From our time so far with the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, it's clear they have strong all-around potential. And while we're still fully testing them, it's also clear there are inherent problems that Samsung's future Galaxy Note 9 can fix. The Galaxy Note is Samsung's pinnacle flagship phone whose high-end features justify the vaulted cost. And with an annual August release, it goes head-to-head with the year's new iPhone. As such, it's the device Samsung often reserves to debut its most innovative features, including the digital S Pen stylus and Samsung's now-signature curved glass screens. By saving some improvements for the Galaxy Note 9 -- or further refining the changes Samsung made with the S9 phones -- the company not only has an opportunity to course-correct, it can also unquestionably distinguish the pricey, large-screen Note 9 from the large-screen Galaxy S9 Plus, while also building excitement for the Galaxy Note as Samsung's "best" phone. Here's how the Galaxy Note … [Read more...] about All the ways the Galaxy Note 9 could be better than the S9
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Remember arcades?Long before Dave & Buster’s made them a place for office bros to get sloshed and hit on Karen from accounting, or “barcades” made them a place for hipsters to fetishize the ’90s over $4 PBRs, arcades were a place to play with fun technology you simply couldn’t get at home.In the ’60s, that meant sniping submarines in electro-mechanical shooters like Sega’s Periscope. In the ’70s, it meant batting around a steel ball with flippers in games like Fireball. By the ’80s, it meant clinging to slippery plastic superbikes in games like Hang-On.In 2016, it might mean sliding on a brick-like pair of virtual reality goggles and pretending to flip burgers.The first time I tried VR was almost a religious experience.On January 25, Starbreeze Studios, one of at least a dozen major companies vying for VR supremacy this year, revealed that it would build a VR arcade in Los Angeles by this summer. Fittingly dubbed the … [Read more...] about No room for a home Holodeck? That’s why VR will bring arcades back
You are a member of the San Antonio Spurs, facing off against the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. At some moment over what could very well be an intense, seven game series, you will look up at the clock and see only seconds remaining; one more possession to determine who wins and who loses. You hustle back on defense as you see the best player in the world, LeBron James, barreling toward you with the ball.What direction do you want to force him? Where should you try and make him shoot? If he passes, where is the ball most likely to go? If Dwyane Wade drives from the wing, how fast can he reach the basket? How far away can your teammates be to provide the proper level of help defense behind you? How much, how often, how successful …The first rule of SportVU is: You do not talk about SportVU.How can you and your teammates tilt the odds in your favor?These split-second decisions used to be made with a combination of coaching staff instruction and raw basketball instinct. Today, thanks … [Read more...] about Can cutting edge data analytics help the San Antonio Spurs stop the Miami Heat?