Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
7,911 Reviews & Articles | 58,955 News Posts

TweakTown News Posts - Page 63

Biomutant has had a new gameplay teaser trailer released

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 20, 2018 8:00 am

The upcoming open-world RPG from Experiment 101 and THQ Nordic, Biomutant has received a new gameplay teaser trailer.



Biomutant looks extremely unique in this trailer in terms of creative abilities that the main character can do. We can see that the protagonist can fire an arrow and launch himself to the desired location, control a glider, bounce on enemies and even be electrocuted.


Players should note that the gameplay within Biomutant is drastically affected by how the player decides to mutate/customize their main character. When looked at as individual clips Biomutant may not seem that unique when it comes to gameplay, but when addressed a whole experience we can see that the game has no problem traversing from one uniqueness to another in only a matter of seconds.

Samsung's new patent teases FLYING SCREEN for hovering video

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 20, 2018 7:13 am

It looks like Samsung will be taking to the skies in the very near future, with the South Korean electronics giant filing a patent for something they're calling a "flying display device".




LetsGoDigital spotted the patent which was filed in 2016, and describes a drone-like device that would sport a screen and be capable of streaming video. The Verge has a better idea, where this hovering display could be used for huge advertisements that float in the sky.


Samsung's patent would also see the floating display hovering thanks to four propellers, and it would feature a vibration system, an obstacle detection unit that would pack a camera and sensor that would include motion and accelerometer sensors, and more. As for the display it could be anything from a tablet, laptop, or mobile medical device.

Continue reading 'Samsung's new patent teases FLYING SCREEN for hovering video' (full post)

New Steam game offers 1 x Bitcoin to anyone who solves it

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cryptocurrency & Mining | Posted: Feb 20, 2018 6:37 am

MonteCrypto: The Bitcoin Enigma is going to fire up those Steam charts with its cheap entry price of just $1.99, but is giving away a single Bitcoin to whoever can solve the 24 puzzles in the game.



The new puzzle game was developed by Gem Rose Collective, and launched on February 20 with a bunch of puzzles set in a maze, where once the game is complete the one and only winner walks away with one BTC, valued at over $10,000 at the time of writing.


Gem Rose is very secretive right now, where they've said in their press release: "We are trying to keep our identities secret for now. But we can say we are a group of game developers and that we had a crazy idea for a game. As huge fans of treasure hunts we took inspiration from riddles like la chorette d'or (the golden owl), a statue of the owl was buried in 1993 at the same time a series of clues was published, and still nobody has solved the clues to find the owl and claim the 15kg (33lb) statue made of gold and silver".

Continue reading 'New Steam game offers 1 x Bitcoin to anyone who solves it' (full post)

South Korean cryptocurrency regulator found dead in his home

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cryptocurrency & Mining | Posted: Feb 20, 2018 5:59 am

There was some huge cryptocurrency FUD spreading in early January, when South Korea was reportedly preparing a new bill that would ban cryptocurrency trading.




One of the officials who helped South Korea's regulatory changes on cryptocurrency, Jung Ki-joon, has been found dead in his home. Ki-joon was the head of economic policy at the Office for Government Policy Coordination, where he helped the efforts to mold a new legislation that would slow and stop crypto speculation and illegal activity.


Ki-joon is presumed to have had a heart attack, with Yonhap reporting that a government official said "he died from some unknown cause. He passed away while he was sleeping and [his] heart [had] already stopped beating when he was found dead".

Samsung Galaxy S9 latest: could be priced as high as $1250

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 20, 2018 5:35 am

Samsung is expected to unveil their new Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones on February 25, with the latest news on the new flagship handsets teasing the price.




The new price leaks suggest that Samsung will be charging north of $1000 for the new Galaxy S9, with estimations of $1130 for the normal Galaxy S9 and a hefty $1258 for the larger Galaxy S9+ smartphone.


If these are the prices that we're expecting to see, Samsung will be charging nearly as much for the Galaxy S9/S9+ as the larger Galaxy Note 8, meaning the Galaxy Note 9 will need to really step it up when it's announced and released later this year.

Windows 10 on ARM detailed, FUD is now spreading

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Feb 20, 2018 4:21 am

If there was something I've been excited over more than most things in the technology industry, but the thought of Windows 10 on ARM was doing funny things to my body. But now... it seems there's not much to get excited for, a bunch of things to be disappointed about, and a few points to be downright pissed off at.




Microsoft reportedly published a list of limitations that Windows 10 on ARM would bring, but the list was quickly deleted over the weekend. This is the internet remember, so a cached copy of the information is still available and now we get to look at the major limitations and disappointments of Windows 10 on ARM:


  • 64-bit apps will not work. Yes, Windows 10 on ARM can run Windows desktop applications. But it can only run 32-bit (x86) desktop applications, not 64-bit (x64) applications. (The documentation doesn't note this, but support for x64 apps is planned for a future release.)
  • Certain classes of apps will not run. Utilities that modify the Windows user interface-like shell extensions, input method editors (IMEs), assistive technologies, and cloud storage apps-will not work in Windows 10 on ARM. They will need to be recompiled for ARM, and my guess is that this will not happen in most cases, especially in the next year.
  • It cannot use x86 drivers. While Windows 10 on ARM can run x86 Windows applications, it cannot utilize x86 drivers. Instead, it will require native ARM64 drivers instead. This means that hardware support will be much more limited than is the case with mainstream Windows 10 versions. In other words, it will likely work much like Windows 10 S does today.
  • No Hyper-V. This was a gray area previously-I've heard the phrase "it's just Windows 10, so it will work" several times-but now it's real: Hyper-V is not supported in Windows 10 on ARM.
  • Older games and graphics apps may not work. Windows 10 on ARM supports DirectX 9, DirectX 10, DirectX 11, and DirectX 12, but apps/games that target older versions will not work. Apps that require hardware-accelerated OpenGL will also not work.


Now, just to make it very clear: Windows 10 on ARM and the huge deal between Qualcomm and Snapdragon technology to get into Windows 10 devices, is going to be a game changer. It's not just the gamers, or to get the headlines like 'OMFG, Windows 10 gives us 30 hours of gaming on-the-go'. Yeah, no.

Continue reading 'Windows 10 on ARM detailed, FUD is now spreading' (full post)

AMD's Ryzen 5 2600 is up to 31% faster than Ryzen 5 1600

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Feb 20, 2018 3:36 am

AMD will be launching their second-generation Ryzen processors later this year, with a tease surfacing on the upcoming Ryzen 5 2600 that will succeed the current-gen Ryzen 5 1600 processor.




In some leaked Geekbench results, the Pinnacle Ridge-based Ryzen 5 2600 is 14.5% faster than the Ryzen 5 1600 in the single-threaded test, and a huge 31.5% faster in the multi-threaded benchmark.




AMD will get more performance out of Pinnacle Ridge before it hits consumers, but if these results are right we could be in for quite the surprise with the next wave of Ryzen CPUs.

Fallout 4 mod offers 4K texture pack, looks way better

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 20, 2018 2:26 am

Fallout 4 is one of the most-played games of the last decade, with modder 'Hein84' packing all of his Vivid texture packs for Fallout 4 .




Vivid Fallout now rocks new landscape textures, trees, rocks, roads, bridges, and more. The modder is teasing different versions of Vivid Fallout, where he is offering a 'Best Choice' version that has the best textures and detail, or a 'Best Performance' mode that -drum roll- has more performance and looks a little worse.




There will be 1K, 2K, and 4K versions of the Vivid Fallout 4 mod, which is a nice touch for varying PC specifications.

Continue reading 'Fallout 4 mod offers 4K texture pack, looks way better' (full post)

400-person battle royale game receives first teaser trailer

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 20, 2018 1:32 am

There are some competitors coming into the battle royale scene with Automation Games showing off its next-gen shooter Mavericks: Proving Grounds.



Mavericks: Proving Grounds is poised to become one of the biggest battle royale games in terms of players, where the 2018 version of the game supports up to 400 players, but the team will shift into a 1000-player world in 2019. The world of Mavericks will be filled with reactive wildlife, dynamic water, MUDDY TRACKS and even spreading wildfire, all in a huge 12x12km.


Eventually, the game would support battle royale and online MMO modes where it will battle on a different field than the usual Battlegrounds and Fortnite. Automation's CEO has teased that the game is powered by SpatialOS technology.

1440p testing for Xbox One X is coming soon

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 20, 2018 12:25 am

Microsoft's new build test for Xbox One consoles will allow gamers to preview 1440p resolution support.




We've known for a while now that Microsoft's new high-end $499 Xbox One X will support native 1440p resolution on appropriate monitors, along with FreeSync adaptive sync, FreeSync 2, and HDMI 2.1 support, but there's always been a question of when. Now the games-maker teases that 1440p support will launch in a new preview build coming soon.


According to Xbox's Kevin Gammill, both the Xbox One X and Xbox One S will receive 1440p support in the new Xbox insider update...however the lesser Xbox One S will most likely support light applications such as streaming and UI in 1440p, whereas gaming will likely be supersampled.

Continue reading '1440p testing for Xbox One X is coming soon' (full post)