Anti-cyberbullying laws are noble, but attempting to punish online speech is tough. Digital rights group Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) claimed that Washington state's anti-cyberbullying legislation goes too far — and ends up censoring speech…
The final beta of Android Oreo is out for Pixel and Nexus owners, which means that there’s more people than ever running experimental software on their day-to-day devices.
So it really shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that Google’s forums are blowing up with complaints about Oreo wrecking Bluetooth connectivity. But it sure doesn’t bode well for Google rolling out Oreo to everyone any time soon.
Electronic Arts has just revealed a gameplay trailer for Starfighter Assault in Star Wars Battlefront 2, the sequel to EA’s Star Wars Battlefront game released a couple years ago. The trailer shows epic space battles taking place in the universe’s various spacecraft, as well as some brief looks at characters including a major Jedi and Sith. Star Wars Battlefront 2 … Continue reading
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Discord is about to turn into a crucial tool for a variety of online content creators. The PC and smartphone communications app — that is primarily a means for groups of friends or fans to quickly get together for gaming sessions — is in the middle of testing screen-sharing and video calls. This new feature has rolled out to more than 10 percent of Discord users, and that includes me, your good friend and PC gaming editor Jeffrey Grubb.
Let me explain how Discord’s screen-sharing works. You can tell if you have the updated version of Discord if you have a tab in your settings menu for “Voice & Video” instead of simply “Voice.” If you do, you can make a direct phone call to someone or a group of people and then flip on your camera. Once you make a call to someone, they will also get the video features. This enables you to start a simple video call using your webcam or, more important, it unlocks the screen-sharing options.
Screen-sharing is simple, and it just works. You can share your entire desktop, or you can choose a particular application to share. So if you want a friend to watch you fail at PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, you simply choose that game from the drop down menu.
What’s impressive here, however, is that the video looks great and transmits instantly. I tested it out with multiple people, and they had no perceptible lag between when I did something in a game and when they saw it.
I’m already thinking about how Discord will rearrange my workflow for producing livestreams, recorded videos, and even the podcast.
Instead of struggling with Xsplit, Hangouts, and Voicemeeter to have GamesBeat reviews editor Mike Minotti join me to talk about a game as I play it, we can just use Discord instead. Even for the GamesBeat Decides podcast, we’re going to start using Discord to bring the video into the livestream. But we could also use it to bring YouTube clips to show one another. Sure, Discord doesn’t feature built in desktop-audio capturing, but I was able to figure that out. And I can’t wait to start using this app to make better content.
It’s hard to argue with the simplicity and design of a rubber band. I mean, it has a million uses, but at the end of the day it’s just a small strip of rubber. How much better could it possibly get? Ohio-based Alliance Rubber wants to find out, so they’re partnering with scientists in the field of graphene research in an effort to develop next-generation rubber bands which are not only incredibly strong, but can also last pretty much forever.
Uber's endless stream of scandals doesn't appear to have made much of a dent in its bottom line… not that the company is breaking out the champagne just yet. The ridesharing firm reports that its bookings surged in the second quarter of 2017 (150…
The Quadriga sustainable shipping project aims to build the world’s largest cargo sailing ship, which could carry up to 2,000 cars.
Quadriga, which was first announced by German firm Sailing Cargo, aims to become the world’s first and largest sailing cargo ship. UK-based marine classification specialist Lloyd’s Register announced last week that it has joined the project.
Microsoft's Windows Insiders program lets interested users test future versions of the operating system before they're released to the public. While owners of Windows 10 S, Microsoft's app-based light operating system, were able to try out experiment…
ESPN has released an update for its iOS and Android mobile app that brings a new ‘Watch’ tab for livestreaming events. The update ultimately improves discoverability and personalization within the app, making it easier for users to find and watch what they like best. The app is now sitting at version 5.10, and it likewise sports a greater number of … Continue reading
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