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Microsoft Files Trademark Application for 'DirectReality' as E3 Approaches

Microsoft Files Trademark Application for 'DirectReality' as E3 Approaches Now, we know the company is possibly looking to emphasize VR or AR with a new trademark filing for DirectReality.The single-word trademark describes itself as applying to “Computer software; computer game software; computer software for holographic applications… Online computer software; online computer game software; online computer software for holographic applications; Software as a Service (SaaS).

CD Projekt Red: Hackers Are Ransoming Stolen Game Data

CD Projekt Red: Hackers Are Ransoming Stolen Game Data Polish game developer CD Projekt Red has built up a rabid fan base thanks to its work on The Witcher games, most recently the widely praised The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.Apparently someone figured that hype was worth something to CD Projekt Red.

PCIe 5.0 Arriving in 2019 With 4x More Bandwidth Than PCIe 3.0

PCIe 5.0 Arriving in 2019 With 4x More Bandwidth Than PCIe 3.0 This undertaking, along with improved silicon design processes, serves as the foundation for the PCIe 5.With 64GB/s of unidirectional transfer bandwidth, PCIe 5.

Intel Core i7-7740K Shatters Overclocking Records, Hits 7.5GHz Thanks to Liquid Helium

Intel Core i7-7740K Shatters Overclocking Records, Hits 7.5GHz Thanks to Liquid Helium The overclockers paired the board with Corsair DDR4-4333, a Corsair AX 1500i power supply, and Gigabyte’s X299-SOC Champion motherboard.The caveat, of course, is that it takes liquid helium, with its -250C temperature, to hit these kinds of targets.

Report: Siri Hobbled by Apple's Obsession with User Privacy

Report: Siri Hobbled by Apple's Obsession with User Privacy A new report from The Wall Street Journal blames Apple’s lack of progress on equal parts hubris and an excessive concern with privacy.What many people forget about Siri is that it was a completely functional voice assistant app that was acquired by Apple in 2010.

Apple to Roll Out 'Horizon' iPhone Screen-Repair Machines

Apple to Roll Out 'Horizon' iPhone Screen-Repair Machines In fact, Apple has been making a surprising amount of cash repairing broken iPhone screens over the years.Previously, Horizon devices were only found in Apple’s retail stores and mail-in repair centers.

Gamers Claim to Want Backwards Compatibility. Why Don't They Use It?

Gamers Claim to Want Backwards Compatibility. Why Don't They Use It? ” Second, a report from Ars Technica on how Xbox One and Xbox 360 users actually use their devices was released.There’s little hard data on how much consumers want backwards compatibility as a whole.

How BioWare Went Wrong With Mass Effect Andromeda

How BioWare Went Wrong With Mass Effect Andromeda Just over five years ago, BioWare released Mass Effect 3, the final title in the original Mass Effect trilogy and the most controversial of them all due to its various endings and how player choices did — or, more accurately, didn’t — impact the endgame outcome.Over at Kotaku, Jason Schreier steps through the design process that created Mass Effect Andromeda, and the mistakes along the way that led to the game scoring lower than any BioWare release in decades.

Cosmic Rays Could Be Even More Dangerous to Mars Explorers Than Thought

Cosmic Rays Could Be Even More Dangerous to Mars Explorers Than Thought A new predictive model of radiation effects indicates we could be vastly underestimating the damaging effects of cosmic rays on astronauts.That means a trip to Mars could include a doubling of cancer risk compared with previous estimates.

New Fossil Discovery Rewrites History of First Human Beings

New Fossil Discovery Rewrites History of First Human Beings Many other AMH fossils have been found in the same areas of Africa, and the scientific consensus has been that these finds represented the first appearance of modern humans.It was believed that humanity spread across Africa for over a hundred thousand years before traveling to new continents roughly 70,000 years ago.

Hands On With Augmented Reality From ODG and Meta

Hands On With Augmented Reality From ODG and Meta I got extensive hands-on time with Meta’s new Virtual Workspace environment, as well as ODG’s R8 and R9 untethered, cinema-grade AR wearables.Now, with its new R8 and R9, ODG is hoping to deliver on its vision of a freeform mobile augmented world.

Apple Accused of Misleading Customers Entitled to Repairs, Replacements

Apple Accused of Misleading Customers Entitled to Repairs, Replacements In order to determine how Apple was handling the problem, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) contacted all 13 Apple stores across the country.Investigators posed as consumers and told Apple that their devices had stopped working following having the screen replaced.

ET Deals: Save 12% on Quad-Core Kaby Lake Dell XPS 15 Laptop

ET Deals: Save 12% on Quad-Core Kaby Lake Dell XPS 15 Laptop Today, Dell is offering up a 12% discount on its 15.6-inch XPS 15 laptop.

Battery-Free Pacemaker Is Powered by Microwaves

Battery-Free Pacemaker Is Powered by Microwaves Now, researchers from Rice University have developed a battery-free pacemaker that can be implanted directly in heart.If the design is adopted, it could eliminate many of the common complications associated with pacemaker implantation.

Court Forces Verizon to Fix Critical Infrastructure in Pennsylvania

Court Forces Verizon to Fix Critical Infrastructure in Pennsylvania Back in 2015, Verizon was sued by the Communications Workers of America for its general failure to maintain copper infrastructure in Pennsylvania.Employees were instructed to migrate customers to Verizon’s VoiceLink wireless service if any opportunity to do so existed, even if that service was an imperfect or unsuitable replacement for the copper service they previously had.

HP Omen Accelerator Adds External GPU, SSD, and More for Laptop Gaming

HP Omen Accelerator Adds External GPU, SSD, and More for Laptop Gaming For the past few years, companies like Alienware and Razer have worked to push the idea of external GPU boxes as upgrades for PC laptops.We’re finally seeing more OEMs opting for this approach, and HP’s new Omen Accelerator extends it from graphics into other performance areas as well.

Apple's Metal 2 API Adds External GPU, VR Support to macOS

Apple's Metal 2 API Adds External GPU, VR Support to macOS But it is working to offer better GPU performance overall to its customers, and hopping on the VR bandwagon as well.Metal 2 has also been credited with adding support for external graphics arrays, which appear to be based on AMD’s XConnect technology and run via Thunderbolt 3.

Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling Its Antivirus

Kaspersky Accuses Microsoft of Unfairly Disabling Its Antivirus However, the addition of Windows Defender to the operating system has caused some tension with third-party antivirus makers.According to the complaints, Microsoft has a habit of disabling Kaspersky’s products during system updates.

Apple's HomePod Faces Fierce Competition Among Smart Speakers

Apple's HomePod Faces Fierce Competition Among Smart Speakers Despite the company’s insistence that HomePod will sound amazing, it all feels like too little too late to take on the growing smart speaker market.The speaker is powered by an Apple A8 ARM chip, the same one that was used in iPhones a few generations ago.

With iOS 11, Apple Leaves 32-bit Apps Behind for Good

With iOS 11, Apple Leaves 32-bit Apps Behind for Good But that’s not the only change coming in iOS 11.In the long run, Apple may even remove the ability to run 32-bit software from its processors, freeing up the silicon otherwise devoted to this capability for handling other tasks.