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 Sunday, 27-September-2015  13:03:15 (GMT +10) - by booj

DirectX 12 games are coming closer. Anandtech take a look at Fable Legends, one of the latest preview benchmarks to be released. Fable Legends is an Xbox One/Windows 10 exclusive free to play title built by Lionhead Studios in Unreal Engine 4. The game, styled as a ‘cooperative action RPG’, consists of asymmetrical multiplayer matches with attackers trying to raid a base and the defender playing more of a tower defense position.The benchmark provided is more of a graphics showpiece than a representation of the gameplay, in order to show off the capabilities of the engine and the DX12 implementation.

Children of the 90's surely remember the original GameBoy covers made of cardboard.. Not exactly the most durable storage ever invented. Lan OC have a simple guide for storing GameBoy games in cassette covers. Though not the originals, they do invoke that nice feeling you get looking at your uniform and neat looking game collection on the shelf.

There's plenty of ongoing iOS 9 coverage on the net including reviews at Hardware Secrets, Techradar & Macworld and in our forums here

The once immensely popular smartphone manufacturer Blackberry is attempting a comeback with a new Android powered smartphone. The Canadian firm said it would begin selling "Priv," described as "a flagship handheld device that will run on the Android operating system with BlackBerry security," expected to be available later this year.

NASA have scheduled a press conference for Monday US time to announce a 'major discovery'. hmmm..NASA will detail a major science finding from the agency’s ongoing exploration of Mars during a news briefing at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 28 at the James Webb Auditorium at NASA Headquarters in Washington. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.

A Samsung senior VP has revealed that the Samsung VR headset will launch later this year and cost just $99 USD. The mobile-based virtual reality headset will launch in North America "in time for Black Friday" and worldwide "shortly after," as Samsung SVP of Technology Strategy Peter Koo revealed when he took the stage at the Oculus Connect keynote on Thursday. It'll sell for $99.

Boffins have created a light based memory chip to permanently store data, a potential step on the path towards photonic computing. Today’s electronic computer chips work at blazing speeds. But an alternate version that stores, manipulates, and moves data with photons of light instead of electrons would make today’s chips look like proverbial horses and buggies. Now, one team of researchers reports that it has created the first permanent optical memory on a chip, a critical step in that direction.

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