Rendered or real? Real-time ray tracing makes cars look convincingly realistic.
The hyper-realistic reflection of light on the ground in front of the car should've given it away, but I was so distracted by the realness of everything else that I didn't pick up on the clues that the BMW 8 series coupe I was looking at wasn't the real thing. San Francisco-based Unity Technologies general…
Donald Trump: ‘I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be’
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump defended his ongoing attacks on the late Sen. John McCain Tuesday, saying he never liked the Arizona senator over differences that included Russia and health care."I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be,” Trump told reporters at the White House, answering a question before a meeting…
NASA photos capture historic flooding of critical U.S. Air Force base
In 1948, Air Force Secretary Stuart Symington stationed the United States' long-range nuclear bombers at Offutt Air Force Base in eastern Nebraska, a location safe in the middle of the nation and well-insulated from the coast. But 70 years later, the base — now home to the U.S. Strategic Command which deters "catastrophic actions from…
Illinois Supreme Court rejects bid to resentence cop who murdered black teen Laquan McDonald
In this Dec. 14, 2018, file photo, former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, left, appears for a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, in Chicago. (Photo: Antonio Perez, AP)CHICAGO – The Illinois Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by prosecutors to resentence a former Chicago police officer for the controversial shooting death of Laquan…
Google’s Stadia turns Chrome into your video game console
Image: Google / screenshot by mashableBy Adam Rosenberg2019-03-19 17:30:33 UTC Can Stadia succeed where others have failed? Google's first entry into the world of mainstream gaming certainly has the lineup to meet Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony on even footing. But it's bigger than that: rather than relying on traditional console hardware, Stadia lives inside of…