2nd November 2016

Gaming

Our year 8 reporter Robert takes a look at the newly announced gaming console the Nintendo Switch.

Technology

In the technology news this week.

Google announce a brand new virtual reality headset
Google are releasing a brand new virtual reality headset in November called the DayDream which is compatible with the Google Pixel. It has a handset that uses Bluetooth, as well as being motion and touch controlled. You can use many apps on the headset such as YouTube, Google Play Movies as well as playing games such as ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ allowing you to fully immerse yourself into the virtual reality world. You can also download other applications specially made for the headset, details of which are yet to be released.

Hammond invests in cyber defence
The UK government is planning to spend around £1.9bn to develop better defences in cyber security. Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said that hostile ‘foreign actors’ were developing ways that threaten the country’s electrical grid and airports. In addition, some cash will go towards educating people as cybersecurity experts. The government say that the £1.9bn will keep funding the programme until 2020.

Isaac (Year 9)

Gaming

Battlefield servers crash to the dismay of gamers
Alex from year 9 took a look at what happened to the Battlefield 1 servers this weekend.

 

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