13
Jun
2016

Wait … so what’s a teraflop?

I may write and talk about video games for a living, but I'm as ignorant as one could possibly be of computer science and still be legally allowed to work on the internet. So, like many of you I'd guess, when Microsoft said its Xbox One refresh Project Scorpio would have "six teraflops of computing power" my stupid Cro-Magnon brain heard it as "very fast and good."

But what is a teraflop? Well, I had an hour to kill before the E3 show floor opened, so I decided to spend it educating myself, if only for a distraction from obsessing about the fact that Insomniac is making a Spider-Man game.

My research methods included (1) Google and (2) watching this video from the Frontier Scientists Channel:

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13
Jun
2016

The best of the rest: Third party games at E3 2016

With everything from South Park to Star Trek, there's something for everyone at this year's E3

Both Sony and Microsoft had plenty of great games on show during their E3 press events, but the offerings from third party developers were, as usual, nothing to sneeze at either. From stealth games and arena shooters to awesome new VR experiences, read on as we highlight some of the biggest and best third-party games on show.

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Category: Games

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13
Jun
2016

Mobile-only service provides quick-fire car hire

Once a booking has been made, customers use the app to geolocate their car and to ...

A new start-up has taken the often protracted process of hiring a car back to the drawing board and rolled out a new streamlined take on the service. Virtuo employs a mobile-only approach, with customers registering, making bookings and gaining access to vehicles all via their smartphone.

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Category: Automotive

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