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Xbox Details Improvements Coming to Backwards Compatibility With Xbox Series X/S

Xbox Series X/S will bring some important visual and performance improvements to backward compatible Xbox titles when it launches November 10.

While most Xbox fans are likely looking ahead to which new games they’ll be able to play on their Xbox Series X/S, Microsoft isn’t forgetting about all the games that brought them to this point. Today, the team revealed a few new improvements coming to thousands of backward compatible games you can play on next-gen hardware. It’s quite the list of visual and technical improvements that should make your playing experience that much better. Check it out.

The first thing to note is that Xbox Series X/S will be the best place to play every backward compatible game. Those systems will allow the games to take full advantage of the console, resulting in higher performance, better framerates, and improved visual quality. Plus, prepare yourself for shorter load times via the new SSD. However, that’s the tip of the iceberg.

The Xbox team has implemented something they’re calling Auto HDR, which automatically adds HDR to games that shipped with just SDR. In the new blog post, they show the improved visual quality with a few games.  It might be most noticeable in Bill Gates’ favorite game Fuzion Frenzy. Obviously, it still looks like an original Xbox game, but it’s a much brighter original Xbox game.

Another area we’ll see some major improvements is in these old titles’ framerates. In the blog, they gave

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Sweetheart Kitchen Raises US$17.7 Million In Series C Funding Round To Launch New Brands And Kitchen Units Across MENA


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Cloud kitchen operator Sweetheart Kitchen has successfully secured €15 million (US$17.7 million) in a Series C funding round backed by strategic investors, led by the company’s founder and CEO Peter Schatzberg.

As a delivery-only multi-brand virtual kitchen, Schatzberg notes that the Dubai-based company is keen to invest their funding into supply chain technology, food design and hiring talent, as they had previously done, and which they plan to continue to do so. “Scaling units is certainly one important objective for us, but we are also investing in streamlining our processes and systems to achieve profitability.”

As a company that is only 15 months old, it’s noteworthy to point out its impressive milestones. The startup (which, according to a Wamda report, is backed by Germany’s Delivery Hero) has previously raised €21 million ($24.8 million) in a previous round. Thus, as of date, the startup has raised a total of $43 million. The brand boasts a portfolio of 30 brands, such as Wingo, Avocado Bravo and Affordabowls, among others.

That’s not to say that cloud kitchen startup hasn’t had their fair share of hurdles during the pandemic. Schatzberg comments, “Almost overnight, we pivoted from scaling volume and units, to demonstrating profitability through aggressive cost-cutting measures that would ordinarily take place in a mature enterprise.” They had to close live units in Kuwait, as well as make reductions, and lose cash flow as they were waiting to open a number of completed units, but was vacant due to citywide lockdowns. He adds, “Any incremental revenue we might have received as a function of the pandemic was more than offset by the various costs and challenges that the pandemic

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Apple Watch Series 6 review: minute improvements

Weirdly, the fact that the Apple Watch Series 6 is the very best smartwatch by a huge margin feels anticlimactic. That’s probably because the same was true of the Series 5, the Series 4, and even the Series 3. At this point, the company would have to massively screw something up with the Apple Watch for it to be knocked out of the lead spot.

Apple didn’t screw anything up. But that’s not the same thing as significantly moving forward, either. The Series 6’s updates comprise a bunch of very minor updates that will be unnecessary to the vast majority of people who will buy it. The headline feature, blood oxygen monitoring, also fits in that category.

Starting at $399, it’s not the best deal you can find for your wrist, but it justifies its cost by offering a ton of value — just not enough value compared to previous generations that you’d notice it. It’s an iterative update, in other words.

The Apple Watch Series 6 maintains compatibility with all the same watch straps

The Apple Watch Series 6 maintains compatibility with all the same watch straps.

Apple Watch Series 6: hardware updates

Other than the fact that there are new color options like red and blue, it’s virtually impossible to distinguish the Series 6 from its predecessor. The only tell is that the sensor array on the bottom is different to accommodate the blood oxygen sensor on the newer watch. It’s still a lozenge-shaped square with a big, beautiful screen and it still offers an array of finishes in two sizes, 44mm and 40mm.

The Series 6 has slightly faster charging — in my tests it was charging from zero to

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Seneca One invites the public to see results of massive renovation project through series of new events

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo’s tallest building is coming back to life. 

There are people living in Seneca One for the first time, and it’s also a growing hub for technology and innovation in downtown Buffalo. Now, members of the public who are interested in seeing the results of Douglas Jemal’s more than $100 million dollar development project at the tower will have the opportunity to check it out, too. 

Seneca One has been hosting small group tours two days a week, which will continue into the fall on Wednesdays and Fridays. They’ve also announced two outdoor ticketed events in October, a dog adoption event on October 10, and a Bills watch party on for the primetime game against Kansas City on Thursday, October 15.

There’s a new food hall on the building’s third-floor lobby, which is open to the public Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m, featuring a toast bar and other stations. 

Douglas Development Corporation Director of Development Sean Heidinger says group yoga classes with Space on Seneca will be added to the schedule soon. 

Heidinger says that while they want to show off the building and have it be a source of civic pride for Western New Yorkers, they also want to keep their visitors and tenants safe. 

“What we can do with events and programming at this tower, even if you don’t live here, even if you don’t work here, we want to find way to work with our neighbors and provide opportunities for the public, for kids, to come here, to learn,” Heidinger told 2 On Your Side. “Seneca One is going to be the perfect place to do that. If we can engage kids at a young level, and they come here and they learn about M&T’s Tech academy, that could be

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Designer Scott Gillen’s Latest Home In The Malibu Series, Case No. 3, Hits Market For $75 Million

Malibu designer and builder magnate Scott Gillen is disrupting the real-estate industry one multimillion-dollar home at a time.

Gillen, a former stunt driver and commercial director, founded Unvarnished, a unique brokerage that conceptualizes, builds and lists homes. He personally directs, designs and develops each home and brings in Los Angeles’ top real-estate agents to close sales. Gillen has developed more than 30 homes for wealthy Los Angeles residents, yet it’s his most recent project, The Case, the most exclusive private residential development in the country, that is making headlines.

In 2017, Gillen purchased 24 acres of undeveloped, oceanfront land in Malibu for a record-breaking $50 million. He is transforming this land into The Case, a five-home private enclave that is a central part of his 15-home package of architecturally significant properties, called The Malibu Series, representing more than $500 million in real estate. Properties within The Malibu Series include: the New Castle, five Case Residences, Malibu Road Beach House, Paradise Cove House, Cliffside, Point Dume Compound, Serra Retreat, Carbon Canyon, and the Who Homes: Where, Why, What and Who. Homes range from $14 million to more than $100 million and are coveted for the seclusion and proximity to the ocean, as well as the world-class architectural design, the distinct mid-century modern-meets-contemporary vibe and integration into the natural landscape. 

Forbes has an exclusive look inside The Malibu Series’ newest listing, the $75 million Case No. 3 residence. Case No. 3 is one of five homes in the Case Residences, which are being built at once and set to be completed in 2021.

Case No. 3 is a mid-century modern, one-level property overlooking the

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