Monday, January 17, 2022

Scientists Say the Universe Itself May Be "Pixelated"

What the hell are spacetime pixels?

Vending Machines That Sell Internet Access 5 Minutes At A Time

Could you imagine having to use this?

In the slums and rural areas of the country, coins are the currency of the internet. Drop one Philippine peso (around 2 cents) into the slot at a pisonet stall, and a timer begins counting down five minutes of screen time.

Intel Stops 11th, 12th-gen CPUs From Playing 4K Blu-rays

I guess Intel finds security is more important than the ability to play 4K Blu-rays.

SGX is exclusively Intel, meaning developers need to design specifically with SGX in mind, as opposed to other competitor systems. Over the lifespan of SGX, several vulnerabilities were found within the security extension that allowed for various attacks including malware, allowing hackers to disrupt PC systems that featured Intel SGX.

Activision Blizzard Fired Dozens For Harassment and Discrimination

Wow! I wonder if anyone else is going to bite it?

Frances Townsend, Activision's chief compliance officer, told the FT that a months-long investigation had determined certain employees had exhibited "patterns" of misconduct that justified termination, while others were reprimanded for behavior the company believed could be addressed through additional training.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

God Of War Devs Talk PC Release

I'm actually kind of excited for this one.

God of War was one of the best games released in 2018, and it will probably be one of the best games to release in 2022 because it’s now coming to PC. 

Netflix Sets Biggest Subscription Price Hike

Looks like it might be time to dump Netflix again.

Effectively immediately for new users, the standard plan for U.S. subscribers (which permits two simultaneous HD streams and is the most popular tier) has increased from $13.99 to $15.49 per month. (That puts it over HBO Max’s $15 per month to make it the most expensive major streaming service.)

7-Year-Old YouTuber Made $28M In 2021

This is just astounding

7-year-old Anastasia Radzinskaya, better known as Nastya, has upwards of 100 million subscribers across her 11 YouTube channels, and Forbes reports she made an estimated $28 million in 2021 through ad revenue and brand deals.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Intel Core i9 10900K, RTX 3090 System Contest / Giveaway

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Crytek Threatens Modder With Legal Action

Really Crytek....nothing else to do with your time and bags of money?

A popular PC modder who has created unofficial photo modes for various PC games has been hit with a cease and desist letter by Crysis developer Crytek.

PayPal Faces Another Lawsuit For Freezing Customer Accounts and Funds

It seems like this issue pops up every couple of years, It happened to me almost 10 years ago, PayPal took $6 grand from me, wouldn't answer any questions, and finally after 180 days, they let me submit a one time withdrawal for my money.

Three PayPal users who've allegedly had their accounts frozen and funds taken by the company without explanation have filed a federal lawsuit against the online payment service. 

Top Games CEO Compensation Totaled $842M in 2020

We are all in he wrong business.

Today market intelligence firm Games One revealed in a new survey that compensation for the 42 highest-paid video games CEOs totaled $842 million in the year of 2020.

Facebook Patented a Mechanical Eyeball

Because...of course.

Seagate’s Lyve Cloud Powers CyArk’s Digital Transformation

Seagate Technology, a world leader in mass-data storage infrastructure solutions, helped international non-profit organization CyArk overcome a major data management challenge with Seagate’s Lyve™ Cloud, the simple, trusted, and efficient storage-as-a-service platform that offers full control of customers’ data without vendor lock-in or egress fees. CyArk’s team also leveraged Seagate’s Lyve Mobile data transfer services to efficiently migrate their massive datasets from multiple on-prem storage devices and server to Lyve Cloud.

How an Omniverse Creator Makes Films Virtually

Growing up in the Philippines, award-winning filmmaker Jae Solina says he turned to movies for a reminder that the world was much larger than himself and his homeland. He started the popular YouTube channel JSFILMZ a decade ago as a way to share home videos he made for fun.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

FREE Game of the Day!

Thanks to our friends at Blue's News, I found out that, for a limited time, Galactic Civilizations III is free! Get you some!

What if one day, humans woke up to find that they weren’t alone in the galaxy? They make their way into space and discover other alien civilizations with their own histories and motivations looking to make a name for themselves. Choose your race - Human, Drengin, Altarian, and so many more - and lead your civilization into a golden age in one of the largest 4X strategy games ever made!

Baby Blue Build of the Day

Well. not TOTALLY baby blue but it's still awesome.

Seagate to Report Fiscal 2Q 2022 Results on January 26

Seagate, a world leader in data storage infrastructure solutions, will report fiscal second quarter 2022 financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. The investment community conference call to discuss these results will take place that day at 1:30 p.m. Pacific / 4:30 p.m. Eastern. The live audio webcast can be accessed online at Seagate’s Investor Relations website at investors.seagate.com.

AMD Highlights Growing Cloud Momentum

AMD announced Amazon Web Services, Inc. has expanded its AMD EPYC™ processor-based offerings with the general availability of the new Amazon EC2 Hpc6a instances, which are purpose-built for high performance computing workloads in the cloud. According to AWS, Amazon EC2 Hpc6a instances deliver up to 65 percent better price-performance compared to similar Amazon EC2 instances. Hpc6a will help customers run their most compute-intensive HPC workloads like, genomics, computational fluid dynamics, weather forecasting, financial risk modeling, EDA for semiconductor design, computer-aided engineering, and seismic imaging.

How Retailers Meet Tough Challenges Using NVIDIA AI

At the National Retail Federation’s annual trade show, conversations tend to touch on recurring themes: “Will we be able to stock must-have products for next Christmas?,” “What incentives can I offer to loyal workers?” and “What happens to my margins if Susie Consumer purchases three of the same dresses online and returns two?”

AI Startup to Take a Bite Out of Fast-Food Labor Crunch

Addressing a growing labor crisis among quick-service restaurants, startup Vistry is harnessing AI to automate the process of taking orders. The company will share its story at the NRF Big Show, the annual industry gathering of the National Retail Federation in New York, starting Jan. 16. “They’re closing restaurants because there is not enough labor,” said Atif Kureishy, CEO of Vistry, which is a member of the NVIDIA Inception startup accelerator program.

Fortnite Comes to iOS Safari and Android Through NVIDIA GeForce NOW

Starting next week, Fortnite on GeForce NOW will launch in a limited-time closed beta for mobile, all streamed through the Safari web browser on iOS and the GeForce NOW Android app. The beta is open for registration for all GeForce NOW members, and will help test our server capacity, graphics delivery and new touch controls performance. Members will be admitted to the beta in batches over the coming weeks.

Leaders Across Healthcare, Academia and Technology Form New Coalition

On Thursday, leading public, private, educational and research organizations across the U.S. healthcare and life sciences industries announced the formation of the Artificial Intelligence Industry Innovation Coalition (AI3C). The coalition brings together the Brookings Institution, Cleveland Clinic, Duke Health, Intermountain Healthcare, Microsoft, Novant Health, Plug and Play, Providence, UC San Diego, and University of Virginia with the goal of maximizing technology to provide recommendations, tooling and best practices for AI in healthcare.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Speedrunner Beats Halo Infinite On The Highest Difficulty Without Firing A Single Bullet

Not a single bullet. 

Seagate to Report Fiscal 2Q Results on January 26, 2022

Seagate, a world leader in data storage infrastructure solutions, will report fiscal second quarter 2022 financial results after the market closes on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. The investment community conference call to discuss these results will take place that day at 1:30 p.m. Pacific / 4:30 p.m. Eastern. The live audio webcast can be accessed online at Seagate’s Investor Relations website at investors.seagate.com.

AMD Highlights Growing Cloud Momentum

AMD announced Amazon Web Services, Inc. has expanded its AMD EPYC™ processor-based offerings with the general availability of the new Amazon EC2 Hpc6a instances, which are purpose-built for high performance computing workloads in the cloud. According to AWS, Amazon EC2 Hpc6a instances deliver up to 65 percent better price-performance compared to similar Amazon EC2 instances. Hpc6a will help customers run their most compute-intensive HPC workloads like, genomics, computational fluid dynamics, weather forecasting, financial risk modeling, EDA for semiconductor design, computer-aided engineering, and seismic imaging.

NVIDIA Named America’s Best Place to Work

NVIDIA is America’s best place to work, according to Glassdoor’s just-issued list of best employers for 2022. Amid a global pandemic that has affected every workplace, NVIDIA was ranked No. 1 on Glassdoor’s 14th annual Best Places to Work list for large US companies. The award is based on anonymous employee feedback covering thousands of companies.

SHIELD Experience 9.0 Upgrade Rolling Out Now

SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade 9.0 is rolling out to all NVIDIA SHIELD TVs, delivering the Android 11 operating system and more. An updated Gboard — the Google Keyboard — allows people to use their voices and the Google Assistant to discover content in all search boxes.

Microsoft Announces New Technology Empowering Millions Of Frontline Workers

On Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. released a Work Trend Index Special Report, “Technology Can Help Unlock a New Future for Frontline Workers,” and announced new features in Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Viva designed to serve millions of frontline workers. The 2 billion frontline workers worldwide represent 80% of the global workforce, with 88% of organizations employing people in frontline roles. Increasingly, companies are investing in digital tools for frontline workers to modernize workflows, enhance job performance, and improve workplace culture and communication. Microsoft has seen 400% growth in monthly active usage of its Teams collaboration platform among frontline workers since March 2020.