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The impressive cloud processing technology which powers the upcoming installment of the hit Crackdown franchise has been shown off in a new proof-of-concept.

Cloudgine has shown off its technology with a new game, They Came From Space, which should push even the best local hardware alone to its limits. By using the cloud technology, it renders at 90fps despite being available in VR, offering fully-destructible and dynamic environments, and online multiplayer battles.

“Our team...

By Ryan Daws, 16 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Development Tools, Gaming, Platforms.

Microsoft unveils .NET Core 2.0 with ‘major’ performance improvements


Microsoft has announced the availability of .NET Core 2.0 as a final release as the company ingratiates its more open strategy further still.

New features and upgrades include ‘major’ performance improvements in runtime and framework, support of six new platforms, including macOS High Sierra and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2, and dotnet restore becoming an implicit command. The .NET Standard 2.0 spec, which you can find here,...

By James Bourne, 15 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Windows.

HomePod code reveals how the virtual home button on the iPhone 8 will function


With a virtual home button for the iPhone 8 unofficially confirmed, more details have been revealed about how it will function.

The findings come via iOS developer Steve Troughton-Smith, who you may recognise from his attempts to port Siri to the iPhone 4. He’s sure to be causing a stir at Apple once again with his digging into the HomePod firmware.

An outline of the iPhone 8 was found in the firmware with no home button in sight to accommodate a “bezel-less” design. Further analysis found...

By Ryan Daws, 11 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: API, Apple, iOS, Platforms.

Developer demonstrates ARKit for 3D finger painting


A developer has demonstrated the use of ARKit and Vision for performing 3D finger painting in augmented reality.

The developer, Osama Abdel-Karim, demonstrates how a user could draw in the air similar to as if they were holding a pen. The ink will then magically appear on the surface. You can even add an effect to make the drawing into a 3D object.

Of course, it’s not actual magic powering the experience, but rather a form of wizardry...

By Ryan Daws, 10 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Apple, iOS, VR.

Comply with COPPA or risk a lawsuit like Disney


If you build apps that are intended for children, make sure you comply with COPPA or risk a lawsuit similar to Disney.

The Walt Disney Company is facing a lawsuit for allegedly failing to protect the personal information of children using its apps. Amanda Rushing, the complainant, filed the lawsuit on Thursday in the San Francisco/Oakland division of the United States District Court.

Four other affiliated defendants will join The Walt Disney Company including Disney Electronic Content, marketing platform...

By Ryan Daws, 08 August 2017, 0 comments. Categories: Advertising, Ethics, Industry, Marketing, Platforms.

Python slinks past C, Java and C++ to top IEEE 2017 language list


Python has topped the charts as the top programming language of 2017, according to the latest ranking from IEEE Spectrum.

The language, which continues to grow in popularity having been one of the highest risers in the

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