D3D raytracing no longer exclusive to 2080, as…

Enlarge / A screenshot of Metro Exodus with raytracing enabled. Microsoft announced DirectX raytracing a year ago, promising to bring hardware-accelerated raytraced graphics to PC gaming. In August, Nvidia announced its RTX 2080 and 2080Ti,…

People who live near wind turbines prefer them…

Enlarge / Wind turbines near Palm Springs, Calif. More and more people are finding themselves with a new neighbor: a commercial electricity-generating system. As electricity grids move from centralized fossil fuel plants to decentralized renewables,…

Don’t believe the hype: We may never know…

Enlarge / Fictional Victorian physician John Stephenson (David Warner) is Jack the Ripper in the 1979 film Time After Time. A new scientific paper claiming to have identified the real Ripper might as well be…

Google jumps into gaming with Google Stadia streaming…

Enlarge / The Google Stadia controller, which includes a few custom buttons. The service will also support wired USB controllers and mouse-and-keyboard controls. GDC 2019 View more stories SAN FRANCISCO—At the Game Developers Conference, Google…