Windows Game Mode Explained, New Facebook VR Hire, No Java in Gmail

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Last night on Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Hugo Barra would be joining Facebook to lead their virtual reality efforts on the Oculus team. Hugo Barra, for those of you who don’t know, was the former vice president at Xiaomi and also worked at Google, as the VP of Android. Hugo’s official title is VP of virtual reality.  Hugo says that he left Xiaomi because he wanted to move from China back to Silicon Valley. Hugo also says he is looking forward to building the future of immersive tech with Zuckerberg and the visionaries in the Oculus team.


Windows Central got the low-down from Microsoft about Windows 10’s new game mode, what it does and how it works. The main goal for game mode is to provide consistency. Game mode will prevent system tasks from stealing resources from games allowing for more steady frame rates and performance in general. Game mode will also limit CPU thread contention between system processes and games which will speed things up even further. Microsoft says that Win32 PC games will see some benefits with game mode, it will actually be universal windows platform games that will see the biggest improvements. Game mode is available today for members of the Windows Insiders Program and will come to all windows 10 owners sometime in the spring with the creators’ update.


Google announced that it will be adding javascript extensions to its list of restricted file extensions for Gmail starting next month on February 13th. The reason why is because javascript .js files are increasingly being used as a form of malware. Users will receive a warning if they try to upload a banned file type. IF you have to send a javascript file, it’s suggested that you use google drive or google cloud storage instead.


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Hideo Kojima shows off his new studio. Damn Kojima, that looks more like a fancy 5 star hotel rather than a productions office.


Good news if you’re subscribed for EA access and Origin Access, because, you’ll get to play Mass Effect Andromeda for up to 10 hours, 5 days ahead of the official release on March 21.


Rumors say that the next generation of Google Pixel phones will see many improvements and features, like a better camera and waterproofness. There may even be a budget Pixel in the works.


BenQ announced their new PD2710QC monitor. It’s aimed towards graphic artists and CAD operators and it also has a USB Type-C dock.


And Samsung is set to launch their SM-Z250F phone in India–its first ever smartphone running the Tizen 3.0 os.


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