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ADATA proudly displays a new gaming series at Computex 2015

By: Chris Smith | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: 12 mins ago

Featuring a slew of SSDs and DDR4 memory modules, ADATA announced in its recent press release that we are all in for a treat next week when Computex 2015 kicks off in Taipei, Taiwan.

 

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Company representatives from all over the globe have started arriving in the Taiwan capital in preparation for this yearly trade show, with ADATA announcing one of its main focuses will be that of gaming-driven components.

 

On the show floor will be the new XPG Z1 DDR4 gaming DRAM, XPG Z2 overclocking gaming memory and SX930 SSDs featuring SLC cache technology and more.

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Treat your Mac to an 8TB HGST Ultrastar HDD from Other World Computing

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: 1 hour, 14 mins ago

One of the few companies to offer Apple upgrades, Other World Computing has just announced its 8TB HGST Ultrastar He8 HDD upgrade package for a cool $659.

 

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The hard drive in question comes packed with 128MB of cache, it spins at 7200RPM and runs off a SATA 6Gb/s platform with 3 and 1.5Gb/s backwards compatibility.

 

Quoted on the website as "the industry's highest capacity of 8.0TB" this hard drive also draws a minimal 5.1 watts when idling and weighs in at a reduced 650g.

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Lenovo and Microsoft team up with Cortana and REACHit searching

By: Chris Smith | More News: Apps | Posted: 2 hours, 23 mins ago

Set for applications across Windows 10 PCs and tablets, Lenono has announced a partnership with Microsoft to extent Cortana's abilities through the Lenovo REACHit functionality.

 

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REACHit will search for content spread "across any connected Lenovo PC or tablet device running Windows 10 and many major cloud services" as pointed out in a recent press release - further assisting the search capabilities of Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant.

 

The release also points out that it will only search through connected Lenovo devices that you own - for example you can ask Cortana to "find the picture I edited last week on my ThinkPad X1 Carbon" and searching will commence. However, some are worried that this may open up a hacking loophole that would enable criminals to gain access to all of your devices by only hacking a single one.

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Gartner: Emerging countries pushed smartphone sales 19% during Q1

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 2 hours, 58 mins ago

Smartphone sales during Q1 topped 336 million units worldwide, a strong 19.3 percent year-over-year growth, according to the Gartner research group. The rising popularity of smartphones in emerging markets helped propel the market, including in Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, pushing sales forward - a massive 40 percent increase in Q1.

 

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"During this quarter, local brands and Chinese vendors came out as the key winners in emerging markets," said Anshul Gupta, research director at Gartner. "These vendors recorded an average growth of 73 percent in smartphone sales and saw their combined share go up from 38 percent to 47 percent during the first quarter of 2015."

 

Samsung has 24 percent smartphone market share, ahead of Apple (17.9 percent), Lenovo (5.6 percent), Huawei (5.4 percent), LG Electronics (4.6), and other manufacturers. Not surprisingly, Google Android was the most dominant OS (78.9 percent), ahead of Apple iOS (17.9), Microsoft Windows (2.5 percent), BlackBerry (0.4 percent), and other mobile OSes.

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Lenovo launches media casting device

By: Chris Smith | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: 3 hours, 31 mins ago

With this new device connecting to any large screen through HDMI, Lenovo stated in its recent press release that "80 percent of people are using tablets at home with 52 percent of them using tablets to watch TV," pointing out a market in which they wish to capitalize on.

 

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The Lenovo Cast is a first foray into media casting for this technology giant. When Lenovo comes to mind, most firstly think about education or industrial computers and laptops, however Lenovo are looking to break this stereotype.

 

This 50 gram pocket sized device utilizes dual frequency Wi-Fi with a range of up to 20 meteres, boasting that the signal strength is great enough to travel through walls.

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Puzzle gaming just got real, cooperate or die in Magnetic: Cage Closed

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 29 mins ago

Not for those who suffer from claustrophobia, Guru Games has just released its new single player development: Magnetic: Cage Closed.

 

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You're a prisoner in an extremely high security detention facility and if you wish to make it out alive, you must follow the Wardens instructions as he guides you through various levels and puzzles all involving a magnetic gun that you are issued with.

 

You can use this 'weapon' to push or pull blocks, propel yourself in the air and more. What's even cooler is that the opposite reaction is applied to you, so unlike other games when you pull an object towards yourself, you are also pulled towards it.

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Counter Strike gets airtime on The Joe Rogan Experience

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 33 mins ago

Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert is not new to e-fame, however he's now been given a shot and tapping into a mainstream fan base thanks to Joe Rogan. The well known host of Fear Factor and UFC commentator invited this American CS:GO pro onto his podcast to talk about Counter Strike and eSports in general.

 

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The podcast covers topics ranging from Twitch TV streaming to a 'day in the life' of a professional gamer.

 

It's worth a look for professional gamers and interested casuals alike, check it out for yourself. Be warned, at over 2.5 hours long you're really in it for the long haul.

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A gamer shows us how to restart an iPhone with a text message

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 6 hours, 37 mins ago

Thanks to a bug surrounding message pop-ups and the Arabic language, a gamer by the name of 'Sinfulz0r' has shown the world how to restart a friends phone just by text messaging them.

 

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The scene is set in front of some click looking Tt eSPORTS peripherals and it is explained that there has to be a few things going your way in order for this to work. It is explained that the 'victim' phone must either be on the home or lock screen and have drop down message notifications active.

 

According to 'Facebook experts' (random people on the internet) what is happening here is a glitch with the way your iPhone processes the Arabic text - filling up the phone's RAM and forcing it to restart. Either way it seems to work every time he sends a message to his mother's phone.

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Microsoft opens up cross-platform Office support for Android apps

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Software | Posted: 8 hours, 58 mins ago

Microsoft recently announced that 20 more tablet manufacturers will pre-install Office applications and other Microsoft services on their Google Android-powered tablets. Customers will have access to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Skype, OneNote, and OneDrive without needing to download and install an update.

 

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"We expect more customers who purchase Android devices directly from the OEM will receive the pre-installed services and applications," a Microsoft spokesperson told PCWorld. "In the event a mobile operator chooses not to pre-install the MS Services and apps, customers still have access to these apps by easily downloading them from Google Play."

 

Microsoft announced the following new partners: Axdia, Cube, DL, General Procurement, Grupo Nucleo, Haier, Inco, Ionik GBMH, Iview, LG, Multilaser, Noblex, Pacific, Philco, Positivo, Prestigio, Sony, Teclast, TMAX Digital, and Wortmann.

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SpaceX will be able to launch US national security payloads into orbit

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 9 hours, 58 mins ago

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will now be able to launch satellites and other national security payload for the US government, after receiving US Air Force certification.

 

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The certification could help break a stranglehold on the United Launch Alliance, a nine-year-old space venture created by Boeing and Lockheed Martin. SpaceX is muscling its way into conducting launches for NASA and Department of Defense, so it will be interesting to see how ULA responds in the future.

 

"SpaceX's emergence as a viable commercial launch provider provides the opportunity to compete launch services for the first time in almost a decade," said Deborah Lee James, Air Force Secretary, in a statement. "Ultimately, leverage of the commercial space market drives down cost to the American taxpayer and improves our military's resiliency."

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