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Infinity Ward opens new studio in Poland

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 10 hours ago

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare developer Infinity Ward will open a new studio in Krakow, Poland, the studio today announced.




The new Polish branch will focus on research and development to likely push the bar and accelerate rich new feature sets for the studio's next Call of Duty game, which may be out in 2019. Following the disappointing reception and sales of Infinite Warfare, it's fair to say the pressure's on at Infinity Ward. The Krakow-based team will also coordinate with the Los Angeles studio and help in general development. Principal Rendering Engineer Michal Drobot will lead the new Infinity Ward Poland team.


"We're thrilled to announce the expansion of our development capabilities with the opening of Infinity Ward Poland," said Dave Stohl, Studio Head for Infinity Ward. "We're building a world-class R&D studio that will tap into the creative local game development culture and talent in Poland. This expansion will further solidify our position as one of the most dedicated and accomplished teams in the industry. We look forward to great things to come."

Zelda director has 'lots of ideas' for new DLC, games

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 12 hours ago

While Nintendo's internal first-party team has yet to confirm another DLC pack for Breath of the Wild, the developers have tons of ideas and newly sparked motivation to continually evolve the franchise.




It appears Zelda director Hidemaro Fujibayashi is having a blast with the series, especially with Breath of the Wild's new Champion's Ballad DLC (which adds a snazzy motorbike for Link to ride around Hyrule). Nintendo's new season pass DLC plan for the Zelda series has breathed new life into the possibilities, and now the devs have the freedom to add in new things while adjusting old features to boot. This freedom has given Fujibayashi a kind of vigor to bring new content to the series, which could spark all kinds of interesting things for the next game (or DLC).


"I can't say at this point if it will be in sequels or in continuations, or what form it will take, but I definitely have lots of ideas and lots of motivation right now," Fujibayashi said in a recent interview with IGN.

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Amazon re-list chromecast in hopes of peace with Google

By: Jak Connor | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 2 days, 20 hours ago

Titan companies such as Gooogle and Amazon don't always agree about their products and where they shall be sold but compromise is never out of the question as it usually benefits both parties. An example of this is Google pulling the YouTube application from all Amazon Fire TVs for punishment of not selling Chromecast on Amazon.




Google pulling YouTube from Amazon Fire TV seems like a ransom kind of move but when titan companies are playing on the levels they are playing on big moves have to be made. YouTubes ransom seemed to work effectively as Amazon has decided to re-list Chromecast on the Amazon market.


Here is what a Google spokesperson had to say:

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Adventure Time will get a new Open-world RPG early 2018

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 22 hours ago

Cartoon Networks Adventure Time has had a new announcement, a full-fledged open world RPG is set to be released in the land of Ooo in just the early months of 2018. Called, Adventure Time: Pirates of Enchiridon will be taking place in a flooded land of Ooo which appears to be taking inspiration from the very classic The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.




Players will be able to play as four different characters, Finn, Jake, Marceline and BMO. All of which are completely upgradeable and will be able to use items, cast spell, drink potions and of course battle foes in the games fast-paced combat. On Outright Games website they give a description of what will be featured in the game as well as reassuring the audience that this is in fact a true Adventure Time story and is also voiced by the TV shows cast.


"In this brand new game, Finn, Jake, Marceline, and BMO face their most piratical adventure yet after a totally bizonkers flood plunges their home into watery chaos. It's up to them to set sail on the seas of Ooo and find the dingwad responsible!"


  • Explore the Land of Ooo freely, discover secrets and collect loot with playable fan-favourite characters, Finn, Jake, BMO and Marceline.
  • Set sail across the high seas between kingdoms and venture into uncharted territories to figure out what's going on.
  • Upgrade your heroes, use items, spells, potions and unique ultimate hero abilities to battle bad guys in fast-paced tactical combat.
  • An original Adventure Time story, all voiced by the show's cast.

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NVIDIA play huge role in smart car race with Xavier

By: Jak Connor | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 2 days, 23 hours ago

Founder and CEO of NVIDIA, Jensun Huang showed the audience in Tokyo how NVIDIA DRIVE and it's scalable architecture will be the future for autonomous driving software, saying that "It will be a functional safe operating system, with incredible algorithms, and all kinds of applications built on top."




What will be powering NVIDIA's next generation DRIVE platform is called Xavier, which is the worlds most complex system on a single chip. "Xavier is coming out of the fab and we can't wait to put in the hands of car companies and roboticists all over the world" said Huang


On NVIDIA's blog post about Huangs speech they explained what the advantages of Xavier would provide "With Xavier, applications will process sensor data from outside and within the car, using deep neural networks to deliver applications built on 360-degree surround perception coupled with eye tracking, gesture recognition and natural language understanding."

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Reddit will have its content integrated into Bing

By: Jak Connor | More News: Internet Browsers | Posted: 3 days ago

Reddits co-founder Alexis Ohanian has announced at an AI event that Reddit will be partnering with Microsoft to create AI tools which will integrate Reddit's content into searches on Bing.




This new integration is a combined goal to develop a feature that is called Intelligent Search, the feature is designed to make the user of Bing feel more at home with the browser by answering questions quickly and promptly.


Intelligent Search will take the comprehensive information regarding your search question and compile all information into one refined answer, the source name for a answer is labelled "Consolidated from multiple sources."

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Hyundai to bring 38 green cars to the market

By: Jak Connor | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 3 days, 1 hour ago

Hyundai and its subsidiary Kia are planning to hit the economically friendly car market hard with plans of bringing a large 38 cars to the market within the next eight years. There are already seven different models planned for the next five years, most of which are electric powered vehicles.




Compared to other companies though Hyundai is falling behind, VW plans to build electric versions of all of it's models by 2020 and GM plans to develop battery-powered versions for 20 of their cars which is also planned for release by 2020.


Hyundai claims that they have been working on green technology for more than a decade now and have already sold 186,000 green vehicles in just the first nine months of the year. What will be interesting is if the technology they have already developed will be ahead of the other companies which plan to release their green cars sooner rather than later.

Astronauts will watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi From Space

By: Jak Connor | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 3 days, 2 hours ago

It would be quite an honor to step foot on the International Space Station as only a very small amount of people get the opportunity, with this achievement though is a sacrifice and that is all the entertainment luxuries earth has to offer. Luckily, Disney and NASA are not allowing the Astronauts aboard the International Space to miss out on one of the luxuries and that is of course Star Wars: The Last Jedi.




Spaceflight reporter Robin Seemangal took to Twitter and posted this news "I received confirmation from Disney and NASA sources that the crew aboard the International Space Station will be screening Star Wars: The Last Jedi".


Inverse then followed up this report by asking NASA if this news was true or not, a NASA spokesperson said that the movie would be shown to Astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

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Starbucks 'Free' Wi-Fi mines Bitcoin while connected

By: Jak Connor | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 3 days, 3 hours ago

A man named Noah Dinkin has taken to Twitter after coming across a piece of code installed on his laptop once connected to the Buenos Aires Starbucks. Dinkin tweeted Starbucks but before doing that noticed that there is a 10 second delay before your laptop is connected, this window of time would be the installation and starting process of mining.




In Dinkins tweet he addressed that this kind of free Wi-Fi service is a "little off-brand" and also that the store in Buenos Aires was not the only store doing this and in-fact that there was three separate stores which Dinkins went to that all did the same thing.



This may seem suspicious but Starbucks claims that this is not their fault and blame should be turned to their internet providing companies, this is what they told Motherboard "Last week, we were alerted to the issue and we reached out to our internet service provider - the wi-fi is not run by Starbucks, it's not something we own or control,"


Starbucks ended up responding to Dinkins tweet saying that they have taken "swift action" into resolving the problem with their ISP and that customers will be able to join the free Wi-Fi network safely.

Former Facebook exec: Bitcoin will reach $1 million

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cryptocurrency & Mining | Posted: 3 days, 5 hours ago

With the price of Bitcoin reaching multiple new all-time highs in the last few weeks, the tease of BTC reaching $1 million sounds like pure fantasy. But considering we've seen McAfee creator and founder John McAfee himself say he'd 'eat his own d*ck' if Bitcoin wasn't $1 million by 2020.




Now there's someone else with considerable weight behind them in the industry saying the same thing, with ex-Facebook ex and founder of Social Capital and co-owner of the Golden State Warriors, Chamath Palihapitiya talking about the value and potential growth of Bitcoin in an interview with CNBC on Tuesday.


Palihapitiya invested into Bitcoin in 2012, saying that he saw the price of the cryptocurrency rising massively in the next 20 years as more and more people adopt BTC. Palihapitiya said that Bitcoin will be considered a store of value comparable to gold.


During the interview, he said: "This thing has the potential to be comparable to the value of gold...This is a fantastic hedge and store of value against autocratic regimes and banking infrastructure that we know is corrosive to how the world needs to work properly...I think this thing is a $100,000 a coin in the next 3-4 years, and in the next 20 years will be $1 mln".