TECH AND GADGETS
See ya, New York, I'm off to SpainThe Solar Impulse 2 soared back into the the air early this morning on the last oceanic hurdle of its global flight, the Atlantic. The pokey but tough solar-powered plane took off from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport at 2:30 a.m. local time and headed toward Seville, Spain, on a trip that should last four days.
Now you can add several language translations to a Facebook post.We hear it all the time: Facebook has 1.65 billion users worldwide. But that also implies something else that can go overlooked -- there are a whole lot of languages being used on Facebook.
Cheap and cheaper: The Moto G, left, and Blu R1 HD.If you could save a few bucks on a new phone by allowing ads on your lockscreen, would you do it?
BBC's iPlayer app will no longer function on Wii U as of today, January 16. Nintendo confirmed the news in a blog post, citing "an end in the license agreement between the BBC and Nintendo."
Saying goodbye to the French riviera of Forza Horizon 2 is bittersweet. With its coastal setting, it was the closest many of us had to a Western-developed Out Run. The shift to the wide open spaces of Australia in Forza Horizon 3 feels both necessary and sensible. It’s a prime setting for the series to expand to 4x4 racing. That itself poses its own unique tests. As the Ubisoft’s The Crew bluntly illustrated, open world off road racing presents a Pandora’s Box of difficulties. It’s not just a matter of anticipating an incoming corner, it’s also about approaching a dirt hump at the right angle in order to stick a manageable landing. It’s about thinking seven steps ahead rather than three. If you’re off just by a couple degrees, falling well off the track is not an unheard of scenario. Playground Games has their work cut out for them; it needs to load the 4x4 races with challenges while also being forgiving in the right places. At least it will still have the series’ rewind feature.