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 Sunday, 3-July-2016  11:41:30 (GMT +10) - by aftahours

There's quite a bit of talk about the power consumption issues facing the newly released Radeon RX 480. PC Perspective goes a bit more in depth, here, also here on Anandtech.

Telstra has annouced it is spending $250 million to fix its mobile and fixed broadband network. Over the next 12 months, $100 million will go upgrading its “core network”, $100 million to increase its ADSL capacity, and the $50 million upgrade to its mobile network.

Scientists have invented a battery that operates on the same principals as an hourglass. It’s just a proof-of-concept design at the moment, but Chang et al. are confident they can build a viable prototype. And when they do, it could prove to be game-changer for, say, scaling up wind and solar power systems, by providing larger grid-connected storage systems.

Google maps has had a 700 trillion pixel makeover, now with cloud-less imagery. The new maps make use of NASA's Landsat 8 satellite launched in 2013, which captures twice as many images every day than the previous satellite used.

The first fatality from a self-driving car has been reported in Florida where a 40 years old man has died. Tesla, which said the driver was ultimately responsible for the vehicle’s action even when in autopilot mode, said both the driver and the car failed to notice the tractor trailer “against a brightly lit sky” and the brakes failed to kick in.

Tweaktown have posted their Tweak Guide for Doom. Doom is the first game to employ id Software's id Tech 6 engine, and does well to show off what it can do with impressive, high quality graphics and the best performance optimization I've seen since Alien: Isolation. In this guide, I'll take a look at both to help you achieve a nice balance as needed.

Microsoft's 'Play Anywhere' is getting released in a few months for Xbox and PC. Once you do that, you'll be able to buy eligible titles for your PC and play them on your Xbox One (or vice versa). And you won't just be playing two separate copies of the same game, which would get annoying. Any progress you make in a game will be saved and shared to both your PC and your Xbox One, in addition to your achievements and any downloadable content you've purchased on either platform for a particular game.

Sniper found this site where you put an address in and it shows it being attacked by aliens. The kids had fun with this!



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