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Aston Martin To Supply F1 Safety + Medical Cars!

Formula 1 just announced that Aston Martin will join Mercedes-AMG to supply F1 safety and medical cars from 2021 onwards!

 

Aston Martin To Supply F1 Safety + Medical Cars!

On 8 March 2021, Formula 1 announced a new multi-year partnership with Aston Martin to supply safety and medical cars.

  • specially-equipped Aston Martin Vantage as safety car
  • Aston Martin DBX as medical car

They will both feature the 2021 Aston Martin Racing Green livery, with Lime Green accents, to celebrate the marque’s return to F1 after more than 60 years!

 

Aston Martin, Mercedes-AMG To Alternate F1 Safety + Medical Cars

From the 2021 F1 World Championship onwards, Aston Martin and Mercedes-AMG will alternately supply the safety and medical cars – the first time in 25 years that different manufacturers have supplied these vehicles.

Mercedes-AMG, who have supplied the official F1 safety and medical cars since 1996 will continue to run their Mercedes-AMG GT R and Mercedes-AMG C 63 S Estate vehicles as safety and medical cars, with new bright red paintwork for 2021.

The Aston Martin safety and medical cars will make their debut in Sakhir at the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix 2021 on 28 March 2021.

You can catch the refreshed Mercedes-AMG safety vehicles at the Formula 1 Pirelli Gran Premio Del Made In Italy E Dell’Emilia Romagna 2021 in Imola on 18 April 2021.

Germany’s Bernd Mayländer will drive the FIA Safety Car, while South African Alan van der Merwe will be at the wheel of the FIA Medical Car, at each Grand Prix.

 

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Super Toy Cars : How To Get It FREE!

Super Toy Cars – an arcade combat racing game – is FREE for a limited time!

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Super Toy Cars

Super Toy Cars is a tabletop arcade combat racing game featuring fast and cool looking cars, impressive tracks made of everyday objects and a bunch of power-ups that will let you destroy your opposition.

Collect all cars and upgrades to keep up with competition while you progress in career mode or have a quick race either against AI opponents or against friends.

You can play up to 4 players locally and up to 8 players online. Go and build your own tracks, share them with friends or play with them in your tracks.

Super Toy Cars is big and with lots of options for you to tinkle and play with, but most importantly this game has been carefully crafted to be fun play and fun to race, either alone or with friends.

There are 16 different cars in the game each one with its unique handling model. You can experiment with them and play the ones that best suite your driving style and the different situations you’ll find in our 12 tracks.

Oh, and maybe you’ll want to use different cars depending on which type of event you’re playing, because we have 48 events in career mode, but not all of them are races!

And if you grow tired of the tracks in the game you can always check what other tracks have the community built or even build your own and share it with our in-game track editor.

  • 16 different cars with unique handling models
  • 12 different tracks in 4 different locations which can be played in 5 different event types
  • Career mode comprising 48 events
  • Up to 4 player local multiplayer
  • Up to 8 player online multiplayer
  • Track editor to build and share your own tracks

 

Super Toy Cars : How To Get It FREE!

Super Toy Cars is a DRM-free game, and that means you do NOT need a special launcher or client (like Steam) to install and play it.

Adding To Your IndieGala Account

  1. Go to the Super Toy Cars page.
  2. Scroll to the Get Super Toy Cars section.
  3. Click on Add To Your Library link.
  4. You will be asked to log into your IndieGala account.
    If you do not yet have an IndieGala account, you will need to register for one (it’s free!)
  5. Once you add it to your library, you can download it at anytime.

Super Toy Cars Direct Download

Here is a direct download link for those who do not wish to create an IndieGala account just to download the game at a later time.

 

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Get 16 FREE Mercedes-AMG F1 Wallpapers From AMD!

AMD partnered with The Pixelary to create a series of awesome 3D rendered images of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance car.

Watch how they managed to cut the rendering time by half using Radeon ProRender 2.0, and get those high-resolution desktop wallpapers!

 

Watch AMD Radeon ProRender 2.0 Render Mercedes-AMG F1 Car!

The 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix marked the end of the 2020 Formula One season, and the first year of the AMD partnership with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team.

To showcase that relationship, AMD worked with the team, and The Pixelary to create a series of 3D renders of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance car.

When the new Radeon ProRender 2.0 was released, they rendered them again using the new Radeon RX 6900 XT, and discovered that it cut their rendering time by half!

Mike Pan of The Pixelary explained how much faster the new combination proved to be :

In some tests performed by AMD, when using the “Full” Radeon ProRender 2.0 render quality mode with the AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card that supports hardware ray tracing, the image above rendered in 516 sec, compared to 1065 sec when rendered with the AMD Radeon VII graphics card that does not support hardware ray tracing.

That is up to a 2.1x reduction in render time [3], which is quite an improvement! On top of that, Radeon ProRender 2.0 also has improved multi-GPU scaling so if we were able to render the same image with two Radeon RX 6900 XT’s, the render times would improve even more.

 

FREE Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance Wallpapers From AMD!

AMD and The Pixelary also made available these incredible photorealistic images of the Mercedes-AMG F1 W11 EQ Performance as high-resolution wallpapers for FREE!

Every download comes with the wallpaper in six different resolutions :

  • 1920 x 1080 pixels
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Lewis Hamilton : Positive For COVID-19, Out Of Sakhir GP!

Seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton just tested positive for COVID-19, and will have to drop out of the Sakhir Grand Prix this weekend!

 

Lewis Hamilton : Positive For COVID-19, Out Of Sakhir GP!

On 1 December 2020, FIA and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team confirmed that Lewis Hamilton tested positive for COVID-19.

The FIA, Formula 1 and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team can today confirm that during mandatory pre-race PCR testing for the Sakhir Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19. In accordance with COVID-19 protocols and public health authority guidelines in Bahrain he is now isolating. All contacts have been declared.

The procedures set out by the FIA and Formula 1 will ensure no wider impact on this weekend’s event.

It appears that Hamilton could possibly have been infected by a close contact, prior to arriving in Bahrain.

… he woke up on Monday morning with mild symptoms and was informed at the same time that a contact prior to arrival in Bahrain had subsequently tested positive. Lewis therefore took a further test and returned a positive result. This has since been confirmed by a retest.

What a tremendous stroke of bad luck for seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton, who is now forced to drop out of the Sakhir Grand Prix. He will now have to self-isolate and watch the race from his hotel room.

The good news is the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team said that he is fit and well, apart from mild symptoms :

Apart from mild symptoms, he is otherwise fit and well, and the entire team sends him its very best wishes for a swift recovery.

Hamilton is now the third driver to contract COVID-19 during the 2020 F1 season, following Sergio Pérez in August, and then Lance Stroll in October.

As F1 regulations require him to test negative before being allowed back, it seems unlikely that he would be able to make it for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – the final race of the season, on 13 December 2020.

 

Mercedes Statement On Lewis Hamilton Testing Positive For COVID-19

This was the full statement by the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team on Lewis Hamilton testing positive for COVID-19 :

The Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team regrets to announce that Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be unable to take part in this weekend’s Sakhir GP.

Lewis was tested three times last week and returned a negative result each time, the last of which was on Sunday afternoon at the Bahrain International Circuit as part of the standard race weekend testing programme.

However, he woke up on Monday morning with mild symptoms and was informed at the same time that a contact prior to arrival in Bahrain had subsequently tested positive. Lewis therefore took a further test and returned a positive result. This has since been confirmed by a retest.

Lewis is now isolating in accordance with COVID-19 protocols and public health authority guidelines in Bahrain. Apart from mild symptoms, he is otherwise fit and well, and the entire team sends him its very best wishes for a swift recovery.

We will announce our replacement driver plans for this weekend in due course.

 

Lewis Hamilton : Devastated About COVID-19 Diagnosis

This was what Lewis Hamilton just posted on Twitter :

Hi guys, I’m devastated that I won’t be racing this weekend.

Since we started the season in June, my team and I have been taking all the precautions we possibly can and following the regulations everywhere we’ve been in order to stay safe.

Unfortunately, even though I returned three negative results this past week, I woke up yesterday morning with mild symptoms and requested another test which came back positive. I’ve immediately gone into self-isolation for ten days.

I’m gutted not to be able to race this weekend but my priority is to follow the protocols and advice to protect others.

I’m really lucky that I feel OK with only mild symptoms and will do my best to stay fit and healthy.

Please look after yourselves out there, you can never be too careful. These are worrying times for everyone and we need to make sure we are looking after ourselves and each other. Stay positive.

 

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Geneshift : How To Get It FREE For A Limited Time!

Geneshift – a GTA-inspired battle royale game – is FREE for a limited time!

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Geneshift

Geneshift is a GTA2-inspired shooter that merges battle royale and roguelite mechanics.

Shoot, loot and drive through an army of enemies as you level up your mutant powers and try to survive.

Play singleplayer or ride shotgun with friends as you fire bazookas, plasma balls, spike traps and more!

  • Battle Royale Turbo
    Be the last man standing in the new Battle Royale, where each round only lasts 2 minutes.
  • Battle Royale Turbo (Multiplayer)
    The circle is shrinking – fast! Play in a series of turbo-fast, back to back rounds where each battle royale lasts only 3 minutes. No waiting around, just pure refined non-stop action. Grab your loot, hop into a car and floor it to the final showdown!
  • Over 30 Tactical Skills
    Unlock special abilities like Invisibility, Bouncing Bullets, Fire Balls, and Teleportation. Create skill builds with crazy combos and counters, and grow your mutant stronger as you play.
  • Insane Vehicle Action
    Ride with allies to do drive-by shootings, detonate car bombs, and fire homing missiles.
  • Secret Base Building
    Place hidden chemicals to gain secret benefits, like selling weapons and spying on enemies.
  • Singleplayer Bot Matches
    Play against intelligent, life-like bots on various difficulty levels. While playing offline you can still complete challenges, level up, unlock new items, and compete on leaderboards.
  • Singleplayer Campaign (DLC Only)
    Save the world in the singleplayer campaign. You can play solo or with friends online (4 player co-op). Progress in the campaign is shared with progress in other modes.
  • 5 Bonus Multiplayer Game Modes
    Play Battle Royale, Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch, Conquest, and Checkpoint Racing.
  • Daily Leaderboards
    Compete on daily leaderboards and receive bonus rewards for finishing near the top.
  • Over 100 Challenges
    Earn bonus XP by completing challenges, like mid-air knife attacks and vehicle jumps.

 

Geneshift : How To Get It FREE!

Follow these steps to get Geneshift for FREE, but make sure you do this before 11 June 2020 at 1 AM :

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Geneshift page.
  3. Click on the Add to Account button to add it to your Steam account.
    You can choose to install it now, or postpone the installation.

That’s it! You now have Geneshift in your Steam account!

 

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Omega Rally Championship for PC / Xbox One : Get It FREE!

Omega Rally Championship – an arcade racing game – is FREE for a limited time!

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Omega Rally Championship : A Quick Primer!

Omega Rally Championship features a new style of arcade racing control that anyone can pick up and play! Just point your car in the direction where you want to go and floor the pedal!

Check out the Worldwide and Friends Leaderboards to see who’s fastest!

With 3 lengthy race stages taking place on logging roads in the deep forest, and 3 car classes to ramp up the difficulty… Omega Rally Championship will satisfy a competitive itch among new gamers and veteran racing fans!

  • New style of racing controls that is welcoming to new gamers and satisfying for racing veterans.
  • Three lengthy stages (that take at least 4-6 minutes to complete) taking place on logging roads in the deep forest.
  • Three car classes that range from “welcoming to new gamers” to “testing the skill of racing veterans”. Can you tame the Class A car?
  • Worldwide leaderboards for each track allow you to compare yourself to the world’s best, as well as your friends!

 

Omega Rally Championship : How To Get It FREE!

Omega Rally Championship is FREE to download and keep, if you get it by 1 September 2020.

  1. Log into your Microsoft account.
  2. Go to the Omega Rally Championship page in the Microsoft Store.
  3. Click on the blue Get button on the right.

That’s it! You will be able to install and play Omega Rally Championship on up to ten Windows 10 devices using your Microsoft account!

 

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2019 F1 Esports Season Hits Record 5.8 Million Views!

Formula 1 just announced a record 5.8 million views for the 2019 F1 Esports Series – a 76% increase over 2018!

Find out what other milestones they broke in 2019, and don’t miss the video wrap up for the 2019 F1 Esports Series!

 

2019 F1 Esports Season Hits Record 5.8 Million Views!

In addition to hitting 5.8 million online views, the 2019 F1 Esports Series also recorded no less than 169 million social media impressions – 66% better than in 2018!

Interestingly, the 5.8 million online views surpassed the 2018 Series’ combined online + TV viewership of 5.5 million.

This suggests that Formula 1 has gained significant traction in the e-racing wave, reaching younger and more digitally-minded audience. In fact, they revealed that 79% of viewers were below the age of 34 years old!

Formula 1 also noted that there was a record-breaking 109,000 players this season, who attempted over 1.4 million laps to qualify. This represented a massive 65% increase in participation, and a 40% increase in lap numbers over 2018.

 

Key News From The 2019 F1 Esports Season

The biggest news is, no doubt, the crowning of David Tonizza as the 2019 Drivers’ Champion. He was, notably, the first pick from the 2019 Pro Draft, as well as the first ever esports driver for the Ferrari Driver Academy Hublot Esports Team.

The 2019 F1 Esports season also had Red Bull Racing Esports securing the first Team’s Championship title, fighting off fence competition from the Ferrari Driver Academy Hublot Esports Team, the Alfa Romeo Racing F1 Esports Team and the Renault Sport Team Vitality.

In all, Red Bull Racing Esports had 9 podium finishes, with 3 wins, across the 12 race season.

This was the first year all ten official Formula 1 Esports teams participated, with Ferrari entering for the first time. Formula 1 also doubled the cash prize fund for 2019 – to a whopping $500,000!

 

F1 Esports To Head To China!

Formula 1 confirmed that they will launch the F1 Esports Series China Championship in partnership with Juss Intellisports.

The champion and runner-up of the China Championship will ear final spots in the 20202 F1 Esports Series Pro Draft, with the chance to compete for a seat with one of the official F1 Esports team!

 

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Exclusive ROKiT Williams Tour of Singapore Grand Prix 2019!

As part of the Acronis CyberFit Week, we were invited to an exclusive ROKiT Williams tour of the Singapore Grand Prix 2019!

We also had the opportunity to sit down and talk to ROKiT Williams CIO Graeme Hackland, who has over 20 years of F1 experience under his belt!

 

Checking In At The Singapore Grand Prix Media Centre!

After picking up our media passes, we checked in at the Singapore Grand Prix Media Centre. This is what it looks like inside!

It’s located directly over the garages, so the windows look out directly into the pit stop!

 

Exclusive ROKiT Williams Tour of Singapore Grand Prix 2019!

Barbara Clemente of the ROKiT Williams Racing Team took us on a special tour of Singapore Grand Prix 2019.

We were not allowed to take photos or videos inside the ROKiT Williams garage, of course. But we had the rare and exclusive opportunity to check out the paddock and pit stop in person!

 

Graeme Hackland on the ROKiT Williams + Acronis Partnership

We then sat down with ROKiT Williams CIO Graeme Hackland, who has over 20 years of F1 experience under his belt.

He spoke about the importance of data collection to the team’s performance, and how much data they now collect – not just at the tracks and races, but also in the factory back in the UK.

He also revealed that the team was hit by two ransomware attacks in 2014, losing data to one of them. That spurred their adoption of Acronis data protection solutions.

Now, all of their data is notarised and almost instantaneously backed up on the cloud, and can be quickly restored if they are compromised in any way, or hijacked by ransomware.

Protecting all that data is important, not just for the success of their team, but also Williams Advanced Engineering. After all, the technologies they refine with each race will end up being commercialised by Advanced Engineering.

 

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Acronis Cyber Penthouse with Williams F1 Racing Team!

As the Williams F1 Racing Team gears up for the Singapore F1 Grand Prix, they joined Acronis CEO and Founder Serguei Beloussov in the grand opening of the new Acronis Cyber Penthouse!

In the exclusive invitation-only event, we got up close and personal with Serguei Beloussov, Williams F1 CIO Graeme Hackland… and of course, the Williams F1 drivers – Robert Kubica and George Russell!

 

The Acronis Cyber Penthouse

Located at the very top of Suntec Tower 3, the Acronis Cyber Penthouse is (aptly for a data protection company) accessible only through two security layers, including a special lift.

This is because the Cyber Penthouse is where Acronis engineers work. In his keynote, Acronis CEO and Founder Serguei Beloussov pointed out that they get the best offices, even better than his own office!

Serguei also shared that Acronis just won a new round of investment worth US$ 147 million, led by Goldman Sachs. The funds would be used to acquire companies and expand the Acronis R&D team, as well as to grow their business in North America.

 

Graeme Hackland on the Williams F1 + Acronis Partnership

Williams F1 Racing Team CIO Graeme Hackland spoke about the importance of data collection to the team’s performance, and how much data they now collect.

He also revealed that the team was hit by two ransomware attacks in 2014, losing data to one of them. Hence, they turned to Acronis to protect their data.

Acronis now protects all of their mailboxes, more than 200 of their servers, and over 650 team workstations. Deploying Acronis Backup has also cut down their backup window from days to just minutes.

 

Acronis Launches Cyber Penthouse With Williams F1 + Infocomm

Acronis then formally launched their Cyber Penthouse with CEO and Founder Serguei Beloussov, and Williams F1 CIO Graeme Hackland, as well as Howie Lau, the Chief Industry Development Officer of Infocomm Media Development Authority.

 

Robert Kubica + George Russell Face Off In The Läderach Chocolate Challenge!

Williams F1 drivers, Robert Kubica and George Russell, who popped over for the launch, sportingly agreed to a friendly contest using Läderach chocolate!

It sure was great to catch these guys in a carefree, fun moment away from the Grand Prix races.

Unfortunately, I never got the chance to get some photos with them. But I scored this neat wheel nut signed by both of them instead!

 

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GRID 2 + Demolition Derby Pack : How To Get ‘Em FREE!

Codemasters is giving away GRID 2 with the Demolition Derby Pack, which are worth $39.99, for a LIMITED TIME! Yes, they’re completely FREE until 23 May, so grab them before the offer expires!

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GRID 2

GRID 2 is the sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, multi-million selling Race Driver: GRID.

Earn fame, fans and fortune as you blaze your way to the top in intense, relentless races on licensed circuits, beautifully realised city streets and lethal mountain roads.

You can enjoy multiplayer racing or an entirely separate progression system. It also boasts deep integration with RaceNet, the free online extension for Codemasters Racing games.

  • The race comes alive with GRID 2’s TrueFeel Handling system for edge-of-control exhilaration
  • Prove yourself against advanced AI in aggressive, blockbuster races packed with wow moments
  • Blaze your way to the top of a new world of motorsport
  • An extensive and separate online campaign redefines multiplayer racing games plus full RaceNet integration
  • Powered by Codemasters’ EGO Game Technology Platform for jaw-dropping damage and stunning visuals, GRID 2 sets the standard for technical excellent in racing.
  • Race a handpicked selection of iconic cars that represent the best in automotive engineering from the last 40 years
  • Take on challenging licensed tracks, stunningly realised city streets and lethal mountain roads
  • Prove yourself by entering and winning events across three continents
  • Race Immersion Technology immerses you in the race like never before
  • The long-awaited sequel to the BAFTA-winning, multi-million selling Race Driver: GRID

 

The GRID 2 Demolition Derby Pack

Receive the classic Jupiter Eagleray Mk5 and smash your way to the front on two routes at the Detroit Demolition Derby Stadium in single-player, split-screen and online!

 

GRID 2 + Demolition Derby Pack : How To Get ‘Em FREE!

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You need to perform these steps by 23 May 2019 :

  1. Log into Steam.
  2. Go to the GRID 2 page.
  3. Click on the Add to Account button to add it to your account.
  4. Then go to the GRID 2 – Demolition Derby Pack page.
  5. Click on the Download button to add it to your account.

That’s it! You can install them now or later – they’re added to your account permanently!

 

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Introducing The Jabra X Microphone By Jabra + Red Bull!

Jabra and Red Bull just partnered up to design and engineer the wireless Jabra X Microphone! Check out what this unique partnership produced!

 

The Jabra X Microphone

The Jabra X Microphone was created with one question in mind – how about sound quality under extreme racing conditions?

It’s designed to deliver superior audio quality under racing conditions, where there is high speed wind noise that creates disturbances that lead to poorer listening experience.

The Jabra X Microphone uses a mixture of physical elements and cutting-edge digital signal processing to remove unwanted audio from the recordings.

Where traditional microphones may pick up nothing but the wind, the X Microphone will allow you to hear the race car zooming down a wet track at hundreds of miles an hour.

 

Putting The Jabra X Microphone To The Test!

In July 2018, the microphone was pushed to the limit using a KTM X-BOW at Spielberg. Bernhard Auinger, a seasoned racer and Red Bull Ring’s Head of Driving Experience, took it up to 220 km/h!

This video looks at the audio testing carried out at the Spielberg Race Track, taking you right into the heart of its audio recording technology.

“Technically, superior sound in the most extreme conditions really means superior sound is at reach for all Jabra users – whether you need amazing audio for music, sports, calls on the go, or collaboration in the busiest (and noisiest) offices,” said KC Yap, Country Manager, Jabra Malaysia.

 

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F1 2015 is FREE for a Limited Time! Get It NOW!

The Humble Bundle is giving away F1 2015, a FORMULA 1 racing game worth $39.99, for just 48 hours! Yes, it’s completely FREE, if you grab it before the offer expires, so head over to the Humble Bundle now!

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F1 2015

F1 2015 is the official videogame of the 2015 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP and also features fully playable 2014 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP bonus content.

Compete as your favourite FORMULA ONE star in the new Championship Season and push yourself to the limit in the challenging Pro Season mode. Hone your skills in the new Online Practice Session, and then challenge your friends and racing rivals from across the world in Online Multiplayer.

A STUNNING NEW GAME ENGINE – A brand new game engine, built from the ground up for the latest consoles and PCs allows players to experience FORMULA 1 in unprecedented detail.

THE MOST RELEVANT FORMULA 1 GAME YET – An earlier release in the racing calendar and with free digital updates set to keep the game up to date with the sport during the season, F1 2015 brings fans the most relevant FORMULA 1 videogame ever.

THE MOST INCLUSIVE F1 RACING EXPERIENCE EVER – Featuring a naturally authentic purely physics-based handling model with enhancements and additions in over 20 areas, F1 2015 is designed to be player inclusive for both seasoned players and those new to the series.

NEW GAME MODES – Immerse yourself in the new Championship Season, test yourself to the limits in Pro Season or use the new Online Practice Session to hone your skills before taking on rivals across the world in Online Multiplayer.

BONUS CONTENT – Look back at last year’s exciting season and enjoy a fully playable 2014 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP as bonus game content.

 

Why Is Humble Bundle Doing This?

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Simple – to get you to register with them, and check out their weekly and monthly game bundles. They can then send you notifications on new games or promotions, and who knows – you might subscribe to their game bundles? 😀

Their game bundles are actually very good deals. Their monthly bundles, for example, gives you US$100 worth of games for just US$12! And if you subscribe for a whole year, they only charge you US$11 per month – that’s $1,200 worth of games for just $132!

Best of all, the games are yours to keep forever and ever, if you stop subscribing at any point in time. So this free game giveaway is their way of letting people know about their Humble Bundle deals.

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An Evening With Scuderia Toro Rosso & Acronis

On the cusp of the last Malaysian F1 Grand Prix, we were invited to an evening with Scuderia Toro Rosso and Acronis. It was an opportunity for them to present Acronis Access Advanced 8.0 – an enterprise file sync and share solution that is used to share sensitive data with remote devices.

 

Scuderia Toro Rosso & Acronis

Acronis is no stranger to the automotive industry. In fact, 30% of their new enterprise customers are automative companies. Hence, it is no surprise that they chose to sponsor Scuderia Toro Rosso since August 2016. Not only does this give them greater exposure in the automotive industry, it helps them to entrench their expertise in this field.

Formula One teams like Scuderia Toro Rosso produces hundreds of gigabytes of data every race weekend, because each car has hundreds of sensors. The data they relay provide real-time information that is immediately analysed to improve performance. All of the data collected is then transmitted to their base in Faenza, Italy, where they are used to create a better car, or a better strategy for the next race.

Acronis protects all that sensitive data with their hybrid cloud data protection solutions, including the new Acronis Access Advanced 8.0. They use Acronis Access Advanced, specifically, to share confidential telemetry data and R&D documents between their Faenza base, trackside engineers and subcontractors.

With Acronis Access Advanced, we’re in full control of our data. We can track the information path and even remote-wipe a laptop, tablet or mobile device if it is lost or stolen to prevent a competitor from accessing the data. Our plan is to share sensitive data that way,” said Raffaele Boschetti, Scuderia Toro Rosso Head of IT.

Acronis took the opportunity to report that in the last year, their business grew by 25% for Acronis Backup, 20% for Acronis True Image, 100% for Acronis Backup Cloud and 200% for Acronis Access Advanced.

 

The Scuderia Toro Rosso Interview

This interview happened right after the sudden replacement of Daniil Kvyat by Pierre Gasly for a multi-race evaluation, starting with the final Malaysian F1 Grand Prix race. So this is literally the first interview of team principal, Franz Tost, with Carlos Sainz and Pierre Gasly.

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Speed Painting With Haze Long!

In the spirit of the F1 race coming up, Acronis organised a speed painting session. Carlos and Pierre were invited to paint the Sepang circuit in 1 minute 34 seconds.

Then Malaysian speed painter Haze Long demonstrated her speed painting skills. Check it out!

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The HP Spectre x360 (2017) 2-in-1 Laptop First Look

HP invited us to literally “take a spin” with their newly-refreshed 13.3″ HP Spectre x360 (Amazon | Lazada) 2-in-1 laptop. The racing outfit Grassroots Automotive (GRA) took us for a couple of laps around a racetrack while we literally tried to use the HP Spectre x360. No joke. It left some participants queasy, but not the Spectre x360… which was probably the point of the whole exercise.

But let’s leave the race for a moment and focus on our subject matter – the newly-refreshed HP Spectre x360 (Amazon | Lazada). Don’t worry – we will get back to the race in a minute. 😀

 

The HP Spectre x360 Hands-On Preview

Before the ride, we had the opportunity to try out the HP Spectre x360 (Amazon | Lazada), which has been refreshed with the new 7th Generation Intel Core i7 processors (codenamed Kaby Lake). We had enough time to do a short hands-on preview video of the experience. Check it out!

While the new 15.6″ Spectre x360 sports an NVIDIA GeForce 940MX mobile GPU, the 13.3″ Spectre x360 models (Amazon | Lazada) do not. They are powered by the Intel HD Graphics 620 processor graphics. However, they boast the same front-facing Bang & Olufsen speakers. Its other features include:

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  • The new dual fan design optimizes thermals to ensure the device runs cool during demanding activities
  • 7th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors
  • Options with up to a 256GB PCIe SSD for fast performance and plenty of space to store high resolution videos and photos
  • HP TrueVision FHD Webcam with 12% wider field of view, great for web chats
  • A FHD IR camera supports Windows Hello Facial Log-In for secure, easy log in without typing a password.
  • HP Fast Charge to recharge the batteries to 90 percent capacity in just 90 minutes

 

The HP Spectre x360 Specifications

SpecificationsHP Spectre x360 13-w006TUHP Spectre x360 13-w007TU
Part NumberZ4H97PA#UUFZ4H98PA#UUF
Display Size13.3" full HD display13.3" full HD display
Display Resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
ProcessorIntel Core i5-7200U
- 2.5 GHz, boost up to 3.1 GHz
- 3 MB L2 cache, 2 cores
Intel Core i7-7500U
- 2.7 GHz, boost up to 3.5 GHz
- 4 MB L2 cache, 2 cores
Memory8 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM (1866 MHz)8 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM (1866 MHz)
Storage256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD
Graphics ProcessorIntel HD Graphics 620Intel HD Graphics 620
Optical DriveNoneNone
Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows 10 (64-bit)Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)
Ports2 x USB 3.1 Type C Gen 2 / Thunderbolt 3
1 x USB 3.1 Type A Gen 1
1 x headphone / microphone combo port
2 x USB 3.1 Type C Gen 2 / Thunderbolt 3
1 x USB 3.1 Type A Gen 1
1 x headphone / microphone combo port
Thickness13.79 mm13.79 mm
Weight1.295 kg1.295 kg
Battery3-cell3-cell
Power Adaptor65 W65 W
ConnectivityIntel 802.11b/g/n/ac (1x1) WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 comboIntel 802.11b/g/n/ac (1x1) WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 combo
Warranty2 Years local on-site warranty, inclusive of 1 Year limited international warranty (part / labour / carry-in only)2 Years local on-site warranty, inclusive of 1 Year limited international warranty (part / labour / carry-in only)
Launch Price (+6% GST)RM 5,199 / ~USD 1,159RM 5,999 / ~USD 1,333

 

The HP Spectre x360 Racing Challenge

Now that we are done checking out the new HP Spectre x360 (Amazon | Lazada), let’s go for a spin with Grassroots Automotive (GRA)! 😀

 

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