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Microsoft: Xbox Next Will Bring Faster Load Times, 60fps, Backward Compatibility

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The next console generation is less than 18 months away, and Microsoft is starting to share a little more information about what it’s prioritizing for the next generation of Xbox consoles. Playability, load times, and backward compatibility for controllers and software are all top priorities for Redmond with the launch of Xbox Next. “I think

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Earlier this year, AMD leaker TUM_APISAK caught sight of a new AMD engineering SKU that seemed relevant to the upcoming Xbox Next / PlayStation 5 consoles. Today, a new — but similar — SoC has tipped up in the 3DMark database: “ZG16702AE8JB2_32/10/18_13F8” AMD Gonzalo ZG16702AE8JB2_32/10/18_13F8 — APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) April 10, 2019 Believe it or not,

SpaceX Plans Crewed Dragon Test Flight for Next Month

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It’s been a long time coming, but NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is close to its first launch. SpaceX says it is currently planning for the initial test flight of its crewed Dragon capsule next month. This comes after a series of setbacks as both SpaceX and Boeing trudged through the testing and review process that

AMD Gonzalo APU in PS5, Xbox Next May Feature Navi Graphics, Zen Cores

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AMD hasn’t formally announced that it has won the Xbox Next and PlayStation 5 contracts just yet, but it’s considered a more-or-less foregone conclusion in the industry. Now, noted hardware leaker TUM_APISAK has released a Tweet he claims identifies and unveils AMD’s Gonzalo APU — or at least, what its specifications claim about the chip.

Microsoft Isn’t Building a 4K, 240fps, $400 Xbox Next

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. We’ve already started hearing about Microsoft and Sony’s plans for the next generation of console hardware. Microsoft is rumored to be working on a series of devices, with two new variants of the current Xbox One with cloud-streaming features, as well as a pair of new devices for the Xbox Next. The rumor we’re dealing

Here’s What’s Next for NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA’s InSight mission has successfully landed on the red planet, making it the first Mars landing for the agency in six years. With the solar panels deployed, it’s time for the probe to start doing some science, Well, it’s going to prepare to do some science. InSight has to do several months of prep work

NASA Explains How It Will Track InSight’s Mars Landing Next Week

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The InSight Mars lander might not be as flashy as a rover that gets to drive all around the planet, but it’s an important instrument in our quest to understand the red planet. After launching earlier this year, InSight is nearing its destination. It should touch down on Mars within less than one week, and

Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Likely Drops Next Week

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Next week, Nvidia is holding a major event at Gamescom to tease the launch of a new GTX — or apparently, RTX —  2080 high-end GPU based on its just-announced Turing GPU architecture. As part of its Turing architectural unveil last night, NV published a teaser video for the next rollout. The video contains a

Iron Ore Could Be The Next Big 2D Material

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. You’ve been hearing all about graphene for years. This 2-dimensional version of carbon is supposed to revolutionize everything from CPUs to faster viral diagnosis. While graphene has been important in research and a limited number of consumer products, it hasn’t exactly lived up to the hype. Perhaps the next 2D material will kickstart a material

No Man’s Sky Next Performance Disappoints

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. From the pre-release hype to the raucous backlash at launch to the mixed reactions of the free updates, the team at Hello Games has seen the full spectrum of humanity. Two years after the initial turbulent release of No Man’s Sky, the game has finally made its way to the Xbox One, and all versions