The latest ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ video shows off its ray-tracing features

The latest ‘Cyberpunk 2077’ video shows off its ray-tracing features

Cyberpunk 2077 should, at long last, arrive in three weeks. To whet your appetite a bit more, CD Projekt Red and NVIDIA have shed more light on the highly anticipated RPG’s ray-tracing features. 

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The MacBook Air is once again the benchmark by which other laptops will be measured

The MacBook Air is once again the benchmark by which other laptops will be measured

Last week I wrote that Apple seemed “astonishingly confident” in its new M1-based Macs. This week we know why: they are astonishingly good. I reviewed the MacBook Air, Nilay Patel reviewed the entry-level 13-inch MacBook Pro, and Chris Welch reviewed the new Mac mini.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/20/21578582/macbook-air-benchmark-laptops-ultrabooks-apple-intel-qualcomm

Windows turns 35: a visual history

Windows turns 35: a visual history

The PC revolution started off life 35 years ago this week. Microsoft launched its first version of Windows on November 20th, 1985, to succeed MS-DOS. It was a huge milestone that paved the way for the modern versions of Windows we use today. While Windows 10 doesn’t look anything like Windows 1.

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Deep Frozen Arctic Microbes Are Waking Up

Deep Frozen Arctic Microbes Are Waking Up

In August 2019, Iceland held a funeral for the Okjökull Glacier, the first Icelandic glacier lost to climate change. The community commemorated the event with a plaque in recognition of this irreversible change and the grave impacts it represents.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/deep-frozen-arctic-microbes-are-waking-up/

Google Assistant coming to Samsung TVs in 12 countries by year end

Google Assistant coming to Samsung TVs in 12 countries by year end

Google Assistant is now available on Samsung’s 2020 TVs in the UK, France, Germany, and Italy, and will be available in 12 countries by the end of the year, Samsung has announced. This follows the launch of Google’s voice assistant on Samsung’s TVs in the US last month.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/20/21579081/google-assistant-samsung-2020-smart-tvs-voice-assistant

Microsoft Teams takes on Zoom with free all-day video calling on the web

Microsoft Teams takes on Zoom with free all-day video calling on the web

Microsoft is making a big push to entice fans of Zoom over to Microsoft Teams with a new all-day video calling option that can be used for free.

Continue Reading . . . https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/20/21579076/microsoft-teams-free-video-calling-web-zoom-competition