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Uber settles lawsuit with Indian rape victim

By: Jak Connor | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 8 hours, 19 mins ago

Uber is currently under fire with investigations and lawsuits, the transportation company can now check one of their problems off their long list with a settlement being made with the Indian rape victim that was taking Uber to court on claims of improperly obtaining her medical records.

 

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A court filing revealed the progress of the case and also the reason that Uber obtained the womans records was due to the company doubting accusations. Uber believed that the women was conspiring with Indian rival Ola to attack their business, in return Uber violated the womens privacy in order to discredit her case and claims.

 

Unfortunately with the data breach as well as these lawsuits Uber's reputation as a company is plummeting, new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is on a mission to mend this and re-route the company back onto a stable path.

Outlast games coming to the Nintendo Switch in Q1 2018

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 47 mins ago

Outlast developer Red Barrel will be brining their franchise to the Nintendo Switch, promising a release window of Q1 2018. This was discovered on the Outlast Facebook page by a post that was made by The Red Barrel team, explaining that a DLC for Outlast 2 will not be released despite the many requests, on a positive note though, confirmation for the production of Outlast 3 has been made.

 

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Red Barrel explain in their post that Outlast 2 was specifically designed to make players feel like "a rat in a maze, without any knowledge of what's outside the maze" meaning that there will not be DLC for Outlast 2 but instead Red Barrel "at some point, make an Outlast 3."

 

In the meantime of waiting for Outlast 3 Red Barrel gave a teaser to a new project the studio is working on, saying that they are "Currently we're working on something a lot of you have been asking for... It won't be a sequel to Outlast or Outlast 2, but it will be a distinct experience set in the Outlast universe. We can't say more right now, we first need to make sure we can make it work. Like I mentioned, we strive to be risk-takers and this one is a pretty big challenge. If all goes well, we'll soon be able to reveal more."

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Anheuser-Busch places order for 40 Tesla Semi trucks

By: Jak Connor | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 11 hours ago

Since Elon Musks unveiled the design of his Semi Trucks many companies have already placed orders since reservations were opened on November 17th. Walmart and J.B Hunt were among some of the first companies to place orders and now another company has joined, placing a fleet order of 40 trucks.

 

 

Anheuser-Busch a brewing company based in St. Louis Missouri, has placed an order for 40 of Musks Semi Trucks, this large scale order is in efforts to help a reduction of the companies carbon footprint by 30% by 2025.

 

The $150,000 trucks may not be the only transportation used to move Anheuser-Busches products, reports of futuristic truck companies such as Otto and Nikola have been mentioned, as well as Otto's self-driving truck having already shipped 2,000 cases of Budweiser.

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Celebrities will answer your Google search questions

By: Jak Connor | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 12 hours, 50 mins ago

Celebrity information is quite abundant on the Internet but it's about to get a whole lot easier, Google will be adding a feature to mobile searches in the US that will allow celebrities to answer questions based off Google users searches. These questions will be answered in a selfie-style video and already have stars such as Will Ferrell, Seth MacFarlane and James Franco on board.

 

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Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, Tracee Ellis Ross, Mark Wahlberg, Dominique Ansel and Jonathan Yeo are also going to answering questions on launch, this may not be a lot of celebrities now but Google says that there will be more to come "in the next few months."

 

Having celebrities answering the most popular questions of them from Google Search means that anyone that specifically follows an actor/actress will now be swayed into using Google rather than Bing or FireFox. Effectively by doing this Google has brought the gap between everyday people and celebrities just that little bit more closer together, allowing for people to connect with their favorite celebrity across a convenient platform.

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Justin Roiland introduces Squanch Games and teases new title

By: Jak Connor | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 13 hours, 57 mins ago

Justin Roiland, the creator of the hit series Rick and Morty has re-branded his VR studio name after a recent discovery that it was very similar to another studios name. Previously Squanchtendo, has now been changed to the convenient Squanch Games, this announcement was done through a classically amusing comic posted on the studios website.

 

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Not only was the name change explained throughout the comic so was the founders of the studio, Tanya Watson co-founder of Squanch Games was a former Epic Games producer and has worked on large successful projects such as the Gears of War franchise and the popular Battle Royal shooter Fortnite. What was also found out through the comic was that Squanch Games has got announcements coming up and more specifically at this weeks Games Awards, which hints towards a very exciting new title announcement.

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Fortnite: 30 million players, 1.3 million concurrent gamers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 34 mins ago

Fortnite is continuing to expand with a new milestone reached over the weekend, with 30 million players now enjoying the game and a huge 1.3 million concurrent players.

 

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Epic Games' Senior Systems Designer, Eric Williamson, was mum on the specific numbers between the normal Fortnite and its PUBG-like Battle Royale game mode. Williamson said: "Battle Royale is free, so naturally more people will be inclined to play Battle Royale".

COD: WWII sold 5x more than Star Wars: Battlefront II in Nov

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 16 hours, 56 mins ago

EA experienced just a little backlash when it released Star Wars: Battlefront II, and that backlash was big enough to cause a hefty dent in their sales against a juggernaut like Call of Duty: WWII.

 

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Looking at the sales of both games in November alone, NPD's sales figures for the games are surprising, which noted: "US console video game sales rose 9 percent in November from a year ago to $842 million, led by Call of Duty: WWII, with 4.4 million sold, according to NPD. But it was a disappointing month for Electronic Arts, whose high-profile Star Wars Battlefront II, sold just 882,000 units".

 

882,000 versus 4.4 million is a huge difference, and they're only in the US - so they could be worse when you take all of the other markets into consideration. Another point is that COD: WWII was released two weeks earlier on November 3, with Battlefront II being unleashed on November 17. But then we have the fact that both franchises are well-known and well-established juggernauts in their own rights, so a two-week lead to COD: WWII shouldn't have seen a 5x increase in sales.

 

Wedbush Securities' analysts think that Battlefront II could have a much better month in December, where they said: "We believe that the loyalty of the Star Wars fanbase, the game's appeal as a holiday gift, and the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on December 15 will result in sales of the game bouncing back".

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries announced, has 4-player co-op

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 17 hours, 52 mins ago

The amount of hours I pumped into MechWarrior 2 back in the day (how good was the opening cutscene) was insane, so the news of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries has me excited. Check out the trailer below:

 

 

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will be released on the PC on December 2018, something developer Piranha Games announced at the recent Mech_Con 2017 event in Vancouver, Canada. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will feature a single-player campaign, the first MechWarrior game to have a single-player mode in over 15 years. There's even 4-player co-op which is going to have MechWarrior fans super excited.

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TITAN V benched against GTX 1080 Ti: $2999 versus $699

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 19 hours, 2 mins ago

NVIDIA announced its monstrous new TITAN V a few days ago, an AI/deep learning focused graphics card that costs a whopping $2999. In the usual fashion, benchmarks have now been teased against the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. A perfect comparison considering the GTX 1080 Ti is $699, and the TITAN V is $2999.

 

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The benchmarks aren't official, and were posted by Reddit user 'MrOmgWtfHaxor' who said they are the results of "someone posting benchmark results in the NVIDIA Discord". The comparison was between a GTX 1080 Ti heavily overclocked under LN2 at a we-won't-see-this-in-the-mortal-realm GPU frequency of 2.5GHz while the new TITAN V was clocked modestly at 1.8GHz.

 

NVIDIA's new TITAN V was also overclocked by 170MHz which resulted in nearly 10% more 3DMark FireStrike scores, from 32,774 to 35,991. Moving onto Unigine's stressful Superposition test, the TITAN V was capable of 5222 in the 8K Optimized test, while it scored 9431 in the 1080p Extreme presetr. An overclocked GTX 1080 Ti by KINGPIN at 2581MHz (!!!) only scored 8642 in the same test, meaning the TITAN V is an utter monster in comparison to the GTX 1080 Ti.

 

But what about games? Under the highest settings in 1080p, the TITAN V manages around 66FPS average in Rise of the Tomb Raider, 158FPS average in Gears of War 4, and 88FPS in Ashes of the Singularity. This means that the TITAN V is around 25-30% faster than the GTX 1080 Ti in gaming - all run on an Intel Core i7-6700K processor.

PUBG's release timing for Xbox One announced, controller map

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 19 hours, 54 mins ago

The release of Battlegrounds on the Xbox One is upon us, with it launching on December 12 - but now we have exact times for all of the regions it'll be released on courtesy of Major Nelson.

 

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Major Nelson shared the details on his blog, with the US receiving Battlegrounds at 9PM PST or 5PM UTC.

 

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Not only that but Microsoft also said it had worked with the Xbox Advanced Technology Group and Gears of War developer The Coalition on the controller setup for PUBG. Microsoft said the controller setup would provide "enough flexibility to survive in the hostile battleground and to effectively manage in-game equipment on-the-fly".

 

The full v1.0 release of Battlegrounds will reach the PC later this month, while the launch onto the Xbox One tomorrow will see the game in Game Preview form. This means it's like the PC version: not finished, buggy, and will be patched on-the-go.

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