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Intel says it isn't abandoning Arc graphics cards, is working on the next generations

Sep 24, 2022

In context: We all know that Intel's Arc Alchemist launch has not been as successful as the company hoped—and that's putting it mildly. The vast number of problems surrounding the discrete graphics cards have led some to believe Intel might cut its losses and abandon the entire project. Chipzilla insists that's not going to happen, and it's already working on the next generation of cards: Battlemage and Celestial. Underwhelming performance, problems with DirectX11, and the need to enable R ...read more

Daily Deal: The GameCreators Mega Maker Pack Bundle

Sep 24, 2022

from the good-deals-on-cool-stuff dept The GameCreators Mega Maker Pack Bundle will help you develop your own dream video game, and publish it on multiple platforms with thousands of royalty-free, 2D and 3D assets. You get AppGameKit Studio, a fully featured game development toolset with two asset packs. The bundle also has GameGuru, a non-technical and fun game maker that offers an easy, enjoyable and comprehensive game creation process that is designed specifically for those who are not p ...read more

Microsoft confirms Xbox Game Pass Friends & Family plan, reveals pricing

Sep 24, 2022

In a nutshell: Microsoft has officially confirmed the long-rumored Xbox Game Pass Friends Family plan, which allows one membership to be shared across five accounts. The plan has been launched in Ireland and Colombia at a reasonable price of around $11.20 per month. Xbox Game Pass Friends Family lets members share their subscription with up to four friends and family members, and each account receives the usual benefits of Game Pass Ultimate such as access to over 100 games, EA Play membersh ...read more

2-for-1 sale on TC Sessions: Crypto passes!

Sep 24, 2022

What’s better than saving some coin in your wallet? Saving coin AND getting something for free! Book your TC Sessions: Crypto general admission Launch pass today and get a second pass for free! One general admission Launch pass typically costs $199, but our Labor Day sale gets you two Launch passes for the price of one — that’s just $99.50* each! Time-sensitive tip: Buy your pass now because this offer won’t last long. It disappears September 7! What’s in store for you once y ...read more

In 1961, the First Robot Arm Punched In

Sep 24, 2022

When they met at a cocktail party in 1956, George Devol and Joseph Engelberger instantly bonded over their love of science fiction, happily chatting about Isaac Asimov and his theories on robotics. Then the conversation turned more serious. Two years earlier, Devol had filed a patent for a general-purpose manipulator for performing repetitive tasks, and he was looking for a financial backer. Engelberger was curious about how to apply flexible machines for factory automation. By the end of the ...read more

Appeals Court: No Immunity For School Cop Who Assaulted A Student Over Perceived Disrespect

Sep 24, 2022

from the contempt-of-(school)-cop-is-not-a-crime-worthy-of-this-response dept Putting cops in schools is still a bad idea. It turns regular disciplinary problems — ones handled for decades by administrators, teachers, and parents — into police matters, subjecting students to the whims of armed officers who have been trained to react with violence to nearly any misbehavior. That’s what happened in this case [PDF] handled by the Eleventh Circuit Appeals Court. A momentary altercation betw ...read more

Netflix’s cheaper ad tier could arrive earlier than expected

Sep 24, 2022

Although Netflix announced to the world in July that it is launching its ad-supported version in early 2023, the streamer could be changing its plans. As reported by The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Netflix execs told ad buyers the launch date would now be November 1, 2022. If this ends up being the case, Netflix could be launching its lower-priced ad tier a month ahead of its competitor Disney+. Netflix and Disney+ have been racing to roll out a cheaper ad-supported plan as the two ...read more

France is formulating a $100 per month subsidized EV lease program

Sep 24, 2022

What just happened? France is preparing a subsidized electric vehicle leasing program that could make EVs available to locals for as little as 100 euros ($100) per month. During a recent television appearance, Budget Minister Gabriel Attal said the 100 euro target is less than what many people spend on gasoline each month. As part of his reelection campaign, President Emmanuel Macron pledged to make electric vehicles more affordable to low-income households. The French government already offe ...read more

The weakest link: Charting supply chain risk in an era of globalization

Sep 24, 2022

Jag Lamba is the CEO and founder of Certa, a no-code supplier lifecycle management platform. It’s not just a feeling: risk across the geopolitical spectrum has been higher than usual in recent years. For businesses with supply chain operations across the world, these risks are hard to avoid. Issues of resiliency and avoiding sanctions are top of mind when it comes to planning out the coming months and years. Working with suppliers in or near unstable countries creates significant ...read more

In leaked memo, Aurora CEO weighs spinouts, layoffs and acquisitions against sale to big tech

Sep 24, 2022

The chief executive of autonomous vehicle developer Aurora Innovation presented a swath of cost-cutting and cash-generating options to its board, ranging from a hiring freeze and spinning out assets to a small capital raise, going private and even selling itself to high-profile tech companies Apple and Microsoft. The ideas, all aimed at shoring up its cash position and extending its runway in tough market conditions, were laid out in an internal memo first reported by Bloomberg and also viewed ...read more