Chrome 66 will block autoplaying content with sound Another great addition to Chrome Published: 22nd March 2018 | Source: Chromium | Author: Mark Campbell Chrome 66 will block autoplaying content with sound Google Chrome 66 is coming, and it's set plans to wreak havoc on autoplaying videos, aggressively blocking autoplaying content with audio to offer their users a quieter browsing experience. Since Chrome 64 users have been able to mute website, which has alleviated the problems posed by autoplaying, though Chrome 66 will make this process automatic, preventing these videos from automatically playing altogether, unless users show interest in...Read More
Craigslist will no longer display personal ads after passage of sex trafficking bill Photo: Racked Craigslist will no longer display personal ads on its website after the Senate voted to pass the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act yesterday. The bill means websites will be held liable for hosting sex trafficking content. It will also make it easier for victims of sex trafficking and prosecutors to sue companies that fail to keep exploitative content from their websites.
In a statement posted to Craigslist, the company said it did not want to jeopardize its business by continuing to accept personal ads. The following statement appears whenever a user clicks on any of the category links under the “Personals” column of the site:
US Congress just passed HR 1865, “FOSTA”, seeking to subject websites to criminal and civil liability when third parties (users) misuse online personals unlawfully.
Any tool or service can be misused. We can’t take such risk without jeopardizing all our other s..
CA Delays Total War: Thrones of Britannia 'we strongly feel the game will be better for it' Published: 22nd March 2018 | Source: Total War | Author: Mark Campbell CA Delays Total War: Thrones of Britannia Creative Assembly has officially announced that Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia has been delayed, moving the game's release date from April 19th to May 3rd. This delay comes as a result of early feedback for the game, which highlighted several changes which would improve the gameplay experience of Thrones of Britannia. These changes include a breakdown of contributing factors to a faction's...Read More
World of Tanks 1.0 has launched with a new Graphics Engine Better graphics, reworked maps and more Published: 22nd March 2018 | Source: World of Tanks | Author: Mark Campbell World of Tanks 1.0 has launched with a new Graphics Engine Wargaming has officially released World of Tanks version 1.0, the largest update in the free-to-play game's history, upgrading the title to the studio's in-house Core Engine to deliver enhanced graphics, a collection of reworked maps, increase destructibility and more. What is most astounding about this update is that the game's new engine, which will allow existing users to...Read More
Epic Games showcases the Unreal future of graphics with real-time ray tracing in Star Wars
Over at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week, Epic Games hosted a State of Unreal presentation to demonstrate future improvements to its graphics engine. The biggest highlight for most people will likely be the company’s real-time ray tracing showcase, featuring a cute elevator scene from the Star Wars universe. But there was also a spookily realistic lizard-like alien called Osiris, voiced and animated by the performance of Gollum actor Andy Serkis, and a photorealistic “digital human” named Siren.
The Star Wars scene was designed to show off the various real-time light reflections and cinematic effects that can be achieved with ray tracing. Nvidia just announced real-time ray tracing, dubbing it Nvidia RTX, as a feature of its next generation of graphics cards, and Epic Games is among the first to offer support for the same. This rendering technique has been “a dream of ..Read More