Nvidia announces ultra high-resolution screenshot capture utility
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Captures in-game screenshots at gigapixel resolutions with HDR


During its Geforce Pascal introduction on Friday, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang introduced Ansel, the “world’s first in-game camera system” that enables two-dimensional and three-dimensional screenshot capturing up to 32 times higher than in-game resolution – from megapixels to gigapixels with a completely adjustable field-of-view (FoV), among other features.

Nvidia begins Geforce Pascal with GTX 1080 and GTX 1070
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2x performance, 3x power efficiency of Geforce GTX Titan X

Today at DreamHack in Austin, Texas, Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang took the wraps off the Geforce GTX 1080 and Geforce GTX 1070, the company’s first consumer-focused Geforce Pascal GPUs.

First AMD Zen chips may not be quad-core parts
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AMD prepares for IPC race with Intel

In May 2015, we reported that AMD’s first Zen CPUs, launching in Q4 2016, would most likely be quad-core chips based on a presentation slide showing the company’s Zen core units scaling up to four cores with shared L3 cache. According to new information released one year later, this may not be the case and, the company could be preparing to launch eight and six-core variants in a tight efficiency race against Intel's 'Kaby Lake' CPUs.

HTC 10 now available in the U.S. on Verizon
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Limited quantities for walk-in customers


HTC’s flagship tenth-generation smartphone, the HTC 10, is now available in the U.S. starting today Verizon’s network. We walked into a local retail store this afternoon here in California and were told that aside from the display model, the store only had one unit in stock on launch day for walk-in customers.

Intel Core i7 6850K 'Broadwell-E' benchmarked
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Benchmarked against Core i7 5820K Haswell-E

On Thursday, a user named Maintenance Bot on the Overclock.net forums posted a sneak peek of what to expect from Intel’s upcoming Core i7 6850K ‘Broadwell-E’ desktop chip.

Russian hacker hands over 272 million unique email accounts
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Biggest credential cache amassed by a single individual to date

This week, an anonymous young Russian hacker calling himself “the Collector” just handed over roughly 232 million unique email account credentials and passwords on a social media forum, with a total cache of 1.17 billion records.

Alleged 2018 'Chevrolet Jolt' isn't an official vehicle
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GM denies involvement, hints at copyright infringement

Recently, a website for an unreleased Chevrolet vehicle has been listed alleging to portray an upcoming all-electric vehicle with a 230-mile range and a price as low as $30,000. While the new Chevrolet vehicle is schedule to launch sometime in 2018, there is only one problem – it isn’t an official vehicle authorized by Chevrolet or any of its partners.

10-year old for finds Instagram flaw, Facebook pays him $10,000
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By typing in malicious code, high-level bug erases comments 


On Wednesday, social media giant Facebook took a humble bow to a 10-year old Finnish lad’s code-altering skills and paid him $10,000 for discovering a high-risk flaw in its Instagram API. The bug allowed any Instagram commenter to type malicious code into the comment section of any status update and effectively delete anyone’s comments from a post.

Intel Core i7 7700K 'Kaby Lake' CPU benchmarks leaked
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3.60GHz chip (4.2GHz Turbo) with 24 graphics units, same as Core i7 6700K

On Monday, a SiSoft benchmarking software leak revealed some performance numbers for Intel’s upcoming Core i7 7700K CPU, based on third-generation 14nm Kaby Lake architecture.

Police can demand fingerprint phone unlocking, but not passcodes
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Touch ID comes under fire with 5th Amendment


In the United States, police can now force an individual to unlock their own smartphone using fingerprints, but are prevented by the 5th amendment from demanding any passcodes, an LAPD warrant discovered in March 2016 now reveals.