The Coma: Recut - Launch Trailer | XBOX ONE

The Coma: Recut – Launch Trailer | XBOX ONE

The Coma: Recut - Launch Trailer | XBOX ONE

Return to the dark corridors of Sehwa High in this remastered version of the hand-illustrated, Korean survival-horror cult classic.

In this creepy Korean survival-horror you take the role of Youngho, a hapless student who finds himself trapped in the nightmarish halls of his high school. After drifting asleep during his final exam he awakes in the school at night. The only problem is…he’s not alone. Relentlessly pursued by a psychotic killer, he must now muster the courage to solve the mystery of why he is here and how to escape.

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Cabling across the Atlantic, designing cars with Microsoft HoloLens and pre-ordering Xbox One X – Weekend Reading: Sept. 22 edition

Cabling across the Atlantic, designing cars with Microsoft HoloLens and pre-ordering Xbox One X – Weekend Reading: Sept. 22 edition

Microsoft was full of interesting news this week, from an innovative, transatlantic project to a Microsoft HoloLens partnership that powers creativity to Xbox and “Minecraft” announcements that make games more fun. Here’s a look.

Man in hard hat adjusts cable on a sandy beach
A worker adjusts the Marea cable on a beach in Spain. Image by RUN Studios.

Microsoft, Facebook and telecommunications infrastructure company Telxius have completed the highest-capacity subsea cable to cross the Atlantic. Called Marea (Spanish for “tide”), the 4,000-mile cable connects from Virginia to Spain, provides up to 160 terabits per second and will make transatlantic connections more resilient.

Dependable infrastructure is crucial for internet and cloud services, but it was the 2012 devastation of Hurricane Sandy, which shut down connectivity services on the East Coast for days, that drove home the need for Marea. The cable is expected to become operational in early 2018.

“Everyone expects that whenever they turn on their computer or their tablet or their phone, they’re going to work,” says Frank Rey, director of global network strategy for Microsoft’s Cloud Infrastructure and Operations division. “That’s what this cable is going to help enable.”

Ford announced that it’s expanding its use of Microsoft HoloLens in designing vehicles, after successfully piloting the technology to improve creativity, collaboration and time to market.

The company’s design process has traditionally involved expensive, time-consuming clay models. But HoloLens enables Ford designers to blend 3D holograms with the models and physical production vehicles for easier creativity and faster iterations.

In gaming news, pre-orders for the new Xbox One X console began this week at local retailers around the world, including Microsoft Store and More than 130 games, including “Far Cry 5” and “L.A. Noire,” will be enhanced for Xbox One X with higher resolutions and faster framerates to take advantage of the powerful console.

The week’s other big gaming news was the arrival of Better Together, “Minecraft’s” biggest update ever. The update unites players on console, mobile, VR and Windows 10 versions into one Bedrock family. That means it’s time to say goodbye to “Minecraft: Xbox One Edition” and “Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition” and hello to a universal “Minecraft.”

When it comes to security, staying ahead of threats is critical. That’s why Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is integrating automated investigation and remediation capabilities from Hexadite, which Microsoft recently acquired.

“This takes enterprise security to a new level, enabling our customers to move faster from device, data and insight to action against modern-day threats,” writes Rob Lefferts, partner director, Windows & Devices Group, Security & Enterprise.

Ever wonder how AI and the cloud help computers learn to read and comprehend natural language? The latest “Explanimators” episode from Microsoft Story Labs explores the world of machine reading – and how it will someday help doctors, lawyers and anyone who needs high-speed access to written, accumulated human knowledge.

That’s it for this week. Thanks for reading and see you next week!

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Rhabdomyolysis—Are You At Risk?

Rhabdomyolysis—Are You At Risk?

Rhabdo poses a serious risk for those new to exercise.In July, The New York Times set off a firestorm with a story about spin classes. This wasn’t a trend piece on the hottest workouts or a how-to for cycling newbies; the impassioned reactions from readers were in response to the reported facts on a condition called rhabdomyolysis.

Otherwise known as rhabdo (or “Uncle Rhabdo,” as it’s commonly referred to in the Crossfit community), rhabdomyolysis is a serious medical issue that’s on the rise, thanks in part to extreme endurance workouts like indoor cycling.  

What is Rhabdo?

“Rhabdomyolysis is the condition that results from the breakdown of muscle tissue due to excess exercise, crushing trauma, or medications,” says Stephanie Long, MD, a family medicine doctor at One Medical in San Francisco. “Initial symptoms can be very subtle, but include  muscle weakness, fatigue, soreness, bruising, and changes to your urine, with low urine output or infrequent urination, and dark, tea-colored urine.”

Those initial indicators are just the beginning though. When rhabdo turns severe, it can result in life-threatening kidney damage. If those subtle signs progress to fever, nausea, vomiting, confusion, agitation, or just an overall feeling of unease (otherwise known as malaise), rhabdo might be to blame.

Can Exercise Really Cause Rhabdo?

The controversy in the comments section of the Times piece was mainly rooted in a seemingly contradictory concept: exercise-caused illness. But it’s true; while drugs like cocaine and traumatic injuries can lead to rhabdo, the National Institutes of Health lists “severe exertion, such as marathon running or calisthenics” as a potential cause, too. And the publicized concern over cycling-induced rhabdo is rooted in research: a recent paper published in The American Journal of Medicine described three unusual cases of rhabdo, all occurring after a new cycler’s first spin class.

But before blame was directed at popular studio spin classes, people were buzzing about the infamous association that resulted in Uncle Rhabdo serving as Crossfit’s unofficial mascot. “I’ve treated cases of rhabdo after Crossfit and spinning,” says Long. “In both cases, patients were new to the activity and participating in their first class. They didn’t have the calibration to the activity or their own intensity levels. Afterwards, they had worsening pain out of proportion to being sore, tense muscles, and dark, tea-colored urine.”

It’s hard to deny an association, but can anyone go so far as to say causation is involved? “I would never go so far as to say that Crossfit causes rhabdo, or that their programs are designed in such a way that there is an innate risk of rhabdo, or that anyone who does Crossfit is highly likely to get rhabdo,” says Tarquin Thornton-Close, a certified personal trainer at Triptych Strength. “A more appropriate statement would be, ‘anyone who is brand new to very intense exercise and is de-conditioned, or people pushing very far past their limits, is more at risk for rhabdo.’”

How Common is Rhabdo?

According to the largest data set on the condition, a retrospective review of U.S. Army soldiers between 2003 and 2006, just 0.2% developed rhabdo, which scales up to about 7 or 8 cases out of 10,000 every year (and just 2 cases out of 10,000 when translated to the civilian population). But another study reported 29 emergency room visits for exercise-induced rhabdo at NewYork-Presbyterian alone between 2010 and 2014 (14 of which resulted from indoor cycling).

So with the ever-increasing popularity of super-intense workouts, is rhabdo really on the rise?

“We have been seeing rhabdo in more recreational athletes in recent years due to the prevalence of more higher intensity workouts,” says Long. “While training at this level is effective for weight loss and conditioning, any new activity needs to be started at a more moderate level and increased as tolerated.”

How to Reduce Your Rhabdo Risk

They key to avoiding rhabdo and minimizing your risk for all sorts of injuries, big and small, is, as Long says, to “start low and go slow.” Going from zero to Tour de France doesn’t happen overnight, so be patient and persistent and progress will occur over time.

“Always start off at a level that you can handle, and gradually progress from there,” says Thornton-Close. “The body is amazing at adapting to a given stimulus, but it still needs time to do that. It’s almost like driving a stick shift car; you can’t go from first to fifth gear right away. You have to progress through second, third, and fourth to get there; same thing with the human body.”

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