‘Warcraft III: Reforged’ modernizes another real-time strategy hit

Blizzard isn’t about to stop its trip down memory lane with a remaster of the original StarCraft. The studio has unveiled Warcraft III: Reforged, a top-to-bottom refresh of the landmark real-time strategy title and its Frozen Throne add-on. As Blizzard is updating a 3D game this time around, there’s a lot of room for improvement: […]

Nvidia unveils real-time ray tracing Turing graphics architecture

Nvidia said it “reinvented computer graphics” with the unveiling of its Nvidia Turing graphics processing unit (GPU) architecture. The architecture will be the foundation for a whole family of future graphics chips that will focus on real-time ray tracing, or highly realistic, physically accurate graphics. Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, s…Read More

McAfee researchers falsify a patient’s vital signs in real-time

McAfee’s security researchers announced at the Defcon hacker event in Las Vegas this week that they were able to hack into a medical network and falsify a patient’s vital signs. Exposing this weakness is the first step in fixing security for the networking protocol used by medical devices, known as RWHAT. But it’s certainly scary […]

How a “location API” allows cops to figure out where we all are in real-time

Enlarge (credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) The digital privacy world was rocked late Thursday evening when The New York Times reported on Securus, a prison telecom company that has a service enabling law enforcement officers to locate most American cell phones within seconds. The company does this via a basic Web interface leveraging a […]

Soldiers will soon see real-time drone feeds on handheld devices

US Marine Corps The Army is developing handheld devices that will be able to stream live footage from friendly unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), giving soldiers a real-time aerial view of the battlefield. The non-handheld version of the system, called the One System Remote Video Terminal (OSRVT), is already in place on a number of vehicles […]

Golem Gates fuses real-time strategy and collectible card game

Laser Guided Games and Hollow Earth are launching the first episode of Golem Gates, a hybrid game that combines real-time strategy combat and collectible card battlers like Hearthstone or Magic: The Gathering. The release on Steam is the first part of a single-player campaign, which they’ll publish later. The teams at Laser Guided Games include […]

Microsoft adds real-time collaboration to Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft’s latest update for Office 2016 on Mac adds features that make it a much better tool for collaborative projects. (Or worse, depending on how you prefer attacking group work.) It gives you the ability to work with others in real time à la Google suite — the apps will even show your who’s currently […]

Office for Mac now shares a codebase with Windows, gets real-time collaboration

Enlarge (credit: Microsoft) Microsoft has released a major Office update for Mac. Update 16.9.0 finally brings long-anticipated real-time collaboration features and automatic cloud saving. Notably, the Mac version of this software is now built from the same codebase as the Windows version, which means that Office shares a codebase across all platforms for the first […]

Amazon Web Services’ computer vision gets real-time face recognition

Amazon Web Services announced a series of updates to its Recognition service, which provides machine learning-based computer vision capabilities to cloud customers. The system will now be able to detect and recognize text in images, so customers can feed in signs and documents and get the contents of those images back for processing further. That […]

Huge volumes of data make real-time insurance a possibility

Mind your heads EVEN at weddings or whale watches, the buzz of a drone is no longer a surprise. Drone photography is booming. Gartner, a consultancy, says some 174,000 drones will be sold for commercial use around the world this year, and 2.8m to consumers. It is easy to imagine a few might fall out […]