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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: GPU Performance Tracking, Xbox Live Boost

Microsoft’s Creators Update may have dropped just a few months ago, but the company is already hard at work on the next iteration of its Windows 10 operating system, dubbed the Fall Creators Update. (Seriously, guys, hire somebody for the product name division). There’s a number of new capabilities baked into the update, but we’re going to focus on two of the gaming-centric ones in particular. First, Microsoft is adding the ability for the OS to map GPU utilization and total memory, in much the same way as it can ...

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Powerball and Mega Millions players may fall victim to Illinois budget crisis

What happens when you win the lottery? If the state can’t pay, you can’t play. Illinois lottery officials are warning that if the state legislature doesn’t pass a budget before June 28, they will halt Powerball and Mega Millions ticket sales in the state. Without a budget, there’s no money earmarked to pay lottery winners. Illinois is years into a fiscal crunch, and this isn’t the first time budget gridlock has thrown a wrench into its lottery. In 2015, the state government had to issue IOUs to players who landed ...

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macOS 10.13 High Sierra Focuses on Performance, Launches Fall 2017

On stage at today’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote, Apple SVP Craig Federighi gave us a glimpse at the next version of macOS: High Sierra. Drug jokes aside, this derivative name harkens back to the days of Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion — polish-focused releases that eschew loads of flashy new features in favor of performance and quality of life improvements. Some new and notable user-facing features include HEVC video support, enhanced privacy controls for Safari, faster web rendering, better text-to-speech, and more sophisticated editing tools included in the Photos ...

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macOS 10.13 High Sierra Focuses on Performance, Launches Fall 2017

On stage at today’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote, Apple SVP Craig Federighi gave us a glimpse at the next version of macOS: High Sierra. Drug jokes aside, this derivative name harkens back to the days of Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion — polish-focused releases that eschew loads of flashy new features in favor of performance and quality of life improvements. Some new and notable user-facing features include HEVC video support, enhanced privacy controls for Safari, faster web rendering, better text-to-speech, and more sophisticated editing tools included in the Photos ...

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M&S annual profits fall by 64% as revamp costs bite

Profits at Marks and Spencer fell by almost two thirds to £176.4m last year following a costly business overhaul. The retailer said that a decline in clothing sales and higher costs from opening new food stores were partly to blame for the 64% fall. Sales were flat at £10.6bn in the year to the end of March 2017. Chief executive Steve Rowe revealed that like-for-like sales in his first full year in charge fell by 1.9% in the UK. The slide followed a 5.9% fall in the three months to ...

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Star Trek: Discovery Trailer Shows New Cast; Release Date Set For Fall

The first trailer for the upcoming Star Trek: Discovery TV series has finally arrived, and you can watch it right now. We get a look at the new ship, many of the characters, and a variety of alien worlds. The Star Trek: Discovery trailer (above) also sets up a conflict with the Klingons, which appears to be a major focus of the show. It also confirms a fall release window, though there still isn’t an exact date. In addition to the trailer’s debut, we also got our first look at ...

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After Kawhi Leonard limps off, Spurs fall to epic comeback in Golden State

11:53 PM ET OAKLAND, Calif. — Kawhi Leonard walked slowly and deliberately through the quiet loser’s locker room. No limp, no brace, no tape covering the sprained left ankle that buckled with 7 minutes, 53 seconds left in the third quarter of the San Antonio Spurs’ 113-111 loss Sunday in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals to the Golden State Warriors. In fact, the All-Star forward never deviated from his normal, pigeon-toed gait on the way to the athletic training room. The only strangeness witnessed here is the fact ...

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Microsoft to Revamp Windows 10’s Look With Fall Creators Update

Windows 10 is now running on 500 million devices. Sure, Microsoft had to pester and annoy many people to upgrade, but now there are that many more users who will get the newly announced Fall Creators Update. That’s the placeholder name for Microsoft’s next big Windows 10 update, which as you might guess, will roll out this fall. Microsoft announced the new update at the Build conference, and it might look a lot different. Perhaps the most prominent change for the average user will be the launch of the Microsoft ...

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Girl, 11, dies after Drayton Manor theme park fall

An 11-year-old girl has died after falling from a rapids ride at Drayton Manor theme park. The Splash Canyon attraction was shut on Tuesday after the girl, who was on a school trip, fell into the water. Staffordshire Police said the victim, believed to be from the Leicester area, was airlifted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital at about 14:20 BST. She was confirmed dead shortly after arrival at hospital. The Health and Safety Executive has been informed of the incident. Supt Carl Ratcliffe, from Staffordshire Police, said: “Specially-trained officers are supporting ...

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Trump vows premiums will fall, but these Obamacare insurers want big hikes for 2018

House passes bill to replace Obamacare President Trump may promise that health insurance will get cheaper, but that’s not stopping insurers from asking for big premium hikes for next year. Insurers are starting to file their 2018 rate requests with state regulators, and the initial results aren’t pretty. Maryland and Virginia just released what carriers want to charge consumers on the states’ Obamacare exchanges. It’s still early in the process, and regulators likely won’t approve increases as large as the companies are requesting. But the filings show that some carriers ...

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