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DOOM is Out, Quake or Wolfenstein to Come Next?

idSoftware Quake III Arena

Following the successful launch of DOOM, idSoftware is working on increasing its headcount by 17 job positions in company headquarters in Dallas (Texas) and Frankfurt (Germany). All these jobs include specific level of experience of knowing idSoftware franchises such as DOOM, QUAKE and Enemy Territory. Given the depth of their libraries, we’re not surprised to see a reboot of Quake and Wolfenstein. If ZeniMax Media is to rival Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts, it has to build multiple development teams that can deliver the titles in an annual cycle. For example, Call of Duty is actually developed by three leading development teams (Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer Games and Treyarch), and a set

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Auto, Breaking, News, VR World

Tesla Model 3 to Cost as Little as $18,766

Tesla Model Announcement

Elon Musk recently posted on Twitter that the reservations for Model 3 will take place starting on March 31 in Tesla stores, and April 1 for online customers. Unlike all of its the previous models – Roadster, Model S, Model X – Model 3 will be launched on a global scale, with every market covered. If you are interested, you will need to put $1,000 down, and bear in mind that the delivery priority as always – will go to the customers who will order higher trim / spec car, as the sales develop. Perhaps the key part of Model 3 selling strategy is how Tesla Motors, Inc.

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Military, VR World

Inaugural Deployment In Europe For F-22 Raptor

F-22 Raptor

In its inaugural deployment, the F-22 Raptor has arrived in Europe earlier last week. There are be four F-22 Raptors, one C-17 Globemaster III, and approximately 60 Airmen who have arrived at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, to train with allied air forces and U.S. services through mid-September. This marks the first time the F-22 Raptor has been deployed overseas, namely Europe and bases there. This first-ever F-22 training deployment to Europe is funded by the European Reassurance Initiative, and provides support to bolster the security of our NATO Allies and partners in Europe. The F-22s and Airmen are from the 95th Fighter Squadron, Tyndall AFB,

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Military

A Block 50 F-16CM from the U.S. Air Force Crashes In Germany

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A Block 50 F-16CM from the USAF crashed in Germany earlier today, with the pilot ejecting and safely landing in the nearby area. The crashed airplane was found headed for a dense Bavarian forest, leaving the plane in a heap of smoke and ruble at the scene of the crash as well. The jet in question is an F-16CM from the U.S. Air Force 480th Fighter Squadron, named the “Warhawks,” which is based at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany. According to the 52nd Fighter Wing, the aircraft was on a training mission and it was carrying a set of six 25 pound Mk-76 training bombs.

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

Wearables are on Parade at CES 2015

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Wearables no longer refer only to fashion on the runways of Paris. Wearables will be on parade at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, 2015. Devices that snuggle into fabrics, wrap around your wrist or stick to your tummy make people into walking displays of cutting edge technology. When you talk about wearables, you’ll hear about MEMS (micro-electro mechanical systems). One definition says: MEMS is the integration of mechanical elements, sensors, actuators, and electronics on a common silicon substrate through microfabrication technology. You can learn more at a CES Conference Track running from 9am – 4:30pm on January 6, 2015. Early this year,

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Business, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Next Gen of ULP Sensor Hubs is on Its Way

QuickLogic

Today’s announcement from the well-known full service semiconductor company, Global Foundries and QuickLogic (NASDAQ:QUIK), will interest those looking for ultra low power (ULP) sensor hubs. The new ArcticLink 3 S2 is optimized for smartphones and the new wearable devices. QuickLogic is known as being an innovator of ultra low power programmable Customer Specific Standard Products — silicon platforms plus software solutions. Its next generation ArcticLink 3 S2 platform is sampling on Global Foundries own lower power 65 nanometer process technology. Global Foundries also prides itself on its 14nm FinFET leading edge technologies fashioned for high-volume, high-performance and power-efficient SoC applications. Sensor hubs like the 3 S2

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Analysis, Business, Mobile Computing, VR World

Sprint to Dump T-Mobile Bid and Replace CEO

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Today is not a good day in Sprint land as according to a report the Wall Street Journal, the company’s board of directors has voted to abandon the acquisition of T-Mobile USA  amid insurmountable regulatory hurdles. Sprint originally made an offer to buy T-Mobile USA to the tune of $32 billion dollars with the parent company of Sprint, Softbank, leading the negotiations and discussions about where the combined company would move post-merger. The problem with this deal was that it was met with a lot of regulatory concern from virtually every single governmental agency involved, not to mention tons of public outcry. The Department of Justice (DOJ),

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Cloud Computing, Entertainment, Software Programs

Brazil vs Germany Game Breaks Twitter Records

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Yesterday’s 7-1 World Cup Semi-Final rout of Brazil by Germany will go down in the record books for many decades to come for a multitude of reasons. Sure, Brazil is the host nation and they’ve been picked by many, including Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight blog to win it all. But yesterday, the German national team proved all of them wrong with an impressive 7-0 display up until the 90th minute when Oscar scored the face-saving only goal for Brazil. Now that we know that World Cup Semi-Finals can have as many points scored as an American Football game, it comes as no surprise that such a

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Cloud Computing, Entertainment, Software Programs, VR World

Google's Big Data Cloud is Predicting World Cup Winners

Google Cloud Platform

Google’s Cloud Platform has been predicting the winners of the World Cup since the round of 16 and so far has been 11/12 after getting 8/8 correct in the round of 8. Google’s Cloud Platform combines Cloud Dataflow, BigQuery and Compute Engine in order to arrive at their final results. According to their predictions, which have been almost perfect with the exception of the France v Germany game (I predicted Germany) with Germany beating France, defeating Google’s perfect record. In fact, Google gave France a 69% chance of winning that game, but the result was 1-0 with Germany defeating France. So, then, why did Google

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Business, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, VR World

German Government Ditches Verizon Amid NSA Fears

Verizon

The German government has announced that they will be switching away from Verizon for internet services as an ISP for the German government. They noted that the reasons for this decision had to do with increased demands on the network and the prevalence of the NSA in Verizon’s business. Based on the translation that was available, it appears as though the German government is merely using this as an opportunity to switch internet services to a company that is German. Sure, the likelihood that their networks will get snooped on by the NSA will probably go down, or at least become more difficult. However, usually,

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VR World

Netflix Expands Further into Europe

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As we fight for our Net Neutrality rights in the US, Europeans, who have their Net Neutrality rights already set in stone are about to get Netflix. Netflix has been the core of many of the Net Neutrality debates in the United States because of how successfully it has challenged the cable operators (who are also ISPs) traditional businesses. Netflix has announced they they plan to expand their service into more European countries than they are already serving, adding the two biggest countries in Europe. So, in addition to the US, Canada, and basically ALL of the Americas, Netflix is also available in the U.K.,

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VR World

Netflix Expands Further into Europe

Netflix Logo

As we fight for our Net Neutrality rights in the US, Europeans, who have their Net Neutrality rights already set in stone are about to get Netflix. Netflix has been the core of many of the Net Neutrality debates in the United States because of how successfully it has challenged the cable operators (who are also ISPs) traditional businesses. Netflix has announced they they plan to expand their service into more European countries than they are already serving, adding the two biggest countries in Europe. So, in addition to the US, Canada, and basically ALL of the Americas, Netflix is also available in the U.K.,

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Auto, Business, VR World

We Viewed the VUE, an Electric Car Concept

he VUE (Vehicle Urbain Electrique) came to CES from the French Province of Quebec, Canada. It is the result of collaboration between the software company Elektrobit (EB) and senior students at the Universite de Sherbrooke. The students took a wrecked 2006 Smart Fortwo Coupe and switched the thermal engine powertrain to an electrical powertrain. They basically gutted its working parts and replaced its inners with electric-car-oriented equipment. EB was instrumental in the process. The company offers an extensive range of standard software products and professional tools that support the whole process of in-car software development.Elektrobit gave the university a license to develop the interface. Eleven

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