Xbox Series X will be able to resume games after reboots

Xbox Series X will be able to resume games after reboots

Earlier this week, Microsoft revealed a lot of new details about the Xbox Series X. The blog post Microsoft published discussed a lot of things, from details about the console's CPU and GPU to new information about the SSD and its capabilities. In a follow-up to that post, Xbox's Larry Hyrb has published a new episode of his Major Nelson Podcast in which he interviews Xbox director of product management Jason Ronald.

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Scientists find a more efficient way to produce hydrogen from organic waste

Scientists find a more efficient way to produce hydrogen from organic waste

While most people think of electricity and EVs when they think of zero-emissions driving, there is another technology that promises no pollution. Vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells are another option, but the challenge now is a hydrogen fueling infrastructure and the production of hydrogen. Scientists at Tokyo University of Science have found a new technique of using rust and light to speed up hydrogen production from an organic waste solution.

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VW Touareg R plug-in hybrid to debut in Geneva

VW Touareg R plug-in hybrid to debut in Geneva

VW will be unveiled a new electrified vehicle at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show. The vehicle is the VW Touareg R plug-in hybrid, and it has an impressive power output of 462 PS (about 455 horsepower). VW notes that this SUV is the first R-Line model that is available as a hybrid.

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MIT creates autonomous auto tech that looks underneath snow and rain

MIT creates autonomous auto tech that looks underneath snow and rain

Huge amounts of time and research are being poured into autonomous auto research all around the world. MIT has announced that it has been working on a system that could benefit autonomous autos driving in snow or rain. The new system the team developed uses an existing technology called ground-penetrating radar to send electromagnetic pulses underground.

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PS Plus free games for March ready to push Bioshock, The Sims 4 out

PS Plus free games for March ready to push Bioshock, The Sims 4 out

The shortest month of the year, even on a leap year, is about to end. While that transition between months may not mean much to many people, it often means a new selection of free titles for gamers. We've already seen what Google has planned for Stadia streamers and the play of dark and light that Xbox Live Gold has ready. Now it's Sony's turn to take the stage and, to no one's surprise, the world's most famous hedgehog has his sneakers ready here as well.

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Brave web browser will link to Wayback Machine on offline pages

Brave web browser will link to Wayback Machine on offline pages

For many, the browsers wars have more or less ended with just two or three key players in the market. That's not stopping others from trying to carve out their niche, often pointing out glaring flaws or lapses in the major web browsers. Brave, whose pedigree includes Brendan Eich of Javascript and Mozilla fame, is one such browser and it has partnered with the Internet Archive to bring dead web pages back to life.

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Motorola Razr teardown reveals the hinge’s secrets

Motorola Razr teardown reveals the hinge’s secrets

If you haven't had your fill of fold tests and teardowns of this year's most expensive and most fragile phones, YouTube channel JerryRigEverything is only too happy to oblige. The channel's Zack Nelson already broke the Motorola Razr during his torture test so there's nothing left to be done but to open it all up. We've already seen iFixit's verdict on the phone's dismal repairability but now we're getting to see the minuscule piece that truly sets the phone apart.

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iOS 13.4 beta reveals wireless OTA OS Recovery coming soon

iOS 13.4 beta reveals wireless OTA OS Recovery coming soon

Apple takes pride in the usability and stability of its software, especially its mobile platform, but bugs are inescapable and even the great iOS may lock up or blow in someone's face. Especially given the company's history with certain releases. Often, the last resort is to restore the iPhone or iPad by connecting it to a computer but it seems that Apple is finally coming up with a way that to do all of that through the convenience of a wireless Internet connection.

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Windows 10 Start Menu to ditch Live Tiles, look more like Windows 10X

Windows 10 Start Menu to ditch Live Tiles, look more like Windows 10X

When Microsoft launched Windows 8, desktop users were taken aback by the strange new Start Screen (it wasn't even just a menu back then). Not only were their programs presented in a grid with large colored boxes, some of those boxes would regularly flip to show some information gathered from the app or from an online source. These Live Tiles may have been a hit on the Windows Phone but they have been maligned ever since they appeared on the desktop. Microsoft may finally be dropping those tiles but the replacement might not please Windows desktop users either.

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Konami Code creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto has passed away

Konami Code creator Kazuhisa Hashimoto has passed away

While modern video games and gamers are more obsessed with mods and, sometimes, hacking to modify behavior and gain an upper hand, the console games of old had very little room for after-market modification. Instead, game developers would often sneak in some obscure techniques to make gamers' lives a bit easier or at least more amusing, a strategy that gave birth to an Easter egg culture that continues to exist today. One of the most popular and more usable Easter eggs is the now iconic Konami Code whose original programmer just died at 61 years of age.

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GOG’s more lenient refund policy accepts games that were already played

GOG’s more lenient refund policy accepts games that were already played

GOG may no longer really mean "Good Old Games" since it has started also selling Good New Games but it hasn't exactly departed from the spirit that made it a name in the PC gaming space. When most publishers and distributors espoused mostly draconic DRM strategies, GOG offered the freedom that was once prevalent in the good old gaming days. Now it's taking one more step towards that identity with a new refund policy that lets you return games as long as they fall within a certain time period, even if you've already downloaded them.

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Google Translate finally gets new languages in latest update

Google Translate finally gets new languages in latest update

After years without a language addition, Google Translate has been updated with five new languages. The languages are collectively spoken by around 75 million people in various parts of the world, according to Google, which says that these are the first new languages added to the service in four years. The five new languages are available now, joining the dozens that were already available.

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