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Microsoft Revives Its Hardware Conference

Recent /. Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:42pm
jfruh writes Microsoft's Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, or WinHEC, was an annual staple of the '90s and '00s: every year, execs from Redmond would tell OEMs what to expect when it came to Windows servers and PCs. The conference was wrapped with software into Build in 2009, but now it's being revived to deal with not just computers but also the tablets and cell phone Microsoft has found itself in the business of selling and even making. It's also being moved from the U.S. to China, as an acknowledgment of where the heart of the tech hardware business is now.

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Former GM Product Czar: Tesla a "Fringe Brand"

Recent /. Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:00pm
cartechboy writes There's been plenty of skepticism when it comes to Tesla. The Silicon Valley startup unveiled an all-electric car that stunned the world and had many other automakers rolling their eyes. Fast forward to 2014 and Tesla's preparing to launch its third model, the Model X. Production of the Model S sedan is humming along, and this new automaker continues to make headlines multiple times a week. Industry veteran Bob Lutz was the champion behind the Chevrolet Volt, and has been quite vocal about Tesla from the beginning. So what's his view on the company now? He said Tesla will remain a "fringe brand" until it launches its next generation of vehicles and the smaller, less expensive Model 3. Speaking Wednesday on CNBC's "Squawk Alley" finance show he said that Tesla's stock price was "kinda high" at the moment.

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Assassin's Creed Rogue PC Hint

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:42am
The Classificação Indicativa website has a classification to sell a PC edition of Assassin's Creed Rogue, the upcoming AC game. There's nothing much else there besides word (in Portuguese) that this...

Interstellar Marines Free Co-op Mission

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:42am
A new co-op mission called The NeuroGen Incident is now available as a free download for Interstellar Marines, their work-in-progress, sci-fi first-person shooter. There are details on the official...

Visceral: Battlefield Hardline "Will Work"

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:42am
Battlefield Hardline will break from tradition set by previous installments in the series by functioning properly at launch, Visceral tells Game Revolution (thanks MP1st). Here's what Visceral Games...

U.K. Sales Charts

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:42am
The GFK Chart-Track list of the 20 bestselling full-prices PC games in the U.K. for the week ending September 27th is online, showing The Sims 4 retaining the top position, while FIFA 15 enters the...

Morning Patches

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:42am
Dota 2 Update - 6.82b. Wasteland 2 Patch 1 (56458). Thanks Acleacius.

Gatherings & Competitions

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:42am
Golden Joysticks surpasses 1.5m votes as Twitch partnership announced. What it?s really like to go to the Tokyo Game Show. Firaxicon recap - Ars Technica. Games Media Awards- The finalists are...

Morning Interviews

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:42am
Q&A with Chris Avellone - Scripts & Scribes. Thanks Acleacius. Total War: ATTILA Interview -- Strategy Informer. Matt Chat 259: David Shelley and Laura Bowen on Seven Dragon Saga. Thanks Ant.

Morning Consolidation

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:42am
People in China Actually Lined Up for the Xbox One. Project Cars shooting for 1080p 60fps on both Xbox One and PS4. FIFA 15 sold 100,000 more copies on PS4 than Xbox One in UK - Report. 20 Nintendo...

Morning Mobilization.

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:42am
Intel Invests $1.5 Billion to Tap Mobile Phone Chip Market in China. Thanks HARDOCP. Android Auto developer docs show off more UI, detail 3rd-party apps. Mobile security tips: How to protect or hide...

Morning Metaverse

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:42am
Thanks Ant. Tim Berners-Lee calls for internet bill of rights to ensure greater privacy. Thanks Acleacius. Comcast's Merger Support Filing- 337 Pages of Make Believe. Netflix: Maybe ISPs Should Pay...

Morning Tech Bits

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:42am
Thanks Ant. Windows 9 Will be a Free Upgrade For Windows 8 Users. Localizing an operating system for a language with no high-tech vocabulary. My coworkers made me use Mac OS 9 for their (and your)...

Morning Safety Dance

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:42am
Apple Reportedly Aware of iCloud Flaw Six Months Before Hacking of Celebrity Accounts. Thanks HARDOCP.

Game Reviews

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:42am
Gauntlet on IGN. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter on Rock, Paper, Shotgun. The Wolf Among Us Episode 5: Cry Wolf on Just Adventure, LLC..

Hardware Reviews

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:42am
Aerocool DS200 Case on pcGameware. AORUS Thunder M7 Mouse and P3 Mouse Pad on Pure Overclock. ASUS X99 Deluxe on Vortez. Fanless HTPC: Intel Pentium J2900 Bay Trail-D Quad Core & Asrock Q2900-ITX on...

etc.

Recent Blue's News Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:42am
Mystery Man Who Moves Japanese Markets Made More Than 1 Million Trades. Claims gaming pedigree. Thanks Ant via Slashdot… Fans raise cash to help phone phreaker John Draper, aka Cap?n Crunch&he...

Building Apps In Swift With Storyboards

Recent /. Posts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:38am
Nerval's Lobster writes Apple touts the Swift programming language as easy to use, thanks in large part to features such as Interface Builder, a visual designer provided in Xcode that allows a developer to visually design storyboards. In theory, this simplifies the process of designing both screens and the connections between screens, as it needs no code and offers an easy-to-read visual map of an app's navigation. But is Swift really so easy (or at least as easy as anything else in a developer's workflow)? This new walkthrough of Interface Builder (via Dice) shows that it's indeed simple to build an app with these custom tools... so long as the app itself is simple. Development novices who were hoping that Apple had created a way to build complex apps with a limited amount of actual coding might have to spend a bit more time learning the basics before embarking on the big project of their dreams.

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Sesame Street: Twilight Breaking Cookie (Twilight Parody)

Ant's Recent Latest VideoSift Submissions - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:34am

"Shortbredward is a yumpire with a cookie thirst and Belly is the girl who loved Shortbredward. The problem is that Shortbredward couldn't control himself enough to share his cookies with Belly. Will Shortbredward ever learn to control himself or will Bacob the Wolf convince Belly to be with someone who has better executive functioning skills? Find out in Twilight: Breaking Cookie! ..."


Sculpting in Virtual Reality - Oculus Rift DK2 + Razer Hydra

Ant's Recent Latest VideoSift Submissions - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:32am

"... 3D Sculpting system for virtual reality using Razer Hydra as input controllers and displayed on the Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 VR headset."

From http://www.dorkly.com/post/69032/crazy-tech-of-the-day-oculus-powered-3d-sculpting-rig ...


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