A brain implant in Alex Frederick’s brain has allowed the little boy to hear for the first time in his 17 months of living, thanks to the presence of a brain implant that was performed in a Boston hospital. This particular device has yet to be approved in the United States for children, but this move ought to help change the perception. In fact, it has been implanted directly into his brain so that he can hear. It was not too long ago that Alex’s parents tried for a cochlear implant, which happens to be a 40-year-old technology that relies on electrodes to stimulate auditory nerves, but the surgery was not successful. With the Auditory Brainstem Implant (ABI) however, a tiny antenna which has been implanted on the brainstem allows one to pick up signals from a small microphone that is worn on the ear, before relaying them back inside to the brain’s segment that is associated with interpreting sound in the form of electrical signals.
It is always nice to see fanboys on both sides of the divide presenting their arguments to tell the world as to why their point of view is correct, and here we are two contenders in the video game console department – the Xbox One and Sony PS4. Watch Dogs has come under the microscope this time around when it comes to the resolution as well as framerate, and it does seem as though the PS4 version of Watch Dogs has the upper hand over the Xbox One version. Basically, the Sony PS4 version of Watch Dogs will feature 1080p resolution at 30fps, while the Xbox One version will dish out 960p at 30fps. As for the PC version, I guess it is hands down the winner, as depending on your system configuration, your eyeballs will be able to enjoy up to 4K resolution, with a variable framerate.