Cyberpunk 2077 Ray Tracing Will Be Exclusive To Nvidia At Launch

Even though it might be just as difficult to find stock, AMD’s new RX 6800 and RX 6800XT graphics cards offer come competition to Nvidia’s latest offerings. But if you’re planning to pick up a new GPU specifically for Cyberpunk 2077, you might want to stick to the Nvidia for now.

CD Projekt Red has revealed that Cyberpunk 2077 will not support any ray tracing on AMD GPUs when the game launches on December 10. Responding to a query about requirements for AMD cards, community lead Marcin Momot explained that support will come post-launch.

“Not for the release but we are working together with AMD to introduce this feature as soon as we can,” Momot replied.

Cyberpunk 2077 and its many ray tracing

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An App Developed by Worcester Polytechnic Institute May Make Digital Contact Tracing for COVID-19 More Private and Secure

With an award from the National Science Foundation, researchers at WPI and Virginia Tech are developing an app with technology to protect a user’s personal information and identity.

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Engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Virginia Tech are collaborating on a smartphone app that can help conduct contact tracing needed to contain the spread of COVID-19 without risking users’ privacy or personal security. Their work is funded by a one-year, $120,000 RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Investigating the close contacts of people who have tested positive for a virus like COVID-19 is a critical part of the strategy to mitigate the virus’s spread. Contact tracing investigations have found that most people have between two and 10 close contacts, creating a quickly spreading network of potential infections that can exacerbate and prolong a pandemic. The aim of contract tracing is to find close

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New contact tracing apps stir hope for virus fighters in U.S. states

OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) – A new wave of mobile apps that help track exposure to the coronavirus is coming to U.S. states ahead of the holidays as public health officials bet that recently introduced features from Apple Inc AAPL.O and Alphabet Inc’s GOOGL.O Google will significantly boost adoption and impact.

FILE PHOTO: Timotheus Hoettges, Chief Executive Officer of Germany’s telecommunications giant Deutsche Telekom AG, holds a mobile phone as he attends the presentation of the new contact-tracing smartphone app that will use Bluetooth short-range radio and technology standards from Apple and Google to alert people of the risk of infection with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Berlin, Germany, June 16, 2020. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/Pool

Colorado, Maryland and District of Columbia launched exposure-notification apps with the new technology in the last month, garnering over 2.3 million users combined, according to their public health departments. California, Washington and other states expect to follow

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An app may make digital contact tracing for COVID-19 more private and secure

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IMAGE: WPI professor Patrick Schaumont is preparing to launch a survey about concerns people have with digital contact tracing.
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Worcester, Mass. – Nov. 19, 2020 – Engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Virginia Tech are collaborating on a smartphone app that can help conduct contact tracing needed to contain the spread of COVID-19 without risking users’ privacy or personal security. Their work is funded by a one-year, $120,000 RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Investigating the close contacts of people who have tested positive for a virus like COVID-19 is a critical part of the strategy to mitigate the virus’s spread. Contact tracing investigations have found that most people have between two and 10 close contacts, creating a quickly spreading network of potential infections that can exacerbate and prolong a pandemic. The aim of contract tracing is to find close contacts quickly

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An App May Make Digital Contact Tracing for COVID-19 More Private and Secure | News

Engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Virginia Tech are collaborating on a smartphone app that can help conduct contact tracing needed to contain the spread of COVID-19 without risking users’ privacy or personal security. Their work is funded by a one-year, $120,000 RAPID grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Investigating the close contacts of people who have tested positive for a virus like COVID-19 is a critical part of the strategy to mitigate the virus’s spread. Contact tracing investigations have found that most people have between two and 10 close contacts, creating a quickly spreading network of potential infections that can exacerbate and prolong a pandemic. The aim of contract tracing is to find close contacts quickly so they can be tested and asked to quarantine,  limiting the number of people they, in turn, could infect.

Typically, contract tracing is a manual process, with public health workers interviewing an

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AMD teases ‘mind-blowing’ RDNA 2 ray tracing in its new tech demo

Getting excited about GPU tech demos is something PC gamers used to do back in the 90s, but when they look as good as AMD’s new ray tracing demonstration then we’re happy to pretend to be 14 again. Hell, we’re as excited about the next generation of Radeon graphics cards as the next human.

Hanger 21 from AMD (via Videocardz, PC Games Hardware) uses DirectX 12 Ultimate, FidelityFX (AMD’s toolkit for implementing screen-space reflections, ambient occlusion, and more into games), along with Microsoft’s DirectX Raytracing tech. And it takes all of that in order to create a video of some big men stomping around a spacecraft hangar with some fancy lighting effects. 

What we’ve got here is really a teaser trailer for the main event, which actually launches on November 19th. That’s the day after reviews drop for the new AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT and Radeon RX 6800 cards.

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Lamont announces new contact tracing app to inform residents of potential exposure

Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday announced a new smartphone app designed to inform Connecticut residents if they have been exposed to someone infected with COVID-19.

The app uses Bluetooth to sense whether someone has been within six feet of an infected individual who is also using the app for an extended period. According to Lamont’s office, the app will not share personal information nor inform someone who in their network has tested positive.

“This app is another tool to make sure that every resident of our state has what they need to combat this pandemic from the ground up,” Lamont said in a statement. “This app also complements – but doesn’t replace – our broader contact tracing program, which is an invaluable resource in combating the pandemic and ensuring those who need it have the tools necessary to self-isolate or quarantine.”

Lamont encouraged residents to visit ct.gov/covidalertct for instructions on

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Contact Tracing is a Huge Success So Why Won’t The US Use It?

Contract Tracing South Korea 

Bloomberg reports These Elite Contact Tracers Show the World How to Beat Covid-19

In May, when a coronavirus outbreak hit nightclubs in the South Korean capital of Seoul, health officials quickly unleashed their version of the Navy Seals — elite teams of epidemiologists, database specialists and laboratory technicians.

An old-school, shoe-leather investigation showed the virus had jumped from a night-club visitor, to a student, to a taxi driver and then alarmingly to a warehouse employee who worked with 4,000 others.

Thousands of the employee’s co-workers, their family members and contacts were approached and 9,000 people were eventually tested. Two weeks later, the warehouse flareup was mostly extinguished and infections curtailed at 152.

The work of such so-called Immediate Response Teams offers a look at how South Korea — once the second worst hit by the coronavirus — has succeeded in largely quelling its spread without the

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A COVID tracing app misses the mark

What happens when an app designed to help people navigate the real world doesn’t match up with reality? That’s what happened recently with a National Health Service contact tracing app in England and Wales, which failed to notify many users that they had been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

Like many contact tracing programs, the NHS app keeps track of when a user is close to other people who also downloaded the app. If someone tests positive, the app can send an alert to all their contacts, particularly the ones that they’ve been around the most. The app calculates a person’s risk based on a few factors, including how long they’ve been close to the person who tested positive. If the calculation passes a certain threshold, an alert gets sent, and the person is asked to isolate themselves from others.

The underlying idea is pretty simple. The higher

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Ray tracing in Watch Dogs: Legion will be very similar between PC and consoles

One of the major advancements in technology set to arrive with the next generation consoles will be their ability to utilise ray tracing. While the technology is undoubtedly taxing on hardware, according to Ubisoft, the implementation of ray tracing on both the PS5 and Series X will be so similar to its PC counterpart that “only experts will be able to spot differences.”

In an interview with Galvin Whitlock, the Lead Programmer at Ubisoft talked to WCCFTECH about the next-gen versions of Watch Dogs: Legion (which recently released on PC and current gen systems). One of the main upgrades coming to the next-gen versions of Legion is the ability to turn on ray tracing, which according to Whitlock, will be comparable to the current PC implementation.

Talking to WCCFTECH, Whitlock said “The fundamentals of the ray-tracing are the same across all platforms that support it. For RTX on PC, we

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