Monday, January 25, 2021

Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini Review

The Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini is on the test bench at OCInside.

Small and really fine! Today we are testing the Lian Li O11 Dynamic Mini on OCinside.de. The case tries to convince with small dimensions, great modularity and a lot of space inside. We will see if it succeeds in our new review.

Patriot Viper RGB 32GB DDR4-3600 Review

ThinkComputers has published a review of the Patriot Viper RGB 32GB DDR4-3600 memory kit.

Today we will be taking a look at their PVR432G360C7K kit, which is a 32GB (2x16GB) kit which runs at 3600 MHz with timings of 17-19-19-39 at 1.35V. These modules feature the same heatspreader and RGB lighting, which looks great.

Extreme Overclocking Adventures

JayzTwoCents has busted out the LN2 for a little overclocking.
 

Hitman 3 - Dubai - 09 sec World Record Tie

Damn, only 9 seconds? Impressive.
 

Gabe Newell Talks Brain-Computer Interface Tech

Haha, Gaben said "meat peripherals."

Capcom Selling A Resident Evil Coat For $1,500

Yup, not interested.


Microsoft Patents Chatbots Made Using Dead People's Data

Ummm, this is creepy as hell.

Microsoft has been granted a patent that would allow the company to make a chatbot using the personal information of deceased people.

Google Unions Announce Global Alliance

Remember that old "don't be evil" slogan? 

The alliance says that the company “has long lost its commitment to stick to their original mission: ‘Don’t be evil.’ Well, we haven’t. Together, we will hold Alphabet accountable. Together, we will change Alphabet.” 

Balloon Interface for Midair Haptic Interaction

What kind of sorcery is this?
 

CD PROJEKT RED Offers Workaround For Glitch

There is a workaround out now for the glitched "Down on the Street" mission.

For a potential workaround follow the steps below (note, an earlier gamesave is required):
  • Load a gamesave before Takemura and V leave Wakako's office.
  • Finish the conversation with Takemura outside the office right away
  • Right after the finished conversation and when the quest was updated, skip 23h.
  • See if the holocall triggers and the dialogue with Takemura starts

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Making A Better CGi Luke Skywalker

This is impressive considering these guys are armatures on a nothing budget and little time.
 

What's Inside Amazon Returns?

This seems totally worth it if you have the time to resell all the items.
 

Hitman 3 Benchmarks And Performance

My friends at Tom's Hardware have put Hitman 3 to the test today.

What sort of hardware do you need to run the game properly? We've grabbed a copy from the Epic Games Store, downloaded all 55GB, and set about running some benchmarks.

Godzilla vs. Kong Official Trailer

Okay, I'm interested.
 

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Vicarious Visions Working on Diablo II Remake

According to this report, Vicarious Visions is working on a remake of Diablo II. Here's a snippet to pique your interest:

Shortly after the postmortem, however, Blizzard pulled that project from the team and put the division behind Diablo IV in charge. A group at Vicarious Visions is also working on the remake, which was known as Diablo II: Resurrected.

Can ANY Graphics Card REALLY Game At 8K??

Why do I have the feeling that we're about to find out the answer to this question.
 

Microsoft Rethinks Xbox Live Price Increase

Well, at least they walked back the price hike. It kinda makes you wonder who greenlit this idea in the first place.

We messed up today and you were right to let us know. Connecting and playing with friends is a vital part of gaming and we failed to meet the expectations of players who count on it every day. As a result, we have decided not to change Xbox Live Gold pricing.

NZXT makes RTX Powered Sneakers

Oh come on, you know you want a pair.



CenturyLink, Frontier Missed FCC Broadband Deadlines (Again)

I am shocked...SHOCKED I TELL YOU!!

When the FCC awarded Connect America Fund Phase II grants in 2015, CenturyLink accepted $505.7 million in annual support over six years in exchange for deploying broadband with 10Mbps download speeds and 1Mbps upload speeds to 1.17 million homes and businesses in 33 states. Frontier accepted $283.4 million in annual support over six years to deploy service to 659,587 homes and business in 28 states.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Steampunk-ish Build of the Day

Tell me this thing isn't awesome!

Dude Upgrades RTX 2070 From 8GB to 16GB

Wow, this is just insane!
 

Update on Xbox Live Gold Pricing

If you haven't done so already, just upgrade to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and call it good

Periodically, we assess the value and pricing of our services to reflect changes in regional marketplaces and to continue to invest in the Xbox community; we’ll be making price adjustments for Xbox Live Gold in select markets. In many markets, the price of Xbox Live Gold has not changed for years and in some markets, it hasn’t changed for over 10 years.

Retiring Tucows Downloads

I had no idea Tucows was still around.

We have made the difficult decision to retire the Tucows Downloads site. We’re pleased to say that much of the software and other assets that made up the Tucows Downloads library have been transferred to our friends at the Internet Archive for posterity. 

Pinterest Adds Eyeshadow To Its Virtual Makeup Kit

For those of you that care about this kind of stuff.

Pinterest has expanded its Try On feature with a new makeup category: eyeshadow. The app will now give you a way to virtually try on eyeshadow products from Lancome, YSL, Urban Decay and NYX Cosmetics. 

Amazing Science Toys/Gadgets 4

Squared circle? Primed siphon? Trust me, this video is was cooler than it sounds.
 

Elon Musk Announces $100M For New Carbon Capture Tech

Damn! Talk about putting your money where your mouth is...

Am donating $100M towards a prize for best carbon capture technology. Details next week.

SAP And Microsoft Expand Partnership

SAP SE and Microsoft Corp. announced plans to integrate Microsoft Teams with SAP’s intelligent suite of solutions. The companies also formalized an extensive expansion of an existing strategic partnership to accelerate the adoption of SAP S/4HANA® on Microsoft Azure. This builds on a joint commitment by the companies to simplify and streamline customers’ journeys to the cloud.

Intel Reports 4Q and Full-Year 2020 Financial Results

We significantly exceeded our expectations for the quarter, capping off our fifth consecutive record year. Demand for the computing performance Intel delivers remains very strong and our focus on growth opportunities is paying off. It has been an honor to lead this wonderful company, and I am proud of what we have achieved as a team. Intel is in a strong strategic and financial position as we make this leadership transition and take Intel to the next level.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Get Galactic Civilizations III for Free

Thanks to this post over a Blue's News you can now get  Galactic Civilizations III for free. Hustle over and grab your copy now!

What if one day, humans woke up to find that they weren’t alone in the galaxy? They make their way into space and discover other alien civilizations with their own histories and motivations looking to make a name for themselves. Choose your race - Human, Drengin, Altarian, and so many more - and lead your civilization into a golden age in one of the largest 4X strategy games ever made!

GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 461.33

Alright all you GeForce owners out there, there's a new hotfix driver out there. 

Today, we are announcing 5 new G-SYNC gaming monitors from Acer, AOC, and ASUS, all featuring the Reflex Latency Analyzer. These panels expand the Reflex ecosystem to include 1440p resolution and 34 inch ultrawide panels.

Otter.ai CEO Bringing Live Captions to a Meeting Near You

Sam Liang is making things easier for the creators of the NVIDIA AI Podcast — and just about every remote worker. He’s the CEO and co-founder of Otter.ai, which uses AI to produce speech-to-text transcriptions in real time or from recording uploads. The platform has a range of capabilities, from differentiating between multiple people, to understanding accents, to parsing through various background noises.

GeForce NOW Alliance Expanding to Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Australia

Bringing more games to more gamers, our GeForce NOW game-streaming service is coming soon to Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Australia. Turkcell, Zain KSA and Pentanet are the latest telcos to join the GeForce NOW Alliance. By placing NVIDIA RTX Servers on the edge, GeForce NOW Alliance partners deliver even lower latency gaming experiences. And this gives partners an opportunity to show the value of their broadband and 5G infrastructure to customers.

CORSAIR Launches New VENGEANCE RGB PRO SL Memory Inbox

CORSAIR®, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced a new range of high-performance DDR4 memory kits to its renowned VENGEANCE RGB PRO lineup, CORSAIR VENGEANCE RGB PRO SL. Initially available in a wide range of frequencies up to 3,600MHz and kits up to 128GB (4x32GB) in both black and white, VENGEANCE RGB PRO SL boasts dynamic ten-zone RGB lighting in a form-factor just 44mm tall, offering wide compatibility with nearly any PC build.