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Upcoming Nvidia Driver Will Enable Netflix 4K Streaming, Sort Of

Over the past year, it’s often seemed as if Microsoft and Netflix have done everything they could possibly do to prevent 4K streaming on PCs. While 4K started rolling out on Netflix several years ago, only a handful of smart TVs were supported. The situation has only improved slightly since then. Technically, you can watch 4K Netflix from a PC now, but only if you run Windows 10, use Microsoft Edge, and have a seventh generation Intel Kaby Lake CPU. An upcoming Nvidia driver is going to change that situation ...

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Think Twice Before Getting Excited for Nintendo’s Upcoming SNES

In July 2016, we first covered the Mini Classic NES, later officially called the NES Classic Edition. It was a tiny Nintendo with original controllers, 30 preloaded games, and an original controller. As information leaked out, it became clear this thing was really going to be something special, with excellent game reproduction and multiple graphics modes, plus some saved game options that didn’t exist when the NES first launched. My significant other is a fan of classic Nintendo and I never got to play most of the games from the NES ...

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Think Twice Before Getting Excited for Nintendo’s Upcoming SNES

In July 2016, we first covered the Mini Classic NES, later officially called the NES Classic Edition. It was a tiny Nintendo with original controllers, 30 preloaded games, and an original controller. As information leaked out, it became clear this thing was really going to be something special, with excellent game reproduction and multiple graphics modes, plus some saved game options that didn’t exist when the NES first launched. My significant other is a fan of classic Nintendo and I never got to play most of the games from the NES ...

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Upcoming NASA probe will fly into the sun’s corona

The sun is a giant nuclear fireball that, as a rule, melts anything that comes close. Yet, there’s a NASA plan to send a spacecraft into the sun’s upper atmosphere to get a closer look at it and gather data on coronal mass ejections (CME). The spacecraft is called Solar Probe Plus (SPP), and it’s being designed and built by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. If all goes as planned, it’ll launch in 2018. A coronal mass ejection is often associated with solar flares, but the two phenomena ...

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Performance, pricing details for AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPU leak online

Over the weekend, a brace of leaks spilled critical information on how AMD’s Ryzen will compare with Intel’s Core i7 family, and how the chips will supposedly be priced. All of this information should be taken as preliminary and with a substantial grain of salt given the websites involved in leaking it and their records (WCCFTech’s in particular) of playing fast and loose with the truth. This is rumor, not fact, and should be treated equivalently. That said, these rumors are at least plausible. According to VideoCardz, which leaked the ...

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Upcoming Xbox One patch will snip console’s Snap mode

Microsoft’s Xbox One unveil back in spring 2013 didn’t have a lot of high points, but the console did feature a new mode Microsoft clearly hoped would be a key differentiation factor in years to come: Snap mode. Microsoft made much of the fact that you could “snap” various types of content to the side of the screen while still playing a game, in what was clearly a console-specific implementation of the app-pinning Windows 8 and 10 both support. The feature never made a ton of sense to me — ...

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Upcoming Xbox One patch will snip console’s Snap mode

Microsoft’s Xbox One unveil back in spring 2013 didn’t have a lot of high points, but the console did feature a new mode Microsoft clearly hoped would be a key differentiation factor in years to come: Snap mode. Microsoft made much of the fact that you could “snap” various types of content to the side of the screen while still playing a game, in what was clearly a console-specific implementation of the app-pinning Windows 8 and 10 both support. The feature never made a ton of sense to me — ...

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Samsung’s foundry business, upcoming 10nm designs offsets its catastrophic Note 7 losses

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Samsung’s semiconductor business is the star of the company’s 2016. Not only has revenue jumped the last two years, this relatively small division cranks out a disproportionate amount of Samsung’s total profit. The post Samsung’s foundry business, upcoming 10nm designs offsets its catastrophic Note 7 losses appeared first on ExtremeTech. ExtremeTechExtremeTech

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Final Fantasy XV Director Discusses Upcoming Single-Player Updates and DLC

Square Enix has announced its DLC plans for Final Fantasy XV, which include a series of single-player episodes focusing on Noctis’ companions. The company has also announced it will be providing “gameplay enhancements” addressing chapter 13, specifically. In a recent interview with US Gamer, Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata went into more detail about the changes coming to the game, and why fans should be excited, not concerned. “The fans who have grown accustomed to playing traditional Final Fantasy games may feel uneasy about this unfamiliar initiative,” he conceded. ...

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6 upcoming space missions worth keeping an eye on

Having pretty thoroughly explored the Earth, humanity has since turned its attention to the stars. There are a myriad of missions already in the history books, and many more underway. We’re at a pivotal time in our exploration of space. With a bit of luck and science, we may soon be able to explore more freely and understand the nature of the universe — it’s a bright future. These are six of the most important upcoming missions that will get us there. Mars 2020 rover The Curiosity rover has been ...

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