IGN UK Podcast #337: Zelda – A Breath of Fresh Air?

IGN UK Podcast #337: Zelda – A Breath of Fresh Air?

This podcast all about the “why can’ts.” Why can’t other games be this exciting? This nostalgic? Or build upon its prequels with new challenges? Why can’t every upcoming release tease you so expertly? Or launch surprises that leave you reeling because you didn’t think you could get any more excited? Mainly, though, Zelda: A Breath of the Wild is about thinking “Why the sod is it not 2017 yet?” In this week’s show Rory, Dale, and Alysia take look at: the next chapter in Link’s adventure, Power Rangers and Zordon, plus Dale and Rory go head to head in the Mother (of dragons) of all Game of Thrones quizzes. Don’t forget, we’re all donning lycra to run 10k for an incredible charity called SpecialEffect – here’s our JustGiving page if you have a few pennies spare! Continue reading…
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Emmy Math: Why It's Better to Be a Perennial Loser Than a First-Time Nominee (Analysis)

Emmy Math: Why It's Better to Be a Perennial Loser Than a First-Time Nominee (Analysis)

The fact that ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘The Big Bang Theory’ both have multiple best drama and comedy noms, but no wins, doesn’t mean they are out of the running at all.read more
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July Fourth Box Office: Few Fireworks Expected as 'BFG,' 'Tarzan' Track Poorly

July Fourth Box Office: Few Fireworks Expected as 'BFG,' 'Tarzan' Track Poorly

Call it ‘The Purge: Multiplexes’ as the usual box-office behemoths are AWOL in the key period between June 24 and the holiday and wannabes go soft in early tracking. Says analyst Paul Dergarabedian: “This year looks a bit different than in the past.”
Source: July Fourth Box Office: Few Fireworks Expected as 'BFG,' 'Tarzan' Track Poorly

New Pokemon Sun and Moon Details to be Released Next Week

New Pokemon Sun and Moon Details to be Released Next Week

The Pokemon Company in Japan has announced that fresh information for Pokemon Sun and Moon will be released next Friday, July 1. The information will be released at 10pm on the day in Japan (making that 6am Pacific Time, 9am Eastern Time or 2pm in the UK). 次回『ポケットモンスター サン・ムーン』の新情報は、7月1日(金)、夜10時ころに公開予定! お楽しみに! #ポケモン_サン・ムーン #ポケモン_サン・ムーン pic.twitter.com/22HWfuuEZe Continue reading…
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Hannibal Showrunner Explains When Season 4 Could Appear

Hannibal Showrunner Explains When Season 4 Could Appear

We’ve known since the show’s cancellation that seemingly everyone involved in the Hannibal TV series would like to return for a fourth season (or a movie), but the actual possibility of that happening has seemed shaky at best. However, showrunner Bryan Fuller has now said that the show’s complex rights could be up for negotiation in the not-too-distant future: “Two years after the last airing of the show, we can investigate our options,” explained Fuller to Collider. “August 2017 is when we can actually start talking about it. That’s when we would have to see what the rights are for the character and for the story, and see who’s interested and how we get it done.” Continue reading…
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Mars Rover

Mars Rover

NASA’s Curiosity is one of the most famous robots on… well it’s technically on Mars, but it’s more famous here on Earth. We think this Curiosity-based build is out of this world. The full article can be found in The MagPi 45 and was written by Lucy Hattersley Marcio Rovai used Curiosity as inspiration for his final project for Coursera’s ‘Create Your Own Internet of Things (IoT) Device’. His Mars Rover – or ‘Mobile Station for Environmental Data Capture’, to use its official name – uses a Raspberry Pi to form the brains of an environmental data capture robot. “It’s a mobile station prototype responsible for environmental data capture, [such] as temperature, humidity, and luminosity,” says Marcio. “The idea is to help students and hobbyists learn how a robot could be remotely controlled, and information captured and displayed over the internet.” “The Rover was based on the Curiosity,” he tells us. “Both were developed for image and environment data collection.” There are, of course, some physical differences (beyond one being slung to another planet). “The real Curiosity has six wheels that makes [it] all-terrain; my Mars Rover is a simple differential wheeled robot with two motors.” Curiosity also has an articulated arm and drill for sample collection, which is missing on the Raspberry Pi Mars Rover. “But the basics are there,” says Marcio. The robot is quite complex Mars Rover uses both a Raspberry Pi and Arduino. “The Pi is responsible for more complex tasks, such as web communication, sensor data capture, and live video streaming – leaving the core stuff like mobility, obstacle avoidance, and remote control with the Arduino.” “Controlling servo motors using PWM outputs directly from RPi GPIO isn’t easy,” he explains, “and it’s best to have a HAT for that. So I decided to leave this job for my little friend, the Arduino Nano.” The Nano’s main tasks are to receive commands, control the servo motors, and monitor the ultrasound sensor for obstacle avoidance. “Curiosity has a more advanced REMS (Rover Environmental Monitoring Station) system that incorporates the following sensors: atmospheric pressure, relative humidity, temperature (ground and air), ultraviolet radiation, and wind currents. So I included sensors for temperature, humidity, and luminosity (as a simulation of ultraviolet). My Rover doesn’t capture wind and pressure data [like] the real Curiosity.” The Raspberry Pi Mars Rover is controlled from an Android phone, which also provides a video stream.…
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