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Just Cause 3 Multiplayer Mod Available Now on Steam for Free

The Just Cause 3 Multiplayer mod has finally landed on Steam as a free DLC. Realized by the Nanos team of programmers from Germany, Austria, and the United Kingdom, it has been under works for over a year now.

Working independently from Square Enix, Nanos are a small team of programmers who have dedicated their spare time to developing a brand new Nanos Multiplayer Framework. Just Cause 3 proved to be the perfect game to test this platform and after a successful trial period, the Nanos team are ready to release their Just Cause 3 Multiplayer Mod on Steam.

Still in its early form, the JC3 Multiplayer Mod provides players access to different servers, each with unique characteristics.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Battle, race, chase and play tag with fighter jets with up to hundreds of players per server.
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Microsoft To Cut Thousands of Jobs Worldwide

Decision comes as company increases focus on cloud computing.

Microsoft has confirmed speculation in the industry that it will to lay off thousands of workers as the tech giant moves further into its cloud computing operations, namely Azure.

Microsoft plans to cut “thousands” of jobs, with a majority of them outside the United States, said a report from the Reuters news agency: “We are taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will be eliminated,” said a spokesman for the company.

While the exact number of MS staff being cut is still unknown, the jobs cuts will be significant. One news report stated that those most likely to be affected will be from within the company’s sales force. One figure quoted by news media is that around 10% or 3,000 staff will be laid off as the Redmond based giant reorganizes its current business model.

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Apple iPhone May Soon Store Your Medical File

In the latest “this could be amazing but no it’s probably not but oh wait yes it might be headline,” reports have surfaced that Apple might be engaged in some top-secret research and acquisitions that will someday enable your iPhone to store your complete medical records. No, they don’t mean that current Health app that tracks your fitness or your activity level, they mean the surgeries you’ve had, the actual results and images from your MRI last year, and more.

All data in one place

So here’s how “this could be amazing”: You may have the opportunity soon to open an app and find all your health data. It might sound pretty vapid to think that you could “forget” when you saw your doctor last or when your last heart cath procedure was, but it does happen, especially for procedures that don’t happen routinely.

So many risks

But it also falls into t ... Read more »

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Facebook Social Search: A Google Search Competitor?

At the Disrupt conference this year, there was a lot of buzz about a potential Facebook social search that would clobber the makers over at Google. Since Facebook’s start, it has been constantly evolving and striving to beat out the competition and take on new competitors – such as Google search. 

As of right now, the Disrupt conference only talked about how Facebook plans on launching a social search platform, but the buzz has already started. Though Facebook did not advertise it outright, it seems that the social networking giant has plans to eventually release a search engine similar to Google.

When CEO Mark Zuckerberg was interviewed after his speech he was questioned as to whether or not Facebook plans on taking on search engines. According to Zuckerberg, Facebook already takes on over one billion search queries each day and that is without advertising their ability to do so. Already that is over 20 times more than Bing and a third of the amount ... Read more »

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