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Steam’s annual Summer Sale has arrived, offers hefty savings on ‘thousands’ of games

Summer Savings: Epic and GOG’s respective summer discount extravaganzas may have come to a close now, but that doesn’t mean you’ve run out of chances to snag great games on the cheap. Valve has finally kicked off its annual Steam Summer Sale, bringing deep discounts on thousands of games. Obviously, the best way to experience all that the Summer Sale has to offer is to dive right in, but thereContinue readingSteam’s annual Summer Sale has arrived, offers hefty savings on ‘thousands’ of games

iPhone’s ‘Optimized Charging’ comes to AirPods with iOS 14

In context: The problem with current wireless earbuds like Apple’s AirPods is that they are more or less disposable. Once the battery dies, its game over for these listening devices because they are sealed with no way to insert new cells. Fortunately, Apple wants to prolong battery life and might be doing something about it, starting in iOS 14. We extensively covered the changes coming to iOS 14 after Apple’sContinue readingiPhone’s ‘Optimized Charging’ comes to AirPods with iOS 14

Apple watchOS 7 is phasing out Force Touch

In a nutshell: Apple is phasing out the Force Touch feature of Apple Watches. Starting with watchOS 7, developers who use that functionality are urged to find a different means. The removal also hints that the upcoming Series 6 will be stripped of the hardware that allows it. This may mean slightly thinner watches or perhaps larger capacity batteries or other features. During the WWDC, Apple outlined features coming toContinue readingApple watchOS 7 is phasing out Force Touch

Wild new ‘brainsourcing’ technique trains A.I. directly with human brainwaves

Picture a room full of desks, numbering more than two dozen in total. At each identical desk, there is a computer with a person sitting in front of it playing a simple identification game. The game asks the user to complete an assortment of basic recognition tasks, such as choosing which photo out of a series that shows someone smiling or depicts a person with dark hair or wearing glasses.Continue readingWild new ‘brainsourcing’ technique trains A.I. directly with human brainwaves

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is a true sequel to the original trilogy

What just happened? Developer Toys for Bob and publisher Activision on Monday premiered the gameplay trailer for Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. The game picks up right where the original trilogy left off, with Doctor Neo Cortex, Uka Uka and Doctor Nefarious Tropy having been banished to a distant planet. After many years of trying, the three finally manage to escape and in the process, create a hole inContinue readingCrash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time is a true sequel to the original trilogy

Leaked Nvidia RTX 3090 benchmark score puts the RTX 2080 Ti to shame

Highly anticipated: A next-gen Nvidia flagship has been spotted in the 3DMark benchmark database. It’s the first time we’ve seen a GPU in a performance bracket like this – if you discount the below photo that leaked a couple weeks back – with a performance output in 3DMark that appears to be up to 26% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti. Let’s plunge into the numbers. The GPU achieved aContinue readingLeaked Nvidia RTX 3090 benchmark score puts the RTX 2080 Ti to shame

Google’s former advertising chief is making an ad-free search engine

In context: Sridhar Ramaswamy became Google’s senior vice president for advertising and commerce in 2013. He led the $115 billion branch that was responsible for the ads that popped up on Search, YouTube, and websites with AdSense, for five years. But, fed up with Google’s profiteering and the conflict of interest that had arisen between customers and advertisers, he left the company to build his own search engine. The breakingContinue readingGoogle’s former advertising chief is making an ad-free search engine

Google’s former advertising chief is making an ad-free search engine

In context: Sridhar Ramaswamy became Google’s senior vice president for advertising and commerce in 2013. He led the $115 billion branch that was responsible for the ads that popped up on Search, YouTube, and websites with AdSense, for five years. But, fed up with Google’s profiteering and the conflict of interest that had arisen between customers and advertisers, he left the company to build his own search engine. The breakingContinue readingGoogle’s former advertising chief is making an ad-free search engine

Best Buy discounts DJI Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro — save $180

Whether you’re an aviation enthusiast and need a new toy to play with or a serious videographer who wants nothing but the best equipment in his photographic arsenal, having a good drone is crucial. The best ones are now equipped to house (or are already housing) the best action cameras and have been engineered to be even more stable despite some turbulence. Two such drones are DJI’s Mavic 2 ZoomContinue readingBest Buy discounts DJI Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro — save $180

Facebook buys Google Street View competitor Mapillary

Editor’s take: It wasn’t all that long ago that digital maps weren’t even a thing. I can vividly remember going on family vacations armed with little more than a road atlas from the local gas station (and more often than not, simply pulling out an old version from the glove box). Between paper maps and road signs, that’s all you really had to go on when navigating unfamiliar territory. My,Continue readingFacebook buys Google Street View competitor Mapillary