Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16226 for PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring yesterday. They have spent some time on making improvements for gamers this time. cross-platform multi-player could become a less exotic thing.
New help options: We have added a new “Xbox Networking” section under Settings > Gaming. Here, we’ll help you attempt to identify and resolve issues preventing you from using voice chatting and playing multiplayer games with other Xbox Live users.
Track your GPU performance
For the Task Manager fans out there, we’re happy to share that we’ve heard your feedback and we’ve updated Task Manager to now include GPU info. Our engineering team used the feedback you gave us that is part of this Feedback Collection https://aka.ms/olx5pn to prioritize and to design the feature – thank you! The Performance tab shows GPU utilization information for each separate GPU component (such as 3D and Video encode/decode), as well as graphics memory usage stats. The Details tab shows you GPU utilization info for each process. Please note that this feature is still under construction and you will find issues and bugs.
In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.
In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four two high school kids discover an old video board game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real normal world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 26 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.
Don’t expect this one to win the most original story award but I am probably still going to watch it because of The Most Electrifying Man in Jumanji movies 😉
“Kingsman: The Secret Service” introduced the world to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe. In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” our heroes face a new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, their journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. In a new adventure that tests their agents’ strength and wits to the limit, these two elite secret organizations band together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world, something that’s becoming a bit of a habit for Eggsy…
The event series is set to air during the 2017-2018 season, with production set to begin in summer 2017.
“Iconic characters, rich storytelling, bold creators – these are the hallmarks of great TV shows. And they are some of the reasons why ‘The X-Files’ has had such a profound impact on millions of fans worldwide,” said David Madden, President, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Chris’ creativity, along with the brilliant work of David and Gillian, continue to propel this pop culture phenomenon, and we can’t wait to see what fresh mysteries Mulder and Scully uncover in this next chapter of ‘The X-Files.’”
In 2016, the return of ‘The X-Files’ drew an “average Multi-Platform audience” of nearly 16 million viewers, the network said, and was last season’s No. 2 broadcast drama.
“The X-Files” originally premiered in September 1993 and ran for nine seasons, earning 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award. The show follows FBI special agents Scully (Anderson) and Mulder (Duchovny) as they investigate unexplained cases.
A new season of Fargo has started. Fargo was one of the early shows which begins with a new cast and story every season, something we’ve seen a lot more in the recent two years and this season will be baked by the same recipes. It promises to be a good season as it has received highly positive reviews from critics and the audience rating so far is also very high.
Most people have multiple apps running at the same time – and often, what’s running in the background can drain your battery. In the latest Insider Preview build (Build 16176), Microsoft allows you to run background work in a power-efficient manner, thereby enhancing battery life significantly while still giving users access to powerful multitasking capabilities. With “Power Throttling”, when background work is running, Windows places the CPU in its most energy-efficient operating modes – work gets done, but the minimal possible battery is spent on that work.
Microsoft mentioned in January that they where doing some power experiments. Power Throttling was one of those experiments, and showed up to 11% savings in CPU power consumption for some of the most strenuous use cases. This capability should help many of you see a nice boost in battery life!
Power Throttling is currently available only for processors with Intel’s Speed Shift technology, available in Intel’s 6th-gen (and newer) Core processors. Processors where the first number after i3, i5 or i7 starts with a 6 are currently available (for example i5-6400, i7-6600). Other processors, read older ones, will likely be added to the support list in the future.
A passage from Microsoft:
How does it work? To give great performance to the apps you’re using, while at the same time power throttling background work, we built a sophisticated detection system into Windows. The OS identifies work that is important to you (apps in the foreground, apps playing music, as well as other categories of important work we infer from the demands of running apps and the apps the user interacts with). While this detection works well for most apps, if you happen to notice an app that is negatively impacted by Power Throttling, we really want to know!! You can do 3 things:
1. Provide feedback! Please run the Feedback Hub and file feedback under the Power and Battery > Throttled Applications category
2. Control power throttling system-wide, using the Power Slider. Windows works hardest to keep the processor in its efficient ranges when you’ve selected “Battery Saver” or “Recommended”, and turns off completely when you’ve selected “Best Performance”.
3. Opt individual apps out from Power Throttling:
Go to Battery Settings (Settings > System > Battery).
Click on “Battery Usage by App”.
Select your app.
Toggle “Managed by Windows” to “Off”.
Uncheck the “Reduce work app does when in background” checkbox.
Note that benchmark results may vary with power throttling turned on. While most benchmarks run fine and produce great performance results, some benchmark processes may be affected by throttling. Our general recommendation is to always run performance benchmarks while plugged in, as power throttling does not apply in that case.
I find a few things weird in this text. First of all, why mention music apps? It’s not like an app playing music would need full power of a 6th generation Intel Core processor. Are there some restrictions with apps that use DirectSound or Direct3D?
And as you can read in the final sentence this feature won’t be available on your Desktop. Why? Why wouldn’t I want 11% power-savings (or even more since desktops processors are likely to use more power) on my desktop?
Deadwood is a show set in the late 1800 revolving around the characters of the town Deadwood. The 2004 series was shown for 3 seasons on HBO and gained a large following. It’s ranked in the IMDB top 100 series for a long time and won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor and was nominated for Best Television Series – Drama.
The third season of “Better Call Saul” is here. Season 3 comes closer to the world of Walter White with the reintroduction of Los Pollos Hermanos proprietor/cartel-killer Gustavo Fring, played by Giancarlo Esposito.
While the show has very good ratings and critics love it, I didn’t feel te same fibe yet as with Breaking Bad.
A season 3 premiere with some extra footage was shown to a select group of critics and most of them are pretty positive about the new season. Lets hope it picks up the pace just a little bit and more things happen during an episode. The keyword for season 3 is: Consequences
AMC has released a new teaser featuring Gus. In the video, dressed in his signature crisp yellow shirt and black tie, Gus introduces a 10-week online seminar and explains proper employee behavior at Los Pollos Hermanos. “Each and every day we serve our customers exceptional food with impeccable service,” says Gus in the video. But, as “Breaking Bad” fans know, the restaurant chain also runs as a money-laundering business and drug-smuggling operation.
Okay, I’m normally not into weird movies and have one golden rule. If the movie has people in it with pointy ears, you stay away from it. Does that also count for series? probably… but what if the pointy ears are from a pig?
During the Third World War, the American government initiates a secret project code-named “Army Bacon” in order to create super soldier by inbreeding human beings with pigs.
25 years later a breed called “Muzzles” have occupied top of the food chain, eating and farming humans like animals. Rob Justice is an ex-bounty hunter working for the last line of human resistance – a group of survivors hiding in a nuclear bunker deep underground. His mission is to find out how muzzles came to power and destroy them.
This movie might be a good one, I’ve just seen the trailer and liked it. The trailer gives you the reason of the plot. They have the guts to mention the police vs black people problem and dare to curse on film.
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI is a darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Academy Award winner Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Academy Award nominee Woody Harrelson), the town’s revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother’s boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing’s law enforcement is only exacerbated.