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Rainbow Six Siege Adds New Map, Three Operators Later This Month

The next major expansion for Rainbow Six Siege is just a few weeks away. Ubisoft has announced the release date and contents of the shooter’s next big update, though we don’t yet know many of the specifics. Operation Blood Orchid, as the next update is called, launches on August 29 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. It adds a new map and three Operators–one more than these expansions typically include. The map is set in Hong Kong, but Ubisoft hasn’t revealed what to expect from the Operators yet. All three ...

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LG Adds FM Radio Support in Current, Future Phones

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The phone industry may officially have many players, but in the United States its nearly a duopoly between Samsung and Apple. Worldwide, those two companies extract virtually all the profit from the phone market, but that’s a different topic. It can be difficult for other companies to stand out in the US, but LG may have hit on an interesting way to do so, by offering free FM radio on its phones. Outside the United ...

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Ford adds a 'mute' button for the Mustang's noisy V8

Are your neighbors irked by your noisy, rumbling Ford Mustang? The new “Quiet” mode available on the 2018 Mustang GT could bring peace and harmony to your block. Many performance cars, including the new Ford(F) Mustang GT, already have a “Sport Exhaust” mode, that lets drivers give the engine an extra roar at the press of a button. But the 2018 model will also come with the more novel “Quiet” setting. With that button, the Mustang’s burbling engine sound will quiet down, its noise level cut in half. It sounds ...

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Epic's PS4/PC Game Paragon Adds Free, Recon-Focused Character Next Week

Paragon, Epic Games’ PS4 and PC MOBA, is getting a new Hero next week, and this one’s a ranged character. Called Wraith, he’ll be patched into the game on June 27. According to Epic, Wraith’s specialty is reconnaissance. In the game’s lore, Wraith graduated from the Echelon special operations program, where he was taught by another Hero, Kallari. But while Kallari is an assassin, Wraith’s abilities focus more on surveilling the battlefield and opposing Heroes. You can see his trailer below. Two of his abilities are designed to help him ...

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Microsoft Adds Local Multiplayer From the Original Xbox to the Xbox One X

Once upon a time, if you wanted to play multiplayer on a game console, you had to do it with a common television and multiple controllers. This worked plenty well, if you had the right setup — I spent more than a few nights at college slugging it out against friends in Mario Kart — but local multiplayer on a common screen has been superseded by remote multiplayer across multiple consoles in many titles. Whether one option or the other is “better” is a topic best evaluated on a game-by-game ...

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Microsoft Adds Local Multiplayer From the Original Xbox to the Xbox One X

Once upon a time, if you wanted to play multiplayer on a game console, you had to do it with a common television and multiple controllers. This worked plenty well, if you had the right setup — I spent more than a few nights at college slugging it out against friends in Mario Kart — but local multiplayer on a common screen has been superseded by remote multiplayer across multiple consoles in many titles. Whether one option or the other is “better” is a topic best evaluated on a game-by-game ...

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HP Omen Accelerator Adds External GPU, SSD, and More for Laptop Gaming

For the past few years, companies like Alienware and Razer have worked to push the idea of external GPU boxes as upgrades for PC laptops. Alienware has had their own solution, customized for their own systems, while companies like Intel, AMD, and Razer teamed up to create the XConnect platform last year. We’re finally seeing more OEMs opting for this approach, and HP’s new Omen Accelerator extends it from graphics into other performance areas as well. Unlike other GPU accelerators we’ve seen, the new Omen Accelerator will include a 2.5-inch dock ...

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HP Omen Accelerator Adds External GPU, SSD, and More for Laptop Gaming

For the past few years, companies like Alienware and Razer have worked to push the idea of external GPU boxes as upgrades for PC laptops. Alienware has had their own solution, customized for their own systems, while companies like Intel, AMD, and Razer teamed up to create the XConnect platform last year. We’re finally seeing more OEMs opting for this approach, and HP’s new Omen Accelerator extends it from graphics into other performance areas as well. Unlike other GPU accelerators we’ve seen, the new Omen Accelerator will include a 2.5-inch dock ...

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Apple’s Metal 2 API Adds External GPU, VR Support to macOS

For most of Apple’s existence, gaming on the Mac has meant second-rate performance, particularly for the dollar. While there have been a handful of exceptions over the years — often only when major GPU refresh cycles happened to precisely coincide with Mac refresh cycles — the GPU performance available in a Mac has vastly lagged what you can buy in a PC. Apple may not be doing much to close the gap in absolute terms, since the GPU hardware in its brand-new iMac Pro will likely be quite expensive. But ...

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Western Digital Adds Helium-Filled 10TB Drives to Consumer, Business Lines

Over the last few years, we’ve seen helium-filled hard drives go from an out-there idea to a shipping solution. Until now, however, these drives were effectively confined to the enterprise market, where high capacities and reliability are paramount. The high storage capacity of helium drives has helped differentiate them from SSDs, since hard drives still have vastly lower prices per GB than any solid state storage on the market, but consumer access has been slower to roll out. Western Digital did ship 8TB drives in its Red and Purple product ...

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