Tag Archives: gaming

Chrome’s Secure site flag is retiring this September

Google plans to change how it flags secure sites in Chrome, retiring its “Secure” indicator in favor of highlighting which pages don’t support HTTPS. The decision, which will take affect in a later release of Chrome, flips the current system on its head. “Users should expect that the web is safe by default,” Emily Schechter, Product Manager of Chrome Security, … Continue reading

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Xbox One May update serves up Discord integration, 120Hz support

Xbox One’s May update is here, and it’s arriving with a handful of exciting features. Discord is actually taking center stage with this update, and though the app itself isn’t available on Xbox One just yet, this does allow for some degree of integration. Once you’ve applied the May update, you’ll be able to link your Discord and Xbox accounts, … Continue reading

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Acer Predator X27 4K, HDR, and G-Sync gaming monitor up for pre-order

There’s long been a market for gaming-focused PC monitors, with 4K models being the standard for some time now. But Acer’s Predator line is here with a new flagship display that raises the bar: the X27 is the first gaming monitor to feature 4K, HDR, and Nvidia’s G-Sync technology. The Predator X27 was first unveiled almost a year and a … Continue reading

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Revamped Xbox feedback program asks you to vote on ideas

Microsoft is shaking up the way it asks for your input on the future of gaming. The company has replaced Xbox Feedback with Xbox Ideas, a program with a narrower focus but (hopefully) more impact. It revolves around the concept of one- to three-mon...

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Snapdragon PC owners get free LTE from Sprint

One of the most promising features of recent PCs running on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors is Microsoft’s “Always Connected” Windows experience.

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MSI GS65 Stealth Thin review: A milestone for laptop gaming

There's no question that gaming laptops are more interesting than ever before. Mostly, that's due to NVIDIA's Max-Q GPUs, which allow PC makers to cram a ton of power into slim laptop cases. Last year we saw the 17.9mm-thick, 4.9-pound ASUS Zephy...

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Antifungal drug resistance is a ticking global time-bomb

There’s a whole lot of fungus amongst us coming with resistance to the drugs with which we resist them. The rate at which pathogenic fungi are resisting commonly used antifungal agents is, as researchers suggest this week, “unprecedented.” One of the causes for this situation is the massive use of drug elements like azoles, currently used for “not only human … Continue reading

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River Bank 51,200mAh stackable powerbank can jump start a car

EcoFlow Tech is seeking funding for River Bank, a powerbank with a huge 51,200mAh capacity, support for wireless charging, a car jump starter, and more. River Bank blows away most competing external batteries, offering the capacities and features necessary for remote backpacking, camping, emergency car kits, and other demanding situations. The product has raised more than a million dollars on … Continue reading

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Netflix on Chromecast gets show intro skipping support

Netflix has been pushing out a bunch of relatively minor but welcomed updates over the last couple weeks, not the least of which is newly added support for skipping introductions on shows via Chromecast. The skip intro button has already been made available on most other platforms that support Netflix, such as smart TVs, enabling users to bypass long or … Continue reading

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No Man’s Sky multiplayer, Xbox One details announced

No Man’s Sky was a game that showed a lot of promise and made even more. Like many promises, some of those were not kept, or at least that’s how players felt. The game that mashed up multiple genres into a galactic-sized persistent world was off to a rocky start after enjoying a period of pre-launch hype

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