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There is a parallel Hollywood for gamers and gaming. They have virtual superstars, and what is even more important they have the fascinating production budgets. This is what captured our attention. Unless you are not a gaming fanatic, or even if you really are, there is no way you can guess what is going on here.
The production budget for the top three games includes more than one billion dollars. Yes, you heard this information well. The latest versions of the Destiny, GTA and Call of Duty had the one billion dollar budget, when combined together. The Destiny alone almost $500 millions. What does it mean?
This makes the Destiny to be the most expensive game in our history. There is no Hollywood blockbuster movie that can match the Destiny with its production budget. Therefore, it is not an exaggeration to say that gaming is not an industry. This is an empire. And, here is one more interesting fact.
So far, we have witnessed a trend that Hollywood borrows stories from the most popular games for its movies. Now, for the very first time one gaming company will create a movie about its own game. The Blizzard is apparently very close to making a full length movie about the World of Warcraft. The games have begun, for quite some time.
Amazon is hiring. If you love to fly, not literally, but rather virtually, then Amazon is the right place for you. The entire fleet of drones is ready to be launched for Amazon’s commercial purposes. All we need is to find the proper number of drone pilots, and we are good to go. Are you interested to join?
What kind of qualifications you need to have in this case? Here is the catch. You need to have enough experience as a drone pilot. Or, to be a little bit more precise, you need to have a five year experience as a pilot of automatic aircrafts. Where are we supposed to find these people? Here is the first possible idea.
Straight from the military uniform, where else? As it seems, we will have killer drone pilots delivering Amazon shipments all over our heads. Here is an additional trouble. We can expect for our sky to become an extremely crowded place. Amazon drones, Facebook balloons, and Google satellites.
Do we need more? How they plan to ensure the acceptable level of efficiency of their flying objects and quality of services? You just cannot fight the feeling that the Terminator and SkyNet scenario is becoming even more a real one. And, there is nothing we can do about it, can’t we? Beware of the drones.
There is only one thing certain about the Android 5.0 or better known as the Lollipop. Instead of sugar it is filled with controversy. Google is saying one thing, but we are experiencing something quite different. Let us start with the battery first, shall we? It comes without saying what is this for each smartphone.
It is the Achilles’ heel, that is what it is. It is not a rocket science, but it is extremely painful. Ask any smartphone user, if you want to know more. On the one side, we have quite a few reports, which are describing the Lollipop as a battery killer. On the other side, Google wants to assure us that this is a battery’s best friend.
What about the security? With the new Android 5.0 you can simply forget about the rooting of your device. Which is not necessarily a bad thing. However, we are quite worried about the problematic message. It is just like Google is saying to us, relax, we will take care of it all. You are not supposed to do a thing about it.
So, what is the real truth about Lollipop? Well, as always you will have to try it first-hand, and then see for yourself, if it is worth it. In this case, and this one comes as an unwritten rule, our expectations are our worst enemy. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about it. It is in our nature.
We are not surprised. We are not surprised at all. Let us be honest with ourselves for a change. It was only a matter of time before someone would come up with an idea such as this one. The only thing left to do now is to create the fully independent national Internet. Why Russian version of Wikipedia?
Well, this is a completely unnecessary question to ask. Pay attention to what is going on in Ukraine, and all will become crystal clear for you. On the other hand, this does not have to be necessarily bad. Who are we daring to say something blasphemous, such as this? Well, the situation is quite a critical one.
The Wikipedia has quite a few problems of its own. The moderators on Wikipedia have deeply involved in something that already has an official title the Wiki-wars. Unfortunately, Wikipedia has become one of the least likable places for your search of the truth. We are fabricating the truth on Wikipedia, aren’t we?
The Balkanization syndrome is all around us. The brave new cyber world will be its first victim, that is for sure. We will nationalize the Internet and all of its most distinctive features. We will try to come up with the local versions of all major online services. Oh dear, we are about to ruin the best thing that happened in our history.
What is this supposed to mean? The tide is turning and the things are changing. On the other side, you just cannot fight this bitter feeling inside yourself. Why? Because, all of your troubles could have been resolved easily, if some busy little bee in Google or Apple had a little more consideration for your situation.
Still confused? One of the worst cyber sins in the world of smartphones is to move from Android to IOS or vice-versa. You have probably heard terrifying stories about users, who have gone through a living hell during these transition periods. The providers treated them as traitors, mercilessly.
As a result, you had missing data, deleted messages, lost contacts, and similar. You had to leave your ex IOS life behind you while moving to Android,.completely. And again, vice versa for a transition from Android to IOS. Why this sudden change? What is Apple telling us with this surprising kindness?
We are lost to tell the truth. Now, it turns out that it is not such a big deal to move from one mobile platform to another. Correct us if we are wrong, but we think that Google is doing something similar for the Android users, as we speak, or better to say write. Let us call it a truce, shall we? How hard can it be.
We are not quite sure about your thoughts when it comes to the extreme commercialization of the app world. Was this a right expression to use? Can we keep up with the Kardashians in the cyber world, as well? It is not a joke, Kim Kardashian has launched an app. Actually, she has not developed it herself.
Yet, for what is worth, she has strongly supported it. And, you know how she works, don’t you? Wherever you see Kim, you can expect huge profits, this way or another, directly or indirectly. Kim Kardashian Hollywood app is not an exception in this case. However, it seems that the expectations have hit the rock solid wall.
What happened? Well, the Kardashian team expected at least $200 million profit. Instead, they have earned more than $40 million. In addition, more than 22 million people downloaded this game. Was this enough for Kim? Hard to know, having in mind her level of ambitions. What is with the IT perspective?
We do not know a thing about the costs. However, we have to admit that this was a huge success. This is only the beginning for this nice looking app. Maybe, they can go further than $200 million with this one. Who knows? If Kim Kardashian can make money with an app, that means only one thing. The system truly works.
Huh, this was a close one for the BlackBerry. One of the very pioneers of mobile revolution has survived. It was that close to a humiliating situation of ending up like Nokia or Motorola. Such a sad fate for the last mobile dinosaurs. First, they acquire you, then take your patent rights, and eventually they digest you mercilessly.
What is left? Nothing. Only once a proud name. All what BlackBerry has had were some nice memories about the former glory. Once one in every two US mobile phones was a BlackBerry. This is or was the President Obama’s first choice for a smartphone. BlackBerry was fighting for the basic business survival.
Lenovo knocked two times on the takeover door. And then, something amazing happened. BlackBerry bravely come out with the Passport. That was something we definitely did not expect from it. In addition, the Classic model only confirmed that something serious is happening for the BlackBerry.
It has survived, and now BlackBerry already has some ideas about additional development and further growth. Can we say that the black rainy days are the past for BlackBerry? The market itself says there is not much to worry about. It is definitely a good thing that one of the mobile Rolling Stones is still rocking.