DirectX with Granite API can reduce shader complexity and memory usage

by Ryan Burgesson April 14, 2014
It looks like this year it will be the battle of the API’s after the DirectX 12 announcement for Xbox One, companies have been capitalising on the weird notion that somehow DX12 will double performance on the Xbox One. Graphine Software seem to be one of these companies piggy backing on the excitement for DX12 […]

PC gaming has 24 billion dollars estimated yearly revenue

by Ryan Burgesson April 13, 2014
Yesterday at Pax a livestreamed panel was held and the subject matter was “The (Incredible) Future of PC Gaming”, the objective of the panel was to talk about where PC gaming will be going in the next few years. Then a mission statement was shown by Nvidia Director of Technical marketing Tom Petersen: PC Gaming […]

Mongolian nomads go high tech: power tents with solar panels

by Raghuvir Dasson April 12, 2014
Electricity was non existent for Mongolia’s nomadic shepherds. It was hard to contact their children studying in boarding schools, refrigeration was impossible and obtaining weather forecasts, essential for shepherds looking to protect grazing animals was equally difficult. 800,000 of Mongolia’s 2.8 million inhabitants lived exactly like their ancestors. Until 2013 when a new tradition was […]

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NSA knew about the Heartbleed bug and ‘exploited’ it for 2 years

by Matthew Lucason April 12, 2014
Bloomberg is reporting that the NSA knew about the Internet security bug Heartbleed and regularly used it to gather intelligence for at least 2 years. According to two anonymous sources familiar with the matter, the bug was kept secret in the interest of national security, while the agency used it to obtain passwords and other data. Since the bug was first […]
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Robonaut’s legs to be delivered courtesy of SpaceX’s Dragon capsule

by Raghuvir Dasson April 10, 2014
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to leave Earth for the International Space Station on the 14th of April. It will carry an unmanned SpaceX Dragon capsule containing supplies which include the legs for Robonaut 2. The R2 is a humanoid robot designed to assist ISS members with daily tasks, its dexterity is extremely human […]


Nvidia’s latest beta drivers boost DX11 games significantly

by Ryan Burgesson April 9, 2014
The latest beta driver from Nvidia is promising some pretty big improvements especially in the DirectX 11 stakes. Nvidia said in their patch notes: Performance: Introduces key DirectX optimisations which result in reduced game-loading times and significant performance increases across a wide variety of games. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration. […]

DirectX 12 is coming to Xbox One

by Ryan Burgesson April 8, 2014
It was revealed at the GDC that DirectX 12 would be coming to Xbox One and now we have some details on what exactly DX12 will bring to the table for Microsoft. Stardock CEO Brad Wardell had this to say on Neowin about the updated API: The results are spectacular. Not just in theory but […]


Reversible USB design shown off by Foxconn

by Ryan Burgesson April 4, 2014
Foxconn have shown off their new reversible USB design which means no more putting the USB in the wrong way round. This new USB design dubbed type-c is looking to overtake both type-a/b and Micro USB as the universal standard. Other improvements include: Support for scalable power charging, allowing the cable to offer up to […]

Amazon reveal and release FireTV

by Ryan Burgesson April 3, 2014
Yesterday Amazon announced and then subsequently released their new set top box called FireTV. Here is some good condensed info on the box taken from Neogaf: Info: -$99 system -$40 controller (comes with $10 in Amazon credit to spend on games and a free copy of Sev Zero) -Runs Amazon’s version of Android -It’s like […]


Microsoft reveals Kinect V2 for Windows

by Ryan Burgesson March 29, 2014
Microsoft showed off recently their ‘new’ Kinect for Windows PC’s, the major difference between it and the Xbox One version is the removal of the xbox branding. You will need ‘a hub’, a USB 3.0 port and a power supply connection to use the Kinect with your PC. The ‘hub’ is something that allows the […]
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Living in a Fool’s Paradise: Why Your Secure Internet Connection Isn’t Really Secure

by Anna Johnsonon March 27, 2014
How secure is your ‘secure’ Internet connection?  Does secure mean the same thing (regarding online actions) as it normally does?  Let’s consider the Web’s version of the word ‘free’ as applied to ‘freeware,’ often free for a limited time, providing limited function. Free can mean different things, and some disappointed browsers are finding the same […]
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Facebook to Buy Virtual Reality Startup Oculus for 2 Billion Dollars

by Ryan Burgesson March 26, 2014
In news that has shocked nearly everyone, Mark Zuckerberg took to Facebook to announce the purchase of Oculus. Oculus already has big plans [in gaming] that won’t be changing and we hope to accelerate. The Rift is highly anticipated by the gaming community, and there’s a lot of interest from developers in building for this […]


Nvidia announce the GTX Titan Z

by Ryan Burgesson March 25, 2014
Nvidia have today announced their brand new GK110 graphics card the Titan Z. The Titan Z has 12GB of VRAM, 5760 CUDA Cores, 8 TeraFLOPS of compute power and will cost $3000… That is three thousand dollars.  Whilst it is safe to assume such a powerhouse at this price is not aimed at your normal gamer […]
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Twitter Pulls #Music App From App Store, Final Shutdown on April 18

by Matthew Lucason March 22, 2014
Twitter’s #Music app made headlines when it launched last year with the goal of helping Twitter users find that’s popular on the social networking service and also to discover new artists that they may enjoy. We never heard much about the Twitter #music after it’s debut, though, and now it looks we never will again after […]


Unity 5 engine revealed at GDC

by Ryan Burgesson March 19, 2014
At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Unity Technologies revealed the new iteration of their engine Unity 5 and it is available to pre-order today. David Helgason, CEO of Unity Technologies, wrote in a press release: Every time we ship a new version of Unity, we’re looking to empower developers with technology that’s more […]
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Agency Glass: Replace Your Eyes With Fake Ones

by Mark Omoding Anyangon March 18, 2014
Finally there is a way out of those boring meetings that probably sends you into non intended power nap credit to engineer Hirotaka Osawa who has come up with goggle-eyes glasses called Agency Glass. Engineer Osawa invents new ways of interactions between people and machines, robots and computers. His latest, the Agency glass, enables people […]


Firefox for Windows Metro pulled

by Ryan Burgesson March 18, 2014
Mozilla has had to withdraw support of their Metro version of their web browser Firefox after they were only seeing 1000 users per day. With normal desktop version of Firefox hanging at around 18% of the global web browser pie that is hundreds of millions of people so this is really not good enough for […]
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Lego Cubestormer 3 Beats the 2011 Rubik’s Cube Solving Record by 2 Seconds

by Mark Omoding Anyangon March 17, 2014
The time to beat in solving Rubik’s Cube has been 5.27 seconds since 2011. The record was set by a Lego robot, nicknamed Cubestormer 2.Well, this has just changed and the Robot to watch is now Cubestomer 3 which beat its predecessor by a whole to seconds to set the new record at 3.253 seconds. […]

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Apple Reportedly Cancelled Its 12.9-inch iPad Pro Release

by Mark Omoding Anyangon March 16, 2014
According to its CEO, Tim Cook, Apple plans to launch several products this year. This products are not next generation of the present iPhones, Macs and iPads, but totally new products of different categories. According to report from Apple’s supply chain, one of these anticipated products could be a larger iPad which is the rumored iPad […]
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Project Cyber: Get to Influence the Outcome of the Game

by Mark Omoding Anyangon March 16, 2014
The makers of Tiny Brains have come up with an ambitious game building experiment, Project Cyber. The project allows players to watch the progress of the development, play the game and influence the outcome of the game by monitoring its progress throughout its build time. Development kicked off on the 7th of March and it’s […]

Nvidia launches new GTX 800M GPU’s

by Ryan Burgesson March 13, 2014
Nvidia released yesterday details on their brand new mobile graphics chips, going by the moniker of the GTX 800m series. The GPU’s are set to run on Nvidia’s latest architectures, the lower 820 is set to use the Fermi architecture whilst the bigger brothers 830 and the 840 are looking to run on Maxwell. There […]