Half Life: Alyx is done and ready for your VR headset

If you’re a PC gamer, you’ll be aware of a little phenomenon known as “Valve Time” – the mysterious, black-hole like time sink that seems to occur around the release dates of the PC gaming software house’s big titles. Put simply – Valve is known for lengthy delays hitting its games. However, the long-awaited, Half-Life: Alyx, a new virtual reality game set in the much-lauded Half-Life universe is, surprisingly, “done” and on track for its initial release date. Half-Life: Alyx: Everything you need to knowValve Index review: is this the best VR headset ever? “Confident” Valve has slotted Half-Life: Alyx in for a March 2020 release date, and (in a… Read More

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Huawei developer conference postponed due to Wuhan coronavirus

Photo by Getty Images Huawei has announced the postponement of a major developers’ conference because of safety precautions around the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. HDC.Cloud 2020 was planned to take place in Shenzhen on February 11th to 12th, but has been pushed back to March 27th-28th, according to the event’s website. 17 people are confirmed to have been killed by the SARS-like virus so far. The conference is enterprise-focused and serves as Huawei’s primary event for IT developers. “We want to share the ICT technologies and capabilities Huawei has developed over the past 30 years,” Huawei said to promote it. “Our Kunpeng and Ascend processors, in particular, will be… Read More

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Cardano’s Q4 price performance leaves a lot to be desired, 2020 must be better

There’s more to cryptocurrency and blockchain than Bitcoin and Ethereum. There are many other competing coins and blockchain platforms, one of which is Cardano. Cardano is an open-source blockchain and smart contracts platform, which is fueled by its namesake cryptocurrency, Cardano also abbreviated to (ADA). [Read: Shorting Ethereum before Q4 2019 would’ve been a good idea — here’s why] Unlike Bitcoin‘s blockchain, Cardano uses a proof-of-stake algorithm to approve transactions and processes on its blockchain. Cardano was set up by one of Ethereum‘s co-founders Charles Hoskinson. Cardano is unique in the blockchain community, in that it has some credentials in… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. UN investigators backed bombshell claims that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman hacked Jeff Bezos’ phone. Investigators said they had credible information that Bezos was hacked by a WhatsApp number belonging to the Crown Prince in May 2018. Saudi officials close to the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly knew of plans to hack Bezos phone. The unnamed officials also said that senior adviser to the crown prince, Saud al-Qahtani, was also involved in the hacking as part of a broader intimidation campaign against Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in October 2018 at the… Read More

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