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Shadow Warrior 3 Coming In 2021

With a transition to the next generation of consoles ahead of us, Shadow Warrior may not be on the top of everyone's mind.

However, today publisher Devolver Digital and developer Flying Wild Hog are reminding gamers about this FPS series with an announcement trailer revealing that Shadow Warrior 3 is in the works.

The cinematic trailer (above) is just a teaser, with a look at full gameplay coming on July 11.

Shadow Warrior 3 releases in 2021.

Shadow Warrior and Shadow Warrior 2 (our review) released on PS4 and Xbox One, so we'll likely hear more about other platforms further down the road.

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Apple Surveys Customers on Chargers as iPhone 12 Rumours Abound

In June, several reports suggested that the new iPhone 12 might not come with regular bundled peripherals such as EarPods or an USB charger.

According to a report by 9to5Mac, Twitter user Gustavo Alves Reis shared a screenshot of the survey where the question, “What did you do with the USB power adapter that came in the box with the iPhone XR that you replaced?”

Targeting old users along with those who recently purchased a new model, the survey asks how consumers what they did with the old chargers after replacing it with a new model.

This survey comes amidst speculations that the upcoming iPhone 12, expected to release this fall, may arrive without wired headphones or USB chargers.

Apple has reportedly begun a survey where it asks iPhone users questions about how they have been using the charging adapters that came bundled with their older models.

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Andrew Ng says Deep learning is the "New Electricity"; what this means to your organization

There’s a lot of benefits to starting to use the infrastructure you already have to start creating value now: Deep learning is particularly effective at handling noise in data, and in handling unstructured data - so if your data infrastructure is not in a good state, it’s even more important that you invest in deep learning.

Deep learning models provide deeper insight and greater accuracy, make existing products better, improve operations (e.g. Google used deep learning to reduce data center cooling requirements by 40%!)

This month’s Fortune magazine has Deep Learning as their cover story, and in it they quote Ng as saying: “In the past a lot of S&P 500 CEOs wished they had started thinking sooner than they did about their Internet strategy.

This view is shared by the always insightful Andrew Ng (Chief Scientist at Baidu, former CEO of Coursera, and head of Google Brain–and perhaps the only person I’m aware of who understands both business strategy and deep learning).

Looking externally for deep learning experts, rather than developing deep learning expertise within your existing staff, means that you will be creating a gap between your domain experts and your new data experts.

Some thoughts on zero-day threats in AI, and OpenAI's GPT-2

I’ve been warning about potential misuse of pre-trained language models for a while, and even helped develop some of the approaches the people are using now to build this tech; but it’s not until OpenAI actually showed what can be done in practice that the broader community has woken up to some of the concerns.

And there’s clearly a discussion to be had about potential societal impacts of a tool that may be able to scale up disinformation campaigns by orders of magnitude, especially in our current environment where such campaigns have damaged democracy even without access to such tools.

The reaction from the academic NLP community, on the other hand, has been largely (but not exclusively) negative, claiming that: On (1), whilst it’s true that there’s no real algorithmic leap being done here (the model is mainly a larger version of something that was published by the same team months ago), the academic “nothing to see here” reaction misses the point entirely.

There’s been a lot of discussion in the last couple of days about OpenAI’s new language model.

In practice, the most likely exploit is (in my opinion) a foreign power spending that money to dramatically escalate existing disinformation campaigns, such as those that have been extensively documented by the US intelligence community.

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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.

Name that body fluid! The great British art quiz

This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home of the UK’s public art collections, showing art from more than 3,000 venues, by 45,000 artists.

Each day, a different collection on Art UK sets the questions.

Today, our questions are set by Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, located inside the 200-year-old Royal Pump Rooms, one of the town’s original bath houses.

It holds in its collections over 13,000 art works and historic artefacts of local, regional and national significance, for the enjoyment and inspiration of the people of Warwick district and beyond.

You can see art from Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum on Art UK here.

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The United Kingdom will remove Huawei equipment from its 5G networks by the end of 2020

The U.K.’s original plans to rely (at least in part) on Huawei-made equipment to flesh out its 5G network did not sit well with the U.S. Considering America’s ongoing trade war with China and continued efforts to stymie business dealings with Huawei, the U.K. may have felt pressured to rethink its roadmap for a 5G rollout.

In a surprising shift, reports from the United Kingdom state that the country will strip Huawei equipment from its 5G networks by the end of the year.

The shift in policy is based on a new report from British cybersecurity experts that fear Huawei may be forced to use untrusted technology as a result of recent sanctions put on the company by the United States.

Despite its 20-year reliance on Huawei-made telecom hardware, the United Kingdom has now decided to remove Huawei from its 5G infrastructure by the end of 2020.

Details on the plan are scant as of press time, but the U.K. now seems dead set on removing Huawei from its 5G telecom infrastructure over the next 6 months.

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How to fix slow Xbox One download speeds

Close all games and apps Source: Windows Central Did you know that playing Xbox One games can impact your download speeds?

How to speed up Xbox One downloads Restart your Xbox One console Source: Matt Brown / Windows Central This classic trick also applies to Xbox One downloads, with a simple restart sometimes all that's required to get your speeds back to normal.

Before attempting to address any issues with Xbox One download speeds, we first recommend checking your console's internet connection.

How to test your Xbox One network connection Source: Windows Central Problems with your Xbox One downloads can be the result of countless factors, including your console, your home network, your internet service provider (ISP), or even Microsoft itself.

The pros and cons Source: Matt Brown / Windows Central The right networking hardware also plays a fundamental role in Xbox One download speeds, but you don't need to be an expert to eliminate the common bottlenecks.

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Galaxy Z Flip 5G leaks with familiar next-gen look

At the same time, using 5G in the name sort of flies in the face of Samsung’s current efforts to simplify their portfolio by making their foldable devices all fall into the “Z” category.

The first Galaxy Z Flip had a 6.7-inch foldable display inside – and the 5G version shown here seems to have that same display, per Tenaa via TechnoSports.

The first Samsung Galaxy Z Flip was part of Samsung’s (rather sizable) test run for foldable displays.

The next Samsung Galaxy Z Flip foldable (foldable display) smartphone was leaked today from several angles.

The 2020 Galaxy Fold device will be called Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, rather than just Galaxy Fold 2.

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Stargirl Will Return for Season 2, But Only on the CW

It’s an odd fall from grace for DC Universe considering that Stargirl was announced as an original for the platform in its earliest days, alongside Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, Titans, and Harley Quinn.

TV Line reports that Stargirl will air on the CW as it currently does, but will only stream on the CW’s platforms afterward, rather than heading to DC Universe, citing sources alleging that there are “no plans” for Stargirl to stream on the latter platform.

Warner Bros. has just announced that Stargirl, which launched on DC Universe and shortly thereafter premiered on the CW alongside Warner Bros.

The relationship between DC Universe and the various arms of the Warner Bros. corporation continues to get weirder and weirder, as evidenced by all the nonsense about the movies on HBO Max, the strange partnerships for its originals like Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing, and so on.

Now, HBO Max is co-streaming and co-producing Doom Patrol’s second season with DC Universe, Harley Quinn is rumored to be coming to the service after streaming exclusively on Universe, and Swamp Thing, canceled before its first season even concluded on Universe, is finding a perplexing second life on the CW (even if it’s yet to be uncancelled as part of that revival, that is).

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Tom Hanks thinks having new movie on Apple TV+ is ‘absolute heartbreak

As for Apple’s quirky press request, the article notes that: “Apple TV+ is having a similarly negative impact on Hanks’ appearance in this interview.

“I don’t mean to make angry my Apple overlords, but there is a difference in picture and sound quality,” Hanks said.

In an interview with The Guardian, Hanks describes the shift to Apple TV+ as “an absolute heartbreak.”

Tom Hanks made a few not-so-flattering comments about the “Apple overlords” in an interview about his new World War II movie Greyhound.

This isn’t the first time Hanks has had dealings with Apple.

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Linux Kernel Preparing New Guidelines For Using Inclusive Terminology

Prominent upstream Linux kernel developers are working on adding "inclusive terminology" guidelines to the Linux kernel coding style requirements.The new inclusive terminology documentation applies to new code being contributed to the Linux kernel but ultimately in hopes of replacing existing code with words deemed not inclusive.

The exception being granted though is where changing the terminology could potentially break the user-space ABI given the kernel's longstanding guarantees on not breaking that interface.These new guidelines for Linux kernel developers call for initially avoiding words including "slave" and "blacklist" to instead use words like subordinate, replica, follower, performer, blocklist, or denylist.These changes are being worked on as for the Linux kernel coding style in that non-inclusive terminology is said to be a distracting effect.The inclusive terminology documentation being currently discussed can be found via this kernel mailing list thread

Tesla Launches 'S3XY' Short Shorts, Breaks Its Website

Over the weekend, the Tesla CEO announced the new product on Twitter: Tesla short shorts with "S3XY" emblazoned on the back.

"Celebrate summer with Tesla Short Shorts," says the product description on Tesla's website.

Relax poolside or lounge indoors year-round with our limited-edition Tesla Short Shorts, featuring our signature Tesla logo in front with “S3XY” across the back.

The shorts are part of a long-running joke aimed at Tesla shorters, that is, people who borrow and sell Tesla stock, hoping for a decline in price so they can buy it cheaper and make a profit.

People who are short a particular stock are often loudly criticizing the company behind it, and Musk has been waging war against shorters — and the SEC, which he considers somehow complicit in the campaign against Tesla — for years.

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Benchmarking The Performance Overhead To LKRG 0.8 For Better Security - Phoronix

Back in March I benchmarked the Linux Kernel Runtime Guard (LKRG) as a means of achieving additional security safeguards for a ~5% performance hit.

With LKRG 0.8 having been released a few days ago, here is a fresh look at the LKRG performance compared to the stock kernel on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

LKRG adds runtime integrity checking to the Linux kernel and other runtime detection of security exploits.

LKRG 0.8 adds new safeguards as well as support for newer kernel builds, experimental 32-bit ARM and Raspberry Pi support, new tunables, and other changes.

For this straight-forward benchmarking, an Intel Core i9 9900K box was used with a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS with its stock Linux 5.4 kernel.

I used the Huawei Mate Xs and now I don't want to go back to a normal smartphone

It’s a very exciting future that the Mate Xs has revealed for me, and I can’t wait for the time when everyone can afford a foldable - be that of the ‘phone turns into tablet’ variety like the Mate Xs or Galaxy Fold, or the ‘phone becomes easily pocketable’ option pioneered by the Motorola Razr and the Galaxy Z Flip.

Overall my time with the Mate Xs has proven that after years of incremental advances in the smartphone world, we’re now standing at the precipice of a huge shift in usability, triggered by the advent of foldable screens.

Battery life on the Mate Xs has been surprisingly good, but then again all Huawei and Honor phones have this in common - numbers greater than what the capacity would suggest, compared to the Android competition.

Then there’s the fact that, if you hold the Mate Xs closed as a phone, because of where the software is programmed to make the phone screen “end”, you get a small curve on the left side, but no such thing on the right side, where the side bezel is actually quite prominent.

Huawei is now on its second-generation foldable with minor improvements compared to the first, and after using the Mate Xs for a few weeks I have to say - it’s incredibly hard to go back to any traditional smartphone.

Durabook claims that its new ultra-slim yet rugged tablet is ideal for fieldwork in 2020

This may make it more amenable to work in the hazardous environments of today.

However, this one is also only about 20 millimeters (mm) in height and weighs 1.2 kilograms.

Like others from this OEM, it has military-grade drop, shock, ingress and temperature resistance.

Durabook has launched its latest tablet, the R11.

Durabook Americas has introduced its latest "fully rugged" Windows tablet, the R11.

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 gets third Android 10 beta with fixes for PUBG mobile and June 2020 security patch

Asus provided an Android 9 Pie update for the 2018 handset, and now is giving bold steps to roll out a stable Android 10 update.

Although the ZenFone Max Pro M1 wasn’t an Android One device, it received a decent treatment from the company’s developers.

However, it wasn’t an Android One smartphone, one of the first Asus devices to make a switch to pure Android.

Another interesting characteristic of this handset was its pure vanilla Android.

This is a big surprise for a 2018 phone, especially when the company doesn’t need to comply with Google Android One requests.

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Top 3 high-power Chinese smartphones that you have to consider

The Find X2 series is the first mobile phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G chip.

In the battery department which is the focus of this article, the Honor X10 Max uses a decent 5000 mAh battery.

Our top 3 list takes these (fast charge and battery capacity) into consideration A few days ago, Honor officially released the large-screen Honor X10 Max.

Mobile phone manufacturers try to increase the charging capacity of smartphone batteries to shorten the charging time of mobile phones as much as possible.

Furthermore, the Find X2 series also integrates OPPO Smart 5G technology, supports 5G+4G dual-card dual-standby.

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Are We Headed Towards a Price Jump With Next-gen

So naturally while game prices have stayed flat, the cost of making a AAA game has gone up substantially in that time, along with the quality of games.

This is because the last time videogames saw a jump in base price, was over 15 years ago – in 2002, to be precise.

Now this leads to a very important question: I don’t remember seeing AAA titles at a price tag lower than the current $60 standard.

According to reports, many publishers are considering a price jump in standard pricing moving towards the next generation in gaming.

Going a bit more in detail, the issue around game pricing was also discussed by former PlayStation exec Shawn Layden during the Gamelab conference last month: So naturally, pushing the technical boundaries also requires for a push in the prices.

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Former PS4 exclusive game becomes top seller on Steam a month before launch

This will introduce the PC gamers to a new franchise and may nudge them towards buying a PlayStation 5 to get access to the sequel of the game — Horizon Forbidden West — which was revealed during the console's live launch event.

The Sony-owned PlayStation exclusive game coming to the PC platform is promising as its one of a kind move.

Horizon Zero Dawn was originally released for the PS4 in 2017 but PC gamers are still excited about the open-world game after three years.

Horizon Zero Dawn, a former PS4 exclusive game has become the best seller on Steam, a video game digital distribution service for PC gamers.

The BAFTA award-winning game Horizon Zero Dawn is cheaper in India than in the US.

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UltraUXThemePatcher 3.8.1

UltraUXThemePatcher modifies your system files so that 3rd party themes can be used.

You can download Windows themes from third parties and activate them.

The program backups the original system files and all changes can be undone by uninstalling if you have issues.

UltraUXThemePatcher is available for Windows XP to Windows 10 (RTM, Anniversary Update 1607, Creators Update 1703, Fall Creators Update 1709) for 32bit and 64bit version.

This application make changes to your system files, this can lead to unexpected problems or total breakdown of Windows!

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We may soon see a Samsung Galaxy phone with a 7,000mAh battery

A new leak has surfaced, showing a phone with the biggest battery in a Galaxy phone to date.

Samsung has recently received certification for a phone part of its Galaxy M series.

This Chinese certification reveals that the phone includes a 6,800mAh battery inside.

We usually see these sized batteries in tablets, like the 10-inch Galaxy Tab S6 Lite and the Galaxy Tab S5e, which have a 7,040mAh battery.

Now, we can’t be sure if we will end up receiving the Galaxy M41, but we could very well see this battery in more Samsung devices in the future.

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Camera shootout: Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus vs Sony Xperia 1 II

While Sony sticks with 12MP sensors across the board, Samsung has a 64MP zoom option for extra detail, albeit relying on a hybrid software approach to its 3x zoom.

The S20 Plus offers consistent image quality and processing across all three of its cameras, the software does everything you want, and the phone offers good HDR and Night Mode options.

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus and Sony Xperia 1 II rely on long exposure night modes for shooting in the dark, resulting in some blur and loss of accuracy.

Best Samsung phones you can buy The biggest hardware difference with the Galaxy S20 Plus vs Xperia 1 II is the zoom cameras.

Today we’re taking the phone’s camera out for a spin with the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus.

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