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Pricing on the ASUS Radeon R9 Fury STRIX leaked

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 3 hours, 12 mins ago

It wasn't more than 12 hours ago that we reported on what the Radeon R9 Fury will have in store for us, but now we're seeing that the pricing on the upcoming ASUS Radeon R9 Fury STRIX video card.

 

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The ASUS Radeon R9 Fury STRIX will include the 3584 stream processors that will come on the Fiji PRO based GPU, 4GB of HBM, and the awesome STRIX cooler from ASUS. We should expect the ASUS made R9 Fury STRIX to be priced at around $700, which is really jumping into the GeForce GTX 980 Ti territory.

 

Now we have to hope that ASUS is able to do something with the clocks on the card, because the SP count is down from the Fury X, which is only toe-to-toe and not a total GTX 980 Ti beater. If the R9 Fury can't beat the GTX 980 Ti, this pricing might be far too high for most people.

Robot accidentally kills worker in Volkswagen auto factory

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 5 hours, 14 mins ago

Volkswagen officials confirmed an incident at a company production plant in Germany, after a robot grabbed a worker and crushed the 22-year-old. One other contractor was reportedly witness to the incident, with Volkswagen currently conducting an investigation.

 

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Early indications blame human error while they were setting up the robot. The robot being installed is designed to complete assembly tasks and is located in a relatively isolated area of the factory floor. These types of automated robots use sensors that identify human movement, and can be programmed to shut off if a worker gets too close.

 

These types of accidents do occur, and this certainly isn't the first robot-involved death, but there are concerns related to robots. "It wasn't the first time - but timing is everything," as "people are getting their knickers in a twist about 'the robots taking our jobs,'" said Paul Saffo, a technology futurist, in a statement published by the Financial Times.

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Meet the Nintendo PlayStation prototype

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 6 hours, 12 mins ago

As seen on Daily Dot, one lucky Reddit user has claimed to make the nostalgic find of this century, a Nintendo PlayStation prototype console - apparently limited to 200 total units worldwide.

 

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In the dawn of the 1990s Nintendo entered partnership with Sony, set to produce a console partnered between these two technology giants. Apparently this partnership wasn't to last, with Nintendo focusing on the N64 and Sony working on its first PlayStation release instead. With a claimed 200 models of this 'Super Disc' produced, it's said that this piece of gaming history was found in an box belonging to an old Nintendo employee.

 

Brandishing a SNES-style controller, a cartridge and disc slot and line-out through the power of RCA, it seems that this console hasn't seen the light of day in some time. It's also been stated that the owner isn't sure if it even works, completely devoid of a power pack to test it out with.

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Julian Assange won't be given asylum in France

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 17 hours, 29 mins ago

Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, won't be leaving the Ecuadorian embassy in London to head to France, after President Francois Hollande refused to give him asylum. Assange's attorneys say he never requested official asylum, but was asked to visit the country by Justice Minister Chistiane Taubira and members of a French civil rights group.

 

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"France cannot act on his request. The situation of Mr. Assange does not present an immediate danger," President Hollande's office said in an official statement. "Furthermore, he is subject to a European arrest warrant."

 

Assange will remain in the embassy in London, where he has been for three years, as he tries to avoid extradition to Sweden. Although he maintains his innocence in alleged rape and sexual assault cases, he fears the possibility Sweden will extradite him to the United States.

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Free Course! Learn Essential Programming Skills for Entrepreneurs

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 17 hours, 47 mins ago

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Whether you have an idea for an app, work for a brick-and-mortar store in need of a website, or want to sell a product or service online, some basic knowledge of programming can help you stand out from competitors, get new customers, and grow your business. And not only do we have the perfect course for you-Zenva Programming for Entrepreneurs-we're offering it completely free right now at TweakTown Deals.

 

This course teaches everything you need to know about JavaScript coding. You'll get 38 lectures, 2.5 hours of content, and live coding exercises covering the basics of JavaScript and helping you build upon your existing HTML and CSS skills (some basic knowledge of both is required). By the end of the course, you'll complete an app building project and be ready to code your own sites and apps.

 

Ready to learn to program and grow your business? Get the Zenva Programming for Entrepreneurs course absolutely free.

Star Wars: Battlefront screenshots in 4K look absolutely incredible

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

If you didn't already know, the Star Wars: Battlefront alpha build leaked out to torrent sites yesterday, but now it looks like All Games Beta has leaked out something we all wanted to see... 4K screenshots of Star Wars: Battlefront, which look absolutely gorgeous.

 

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As you can see, there is an extreme amount of detail in the game, powered by the Frostbite engine, the same engine that Battlefield 4 and Battlefield: Hardline is based on.

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Stealing keys through the help of 3D printing is a possibility

By: Chris Smith | More News: 3D | Posted: 20 hours, 43 mins ago

Quite often when out at dinner, you will take your keys out of your pocket and place them on the table in order to feel completely comfortable - but what if this meant that random people on the internet could then enter your house with ease?

 

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According to Håkan Hedlund from the Swedish Theft Prevention Association, burglars can pinpoint a Facebook photo in which your keys are displayed, enhance the finding (CSI pun intended), model this find on their own computers and print out the exact design on a 3D printer - using this to open your front door. In a chat with PC World, Hedlund stated "Yes, it's possible to copy a key from a photo, in any case if it's a fairly simple key."

 

With 3D printers being made more accessible to the public, Hedlund recommends you keep your keys in a safe place. Anton Månsson reaffirmed this risk, commenting that keys don't have to be made out of metal to work efficiently "You can use many different kinds of thermoplastic, nylon or wood-plastic composites, but none of the simpler 3D printers can use metal."

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Sharkoon offers a mouse and bungee with USB hub for under $55

By: Chris Smith | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 21 hours, 39 mins ago

If money is on your mind, Sharkoon has set out to create a package option for you as announced through a recent press release. The SHARK ZONE M51+ gaming mouse comes complete with a bungee USB hub, LED lighting and an Avago sensor all for $53.22 US (47.99 Euros).

 

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The M51 is powered by an Avago ADNS-9800 laser sensor, comes complete with an illuminated logo, rubber coating, 11 programmable buttons, a 4-way scroll wheel and a changeable weight system. Through the utilization of on-board memory, this product connects to your PC through a braided cable and gold-plated USB port in order to store your macros for later use.

 

The SHARK ZONE MB10 Bungee hub features a flexible arm and four USB 2.0 ports located within. Illuminated by a yellow LED glow, this hub can also be purchased separately for $20 US (17.99 Euros).

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SMITE launching Xbox One beta soon with Australian servers too

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 22 hours, 33 mins ago

There has been a push for more games to be pushed across from PC-only platforms to console in recent years with Minecraft instantly coming to mind. Next up is the third-person MOBA of SMITE, set for an Xbox One beta launch on the 8th of July and coming complete with Australian servers too.

 

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Currently operating in closed beta, SMITE brags its placement as the first major MOBA to reach across to the console audience. Hi-Rez Studios' Xbox One Senior Producer, Andy Andersonm, stated in a recent press release that "We're delighted to offer SMITE communities the best possible experience on PC and now console," however mentioned no competitive announcements for this upcoming release.

 

SMITE offers a global championships for its PC audience, seeing a $2.6 million prize pool offered earlier this year in Atlanta. It seems console is left out, for now.

Australians can now see a doctor through video link thanks to Telstra

By: Chris Smith | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: 23 hours, 36 mins ago

We've all seen the memes about misdiagnosis through WebMD and now Telstra is offering Australians the ability to see a qualified doctor through the internet, courtesy of ReadyCare.

 

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Free of Government assistance, ReadyCare will not be 'bulk billed' and this collaboration with Medgate will set users back $76 AU per session. Even though the payment is high, Telstra's Dr Amandeep Hansra justifies it through the prevention of virus': "Services like this will decrease the risk of infection because if somebody has got the flu and they're sitting there waiting in the GP's waiting room they're coughing and spreading it; the same goes for hospital emergency departments."

 

Dr Chris Mitchell from the clinical advisory panel agrees, commenting on the swine flu epidemic being a major cause for using this service "dangerous honeypot situation for spreading infectious diseases."

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