traded on eBay by a wide margin in the early days –

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      What is the difference between Covid-19 and the common cold and flu?

      What is the difference between Covid-19 and the common cold and flu?

      Due to the continued UK coronavirus outbreak Boris Johnson has told the public they should only leave the house for several key reasons.

      These include travelling to work as a keyworker, shopping for food or medicine and taking one form of exercise per day.

      Those with underlying health conditions and people over the age of 70 should now be self-isolating at home for a period of 12 weeks.

      Elsewhere in the world, the whole of Italy and Spain have been put on lockdown.

      Increasing panic has led to plunging stock markets, and some UK supermarkets including Tesco and Waitrose have begun rationing essential food stock and household items.

      According to experts at John Hopkins University in the US, roughly one billion people catch the winter flu every year. It is estimated that between 290,000 and 650,000 of those who get the illness die.

      So why is everyone worried about Covid-19,

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      India faces spike in coronavirus cases, says study, in test for health system

      10 things you need to know today: March 30, 2020

      1.

      President Trump on Sunday extended federal social distancing guidelines until the end of April, just days after saying he hoped to lift them and restart the economy by Easter, April 12. Trump said his aim for Easter was “just an aspiration,” and it now appears that the outbreak in the U.S. will be peaking about that time. “Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won,” Trump said. “That would be the greatest loss of all.” Trump’s comments came after Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the COVID-19 coronavirus could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, with millions of infections. The number of infections in the U.S. rose above 143,000 by early Monday, with more than 2,500 deaths. [The Washington Post, CNN]

      2.

      The governors of New York, Michigan, and Louisiana warned on Sunday that hospitals

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      Can face masks protect you from catching deadly virus?

      Can face masks protect you from catching deadly virus?

      On 2 April the World Health Organisation announced a panel of advisers would be assessing whether more of us should be wearing face masks outside.​

      The group will consider research on whether coronavirus can be projected further than previously thought and whether this means unwell people should wear the masks.

      The outcome will determine whether WHO revises advise around face masks for people who could spread the virus.

      But if you are walking outside to exercise or to travel into work as a key worker, does wearing a face mask reduce your risk of catching the virus?

      Surgical masks were first introduced into hospitals in the late 1700s but they did not make the transition into public use until the Spanish flu outbreak in 1919.

      The masks are designed for use in a clinical setting, such as a hospital ward or theatre, where they are primarily meant for preventing visible

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      What is Project Airbridge?

      What is Project Airbridge?

      As U.S. hospitals are in search of the medical supplies they need to fight COVID-19, the federal government is working with private companies to bring, in the words of President Trump, “massive amounts of medical supplies from other countries to the United States.”

      The effort is called “Project Airbridge,” and on Sunday, Mr. Trump announced that the first flight of equipment from Shanghai landed in New York with 80 tons of personal protective equipment. That FEMA-funded flight contained roughly 130,000 N95 masks, roughly 1.8 million face masks and gowns, more than 10.3 million gloves and more than 70,000 thermometers, according to a White House official. 

      FEMA and the State Department are coordinating flights to bring the supplies to the U.S. in two to three days, rather than shipping them by sea, which would take 20-40 days.

      Governors and hospitals have been sounding the alarm that they need more personal protective

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      Can latex gloves protect you from catching deadly virus?

      Can latex gloves protect you from catching deadly virus?

      Due to the coronavirus outbreak Boris Johnson has told the public they should now only leave the house for several key reasons.

      These include travelling to work as a key worker, shopping for food or medicine and taking one form of exercise per day.

      Those with underlying health conditions should be self-isolating at home for a period of 12 weeks.

      Since the outbreak began in January it has spread around the globe with the World Health Organisation (WHO) announcing that Europe is now the centre of the outbreak.

      So what can people do to keep safe? Are there practical steps you can take to reduce the risk of contracting the illness like wearing a face mask or latex gloves?

      A shop in Brighton, which became a hot-spot for the early spread of the virus in the UK after one resident became a “super-spreader”, said all customers must wear face masks

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      How to be productive when you have to work from home

      How to be productive when you have to work from home

      Boris Johnson has told the public that they should now be working from home where possible in a bid to contain the ongoing UK coronavirus outbreak.

      Apart from key workers, the government says no one should be leaving their home other than to buy food, medicine or to go for a once-daily walk or run.

      It is hoped that keeping people further apart from each other it will reduce the chance of group spread. As well as removing the opportunity for the virus to be caught during a commute or in communal office spaces.

      For those who might find themselves at home for an extended period of time, what is the best way to maximise productivity, maintain good physical and mental health, and not spend all day in your pyjamas when working from home?

      We asked Karen Eyre-White, a productivity coach and founder of GoDo business organisation, for her advice

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      Coronavirus cases could soar in these US counties with high populations of senior citizens

      COVID-19 is dangerous for seniors. But that threat increases in rural counties where care is far away.

      Joyce and James Foster live in a bucolic slice of Texas hill country blanketed in oaks, jumping with deer and dotted with lakes. But a less welcome addition to their landscape has arrived: COVID-19.

      Given their ages — she is 90 and he is 94 — the couple is particularly at risk, along with 36% of Llano County that is over 65.

      “It scares me to death, of course,” says Joyce Foster, adding that she and her husband are social distancing, getting food delivered by their daughters and staying in touch with doctors who are 35 miles away in Fredericksburg. “Any right-minded person would be frightened if you look at what’s going on all over the world.”

      The Fosters are right to be concerned about the potential havoc coronavirus could wreak on the 50 million Americans of retirement age. A March 18 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

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