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

Foxconn Reportedly Pursuing The Acquisition Of Sharp

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.) is the largest producer of electronics in the world, but it spent most of its corporate history manufacturing items for western brands. As such, the company is mostly known for producing the vast majority of Apple iPhones and the vast number of other Apple products ((iPads, MacBooks shift manufacturing from OEM to OEM on annual basis). However, just like TCL was not happy with being an unknown brand in the west (reacted by purchasing Alcatel), Foxconn wants to become a household name. In order to realize their plan, Foxconn senior management seems to be venturing into the acquisition of Sharp –

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AMD, Analysis, Business, Companies, VR World

AMD Reports 2015 Fourth Quarter and Annual Results

AMD announced revenue for the fourth quarter of 2015 of $958 million, operating loss of $49 million and net loss of $102 million, or $0.13 per share. Non-GAAP(1) operating loss was $39 million, non-GAAP(1) net loss was $79 million and non-GAAP(1) loss per share was $0.10. While the results may be worry some in certain aspects and rather interesting overall, the company seems to be on the right path to better earnings, income and overall, a better future, thanks to their newest hardware releases and developments made. “AMD closed 2015 with solid execution fueled by the second straight quarter of double-digit percentage revenue growth in

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AMD, Companies, CPU, Hardware

AMD Opteron™ A1100 SoC Welcome to the 64-bit ARM Datacenter Arena

AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) marks a major step toward delivering choice and innovation in the datacenter with the launch of the AMD Opteron™ A1100 System-on-Chip (SoC), formerly codenamed “Seattle.” Jointly with its software and hardware partners, AMD is accelerating time-to-deployment of ARM®-based systems and driving forward ecosystem support for ARM in the datacenter. “The ecosystem for ARM in the datacenter is approaching an inflection point, and the addition of AMD’s high-performance processor is another strong step forward for customers looking for a datacenter-class ARM solution,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, Enterprise Solutions, AMD. “The macro trend of convergence between networking, storage and servers

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Companies, Microsoft, Mobile, Smartphones, Software Programs, Windows, Windows Phone

Lumia 950 and 950 XL Owners Get a Free Year of Office 365

This isn’t the first time Microsoft is giving away free stuff to owners of its Windows 10 Mobile smartphones. A few weeks ago, everyone who pre-ordered Lumia 950 XL smartphone received a free Display Dock. Now, the software/hardware giant from Redmond is giving away something more interesting, a free year of Office 365 subscription to owners of Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. A rather nice way to say thanks for choosing the company’s flagship smartphones, isn’t it? In case you were wondering, the Office 365 Personal subscription is now reduced to $59.99, making this a rather interesting offer. Customers that are eligible for the subscription are

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Analysis, Companies, Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile, VR World

GoPro Announces Q4 and Calendar Year 2015 Preliminary Results

It seems that the 2015 results are not that good for GoPro overall. The company released their Q4 and 2015 financial results, giving us an in-depth perspective into their finances. The company expects revenue to be approximately $435 million for the fourth quarter of 2015 and $1.6 billion for the calendar year. Fourth quarter revenue reflects lower than anticipated sales of its capture devices due to slower than expected sell through at retailers, particularly in the first half of the quarter. Fourth quarter revenue includes a $21 million reduction for price protection related charges resulting from the HERO4 Session repricing in December. Non-GAAP gross margin

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Analysis, Companies, Gaming, VR World

Marc Laidlaw Retires, Half Life 3 Nowhere to be Seen?

Yes, Marc Laidlaw retired. That’s not the sad part. The guy provided us with the storyline on both the Half-Life and Half-Life 2, plus all those ‘Episode’ releases. the official reason for his departure is ‘retiring.’ Something that happens when you’ve done a job for far too long and can’t really stand the surroundings, colleagues or the work at hand. A redditor named TeddyWolf first revealed the news of Laidlaw’s retirement from Valve: “My nickname when I first started at Valve in 1997 was “Old Man Laidlaw.” The little baby level designer who gave me that nickname is now older than I was then. Imagine how

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Apple, Companies, Mobile, Smartphones, VR World

Apple, Are You Serious?

Maybe you’ve heard; Apple has a bright idea to change the 3.5mm jack for the headphones on their upcoming devices. While the reason for this may only be known to their executives and some genius in the marketing department, it is one of the most retarded decisions a corporate giant can make. No, I don’t believe going digital or doing anything that “improves sound quality” for their devices has any real-world yield on items like these. No, there is no real need to remove the tried and tested, albeit old way of connecting your headphones. There is however the question of corporate ethics, morality and

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Auto, VR World

A Tesla Model S P85 Gets Vorsteiner Wheels Installed

A Tesla Model S P85 Gets Vorsteiner Wheels

Vorsteiner just released the latest build featuring their wheel line. A Tesla Model S P85 was wrapped up with a set of Vorsteiner V-FF 102 Flow Forged wheels. The company doing the work on this electric luxury sedan is Baan Velgen and they’ve ensured the fitment, finish and installation is on point. A Vorsteiner Flow Forged wheel can be attractive and lightweight because it uses equal raw materials and manufacturing equipment, however, design strength is another objective on its own. We thoroughly study each individual shape and arrangement to ensure our unique architecture has the longevity to outlast the most severe conditions. This yields the

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aerospace, VR World

Vladimir Putin Disbands Roscosmos Just To Form It Up Again?

Russian President and practical ruler of Russia, Vladimir Putin signed an order that disbanded troubled Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency. The space agency is now disbanded partly due to operating issues and rockets going up in flames, but also due to the creeping, multi-billion dollar corruption affair that endangered the success of space going ventures. The decree is a simple work of a pen – disbanding a couple of billions of worth of space going things – but it is something that needed to be done. The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities (Russian: Государственная корпорация по космической деятельности “Роскосмос”) formerly The Russian Federal Space Agency (Russian:Федеральное космическое агентство

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Analysis, Business, Companies, Microsoft, Mobile, Smartphones, Tablets, VR World

Microsoft CMO Confirms Engineering Effort On Surface Phone

The title stands – if we use the term “confirms” rather loosely. No, Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela didn’t exactly blatantly reveal that the tech giant is working on a Surface Phone. No! He did however, release some rather interesting info on the potentially upcoming new device. This would be a device that would tie in all the software, hardware and design aspects that come with the current Windows 10 and ensure a full saturation of the entire specter in the selected IT market area. In a recent episode of Twit, Mary Jo Foley pushed Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer Chris Capossela on the prospect

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Analysis, Business, Companies, Microsoft

Bing reveals top searches of 2015

Like other search engines (namely Google), Microsoft’s Bing is releasing its annual search trends report. This report is revealing that 2015 was a year shaped by impactful people, events and moments, thus creating a rather interesting search engine list. From inspiration and hope, to moments of shared tragedy and pain. From people who captured our hearts, to those who challenged us to rethink our views of the world. Looking back at the billions of searches conducted on Bing this year reveals the events and people that stood out above the rest to make 2015 memorable. The complete list of Bing search trends is available at

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3D, AMD, Companies, CPU, Graphics, Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT), VR World

Samsung Set To Produce 14nm Chips For AMD In 2016

According to HotHardware, Samsung is set to produce of 14nm chips for AMD, starting next year. This news comes as a bit of a surprise. AMD currently produces all its chips through one company, namely GlobalFoundries. In a nutshell, AMD now keeps all of their chip production with one single company – not a good business model in any situation. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) also used to build chips for AMD. But after yield and supply woes were constantly happening, it forced AMD to look elsewhere for help, and right now it’s looking in the direction of Samsung. The idea is to have at least

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Companies, Nvidia

NVIDIA GPUs Power Facebook’s New Deep Learning Machine

NVIDIA today announced that Facebook will power its next-generation computing system with the NVIDIA® Tesla® Accelerated Computing Platform, enabling it to drive a broad range of machine learning applications. While training complex deep neural networks to conduct machine learning can take days or weeks on even the fastest computers, the Tesla platform can slash this by 10-20x. As a result, developers can innovate more quickly and train networks that are more sophisticated, delivering improved capabilities to consumers. Facebook is the first company to adopt NVIDIA Tesla M40 GPU accelerators, introduced last month, to train deep neural networks. They will play a key role in the

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Apple, Cloud Computing, Companies, Internet of Things (IoT), VR World

Apple Gives Holiday Gifts For Their Employees

If you thought Apple is a big corporate entity that doesn’t give a crap about their employees, you might want to think again. The Cuppertino based tech giant is giving away a few items for their retail sales employees, making their holidays a bit more cheerful. Unlike other companies, Apple’s employees will be gifted with a few items from the company’s range. Apple currently employs 110,000 people with around 30,000 of them working in retail stores. For the holiday season, Apple will be giving its retail employees a 9 month free subscription to Apple Music. This service is one of the more appealing streaming services

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Hardware, VR World

Make your home Internet look like your home with OnHub

Chances are, somewhere in your home, there‘s a tangled mess of wires and blinking lights that make your Wi-Fi work. Your router likely isn’t the most sightly thing, and you probably hide it behind a curtain or under a bookcase—out of sight. Same as we all do honestly. Turns out, that’s a bit of a problem, since routers work better when they’re out in the open. A few months back, Google released the first OnHub router from TP-LINK. It replaces the unruly cords, blinking lights, and bulky antennas of a typical router with subtle lighting and internal wiring, so you’re more likely to put OnHub

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Videos, VR World

Independence Day: Resurgence Trailer

We all loved Independence Day. It was one of those movies that defined my childhood, giving me a Sci-Fi battle of good versus evil that we all seem to cherish and like. On the other hand, it was a movie that quite gracefully transitioned us into the digital age, giving us a full specter of computer generate graphics. Alongside pretty good special effects. The sequel to this film is coming. It builds on the struggle for survival story as profoundly as ever, giving us a full fledged scientific action drama, packed in about two hours of pure fun. So, where and how did the events

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Gaming

Shadow Complex is back and Completely FREE on PC for the holidays

As Chair Entertainment’s special gift to you, they are offering the full Shadow Complex Remastered game FREE on PC for a limited time. This offer is available exclusively at www.ShadowComplex.com through December 31, 2015. Grab your chance to play this interesting game and have some FREE pleasure over the holidays. Not a bad way to ease up those mid-december lows, right? ChAIR’s award-winning, modern side-scroller has been remastered for its forthcoming 2016 debut on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. Shadow Complex Remastered features all the content from the original game, graphical enhancements, all-new dynamic melee take-downs, and additional Achievements and Master Challenges. Take a look

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VR World

How NVIDIA GRID Is Bringing GIS to Any Device, Anywhere

Life just got easier if your company is one of the 300,000 relying on Esri solutions to visually understand and analyze location data. That’s because the Esri ArcGIS Desktop Virtualization Appliance with NVIDIA GRID graphics virtualization technology is here. Now, geographic information systems (GIS) applications, like Esri ArcGIS Pro, can be delivered to users in the field, on any connected device. Previously, using ArcGIS Pro had been confined to high-end workstations. With NVIDIA GRID, users anywhere get the same high-end experience, but the application stays hosted in the data center. Whether for city planning, military operations, facilities management or natural resource conservation, all sorts of organizations

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3D, AMD, Companies, CPU, Hardware

AMD Achieves Leading Market Share for Thin Clients

AMD announced that the company achieved a number one market share position for thin clients based on its thin-client shipments. According to its unit sales to thin client customers last year, AMD has more than half of that market, with 53 percent market share. Thin clients, with little or no local storage, often serve as intelligent front-ends for server or cloud-based applications. Thin clients using AMD Embedded G-Series have a strong value proposition for immersive graphics in single- or multi-display configurations in the enterprise. Recent design wins with HP, Fujitsu, and Samsung validate that AMD APUs provide compelling value with horsepower for data movement, encryption/decryption

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

Apple launches official iPhone 6s Smart Battery Case

As an avid Apple iPhone user, I welcome this innovative product with great zeal. The Apple Smart Battery Case is just what you think it is. It’s a lightweight solution that connects to your iPhone, allowing you a prolonged battery life. While some other companies have made their own accessories in similar fashion, this is officially released by the Cuppertino giant and it should definitely work better. For example, it plugs in to iOS of your Apple smartphone giving you the battery charge information. A small convenience compared to third-party cases, but one after all. The device promises to add an additional usage life. According to

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