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Bragi announces two new earbuds, the $329 Dash Pro, and a custom-fit version for $499, updates its OS to include real-time language translation — While also adding real-time language translation and a professional custom fit option — Bragi has announced a new version of the Dash …
The success of the Nintendo Switch has lead many to question whether or not competitors will follow suit. Curved, a German tech blog, has gone as far to conceptualize a design for a “PlayStation Switch.”
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Advanced Android users who want more control over their devices, and know how to pull such tricks off, root their handsets and tablets. There are pros and cons to doing so, and Netflix is included in the latter category. The company confirmed it’s blocking rooted Android devices from installing its app. No matter how much you love rooting your device, losing Netflix access over it might not be worth it. However, it turns out there’s a way of both rooting your handset and using the Netflix app.
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I know how the song goes, but I’m not sure that a pirate’s life is really for me. It seems exciting, but I think sailing the seven seas would eventually leave me hankering for amenities like Wi-Fi and The Cheesecake Factory. So I think I’d rather go with something like Microsoft’s Sea of Thieves instead.
The Rare game studio responsible for the online multiplayer pirate simulator is planning a small test for the Windows 10 version this weekend. This is part of an effort to ensure Sea of Thieves will run well when it arrives later this year. On Saturday, Rare will invite approximately 1,000 PC players as part of this technical alpha to try the game’s mechanics, which include working together to sail vessels and to fighter other crews on other ships. The tiny test group will give the developer early feedback about aspects directly related to the PC release as opposed to the Xbox One version.
Microsoft showed off Sea of Thieves at the Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow last year, and it is one of a few new Microsoft games that fans seem to have high hopes for. When the game debuts later this year, it will join other hits like Forza Horizon 3 and Gears of War 4 as part of Microsoft’s Xbox Play Anywhere program. This enables customers to purchase the game once with the option to play it on an Xbox console or a Windows 10 PC. And to ensure a smooth launch, Rare is getting started early trying to identify problems.
Primarily, this test is so that Rare can check to see how well its “auto-detect settings” feature works. The studio is building Sea of Thieves for a wide range of devices, and it wants to ensure that the game will run well immediately if people have an older system or a high-powered rig. Auto-detect searches your computer for its CPU and GPU configuration, and it will adjust the game’s performance accordingly — although you can tinker with the options yourself if you choose to.
Rare also wants fans to provide feedback on the default keyboard-and-mouse control scheme. The game will have custom keyboard bindings, but the developer once again wants to do its best to give players a satisfactory experience after that first boot.
Finally, Rare did say it would expand its Sea of Thieves testing in the future on both Xbox One and PC. And we are bound to hear more about it at E3.
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The iPad Mini line might soon be no more.The last iPad Mini, the iPad Mini 4, was announced along with the iPad Pro in late 2015. And then, this spring, Apple upgraded it slightly with increased storage. That means we are way over due for a refresh….
Source: Pocket Lint
An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced what it is calling a big breakthrough — creating a prototype of a computer with a single bank of memory that can process enormous amounts of information. The computer, known as The Machine, is a custom-built device made for the era of big data. HPE said it has created the world’s largest single-memory computer. The R&D program is the largest in the history of HPE, the former enterprise division of HP that split apart from the consumer-focused division. If the project works, it could be transformative for society. But it is no small effort, as it could require a whole new kind of software. The prototype unveiled today contains 160 terabytes (TB) of memory, capable of simultaneously working with the data held in every book in the Library of Congress five times over — or approximately 160 million books. It has never been possible to hold and manipulate whole data sets of this size in a single-memory system, and this is just a glimpse of the immense potential of Memory-Driven Computing, HPE said. Based on the current prototype, HPE expects the architecture could easily scale to an exabyte-scale single-memory system and, beyond that, to a nearly limitless pool of memory — 4,096 yottabytes. For context, that is 250,000 times the entire digital universe today.
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At long last, AMD announced a graphics card based on its highly anticipated Vega architecture. It is not a gaming card, however, but instead a card built for AI and heavy-duty supercomputer workloads.
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Apple will be introducing a refreshed lineup of MacBook laptops at the its developers conference this summer, according to sources, doing so in a bid to stave off competition from Microsoft. The sources go on to claim that Apple will launch a trio of new laptops, one of which will be a new 12-inch model and another that will be … Continue reading
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