Daily Archives: February 9, 2020

What makes a good dark mode, and which apps get it wrong

WhatsApp dark mode is nearly here, having now arrived for beta testing on both iOS and Android, but personally I think it could use a little tweaking, which got me thinking about dark modes in general. What makes a truly good one, and which apps get it right  Give us …

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X overclocked at 5.5 GHz is setting world records

The impressive AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, with its unprecedented 64-core count, is already setting world records not even 24 hours after its release. The latest and all-powerful release from AMD’s Threadripper 3rd Generation line is poised to become extreme onlookers’ new favorite toy after overclockers dropped world records around it …

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New leaks hint at iPhone SE 2 price and launch date

We’ve heard so many leaks at this stage that it seems clear that Apple is planning an iPhone SE 2 device – which may well be called the iPhone 9 – and reports this weekend back up what we’ve already heard about its pricing and launch date. According to sources …

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BioShock 2 came out 10 years ago: was its multiplayer really that bad?

Although not as widely-discussed as the other entries, BioShock 2 is perhaps the most intricate and fascinating of the BioShock series thus far, presenting a nuanced, sociological take on Rapture and its continued deterioration.  Born out of lofty expectations and a tight schedule, BioShock 2’s aspirations are best exemplified by …

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Activision has plans for ‘several’ remastered games in 2020

Activision Blizzard has announced that it’s planning to release “several” more “remasters and reimagined experiences” in 2020.  The news comes from a recent financial call Activision held with investors and analysts. Although the majority of the call was spent going over the company’s financial performance for Q4 2019, Activision did …

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