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Microsoft Office 2016 public preview released

By: Chris Smith | More News: Software | Posted: 8 mins ago

A preview has been pushed live by Microsoft pending its release of the Office 2016 desktop productivity suite, with no Office 365 subscription necessary for download.

 

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The technical preview of this edition was reportedly released back in February 2015 surrounded by strict non-disclosure agreements for all involved.

 

Now Microsoft is ready to open it up to the masses with their general manage of Office marketing, Jared Spataro, commenting that he's looking forward to feedback from a large public audience before full release later in 2015. Reportedly similar to Office 2013 in the looks department, Office 2016 pledges to offer better cloud storage options, collaboration opportunities and more.

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Go 'Into The Woods' in our Blu-ray giveaway, thanks to Disney

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 46 mins ago

To celebrate this week's release of Disney's musical adventure 'Into The Woods' on Blu-ray HD, DVD and Digital, we have copies of the Blu-ray to give away to four lucky readers.

 

Be careful what you wish for. 'Into the Woods' is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel-all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife, their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

 

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To go into the running to take a Blu-ray home, simply correctly answer the following question:

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SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg's death confirmed as gym accident

By: Chris Smith | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: 1 hour, 4 mins ago

Recently we reported on the unfortunate and unexpected death of SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg, announced by his brother with little information attached.

 

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We've now received word that it occurred whilst exercising at a Mexican resort gym, seeing the 47 year old collapse while running on a treadmill and with the Mexican Government stating that he "cracked his head open." With the discovery made around 6:30pm, Goldberg was found on the ground in a pool of blood as reported by The New York Times.

 

His family has planned a private funeral service in Silicon Valley to commemorate his life.

HP announces its new PCs will use AMD's Radeon R9 380 video cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 hour, 53 mins ago

AMD is expected to launch its next-gen Radeon R9 390X next month, with rumors of an announcement at E3 2015, but HP has now come out and admitted that it will be using the future next-gen VGA cards in their upcoming gaming PCs.

 

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The HP Envy Tower and Envy Phoenix Tower will be powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, or the AMD Radeon R9 380. Both towers feature an aluminum chassis with brushed metal, and the option of including a closed loop watercooling system. HP will also be offering their systems with one of AMD's Radeon R7 A330 or A360 cards.

Japan's age gap expanding, with robots seen as possible aid

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 hour, 56 mins ago

For better or worse, the robotics revolution is underway, and it's continuing to happen regardless of some concerns expressed by humans. In Japan, a leading robotics research nation, engineers hope that robots can play a role in helping close the workforce gap due to an aging population.

 

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Toshiba's Aiko Chihira humanoid robot is currently on display in a Tokyo department store, where it recently performed a few songs alongside a human band. Nestle is testing SoftBank's "Pepper" robot as a method to help sell coffee machines, while other companies hope the robot is able to engage in store visitors.

 

The Huis Ten Bosch theme park located in Nagasaki will feature a hotel that has more than 90 percent of hotel services conducted by robots alone. There are no easy answers for Japan, which has an aging population that is only getting older, so adopting robots could prove to be an effective way to ease pressure on the workforce.

'Grand Theft Auto 2' recreated in live action thanks to drone camera

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 2 hours, 12 mins ago

Released back in 1999 for the PlayStation and Windows platforms, the sequel to Rockstar Games 'Grand Theft Auto' is remembered fondly by many gamers to this day and the last to feature the old top-down view of the original GTA experience. Now, some clever Russian filmmakers have successfully recreated the game - in live action.

 

 

Using a drone to film the classic top down view and with some simple superimposed graphics not to mention some tongue-in-cheek acting, the clever 4 minute clip has attracted some attention today with over half a million views at the time of publishing.

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Ubisoft could unveil Watch Dogs 2 at E3 2015 in June

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 11 mins ago

With E3 2015 right around the corner, we're hearing about some exciting games set to be unveiled, such as a next-gen Battletoads. But the news of a sequel to Watch Dogs being in development, this could capture quite the attention from gamers.

 

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According to the CV of the Senior Gameplay Programmer for Ubisoft, Watch Dogs 2 is in development. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has already teased the existance of Watch Dogs 2, with Ubisoft Montreal's Creative Director, Jonathan Morin, adding that there was a "lot of room for improvement" in the first game. He added that any sequel to Watch Dogs would have to "appeal to fans in a new way".

 

The Ubisoft CEO continued: "We knew it would be polarising. Some people loved the characters and some didn't. It was difficult to please everybody with that character. Now, having seen the reaction, we know what we will do next to improve that. I can't say [if Aiden will return as the lead character in Watch Dogs 2] because I don't know actually. We'll see".

The last details on Project Cars released ahead of its launch on May 7

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 42 mins ago

After years of development and heartbreaking delays lately, Project Cars is set for release on May 7. Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco have released the launch trailer for Project Cars, which you can watch below.

 

 

At the same time, they have come out with many more details on the game, with Project Cars having the "largest track roster of any racing game with 110+ unique locations". Not only that, but there's dynamic weather, dynamic time of day, "world-class graphics running at 60FPS with up to 45 drivers on-screen" and "next-gen physics running at 600FPS and deep telemetry & tuning features".

 

  • The largest track roster of any recent racing game with 110+ unique locations
  • A wide variety of motorsports including GT, Touring, Le Mans Prototypes, Karts, and modern Open Wheel and 80+ cars available at launch
  • Dynamic weather, pit stops, and pit strategy creation
  • Dynamic time of day and endurance races including the Le Mans 24H
  • World-class graphics running at 60 fps with up to 45 drivers onscreen
  • Next-gen physics running at 600 fps and deep telemetry & tuning features
  • Competitive multiplayer for up to 16 players and the ability to create public, private and friend-based lobbies with 'Join In Progress'
  • Asynchronous Time Trial with downloadable ghosts
  • Regularly-scheduled community events
  • Social connectivity with photo and replay modes powered by The Driver Network
  • Support for 30+ wheels, community apps, and virtual reality via Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus
  • Continual updates and further content after launch

 

With support for over 30 steering wheels, the Oculus Rift and even Project Morpheus for the PS4, Project Cars is one of the most technologically equipped games of the last decade.

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Apple expected to relaunch its music streaming service at WWDC in June

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 6 hours, 4 mins ago

It looks like Apple could be in some trouble, with the Department of Justice looking into their business practices as the launch of Apple's upcoming music streaming service.

 

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Apple's music streaming service is said to cost $7.99 per month, but with Spotify enjoying a large chunk of the music streaming user base with its 60 million plus users. Out of these 60 million users, only 15 million of them subscribe for the ad-free version of Spotify. So while Apple is trying to get its new music service off the ground, the company has reportedly been approaching the music industry to make labels "force streaming services like Spotify to abandon their free tiers".

 

This is Apple's tactic: attacking their competition from behind the scenes, in a move drastic enough to involve the Department of Justice. This means Apple is very scared of Spotify, and so it should be. The Verge reports: "Getting the music labels to kill the freemium tiers from Spotify and others could put Apple in prime position to grab a large swath of new users when it launches its own streaming service, which is widely expected to feature a considerable amount of exclusive content. "All the way up to Tim Cook, these guys are cutthroat," one music industry source said".

Final 'San Andreas' trailer now with more large-scale destruction

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 7 hours, 22 mins ago

We might have already seen 'Furious 7' and 'Age of Ultron' destroy box office records this summer blockbuster season, but with May traditionally delivering the biggest films of the year, studios are not wanting to disappoint, with 'Tomorrowland' and 'Mad Max Fury Road' and 'San Andreas' all crowding for attention. Warner Bros, the studio distributing the latter has now released a final theatrical trailer to prime audiences for the disaster epic.

 

 

Set during a gigantic Californian earthquake, that levels the landscape and brings a tidal wave of destruction, the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario and Ioan Gruffudd. Brad Peyton is behind the lens of the $100 million production.

 

'San Andreas' hits theaters in Australia on May 28 and in the U.S. on May 29.

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