Gideon’s long awaited Ultimate 64 boards in production.

First up the future of C64 got a shade brighter today, as official production started on Gideon’s long awaited Ultimate 64 boards. The photos look awesome and you can see more of them now in the 1541 Ultimate Facebook Group. The latest news is that some 500+ boards should be produced between now and the end of April, and the website will open up pre-orders periodically during this period. More boards should be created to fill remaining demand afterwards. These boards are not for sale as of yet, as further testing takes place to help ensure the FPGA based modern 64 motherboards are as solid as possible before release. You can find out more on the official Ultimate 64 website.

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PixelGlass AlarCity, a new Amiga ShootEmUp..

Introducing AlarCity: the most daring, fast paced, AGA shoot’em’up in recent years! Assume the role of ‘Zoid’, fire elemental & son of the God of fire! Face hordes of enemies and survive! Hunt the powers of the Gods in an epic journey across the lands! Find treasures, gain experience and become the ultimate weapon! Featuring:Frantic, high-octane, top down, shooter action!50hz smooth 8-way scrolling!Superb AGA pixelart!Amazing music and sound fx!Level up and upgrade mechanics with lavish customisation options!Tons of weapons, elements, powers and items to collect!

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Amiga OS4 Graphics driver update. 

Radeon Graphics: The Move To PolarisFebruary 3, 2018

Over the last few years, Team member Hans De Ruiter has been working steadfastly on keeping the Enhancer Software in pace with the hardware developments of AMD’s latest Radeon graphics cards.Since the first Enhancer Software release in 2016, there have been fourteen updates to the RadeonHD driver. The driver has been expanded to support the exciting Warp3D Nova system and to be compatible with many more Radeon graphics cards running the Oland chipset.AMD are continually updating the range of cards available and using newer more advanced chipsets. To keep the Enhancer Software in pace of AMD’s advancements, we have had to significantly invest in more development.In retail channels of late, the Southern Islands cards are now no longer available with the exception of Oland based R7 240 variants. Such is the relentless march of technology in the wider computing world that the team need to keep afoot of.

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Listen to the replay of BlackBerry’s Q3 Fiscal 2018 earnings call |

If you weren’t able to tune into BlackBerry’s Q3 fiscal 2018 earnings call, you can now listen to the replay. Given the last call was held at the end of the September, a few of the same topics come during this one but there are a number of new highlights as well that BlackBerry CEO John Chen touches on such as BlackBerry QNX design wins with ten automotive suppliers in the quarter, new patent licensing agreement signed with Teletry and business wins with approximately 3,000 enterprise customer orders. Q3 H

Source: Listen to the replay of BlackBerry’s Q3 Fiscal 2018 earnings call |

BBM – What Changed This Week and Why | Inside BlackBerry

BBM – What Changed This Week and Why.

First, to our very loyal users we are sorry for any confusion this week. Thank you for being patient and allowing us to set the record straight on the details and user impact necessitated by the coming split of BBM into three separate services: BBM Enterprise for all devices; BBM Consumer for BBOS and BB10; and BBM Consumer for Android, iOS and Microsoft devices.Why We Are Making Changes: For several years, BBM has been serving two very distinct and different audiences: enterprise customers, many of whom require military-grade security for their text, voice and video conversations; and consumer users interested in a free service that offers sticky features like games, shopping, music, news, payments and more.

Source: BBM – What Changed This Week and Why | Inside BlackBerry

BlackBerry QNX teams with Delphi for self-driving car cybersecurity

BlackBerry will team up with automotive company Delphi to provide some much needed support for self-driving cars — but the project won’t have anything to do with old-school smartphone service. The two companies signed a commercial working partnership that will bring BlackBerry’s QNX operating system to Delphi’s self-driving car platform. BlackBerry’s auto OS is already found in infotainment centers from several carmakers, most notably Ford’s Sync system. The partnership will bring the QNX OS to Delphi’s proposed Centralized Sensing Localization and Planning (CSLP) platform, which the company calls a “fully integrated automated driving solution,” slated for release in 2019. Delphi hopes to offer the CSLP platform to automakers that don’t develop their own autonomous system as an aftermarket self-driving option.

Source: BlackBerry teams with Delphi for cybersecurity for self-driving cars

Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4 – Apollo Accelerators

After the big success of the Vampire 600 V2 and Vampire 500 V2+, Apollo Team is proud to announce their next generation FPGA device: the Vampire V4. The Vampire V4 is made with a standard “one design to fit them all” and comes in three flavors depending on customer need:The Vampire V4 Standalone SystemThe Vampire V4 for Amiga Classic compatible withAmiga 1000/500/2000/CDTVAmiga 600 with kippa’s adapter (if produced)The Vampire V4 for Amiga 1200This new Vampire V4 packs many upgraded specifications and brings Amiga Classic systems to another new performance paradigm thanks to its new Altera Cyclone 5 A5 FPGA and fast DDR3 memory.The Vampire V4 standalone system will be a complete new Amiga system powered by the 68080 CPU core and the complete SAGA chipset (AGA compatible).Vampire V4 is powered by:FPGA : Altera Cyclone V A5 (77k LE, 28nm technology)RAM : 512MB DDR3 (up to 1GB/s)And supports:FastIDE with 40/44-pin connectorsDigital Video-out up to 720p@60HzDual Kickstart-flashrom (for safety)MicroSD StorageCertification: Vampire V4 is CE, WEEE and RoHS compliant

Source: Apollo Team announces the Vampire V4 – Apollo Accelerators

Google`s Kitty Hawk..the Flying Car..

ABOUT KITTY HAWK         Our mission is to make the dream of personal flight a reality. We believe when everyone has access to personal flight, a new, limitless world of opportunity will open up to them. At Kitty Hawk, we engineer, design and build safe, fun, easy-to-fly aircraft.         For media inquiries, please contact ABOUT THE FLYER         The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft. It is safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas u

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Lilium Vtol Aircraft for Everyone

The Aircraft for Everyone Lilium enables you to travel 5 times faster than a car by introducing the world’s first all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet: an air taxi for up to 5 people. You won’t have to own one, you will simply pay per ride and call it with a push of a button. It’s our mission to make air taxis available to everyone and as affordable as riding a car. In 1894, Otto Lilienthal began experimenting with the first gliders and imagined a future in which we could all fly wherever we want

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