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Bungie is changing how players gear up in Destiny 2: Forsaken

This should sound pretty familiar to most Destiny 1 veterans<p><i>Destiny 2</i> developer Bungie wants the nature of power acquisition to change in the upcoming <i>Forsaken</i> expansion, the studio said in its latest This Week at Bungie post. Bungie is looking to return the system to how it worked in the original</i> …

Destiny 2

Here’s how Destiny 2’s economy will be changing with Forsaken

Farewell reputation tokens, hello planetary materials<p>In this week’s This Week at Bungie, the studio revealed how the economy of <i>Destiny 2</i> will change when the <i>Forsaken</i> expansion is released on Sept. 4. Reputation tokens will, for the most part, be going away in favor of destination materials, like …

Destiny 2

Heroic strikes and prestige Nightfalls are gone in Destiny 2: Forsaken

The end of the adjective era<p>In this week’s This Week at Bungie, the studio revealed how some of <i>Destiny 2</i>’s late-game activities will change when <i>Forsaken</i> is released early next month. This mostly includes strikes and Nightfalls, the difficult versions of which are being retired. Heroic strikes and …

Destiny 2

Some Great Xbox One Game Deals This Week At The Microsoft Store

This week's Xbox One game sale is now live on the Microsoft Store, giving players an impressive set of deals on downloadable titles between now and August 13. Several of the best discounts are on games that have sequels coming up, so if you haven't played them, now is a great time to catch up. Note …

The best 4K TV for gaming

These are exciting times for the bleeding edge of gaming TV hardware. Consoles and PCs are transforming the way games look by offering support for …

4K Ultra HD

Bungie reveals Destiny 2: Forsaken’s new weapon customization system

Masterworks are changing, as are mods<p>Bungie finally shed some light on the revamped weapon customization system for <i>Destiny 2</i> in a livestream Tuesday. While no new weapon systems are coming in <i>Destiny 2: Forsaken</i>, the studio is seriously overhauling the Masterwork and mod setups from the base …

Destiny 2

BioWare Further Explains How Anthem's Single-Player Experience Works

BioWare gave fans their first in-depth look at Anthem back at E3, and since then, the acclaimed developer has slowly revealed more tidbits about the upcoming action RPG. Anthem executive producer Mark Darrah has been regularly answering fan questions and revealing new details about the game on …

BioWare

Reviewed: Prescription cycling sunglasses

Cycling sunglasses might be one of the most under-appreciated pieces of gear you own. And if you wear prescription glasses, they are essential: They …

Jackets

Five Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Destiny 2's 'Solstice of Heroes'

Yesterday marked the kick-off of a month-long <i>Destiny 2</i> event to end year one. It’s called the “Solstice of Heroes,” and naturally, with an entire month to play it…I have been playing almost non-stop since it went live. What? I’m going out of town soon.<p>As such, I probably have put as much time into …

Solstice

What's the Difference Between AI and Machine Learning?

<b>By Peter Jeffcock, Oracle Big Data Product Marketing</b><p>AI, machine learning, and deep learning—these terms overlap and are easily confused, so let’s …

Machine Learning

Bungie accidentally broke Destiny 2's matchmaking, and a lot of players prefer it this way

Due to a bug introduced in a recent update, the matchmaking system for Destiny 2's quickplay PvP mode is currently not following the game's usual …

PC Gaming

Everything you need to know about ‘Destiny 2: Forsaken’

<i>Destiny 2</i> is about to see a huge overhaul with the release of the game’s “Year 2” expansion, <i>Destiny 2: Forsaken.</i> Along with the usual doses of new …

Destiny 2

How to Keep Deer Out of Your Yard

You love Bambi in his natural environment. You also love admiring the landscaping in your yard that you’ve worked so long and hard on. And while you …

Landscaping

Insulate Basement Rim Joists

Cut heat loss through the rim joists and tighten up your house with rigid foam insulation.<p>Cut rigid foam insulation into strips with a table saw or a …

Home Improvement

This Is The Fastest Rotor Humans Have Ever Built, And It's Bending Our Understanding of Physics

Mind-boggling.<p>Scientists have created a tiny rotor that rotates at speeds of up to 60 billion revolutions a minute – the fastest-spinning human-made …

Physics

Destiny 2 players find secret mission believed to unlock Black Spindle Exotic sniper

Earlier today, Destiny 2 players found a secret, timed mission called "The Whisper," which is attached to a public event that occurs on Io. At the …

PC Gaming

Destiny 2 Players Find Wild Secret Quest, With a Familiar Reward

Today, intrepid <i>Destiny</i> players uncovered a hidden mission that appeared during an otherwise ordinary patrol event. After a few hours of widespread …

Destiny 2

If You Drop a Feather and a Neutron Star in a Vacuum, Which Lands First?

Gravity is gravity is gravity. Here within Earth's atmosphere, a bowling ball will land long before a feather if you if you drop them simultaneously …

Physics

'Ghost particle' found in Antarctica provides astronomy breakthrough

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists have been able to trace the origins of a ghostly subatomic particle that traveled 3.7 billion light-years to Earth. The tiny, high-energy cosmic particle is called a neutrino, and it was found by sensors deep in the Antarctic ice in the IceCube …

Physics

A Short Guide to Hard Problems

What’s easy for a computer to do, and what’s almost impossible? Those questions form the core of computational complexity. We present a map of the …

Mathematics

What we know about Destiny 2’s new Tangled Shore and Dreaming City

Forsaken will take Guardians to some familiar places, and others that are brand new<p>For the first time in <i>Destiny 2</i>, the <i>Forsaken</i> expansion will bring two full patrol zones to the game. Players will be able to explore the Tangled Shore during the campaign, and the Dreaming City once the endgame comes …

Destiny 2: Forsaken’s prison break will infest the game’s world

The universe’s most dangerous criminals will be scattered around each and every activity<p><i>Destiny 2</i> players who’ve spent any time in Faction Rallies over the past year are sick of Lost Sectors — lifeless caves that house minor enemies and chests. But Bungie aims to improve a good-idea-gone-boring …

Cipro's Safety Warnings Just Got Scarier

I was prescribed Cipro once. When I got the bottle of pills home, I took a minute to read the leaflet that the pharmacy stuffs in the bag—mostly just …

Medicine

The Xbox One X And S Just Got An Awesome New Feature [UPDATED]

<i>[UPDATE: It seems that the Xbox One S/X Dolby Vision update for streaming services will support Sony TVs as well as other Dolby Vision-capable sets.</i><p><i>Sony TVs require specific new Dolby Vision firmware, so owners of compatible Sony TV sets (A8F/AF8/Z9D/ZD9/XE94/X900F/XF9005/X930E/XE930/A1E/A1) will</i> …

PS4 Pro

Meet the Scorn, Destiny 2: Forsaken’s new enemy faction

These foes are more fleshed out than the Taken<p>In <i>Destiny 2: Forsaken</i>, players will come up against the Scorn, a deadly group of mutated Fallen. While these beasts may look like the familiar enemies from Destiny, they behave very differently in all of their new forms. Game Informer’s cover story goes …

Destiny 2 will hit start hitting the reset button more often

Some activities will be refreshed more frequently this fall<p><i>Destiny</i> <i>2</i> has been a checklist since it was released last year. Each week, players would open their milestones tab and complete a list of activities before logging off for the week. With <i>Destiny 2</i><i>: Forsaken</i>, Bungie aims to change that up a …

This could be the last year you'll want to buy headphones — a new audio technology is coming in 2019 that could make them obsolete

Headphones may start to look like old technology in 2019 when Noveto, a startup based in Israel, showcases its new "focused audio" devices to attendees of the biggest tech show of any year, CES.<p>Noveto has come up with a technology that can do exactly the same thing as headphones — deliver sound …

Headphones

Wi-Fi security is starting to get its biggest upgrade in over a decade

WPA3 certification starts today<p>Wi-Fi devices have been using the same security protocol for over a decade. But today, that’ll begin to change: the Wi-Fi Alliance, which oversees adoption of the Wi-Fi standard, is beginning to certify products that support WPA3, the successor to the WPA2 security …

There's a compelling explanation for why we've never found aliens — and it could mean humanity is doomed

It's possible that the human species has already passed the point of no return, and we just don't know it yet.<p>Or perhaps we're on our way to figuring out how to live sustainably on our planet.<p>One of the most important questions for the long-term survival of the human species is how civilizations …

Most Entrepreneurs Fall Into This Huge Trap. Here's How to Avoid It

Entrepreneurs often create a job for themselves rather than a business.<p><i>What is the biggest mistake aspiring entrepreneurs make? originally appeared on Quora -</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Charles Tips, Retired</b> …