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Max Verstappen: Video Games can Improve Formula 1 Driver Skills

Max Verstappen, Scuderia Toro Rosso Renault.

Even though he can legally drive a car in Europe for just a few weeks, Max Verstappen made headlines this year, achieving several records which are likely to stay for a long time, especially after FIA imposed age-limits for Formula 1. This Scuderia Torro Rosso driver will be remembered as the youngest debutant in the Formula 1 World Championship, youngest points scorer, and if there wasn’t for poor reliability of his Renault engine, he would probably score even higher in a rare season where Scuderia Torro Rosso even has better chassis than its parent, Red Bull Racing (which is ‘pathetic’ and troublesome at the same time).


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Watch AMD’s Roy Taylor Keynote on VR Content Strategy

VRLA Summer Expo, LACC, Los Angeles, California. Picture Credit: VLRA

There’s no doubt that Virtual Reality is starting to gather steam ahead of 2016, which should marked as the year when VR ‘broke in’ – with launches and general availability of consumer versions of numerous VR headsets, such as Oculus Rift, Sony Morpheus, HTC Vive (made in collaboration with Valve), Starbreeze StarVR and many others. Developing VR content is requiring a lot of hardware horsepower, and appropriate middleware. According to key content producers such as Crytek, CCP, EA and others, AMD has a leadership on VR with its Liqid VR set of tools. In order to stimulate content developers, and explain how VR is developing, AMD supported the


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The 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera Launched at IAA Frankfurt

The new 911 Carrera

With its world premiere headed for the IAA Frankfurt, the refreshed seventh generation Porsche 911 Carrera (991 series) should represent an epic showcase of efficiency, technological advancement, engine development and design curation. Innovative flat-six engines derived from four decades of turbocharging should allow the new Porsche ‘991’ Carrera to be the most powerful 911s ever released, but also to provide breathtaking yet fuel efficient performance (because you cannot sell a car in Europe unless you bang on the green drum), wrapped up in daily driving machines catered to the most demanding ownership base as well. 991 refresh brings a 911 Carrera will receive many new advancements. For example,


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$132,000 Tesla Model X arrives September 29th, 2015


After years of waiting, Tesla Motors, Inc. finally released the online configurator for the Tesla Model X. It only features a Model X Signature Edition for now, allowing you to fully spec out the Model X Signature starting from $132,000 and going way, way up to as much as $143,750. For example, the “Ludicrous Mode” speed upgrade will cost an extra $10,000 on top of the base MSRP of the vehicle. With a 90kWh battery pack the Tesla Model X will have an estmiated (EPA) range of 240 miles. It will sprint from 0-60mph (0-100kph) in 3.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 155mph (250kph). With the


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Tesla Model 3 Announced By CEO Elon Musk


This is the news many Tesla Motors supporters have been waiting for: Tesla announced their entry-level model, the Tesla Model 3, to be released in the forthcoming years. The news came earlier today when Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted about the new model, fueling further hype for the electric car company and their upcoming models as well. Elon used the social media platform, as he did in his earlier announcements and made sure the public was on it right away. To remind the readers, Model 3 represents Tesla’s SEX strategy, which was changed into S3X strategy after Ford trademarked ‘Model E’. We now know that Model 3 is


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SK Hynix Invests $39 Billion in Three Mega Fabs

SK Hynix M14 DRAM / NAND Foundry in Icheon, South Korea. Photo credit: SK Hynix

Consolidation is inevitable in every industry, yet today saw the announcement that trumps numerous hyped or just rumored acquisitions made to pump up the stock in western media. SK Hynix just made recent moves by industry giants such as Intel ($16.6 billion acquisition of Altera), TSMC, or Micron (rumored sub-23 billion acquisition by the Chinese) – look small. The company announced it will invest no less than 38.9 billion US dollars in a bid to become the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer, a crown currently held by Taiwanese TSMC for logic chips and Samsung for DRAM/NAND memory chips. This investment is split into two parts, $26.9 billion to build two


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MIT’s MultiFab Is A Cheap BadAss 3D Printer Solution


In true reality, the 3D Printers are a great technological advancement, albeit they haven’t invaded our offices as much as we’d want them to. The reason why is simple; their price. Usually a 3D Printer runs around $250,000 for the basic variants that are able to deliver some impressive 3D printed objects, while the more multi-layered stuff can cost even more than that. On the other hand, the solution made by MIT in the form of the MIT’s MultiFab is a machine costing just $7,000 to build. How is that possible? The MIT scientists and engineers have worked to make this as cheap as possible,


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New Formula E cars are Dramatically Faster

Rain hit testing at Donington, in what was a  typical british summer day.

In 2014, a new category of motor racing launched, and gathered as much traction as controversy. Formula E, brainchild of Alejandro Agag and backed by FIA – launched in a 10 round championship which ended with a brilliant double-header race in the middle of London, at Battersea Park. Over 60,000 people showed up to se the last race, and over 1.9 million people watched it in UK alone. Given that 60,000 viewers were more that some F1 races experienced, expectations are really high in preparations for the second season, where many restrictions were lifted off and eight of ten teams are now competing as constructors. Unlike


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Official Media Gallery For The ALPINA D3 Biturbo


If you want the best what BMW can offer, drivers would typically go for the M Series product. However, just like Mercedes has Brabus, BMW has a crazy tuner known as ALPINA. They sell their own cars based on BMW cars, with numerous changes when compared to the regular beemer. We received details and a media gallery for the new ALPINA D3 Biturbo, bringing efficient performance and luxury to the sedan segment. The 3-litre straight-six diesel engine with two Turbochargers (Bi-Turbo) produces 257 kW (350 hp) and 700 Nm torque and delivers impressive performance in the compact, agile body of the multi-award winning BMW 3 Series. Alongside the


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Who Will Buy Airbus Defense Business?


When EADS, the crown company mostly known for Airbus commercial planes and Eurocopter planes, as well as booming Satellite business -renamed itself Airbus Group SE, information start to leak from the company – sale of unwanted, non-core assets. It started with selling shares of private jet / military jet maker Dassault Aviation, evaluating exit from ATR, its joint venture with Finmeccanica etc. Now, Airbus Group wants to focus on commercial sector, and a spin-off of its core defense business is under way. While the buyout companies are prominent and mostly attracted to various parts of the Airbus Defense overall, there are a few specialty companies in the defense


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Fossil, Michael Kors to Enter Wearable Market with Intel


While various watchmakers are considering entering the Android wearable market, two of them (finally) revealed their plans today. Fossil and Michael Kors will enter the wearable market, all combined with Intel as the company providing them with processing power. During the IDF (Intel Developer Forum) keynote, the fashion brands revealed what they call the “connected accessories” product group and lineup. Yes, are all powered by the tech-giant Intel. This could well mean some newly found success on the wearable market for Google-powered products, as we have yet to see something spectacular in that area. From what we found out earlier today, the three wearable devices are a


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Watch Iron Maiden Awesome Game Inspired Video

Eddie the Head, official mascot of Iron Maiden

Video games are awesome. Video games are mainstream. Video games are art. Video games are so awesome they’re getting less successful and more successful tributes in other forms of art. While Adam Sandler’s Pixels tanked in the movie theaters even though it had almost everything to become a runaway hit (beside plot holes and horrible acting), Iron Maiden knows how to do it right. Legendary heavy metal group just released their new video, named Speed of Light. Whole video is a tribute to legendary computer games of yesteryear, going from 2D arcades to 3D shooters, and if you are an old school, or a vintage collector –


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Google Officially Names Android M as Marshmallow


For as long as this operating system existed, it was either codenamed or officially named for candies. Thus, it is no surprise that Google is yet again going for the sugar candy name for the Android 6.0, which is scheduled to debut soon. Called Marshmallow, it will feature the next step in the evolution of the mobile system, designed to provide speed, ease of use and advanced features for the users. “Whether you like them straight out of the bag, roasted to a golden brown exterior with a molten center, or in fluff form, who doesn’t like marshmallows? We definitely like them! Since the launch of the M Developer


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Google is No More, Meet the Alphabet

Google waves Good Bye, Meet the Alphabet as the holding company that now owns Google

‘Corporate restructuring’ is a term reserved typically for downsizing the company, selling or ‘spinning off’ corporate assets etc. However, when it comes to Google, something out of the blue happened – company leaders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin announced the birth of a new company, which will now own Google and all of its subsidiaries, as well as couple other companies. The duo announced the new company, called Alphabet (Alpha-bet meaning ‘the return for investor benchmark’) after the stock market closed. We suspect that the .xyz domain is going to become very popular for ‘follow the leader’ culture in Silicon Valley. As Larry wrote; “We did a lot of things that seemed crazy at


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The Swede Who Crafted One of the World’s Biggest Games


Markus Persson invented Minecraft, and should be a household name for this generation.


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Kingston Launches DDR4 Memory, PCIe SSDs for Intel Skylake

Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 memory kit.

Following the announcement of Intel Skylake-K processor for gamers and enthusiasts and the new chipset, known as the Z170 PCH (Processor Communications Hub), memory manufacturers introduced new products to support the platform. HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. announced several new products optimized for Skylake. The company launched several 8GB and 16GB memory kits from the Fury family and now offers memory kits with two and four DIMM modules. Memory kits are available in low-latency 2133MHz (CL14), and CL15 versions at 2400 and 2666MHz. With Intel Core i5-6600K and i7-6700K, we are looking at very good bandwidth of 34.1GB/s for the 2133MHz, 38.4GB/s for 2400


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NVIDIA Shares Skyrocket After Great Financial Results


Today was a day for memory for NVIDIA, as the company’s meteoric stock rise got them on top of Fortune 100 stock moves, ahead of Tesla Motors, Inc. The reason for the growth of the stock, are both second quarter results and upbeat announcement of third quarter earnings. Following the trading close on Thursday, NVIDIA announced its results which were on record levels, even though the company had some serious write offs ($167 million) due to Icera modem business and SHIELD tablet recall; $1.15 billion represents their best second quarter result, up from $1.10 a year earlier. Net income was only 26 million, but that came after


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Siggraph: Basemark and Crytek to Launch VR Benchmark


Siggraph, the annual get-together of ‘all that matters in computer graphics’ is set to open its doors for the 42nd time, this time in Los Angeles Convention Center in California. As always, Siggraph brings a sea of announcements and we believe that this year, we will see never-before seen focus on Virtual and Augmented Reality. However, finding the right balance for Virtual Reality experience will require substantial effort on building a platform (powerful PC, or streaming server for mobile), and one of key requirements is to standardize benchmarking in order to find the proper balance between performance and cost. With immersive game titles such as EVE:


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Video: Birdly VR Enables You to Fly Like a Bird

video birdly vr showcase

If you were wondering what Birdly VR really is, it is a virtual reality platform that employs Oculus Rift, creating an opportunity for you to see how would flying like a bird feel like, is what you want. It’s basically a virtual reality simulator of a bird flight, or yet another showcase of where exactly is virtual reality taking us and where we’ll be headed developing this technology. Flying always is an aspect many human beings would love to experience, but the physical limitations of any possible solution impeded such a quest overall. With Virtual Reality, it’s now fully possible! “Birdly is an installation which explores


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Possible Cheaper Fighter Attack Airplane for U.S. and its Allies?


As the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter finally receives active combat clearance, and enters the Air Force as a battle-ready aircraft, we saw a lot of caveats of the troubled Lockheed Martin’s fighter program. In a nutshell, it’s over budget, over the planned timeframe and over the much needed operational limit for current USAF and NAVY fighters as well. Sadly for the program, it is also weaker in combat than a 40 year old F-16, yet alone F-15 and F-18 fighters. This means, that in true facts and reality the F-35 is so much delayed, that current F/A-18 and F-16 fighters are nearing their operational limit. It also