Microsoft’s new rendering research could bring better visuals to Xbox One, mobile devices

Share This article During Microsoft’s initial Xbox One reveal and subsequent E3 demonstrations, it mentioned a capability that we haven’t heard much about since. According to the company, the Xbox One could theoretically be paired with offsite cloud rendering platforms at some point in the future to deliver a superior game experience to anything the console could handle on its own. Since then, Redmond has been silent on what form

iPhone 4S users rejoice: Apple iOS 9 to be optimized for older devices

Share This article In theory, the release of a new OS version from Apple is supposed to be a reason to cheer, but if you own anything but the latest hardware, that’s rarely been the case. The Cupertino-based smartphone manufacturer has released multiple OS updates (iOS 4, iOS 7, and iOS 8, specifically) that were significantly slower than the operating systems they replaced. While this issue has always been most

Giants to hold joint-training camp practices with Bengals

The last time the Giants held a joint training-camp practice, it was 2005 and the session ended with Jeremy Shockey starting a fight. Ten years later, coach Tom Coughlin is planning to give it another try. In an effort to enliven Giants camp this summer, the club will hold two practices with the Cincinnati Bengals. The sessions will be held on Aug. 11 and 12 in the Cincinnati area. On

Bruce Jenner has not had sex reassignment surgery: source

Mark Von Holden/Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP Citing unidentified sources, a report stated that Bruce Jenner had undergone sexual reassignment surgery, a claim that a source close to Jenner said has “no truth to it whatseover.” After publicly revealing his true gender identity in a TV interview last month, Bruce Jenner made headlines again Tuesday with a disputed surgery report. Citing unidentified sources, Radar Online reported that the former Olympian underwent sexual reassignment surgery

Linda Stasi: City noise can be fattening, a new study says

City noise can make people fat while pollution makes people dumb, according to new studies which Linda Stasi has some serious doubts about. Check which box best applies to you: Fat. Stupid. Hideous. White. All of the above. It’s not bad enough that Photoshopped celebrities make us look dumb and dumpy by comparison, now two new studies have set out to “prove” why we are what they say we are:

Linda Stasi: City noise can be fattening, a new study says

City noise can make people fat while pollution makes people dumb, according to new studies which Linda Stasi has some serious doubts about. Check which box best applies to you: Fat. Stupid. Hideous. White. All of the above. It’s not bad enough that Photoshopped celebrities make us look dumb and dumpy by comparison, now two new studies have set out to “prove” why we are what they say we are:

Police detain 12 people in China senior fire that killed 38

Zhao Peng/AP A fire-gutted rest home in Pingdingshan, central China’s Henan Province on Tuesday. BEIJING — At least 12 people connected to the privately operated home for the elderly in central China where 38 people died in a fire earlier this week have been taken into custody by the police, state media reported Wednesday. The official Xinhua News Agency reported that the 12 included the legal representative of the Kangleyuan

U.S. repatriates 25 looted artifacts from museums to Italy

Alessandra Tarantino/AP An Italian Carabinieri paramilitary police officer stands close to an ancient Etruscan “Kalpis,” a vase dated 500 B.C., right, displayed during a press conference in Rome on Tuesday. ROME — The U.S. on Tuesday officially returned 25 artifacts looted over the decades from Italy, including Etruscan vases, 1st-century frescoes and precious books that ended up in U.S. museums, universities and private collections. Italy has been on a campaign

The Witcher 3 can’t maintain 30fps on either the PS4 or Xbox One

Share This article The Witcher 3 has been both critically and commercially successful since its release last week, but it’s not without its issues. Most notably, the frame rate on the PS4 and Xbox One has been sub-par. Nobody sincerely expected it to be hitting 60fps on either console, but it seems that it can’t even maintain a solid 30fps. We’re a year and a half into this console generation,

NASA, DARPA collaborating on Deep Web search to analyze spacecraft data

Share This article By now you may have heard of the Deep Web, which is a loose term describing the invisible or hidden layer of the Web that search engines like Google and Bing don’t index (hence the iceberg metaphor, illustrated above). Sometimes it’s conflated with the Dark Web, which contains darknets that exist between trusted peers using non-standard protocols and ports. Darknets originally were designated as isolated from the