Nvidia’s DSR Feature to bring 4k Looks to 1080p Screens

Nvidia is releasing new graphics drivers to complement the new 900-series graphics cards the company revealed this morning.  One notable new feature coming with the driver update will be the ability to “down-sample” images, such as 4K, down to displays that cannot exceed 1080p.  Nvidia calls this new feature Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) and it’s considered to be a superior method in some cases for offering crisp images without using GPU-instensive smoothing methods such as anti-aliasing to improve the image(s) on screen.

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iOS 8 Out Today, Should you Upgrade?

Today is the day iOS 8 will be released to the public, and we can only hope it goes smoother than the iOS 7 release from last year.

Apple is not supporting its earliest iPhone models with the update, so if you’re still holding on to an original iPhone, iPhone 3G, 3GS or 4, you’re out of luck. Only the iPhone 4s, 5, 5c and 5s will be able to install iOS 8 officially, as will the fifth-gen iPod Touch.

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Video Tour of Windows Threshold Virtual Desktops

The folks over at Winfuture.de, a German Windows site, have gotten their hands on a build showing off new features. As you can see in this video, virtual desktops will play a key part of the Windows 9 productivity experience.

By clicking on the multi-desktop icon, it brings up the open desktops and allows you to jump between them. By clicking the appropriate button, you can add a new desktop; it is not clear if there is a cap on the number of desktops that can be added, but the video shows numerous desktops being added without Windows indicating that a limit has been reached.

Microsoft is expected to announce Windows 9 later this month – specifically on September 30th, according to the latest rumors – and when that happens, the entire world will get access to these builds.

Source: Winfuture.de

Apple Announce iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Apple has taken the wraps off the iPhone 6 and its larger sibling, the iPhone 6 Plus, after months of speculation and rumors.

The iPhone 6 is the 4.7-inch variant while the iPhone 6 Plus features a big 5.5-inch screen. Both the devices will ship with iOS 8 and will be available starting September 19 in select launch markets. The smartphone was earlier rumoured to be known as iPhone 6L owing to its larger screen.

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New Teaser for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Call of Duty has become synonymous with the word “recycled” and has garnered more than a few words of hatred from its own community.  The once-hyped shooter that kicked Halo off of its long-ruling throne had fallen off of its own, leaving many would-be players sour and feeling ripped off year with every sequel release. This year will be different.

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OnePlus One “Perfect Phone” Explodes in Users Pocket

They say that all publicity is good publicity, but OnePlus may well be testing that adage to its limits. In June, it made the mistake of redesigning a mandatory regulatory mark on its products in Europe, resulting in delayed shipments to its customers there. Then, this month, the company launched an ill-advised photo contest, encouraging women to share pictures of themselves to be publicly judged on its forums, to try to win an ‘invite’ to buy one of its phones.

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Rumour: Intel Haswell-E and X99 Chips to Launch August 29

Intel is reportedly accelerating the launch date for both their next generation CPUs and motherboards. Japan’s Hermitage Akihabara says that, “according to several officials,” the Intel Haswell-E and Intel X99 Express chipset will be launched on Friday 29th August. Previous rumors suggested that the launch would always happen in the second half of 2014.

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EE Network to Charge for Support Calls, More for “Priority” Support

As with most service providers and mobile carriers, users of the UK’s largest 4G network, EE, will be familiar with the hassle of being held in a long queue to talk to a customer service representative over the phone. It’s something that most users become accustomed to – when dialing 150 to call EE, your call may be answered in five minutes or it may be fifteen, or longer.

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