Microsoft is hiring engineers to develop AI-based upscaling tech for the Xbox Series X

Something to look forward to: After years of focusing exclusively on resolution bumps at the cost of performance, the console gaming market is finally turning its attention to the world of high framerate gaming experiences. But Microsoft’s Xbox Series S/X won’t be achieving that exclusively through beefy hardware — word has it that the company […]

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Ampere Electric’s Magnus and Zeal e-scooters now cost less than Rs 50,000 in Gujarat

Press Trust of IndiaJul 06, 2021 18:15:56 IST Ampere Electric on Tuesday slashed prices of its electric scooters in Gujarat factoring in the state government’s added incentives and enhanced subsidy offered by the Centre under FAME-II. Under the new pricing, the company’s Magnus will now be available for Rs 47,990, down from Rs 74,990 before […]

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Crypto miners in China are selling off their graphics cards amid crackdown

In brief: More potentially good news for those of us wishing to upgrade to a new graphics card without paying a small fortune on eBay: it appears the crypto mining crackdown in China is leading to miners selling their GPUs—and for non-exorbitant prices—which could lead to improved global availability. PC Gamer reports that a screenshot […]

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Unity and Google team up to improve Android gaming on Chromebook: All you need to know

FP TrendingJul 01, 2021 15:33:00 IST Chromebook sales have gone up recently, making for a great opportunity for Unity to expand mobile games to a wider audience. Popular Android games running Unity’s engine include Pokemon GO and Crash Bandicoot: On the Run both of which are amongst the top ten downloads in the United States. Unity […]

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Watch this mockumentary ‘investigation’ into the origins of PUBG death matches

In context: Every game we play resides in a universe all its own, and each has unique lore explaining why it is the way it is. Sometimes the mythos is delivered within the game, but sometimes it’s not as straightforward or possible to do that. So developers use external means to deliver story content. The […]

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Delhi HC refuses to stay Competition Commission’s probe into WhatsApp’s privacy policy

Press Trust of IndiaJun 23, 2021 21:52:31 IST New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has refused to stay the Competition Commission of India (CCI) notice asking Facebook and WhatsApp to furnish certain information in relation to a probe ordered by it into the instant messaging app’s new privacy policy. A vacation bench of Justices Anup […]

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Bethesda exec Pete Hines apologized to PS5 owners for Starfield’s Xbox exclusivity

In brief: Starfield got a new teaser trailer during Bethesda’s E3 press event. It was a cinematic affair without any actual gameplay footage, but the video was created using the game’s alpha build. However, the real news was the confirmation that Starfield will be an Xbox exclusive and the conflicting feelings surrounding that deal. Starfield’s […]

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Some Microsoft employees slept in data centers during pandemic to avoid lockdown

Editor’s take: CNBC reached out to Microsoft for more information about where specifically the employees slept or how many chose to do so, but came away empty-handed. That’s unfortunately, as it’d be interesting to know what sort of accommodations and compensation Microsoft provided to these dedicated employees. The phrase “essential worker” entered the mainstream lexicon […]

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Netflix Shop debuts: Online store retails merchandise inspired by Stranger Things, The Witcher

FP TrendingJun 14, 2021 20:39:47 IST Netflix has unveiled its first owned-and-operated retail outlet named Netflix.shop to sell products and merchandise fashioned off its shows. As per a blog post, the e-store will sell exclusive and limited editions of “carefully selected high-quality apparel and lifestyle products” related to Netflix’s shows regularly. Netflix, like some of […]

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