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Longview IoT Boosts Energy and Wireless Efficiency

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Hallmark's Simple, Inexpensive Way to Boost Customer Satisfaction

In an effort to boost margins, companies often push more users to automated solutions such as FAQs, chatbots, voice bots and anything...

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Huawei Places the World's First 5G VoNR Video Call

Huawei recently completed the world's first voice over NR (VoNR) call. The voice and video call service was made using two Huawei...

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IGEL Advances Future of Work

IGEL is a provider of a next-gen edge OS for cloud workspaces. The company’s software products include IGEL OS, IGEL UD Pocket (UDP) and Universal...

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Tata Communications and Cisco Collaborate on SD-WAN

Tata Communications and Cisco have extended their partnership to enable enterprises to transform their legacy network to a customized and secure multi-cloud...

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How to Win the 50-Year-Old China Trade War

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Extreme Elements Enables The Autonomous Enterprise

Extreme Networks just announced Extreme Elements which in-turn enables the autonomous network and subsequently the autonomous enterprise. In a dynamic webinar, Dan...

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What's Coming to PlayStation Experience 2015?

November 9, 2015

With some major game releases to come, it would be easy to forget that there's a major new show from Sony coming soon. It would be easy, but it would also be a bad idea. Because while there's a lot coming out between now and December, there's also a major event facing us at the PlayStation Experience.

The PlayStation Experience got some early word out of the PlayStation Blog, revealing there will be 49 games playable at the event in question. That's big enough, but the developer list is likewise impressive; Sony will be on hand, as will its various studios, including Naughty Dog, Santa Monica Studios and Media Molecule.

Brace Yourselves: Retro Xbox Gaming is Coming

November 4, 2015

One, yes, I did just riff on Game of Thrones. And why not? It's still a thing. Two, I did so a smidge unclearly; it's not Xbox gaming that's coming soon, but rather Xbox 360 gaming that's coming.

Sony Survey Wants Insight on Future Development

November 3, 2015

A recent survey making the rounds for PlayStation 4 users is asking about what features should be coming to the console. While this is good news for players, it's also a strange survey in and of itself. The question isn't so much what Sony is asking, but rather, why is it even asking in the first place?

The survey offers up such options as the ability to change a PlayStation Network ID, add custom backgrounds, and hide or remove completely certain items from the library listings. Also on the roster are the addition of classic titles, both from the PS2 era and the PS1 era.

Slate of Fallout 4 Gameplay Videos Strikes Pastebin

November 2, 2015

With just a few days left to go--those who stay up late Monday night will be rewarded with Fallout 4 gameplay--a flood of leaks has emerged ahead of what may well have been one of the best-kept secrets in gaming. Several images have leaked, but over on Pastebin, there are four gameplay leaks showing off various aspects of the game.

The videos seem mainly limited to early events; one features your character's conversation with the Vault-Tec representative at the front door, while another follows your egress from Sanctuary Hills to Vault 111. Those wondering how the residents managed to get in with a nuclear blast going on will find an answer here. A third video features interaction with the Pip-Boy on the streets of Boston in the middle of a mission, and the fourth continues the mission taking on a host of Super Mutants in a tower.

Those concerned about graphics should have no troubles here; the graphics look sharp, particularly for a handful of videos put on Pastebin.

Single Player Modes: Are They Still Necessary?

October 28, 2015

It's a strange question to ask, particularly given the video gaming market as a whole. With some very big titles coming out that will be very heavily single player, the idea that a single-player mode for most games may no longer be a necessity or even a thing any more is unsettling and unexpected. But there are some who are advancing that very concept.

While checking out the news at IGN, the question came up via IGN's "Up at Noon" series, do single player modes really constitute a necessary point any more? The idea came about after finding that "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3" would be coming to last generation consoles, but only as a multiplayer option.

Summer Camp Turns Into Official Friday the 13th Game

October 27, 2015

For many, the thought of a horror movie turns to one of the big three franchise runs that started up in the late 1970s and ran clear through to the late 1990s and beyond: Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, and Friday the 13th. Now, Friday the 13th is making the jump back to video games, taking over "Slasher Vol. 1: Summer Camp" and turning it into "Friday the 13th: The Game."

Of course, that's a bit of a misnomer. There already was a Friday the 13th, the game, released way back in the days of the eight-bit Nintendo Entertainment System. By most reports, it was a tragedy; I played it myself as a youngster and it had the controls of a brick coupled with gameplay that might best be described as an extended variant of the shell game mixed with "Contra," coupled with a terrible ending.

This version, however, is set to bring with it all the most impressive developments that this generation's consoles and PCs can bring to bear, and that's a lot of firepower.

Free Halo Content for a Few Short Videos

October 27, 2015

With Halo 5 about ready to emerge, plenty of excited gamers are dying to get hands on the latest go-round with Master Chief and all the rest. But 343 Industries is throwing in a little something extra that shows off the kind of marketing power a game can offer.

Those who play will have access to REQ packs, which are 343's version of microtransactions. Microtransactions, in turn, are those small transactions offered commonly in games that allow users access to new points of content. These can either be cosmetic, like with new hats or costumes or paintjobs for weapons and vehicles, or even related to plot, like new areas and weapons.

What's the Most Anticipated Game of 2015? It's Not Fallout 4.

October 21, 2015

When I heard that slice of news earlier today, you could have knocked me over with a feather. Really? Really? "Fallout 4", the game that gamers all over the Web have been anticipating since those three magic numbers came out all the way back in mid-June, 11-10-15, is actually NOT the most anticipated game of the holiday 2015 season?

Even Microsoft Thinks It Might Be Second This Round

October 14, 2015

Microsoft might just be waving the white flag for this round of the console generation, as Phil Spencer himself appears to be doubting his platform's ability to catch up to Sony, declaring that the competing console brand had a "huge lead" going in, one that Microsoft may not even be able to match.

Indeed, looking at the sales numbers, it hasn't been good news for Microsoft. Sure, the bundles going into the holiday season last year gave Microsoft some edge, but it was an edge that didn't last as Sony came back and stayed back.

Naturally, this didn't mean that Microsoft was out of the action, by any stretch. While at the 2015 GeekWire Summit, Spencer noted that Sony had both that big lead mentioned earlier as well as "a good product." But Microsoft still had some fine content to it as well as a great games line-up, and that was certainly true.

$1.8 Billion Annually By 2020: the eSports Market Heats Up

October 13, 2015

While the news these days has seemingly been heavy on the console market and the host of games that will be making it to such platforms as the holiday shopping season rapidly closes in, there's still word coming out around esports. The latest word suggests that this is going to be one doozy of a market in short order: $1.8 billion worth of revenue by 2020 big.

The word came down from R.W. Baird analyst Colin Sebastian, who released his findings in a report called "esports readying for prime time". Sebastian noted that, while esports in general was still an early-stage market, it did represent something that could ultimately prove to be "the next big thing in media and entertainment."

The esports market already represented $200 million in annual revenue in 2014, and the amounts have already gone up from there.

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