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EA Gave Outgoing Exec Patrick Soderlund A $20 Million Bonus To Stay, Then He Left

EA Gave Outgoing Exec Patrick Soderlund A $20 Million Bonus To Stay, Then He Left

One of publishing giant EA's top executives, Patrick Soderlund, is leaving the company in October. It's unclear why he's going, but it appears EA really wanted him to stay. Back in June, EA disclosed in a government filing with the SEC that it paid Soderlund a $20 million bonus for the purpose of supporting the…
Microsoft quietly makes ‘Your Phone’ Android app available to mainstream Windows 10 users

Microsoft quietly makes 'Your Phone' Android app available to mainstream Windows 10 users

Microsoft is no longer requiring Windows 10 users to be running "Insider" test builds to use the Microsoft "Your Phone" app. The Your Phone app for Android phones will work with mainstream Windows 10 releases -- at least the 1803 "Spring Creators Update" build in the U.S. -- as of this week. Credit: Microsoft (I've…
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey features recruitable mercenaries who grant perks

Assassin's Creed Odyssey features recruitable mercenaries who grant perks

Assassin's Creed Odyssey is an upcoming entry in the staple franchise which takes place hundreds of years before the establishment of the Assassin's Brotherhood. The title features a lot of new combat mechanics, but one of the standout features in the world has to be the "Mercenary" system. Mercenaries are essentially bounty hunters sent after…
Xbox One’s translucent Phantom Black controller arrives September 11th

Xbox One's translucent Phantom Black controller arrives September 11th

If that doesn't tickle your fancy, you might want to grab the second new controller instead. It's mostly grey, with splashes of bright blue underneath the thumbsticks and on the rear. The Phantom Black will set you back $70 and ships September 11th. The grey and blue version costs $65 and will drop in the…
No, you don’t want a first-gen 5G smartphone

No, you don't want a first-gen 5G smartphone

5G smartphones are still months away, but the carriers are already shouting about their fresh new handsets. Sprint joined the 5G hype club today, announcing it’s working with LG on a special device to usher in its fifth-generation cellular network next year. It’s hot on the heels of the Moto Z3, a “5G Ready” phone…
Monster Hunter: World’s Chinese PC port is set to be removed from WeGame platform

Monster Hunter: World's Chinese PC port is set to be removed from WeGame platform

No more hunting for you China's government is notoriously picky with what products go on sale in the country. This has led to numerous instances where incredibly popular games had to be massively censored to even see release, but I don't think I've heard of a case where a game goes on sale for a…
The Galaxy Note 9’s display is better than any other smartphone – even the iPhone X

The Galaxy Note 9's display is better than any other smartphone – even the iPhone X

The Galaxy Note 9 may look a lot like last year’s Note, but it’s a lot better in every way. It’s got the high-end specs you expect from an Android flagship smartphone this year, as well as a few extra perks on top, like a smarter S Pen stylus, bigger battery and lots and lots…
Intel’s SGX blown wide open by, you guessed it, a speculative execution attack

Intel's SGX blown wide open by, you guessed it, a speculative execution attack

Foreshadow explained in a video.Another day, another speculative execution-based attack. Data protected by Intel's SGX—data that's meant to be protected even from a malicious or hacked kernel—can be read by an attacker thanks to leaks enabled by speculative execution. Since publication of the Spectre and Meltdown attacks in January this year, security researchers have been…
Nvidia unveils Turing architecture, providing a glimpse inside the next GeForce cards

Nvidia unveils Turing architecture, providing a glimpse inside the next GeForce cards

Nvidia just unveiled its next generation Turing architecture at SIGGRAPH, a conference for graphics professionals. It also spilled the beans on the upcoming line of Quadro RTX graphics cards for workstation users. This comes as a bit of a surprise, as most have been expecting Turing to first show up in the GTX 1180 and…
Samsung says its new AI-based Wi-Fi system is smarter and promises better connectivity

Samsung says its new AI-based Wi-Fi system is smarter and promises better connectivity

Samsung has a big update to its Wi-Fi product line that the company announced today, for which it’s using AI-based mesh wifi tech from Palo Alto-based Plume Design to provide better connectivity to an entire home or office — not just the spot where the router is based. The solution is the company’s new SmartThings…