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Rich's IT Blog – Sharing the joy of IT and Coffee

Jan202018<p>Docker Containers: Clustering & Orchestration<p>Devops, Linux, Virtualization0 Comment<p>The Big Picture<p>The aim of this blog post isn’t to get …

DevOps

Samsung made a Batman-inspired Galaxy S7 Edge

Called the Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition<p>Samsung has made a Batman-inspired smartphone... really. In true ludicrous Samsung fashion, it's called the Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition, and it features the superhero's logo in gold on the back. The device is commemorating the third anniversary of</i> …

Electronics Industry

Reddit rolls out its own image hosting service (sorry, Imgur)

Imgur has long served as the de facto image hosting platform for users on Reddit's forums, but the popular website is looking to keep it in-house.<p>Reddit and Imgur may have fit together like peanut butter and jelly, but Reddit's product team announced earlier this week that the online community …

Virtual Reality

Canceled Xbox One/PC RPG Fable Legends Could Move Forward - Report

In early March, Microsoft announced that it had canceled Fable Legends and would possibly shutter developer Lionhead Studios along with it. Now, a new report suggests the game may not be entirely dead.<p>MCV reports that three sources within Lionhead indicated there have been talks about continuing …

Xbox One

Check Out Microsoft's Jank Prototype For The HoloLens Headset

They've come a long way<p>Microsoft's Hololens headset, which lets you see in augmented reality (a.k.a. making digital "hologram"-like characters appear in front of you) looks pretty sleek in its current iteration — as it should, since it costs $3,000! But it didn't always look that way: as <i>Wall Street</i> …

ExxonMobil Now Supports Apple Pay in 'Speedpass+' App

Following an announcement in January, ExxonMobil today officially launched Apple Pay support within its Speedpass+ iOS app, letting customers pay for gas or car washes directly from their iPhone (via <i>CNET</i>). Although most of ExxonMobil's stations come equipped with an RFID station for mobile …

Apple Pay

Last Chance to Get These Free Xbox One and Xbox 360 Games

Today, November 30, is the last day to download some of November's free Games With Gold titles on Xbox One and Xbox 360. Pneuma: Breath of Life on Xbox One and Dungeon Siege III for Xbox 360 will return to their normal price points tomorrow, December 1, so now is the time to download if you're …

Xbox

AMD launches Radeon Software Crimson as your PC’s graphics OS

Advanced Micro Devices has launched its new graphics software, Radeon Software Crimson Edition, to serve as a “graphics operating system” for your PC. Targeted at gamers, the new driver software will enable computers to run games at optimal settings.<p>The move is the latest effort by AMD to cater to …

Computer Hardware

Star Wars Battlefront Mod Makes Graphics Look Even Better

A new Star Wars Battlefront PC graphics mod makes the game look better than ever. Coder Martin Bergman, who was also behind a similar mod for Grand Theft Auto V, has released a series of images that show off his work--and it's stunning. Take a look at some of the images in the gallery below.<p>These …

Star Wars Battlefront

Tiger Cubs Swimming For The First Time - Tigers About The House - BBC

Houses

Watch 007 Spectre's Final Trailer

Sony Pictures has released what it's calling the "final" trailer for upcoming James Bond movie <i>Spectre</i>. The video highlights the showdown between Bond and Christoph Waltz's bad guy character Franz Oberhauser. He is a ranking member of the SPECTRE organization, which will play a major role in the …

Movies

Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski teases announcement for his next game

Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski teased his new online game. Game publisher Nexon is expected to reveal the game on Wednesday at 9 am Pacific time.<p>The first-person online shooter game has been known so far under the code name Project Bluestreak. On the web site, Nexon said: Welcome to The …

Gears of War

Facebook Down 12.1%, Apple Down 10%, Google Down 6.5%, Microsoft Down 5.8% As Stock Markets Plummet

<b>Update:</b> Public tech companies are already recovering from brutal stock market decline<p>Tech companies are suffering from the current hostile stock market environment as stock markets around the world are plummeting following concerns over China. All tech companies are tanking right now, with some …

Sony brings a huge update to PS4 tomorrow

A major software update coming to PlayStation 4 tomorrow will bring a number of requested features to the system that Sony says will enhance the social aspects of its console.<p>The update, which is codenamed "Yukimura," includes a new suspend/resume feature that will allow gamers to jump in and out …

PS Vita
Retina Display

Three things you should know about USB Type-C

A new standard of USB is coming to market this year, and it's hard to not be impressed with the progress made since the version that was released in 2008. Here are the things you'll want to know about USB Type-C.<p>Whether you're excited about today's news from the Apple event, or you are looking …

No Man's Sky is so big, the developers built space probes to explore it for them

There's a robot that lives inside <i>No Man's Sky</i> that nobody outside of the development team may ever see, because its entire purpose is to fly to each of the game's 18 quintillion worlds, take short videos and document its interstellar travels as a series of animated GIFs.<p>Developer Hello Games built …

Samsung Releases Galaxy S6 Teasers That Appear To Confirm Metal Design And Curved Displays

Samsung has recently posted two teasers for its upcoming flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6. One teaser is a 45-second video on YouTube and the other is a profile photo on Instagram. Both of the teasers appear to confirm some of the rumored Galaxy S6 specifications.<p>The profile photo of the Samsung …

Phones

The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games.<p>2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at a bunch of these, and we’ll do so in alphabetical …

Say “ahh” and let your smartphone check for Parkinson’s disease

Smartphones are designed to be curious. Having already learned about your friendships, your family and the pattern of your daily routine, designers are now interested in your health and fitness.<p>A new crop of apps and wearable devices continuously measure and analyse vital signs such as movement and …

Medical Technology

Cary Elwes on The Princess Bride: ‘I know what my epitaph will be’

Since its release in 1987, The Princess Bride has built a devoted following – nowhere more so than in the Freeman household. Hadley Freeman takes her family along to meet its dashing star Cary Elwes<p>Back in 1987, my mother took my little sister Nell and me to see a new movie she’d read something …

New York Times

Dawn Wall's Underdog Climber Recounts His Push to Catch Up

Kevin Jorgeson, lagging behind his partner, made an eight-foot leap of faith to finish the toughest part of his historic climb.<p><i>Editor's Note: Climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have completed their ascent of Yosemite's Dawn Wall. See photos of the moment they reached the top.</i><p>Kevin Jorgeson …

Climbing

Cleverly Redesigned Progress Bars Make Slow Downloads Suck Less

Watching a progress bar fill up slowly while waiting for stuff to download or upload is the Internet equivalent of being put on hold. It’s always tempting to hit “cancel” instead of “OK.” What if a clever design could make this daily drag suck less?<p>To that end, Swedish graphic designer Viktor Hertz …

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Passive Houses are built according to a rigorous series of design principles that promote efficiency.<p>Have you been looking for an attractive case for your phone? Well look no further! The new DODOcase Durables Collection is both...<p>Warm, fluffy, lightweight and long-lasting, Down Bedding Basics …

Palm Springs

‘Kyle and Nissa’, A Parkour Expert and His Border Collie Perform Tricks Together in Slow Motion Video

In “Kyle and Nissa,” a slow-motion video by BeyondSlowMotion, the parkour expert Kyle Mendoza and his incredibly talented dog Nissa perform tricks …

Freelancing

Almost every Xbox One exec we profiled last year has left Microsoft.

Told you TV was a bad idea<p>Boyd Multerer — the genius Microsoft engineer who founded Xbox Live, helped build the Xbox 360, and led the development of the three-operating-systems-in-one Xbox One platform — announced on Twitter today that he's left Microsoft to pursue new opportunities. Multerer has …

Report: Windows 10 will have a new browser that's not Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer, Microsoft's venerable but often despised web browser, may be on its way out.<p>That's according to Microsoft Student Partner lead …

Taylor Lautner Plays A Bike Messenger Who Gets Drawn Into The World Of Parkour In ‘Best Movie Ever’

If you ever saw Joseph Gordon-Levitt in <i>Premium Rush</i> and wondered, “Hey, what if they remade this movie with a piece of plywood and added more parkour?” then <i>Tracers</i> is for you. Does it star Taylor Lautner as a street-wise bike messenger? You’re damned right it does. Does he literally crash into his …