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Meet Jibo the first family social robot and the cutest one

by Gizmoration July 16, 2014
Jibo is the first multi-purpose robot for your family designed for interacting with people and meeting your needs. Cynthia Breazeal, an MIT professor and one of the pioneers of social robotics, has unveiled “the world’s first family robot.” As an MIT grad student, Breazel worked in the early 1990s alongside Rodney Brooks, iRobot co-founder and current co-founder and CTO of Rethink Robotics, on […]
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Bungie are trying to keep Destiny subscription free

by Ryan Burgesson April 29, 2014
At a Q&A session with Gamereactor when the issue of microtransactions were brought up Bungie spoke about what they are aiming for with Destiny. Investment Lead Tyson Green said: We don’t have anything to announce with micro-transactions at this point, We’re concentrating on the core sixty dollar experience; basically trying to keep the game away […]
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Star Citizen has now earned over $43,000,000

by Ryan Burgesson April 29, 2014
  Kickstarter darling, Star Citizen has finally hit and surpassed another milestone in their funding. The game hit over $43,000,000 funded and therefore has unlocked a new stretch goal: Omni Role Combat Armor (ORC) mk9 Manufacturer: CDS (Clark Defense Systems) The ‘standard’ Marine armor for almost twenty years, ORC armor is prohibitively more expensive than […]

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PS4′s 8GB GDDR5 was only finalised in the final meeting

by Ryan Burgesson April 26, 2014
Mark Cerny in an interview with Game Informer has revealed that the decision to include 8GB GDDR5 in their new console was only made in the very last meeting. The PS4 was initially set to launch with just 4GB but Cerny had been pushing very hard for 8GB but he didn’t have all the evidence […]
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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida speaks about the competition

by Ryan Burgesson April 25, 2014
Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida has been speaking about the value behind playing the competitions games. This all took place on April 10th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California where both Yoshida and Mark Cerny were discussing twenty years of the Playstation. They eventually got a topic where Yosihda […]

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Dead Nation Vita releases today on PSN

by Ryan Burgesson April 15, 2014
Dead Nation Vita is going to be released today in the latest update on PSN, coming in at a very affordable $8. The Playstation Blog says: Like the PS4 version of the game, the PS Vita version has been developed by our friends at Climax Studios, and they’ve faithfully recreated the classic experience of the […]
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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 […]

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Game Boy Advance games come to the Wii U store

by Ryan Burgesson April 7, 2014
Nintendo has finally released their first batch of Game Boy Advance games for the Wii U store but they carry quite the price tag. At $8 that’s quite a lot of money to put down on old handheld games I feel sorry for those that use Euros as I fully expect it will be €8 […]
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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 […]

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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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Yu Suzuki is exploring the option of kickstarting Shenmue 3

by Ryan Burgesson March 23, 2014
Yu Suzuki mostly known for his role in the creation of the cult hit Shenmue, has said recently at the Game Developers Conference that he is exploring the option of kickstarting the long-awaited third instalment in the franchise. Suzuki said at the start of the Q&A session of his post-mortem of Shemue when asked about […]
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Microsoft to give XP users $100 off of select Windows 8 PC’s

by Ryan Burgesson March 22, 2014
I reported a while back about Microsoft ending their support of XP in an attempt to get people to move to their currently failing Windows 8 now though Microsoft are throwing money into the mix with $100 off of select Windows 8 PC’s. Though to see what models this discount applies to you have to […]

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REVIEW: Ecorox Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

by Eric Brownon March 17, 2014
With the approach of the warm summer, more gadgets are increasingly becoming waterproof which is a good enough reason why you should not worry when around the pool when the time ripens. However, when it comes to playback their internal speakers are termed inadequate that’s why you got to try out the Ecorox waterproof Bluetooth […]
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The Nvidia Shield will release in the UK

by Ryan Burgesson February 27, 2014
Nvidia’s handheld PC gaming solution the Shield will release in the UK eventually. Nvidia’s director of corporate communications, Luciano Alibrandi said to TechRadar: It will come… It’s just a question of when. The Nvidia Shield has been around in America for about half a year and it wasn’t exactly met with a huge fanfare. Its […]

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Aquion Energy Thinks Its Battery Can Solve Renewable Energy’s Problem

by Nick Adamson January 26, 2014
Sodium battery startup Aquion Energy, founded in 2007, is looking to finally commercialize its battery this year. Aquion Energy also announced that it’s raised another $20 million from investors like Bill Gates, Tao Invest, Kleiner Perkins, Foundation Capital and others, completing a $55 million Series D financing round. The financing round was initially set at $35 million back […]
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Samsung 110-inch Ultra HD TV Sells For $150,000

by Eric Brownon December 30, 2013
  Samsung promised at CES in January this year that it would release a 110-inch Ultra HD TV, which would be the world’s largest compared to its other already-gargantuan 85-inch model and with just a couple of days left to spare here it is. Samsung’s 110-inch Ultra HD TV measures 8.5 feet (2.6m) wide and 5.9 feet […]

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Thumbs To Jupiter: Space Travel Becomes More Popular

by Chris Murphyon May 8, 2013
While today is Cinco de Mayo, a little cold and grey here in SF, not shuttle launching weather, it’s also the anniversary of the first American in space. Yup. Today in 1961, we launched Navy Commander, Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr., from Cape Canaveral, Florida, into space aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule. Source, History.com. First […]
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PETA Buys SeaWorld Shares In Hopes of Saving Orcas

by Nick Adamson April 25, 2013
PETA (or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has bought 80 shares of SeaWorld for about $2,273 after the amusement park company went public on April 19th.  This is the minimum amount of shares needed in order to attend yearly meetings and call for policy changes. The first change that PETA is calling for […]

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Marijuana Stocks: Legal market estimated at $8.9B by 2016

by Chris Murphyon April 24, 2013
Marijuana Stocks, while not up in smoke, are down. What’s that? Even the illegal, estimated $18 Billion a year, marijuana market is being traded on the world’s exchange? Well, not exactly, it’s estimated at billions per year, ancillary market is where the money is now. Since it’s still federally illegal to grow and distribute this […]
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Keep Firing Fed! We’re Almost There!

by Chris Murphyon April 22, 2013
Mommy Government and Daddy Dollar say it’s time to get a job. Or at least, that can be interpreted from the minutes of the Fed’s last meeting. Eventually, the Fed will exit from the Bond Market. The printing of money, and the buying of $85 Billion in securities, Mortgage backed and other, per month, will […]
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Strong American Company, Verizon Helps The Boston Victims

by Chris Murphyon April 19, 2013
The week wasn’t good for Boston. But Verizon, who saw a strong Q1 ‘13 earnings report today, has generously given $100,000, to ‘One Fund Boston’ to help the victims of the horrific bombing. In a statement released by Verizon today, the donation was directly addressed, “The thoughts and prayers of Verizon employees across the globe […]

 
 
 
 

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