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After reading this interview, withThe Stanley Parablegame creator,at PC GamerI came away not sure if the game dev knows what his next game is or will be. Then that got me thinking about how many years it has been since I playedStanley, and looked it up; almost five years ago. Then I saw that I playedStanleyfor hours almost hours per ending, and that made me hope that I had altbed out of the game and just left it open on my desktop for a full day or so. Otherwise that hours of playtime truly drives the satire home.

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As a full game owner, you can also invite your friends to play A Way Out for free. All you need to do is send your friend a game invite, and then they will need to download the friends pass free trial from the digital store. Thats it! After this is done, youre all set to experience the entire game online with your friend playing for free.

All in all, it is bad news for boffins as reproducibility is essential to scientific research. When running a physics simulation, any changes from one run to another should be down to interactions with the virtual world, not rare glitches in the underlying hardware.

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Researchers at RWTH Aachen University in Germany claim to have found links to child ography while investigating what financial data has been stashed within the blockchain according to a report fromPCMag. in athat was presented at a conference earlier this month, in which the researchers also state that a ographic , possibly of a minor was also embedded into the blockchain, which theoretically could make Bitcoin illegal to possess in countries.

Just over two weeks after Kyle broke the story of theGeforce Partner Programand its potential anticonsumer policies, the silence from Nvidia and its partners has been deafening.Forbes published an article today, in which writer Jason Evangelho outlines that is isnt just Kyle who has been getting the cold shoulder. Jason states that while performing his own followup to the HardOCP investigation, all of his contacts have gone dark, including a few who had agreed to speak off the record. However Jason does state I had two brief conversations that made it obvious the program was troublesome, to put it mildly.

Ah the question that has been holding back society for as long as most of us can remember. What box do I use to ship this thing Finally we as a species can evolve, as eBay is now usingaugmented realityin order to help you select what box you need to ship that thing. The AR technology is built on Googles AARCore platofrm, and can be accessed via the eBay app. Just open the app, and it will virtually place a USPS flat rate box over a realworld item to see if it will fit. What glorious times we live in. Thanks to cageymaru for the story.

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It is quite telling how many outlets, as well as YouTubers have picked up on this story, without one official response from NVIDIA or any AIB partners. Personally it makes me wonder if they are hoping that the outrage will blow over, or if they are preparing for possible litigation. When you have outlets likeForbes, andJayztwocentsall investigating and keeping the GPP in the news, the lack of response is disconcerting.

The ct that the word smart is used five times in reference to this blog post over atNewegg Businesscertainly helps get my innergeek laughing that much harder. Sure, we all make mistakes, but what makes it even funnier is that this has been posted for nearly two months. I guess fully wireless connectivity can not get here quick enough. Wesaved an archive.isjust in case, and yes, this is real.

We have a responsibility to protect your data, and if we cant then we dont deserve to serve you. Ive been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesnt happen again. The good news is that the most important actions to prevent this from happening again today we have already taken years ago. But we also made mistakes, theres more to do, and we need to step up and do it.

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Ever wonder what your data is worth to Facebook A new article fromTimeshows that the average revenue per user in was ., with users in Canada and the U.S worth even more because of the of the market. They get this profit by selling insights based on how we use Facebook, and then serve it up to marketers to strategically place ads.

Continuing the theme from the Game Developers Conference this year, Epic Games in collaboration with ILMxLAB and NVIDIA are showing off realtime ray tracing in theUnreal engine.The demo is powered by NVIDIAs RTX technology for Volta GPUs, which itself is powered by MicrosoftsDirectX Ray Tracing API, or DXR.

In the wake of theCambridge Analyticascandal,Bloombergis reporting that Facebook Inc. has lost over billion in market value in just days. To put that in perspective, Tesla Inc. is worth billion, and Snap Inc, Snapchats parent company is worth about billion.

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Classified documents provided by whistleblower Edward Snowden show that the National Security Agency indeed worked urgently to target Bitcoin users around the world and wielded at least one mysterious source of information to help track down senders and receivers of Bitcoins, according to a topsecret passage in an internal NSA report dating to March . The data source appears to have leveraged the NSAs ability to harvest and analyze raw, global internet traffic while also exploiting an unnamed software program that purported to offer anonymity to users, according to other documents.

The Registeris reporting that Nvidias Volta based flagship, the Titan V, may have some hardware gremlins that cause them to give different answers to repeated scientific calculations. One engineer told The Register that when running identical simulations of an interaction between a protein and an enzyme the results varied. After repeated tests on four Titan Vs, he found that two of the cards gave numerical errors about of the time.

If true this certainly makes for an interesting twist into the legality of Bitcoin, as well as possibly the future of cryptocurrency as a whole.


While we dont have an issue with selling multiple variants of the same silicon, its disappointing to not see any marketing material differentiating between the two versions especially since their performance deltas are more than marginal. Casual gamers or heavy users looking for full performance out of the MX should doublecheck new notebooks before committing to a full purchase.

There is so much information here that I cant begin to wrap my head around all of it. However it certainly sounds like blockchain may not be anywhere near as secure as originally thought.

Telegram has more than . million users in Russia, according to researcher Mediascope. It raised million from investors in February in a socalled initial coin offering and is trying to raise another . billion, according to company documents seen by Bloomberg News. Telegram plans to use the proceeds to build a blockchain network with builtin cryptocurrency Gram that could enable ster transactions than bitcoin.

Surprised it took this long to bring the feature to computers, but updates to YouTube always seem very slow to materialize. One thing of note in the toGoogle article, is that they are unsure if this feature is restricted only to YouTube Red subscription holders at this time.

Amazon is known for constantly patenting different things, but this time they might be on to something. Their latest patent is interesting and a little funky because itsa patent for drone technology that allows the drone to understand what a person is saying and interpret human gestures. In this case Im on board and I cant wait to tell a drone to frak off if its in my yard and I didnt order anything. Also, Im sure I could think of a couple of gestures to go along with the choice words I spew out.

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New Snowden documents reveal that the NSA has been tracking Bitcoin users since . The documents show that that the NSA used methods to directly siphon internet traffic using a program codenamed OAKSTAR, as well as a sham internet anonymizing service called MONKEYROCKET.ZeroHedgehas a good summary of the happenings. The original story, along with the classified documents waspublished at The Intercept.

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Last weekwe wrote about possible AMD security flaws that were announced by CTS Labs. Today, AMD has released their assessment of CTS Labs claims in acommunity post. AMD makes it clear that the issues identified by CTS Labs have nothing to do with Meltdown and Spectre, but are associated with the firmware that manages the AMD Secure Processor, as well as the chipset used in some AM and TR motherboards.

Shockingly, when The Register repeatedly asked Nvidia for an explanation, they declined to comment. Not something you want from a card marketed for such tasks, but hey, at least itplays games really well.

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Game looks like it could get very intense. And the release date of May th means you can use it to give your newVive Proa workout.

Last week we brought you news thatQualcomm and Tobii were going to bring foveated renderingto new products. Well, we have more news this week that saysOculus is going to use fixed foveated renderingin their new Oculus Go product. This is good news for the VR/AR crowd because it really saves GPU power for the important rendering and at the same time will save battery power as well to make your VR/AR experience last even longer on the go.

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This technology is just one example of the s of innovation were working on to transform eBay, James Meeks, eBays head of Mobile, said in a statement toGeekWire. It demonstrates our continual innovation on behalf our sellers to help them save time and remove barriers.

Looking around the net, it does not seem to be terribly common, but some other instances of self breaking glass on the Note are out there. Something to keep in mind before you go stuffing your camera in someones ce. Thanks for sharing Erik, and we are glad you daughter is OK. We are happy about her grades as well. And having a good dad supporting that achievement. Just dont try to blind her with your camera next time!

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What would a game be like where you make interesting choices, but you cant get better at those choices, or you cant make more optimized choices What about a game where youre growing or progress in an interesting way, but where the outcomes are obscure enough that you cant see what the outcomes will lead to What about a game that has a story, but you dont need to see every piece of content to get the story

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If rolled out to your account, you will be able to start a video and then click anywhere on YouTube †including returning to the home, performing a search, or viewing a channel. The audio will continue to play as a sizable floating window appears in the bottomright corner of your screen.

NVIDIA is looking to get into the Instagram business with its newShot with GeForce website. The model is based on using NVIDIAs Ansel technology that lets you take ingame pictures that go r beyond just clicking F.Ansel technologywill allow you to actually move the camera around inside thesupported gameand at huge resolutions.

IO Interactive has released theHITMAN Spring Pack. The Spring Pack is a completely free download for anyone, and gives the entire Sapienza location. The Spring Pack is available on PC, PS, and Xbox One until April rd.

There is afree demoif you have never experienced this game.

Government overreach is no joke. One has to wonder if now that Telegrams niche is gone if they will continue on, and what will happen with its Gram coin. Thanks to modi for the story.

We will just have to wait and see how low Facebooks value can go, and if the company will recover from this. Two days ago we reported that if Facebook didviolate an FTC deal, they could ce fines around trillion dollars, which I would assume, would hurt their stock price further. Thanks to cageymaru for the story.

Among the data was the child ographic content found in three files; the links were lists that directed to sites found on the Dark Web. The researchers also uncovered six weddingrelated s, transactions containing public chat logs, emails and forum posts discussing Bitcoin and money laundering, in addition to backups of WikiLeaks data.

In this editorial Dan Dobrowolski digs into his lifelong experience in the tech sector as well as his more than years of reviewing motherboards for HardOCP and tries to answer a very question. While the question is very , the depth of answers may surprise you. We have a list of nine things to consider.


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Two years agowe covered a story on how Russia was requiring ISPs to give backdoor access to apps. The encrypted messaging appTelegram, has lost a bid before Russias Supreme Court to block security services getting access to users data according to aBloombergreport. Last year Telegram was asked to provide the Federal Security Services its encryption keys, and were slapped with a , fine. Today Supreme Court Judge AllA Nazarova rejected Telegrams Appeal, and now has days to provide the encryption keys.

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Wow, by the time the C is over every ray will be traced. I have to say, this is the best looking demo of the tech I have seen so r.


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All of these sound counterintuitive, but thats why Im so excited. The bizarre, impossiblesounding goal Ive set for myself is to create a game that does all of these things. I dont have a good answer yet as to how exactly Ill do that.

Electronic Arts has released the official PCsystem requirements, as well as a launch trailer for the upcomingA Way Out.A Way Outis a cinematic soop only game, designed for playing in split screen, either locally or online, where you and a friend escape from prison.

Game looks like it is going to be a lot of fun, but what is up with the requirement of using a controller One very cool thing is quoted below, apparently you can invite a friend to play the game, even if they dont own it. Still doesnt make up for Battlefront II, but its a very nice step.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has broken his silence on theCambridge Analytica scandaltoday in aFacebook post. Zuckerberg basically gave a timeline of events, starting at the creation of Facebook, leading up to the event. Zuckerberg states that This was a breach of trust between Kogan, Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. Alleging that Cambridge Analytica got the data from a personality quiz app made by Aleksandr Kogan, and both Kogan and Cambridge Analytica were supposed to have deleted the data.

Whats better for the company Smart people or a smart office One study shows youd be hard pressed to get one without the other. Technologyobsessed millennials are shaping the modern workplace with their preferences for smart office equipment, and they do not compromise.

Slingshot malware has been being discussed for the lastcouple of weeks, but the scope of it has been somewhat unclear.CyberScoop is reportingthat Slingshot has been identified as a tool used by the US for a widespread counterterrorism cyberespionage operation that has been ongoing now for up to six years. The gist of it is to breach routers and then siphon off all the information moved across those and then sort it out from there. o, no malware to detect on your computer if you pwn the pipe.

NVIDIA is now telling media that inquire aboutGPP, We have moved on from this story. Glad they cleared that up. It seems that the First Rule of GPP, really isDont Talk ABOUT GPP!

AMD Notes that all issues raised in the CTS Labs report require administrative access to the machine in order to implement, meaning before any of these exploits could be used, an attacker would already have full control of the system, and can essentially, do whatever they want. Despite this, AMD is releasing a firmware patch that will be available via BIOS update, and will not have any expected impact on system performance to address the issues. An article onPCPergoes into more depth.

The integrity of CTS Labs hascome into question, since they published the vulnerabilities last week, to where evenLinus Torvaldsspoke about it in his signature . I find it interesting that CTS Labs has decided to disable comments and hige the like/dislike ratio for the video above. And I find it impressive that AMD is going to release a patch for this, despite the ct the attacker must already have full access to the machine, as well as know what motherboard it is using in order to write a custom BIOS. Still seems quite shady to me.

Upcoming VR gameBudget Cutsby Neat Corporation has finally gotten arelease date. The game looks like a mix of Portal, and the Stanley Parable all in one, but with knives. No price has been announced, but Budget Cuts will be available for the HTC Vive on May th from Steam.

The sheer amount of data Facebook collects on its users is impressive. In , the Washington Post identified data points the site uses to target ads, including age, gender, school, square footage of home, relationship status, political leaning, where someone shops, if they like the Olympics and whether they own a motorcycle.

Great deal for anyone who has yet to give HITMAN a try with them giving out arguably the best map in the game for free. Pick it up on Steamhere.

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toGoogleis reporting that YouTube is testing pictureinpicture on the web. The feature has been available on Android and iOS for a long time, allowing a floating video player so that users can continue browsing while they watch, and now a small subset of users has had this feature rolled out on PC as well.

The good news just keeps coming for Nvidia. In an article from Notebookcheck, they are advising people purchasing an ultrabook with GeForce MX graphics to be on the lookout for an underclocked, less powerful GPU hiding under the same name, and not advertised as such. They have discovered two variants of the MX in various laptops, the standard has an ID of D, and another with the ID of D. The D has been found in inch ultrabooks, and has a lower base clock, and less performance than the D. Things like this make me wonder if someone thinks Im an DT.

In addition CTS Labs has posted a video on YouTube, showing proofofconcept for the Masterkey exploit. In the video CTS Labs shows them installing a modified BIOS for a TYAN motherboard which makes the screen flicker during boot.

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Sounds like a lot of it wasnt our ult lip service to me. I understand that under their previous rules, apps could get user data from the friends of people who had installed it why that was ever a feature remains a mystery, but even so, how does , people installing this quiz app equate to million profiles Zuckerberg will have an interview tonight on Anderson Cooper on CNN at PM ET.

Youll get the main story mission, World of Tomorrow, levels of Mastery including weapon and item unlocks, more than challenges, achievements/trophies and ALL of the Escalation Contracts, Challenge Packs and Featured Contracts that weve released for Sapienza. On top of all that, any Elusive Targets that are reactivated in Sapienza will also be playable through the Spring Pack.


Facebook shares tumbled . percent on Monday, the most in almost four years, and the selloff resumed on Tuesday with news that the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is reportedly investigating the handling of user data, and a report that Chief Security Officer Alex Stamos plans to leave. Shares fell . to . at p.m. in New York.

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There you have it. The value of your is . A bit hohum when you think of it as , but when you add that to the ct that Facebook had . billion monthly users in Q , it becomes insane.

Long time HardOCP reader, Eric Crowley of Stockton, California, had a dangerous moment with his Samsung Note this morning. His daughter has been good grades at school so she was awarded with a new pair of earrings. Eric was taking a couple of pictures with his Samsung Note so he could show his daughter how those looked on her. On snapping his third picture, he heard pop similar to what popping shipping bubble sheet sounds like. As you can see below, the glass cover over the Note s rear cing cameras exploded outward onto this daughter. The explosion was akin to an old shioned flash bulb! Eric explained she had glass residue on her that was of a dusty shiny particle consistency from her cheek back to her ear. Thankfully none of the glass particles got into her eyes, but to be on the safe side due to the of the tiny fragments he had her eyes irrigated just in case. He said she is fine and not injured, thankfully. Erik has been using his Note for about months, was at charge, and previously undamaged.

In the filing, Amazon says the technology could be used to adjust plans for a drone delivered package after getting feedback from humans either through visible and audible gestures. Amazon doesnt specify what gestures the drone could react to, but directions to place a package in a certain spot, or a wave of the arms to tell the machine not to come any closer seem like solid bets.

Interesting Oculus talk at C today. Oculus GO will use Fixed Foveated Rendering to save GPU.

What does , US buy you in terms of gaming performance on the PC in We are about to find out. Weve got the Volta GPU powered NVIDIA TITAN V video card inhouse, tested in thirteen games at p and K, oh and we even overclocked it, just because.

Ray tracing is a rendering process typically only associated with highend offline renderers and hours and hours of computer processing time, said Epic Games Founder and CEO Tim Sweeney. Filmquality ray tracing in real time is an Unreal Engine first. This is an exciting new development for the media and entertainment linear content worldsand any markets that require photorealistic visualization.

Slingshot helped the military and intelligence community collect information about terrorists by infecting computers they commonly used, sources told CyberScoop. Often times, these targeted computers would be located within internet cafes in developing countries. ISIS and alQaeda targets would use internet cafes to send and receive messages, the sources said.

Jason also points out aReddit threadthat was posted today, pointing out the GPP had claimed its first victim. Further digging found nothing amiss at Asus website, with plenty of ROG Radeon offerings. However the MSI product for their Gaming X branded GPUs are devoid of Radeon cards. As well Gigabyte has released a new external GPU enclosure, housing an RX , which is suspiciously devoid of any AUROS branding, unlike the NVIDIA puterBasereached out to Gigabyte about why this model was not under the brand for players, and were told by Gigabyte that the focus of the RX enclosure is not on players.

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