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Microsoft continues to add Windows 10 Xbox app functionality

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 21 mins ago

Microsoft is adding new updates for the Xbox app on Windows 10, with recently added features including game bar shortcuts, friends list changes, game hubs, and more. Check out a recently released video from Larry Hryb, Xbox Live's Major Nelson and Director of Programming for Xbox Live at Microsoft:

 

 

The Xbox app is only available to Windows Insider program members, which has opened early testing of the upcoming Windows 10 OS. Microsoft has added a game DVR, with customized shortcuts that make it easier to capture screenshots or record gameplay footage. Live streaming isn't currently available, though is expected at some point in the future.

 

Similar to the Xbox One game hubs, the app will let gamers view achievements, check game play usage, and view customized activity fields.

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Save 50% on the Ergonomic M535 Wireless Optical Mouse

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 3 hours, 3 mins ago

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Using a one-size-fits-all mouse or a trackpad for gaming or work can cause some serious discomfort and strain in your hand and wrist. Which is why we're big fans of the M535 wireless optical mouse-in fact, we're offering it now for 50% off at TweakTown Deals.

 

The M535 is an ergonomic solution that allows you to adjust it to the width of your hand, with three grades to choose from. Fully programmable, you can assign different functions to the seven buttons on the mouse according to how you use it, minimizing the number of hand- and wrist-straining movements you need to make. You can even position your cursor at the center of your screen in a single click.

 

You wouldn't wear shoes that are one-size-fits-all, so don't use a mouse that is. Grab the M535 mouse for $29.99 at TweakTown Deals.

iOS 9 might finally give real multitasking abilities to the iPad

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 hours, 30 mins ago

Google has owned multitasking on Android for quite a while now, but it looks like Apple might play catch up when it releases iOS 9 in the near future. iOS 9 might usher in proper multitasking to the iPad, allowing two apps to be open at once, side-by-side, according to sources close to 9to5Mac.

 

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iOS 9 will reportedly offer 1/2, 1/3 and 2/3 views depending on the app being used, with the option of running two separate applications at once, or multi views of the same apps. Split-screen app support was planned for iOS 8, but Apple said the feature wasn't ready and pushed it back to iOS 8.1, where history repeated itself, and Apple pushed the feature back to iOS 9.

 

With Apple reportedly preparing a larger 12.9-inch iPad Pro, it could be perfect timing to see true multitasking come to the iPad with iOS 9.

NSA wants to give you malware through mobile app stores

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 hours, 33 mins ago

Edward Snowden is back in the news, talking about a plan that the NSA had to have malware in various app stores, like the Google Play Store, and Apple iTunes Store.

 

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The NSA program was called IRRITANT HORN, with the US spy agency wanting to find the path of web traffic to and from mobile application severs that are owned by Google and Samsung. Once the NSA found this traffic, it would place an attack in the middle, where it could silently inject malware and spying tools into a mobile device of its choice.

 

After it had planted this software, it could pull out e-mails, texts, search history, call records, videos, photos and anything else you have on your device. Thanks to the user thinking they're on an official app store, they would be unaware that they're being attacked by the US government in the form of the NSA.

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Smartwatch maker Pebble rumored to be in financial troubles

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 5 hours, 26 mins ago

Even though Pebble raised $1 million just 49 minutes for its new smartwatch, breaking Kickstarter records, the smartwatch maker is reportedly experiencing financial troubles, reports TechCrunch.

 

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Sources close to the site have said that Pebble is "trouble maintaining its growth and has turned to a Silicon Valley bank for a $5 million loan and $5 million line of credit. Valley VCs have been turning down the company's requests for new capital". Pebble currently employs 150 employees, and is still on the look out for more. But even after one of the most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever, Pebble is still chasing additional funds from VCs in order to continue its growth, with the company even applying for a bank loan "in order to stay afloat".

 

Many employees are reportedly unhappy with the direction of Pebble, as it has moved away from its original intentions, and now looking to compete against the likes of Apple and its Watch, Google with its various Android Wear-powered devices, and more. A current employee of Pebble said: "We're a young company. The outlook for Pebble is very positive. It's been a remarkable journey thus far".

ZOTAC intros two new ZBOX R Series mini PCs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: 6 hours, 27 mins ago

Leading up to Computex 2015 early next month, ZOTAC has just unveiled their new ZBOX R Series of mini PCs, where RAID is a big feature. The two new models are the ZBOX RI531 series, and the ZBOX RI323.

 

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Starting with the new ZBOX RI323, we have RAID support thanks to its two storage bays, while the RI531 has three storage bays. The ZOTAC ZBOX RI531 packs Intel's fifth-generation "Broadwell" processor in the form of the Core i3 CPU, with ZOTAC offering up a "PLUS" version of the ZBOX RI531 which features 4GB of RAM and a 64GB mSATA SSD. Below, we have the full specs of the new ZOTAC ZBOX mini PCs:

 

ZOTAC ZBOX RI323

  • CPU: Intel 2961Y processor
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Display Output: HDMI 1.4a, DisplayPort 1.2 (2560 x 1600 @60Hz)
  • Connectivity: Dual gigabit LAN, 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Storage: 2 x SATA HDD/SSD bays (RAID 0, 1 ready)

 

ZOTAC ZBOX RI531

  • CPU: Intel Core i3-5010U processor
  • Intel HD Graphics 5500
  • Display Output: HDMI 1.4a, DisplayPort 1.2 (3840 x 2160 @60Hz)
  • Connectivity: Dual gigabit LAN, 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Storage: 1 x mSATA slot, 2 x SATA HDD/SSD bays (RAID 0, 1 ready)

Jeremy Clarkson in first post Top Gear interview accepts some blame

By: Chris Smith | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 7 hours, 21 mins ago

Everyone learned a new word recently and that was 'fracas'. There was a lot of discussion, speculation, anger, sadness and disbelief around Jeremy Clarksons removal and the termination of the world's most popular TV show Top gear.

 

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To summarize what happened for you, Clarskon got into a fight (fracas) with his producer which resulted in his termination from the show. In his first (brief) interview since this sacking took place, Clarkson stated that "it was my own silly fault so I can hardly complain" and also that he "didn't actually anticipate not doing it anymore at the time."

 

Sadness aside, Clarkson reflected on his ex-co workers, lamenting "I like the BBC" adding "there are some dreadful people in it, but there are also some really talented people and I'll thank them for it, for some time now."

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Artist leaves Naughty Dog for Ubisoft, comes back to Naughty Dog

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 7 hours, 30 mins ago

Environment Artist David Ballard used to work with Naughty Dog on games like Uncharted and The Last of Us, but left the studio last September to join Ubisoft's San Francisco office. After nine months with the Watch Dogs and Assassin's Creed developer, he left and walked back through the doors of Naughty Dog.

 

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Ballard was working on a "AAA next-gen title" over at Ubisoft, but there's no other information available on that title. But now that he is back at Naughty Dog, Ballard has a new position: Multiplayer Level Layout Artist.

 

Naughty Dog should be showing off Uncharted 4: A Thief's End for the PlayStation 4 at E3 2015 next month.

MSI boasts world's first Microsoft Windows 10 certification

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 8 hours, 30 mins ago

With the H81M-P33 motherboard leading the charge, MSI has just issued a press release boasting official Microsoft WHQL certification and is the first motherboard company to do so.

 

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Claiming that the MSI Click BIOS 4 is optimized for Windows 10 users, this will help end users with advanced stability when in use.

 

You can view the official certification here.

Japan submits a solid entry to the Thermaltake CaseMOD Invitational

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: 9 hours, 40 mins ago

Here at TweakTown we recently covered Stuart Tonks' dual Intel Xeon addition to the 2015 Thermaltake CaseMOD invitational, but we noticed that one of the seven modders was being a little left out - Japan's Fabio Moma.

 

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Sponsored by Thermaltake, Avexir, ASUS ROG and Kingston HyperX, this blue-lit build of Thermaltake's Core series chassis is adeptly named 'Colossus X' and features some neat LED work to help produce a cool-feeling futuristic build - said to be "based on the comic book heroes" as pointed out in Moma's build log.

 

Complete with an extremely polished front panel, the components within can be viewed in the full story.

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