However, PC elitists expecting a knockout blow against the consoles - PlayStation 4 in particular - may end up disappointed by our findings. The amount of power you're getting in a small form-factor box - complete with a substantial backing ecosystem - offers simply phenomenal value. And all of the games tested are first-gen efforts; clearly they will get better. The only question is whether future optimisations for console improve the PC experience, or whether we'll be reliant on PC brute-forcing its way to supremacy, as per the last generation.The next-gen Digital Foundry PC: chasing the 1080p60 dream • Articles • Eurogamer.net
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Cannot send the name request because of the recipient’s status. (E-8220290B)
This is Playstation4 telling me something. I guess it means the user I’m sending the real name request to is a PS3 user and doesn’t have this sweet feature of PS4.
As one would expect, the software isn’t finished yet. There are some usability issues that bother me, and I know I’m not alone. I’ll go through some of these and try to paint a few pictures on how to make it better.
I don’t know how Sony managed to make it such complicated multi step process. Now it goes like this:
- I hold PS button to enter the shutdown menu.
- The shutdown / log off -menu shows up.
- I select “Log Out of PS4” by moving the selection focus one step down.
- I push X to make the selection.
- A message “Press the PS button to use the controller” shows up.
- I push the PS button.
- I get to see another message: “DUALSHOCK4 wireless controller connected. Who is using this controller?”.
- I select the other profile on my PS4 by moving the selection focus one step right.
- I push X to make the selection.
- Boom - I am finally logged into the other user profile.
Monday, November 4, 2013
So people are often intrigued by my “power point slides.” I explain, patiently, that my slides are Keynote. (Repeat: legitimate Free Software objection; repeat: criticism accepted).
The latest version of Keynote breaks my slide show. (E.g., the deck that produced my TED talk now won’t work)….
I wonder which would be the best alternative for Keynote, too. I’ve not even opened the latest update and now got frightened to do so…
Monday, October 28, 2013
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If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an animated gif must be priceless! Below you will find a collection of simple and elegant animations that explain how various things work. From g…
Some of these images are super interesting.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
For five years, researchers have toiled over an obscure bit of fundamental internet infrastructure that promises to make the connections to our mobile devices faster and more reliable than ever, and if you’ve already downloaded Apple’s iOS 7 to your iPhone or iPad, you could be using it already.
It’s called multi-path TCP, and here’s why it matters and how it works: At present, if your phone or tablet is connected to Wi-Fi and a cellular network at the same time, it can only use one or the other connection to transmit data. But what if your Wi-Fi connection or your 3G connection drops? Whatever data was being transmitted—data for an app, a webpage, an iMessage—will fail to arrive, and you have to try again, usually after getting a frustrating error message or a blank page. Just as importantly, if one of your connections to the internet slows down, or speeds up, your phone has no ability to use its other connections to its advantage, leading to a poorer and slower experience overall.
Makes sense: the pipe shouldn’t matter, the connection should.