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Xbox One games streamed to Windows 10 detailed in new screenshots

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 28 mins ago

With the release of Windows 10 last week, some users are excited about the Xbox One to Windows 10 game streaming feature, which has been detailed in some newly released screenshots.

 

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Thanks to some screenshots released by DualShockers, we now have some shots to look at the game being run natively on a Xbox One, compared to being streamed to a PC running Windows 10. We have a bunch of screenshots to show, with the native Xbox One version on top, while the version being streamed to Windows 10 is underneath it.

 

As you can see, there's a dip in quality and texture detail because of the compression used to stream the game, but it's not too bad at all.

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AMD teases its Zen-powered, 32-core APU with HBM2 and more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 2 hours, 7 mins ago

When we heard about AMD's upcoming Zen architecture, we were excited, but with the latest news on this new APU, the excitement level has increased ten fold.

 

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According to WCCFTech, AMD's upcoming APU is being dubbed an "Exascale Heterogeneous Processor", or EHP. AMD's new EHP will pack 32 x86 Zen cores, a massive Greenland-powered graphics die, and up to 32GB of HBM2 on its 2.5D interposer. That's not a mistake, we're looking at a 32-core processor, with enough graphics grunt to play games at 4K, and with up to 32GB of next-gen HBM2.

 

AMD's EHP can pack up to 32GB of HBM2, but it can be expanded through a DDR4 channel that is baked onto the package. As for the GPU side of this new APU, we don't know how many Greenland GPU cores will be used, but we're sure that AMD will use a smaller node for it, so we should expect it to pack quite the performance punch.

 

AMD is expected to roll out the EHP somewhere in the next couple of years, so expect it somewhere in 2016-2017. This is the type of APU that AMD needs to get into the next generation of consoles and VR headsets.

Hitchhiking robot damaged while traveling through Philadelphia

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 3 hours, 23 mins ago

A hitchhiking robot managed to survive several major trips, but researchers had to pull the plug after it was vandalized in Philadelphia. Just two weeks into its expected cross-country trip across America, after starting on July 17 in Massachusetts, the robot was damaged beyond repair. Researchers don't know who is responsible for damaging the robot, or why it happened.

 

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For drivers courteous enough to pick up the robot, it was designed to provide informative factoids and enjoy "limited" conversations. hitchBOT has a GPS tracker installed and a built-in camera able to take photos every 20 minutes, so researchers can follow its progress.

 

"hitchBOT's trip came to an end last night in Philadelphia after having spent a little over two weeks hitchhiking and visiting sites in Boston, Salem, Gloucester, Marblehead, and New York City. Unfortunately, hitchBOT was vandalized overnight in Philadelphia; sometimes bad things happen to good robots."

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BMW CEO says there is more room for electric cars in company's lineup

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 4 hours, 6 mins ago

Auto buyers might be able to expect even more electric vehicles from BMW in the future, as the company's CEO noted additional "i" models might be in the works.

 

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"Between the i3 and i8, there is space if you look at it from the number point of view," said Harald Krueger, CEO of BMW, in a statement to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper.

 

Consumers are looking for efficient vehicles able to cover longer distances before needing to be refueled or recharged, so there is plenty of opportunity - especially as prices begin to drop for electric batteries.

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'Zoolander 2' teaser hits the catwalk

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 4 hours, 30 mins ago

After initially leaking online over the weekend, Paramount Pictures has decided to officially release the first teaser trailer for the eagerly awaited sequel to 2001's 'Zoolander', with Ben Stiller reprising his role as male model Derek Zoolander.

 

 

Whilst the teaser doesn't reveal any film footage per se, it does reacquaint audiences with the character and his low intellect quite well. Similar to 'Anchorman', 'Zoolander' was not a massive hit upon release, but has acrued a solid fan-following on home video.

 

'Zoolander 2' hits cinemas worldwide in February 2016.

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Despite number of users, is Apple Music shaping up to be a disaster?

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 4 hours, 39 mins ago

Apple Music has successfully generated a lot of interest, but it's easy to find vocal critics willing to share some of the horror stories they've endured so far.

 

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One longtime Apple "watcher" explained how he lost more than 4,000 songs after the app on his phone gave him complicated and confusing settings. After some tinkering, he was reportedly able to get most of the songs back. Tech analyst Ben Thompson believes Apple Music is something the company released to the public because executives may have thought it was necessary - with other users reporting it is underwhelming.

 

Of course, some of you responded that you've had no problems while testing the streaming music service. So, the jury is clearly still out as to whether or not Apple Music will be a major success, or end up being nothing more than a dud.

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Edward Snowden wants to see firms fight against encryption demands

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 8 hours, 52 mins ago

The Obama Administration desperately seeks changes to encryption, hoping technology companies will install hidden backdoors just for them. Former NSA analyst Edward Snowden is defending the argument supported by companies such as Google and Apple, as politicians in Washington demand better access.

 

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"The central problem with insecurity mandates has never been addressed by its proponents: if one government can demand access to private communications, all governments can," Snowden said in an email published by The Intercept. "No matter how good the reason, if the US sets the precedent that Apple has to compromise the security of a customer in response to a piece of government paper, what can they do when the government is China and the customer is the Dalai Lama?"

 

"Technologists and companies working to protect ordinary citizens should be applauded, not sued or prosecuted," Snowden also said in the email.

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Hackers able to tamper with target of high-tech weapon

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 9 hours, 2 mins ago

Who could have foreseen a Wi-Fi-connected self-aiming weapon could be compromised so hackers are able to digitally "tag" a target independent of what the shooter wanted to fire at. TrackingPoint created an uber pricey rifle that allows for amateur shooters to accurately hit targets up to a half mile away - unless a hacker changes the target.

 

 

Using the weapon's Wi-Fi system, the researchers were able to compromise its software - and they found a way to manipulate its scope, feeding the shooter false wind direction, temperatures, and other considerations. Amateur shooters wouldn't likely notice the changing variables, even if the rifle locked onto a different target.

 

"You can make it lie constantly to the user so they'll always miss their shot," said Runa Sandvik, a researcher able to hack the rifle, in a statement published by Wired. "If the scope is bricked, you have a six to seven thousand dollar computer you can't use on top of a rifle that you still have to aim yourself."

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Uber is now valued at $50 billion, receives funding from Microsoft

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 14 hours, 12 mins ago

Uber has just raised another $1 billion, which has the ride sharing giant being worth $50 billion, reaching the milestone two years quicker than Facebook did.

 

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The company has attracted all sorts of different investors in its latest funding round, with one of them being Microsoft. According to sources of Bloomberg, Microsoft reportedly backed Uber by around $100 million. There's no information on what Microsoft's interest is in Uber, but abck in June, Uber secured itself a slice of Bing's mapping technology, as well as around 100 employees from Microsoft.

 

Microsoft isn't the first company to invest into Uber, with Chinese internet giant Baidu throwing some money into the ring, with an investment that is said to be around $600 million. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has also invested into the company, all the way back in 2011, as well as Google Ventures pledging $258 million in 2013.

Connected car cybersecurity risks won't go away any time soon

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 14 hours, 49 mins ago

As more vehicles include connected features such as high-tech infotainment systems, the problem won't just disappear anytime soon. In fact, this is something that we'll end up hearing more about in the future, as more problems are identified.

 

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"This is the shot across the bow. Everybody's been saying 'cybersecurity,'" said Mark Rosekind, head of the National Transportation Safety Administration (NTSA), in a statement published by the NBC News. "You've got to see the entire industry proactively dealing with these things."

 

News that hackers were able to hijack a Jeep vehicle was the most recent connected car security fear - and it's something that has the NTSA frightened. "The supplier didn't just supply radios to Chrysler but to a lot of other manufacturers - a lot of our work now is trying to find out how broad the vulnerability could be."

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