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KINGPIN teams up with EVGA to smash 3DMark records with his GTX 980 Ti

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 54 mins ago

Vince 'K|NGP|N' Lucido has broken some single video card 3DMark world records with the help of his special edition KINGPIN NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti card supported by an EVGA X99 motherboard, an EVGA high power supply, an Intel Core i7 5690X and 16GB of quad-channel DDR4 memory.

 

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With a few records being broken in one go, KINGPIN posted world-best scores across 3DMark Fire Strike, 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme and 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra, earning 25,233, 13,091 and 6,988 respectively.

 

If you're interested in picking up one of these beastly video cards for yourself or are looking for more information, head here.

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EA confirms new Battlefield game for 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 46 mins ago

We knew that a new Battlefield game was in development, and after the shockingly bad Battlefield Hardline, EA is hoping to hit a new home run with "another Battlefield title" being released next year.

 

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The news came from EA's recent investors call, where EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said there was a new Battlefield game in development. Jorgensen said: "What we've said is that our intention over the next couple of years is to have a first-person shooter as one of the core titles. This year, obviously, it's Star Wars Battlefront. Next year, it's another Battlefield title".

 

But which one will it be? Could we see Battlefield: Bad Company 3, or do you want Battlefield 5 more?

Windows 10 makes you pay $10 to remove ads from Solitaire

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 2 hours, 44 mins ago

With Windows 10 hitting PCs all across the world, some are shocked to see that there are video ads in Solitaire. These video ads can be removed for $10 per year, yes - subscribing to remove your Solitaire ads.

 

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The Microsoft Solitaire Collection comes pre-installed on Windows 10 with five different variations, daily challenges and multiple themes. As for the video ads, they show up randomly in between games and are a full-screen takeover video ad that takes up around 30 seconds. You can pay $9.99 per year for premium Solitaire, or pay $1.49 per month.

 

But don't worry, sinking money into Solitaire will gain you not just the removal of ads, but it will provide more coins for the daily challenges, and a boost in two modes of play. Windows 8.1 had ads in Solitaire, but it wasn't pre-installed with the OS, which is a big difference.

Mozilla unhappy about Microsoft's Edge web browser default

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Internet Browsers | Posted: 3 hours, 20 mins ago

Many people across the world are happy to upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10, but the realization that everyone's browser default has been to changed to Edge just wasn't nice.

 

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It looks like Mozilla, maker of the Firefox Web browser, also took exception to the unwelcome decision:

 

"These changes aren't unsettling to us because we're the organization that makes Firefox," said Chris Bear, CEO of Mozilla, in the letter. "They are unsettling because there are millions of users who love Windows and who are having their choices ignored, and because of the increased complexity put into everyone's way if and when they choose to make a choice different than what Microsoft prefers."

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President Obama wants the US to have the fastest supercomputer by 2025

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Super Computing | Posted: 3 hours, 39 mins ago

President Obama doesn't have much longer in office, but one of his last executive orders while he's in power, is that the United States build the world's fastest supercomputer by 2025.

 

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The National Strategic Computing Initiative has been kicked off to get the US building an Exascale capable machine that would lead the world in the technological arms race. The new system will be developed by various arms of the federal government, and then be boosted up in speed to help research in various topics. One area would be helping NASA "better understand turbulence for aircraft design", reports Engadget.

 

As it stands, the US is behind both China and Japan when it comes to supercomputer speed. China's Tianhe-2 has been the world's fastest supercomputer for nearly two and a half years now, but with the federal government behind it, and I'm sure a boat load of taxpayers' money, the US will have Skynet online in 2025.

Uber will soon offer cars on lease to secure more drivers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 4 hours, 44 mins ago

Uber is scratching to keep up with itself and its continuing demand, so the ridesharing giant has just announced that it is opening up a car-leasing program to people wanting to be Uber drivers.

 

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The company has worked with Banco Santander in the US previously, but with Uber going in-house for its car leasing, it's an interesting move. Uber hasn't provided anymore details on the new move, such as the financial side of things - you know, like how much the monthly repayment is for would be Uber drivers.

 

Re/code is reporting that Uber will start leasing cars in California, Georgia and Maryland, but it will quickly expand into other states, and most likely overseas.

EA: Star Wars Battlefront enjoying "extremely strong pre-orders"

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 53 mins ago

If you believe Electronic Arts, it sounds like the game studio is seeing "extremely strong pre-orders" for its upcoming Star Wars Battlefront video game.

 

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Speaking during an earnings call, EA COO Peter Moore didn't offer specific pre-order sales numbers. In addition, many gamers are purchasing - and then downloading - digital games, so pre-orders may not mean as much. "More and more, as we see digital start [to] take a hold with our consumers, that pre-orders become less of a key indicator."

 

EA hopes for a busy time during Gamescom next week in Germany, which is expected to have an even larger crowd this year. It's the perfect time to show off Star Wars Battlefront: "We expect to see a tremendous response from that."

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'Game of Thrones' to live beyond 7 seasons

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 4 hours, 53 mins ago

The immense success of 'Game of Thrones' has seen the HBO series expand beyond the scope of George R.R. Martin's book series and with filming having begun on its sixth season, fans have speculated on just how long the series will run for. Now, HBO has publicly weighed in and given fans the promise of that little bit more.

 

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Speaking to Entertainment Weekly at the at the Television Critics Association's press, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo has confirmed that the series will have at least eight seasons and perhaps more. "Seven seasons and out has never been the conversation. The question is: How much beyond seven are we going to do? Obviously we're shooting six now, hopefully discussing seven. David and Dan feel like there's two more years after six. I would always love for them to change their minds, but that's what we're looking at right now."

 

'Game of Thrones' Season Six is expected to premiere in April 2016.

Sony teases a new smartphone for that will take 'split-second photos'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 5 hours, 48 mins ago

We were only just learning that Sony could release its Xperia Z5 in March 2016, but it looks like we have something very awesome to look forward to next week.

 

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Sony has taken to the official Xperia Twitter page to tease: "Focus closely now, a new way to capture split-second photos is coming. 03.08.15 #Xperia". Now, I would guess that we're going to see Sony unveil a new smartphone that packs the insanely powerful Exmor RS IMX230 sensor that we heard about, and salivated over, late last year.

Ubisoft announces Zombi for Xbox One, PS4 and PC for August 18

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 44 mins ago

Rumors of its development were reported on a few weeks ago, but now Ubisoft has officially announced Zombi for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. The reveal trailer is embedded below.

 

 

Hélène Henry, a Producer on Zombi, explains: "We knew from the beginning that maintaining the tension and feel of the original was one of the main challenges, as the way ZombiU was presented on Wii U cannot be reproduced. We maintain a minimal HUD as much as possible," Henry says. "It disappears when not required, giving the game a very lonely feeling. If you have surround sound, the awesome sound mix from the original still stands and greatly helps immersion. As much as possible, we've tried to keep those key elements".

 

The Xbox One, PS4 and PC do get a treat when it comes to the field of view (FOV), which has been increased on Zombi. Henry added: "Also, there has been a slight increase in the field of view and players can increase and decrease it a little if they want to, but not so much that it takes away that claustrophobic feeling. Some work was also undertaken on the control mapping and response to improve the look and feel of the first-person movement". To finish off, Henry said: "We kept the central idea that you're always vulnerable," Henry says. "Rummaging in the backpack still doesn't pause the game. We've added a dedicated button to access the backpack, which lets players see their full inventory and assign shortcut keys".

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