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TP-LINK Archer C3200 Tri-Band AC3200 Wireless Router Review

TP-LINK Archer C3200 Tri-Band AC3200 Wireless Router Review

A compact AC3200 solution hits the market with TP-LINK's Archer C3200, a Tri-Band wireless router that's definitely worth a look.

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Toyota pledges $50 million into autonomous car research centers at MIT

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 18 mins ago

Toyota has just announced a collaborative partnership with both MIT and Stanford, which will see the carmaker investing $50 million across five years into autonomous vehicle research centers at both universities.

 

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The first goal is to make driving safer while reducing traffic casualties, and over time the carmaker wants to improve the quality of life through improved mobility and tobotics. Toyota has also secured former DARPA Program Manager Dr. Gill Pratt, who will oversee and accelerate activities at both Stanford and MIT.

 

Pratt said that Toyota is more interested in making human drivers use advanced technology to help with the hazards on the road, as well as the dangerous weather conditions, compared to companies like Google that want to see fully autonomous, human-less cars on the road.

PowerColor's new dual-GPU has 16GB of VRAM, requires 1000W of power

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

PowerColor has just unveiled its new Devil 13 R9 390 video card, which features two R9 390 GPUs for some serious horsepower. The card is absolutely huge, with a triple-slot design and triple-fan cooler.

 

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The new Devil 13 R9 390 requires an insane 4 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors so that it can draw between 1000W and 1275W of power. But all of that power won't be wasted, as it packs dual Grenada PRO GPUs, each with 2560 stream processors, 160 TMUs, 64 ROPs and 8GB of GDDR5. Each GPU has 345GB/sec available memory bandwidth, so the card has 691GB/sec memory bandwidth in total.

 

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PowerColor adds that the Devil 13 R9 390 has been "built with carefully-designed Platinum Power Kit and ultra-efficient thermal design. It consists of massive 15-phase power delivery, PowerIRstage, Super Cap and Ferrite Core Choke that provides the stability and reliability for such high-end graphics solution. To support maximum performance and to qualify for the Devil 13 cooling system, 3 Double Blades Fans are attached on top of the enormous surface of aluminum fins heat sink connected with total of 10 pieces of heat pipes and 2 pieces of large die-cast panels. This superb cooling solution achieves a perfect balance between thermal solution and noise reduction. The PowerColor Devil 13 Dual Core R9 390 has the LED backlighting that glows a bright red color, pulsating slowly on the Devil 13 logo".

QuakeCon 2016 announced for August 4-7, 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 10 mins ago

Bethesda will be pulling all of the stops out next year for QuakeCon 2016, which will once again be held in the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. QuakeCon 2016 will take place between August 4-7, 2016.

 

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This year's QuakeCon had over 12,000 people attending, where they received exclusive presentations, new Fallout 4 details, and a hands-on demo of Doom's multiplayer component. Bethesda said in a blog post: "The event is a true 'grassroots' organization; founded by only a group of fans and volunteers 20 years ago. The event has grown and matured over the last 20 years but what has always remained the same is the spirit of community gaming; people coming together to play their favorite games with friends and family".

Fallout 4 has more dialogue than Fallout 3 and Skyrim combined

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 24 mins ago

Fallout 4 will have an incredibly huge span of dialogue that consists of over 100,000 lines of voiced text.

 

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The news comes straight from Bethesda, who issued a Tweet yesterday confirming that the studio was in fact done recording all the dialogue. Fallout 4 features approximately 111,000 lines that took multiple years to record, and we have to wonder just how much of the game's data is taken up by the huge helping of voice-overs.

 

In Fallout 4 players have been given a voice, and a good chunk of that dialogue will be made up of the player character's responses. The game's text options have been consolidated from a list into a short-and-sweet response menu made up of a controller's four face buttons. Voice over actors Courtenay Taylor and Brian T. Delaney will portray the game's male and female protagonists.

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Batman: Arkham Knight is finally playable on PC thanks to new patch

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 51 mins ago

PC gamers will be relieved to find that Batman: Arkham Knight is finally playable on the platform, but with Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Mad Max on Steam, WB might have been too little too late.

 

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"Good news - testing for the interim patch has been completed and it is now available for those who already have Batman: Arkham Knight for PC," read the official patch notes. "As a reminder, the patch brings major performance improvements including consistent frame rates and VRAM optimization."

 

The patch is targeted to fix the game's crippling latency issues and crashes by beefing up system memory and VRAM optimization as well as adding "improved performance on all GPUs". Other messy blemishes like low-resolution texture bugs have been supposedly smashed, and Arkham Knight will now run better on HDD's.

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Early Access games dominate Steam game sales in 2015

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 57 mins ago

Out of the six Steam games that have reached over a million sales in 2015, three of them are still in Early Access.

 

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As more and more PC gamers move towards original games, amateur indie developers are actually starting to overtake AAA game sales on Steam. According to info gleaned from Steam Spy, a site that analyzes sales and downloads on Steam, three of the six million-selling PC games of 2015 are still unfinished--but that hasn't stopped them from hitting the top charts.

 

The top-ranking games are the open-world zombie survival sim H1Z1, the dinosaur survival game ARK: Survival Evolved, and the RTS siegecraft game Besieged.

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Report: Mega Man movie gets greenlit by Fox

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 36 mins ago

It looks like the futuristic saga of Capcom's iconic 8-bit hero in blue will be the latest in Hollywood's push on video game adaptations.

 

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Reports from Tracking Board indicate that Fox has backed Chernin Entertainment as a producer for the film, with development on the project underway. But is Chernin a good fit to handle Mega Man's immortal legacy? The company is also currently working on the upcoming War of the Apes film for 2017, and is responsible for producing a boatload of The New Girl episodes and a handful of Terra Nova episodes.

 

Mega Man--also known as Rockman in Japan--has been one of the most popular icons in gaming history with a franchise that spans back to 1987 with the NES classic. With over 50 games as source material, Chernin and Fox will have their work cut out for them, but we can't see them starting anywhere but the very beginning in 200X with the clash of Dr. Light and the nefarious Dr. Wily.

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We Heard You Like Discounts

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 15 hours, 43 mins ago

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It's official: Summer is packing up its beach umbrella, shaking the sand out of its unmentionables, and calling it a day. But before the season is over for good, we're sending it off in style with an end-of-Summer clearance sale you won't want to miss. We're discounting already-discounted gadgets ever more than usual, making some of best products available at unmissable prices. For example, the Snowflake Stealth Drone, now $29.99 instead of the normal discounted price of $39.99, and the Code Black Drone, now $69 instead of the normal discounted price of $99. Grab those and more slashed prices at the TweakTown Deals clearance shop!

 

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Now's your chance to get the Code Black Drone, our #1 selling drone ever, at a huge discount. You'll love having 10 minutes of flight time to try out its four-way flip capabilities, beginner and expert flight modes, and smooth ride-and don't forget to capture it all with the built-in HD video camera. A total steal at $29.99, the sleek, white Snowflake Drone pairs a smooth ride with stunts like four-way flips and 360-degree rolls. And it plays well with others, joining a fleet of drones with ease thanks to its advanced anti-collision technology. Take it out for a night flight-its colorful LED lights will make tricks and turns easy to spot.

 

Goodbye, Summer. Hello, deals. Make sure you get the the Snowflake Stealth Drone for $29.99 and the Code Black Drone for $69 while they're still available at these prices. We'll even sweeten the deal: use code eos5off for an extra 5% off these products and any others on clearance.

Acer's new 10-core smartphone will 'dominate' Android gaming

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: 16 hours, 30 mins ago

Acer has gone all out by bringing enthusiast-grade gaming across the entire spectrum of devices, including a new decacore smartphone and beefy 8-inch tablet.

 

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At IFA 2015, Acer announced its new Predator 6 performance smartphone that will reportedly "dominate any game you throw at it".

 

The Predator 6 runs Android (possibly 5.1), sports 4GB of RAM, a 10-core MediaTek processor (most likely the Helio X20 mobile SoC), and a 6-inch full HD display with haptic feedback that Acer says will "perform just like a controller". It also has a 21-megapixel back-facing camera and features a slim, lightweight feel modeled after the stylized metallic flair of Predator line. No pricing has been revealed so far.

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The first big patch for Windows 10 is coming soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 17 hours, 51 mins ago

If you've already installed Windows 10, you might have already received a few security updates and patches for your OS, but come next month, there will be a major, non-patch update for Windows 10 known as Threshold 2, or Wave 2.

 

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The new update will arrive in November after it has been delayed from its original October release window. The new Threshold 2 update will include a few smaller changes, as there is a bigger 'Redstone' update that will be released sometime in 2016. As for the patch expected in November, we are to expect a new Messaging app that will have Skype integration and Chrome-like extension support for Microsoft's Edge browser.

 

We will have more information on the patch in the near future, but I think the Redstone patch is going to be the big new interesting one, coming in 2016.

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