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Barnwell: NFL teams most likely to improve — and decline — in 2017

7:05 AM ET To figure out what’s likely to happen in 2017, we have to take a step back and look at what really went down in 2016. Several underlying metrics have historically been effective in projecting whether teams are likely to improve or decline in the upcoming season. The games aren’t played on paper, but the paper can tell us a lot before the games even begin. More people play on ESPN than anywhere else. Join or create a league in the No. 1 Fantasy Football game! Sign up ...

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Nvidia Wants to Use AI to Enhance Games, Improve Ray Tracing

At SIGGRAPH this week, both AMD and Nvidia are announcing various hardware and software technologies. SIGGRAPH is an annual show that focuses on computer graphics and advances in rendering techniques. At the show this year, Nvidia showcased the ways AI could be used to improve gaming or to create extremely realistic images, without the enormous computational horsepower that would be required to brute force certain visual standards. This last bit is of more than incidental concern. The problem is simple: If you compare a top-shelf character animation from 2017 versus the ...

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Nvidia Wants to Use AI to Enhance Games, Improve Ray Tracing

At SIGGRAPH this week, both AMD and Nvidia are announcing various hardware and software technologies. SIGGRAPH is an annual show that focuses on computer graphics and advances in rendering techniques. At the show this year, Nvidia showcased the ways AI could be used to improve gaming or to create extremely realistic images, without the enormous computational horsepower that would be required to brute force certain visual standards. This last bit is of more than incidental concern. The problem is simple: If you compare a top-shelf character animation from 2017 versus the ...

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How to improve your Wi-Fi range and reception at home

The ubiquity and low cost of Wi-Fi has freed us all from the tyranny of Ethernet cables, but Wi-Fi still isn’t as foolproof as a cable. Sometimes your Wi-Fi can drop out, get slow, or just plain not work in certain areas of the house. Before you throw up your hands in defeat and go crawling back to the Ethernet cable, here are some things you can do to improve your wireless. Check for firmware updates The hardware is only part of the equation when it comes to good coverage. ...

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Turning the Nintendo Switch’s Wi-Fi off can reportedly improve its frame rate

The Nintendo Switch has generally been lauded as an excellent handheld system, but its top game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, isn’t without some issues. As Digital Foundry noted when it tested the game, both the Switch and the Wii U often stuttered briefly when running around in the game world. What was odd, according to the DF folks, was that the Switch seemed to have problems in random areas. Generally speaking, a game that bogs down in one specific area bogs down in that area in ...

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Turning the Nintendo Switch’s Wi-Fi off can reportedly improve its frame rate

The Nintendo Switch has generally been lauded as an excellent handheld system, but its top game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, isn’t without some issues. As Digital Foundry noted when it tested the game, both the Switch and the Wii U often stuttered briefly when running around in the game world. What was odd, according to the DF folks, was that the Switch seemed to have problems in random areas. Generally speaking, a game that bogs down in one specific area bogs down in that area in ...

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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio will improve games at 1080p as well as offering 4K

With Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro now shipping, there’s a great deal of speculation around Microsoft’s upcoming Project Scorpio. Microsoft has implied it wants to leapfrog both the Xbox One and the PS4 Pro by a significant margin, but details on how these improvements would impact the existing Xbox One ecosystem have been few and far between. While Scorpio will have extra bells and whistles for 4K players, the console’s advantages won’t be reserved for them, Windows Central reports. Existing Xbox One games with dynamic resolutions will hold their target resolutions and ...

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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio will improve games at 1080p as well as offering 4K

With Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro now shipping, there’s a great deal of speculation around Microsoft’s upcoming Project Scorpio. Microsoft has implied it wants to leapfrog both the Xbox One and the PS4 Pro by a significant margin, but details on how these improvements would impact the existing Xbox One ecosystem have been few and far between. While Scorpio will have extra bells and whistles for 4K players, the console’s advantages won’t be reserved for them, Windows Central reports. Existing Xbox One games with dynamic resolutions will hold their target resolutions and ...

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Stanford researchers improve extraction of uranium from seawater

Scientists around the world are working to improve renewable energy as we continue to confront the challenges of climate change. It might take time for solar or wind to reach the point they can sustain the needs of humanity, but in the meantime we have nuclear power. Despite the risks, nuclear comes with a low carbon footprint, and much of that is from mining. A new process for obtaining uranium from seawater could make the process cleaner, cheaper, and more accessible to countries around the world. Most of the world’s ...

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Windows 10 Reportedly Adding a Game Mode That Would Improve Game Performance

A new feature may be on the way to Windows 10 that improves performance when playing PC games. That’s according to a file discovered in a leaked version of a forthcoming preview update. Twitter user WalkingCat reports the addition of a dll called “gamemode” in the latest build of Windows 10 (version 14997). A subsequent tweet notes it “looks like Windows will adjust its resource allocation logic (for CPU/[graphics] etc.)” for the purpose of prioritizing game performance. WindowsCentral lends further credence to this, indicating that its sources say it works ...

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