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Devolver Digital launches interactive experience to explore its new

Rather than simply host an online convention featuring Zoom chats and pre-recorded trailers, Devolver turned the whole situation into a game. Devolverland Expo is a free-to-play, first-person marketing simulator in which players explore an abandoned convention center after the annual Devolver Digital expo was mysteriously canceled.

12 Jul 2020 11:26 pm
Rare sealed copy of Super Mario Bros. sold for record $114,000 at auction

An extremely rare and highly graded copy of Super Mario Bros. for the Nintendo Entertainment System just set a new record for a video game sold at public auction.

12 Jul 2020 10:22 pm
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12 Jul 2020 9:38 pm
Senior Ubisoft execs quit after abuse allegations

Ubisoft announced yesterday that three senior executives have left their positions. Managing Director of Ubisofts Canadian studios Yannis Mallat and Chief Creative Officer Serge Hascot have resigned. Global Head of HR Ccile Cornet has elected to transition into a different role. The news comes only two weeks after Vice Presidents...

12 Jul 2020 8:26 pm
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12 Jul 2020 12:30 pm
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12 Jul 2020 12:30 pm
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12 Jul 2020 12:30 pm
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12 Jul 2020 12:30 pm
Kuo: Apple might release two ARM-based MacBooks this year

Apple has made it official that it will transition its entire Mac lineup from Intel processors to its own custom silicon based on the ARM64 architecture. The company hinted that the new CPUs will debut in a Mac later this year, which naturally invites to speculation as to what that...

11 Jul 2020 7:53 pm
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11 Jul 2020 12:30 pm
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11 Jul 2020 12:30 pm
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11 Jul 2020 12:30 pm
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11 Jul 2020 12:30 pm
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11 Jul 2020 12:30 pm
Amazon bans TikTok citing security risks, then says it was all a mistake

Amazon apparently had planned to request its employees to delete TikTok from their phones according to a company-wide email obtained by The New York Times. The company cited security risks as the primary reason. The email specifically requested that employees delete TikTok from any device that can access Amazon email....

11 Jul 2020 7:18 am
Microsoft is urging publishers to offer next-gen game upgrades at no cost

To accomplish this task, the tech giant has allegedly placed restrictions on how publishers are allowed to handle next-gen upgrades. As we said, they are not required to use Smart Delivery to grant customers next-gen game upgrades, but according to Hot Hardware, they also cannot charge for those same upgrades.

11 Jul 2020 2:52 am
The developers of Superhot are giving away the sequel for free to owners of the first game

On Thursday, the developers of the somewhat bizarre, yet entertaining shooter Superhot dropped the reveal trailer for the follow-upSuperhot: Mind Control Delete. The game is a standalone expansion to the time-bending first game, a mashup of the FPS and Puzzle genres.

10 Jul 2020 11:31 pm
Researchers develop new cathode coating that extends lithium-ion battery life and boosts safety

As the Argonne National Laboratory highlights, lithium batteries have utilized cathode coatings for more than 15 years albeit in a limited capacity. Existing implementations only blanket a small part of the outside of the cathode particle and arent effective when it operates at a high temperature or high voltage.

10 Jul 2020 11:09 pm
Mobile app usage spiked in Q2 as social distancing gripped the globe

PC shipments werent the only thing on the rise during the second quarter as Covid-19 gripped the globe. As millions of people were ordered to shelter in place, reliance on mobile skyrocketed to new heights.

10 Jul 2020 9:27 pm
Far Cry 6 leaks: features Breaking Bad's Giancarlo Esposito, launches February 18, largest Far Cry to date

A report from last month claimed the sixth main entry in the long-running series would be announced at Julys Ubisoft event, which takes place this Sunday. Its one of the five AAA games the company said it would release before the end of March 2021Watch Dogs: Legion, Gods & Monsters,...

10 Jul 2020 7:23 pm
PC shipments soar as more people work from home

With Intel experiencing CPU shortages and factories in China closing due to lockdown requirements, PC shipments were down between eight and twelve percent in the first quarter of the year, marking the worst quarter since 2013. But as the manufacturing plants reopened and more people began working remotely, the market...

10 Jul 2020 6:47 pm
Dell's redesigned XPS Desktop gets a new compact chassis, 10th-gen Intel inside

Dell has shrunk the latest XPS desktop by nearly 5 liters over the previous model, making it a more attractive package to pre-built PC buyers in tight workspaces. Despite the chassis reduced footprint and weight, theres plenty of headroom for customization and expandability to suit a variety of budgets and...

10 Jul 2020 6:15 pm
Images of Samsung's bean-like wireless earbuds leak online

Back in April, a report from German site WinFuture claimed Samsungs next earbuds would undergo a major design change. The publication created 3D renders of the wireless buds using leaked information. They go by the codename beans due to their kidney bean looks.

10 Jul 2020 5:42 pm
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Monitor calibration is very important to a creative professional's workflow, but pretty much anyone can benefit from it. Calibration will deliver color accuracy and correct problems with white balance, gamma, and oversaturation. It'll also help color matching multiple monitors for a consistent experience.

10 Jul 2020 4:48 pm
Google reveals its new Nest speaker

Last year saw Google reveal its second-generation Google Home Mini, which was rebranded under the Nest banner and now called the Nest Mini. The firm did the same thing with the latest version of the Google Home Hub, renamed as the Nest Hub Max.

10 Jul 2020 3:46 pm
Sony invests $250 million into Epic Games

To be more specific, Sony has invested $250 million into Epic Games, giving it a sizable -- but not controlling -- interest in the latter's operations.

10 Jul 2020 3:29 am
Facial animation made easy with Unreal Engine's 'Live Link Face' iPhone app

Epic Games has already shown that the upcoming Unreal Engine 5 has some new tools to take advantage of next-generation hardware with an impressive tech demo on a PlayStation 5 devkit. The middleware is capable of graphical scaling at an unprecedented level with better dynamic lighting effects, among other enhancement.

10 Jul 2020 2:34 am
The 'Zephyr' gaming mouse has a built-in fan to eliminate 'sweaty palms'

That could easily be the result of an if it isn't broke, don't fix it mindset among mice manufacturers, but one company, ephyr, isn't content to leave well enough alone when it comes to conventional mouse design.

10 Jul 2020 1:48 am
Sony shares first look at PlayStation 5 box art

Sony on Thursday offered a sneak peek at what physical PlayStation 5 game box art will look like on store shelves starting this holiday season.

10 Jul 2020 12:46 am
Canon's latest EOS R5 and EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras launched

Using a Canon-made 45MP CMOS sensor, the new EOS R5 is able to capture 8K RAW video at up to 30p and 4K at up to 120p. Meanwhile, the EOS R6 shoots 4K video up to 60p and 1080p/120p slow motion. Pre-orders start at $3,899 and $2,899, respectively.

10 Jul 2020 12:29 am
Clearview AI faces more scrutiny from UK and Australian privacy commissioners

The United Kingdom's Information Commisioner's Office (ICO) and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) are investigating the matter but have not released much information regarding the probe's goals or what the two bodies wish to learn. The only thing known is that the probe pertains to the UK's...

9 Jul 2020 11:24 pm
Crash Bandicoot mobile game on way from Candy Crush developer

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run once again features Dr. Neo Cortex as the antagonist seeking to take control of the multiverse. It also lets players take control of Crashs sister, Coco.

9 Jul 2020 9:36 pm
Convert your Hero8 Black into a wide-angle webcam with GoPro's latest firmware

Following cues from Canon and Fujifilm, GoPro has now made it easier than ever to repurpose its latest action camera as a high-definition webcam.

9 Jul 2020 8:57 pm
Ford employees want company to stop making police vehicles, CEO refuses

Ford provides around two-thirds of the vehicles used by US police, and multiple videos have shown some officers driving them aggressively toward, and in some cases colliding with, protestors. The clip below shows an example of this behavior, which occurred in Fords HQ city of Detroit after the letter was...

9 Jul 2020 8:11 pm
Lenovo Legion smartphone will be among the first to feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 Plus

Qualcomm earlier this week announced an upgraded version of its flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC thats capable of faster clock speeds and thus, improved performance. One of the first handsets to feature the new chipset will come courtesy of Lenovo.

9 Jul 2020 7:32 pm
Samsung may follow Apple and drop in-box chargers

Last month brought news that analysts from British bank Barclays believed the iPhone 12 would come without Apples wired earbuds and might not even have a charger. The claims were echoed by renowned analyst Ming-chi Kuo, who believes the move will allow Apple to offset the costs of the new...

9 Jul 2020 6:07 pm
Apple says ARM Macs will support Thunderbolt well into the future

Intel on Wednesday detailed its new Thunderbolt 4 standard, which doesn't come with speed improvements but represents an evolution of Thunderbolt 3 in almost every other sense. But as with every new standard, it left many with the question of which manufacturers would commit to supporting it.

9 Jul 2020 5:29 pm
New Uplay+ trial lets you play over 100 games for free

The week-long free trial is available to new and returning users up until July 27. After that period, youll have to pay the usual $14.99 per month subscription fee. Uplay+ works in a similar way to Microsofts Game Pass, offering access to over 100 games from Ubisoft.

9 Jul 2020 4:47 pm
Nvidia passes Intel as the most valuable US chipmaker

We hear a lot about how AMD is now a big challenger to Intel, but it still lags far behind Chipzilla when it comes to company valuation. Lisa Sus firm has a market cap of $62.5 billion, almost a quarter of what Intel is worth.

9 Jul 2020 3:45 pm
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9 Jul 2020 12:30 pm
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9 Jul 2020 12:30 pm