The defending champions Golden State Warriors are looking to extend their winning streak as they head to Game two of their second round series with the Portland Trailblazers with a 1-0 lead.
The second game is slated to take place on Tuesday, May 3rd, at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.
The Warriors got the job done, despite the absence of their go-to man, reigning Most Valuable Player awardee Stephen Curry, who is still sidelined with a sprained right knee, and could potentially be out for two weeks. more >>
A new "Kingdom Hearts" adventure will begin next year, though it's a different kind than what gamers might expect. Square Enix and Disney announced recently that "Kingdom Hearts" will travel the world in a concert series next year.
Called the "Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour," the concert will kick off in Japan and close in New York. The tour is the first official symphonic concert of the game and marks the 15th anniversary of "Kingdom Hearts." The concert series will feature the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra in Japan, and other world class professional orchestras to perform a selection of original soundtrack from the crossover action RPG, including arrangements from the series composer Yoko Shimomura. The music will be accompanied by HD video cinematics supervised by director Tetsuya Nomura.
"The idea of a Kingdom Hearts concert has been in the works for several years, but even so, I was astonished to learn that our music would be performed by a full orchestra, in other countries no less," Nomura said in a press release. "As the director of the series, I am confident that what we've created will touch the hearts of our beloved fans everywhere." more >>
With the official announcement of Activision's newest "Call of Duty" title also came the confirmation of "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" remastered version. The enhanced "Call of Duty 4," however, is only available as a bonus to the new "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare."
Developer Infinity Ward, developer of "Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare," also created the fan-favorite title from 2007. But for the "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered," the studio gives the reins to Activision subsidiary Raven Software as it executive produces the enhanced version.
"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered boasts vibrant current generation visuals, with fully improved texture resolution and detail, high-dynamic range lighting, lit and shadowing VFX particles, revamped animation and audio, stunning sound, and much more," Activision said in a press release. more >>
Giant computer technology company Oracle Corporation reached a new deal to purchase cloud services provider Opower for $532 million. The deal, according to several sources, will be consummated before the end of the year.
Opower's business is primarily focused on offering and selling data services with the purpose of monitoring and tracking energy-use patterns in homes in the U.S. In order to keep up with the standards of energy efficiency, several utility companies, including the biggest in the nation avail of Opower's services.
The company reported a total annual revenue of $145.7 million last year after deciding to expand its range. When it was first established in 2007, the business was exclusively analytical, but its services eventually developed by giving utilities the ability to actively communicate and engage with clients. more >>
LG Innotek, LG's components subsidiary, announced a new fingerprint sensor on Monday. The new component does away with buttons and instead embeds the sensor under the bezel area of a smartphone's display glass.
The new buttonless fingerprint sensor offers both smartphone manufacturers and consumers some tangible benefits. For smartphone manufacturers, this means more freedom when it comes to design. Needing no buttons, the new sensor will be "invisible" on the outside. The buttonless fingerprint module will also help improve a device's user-friendliness. Because the fingerprint sensor is located under a strong and durable glass cover, consumers will have less worries of the component getting wet or damaged from scratches.
In addition, LG Innotek claims the new sensor is more accurate than the button type fingerprint sensors. The company says the new module has a false acceptance rate of 0.002 percent. False acceptance rate is the probability of the system falsely recognizing biometric information of another person as that of the user. There might also be a slight difference in the speed of recognition, though it would still be "as good as the button varieties," according to The Verge. more >>
Production of the new Maze Runner film has been halted indefinitely after Dylan O'Brien, who plays the lead role, suffered an injury on set, which reportedly will require him to rest in order to fully recover. The injury was reportedly obtained while shooting a scene back in March.
American film studio 20th Century Fox released a statement, saying that principal photography for the Maze Runner: The Death Cure is suspended but will be resumed the soonest possible time. The sci-fi film franchise features a dystopian theme and is based on the series of novels from James Dashner. The new installment is apparently the last of the franchise.
Although the statement confirmed the delay in production, it does not say whether or not the planned release in February of next year will push through. more >>