This week on Jetpacks Are Overrated, a conversation about the state of passwords. From biometrics to two-factor authentication, there’s a lot of new tools in the mix that might lead some to feel like there will be a version of our future out there on the horizon where we can finally stop having to remember so many damn passwords!
I’ve got a short and sweet chat this week, looking at the state of AI adversaries and challenge systems in video games. Not from the perspective of ‘can this AI beat the humans’, but instead from the idea that AI could do a lot to enhance our enjoyment of game experiences if we start applying it in new ways.
One device for everything. Can it be done yet? Will it ever really happen? It’s such a perennial question as we continue to iterate through the smartphone era. As screen sizes and interfaces change. As the processing power falls into step with laptops. As peripheral and add-on screen options make it easier to adapt to the needs of any given environment.
This week I spend some quality time with a Kogan 49-inch 32:9 SuperUltraWidescreen monitor and decide whether or not one really, really big screen is better than working with two separate monitors. From work to gaming, how does this fit into making a daily life at a desk better?
Seamus Byrne speaks with Chris Charla, Director of the ID@Xbox program, that helps independent game developers sell their games on Xbox One. Plus some elevator pitches from some of the indie devs we spotted at PAX Australia.