Doom Eternal On The Nintendo Switch Will Run At 30fps

DOOM Eternal On The Nintendo Switch Will Run At 30fps

A couple of days ago, Bethesda officially confirmed the next installment in the Doom franchise in the form of DOOM Eternal. The game was announced for multiple consoles which includes the Nintendo Switch, although given that the Switch isn’t as powerful in terms of hardware compared to other consoles, we’re sure some are wondering how the game holds up.

Speaking to Eurogamer, the game’s executive producer Marty Stratton revealed that the game will run at 30fps on the Switch. Eurogamer asked Stratton to clarify this as prior to this, it was said that the game would run at 60fps, but Stratton has since confirmed that for the Switch, it will run at 30fps, while other consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One will run at 60fps, or at least that’s the goal.

Abe Indicates Intention To Run For 3rd Term

Abe indicates intention to run for 3rd term

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has indicated his intention to run in next month's leadership race of the main governing Liberal Democratic Party and seek a third term.

Abe spoke to supporters after visiting the grave of his late father, former Foreign Minister Shintaro Abe, in the city of Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Ishiba Announces Ldp Election Run

Ishiba announces LDP election run

A veteran Japanese lawmaker is throwing his hat into the ring to lead the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Former Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba says he'll stand in next month's leadership race. And the winner of that is all but certain to be Japan's next prime minister.

Ishiba announced his plan at a news conference Friday and vowed to restore trust in politics. He says "I believe politics needs to be honest and fair, sincere and humble. That's because the blueprint for Japan needs to be rewritten to cope with the major challenges the country will face in the future."

Kishida Won't Run For Ldp President This Time

Kishida won't run for LDP president this time

Former foreign minister Fumio Kishida says he will support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the governing party's September election to choose its president, instead of running himself.

Kishida currently heads the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's Policy Research Council, a major executive post.

Samsung's Galaxy Watch Smartwatch May Run On Android

Samsung's Galaxy Watch Smartwatch May Run On Android

It has been revealed in multiple reports recently that Samsung has a new smartwatch in the pipeline. Some reports have even claimed that the company is going to ditch the “Gear” branding for its smartwatch and launch it as the Galaxy Watch instead. It may also be the first Samsung smartwatch in many years to run on Wear OS, an iteration of Google’s mobile operating system that was previously referred to as Android Wear.

Samsung hasn’t made an Android Wear-powered smartwatch since 2014 when it released the Gear Live. All other wearable devices that it has released since then have been powered by its Tizen operating system.

Nintendo's Super Mario Run Discounted By 50% For Mar10 Day

Nintendo's Super Mario Run Discounted By 50% For MAR10 Day

In case you didn't know, tomorrow (10th of March) is also known as MAR10 Day (Mario Day, get it?). To celebrate the day, we saw Nintendo team up with Google to bring Mario and his iconic go-kart to Google Maps, but the celebration does not stop there as Nintendo will also be discounting Super Mario Run.

The game, which is free to download and also free to play (limited to a few levels only) would normally cost $9.99 to unlock all of the game's features. However to celebrate MAR10 Day, Nintendo has announced that the game's full price will be slashed by 50% where it will now cost $4.99 only.

Nintendo Switch Hacked To Run Linux

Nintendo Switch Hacked To Run Linux

We're sure that hackers and modders are pretty curious about how hackable the Nintendo Switch is. There are many reasons for this, such as piracy, or the ability to run mods on the system, or just for fun. Recently it looks like hackers were successful because in a tweet by fail0verflow\, they posted a photo of the Switch appearing to run on Linux.

They later followed up with another tweet which showed the Switch running on Linux with a GUI on top of it, and it appears that the interface can be interacted with using the Switch's touchscreen display. Ultimately what this has resulted in is a Linux-based tablet. The group has not disclosed how they went about the hack, despite many asking for instructions or some information. The group even claims that their Switch coldboot exploit cannot be patched.

Softbank Buys Big Chunk Of Uber, A Deal That Changes How The Company Is Run

SoftBank buys big chunk of Uber, a deal that changes how the company is run

A consortium led by SoftBank Group will buy a large number of shares of Uber in a deal that values the ride-services firm at $48 billion, Uber said on Thursday, in a victory for new Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi. The price is a roughly 30 percent discount to Uber's most recent valuation of $68 billion. The deal will trigger a number of changes in the way the board oversees the company, which is dealing with federal criminal probes, a high-stakes lawsuit and an overhaul of its workplace culture. SoftBank and the rest of consortium, which includes Dragoneer Investment Group, will own approximately 17.5 percent of Uber, a person familiar with the matter said. That stake includes a share purchase from earlier investors and employees at the $48 billion valuation, as well as a $1.25 billion investment of fresh funding at the $68 billion level. Uber said the deal will close early next year. On Thursday it said that existing investors had agreed to sell enough shares for SoftBank to go through with the transaction. SoftBank itself will keep a 15 percent stake, while the rest of the consortium will own approximately 3 percent, according to a second person familiar with the matter. Khosrowshahi, who took the top job in August after Travis Kalanick was forced to step down in June, helped negotiate the deal. Uber is losing more than $1 billion each quarter, and a new cash infusion is critical. The company is also planning an initial public offering in 2019. Uber will use the investment "to support our technology investments, fuel our growth, and strengthen our corporate governance," a spokesperson, who declined to be named, said. When the deal is completed, the company will make governance changes, expanding Uber's board from 11 to 17 members including four independent directors, limiting some early shareholders' voting power and cutting the control wielded by Kalanick, who remains on the board and is still one of the largest stakeholders.

"Smart thing"

"The stockholders did the smart thing. The price is less important than locking in the governance changes and securing the support of the world's most powerful technology investor," said Erik Gordon an entrepreneurship expert at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business. Rajeev Misra, chief executive of SoftBank's Vision Fund, a $98 billion tech investment vehicle, will join the Uber board, The Wall Street Journal reported. SoftBank will get two seats on the expanded board, a source told Reuters. Misra said in a statement that SoftBank has "tremendous confidence in Uber's leadership and employees." Uber board members agreed in early November to governance changes to pave the way for the SoftBank deal. Some initial investors in the consortium, including General Atlantic, dropped out over disagreement about the price offered to shareholders, Reuters previously reported. SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son has taken a keen interest in ride-hailing companies around the world, and already has sizeable stakes in China's Didi, Brazil-based 99, India's Ola and Singapore Grab, all of which have competed with Uber. Didi last week raised $4 billion, including some investment from SoftBank. The Uber investment comes after a year of troubles for the company, including a lawsuit by Alphabet Inc's self-driving car unit Waymo that alleges trade-secrets theft and federal investigations that span possible bribery of foreign officials in Asian countries and the use of software to evade regulators. Over the past year, a former employee's charges of endemic sexual harassment led to an internal review, London said it is stripping Uber of its license and Uber revealed it had covered up a major hack.

Reporting by Heather Somerville and Liana B. Baker


Super Mario Run Is One Of Google's Most Popular New Games Of 2017

Super Mario Run Is One Of Google's Most Popular New Games Of 2017

When you think about how popular the Mario franchise is, where it has managed to resonate with every generation of gamers since the very first title, it's not that hard to imagine how popular Super Mario Run was when it was announced that it would be arriving for our smartphones.

It's also why it isn't surprising to learn that the game has managed to make Google's "Most Popular New Games of 2017" list. According to Google, the game was the most downloaded new game of the year, joining the likes of Bubble Witch 3 Saga, Magic Tiles 3, CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars, and Ballz.

Michibiki Satellites Used To Run Unmanned Harvester

Michibiki satellites used to run unmanned harvester

KIZUGAWA, Kyoto Prefecture--Using location information from satellites, an unmanned combine harvester automatically maneuvered through farmland here in an experiment Nov. 22 that could radically change agriculture work in Japan.

The information was received from the Michibiki satellites during the experiment at a Kyoto University farm. About 40 people, including employees of agricultural machinery makers, attended the test.