Submitted by Axia on January 23rd, 2017
If you’re a non-gamer, the options for virtual reality headsets have been somewhat limited. The best of the best—Oculus Rift and HTC Vive—require powerful (and expensive) computers and are ideally suited to hardcore gamers. At the other end of the spectrum, smartphone-powered headsets like Samsung Gear and Google Cardboard offer subpar optics that can quickly strain the eye.
Submitted by Axia on April 12th, 2016
There’s never been a better time to be an online gamer, especially if your platform of choice is a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One console. From highly anticipated game releases to hot expansion packs to major game updates, this spring has been particularly impressive.
Submitted by Axia on February 24th, 2016
Video gaming has come a long way since Pong was released in the early ‘70s. Originally only available in arcades, video games entered the home later that decade and have continually evolved ever since. Now there are all kinds of game genres including action, adventure, role-playing, simulation and strategy, with multiple sub-categories within each one. And, there’s as many ways to play these games, even in 3D!
Submitted by Axia on October 19th, 2015
Want to stream high-def Apple TV to your heart’s content? Tired of constant buffering on Netflix? Sick of gamer lag on PlayStation or Xbox Live? You need fibre optic Internet.
Unfortunately you can’t just call up the cable guy—whether he’s a friend or super-creepy foe—and ask him to tap into existing telephone or TV cables to get it. Fibre optic networks move massive amounts of data by transmitting beams of pure light, instead of electricity. That means an entirely new infrastructure is needed to bring the near unlimited data-capacity of fibre networks to new communities.
But building that new fibre optic network is a major undertaking. Every kilometre has to be carefully planned in coordination with city planners. The new network has to fit in seamlessly with the existing utilities infrastructure. It’s a painstaking and costly process. And once the exhaustive planning phase is complete, an equally methodical construction phase begins, in which thousands of kilometres of fibre optic cable are put down and gridded up together, section by section.