Tag Archives: gaming

3D world-building tool SculptVR makes its way to PSVR

SculptVR already provides creative minds a way to conjure up Minecraft-like worlds with detailed 3D sculptures on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Google Daydream. Now, it's also giving PlayStation VR fans the tools they need to bring their imagination...

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Xbox One preview brings FastStart loading to Game Pass

If you like the thought of speeding up access to Xbox Game Pass titles with FastStart, you don't have to wait until the finished Xbox One update arrives later in June -- you can try it right now. Microsoft has rolled out FastStart to both its Xbox On...

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Google expands its shopping clout with JD.com partnership

Still don’t think Google is out to get Amazon? Just take a look at its most recent “strategic partnership”

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Instagram lets creepers be creepers by dropping alerts for Story screenshots

Back at the beginning of February, Instagram announced that it would begin notifying users when other people snapped a screenshot of the Stories they shared. Snapchat, which has been a continuous source of inspiration for Instagram, has done something similar for years, so it wasn’t really surprising to see Instagram follow suit in this instance. What is surprising is what’s … Continue reading

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Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes steps down following fraud indictment

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder and CEO of blood-testing startup Theranos, will step down from her position at the discredited company that was once a Silicon Valley success. This comes alongside the news that she and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, the former president and COO, have been indicted by the Department of Justice on charges of wire fraud

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Leica C-Lux features 15x zoom, 20MP, and 4K video

Long-zoom, compact cameras may not be the hottest devices in photography right now, but that isn’t stopping Leica from bringing a little elegance to the range. The high-end camera-maker has just introduced its new C-Lux model, a compact camera with zoom optics, all in a flattering design.

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Blizzard reveals World of Warcraft Classic to be based on patch 1.12

At last November’s BlizzCon, Blizzard finally announced World of Warcraft Classic, a close-to-vanilla-as-possible version of its long-standing MMO that fans have wanted for years.

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These new Mac ads are Apple’s reminder it hasn’t forgotten

Apple wants you to know that it’s still gung-ho about the Mac, releasing a quartet of new “Behind the Mac” ads that show how people – some famous, some not – rely on their laptops. The commercials come as Apple’s strategy with its macOS machines faces renewed attention. Many developers had been hopeful that Apple would use WWDC 2018 earlier … Continue reading

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HoloLens 2 tipped to use Qualcomm XR1 VR chip

Inside the Microsoft HoloLens 2 augmented/mixed-reality headset is tipped the most major appearance of Qualcomm’s own XR1 VR chip. This processor isn’t technically as powerful as the Qualcomm Snadpragon 845, but according to all the information we have on the XR1 so far, it’s made for and capable of running a device just such as this.

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Apple Maps navigation and search is down [Update: it’s back]

Apple Maps is down in several core ways, with search, routing, and navigation all offline this morning. Apple confirmed that there was an ongoing issue with the mapping service this morning, and says it’s investigating the issue.

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