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Firefly Online preview brings us closer to QMX-made greatness

Firefly Online preview brings us closer to QMX-made greatness

There's a real call for a return to glory for the Joss Whedon* original television series Firefly, tragically cut short well before the end of its potential lifespan. Set to appear sometime inside the summer of 2014, the folks at Quantum Mechanix have taken on the task of producing Firefly as an online game, one that massive amounts of players will be able to roll with at once. Before then, they have shown off a series of preview images that'll land as a final product in the next few months.

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Workstation PC market boasts solid growth in Q3 tips research firm

Workstation PC market boasts solid growth in Q3 tips research firm

Workstations are to the business and professional worlds what the laptop or home PC are to the consumer world. While the consumer PC market is taking a beating at the hands of alternative devices like the tablet and smartphone, the same isn't true for the workstation market. At least that is what research firm Jon Peddie Research says in its latest report on the state of the workstation market for Q3 2013.

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No Man’s Sky trailer’s gaming universe is totally uniquely generated

No Man’s Sky trailer’s gaming universe is totally uniquely generated

In the trailer for No Man's Sky, the developers at Hello Games have shown a game that's about exploration of a fully procedurally generated set of environments. What this means is that the computer decided what to put where with only minimal input from the developers, this resulting in a universe - planets and outer space - able to be explored by the gamers who dive in for the first time.

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Grace Hopper “Grandma COBOL” dons Google Doodle glory

Grace Hopper “Grandma COBOL” dons Google Doodle glory

Google has made quite a name for themselves in the internet world through their re-configuration of title logo they call the Google Doodle. Today, for example, they've made a beautiful illustration - an animated illustration, at that - of none other than Grace Hopper. This Naval Officer was an early computer engineer, having lead the team that created COBOL (Common Business-Oriented Language) and lead the charge to have computers communicate with code, or language, instead of simple numbers.

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HP Leap Motion integration expands to desktops and all-in-ones

HP Leap Motion integration expands to desktops and all-in-ones

Supposing you're in the mood for controlling your computer with a wisp of your hand this upcoming winter season, HP and Leap Motion have today suggested that you're in luck. They've made clear that they're bringing the move beyond their original integration of Leap Motion control in the HP Envy 17 and are moving on up to a massive 11 new devices. These devices include desktop and all-in-one computers as well as a new Leap Motion keyboard.

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