‘Overwatch’ character Mercy used to find glitch that opens up full Nepal map

There’s a glitch in the Nepal map in Overwatch that allows players to leave the current stage and visit other areas. There’s no real advantage to this trick other than bragging rights that the trip can be made. Blizzard will patch it soon enough, we bet.

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Tesla considering two theories that may explain fatal Model S crash

Tesla is considering whether the radar failed to detect the truck or detected it but ‘tuned it out’ as a structure such as a bridge to avoid triggering braking

Tesla Motors told the US Senate commerce committee staff it is considering two theories that may explain what led to the 7 May fatal crash that killed a Florida man who was using the car’s Autopilot system, a person familiar with the meeting told Reuters on Friday.

Tesla staff members told congressional aides at a briefing on Thursday that they are still trying to understand the “system failure” that led to the crash, the source said.

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Twitter tackles eSports streaming this weekend with ‘Counter Strike’ tournement

Twitter will host its first-ever eSports live-stream this weekend in partnership with Turner’s recently established eSports organization eLeague, and fans can expect up-to-the-minute coverage of the group’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournament in Atlanta.

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New AMD drivers beef up Lara’s curvy performance in ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’

AMD released new Radeon Software Crimson Edition drivers that increase Rise of the Tomb Raider’s performance by up to 10 percent on Radeon RX 480 cards. The drivers also address issues with Overwatch, Need For Speed, Doom, and other PC games.

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Oculus Touch plus Tactical Haptics could equal next-generation feedback controller

Whether firing a gun or wielding a sword, haptic feedback can make a big difference in how it feels in VR. Tactical Haptics has a new solution that goes way beyond rumble, and could be the kind of tech we see in second-generation hardware.

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Soylent CEO faces criminal charges over ‘eyesore’ shipping container home in LA

Startup founder built the derelict ‘experiment in sustainable living’ without proper permits and failed to demolish it when requested, city authorities say

Rob Rhinehart, the founder of food-substitute drink Soylent, is facing criminal charges over his installation of a now-derelict and graffiti-strewn red shipping container on a hill overlooking Los Angeles.

The container was intended to become an “experiment in sustainable living” for the startup founder, complete with solar panels and panoramic views.

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Flight information screens in two Vietnam airports hacked

Airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as website of national airline, showed message criticising sovereignty claims in South China Sea

Hackers have attacked the website of a national airline and flight information screens at Vietnam’s two biggest airports, posting notices that state media said criticised the Philippines and Vietnam and their claims in the South China Sea.

Operators of airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City briefly had to halt electronic check-ins when systems were attacked on Friday afternoon, the country’s civil aviation authority said.

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