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

By dlss, engadget, Epic Games, fortnite, frame rates, gaming, improvements, latency, map, News, nvidia, patch, ray tracing, reflections, rtx, rtx treasure run, scavenger hunt, shadows, update, video gaming, visuals

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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Fortnite’s anti-cheat solution comes to ‘Fall Guys’ in major update

By anti-cheat, big yeetus, cheaters, easy anti-cheat, engadget, epic, fall guys, gaming, mediatonic, mid-season, News, remix, Software, update, video games

As part of a major mid-season update, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is getting Epic’s Easy Anti-Cheat software. This should, finally, take care of all the cheaters lurking in the game. If you’ve played Fall Guys, you may have encountered ruthle…

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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

By Bugs, engadget, gaming, glitch, glitches, News, patch, ps4, red dead online, red dead redemption ii, reddeadonline, reddeadredemptionii, rockstar games, rockstargames, rollback, update, xbox one, xboxone

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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Google’s next Wear OS update will bring more speed and a weather app

By android, app, controls, engadget, faster, gear, google, intuitive, News, OTA, snapdragon, update, wear 4100, Wear OS, wearable, weather

A Wear OS update rolling out this fall will bring improved performance and a new weather app. Today, Google announced that the next update will allow faster access to info and apps, more intuitive controls for managing watch modes and workouts…

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Cloud saves are coming to ‘Animal Crossing’ on July 30th

By animal crossing, backup, cloud saves, dreams, engadget, fireworks, gaming, News, nintendo, restoration, save, summer, switch, update, user save data, video game, wave 2

Animal Crossing’s second summer update, Wave 2, arrives in just two days, and it’s bringing a much-needed feature: cloud saves. Nintendo Switch Online members will be able to enable Island Backup & Restoration Services, which will auto…

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

By border patrol, border war, call of duty, engadget, gaming, home on the range, immigration, modern warfare, News, patch, racism, skin, update, warzone

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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Steam limits game auto-updates to manage peak demand

By coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, games, gaming, Internet, personal computing, personalcomputing, Security, services, steam, update, video games

Console makers aren’t the only ones managing game service bandwidth to keep traffic flowing during the COVID-19 outbreak. Valve is scaling back game auto-updates in Steam to “spread out” the load and prevent its servers from buckling under the strai…

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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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Apple rolls out iOS and iPadOS 13.4 with trackpad support

By Apple Watch, ecg, engadget, gear, ios, ios 13.4, iPad, iPadOS, ipados 13.4, iPhone, mac, macos, Mobile, smartwatch, Software, trackpad, update, watchos, wearables

Right on cue, Apple has released iOS 13.4 and iPadOS 13.4 — and they’re particularly big news if you’re an iPad owner. As promised, iPadOS 13.4 has introduced mouse and trackpad support that lets you treat your tablet more like a laptop, including…

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March Madness app streams two games side-by-side on Android TV and Fire TV

By amazon fire tv, Android TV, apple tv, av, basketball, cbs, engadget, entertainment, gear, March Madness, march madness app, ncaa tournament, Sports, Streaming, tbs, tnt, trutv, update

It’s nearly time for the best weekend in sports all year: the start of March Madness. Ahead of the 2020 NCAA basketball tournament, Turner is updating its arsenal of streaming apps for this year’s action on the hardwood. And the most notable change i…

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Samsung finally adds period tracking to its Health app

By app, engadget, gear, health app, medicine, menstrual cycle, menstruation, Mobile, period tracking, Samsung, samsung health, services, update, wearables, women's health

The Samsung Health app is finally offering a long-awaited feature: period tracking. According to SamMobile, Samsung is rolling out an update, version, which adds a new women’s health category and allows users to track their menstrual cycles…

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Xbox One gets another simplified dashboard redesign

By av, conversations, engadget, February, Game Pass, gaming, home, interface, Microsoft, mixer, personal computing, personalcomputing, services, update, xbox one

Microsoft revealed last month it’s been working on a whole host of changes for the February 2020 Xbox One Update, and now they’re finally rolling out. The biggest change is yet another new Home interface — so if you’ve got downloads set to install a…

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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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Apple iOS update offers more control over iPhone 11 location tracking

By apple, engadget, gear, ios, ios 13.3, ios 13.3.1, iPad, iPadOS, iPhone, iphone 11, iphone 11 pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, Mobile, U1, update

Apple is quickly acting on plans to curb location tracking on iPhone 11 models. It just released an iOS 13.3.1 update (plus a corresponding iPadOS update) that, most notably, adds a toggle to control the U1 Ultra Wideband chip’s use of location servi…

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Y2K-type glitch is causing NYC parking meters to reject credit cards

By app, bug, dot, engadget, expired, gear, glitch, new york city, nyc, parking, parking meter, parking meters, Payment, services, Software, tomorrow, Transportation, update

A software glitch is causing parking meters throughout New York City to reject credit and prepaid parking cards, The New York Times reports. The payment software was set to expire on January 1st, and the vendor reportedly failed to update the …

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Polar’s Vantage fitness watches now offer daily training guides (updated)

By engadget, exercise, fitness, fitness watch, gear, polar, smartwatch, update, vantage m, vantage v, wearable, wearables

If you’re planning to counter all those holiday dinners with rigorous exercise, Polar might have your back. It’s updating its Vantage V and Vantage M watches with some particularly useful coaching features, most notably the FitSpark personalized trai…

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Tesla’s Holiday Update improves Camp Mode and driving visualization

By camp mode, camping, car camping, charging, climate control, electric vehicle, engadget, ev, ev battery, full self-driving, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, green, holiday update, music, preview, tailgating, tesla, Text Messages, Transportation, update

Today, Tesla began pushing its "holiday update" to its vehicle fleet. The changes include one present for EV owners who appreciate the great outdoors (though not enough to sleep on the ground): Camp Mode. The feature, reported by Ele…

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