If there’s an iconic image to have come out of this year’s MWC in Barcelona, it’s the one of Mark Zuckerberg and his appearance at Samsung Galaxy S7 launch. You can see Zuckerberg walking in, his familiar grey t-shirt and blue jeans, while the entire audience has Gear VR headsets on, presumably unaware that the Facebook CEO has just walked in. Some have rightly called it an apt metaphor for our future, perhaps a dystopic one where humans are glued to their virtual reality sets. Fears of a warped future aside, VR was the big highlight of the conference, as we’ve seen and noted in some of our earlier articles.
Anyway. On the right side, a cross-shaped touchpad allows for four-way navigation, with a small tap-to-select sensor at the center of the cross. A small oval back” button sits about a half-inch above the touchpad, and a volume rocker is about an inch in front—nearly all the way up to the phone cradle. All of the controls are easily accessible, but just separated enough to avoid unintentional button presses. You can also pair a Samsung or third-party Bluetooth controller with the phone, which comes in handy for some of games, particularly the old-school titles you can play in the Arcade app, stand-up cabinets and all.
The next step will vary being that there are three different DVD drives the Xbox 360 uses. If you have a Samsung or Toshiba, your Xbox 360 repair guide will advise you to find the small hole on the right underneath the X on the DVD drive faceplate. You will push your straightened paper clip in the hole until it hits the gear. The gear needs to be spun from left to right. You will want to continue to push gently until you feel it move.
I unfortunately don’t own an iPhone 5S to compare with, but the Up Lite in dark blue (which is what I have for this review) looks very much like a ‘Space Gray’ iPhone 5S in overall look and stance. The Up Lite in color white on the other hand looks much like the ‘Gold’ iPhone 5S, where the bumper is gold instead. It’s a very handsome looking phone with posh aesthetics which should appeal to style conscious users.
Not once in the entire conference did any of the leaders mention the existence of other platforms or anything around the potential for future cross-platform interactions. All their social features, games, and worlds are for Oculus users only. It’s like the game-console wars all over again. The VR community is one of the most sharing, collaborative communities that I’ve ever experienced, and for Oculus to completely shut off their platform to the other players (Vive, OSVR, Cardboard, etc), is the antithesis of what the community stands for. I hope this move compels the other big players to take a stance in the opposite direction and open their doors to any platform.
The most well-known and notorious use of this type of attack was the development of Stuxnet, the computer worm whose existence was discovered in June 2010. The virus was developed jointly by American and Israeli intelligence agencies to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program, and successfully so. The country’s nuclear program was set back by years after Stuxnet manipulated the SCADA control technology used at Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities in Natanz, rendering up to 1,000 centrifuges unusable.