Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Fixes Incoming With Season 1; Players May Be Playing PS4 Version on PS5

first_imgAdditionally, a report by Eurogamer has pointed out that PS5 players may be playing the PS4 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War without realising. The PS5 seems to run the PS4 version of the game by default. Activision has provided a fix for this issue and asked players to follow a few steps to make sure they run the PS5 version of game to experience the next-gen enhancements.- Advertisement – There WILL be Weapon, Scorestreak, and more balance changes coming in with Season 1, if not sooner. Already seeing some interesting trends in the analytics, but it’s too soon for conclusions. If you’re giving feedback, know that we see it and are taking it into consideration.— Tony Flame (@Tony_Flame) November 15, 2020 For the latest tech news and reviews, follow Gadgets 360 on Twitter, Facebook, and Google News. For the latest videos on gadgets and tech, subscribe to our YouTube channel. Vineet Washington Vineet Washington writes about gaming, smartphones, audio devices, and new technologies for Gadgets 360, out of Delhi. Vineet is a Senior Sub-editor for Gadgets 360, and has frequently written about gaming on all platforms and new developments in the world of smartphones. In his free time, Vineet likes to play video games, make clay models, play the guitar, watch sketch-comedy, and anime. Vineet is available on vineetw@ndtv.com, so please send in your leads and tips.More – Advertisement –center_img Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 1 will bring some much-awaited changes to the game, as shared by Treyarch’s Lead Designer Tony Flame on Twitter. The game was released on November 13 and players noted that some weapons were more powerful than others, especially the MP5 submachine gun. Season 1 for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will begin on December 10, but the changes might be implemented sooner. Additionally, it has been reported that PS5 players may mistakenly be playing the PS4 version of the game on their new consoles.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was released on November 13 and since then, there have been several posts from players about some balancing issues with weapons in the game. The MP5 submachine gun in particular seems to be balanced for a more consistent gaming experience. Some players have also complained about the aim-down-sight speed of sniper rifles. The game has been developed by Treyarch and the studio’s lead designer Tony Flame tweeted that the changes are coming with Season 1, maybe sooner.- Advertisement – PS5 players will need to highlight the game tile on the Dashboard > Play > select three dots menu > select PS5 Full Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.Which is the best TV under Rs. 25,000? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.last_img read more

CDC: New test speeds detection of bird flu in humans

first_imgFeb 3, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – A new test developed by federal experts offers preliminary detection of H5 avian influenza in human patients in about 4 hours, compared with 2 to 3 days for other methods, government officials announced today.”This laboratory test is a major step forward in our ability to more quickly detect cases of H5 avian influenza and provides additional safeguards to protect public health,” Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt said in a news release.The test is to be used on respiratory samples from patients suspected of having avian flu on the basis of severe illness and possible exposure to sick birds, Dr. Steve Gutman of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Devices and Radiological Health said at a news teleconference this afternoon.The FDA announced its approval of the test, following an unusually quick 2-week review. The test, called the Influenza A/H5 (Asian Lineage) Virus Real-time RT-PCR Primer and Probe Set, was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Because of the concern that H5N1 avian flu may lead to a human flu pandemic, “FDA acted quickly to evaluate and expedite CDC’s request for approval of this test,” Acting FDA Commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach stated in the news release. He said the rapid review did not compromise the quality of the review process.Gutman said the test yields “a presumptive not a definitive positive.” The test determines only the hemagglutinin (H) type of the virus; further testing is needed to confirm the result and identify the neuraminidase (N) type, officials said.”The test provides preliminary results on suspected H5 influenza samples within four hours once a sample arrives at the lab and testing begins,” the news release states. “Previous testing technology would require at least two to three days to render results.”The CDC will distribute the test to its Laboratory Response Network (LRN), consisting of about 140 labs throughout the country, many of them public health labs, officials said.When LRN labs using the test get positive or equivocal results, they will send the sample to the CDC for confirmatory testing, which will take about 2 to 4 hours once the sample arrives, said Stephan Monroe, acting director of the CDC’s Viral and Rickettsial Diseases Division.Gutman said a negative result from the test does not conclusively rule out the possibility of avian flu. “It’s not intended for general screening of people in the general population; it’s for people with severe respiratory illness who might’ve been exposed to sick birds,” he added.The CDC is sharing the test with the World Health Organization (WHO) and its collaborating labs, which so far have included labs in the United Kingdom, Japan, and Australia, officials said.Concerning use of the test by other labs outside the United States, Monroe said the CDC would distribute the technology only to labs that the CDC judges to have the technical capacity and biosafety measures to use the test properly.The CDC is not charging other labs for the test and is not making money on it, Monroe said. So far the test has been strictly a government-funded project, he said.CDC Director Dr. Julie Gerberding commented in the news release, “The use of this test by laboratories that are part of the LRN, in conjunction with other laboratory testing and clinical observations, may enable earlier detection of influenza cases caused by this specific virus and allow public health agencies to investigate sources of infection and more quickly respond with control and prevention activities.”See also:Feb 3 FDA news releasehttp://archive.hhs.gov/news/press/2006pres/20060203.htmlFeb 3 early release MMWR articlehttp://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm55e203a1.htm?s_cid=mm55e203a1_elast_img read more

Helmets?| Aussie cricket legend Chappell left outraged by protection idea for bowlers

first_imgAUSTRALIAN cricketing legend Ian Chappell says giving fast bowlers helmets won’t address concerns over any injury by balls inadvertently hit back at them.Development of a helmet for fast bowlers has been commissioned by Cricket Australia, after a number of incidents involving bowlers being struck.It is hoped prototypes of the helmet will be ready by this summer.Chappell, though, believes giving bowlers the option of a helmet is the wrong way to tackle the problem.Instead, the former Test captain is arguing that modern bats are the real reason bowlers have been injured.“In baseball they know at what speed the ball leaves the bat. That technology could also be applied to cricket,” Chappell said in an interview for Wide World of Sports.“If you know at what speed the ball is leaving the bat, you know how much time the bowler has to react.“The tests would tell you that at the moment they haven’t got enough time to react if the ball comes straight back at them.“I think they’ve got to use that technology to change the bats, to give the bowlers, and the umpires, time to protect themselves, rather than trying to put helmets on bowlers.”Chappell also went on to argue that helmets would likely be an unpopular solution among bowlers.He drew some comparison to baseball, where pitchers are permitted to wear helmets but rarely do, due to the design of said helmets not protecting the most vulnerable areas.Add in the fact that cricketers take a run-up before bowling a ball, and that the weight of the helmet might affect the bowler’s pace and accuracy, and Chappell was well and truly off the idea.“I would have thought if you’re running in with a helmet on for 25 overs a day, it’s going to take a bit of getting used to, and the amount of sweating would be a problem,” Chappell said.“In the end I’m wondering what impact it would have on a pace bowler? Would it slow him down?“They’re coming at it from the wrong end, they’ve got to sort the bats out rather than find helmets for bowlers.“I doubt it will happen.”(Yahoo Sports)last_img read more

Administration Healthcaregov On Target To Work For Most By Nov 30

first_imgAdministration: Healthcare.gov On Target To Work For Most By Nov. 30 Administration officials and consumer advocates say that the enrollment website serving residents of 36 states is becoming easier for people to use, but insurers warn that flaws continue to hinder health plans. Officials acknowledge that some users will continue to experience outages and error messages. Meanwhile, Bloomberg looks at the president’s efforts to monitor the situation.The Washington Post: Obamacare Update: Consumers See Progress But Insurers Smell TroubleAs the Obama administration closes in on its self-imposed deadline to fix the troubled online health insurance marketplace, consumer advocates say it is becoming easier for people to sign up for coverage but insurers warn that critical flaws continue to hinder participating health plans (Somashekhar and Goldstein, 11/25).CBS News: HealthCare.Gov On Track In Spite Of Another Outage, Officials Say HealthCare.gov experienced an “unscheduled outage” for about an hour Monday morning, an Obama administration official confirmed Monday, but the administration maintains that the federal website, which serves as the portal for the Obamacare marketplaces in 36 states, will work for the “vast majority” of users by next week. “We continue to be on track to meeting the goals that we established for ourselves and established for the website on Nov. 30,” White House deputy press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters. He called the website a “work in progress” (Condon, 11/25).The Hill: Healthcare Website Won’t Be Perfect On Dec. 1, Administration SaysObama administration officials said Monday that some visitors to HealthCare.gov will experience outages, slow response times or try-again-later messages in December. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) delivered the message in the latest attempt to downplay expectations for Nov. 30, the administration’s self-imposed deadline for fixing ObamaCare’s federal enrollment site (Viebeck, 11/25).The Hill: White House: O-Care Site Fixes On TrackThe White House said Monday that teams remain “on track” to have technical issues with the ObamaCare website resolved with less than a week to go before a self-imposed deadline to have the website working (Sink, 11/25).McClatchy: Obama Officials: HealthCare.Gov On Target To Work For Most By Nov. 30The Obama administration on Monday expressed guarded confidence that it’s on track to get the troubled Healthcare.gov website running properly by Nov. 30, its self-imposed deadline. “The system will not work perfectly on Dec. 1, but it will operate much better than it did in October,” Julie Bataille, communications director at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said during a telephone briefing (Pugh, 11/25). Kaiser Health News: Websites Step Up To Fill Federal Void Almost two months after its inglorious rollout, the healthcare.gov website appears to be slowly recuperating. But even if it is 80 percent healed by November’s end, as some public statements suggest, it likely won’t be the promised seamless shopping experience where consumers can compare plans and prices and see if they qualify for premium and cost-sharing subsidies. Several websites have stepped into the breach and are helping consumers unravel the differences among the various health insurance policies (Calandra, 11/25).Meanwhile, Bloomberg News reports that the president receives nightly progress reports on the fixes –Bloomberg: Obama Nightly Reading Reveals Angst About Health-Site FixBy day, Jeffrey Zients drives around Washington’s Beltway, overseeing the private contractors and government officials racing to fix the flawed Obamacare website. By night, President Barack Obama gets a rundown of Zients’ progress from White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough during their evening stroll along the South Lawn. A fuller report follows in a briefing book Obama takes upstairs to the first-family’s quarters for late-night reading (11/26). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.last_img read more