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Image of article 'Call of Duty Warzone UPDATE: Major map changes tied into Call of Duty 2020 reveal'

Call of Duty Warzone UPDATE: Major map changes tied into Call of Duty 2020 reveal

Fortunately, an illuminating new report on VGC suggests that the Call of Duty 2020 reveal could be tied into Warzone map changes.

Call of Duty 2020's lead character will also join the Warzone game mode as a brand new operator.

The current rumours suggest that Call of Duty 2020 will take the form of a new game in the Black Ops series.

One thing we do know about this year's Call of Duty is that it won't abandon the Warzone Battle Royale mode introduced earlier this year.

In other Call of Duty Warzone news, Activision recently added support for up to 200 players in Battle Royale Quads.

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Volkswagen Using Computer Vision To Increase Production Efficiency

“The first two Computer Vision solutions from Porsche and Audi are currently being prepared for Group-wide rollout and connection to the Volkswagen Industrial Cloud,” the company notes.

Volkswagen expects its “Industrial Computer Vision” image recognition and processing technology to lead to a 30% productivity improvement in its production processes from 2016 to 2025.

Volkswagen, as the title notes, is using “Computer Vision” to increase manufacturing efficiency at its factories.

We’ve also spent some time in the Volkswagen factory that will first produce the ID.3, as well as a few other electric vehicle models, but that was mostly a superficial visit and press photo op.

No doubt, as Volkswagen transitions a factory that just built its last fossil fuel vehicle after 116 years into a fully electric vehicle factory, and then completed the transition for several other factories around the globe, Volkswagen is looking for every opportunity it can to bring manufacturing up to a 2020s level to utilizes the best tech, whether it be basic tech like a smartphone and an app or new manufacturing robots for the factory floor.

Galaxy Fold 2 To Come With A 25W Charger, Launch Imminent

By comparison, the original Galaxy Fold packed 2,135mAh and 2,245mAh batteries for a combined capacity of 4,380mAh.

This is the second time the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 has appeared on the 3C certification website.

The recent 3C certification for the Galaxy Fold 2 also confirms 5G support.

That's a significant upgrade from the 15W charger that comes with the original Galaxy Fold.

Ahead of the impending launch, the second generation Galaxy Fold has passed through the 3C certification process in China, bearing the model number SM-F9160.

Image of article 'DJI's Mavic Air 2 Takes to the Sky With Some Serious Smarts'

DJI's Mavic Air 2 Takes to the Sky With Some Serious Smarts

At the moment, the Mavic Air 2 feels very much like DJI's flagship drone.

This feature alone makes the Mavic Air 2 the drone to get, though I would expect Spotlight to eventually come to the Mavic 2 line as well.

To my mind, the most exciting new flight mode in the Air 2 is Spotlight, which has trickled down from from DJI's professional-grade Inspire drone.

While the camera and automation improvements are all welcome, my favorite feature of the Mavic Air 2 is the much-improved flight time.

The Mavic Air 2 is the middle child in DJI's consumer drone lineup, sitting between the smaller, lighter, but less capable Mavic Mini, and the more powerful, more capable, but also more expensive, Mavic 2.

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Save $100 on the Dyson AM06 Bladeless Fan This 4th of July Weekend

Cool off this summer with Dyson’s AM06 Bladeless Desk Fan with extra savings during eBay’s 4th of July sale.

The fan, which normally sells for $300, is on sale in Dyson’s eBay for $250, but you can save an additional 20% with the discount code PLUS20 for a final $200 price.

Dyson’s AM06 Bladeless Desk Fan, as the name implies, doesn’t use conventional fan blades to move air.

The Dyson AM06 Bladeless desk fan is Energy Star compliant and, according to Dyson, uses 30% less power and is 75% quieter due to streamlined air channels than Dyson’s original AM01 bladeless model.

The extra 20% off during eBay’s 4th of July sale won’t last, so if you want to buy the Dyson AM06 Bladeless desk fan for just $200, a 33% discount from the normal $300 list price and 20% less than Dyson’s regular $250 eBay store sale price, act soon.

Springfield Armory's XD Pistol Is More Than A Glock Copycat Gun

The Springfield XD series could rightly be considered something of a copycat of Glock’s line of pistols.

Although the takedown process is similar between the Glock and XD, the Croatian pistol has a larger, easier to manipulate lever to remove the slide rather than the small semi-recessed on the side of the Austrian gun.

The XD features forward slide serrations not seen on early model Glocks, giving it a leg up in markets such as California where the Glock line is only available up to Generation 3.

This copying of a successful handgun design was repeated with the After a brief run sold under the HS name American gun manufacturer Springfield Armory purchased the exclusive distributorship rights, renaming the HS-2000 the XD.

Here's What You Need To Remember: The Springfield XD series could rightly be considered something of a copycat of Glock’s line of pistols.

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The Rolls-Royce Apparition concept is a sleek, obsidian black, electric-powered beauty on wheels

Designed by LA-based automotive designer Julien Fesquet, the Rolls-Royce Apparition concept comes with a beautiful almost precious pebble-like exterior that takes the Sweptail and exaggerates everything we loved about it.

The exaggerated hood angles ever so slightly at the end, resulting in a steeply raked windshield which covers the entire car in a bubble of tinted glass from front to back.

The glass element finds itself on the front, cladding the area where one would normally expect Rolls-Royce’s long grilles – hinting at an electric drivetrain.

The electric drivetrain, however, isn’t the only progressive element in the Rolls-Royce car’s design.

The automobile even features digital rear-view mirrors along with equally razor-thin headlamps and taillights… and two spare tires, partially hidden by the front fenders in a gloriously modern reinterpretation of a common practice in Rolls-Royce’s earlier models!

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PS5 Pricing Still Undecided According To Sony Customer Survey

While Sony has offered no official indication of pricing for its PlayStation 5 or the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, some news has surfaced from Reddit user youessbee who claims to have been a participant in a Nielsen survey about the PlayStation 5 console.

However, the survey did apply "random pricing" to the console to see what participants thought about a price point of £349 for the standard PlayStation 5 and £259 for the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition.

A price difference of $100 between the two versions of the console would certainly push more cost-conscious gamers to purchase the Digital Edition.

We wouldn't expect any price differences between digital and physical versions of next-generation games, but saving $100 on the hardware would make the Digital Edition appealing.

The original Reddit poster claimed to have been involved in past Nielsen surveys about console pricing and said typically the consoles launched at 20% more than survey pricing.

RIP, Glock? Just How Revolutionary Is the Sig Sauer P320 XFIVE Legion Pistol

This pistol is the first from the myriad of P320 variants to receive Sig Sauer’s “Legion” branding, a brand typically reserved for guns that have some level of enhanced parts put into them.

For the P320 XFIVE Legion, this is the special frame that is said to be “TXG tungsten-infused polymer,” which supposedly makes the regular polymer P320 grip module “as heavy as steel.”

TXG is probably an easy way for Sig Sauer to make a heavy frame version of the P320 without doing much engineering to create a steel frame version.

In some ways, it vindicates Sig Sauer’s original design of the P320 as a modular grip pistol, as the addition of a TXG grip as a choice provides a truly different and functional change to those who want it.

But for most companies, it would make sense to copy Sig Sauer’s metal-infused polymer technology if possible to create “heavy frame” versions of their existing pistols, as existing frame dimensions and specs could continue to be used.

Intel Tiger Lake Xe GPU Matches The NVIDIA GeForce MX350 Discrete GPU, Crushes AMD's 7nm Vega iGPUs In Graphics Performance

The benchmarks also compare the Intel Tiger Lake Xe 96 EU (Core i7-1165G7) with the 80 EU (Core i5-1135G7) configuration.

In the Geekbench 4 OpenCL benchmark, the Tiger Lake Xe GPU scores 59845 points while NVIDIA's GeForce MX350 scores 59828 points.

The first benchmark comparison is between the Intel Xe GPU with 96 EUs (768 cores) and the NVIDIA GeForce MX350 with 5 SMs (640 cores).

Intel's Xe GPU featured on 11th Generation Tiger Lake CPUs has once again been benchmarked and this time the chip performs on par with NVIDIA's fastest MX series discrete graphics that are featured inside most mainstream laptops.

Compared to the fastest AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir U-series SKUs, the Ryzen 7 4800U which features the Vega 8 iGPU (512 cores) at 1.75 GHz, the Tiger Lake Xe GPU with 96 EUs (768 cores) at 1.3 GHz scores just around a 30% lead which is impressive and similar to the gains we have seen in 3DMark leaks previously.

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Boeing looks set to end production of its iconic 747 jet

Boeing looks set to end production of its iconic 747 jet Boeing is reportedly ending production of its iconic 747 jumbo jet (more specifically, the 747-8, which is a more recent variant of the jet), the erstwhile Queen of the Skies and possibly the world's most well-known jetliner.

Before the rollout of the Airbus A380 in 2005, the 747 held the title of the biggest passenger jet ever.

Both jumbo jets feature four engines instead of two, which means they burn more fuel and are less efficient than the smaller Boeing 777 and Airbus A350.

However, Boeing has declined to confirm that it is halting production of the 747, with an official spokesperson saying that the plane currently has a build rate of 0.5 airplanes per month and that the 747-8 program still has more than two years of production ahead of it in order to fulfill existing orders.

Airbus has also begun to phase out its A380 jet – it will end production of the A380 from 2021 as major airlines have reduced or completely cancelled orders of the jet.

The 1911 Is a Gun Legend (Meet the 5 Best to Fire a Shot

Since the 1911 pistol is a standard, whenever a gun company is expected to be taken seriously, it develops a 1911 of its own.

This particular piece ranks high in safety due to the ambidextrous safety and Taurus’ special system on the hammer that disables the gun.

The SA mil-spec comes with an original 1911 short trigger and a GI style thumb and grip safety, as well as a GI hammer.

The performance and accuracy of this gun are impressive, just needs some little extras, like a beavertail grip safety.

This .45 caliber carbon-steel frame gun is equipped with a skeletonized trigger, single column magazine and dovetailed sights and a low-mount combat sight.

Tested: New Subaru Forester Hybrid

So Forester hybrid is as capable off road as its petrol counterpart, except for the fact that it has no full size spare wheel under the boot floor, as the petrol models do.

The 136kW 2.5-litre petrol Forester goes all right, but the hybrid’s 110kW 2.0-litre/12.3kW electric motor combination, with the added burden of an extra 67kg to drag around, is sluggish and unresponsive in comparison.

Forester S hybrid averages 6.7L/100km and 152gkm of CO2; the 2.5-litre petrol Forester S averages 7.4L/100km and 168gkm.

In practice, though, the Subaru’s limited battery capacity and low power (12.3kW) electric motor are unable to shift the Forester more than a few metres from rest, on a very gentle throttle, before the 2.0-litre petrol engine kicks in.

The point of the technology is better fuel efficiency and lower emissions, but compared with the petrol Forester, and with Toyota’s hybrid drive in the RAV4, the gains in both are minimal, while performance has actually gone backwards.

Dead Cells celebrates selling three million copies with the ‘Update of Plenty

Dead Cells has crossed another milestone in sales, and developer Motion Twin is celebrating in appropriate style.

As the roguelike has now shifted three million copies, the celebratory ‘Update of Plenty’ brings a range of other tweaks and adjustments to the indie game.

Motion Twin rolled out the rejig this week, tweeting out the patch notes (ta, RPS) with the reveal that Dead Cells has been bought over three million times.

Right at the top of the pile are the crossbow changes – all crossbows are now two-handed, have two separate attacks, and are Survival only.

Dead Cells had sold a million copies by early last year, so having now tripled that in just over a year, we can likely expect plenty more updates for the action-adventure game in the future, and maybe something Hollow Knight-themed, too.

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Tesla Cybertruck Now Available For Reservation in China

It seems Tesla Cybertruck reservations are now available in China as Reddit user aaronhry pointed out.

RELATED: TURNS OUT CYBERTRUCK HAS A BED, JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER TRUCK When the truck was unveiled in the U.S. last year, Tesla began taking orders with just a $100 deposit.

CEO Elon Musk then announced that the truck received over 250,000 reservations within the first week.

Electrek has reported that sources have told the news outlet that Tesla pre-orders are helping boost sales and that customers are coming in the store just for the truck.

The rise in price may be because it will likely be harder to get Chinese sales even if Musk claims the Cybertruck can float for a while.

Image of article 'Huawei expands the EMUI 10.1 rollout for the P30 Pro, P30, and Huawei Mate 20 X 5G'

Huawei expands the EMUI 10.1 rollout for the P30 Pro, P30, and Huawei Mate 20 X 5G

The Mate 20 X 5G is typically the last phone in its series to receive updates and that trend continues here.

Owners of the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G in Europe are now confirming receipt of the EMUI 10.1 update.

The P30, P30 Pro, and Mate 30 Pro received the update a long time ago across Europe, and the next device on the list is the Mate 20 X 5G.

The company is currently sending out the EMUI 10.1 update to owners of the Mate 20 X 5G in Europe, as well as owners of the P30 and P30 Pro in South Africa, North Africa, South-East Asia, and the Middle East.

Huawei has now also started sending out the EMUI 10.1 update to owners of the P30 and P30 Pro in South Africa.

The hidden secret beneath this VW SUV

Volkswagen’s five-seater Touareg SUV shares much more than wires and widgets with the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, Bentley Bentayga and Lamborghini Urus.

It’s all the luxury SUV you will ever need: leather upholstery, front seats with a massage function, matrix LED headlights, adjustable air suspension, power tailgate, semi-automatic parking, VW’s comprehensive Discover Pro infotainment, multiple connectivity points and wireless phone charging are standard.

Add tightly-controlled adaptive suspension (that’s also adjustable for ride height), 20-inch wheels with wide, low profile road tyres and accurate steering (supplemented in the test car with rear wheel steering for added manoeuvrability and responsiveness) and you have a wagon that takes corners with far greater agility and poise than SUVs of this size usually do.

The VW has greater off road ability that its Audi and Porsche siblings, and the X5/GLE, with up to 258mm of ground clearance when the air suspension is fully extended.

VW TOUAREG 190TDI PREMIUM VITALS Price: $86,790, as tested $115,790 Warranty/servicing: 5 year w’ty; $2500 for 5 years/75,000km Engine: 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel; 190kW/600Nm Safety: 5 stars, 8 airbags, AEB, adaptive cruise, lane keep assist, front and rear cross traffic assist, blind spot monitoring, matrix LED headlights Thirst: 9-12L/100km Spare: Space saver Boot: 810L

Image of article 'Lucid’s Drag Coefficient Lower Than Tesla and Porsche Taycan, Topping EV Aerodynamics'

Lucid’s Drag Coefficient Lower Than Tesla and Porsche Taycan, Topping EV Aerodynamics

“Key to our development process was creating Lucid’s own meticulous aerodynamic design philosophy for electric vehicles honed from years of success in Formula One.”

Lucid was inspired by the design of racing cars from Formula One to engineer its special Lucid Air.

“Our aero team worked seamlessly with design and engineering counterparts, establishing aero efficiency as a core tenet of Lucid Air from its very inception, enabling us to achieve this new standard.”

Lucid Air scored a coefficient of drag of 0.21, making it the world’s most aero-efficient luxury car.

Lucid Motors announced on Tuesday that it has achieved a new benchmark in aerodynamic efficiency for its luxury electric car, the Lucid Air.

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Lime puts Jump bikes back on London streets

Sources have said Lime plans to redeploy Jump scooters and bikes in London, Paris, Rome and Barcelona.

As part of the deal, Lime acquired Jump, the electric bike and scooter division that Uber acquired in 2018 for around $200 million.

London is the first city in Europe to see Jump bikes return since Uber offloaded the company to Lime in a complex deal that unfolded in May.

Lime puts Jump bikes back on London bikes are returning to London — this time through its new owner Lime .

The reintroduction of Jump bikes in London is part of a broader plan by Lime to increase its presence in the city.

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SK Hynix kicks off mass production of HBM2E: fastest DRAM in the world

SK Hynix has just announced it has begun mass production of HBM2E memory, which boasts higher transfer speeds of 3.6Gbps/pin, and can handle capacities of up to 16GB per stack.

HBM2E is an upgrade over HBM2, with twice the capacities over its predecessor we're looking at 8-Hi, 16GB stacks.

The new HBM2E memory standard can be clocked at up to 3.6Gbps/pin, which is faster than the 3.2Gbps/pin that the official HBM2E spec has at its maximum.

Companies can use HBM2E memory controllers that handle the higher 3.6Gbps/pin speeds, which is out of spec -- a nice 'free' upgrade.

A single 1024-pin stack provides 460GB/sec, while a 2048-pin stack provides 960GB/sec, a 6-stack configuration would offer a simply mind blowing 2.76TB/sec of memory bandwidth.

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Tesla Delivers 90K Vehicles In Q2, Trouncing Street Expectations

Tesla recently opened Shanghai, China factory was also open and producing cars during the second quarter.

That large first-quarter number helped Tesla continue to deliver vehicles during the Fremont shutdown.

Tesla was also able to produce 82,272 cars despite the weekslong shutdown of the Fremont factory.

Breaking Down Tesla's Delivery Numbers: Of the total number of Teslas delivered, 10,600 cars were Model S and X — the automaker's higher-end luxury vehicles.

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) said Thursday that it delivered 90,650 cars in the second quarter — an impressive figure in a time period that saw a shutdown of the Fremont, California factory due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Outriders details its Pyromancer class and more

Overheat deals minor fire damage to all enemies in an area, marking them for the Pyromancer’s healing abilities.

But if any nearby Outrider kills a Thermal Bomb target before the ability expires, the target will explode, dealing massive damage to all nearby enemies.

The Pyromancer The Pyromancer fights off a hoard of beasts using flame attacks Image: People Can Fly/Square Enix The Pyromancer class is all about setting enemies on fire.

This new broadcast comes after the initial May stream, which previewed the Trickster class and the game’s gear systems.

In the broadcast, the studio previewed the game’s structure and detailed another of the four playable classes: the Pyromancer.

Huawei Mate 40 will use same symmetrical dual speakers of Mate 20X

According to recent speculations, the Huawei Mate 40 series will come with a 90Hz display.

However, the latest report claims that the Huawei Mate 40 will use the dame symmetrical dual speakers as the Mate 20X.

Recently, there was a report that the Huawei Mate 40 series may not use an on-screen camera.

Chinese manufacturing giant, Huawei, will release the Huawei Mate 40 series in a few month’s time.

From previous reports, the Mate 40 series will use a 5nm Kirin processor.

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A Brief History and Evolution of Electric Cars

Electric cars, or EVs for short, work through the use of an electric motor instead of an internal combustion engine, like gasoline-powered cars.

Traction battery pack: This is the "fuel tank" of the electric vehicle and is the source of all electricity used to run most of the other components in the vehicle.

Thomas Edison also threw his weight behind early electric cars, believing in their superiority over other alternatives, and he worked to develop better-performing batteries.

The discovery of electricity aside, the first prerequisite needed to develop electric cars was a reliable rechargeable battery.

That being said, after the early developments above there, are some contenders for the 'first' electric cars below, depending on your idea of what constitutes a fully formed electric vehicle.