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Alienware Launches Laptop With QHD OLED Display After 20 Years of Business (hothardware.com) 82

MojoKid writes from a report via HotHardware: Dell's Alienware 13 gaming notebook has been popular among gamers and power users that want a little more horsepower in a relatively light 4.5 pound 13-inch machine. However, over the past couple of years, Alienware hasn't changed-up the design much -- until today that is. [In celebration of its 20th anniversary], the company is officially making the OLED display equipped Alienware 13 available today, which they debuted back in January at CES. Initial testing and review impressions show that, as expected, the OLED display sure is gorgeous. The OLED display of the Alienware 13 is also representative of a full revamp (except for the skins), including a 6th generation Intel Skylake Core series processor and an NVMe Solid State Drive. The real kicker, however, is that Alienware's 13.3-inch QHD (2560X1440) OLED display offers great saturation and contrast with an extremely crisp 1ms pixel response time that delivers beautiful image quality, whether working in content creation, or in fast-moving action while gaming. Viewing angles with the display are also superior to high-end IPS panels including Dell's own XPS 15 with its near bezel-less Infinity Edge panel. At E3 2016, AMD announced the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460, which will join the RX 480 in the company's Polaris family.

Submission + - IBM tricks human eye to add night vision capability to Google Glass (youtube.com)

An anonymous reader writes: IBM wants give us access to night vision capability.

Right now, when you enter a room with low light, the rod cells in your eyes take time to adjust and see clearly. But in red-lit environments, the rod cells send higher contrast images to the brain, making it easier to make out objects. So in dark environments (like a photography room), red lights are often used to improve visibility.

IBM has just patented technology that uses this capability to add night vision capability to Google Glass. According to the IBM's patent, Google Glass is modified to include a red-color projector for each eyeglass lens.

So when the user enters a low-light environment, the projector automatically projects a low-level red light in to each eye of the user. Shining red light directly into the eyes creates the same response rods as casting red light (from a bulb) onto an environment. Which means it tricks the rod cells into sending higher contrast images to the brain. Giving us all the opportunity to have night-vision goggles. Awesome.

Submission + - SPAM: Must Watch: Full 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Trailer Calls the Four Horsemen

everythinglotr writes:

After Oscar Isaac helped save the galaxy in Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year, this summer he's going to try to destroy the world as the big bad guy in X-Men: Apocalypse . A new trailer for the sequel assembles the four horsemen to destroy the world. Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Angel (Ben Hardy) are causing some serious damage, forcing Professor X (James McAvoy) and his young X-Men to save the world. Honestly, I'm not too sure about this one. The visual effects look dodgy, and Apocalypse doesn't seem nearly as threatening as he should be. âââ


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Comment Re:Zombies or fail over? (Score 5, Informative) 107

I've been in IT Management for 15+ and I can assure you it is a good thing you are not in management. I would lose my job in a heartbeat if production server decided to take a dump and I had shut off all our fail-over servers.

It's not just a matter of what those fail-over servers costs. It's the question "Can we afford (financially) to NOT have fail-over servers?". If you stand to lose more due to a production server failure than the cost of running a fail-over for a year then you will not EVER wish to be caught without one.

Comment Re: "cloud evangelist" ?? (Score 1) 40

Really? You're actually asking this question? We are speaking of Richard âoethe DICKâoe Morrel here. The only thing bigger than his mouth is his ego. He is almost the entire reason we forked off and started IPCop back then. Nothing much to expect from him except temper tantrams, threats and hot air. Wishing RH a lot of luck with that one.

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