Mozilla is rolling out a fresh browser update for the Firefox faithful. According to Mozilla, websites that use a flexbox layout will load 20 percent quicker than before. Firefox 82 is more than a performance upgrade, though.
Logitech sales continue to soar during the coronavirus pandemic. As Logitech noted in a press release, it’s the first time that the company has eclipsed $1 billion in quarterly sales. Operating income climbed to $321 million and net income rose to $267 million, up $194 million year-over-year.
Managing heat is a critical part of any video game console. In an interview with 4Gamer.net, Yasuhiro Ootori explained that the console will monitor temperature through a sensor inside the APU and three more attached to the main board. “Various games will be released in the future, and data on the APU’s behavior in each game will be collected,” Otori said (translation provided by ResetEra user orzkare.) “We have a plan to optimize the fan control based on this data.”
Evernote used to be the king of note-taking apps. “As a company, we had invented the personal productivity category,” Ian Small, CEO of Evernote told Engadget. It partnered with Moleskine to produce paper notebooks which, through a combination of stickers and scanning, could be easily tagged and ported into Evernote.
A new trailer, which shows some unsettling environments inspired by Polish artist Zdzisław Beksińsk, ends with confirmation that the game will be out on December 10th. Now, thanks to modern gaming hardware, Bloober Team is able to render "two fully-fledged and visually distinct worlds simultaneously with no visible loading times," lead designer Wojciech Piejko explained in a blog post earlier this year.
Let's start with the official materials: OnePlus posted a 17-second teaser yesterday that shows the back of the Aquamarine Green variant. If green isn't your bag, leaker Ishan Agarwal has shared some fresh renders of the Lunar Silver variant.
Developer Sucker Punch Productions has confirmed that you'll soon be able to pet dogs in Ghost of Tsushima. But on October 16th, the period piece will be made even better with a highly anticipated New Game+ mode.
The UK government has promised once again to make a massive investment in offshore wind energy. Speaking at the Conservative party conference, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the renewable would power every home in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland by 2030. To meet that goal, the UK will need to generate at least 40GW of energy from offshore wind.
The battle royale market is a tough one. It’s no surprise, therefore, to hear that Ubisoft’s Hyper Scape has been struggling since launch. The new firearm can launch “sticky bursts of timed explosives,” Ubisoft revealed in a press release, that appear to work best when your opponent doesn’t have anywhere to run.
The Stadia controller’s USB-C port is no longer just for charging. In a blog post, Google announced that the jack now supports USB-C headphones while you’re playing on a Chromecast or via a web browser. You know, like the Google Pixel USB-C earbuds, the OnePlus Type-C Bullets, or Razer’s Hammerhead USB-C ANC headphones.
There are plenty of Mario games that let you compete with other people. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Party and Mario Tennis Aces are just a few that you can pick up today for the Nintendo Switch. Until now, player superiority has been decided with speedrunning and multiplayer courses recreated through Super Mario Maker.
The organizers of the London Marathon have announced that they will use distance-measuring ‘Bump’ devices to keep roughly 100 athletes safe as they participate in the men’s, women’s and wheelchair races. The hardware will also be worn by 500 members of staff that are necessary to carry out the event on Sunday (October 4th). “Tharsus’s Bump technology has played an important role, giving our athletes and internal teams extra confidence to engage with the event safely,” Hugh Brasher, event director for the London Marathon said.
Amazon’s solution is Explore, a platform that offers virtual classes, shopping advice and sightseeing tours. Notably, Amazon is using a one-way video, two-way audio approach, which means you’ll never have to turn on your webcam to take part.
Google wants more people to check out Stadia Pro, the subscription-based version of its video game streaming service. To that end, the company is adding six titles to its freebie lineup on October 1st, including Dead by Daylight. The asymmetric horror game, which is already available on other platforms, pits four survivors against another human-controlled menace.
We already knew that Microsoft was adding EA Play as a free perk for Game Pass subscribers. If you have Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, the service -- which normally costs $4.99 per month on console -- will be available on Xbox hardware from November 10th.
Amazon is putting contactless payments in the palm of your hand. Today, the company has revealed Amazon One, a service that uses your unique palm signature to authenticate purchases and let you into gated locations, such as offices, gyms and stadiums. For now, palm reading is restricted to two Amazon Go stores — the type that doesn’t require you to interact with a cashier or self-service checkout — in Seattle.
Uber has won the right to continue operating in London. The ride-hailing company was contesting a decision made by Transport for London (TfL) in November last year. The regulator believed that Uber wasn’t “fit and proper” and had shown “a pattern of failures” since entering the city in May 2012.
For the longest time, it was weirdly difficult to play Solid Snake’s early outings on PC. The original Metal Gear was released for the MSX2 computer and then, a few years later, MS-DOS and Commodore 64. The first two Metal Gear Solid titles, meanwhile, were released on PC but never available through digital storefronts like Steam.
Today, Formula E and Extreme E founder Alejandro Agag unveiled E1, a competition that will revolve around battery-powered boats. E1 competitors will use RaceBirds, a single-person vessel developed by SeaBird Technologies, that uses electric propulsion and a hydrofoil to reach speeds up 60 knots, or 111KMH/69MPH. E1 will be run “in direct association” with Extreme E, according to the competition’s organizers.
The European Commission refuses to back down in its long-running legal battle against Apple and the Irish government’s tax arrangements. Today, the executive branch of the European Union announced that it would appeal a decision granted by the General Court in July that sided with the juggernaut technology company. The Commission believes that the Court “made a number of errors of law” and wants the case re-examined by the European Court of Justice — the highest form of scrutiny in the EU.
A remaster of the original Nier video game will be released in the West on April 23rd, 2021. The cult classic, directed by Yoko Taro, was first released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in 2010. It was a spin-off from the Drakengard series and followed the skilled fighter Nier as he searched for a cure that could save his sickly daughter.
Seemingly out of nowhere, Microsoft has decided to change the price of the Xbox Series S in Japan. Microsoft didn’t give a reason for the last-minute change. As our colleagues at Engadget Japan noted, though, the standard Nintendo Switch also costs 29,980 yen.