Windows 10 Creators Update

The new features were announced at Microsoft’s Surface PC event on Wednesday, update is due to hit PCs in Spring 2017. Microsoft will be introducing more 3D options with the Creators Update, including a revamped and modernized 3D Paint app. Microsoft is also bringing a few new changes to the taskbar with the this update. MyPeople feature, located next to the System Tray, makes communicating and sharing with your colleagues and friends easier.


C++ Game Programming with SFML

Simple and Fast Multimedia Library (SFML) is a software development library designed to provide a simple API to various multimedia components in computers.

According to some experts, SFML is so easy to get started and is therefore a good choice if you are a beginner. I strongly recommend learning C++ with a mentor. C++’s greatest strength is how scalable it could be, so games that are very resource intensive are usually built with it. If you, on the other hand, prefer simplicity over control or don’t program much, you may prefer to choose another engine.

Download the 32-bit version for Visual C++ 2014 if you’re using SFML with the Visual Studio IDE (Visual C++ compiler).



NHduino UNO R3

The NHduino UNO R3 ATmega328P CH340 Mini USB Board is a microcontroller board based on the ATmega328P (datasheet). It has 14 digital input/output pins (of which 6 can be used as PWM outputs), 6 analog inputs, a 12 MHz crystal resonator, a mini USB connection, a power jack, an ICSP header, and a reset button. It contains everything needed to support the microcontroller; simply connect it to a computer with a mini USB cable or power it with a AC-to-DC adapter or battery to get started.

The NHduino Uno can be programmed with the Arduino Software IDE. Select “Arduino/Genuino Uno” from the Tools > Board menu and “COM x” from the Tools > Port menu. Built-in Examples demonstrate all basic Arduino commands.


Battlefield 1 Open Beta

Battlefield 1 is a first-person shooter set in the period of World War I, and is inspired by historical events. Players can make use of World War I weapons, including melee weapons and mustard gas to combat opponents. Both bi-planes and tanks are a major part of the game.

“Battlefield 1 is everything I want out of this franchise, and a welcome breath of fresh air in the mostly futuristic shooter market.”, Erik Kain, a reporter for the Forbes magazine, said on Wednesday.

The Top Ten Dev Boards of 2016

  1. Raspberry Pi 2
  2. Raspberry Pi 3
  3. Arduino UNO R3
  4. Atmega328P-PU
  5. NHduino UNO R3
  6. Orange Pi Lite
  7. Raspberry Pi Zero
  8. Orange Pi PC
  9. Banana Pi M1+
  10. Banana Pi Pro

The Raspberry Pi 3 doesn’t have a power switch, which means you have to remember to actually properly shut it down every time you want to turn it off. Some owners reported the Pi 3 heated up to the point where it reduced its speed in order to keep its temperature in check.



Unreal Engine 4

Although The Unreal Engine was primarily developed for first-person shooters, it has been successfully used in a variety of other genres, including ‘Hack and slash’, MMORPGs, and other RPGs. As of March 2, 2015, Unreal Engine 4 is available to everyone for free.

Unreal Engine 4 is designed to integrate smoothly with Visual Studio, allowing you to quickly and easily make code changes in your projects. When installing Visual Studio Community, choose the C++ components that you’ll need for your workflow.