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Turtle Beach shows off Star Wars Battlefront-themed headphones

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 3 mins ago

Audio company Turtle Beach has announced the Star Wars-themed Sandtrooper gaming headset on the same day Star Wars Battlefront will be released to gamers.

 

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The Sandtrooper headset has an over-ear design, high-sensitivity boom mic, 50mm speakers, and pair of removable speaker plates.

 

"With as many Star Wars fanatics as we have at Turtle Beach, it's been hard to not let the droid out of the bag about this unique gaming headset," said Juergen Stark, CEO of Turtle Beach. "Our top-quality gaming headsets allow us to work with the biggest brands in the world, and we're very happy to continue our ongoing collaboration with Lucasfilm and EA to support Star Wars Battlefront."

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Head of Islamic State Cyber Caliphate killed by drone strike

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 2 hours, 42 mins ago

Junaid Hussain, an Islamic State member reportedly in charge of the Cyber Caliphate hacker division, was killed earlier this week by a US drone strike. Hussain served a 6-month sentence after sharing former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's contacts in 2012.

 

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The 21-year-old convicted computer hacker was the No. 3 person on an IS kill list, because he served as an important part of the Islamic State's infrastructure. Hussain also reportedly played an important role in recruiting members for the group, in addition to influencing "lone wolf" attacks.

 

"If you don't have anybody who is kind of fluent in computer operations, you've got a problem," said Michael Sulmeyer, project director at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. "The ballgame is pretty much the coder or the individual."

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Scosche launches the boomBOTTLE+ waterproof Bluetooth speaker

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 2 hours, 51 mins ago

Scosche has launched the boomBOTTLE+ Bluetooth speaker, a waterproof audio device designed to withstand being taken into nature.

 

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The speaker has 55mm drivers and two passive radiators that provide 360-degree immersive audio. It features a 6000mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion battery and 15 hours of playtime, while also being able to charge mobile devices. BoomBOTTLE+ also supports an Outdoor/Indoor EQ function, so music listeners are able to adjust sound based on physical location.

 

The Scosche boomBOTTLE+ is available for $179.99 MSRP.

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XCOM 2 delayed to 2016 on all platforms

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 28 mins ago

Today 2K Games has announced that the RTS sequel the XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2, will release in 2016 instead of its original scheduled launch this year.

 

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Firaxis notes that the team just needs more time to make XCOM 2 a worthy successor and an extension will ensure they can make the "best possible game". "We want to give you an update on the release date for XCOM 2," Firaxis Games said in a new update. "We've set a high bar for the sequel and the entire team has been working hard to make sure we deliver a great follow-up to Enemy Unknown. We just need a little more time to make it the best possible game."

 

"With XCOM 2, we want to have more depth, more replayability, and more investment in your soldiers and this extension will give us the time we need to deliver on our promise to you."

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ARCHOS unveils its Diamond Tab 4G/LTE tablet

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 8 hours, 39 mins ago

ARCHOS has announced its Diamond Tab, an impressive flagship Octa-Core 4G/LTE tablet aimed at providing users with some hardware power for gaming and CPU-intensive activities.

 

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The tablet is powered by a Mediatek MT8752 Octa-Core 1.7GHz CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, running Google Android 5.1 Lollipop. The front-facing camera is 2-megapixels, and also has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. The 7.9" IPS screen supports a 2048 x 1536 resolution.

 

"Tablets have become a crucial piece of hardware in many customer's tech lineups. We wanted to expand our Diamond line to include a tablet without sacrificing any of the specs that make an ARCHOS Diamond special," said Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS.

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Impressive! 1 billion people used Facebook in just one day

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 10 hours, 44 mins ago

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and company have one more reason to be happy: 1 billion users logged into Facebook or sent a message using Messenger in a single day.

 

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To think that 1 in 7 people on the planet used Facebook to share status updates, news stories, and messages in one day is an impressive metric. The No. 1 social media website has around 1.49 billion monthly active users, and a growing number of mobile users - an important market segment for Facebook, which attracts 76 percent of advertising revenue from mobile advertising.

 

"This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it's just the beginning of connecting the whole world," Zuckerberg said in a blog post. "Our community stands for giving every person a voice, for promoting understanding and for including everyone in the opportunities of our modern world."

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Valve is bundling Rocket League with the Steam Controller

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 11 hours, 43 mins ago

What better way to sell the Steam Controller and Steam Link than by bundling it with two free games? Better yet, why not make those two free games some of the best available: Rocket League and Portal 2.

 

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Rocket League has been absolutely huge since it launched, with gamers around the world racking up countless hours driving around cars and smashing a huge ball into goals. But with the Steam Controller and Steam Link both arriving on November 10, this could definitely drive some more sales, as well as getting Rocket League into the hands of many more gamers.

Acer is welcoming a takeover of the company after share prices tumble

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 12 hours, 52 mins ago

Acer hasn't been doing so well lately, with the Taiwanese giant welcoming a takeover bid. The news is coming directly from Acer founder Stan Shih, where he welcomed a takeover of his company after big dips in its share price.

 

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Shih told reporters in a response to question about Acer being open for a takeover, that they would be "welcome" and that the buyer would get an "empty shell" and pay deeply. He added: "U.S. and European management teams usually are concerned about money, their CEOs only work for money. But Taiwanese are more concerned about a sense of mission and emotional factors".

 

A company spokesperson confirmed Shih's remarks on Thursday. Acer has taken some big dips recently, with big on-year sales falls, with a huge 33% drop in July alone. The company took a $90 million loss for the first half of 2015, after a slight profit in the same period of 2015. Acer noted losses for the entire of 2011, 2012 and 2013 following drops in PC sales.

HTC will have a 'limited number' of Vive VR headsets this year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 14 hours, 2 mins ago

If you were excited about getting your hands on the HTC Vive headset sometime this year, you're going to have to have a lot of luck on your side to just get your mitts on one this year.

 

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HTC has told Engadget that they "have a limited number of units by the end of the year, with more to come in Q1 2016". But not all is lost, as this is HTC's first time manufacturing a VR headset, and it has a lot more going on inside and outside of it compared to the Oculus Rift. But those numbers are scary, as I'm guessing they'll be in the tens of thousands of units.

 

On the other hand, it'll be great marketing to sell them all out quickly and have people wanting the Vive after hearing all of the, hopefully great feedback on them when they reach the general public later this year.

Microsoft announces that Forza Motorsport 6 has gone gold

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 38 mins ago

Forza Motorsport 6 has gone gold, with Microsoft announcing the news and teasing that there will be a demo made available for gamers on September 1. Anyone who purchases the Ultimate Edition will have access to Forza Motorsport 6 a full five days earlier than the official September 15 release.

 

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The Xbox One exclusive will be running at 1080p 60FPS, with the demo featuring a "selection of the 450+ Forzavista cars available in the full version, all with working cockpits and full damage". As for the full game, it will weigh in at 44GB, but with Forza 6 cranking along at 1080p 60FPS, it will feel more worth it than other games that churn along at 720p 30FPS but still come in at 30GB+.

 

Forza Motorsport 6 will be released on September 15 exclusive to the Xbox One.

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