Jump to content

Guardian

Empire Staff
  • Content Count

    80
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    2

Everything posted by Guardian

  1. Logitech has announced that they will be discontinuing all their Harmony products effective immediately. Harmony products are loved by many home theater users as the nearly undebatable best solution to creating a universal remote and integrating smart features into those remotes. While the future of the Harmony line has been questioned for many years due to the rise of smart TVs and smart speakers having their own solutions to Harmony’s answer, the surprise discontinuation of the lineup is still a shock. Thankfully, Logitech has stated that they will continue to offer support for these
  2. Logitech has announced that they will be discontinuing all their Harmony products effective immediately. Harmony products are loved by many home theater users as the nearly undebatable best solution to creating a universal remote and integrating smart features into those remotes. While the future of the Harmony line has been questioned for many years due to the rise of smart TVs and smart speakers having their own solutions to Harmony’s answer, the surprise discontinuation of the lineup is still a shock. Thankfully, Logitech has stated that they will continue to offer support for these
  3. The contract worth nearly $22 billion and spanning 10 years will supply the US Army with HoloLens-based headsets to incorporate augmented reality into the military. 120,000 headsets will be delivered to the US Army over the next 10 years that will enable training via augmented reality and other machine learning enabled software. Back in 2018 Microsoft won a nearly $500 million contract to supply the US army with augmented reality headsets and now images are surfacing of a much more rugged and customized version of their HoloLens appearing for the new contract. Since then, Microsoft has wo
  4. The contract worth nearly $22 billion and spanning 10 years will supply the US Army with HoloLens-based headsets to incorporate augmented reality into the military. 120,000 headsets will be delivered to the US Army over the next 10 years that will enable training via augmented reality and other machine learning enabled software. Back in 2018 Microsoft won a nearly $500 million contract to supply the US army with augmented reality headsets and now images are surfacing of a much more rugged and customized version of their HoloLens appearing for the new contract. Since then, Microsoft has wo
  5. Guardian

    NVIDIA GTC

    until
    Full Event Info: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/gtc/
  6. Discord has been in talks to sell itself lately and Microsoft has entered the talks as a possible buyer. Sources have stated a possible cost of $10 billion for Discord but nothing is official yet and it is still possible that Discord will go public instead of selling itself. Discord is a San Francisco based communication platform focused around gaming. The service offers text, voice, and video chat on a platform that also offers numerous gaming services on both PC and Mobile. The service has been trying to expand from gaming as of late and seems to be doing well in this market during t
  7. Discord has been in talks to sell itself lately and Microsoft has entered the talks as a possible buyer. Sources have stated a possible cost of $10 billion for Discord but nothing is official yet and it is still possible that Discord will go public instead of selling itself. Discord is a San Francisco based communication platform focused around gaming. The service offers text, voice, and video chat on a platform that also offers numerous gaming services on both PC and Mobile. The service has been trying to expand from gaming as of late and seems to be doing well in this market during t
  8. Easter, the Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is one of the oldest Christian holidays and is often considered a convergence of Christian, Hebrew, and Pagan cultures. The New Testament of the Bible states that Jesus was crucified by the Romans in roughly 30 A.D. and was resurrected on a Sunday that has become Easter Sunday. Easter day is also the conclusion of a series of events called the “Passion of the Christ”, that is a 40-day long period of fasting, prayer, and sacrifice that begins with Lent. Officially Easter is one of the most religious and celebrated
  9. Password Managers What are Password Mangers? Password mangers are software tools used to store and manage your passwords and other secure credentials. These tools are often utilized in the form of browser add-ons and mobile apps but can come in other forms like full desktop applications. Most of these apps are free or have low cost paid tiers for more features. These tools come in all sorts of varieties and from all sorts of companies, but nearly all of them store your username and password for a website and all you to generate a random password when creating an account
  10. Mozilla has announced that the new version of Firefox will introduce Total Cookie, which is a feature that will lock cookies to the site that created them and prevent other sites from seeing what you are doing elsewhere. Yes, that means Social Media will not be able to see what you have been searching for around the web or the items you have recently looked at. This is a huge step forward in user privacy as cookie tracking is currently one of the most popular ways that commercial companies track your online activity and log what you are doing on sites they do not own. Since 2019, Firefo
  11. Mozilla has announced that the new version of Firefox will introduce Total Cookie, which is a feature that will lock cookies to the site that created them and prevent other sites from seeing what you are doing elsewhere. Yes, that means Social Media will not be able to see what you have been searching for around the web or the items you have recently looked at. This is a huge step forward in user privacy as cookie tracking is currently one of the most popular ways that commercial companies track your online activity and log what you are doing on sites they do not own. Since 2019, Firefo
  12. An Asus ROG Phone 5 model with 16 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 888 processor briefly appeared on Geekbench’s Android Benchmarks and overtook the current champion after surpassing the ROG Phone 3 in both single and mutli-core. The ROG Phone 5 is expected to launch sometime in the spring of 2021 and is rumored have multiple configurations being available for the phone’s hardware. NotebookCheck stated they have discovered an 8 GB model and the 16 GB model to have both listed well above 1000 points on Geekbench but those listings have been pulled as the product is not released. These scores a
  13. An Asus ROG Phone 5 model with 16 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 888 processor briefly appeared on Geekbench’s Android Benchmarks and overtook the current champion after surpassing the ROG Phone 3 in both single and mutli-core. The ROG Phone 5 is expected to launch sometime in the spring of 2021 and is rumored have multiple configurations being available for the phone’s hardware. NotebookCheck stated they have discovered an 8 GB model and the 16 GB model to have both listed well above 1000 points on Geekbench but those listings have been pulled as the product is not released. These scores a
  14. NVIDIA announced the RTX 3060 GPU quite awhile ago but we now have a MSRP and a release date. The card is going to drop on February 25th (one week from today) and will be suggested to be listed at $329. This card is designed to be a “budget” card in the 3000 series along side the more expensive, and more powerful, 3070, 3080, and 3090 cards. If you did not know, NVIDIA GPUs currently uses the first two numbers (30) for the series and the last two numbers (60) as essentially a performance mark with the higher number being more powerful. Also the Ti versions are more capable than the non-Ti
  15. NVIDIA announced the RTX 3060 GPU quite awhile ago but we now have a MSRP and a release date. The card is going to drop on February 25th (one week from today) and will be suggested to be listed at $329. This card is designed to be a “budget” card in the 3000 series along side the more expensive, and more powerful, 3070, 3080, and 3090 cards. If you did not know, NVIDIA GPUs currently uses the first two numbers (30) for the series and the last two numbers (60) as essentially a performance mark with the higher number being more powerful. Also the Ti versions are more capable than the non-Ti
  16. The NZXT H1 is a premium small form-factor PC case that has been in the highlight as of late for shipping with a faulty PCIe riser cable that has exposed wiring touching the metal screw used to attach the cable to the case. The riser was designed poorly and lacked reinforcement where the screw is inserted, which allowed the screw to break down the board material and come in direct contract with the internal wiring and create a new circuit. This screw would then heat up and cause a fire. NZXT stated this was an extremely low probability issue and shipped out nylon screws to customers to
  17. The latest Bloomberg Innovation Index report lists South Korea as the world’s leader in innovation after suppressing Germany, which was the last leader and has now fallen to 4th place. South Korea leading in innovation is not uncommon as they have led seven out of the nine years that Bloomberg has published the index. Much of the data used in the index was obtained before the COVID-19 pandemic, although the chart does seem to indicate that the top innovators have done the best at handling the pandemic. The Index does note that China received a large boost due to Wuhan’s impressive abili
  18. Gaming has always been my boredom killers, although it has certainly been lacking between work, college, and building some online communities.
  19. The latest Bloomberg Innovation Index report lists South Korea as the world’s leader in innovation after suppressing Germany, which was the last leader and has now fallen to 4th place. South Korea leading in innovation is not uncommon as they have led seven out of the nine years that Bloomberg has published the index. Much of the data used in the index was obtained before the COVID-19 pandemic, although the chart does seem to indicate that the top innovators have done the best at handling the pandemic. The Index does note that China received a large boost due to Wuhan’s impressive abili
  20. During the current pandemic in-person press conferences and major release events, not to mention major tech events, have all but come to a halt. Microsoft is planning to deal with these hurdles by separating their large events, that often have numerous types of product launches and announcements, into smaller focused virtual events. Microsoft plans to separate it's events into individually focused virtual announcements with more individualized categories such as cloud computing, gaming, or Windows. It also sounds like the company might be having more corporate based events that focus on secu
  21. During the current pandemic in-person press conferences and major release events, not to mention major tech events, have all but come to a halt. Microsoft is planning to deal with these hurdles by separating their large events, that often have numerous types of product launches and announcements, into smaller focused virtual events. Microsoft plans to separate it's events into individually focused virtual announcements with more individualized categories such as cloud computing, gaming, or Windows. It also sounds like the company might be having more corporate based events that focus on secu
  22. Plex, one of (if not the most popular) home media streaming systems, has announced the release of Plex Arcade which will allow users to stream games via their Plex account and applications. The streaming app provider has stated that it will utilize Parsec to let users stream retro titles from a host computer to a variety of different platforms. This is very similar to Plex’s standard home theater streaming for movies and TV shows but will require a subscription cost due to the utilization of Parsec and cloud partnerships. So far it has been reported that Amazon Fire TV, Android and Androi
  23. Plex, one of (if not the most popular) home media streaming systems, has announced the release of Plex Arcade which will allow users to stream games via their Plex account and applications. The streaming app provider has stated that it will utilize Parsec to let users stream retro titles from a host computer to a variety of different platforms. This is very similar to Plex’s standard home theater streaming for movies and TV shows but will require a subscription cost due to the utilization of Parsec and cloud partnerships. So far it has been reported that Amazon Fire TV, Android and Androi
  24. Updated with divisional round scores!
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.