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Officials say social networking, hookup apps leading to spike in STDs

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 42 mins ago

It looks like social media and adult hookup apps are one of the high-risk behaviors contributing to new cases of HIV and other STDs increasing in Rhode Island - and possibly in other states.

 

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The department in Rhode Island noted it saw gonorrhea cases increase 30 percent, HIV cases by almost 33 percent, and syphilis cases skyrocketed by 79 percent.

 

"The increase has been attributed to better testing by providers and to high-risk behaviors that have become more common in recent years," said the Rhode Island Department of Health. "High-risk behaviors include using social media to arrange casual and often anonymous sexual encounters, having sex without a condom, having multiple sex partners, and having sex while under the influence of drugs or alcohol."

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Apple rumored to have 10nm processors being tested over at TSMC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 hour, 47 mins ago

The race of smaller nodes is quite exciting, with Apple reporting tapping TSMC for its future 10nm processors. We could expect TSMC to handle all of Apple's future A10 processors, which should hit production towards the end of the year.

 

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TSMC will reportedly test out at 10nm pilot line within its 12 factories located in Hsinchu, with the company already starting a semiconductor intellectual property program, where it will partner up with other clients as we get deeper into 2015. With Samsung announcing 10nm production for 2016, the South Korean giant might be falling behind its competitors.

 

Sources of UDN have stated that the factory locations of TSMC that are working on 10nm are incredibly important to the Taiwanese manufacturer if it wants to secure a super client like Apple. If TSMC can indeed get its 10nm node production up to scratch in time, Samsung might lose out in its future contracts to Apple for the A10 processor.

Wii U can't handle Project Cars at 720p 30FPS, waiting for Nintendo NX

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 3 hours, 43 mins ago

Slightly Mad Studios is slightly mad when it comes to the Wii U version of Project Cars, as the Wii U is struggling to hit 30FPS at only 720p. This has caused the studio to wait for the announcement of Nintendo's next-gen console, but Nintendo won't be revealing the NX console until 2016.

 

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Ian Bell, boss of Slightly Mad Studios has said that he wants to see the Nintendo NX console announced at E3, but with the studio only able to achieve 23FPS on the Wii U, the next-gen Nintendo console is really needed if Nintendo gamers want to see Project Cars. Bell said: "I can't say too much but we're awaiting E3 with baited breath. Don't read wrongly into that... OK I'll come clean. At the moment we're running at about 23FPS on the WiiU. We're awaiting/hoping for more of a hardware announcement at E3...".

 

Bell continued: "Honestly, unless we really cut the looks back I think we're looking to Nintendo's next console. 720p yes. I suppose if they don't announce something at E3 or soon after we will have a go at it. We could reach a fairly solid 30FPS but it might take a hell of a lot of work. On the other hand, about halfway through us finishing, Nintendo might announce a new console (I have zero knowledge on this BTW but I've heard 'rumours'). Our work might just be the best thing that ever hit that new console in the driving sim genre. So we're playing a waiting game at the moment and yes, economics do come in to it".

The Rock breaks surprise world record on 'San Andreas' publicity trail

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 4 hours, 37 mins ago

Dwayne Johnson, otherwise known as 'The Rock' has smashed a new world record whilst on the publicity trail for his new film 'San Andreas' which opens worldwide this week - but probably not one you were expecting. Weight lifting? Arm size? None of the above.

 

 

Dwayne Johnson is now the proud owner of the world record for the most selfies in three minutes, having taken 105 images with fans in three minutes. That's one every 1.71 seconds.

 

Not only is Johnson a Guinness Book of Records holder, and a media tart, but he's also proven to be a good sport to his fans. Bless him.

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Samsung intros the new Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition handset

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 4 hours, 48 mins ago

Samsung has just unveiled the ultimate smartphone for Iron Man fans, with the new Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition smartphone looking bloody gorgeous. Check out the video detailing the new handset, below.

 

 

As you can see, this is a Galaxy S6 edge that has had no detail left untouched. The entire handset is themed in Iron Man colors: red and gold, while you also get a wireless charger in the box that sports the same look. Samsung has donned the Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition with a theme, which looks slick, even down to the phone dialer.

 

Samsung has said that the new Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition smartphone is "available in select countries", with no details on pricing just yet.

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Nokia releases its Android-powered Nokia N1 tablet in Taiwan

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 6 hours, 6 mins ago

Nokia has just released its Android-powered Nokia N1 tablet outside of China, with it crossing the pond to Taiwan. The 7.9-inch slate is powered by an Intel Atom Z3580 processor.

 

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The 7.9-inch screen has a resolution of 2048x1536, where the display is joined by 2GB of RAM, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. Nokia will be shipping the N1 tablet with Google Services in Taiwan, with Android 5.0 Lollipop also making the cut. The Nokia N1 is priced at NTD 8,199 which converts to USD $269.

Target 'American Sniper' in our Blu-ray giveaway

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 6 hours, 27 mins ago

To celebrate this week's release of the acclaimed drama 'American Sniper' on Blu-ray HD, DVD and Digital, we have copies of the Blu-ray to give away to ten readers.

 

From director Clint Eastwood comes 'American Sniper' starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname "Legend." However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.

 

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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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AMD Radeon R9 390X spotted without HBM, in an 8GB GDDR5 version

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 6 hours, 57 mins ago

Something we talked about a few weeks ago now looks to be true: AMD will release two versions of its Radeon R9 390X. One of them will rock the next-gen HBM, while another will use the standard GDDR5 VRAM. WCCFTech is reporting that they noticed some juicy news on the ASUS forums, with the following units:

 

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  • ASUS R9390X-DC2-8GD5
  • ASUS STRIX-R9380-OC-2GD5
  • ASUS STRIX-R9370-OC-4GD5
  • ASUS STRIX-R7360X-DC2OC2-2GD5
  • ASUS R7360-2GD5

 

What we do think this means, is that AMD will release a Radeon R9 390X with 4GB of HBM, while the 8GB version will rock GDDR5. We've heard through our industry sources that HBM is experiencing seriously low yields, which will stop AMD from slapping 8GB of HBM onto the cards. This move will allow AMD to sell more R9 390X cards as they'll only be using 4GB of HBM, versus 8GB of High Bandwidth Memory.

 

The bigger question is: will the Radeon R9 390X be enough to compete against the GM200-powered NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti? What time of performance leap are we to expect from the HBM-powered R9 390X, over the nearly two-year-old R9 290X?

Rockstar Games sues BBC over telemovie about being sued

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 8 hours ago

Back in April, we revealed that the UK's BBC were planning a telemovie about the legal wranglings between Rockstar Games and lawyer Jack Thompson, with 'Harry Potter' star Daniel Radcliffe to portray Rockstar Games founder Sam Houser and Bill Paxton as anti-'Grand Theft Auto' crusading lawyer Jack Thompson. Now it seems that the tables have turned, with the game company doing the suing.

 

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In an ironic touch, Rockstar Games is sending in the lawyers in an attempt to prevent the upcoming telemovie from being made, which would detail the tumultuous time when Jack Thompson sued the company. In a statement from Rockstar Games published by IGN, the company notes that it "is our obligation to protect our intellectual property and unfortunately in this case litigation was necessary before kicking the project as an "unofficial depiction of purported events related to Rockstar Games".

 

TweakTown understands that the telemovie has not begun shooting as yet, so may very be well on hold - if not cancelled - for now.

Silk Road's Ross Ulbricht asks judge for leniency, some freedom

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 8 hours, 13 mins ago

Silk Road leader Ross Ulbricht, 30, faces a minimum of 20 years in prison, but could face up to life, when he is sentenced by US District Judge Katherine Forrest. In a two-page letter, Ulbricht has asked Judge Forrest to at least give him the chance at leaving prison in his elder years, providing a "light at the end of the tunnel" for him.

 

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Ulbricht was found guilty of seven charges that include narcotics trafficking, engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, computer hacking and money laundering - and will be sentenced on May 29.

 

"In creating Silk Road, I ruined my life and destroyed my future," Ulbricht wrote in an open letter to the judge. "I could have done so much more with my life. I see that now, but it is too late. Even now I understand what a terrible mistake I made. I've had my youth, and I know you must take away my middle years, but please leave me my old age."

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