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The Latest Patch For The Last of Us Remastered Reduced Loading Times By Over 70% On PS4

The new consoles are only a few weeks away and both the PS5 and Xbox Series X will have much faster loading times. But you don’t need a new console to experience incredible loading speeds after an update for The Last of Us Remastered on PS4. Now the game only takes 14 seconds to load from a […]

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How to Upgrade Your Home Office, With Gizmodo’s Alex Cranz and Brian Kahn

This week we’re improving our work-from-home setups with help from Gizmodo’s own tech whiz Alex Cranz and Earther’s managing editor Brian Kahn. Listen to hear their tips on how to improve your internet connection (beyond just power-cycling it), what to use to make your space greener and more comfortable, and how to…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Could Brain Implants Ever Make Telekinesis Possible?

Today, when you see an eerie child lift a toy with its mind in some hackneyed ‘80s-horror homage, you can be reasonably certain that kid is supposed to be special in some way. A hundred years from now, that might not translate. A hundred years from now, kids of all kinds—fictional and non-fictional; eerie and…Read […]

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Could Brain Implants Ever Make Telekinesis Possible?

Today, when you see an eerie child lift a toy with its mind in some hackneyed ‘80s-horror homage, you can be reasonably certain that kid is supposed to be special in some way. A hundred years from now, that might not translate. A hundred years from now, kids of all kinds—fictional and non-fictional; eerie and…Read […]

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How Microsoft Flight Simulator Makes The Ground Look So Good

While in-air screenshots and footage from the latest installment of Microsoft Flight Simulator are gorgeous, it’s not too shabby at ground level either, depending on which of the three different cityscape rendering types the game uses. YouTuber ObsidianAnt shows us the difference between handcrafted, auto-generated,…Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Snapchat strikes licensing deals for new in-app music feature

The battle between social media platforms and labels wages on. With major and independent labels owning the rights to the majority of popular music today, it can be a challenge for social media platforms to negotiate and agree to licensing deals with labels just to integrate music features into their platform. Snapchat is the latest […]

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16 Tech Gadgets I Keep in (or on) My Desk at All Times

A geek’s desk might not be as scintillating as a spice rack, but I’m proud of all the tech gear I’ve acquired over the years. While your setup is undoubtedly different than mine, there are a few “universal” items that I think are worth always having within arm’s reach. This isn’t an exhaustive list—I just […]

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Ghost Of Tsushima’s Loading Times Are So Good That They Had To Be Nerfed

Ghost of Tsushima, out tomorrow, features some of the fastest loading times I’ve seen in a modern game despite its beautiful, expansive environments. They’re so short, in fact, that it’s often hard to read more than one or two of the gameplay tips the developers included as filler between gameplay. But it was almost…Read more… […]

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Ghost Of Tsushima’s Loading Times Are So Good That They Had To Be Nerfed

Ghost of Tsushima, out tomorrow, features some of the fastest loading times I’ve seen in a modern game despite its beautiful, expansive environments. They’re so short, in fact, that it’s often hard to read more than one or two of the gameplay tips the developers included as filler between gameplay. But it was almost…Read more… […]

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When Video Chat Is the Only Thing Holding Your Family Together

Lizmarie Oropeza imagined that when her 17-month old foster son, Caden, hit his milestones—pointing, learning to walk, speaking his first words—his biological family would be able to celebrate alongside her. Then coronavirus hit. In Oropeza’s home-state of Connecticut, visitation between families and children in the… Read more…

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Ditch These Racist Terms From Your Tech Vocabulary

The tech industry has a lot of work to do in the fight for racial justice and equality. But while hiring black employees and other under-represented minorities in the field is crucial, there are subtler issues that need to be addressed, too. That includes reflecting on and changing the racially insensitive terminology…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Facebook Shovels Giphy Into Its Salivating Maw

It grows: Facebook has acquired the wildly popular gif-sharing service Giphy in a deal reportedly worth at least $400 million, even as it stares down an increasingly hostile reception in official DC and antitrust probes by feds and the states.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Westworld Finale Whiffed It Hard

Turns out while violent pleasures have violent ends, Westworld’s season three finale was a violent end that had very little pleasure in it. That is, if you were hoping for something more than a basic sci-fi action flick. It turns out everything the show has been building up these past seven episodes is nothing much […]

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The Westworld Finale Whiffed It Hard

Turns out while violent pleasures have violent ends, Westworld’s season three finale was a violent end that had very little pleasure in it. That is, if you were hoping for something more than a basic sci-fi action flick. It turns out everything the show has been building up these past seven episodes is nothing much […]

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Westworld Is Confusing Again, But in the Good Way

If you’ve been waiting patiently for Westworld to start messing with your mind again, I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is there are some deeply mysterious, confusing questions raised in tonight’s episode. The bad news is that I don’t think all of them have answers.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Elon Musk’s BiPAP Machines May Be Better Than Nothing, at Least

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he’d be sending desperately needed “FDA-approved ventilators” to hard-hit hospitals across the nation dealing with the coronavirus crisis—but they haven’t been the high-grade kind needed to keep intensive care patients alive. Instead, those sent off so far appear to be Bilevel…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Westworld’s 25 Biggest ‘Holy Shit’ Moments By Episode (So Far)

The return of Westworld is nearly here—and while io9 already has a very handy guide to quickly get you up to speed so you can dive right into season three, we also wanted to look back at the most shocking, most monumentally plot-shifting, and otherwise intensely memorable moments of the show so far.Read more… Continue […]

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The Cast of Alex Garland’s Devs Divulge Their Character Motivations

Today, Alex Garland’s move from film into television debuts on the new “FX on Hulu.” Devs’ world is filled with people very clued into tech, science, and all its advances and the show itself sits pretty much right up against our own reality when it comes to the concepts and theories at play in the […]

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The Cast of Alex Garland’s Devs Divulge Their Character Motivations

Today, Alex Garland’s move from film into television debuts on the new “FX on Hulu.” Devs’ world is filled with people very clued into tech, science, and all its advances and the show itself sits pretty much right up against our own reality when it comes to the concepts and theories at play in the […]

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