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Don't worry, mobile isn't killing desktop Internet after all

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 41 mins ago

Even with more people using their smartphones and tablets to browse the Internet, there is plenty of life left for the desktop market. Desktop traffic remains strong during weekdays, while mobile browsing is increasingly in the morning and evening, according to the comScore research group.

 

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More users are browsing the Internet from mobile devices, but desktop Web usage isn't actually decreasing - and has been stable over the past two years. This is a strong sign for advertisers, as it looks like mobile browsing might actually help boost desktop traffic.

 

"The key to remember is that percentages are not zero-sum," said Tony Haile, CEO of the Chartbeat online analytics, in a statement to the Wall Street Journal. "You can have mobile growing to 50% of your traffic and desktop traffic remaining healthy."

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Google makes Android 6.0 'M' official, arrives in Q3 2015

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 54 mins ago

Google I/O 2015: Google has kicked off its Google I/O 2015 conference, where the Mountain View-based giant has just unveiled Android 6.0 'M'. The new operating system won't be big on features, as the company has said that "the central theme of M is improving the core user experience".

 

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Google will be using improvements that OEMs have been using in their custom builds of Android directly into Android 6.0, with six things that Google is baking into Android M. First, we have App Permissions getting overhauled. It will be similar to how the iPhone does it, with a smaller set of permissions for your device, where apps will not only ask you permission when you use the feature, instead of when you very first install the application.

 

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The company has also allowed developers to bake Chrome into apps now, which is something Google referred to as "Chrome custom tabs". This allows Chrome inside of Chrome, or Chrome inside of an app. This Chrome-in-a-Chrome also supports saved passwords, autofill and all of the rest of Chrome's features.

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GoPro unveils its 360-degree VR system, powered by six cameras

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: 2 hours, 30 mins ago

GoPro has officially announced its VR camera system, which uses a six-camera array to capture images in 360 degrees. The company announced the new VR camera system on stage at the Recode Code conference by GoPro CEO Nick Woodman.

 

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The company will be offering up the GoPro Six-Camera Spherical Solution which takes 6 x GoPro Hero4 units, which all capture high-resolution images and video in 360 degrees. The company has plans to sell the six-camera solution in the second half of 2015, with a price of over $3000. GoPro was reportedly in development of a VR system in concept only, but when Facebook acquired Oculus VR last year, the company put its VR camera system into motion.

 

Woodman said: "VR is going to be popular just based on gaming alone. But for VR to be appealing to non-gamers it's going to need content. It's going to need photo and video content, and GoPro is positioned better than anyone in the world".

Enter to Win the Ultimate Google Gadget Giveaway

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 2 hours, 56 mins ago

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Turns out that we really can have it all! Well, maybe not in life, but certainly at TweakTown Deals, where we're giving away a Google Nexus 9 tablet, a Chromecast stick, and a $100 Google Play gift card, all to one lucky winner. And that's good enough for us.

 

You have until 6/24 to get your entry in. If you're the chosen winner, get ready to have the best day ever, because you're getting three awesome Google gifts sent right to your doorstep. First, there's the Google Nexus 9, a powerful tablet with an amazing display, great front and rear cameras, and a sleek, lightweight body perfect for when you're on the move (or on the couch). You'll also get the Chromecast stick, a handy, thumb-sized device that streams videos, apps, and music from your Android phone, tablet, or computer to your TV. What's that? You don't have anything to stream? The $100 Google Play gift card will take care of that problem-spend it on games, shows, movies, music, and more.

 

And don't forget to spread the word-share the giveaway on Twitter, and the more friends that enter using your referral code, the more entries you'll get for yourself. Go to TweakTown Deals today to enter the Google Gadget giveaway.

Microsoft rumored to unveil redesigned Xbox One controller at E3 2015

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 3 hours, 32 mins ago

It looks like we are to expect Microsoft to unveil a redesigned Xbox One controller at E3 2015, a new peripheral that will reportedly feature a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, and that's all.

 

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Right now that's all we know, with the current Xbox One controller not featuring a standard headphone jack, so in order to use a normal pair of headphones, you need to buy an adapter. The new, redesigned Xbox One controller was found on the Xbox Support page, where next to the diagram of the new controller and 3.5mm jack, some text reads: "Only available on controllers released after June 2015".

Leaked shots show NVIDIA launching GeForce GTX 980 Ti at Computex 2015

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 4 hours, 41 mins ago

We've been hearing whispers of NVIDIA launching its GeForce GTX 980 Ti, but according to WCCFTech, the company will be launching their new video card on June 2 at Computex 2015.

 

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The event itself will be livestreamed over Twitch, as you can see from the image above. But what should we expect from the GTX 980 Ti itself? Well, it's based off of the GM200 core, the same core that powered the GeForce GTX Titan X, but we'll see 6GB of VRAM instead of the 12GB that the Titan X featured. But, this will include a drop in price from the $999 pricing of the Titan X.

 

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti will feature a 384-bit memory bus, up from the 256-bit bus offered on the GTX 980 which will provide the new GM200-based card with 336GB/sec memory bandwidth. The Core Clock will be at 1GHz, while the Boost Clock will reportedly be set at 1076MHz. We should expect to see an 8-pin + 6-pin PCIe configuration, with three DisplayPort, one HDMI 2.0 and one DVI port on the back.

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Corsair teases 'Bulldog', with a full unveiling at Computex next week

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 5 hours, 24 mins ago

I'm just 7 hours away from jumping on my flight to Taipei for Computex 2015, and just as I'm packing my bags I've noticed that Corsair has posted a tease of an upcoming product that the company is calling "Bulldog".

 

Bulldog is coming. Are you ready? Keep an eye out for more teasers throughout the week.Any guesses as to what we're announcing? Let the speculation begin! #PCGaming #pcmrhttp://www.corsair.com/en-us/landing/bulldog #CorsairBulldog

Posted by Corsair on Tuesday, 26 May 2015

 

We don't know what it could be, so we're opening up the question to you guys and girls. What do you think Bulldog will be? Corsair is aiming for the #pcmasterrace crowd here, so could we expect a new headset? Chassis? Cooler? Keyboard? Mouse?

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Gamers interested in virtual reality should be ready to spend

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 5 hours, 30 mins ago

The Oculus Rift is expected to bring virtual reality to the mainstream, but consumers must be ready to open their wallets and spend. The headset will be available for around $300, but gamers - and anyone looking to test the VR world - needs to spend an estimated $1,500 to be ready.

 

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"We are looking at an all-in price, if you have to go out and actually need to buy a new computer and you're going to buy the Rift... at most you should be in that $,1500 range," said Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus, while speaking during the recent Code tech conference.

 

It would seem unlikely that gamers interested in VR would be scared away of investing in the headset, but the overall consumer market may be willing to sit back and wait. To help promote the Oculus Rift, the company hopes to see the estimated $1,500 price tag eventually drop to $1,000, but understands that it will take some time.

1 in 5 experts feel artificial intelligence could pose a threat

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 6 hours, 26 mins ago

Will artificial intelligence pose a threat to mankind? Around 18 percent of AI experts feel there could be an 'existential threat' to mankind, a new report from Oxford University indicates. Oxford University researchers interviewed 500 AI experts and half of those surveyed appear optimistic, saying AI should be "good" or "extremely good" for humans.

 

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AI will match human ability between 2040 and 2075, with an eventual transition to "super intelligence" within the next century.

 

... this creation could, in turn, create yet higher intelligence, which could, in turn, create yet higher intelligence, and so on... so we might generate a growth well beyond human ability and perhaps even an accelerating rate of growth: an 'intelligence explosion,'" according to the paper.

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AMD teases the Radeon R9 390X on YouTube, says 'it's coming...'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 7 hours, 4 mins ago

We know that it's coming, but AMD has just taken to YouTube to tease their upcoming next-gen GPU, the Radeon R9 390X. AMD has a 7-second clip on YouTube where they say "it's coming..." and that's it.

 

 

The video teases a beautiful render of the Radeon R9 390X, very similar to what we've seen in the previous leaks. We can expect AMD to use High Bandwidth Memory on its Radeon R9 390X, which will give the Fiji XT-powered card around 640GB/sec of memory bandwidth, a huge increase of the 336GB/sec that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti will reportedly have.

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