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Tesla founder deletes his tweet that hinted towards 'Model Y' vehicle

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 1 hour, 10 mins ago

With the company only just getting the Model X onto the road, Telsa Motors doesn't slow down. According to a now-deleted tweet from its founder Elon Musk, we can expect yet another electric vehicle to be announced in the near future.




In the tweet, Musk said: "there will be a Model 3 and a Model Y". In regards to the unique doors on the Model X, Musk added that "one of the two [electric vehicles] will". Musk quickly deleted the tweet, but it looks like we can expect another electric vehicle announcement, where one of them will have the futuristic, awesome-looking 'wing' doors that the Model X features.

Halo 5 will have a 'much more sociable' story thanks to 4-player co-op

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 46 mins ago

One of the biggest, if not the biggest Xbox One games coming out this year will feature 4-player cooperative mode. 343 Industries, the developer behind Halo 5: Guardians, has said that the 4-player cooperative mode for the single-player side of the game can be controlled by other gamers, or by AI.




343 Industries says that it wanted to tell a "much more sociable" story, with the developer continuing: "We were winding down on Halo 4 and thinking about moving to a new console, and we had already planned some of the technological upgrades that we wanted to make to the engine. And early on we started talking about the types of stories that we wanted to tell and the experiences that we wanted to create, and we really wanted to focus on a much more sociable experience, especially in our campaign".


While cooperative play isn't new to Halo, the studio acknowledges that past Halo games didn't really do it well, in terms of gameplay and story. Executive Producer on the game, Josh Holmes, added: "I think co-op has always been a big part of Halo's campaign, but in the past it's sort of been treated as a completely separate experience, where you just have three other clones of the Master Chief running side by side. The narrative breaks down. One of the big creative goals that we had for Halo 5 was to bring that into focus and support it through the story".

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Pepsi launching 'Back to the Future II' bottle design

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 6 hours, 17 mins ago

As part of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of the classic 'Back to the Future', (not to mention the fact that the 'future' from 'Back To The Future Part II' is now) which include a new Blu-ray boxset, books and other merchandise, Pepsi have also joined up to release a limited edition collectible based on the 'Pepsi Perfect' product placement from the film.



In a smile inducing case of life imitating art, the Pepsi Cola company will release 6,500 bottles of 'Pepsi Perfect' in packaging that mimimcs its appearance in the film. With a limited supply, fans are advised to keep their eyes peeled when it launches on October 21 - the exact day that Marty and Doc went to the 2015 future in the film.

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Microsoft's Continuum turns Lumia 950s into mobile PC's

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 8 hours, 14 mins ago

With Continuum, Microsoft essentially wants to turn Windows 10 phones into portable PCs. The tech giant showcased a live Continuum demo at their New York event, revealing just how potent and revolutionary the feature actually is.




Along with a slew of cross-device functionalities like Windows Hello biometric authentication, Continuum is supported on Microsoft's new flagship Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL duo. Continuum represents a new shift in PC dependence, moving away from the traditional tethered desktop environment to a more free, unified ecosystem powered by Windows 10.


But how does it work? Continuum harnesses the Lumia 950's octacore processor to simulate a PC-like experience, making the phone the central heart or brains of the operation. This lets you completely circumvent the PC altogether. Just hook up a Lumia phone, a keyboard, mouse and monitor to the Display Dock hub to simulate a fully-fledged PC-like work environment.

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Ubisoft announces Far Cry Primal set in Stone Age, coming 2016

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 12 mins ago

Ubisoft has finally unveiled the specifics around yesterday's mysterious teaser, and it really is a Far Cry caveman survival sim...well sort of.



The game is officially called Far Cry Primal and takes place during the Stone Age era where giant mastodons and saber-toothed tigers roamed open expanses. Players will take the role of Takkar, a grizzled hunter that happens to be the last survivor of his clan. The goal of the game is to simply survive--but in a world where everything has teeth the size of your leg, that's easier said than done.


The reveal trailer shows off spears, bows and clubs as the major weapons, taking players back to the barebone basics of a cruel prehistoric world. "This isn't the Stone Age you thought you knew. This is the Stone Age with irreverence and mayhem. This is the Stone Age by Far Cry," Ubisoft says.

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KitGuru editor in chief apologizes for 'inflammatory' AMD article

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: RAM | Posted: 10 hours, 39 mins ago

KitGuru staff writer Anton Shilov yesterday reported AMD was beginning to sell new DDR4 RAM modules compatible with Intel platforms and its own next-gen platforms. This is true, but the trouble came when he made this very biased statement: "AMD's Radeon R7 DDR4 memory modules are not performance champions, but fans of AMD's Radeon video cards and modders make purchase decisions based on design and visual aesthetics, not on performance."




The article -- which sports a 1.6/5 rating courtesy of 63 reader votes as of press time -- has since been edited accordingly. The statement now has a strikethrough, and editor in chief Allan Campbell describes the statement as "incorrect [and] inflammatory". Further, there is a link to a full apology by him, where he explains the statement does not reflect the views of the website. The text in its entirety can be found below.

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Intel Battery Optimizer Android app now cleans, too

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Apps | Posted: 11 hours ago

Intel has updated its Battery Optimizer Android smartphone and tablet app to now clean memory and storage in addition to optimizing battery life, thus boosting performance. Now dubbed the Battery Optimizer & Cleaner, the app will also "make recommendations on how to track mobile data usage."




In short, the idea is to be able to get the most out of your device and data.


The latest version is available now on the Google Play store.

Assassin's Creed, Rainbow Six next in GeForce GTX bundles

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 15 mins ago

NVIDIA has launched its "Bullets or Blades" GeForce GTX bundle, allowing GTX buyers to choose between Assassin's Creed Syndicate or Rainbow Six Siege for their bonus game.




Once bought, head here to make your choice.


Note the offer only applies to participating retailers -- NVIDIA reminds that they "cannot provide download codes and coupons for purchases made at non-participating retailers and e-tailers."

Microsoft's new 12.3-inch Surface Pro 4 starts at $899

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 11 hours, 19 mins ago

It seems like everyone wants to get in on the success of Microsoft's Surface hybrid: Google has the new Pixel C tablet, and Apple has the transforming iPad Pro. In order to stay on top, Microsoft had to push the bar even further, leading the Redmond tech giant to create the Surface Pro 4.



The new Surface Pro 4 is an all-around improvement over the previous Surface line: it's thinner, lighter and much more powerful thanks to the onboard Intel Skylake CPU. It has a 12.3-inch display that utilizes new PixelSense technology. Microsoft actually fashioned a dedicated G5 chipset to run the new optical stack, which powers PixelSense to bring dramatic improvements to latency, parallax and palm detection for fluid writing and drawing with the new Surface Pen. The pen itself has 1,024 levels of pressure sensitive and comes with an eraser (an obvious jab at Apple's iPencil), and doesn't need to be recharged more than once a year.


Microsoft's new Surface tablet is just 8.4mm thin and features a laptop-class keyboard designed for performance input. Under the hood the Surface Pro 4's silicon soul is powered by a sixth-generation Intel Skylake CPU. Microsoft's Panos Panay boasted that the Surface Pro 4 was 30% faster than its predecessor, and over 50% faster than the MacBook Air. To match the higher-end CPU the device will ship with up to 16GB of onboard RAM and 1TB of memory, which is pretty surprising for a 2-in-1 hybrid.

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Netflix now supports voice commands on Windows 10

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Online Video | Posted: 11 hours, 33 mins ago

Microsoft has announced that Netflix now supports voice commands courtesy of Cortana, Windows 10's sophisticated robot lady AI.




All you have to do when you want to search for a show is say "Netflix, search for Narcos" or "Netflix, find Continuum", and results will show up accordingly. Presumably, you can tell it to play shows and movies as well.


Cortana still isn't supported in some countries, but you can always lie to her in "Region" settings and tell her you live in the US.

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