Items tagged with Demo

If you just cannot wait for Anthem to be released at the end of the month, now is your time to get a taste of that sweet exo-suit action. Anthem is free to play this weekend on the Xbox, Playstation 4, and PC. The demo ends Sunday, February 3rd at 9PM EST. PC players will need to log into Origin using their EA account and go to the Anthem product page. They will next need to click “Try it First” to add the game to their library. Anthem will then be available for download. The minimum requirements are an Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX-6350 processor, an NVIDIA GTX 760 or AMD Radeon 7970/R9280X, 2GB GPU RAM, 8GB of system memory, at least 50GB of free space, and a 512 kbps or faster stable... Read more...
It's safe to say that the most impressive thing shown off at Google I/O this year was the awesome demo of Google Duplex and the Google Assistant interacting with humans to book hair appointments and dinner reservations. Despite the potential of such a mind-blowing demo, some complained that the AI hadn’t identified itself and that it was unethical to have humans in the dark about the computer on the other end of the phone. Google later said that it would identify when the AI was calling in the future. Now some are crying foul about Google's demo with allegations that the entire thing was faked. Some are unhappy that Google won’t provide the most basic sort of evidence to... Read more...
This morning at the Intel Developers Conference in San Francisco, Intel PC Client Group Vice President Kirk Skaugen offered a live demo of "Skylake," the follow-on to the company's Broadwell processor platform.  Set for launch before the end of 2015, the platform is claimed to offer significant battery life gains for 2-in-1 hybrids and tablets. Though they're built on the same 14nm process as Intel's Broadwell architecture, the design is reported to incorporate some significant advancements including, finally, the full realization of wireless charging and data streaming between devices in what Skaugen noted as a campaign to"ditch the brick" (meaning the power brick). Skylake is reported... Read more...
There's a lot of talk these days surrounding 3D. It's obviously the hottest topic around in the cinema business, but it's also getting a lot of attention in the consumer universe. Sales of 3DTVs has analysts and companies alike buzzing, and while many suggest that the adoption has been relatively slow and lackluster, much of that is blamed on a lack of content. In other words, what enticement do consumers have to invest in a 3DTV when there's hardly any 3D content to enjoy? NHK, a broadcasting outfit based in Japan, may have a solution to the subpar 3D image quality coming across typical wires. The company recently demonstrated a new content delivery system prototype, called Hybridcast Streaming.... Read more...
Augmented reality has a long way to go before it's widely used in mainstream homes, but it's already progressing to a point where technology lovers are taking notice. The Nintendo 3DS makes great use of AR, and clearly Sony doesn't want to be left behind in the race. The company has recently revealed a new kind of AR, called SmartAR. In typical augmented reality situations, you need a card or inanimate object to then view something real. But in Sony's SmartAR demo, the company uses "markerless" object recognition to focus on real-life objects, making the interactions that much more genuine. There's no word yet on when this system will be integrated into shipping products -- it's very much a prototype... Read more...
If you're looking for an app to show off your iPad, your search is over. At yesterday's Apple event, Epic Games announced a new game for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch called Project Sword, an action RGP being made exclusively for iOS. Minutes later, Epic Games went and released a tech demo as a free app available via iTunes that lets you explore the castle environment in awesome detail. It's called Epic Citadel, and it's an 82.2MB download powered by Epic's Unreal Engine 3 technology. We gave the tech demo a spin and, well, let's just say we're officially excited about the future of gaming on tablets and other mobile devices. Let's forget for a moment that this is only available for iOS --... Read more...
The iPad goes on sale this weekend. If you're getting anxious to see what an iBook or YouTube video will look like on the device, check out Apple's guided tour page. Here, you'll find a number of videos that provide a walkthrough of the various features of the device. Apple has created guided tours for the following applications: Safari, Mail, Photos, Videos, YouTube, iPod, iTunes, iBooks, Keynote, Pages, and Numbers. Each of the videos shows how the app works and provides information about what you can do with the app. For example, the iBooks video demonstrates the virtual bookshelf, turning of pages, and the built-in dictionary. Although many of the walkthroughs aren't that exciting—most of... Read more...
Microsoft's research labs have been known to create some pretty wild projects. Granted, not all of them have hit the market or anything, but there's a good chance that something huge down the road will spring up. Project Natal is already proof that Redmond has quite a few out-of-the-box thinkers on staff, and while we can't say it with any real degree of certainty, we're guessing that this stuff is what techie dreams are made of.During the company's College Tour 2009, Microsoft showed off what it's describing as a "mindblowing natural user interface." In essence, this is really just a supercomputer with loads of intellect. Microsoft Chief Research & Strategy Officer, Craig Mundie, demonstrating... Read more...
Not too long ago, it was Intel demonstrating its newest, hippest family of 32nm Westmere processors; today, it's AMD's turn to strut its stuff. Advanced Micro Devices has just revealed to the public the first video and images demonstrating live migration across three generations of AMD processors on VMware ESX 3.5, including the six-core AMD Opteron processor, often referred to as "Istanbul." For those unaware of the strains in server environments, live migration of virtual machines across physical servers is crucial to providing flexibility for managing data centers. Not to mention the whole thing is just wicked cool to watch. Click for high res imageAMD is also taking this opportunity to highlight... Read more...
Global Cloud Computing Customers, Partners Leverage Quad-Core AMD Opteron Processors to Increase Business Opportunities, Enhance Service Quality and Deliver Energy-Efficient Solutions- AMD Demonstrates Optimum Cloud Computing Platform at Microsoft PDC 2008 - LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- October 27, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it is providing its Quad Core AMD Opteron processor for Windows Azure Compute Service, the cloud service operating system which is featured this week at PDC, as well as its selection as a key processor partner for cloud computing solutions by leading global web-based companies such as STRATO and DAUM Communications. Cloud Computing Environments (CCE) provide an... Read more...
Only a demotion? My, they're certainly lenient in Japan.  A Japanese civil servant was demoted for logging more than 780,000 hits on pornographic websites on his office computer over nine months, an official said Friday.The man, a Kinokawa city government employee in western Japan, visited porn sites from June 2007 to February 2008, city official Tomiko Waki said. The man's name was withheld.City officials said the number of hits discovered on his computer's internal log was so high in part because one click on certain types of pornographic sites registers multiple hits.Ah, I see.  So multiple clicks registered for one?  That's why they're so lenient. Possibly he only clicked about... Read more...
Demonoid is back online after being shutdown in November of last year.  Reports are that all trackers on the site seem to be functioning.The only thing not to make the transition is the former admin, Deimos according to the message that greets visitors:“Welcome back!Since a few months ago, Deimos, the site administrator, lacks the necessary time to take care of the website, because of personal matters he's been needing to attend to.  For this reason, he has decided to leave the site staff.Before leaving, he assigned a new site administrator from among his friends to take care of the site.  The old moderator team will continue helping with the site, unchanged.  We will try to keep running everything... Read more...
AMD sent word this morning of product demos with their new 780G chipset and platform that we recently covered here for you in full detail.  At the time, we provided a detailed look at the capabilities of AMD's IGP (Integrated Graphics Processor) in gaming and 3D rendering scenarios, as well as their new Hybrid CrossFire technology but we didn't get a chance to cover HD video decode and playback performance just yet.  We'll be following up on the product's performance ourselves shortly with an update to the original article but in the mean time, AMD has this to show us this morning...   What's perhaps most interesting here, beyond the fact that AMD's new 780G provides excellent... Read more...
AMD Demos 45nm Native Quad-Core Processors for Server, Desktop — Customer Testing of Product Samples Underway — HANNOVER, Germany. -- March 4, 2008 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) demonstrated at the CeBit electronics exhibition its first 45nm quad-core chips running multiple operating systems and a range of processing intensive applications. The processors were produced in Dresden, Germany, in AMD’s Fab 36 300mm manufacturing facility, using an advanced 45nm process co-developed with IBM. AMD 45nm transistors are engineered to enable greater performance-per-watt capabilities in AMD processors and platforms. AMD combines new processes and materials with leading edge technologies, such as immersion lithography... Read more...
As always we want to start out by telling you that this is a rumor and thus we begin this news post with our normal warning that this is a rumor until we can confirm it, but what a rumor: a new generation of Samsung SSDs that are capable of 120 MB/sec reads and 100 MB/sec writes.SSD isn't without its pitfalls, namely high price and, until now, typically lower transfer rates than traditional mechanical drives.  It looks like we might be entering a brave new world:“These new drives come in 1.8 and 2.5-inch formats, and feature 960 Mbps sequential read and 800 Mbps sequential write speed respectively, corresponding to speeds of 120MB/s and 100MB/s.”There isn't any word on capacity at this time,... Read more...
Just a heads-up to you all on a rainy New England weekend.  Here's something to pass the time for you, while the rest of us slave and toil over new hardware here in the lab.  It's work here people; no fun and games!  New Graphics Cards, CPUs and tiny Notebooks on the bench - oh my...  In any event, the new Crysis SP demo is now live on nZone and a few other discrete locations.  Be patient at those download hot-spots and enjoy.NVIDIA nZone Download Site:https://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_crysis_downloads.html(most likely the fastest if it's not swamped)FileShackhttps://www.fileshack.com/file.x/11333/Crysis+SP+Demo(prepare to be capped and wait in line, unless... Read more...
NVIDIA To Host Highly Anticipated Directx 10 Demo Of Crysis On Nzone.Com     News Facts: PC gamers will soon be able to play the most advanced video game ever created. The Crysis demo—available tomorrow from nZone.com—includes the complete first level of the game, representing about 45 minutes of gameplay. Crysis was developed on NVIDIA® GeForce® 8 Series graphics processors. NVIDIA programmers spent more than 5,000 engineering hours helping Crytek add the latest graphics technology to the game. Crysis features Extreme High Definition (XHD) support with up to 2560x1600 resolution—roughly twice the resolution of today’s video-game consoles. NVIDIA and Electronic Arts... Read more...
Torrent tracker site supreme, Demonoid, has allegedly been shut down again, this time by the Canadian Recording Industry Association.  This isn't the first time in recent history the Demonoid has gone off the air, having moved from the Netherlands to avoid legal threats there.Demois, the site operator, has yet to be heard from since the site went down about 24 hours ago:Unfortunately, it now seems that Canada is not the “safe haven” as they expected it to be. It is likely that Demonoid has to relocate again, for the second time in three months.Demonoid tracks over a million .torrent files and is the second largest BitTorrent tracker after The Pirate Bay. The shutdown of the site and tracker is... Read more...
The year's most anticipated PC game, Crysis, is scheduled to be released on November 16, but it looks like Electronic Arts will be giving gamers a taste of the game almost two month prior to its arrival.  According to a post on the official EA / Crysis website, a demo will be released on September 25 that'll let gamers play through the entire first level of the game's single-player campaign. "PC gamers now have a reason to mark a big circle around September 25th on their calendars as the single player demo for Crysis will be lighting up rigs worldwide in just 30 days. Consisting of the entire first level in Crysis’ epic single player campaign, “Contact,” gamers will get to finally... Read more...
We've just received word from Intel, that on September 5, they will announce the winners of the 2nd annual Intel Game Demo Contest. Nearly $100,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded in two categories: Best Threaded Game and Best Game on the Go. The winners of this worldwide contest, with submissions from 29 countries, will be announced right here . Additionally, on September 6, the winning games will be showcased at the Intel booth at the Austin Game Developers Conference and simultaneously during a Second Life event at 9:00 a.m. CDT (7:00 a.m. PDT). To view the demos in Second Life, after you are in-world, message user "Dreamy Intel" to get a Game Geek T-shirt for your avatar... Read more...
We posted some imagery from Valve's upcoming Team Fortress 2 in our coverage of AMD's ATI Radeon HD 2900 XT launch, but there is only so much a few screenshots can convey. To truly appreciate the fluidity of the animation and the character interaction, you have to see the game in motion.  If you haven't already had a chance to see TF2 in all its glory, there's a new video making the rounds today highlighting the game's rendering technologies that you really should check out... "A new Team Fortress 2 video has surfaced on the internets, focusing on the game's rendering technology. The three and a half minute long movie features ingame footage and developer commentary. Stream it below, or grab... Read more...
AMD Demonstrates First Graphics Processors to Feature Native DisplayPort 1.1 Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) Commends AMD For the Successful Interoperability Testing of Its First Graphics Processor with a Native DisplayPort™ Interface SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- AMD (NYSE: AMD) reinforced its position as a leader in PC video and display with the successful interoperability testing of a next-generation graphics processor with a native DisplayPort™ 1.1 transmitter. The testing was completed with a Genesis Microchip DisplayPort receiver. AMD is currently attending the Video and Electronics Standards Association (VESA) PlugTest in... Read more...
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