IT&Software


Intel Will Enter GPU Market By 2020 Intel Will Enter GPU Market By 2020
- June 13, 2018

I've got to say, a 2020 target seems massively ambitious, especially with Raja Koduri, chief architect of its Core and Visual Computing Group, only starting out in his role around six months ago. Intel may still just about hold sway in the CPU market, but they're now a long way behind in the graphics game. The company has been tapping AMD Radeon GPU designs for its latest processors, so I wonder where the AMD relationship ends with Radeon and Intel when it starts launching its own discrete ... (more...)
Transference will break minds in VR and on consoles this Fall
- June 13, 2018

As proudly presented from the stage by the company's cofounder Elijah Wood (maybe you've heard the name), what unfolds of Transference begins a bit like Strange Days , with the "uncanny valley" cannily used as the side effect of entering someone else's point of view through computer hardware. (more...)
Personal internet use could change as 'net neutrality' ends
- June 13, 2018

The IIA issued a statement of support for today's decision, calling it "the right decision" for consumers, investors, and "for the internet itself, as the internet will once again be subject to the rules under which it grew and flourished for almost 20 years". (more...)
IHOP is now IHOB IHOP is now IHOB
- June 13, 2018

Last week, IHOP , the International House of Pancakes, announced it would change its name to "IHOb," flipping the "P" to a "b". Haley added that "we've pancaked pancakes for 60 years now so it's the flawless time to start burgerin" burgers, and we're kicking it off by flipping the "p" in IHOP to a "b' for burgers". (more...)
Google Translate offline mode just got better Google Translate offline mode just got better
- June 13, 2018

This system works better because it translates sentences in their entirety instead of doing things piece by piece which creates a more accurate picture of a translation instead of the janky half-translations that float around in internet memes. (more...)
Microsoft's Office UI update includes a simpler, cleaner ribbon Microsoft's Office UI update includes a simpler, cleaner ribbon
- June 13, 2018

That may sound like old news for some commercial users who can already see the behavior, but it's still bound to surprise some people when it rolls out to all commercial users of Outlook on the web in August. Over the coming months, Microsoft will begin rolling out changes to the interface of Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint for Office 365 and Office Online (Office.com) users. (more...)
Galaxy Note 9 announcement slated for August 9 yet again Galaxy Note 9 announcement slated for August 9 yet again
- June 13, 2018

This change of rear cameras from the S9+ vertical layout is, according to reliable leakster Ice Universe , due to battery size. Cellphone review website GSM Arena said last Saturday after seeing a leaked image of a protective case that the Galaxy Note 9 "will have a horizontally mounted fingerprint reader on the back". (more...)
Google wants to make the college search easier Google wants to make the college search easier
- June 13, 2018

Google's offering is a solid option if you're not interested in buying a pricey book or magazine for information about the schools you're interested in. Finding all of this information about cost, acceptance and graduation rates, available majors, stats about the student body and other details like the typical annual income of graduates after 10 years can be very time-consuming. (more...)
RE: Aston Martin Rapide AMR revealed - Page 1 - General Gassing RE: Aston Martin Rapide AMR revealed - Page 1 - General Gassing
- June 13, 2018

Each auto will come with a numbered inspection plaque (just 210 will be built) and AMR-branded carbon-fibre sill plates. Power gains aside, the Rapide AMR has also been made to be a more dynamic and agile vehicle in the corners. The Silhouette does without the lime, instead getting a full-length stripe available in either grey or white. This draws the closest visual link to the Aston Martin Racing team and the liveries of its race cars. (more...)
Man wins right to sue Google for defamation over image search results Man wins right to sue Google for defamation over image search results
- June 13, 2018

An Australian has won permission to sue Google for defamation over search results that he alleges link him to the country's criminal underworld. Previous court rulings have given conflicting views. Trkulja said he would continue legal action against Google until it removed his name and photos from the internet. "It would be open to a jury to conclude that an ordinary reasonable person using the Google search engine would infer that the persons pictured whose identities are unknown are ... (more...)
Australia keeps China out of internet cabling for Pacific neighbour Australia keeps China out of internet cabling for Pacific neighbour
- June 13, 2018

The move comes with Australia refocusing its foreign aid programmes to win hearts and minds in the island nations of the Pacific, as China flexes its muscle in the region. The Solomon Islands, a small Pacific nation, had originally given the contract to Chinese company Huawei . Like America, Australia is wary of Huawei, based on an assumption that it's too close to the Chinese government and has a role in the Middle Kingdom's espionage efforts. (more...)
Porsche gives Taycan name to road-going Mission E Concept Porsche gives Taycan name to road-going Mission E Concept
- June 13, 2018

On that note, Porsche is aiming for a range of over 500km between charges, and there are some serious performance claims too. Powering the vehicle is two permanently excited synchronous motors with a total system output of over 600bhp. The central location of the batteries and twin-motor set-up will also give the car's technical architecture a better front-rear weight balance than combustion-engined cars, potentially allowing Porsche's engineers to soften the car's anti-roll bars to aid ... (more...)
Malware is Infecting Fire TV Devices Malware is Infecting Fire TV Devices
- June 13, 2018

So far, Amazon hasn't commented on the threat. But that can be pretty risky, and people who've sideloaded piracy-enabling apps are finding those same apps are letting in some nasty malware that's using their device to mine cryptocurrency . (more...)
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Is Getting Its First Entirely New Level Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Is Getting Its First Entirely New Level
- June 13, 2018

The level, called Future Tense, is described as another fairly hard level that will have players dodging rockets, destroying robots, and avoiding lasers as they climb a futuristic skyscraper. The level is unlocked from the very beginning of the game, and you don't need any of Crash's extra powers to complete the main path. To celebrate the upcoming release of the Crash Bandicoot N. (more...)
Polestar Engineered performance packages launched Polestar Engineered performance packages launched
- June 13, 2018

The changes encompass upgrades to the suspension, brakes and engine management system. The offer reflects Volvo Cars' and Polestar's commitment to electrification. Extra changes are largely cosmetic, the Polestar Engineered vehicle identified by a few gold highlights (that now the Polestar hallmark colour) inside and out, plus black chrome exhaust pipes. (more...)
FCC's Repeal Of Net Neutrality Starts Today FCC's Repeal Of Net Neutrality Starts Today
- June 13, 2018

It essentially means that a free market approach instead of government regulation will now determine how businesses operate on the internet. Critics say the end of net neutrality will force out smaller companies that can't pay to compete. (more...)
First official screenshots for Cyberpunk 2077 released
- June 13, 2018

Rumors that the game would be a first-person began circulating a few months back. While any information is good news, the lack of gameplay has left some players feeling frustrated that CD Projekt Red isn't being upfront with their information. (more...)
Daemon X Machina announced during Nintendo E3 Direct Daemon X Machina announced during Nintendo E3 Direct
- June 13, 2018

Daemon X Machina is a brand-new mech game from the mind of Armored Core developer Kenichiro Tsukuda. Another big name for mecha fans will be Shoji Kawamori of Macross and Escaflowne fame, who's been enlisted to do the concept designs, while character designer Yusuke Kozaki of the last few Fire Emblem games (and Pokémon Go ) is on board as well. (more...)
Main Take-Aways About Elder Scrolls: Blades From Bethesda's E3 Conference Main Take-Aways About Elder Scrolls: Blades From Bethesda's E3 Conference
- June 13, 2018

But Todd Howard, director at Bethesda Game Studios , did note that players could play by themselves as if Fallout 76 were more in the vein of Fallout 3 or Fallout 4 . There's even a portrait mode to cater for players on smartphone. The game will mainly focus on exploring dungeons and leveling up the character as it is done in other RPGs. (more...)
Huawei’s new, long-lasting MediaPad tablets are available in the US Huawei’s new, long-lasting MediaPad tablets are available in the US
- June 13, 2018

The main differences between the smaller one and the larger one - other than screen size - is the larger battery of 7500mAh over 5100mAh, and the 10.8-inch variant has Pogo pins on the back for connecting a keyboard. The Pro model is obviously the costliest, although the only thing that separates it from the $359 non-Pro 10.8-incher is a "lightweight and ergonomically designed" M-Pen stylus equipped with "world-class 4096-level pressure sensitivity". (more...)
Jaguar E-Pace gets an entry-level petrol engine and smart suspension Jaguar E-Pace gets an entry-level petrol engine and smart suspension
- June 13, 2018

Thinking about picking up a new Jaguar E-Pace? The new technology is scrounged from the all-electric I-Pace. E-Pace will recognise the driver approaching when it senses the key fob and smartphone using a Bluetooth signal, and then adjust the seat, climate, and infotainment system based on the driver's normal preference. (more...)
Snapchat Now Lets You Delete Sent Messages, Begins Selling Spectacles on Amazon Snapchat Now Lets You Delete Sent Messages, Begins Selling Spectacles on Amazon
- June 13, 2018

We've all unwisely sent messages before spending the next few years living in shame and regret. Once the update has rolled-out, you will be able to long-press on any message, whether it's a text, image, video, sticker or voice note, and get the option to delete it. (more...)
Apple iPhone to Support USB-C Next Year Apple iPhone to Support USB-C Next Year
- June 13, 2018

Many flagship Android phones already use USB-C for charging, and have done so for a number of years. Apple is reportedly planning to replace its proprietary Lightning connector with the more widely-used USB-C connector on the iPhone and iPad next year. (more...)
Valve And Perfect World Games Announce Steam China Valve And Perfect World Games Announce Steam China
- June 13, 2018

This feature can be used by developers to implement custom details to be shown off by those playing their games. Xiao, Perfect World's CEO, says the company will introduce more games to China through Steam China, "providing quality content and improving the experience for both gamers and developers". (more...)
Google is limiting Chrome extension installation to the Chrome Web Store Google is limiting Chrome extension installation to the Chrome Web Store
- June 13, 2018

Google says that the changes are being introduced because of "large volumes of complaints from users about unwanted extensions causing their Chrome experience to change unexpectedly". Starting on Tuesday, June 12, 2018, inline installation will no longer be an option for newly published extensions. "The information displayed alongside extensions in the Chrome Web Store plays a critical role in ensuring that users can make informed decisions about whether to install an extension". (more...)