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    Crytek's lawsuit over Star Citizen using Cryengine continues heating up

    According to the official roadmap, S42 is scheduled to go into beta, with all chapters complete, in Q3 of this year. Yes, it will probably get delayed, but $25 is a good price to pay for a beautiful dream.
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    One more thing artificial intelligence can beat you at ...

    Actually, it's 51/49 chance that it will land on the face that was facing up when the coin was tossed. It has been confirmed by multiple studies. It can be the exact same program. Only the weights applied during the training phase change, but those are not technically part of the program...
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    Intel Demos DG1 GPU at CES

    Jen-Hsun Huang said that for something to be called a GPU, it had to have hardware transforms and lighting, which the GeForce 256 was the first card to provide (other than SGI/workstation cards). So it all depends on how much you want to follow his guidance on that terminology :P PS: if not...
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    NVIDIA: We Would Like To Surprise Everyone With 7nm (GPU) Announcement

    ...but that's not plagiarism. Plagiarism is the practice of trying to pass off someone else's work as your own. If you put the tiny excerpt in quotes and immediately credit the author and even link to their article, then how can you be trying to make people think it's your article? All he's...
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    Ford Mustang Mach E Leak: Mustang goes Electric

    Since I care about the environment, the next PC I build will be fully electric.
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    AMD’s Flagship Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64 Core & 128 Thread Monster CPU Leaks Out Accidentally

    Niche or no niche, the answer is super easy. "Cheap" means: a price that lironmiron can actually afford. :)
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    Windows 10 New Start Button redesign

    Oh, they're not forgetting their visual hints :) All the icons are grey and backgroundish except the only icons that they visually hint that you should be paying attention to: Edge and the MS Store! The only colored icons in a sea of grey.
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    VR Rhythm Game 'Beat Saber' Sells over 1 Million Copies

    LOL. The secret to the game's success is: Lightsabers! I had to try it even before I knew it was intuitive or had polished code, just because Lightsabers! And yes, games where you stand in one place in the gameworld, like this and BoxVR, are the funnest... until someone can offer a realistically...
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    Vitaminwater Offers $100K to Quit Smartphones for a Year

    I still use my 1990s phone without any prize involved and wouldn't change it for a smart phone unless forced. The only problem is that people hate having to give me directions instead of sending me a Wayz.
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    The Apple Watch ECG App and Other Health Monitoring Assistants Are Live

    She looks so much like Monica Potter.
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    Google and Facebook Cross "The Creepy Line"

    That seems very effective, if the objective is to stop all data collection based advertising. But that's not my objective, so I don't want this. I don't want to have to pay to use google, or hotmail, or gmail, or websites. It sounds really ominous when they say that they are not selling me...
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    FTC Will Investigate Loot Boxes

    Yes it was. I apologize and thank you. We don't have to. I think we have to provide a reasonable measure of protection, but we can't go all 1984 about it and force people to let us protect them. One thing is a company introducing gambling elements in a product for kids and the kid falling prey...
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    FTC Will Investigate Loot Boxes

    That's good advice, but it only works if you are, indeed, a grown up. Well, yes, but we know that bad parents are a very very large minority of parents. So, do we, as a society, step back and allow the kids of bad parents to get messed up for profit (which will negatively affect the country's...
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    Google Patents Motorized VR Shoes

    Something like this is absolutely necessary. VR games/experiences where you stand or move physically in your guarded space are awesome. But the peeing movement, where you make your controller pee and teleport to wherever the puddle falls is absolutely horrible and using the thumbsticks to glide...
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    Oculus Rift Update Could be More Modest Than Previously Planned

    You can't sell your company to Facebook and then act surprised when your product gets facebooked. That said, we definitely need more users over almost anything else, if we want great games.
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    Hyperloop LA Tunnel will Open on December 10

    Not really. It takes time to build up speed if you don't want to your passengers to end up like stamps and I'm guessing that this first stage that they can open in just a couple of months will not be long enough to get to higher speeds. If only Elon Musk would spend a little more time making...
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    Amazon Posts Environmental Footage from Their MMO

    I feel winded just listening to that guy run. Maybe it's also because those roads look so much like the roads I'd get winded running on as a kid. Zero nostalgia for that. Other than that... it looks like a well made environment. It's just that, if they made a whole video just to show off the...
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    Homelessness Tax Would Target Rich Tech Sector in San Francisco

    I don't think this would even work. These people are not homeless because they can't afford "a home". They are homeless because they are competing for houses with people who can pay stratospheric prices. So the San Franciscans will get the new tax money and be able to pay current rents and the...
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    PayPal Ban on Game Cheats Website Leads to a Spike in Sales

    Well, I guess they're getting their just punishment by being paid in crypto. I hope they fully enjoy their 78 cents when they try to cash it in a couple of years.
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    Magic Leap One is Widely Available Now

    The one I always confuse it with is Leapmotion. So going by the price, this has to be more than 5 times better than Windows Mixed Reality and twice as good as using AR in the Vive pro.
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    Steve Wozniak: AI Will Never Be Smart Enough to Drive a Car

    Well, I agree But when people say this, they always fail to add that we continue to prove every day that humans "Will Never Be Smart Enough to Drive a Car" either. Humans fail with unforeseen circumstances that are common in a real-world driving scenarios hundreds of times every single day...
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    Epic Apologizes for "Embarrassing" Breast Physics in Fortnite

    I mean, we all know it's supposed to move like a bag of sand, right?
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    Discord Announces "First on Discord" Games

    Well, and Humble, for giving a chance and buying bunches of games that you would never buy individually.
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    Robots are Getting Better at Opening Doors

    Do you have any idea how terrifying that sounded?!
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    Google Fights "Right to be Forgotten" Ruling

    I don't think anyone is fine with China and NK censoring content in their country, but we don't have the right to do anything about it. Which is why we are not, in fact, doing anything about it. But we do have the right to do something about it when/if China, NK, the EU, the US, or even Paraguay...
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    Russians Say ISS Air Leak was Caused by a Human

    On the one hand, that's absolutely true. On the other hand, that reasoning also caused the loss of the Virgin Spaceship One a few years ago.
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    VR Shipments Decreased 33% Due to a Lack of Bundling and Discounts in 2018

    All the enthusiasts who would pay the current prices have heard of foveated rendering, wireless, wide FOVs, higher resolutions. That is just too many too big changes and those changes are too close. And non-enthusiasts are not going to be attracted by VR games until the prices drop to...
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    Five Governments Call for Encryption Backdoors in Memo

    "in the same way that they have access to "homes, vehicles, and personal effects" in criminal investigations" so... they are saying that, by law, we have to have a backdoor in all our homes, that law enforcement has the key to, so they can use to get in? They're saying that it's illegal to...
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    The Future of Warfare Will Be Fought over Information

    What about Sodden Hill?!
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    Cyberpunk 2077 Game Play Demo Is Being Streamed on Twitch

    To spoil or not to spoil that is the question. Can I resist?
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    The Last Remnant Will Be Removed from Storefronts in September 2018

    I don't get it. What possible reason can a company have to tell people who want to give them money for their bits, "no, sorry, you can't pay us to buy this product legally anymore."? Even if the sales are low, in what way does it affect them to just leave it there for sale for the few people...
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    Star Wars Resistance Trailer Revealed

    No, this is 3D cel shading. You're right, it has a very distinct and recognizable (and controversial) look.
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    NVIDIA RTX: Cinematic Real-Time Ray Tracing

    If we trust Jensen, he stated that it was being rendered in real time during the Siggraph presentation. I believe he also stated that it was being rendered in real time using eight Turing Quadros. (Not sure if he actually needed all 8, or if it was just a matter of... "if we have 'em why not use...
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    15 Suspects Arrested and Fined $5.1 Million for Selling PUBG Cheats

    It can't affect Dell stocks! Dell is a private company! ;P
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    Get a Robot if You're Tired of Putting Together IKEA Furniture

    Nooo! Not death by defurniturization! Anything but thaaaaaat!!!
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    Live - Zuckerberg Before Congress Pt 1

    But why isn't he wearing his pajamas?
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    Google Bans the Term 'Kodi' From Autocomplete

    It's also used by space pirates to buy larger ships! ...in Eve onl... nevermind, I'll see myself out.
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    Uber Self-Driving Car Crash May Be Due to LIDAR Blind Spot

    Guess how surprised I am that it turned out that Uber cheaped out on the sensors. Hint: Guess a very very small number and bet on the under.
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