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AMD Radeon R9 Nano Preview - Fiji and HBM Go Under the Shrink Ray

AMD Radeon R9 Nano Preview - Fiji and HBM Go Under the Shrink Ray

AMD's Fiji architecture and High Bandwidth Memory gets exciting with the Radeon R9 Nano, a new super-small video card with horsepower close to Fury X.

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Apple already putting pressure on Fitbit in wearables market

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 3 hours, 44 mins ago

Apple has made its first appearance in the wearables market, and is already within striking distance of No. 1 company Fitbit, according to IDC. Apple shipped 3.6 million units during the second quarter of 2015, trailing Fitbit by just 0.8 million units - with the wearables market getting a whopping 223 percent year-over-year growth, increasing from 5.6 million units up to 18.1 million units.

 

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Fitbit leads with 24.3 percent market share, with Apple (19.9 percent), Xiaomi (17.1 percent), Garmin (3.9 percent), and Samsung (3.3 percent) in the top five. It looks like Fitbit needs a drastic boost to keep its overall market lead, as Apple clearly took wearables by storm.

 

"Anytime Apple enters a new market, not only does it draw attention to itself, but to the market as a whole," said Ramon Llamas, research manager for wearables at IDC. "Its participation benefits multiple players and platforms within the wearables ecosystem, and ultimately drives total volumes higher.

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Charge ALL the Things With a 4-Port USB Hub

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 4 hours, 44 mins ago

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It's 2015 and you're still charging your devices one at a time? Unacceptable. Step into modern-day convenience with the MOTA four-port USB 3.0 hub, now $18 at TweakTown Deals.

 

Use the MOTA to charge four USB-compatible devices simultaneously-smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and more. The thin, compact design fits easily into a pocket or bag so you have backup power every day, and it even has LED light that let you know when your device is powered and ready for use. Plus, there's built-in overcharge protection, so your devices are safe from power surges.

 

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All that for under 20 bucks? We're into it. Get one for yourself at TweakTown Deals.

Trying to prevent drones from dropping contraband into prisons is hard

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Drones | Posted: 4 hours, 44 mins ago

The latest effort to fly a drone loaded with contraband into a state prison was thwarted by police, after an incident in Maryland between two suspects and at least one prisoner.

 

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The two men were reportedly flying a drone with a cargo of tobacco, drugs and pornography into the Western Correctional Institution.

 

Trying to crack down on drones smuggling contraband is extremely difficult, especially with smaller drones that can be disguised to look like birds, for example. Also, the distribution of tobacco, marijuana, and narcotics inside of prisons helps fund prison gangs - and violence - so it's a major problem that corrections officials hope to eliminate quickly.

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No Star Wars Battlefront Xbox One bundle, EA confirms

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 5 hours, 44 mins ago

If you're a Microsoft Xbox One gamer looking for a possible Star Wars Battlefront bundle, you're out of luck. It looks like the custom bundle is only available for the Sony PlayStation 4, which will launch on November 19.

 

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In a Q&A on the EA website, news regarding a possible Star Wars Xbox One bundle was shot down: "The exclusive console for Star Wars Battlefront is limited to PlayStation 4." Pre-orders for the bundles will be announced soon. Pricing information also hasn't been released just yet.

 

Star Wars Battlefront is scheduled for release on November 17, and will be available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

Razer offers Aussie LoL fans a ticket for worldwide travel

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 50 mins ago

In a bid to win over the fanatical League of Legends audience, Razer has up for grabs three spots in its Australian and New Zealand Golden Ticket Competition. The top prize will see the three winners flown to the League of Legends world Championship Semi-Finals in Belgium and the finals in Germany.

 

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If these travel tickets aren't enough to get you excited, the winners will also receive Razer peripherals and one-on-one time with Razer sponsored professional gamers and celebrities.

 

The competition began back in July 2015 and is set to finish on the 30th of September. To enter you must purchase a Razer product and enter your details into this website.

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CCleaner hits Windows 10, helping users clear junk out of their system

By: Chris Smith | More News: Software | Posted: 7 hours, 53 mins ago

One of the most popular computer cleaning programs on the market is Piriform's CCleaner and in recently issued news, this program has just hit v5.09, marking itself as completely Windows 10 optimized.

 

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Initially released for Windows 10 last month, Piriform has now ironed out the bugs with this 5.09 update, ensuring a smooth operating experience. Now optimized for Windows 10 64-bit operating systems and with the ability to clean out the new Edge browser, 5.09 further comes with Windows 10 registry support.

 

The interface is now reportedly more responsive and further changes are currently in the pipeline to be implemented in coming months.

CybertronPC first to add support for AMD Radeon R9 NANO video card

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 8 hours, 49 mins ago

Described as providing a super-powerful package in a small form factor design, the AMD Radeon R9 NANO video card has been a long-awaited addition to the new R7 and R9 Radeon families. In a bid to be ahead of the curve, CybertronPC has been one of the first companies to announce full support for this new beast, including it in pre-built systems for you to buy.

 

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Bragging double the performance density and performance per watt of previous editions, this Fiji-based chip comes complete with High Bandwidth Memory and a 4096-Bit memory interface, seeing the output rise of 60% when compared to GDDR5.

 

Designed with 4k gaming and Virtual Reality in mind, CybertronPC further offer a free lifetime technical support and lifetime warranty on its systems, including a one year warranty on parts and lifetime on labor.

SilverStone hits the storage market again, hot-swap RAID rack release

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: 9 hours, 51 mins ago

If you're looking for optional extras when it comes to storage solutions for your home PC or small business, SilverStone has just released the MS08, a dual 2.5" SATA hot-swap mobile rack with RAID and a tray-less design.

 

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Announced in a press release today, SilverStone's aluminum bodied product offers support for two 9.5mm 2.5" drives, supports RAID 0, 1 and JBOD while offering SATA 6Gb/s performance.

 

Fitting into any 3.5" drive bay, this tool-less tray is designed with hot-swapping in mind and comes coupled with a $34.02 (30 Euro) price tag.

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Autoplay videos on social media blamed for shooting spree viewership

By: Chris Smith | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 10 hours, 56 mins ago

After the tragic shooting of Alison Parker and her WDBJ camera operator Adam Ward in Moneta, Virginia, many users took to social media in order to project their concerns, condolences and spread information about the news at hand.

 

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The shooter, Vester Lee Flanagan II, an ex-employee of WDBJ did something most haven't seen before - uploading GoPro videos of the shooting to social media websites and feeds to thousands of viewers and followers, something he was able to do through gaining a following whilst working at WDBJ, as reported by Geek Inspector.

 

If this wasn't bad enough already, many social media platforms now play videos in your feed automatically, meaning that if you wanted to see this disturbing footage or not, many users running stock settings on their Facebook and Twitter mobile application or desktop browsers were subject to the shooting videos automatically.

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compLexity makes a come back to CS:GO, lead by SEMPHIS

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 51 mins ago

compLexity is about as old school as it gets when it comes to Counter Strike, featuring varied success over more than a decade of gaming which spanned Counter Strike 1.6 and CS:GO tournaments alike.

 

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In a recent announcement, compLexity is back on its feet after leaving the scene in July 2014 - seeing its old team picked up by Cloud 9. This fresh squad will be lead by Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen, currently commonly known for admitting adderall use in tournaments.

 

The rest of the team comes fresh out of 'Nihilum' and the temporary name of 'Maximum Effort' and are currently competing in CEVO's Professional league. compLexity founder and CEO Jason Lake is keen to see what his new squad can do, stating: "Everyone involved understands that the division will be a work in progress, but developing talent and building champions are areas in which we excel."

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