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Rise of the Tomb Raider's new patch improves multi-GPU performance

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 49 mins ago

The latest patch for Rise of the Tomb Raider will be hitting Steam shortly, with v1.0.616.4 for the PC version of ROTTR including some multi-GPU fixes, and more.

 

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Here's the full changelog:

 

  • Fixed Map sometimes not showing or showing the wrong region.
  • Fixed ALT-TAB in combination with Exclusive Fullscreen occasionally hanging the game or entire system. (Steam Only)
  • Fixed graphics glitches on NPC clothing on NVIDIA 6×0 and 7×0 hardware.
  • Fixed rare crashes with a "DX11 Internal Heap" error.
  • Added separate mouse sensitivity control for X and Y axis, allowing users to equalize sensitivity.
  • Added option to reduce in-game camera shake, for users that prefer this.
  • Added audio-cue for finding secrets in the relic viewer.
  • Fixed game changing system screen saver settings for some users. (Steam Only)
  • Added additional error handling and messaging in case the GPU driver is crashing or unresponsive.
  • Various performance improvements for GPU-bound situations. CPU bound scenarios are not impacted.
  • A variety of other smaller optimizations, bug-fixes, and tweaks.

PSN Flash Sale has Valentine's day inspired deals

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 14 mins ago

Another holiday another round of deals to commemorate the day. The PlayStation Network is rife with savings up to 75% off on games for the PS3, PS4, PS Vita and even the aging PSP. All these deals are going on until the 15th at 11AM PT.

 

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The funny thing is that none of the games listed are necessarily titles that have anything to do with the loving holiday. It's an excuse to sell us things at lower prices, which isn't a bad thing if you've been wanting something and have been waiting for a sale like this one to get it. And the selection this weekend is massive with 216 titles to choose from.

 

Looking to enjoy the Battlefield series if you hadn't had the chance already? Battlefield is at the forefront on all platforms with 60% off. Magicka 2 is also there for $5.99 and you can find the classic Sniper Elite 3 Ultimate Edition for the PS3 on sale for $8.99. Overall a good selection that warrants a look through to add something new to the collection, or to lovingly add to your partners collection, because that's what great significant others do, right?

Facebook Messenger to support SMS soon, rumors indicate

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Apps | Posted: 4 hours, 15 mins ago

Anonymous sources have informed UberGizmo that SMS support within Facebook Messenger on the horizon, meaning at some point you'll be able to text to phone numbers within the app in addition to your Facebook contacts.

 

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It's said SMS support will be available for Android only at first; iOS support should come at a later date. It's also rumored the settings pane will feature a separate colour scheme from the normal messaging window so as to differentiate between the two: SMS messages will be displayed as purple while Messenger messages will be displayed in the usual blue scheme.

 

We'll have more as it comes.

Class-action suit filed against Apple over iPhone error 53

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 6 hours, 17 mins ago

Recently, iPhone users have been encountering error code 53, an issue prevents users from installing updates or just flat out bricks the device. It triggers when the TouchID buttons are damaged or replaced.

 

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Consequently, a Seattle law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit in California against Apple, arguing the behaviour is "abusive" and that Apple failed to warn buyers of what could happen should the sensor be damaged or replaced. It goes on to claim over 62 million units have been affected. For now, class-action status hasn't yet been granted by a judge.

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Apple rumored to partner with Dr. Dre for TV drama

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 8 hours, 18 mins ago

Multiple sources have informed The Hollywood Reporter that Apple is developing a television series starring revered rapper Dr. Dre, who previously sold his Beats Electronics company to Apple for a stunning $3 billion. Titled 'Vital Signs', it's said to be a semi-autobiographical dark drama with "no shortage of violence and sex."

 

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The show sees veteran music video director Paul Hunter billed as director; Empire co-executive producer-writer Robert Munic was specifically chosen by Dre to write and produce all six of the show's first episodes, which will be released all at once, likely via Apple Music and possibly other Apple outlets. It's said the concept for the show originates with Dre, who executive produced the highly successful 2015 drama Straight Outta Compton, which was based in part on his career.

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Google will soon retire Picasa photo service

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Apps | Posted: 10 hours, 20 mins ago

Faced with the issue of redundancy after launching Google Photos last year, Google has decided to retire its Picasa photo service on March 15. You will continue to be able to use it, but there will be no official download available, and no updates. The Web Albums service will go offline May 1.

 

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"After much thought and consideration, we've decided to retire Picasa over the coming months in order to focus entirely on a single photo service in Google Photos," Anil Sabharwal, Head of Google Photos writes in a new blog post. "We believe we can create a much better experience by focusing on one service that provides more functionality and works across mobile and desktop, rather than divide our efforts across two different products."

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Apple rumored to release iPhone 5se, iPad Air 3 on March 18

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 11 hours, 50 mins ago

Apple is rumored to reveal its new iPhone and iPad Air on March 18, according to the latest rumor reported by 9to5Mac.

 

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Apple has its own press event on March 15, so it would make sense for the company to unveil its latest iPhone 5se and iPad Air 3 at the event. As for the iPhone 5se, it's said to sport a smaller 4-inch display which would have iPhone 5S lovers happy, but it would feature faster internal components to pull it closer to the iPhone 6.

 

The iPad Air 3 on the other hand would be upgraded much more, with rumors that it would have support for iPad Pro accessories like the Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard. We'll find out more in just over a month from now.

AMD's new recruit teases the Radeon R9 Fury X2 dual-GPU card

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 13 hours, 43 mins ago

We don't know when to expect the Radeon R9 Fury X2 aka Gemini from AMD, as it was promised for late last year - but the dual-GPU from AMD has been teased once again, from recent AMD recruit and all round cool guy Scott Wasson.

 

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Scott posted an image of two Fiji GPUs on his Twitter account, without saying anything else. It's very similar to the marketing campaign for the Radeon R9 295X2, which saw reviewers teasing with the hashtag #2BETTERTHAN1 after AMD had sent them boxes of volcanic water and two cans of chips.

 

We should expect AMD to show off the Radeon R9 Fury X2 at GDC next month, well - that's what I'm expecting, anyway.

NVIDIA is testing four different Pascal GPUs right now

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 15 hours, 41 mins ago

As the weeks fly past, we're getting closer and closer to the reveal of the next-gen GPUs from both NVIDIA and AMD. Today, we have news that NVIDIA is currently testing four of its next-gen Pascal-based GPUs.

 

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The four Pascal GPUs have reached the testing and validation phase, with the GPUs being sent from TSMC's fabrication plants to NVIDIA's testing facilities in India. The four boards include the '699' serial number which was spotted back in December, with these four cards having the following serial numbers:

 

699-2H403-0201-500

699-1G411-0000-000

699-1H400-0000-100

699-12914-0071-100

 

Now, this might not seem like much but the last card with '12914' in its serial number is very different. The first three look like iteration changes between them, while the 12914 board is very different - let's hope that this is the HBM2-powered successor to the GeForce GTX Titan X - something that should be unveiled at NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference in early April.

Micron unveils its own 3D NAND technology, finally going vertical

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Storage | Posted: 16 hours, 18 mins ago

Vertical NAND is all the rage, something that was initially released commercially by Samsung but is in development by the other manufacturers as well. Micron is unveiling their first generation of 3D NAND into the wild, ready to improve density, reliability and performance.

 

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Samples of their own vertically aligned NAND were shown at CES this year, though they were playing a little coy with the details until things were actually finalized. And now those specifications are. Micron's first generation of 3D NAND will come in two flavors, a 256Gb MLC die and a 384Gb TLC die, and those are ready for manufacture it would seem, ready to be integrated into products coming out in the near future.

 

Interestingly, Micron has made some very significant advancements in how they package their NAND. In the past, the CMOS logic was packaged alongside of the actual memory die itself, but they've been able to place nearly 75% of the CMOS itself underneath the NAND array, similar to how HBM has localized the entire stack vertically. That innovation makes it more cost effective to manufacture.

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