Nvidia GeForce GTX Driver With Ray Tracing Support Out Now

The Nvidia GeForce GTX series of GPUs from the GTX 1060 upwards will now support ray tracing. Nvidia has made a new Game Ready Driver available for download right now. This will allow those with GeForce GTX GPUs to check out ray tracing as opposed to the feature being limited to the GeForce RTX line alone. Though the company does admit …

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Facebook’s ‘Clear History’ Tool Delayed Yet Again, Company Cites Need to ‘Re-Engineer’ Data Processing

News about the much-anticipated ‘Clear History’ tool feature that Facebook was supposed to roll out in spring this year has been delayed even further. Mark Zuckerberg first announced the feature in May 2018 at Facebook’s annual F8 conference. The new tool was initially set to release last year itself with no concrete details mentioned about a set date. But then …

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Google Assistant Can Now Read Your Work Calendar

Google Assistant is finally coming to G Suite, starting with the Calendar app in beta within Googles enterprise platform. In a blog post, which coincided with the announcement at the company’s Cloud Next conference in San Francisco, the tech giant outlined how the integration will work. “Users with G Suite accounts can start testing with Assistant starting today,” said the …

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Apple Now Lets Users Listen to Podcasts on the Web

Users will no longer have to download iTunes to listen to Apple’s podcast episodes with the company now allowing them to play these directly from its website. A podcast is an episodic series of digital audio or video files, which can be downloaded for listening. Apple’s redesigned webpage for podcasts features a built-in web playback feature and a streamlined design …

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Mortal Kombat 11 Nintendo Switch Frame Rate and Download Size Revealed

Mortal Kombat 11 for the Nintendo Switch won’t run at 30fps as many would have assumed. According to a recent interview with series co-creator and Mortal Kombat 11 Creative Director Ed Boon, the Mortal Kombat 11 Nintendo Switch frame rate will be 60fps. Furthermore, it won’t drop to 30fps and there won’t be any major graphical differences versus PS4, Xbox …

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Uber Board Seats for SoftBank Imperiled by US National Security Review

When SoftBank Group arranged a $9 billion (roughly Rs. 62,000 crores) purchase of Uber Technologies stock in late 2017, the company negotiated for two seats on the board. Since then, foreign investment in the US has come under heightened scrutiny. Those spots were never filled, and there’s a good chance they never will be. The Japanese technology conglomerate will lose its claim to …

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Lunar Meteorites Reveal Origin of Our Moon, Study Claims

Analysing lunar meteorites has provided new evidence that the Moon was formed after a Mars-sized body impacted the Earth 4.5 billion years ago, finds a study. Scientists with the Purple Mountain Observatory in Nanjing, China conducted research on three lunar meteorites from the US space agency NASA and found chlorine isotopic fractionation, which only occurs in ultra-high-temperature and ultra-high-energy conditions, …

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Jio News With Support for Over 12 Indian Languages Debuts on Android, iOS, Web

Amid the ongoing elections season, Reliance Jio on Thursday launched Jio News — an online aggregator that comes in the form of the Jio News app for Android and iOS devices and Web-based Jio News service. The new development is aimed to provide real-time news updates on various major events, including Lok Sabha and Assembly Elections 2019 and IPL 2019. …

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Facebook, Google Accused of Anti-Conservative Bias at US Senate Hearing

Republican senators on Wednesday said Alphabet’s Google, Facebook, and Twitter discriminate against conservative viewpoints and suppress free speech, suggesting antitrust action could be a solution. Senator Ted Cruz, who chairs the Senate Judiciary subcommittee, said many Americans believe big tech firms are biased against conservatives and pointed to some anecdotal examples. While no one wants “government speech police,” he said there are …

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Lenovo Topped Global PC Shipments in Q1: Gartner

Lenovo topped global PC shipments in the first quarter (Q1) of 2019 with a market share of 22.5 percent, despite recording a decline of 4.6 percent from the first quarter of 2018, said a report by Gartner Inc. on Thursday. Lenovo remained in the top spot in Q1 2019 with the largest year-on-year (YoY) growth among the top vendors. The …

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Anker Soundcore MotionQ Wireless Speaker Launched in India, Priced at Rs. 5,499

The MotionQ speaker features a fabric-wrapped exterior Anker is a well-known brand when it comes to power banks and equipment to charge smartphones, but the company also manufacturers a variety of audio gear under its Soundcore sub-brand. The company has now launched its latest product, the Anker Soundcore MotionQ wireless speaker, which is priced at Rs. 5,499 and has an …

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Spring brings no respite for NHS in England

Image copyright Getty Images The start of spring has brought little respite for the NHS in England, with A&E departments still struggling. One in seven patients spent longer than the four-hour waiting target figure in A&E in March – only marginally better than the situation seen during winter. It comes amid mounting concern about the pressure in cancer care. That …

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TikTok App Ban Would Harm Free Speech, China’s Bytedance Tells Supreme Court

An Indian court’s call for a ban on the popular video app TikTok will hurt free speech rights, China’s Bytedance Technology has said in a request for the Supreme Court to quash the directive. Bytedance is one of the world’s most valuable start-ups and its TikTok app lets users create and share short videos with special effects. It has become popular …

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Web therapy ‘calmed my irritable bowels’

Image copyright Getty Images Bespoke web or phone-based psychological therapy should be offered to people with severe irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), researchers say. Their work, published in the journal Gut, shows cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) could reduce symptoms – even when not delivered face-to-face. England’s health watchdog already recommends face-to-face CBT for people who have IBS, despite other treatment. But …

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Google Maps Tests New UI to Improve Discovery of Nearby Spots

Photo Credit: Android Police Google Maps old UI on the left and new UI on the right Google has been pretty busy lately in pushing more and more features to its Maps app. And now its been reported that the company is working on a new feature for Google Maps wherein a user will be able to discover surrounding places …

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