Call of Duty: Ghosts represents a significant graphical upgrade from the previous titles in the series, according to publisher Activision.
To prove this, it showed a video during Tuesday's Xbox One unveiling that shows footage from the upcoming Ghosts compared to footage from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
The video's narration, said developer Infinity Ward, is able to do in-depth scans of subjects, including a Navy Seal-trained dog, and then translate them into the game world. You can see fine details on the models, like the scars on the dog's nose or bruising on a human hand. The advancements are all thanks to Infinity Ward's new engine, built with next-generation consoles in mind. Read more...More about Gaming, Call Of Duty, Entertainment, Game Trailers, and Call Of Duty Ghosts
A bipartisan and independent commission studying corporate espionage's impact on the American economy recommended passing the controversial Cyber Information Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in its report released Wednesday.
". . .Corporations need better information, and thus an open, two-way communications flow between companies and U.S. government agencies is more necessary than ever before," says The Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property's report.
"Companies cannot be asked to share more information unless they have a reasonable expectation that they will receive useful information in return, and they need protections from lawsuits if they do provide information. The Cyber Information Security Protection Act is an example of a statutory effort to address this problem, and the Commission recommends its passage." Read more...More about China, Intellectual Property, Congress, Us World, and Politics
Though Facebook is still the most popular social network among teens, their enthusiasm for Mark Zuckerberg's network is decreasing, according to new findings from the Pew Research Center.
Pew reports that 77% of online teens (ages 12-17) surveyed use Facebook. But while Pew's findings show that teens view Facebook participation as important for socializing, they have "waning enthusiasm for Facebook," as explained in the video above. The report cites teens' dislike for over-sharing and stressful "drama" on the social network. Teens also don't like the fact that more and more adults are joining Facebook, although Pew found that 7 in 10 teens are Facebook friends with their parents. Read more...More about Facebook, Social Media, Surveys, Pew, and Pew Report
Hewlett-Packard posted mixed results in its second quarter, but beat analysts' profit estimates, helping to send the stock up more than 13% in after-hours trading
HP reported earnings per share of $0.87 on revenue of $27.6 billion, beating Wall Street's consensus estimate for earnings per share of $0.81, but coming in below the revenue estimate of $28.1 billion. The company's second-quarter revenue was down 10% year-over-year.
In a statement, HP's CEO Meg Whitman praised the results as showing signs of progress in the company's long-term comeback. "I am encouraged by our performance in the second quarter, and I feel good about the rest of the year," she said. "As I have said many times before, this is a multi-year journey. We have a long way to go, but we are on track to deliver on our fiscal 2013 non-GAAP diluted earnings per share outlook." Read more...More about Stocks, Hewlett Packard, and Business