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New leak shows iPhone 8's fingerprint reader on the back

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 5 mins ago

By now you probably heard that Apple is having some serious issues regarding the placement of the fingerprint sensor. We anticipated that the fingerprint scanner would be embedded under the display on the home screen, but due to certain issues, it seems that option is out of the picture.

 

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Some reports suggest that Apple might ditch the Touch ID altogether and that the iPhone 8 might feature facial recognition only. We also saw a report stating that Apple will go with an enlarged power button on the side of the phone which will also serve as a fingerprint scanner.

 

Now, a new leak has emerged showing the simplest yet slightly disappointing solution. According to the report supported by images of the alleged iPhone 8's back panels, the company will place the fingerprint sensor on the back of the device, right under Apple's logo.

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Elon Musk gets approval to build NYC-DC Hyperloop

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 1 hour, 18 mins ago

Elon Musk has stated he has received permission to build an underground Hyperloop which will connect New York and Washington D.C.

 

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Musk explained on Twitter that he got a "verbal government approval" for the Boring Company to start the project.

 

The proposed route would include stops in Philadelphia and Baltimore, while the entire trip from New York to Washington DC would take 29 minutes.

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N64 Mini hinted by new Nintendo trademark

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 15 mins ago

Nostalgia is massively lucrative, and it looks like Nintendo will continue stirring up millions of consumers with a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition in 2018.

 

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Nintendo today filed a very interesting and instantly recognizable trademark in the European Union Intellectual Property Office that shows the Nintendo 64's iconic controller. As the graphic is quite similar to previous visual trademarks used in previous Nintendo "mini" consoles, it's very likely to represent a future Nintendo 64 Classic Edition micro-console to be released sometime in 2018.

 

Both the NES Classic Edition and the upcoming $79.99 SNES Classic Edition micro-consoles feature a distinctive controller logo on the top of their boxes. We've included a few side-by-side comparisons to illustrate.

 

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ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Extreme announced, ready for Ryzen

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 5 hours, 45 mins ago

ASUS launched their Crosshair VI Hero earlier this year when AMD launched their new Ryzen processors, but now the company has unleashed their first ROG motherboard ready for Ryzen CPUs.

 

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The new ROG Crosshair VI Extreme is a new enthusiast motherboard ready for Ryzen CPUs, enthusiasts, and gamers alike who want the very best from ASUS. ASUS includes their Aura Sync RGB LED technology, dual PCIe 3.0 x16 slots for SLI/CF setups, and even a third x16 slot for CrossFire rigs (as long as your cards are dual-slot).

 

There's also USB 3.1 Gen 2 connectivity with Type-C and Type-A ports, GbE connectivity, and an upgraded 2x2 antenna for 802.11ac Wi-Fi. ASUS includes their latest SupremeFX S1220 codec teamed with the ESS Sabre DAC that provides great quality sound all from your motherboard.

 

Best of all, ASUS isn't charging you a kidney for the Crosshair VI Extreme, which is priced at just $349. The new motherboard will be available in the US starting next month.

Terminator 2 on 4K Blu-ray includes T-800 arm replicate

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 13 hours ago

The upcoming release of Terminator 2: Judgment Day on UHD Blu-ray will be one of the biggest releases of the year, featuring a beautiful 4K restoration of one of the best action movies ever made.

 

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T2 on 4K Blu-ray comes in a $175 edition that includes a life-size T-1800 endoskeleton arm, which even rocks James Cameron's signature. There will be only 6000 of the limited edition Terminator 2: Judgment Day 4K Blu-ray packs made available, and at $175 they should be pretty damn quickly.

 

The new 4K Blu-ray pack includes a new documentary Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger ("Uncle Bob"), Edward Furlong {"John Connor") and other cast members. Even at $180, it's not that expensive when compared against the $330 pack that was packaged with a 6-disc Blu-ray and chrome skull.

Intel's new 12C/24T CPU: slower clocks than ThreadRipper

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 13 hours, 59 mins ago

AMD has stressed Intel out so much that they've aged 20 years overnight, and now the pain continues. Intel has announced, very quietly I might add, that the frequency of their new Core i9-7920X processor is just 2.9GHz for base clock, with the Turbo Clock unknown at this point.

 

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Intel's upcoming Core i9-7920X is the company's 12C/24T processor that will be priced at a hefty $1199, and when compared to AMD's new Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920X (12C/24T), Intel loses. First, AMD has its Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920X clocked at 3.5GHz base, and a much cheaper price of $799.

 

Intel also revealed that the 7920X will have 16.5MB of L3 cache, but didn't unveil any new specs of the processor just yet. So unless Intel's new processor destroys the ThreadRipper 1920X, the massive $400 increase might not be justified.

ARCTIC's Liquid Freezer: ready for Ryzen ThreadRipper

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 15 hours, 2 mins ago

ARCTIC has announced that its Liquid Freezer cooler will be compatible with AMD's upcoming Ryzen ThreadRipper CPUs and their new TR4 socket.

 

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There are three different ARCTIC solutiosn available: two, four, and six fans for casual, serious, and hardcore PC enthusiasts. Liquid Freezer 120 handles up to 250W, while the insane Freezer 240 and 360 solutions are ready for 300W. The Freezer 240/360 solutions are prepared for hardcore overclocking of AMD's upcoming 16C/32T processors.

 

ARCTIC's super-cool Liquid Freezer pricing:

 

  • Liquid Freezer 120: $85.99
  • Liquid Freezer 240: $99.99
  • Liquid Freezer 360: $139.99

AMD compares Radeon RX Vega to GTX 1080 in Battlefield 1

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 16 hours, 2 mins ago

AMD has taken its next-gen Radeon RX Vega onto the road, landing in Budapest first. AMD is showing off its new GPU architecture to gaming fans, teaming up with ASUS to show off AMD/ASUS products.

 

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The company has since shown off its new logo/branding for Radeon RX Vega, testing RX Vega with AMD's own Ryzen 7 1800X processor and Battlefield 1 at 3440x1440 on a beautiful FreeSync-powered UltraWide display. There was also another gaming PC next to it running NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 (and not the GTX 1080 Ti) pitted against Radeon RX Vega.

 

The GeForce GTX 1080 powered gaming PC had the same 34-inch display and native 3440x1440 resolution, but was a G-Sync panel, compared to the RX Vega powered PC and its FreeSync Display. Both monitors were covered so you couldn't tell the difference between the systems, making it a blind test.

 

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AMD didn't have FPS counters on the machines, but Szunyogg said on Reddit:

 

  • The AMD rep guy was asked and he said it's a GTX 1080 non Ti against the RX VEGA
  • We were given 2 systems with an RX and a GTX to play BF1 on.
  • They do use free- and g-sync and yes there were no fps counters. From my experience there were no fps drops on any of the systems.
  • There was a little hiccup, but they resolved it in an instant and from my experience and many others the difference was unnoticeable. Mind you we were not told and are not going to be told which setup is which.

 

AMD will taking Radeon RX Vega to Portland and LA next, hitting PDXLAN between July 21-23 and LA for SIGGRAPH on July 30.

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Super rare NES game sells for a huge $41,977

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 16 hours, 38 mins ago

I had a NES back in the 80s and had never heard of Stadium Events until now, but TIL that it's one of the most rare NES games in the world.

 

 

So much so, that a sealed copy of Stadium Events was sold to a private buyer for a huge $41,977. The seller went for a traditional auction on eBay but the person who won didn't end up paying, so the seller contacted the "serious buyer" who coughed up the massive $41,977.

 

This isn't the first time that copies of Stadium Events have been sold, with a sealed copy being sold in 2015 for $35,100 and another sealed copy in 2010 sold for $41,300.

 

Stadium Events was released in very limited copies in 1987 when it was paired with the Family Fun Fitness pad, and is one of the first exercise games.

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Ubisoft not threatened by PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 17 hours, 7 mins ago

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is fast becoming a household name in PC gaming, and has rocketed to success in just months. Big-name publishers like Ubisoft are taking notice, but the French games-maker says it doesn't feel threatened by PUBG's big chicken dinner wins.

 

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Bluehole's early access battle royal PUBG is an early access sensation: the game raked in $100 million in revenues with 10 million copies sold on Steam in just 3 months time. Thanks to the new Facebook streaming deal, the game's playerbase continues to grow--in fact PUBG just surpassed Rockstar's GTA V titan in peak players on Steam.

 

Ubisoft has taken note of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and its massively engaged playerbase, and despite the strong numbers, the publisher isn't perturbed. Company CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot affirms that Rainbow Six: Siege is still doing very well, and in the call he announced R6 had 30 million registered users at the end of June. At the same time, however, Mr. Guillemot says that PUGB elements could be adapted into Ubisoft-published games like The Division and Rainbow Six: Siege.

 

"PUBG is doing fantastic on Steam. Having said that, what we saw on Rainbow Six is that it continues to grow and the time spent on the game is increasing. so we don't see any competition from that game. But we 're looking at what those guys are doing and it's the type of gameplay that's very interesting. Maybe you'll see [something similar] in the DLCs we do in some of our games in the future. It's an interesting type of experience," said Ubisoft CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot during the Q1 company call.

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