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NVIDIA working on new headquarters in Santa Clara, located right across the street from old one

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Feb 21, 2013 5:19 am

NVIDIA has announced that they are working on building a new headquarters right across the street from their current Santa Clara headquarters. The new building's design is being worked on a team at Gensler and is being led by Hao Ko. NVIDIA says the arhitect shares their "values and drive to perfection."

 

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The current renders of the new building are quite awesome and could rival Apple's new headquarters. As you can see in the picture above, NVIDIA's new headquarters will be shaped like two triangles with a connection in the middle.

 

The design harmonizes smart functionality and a shape that connects with and inspires our employees - a triangle, the fundamental building block of computer graphics. Efficient in every way, the design is thoughtful in its use of space, energy, and environment, and, of course, cost.

 

Let us know what you think of the planned headquarters. I think it looks pretty nifty. You can read NVIDIA's announcement blog post on their website.

Sony demos lots of games alongside PlayStation 4 announcement

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 21, 2013 1:04 am

Sony is currently onstage demoing numerous games that will launch on the PlayStation 4. Here's an incomplete list of games that we can expect to play on the next-gen PlayStation 4.

 

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  • KillZone: Shadowfall
  • DriveClub
  • inFamous Second Son
  • The Witness
  • Final Fantasy
  • Watch Dogs
  • Diablo III
  • Destiny

 

More information and pictures of the games can be found over in our very own live coverage of the PlayStation 4 event that is currently going on. We'll have more on these games after the event concludes.

 

Sony has also demonstrated several new game engines that will be put to use on the PlayStation 4. Square Enix demonstrated their Luminous game engine, Capcom demonstrated their new "Panta Rhei" game engine, and Quantic Dream teased us with an animation of an old man's face.

Which PlayStation 4 rumors ended up being true? Let's take a look...

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 21, 2013 12:46 am

With the official PlayStation 4 announcement about halfway over, we'd thought we'd bring to you a list of rumors that ended up being true. Without further ado, let's take a look at the rumors that panned out.

 

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  1. PlayStation 4 to be powered by 8-core AMD CPU
  2. Leaked pictures of prototype PlayStation 4 controller
  3. New controller to have touch panel
  4. PlayStation to use x86 architecture
  5. PlayStation 4 to use Gaikai streaming technology

 

In the end it looks like most of the rumors that we posted ended up being accurate. Of course, this was just a quick look over some of the past posts.

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Sony PlayStation 4 announced, features x86 CPU and 8GB of RAM

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 20, 2013 11:42 pm

Sony have announced the PlayStation 4 today - where we've discovered it does indeed feature an x86 CPU. We're looking at an 8-core CPU, a powerful GPU, and 8GB of RAM. But, Sony aren't pushing raw specs, but instead, the 'experience' of the gamer.

 

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The PS4's Lead System Architect, Mark Cerny, talked about the evolution of the PS4, which began development five years ago now, and was designed to connect to many services at once - which is where we are in the world right now. Hopefully we get some breakdown on specs later, which you can expect us to report to you. Keep checking back!

Did you want to watch the HTC event yesterday but didn't get an invite? HTC has posted video of the event online

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Feb 20, 2013 11:16 pm

If you happened to not be in attendance of the HTC press conference yesterday because you fell ill or, more likely, didn't get an invitation, HTC has you covered. The company has released video of the event online today so that you can take a look inside and see just what you missed out on.

 

 

HTC has also chopped together a 4 minute 30 second version of highlights that includes video from the London and New York gatherings. Like most press events, the speakers hype the product with lots of unnecessary adjectives and phrases. Take a look and let us know what you thought of the event.

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Apple's stock price takes a hit after reports detailing a Foxconn hiring freeze surface

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Feb 20, 2013 11:02 pm

Apple's stock continues to take a hit as reports of a hiring freeze at Apple's largest supplier surface. There have been two opposing theories offered up and it seems like investors are accepting one over the other and are using it as a reason to pound Apple's stock price.

 

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Apple's stock has decreased in value by $11.14, or 2.42 percent, in today's trading. The Financial Times offers up that the hiring freeze is a result of lower demand for Apple products. According to an external recruiter, "Foxconn's demand for workers this year was as low as that in 2009."

 

Bloomberg offers up a different reason for the hiring freeze. According to the spokesperson they spoke to, "Foxconn halted recruitment until the end of March after more employees returned from the Chinese New Year break than a year earlier."

RumorTT: Samsung having issues with Exynos 5, may cause Galaxy S4 to come with Snapdragon

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:32 pm

A report from the hit-and-miss online newspaper DigiTimes is saying that Samsung is having issues with power consumption and temperature on their new eight-core Exynos 5 Octa processor. This was previously rumored to be the CPU powering the next-gen flagship mobile device, though this report says this will not be the case.

 

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These problems have apparently resulted in Samsung turning to the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. DigiTimes' report says that the CPU will be a quad-core Snapdragon 600, which is the same processor used in the new HTC One. Of course, this report could be wrong, so we'll have to wait until March 14 when it is rumored Samsung will unveil the new smartphone.

Google releases new Google Glass video that showcases abilities

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Feb 20, 2013 10:03 pm

The Google Glass project is looking pretty awesome. Who wouldn't want to wear a computer on their face? To demonstrate some of the capabilities that Google Glass should have in its final iteration, Google has release a new video that showcases some of the major features:

 

 

In the video, people can be heard controlling the headset via the command "Ok Glass." After those words are said, Glass starts listening for a command such as "take a picture," "start recording," or numerous other examples as seen in the video. Project Glass continues to get more and more awesome every time we see something new.

 

Unfortunately, you'll have to shell out $1,500 and win a spot to pre-order the device.

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Adobe releases updates for Reader, Acrobat that patch serious vulnerabilities currently being exploited

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Software | Posted: Feb 20, 2013 9:33 pm

Even though today is a Wednesday, it has seemingly turned into Patch Tuesday as several companies have released updates to their software that patch critical security vulnerabilities. Along with Java releasing update 15, Adobe has released updates to its Reader and Acrobat products to patch a critical security flaw that is currently being exploited in the wild.

 

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Until you update to the latest version of the software, you need to be wary of PDFs as the malware is currently using malicious PDF files to spread. The security hole is present on Linux, Mac, and Windows, though Adobe has only seen Windows computers being targeted as of now.

 

Users can update the software through the built-in updater (available in the Help menu, select Check for Updates) or by downloading a copy of the Windows, Mac, or Linux installer directly from Adobe's website.

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