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Report: Mobile gaming to surpass rivals, becoming $45B market by 2018

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 45 mins ago

Mobile gaming is an absolutely huge business, as smartphones and tablets continue to reach new phone owners across the world. Game software revenue is expected to generate $88 billion revenue in 2015, and surpass $110 billion in 2018, according to the Digi-Capital intelligence firm.

 

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The mobile market is expected to draw more interest than console games, but Steam PC titles and free-to-play game titles weren't included in the research.

 

"Where mobile games will take $3 of every $10 spent by gamers on software in 2015, that figure will go up to $4 out of every $10 by 2018," said Tim Merel, founder and managing director of Digi-Capital, in a report. "Mobile games revenue will grow from $29 billion in 2015 to $45 billion by 2018 at 15 percent annual growth."

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TomTom: Company hopes to be main provider of maps for autonomous cars

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 1 hour, 40 mins ago

Navigation company TomTom wants to prepare for autonomous vehicles, trying to evolve into the top provider of technology to help self-driving cars get around.

 

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TomTom was best known for its personal navigation devices, but struggled to keep up with Garmin and cheap competitors cutting into the market. To make matters even worse, smartphones with data plans exploded onto the market, hurting TomTom's financial outlook even more.

 

Google, which is developing its own autonomous vehicle, also has big ambitions in helping carmakers navigate self-driving vehicles. Expect additional partnerships to be forged in an effort to find new solutions to compete with Google - even if no one is entirely sure what will happen.

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UCLA neurosurgeons using virtual reality for brain analysis

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: 3D | Posted: 2 hours, 35 mins ago

Neurosurgeons at the University of California at Los Angeles are using virtual reality to get a unique viewpoint of patients' brains. There is long-term hope that VR will help neurosurgeons shorten surgeries, while also making them easier to conduct.

 

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"It's just amazing to see every little opening in the skull where a nerve goes through," said Dr. Neil Martin, chairman of the UCLA's department of neurosurgery, in a statement to CBS News. "I'm virtually inside the skull of the patient walking around, floating around."

 

During the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, Dr. Martin said he believes virtual reality can have a "tremendous impact" on neuroscience research. A custom program is being developed with Moty Avisar, CEO of Surgical Theater and creator of F-16 flight simulators for the Israeli air force - using his expertise and blending brain scans with the flight simulation software.

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Sneak peak at the new iGame-Z170 Motherboard

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 3 hours, 2 mins ago

Thanks to TechPowerUp, the new iGame Z170 motherboard has been spotted and shown to the public, featuring a colorful design and a myriad of cool features.

 

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Designed for 6th generation Core "Skylake" CPUs, one model of this motherboard is said to support up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM with some others packing in a max of 32GB DDR3. Other features include a 14-phase CPU VRM, two PCI-E x16 slots, six SATA 6Gb/s ports, one SATA-Express slot, one M.2 10 Gs/s port, two USB 3.1 ports, six USB 3.0 ports and more.

 

Set for a Q3 2015 launch, this new series of motherboards is likely to see a debut at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan.

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AMD Crossfire still doesn't work on FreeSync monitors

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 3 hours, 41 mins ago

With NVIDIA's G-Sync technology working on not just multi-monitor systems, but multi-GPU systems, AMD has its work cut out for it when it comes to FreeSync not yet working with Crossfire setups.

 

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AMD's FreeSync technology is as it stands, exclusive to single-GPU setups, with a multi-GPU driver expected late April. This launch window has been missed, with AMD officially delaying the driver. The company will "continue to develop and test this solution in accordance with our stringent quality standards, and we will provide another update when it is ready for release".

The stunning ASUS GTX 980 20th anniversary gold edition and more

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 5 hours, 6 mins ago

I'm sure I know a few people who would trade their children for a card like the ASUS GTX 980 20th anniversary gold edition, let alone the case, RAM and motherboard you're about to see.

 

 

Hit the 1080p quality option, make the video full screen and turn up the speakers or headphones and get lost in what can only described as a beautiful display of technology.

 

GGF LAN has been lucky enough to get their hands on the ASUS GTX 980 20th anniversary gold edition, an In Win S-Frame Gold Edition case, an ASUS Z10PE-D8 WS motherboard and some ADATA XPG Z1 Gold DDR4 RAM to show off here.

 

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show!

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Lost Planet 3 developers Spark Unlimited shuts down

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 3 mins ago

If you were a fan of their wide range of Spark Unlimited's developed games including Lost Planet 3, Call of Duty: Finest Hour and Ninja Gaiden Z this news will come as a shock as this company has laid off its workforce and shut down.

 

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In an interview with IGN, John Butrovich from Spark Unlimited stated "Yes, Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile development doesn't service the needs nor desires of Spark as an entity," adding "As such, Spark as we know will cease operations with various splinter efforts focusing on some new dynamic projects inside and outside of game development."

 

Published by Capcom in 2013, Lost Planet 3 was reported by this giant as selling "below expectations"

Sega won't have E3 booth, focusing more on restructuring instead

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 25 mins ago

Sega won't have a large presence at the E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles next month, choosing not to have a booth.

 

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Earlier in the year, Sega announced it was going to restructure, which includes moving its San Francisco office down to southern California - and any Sega games at the show will be hosted by its industry partners.

 

"Over the next months, Sega of America will be focusing on the restructure and relocation to southern California, and we have decided to not attend E3 with our own booth this year," a Sega spokesman told Game Informer.

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Microsoft Office 2016 public preview released

By: Chris Smith | More News: Software | Posted: 7 hours, 12 mins ago

A preview has been pushed live by Microsoft pending its release of the Office 2016 desktop productivity suite, with no Office 365 subscription necessary for download.

 

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The technical preview of this edition was reportedly released back in February 2015 surrounded by strict non-disclosure agreements for all involved.

 

Now Microsoft is ready to open it up to the masses with their general manage of Office marketing, Jared Spataro, commenting that he's looking forward to feedback from a large public audience before full release later in 2015. Reportedly similar to Office 2013 in the looks department, Office 2016 pledges to offer better cloud storage options, collaboration opportunities and more.

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Go 'Into The Woods' in our Blu-ray giveaway, thanks to Disney

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 7 hours, 49 mins ago

To celebrate this week's release of Disney's musical adventure 'Into The Woods' on Blu-ray HD, DVD and Digital, we have copies of the Blu-ray to give away to four lucky readers.

 

Be careful what you wish for. 'Into the Woods' is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

 

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To go into the running to take a Blu-ray home, simply correctly answer the following question:

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