Next-generation 5G networking was the big draw at Tokyo Game Show 2019, setting pulses racing with the prospect of a radically more immersive gaming experience. Offering data transmission speeds around 100 times faster than 4G, 5G is expected to enable more seamless imagery with lower latency, more vivid images and sharper motion. Industry experts say it will dramatically improve the quality of augmented and virtual reality games. "It was very smooth, responsive and consistent," said Omar Alshiji, a 23-year-old game designer from Bahrain, after trying out the fighting game "Tekken" at the NTT Docomo Inc. booth at the four-day game show through Sunday in Chiba. The major Japanese mobile carrier installed 5G base stations at its booth this year, making the high-speed network available at the show. "My country does not have 5G, only 4G so I wanted to try it. It was faster," Alshiji, also a professional esports player, said. It will also allow for quicker responses from players, a key … [Read more...] about High-speed 5G network seen as ready to spur online gaming
Speed reading how does it work
Terminus: Thousands of cattle are trucked to Agege market in Lagos each week to meet spiralling demand for beef KADUNA (NIGERIA) - "Move! Move!" The herders cry, the packed crowd divides, and a vast column of cattle charges through the swirling dust, their long sharp horns swaying like a forest.Hundreds, possibly thousands, of beasts push their way forward, trampling the ground strewn with plastic bags.It is mid-morning but already the heat is blistering. The buyers have arrived, and the hard bargaining can begin.The scene is Agege market in Lagos -- the largest livestock trading hub in West Africa.Here, each day, 50 truckloads of livestock are disgorged into its maw to supply the 20 million inhabitants of Africa's biggest city.Nigeria has nearly 200 million mouths to feed, a figure expected to grow to almost 400 million by 2050.Going hand-in-hand with this population boom is a vast, expanding market for meat and milk. And that demand, in turn, is having invisible, but … [Read more...] about The long read: Nigeria’s War of the Land
SINGAPORE: During Chinese New Year last year, retiree Kenneth Tang wanted to visit his sister-in-law at her home in Upper Bukit Timah, in a relatively secluded area he was unfamiliar with.Instead of getting driving directions with a few taps of his smartphone, the 64-year-old sat in his living room, put on his reading glasses and studied the route on the pages of his 2018 street directory.“I think GPS is more convenient and better in many ways, but I use road directories because I can have a better idea of how to get to the place I am going to,” he told CNA.Mr Tang said the directory allows for more flexible alternative route planning in the event of congestion, and gives a clearer picture of nearby car parks – crucial for peak times when every lot has been snapped up.“I use road directories also because I have been using it for years, long before GPS was available,” he added. “My friends and I who are from the older generation have been … [Read more...] about In the age of online maps, who needs street directories anymore?
By Christopher Hume Star Columnist Mon., May 6, 2019 By the time Ontario Premier Doug Ford is finished with Toronto, the city will be lucky if it’s allowed to hire a dogcatcher without Queen’s Park first passing enabling legislation. Mayor John Tory will want to keep his short pants close at hand. Forget about governing by disruption, Ford’s gleeful politics of destruction have wreaked havoc across the province, nowhere more so than in its largest city, which he is remaking as fast as the legislative process will allow. Last week alone he cleared the way for the province to “upload” Toronto’s subway system, undid Ontario Municipal Board reform and, to add insult to injury, brought back old developer-friendly rules, and then withdrew funding that supports more than 6,000 subsidized daycare spots in Toronto. Last fall, Ford cut Toronto city council in half, seemingly on a whim, and again made a point of adding insult to injury … [Read more...] about Booze, speed and dangerous cuts — is this what Ontarians want?
By Doug Smith Sports Reporter Sun., April 28, 2019 Pascal Siakam plays a basketball game with an unbridled joy. He runs like a deer, smiles and looks like he’s always having fun, and that the game — for some reason — comes easy to him. He’s a bit of a contortionist around the rim, and that creativity is borne of his spirit and his attitude. Everything he does exudes happiness and freedom of mind and body. He flows with the play and the tempo of the game. It’s fun to watch, to which Raptors fans can attest, and it’s frustrating to play against, as opponents have learned repeatedly over one of the great single-season breakout performances of this NBA era. But it also belies that truth. The truth that everything Siakam gets, he gets because he works at it — diligently, when no one is looking and the lights are turned down. That is the measure of the man. Article Continued Below “I’m not trying to take … [Read more...] about Raptors’ Siakam cleared for takeoff, and the sky’s the limit