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Pepsi launching 'Back to the Future II' bottle design

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 35 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: 2 hours, 32 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: 3 hours, 30 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: 4 hours, 57 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: 5 hours, 18 mins 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: 5 hours, 33 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: 5 hours, 37 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: 5 hours, 51 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.

Microsoft's new Surface Book laptop sports GeForce GPU, Skylake CPU

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Laptops | Posted: 6 hours, 33 mins ago

Microsoft has taken aim at Apple's Macbook line with its own 2-in-1 Surface Book, a 13.5-inch Windows 10 laptop that features higher-end specs while fitting right into the new Windows ecosystem.



The Surface Book is touted as the "world's most powerful, thinnest PC" and Microsoft boasts that "ounce for ounce its the fastest 13-inch laptop on the planet". The hybrid laptop can be docked or removed from the base to transform from a laptop or a tablet, but the GPU itself is located in the base so you'll need to keep it docked to tap its power.


Even with these claims Microsoft has been somewhat vague on the GPU specifics, saying that the Surface Book has an accelerated NVIDIA GeForce GPU with GDDR5 memory that's been tuned by the Xbox team. It sports Intel's latest 6th-generation Skylake Core i5 and i7 processors for beefy performance, and can utilize up to 16GB of RAM. There's word that a NVIDIA GeForce 940M could be the GPU that powers the Surface Book's base, but nothing's been confirmed just yet.

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The Crew Wild Run set for closed beta on October 15

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 9 mins ago

If you're a fan of cruising around the virtual streets with friends, Ubisoft has just announced that 'The Crew Wild Run' will be available on PC as a closed beta from October 15th to October 19th, 2015. The Wild Run expansion pack beta will enable players to play 'The Summit', being a "gathering of thousands of drivers and mechanics from around the world" as pointed out in a recent press release.



This closed beta will feature both PvE and PvP opportunities, allowing participants to control dragsters, drift cars, monster trucks and motorcycles "from prestigious brands" alike.


To register for the beta, head here or find out more information here.

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