Some gaming keyboards and mouse pads have built in wrist rests. Is it a good idea to fit out my desk with all that padding? Yes, with an asterisk! A wrist rest attachment is incredibly useful, both for a keyboard and for a mousepad. It lets you keep your wrist in a neutral position and provides support for the forearm, meaning less stabilizing work is required of those muscles. About the author Caitlin McGee is a physical therapist with a background in neuroscience and exercise/sport science. She is the co-owner and performance and esports medicine director of 1HP , a company that provides health and performance services to esports players, teams, and organizations. She has been working in esports medicine for 6 years. What you don't want is to rest your actual wrist on the wrist rest (hence the asterisk). The inner wrist has no bony or muscular protection over the carpal tunnel and Guyon's canal, which are the pathways through which nerves and tendons enter the … [Read more...] about Ask a Medic: Should I use a wrist rest with my keyboard and mouse?
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In celebration of Black History Month this year, we've been getting in touch with some of the brilliant minds from behind the scenes at Intel. Marcus Kennedy and Steven Callender both take active roles in initiatives that seek to bolster diversity and inclusion across the board, and have kindly provided some insights about their inspirations, passions and aspirations. So, whether you're an aspiring technologist, or simply interested to see how Intel's working with its employees to raise the standard, we bring you two success stories from the voices of Intel employees, who are here to talk you through their journeys within the world of technology. Fair warning, I was already tearing up after the first answers. Marcus Kennedy General Manager of Intel's Gaming Division & Co-chair of Intel's Black Leadership Council After graduating with an Industrial Engineering degree from Florida State University and a handful of internships, I went to work for Kraft Foods in … [Read more...] about Leading Black voices of Intel offer advice for future technologists
In a year or so, I'm sure some critics will reappraise Cyberpunk 2077, highlighting its strengths without years of pent-up hype coloring their perspective—it'll get the Mass Effect Andromeda treatment, in other words. But I doubt that Cyberpunk 2077 will ever be looked at as a landmark open world RPG in the way The Witcher 3 is. It's just a decent sci-fi RPG that had a buggy launch. That's alright—an ambitious open world game didn't need to be a masterpiece to succeed in certain respects—but the muted response is remarkable when compared to the level of excitement that followed Cyberpunk 2077 from announcement to release. Many expected it to be groundbreaking, but just two months later we're more interested in talking about an Early Access Viking survival game . Meanwhile, one of the games that was supposed to be a huge deal in 2020, Halo Infinite , didn't even make it to release. It was jeered so thoroughly after its big gameplay reveal that it was delayed a year . For … [Read more...] about After Cyberpunk 2077, it’s harder than ever to guess which of these big games will meet expectations
"There is a wholesale abandonment of track-based racing," says Jaffe, considering why they failed. "Unless you're dealing with real hardcore reality racing simulations, people just seem to be going, you know, 'I can get that and more in these games that are amalgams of a number of genres.' "Every genre is getting assimilated into experience versus genre [so] that the idea of genre-specific games – this is a fighter, this is a racer, this is a shooter – I really think, in the next generation beyond this one, it will continue to become what we'll one day consider relics of the past." Whatever Twisted Metal is, it's a blast. I try out three modes of increasing complexity: free-for-all Death Match in a suburban setting; Team Death Match in a dynamically changing arena of destruction; and, lastly, Nuke, Twisted Metal's take on capture the flag. The first offers a suitably freeform, riotous opportunity to get to grips with the various vehicle types and their firepower. Additionally, it … [Read more...] about Twisted Metal • Page 2
Intel's upcoming gaming graphics cards appear to be shipping out for testing and validation. One entry on the EEC database shows a demo board for Intel's upcoming gaming GPU, DG2, is out in the wild. While another hints at a DG2 software development platform making the rounds. "Demo board DG2 Pre PO board kit host" arrived late last month, while a "Discrete Graphics SDP software development platform (DGD22SEH1X)" turned up today, March 1. The latter could be for another GPU, not DG2, but the codename suggests it could well be DG2 in the flesh. There's not too much known about Intel's gaming graphics cards just yet, but the Intel Xe architecture at its core has been around for some time within 11th Gen Tiger Lake laptops. Those max out at 96 Execution Units (EUs), while the discrete variants will reportedly be fit with up to 512 EUs. Some rumoured specs have already been spreading around the usual channels, suggesting six discrete Intel graphics cards in the Xe DG2 … [Read more...] about New Intel listings suggest devs and manufacturers are testing Xe gaming GPUs