‘Fortnite’ will add ray tracing and DLSS on September 17th

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As promised, Fortnite is about to look a whole lot better. At NVIDIA’s RTX 3000 GPU event last week, NVIDIA and Epic revealed that ray-tracing and DLSS tech were on their way to Fortnite and would arrive “soon.” Today, Epic and NVIDIA announce…

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‘Iron Man VR’ update includes New Game+ and ‘Ultimate’ difficulty mode

By camouflaj, engadget, gaming, iron man, iron man vr, load times, modes, new game+, News, patch, playstation, psvr, ultimate, update, video game, VR, weapons

Iron Man VR is getting a meaty update today. Camouflaj is launching a free patch (1.06) that adds new game modes and weapons. It also improves things like load times.Once you’ve completed the game, you’ll be able to re-experience the story in …

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Rockstar rolls back the ‘Red Dead Online’ update that broke everything

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Rockstar Games recently tried to fix some Red Dead Online bugs it unintentionally introduced in July’s major update, which added a naturalist role to the game. However, it accidentally made things much, much worse on PS4 and Xbox One. There we…

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Infinity Ward tries to make its ‘Call of Duty’ Border War skin less offensive

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On Tuesday, Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward changed the name of Modern Warfare and Warzone’s Border War skin. The cowboy cop skin is now called “Home on the Range.” The change seems to be an attempt to crack down on racism in Call of Duty…

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The first ‘Call of Duty: Warzone’ update aims to even the playing field

By activision, av, battle royale, call of duty, call of duty modern warfare, call of duty: warzone, engadget, free-to-play, games, gaming, infinity ward, modern warfare, patch, pc games, PC Gaming, ps4, update, warzone, xbox one

Call of Duty: Warzone is the long-running franchise’s attempt to jump on the free-to-play battle royale bandwagon, and according to critics and players, it’s probably worth checking out if you’re a fan of the genre — the game has over 30 million pla…

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It took Google months to patch a serious Android security flaw

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Google has patched a critical security flaw that affects millions of Android devices with chipsets from MediaTek, XDA Developers revealed today. The vulnerability is a rootkit lodged in the CPU’s firmware. It allows a simple script to root Android de…

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‘State of Decay 2’ is getting a major free update

By av, engadget, gaming, heartlands, juggernaut edition, patch, personal computing, personalcomputing, services, state of decay 2, update, xbox

State of Decay 2 is getting a major update — and it’s no standard content patch either. The total overhaul — appropriately titled “the Juggernaut Edition” — will see the game’s graphics and audio get a far-reaching remaster, as well as several oth…

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Philips patched a longstanding Hue bulb security flaw

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Philips and its parent company Signify have patched another Hue smart light bulb vulnerability. Fortunately, the flaw was discovered by security researchers at CheckPoint Software, and it’s unlikely that it was exploited in the wild. But this isn’t t…

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Blizzard pledges to fix (or refund) ‘Warcraft III: Reforged’

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It’s only been a few days since Blizzard launched Warcraft III: Reforged, but fans have made it clear that they are not happy. In response, Blizzard says it is “sorry to those of you who didn’t have the experience you wanted.” The company promises th…

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Intel is patching its Zombieload CPU security flaw for the third time

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For the third time in less than a year, Intel has disclosed a new set of vulnerabilities related to the speculative functionality of its processors. On Monday, the company said it will issue a software update "in the coming weeks" th…

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‘Death Stranding’ update will fix tiny, hard-to-read text

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One of the more prevalent criticisms of Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding is that the onscreen text is often pretty small and difficult to read. Kojima Productions has been working on a fix for the issue, and you’ll be able to increase the font size.

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Samsung’s fix for Galaxy S10 fingerprint scanning will roll out soon

By biometric, biometrics, engadget, fingerprint reader, galaxy note 10, Galaxy S10, gear, Mobile, patch, Samsung, Security, smartphone, update

Samsung is acting on its promise to fix its fingerprint reader security flaw. The tech firm is alerting Galaxy S10, S10+, Note 10 and Note 10+ owners that it’ll send a notification for the patch “within 24 hours” (clearly less time than that as you…

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LastPass patched a bug that could have exposed your passwords

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If you use LastPass to manage your passwords, now would be a good time to make sure you’re running the latest version, 44.33.0. As Gizmodo reports, LastPass recently patched a bug that could have been used to compromise users’ security credentials. T…

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Apple re-fixes a bug that let users jailbreak iPhones

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Apple fixed a vulnerability that temporarily allowed hackers to jailbreak iPhones. The bug was first fixed in iOS 12.3 but reintroduced in iOS 12.4. Hackers discovered the flaw earlier this month and shared a free public jailbreak just for the…

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Install updates now to address a vulnerability in most Intel CPUs

By engadget, exploit, fallout, gear, intel, mds, meltdown, Mobile, patch, personal computing, personalcomputing, ridl, Security, spectre, speculative execution, vulnerability, zombieload

In January 2018, a pair of security exploits dubbed Spectre and Meltdown showed how attackers could take advantage of commonly-implemented CPU technology to access data they shouldn’t have been able to. They were followed by a similar bug, Foreshadow…

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‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ looks to the future with an Xbox One X upgrade

By 4K, bioware, Business, caseyhudson, dragonage, ea, engadget, gaming, hdr, masseffect, masseffectandromeda, n7day, patch, xboxonex

After a launch troubled enough that it caused Bioware to rethink how it makes games, there’s some new news for Mass Effect: Andromeda. No, it’s not a single-player story addition addressing the fate of the Quarians, but for this year’s N7 day (a refe…

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‘Minecraft’ cross-play is here for mobile, PC, Switch and Xbox

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Announced at E3 last year, Minecraft’s cross-play update is finally here to unite players on mobile, PC, Nintendo Switch and Xbox hardware. More than just proving to Sony that cross-platform multiplayer is safe and that it works, the “Bedrock” update…

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First ‘State of Decay 2’ patch is as large as the game itself

By av, engadget, games, gaming, patch, personal computing, personalcomputing, stateofdecay2, undeadlabs, update, videogames, windows, xboxone

If you have State of Decay 2 but haven’t fired it up in a while, you’ll have to be… patient. Undead Labs has released its first patch for the zombie-slaying title, and it’s a whopping 20GB — that’s about as large as the install on the Xbox One….

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Researchers say some Android phone makers hide missed updates

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A number of Android phones have a tendency to skip the occasional security patch while making it appear that the device is fully up to date, Wired reports. Researchers with Security Research Labs (SRL) looked into 1,200 phones from manufacture…

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AMD releases chip patches to address Spectre variant two

By amd, bios, chip, engadget, fix, meltdown, Microsoft, patch, personal computing, personalcomputing, processor, Security, spectre, windows10

AMD has released a microcode update to address variant two of the Spectre chip flaw, which makes computers vulnerable to attacks that could reveal sensitive information such as passwords. It’s been released alongside Microsoft’s monthly “Patch Tuesda…

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Apple Watch Series 3 will track your shredding on the slopes

By apple, applewatchseries3, engadget, gear, ios, patch, siri, skitracks, slopes, snoww, thirdparty, update, watchos, watchseries3, wearables, winter

Fancy yourself a skier or snowboarder? Don’t let winter’s impending conclusion distract you from news that your Apple Watch Series 3 can now track those snowy workouts and put them toward your daily activity goals. Apps including Snoww, Slopes and Sk…

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