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Nvidia's Ray Tracing For GTX 10-Series Cards Will Drag Down FPS Nvidia's Ray Tracing For GTX 10-Series Cards Will Drag Down FPS
- April 15, 2019

All AAA games with ray tracing use different methods. You can download the Nvidia 425.31 Game Ready driver here . As of this writing, the games that support ray tracing are Battlefield 5 , Shadow of the Tomb Raider , and Metro Exodus . (more...)
Epic Games Has Reportedly Hired Infinity Ward Co-Founder Jason West Epic Games Has Reportedly Hired Infinity Ward Co-Founder Jason West
- April 14, 2019

After a falling out with Activision, West and Zampella founded Respawn Entertainment. According to a tweet from Geoff Keighley , West has apparently been at Epic Games for around a month already, which could mean the ex-Infinity Ward and Respawn Entertainment co-founder may already be working on something new. (more...)
Oculus "accidentally" puts privacy-focused jokes on thousands of Touch controllers
- April 14, 2019

Nate Mitchell, the cofounder of Facebook-owned VR organisation Oculus , wrote on Twitter on Friday that the company inadvertently printed some unusual messages inside its Touch controllers , handheld devices for playing games and navigating inside VR. (more...)
New Chevrolet Corvette photos, premiere date revealed New Chevrolet Corvette photos, premiere date revealed
- April 14, 2019

According to auto and Driver, the first Corvette model to debut will be the "base" C8 Stingray, powered by a revised version of the current model's 6.2-litre V8. Power levels have yet to be announced, but talk has been around 800HP, with a possible hybrid version developing 1,000HP to all four wheels . There's also a possibility of a dual clutch automatic transmission, with a possible manual version in the works. (more...)
The next Samsung phone: Bigger than Note 9, 32MP camera and more The next Samsung phone: Bigger than Note 9, 32MP camera and more
- April 14, 2019

At the time of launch, the company did not divulge the details regarding its pricing and availability. Do you think we will be seeing more of this rotating camera from Samsung? In 2019, Samsung has announced a number of phones in the Galaxy A series. (more...)
Google and Huawei will compensate owners of borked Nexus 6P devices Google and Huawei will compensate owners of borked Nexus 6P devices
- April 14, 2019

This is yet another class action lawsuit on the Android-related devices. Google and Huawei have preliminarily agreed to settle a class action lawsuit from Nexus 6P users who say their devices experienced a bootlooping issue that caused the phones to shut down randomly, regardless of the battery level. (more...)
Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel Already in Development Horizon Zero Dawn Sequel Already in Development
- April 14, 2019

That's all that the actor let slip though - it doesn't necessarily mean the game is anywhere near being launched, especially considering Sony is skipping E3 this year. However, someone who worked on the game claims a sequel is in development. "You're gonna die- I know some secrets -you're gonna die" which is concerning, to say the least. (more...)
Facebook Hints At Bringing Bring Chat Back Into Main App
- April 14, 2019

So, what's next? Jane Manchun Wong , who is "not [a] Facebook employee" but does enjoy "reverse engineering apps because it feels like solving puzzles", posted an interesting screenshot to Twitter . Facebook is working to interconnect its trio of app of Messenger , WhatsApp , and Instagram . Zuckerberg's Facebook acquired both Instagram and WhatsApp a few years ago and they both have developed into giant platforms with more than half the population of the planet now using it. (more...)
Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down, users around the world complain on twitter Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down, users around the world complain on twitter
- April 14, 2019

Facebook Inc, which owns and operates all three services, has yet to comment on the disruption. On Twitter , the hashtags #Facebookdown and #Instagramdown were still trending as of 8pm. and elsewhere in the world have already been digging into the data sharing practices of Facebook, which has more than two billion users. WhatsApp went down earlier this morning, as fans flooded rival social media sites saying the app isn't working. (more...)
How to share screen on Skype for Android? How to share screen on Skype for Android?
- April 14, 2019

Skype also confirmed in its community post that the feature will come to both Android or iOS devices, but it is unclear when will that happen. According to Microsoft , owners of the app, you might be able to share your PowerPoint presentations, "swipes on dating apps", among many other things. (more...)
Apple Podcasts available directly on web and rumors splitting of Apple iTunes Apple Podcasts available directly on web and rumors splitting of Apple iTunes
- April 14, 2019

Sources suggest that the Music app would be primarily focused on offering a home for the Apple Music service, separate from the increasingly outdated and unpopular umbrella application. That will still be an improvement over iTunes on the Mac , to be honest. It's unlikely Apple will make any moves all at once - instead we'll see one app at a time, or a gradual full-functionality release for each service. (more...)
Facebook To Kill Its Messenger App Facebook To Kill Its Messenger App
- April 14, 2019

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg confirmed the company has plans to do so but commented that it will not happen any time soon. Now, Facebook appears to be experiencing something of the sort. Zuckerberg is planning to merge Facebook , WhatsApp and Instagram into a single messaging service by 2020. Given all the bad press following Facebook's seemingly never-ending series of scandals , lumping all these apps together might be a ploy at keeping users locked in and engaged. (more...)
Xbox Game Pass Announces Some Big Additions for April Xbox Game Pass Announces Some Big Additions for April
- April 13, 2019

The game will be available on Game Pass on April 18 , along with The Walking Dead: A New Frontier . Xbox Game Pass just keeps getting more stellar titles and it looks like April could be one of the service's best months so far. The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier As Javier, a young man determined to find the family taken from him, you meet a young girl who has experienced her own unimaginable loss. (more...)
Google Currents is the Reanimated Corpse of Google+ Google Currents is the Reanimated Corpse of Google+
- April 13, 2019

Google Plus Social Media site went dark on April 2nd , 2019, but the service is not entirely dead as of now. The integration of the voice assistant is now available in beta for Calendar. You could nearly say it's a new version of Google + with a coating of the new Material Design. Voice also uses text-to-speech technology to automatically create call menus in up to nine languages. (more...)
Security researchers discover iOS version of Android-targeted spyware
- April 12, 2019

The company had been working on this new version for Android users since the beginning of 2018. The researchers said the iOS variant of the surveillanceware, called Exodus, is less sophisticated than the version that tends to target Android devices. (more...)
Fortnite Buccaneer's Bounty Challenge and Reward - Day 3 Fortnite Buccaneer's Bounty Challenge and Reward - Day 3
- April 12, 2019

But it's not all good news. It uses the same concept: Players drop a Reboot Card when they're eliminated, and a teammate can pick it up, take it to a Reboot Van , and bring them back. Anyone who completes the Fortnite Season 8 Week 7 challenges will receive a special loading screen to help complete the Discovery challenges , but players must finish the seven weekly challenges first - including this one that sees players visit three Pirate Camps in a single match. (more...)
Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL to have large bezels and headphone jack? Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL to have large bezels and headphone jack?
- April 12, 2019

The latest research suggests that Samsung users are now switching to value-for-money phones like the Pixel 3 and OnePlus 6T . The company said its US Smartphone Churn Tracker showed that less than one in five who bought either a Pixel of a OnePlus was previously an iPhone user. (more...)
Facebook formula designed to ease painful reminders of late friends
- April 12, 2019

The social network on Tuesday added a new tributes section for memorialized accounts and more control for users who manage these accounts. "These changes are the result of feedback we heard from people of different religions and cultural backgrounds as well as experts and academics". (more...)
New Samsung smartphones launched New Samsung smartphones launched
- April 12, 2019

On the front, the Galaxy A20 has an 8-megapixel camera that is housed in the waterdrop notch. This is paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage , which can be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card. The phone will be available starting from April 10 in red, blue and black colour options. Galaxy A20 features Infinity-V display , dual cameras , a 4,000mAh battery and mid-level internals including Exynos 7884 processor. (more...)
New Sharp 6.18 inch foldable AMOLED display shown off on video New Sharp 6.18 inch foldable AMOLED display shown off on video
- April 11, 2019

As for the key features of the Samsung Galaxy A70 , uses the Infinity-U water drop display design, which adopts a 2400×1080 resolution Super AMOLED screen and uses screen fingerprint recognition technology. The Samsung Galaxy A80 presents you with a massive 6.7-inch screen real estate that can fit more content. The handset will come in two variants - 6GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage, while the other variant will have 8GB RAM with same 128GB storage capacity. (more...)
Senate Republican Leader Calls Net Neutrality Bill 'Dead On Arrival' Senate Republican Leader Calls Net Neutrality Bill 'Dead On Arrival'
- April 11, 2019

This Democrat-sponsored legislation would nullify the Federal Communications Commission ( FCC ) rule on "Restoring Internet Freedom", 83 Fed. Colorado legislators note the effort is just one of 120 bills and resolutions in 34 states (and DC) crafted on this subject since Ajit Pai's FCC voted to kill net neutrality in late 2017. (more...)
Qualcomm Adds New Snapdragon 665, 730, and 730G Chipsets To Lineup Qualcomm Adds New Snapdragon 665, 730, and 730G Chipsets To Lineup
- April 11, 2019

Built on the 8nm manufacturing process , the Snapdragon 730 mobile processor brings a few of the high-end processor features to the premium mid-range segment. Qualcomm on Tuesday unveiled a new range of mobile processors for mid-range devices. The company has also added other features to enhance data processing capabilities. (more...)
AT&T turns on mobile 5G in parts of seven more cities
- April 11, 2019

AT&T is boosting as the 5G leader of the U.S., but services and/or devices aren't really available yet in the cities where telecommunication companies have introduced the 5G mobile networks. Sadly, the only device with support right now is the Netgear 5G hotspot. ARguably AT&T has the best 5G infrastructure among the United States network providers while Verizon are offering the phones with 5G modems are the moment. (more...)
Snapchat releases a Rebuild app for Android users Snapchat releases a Rebuild app for Android users
- April 11, 2019

Though this is definitely a smart move, it's not a guaranteed effort that will bring back the ex-users of Snapchat , especially since both Android and iOS users have been leaving for the past year or so. It's very easy for us to build an Android app that will work well on flagship devices like the Pixel 3. Launched 5 years ago, Snapchat is a popular AR Effects and messaging service used by Millions of people to make amusing photos and more. (more...)
Android users can now block WhatsApp messages forwarded more than 5 times Android users can now block WhatsApp messages forwarded more than 5 times
- April 11, 2019

The feature is now in works as we expect WhatsApp to roll it out soon. This iPad app is expected to eliminate the camera feature, meaning users will be unable to use the WhatsApp app to send snaps or footage to other WhatsApp users. (more...)