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Jaguar Enters Formula E Championship

Formula E Championship is gathering steam among new fans and manufacturers. This VR-friendly sport is becoming increasingly popular, and the opportunity to watch 360 degree videos will be enhanced with the Virtual Reality video streams from the cars, as seen in this video below: The circus is meeting for the final time this year in Punta Del Este, Uruguay, and the warm up for the race could not be more exciting. Trulli Racing officially withdrew from the competition, and their place will be taken by none other than – Jaguar. The name Jaguar Racing will appear for the first time since 2004 and their withdrawal

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Entertainment, News

2016 Star Trek: Beyond Trailer Debuts

2016 will be a big year for Star Trek fans. The beloved franchise is turning half a century, and while from today’s perspective some parts of the original TV show were tacky at best, this is a show that broke more barriers than any TV show before, and dare we say – after. Interracial crew, interracial kisses at the time when some backward states in the U.S. were forcing separation between students and in buses (banned by law, but it still existed), hiring gay actors – mixing it with technology which we got to live today. When JJ Abrams rebooted the franchise in 2009, the movie parted ways

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Auto, Breaking, Graphics, News, Technology Security

2017 Mercedes E-Class Cockpit Looks Like a Video Game

117th edition of the North American International Auto Show will take place in Detroit, MI between January 11-24, 2016. Among 50 or so world premieres, perhaps the key launch will be the one coming in the shape of new E-Class, one of best selling cars coming from the three-pointed star from Stuttgart, Mercedes-Benz. The new E-Class launch is perhaps even more important than the company flagship S-Class. Unlike the S-Class, which rules the market where BMW competes with the 7-Series, Audi A8, Jaguar XJ etc., E-Class has to battle a lot of competitors, and the company lost sales advantage in the mid-2000s, with Audi A6 and BMW 5

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aerospace, Business, News, transportation

Buy Your Own Jetpack for $200,000?

Peter Coker, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Martin Aircraft, innovative New Zealand aerospace company is finally making progress on what many thought it was impossible – to develop and manufacture a personal jetpack, enabling a single person to experience flight like never before. Martin Aircraft spent years in development of a ‘jetpack’, and while many considered it a vaporware, past couple of weeks saw the public debut at the Dubai Airshow and – test flights which go into higher altitudes. Recent tests added maneuverability, which go hand in hand with the achieved flight test that saw P12.3 prototype reaching 5000 feet above sea level, or

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aerospace, Biotech, Business, Global Politics, News, Space and Science

VIDEO: Elon Musk Speech at the Climate Conference in Paris

Elon Musk, serial entrepreneur and hands-on executive for his disruptive businesses, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and Solar City gave a short, but sweet speech during the 21st Climate Change conference, which takes place in Paris, France. There’s no denying that humans are impacting the environment, but even if that could be argued, one cannot argue that we as a society have to become more efficient. Just as tractors replaced horses and oxes in the fields, and those replaced human labor, we need to look beyond the tractor to increase efficiency and consequentially, productivity of the said piece of land. Instead of giving you a long article filled

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ORNL Showcases Life-like 3D Printed Shelby AC Cobra

At the 2015 Conférence des Nations Unies sur les Changements Climatiques (UN Conference on Climate Change), which takes place in Paris, France, manufacturing division of Oak Ridge National Laboratories presented what they believe is a watershed moment for the future of manufacturing. ORNL Manufacturing demonstrated a 3D printed version of legendary Shelby AC Cobra, printed using an all-metal process. The organization used several different printers to achieve a life like look and feel. By polishing the metal, they ended with the same ‘experience’ as a conventionally manufactured sheet metal would look like. Leather seats were not 3D printed though, but pretty much everything else was.

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Business, Entertainment, Gaming, News

Are Daily Fantasy Games (IL)Legal Gambling Sites?

In case you’ve missed it, HBO’s news show ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’ ran a piece over Daily Fantasy games. The question are these games legal or not is something that both eSports and real sports and gambling industry will have to answer. We invite you to spend a bit of Friday by watching this 19 minute clip which would be amusing, if there wasn’t for a fact that the two largest players, DraftKings and FanDuel, aren’t estimated to be worth over a billion dollars each. Of course, just as with Uber, Airbnb and other ‘industry disruptors’, both DraftKings and FanDuel attracted serious, eight-

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Enterprise, Graphics, Hardware, News, Operating Systems, VR World, Windows

SPEC Releases New Workstation Benchmark

The Workstation Performance Characterization Group inside SPEC (Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation) launched a new workstation benchmark at the Supercomputing Conference (SC’15) held this week in Austin, TX. New SPECwpc V2.0 benchmark marks a new chapter for SPECwpc body, which creates professional benchmarks utilized by commercial entities and research institutes in order to find the ultimate hardware performance on a set of industry-standard benchmarks. Most of upgrades were focusing on changes going on with the PC architecture. According to SPECwpc, these are the upgrades inside the benchmark suite: Improved storage workloads that better reflect performance of NAND Flash devices for high-capacity data storage. Better scalability measurement for

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Breaking, News, , VR World

Silicon Valley Suicides Cannot be Ignored

Growing up in the world of social media means you are bombarded with information coming left, right and center. Unfortunately, the positive pressure can lead in a negative spiral and that spiral ends with runaways (in mild cases) and suicides in worst. Examples of competitive athletes dropping dead on the field in the first two to three years of being professionals are sadly, increasingly common. What is more troubling is that the same level of competitive pressure is now appearing in what needs to be creative disciplines, more known as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Growth of UC Schools such as Stanford and Berkeley, UCSF in a

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3D, AMD, Augmented Reality (AR), Breaking, Companies, Graphics, Hardware, Intel, News, Nvidia, Virtual Reality (VR), VR World

14nm AMD Greenland tapes out: Attack on NVIDIA Pascal, Intel Xeon Phi

Couple of days ago, GlobalFoundries issued a press release stating that they ‘demonstrated silicon success on the first AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) products using GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ most advanced 14nm FinFET process technology.’ “FinFET technology is expected to play a critical foundational role across multiple AMD product lines, starting in 2016. GLOBALFOUNDRIES has worked tirelessly to reach this key milestone on its 14LPP process. We look forward to GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ continued progress towards full production readiness and expect to leverage the advanced 14LPP process technology across a broad set of our CPU, APU, and GPU products,” said Mark Papermaster, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Advanced Micro Devices.

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Biotech, energy, News, VR World

60 Minutes on this Bicycle can Power Your Home for 24 Hours!

People often complain about the high costs of energy and the fact that they “never have time to workout.” This invention certainly solves both conundrums. And, most importantly, this free power invention has the potential to lift the 1.3 billion people who presently live without electricity out of poverty. As Manoj Bhargava, the founder of the Free Electric hybrid bike, shares in the video below, it is possible to generate electricity at home while simply doing a daily workout routine. When an individual pedals the bike, the action drives a flywheel, which turns a generator and charges a battery. This means from just one hour of pedaling, a

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3D, Gaming, Hardware, Mobile, News, Smartphones, Virtual Reality (VR)

VR hits Magical $99 Price with Samsung’s New GearVR

As we all know, the key to adopting a technology for mass market is hitting the ‘sweet price point’, which is typically based around three figures – $99, $199, $999. $999 was the price point when first VHS demolished Betamax, CD replaced vinyl, DVD replaced VHS, and so on. $199 was the price point that Apple hit with the iPhone and we all know what happened afterwards. $99 however, is a price point where a product becomes a commodity, whatever it is. After launching its first generation GearVR Innovator Edition for $199, Samsung teamed up with Facebook and Oculus to prepare a product which could

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Business, News, VR World

IBM: Disruption has Already Happened

Every day, our inbox gets flooded with gazillion startups claiming they’re on a path of market disruption. From another standpoint, numerous funds and banks love to talk about disruption and claim that we will live in a ‘brave new world’ thanks to services they provide. ‘Big Blue’, nickname for an IT giant from Armonk in New York state, decided to claim something different – that the digital disruption already happened. Now, some claims from the slide are quite exaggerated (Netflix?), but we will leave you to bring your own conclusions. The message IBM sends is quite clear and the question is what kind of services IBM offers to

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Analysis, Augmented Reality (AR), Exclusive, Gaming, News, , Virtual Reality (VR)

Gaming of the Future: When Virtual Becomes Reality

Ever since developers started turning code into pixels, and pixels into virtual worlds, the overriding desire has been to make things more realistic. While Pong was the perfect way to pass the time back in the Seventies, its basic graphics and simple structure simply wouldn’t make it a hit in the modern day. Similarly, while Super Mario was a pioneering plumber in his day, the two-dimensional mushroom hater is now nothing more than a “classic” that inspires fond memories from “back in the day.”

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Mobile, News, VR World

Samsung Electronics to Announce Galaxy S7 in January 2016

According to the Korean publication ET News, Samsung plans to change the product introduction cadence for their Galaxy S flagship lineup. According to sources in the supply chain, ET News claims the announcement of Samsung Galaxy S7 will come in January 2016, probably during the CES trade show in Las Vegas. The product announcement should follow with a complete turnaround in the company’s smartphone sector, by splitting Samsung’s models into Premium and Sub Premium, followed by Mainstream and Entry Level. If that sounds like a bad idea, you’re not the only one. The idea behind Samsung’s plan is a simple one. They want to attract more customers and diversify their lineup, but is

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Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT), News, VR World

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Gaming Monitor Revealed

Earlier this week, Asus announced two new 27-inch monitors; the PG279Q and PG27AQ. After years of slow improvement in the monitor business, we are finally seeing an influx of 4K models with superb image quality and amazing display speeds. Yes, speeds. With 27 inches of sizes, both these beasts are somewhat smaller than the 30 inches sized flagships we’ve grown a custom to see lately. But overall, nobody should take this as a drawback. Out of these two, the ASUS ROG PG279Q is the more run of the mill product. It features a 2560×1440 resolution, but it also comes with an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel

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

Apple Slated To Expand iCloud Data centers

Even though their iCloud service has experienced growing pains, the need for additional space to provide safe storage for millions of their users is growing by the day. Everybody wishes to have their photos, videos and personal documents, all stored up safely and easily. Thanks to services such as iCloud from Apple, Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, Amazon etc. – they are (most of the times) completely available. Currently, the tech giant from Cuppertino is doing a lot of new work to expand their iCloud data centers worldwide. They are rapidly building several new clusters of buildings for its data center near Reno, Nevada, but also, the company

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Amazon, Apple, Audio/Video, Business, Google, Hardware, News, VR World

Report: Amazon To Ban Sales Of Apple TV And Google Chromecast

In a true “gloves off” scenario, Amazon will ban the sales of Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices in their shop, starting October 29th. This marks another chapter in the ever going battle of streaming services and providers. It seems that the online store giant is taking none of it from Google and Apple as it won’t allow Prime Video on neither the Apple TV and Chromecast devices. Likewise, the app is also not available for the Chromecast. The current generation of Apple TV (not the newly released one) is the 14th best selling device in the entire electronics section of Amazon. Currently is ranks 4th place

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Dieselgate: VW Cheated On Emission Ratings, Criminal Charges Ahead?

According to latest news reports from reputable media sources, Volkswagen cheated on emission tests in the United States, creating a #dieselgate affair. the apparent cheat was created in order to achieve better emission ratings, showing their cars using less polluting engines than what they actually are. This news comes as a big blow to VW’s expansion plans and overall sales in United States, with a potential global impact. The reality is that Volkswagen will face huge fines, rumoured to be as high as 18 billion U.S. dollars. That is not all, though – their executives may even face criminal charges as well. Essentially, the company admitted systematically cheating on EPA tests. The cheat happened for

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Auto, News, VR World

2018 Porsche Mission E is the Ultimate Panamera Follow-up

Throughout 2015, German car manufacturers were announcing they’re getting ready to strike back at Tesla. In a rather interesting set of events, Porsche decided to fire the first real bullet at the 2015 IAA Frankfurt car show, revealing their 2018 Porsche Mission E. The concept car, which is fully electric and rather gorgeous, tries to bring a level of sport elegance only known to Porsche into the developing eco-friendly motoring world. This is a four door, four single seats concept powered by electric drivetrain which develops over 600 hp (440 kW) system power, with over 500 km driving range. All-wheel drive and all-wheel steering, zero to 100

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