A judge has refused to dismiss ZeniMax Media's claim that Oculus VR stole code and expertise from it when it hired famous coder John Carmack from its iD Software subsidiary.
Nick Wingfield, writing in The New York Times:
The lawsuit centers on help that John Carmack, then a ZeniMax employee and the designer behind iconic games like Doom and Quake, provided to Mr. Luckey as he was starting Oculus. Mr. Carmack later joined Oculus as its chief technology officer and ZeniMax contends that the assistance that Mr. Carmack gave to Mr. Luckey was illegal.
These things often look rather like well-timed retaliation; VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb wrote about the details of this case last year.
No matter whether your memories of George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels are fond or furious, there’s no denying that, at the time that films were released, their cutting-edge visual effects were unlike anything else out there–but how do they hold up today? It’s a question that the VFX experts at CorridorCrew take the time to […]
There are, occasionally, some concrete barriers on the road to Munsiyari, Uttarakhand. Wonderful views, too! Born Idiots writes: In June, we went to Munsiyari, Uttarakhand, which is a narrow and dangerous Himalayan road. As we climb up the kumaon ranges, roads get narrow and dangerous, many times without any barriers. There is a steep fall […]
An echo of disco bouncing off the Kremlin walls, just a few years out of sync. Советская аэробика. Ритмическая гимнастика. С Лилией Сабитовой (1985) (YouTube)
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With the quick-fix appeal of video games and their own cell phones, it can be tough to keep kids focused on supposedly “educational” toys. And while it may seem counter-intuitive to fight tech with more tech, we’re all in when it comes to the Toybox 3D Printer. We’re not sure if anyone had envisioned a […]
Whether you’re an artist, designer or just organizing a photo album, photo editing software is a must. And software designers know it: Platforms like Photoshop and Lightroom have a ton of helpful features, but you’ll pay for them in spades. Luckily, there’s some competition in the photo editing arena. Right now, Skylum’s Luminar software is […]