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AMD's eSports push improves performance in 'PUBG' and 'Dota 2' AMD's eSports push improves performance in 'PUBG' and 'Dota 2'
- March 06, 2018

AMD's Project ReSX announcement says the company sent engineers to the development houses of popular e-sports titles, in addition to working on optimizations at the home base. Radeon Chill hotkey may fail to reset when Radeon Settings is restored to defaults . There are still some issues with the latest drivers, in Final Fantasy XV there is still major stuttering that can occur with some on-screen particle effects. (more...)
BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept revealed BMW M8 Gran Coupe Concept revealed
- March 06, 2018

The Kidney grille gets reshaped with an unbroken gold surround, the headlights are higher than the grille and there are big CFRP air intakes. The profile of the vehicle is classic four-door coupe, with long overhangs at the front and rear to help "stretch" out the profile. (more...)
GTA VI out 2022, set in Vice City claims rumour GTA VI out 2022, set in Vice City claims rumour
- March 06, 2018

These few details bring to mind 2002's GTA Vice City , and GTA 6 may even see the action return to 1980s. One of the main leads of the game will be a female character for the first time in GTA history, but it's still unclear if Rockstar will follow in the footsteps of GTA 5 and have multiple protagonists again. (more...)
My Nintendo Gold Points can be used to buy Switch games My Nintendo Gold Points can be used to buy Switch games
- March 06, 2018

How it works is that you'll receive 5% back on digital purchases and 1% back on games bought physically. Those points can be redeemed for $3.00 toward your next eligible purchase. Gold Points for physical Nintendo Switch software can only be claimed within one year of the game's original release date for countries in the North American and Australian regions, and within two years for the European region. (more...)
Range Rover Coupe revealed Range Rover Coupe revealed
- March 06, 2018

THE quickest Range Rover to date has been unveiled by Land Rover at the Geneva Motor Show - and in a nod to the original it comes with a two-door body. And, rap stars/burnt-out metal heads rejoice, there's 1,700 watts of Meridian sound system powering no less than 23 speakers. It's the same 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that Jaguar Land Rover will shove into every auto it can, but this one has the wick turned up to 557 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque. (more...)
Geneva 2018: Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro Hypercar Unveiled Geneva 2018: Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro Hypercar Unveiled
- March 06, 2018

We're sure you haven't forgotten about the Aston Martin Valkyrie as neither have its makers because this happened at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show: the reveal of Aston Martin's Valkyrie AMR Pro. Wider than the road vehicle, the track-only Valkyrie produces notably more downforce thanks to enhanced wings and reconfigured active aerodynamics. (more...)
Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo - it's a 'Crossover' Electric Porsche Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo - it's a 'Crossover' Electric Porsche
- March 06, 2018

This is, as the name implies, the crossoverized rugged wagon version of the original Mission E, a model that dates from way back in 2015 when it was presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show. "Porsche drivers won't need to worry about anything like that happening". The new Porsche has been engineered with the same 800-volt charging system as the Mission E with an 80% recharge claimed to be possible in less than 15 minutes. (more...)
New Final Fantasy XV update adds a bunch of extra quests New Final Fantasy XV update adds a bunch of extra quests
- March 06, 2018

For gamers who already own FF XV and want to play the new content, they can purchase all of this content individually within the Microsoft/Xbox Store or by buying the Final Fantasy XV Royal Pack . The hacker group in question - a Chinese hacker collective known as 3DM - successfully hacked the game's demo executable file, which was unencrypted and didn't contain the Denuvo anti-tamper technology that has been DRM of choice for the majority of video game publishers. (more...)
Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept - the legend returns Toyota GR Supra Racing Concept - the legend returns
- March 06, 2018

This is the GR Supra Racing Concept , where the "GR" in its name points towards the carmaker's racing division, Gazoo Racing. The Supra name evokes power, performance and handling that defined a succession of world-class cars for a quarter of a century. (more...)
India vs Sri Lanka in Nidahas Trophy to go ahead despite emergency India vs Sri Lanka in Nidahas Trophy to go ahead despite emergency
- March 06, 2018

Meanwhile, Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurasinghe said even a second-string India will be tough to beat. Bangladesh are the third team in the tournament. Police had been placed on alert in Kandy, home to famous tea plantations and Buddhist relics, to ensure that the "situation does not spiral into inter communal conflagration", the government said. (more...)
Volkswagen Unveils 400-Mile-Range Self-Driving Concept Electric Vehicle Volkswagen Unveils 400-Mile-Range Self-Driving Concept Electric Vehicle
- March 06, 2018

The I.D. Vizzion "concept auto " unveiled by the automaker Monday at the Geneva Motor Show showcases a sedan offering Level 5 or fully autonomous capabilities - meaning no driver's seat, no steering wheel, no dash panel and no foot pedals. (more...)
'Shape of Water' Oscars wins called a 'watershed moment' for Canadian film 'Shape of Water' Oscars wins called a 'watershed moment' for Canadian film
- March 06, 2018

The Best Picture award went to The Shape Of Water , which is about a mute woman who has sex with a fish creature. As expected, Britain's Gary Oldman won his first Oscar for playing World War Two leader Winston Churchill in Warner Bros.' " Darkest Hour ", while Frances McDormand's woman in a vengeful fury was a popular best actress victor for Fox Searchlight's dark comedy " Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ". (more...)
Apple is reportedly preparing to release a cheaper MacBook (AAPL) Apple is reportedly preparing to release a cheaper MacBook (AAPL)
- March 06, 2018

Apple's cheapest MacBooks , the MacBook Air line, now starts at $999 (£722). Indeed, the MacBook Air is a still strong brand, even if somewhat overshadowed in recent years by more profitable MacBook and MacBook Pro ranges. Apple has cut off on available models along with a whole discontinuation of the 11-inch version. Apple's prior moves may also indicate why the MacBook Air might be on its last legs. (more...)
Vivo APEX concept phone with Snapdragon 845 SoC launched in China Vivo APEX concept phone with Snapdragon 845 SoC launched in China
- March 06, 2018

Talking about the display, Vivo is using an OLED panel on the APEX smartphone . Vivo has incorporated a front camera which mechanically pops-out from the phone's top in approximately 0.8 seconds , as per The Verge . As expected, the device will be made exclusive to the Chinese market, at least in its current 1.0 version. The Vivo X20 Plus UD became the world's first smartphone to offer under display fingerprint sensor, and with the Vivo APEX, the company is taking it to a step further. (more...)
Tiny 127 million year old fossil sheds light on early birds Tiny 127 million year old fossil sheds light on early birds
- March 06, 2018

Made up of a almost complete skeleton, the specimen is amongst the smallest known Mesozoic avian fossils ever discovered. Not many bird fossils from this time period have ever been found, so the researchers are describing their find as "the rarest of the rare". (more...)
Spotify Issues Warning To Users Pirating Premium Services Spotify Issues Warning To Users Pirating Premium Services
- March 06, 2018

According to TorrentFreak , users that have used hacked apps to access the Spotify service have been receiving emails from the company warning them about their behavior. As someone who put up with the ad-supported service for years, I can testify that the irritating restrictions Spotify put on its mobile app were enough to push me into paying. (more...)
Ford Mustang Bullitt confirmed for Australia Ford Mustang Bullitt confirmed for Australia
- March 06, 2018

The Bullitt rides on 19-inch, Torque Thrust style aluminium wheels and the manual shifter inside comes with the classic cue-ball shift knob. The Mustang Bullitt will begin production for European buyers in June, with the first deliveries later in the year. (more...)
SpaceX Hispasat Launch: Everything to Know About the Satellite SpaceX Hispasat Launch: Everything to Know About the Satellite
- March 06, 2018

For Spanish telecommunications company Hispasat, the launch is thrilling because it means the company can expand its broadband service coverage in Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket took nine years and seven months to hit that mark, while the space shuttle program launched 50 times in its first 11 years and 5 months. (more...)
Google Search app for iOS gains iMessage extension Google Search app for iOS gains iMessage extension
- March 06, 2018

Trying to send a news article or a restaurant suggestion to a friend with an iPhone? First, a look at the new iMessage extension, which allows users to search Google and share results with those they're chatting with in iMessage. To the right of the search bar is a dedicated button which switches things into GIF Search mode. All iPhone and iPad users need is the latest version of the Google Search app on their devices. (more...)
Rainbow Six Siege to ban players who use toxic language Rainbow Six Siege to ban players who use toxic language
- March 06, 2018

The issue pertains to complaints of toxicity in the game's chat system, which the developer says will now lead to permanent bans depending on the severity of the offense. A more in-depth report is also available, but requires players to log in to their online accounts and communicate directly with the Ubisoft support team. (more...)
Microsoft announces Microsoft 365 for US Government Cloud environments Microsoft announces Microsoft 365 for US Government Cloud environments
- March 06, 2018

Microsoft is also bringing Azure Stack for Government to life; Azure Stack is Microsoft's Hybrid IT solution that makes it significantly easier to join on-premises and cloud services together with a software fabric. Microsoft's new option will become available midway through this year. In addition, Dynamics 365 now has the required security and compliance functionality for government use so that customers can customize, develop, and deploy applications that work online and offline. (more...)
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Bows Bentley Bentayga Hybrid Bows
- March 06, 2018

As with other hybrids, the plug-in Bentayga has three driving modes to help harvest, store or deploy electricity as the driver requires, and the infotainment system has been updated to include information on performance, consumption, electricity production, and whether the auto is being powered by the engine, the electric motor, or both. (more...)
European Union plans to tax tech giants on local revenue European Union plans to tax tech giants on local revenue
- March 06, 2018

It will be a considerable step. After months of speculation, France's economy minister Bruno Le Maire announced in an interview with the JDD that Europe's new tax model for tech giants is happening. After coming across a draft European Commission document detailing the plans, Reuters reported that officials had also been exploring a tax option that focuses on the location of companies. (more...)
ING Groep NV Sells 656639 Shares of Ford Motor (NYSE:F)
- March 06, 2018

The stock increased 3.43% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $10.86. About 4.90 million shares traded or 14.45% up from the average. Profund Advisors Ltd Liability has invested 0.05% in Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F). The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, ... (more...)
Is Pedophilia OK — Facebook Survey Is Pedophilia OK — Facebook Survey
- March 06, 2018

The company has since apologized for the questionnaire. Another question about child grooming seems to basically assume that people think they should be allowed to vote on the rules. "But this kind of activity is and will always be completely unacceptable on [Facebook]", Rosen wrote. "During this period, approximately 57% of legal process we received from authorities in the USA was accompanied by a non-disclosure order legally prohibiting us from notifying the affected users". (more...)
Walmart to sell meal kits at stores nationwide Walmart to sell meal kits at stores nationwide
- March 05, 2018

Walmart's meal kits will serve two people and range in price from $8 to $15. What separates Walmart from the group is that it would not require a subscription. The healthy grocer was acquired by the online retailer for almost $14 billion previous year. The company also started offering meal-kit delivery late previous year, which is not related with the in-store meal kits. (more...)
The Nintendo Switch shouldn't wipe playtime data after a year, Nintendo investigating The Nintendo Switch shouldn't wipe playtime data after a year, Nintendo investigating
- March 05, 2018

Polygon received a pre-release Nintendo Switch review unit on February 24, 2017. Part of Zelda: Breath of the Wild's appeal lies in its rich score and sounds, which bewitch players as they guide Link onwards to face untold dangers. We're thrilled to have taken a look back over the first year of Nintendo Switch and celebrate its adventures in the upcoming year with you. "Some Nintendo Switch owners' play activity information is displaying incorrectly", a representative from the ... (more...)
Antetokounmpo leads way as Bucks beat 76ers Antetokounmpo leads way as Bucks beat 76ers
- March 05, 2018

The Bucks trailed by as many as 20 points in Milwaukee but capitalised on the 26 turnovers committed by the 76ers. Pacers: Wrap up a four-game trip Sunday at Washington. On the season in the G League, Wilson has played and started 10 games for Wisconsin, averaging 15.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 32.1 minutes per contest while shooting 47.1 percent from the field. (more...)
Microsoft Releases Skype App Optimized For Older Android Devices Microsoft Releases Skype App Optimized For Older Android Devices
- March 05, 2018

This new update will be optimised for the devices running older Android versions that include Android 4.0.3 - 5.1 globally. The latest version of Skype is lighter on both disk and RAM consumption, according to Microsoft, which should encourage the application to run a lot smoother on less capable low-tier smartphones - like the four-year-old Moto G. (more...)
Apple to launch self-branded premium headphones by 2018-end Apple to launch self-branded premium headphones by 2018-end
- March 05, 2018

There's no word on when the headphones will arrive. Apple could be releasing new high-end headphones as early as the end of this year. Within that category, wearable product sales, which include the Watch, AirPods, and Beats headphones, surged 70 percent a year ago, Apple said on a recent earnings call. (more...)