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Bruce Dickinson's advice to startups: Don't give up

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

The European Business Angels Network (EBAN) conference opened its doors today in Zagreb, Croatia. One of the first speakers and certainly the biggest star of the event was Bruce Dickinson, the voice of the legendary band Iron Maiden.

 

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Those who follow Dickinson's work know that he is so much more than an amazing voice behind the iconic band. He's a pilot, an entrepreneur, and an investor. Dickinson spoke about his business adventures and said that he approaches business the same way he writes songs. It doesn't matter if the music or the lyrics come first during the process, what matters is that it all fits in.

 

"You need to remember what it was like to be a child. Not childish, but child-like. You need to dream," said Bruce.

 

Dickinson pointed out a big difference between successful and unsuccessful companies - the first ones treat their customers as loyal fans, while the other ones treat them exclusively as customers that bring them money.

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NVIDIA launches the world's first AI supercomputer chip

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

NVIDIA announced its Xavier processor not too long ago, but now the company has officially launched its AI supercomputer chip - the first of its kind, ever.

 

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The new Xavier board is a single-chip computer with over 7 billion transistors, with NVIDIA securing bragging rights of Xavier being capable of pushing over 20 trillion operations per second, at just 20W. Better yet, Xavier can be put together with a total of 50 boards, capable of driving up to 1 quadrillion operations per second, using 1kW of power - not too damn bad at all, if I might say so myself.

 

NVIDIA CEO and founder Jen-Hsun Huang sees a fast-approaching golden age of computing, with advances and leaps coming so quickly that it will pass our expectations. AI and supercomputing codes can be merged, and will see the offloading of traditional coding to technologies like neural networks - where we can expect things to get very, very interesting.

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Marvel vs Capcom 4 might not have any X-Men

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Update: The "leaked" Marvel vs Capcom 4 pictures were faked by a NeoGAF user, so Wolverine and other X-Men may actually not show up in the game at all.

 

Rumor has it that Capcom will unveil Marvel vs Capcom 4 at Sony's PlayStation Experience event on December 3-4, but now sources are saying that classic X-Men won't be showing up at all.

 

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Marvel vs Capcom has always been about variety, but the rumored fourth installment may totally nix the X-Men altogether. Sources have told Polygon that Marvel vs Capcom 4 will pull its characters from Marvel's current cinematic universe, with classic characters from franchises like Avengers, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy and other MCU films replacing the traditional roster of mutant X-Men. Heroes like Iron Man, Thor and even Ant-Man are much more likely than classic mutants like Wolverine, Magneto, Storm and Phoenix.

 

"Fans of the series should expect Marvel vs. Capcom 4's roster of Marvel characters to draw strongly from the cinematic universe that Marvel Studios has popularized - and has full control over - during the past decade. That means fighting game fans will more likely see characters plucked from The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy films, and not from properties like the X-Men. Expect to see superheroes like Ant-Man and Groot make appearances, with characters of mutant origin - think Wolverine and Magneto - sitting out this entry," Polygon reports.

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Nintendo Switch coming to New York on Jan 13

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Nintendo will sponsor a special five-hour event for its new Switch console and handheld hybrid in New York on January 13.

 

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More details for Nintendo's special hands-on Switch demonstration have surfaced, with the Japanese console-maker planning on holding an extensive event in New York starting on January 13. In fact, Nintendo is holding two major events for its new Switch debut: a special "Tokyo webcast" on January 12--which will explain everything about the Switch including official launch details, pricing, games lineup, specs and more--and a the"Nintendo Switch experience Meeting 2017" in both New York and Tokyo the following day on January 13.

 

"This will be an event for invited media, financial analysts, and trade partners in Tokyo that will be globally livestreamed on Jan. 12, U.S. time. The presentation will include the launch date and pricing for Nintendo Switch, as well as a look at the lineup of games currently in development," Nintendo revealed about the Tokyo webcast.

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Tesla snatches top Microsoft HoloLens designer

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Tesla recently snatched one of Microsoft's top designers, Andrew Kim. According to his LinkedIn profile, Kim spent three and a half years at Microsoft and will now join Tesla Motors to take up the role of Lead Designer.

 

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During his work at Microsoft, Kim was highly involved in HoloLens, Microsoft's augmented reality project, so it's no wonder that everyone's asking what does Elon Musk have next in mind for his electric cars.

 

Perhaps we will soon see a first vehicle that uses augmented reality to its fullest. Imagine your windshield turning into a map, or your mirrors into monitors, etc.

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Jaguar introduces their first electric car - I-PACE

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

With time, electric cars will become the standard, so it isn't surprising that many manufacturers are unveiling their first electric cars nowadays. Jaguar is aware of this fact, and they recently introduced their first fully electric car the Jaguar I-PACE.

 

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The Jaguar I-PACE certainly won't go into the category of affordable electric cars, but it is a stunning car. The person behind the design is the legendary Ian Callum, the man who has worked and designed for Ford, TVR, and Aston Martin.

 

The I-PACE Concept can achieve a charge of up to 80% in 90 minutes with a 50kW DC rapid charger, and the company says you will be able to drive 350km (218 miles) with one charge.

 

The most impressive info about the car is that it can go from 0-100 km/h in 4 seconds even though its technically an SUV.

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San Francisco light-rail system got hacked

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: BREAKING STORY | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

It seems like San Francisco Municipal riders either got really happy or really angry when MUNI systems got hacked last Friday. The commuters were surprised to find "Out of Service" and "Metro Free" signs printed on their tickets. Hurray for the free ride?

 

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Apparently, a hacker by the name of Saolis hacked the company using ransomware where it locks the victim computers until a decryption code is given. Saolis demands 100 bitcoins from the company (which equals to 73000USD) according to the Examiner, in exchange of the captured transit agency data.

 

Yet, much to our surprise, this hacker doesn't seem to have any malicious intent as he states in an exchange with The Verge: "we don't attention to interview and propagate news ! our software working completely automatically and we don't have targeted attack to anywhere ! SFMTA network was Very Open and 2000 Server/PC infected by software ! so we are waiting for contact any responsible person in SFMTA but i think they don't want deal ! so we close this email tomorrow!"

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No Man's Sky's new content update revitalizes playerbase

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

After being silent for a whole two months, Hello Games is back, and they've just released a massive Foundation Update for No Man's Sky, prompting a considerable return exodus from a large portion of PC gamers.

 

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Before the Foundation Update, No Man's Sky was hovering around a paltry 250-500 concurrent players on Steam. In fact, the game's player count started to dwindle as soon as a few weeks after its release. Those numbers took a huge turnaround after the content update hit, with 8090 concurrent players returning on Sunday. Those numbers soon petered off, however, and the numbers are at a more conservative 3,000+ players. For comparison's sake, No Man's Sky hit an insane 212,000+ gamers at its peak.

 

It seems that the Foundation Update was able to rekindle the playerbase. The update adds a huge array of extra content to the game including on-planet base building, farming, being able to dock your spaceships inside of freights while in space, tons of new materials, three new game modes, and more. Hello Games promises that this is just the "first of many free updates" planned that will expand the game further.

 

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7700K overclocked to 5GHz, chip hits 100C

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

We've been hearing a fair bit about Intel's upcoming Core i7-7700K processor, which is the first Kaby Lake CPU everyone thinks of as it's the enthusiast SKU - but we don't have much in the way of performance numbers, until now.

 

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There are now engineering samples and compatible 200-series motherboards floating around, with 'Zolkorn' leaking out some details on the 7700K. The 7700K processor in question was overclocked easily to 4.9GHz, requiring just 1.29V of power - but when you consider the Kaby Lake enthusiast CPU was hitting 100C... you might think twice before throwing down the OC gauntlet.

 

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You can see in this screenshot the Core i7-7700K was hitting 4901.18MHz (49 x 100), while using just 1.26V of power.

 

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Here the 7700K is overclocked to 4797.65MHz with 1.296V of power, and the chip bounces up to 100C - hovering in the mid-to-high 80s.

Colorful's new GTX 1070 SNAKE made for eSports team

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Colorful has a second wave of GTX 10 series cards on its way, with the impressive new GTX 1080 KUDAN and now the GTX 1070 SNAKE X-Top, made specifically for League of Legends pro gaming team 'Snake'.

 

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The new graphics card from Colorful has Snake's logo on it, teased on the out fans, and backplate. Colorful has used a fully custom design, triple-fan cooler, backplate, 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and a BIOS switch on the back of the card. GPU clocks are set at 1657/1860MHz for base and boost respectively, making it one of the fastest GTX 1070s on the market.

 

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It looks like Colorful will be making just 200 of these cards, so they'll be an extremely limited edition run for fans of Snake, or custom graphics cards for specific markets. I think it looks slick as hell, and I want one.

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