Tuesday, September 27, 2022

EVGA No Longer Making Graphics Cards For Nvidia

 Popular graphics card manufacturer EVGA has ended its relationship with Nvidia and will no longer manufacture graphics cards in the future.

According to Gamers Nexus, EVGA has discontinued all future graphics card operations but will continue to sell leftover stock of its current products and service consumers who have already purchased them.

EVGA cited 'disrespectful behavior' as the basis for the breakup, claiming that it became agitated because Nvidia would reportedly divulge crucial information to the public at the same time as EVGA.

The company also claimed that Nvidia was undercutting it by selling its own Founders Edition graphics cards for less than EVGA goods.

It expects to run out of RTX 30-series graphics cards by the end of 2022, but is keeping some supply on hand to fulfill current customers' warranties if necessary. EVGA will continue to operate and sell its other goods, but will not expand into new markets or pursue new graphics card collaborations with Intel or AMD.

"EVGA is committed to our customers and will continue to offer sales and support on the current line-up," it said in a statement. "EVGA would like to say thank you to our great community for the many years of support and enthusiasm for EVGA graphics cards."


Monday, September 26, 2022

Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 Will Be Available In November

On November 16th, Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 will be released, bringing Modern Warfare II surroundings, gameplay, and technology to a large-scale battlefield. This release date has been circulating for a few months, and Activision confirmed it today during a presentation on the new, linked future of Call of Duty.

Modern Warfare II and Warzone 2.0 will usher in a new era for the Call of Duty franchise, with an emphasis on cross-progression and common technology across all editions. MWII is set to be released on October 28th, only a few weeks before Warzone 2.0. Both games will be driven by the same underlying technology, a new version of the IW engine that powered Modern Warfare 2 in 2019.

Warzone 2.0 will be a multiplayer expansion for MWII, based in a fictitious location of Western Asia named Al Mazrah. For end-game play, the battle royale includes a redesigned circular mechanism, with numerous cages falling down rather of a single diminishing circle. There's also DMZ, a new sandbox experience, and Gulag, where slain players can battle for the chance to rejoin a match in 2-on-2 fights. Warzone 2.0 will be free to play.

Apple Releases iOS 16.0.2

Apple has released iOS 16.0.2 with bug fixes. According to Apple’s release notes, this update provides bug fixes and important security updates for your iPhone including the following:

° Camera may vibrate and cause blurry photos when shooting with some third-party apps on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max;

° Display may appear completely black during device setup;

° Copy and paste between apps may cause a permission prompt to appear more than expected; 

° VoiceOver may be unavailable after rebooting; 

° Addresses an issue where touch input was unresponsive on some iPhone X, iPhone XR, and iPhone 11 displays after being serviced

iOS 16.0.2 update can be downloaded on eligible iPhones by going to Settings —> General —> Software Update.

ICYMI: Street Fighter 6 Will Launch With 18 Fighters

Capcom has released the opening video for World Tour mode in the highly anticipated sixth mainline edition of Street Fighter. The publisher shows the whole fighter lineup at launch in the video, which includes a decent mix of new faces and familiar foes.

There are 18 warriors to pick from in the initial roster. The whole list is shown below.

  • Blanka
  • Cammy
  • Chun-Li
  • Dee Jay
  • Dhalsim
  • E. Honda
  • Guile
  • Jamie
  • JP
  • Juri
  • Ken
  • Kimberly
  • Lily
  • Luke
  • Manon
  • Marisa
  • Ryu
  • Zangief

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Resident Evil Showcase Set For October And RE4 Remake Coming To PS4

 Capcom has announced that a Resident Evil-focused presentation will take place in October, mainly to promote Resident Evil Village's DLC, The Winters' Expansion, which will be released next month, and Resident Evil 4 Remake. Speaking about the Resident Evil 4 Remake, producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi stated during the Tokyo Game Show that it will also be released on PlayStation 4.

When Resident Evil 4 Remake was announced at the PlayStation State of Play event in June, Capcom stated that it will be available for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, with no mention of previous-generation systems such. Capcom has now stated that the game will be released on PS4 on March 24, 2023. No word on Xbox One at this time. The Winters' Expansion and Resident Evil Village Gold Edition, which includes the DLC and the base game, will be available on October 28. 

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Here’s What You Need To Know About The iPhone 14 Pro And Pro Max

 The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are the most sophisticated Pro lineups yet, with the Dynamic Island, a new design that the firm claims delivers a natural way to enjoy the iPhone, and the Always-On display.

The iPhone 14 Pro delivers a new class of pro camera system, with the first-ever 48MP Main camera on an Apple smartphone with a quad-pixel sensor, and Photonic Engine, an upgraded picture pipeline that improves low-light images, powered by A16 Bionic, the fastest chip ever in a smartphone. There are further features like Satellite Emergency SOS and Crash Detection.

The iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max will be available in four new color options: deep purple, silver, gold, and space black. You can pre-order now and availability begin on Friday, September 16.


Advanced Display


The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max come in four colors and are made of surgical-grade stainless steel and textured matte glass. Both versions, available in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes, include a new Super Retina XDR display with ProMotion, which includes the Always-On display for the first time on iPhone, enabled by a new 1Hz refresh rate and other power-efficient technologies.

Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Greg Joswiak, believes this makes the new Lock Screen even more helpful by displaying the time, widgets, and Live Activities at a glance. The sophisticated display also has the same peak HDR brightness as the Pro Display XDR, as well as the greatest outdoor peak brightness in a smartphone: up to 2000 nits, which is twice as bright as the iPhone 13 Pro.

In addition, both versions include Apple's Ceramic Shield front cover. According to Apple, this is harder than any previous smartphone glass.


Dynamic Island


The architecture of the Dynamic Island "blends the gap between hardware and software, adjusting in real time to present vital warnings, notifications, and activities." The TrueDepth camera has been updated to take up less display space with the introduction of the Dynamic Island.

According to Joswiak, the Dynamic Island maintains an active state without interfering with content on the screen, allowing consumers faster access to controls with a simple tap-and-hold. Continuous background activities like as Maps, Music, or a timer stay visible and engaging, and third-party applications in iOS 16 that give information such as sports scores and ride-sharing with Live Activities can benefit from the Dynamic Island.


The Pro Camera System


The Photonic Engine in the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, according to Apple, "offers a giant leap for mid- to low-light performance in photos across all cameras through a deep integration of hardware and software": up to 2x on the Main camera, up to 3x on the Ultra Wide camera, up to 2x on the Telephoto camera, and up to 2x on the TrueDepth camera.

Photonic Engine offers this improvement in quality by using Deep Fusion early in the image process to give detail, preserve delicate textures, provide richer color, and retain more information in a photograph.

The Pro series has a new 48MP Main camera with a quad-pixel sensor that adjusts to the shot being captured for the first time, as well as second-generation sensor-shift optical image stabilization. The quad-pixel sensor combines every four pixels into one huge quad pixel equivalent to 2.44 m for most photographs.

According to Apple, this results in exceptional low-light capture while keeping photo size at a "useful" 12MP. The quad-pixel sensor also allows for a 2x Telephoto mode, which employs the sensor's center 12 megapixels for full-resolution photographs and 4K recordings with no digital zoom.

This provides optical quality at a familiar focal length, making it ideal for features like Portrait mode. The quad-pixel sensor also assists professional processes by optimizing for detail in ProRAW. And, thanks to a new machine learning model created exclusively for the quad-pixel camera, the iPhone now shoots ProRAW at 48MP with "amazing detail, allowing new creative processes for pro users," according to Apple. Other professional camera system improvements and features include:


  • A new 12MP Ultra Wide camera with 1.4 µm pixels, which delivers sharper images with more detail, improving already powerful macro photography capabilities.
  • An improved Telephoto camera that offers 3x optical zoom.
  • A new front TrueDepth camera with an ƒ/1.9 aperture that enables better low-light performance for photos and video. Using autofocus for the first time, it can focus even faster in low light and capture group shots from farther away.
  • A new Adaptive True Tone flash that has been completely redesigned with an array of nine LEDs that change pattern based on the chosen focal length.
  • Powerful computational photography benefits like Night mode, Smart HDR 4, Portrait mode with Portrait Lighting, Night mode Portrait photos, Photographic Styles to personalize the look of every photo, and Apple ProRAW.
  • A new Action mode for incredibly smooth-looking video that adjusts to significant shakes, motion, and vibrations, even when video is being captured in the middle of the action.
  • Cinematic mode, now available in 4K at 30 fps and 4K at 24 fps.
  • Pro-level workflows for video, including ProRes3 and end-to-end Dolby Vision HDR.


Crash Detection And Emergency SOS Via Satellite


The whole iPhone 14 family includes safety features that can give emergency help when it is most needed. Collision Detection on iPhone can now identify a serious automobile crash and automatically summon emergency services when a user is unconscious or unable to access their iPhone, thanks to a new dual-core accelerometer capable of detecting G-force values of up to 256Gs and a new high dynamic range gyroscope.

These capabilities expand on existing components such as the barometer, which can now detect changes in cabin pressure, the GPS for extra input for speed variations, and the microphone, which can distinguish loud noises characteristic of serious automobile accidents.

According to Joswiak, Apple-designed motion algorithms trained on over a million hours of real-world driving and collision record data give even higher accuracy. Crash Detection, when paired with Apple Watch, takes advantage of the unique strengths of both devices to swiftly provide people support.

When a catastrophic accident is detected, the emergency services call interface appears on Apple Watch since it is closer to the user, but the call is sent through iPhone if it is in range for the best available connection.

The iPhone 14 series also has Satellite Emergency SOS, which combines bespoke components closely linked with software to allow antennas to connect directly to a satellite, enabling communicating with emergency services while outside of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage. Satellites are moving targets with limited bandwidth, and communications might take minutes to arrive. Because every second matters, iPhone front-loads a few critical questions to assess the user's position and shows them where to aim their phone to connect to a satellite using Emergency SOS via satellite.

The first inquiry and subsequent communications are then sent to centers manned by Appletrained professionals who can contact Apple on the user's behalf. When there is no cellular or Wi-Fi connection, users can manually communicate their position with Find My via satellite. Emergency SOS via satellite will be available to consumers in the United States and Canada in November, and it will be free for the first two years.


Pricing And Availability


  • iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be available in deep purple, silver, gold, and space black in 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB storage capacities. 
  • Customers in AustraliaCanadaChinaFrance, GermanyIndiaItalyJapan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, SpainThailand, the UAE, the UK, the US, and 30 other countries and regions will be able to pre-order iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max beginning at 5 a.m. PDT on Friday, September 9, with availability beginning Friday, September 16. 
  • iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be available in MalaysiaTurkey, and 20 other countries and regions beginning Friday, September 23.
  • Emergency SOS via satellite will be available starting in the US and Canada in November, and the service will be included for free for two years with the activation of iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
  • Customers can get iPhone 14 Pro for $41.62 (US) a month for 24 months or $999 (US) before trade-in, and iPhone 14 Pro Max for $45.79 (US) a month for 24 months or $1,099 (US) before trade-in from apple.com/store, in the Apple Store app, and at Apple Store locations. iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers.12
  • Customers can save up to $1,000 (US) on iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with trade-in directly from apple.com/store or at an Apple Store when they activate it with select US carriers. Terms apply. For eligibility requirements and more details, see apple.com/shop/buy-iphone/carrier-offers.
  • Customers in the US can get ready for iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max pre-orders until 10 p.m. PDT on Thursday, September 8, by visiting apple.com/store or using the Apple Store app. They can choose to pay monthly or in full, add a trade-in credit toward their new product, or upgrade through the iPhone Upgrade Program.

Here’s What You Need To Know About The iPhone 14 And 14 Plus

Apple introduced the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, which come in two sizes, 6.1 inches and 6.7 inches and have significant camera advancements as well as additional safety features.

Their camera systems include new Main and Front TrueDepth cameras, an Ultra Wide camera for novel viewpoints, and the Photonic Engine – an improved picture processing. The A15 Bionic processor with a 5-core GPU is included in both variants.

Furthermore, for the first time in the industry, the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have important safety features such as Crash Detection and Emergency SOS via satellite. According to Greg Joswiak, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, this iPhone range is more sophisticated than ever before, with incredible battery life, industry-leading durability features, and super-fast 5G.

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will be available in the following colors: midnight, blue, starlight, purple, and (PRODUCT)RED1. Pre-orders begin on Friday, September 9, with iPhone 14 availability beginning on Friday, September 16, and iPhone 14 Plus availability beginning on Friday, October 7.

Design And Battery Life


The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus, which are powered by the 5-core GPU A15 Bionic CPU, have an aerospace-grade aluminum design in five different finishes, according to Apple. According to Joswiak, the bigger display of the iPhone 14 Plus is ideal for streaming movies and playing games, and the iPhone 14 Plus has the best battery life ever in an iPhone. Both versions include a redesigned internal architecture for improved thermal efficiency, as well as stunning Super Retina XDR screens with OLED technology that enable 1200 nits of peak HDR brightness, a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and Dolby Vision.

The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus also include a water and dust resistant front shell that is distinctive to Apple handsets and protects them from typical spills and mishaps.


Camera Upgrades


The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus have a new 12MP main camera with a bigger sensor and larger pixels, a new front TrueDepth camera, an Ultra Wide camera to capture more of a scene, and a Photonic Engine for enhanced low-light performance.

According to Joswiak, Photonic Engine enhances mid- to low-light performance for images across all cameras by up to 2x on the Ultra Wide camera, 2x on the TrueDepth camera, and 2.5x on the new Main camera, thanks to a deep integration of hardware and software.

The Photonic Engine, according to Apple, achieves this remarkable boost in quality by using the computational benefits of Deep Fusion earlier in the image process to give exceptional detail, preserve delicate textures, provide greater color, and retain more information in a shot. According to the tech giant, dual-camera system enhancements and features include:


  • A new Main camera with a larger ƒ/1.5 aperture and 1.9 µm pixels, enabling photo and video improvements in all lighting scenarios for better detail and motion freezing, less noise, faster exposure times, and sensor-shift optical image stabilization.
  • A new front TrueDepth camera with an ƒ/1.9 aperture that enables better low-light performance for photos and video. Using autofocus for the first time, it can focus even faster in low light and capture group shots from farther away.
  • A new Action mode for incredibly smooth-looking video that adjusts to significant shakes, motion, and vibrations, even when video is being captured in the middle of the action.
  • The Ultra Wide camera, offering a unique perspective for wider shots and improvements to low-light photos with Photonic Engine.
  • An improved True Tone flash that is 10 percent brighter and has better uniformity for more consistent lighting.
  • Cinematic mode, now available in 4K at 30 fps and 4K at 24 fps.
  • End-to-end Dolby Vision HDR, available only on iPhone.


Crash Detection And Emergency SOS Via Satellite


The whole iPhone 14 family includes safety features that can give emergency help when it is most needed. Collision Detection on iPhone can now identify a serious automobile crash and automatically summon emergency services when a user is unconscious or unable to access their iPhone, thanks to a new dual-core accelerometer capable of detecting G-force values of up to 256Gs and a new high dynamic range gyroscope.


These capabilities expand on existing components such as the barometer, which can now detect changes in cabin pressure, the GPS for extra input for speed variations, and the microphone, which can distinguish loud noises characteristic of serious automobile accidents.


According to Joswiak, Apple-designed motion algorithms trained on over a million hours of real-world driving and collision record data give even higher accuracy. Crash Detection, when paired with Apple Watch, takes advantage of the unique strengths of both devices to swiftly provide people support.


When a catastrophic accident is detected, the emergency services call interface appears on Apple Watch since it is closer to the user, but the call is sent through iPhone if it is in range for the best available connection.


The iPhone 14 series also has Satellite Emergency SOS, which combines bespoke components closely linked with software to allow antennas to connect directly to a satellite, enabling communicating with emergency services while outside of cellular or Wi-Fi coverage. Satellites are moving targets with limited bandwidth, and communications might take minutes to arrive. Because every second matters, iPhone front-loads a few critical questions to assess the user's position and shows them where to aim their phone to connect to a satellite using Emergency SOS via satellite.


The first inquiry and subsequent communications are then sent to centers manned by Appletrained professionals who can contact Apple on the user's behalf. When there is no cellular or Wi-Fi connection, users can manually communicate their position with Find My via satellite. Emergency SOS via satellite will be available to consumers in the United States and Canada in November, and it will be free for the first two years.

 

Pricing And Availability


  • The iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus will be available in midnight, blue, starlight, purple, and (PRODUCT)RED in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage capacities. 
  • Customers in Australia, CanadaChinaFrance, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Spain, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, the US, and more than 30 other countries and regions will be able to pre-order iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus beginning at 5 a.m. PDT on Friday, September 9, with iPhone 14 availability beginning Friday, September 16, and iPhone 14 Plus beginning Friday, October 7.
  • iPhone 14 will be available in MalaysiaTurkey, and 20 other countries and regions beginning Friday, September 23.
  • Emergency SOS via satellite will be available starting in the US and Canada in November, and the service will be included for free for two years with the activation of iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus.
  • Customers can get iPhone 14 for $33.29 (US) a month for 24 months or $799 before trade-in, and iPhone 14 Plus for $37.45 a month for 24 months or $899 (US) before trade-in from apple.com/store, in the Apple Store app, and at Apple Store locations. iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus are also available through Apple Authorized Resellers and select carriers.
  • Customers can save up to $800 on an iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus after trade-in directly from apple.com/store or at an Apple Store when they activate it with select US carriers. Terms apply. For eligibility requirements and more details, see apple.com/shop/buy-iphone/carrier-offers. Pricing for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus includes a $30 carrier instant discount that requires carrier activation.
  • Customers in the US can get ready for iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus pre-orders until 10 p.m. PDT on Thursday, September 8, by visiting apple.com/store or using the Apple Store app. They can choose to pay monthly or in full, add a trade-in credit toward their new iPhone, or upgrade through the iPhone Upgrade Program.