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AMD's Future of Gaming: FreeSync, DirectX 12, LiquidVR, VR and more

AMD's Future of Gaming: FreeSync, DirectX 12, LiquidVR, VR and more

AMD outlines the future of gaming: FreeSync, DirectX 12, LiquidVR, VR gaming, Asynchronous Shaders and more. Good times!

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LG G4 teased in new benchmarks, features 5.5-inch 1440p display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 36 mins ago

Samsung has launched its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones, but its fellow South Korean rival has been hiding in the shadows with its forthcoming G4 smartphone.

 

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We're beginning to hear more about the G4, which should feature the Snapdragon 808 processor instead of the Snapdragon 810 according to some leaked Geekbench results. The G4 should rock a 5.5-inch 2560x1440 display, 3GB of RAM, a 4K-capable rear-facing 15-megapixel camera, with a 7-megapixel front-facing camera.

 

The big news is here is the change from the Snapdragon 810 from previous rumors, to the 8-core Snapdragon 808 processor. This should be partnered up with Qualcomm's Adreno 418 GPU.

ASUS teases GeForce GTX 980 Matrix Gold Edition with huge clock speeds

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 hour, 51 mins ago

ASUS is beginning to tease a sure-to-be record-breaking GeForce GTX Matrix Gold Edition video card, where the company wants you to guess "how fast" you think it's going to be.

 

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The company uses the reference GTX 980 and Matrix Platinum GTX 980 as examples, with the stock GTX 980 clocking in at 1126MHz while the Matrix Platinum cranks that up to 1342MHz. For ASUS to be bragging about this, we would have to guess and opt for 1500MHz. We should expect to be introduced to the new 20th anniversary Gold Edition card in the near future.

Gmail for Android updates with new 'All Inboxes' option

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: 3 hours, 20 mins ago

Google has released an updated version of Gmail for Android that includes a new "All Inboxes" option which does exactly what it sounds like; offers all of your inboxes in one spot.

 

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Even if you have inboxes from Outlook or Yahoo, Gmail for Android will display them, and you'll be able to read and reply to each e-mail, without swapping tabs or logging out. The Mountain View-based search giant has also teased that e-mail threads from external accounts will now be displayed with the same threaded conversation format that internal Gmail e-mails use.

 

The new integrated accounts will also make use of the improved autocomplete function, larger attachment previews and one-touch saves to your Google Drive account.

Want to win a Heroes of the Storm key? Enter now!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 28 mins ago

Heroes of the Storm is the hot new game right now, with World of Warcraft and Diablo developer Blizzard behind it. We are working directly with Mionix on this competition, giving away a huge 200 keys to the game!

 

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In order to enter, we'll be taking the first 200 comments from this post on our Facebook page. The first 200 comments win themselves a HOTS key, but remember - they are for EU gamers only. If you don't secure a key through there, you can register with Mionix directly, here.

$10,000 spent on the Apple Watch gets you private 1-hour appointments

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 4 hours, 43 mins ago

When dropping $10,000 for Apple's first wearable, you'd want to feel special, wouldn't you? Well, Apple is explaining its Apple Watch Edition to its employees with high praise.

 

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The company explains that the Apple Watch Edition is "the ultimate expression of extraordinary craftsmanship, incredible innovation, and design driven by functionality and end use... technology becoming seductive, with desirability not necessarily defined simply by a price tag or elitism, but rather meticulous focus on usefulness and utility rooted in beauty".

 

Anyone who purchases the Apple Watch Edition will secure themselves longer, private appointments - where you can have your own try-on table separate from those peasant Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport wearables, where the purchasing process can last up to one hour. This try-on station will include a pair of stools for you too, with a nice try-on mat "like ones found in jewelry stores". The list goes on, and we're not even joking. Spending $10,000 will get you:

 

Longer, Private Appointments: Apple plans to complete in-store Apple Watch Edition purchases during special appointments within a dedicated, private Apple Watch Edition try-on area. The Apple Watch Edition will have its own try-on table separate from the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Sport, and the purchasing process will last up to one hour, including 30 minutes for simply trying on the highest end Apple Watch. (There will be 5 to 15-minute appointments for the other models.)

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1966 'Batman' animated revival with Adam West and Burt Ward underway

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 5 hours, 38 mins ago

For many years, the camp and silliness of the original 1966 'Batman' TV series was reviled by fans, but with the booming interest in comic books and a more nuanced appreciation for history, the first on-screen incarnation of Bob Kane's classic hero 'Batman' will soon be revived as an animated film. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show, the film will feature the voices of Adam West and Burt Ward - the very first Batman and Robin.

 

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With the release last year of the complete 1966 series for the first time on home video, many Batman fans are only now being introduced to the classic series, even if they know who Adam West is - thanks to 'Family Guy'. Now, according to SuperHeroHype, Burt Ward took to the microphone to announce the upcoming revival during a recent Batman panel. "You can look forward to a new animated Batman, full length 90-minute feature, coming out on the 50th anniversary. One of possibly two, but for sure one, that Adam and I are doing the voices for".

 

The 50th anniversary of the original Batman TV series will be celebrated next year.

FDA has not been overly aggressive with Apple Watch regulation

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 6 hours, 12 mins ago

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has largely been hands-off in regards to regulation of the upcoming Apple Watch smartwatch wearable.

 

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Silicon Valley companies are interested in providing wearables and other technology that encroaches on health care - and the FDA is offering feedback when appropriate. However, Apple Watch and other solutions are still in their infancy, so the FDA won't need to intervene in the immediate future.

 

"We are taking a very light touch, an almost hands-off approach," said Bakul Patel, associate director for digital health at the FDA, while speaking with Bloomberg Business. "If you have technology that's going to motivate a person to stay healthy, that's not something we want to be engaged in."

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Harrison Ford released from hospital, recovering at home

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 6 hours, 25 mins ago

Earlier in the month we reported the vintage plane crash which injured acting legend Harrison Ford, but since then we've had precious few updates on his condition other than from his son who described Ford as "battered but fine". But according to reports, he's not only been released from hospital to recover at home, but he's even been spotted driving himself around California.

 

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According to People magazine, the actor had been treated for "broken bones in his pelvis and ankle" along with a "large laceration in his scalp". Ford's pilot skills undoubtedly averted a near disaster after the vintage World War II plane malfunctioned and crashed on a southern California golf course. The actor has form in the area - he previously walked relatively unscathed from a helicopter crash in 1999 and a similar crash landing in 2009.

NHL wants to use big data to help give fans new insight into game

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Cloud Computing | Posted: 6 hours, 52 mins ago

Following in the footsteps of the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB), it looks like the National Hockey League (NHL) wants to provide a wider variety of statistics to hockey fans.

 

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The league is currently in the process of digitizing statistics that go back almost a century, hoping the effort will keep hardcore hockey fans more engaged. There was a belief that trying to collect hockey statistics is a bit more difficult, as the game is fast-moving and players are able to move onto and off the ice constantly, but the NHL wants to prove that isn't necessarily true.

 

The stats have been renamed and the NHL wants to deploy a new algorithm in time to collect data on every game during the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs - with data related to home and road records, goals against, special team statistics, and other data collected and sorted.

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Automakers building offices, facilities in the heart of Silicon Valley

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 8 hours, 14 mins ago

Automakers are embracing technology in vehicles, while creating lucrative partnerships with tech companies in Silicon Valley. Companies are interested in manufacturing smarter vehicles, and traditional auto companies don't want to be caught out in the emerging trend.

 

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Software reportedly accounts for up to 25 percent of vehicle manufacturing now, according to the IHS Automotive industry researcher - and automakers are adding connected features at a fast pace.

 

"What happened with the mobile industry with the smartphone is about to happen with the car," said Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of NVIDIA. "Your car is going to be one delightful computer rolling down the street."

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