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AMD Radeon R9 Fury X: How Does It Stack Up In 2020 Against Navi?

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X: How Does It Stack Up In 2020 Against Navi?

The first graphics card with HBM, Fiji GPU re-tested in 2020 against Navi, Turing, Vega, and Pascal GPUs.

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Early Dead Island 2 build leak delivers tons of gameplay footage

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Jun 6, 2020 at 3:50 pm CDT

Yager's older 2015 build of Dead Island 2 has somehow leaked on the internet, and now we have tons of gameplay footage on what the game was like all those years ago.

After years of development hell, we now have a our first look at Dead Island 2. The catch is the footage isn't for the actual game that'll release in 2021, but Yager Interactive's older playtest build from June 2015. Dead Island 2 has had 3 separate developers--Yager in 2015, Sumo Digital in 2017, and now Dambuster Studios in 2019--so the final build will probably be pretty different than what we see here.

Still though there's some innovations that should carry forward. The footage shows some neat additions like dual-wielding, which lets players hold both a pistol or SMG as well as a 1-handed weapon, and cryo weapons that freeze zombies. There's also a look at the skill tree system, the four character classes (runner, berserker, hunter, and bishop), and weapon crafting and customization.

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Watchdog: COVID vaccine giant hyped vague data, cashed $90M in stock

Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics | Jun 6, 2020 at 9:11 am CDT

In what feels like not-so-surprising news, Accountable.US -- an anti-corruption watchdog, is putting pressure on the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to investigate COVID-19 vaccine manufacturer Moderna.

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Why? Oh, because the watchdog group thinks the company cashed in around $90 million worth of shares days after it shared vague "positive" data on its early COVID-19 vaccination clinical trial. The watchdog said that the timing of the trades are "suspicious" and has questions whether Moderna executives coordinated their stock sales before the release of data.

Accountable.US President Kyle Herrig wrote a letter to the SEC which reads: "This misconduct was particularly egregious because it involved not only financial fraud and manipulation of the financial markets, but also because it exploited widespread fears surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic".

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The Last of Us 2 makes PS4 Pro fans 'louder than air conditioner unit'

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Jun 6, 2020 at 7:28 am CDT

The Last of Us Part 2 has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons lately, and here's another one: the game makes the PlayStation 4 Pro run so hot that gamers are having to increase the volume on their speakers or headset.

Yeah, it's that bad -- with Washington Post game report Gene Park tweeting that the fans on his PS4 Pro were "louder than my air-conditioning unit. They were so loud I had to raise the volume up on my speakers". As a PC gamer, this has never happened to me -- at least not in many, many years. Maybe back with NVIDIA's Fermi GPU release.

But it's not all bad as Park says that his PS4 Pro makes a noise very similar to what The Last of Us Part 2 did with "every huge AAA release" including Death Stranding. Luckily Sony has its next-gen PlayStation 5 right around the corner with a purported 6 fans to keep the V-shaped design cool -- at least in its PS5 developer kit.

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Americans are dunking food, drinking bleach to prevent COVID-19

Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics | Jun 6, 2020 at 6:20 am CDT

Americans are finding ways inside of their homes, I'm guessing over social distancing and maybe cabin fever, to prevent themselves from getting COVID-19. Some are going as far as dunking their food in, and drinking bleach -- yeah, I'm being serious.

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In a recent survey by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) there was an "unusual spike" in calls to poison control centers, and it was all over harmful levels of exposure to household cleaning products -- like bleach. The CDC surveyed 502 people in the United States, and used statistical weighting to make it representative of the entire population of the US.

You can see in the CDC data above that 4% of respondents "drank or gargled a household cleaner", while another 4% "drank or gargled diluted bleach solution". Hell, 6% of Americans "inhaled the vapor of household cleaners like bleach" while 10% of Americans "misted the body with cleaning spray or alcohol spray after being in public places".

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AMD: our SmartShift tech will be on just one single laptop in 2020

Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Jun 6, 2020 at 5:28 am CDT

AMD introduced its SmartShift technology earlier this year, tacked onto the new Ryzen 4000 "Renoir" APUs.

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What is SmartShift and why does it matter? SmartShift is a pretty kick ass TDP management feature that can can dynamically adjust resources between a Ryzen CPU and Radeon GPU. This means that if the CPU needs more juice (remember, it's a laptop) then it will pull TDP resources from the GPU and throw them on the CPU, and vica versa.

Well, it will only be on a single laptop throughout the entire of 2020: Dell's G5 15 SE gaming laptop. The news comes directly from ex-Alienware and now Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions at AMD, Frank Azor.

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This could be our first picture of the GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Jun 6, 2020 at 4:24 am CDT

We could be looking at our first pictures of NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card, which will be the first consumer graphics card powered by their next-gen Ampere GPU architecture.

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In a new leaked image on the Chiphell forums, we have a picture of the purported GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card. At first you'll notice the radically different design, we don't know if these would be NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 3080 Founders Edition graphics card or an AIB card.

But second, you'll notice that the 'RTX 3080' is upside down to the PCIe power connector on one of the cards, while the other seems to be the right way up. It looks odd, but I doubt these are real and are probably going to end up as fakes. Although, a return of the blower-style fan with the next-gen GeForce RTX 3080 would sure be interesting.

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Reddit co-founder resigns, demands to be replaced by black candidate

Anthony Garreffa | Internet & Websites | Jun 6, 2020 at 3:48 am CDT

The co-founder of Reddit has just announced that he is resigning, where he will now push all-in with his time and money to "serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate".

In a series of tweets, Alexis Ohanian Sr. the co-founder of Reddit, said that he has "resigned as a member of the reddit board, I have urged them to fill my seat with a black candidate, + I will use future gains on my Reddit stock to serve the black community, chiefly to curb racial hate".

He has started his new life by pledging $1 million to former NFL player and now civil rights activist Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp. He's not the only internet giant to have donated to Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp either, with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey pledging $3 million just a few days ago.

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So, 'anti-5G extremists' are sabotaging 5G towers with razors, needles

Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics | Jun 6, 2020 at 2:58 am CDT

I'm sure that you've all heard about the huge conspiracies around 5G (so much so that YouTube suppressed any videos linking COVID-19 to 5G) and how it will mind control you, or kill you -- or everything in between. But there are anti-5G extremists who are now targeting 5G towers with dangerous items to hurt people.

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Engineers working on 5G towers are finding dangerous traps including razor blades and needles, where someone has hidden them on poles so that when they climb up and do maintainance, they're going to get (seriously) hurt. The UK seems like a hotspot for the attacks on 5G towers, but there have been reports of the same booby traps set on other 5G installations around the world.

The Verge has a lengthy story with multiple accounts of these anti-5G extremists, making it sound like it's much more than just some random people doing this. Also, surely there are cameras nearby that they can use to find out, track, or identify who is doing this?

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PUBG is free to play on Steam this weekend, grab your chicken dinner!

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Jun 5, 2020 at 9:14 pm CDT

PUBG is free this weekend on Steam, so if you've been hungry and after one of those delicious chicken dinners... now is the time.

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The game is free on Steam to play from right now, through to Sunday, June 8, 10AM PT / 1PM ET. After that, PUBG is discounted right now from $30 down to just $15 -- with this discount applying through to June 8.

What do you have to do to play PUBG for free on Steam? That's easy: find PUBG on Steam, and then simply click "Play Game". You'll need to download it, once it's finished you will be able to jump right in. The entire game is there minus a few things, where microtransactions have been disabled and all other purchases have been turned off.

It's time to poop your pants: P.T. gets recreated in Half-Life: Alyx

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Jun 5, 2020 at 8:19 pm CDT

P.T. was one of the creepiest games I ever played, but now there's something even scarier: P.T. in VR.

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We've seen plenty of fan remakes and mods for P.T. over the years, but the now-canceled Silent Hills game from the minds of Hideo Kojima and movie director Guillermo del Toro can now make you poop your pants in VR.

A new mod from creator 'AmbientDruth' called Half Life Alyx Silent Hills PT Mod, with some serious work going into making P.T. work better in the virtual world of VR. The new VR version of P.T. uses the original looping corridor, radio ambiance, talking paper bag, and more.

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