Lizzie Carmine gets some amazing new lines in Gears 5, one of which has provided plenty of speculation about the Carmine family at large.If you get a headshot in Gears 5 multiplayer while playing as Lizzie, she sometimes says "this one's for you, uncle Anthony". This is a reference to Anthony Carmine, the OG Carmine who met his demise at the hands of a Locust sniper in the original Gears of War. This has some intriguing implications. In Gears of War 2, if you opt to train new recruit Ben Carmine, Dominic Santiago asks Ben if he's got a brother, referencing Anthony. "Yeah all four of us, well three now," replies Ben.So there are four Carmine brothers: Anthony, Ben, Clayton (from Gears 3 and 5), and a fourth unknown brother. This brother can't be Gears of War 4's Gary Carmine since he's around the same age as Lizzie. But it stands to reason this unknown fourth brother is Lizzie's father.Lizzie refers to Anthony and Clayton as "uncle", so they can't be her da. Ben is virtually … [Read more...] about A single line from Gears 5’s Lizzie Carmine sets the stage for the next Carmine brother
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We're closing out a decade soon, which means thoughts are bound to drift to what the next ten years will have in store. What technologies await in the year 2030? Will we still be reading that VR is going to become relevant any day?According to a new report by Ericcson's consumer trends program, now in its ninth year, the year 2030 will be an absolute feast for your senses. The survey identifies some compelling consumer tech, and the trend is clear: The internet of the senses is on the the way ... gird your tastebuds and steel your delicate fingers.To derive its results, Ericcson gave an online survey residents in major cities like Bangkok, Delhi, Jakarta, Johannesburg, London, Mexico City, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, and others. The sample consists of at least 500 respondents from each city (12,590 respondents were contacted in total, out of whom 7,608 qualified), aged 15–69, who currently are either regular users of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) or virtual … [Read more...] about Welcome to 2030: Are you ready for the internet of the senses?
Facebook has added a set of Star Wars-themed features to Messenger to help fans of the franchise celebrate what looks like the last installment of the saga. ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ hits theatres next week. The update adds AR effects to video calls made using the Messenger app, and also video posted in the form of ‘Stories.’ These can be cross-posted to Facebook via Messenger, and will appear in the ‘Stories’ panel of the Facebook app. It can also be set as one’s Instagram Story; by downloading the video and re-posting on the Facebook-owned media-sharing app. "Jump into hyperspace and travel to a whole new world with the Lightspeed Effect. Then, you’ll be able to see yourself as part of the Resistance, gliding through the galaxies in Poe Dameron’s X-Wing with the Cockpit Effect. And don’t forget about the battle of the Dark vs. Light side of the Force! Now, you can use the Dark vs. Light Effect to choose your … [Read more...] about May the force be with you: Facebook Messenger adds ‘Star Wars’-themed AR effects, themes & emojis
Michael Avenatti. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images Michael Avenatti is in trouble. He’s facing federal extortion charges in Manhattan, where the FBI alleged on Monday that he demanded $22.5 million from Nike in exchange for his silence about a pay-to-play NCAA scandal. The U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles charged Avenatti with wire fraud and embezzlement in a separate case. Both occurred as the attorney and would-be 2020 presidential candidate weathers the fallout from splits with his former firm and ex-client, porn actress Stormy Daniels. It wasn’t long ago that Avenatti was gaining traction as an outspoken Trump foil. His appearance in September on Tucker Carlson Tonight, where he accused Carlson of giving “the president a pass” despite having “unprotected sex with a porn star with a four-month-old son at home,” showcased his willingness to go low with the worst of right-wing media. He involved himself in several anti-Trump crusades, ranging … [Read more...] about Why the Story of Michael Avenatti Is a Lesson for the 2020 Election
5G, the next generation of mobile broadband communications, is inching closer to commercial roll-out. The first wave of 5G phones are expected to hit the global market by the end of 2019.As the technology is still in developmental phase, chipset maker Qualcomm has announced a major partnership with smartphone companies such as Asus, HMD Global (which sells Nokia phones), LG, Sony Mobile, Sharp, Xiaomi and ZTE among others. These companies will be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X50 5G NR modem suite to launch 5G-enabled smartphones in 2019.“Qualcomm Technologies continues to be a mobile industry leader with its 5G mobile chipset products and 5G ecosystem collaborations in support of aiming to deliver commercial 5G NR mobile devices in 2019,” said Qualcomm in a press release.“The arrival of 5G will expand mobile into new spectrum bands and all spectrum types, allowing for enhanced mobile broadband and increasing the overall average … [Read more...] about Xiaomi, Nokia and others to launch Qualcomm X50-based 5G smartphones by 2019