Entertainment, Videos, VR World

Video: First red-band trailer for Seth Rogen’s Sausage Party

The tongue-in-cheek titled comedy will definitely be something the VR World staff will go out and watch. Seth Rogen, the guy behind some of the most hilarious movies, sketches, quotations and tv appearances is the guy behind this – quite frankly, ensuring it will be one belly-hurting laugh fest. In the movie, food learns about their place in time – getting peeled, cut and eaten by humans, naturally sparking the desire to survive, all blended with foul language and lots of laughs overall. The script is written by Rogen together with his comedy partner Evan Goldberg, and Kyle Hunter. Dreamworks alumni Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon

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Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile, News, Smartphones, VR World

LG Officially Unveils Their K8 and K5 Smartphones

Following the launch of the K10, K7 and K4 models, the Korean LG Electronics (LG) is launching two new models in their K Series range. Namely, they have released the LG K8 and K5, headed for all the key markets this week: The K8 will be available to consumers in regions including Asia, Africa, the Middle East, CIS and Latin America. The K5 will target customers in Europe, CIS and Latin America (model name Q6 in Mexico). The devices were first revealed at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2016 and they’ve raised quite an interest, thanks to some clever design & technology features. The K Series

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Analysis, Business, Companies, Dell, Internet of Things (IoT), Space and Science, VR World

CSIRO Uses Dell Supercomputer to Help Combat Post-Childbirth Complications in Women

After being named as the 2016 most ethical company in the world a few weeks ago, Dell is on point with yet another human enlightenment project. The company is teaming up with The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, to help combat post-childbirth complications in women now. Dell will deliver the newest high performance computing cluster (HPC), named Pearcey. The Pearcey cluster supports CSIRO research activities in a broad range of areas such as Bioinformatics, Fluid Dynamics and Materials Science. One of these areas is part of helping combat post-childbirth complications, ensuring women get a better chance of avoiding post-birth related surgeries. One CSIRO

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AMD, Companies, VR World

AMD Takes 83% Share of Global VR System Market

Today, at the 2016 Game Developer Conference, AMD announced some major shifts in the VR System market. According to AMD, the company will underscore its dominance of the global virtual reality systems market. It revealed new advances in hardware and software to further the reach of VR, and unveiled its new GPU certified program that simplifies adoption of VR technology for consumers and content creators. According to Jon Peddie Research as of March 11, 2016, AMD is estimated as powering 83% of the total addressable market for dedicated VR HMDs. “AMD continues to be a driving force in virtual reality,” said Raja Koduri, senior vice president and

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Internet, News, VR World

FCC Is Looking To Subsidize Broadband For Poor Americans

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) is looking to subsidize home broadband access. This framework would enable Internet for the poorest Americans – who are under the $25,000 yearly income figure. It is believed that this move would give them a complete modern communications platform to further their lives, learn more skills and advance their livelihoods overall. This subsidy program is done through a rather interesting Lifeline program, which already operates. According to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, the idea is to bridge the “digital divide” for poor Americans and give them easy internet access. According to his report, only 48 percent of households with a total income of less than

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Companies, Dell, VR World

Dell Named as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute

Dell was named as 2016 world’s most ethical company by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. This award comes as a great recognition of Dell’s dedication to sustainability and great work practices, resulting in exemplary products and impressive sales numbers. The award is third in line for Dell, a feat seldom seen in the computer world, giving them a perfect complement. The award given to the American hardware maker recognizes those companies who align principle with action, work tirelessly to make trust part of their corporate DNA, and in doing so, shape future industry standards

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Apple, Business, Companies, VR World

ExxonMobil launches Apple Pay For Pump Stations

Apple is making great strides with Apple Pay these days. They’ve maintained a healthy in flow of particularly important retailers to join their contact less payment system, adding more features by the day. ExxonMobil is now the first major fuel retailer to accept mobile payment at the pump, including Apple Pay, throughout the majority of its U.S. network. The Speedpass+ mobile payment app is now available at more than 6,000 Exxon- and Mobil-branded retail stations across the U.S. Within the app, customers can choose Apple Pay as a default form of payment from within the app. This allows them a secure payment for their fuel

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AMD, Companies, Event, VR World

Events: AMD Radeon Innovations in Virtual Reality and Gaming

AMD announced that it will webcast live from the historical landmark Ruby Skye during the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. This premium developer and press event entitled “Capsaicin” will be hosted by Raja Koduri (Senior Vice President, Chief Architect, Radeon Technologies Group) on Monday, March 14 at 4:00 PM PT (23:00 GMT), and showcase AMD’s world-class hardware, software and gaming partners. Named after the compound that delivers a pepper’s spicy kick, “Capsaicin” event will explore the inner essence of the graphics processing unit (GPU) and how it powers innovations in gaming and virtual reality. The webcast will feature an inside look at the latest technological advancements affecting

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Gaming, Videos

Video: 5 Reasons Valve Should Make Half-Life 3

Half Life 2 is still holding its own in terms of play-ability and graphics. The game may be a bit dated, that is true, but it is still looking good in many different areas. On the other hand, we are all eagerly awaiting the sequel for the past few years – with nothing but rumors floating around for the past few years. Half Life 3 is on the top of gaming discussions for a few years now, yielding plenty of possible outcomes, ideas and different scenarios on its story, graphics and release date – above all other. This fan made video showcases five reasons why Valve should make

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AMD, CPU, Hardware, News, press releases

AMD Enhances its Desktop Processor line up

AMD announced new additions to its 2016 Desktop processor family, offering increasingly powerful processor options available for anyone seeking outstanding gameplay and power efficiency for their desktop PC. AMD refreshed their lineup with what is their fastest desktop APU released to date, a powerful Athlon X4 and joined by the powerful A10-7870K now comes with the new, near-silent 125W AMD thermal solution featuring the same capable hardware and performance of the Wraith Cooler, without the illuminated shroud. AMD A10-7890K Setting a new APU Standard, the new AMD A10-7890K is the fastest AMD desktop APU released to date, with 1.02 TFLOPS of single-precision compute performance (theoretical figure). This

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AMD, Business, CPU, Enterprise, Hardware, News, VR World

AMD Announces New Embedded Processors

At the Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany, AMD announced the third generation of Embedded G-Series and LX SoCs, hoping to provide customers a broadened portfolio of performance options. The latest offerings expand ability to scale x86 platforms, starting with the entry-level AMD Embedded G-Series LX SoC, which is pin compatible to the previous generation of SoC devices. Besides low-power processors, AMD also announced two higher performing SoCs, codenamed “Prairie Falcon” and “Brown Falcon,” which introduce pin compatibility between G-Series processors and high-performance AMD Embedded R-Series SoCs. The new products expand upon AMD’s low power capabilities, bringing scalable performance, power, and price across the CPU, GPU, multimedia, and I/O controller hardware, helping to lower

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Analysis, Apple, Business, Companies, Microsoft, News, VR World

Bill Gates sides with FBI on Apple encryption fight?

Apple Net Neutrality

The situation concerning the backdoor access to the Apple iPhone 5C used by the San Bernardino shooter Syed Ryzwan Farook – is heating up. Even Bill Gates weighed in on the subject, revealing to Financial Times that he would allow FBI one-time access to the attacker’s mobile phone. He stated that all tech companies (including Apple) should comply with government requests for assistance pertaining to investigations regarding terrorist activity. In more areas than one, some agree with Gates. This would be a one time-only access. It would allow the FBI to further investigate this case, revealing more info about an attack that shocked the United

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Analysis, Apple, Business, Companies, Mobile, VR World, Wearables

Swiss Watch Sales In Trouble Due To Smart Watches

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, there is a big shift happening on the watch market. Global global smartwatch shipments reached 8.1 million units in Q4 2015, compared with 7.9 million Swiss Watch shipments. This is the first time ever that smartwatch sales have outperformed Swiss watches on a global scale, giving us a great showcase of times to come. Cliff Raskind, Director at Strategy Analytics, said, “We estimate global smartwatch shipments reached 8.1 million units in Q4 2015, rising a healthy 316 percent from 1.9 million in Q4 2014. Smartwatches are growing rapidly in North America, Western Europe and Asia. Apple Watch

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Analysis, Android, Business, Companies, Mobile, Smartphones, Software Programs, VR World

World’s cheapest Android smartphone goes on sale for just $3.67

Today, a company named Ringing Bells launched a brand new smartphone. The device is called the Freedom 251 and it costs 251 rupees (about £2.50 or $4) – about the same as a Starbucks cup of coffe – in most cases. It comes with a one-year guarantee, and has surprisingly decent specifications – on paper at least. The Freedom 251 comes with a a 4-inch 960×560 display, a 1.3 GHz quadcore processor (manufacturer is yet unknown), it’s equipped with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory. It comes with a micro SD card supported up to 32GB  and it features a 1450mAh battery.  For those Rajastan selfies, there’s a a 3.2-megapixel

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Entertainment, VR World

The Best ‘Nigerian Prince Scam’ In The Galaxy. Literally.

We’ve all seen the ‘Nigerian Prince’ e-mails at least once in our lifetime. After several dozen of uneventful and plainly, boring e-mails, there’s a rather hilarious version of the scam circling around the internet for the past few days. In this instance, the famed Nigerian Prince is actually a Nigerian Astronaut, lost in space. The full e-mail was released earlier by ILF Science giving a full detailed review of the said events. The story is rather compelling, the technical data in the e-mail is mostly accurate and true. This makes this a rather hilarious read, albeit some people will definitely think its true due to

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AMD, Business, Companies, CPU, Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Computing

AMD Increases Notebook Market Traction And Exposure

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announced increasing momentum for the 6th Generation AMD PRO A-Series mobile processors, based on the introduction of two new HP notebook design wins, new large-scale enterprise deployments, and the expansion of HP adoption of AMD FreeSync™ technology in its notebooks and displays. The 6th Generation AMD PRO A-Series processors, which efficiently integrate extensive AMD CPU, graphics, security, and video processing IP into a single SoC design, will now power two new HP 600 series ProBooks. The HP ProBook 645 14-inch and HP ProBook 655 15.6-inch notebooks allow businesses to equip their workforces with widely configurable and extremely cost-effective HP notebook PCs, enabling

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Apple, Companies, Mobile, Smartphones, VR World

Action Packed Ski Video Shot Entirely by an Apple iPhone

A 25-year-old Nicolas Vuignier shared an action packed ski video, shot entirely on an Apple iPhone. While the sole “shot by iPhone” idea is not really that new, the quality and making of this video really redefines what is possible. While some will argue this was made by something a bit more professional (high-quality RED anyone?) than a run-off-the-mill production smartphone like this, it seems the video was really shot by a device like, just using the custom lenses. Nicolas Vuignier has shared an incredible video on YouTube showcasing himself skiing down a mountain in Sweden. And we can only be amazed by how well it

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Analysis, Apple, Companies, Google

Google surpasses Apple as world’s most Valued Company

Google, or Alphabet as its parent company, raked in a nice $21.3 billion in total sales and adjusted profits of $8.67 for its every Class A share. With total sales up 18 percent over the previous year, the company’s revenue/earnings are looking rather impressive overall. For Alphabet, there were several key areas in where the company grew its value and revenue. The advertising rose by 17 percent compared to the same period the year before, giving the company a nice revenue bump during that period. Immediately after the announcement, shares rose 1.22 percent to hit $752 per share in normal trading resulting in a market capitalization of

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AMD, Companies

AMD Reveals World’s First Hardware-Virtualized GPU Product Line

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) this week revealed the world’s first hardware virtualized GPU products — AMD FirePro™ S-Series GPUs with Multiuser GPU (MxGPU) technology. AMD’s ground-breaking hardware-virtualized GPU architecture delivers an innovative solution in response to emerging user experiences such as remote workstation, cloud gaming, cloud computing, and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). In the virtualization ecosystem, key components like the CPU, network controller and storage devices are being virtualized in hardware to deliver optimal user experiences, but prior to today the GPU was not hardware virtualized. AMD MxGPU technology, for the first time, brings the modern virtualization industry standard to the GPU hardware. What does this mean?

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Apple, Companies, iOS, Operating Systems, Software Programs

Apple Opening Europe’s First iOS App Development Center in Italy

Apple today announced the creation of Europe’s first iOS App Development Center in Italy, to give students practical skills and training on developing iOS apps for the world’s most innovative and vibrant app ecosystem. This means that the corporation w ill support young and talented professionals, allowing them to concentrate on creating brand new apps and possible advancements in the field. It marks Apple’s desire to allow the younger generation in fully creating revolutionary apps on their own, removing the need for high-paid engineers in similar cases overall. The iOS App Development Center, to be located at a partner institution in Naples, will support teachers

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