LG OLED TVs’ Nvidia RTX 30 Problems Will Be Fixed, Promises LG

As I reported over the weekend, PC gamers have been experiencing a couple of significant problems when trying to use some of the high-end features of their new RTX 30 graphics cards with LG’s 2019 and 2020 OLED TVs. Happily, LG has already announced that it believes it can solve both problems, and intends to do so via a firmware update it intends to roll out ‘in the next few weeks’.

For those who missed my earlier story about the problems, they involve LG’s 2019 and 2020 OLEDs only showing a black screen when RTX 30 users try to activate G-Sync variable refresh rate technology on 120Hz outputs, regardless of bit depth or resolution; and LG’s 2020 OLED TVs downsampling RGB/120Hz/4:4:4 feeds to lower quality 4:2:2.

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Elon Musk tempers expectations for Tesla ‘Battery Day,’ stock dips 5%

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc TSLA.O CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday is scheduled to showcase the company’s advanced battery technology, with investors expecting he will outline how the company’s electric vehicles will surpass the cost and convenience of internal combustion engines.

FILE PHOTO: Tesla Inc CEO Elon Musk speaks onstage during a delivery event for Tesla China-made Model 3 cars at its factory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song

But stockholders began selling the electric carmaker’s shares after Musk late on Monday tempered expectations by saying that the battery improvements to be unveiled at the event would not reach “serious high-volume production” until 2022. Shares dropped 5.6% on Tuesday to $424.26.

As automakers shift from horsepower to kilowatts to comply with stricter environmental regulations, investors are looking for evidence that Tesla can increase its lead in electrification technology over legacy automakers who generate most of their sales and profits

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Outlook: Economic Impact of COVID-19 on the Global IoT in Cloud Platform Market

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Sep 22, 2020 (PRNews Times via COMTEX) —
This outbreak of COVID-19 is expected to have a favorable impact on the global IoT in cloud platform market growth in 2020 and is expected to continue its trend in the coming years. During this pandemic period, there are strong signs that several technologies will witness an increased adopting rate in the recent months due to people converted digitally minded and they are adopting IoT technologies while work from home. Also, government bodies are using drone which are mounted with IoT cloud systems for public surveillance to monitor red zones and the wearing masks. Moreover, growing implementation of IoT systems in the healthcare sector to manage patient care including the remote monitoring of in-home patients who are self-quarantined and many other patients like chronic conditions and diabetes. These factors … Read More

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What Microsoft’s $7.5B purchase of Bethesda parent ZeniMax means for Xbox Series X

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Microsoft’s making more investments in its Xbox gaming franchise.


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Microsoft’s Xbox team significantly expanded its list of game development studios on Monday, announcing the purchase of ZeniMax Media for $7.5 billion in cash. The entertainment company owns several industry-leading game developers, including Bethesda Softworks, the maker of the post-apocalyptic Fallout games and the fantasy series The Elder Scrolls. It also owns Id Software, known for its Doom, Rage and Wolfenstein shooting game franchises.

The move grows the number of in-house Xbox game development studios to 23, up from 15 earlier, giving it control of some of the game industry’s most popular franchises. Microsoft also plans to run Bethesda as its own division, with leadership and structure intact. 

“As a proven game developer and publisher, Bethesda has

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Tesla Teases Big News On ‘Battery Day’

Tesla chief Elon Musk has promised “insane” battery news at a streamed event after the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting on Tuesday.

Speculation includes that Tesla will announce it has come up with ways to pack more energy into battery cells, slash production cost and dramatically extend battery life.

Musk, however, seemed to tap the brakes a bit on expectations in a tweet Monday, saying announcements will affect long-term production, particularly of Tesla’s Semi, Cybertruck and Roadster models.

Innovations will not reach “serious high-volume production” until the year 2022, according to Musk.

In response to a Teslerati.com story shared on Twitter contending that the battery announcement might be “more insane than expected,” Musk fired off a comment saying, “It will be very insane.”

In a tweet earlier this month, Musk promised “many exciting things will be unveiled on Battery Day.” He finished the message with a lightning bolt emoji.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk (pictured September 3, 2020) said he would announce "insane" battery news that will affect long-term production, particularly of Tesla's Semi, Cybertruck and Roadster models Tesla CEO

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Microsoft debuts new Search features and SharePoint Syntex

Most enterprises have to wrangle countless data buckets, some of which inevitably become underused or forgotten. A Forrester survey found that between 60% and 73% of all data within corporations is never analyzed for insights or larger trends. The opportunity cost of this unused data is substantial, with a Veritas report pegging it $3.3 trillion by 2020 if the current trend holds. That’s perhaps why the corporate sector has taken an interest in cognitive search and robotic process automation products that ingest, understand, organize, and act on digital content from multiple digital sources.

Building on that trend, Microsoft today previewed improvements coming to Microsoft Search and Project Cortex — two enterprise search platforms powered by AI — and announced the public preview of Microsoft Power Automate Desktop. In addition to powering new Microsoft Teams and Windows experiences, Microsoft Search will expand its reach across first- and third-party services to include

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Tesla’s ‘Battery Day’ tech won’t scale up until 2022, Elon Musk says

  • Tesla’s “Battery Day” tech won’t reach large-scale production until 2022, Elon Musk tweeted on Monday.
  • The electric vehicle company will buy more battery cells but expects “significant shortages” in the future. Analysts expect Tesla to announce plans to produce its own battery cells at the event.
  • Premarket Tesla shares dropped following Musk’s tweets.
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The tech Tesla announces at its “Battery Day” on Tuesday won’t reach large-scale production until 2022, the electric vehicle giant’s CEO Elon Musk said on Monday.

Musk said that Tesla will buy more battery cells from Panasonic, LG, and Chinese battery manufacturer CATL, but it expects “significant shortages” in 2022 and beyond, and must “take action” to prevent them, he said. This suggests that the company may announce plans to produce its own battery cells at its Battery Day, as analysts have long-speculated.

Scaling up production of new battery technology

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Jerome Powell Testifies on Economy’s ‘Marked’ Progress: Live Updates

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin offered an upbeat view of the economic recovery on Tuesday, describing it during a congressional hearing as the fastest rebound from any crisis in American history.

Yet Mr. Mnuchin acknowledged that more than half of the jobs that had been lost as a result of the pandemic had yet to be restored.

His comments came in a joint appearance before the House Financial Services Committee with Jerome H. Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve.

Both officials projected optimism about the economic recovery so far, but Mr. Powell made clear that many of those gains were predicated on strong fiscal support, including additional jobless benefits and stimulus checks.

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