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Microsoft Flight Simulator update adds more detail to US landmarks

Microsoft on Tuesday published a new update for Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020) that focuses on roughly 50 points of interest across the US.

IO Interactive partners with Intel to enhance Hitman 3 for CPUs with 8+ cores

Hitman 3 developer and publisher IO Interactive is currently working to bring the game to PC (via the Epic Game Store), consoles (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One), and cloud gaming services like Google Stadia on January 20, 2021. And you'll be able to use it as a central...

World record overclock sees Crucial Balllistix memory reach 7,004MHz

According to the HWBot entry, baby-j hit 3502.1MHz (DDR4-7004) using Crucial Ballistix Max DDR4-4000 memory (BLM16G40C18U4B), an MSI MEG B550 UNIFY-X (MS-7D13) motherboard and an AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G processor.

Rockstar will sell Red Dead Online as a separate game starting December 1

Existing Red Dead Redemption 2 customers will not be affected here: they will still own Red Dead Online and all of their progress will remain in tact. However, new customers will be able to snag RDO across a wide variety of platforms, including PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, starting...

Utah desert home to mysterious metal monolith

The Utah Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently stumbled across a curious find during a routine mission.

Spotify resets over 300,000 user passwords following external database leak

To be perfectly clear, Spotify itself has not been attacked or breached in any way (as far as we know). Credential stuffing attacks occur when large password databases leak onto the web and hackers attempt to use the exposed credentials across as many sites as possible. Inevitably, they'll be able...

PlayStation 5 memory gets toasty under load, early testing finds

The team first tested the PS5 in its stock configuration – that is, with both side panels in place. Temperatures across most components were well within reason given the ambient room temperature but the bottom memory module measured around 94 C (201.2 F).

Epic Games opens competition to learn Unreal Engine and earn some sweet swag

If you are like me, and many others this Winter, you are stuck at home thinking of picking up a new hobby. Knowing this, Epic Games just announced a competition to teach people some basic game development skills with the promise of some sweet Unreal Engine swag to 25 lucky contestants.

Apple's security chief charged over alleged iPads for gun licenses scheme

The LA Times writes that Apple Chief Security Officer Thomas Moyer, Santa Clara County Undersheriff Rick Sung, Capt. James Jensen of the sheriff's department and insurance broker Harpreet Chadha were indicted by a grand jury last week following a two-year investigation into the alleged scheme.

A microplastic scourge: student group might have designed the solution

Depending on where you live, the largest contributor to microplastic pollution might surprise you. What comes to mind for most is degrading water bottles, fishing nets, or plastic bags. But one of the leading contributors in the world is actually worn tires.

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