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Xbox Scorpio, PlayStation Neo an "incredibly positive evolution"

Xbox Scorpio, PlayStation Neo an "incredibly positive evolution" So we're thrilled with these announcements.We're thrilled with the evolution.

New GTA V Redux mod gives Grand Theft Auto a massive graphics and gameplay overhaul

New GTA V Redux mod gives Grand Theft Auto a massive graphics and gameplay overhaul While not every game is moddable, titles that support modding are more likely to spawn robust, long-lasting communities.Grand Theft Auto V was a huge success that people would be playing no matter what — but the fact that it supports modding is why we’re getting a major graphics overhaul courtesy of Grand Theft Auto V Redux.

Nintendo faces its biggest test yet

Nintendo faces its biggest test yet The fact is that Nintendo caught lightning in a bottle with the Wii, and to expect lightning to strike in the same place twice is foolish.The Wii was an outlier in a continuous decline for Nintendo's console business.

Wii U was expected to sell 100 million units

Wii U was expected to sell 100 million units Naively, many people within the company expected the Wii U to sell close to 100 million units.The reality is it's only managed to sell a paltry 13 million units lifetime compared to the Wii's more than 100 million.

Microsoft will fix Surface Pro 3 systems with badly deteriorating battery life

Microsoft will fix Surface Pro 3 systems with badly deteriorating battery life If you’ve got a Surface Pro 3 with battery life problems, you may be in luck.The problem occurs in Surface Pro 3 devices with batteries manufactured by Simplo, according to ZDNet.

Nintendo NX is a portable console powered by a mobile processor - report

Nintendo NX is a portable console powered by a mobile processor - report The new console from Nintendo will be portable and handheld, with games distributed on cartridges.According to a new report on Eurogamer, a variety of sources have confirmed details about the NIntendo NX, a console that has been the subject of intense speculation for more than a year already.

How USB charging works, or how to avoid blowing up your smartphone

How USB charging works, or how to avoid blowing up your smartphone It turns out there’s a method to all this madness — but first we have to explain how USB power actually works.There are now four USB specifications — USB 1.

AMD RX 460 review roundup: At just $110, this Polaris GPU shines brightly

AMD RX 460 review roundup: At just $110, this Polaris GPU shines brightly The RX 460 is a smaller, cut-down version of the Polaris 10 GPU, with 896 shader cores, a boost clock of up to 1.At its best, the RX 460 wins over the Nvidia GTX 950, a significantly more expensive GPU.

PlayStation Neo to be unveiled on September 7 - report

PlayStation Neo to be unveiled on September 7 - report The upgraded PlayStation 4, codenamed "Neo," will reportedly be unveiled at an event in New York City on September 7 - a rumour that has been lent a great deal of credence by Sony itself.Gameblog, a French website, reported the date and location of Sony's Neo event earlier this week, and the details were corroborated by Vice Gaming.

This is the last console generation - Greenberg

This is the last console generation - Greenberg Microsoft's head of Xbox games marketing thinks this is the last console generation.We're basically saying, 'This isn't a new generation; everything you have continues forward and it works.

What A Gaming Laptop Decked Out With Two Desktop GPUs Can Do

What A Gaming Laptop Decked Out With Two Desktop GPUs Can Do In other words, on a GeForce GTX 1080-powered laptop you can expect 1080-like desktop performance, or thereabouts.The clunky old GTX 980 has been dropped for GTX 1080 SLI.

What is 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and how much faster than 802.11n is it?

What is 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and how much faster than 802.11n is it? If you’re looking for faster Wi-Fi performance, you want 802.11b/g model, like the perennial favorite Linksys WRT54G — and are thinking of upgrading to 802.

PS4 Slim is real

PS4 Slim is real Over the weekend, images of a new, slimmed down PlayStation 4 console appeared online.The new PS4 Slim hardware was found on auction website Gumtree and then posted on NeoGaf.

What Nintendo needs to do better with NX

What Nintendo needs to do better with NX As Nintendo prepares to launch the NX next March, it will look to avoid the missteps of its previous console effort, the Wii U.Speaking with [a]listdaily at E3 in a just-published interview, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime laid out what worked with its last console, as well as mistakes the company needs to learn from for the NX.

New rumors claim to shed light on AMD’s upcoming Vega 10 and 11 GPUs, forecast 7nm Vega 20

New rumors claim to shed light on AMD’s upcoming Vega 10 and 11 GPUs, forecast 7nm Vega 20 There’s a new set of rumors cropping up about AMD’s Vega.That works out to up to 1TB/s of memory bandwidth for a full implementation — and the first-generation HBM implementations that AMD shipped were full implementations.

Intel may add Wi-Fi, USB 3.1 to next-generation chipsets

Intel may add Wi-Fi, USB 3.1 to next-generation chipsets 0 (aka USB 3.Objectively, there aren’t that many consumers who currently need USB 3.

Apple said to be considering wearable glasses, augmented reality

Apple said to be considering wearable glasses, augmented reality When the idea of wearable computing was first proposed, analysts and industry executives jumped on the concept like rats off a sinking ship.We’ve seen some weak demand for smart watches from companies like Pebble or Apple, and some success for fitness trackers and other, similar wearables.

Who makes the most reliable hard drives?

Who makes the most reliable hard drives? For the last few years, Backblaze has released quarterly reports on its hard drive reliability and replacement rates.Over the last three months, Backblaze has swapped out 3,500 2TB HGST and Western Digital hard drives for 2,400 Seagate 8GB drives.