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Samsung's new Galaxy Z Fold 3 could be announced as early as July

Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Wed, Apr 14 2021 10:33 PM CDT

Samsung is rumored to be bringing up the reveal date for its next-gen Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 2 foldable smartphones, where the company could launch them as soon as July.

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The latest rumors are coming from South Korean outlet The Elec, which reports that Samsung will unveil the two new foldable smartphones at its Unpacked event in July. We are to expect upgrades across the board, with Samsung using smaller batteries in the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 2 over their predecessors.

Rumor has it the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 will have a 6.2-inch cover display, and 7.5-inch internal display but overall the phone will be more "compact" through thinner bezels and an under-display selfie camera. Samsung will also have better thermals in the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 smartphone as it is reportedly using its in-house low-temperature polycrystalline oxide (LTPO) thin film transistor (TFT).

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Pico Interactive's Neo 3 looks suspiciously like a Quest 2

Kevin Carbotte | Virtual & Augmented Reality | Wed, Apr 14 2021 9:59 PM CDT

Pico Interactive just announced the Neo 3, its third-generation 6-DoF standalone VR headset. The company has a significant presence in the enterprise market. The Neo 3 is the company's most significant push to capture the consumer market, but only in Asia. At least for now.

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Pico Interactive's new headset is a 6DoF standalone VR device with inside-out tracking with four cameras and two optically tracked controllers. The headset is powered by Qualcomm's XR2 SoC platform and supports the Wi-Fi 6 standard.

The headset also bears an uncanny resemblance to theOculus Quest 2 equipped with an Elite head strap. The headset shares a similar oblong shape with two cameras facing forward and to the ground and two cameras are facing up to the corners, just like the Quest 2 design. The Neo 3 also has a rounded head strap attachment that looks a lot like the swappable attachment on the Quest 2. Pico also said the Neo 3 has three IPD settings, also like the Quest 2.

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NVIDIA releases new GeForce Game Ready 466.11 WHQL drivers

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Wed, Apr 14 2021 9:28 PM CDT

NVIDIA has just pushed out some new drivers with the GeForce Game Ready 466.11 WHQL drivers arriving as a 640MB download, with day-one support for Mortal Shell's new RTX update and so much more.

NVIDIA is adding more than just DLSS support for Mortal Shell's new RTX update but also support for 6 new G-SYNC compatible gaming monitors, a new NVIDIA Reflex feature in Valorant, as well as support for the AI-powered NVIDIA Noise Removal technology inside of popular streaming software OBS Studio.

The new Mortal Shell RTX update adds DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) support that radically improves performance in the game. NVIDIA provides some benchmark charts for Mortal Shell and its new RTX update -- turning ray tracing on and setting DLSS to "Performance Mode" we have performance on the GeForce RTX 3060 skyrocketing from an unplayable 15FPS at 4K to 36FPS average.

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This amazing official Flight Simulator PC is shaped like a jet engine

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Wed, Apr 14 2021 9:05 PM CDT

I don't know about you but I really would love to see this bad boy running -- a fully-custom Flight Simulator PC that is shaped like a damn jet engine which is half exposed... I mean, it's just GLORIOUS.

Xbox France posted on Twitter teasing that they're giving away the amazing custom Flight Simulator PC and that all you need to do is follow their Twitter account, and then comment with the #MicrosoftFlightSimulator hashtag.

Inside of the Flight Simulator PC we have the not-flagship GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card, an Intel Core i7-11700K processor, and AORUS Z590 Elite AX motherboard. The entire PC is housed inside of a custom chassis that is shaped like a jet engine -- but it's like it's sliced down the side perfectly so you can see inside and it looks amazing.

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GIGABYTE's new NVIDIA CMP 30HX mining GPU: $700+ with 3-month warranty

Anthony Garreffa | Cryptocurrency & Mining | Wed, Apr 14 2021 8:30 PM CDT

NVIDIA's first Crypto Mining Processor HX series cards are now floating out into the wild, with GIGABYTE being the first with the launch of its new CMP 30HX mining card.

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The new GIGABYTE CMP 30HX is on sale in Romania for around $720 with a dual-fan WINDFORCE 2X cooler with 2 x 90mm fans, 6GB of GDDR6 memory on a 192-bit memory bus at 14Gbps and a small 3-month warranty. The CPU core clock is at 1785MHz and the card requires a single 8-pin PCIe power connector and uses the PCIe 3.0 x4 standard.

Also remember that the NVIDIA CMP 30HX is the slowest of all of the Crypto Mining Processor HX cards and that there is also the CMP 40HX, and CMP 50HX which pack much higher hash rate mining power. There's also the rumored Ampere-powered CMP 90HX and CMP 170X that are reportedly on their way, too.

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NVIDIA warns you won't be able to buy a new GPU anytime this year

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Wed, Apr 14 2021 8:00 PM CDT

Sorry everyone -- if you have been having a hard time (everyone is) trying to buy a new GeForce RTX 30 series graphics card -- it's not going to get better this year, at all.

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NVIDIA is now saying that 2021 isn't going to get better for PC gamers and that GPU shortages will continue through the entire of 2021 and into 2022. NVIDIA CFO Colette Kress explained during NVIDIA's annual investors day: "We expect demand to continue to exceed supply for much of this year. Our operations team is agile and executing fantastically. We expect our supplies to increase as the year progresses".

The company is noticing a lot of its graphics cards being scooped up by not just scalpers but crypto miners, with NVIDIA reacting to crypto miners buying GPUs in huge numbers with the introduction of the new Crypto Mining Processor (CMP) series of mining GPUs.

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NVIDIA DLSS tech coming to Unity Engine before the end of 2021

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Wed, Apr 14 2021 7:27 PM CDT

NVIDIA will have its kick ass DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) technology powering Unity-based games with news that the Unity Engine 2021.2 engine will natively support DLSS by the end of 2021.

Game developers that are already using the Unity Engine can now use DLSS through HDRP (the High Definition Rendering Pipeline) while gamers will have to wait for those developers to do their magic while Unity-powered games will receive DLSS support by the end of the year and into 2022 and beyond.

It comes at a perfect time, with Intel launching a new GPU later this year with its purported XeSS -- their answer to DLSS while AMD will have their own DLSS competitor in FSR or FidelityFX Super Resolution technology for Radeon RX gamers of the future.

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Apex Legends hits 100 million players in 2 years

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Apr 14 2021 6:32 PM CDT

Apex Legends has now reached over 100 million players globally since its February 2019 launch, and Respawn says it's just getting started.

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Apex Legends has gone from an experimental F2P battle royale to one of the pillars of EA's business. In two years' time, Apex Legends has amassed 100 million players across all platforms, and will generate over $1 billion in lifetime revenues this year. The game is so big that EA expects Apex to deliver $1 billion every year from here on out, thanks in no small part to the upcoming mobile game.

"With this velocity and the addition of mobile, we believe Apex has the potential to grow to $1 billion in net bookings every year. This is what we do. We've done it with FIFA. We've done it with Madden. We've done it with the Sims, and we're doing it again with Apex due to the amazing teams that we have really driving this business," EA Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen said in a recent Q3 earnings call.

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Oculus Air Link, Infinite Office and 120Hz coming to Quest 2

Kevin Carbotte | Virtual & Augmented Reality | Wed, Apr 14 2021 6:10 PM CDT

Facebook Reality Labs announced that the next update for Oculus Quest 2, v28, would introduce three new features to make the headset even more compelling. The company plans to unlock 120Hz mode, introduce the Infinite Office VR productivity solution, and enable native wireless PC VR through Air Link.

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Oculus had previously announced Infinite Office, a productivity solution that enables you to use your Quest 2 headset as your work-from-anywhere computer. It allows you to create a virtual computing space with access to windowed web browsers, document creation tools, and chat communication apps.

Most importantly, Infinite Office enables you to bring your real keyboard into VR environments and allows you to see it through your Quest headset. You can pair the Logitech K830 Bluetooth keyboard to your Quest to enable this feature. Along with keyboard tracking, the new update will allow the Quest 2 to track your desk space and integrate it with your safety boundaries.

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PS5 now supports 1080p 120Hz monitors, still no 1440p output

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Apr 14 2021 5:46 PM CDT

A new PS5 firmware update adds 120Hz support, but the console still won't output 1440p resolution.

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Sony just released a new PS5 system firmware 21.01-03.00.00 update that enables 120Hz output for 1080p monitors as well as some nifty HDR options. Sadly, the console still doesn't support native 1440p resolution output and will revert to 1080p when hooked up to 2560 x 1440 monitors.

"Some PC monitors that can display 1080p/120 Hz now support 120 Hz display for games. If you're having trouble viewing your game at 120 Hz, go to Settings > Screen and Video > Video Output, and then turn off Enable 120 Hz Output," reads Sony's patch notes.

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