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ASUS set to unveil a new Android tablet line called ZenPad at Computex

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 12 mins ago

Computex 2015 kicks off next week, with ASUS all set to unveil a new line of Android-powered tablets called ZenPad. The new ZenPad slates will arrive in two sizes: 7-inch and 8-inch.

 

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The 7-inch ZenPad will rock a resolution of 1024x600, while the 8-inch version will bump things up to 2048x1536, with the 8-inch version sporting a 4:3 aspect ratio. The new ASUS ZenPad tablets will be powered by an Intel processor, and by the looks of the leaked press renders, we can expect a front-facing camera, front-facing stereo speakers, and a pretty damn nice design.

 

The ASUS Zenstation event takes place on June 1 in Taipei, Taiwan.

Naughty Dog rumored to soon unveil Uncharted Remastered for the PS4

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

According to industry insider 'Tamaki', Naughty Dog and Sony are close to revealing a remastered version of Uncharted for the PlayStation 4, which will arrive as Uncharted Remastered.

 

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Tamaki tweeted the tease, saying: "And now we just wait for Sony to announce Uncharted Remastered officially". With E3 2015 right around the corner, we should expect Sony to not only show off the latest build of Uncharted 4 (which I'm sure will be watered down before it hits us), but the Uncharted Remaster for the PS4.

 

Here's hoping that Uncharted Remastered includes all of the Uncharted games running at 1080p 60FPS on the PS4, anything less would be disappointing.

Colorful is aiming to become second largest GPU vendor

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 3 hours, 5 mins ago

Most people would think that ASUS or MSI would lead the pack as the largest GPU vendor, but it's actually Palit Microsystems (who also owns Gainward). Well, Colorful wants to compete at a much higher level, so the company is set to increase its shipments to over 500,000 per month this year, reports DigiTimes.

 

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Colorful is also amping up its motherboard business, so it won't just be the GPU business that will scale going into the future. DigiTimes reports that the overall demand for video card sales has dropped, but the demand in China is still quite strong. GPU shipments for China are sitting at a very healthy 16-17 million units for 2015, with China accounting for a huge 50% of the total global GPU shipments.

 

The Chinese market is dominated by Colorful, Galaxy and ZOTAC with Colorful set to ship 500,000 units per month for 2015. Galaxy is hoping to ship somewhere between 400,000 and 500,000 units per month, with projected sales of 5 million for Colorful and Galaxy. ZOTAC is expected to ship 3 million units this year, with ASUS shipping around 5 million across the year. GIGABYTE will be shipping around 3.6 million units while MSI will be pushing out around 2.9 million units for 2015.

Apple appoints Jony Ive as the company's first Chief Design Officer

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 3 hours, 49 mins ago

Jony Ive has been an integral part of Apple for quite sometime now, with the company recently promoting him from Senior Vice President, to Apple's first-ever Chief Design Officer.

 

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Ive's new role as Chief Design Officer will have him "oversee the company's broader design efforts" reports Engadget, but there will be "leaders dedicated to user interfaces", the site adds. Ive has explained the move, saying that it "frees [him] up" from the usual management role, and let's him focus on design work.

 

Apple's new "spaceship" campus has had Ive's eye on design helping the futuristic new campus and its design, but this new role for Ive might hopefully change the direction of the look and design of the future iPhone.

Upcoming 'Mad Max' game gets new story trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 24 mins ago

Despite being in production for years, the upcoming tie-in game to 'Mad Max: Fury Road' missed the theatrical release window for the film and is not slated to hit PS4, Xbox One and PC in September to co-incide with the Blu-ray release. But with the film getting rave reviews, Avalanche Studios are keen to keep the game in the consciousness of gamers and have now released an explosive new storyline trailer.

 

 

Officially announced at E3 2013, the 'Mad Max' game was originally intended to hit Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms but now, the previous generation console versions have been abandoned.

 

'Mad Max' will be available in September.

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'Point Break' remake gets first trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 5 hours, 1 min ago

If you can believe it, it's almost a quarter of a century since the release of the classic Keanu Reeves/ Patrick Swayze bro-action flick 'Point Break', which means (at least to Hollywood) that it's time for a remake. Still, wiping away that snarling cynicism, the film looks like it could be a fun action flick. Take a look at the first trailer below.

 

 

Starring relative unknowns Luke Bracey and Édgar Ramírez and directed by former cinematographer Ericson Core, Warner Bros. are betting big on 'Point Break', gifting it a generous $100m budget - roughly 4 times that of the original.

 

But really is there an audience for the film, or is this another unwanted remake, just like last year's 'Robocop'? I guess we shall see when the film hits cinemas on Christmas Day.

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IDC: Smartphone market still expanding, but growth is slowing

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 5 hours, 12 mins ago

The global smartphone market is expected to grow 11.3 percent in 2015, but that is a drastically reduced number over the 27.6 percent growth rate in 2014, according to the IDC research group.

 

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Meanwhile, Google Android has a strong control of the smartphone market, with 79.4 percent market share ahead of Apple iOS (16.4 percent), Microsoft Windows Phone (3.2 percent), and other OS versions (1 percent).

 

"Smartphone volume still has a lot of opportunity in the years to come, but two fundamental segments driving recent years' growth are starting to slow," said Ryan Reith, program director of the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. "As reported earlier in May, smartphone shipments in China actually declined year-over-year in the first quarter of 2015, showing that the largest market in the world has reached a level of maturity where rapid growth will be harder to achieve."

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Smart glass wearables could help transform the workplace

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 6 hours, 2 mins ago

It wasn't long ago when smart glasses were reportedly poised to dominate the wearables market, but eventually lost out to fitness trackers and smartwatches. However, it looks like smart glasses could help propel the wearables market, especially in the workplace, analysts predict.

 

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Manufacturers want to see wearables, including smart glasses, find their way into the office in multiple sectors - with third-party developers stepping up to create enterprise apps to increase worker productivity.

 

"Just as mobile phones proliferated across enterprises and ultimately spurred the mobile revolution, I believe wearables will follow a similar trajectory," said Michael Morgenstern, analyst at OpenView Venture Partners, in a post on Venture Beat. "The difference is the revolution will start from the bottom up."

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Ford CEO Mark Fields wants autonomous cars for the masses

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 7 hours, 12 mins ago

Automaker Ford embraced technology and semi-autonomous functionality in vehicles, and looks ahead to full self-driving vehicles. The company may not be the front runner to release a self-driving car, but is moving forward with its own research.

 

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Ford is developing autonomous vehicles, but isn't as worried about trying to be the first company to market with a self-driving vehicle. Instead, Fields is pulling from founder Henry Ford's visions of trying to "make things accessible to everyone."

 

"Even now, semi-autonomous features are the building blocks for full autonomy," Fields said in an interview with Fortune. "When you look the breadth of semi-autonomous features that we have in our vehicles, we're in a leading position there.

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Game writer discusses sexuality, political correctness in gaming

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 50 mins ago

BioWare was aware of possible apprehension when it included gay romance options in the Jade Empire RPG released in 2005, according to Dragon Age and Mass Effect lead writer David Gaider.

 

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Gaider, who is gay and didn't necessarily expect such a drastic decision regarding Jade Empire, seemed surprised because he himself never considered it before. However, the team felt it was something that "needed to happen," even with a growing amount of apprehension.

 

"It's nervousness from the people who have all the money, and they're worried about the risk," Gaider said in an interview with Video Game Sophistry. "And I think it's from the people who make the games that are probably, I would say, lean liberal and educated and sort of what they assume their audience will or won't accept."

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