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Malta Joins the Digital Future with Their First Virtual Citizen

VisitMalta.com launched an industry-first virtual citizen program that combines the infinite possibilities of Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence and the Metaverse. Their first citizen is named Marija and represents a typical Maltese woman who has all the answers to visitors’ questions about the island’s history and locations. About the Virtual Citizen Program Marija is an industry first: a resident of Malta that exists only in digital form. But that doesn’t mean that she is a flat, robotic being with no personality. Marija was intentionally created with traits common to human residents of Malta, including physical characteristics and features typical of the Mediterranean region. She was also given

Artificial Intelligence, Business, Companies, News

Sophia the robot gets the Saudi Citizenships without wearing Abaya

Maybe she doesn’t have a heart of gold (or no heart either way), maybe she doesn’t have a nice hair (or no hair at all), maybe she doesn’t have a brain or soul, but she has the citizenship – an Saudi Arabian one. People could maybe now ask, why would any woman want to have a citizenship that requires you to be covered from head to toe, to always serve your man no matter what, not be able to drive – or to open a bank account, not to be able to go out without man present etc. Well, this particular lady doesn’t have to

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AMD Ships One Million Ryzen Processors for the Launch

During the official launch event in San Francisco, AMD revealed / confirmed rumors about their upcoming Ryzen family of processors. Focus seems to be on what seems to be “Intel-beating” Ryzen 7, their new top of the line processors. Ryzen 7 line-up consists solely out of 8 cores, 16 threads processors. A trio of fastest Ryzen models will launch globally on March 2, and according to Digitimes, the company prepared no less than one million processors for the launch itself. That one million is essentially consisted out of three models, plus the upcoming Ryzen 3 and 5 Series. In all fairness, it is weird to

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AMD RYZEN Launch: Finally a Competitor?

At their “New Horizon” event in Austin, Texas, AMD (finally) introduced the first production Zen processor. To make the matters interesting, the company did not show the high end version of the Zen architecture, but rather the entry level 8-core version. The demonstrations included several CPU-intensive workloads; Blender and Handbrake, 3D rendering tasks with the ZBrush and KeyShot. No enthusiast demonstration would be complete without gaming, thus AMD also included Doom, Star Wars: Battlefront (Rogue One DLC), Dota 2, and Battlefield 1 demonstrations. The event also featured a demonstration of base 8-core Zen (product line also to include sexa-core and quad-core processors) going against an 8-core Broadwell-E Core i7-6900K in

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AMD Discloses Impressive ZEN Performance

During the recent 2016 Annual Shareholding Meeting, AMD’s leadership disclosed their targets for the upcoming three years. The company is building its strategy on the only possible growth plan – building the fastest technology their engineers came come up with, and then produce the silicon which will come to market branded either as AMD, an AMD-THATIC joint-venture or as Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony… and a new mysterious client for the semi-custom business. “We have new Semi-Custom business in the back half of the year that commences then, and we have the traditional Semi-Custom business with our game console partners that seasonally peaks in the third quarter. So a

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AMD ZEN CPU and APU Specs Confirmed?

It looks like 2016 is turning into a year of anticipation and redemption for AMD, not just to its consumers, but also to customers which purchased millions of dollars of AMD hardware in the past, and then felt left out. We all saw Oak Ridge National Laboratories, one of first Opteron adopters – ditching a decade old AMD collaboration for IBM+NVIDIA team up. Luckily for all involved, AMD seems to have finally “get their s*** together” and started a sales campaign which might be the most successful since Henri Richard led the sales team taking over more than 50% market share from Intel (albeit only in 4P and 8P

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New AIDA64 Supports Windows 10 and Tizen, New Hardware

Tamas Miklos, author of AIDA64 contacted us to let you all know that v5.30 of his multi-platform tool came out today. AIDA64 is one of most versatile system detection and benchmarking applications, supporting practically every major operating system. If you want to know more about your computing device, AIDA64 is one of best tools out there, and the list of new items supported in v5.30 is just impressive. While you could install the application on Apple iOS, Google Android and Microsoft Windows, v5.30 brings in full support for Windows 10 and Server 2016, as well as Samsung Tizen OS. This is a list of changes for the application: New

Entertainment, Gaming, VR World

New Star Wars Battlefront Will Have a Dozen Maps on Launch

Tattooine, Sullust, Hoth and Endor might have three maps a piece.

Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, Global Politics, Hardware, India, Mobile Computing, VR World

Asus Zenfone 2 To Launch In India By The End Of April

The Zenfone 2 will be the first device in India to offer 4GB RAM.

Entertainment, Global Politics, US, VR World

Edward Snowden Documentary ‘CitizenFour’ Nabs Oscar Doc

Documentary profiling NSA whistleblower grabs an Oscar, with Snowden calling it a “brave and brilliant” film.

Hardware, VR World

Asus Zenbook UX305 Now Available For Order at $699

Asus might have a Macbook Air killer on its hands.

Reviews

Hands-on With Samsung Z1: Tizen Makes Its Debut On Mobile

There’s not much to dislike about Samsung’s first Tizen-based handset.

Analysis

Smart TVs Won’t Make Tizen Mainstream

Tizen will need to be on mainstream smartphones, not smart TVs, to be relevant.

2015, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event, VR World

CES 2015: Asus Unveils Zenfone 2 With 4 GB RAM, Zenfone Zoom

Asus’ Zenfone 2 features stellar hardware for the $199 asking price.

2015, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event

Tizen, Firefox OS and Android TV: Vendors Split on Smart TV OS Choices

The OS landscape for Smart TVs is fragmented. But does that matter?

VR World

Asus Introduces ZenWatch to Taiwan

Asus introduced ZenWatch to Taiwan

VR World

Samsung May Finally Launch Its Tizen-based Handset Next Week

After significant delays, it looks like Samsung is getting ready to unveil its first Tizen-based handset.

Apple, Companies, Mobile Computing, VR World

Apple: Less Than a Dozen People Have Complained About Bending iPhone 6 Plus

Apple claims that bending iPhone 6 Plus units are not as common as the press would have you believe.

Entertainment, Gaming, Software Programs, VR World

Star Citizen's Arena Commander Module Delayed Due to Bugs

Star Citizen’s Arena Commander dogfighting module was due to be out today, but was delayed due to bugs, making some gamers uneasy about their backing of the game. Star Citizen is a project of Chris Roberts of Wing Commander fame and has managed to gain over $44 million in funding from backers of the game, making it the biggest crowd funded game, ever. Here’s a short video that explains the game and what they’re trying to accomplish by creating this game. their development path essentially releases the game in modules, moving from one aspect of the game to another, ultimately building up to the final

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Intel to Show a Dozen Mobile Design Wins at Computex?

According to some of our sources within Intel, there will be a multitude of Intel mobile design wins being shown at Computex 2014 in Taipei many of which will be running on Android. This includes all of the chips that Intel launched back at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona where we covered Intel’s Merrifield launch. They even showed us one of their reference devices, which were quite prevalent at Computex to get an idea of what could be expected with Merrifield. Even though Mobile World Congress is generally accepted as the place to launch smartphone and tablet design wins, Intel’s product design cycle simply