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Star Citizen dumps DirectX 12 plans to focus on Vulkan-powered graphics

The most successful game in crowdfunding history is giving up on Microsoft’s DirectX graphics platform to go all-in on Vulkan. Cloud Imperium Games, the developers of Star Citizen, recently said on its forums that the game would only support the.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwMar 20th, 2017

London Metropolitan Police"s 18,000 Windows XP PCs Is a Disaster Waiting To Happen

According to MSPoweruser, the London Metropolitan Police are still using around 18,000 PCs powered by Windows XP, an operating system Microsoft stopped supporting in 2014. What's more is that the police force is upgrading its PCs from Windows XP to W.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News58 min. ago

Micron Discontinues Lexar Business, Plans to Focus on Higher-Margin Products

Micron this week announced plans to discontinue its Lexar removable media storage business as a part of the company’s strategy to shift to higher margin NAND flash-based products. The company intends to sell all or part of its Lexar business d.....»»

Category: topSource:  anandtechRelated News58 min. ago

Wonder Finds Funding For Mobile Games

Los Angeles-based Wonder, a stealth mode, mobile gaming startup, said on Wednesday that it has raised a Series A funding round. The funding came from Grishin Robotics, TCL Communication Holdings Ltd., pop star Shakira, Kevin Spacey, plus 8VC and Grey.....»»

Category: topSource:  socaltechRelated News2 hr. 26 min. ago

Samsung Plans To Open $380 Million Home Appliance Plant In US, Creating Almost 1,000 Jobs

Samsung Electronics has agreed to open a $380 million home appliance manufacturing plant in Newberry County, South Carolina. The new plant is expected to generate 954 local jobs by 2020. CNBC reports: The South Korean firm said this year it was in ta.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News3 hr. 49 min. ago

Lin Manuel-Miranda"s new charity challenge has inspired celebrities to sing some "Hamilton" hits

A new challenge from Lin Manuel-Miranda was meant to inspire Hamilton covers from the people of the world. And a lot of celebrities wanted to jump on the bandwagon.  SEE ALSO: Riz Ahmed, K'naan and more star in a new music video from 'The Hamilt.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News4 hr. 17 min. ago

The Cauldryn Fyre, the future of water bottles, boils water with a battery

Leave your stove and fuel at home -- the battery-powered Cauldryn Fyre is all you need to boil water in the wilderness. As a bonus feature, the water bottle keeps your liquids heated all day long. The post The Cauldryn Fyre, the future of water bottl.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 34 min. ago

"Broad City" star Abbi Jacobson"s new podcast will make you feel less dumb about art

Comedy writer and actor Abbi Jacobson doesn't only play the art-obsessed Abbi Abrams on her Comedy Central TV show Broad City. In real life she studied art in college and is an illustrator, so it makes sense that she's hosting a podcast about modern.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News5 hr. 41 min. ago

BMW, with eye on Tesla, to introduce electric 3 series, report says

BMW plans to introduce an electric version of the 3 series in September, a move designed to fend off rival Tesla, a German newspaper reported......»»

Category: autoSource:  autonewsRelated News5 hr. 49 min. ago

"Rick and Morty" update brings Mr. Poopybutthole to "Rocket League"

Ah jeez, the Rick and Morty universe is colliding with Rocket League for the game's second anniversary, introducing new Rick and Morty cosmetics for your rocket-powered car collection. SEE ALSO: NBC breaks into esports, starting with 'Rocket League'.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News6 hr. 25 min. ago

The digital tools that designed the Tesla Model 3 and crash-tested your Honda minivan

Dassault Systèmes’ 3D platform aims to do it all. Enlarge (credit: Tesla) Understandably, the focus of a lot of our car coverage here at Ars has been on things like hybrid and electric powertrains, autonomous vehicles, and the rise of the c.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News6 hr. 34 min. ago

BMW, with eye on Tesla, to introduce electric 3 Series, report says

BMW plans to introduce an electric version of the 3 Series in September, a move designed to fend off rival Tesla, a German newspaper reported......»»

Category: autoSource:  autonewsRelated News6 hr. 41 min. ago

"Game of Thrones" star who played Young Hodor absolutely killed his Reddit AMA

Considering Sam Coleman was only in Game of Thrones for a couple of episodes, he certainly made one hell of an impact. You remember Coleman. He played Young Hodor in Season 6; he was in that infamously heartbreaking "Hold the door!" scene. SEE ALSO:.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News7 hr. 25 min. ago

Zombie Galaxy Note 7s are coming to South Korea, because nothing ever dies

Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 is the smartphone equivalent of a daytime soap opera character: just when you think it's died dramatically in a fire and been stricken from the storyline, it pops up again. The South Korean company announced its plans to sell.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News7 hr. 25 min. ago

Google Photos adds smarter sharing, suggestions and shared libraries

 Google today will begin rolling out new sharing functionality in Google Photos, first unveiled at the company’s I/O developer conference in May. Specifically, it’s launching the AI-powered Suggested Sharing feature along with Shared.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News8 hr. 9 min. ago

Autoliv to consolidate four operations into single site near Detroit

The North American unit of Sweden's Autoliv plans to invest $22.6 million to consolidate four operations into one location near Detroit......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News8 hr. 25 min. ago

Darth Vader (kinda, sorta) almost played a key role in "Guardians of the Galaxy"

Star Wars and Guardians of the Galaxy may not exist in the same continuity, but Darth Vader did almost play a pivotal role in that Marvel adventure... kinda. We'll explain. SEE ALSO: Marvel's Kevin Feige says 'thank God' for 'Wonder Woman' Speaking t.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News8 hr. 41 min. ago

Accenture buys mobile design firm Intrepid

Accenture plans to merge Intrepid and its 150-person team into its Digital division......»»

Category: blogSource:  betweenthelinesRelated News9 hr. 17 min. ago

"John Wick" and "Mission: Impossible" actor Michael Nyqvist dead at 56

After a year-long battle with lung cancer, the family of Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist have confirmed that the 'John Wick' and 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' star has passed away. The post 'John Wick' and 'Mission: Impossible'.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News9 hr. 58 min. ago

Kingdom Come: Deliverance"s Hard Medieval Living

For instance, Deliverance has such a heavy focus on realism that equipping heavy armor means you’re a walking tank, but you can barely see a thing. With no magic, no elves, and not even a King Arthur, Kingdom Come: Deliverance is aiming for a.....»»

Category: gameSource:  ignRelated News10 hr. 17 min. ago

Stud kitten is feelin" himself after getting a brand new sweater

A brand new outfit can do wonders for you mood. A new pair of shoes, or a cool hat instantly makes you feel like you can conquer the world.  A tabby kitten named Arlo, who may have been a bit down in the dumps, instantly perked up when his mom a.....»»

Category: topSource:  mashableRelated News10 hr. 17 min. ago