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Uber Freight: Uber for long-haul truckers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Uber has just unveiled its new spin-off to its ride-sharing service, something it is offering long-haul truckers: Uber Freight.



Uber Freight looks like it'll be very similar to Uber, but a truck driver can select a load to pick up in the app, work out the payment method, destination, and deadline. Within seconds, the truck driver receives the confirmation, and away they go. Uber explains: "We take the guesswork out of finding and booking freight, which is often the most stressful part of a driver's day. What used to take several hours and multiple phone calls can now be achieved with the touch of a button".


Truck drivers are protected with Uber promising payment within 7 days, and unlike normal Uber, the company won't be charging Freight drivers their normal commission. Uber Freight is available to both iOS and Android devices, with truck drivers requiring the right insurance, license, and equipment - of course.

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Morrowind upgrade pre-load live, early access Monday

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

While it officially won't go live until June 6, PC gamers are getting early access to The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind upgrade expansion starting Monday, May 22. Pre-load is live already for PC gamers, and if you're mulling over the purchase several retailers are offering discounts on the base Upgrade Edition as well as the Collector's Edition. We've round up the best deals out there on the new Morrowind Upgrade for PC.




The max savings on these sites are 18%, but that's still over $7 still in your wallet for the Standard Edition Morrowind Upgrade and nearly $11 for the Collector's Edition Upgrade. Three retailers are known to be shipping Morrowind keys right now for pre-load: Green Man Gaming, DLGamer, and GamersGate.


Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind Upgrade Deals



Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind Collector's Edition Upgrade Deals



All the retailers listed above are authorized sellers of the game, so you're getting a discount and not going through a shady grey market source. The keys will work for non-Steam accounts and Steam accounts linked to ESO.


To get Early Access to The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind, you will need to have already own a copy of The Elder Scrolls Online and purchase the upgrade separately. There are more expensive versions of the Morrowind expansion floating around the net which include the base game, but you will not get keys until the official June 6 release date. That's 2 weeks behind the upgrade editions head start.

Destiny 2 screenshot blowout

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

If these screenshots are anything to go by, Destiny 2 is shaping up to be one hell of a beautiful-looking game, and I personally can't wait to jump into these digital environs and explore every inch of their interstellar secrets.




Say what you will about Destiny, the game always looks great. Destiny 2 continues this tradition with sci-fi style and planetary pizzazz, and we've collected a massive gallery of sixty-seven screenshots to whet your appetite ahead of E3 2017--and the game's release in September.


Bungie iterates that Destiny 2 isn't just a sequel, but a brand new beginning for the franchise. Now Bungie can tap their true vision for the series and create a game that we should've received back in 2014, a game with a compelling story arc replete with interesting characters, a game that has new worlds like Saturn's moon Titan, Jupiter's moon Io, a strange Vex-controlled world called Nessus, and a region on Earth that isn't Old Russia (this time we can explore the European Dead Zone!).

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Destiny 2 on PC isn't a port, says Bungie

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Bungie is taking Destiny 2's PC version seriously and is keen on harnessing the platform's raw power potential by optimizing the shared worlds shooter for high-end video cards and desktops.




It's been a long time since Bungie has made a PC game, and Destiny 2's launch on PC represents a big risk for the studio. The devs know that Destiny 2 has to perform just right on PC, and hit all the right tickboxes while providing authentic features and options to make it look and feel like an authentic PC shooter. We've already reported that Bungie has enabled key performance optimizations for Destiny 2's PC version including uncapped frame rates, 4K resolution, native 21:9 support, FOV sliders, fully remappable mouse and keyboard controls, and much more. In fact, Destiny 2 was running on desktops outfitted with NVIDIA's mighty GeForce GTX 1080 Ti video cards at the gameplay reveal, complimented with buttery-smooth visuals on a 4K G-Sync monitor.


With all the work Bungie is putting into Destiny 2's PC launch, the devs really don't want you to call it a port of the console game. "We have done a ton of work. One of the key factors we looked at when coming to PC is that we don't want anybody looking at the game as a console port," Bungie's Luke Smith said in a recent interview with PC Gamer. "Yeah, Bungie has a long history in console. People seem to love the console games. We wanted to make sure that it feels like a PC game, it plays like a PC game. We've gone and changed things, like if you were to compare side-by-side screenshots, you'll find that the reticle is slightly below center on consoles. It's dead center on the PC. One of the things we found in development is that we were kind of chasing the mouse because of the way our recoil model works, so we've adjusted that. "We've done a ton of work to try and make [the PC version] feel and play like a great PC shooter. Hopefully you guys will come back later today, see me outside and be like, 'you nailed it.' That's what we're hoping."

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Destiny 2 on PC delayed, no launch date confirmed

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Apps | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Destiny 2's highly anticipated PC version won't be available during the game's official release in September, and has been delayed to ensure optimum performance.




With the help of Blizzard's service, Bungie will bring its illustrious shared-worlds shooter to PC for the first time...but there's a caveat: the PC version doesn't officially have a release date. Destiny 2 is set to launch on September 8, 2017 on PS4 and Xbox One, but the PC flavor will be delayed. The developers affirm the game's delay on PC is to ensure Destiny 2 is fully optimized with all the greatest features PC gamers expect, including uncapped frame rates, 4K support, native Ultrawide 21:9 support, FOV sliders, mouse and keyboard support, and other features.


Since Destiny 2's PC port is such a monumental step forward for the franchise, Bungie has enlisted the help of Blizzard to ensure the online-based shooter runs smoothly. As we previously reported, Destiny 2 will be exclusive to Blizzard's client, meaning the game won't arrive on Steam. Here's what Bungie's Luke Smith had to say about the PC version's delay: "We're not committed to a PC date yet, but at Bungie we're totally committed to making a PC build as great as we can. Our partnership with Blizzard and being on, we want to make sure that this version of the game has the time it needs to bake in the oven so it's a delicious piece of bread when it comes out."

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Destiny 2 on PC: uncapped FPS, 21:9 support, FOV slider

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

During Activision's latest earnings call company CEO Eric Hirshberg affirmed Destiny 2 would deliver "meaningful features bespoke for the PC community,". Now Bungie backs up Hirshberg's claims by tapping the raw performance potential of the PC platform.



Bungie has confirmed that Destiny 2 will indeed have a proper PC version with must-have features like uncapped frame rates for buttery smooth FPS action, adjustable field-of-view sliders, baked-in native support for 21:9 ultrawide monitors, 4K resolution support, custom key mapping with full mouse and keyboard support, and even a text chat. The devs also say that Destiny 2 will have a "detailed PC settings screen," so expect more options and tweakable features not mentioned here.


Destiny 2 on PC will feature:


⦁ 4K Resolution Support (3820x2160)

⦁ Uncapped framerate

⦁ Full mouse and keyboard support with custom key mapping

⦁ Text chat

⦁ Adjustable Field of View

⦁ Detailed PC settings screen

⦁ 21:9 monitor support

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Motorola launches two low-end smartphones

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Motorola has announced two very affordable low-end smartphones - the Moto C and Moto C Plus.


The Moto C comes with a 5-inch FWVGA (854x480) screen. It is powered by MediaTek's MT6737M processor and comes with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB or 16GB of internal storage.




The phone comes with a 5MP main camera and a 2MP front shooter. The device features a 2,350 mAh battery, and it runs Android Nougat 7.0.

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New OnePlus 5 prototype image leak: No headphone jack

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

A prototype image of the non-final design of the OnePlus 5 recently leaked, and now there's another prototype photo leaked which gives us a bit different image of the phone.


The new photo shows that the LED flash is now between the two cameras in the back, not below them. The antenna lines are now missing.




The new leak also shows the bottom of the phone, and it's clear that the company has decided to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack, as earlier rumored.

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ASUS ZenFone AR with Google Tango comes this summer

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

It's been a long 5 months of waiting, but ASUS' new phone that is capable of both Google Tango and Google Daydream is confirmed to be launching this summer.


This phone is a big deal because it's the only phone to date to support both Google's AR and VR platforms. Not only that, but it does so in a significantly smaller device than the first Google Tango device from Lenovo.




While it is great that this new phone will ship with both Google's AR and VR platforms, there are concerns that it won't sell as well because it is shipping with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, one that's been shipping in phones for quite some time and has been outdone by the Snapdragon 835.

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Project CARS 2 latest screenshots look INCREDIBLE

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

The latest screenshots from Project CARS 2 are here, and boy do they look amazing. Bandai Namco has released a bunch of new shots of the environments and cars that'll be found in Project CARS 2, as well as a new behind the scenes video on the game.



Bandai Namco's first episode explains that Project CARS 2 developer Slightly Mad Studios is working with McLaren Automotive's engineering team led by Chris Goodwin, adding their expertise in high performance engineering into the development of the McLaren 720S supercar that will be featured in Project CARS 2.




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