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RE: Polestar Engineered performance packages launched - Page 1 - General Gassing


In terms of power, Volvo is claiming that an S60 T8 Twin Engine Polestar Engineered will produce 415hp and 494lb ft, up from 400hp and 472 as standard. "The new S60 T8 Polestar Engineered is an electrified auto that does what you want it to", explains Volvo's senior VP of R&D Henrik Green. The brake pads have increased heat tolerance while the brake discs' slotted design further improves heat reduction. Read More »

A major Surface redesign is happening, but not until next year


Libra is also an interesting Surface product, one that Bloomberg reported on not too long ago. The Surface Pro starts at $799 (Intel Core m3, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD), so it's possible that pricing for this device entry-level Surface tablet will closely align with the garden variety Apple iPad , which starts at $329. Read More »

Netflix Is Adding Streaming Games To Its Service


Sources tell TechRadar that the games will be delivered to Netflix subscribers as video files which will be capable of accepting commands from any remote with directional and select buttons. You're all the way relaxed sitting on the back of your seat. This project, however, won't release on Netflix to stream (at least for the time being) and is instead being worked on as proper Telltale experience that we've grown accustomed to. Read More »

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Season Pass Confirmed


Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is doing away with individual DLC purchases - all DLC will be tied to the season pass. Q: Can I buy Black Ops Pass as a standalone product? Another key aspect of this Black Ops Pass is the inclusion of Zombies, especially after rumors indicated Black Ops 4 could have a Zombies-only Season Pass . Read More »

E3 2018: Rick and Morty's Justin Roiland Reveals Trover Saves the Universe


Rick and Morty's creators have revealed a brand new game, with Trover Saves the Universe boasting the animated series' trademark off-the-wall sense of humor, minus its cast of characters. One thing is for certain though, and that is that the game is going to feature rude humor and weird-looking aliens. Despite Rick and Morty's widespread appeal, Trover Saves the Universe will be a Sony exclusive. Read More »

9yo Fortnite addict wets herself to avoid turning game off


And now teachers are saying that pupils younger than Fortnite'sage rating of 12 years old are becoming obsessed with the game and it's having an impact on their concentration in school. Steve Pope, the addictions counselor who has been treating Carol and Richard's daughter, said that parents have been reaching out to him about their children, who are as young as 8, and their Fortnite addictions. Read More »

Pokemon: Let's Go Will Require Use of Motion Controls


In a statement issued to Eurogamer , the Pokemon Company explained Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee's need for an online subscription. The Pokemon Company did not provide details on how motion controls would work with a Pro Controller, but we're assuming that it will work similarly to how the handheld mode works in the game. Read More »

Your internet use could change as net neutrality ends


And in May, the Senate voted in favor of reversing the FCC's repeal; however, the measure still needs to be passed in the House of Representatives, where afterwards it will then need President Trump's signature. The rules had previously prevented internet providers from charging more for some content or from giving some [paying] websites preferential treatment. Read More »

Intel announces its first discrete GPU will arrive in 2020


Murthy Renduchintala, Intel's chief engineering officer and group president of the Client and Internet of Things Businesses and System Architecture. Intel has been telegraphing its intentions for some time. Shrout notes that Intel's 2020 plans are ambitious given the three-year development cycle for complex design and the need to build it from scratch. Read More »

E3 2018: VR Title Transference Gets New Trailer and Release Window

As proudly presented from the stage by the company's cofounder Elijah Wood (maybe you've heard the name), what unfolds of Transference begins a bit like Strange Days , with the "uncanny valley" cannily used as the side effect of entering someone else's point of view through computer hardware. Read More »

Your internet use could change as 'net neutrality' ends | AP business

The Obama era mandate gave consumers equal access and equal speeds to all content on the internet. Net neutrality ended six months after the FCC voted to scrub the previous rules, despite widespread public opposition to the decision. For example, in March, Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington , a Democrat, signed a law that effectively replaced the federal rules. What exactly is net neutrality? They will have the right to discriminate and favor the Internet traffic of those companies ... Read More »

IHOP is now IHOB


Now, Burger King has taken a direct shot at the breakfast chain's revamp . A week later, IHOb announced that the "b" in their new name stands for "burgers". Meanwhile, another fast-food chain Denny's also joined the social media beef, referencing a Great Burger Wars and insinuating that IHOb's attempt to enter the burger competition would not last long. Read More »

Aston Martin Racing cooks up superhot 463kW Rapide


It will be limited to 210 units. "With enhanced performance, sharper dynamics and more powerful design language, Aston Martin has taken Rapide to new and exciting extremes". The Silhouette gets a full-length contrasting stripe in China Grey or Clubsport White instead. This draws the closest visual link to the Aston Martin Racing team and the liveries of its race cars. Read More »

Porsche releases a digital charging service for EVs


Last week Porsche officially announced the name of the production version of the Mission E electric vehicle, the Porsche Taycan . According to Porsche, Taycan is a word taken from an eastern dialect and is pronounced "tie-can". As previously reported by our sister publication, Autocar UK, the open-top concept shares its chassis with the 911 GT3 and employs a six-cylinder engine delivering "more than 500hp" and revving to 9,000rpm. Read More »

Sane Trilogy ‘Future Tense’ DLC Trailer


Soon franchise fans (and speed runners) will have something BRAND WUMPING NEW in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy that will challenge even the most skillful Crash players. The level is unlocked from the very beginning of the game, and you don't need any of Crash's extra powers to complete the main path. Now available on PS4, the Crash Bandicoot N. Read More »

Mech Some Noise For Daemon X Machina, Headed To Switch In 2019


Monster Hunter Stories Director Ken Awata and Chief Designer Ken Karube complete the rich picture. We also get an official description directly from Nintendo, alongside a list of features. Daemon X Machina is being developed by Marvelous Entertainment and is built on Unreal Engine 4, but an exact release date was not announced, with the trailer providing a vague 2019 time frame. Read More »

The Elder Scrolls Legends Coming To Switch


Set in the 1980s, the game stars Jessica and Sophia Blazkowicz, series protagonist BJ and Anya's twin daughters, as they continue the fight against the Nazis. " Starfield is playable, Elder Scrolls VI , not in that way yet", he added. However, during their boldest attempt with The Elder Scrolls Travels: Oblivion , the blades of valor were stayed due to a number of extenuating factors. Read More »

Google Home can now handle three queries at once


Now, the company has officially confirmed that it is rolling out support for Google Home to hear that special prompt and then keep tabs on three separate commands. With this latest firmware update, though, Google can intelligently recognize these commands. Late past year, Google rolled out a handy feature that allowed Google Assistant , by way of its Google Home smart speakers, to handle two commands at once . Read More »

Jaguar E-Pace updated with new engine, suspension and AI tech


Thinking about picking up a new Jaguar E-Pace? The self-learning Smart Setting technology will apparent learn the driver's habits to learn about them and anticipate their needs. Adaptive Dynamics uses continuously variable damper technology with a triple-tube design and externally mounted hydraulic valves. The intelligent set-up delivers faster responses and a dedicated off-road tune. Read More »

Snapchat Now Lets You Delete Messages That Have Already Been Viewed


While this new unsend feature will stop friends seeing any messages (provided they haven't opened them), it will let the recipient know that you deleted a message. This latest feature is built with the original spirit of Snapchat in mind, as gives users more control over the "permanence" of their messages. To delete a sent message, users can simply press and hold on the text or the media (audio, video or Stickers) they would like to get rid of and a pop-up delete button will appear. Read More »

Apple to officially bless USB-C with 2019 iPhone


Not only is USB Type-C a far more robust option than the current Lightning connector in terms of bandwidth but it will also help alleviate the woes of owning a litany of connectors and adapters that iPhone users now have to wrestle with. The USB 3.1 standard powering most new USB-C devices offers as much as 10 Gbps in data transfer rates and is capable of providing up to 100 W of power. Read More »

Steam is finally getting integrated voice chat


Video game stories from other sites on the web. Rich presence has arrived as well, where users will now display their current in-game status such as the game mode or if they are currently matchmaking. For PC gamers there are plenty of avenues to purchase titles digitally, yet the dominant platform most will use is Valve's Steam. This keeps your IP address private, which masks your physical location and also prevents network attacks. Read More »

Google will block Chrome extension installs outside its Web Store


On desktops, Chrome enjoys undisputed popularity, being the browser of choice on every 2 out 3 desktop machines . Google extensions platform product manager James Wagner wrote that "we continue to receive large volumes of complaints from users about unwanted extensions causing their Chrome experience to change unexpectedly". Read More »

Doom Eternal announced, and it's bringing double the demons to Earth


We've been waiting some time for a proper sequel to Doom , and it's hard to believe it's finally here. No one likes ads. There's no release date, and the video doesn't reveal a lot. Martin promised to deliver 2x more demons than the previous game and will take place on Earth. Eyeball the E3 reveal trailer below. More details about the new DOOM will be coming on August 10th during QuakeCon 2018 in Dallas, Texas. Read More »

Nintendo Announces ‘Fire Emblem: Three Houses’


Nintendo announced Fire Emblem Three Houses would launch on the Switch in what felt like an age ago, but a new release window is in sight. The game doesn't have a specific release date yet, but it's planned for a release in the spring of 2019. Read More »

Raccoon scales skyscraper in Minnesota

On Tuesday, building maintenance workers were able to get the poor little guy to move, but he unfortunately took a more risky route, climbing UBS Tower next door. "We've been told that the building has live traps on the roof and are trying to get him to go up there", Paige Donnelly Law wrote. We all just have to keep our fingers crossed. Read More »

Apple Seeds iOS 11.4.1 Developer Beta 2


After announcing the next major update for Apple Watches at WWDC , Apple released the first beta . The update focuses on making the iPhone and iPad as stable as possible before all focus goes to iOS 12. There, you'll find the new build ready to install. Apple TV developers can also get the new tvOS 11.4.1 beta 2 that came out this morning. Nonetheless, we will let you guys know if there is an update to the story. Read More »

Updated Mazda MX-5 set to feature 181bhp


The report appears to confirm an extra 26 horsepower for the roadster, bumping the 2.0-liter Skyactiv-G engine's output to 181 horsepower. We like the Mazda MX-5, but have always thought there were a few key areas that needed to be addressed in order for it to become the roadster we knew it could be. Read More »

Metro Exodus Shines in New Gameplay Trailer


A release date was also announced for February 22nd, 2019, and the trailer is available to watch down below. Metro is the game that shows us a post apocalyptic world ravaged by a nuclear war and looks good doing it. There are many dangers that include mutated beasts and other humans from different societal orders. Metro Exodus releases on February 22nd, 2019, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Read More »

E3 2018: The Last of Us Part II Gets Gameplay Reveal

She is on a path towards finding peace in her world-but it doesn't last. Unfortunately, there's still no release date for The Last of Us Part II . "When that peace is disrupted by a violent act, Ellie is thrust into a brutal journey of retribution, fueled by a need to bring those that have wronged her to justice, pushing her to her very limits", Druckmann said. Read More »