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iPhone 6S to feature upgraded 4K-capable rear-facing camera, and more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 hour, 45 mins ago

It looks like the iPhone 6S is going to feature upgraded cameras, with the front-facing side of things getting bumped up from the ludicrous 1.2-megapixel camera on the current iPhone 6 to a better snapper - let's hope for a 5-megapixel shooter.

 

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Round back, we can expect the 8-megapixel iSight camera to be upgraded to a 12-megapixel shooter that is 4K-capable. Up until now, the iPhone has been stuck at shooting 1080p video, but this is all set to change with the 'S' upgrade to the iPhone 6. The new iPhone 6S will also reportedly feature Force Touch technology built-in, where it can be used as a shortcut button to execute commands throughout iOS.

 

Apple is also expected to cram 2GB of LPDDR4 into the iPhone 6S, with 16GB, 64GB and 128GB models to be put on offer. iOS 9 will be included, and will reportedly include the ability for iPhone users to temporarily delete their app data to make more room for iOS updates, which sounds ridiculous - but it's needed with these big iOS updates of late. We should hear all about the new iPhone on September 9 at Apple's iPhone event.

Star Citizen's social module launches alongside v1.2 patch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 23 mins ago

Cloud Imperium Games have launched the social module for Star Citizen alongside the v1.2 patch, with the social module being delayed from its original launch window of earlier this year.

 

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Star Citizen backers can now enjoy the social module that sits on a spacebase's landing zone, with Star Citizen's Community Manager adding: "with all the scenic vistas our team has been hard at work on. This will also include our first iteration of our augmented reality system, emotes and chat system".

 

The new social module includes seven in-game areas that Star Citizen's can explore. You can grab the v1.2 patch and social module here.

Razer launches new Nabu smartband wearable during PAX Prime

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 5 hours, 16 mins ago

Gaming peripheral company Razer has unveiled a redesigned version of the Nubu wearable during the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) convention in Seattle. The new device is able to monitor steps taken, distance, calories burned, activity minutes, and sleep duration each evening.

 

 

The wearable has an OLED 128x16 single color display, and features a 3-axis accelerometer and cylindrical vibration motor.

 

Pre-orders begin on September, and the updated Razer Nabu will begin shipping in October 2015. It has a $99.99 MSRP.

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Xbox One Mini isn't real, says Phil Spencer

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 6 hours, 35 mins ago

Official Xbox boss Phil Spencer has shut down the rumors that the Xbox One console will be getting a slimmer SKU this October.

 

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Rumor has it that Microsoft is set to announce the Xbox One's new hardware refresh, the Xbox One Mini, alongside the Surface Pro 4 and Lumia 940/940 XL in October. But according to Xbox's own Phil Spencer the speculation is all for naught; in a recent Twitter exchange, Spencer confirmed the news is "not real".

 

The reports claim that the Xbox One Mini will be 1/3 the size of the current VCR-sized behemoth, with the extra space allocated thanks to the carved out Blu-ray disc drive. This would effectively make the slim console a digital-only system, and the SKU would be marketed at a lower price point.

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Marvel Studios founder to bring Borderlands to the big screen

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 31 mins ago

Gearbox Software's landmark post-apocalyptic shooter series Borderlands will be getting its own movie adaptation, with Marvel Studios founder Avi Arad being a major influence.

 

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With the rousing success of George Miller's new Mad Max film, it's no surprise that other studios want to get in on the post-apocalyptic cash crop. Variety reports that Lionsgate studios has acquired the rights to a Borderlands film, and plans to bring the franchise's distinct chaotic humor and explosive action to the big screen.

 

 

"Lionsgate has emerged as a major creative force in the global marketplace with an incredible portfolio of brands; our partners at Gearbox have pioneered and cultivated an iconic property; and Avi and Ari Arad are two of the most successful producers of action franchises," Take-Two Interactive boss Strauss Zelnick said. "This alliance is ideally positioned to create a bold, provocative, no-holds-barred motion picture phenomenon that will delight Borderlands' current legions of fans and captivate moviegoers around the world."

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ASUS starts teasing the ROG MATRIX video cards are on their way

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 13 hours, 3 mins ago

With MSI enjoying the fruits of its labor with the just-released MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning, we should all turn our attention to ASUS which just teased that they've got their ROG MATRIX GeForce GTX 980 Ti and ROG MATRIX Radeon R9 Fury on their way.

 

 

The company will reportedly unveil the two new enthusiast video cards during IFA 2015 on September 2. The new ROG MATRIX cards look like they'll feature the same cooler shroud as previous cards, but the color theme has changed a little - and we think it looks great. It looks like both ROG MATRIX cards could be dual-slot cards, boasting improved PCBs, much higher clock speeds, and much more.

 

We should definitely expect a new ROG MATRIX card based on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti, but it shouldn't be too far out of our expectations to see a new ROG MATRIX card based around the AMD Radeon R9 Fury as well as the Radeon R9 390X. We will be reporting on any new video card launches from ASUS as they happen.

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Skylake-powered Retina MacBook models are on their way

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: 15 hours, 21 mins ago

Now that the new Skylake processors are floating into PCs across the world, Apple is preparing new 12-inch Retina MacBook models using Intel's latest and greatest processors.

 

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Intel will be reportedly providing low-power Skylake-Y processors including the Core M3, Core M5 and Core M7 for the new Retina MacBooks. The new Retina MacBook that will have an expected price of $1299 will rock the Cor M3 6Y30, with a default clock speed of 900MHz and two cores. Intel's Turbo Boost technology will push it up to 2.2GHz when needed.

 

The mid-range processors will include the Core M5 6Y54 and Core M5 6Y57 and will be clocked at 1.1GHz with Turbo Boost speeds of 2.7GHz and 2.8GHz, respectively. These chips will be plopped into the MacBook priced at $1599. The higher-end model will feature the Core M5 6Y75 that will be clocked at 1.2GHz, with Turbo Boost of up to 3.1GHz and doesn't yet include a price. If we had to guess, it would be $1999.

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HTC co-founder gets a second job at a visual effects company

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 17 hours ago

It looks like HTC co-founder Peter Chou is moonlighting at a visual effects company, in order to gain more knowledge in the world of virtual reality, leading up to the release of the Vive VR headset.

 

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Chou is now working at Digital Domain, a large visual effects company - the one who handled the visual effects for Iron Man 3, Tron: Legacy and even some animated clips for video games including Destiny and Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Chou will officially join Digital Domain as an executive director, as of August 31.

Razer announces a new customizable Xbox One controller for $150

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 18 hours, 40 mins ago

Razer has just announced its latest peripheral, a customizable controller for the Xbox One known as Wildcat. Razer says that it built the Wildcat as a controller for competitive Xbox One gamers, reducing the weight of the original Xbox One controller by 25%.

 

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Wildcat features four additional buttons that can be remapped to whatever you want, as well as a "quick control" panel at the bottom of the controller which lets gamers quickly switch between profiles, adjust chat volume, or mute their audio. The new Razer Wildcat also features rubber palm rests, an analog stuck that is covered in a green grip, and something that Razer calls "aircraft-grade" aluminum triggers.

 

Razer will be offering the new Wildcat controller for the Xbox One in October for $150.

Secure, Powerful Hard Drive Storage for 20% Off

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 1 day, 3 hours ago

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The Dubbler Dock is hard drive storage at its best, making it easy to copy an entire hard drive, access the data, and even transfer data between two hard drives quickly and securely. Erasing sensitive files from a drive? Dubbler Dock uses NSA/DoD Level secure erase to permanently delete data and keep it out of the wrong hands.

 

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Not into cloud storage, or want a second backup system? Don't miss your chance to grab the Dubbler Dock Pro 2-Bay for $79.99.

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