First announced in 2017, the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite augmented reality game will be familiar to anyone who's played the wildly successful Pokemon Go. Relying on your phone's GPS, you move around the physical world and interact with beasts, objects, points of interest and other witches and wizards you come across on your game's map. The game is a joint effort from WB Games San Francisco and Niantic under the Portkey Games label. It'll be released before the end of the year, the game developers said last week at a briefing at Niantic's San Francisco headquarters.The game is far enough along in development that Niantic invited a handful of journalists to its offices last Tuesday to get an update and then play a prerelease version. Prowling the waterfront of San Francisco on a rainy morning, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this Potter-meets-Pokemon-Go experience. Now playing: Watch this: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite gameplay details revealed 1:53 What is Harry Potter: … [Read more...] about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite mixes Pokemon Go with a mobile mystery, but release date remains hidden
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I'm walking to my bus after a day at the office keeping my wits about me. Instead of dodging traffic or the guy trying to get me to sign a petition, I'm watching for magical beasts from the world of Harry Potter. Dueling dark wizards and overpowering magical beasts is a tough job, but it's all in day's work when you're keeping the Muggle world safe from unexpected calamity. And it's all happening on my phone.First announced in 2017, the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite AR game will be familiar to anyone who's played the wildly successful Pokemon Go. Relying on your phone's GPS, you move around the physical world and interact with beasts, objects, points of interest and other witches and wizards you come across on your game's map. The game is a joint effort from WB Games San Francisco and Niantic under the Portkey Games label. It'll be released before the end of the year, the game developers said last week at a briefing at Niantic's San Francisco headquarters.The game is far enough along in … [Read more...] about Harry Potter: Wizards Unite mashes up of the worlds of J.K. Rowling and Pokemon Go
The British government has reportedly concluded that any risks from the use of Huawei equipment in its 5G networks can be mitigated.That determination was made by the UK's National Cyber Security Center (NCSC), according to a Financial Times report Sunday citing two unnamed sources familiar the conclusion, which hasn't been made public.The NCSC didn't immediately respond to a request for confirmation and comment.The conclusion runs contrary US State Department efforts discouraging European countries preparing for the rollout of 5G -- the high-speed, next-generation networking technology -- from using equipment from made by the Chinese tech company. US officials have reportedly met with representatives of the European Commission to warn them that the Chinese government could use Huawei equipment for spying. That warning followed escalating tensions between the US and Huawei that have seen the arrest of the company's CFO in and 23 indictments thrust on the company by the … [Read more...] about UK concludes using Huawei in 5G is a manageable risk, report says
John Rueth, the Assistant Manager of the Livingston Stone National Fish Hatchery, assists in the transport of a Chinook Salmon. Kimberly White/Getty Images Do you enjoy a quiet morning with a rod and reel or stuffing yourself at an all-you-can-eat seafood buffet? Either way, you owe a debt of thanks to fish managers. A fish manager is not an upwardly mobile trout, nor is it a pet store employee in charge of aquariums. Fish managers are in charge of overseeing fish populations within a region or specific body of water called a fishery. It's the manager's job to maintain a healthy fish population and take measures when the fish stocks are at risk. In the United States, there are both freshwater and saltwater fish managers. They work with federal, state and local governments to create fishing policies. It's a really big job. Fish populations can be very delicate -- many factors can impact the wellbeing of fish. Fish managers have to monitor the environment and watch out for … [Read more...] about What are fish managers?
The U.S. housing crisis continues to rage on in the United States, with more foreclosures expected in 2012. Curious to learn more? Explore our recession pictures. iStockphoto/Thinkstock If you own a house right now, it's a good possibility that there's at least one bank-owned home in your neighborhood. For many of us, it's all too obvious. Maybe you witnessed the painful process of owners being evicted from their home. Or you've just seen the signs: a for-sale sign with a "bank owned" tag or an unoccupied house and yard slowly falling into disrepair. Foreclosures don't just hurt the people who lost their home; they also hurt the community. They make the value of your house (which has probably already dropped) go down. The overgrown yard and peeling paint tell criminals that the house is abandoned, so it's an open invitation for theft of valuable items like copper wiring or for pure vandalism. How did this happen? It's a long story, but here's a part of it. In the late 2000s, … [Read more...] about How do we rebuild communities in the wake of the foreclosure crisis?