Tuesday, December 31, 2013

ATMs running Windows XP robbed with infected USB sticks – yes, most ATMs still run Windows

Giving new meaning to the term "free money"

A high-tech criminal group in Europe has been infecting ATMs (cash machines) with malware, and then completely emptying the machines without a trace. The group has not yet been caught and the attacks continue — and thus very few details have been released — but we assume that they’ve already made off with millions of pounds/euros. The best bit: The hack is carried out by plugging an infected USB stick into ATMs that run Windows XP.

The NSA regularly intercepts laptop shipments to implant malware, report says

Then they have the audacity to say that we have malware so they shutdown our favourite sites...

It’s common to check up on tracking information when you’re waiting on a package, but at least occasionally, that tracking data is omitting a quick stop off at the NSA. According to a new report in Der Spiegel, the NSA regularly intercepts shipments of laptops and other electronic devices in order to implant physical listening devices and install advanced malware. This process, called interdiction, can give authorities instant remote access to a subject’s computer without them being any the wiser.

Monday, December 30, 2013

What will the PS4 and Xbox One redesigns look like?

Call me the Doctor, and let's take a trip through time...

The PS4 and Xbox One are fresh off the assembly line, and they’re both incredibly popular this holiday shopping season. That feeling of novelty and excitement doesn’t last long, though. After a while, sales will start to dip. Consoles will get discounted, and then the whole world starts to wonder when a redesign is coming out.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Over 25 000 Blog Views!!!!!!!!!!!

Whoop! Whoop!

Now this is just beyond! I am at a loss for words. All I can say is... 


The Code Lives...

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

HTC’s new HTC One update status page explains why updates take forever

I wondered also...

The HTC One was among the top Android smartphones in 2013, and that’s thanks in part to the company’s new focus on OS updates. The HTC One launched with Android 4.1, but now is on 4.3 or 4.4, depending on which version you have. It’s the multiple versions that can get confusing. Why do some variants of a phone get KitKat while others lag behind? Stop staring angrily at that useless system update button — HTC has a new update status page with a big graphic that explains the anatomy of an Android update.

The great x86 pivot: Intel and AMD break for new markets in 2014

Now, let's engage the new gen processors

2014 will be a year of tremendous change for both Intel and AMD. Both companies are responding to rapidly shifting market dynamics as the computing market continues its greatest product transition since the PC debuted nearly forty years ago. The two CPU manufacturers are attacking this shift from different directions and with different product strategies; we’ll start with Intel first.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Kazuya Mishima TURBO Combos (Tekken Revolution)

To start it off, I'll give you a combo exhibition by TheMainMain

We're going TURBO on Tekken Revolution...


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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

First stage of VENGEANCE.... Complete!

So there we we go... Your 7 posts for my week of absence. That is the First Stage of my VENGEANCE done...

My work is done for today. Psypher is going to finish this off with your last 3 posts then we'll see about the extra when he is done.

The Code Lives...

And today it's ANGRY and executing in multiple arrays...

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VB Kid

Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag Gameplay [AC4 / PS4 / HD]

Some Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag Gameplay on the PlayStation 4

Nulla e reale; tutto e lecito. Requiescat in pace. 

Thank you to CommunityGame for this video

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VB Kid

Researchers report security flaw in Samsung's Galaxy S4

An Israeli security team says a vulnerability in Samsung's Knox security platform enables malicious software to track e-mails and record data communications.

Here's some Grinchy news for those of you who put Samsung's Galaxy S4 on your holiday wish list: Israeli researchers have identified a vulnerability in the smartphone that allegedly allows a hacker to easily intercept secure data.

Microsoft Xbox One unboxing, setup & system config video

Because I love all tech, good or bad...

Watch this

Thanks again Gamebits

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PS4 sales accelerate towards Christmas, beating the Xbox One by almost 2-to-1

Like there was any doubt...

It has now been six weeks since Sony’s PS4 exploded onto the scene, kicking off the eighth generation of game consoles, and just over a month since Microsoft’s plucky Xbox One joined the fray. It’s now high time to take a look at which console is faring better. While both consoles hit one million sales on launch day, the PS4 hit the two-million mark well ahead of the Xbox One, and now early figures from Ebay indicate that the PS4 is pulling away, with almost two PS4s being sold for every Xbox One. It’s looking more and more like Microsoft may never recover from the marketing and policy SNAFUs that plagued the console throughout 2013, and that the PlayStation 4 is cruising towards an easy victory.

Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) unboxing, setup & system config video

Just realised that I said a lot about this gaming console and never posted abot it when it came out.. So here it is...

Watch this

Thank you for Gamebits being on point, on the day!

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VB Kid

High quality graphene wafers fabricated using beetle tech

Talk about nanotech

Many beetles, like ladybugs, have the ability to stick to things as they walk underwater. They can do this by trapping tiny bubbles within hair-like structures on their feet. Researchers at the National University of Singapore have used a similar bubble trick to develop a way to make high quality graphene films. Their new technique is the first which can accomplish both the growth and transfer steps of graphene onto a silicon wafer.

The researchers are calling their process face-to-face transfer. It differs from the standard dry or wet methods which transfer films in a roll-to-roll fashion. Although stardard methods can grow sheets up to 30 inches in length, they also create many defects. These defects — cracks, folds, and wrinkles — are unavoidable when CVD-grown graphene is transferred from its underlying copper substrate. Ideally, one wants to grow the graphene right on top of a silicon chip, or whatever substrate will be the end product.

In the face-to-face method, the silicon dioxide top layer of a piece of silicon is first bombarded with a nitrogen plasma. This creates a silicon oxy-nitride surface that can trap bubbles that form later during the CVD (chemical vapor deposition) process. As the copper layer that was spun on before the CVD step is later etched away, the graphene is held in place by those bubbles that take up positions to form “capillary bridges,” like those on the setae (bristles or ridges) of some beetles and frogs.

After they fabricated long (up to 1 meter), thin ribbons of graphene, the researchers were able to take images of the process using atomic force microscopy. They also tested the electrical properties of their product using standard four-probe resistivity measurements. To do this they first had to metalize 50nm spots of nickel to act as electrodes. Conductivity was in the range of 4,000 S/cm (compare the conductivity of copper, a bit higher at 6,000 S/cm). Importantly, they were also able to demonstrate uninterrupted electrical continuity of ribbons with length-width ratios of up to 105.

The authors believe their process will help to enable the larger graphene dream many see as the future of microelectronics. The so-called graphene-on-silicon platforms would be a big, or at least interim, part of that future. Such devices are now under development on many fronts, and have been shown to support all manner of useful electrical components — transistors, optical modulators, and even more exotic gate-controlled Schottky barrier triodes. For a batch process, where directed graphene growth can spontaneously attach to an underlying substrate in defect-free form, the technological implications may be huge.

Credit: John Hewitt
Source: ExtremeTech

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What To Do If Your Laptop Is Plugged In But Not Charging

A little solution to a problem my laptop users might have come across

Watch this:

Thank you to PCMag

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid

I'm Baaack... with a VENGEANCE!!!!!

So, as most of you might have noticed, my posting had somewhat halted over the past week. My ISP was being difficult, yet again.

But, anyway, I am back, and I have a VENGEANCE!!!!!

I have a post for you for every single day that I wasn't here. Yes, even the days that I don't work (Saturday & Sunday). Then as your Christmas present, you'll get 3 posts for today, and if I'm feeling very happy, I'll post a video of myself, so you put a face to the name

So that's 7 posts plus 3 for today and perhaps 1 extra

Let the VENGEANCE begin!

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Fleksy fires the first shot in the iOS alternative keyboard revolution

Could this be the future?

Android has secured its dominant position in the smartphone market largely thanks to the level of customization the platform offers. It’s the perfect foil to Apple’s obsession with keeping the UI consistent and tightly controlled at all costs. One of the long-time advantages Android’s approach has offered is a wide assortment of great alternative keyboards. Now one keyboard developer is making a play for the iOS ecosystem by bumping off the iOS keyboard one app at a time.

Monday, December 16, 2013

YouTube’s ContentID system guts game streaming, pushes away loyal audience

We could say goodbye to YouTube. Well, the gamers at least cause we gotta stream...

Last weekend, YouTube made certain changes to the automatic content detection and management software that scans uploaded video for copyrighted material. As a result, a huge number of videos posted by gamers belonging to Multi-Channel Networks (MCN) are now being yanked offline thanks to bogus copyright claims and poor auto-detection. The email that initially went out included the following:

“Beginning in early January, newly-uploaded videos will occasionally go through a process called monetization review. This review is performed by YouTube, and will determine if your content is in compliance with YouTube’s current terms of use and copyright standards.”

The problem with YouTube’s new system is that it’s apparently flagging huge amounts of previously approved content and imposing no penalties on claimants who are filing bad faith disputes on content they don’t own. YouTube’s monetization system allows a user to choose to run ads in front of their content and earn money from the views. If, however, a rightsholder files a claim against the video, YouTube will automatically disable ad revenue on a video. Even if you dispute it, the claimant gets a month to respond. During that month, you make no money.

Dispute too often, or lose disputes, and your account gets deleted. It’s a ridiculous policy, clearly user-unfriendly, and this latest set of claims has only further demonstrated how YouTube — a company literally built on sharing video — has become deeply hostile to its own constituency. The situation is bad enough that Blizzard and Deep Silver (makes of Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light) are issuing statements that explicitly grant players the right to stream their products after other companies are making false claims against user uploaded content.

Part of the problem is the byzantine nature of the copyright system itself. BioShock Infinite, for example, contains a sequence from Mozart’s Requiem — Lacrimosa. Presumably, Irrational Games paid for the copyright on whatever performance of the piece is used in the game. But if a different choir claims copyright of the song on YouTube, they can shut down the video stream, even if the version of the song used in-game isn't performed by the claimant taking advantage of the ContentID system.

So badly out of step, it hurts

All of this is happening even as Sony and Microsoft double down on video sharing as a major feature of their next-generation consoles. This is only going to drive a substantial segment of the population away. To date, the advantage of being able to possibly monetize content on Youtube — and its enormous reach in comparison to other services — has made users more willing to suffer through the problems. With the Xbox One and PS4 driving streaming to services like Twitch.tv, that’s going to be less an issue in the future.

But reading comments on websites, I’m struck by the number of people who acknowledge ContentID abuses and have turned them off on YouTube altogether. Why upload videos when someone else from an unrelated company can file a claim and wreck your business? Why bother attempting to create something when disputing the claims can lead to your entire channel being deleted? YouTube’s system is deeply hostile to the end user — even NASA has had its video streams blocked by people with the arrogance to claim copyright over footage of Curiosity deploying on Mars.

Instead of solving the problems, YouTube’s solution is to up the ante, driving users farther away.

Credit: Joel Hruska
Source: ExtremeTech

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Invisibility gun uses a beam of darkness to make objects vanish from sight

A little something for all the tech-heads. Darkness to create invisibility...

Researchers at the National University of Singapore have built a beam of darkness that can make objects invisible from a long distance away. This isn’t the plot from some not-so-distant sci-fi movie: It really works. The beam of darkness can create a 3D region of invisibility — or “empty light capsule” as the researchers call it — that can hide macroscopic objects.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sony RX10 camera unveiled, get the first look

The Sony RX10 camera

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Get the scoop on the 4K Handycam Camcorder (FDR-AX1)

Brought to you by the Sony YouTube channel.

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

How to Set Up a Wireless Router

Brought to you by PCMag

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VB Kid

Monday, December 09, 2013

You have too many chat apps. Can Layer connect them?

The people behind Jabber and Grand Central want to reinvent how we chat

Jeremie Miller almost brought on a golden age of instant messaging. He invented XMPP — often referred to as Jabber — the common language used by many IM apps to talk to to each other. If your friends used AOL Instant Messenger or ICQ or even Yahoo! Messenger, it was possible for a brief period in the mid 2000s to use any app you wanted to talk to friends. Some chat apps let you group all your chats into tabs instead of windows, while others let you add wallpapers to your chats or even skin the entire app’s user interface. Then, as IM on computers gave way to smartphones, it all fell apart.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition): Unboxing & Review

An Unboxing & Review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition)

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid

Thursday, December 05, 2013

RESOGUN (PS4) - Available Now

From PlayStation, another one available now on PS4, RESOGUN...

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Computer Processor Types (Post By Request)

And the post I have for you today was is requested by a fan on my Facebook Page, so here it is:

Computer Processor Types

A few years ago, choosing a processor was pretty straightforward. AMD and Intel each produced two series of processors, a mainstream line and a budget line. Each company used only one processor socket, and there was a limited range of processor speeds available. If you wanted an Intel processor, you might have a dozen mainstream models and a half-dozen budget models to choose among. The same was true of AMD.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Jin Kazama Guide

I rep  all Mishimas, even the one's that forsake their heritage

Jin Kazama Guide

Chikara Ga Subetedesu!

Thank you to TheMainMan

Your VB Kid

Monday, December 02, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Blackberry Z10: Unboxing & Review

An Unboxing and Review of the BlackBerry Z10

Your VB Kid

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Knack (PS4) - Available Now

A set of videos on the game Knack on the PS4 system..

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid

Monday, November 25, 2013

Killzone Shadow Fall (PS4) - Available Now

A set of videos on Killzone Shadow Fall on the PS4 system..

The Chief Technomancer
 VB Kid

How to Crack a Wpa2-Psk Password with Windows

Before I begin....
Firstly I do not condone hacking, it is ILLEGAL and can lead to SERIOUS legal repercussions.

I am only posting this because a fan on my Facebook Page requested a post on hacking a WiFi password on Windows and to live up to my word when I say "If You Would Like To See Anything Posted On VB Kid Let Me Know And I Will Do My Best To Post It For You"


OK, done with the legal work, Now Let's Go!

The following post has been duplicated from Rumy IT Tips

It's very common question on the internet to How to hack a Facebook account password and how to hack a WiFi password. Even if you search on YouTube you will find a lots of tutorial to How to hack a WiFi password using backtrack. However, backtrack OS is not most handy OS for normal users.

Today I am going to show you how to a crack a Wp2-psk password with windows machine.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Injustice : Gods Among Us - ALL ENDINGS

This is one game that I haven't been posting much about. So, I summon the Gods Among Us to bring the Injustice

Cause I know most of you have played this already, so it's just for that nostalgia...

But if you haven't, then you really gotta Level Up Your Game!

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid

Monday, November 18, 2013

The PS4 takes the ‘pure gaming machine’ thing way too far

The PlayStation 4, which was released on Friday, is an odd proposition. On the one hand, it only costs $400 — but on the other, you really don’t get a whole lot for your money. The launch games for the PS4 are a mixed bag, with the PS4-exclusives Killzone: Shadow Fall and Knack really not strong enough to justify the $400 price tag. Yes, games like NBA 2K14 and Battlefield 4 are excellent — but they’re also available on the Xbox 360 and PS3, which you probably already own. But there are never any good games at launch, you say — and you’re right. It’s not that I even expect a new console like the PS4 to launch with good games — that’s simply not how it goes.

Alienware M17x Video Review

The Ultimate Gaming Device

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Sony PlayStation 4

With the release of this gaming system scheduled for  tomorrow, a little Hands-On with the gadget...

Your VB Kid

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Apple - iPhone 5s - The all-new iSight camera.

About their iSight camera.

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid

Introducing Samsung GALAXY Note 3

Just a video, the GALAXY Note 3

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Customized Moto X Now Available on All Major U.S. Carriers

The customized version of the Motorola Moto X is now available on all major U.S. carriers.

When the 4.7-inch Android smartphone debuted in August, the option to customize with different colors via the Moto Maker website was limited only to AT&T customers. Starting today, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and T-Mobile customers can also modify their new device to fit their personality.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Microsoft confirms that PS4, Wii U will work with Xbox One HDMI passthrough

When Microsoft first announced that the Xbox One will feature HDMI input and output, one question jumped to mind: Can you run a PS4 through the Xbox One? Microsoft mostly kept its responses to that question vague, but now it seems like it’s willing to open up. Not only will the Xbox One work with cable boxes and the Xbox 360 over HDMI, but any HDMI-compliant device should work just fine out of the box — including the PS4.

Friday, November 08, 2013

PS4 teardown reveals beautiful design, integrated PSU, a case modder’s dream

We've had an extensive look at the outside of the new consoles, but what about the inside? We’re only a week away from the launch of the PS4, so now is the time to get to know it a little bit better. A video of Sony’s Yasuhiro Ootori executing a complete teardown of the PS4 went live today, and now the public finally gets to see just how beautiful the innards really are.

Ootori is featured prominently in this gorgeous video as he methodically takes apart the PS4 from start to finish. As he is quick to point out, there aren’t any visible screws anywhere on the entire box. In the rear, where are all four of the screws are actually located, you’ll find that they’re all covered. While two of the covers are in place to provide tamper-evident seals, they also serve the purpose of improving the overall aesthetics. To the untrained eye, the PS4 is designed to appear as an elegant rhomboid monolith.

The world’s first 3D printed metal gun is a beautiful .45 caliber M1911 pistol

The world’s first 3D printed gun has come and gone. It fired a shot, but was made of plastic and broke down very quickly. Further revisions of the gun had it last a little longer but the weapons weren’t permanent, and thus unreliable. Now, 3D printing and rapid prototyping company Solid Concepts has improved upon the plastic gun, and 3D printed the world’s first metal gun.

Chrome users on Windows will soon have to get extensions through Google's store

Google already hopes to prevent security threats in Chrome by blocking downloads, and it's now planning a similarly cautious approach for extensions. The company has announced that all extensions for the browser's Windows beta and stable versions must be hosted in the Chrome Web Store as of January. While developers and corporate users will still get to install add-ons from local sources, the rest of us will have to go through the official portal. The safeguard should reduce the chances that deceptive extensions hijack the app, according to engineering lead Erik Kay. Google tells us that there aren't any plans to put similar limits on other platforms, since most complaints about bad extensions come from Windows surfers. The policy could go a long way toward protecting Chrome, albeit at the expense of choice -- developers who don't want to go use the Web Store will soon be out of luck.

SOURCE: The Chromium Blog

Credit: Jon Fingas
Source: Engadget

The Chief Technomancer
VB Kid

Thursday, November 07, 2013

The Kinect is the anchor that sinks the Xbox One’s resolution

As the new consoles quickly approach, individual big-budget games are receiving their customary multi-platform comparisons. A continuing trend among the few next-gen multiplatform game comparisons you may have noticed is that the Xbox One outputs natively in 720p, while the PS4 outputs in either 1080p or 900p. The reason for this may surprise you.

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Grim Dawn now available on Steam Early Access | Polygon

One of  the first games we're seeing on Steam. And action RPG that could prove quite interesting...

The Story Here:
Grim Dawn now available on Steam Early Access

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VB Kid is Here!

For the purpose of the Video Log I want to start, I saw it fit to create a Google Account specifically for VB Kid...

Check out The Chief Technomancer:

The YouTube Channel is now live here: VB Kid Psypher

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Monday, November 04, 2013

Doctor Who’s time-traveling TARDIS could theoretically exist, says new stud

Good news, Doctor Who fans! A pair of physicists have proposed a spacetime geometry where Doctor Who’s TARDIS would actually be capable of traveling both forward and backward through space and time. This kind of spacetime could actually exist in our own universe, meaning the TARDIS — if such a craft was ever created — might actually have a scientific leg to stand on. In fact, given the scale of the universe, some semblance of the Doctor and his TARDIS might already exist, somewhere out there in the great wide expanse.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

GameStick review: the Android console battle is on

One cheap, Kickstarter-backed indie console takes on another

A successful Kickstarter-funded device is now shipping to retail stores and backers all over the world. Its upstart manufacturers are taking the growing world of Android gaming to the TV, with a new form factor and a price that undercuts virtually everything else on the market. But can it live up to the hype?

Google’s Barges Likely Glass Exhibition Spaces, Lease Indicates

A little bit of insight on the floating office by Google earlier this week.

Take a gander here:
Google’s Barges Likely Glass Exhibition Spaces, Lease Indicates

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Life At College (Episode 7)

And today all I have is just another episode...

Here's episode 7:

For more, Subscribe to Madok's channel here: madok101

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Motorola reveals ambitious plan to build modular smartphones

Motorola has unveiled Project Ara, an open-source initiative for modular smartphones with the goal to "do for hardware what the Android platform has done for software." The company plans to create an ecosystem that can support third-party hardware development for individual phone components — in other words, you could upgrade your phone's processor, display, and more by shopping at different vendors.

Monday, October 28, 2013

What's in Google's secret floating office?

SEARCH giant rocked the boat by building a massive floating office off the coast of San Francisco - and possibly one near Portland, Maine - without proper permits.

Google has hit a snag after building a floating office without the proper permit. 

In the Bay Area, the four-story shipping-container structure is believed to have been set up as a marketing centre for the company’s new Google Glass - but construction halted suddenly a few weeks ago, leaving the barge empty and tethered to Treasure Island, CBS reported.

Google has spent millions on this. But they can’t park this barge on the waterfront without a permit, and they don’t have one,” an insider told CBS.

To get a permit, Google must prove that activity on the barge could not be done on land.

If the Web surfers are able to score permits, the barge would be moved to Fort Mason in San Francisco.

The city’s Conservation and Development Commission confirmed it had talks with Google about "hypothetical operations" set up on the water.

A similar structure was also spotted in a harbor off Portland, Maine, the Portland Press Herald reported.

Both may be Google "water-based data centres" powered by waves, according to the Press Herald.

A representative from Google did not return a request for comment.

Source: HeraldSun

Now I wonder what exactly they were thinking. "We're Google, We're going to build a floating office."

Um, not without a permit you're not!

Your VB Kid

Saturday, October 26, 2013

BBM for Android and iPhone is here for FREE!

BBM™ is the best way to connect and share instant messages, pictures and more for free, in real time. Download the app today.

BBM for Android and  iPhone

Friday, October 25, 2013

Nokia's Lumia 1520 is the latest massive 'phablet'

With a 6in HD screen, the Lumia 1520 breaks the Windows Phone mould as it takes on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet takes Windows Phone 8 to 6in.

Nokia announced its largest Windows Phone to date on Tuesday, revealing a 6in full HD-screen Lumia 1520 phablet with a 20-megapixel PureView Camera.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Microsoft veterans design new 64-bit game engine for PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Meet Nitrous by Oxide Games.

A 64bit gaming Engine by the veterans from Firaxis and Microsoft.

Veterans of studios Firaxis and Microsoft have formed Oxide Games, a new independent company dedicated to making new next-gen 3D engines, including a new 64-bit multicore game engine for Windows PC, Xbox One and PS4 hardware.

Called Nitrous, this new engine supports Simultaneous Work and Rendering Model, a feature that automatically renders from the most available CPU core, allowing for a vastly larger number of high-fidelity 3D objects.

"In most modern games, players may see a handful of unique, high-fidelity 3D models on the screen at the same time," said Oxide ames co-founder Tim Kipp in a prepared statement. "That's because current 3D engines are 32-bit and rely on a ‘main thread' to talk to the GPU. Nitrous, by contrast, was designed from scratch to be a 64-bit, multicore engine. Nitrous will render epic numbers of units and light sources on a screen at any given time."

A number of developers have already committed to using Nitrous in their upcoming titles. This includes developer and publisher Stardock Entertainment, known best for strategy PC titles Sins of a Solar Empire, Galactic Civilizations and Fallen Enchantress, provided the seed capital for Oxide Games as part of the Stardock Strategic Investment Fund.

Full details on the new engine can be found here.

Now this is a true evolution for  gaming.

SOURCE Oxide Games

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Apple iOS 7 - Review

Because I haven't posted a video in a while.

Here's a review on iOS 7:

Thank you IGN!

Your VB Kid

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

BlackBerry Tries Again With BBM for iOS, Android Rollout

BlackBerry has finally resumed its rollout of BBM for iOS and Android after hitting some snags last month.

The app will be hitting Google Play and the App Store as well as select Samsung app stores on Monday, the Canadian phone maker announced yesterday.

Monday, October 21, 2013

A swarm of cyborg insects used for mapping collapsed buildings

When Backyard Brains began pushing its open source, remote-control cockroaches on Kickstarter, the widespread reaction was, “Why?” The project got a lot of attention, but the public was skeptical about the claim that kids were learning real science while driving a living creature, and nobody seemed to be able to come up with any other useful application for the technology. Now, researchers from North Carolina State University have one: let’s use a swarm of cyborg cockroaches to map dangerous or uncertain areas like collapsed buildings.