New DirectX 11 vs. DirectX 12 comparison shows uneven results, limited improvements

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 have gone head to head in a multi-game matchup, but the results may not be quite what you’d expect.

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Lawsuit: Malfunctioning robot killed Michigan woman at work

A malfunctioning robot fatally crushed a woman’s head as she adjusted machinery at her job, according to a wrongful death lawsuit filed in federal court by her husband.

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How Deeply Could Bribery Scandal Wound Samsung?


South Korean prosecutors on Tuesday indicted Samsung head Lee Jae-yong and four other executives on bribery and embezzlement charges, following a lengthy investigation into Lee’s ties with impeached president Park Geun-hye and her confidant, Choi Soon-sil. Charges against Lee, vice chairman of Samsung Group, include pledging bribes to organizations tied to Choi in an effort to cement his control of the conglomerate. The Samsung Group has denied paying bribes to Park or seeking improper favorable treatment from her.

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Tesla’s Elon Musk claims UAW behind reports of employee union push

Elon Musk, the billionaire head of Tesla, defended his company against reports that factory workers were “talking about unionizing,” saying that the man claiming to be an overworked employee is likely being paid by the UAW.

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Can Former Amazon Fire TV Exec Save Apple TV From Itself?


Apple has hired Tim Twerdahl, the former head of Amazon’s Fire TV unit, in an effort to revive its struggling Apple TV business, which has been losing market share to rival streaming content services. Twerdahl reportedly joined Apple this month as VP in charge of product marketing for Apple TV, and the company shifted the unit’s former head to a post responsible for negotiating content deals. Amazon hired Twerdahl in 2013 as general manager of the Amazon Fire unit. Twerdahl previously was a vice president for smartwatch developer WIMM Labs.

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Facebook Taps Barra to Push VR to the Next Level


Facebook has announced that Hugo Barra would be onboarding the company to head up its virtual reality business, including the Oculus team. Barra just days ago announced his departure from Xiaomi. Barra will fill the void left last month, when Brendan Iribe stepped down as CEO of Oculus to head up a new Facebook unit that will develop the PC side of its VR business. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement was accompanied by an image showing the two men together virtually, since Barra was still in China closing out his tenure at Xiaomi.

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Egyptian mummy's face recreated with 3D printing

An Egyptian mummy’s head and face have been reconstructed with forensic science and 3D printing, offering scientists a tantalizing glimpse of the individual’s life and death

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Salesforce Gets a Grip on Quip


Salesforce has agreed to acquire Quip, Quip CEO Bret Taylor and Head of Product Kevin Gibbs announced Monday. Quip lets users manage live documents throughout the collaboration process. The deal is worth about $582 million, according to a Salesforce filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Quip provides a chat feature that’s built into every document and spreadsheet. It lets users direct-message team members and comment directly on any piece of content.

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IBM supercomputer Watson will try to help vets beat cancer

In January, President Obama handed the reins to Joe Biden to head a “moonshot” initiative to cure cancer, and a major step toward that end has just been made.

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Oracle VP Des Cahill: Get in Tune With Your Customer


Oracle Vice President Des Cahill is the company’s head CX evangelist. An expert in B2B software and marketing, Cahill has spent most of his career in Silicon Valley, helping companies develop, refine and tell their stories. One of the main CRM challenges businesses face today is adjusting to the era of the empowered consumer, suggested Cahill. “The empowered consumer is a social amplifier. Now, if I have a problem with a business, I can tweet it out, and businesses are having to deal with this empowered consumer.”

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FBI director says government 'purchased a tool' to access San Bernardino gunman's phone

The head of the FBI said Wednesday that the government had “purchased” a tool enabling investigators to access an iPhone belonging to San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook.

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Beats 1 radio DJ Zane Lowe discusses Apple, personal history in new interview

Article Image Zane Lowe, the high-profile DJ tapped to head up Apple’s breakthrough Beats 1 radio station, in a recent interview discussed how his work at MTV and the BBC influenced Apple Music’s streaming division.

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Craig Federighi: Security is an endless race, but the FBI wants to roll it back to 2013

Article Image Apple’s head of software engineering Craig Federighi published an opinion in the Washington Post today that clarified the company’s reasoning behind refusing to weaken its products to appease a very public demand from the FBI.

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Apple's Tim Cook, Eddy Cue attend Super Bowl 50 amid talks of NFL streaming deal

Article Image Apple CEO Tim Cook and his head of Internet endeavors — Eddy Cue — made an appearance at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, amid multiple reports the company is vying to stream NFL games.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook met with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Friday

Article Image A peek at the schedule of Pope Francis has revealed that the head of the Catholic Church met with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook on Friday, though what the two discussed remains a mystery.

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Carolina Panthers ban hoverboards due to 'drag racing' among players

Prior to Sunday’s NFC championship game between the Carolina Panthers and the Arizona Cardinals, head coach Ron Rivera has barred the controversial, electric scooters from practice facilities.

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