Nintendo Switch V2 delivers a battery beatdown to the original Switch

first_img 1. For anyone looking to upgrade their #NintendoSwitch or get a #NintendoSwitchLite using a trade-in and transfer at a retail store, I just did it. Here’s how my transfer process went and what you should know BEFORE you head in to make the… Switch 😉 pic.twitter.com/RojIgWNHK2— ✨ ashley ✨ (@AshleyEsqueda) August 14, 2019 0 Dan Ackerman/CNET The Nintendo Switch Lite is still more than a month away, but there’s one new piece of Nintendo hardware you can get right now. The so-called V2 version of the dockable Switch has quietly made its way into stores, and some people are even trading in their original hardware for the new model.The difference between the two versions of the modular Switch is a processor upgrade that promises improved battery life (newer processors are often more power efficient than their predecessors). The new V2 battery claim from Nintendo is 4.5 to 9 hours, vs. 2.5 to 6.5 hours for the first-gen hardware. Both V2 and V1 Switches in hand, I ran a battery test on each. For this comparison, I ran non-stop video via the Switch’s YouTube app, with screen brightness at 100% and auto-brightness and sleep timers turned off. Note that V1 Switch used here has some mileage on it, but has been used almost exclusively docked. (What can I say? I’m a docker, not a hander.)Nintendo Switch V2: 4 hours 55 minutesNintendo Switch V1: 3 hours 30 minutes That’s a notable improvement, but is it worth selling or trading in your current Switch for a new one? I’d say it’s doubtful, especially as you’ll have to transfer game saves from one system to another, a process Nintendo complicates by deleting the data from the original Switch as part of the transfer process.My colleague Ashley Esqueda did just that, transferring her saves as part of a trade-in right at a retail store. She describes the process (and it’s a bit of a hassle) in great detail in this excellent Twitter thread.  Tags Computers Gaming Share your voice Post a comment I tried something different, transferring the saved content for a single game from the V1 Switch to the V2. By doing this, both Switch units can use the same account, but your saved game files are deleted from the original Switch when they get transferred to the new one. It’s also worth keeping track of which one is your primary Switch, which is an important designation Nintendo keeps track of. On your primary device, other user accounts on the same hardware can access your owned content. On a secondary device, only you can. If you’re convinced the Switch V2 is for you, just don’t go out and accidentally buy some old stock that’s still sitting on a store shelf. The only way I could find to tell the hardware apart is the model number stamped on the back. The original reads “HAC-001,” while V2 is “HAC-001 (-01).” But there’s also an easier way to tell the difference — the V2 Switch comes in a box with a red background on its front panel. But even if you just bought a V1 Switch, there’s hope, as Nintendo will swap out an original Switch purchased after July 17 for a new V2 model if you contact the company. See it at Best BuyDisclosure: CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products featured on this page. Nintendolast_img read more

Nissans Goofy SelfParking Office Chairs Could Save Our Lazy Butts

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global 2 min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Putting your office chair in its place is such hard work. You have to push the thing where you want it to go, which involves actually touching it and, well, actually thinking a little.Who has time for that?Nissan knows you don’t and feels your Dilbert-like pain. That’s why the carmaker created a creeping fleet of self-parking office chairs to help we lazy worker schlumps deal. Too bad they’re just a concept for now.Related: Spooked by Self-Driving Cars? Get a Load of Daimler’s Awesome Autonomous Big Rig.The gimmicky “smart chairs,” technically called “Intelligent Parking Chairs,” per an announcement this week from Nissan, slowly slink to and fro (without working stiffs in them) using the nerdy tech wizardry of embedded sensors. The sensors communicate with a network of four cameras positioned throughout the room the 360-degree-turning chairs are in. They “generate a bird’s-eye view to wirelessly transmit the chair’s position and its route to destination.” Fancy.To send the wheeled robo-chairs packing — and neatly under desks, where they darn well should be after meetings and such — users simply clap their hands once. Raw power, right in the palm of your delicate white-collar hand.Related: Meet the $25 Standing Desk Made of Collapsible CardboardPretty neat stuff, we think. Also a little goofy to watch in action. Take a seat in your dumb chair and have a look to see what we mean.The semi-autonomous chairs were inspired by Nissan’s forthcoming “Intelligent Parking Assist,” a vehicle self-parking feature that the Japanese company recently showed off using a mobile app prototype and a LEAF electric car, minus a driver.  It’s not clear if these sweet seats will ever be available for purchase, though we wouldn’t mind shelling out a bit to park ourselves in one — and to park one.We reached out to Nissan for more details, but have yet to hear back. In the meantime, we’ll be daydreaming about commanding a pack of ergonomically correct conference room chairs, one bossy clap at a time.Related: Sick of Sitting? Tired of Standing? Take a Load Off With This ‘Leaning’ Desk.center_img Register Now » February 17, 2016last_img read more

Learn to Become a Salesforce Whiz With This 30 Complete Training Bundle

first_img Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. For the secret sauce behind 150,000 companies’ customer service success—including 83 percent of Fortune 500 firms—look no further than Salesforce, a customer relationship management (CRM) system that gives businesses detailed overviews of their customers to help them better connect with them.Salesforce is unique in that it’s cloud-based, meaning it lets users track customer activity, organize personalized marketing campaigns, collaborate among teams, and manage communities from anywhere and on any device; it’s a completely streamlined experience. And with a bit of training in Salesforce’s platform, you could be jockeying for a bankable new gig (and an impressive new line on your résumé, at the very least): In one survey, certified Salesforce professionals made $17,250 more annually than their uncertified counterparts. Fasttrack yourself to such professional success with 65 hours of learning through the Salesforce Certification Training Bundle. On sale for a limited time, it includes eight classes that cover the platform’s various ins and outs:Salesforce Einstein Discovery: Introduction to AI and Data Science (a $39.99 value)Over the course of 26 lectures, you’ll get a comprehensive run-down of Salesforce’s capability to perform automated AI and data science tasks, which eliminate a need for coding.Salesforce Service Cloud Consultant Certification Course (a $199.99 value)By the time you complete this 115-lesson class on designing and deploying customer service solutions using Salesforce’s Service Cloud and OmniChannel features, you’ll be more than ready to get certified as a Salesforce Service Cloud Consultant.Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant Certification Course (a $199.99 value)Ace the Sales Cloud Consultant certification exam with this 11-hour course covering different aspects of Salesforce’s performance management tool, including Salesforce Lightning page configuration and creating opportunity record types.Introduction to Salesforce Certification and Career Planning (a $20 value)Explore the various certifications and career opportunities made available by a Salesforce education with this 17-lecture course that includes résumé tips and resources. Complete Salesforce & Salesforce1 New User Training Course (a $40 value)If you aspire to lead a company’s Salesforce initiative one day, this class will get you properly up to speed on what it takes to manage accounts, market to new demographics, utilize the Salesforce1 mobile app, and other relevant skills across 59 lectures.Salesforce Lightning Experience User Training (a $20 value)Dive head-first into brand new Salesforce Lightning Experience interface with the help of this three-hour class featuring insights on its new reports and dashboards. The Complete Salesforce Administrator Certification Course (a $195 value)A study guide for the Salesforce Administrator Certification Exam and hands-on experience with Salesforce’s interface are both included in this 77-lesson course.Salesforce Platform App Builder Developer 401 Certification (a $195 value)This 20-hour course is modeled after the official study guide for the Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification exam. Translation: It covers just about everything you need to know to pass said exam, from workflow automation procedures to setting up security permissions.You’d be out $909.97 if you bought each of those courses separately, but with the Salesforce Certification Training Bundle, lifetime access to all of that training is available for just $29.99. 3 min read Register Now » Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. December 18, 2018last_img read more