Adelyte Bytes: Issue 34

Posted by Johnnie Sanchez on 2016-10-23 

Halloween Comes to Pokemon Go

Happy early Halloween, Pokemon fans! As a seasonal treat, the catch and spawn rates for the following Pokemon have been raised in the AR game: Meowth, Persian, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Drowzee, Hypno, Cubone, Marowak, and supposedly more! In addition, the “buddy Pokemon” the player has selected will now walk four times faster than usual, making it easier to obtain candy needed for evolution and strengthening combat power. Just remember to stay safe while searching for new creatures: you wouldn’t want to end up like the ghosts of Lavender Town!


CEDIA Responds to DDoS Attack

CEDIA became the victim of a DDoS attack last week. The damage has exposed several vulnerabilities in the current mass market IoT devices. A statement released from CEDIA states, “This attack is a clear wake-up call. The time is now to take internet and device security seriously and face it head on for a more prosperous and secure future.” As the recent victim of a cyber-criminal attack, I couldn’t agree more with this!


Video Game Horror Fans: Free Treat Coming Soon

Many people are aware of the survival horror video game series Five Nights at Freddy’s, or FNaF. The most recent game in the franchise and the first of the spin-off series, Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location, was released earlier this month. Now Scott Cawthon, the developer of the games, has announced free DLC coming to the game in which the players will be able to create a custom night with new challenges and (allegedly) new characters. Will the update be ready for Halloween? Knowing Cawthon, the update is probably done and he’s keeping his fans in suspense!


Vivitek Welcomes David Zrihen as New Sales Director

Vivitek, a company of visual display products and brand of Delta, recently welcomed David Zrihen as their newest sales director for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Zrihen joined Vivitek in 2011 to develop the growth of the company’s brand in Southern Europe. His main goal was, and still is, to implement Vivitek’s sales strategies to accelerate growth in the field of video projection and display. In addition, he hopes to support the existing distribution network in some countries by recruiting new partners.


Microsoft Reveals New VR Headset

Many VR headsets have been unveiled to the public in only a few years. Now Microsoft wants to join the other companies that have invested in this product with a brand-new headset that will be priced at almost three hundred dollars, way cheaper than the Oculus Rift, which is priced at nearly six hundred dollars. Google’s Daydream, on the other hand, is priced at only seventy nine dollars. Microsoft’s product is currently available for pre-order in Ireland and parts of Europe and Asia. According to the company, Microsoft’s VR headset will be different in that it will work directly with the operating system in the device, leaving “zero need for separate room and zero need for a complicated setup”.

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