Day: May 23, 2020

‘Fallout Shelter’ joins Tesla arcade in latest software update – TechCrunch

Nearly a year ago, Todd Howard, the director of Bethesda Games, said that the company’s “Fallout Shelter” game would be coming to Tesla displays. It arrived, via the 2020.20 software update, this week, which was first noted at driver’s platform Teslascope.

Fallout Shelter is the latest — and one of the more modern games — to join Tesla’s Arcade, an in-car feature that lets drivers play video games while the vehicle is parked. It joins 2048, Atari’s Super Breakout, Cuphead, Stardew Valley, Missile Command, Asteroids, Lunar Lander and Centipede. The arcade also includes a newly improved (meaning more difficult) backgammon game as well as chess.

The 2020.20 software update that adds the game, along with a few other improvements, hasn’t reached all Tesla vehicles yet, including the Model 3 in this reporter’s driveway (that vehicle has the prior 2020.16.2.1 update, which includes improvements to backgammon and a

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Graduation Gift Guide: Cool gifts for college and high school grads

Find the top tech gifts, gadgets and gear for graduates, whether they’re finishing up high school or heading to their first job.

The tough part is done. We’ve found the best gifts for the high school and college graduates in your life so you don’t have to do the shopping. 

Here’s a roundup of the coolest gift ideas in a range of prices, to suit everyone from your favorite gamer ready to relax this summer, to the outdoorsy type who wants to hike around the world, the tech-focused student who is continuing their studies, or the business minded grad headed to their first serious job.

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The Totallee UV phone sanitizer disinfects your phone with the push of a button. It uses dual

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Developers who stand out bring both technical skills and life experiences to the job

Coder, bootcamp founder, CEO and former family therapist, Dave Hoover offers tips to help developers stand out in a crowded job market and explains why companies should focus on growing talent from within.

In this episode of
Dynamic Developer
, I talk with Dave Hoover about how you learn the skills to become a developer, and how companies build dev teams with the right skills for today and tomorrow. Dave is not only founder and CEO of Red Squirrel, a custom software development firm, he is also a coder, author, and co-founder of Dev Bootcamp. The following is an edited transcript of our interview.

From family therapist to software developer

Bill Detwiler: So you know before we talk about what skills developers should have when they want to get into the development field, or talking about companies and how they develop a team with the right skills for today

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Plan to use Zoom outside of the US? Be ready for latency

A report found there are latency problems for Zoom users outside the US.

London-based network testing firm SamKnows has released a report detailing why Zoom users in the UK and elsewhere are experiencing latency issues: Zoom calls, no matter where they originate, are being routed through the US. In its study of latency issues in major video conferencing apps, SamKnows found that most of the platforms–Webex, Google Meet, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, and Skype–ran with latency in the 20-30 millisecond range. The one exception to the typical low-latency response times of the apps surveyed was Zoom, which averaged 135 milliseconds of latency regardless of hour of the day it was tested.

“We found that this was true for every country that we tested from–not just the UK. Zoom are currently relaying all audio/video traffic via their servers in the US, regardless of the country the user is located

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