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LG uses Advanced In-Cell Touch technology for next-gen laptop screens

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 14 mins ago

It's not just storage technology and Intel processors making laptops thinner and thinner, but display technology. LG has just announced that its Advanced In-Cell Touch (AIT) screen technology will be getting an increase in size over its mobile counterparts, shifting over to laptops.

 

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LG's AIT technology is already found in smartphones like the LG G4, which substitutes a touch panel layer for a touch sensor, built into the LCD itself. This makes the display up to 25% thinner, and up to 35% lighter than a traditional laptop touchscreen. Not only that, but it will see less light reflection, which LG Display says that it'll make next-gen screens brighter, and clearer.

 

The South Korean giant plans to usher in multiple sizes, including stylus-compatible models, all in the near future.

GIGABYTE Z170 motherboards teased, with a super-hot new look

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 2 hours, 3 mins ago

With the launch of Intel's new Skylake processors and chipsets right around the corner, GIGABYTE has begun teasing its new motherboards with a seriously slick new look. GIGABYTE will be kicking off its new Gaming G1 series based on the Z170 chipset, with boards like the one pictured below.

 

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GIGABYTE will include the GA-Z170X Gaming G1, GA-Z170X Gaming 7, GA-Z170X Gaming 5 and the GA-Z170X Gaming 3 motherboards all rocking the Z170 chipset. There will also be other motherboards such as the new GA-Z170X-UD5 TH and GA-Z170X-UD3, which will be joined by the new Z170 SOC Force that will be for the super enthusiasts and overclockers.

 

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The flagship motherboard featuring the Z170 chipset will be the new GA-Z170X Gaming G1, which will feature an E-ATX form factor and the usual arsenal of technologies, features and goodies for enthusiasts and overclockers to enjoy.

Samsung pushes the SSD game with 2TB 850 Evo and 850 Pro additions

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: 3 hours, 9 mins ago

There's no denying that SSDs increasing in size isn't a brilliant thing - have you seen the price of 240GB drives these days? In order to continue forward developments, Samsung has announced 2TB additions to its 850 EVO and 850 PRO product lines. Oh, what's that - we have reviews on those new SSDs right here.

 

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Sitting pretty at a release price of $800, the 850 EVO is bested by the $1,000 850 PRO, with this alone explaining that the PC user isn't quite looking at SSD-only storage just yet. However, in a few years it may be the norm for workstations and general use home PCs to be running on flash-only memory due to performance, storage size and costing when compared to mechanical counterparts.

 

Samsung Senior Vice President of Branded Product Marketing, Un-Soo Kimm, said that this development was due to "demand for 500 gigabyte (GB) and higher capacity SSDs with the introduction of our V-NAND SSDs," so they went all out with the 2TB. Measuring in at the same dimensions of 7mm thick and 2.5 inches in size, these SSDs are aimed at consumers and are the first major brand to do so.

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Microsoft will put the finishing touches on Windows 10 this week

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 3 hours, 28 mins ago

With the launch of Windows 10 set for July 29, Microsoft is hard at work for its next desktop operating system to hit the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) stage, and according to The Verge, that will happen this week.

 

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The RTM process has always been quite the milestone for Microsoft to reach with each successive OS, but with Windows 10, it's not such a big achievement. This is because the company has adopted a "Windows as a service" model, very similar to its competitors. Microsoft will consider Windows 10 the "final version of Windows" which kind of marks an end to an era for Microsoft in one way, but opens many doors - or windows - in another.

 

There were three different versions of Windows 10 builds released to testers last week, showing that the company is pushing out massive progress with the OS, with each update containing just minor updates and improvements. There are sure to be a few more updates before the company reaches RTM, but it doesn't look like it will be long now.

 

Are you ready for the plunge on July 29 for Windows 10? Will you be upgrading?

Japan accepts recently issued giant robot challenge from US company

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 5 hours, 53 mins ago

It looks like the United States has a dance partner, after Japanese company Suidobashi Heavy Industry accepts a giant robot challenge. Suidobashi founder Kogoro Kurata is more than willing to accept the challenge from a MegaBots challenge issued a few days ago.

 

 

However, it's a bit of showmanship by Kurata to mention the use of real weapons: "you know what we really need: melee combat. If we're gonna win this, I want to punch them to scrap and knock them down to do it." We're awaiting an official response from MegaBots.

 

Details regarding a future match must be ironed out, so it's something far from confirmed. Robotics research in Japan has helped the country in recent years, and has become a well-supported industry by the government. Meanwhile, the United States often attracts some of the best design and software experts in the world.

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Duran Duran: Streaming music 'is the way forward for the future'

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 7 hours, 3 mins ago

Rock band Duran Duran recently described streaming music sites as "the way forward" but it's up to services to find the right balance in monetary support. Of course, the group also recently received the Spotify Lifetime Achievement award during the O2 Silver Clef Awards.

 

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"I think music streaming is the way forward for the future," said Nick Rhodes, Duran Duran keyboardist, in a statement published by the Irish Examiner. "There are a lot of great sites that provide an amazing service to the public, and it's brilliant that music can be accessed like that. They need to sort out the deals properly for all artists and then we'll all be happy."

 

You can find music from Duran Duran on Spotify and other streaming services.

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Save 93% On This Six-Course Node.js Bundle

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 12 hours, 20 mins ago

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This six-course bundle gives you 29 hours and over 207 lectures covering every level of Node.js, from beginner to advanced. Code along with expert instructors as you build Node.js apps from scratch, master Javascript and JQuery, learn best practices, use tools like the Express web framework and MongoDB, and learn how to deploy your application on Heroku. By the time you get through the bundle, you'll be able to create robust and scalable web applications.

 

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id Software: The new DOOM will not take itself too seriously

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 18 hours, 7 mins ago

During an interview with METRO's GameCentral, Marty Stratton, the Executive Producer of DOOM, gave out some details of the upcoming first-person shooter.

 

 

Strattong said that the studio will not be following in the footsteps of Doom 3, where he said: "We use this phrase all the time: 'Don't take ourselves too seriously!' I worked on Doom 3, I love Doom 3, but it took itself pretty seriously. Doom I and Doom II are a bit more outlandish, they're very comic book, they're very juvenile almost in their approach. That's definitely our inspiration for how we've gone with this one".

 

When it comes to the environments, DOOM will feature much more varied locations than we saw in Doom 3. Stratton continued: "Yeah, I think visually, because that was a pretty heavily industrial area, it kind of felt that way. There's a visual similarity to Doom 3 there. At that point in the game you are in a UAC facility, which basically all of Doom 3 took place on. But the game is very varied in its locations, and very much unlike Doom 3 that very first area - you put on your helmet, you go through that door, we chose a path where you jump over and get on that landing and go across...".

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Intel's Brian Krzanich announces change of a few management positions

By: Chris Smith | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 19 hours, 5 mins ago

In a recent press release, Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich announced some leadership changes within his company, ranging from Presidents to operational management.

 

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First off is Intel President Renée James, said to be stepping down in order to "pursue an external CEO role" after January 2016. Intel's President of Capital, Arvind Sodhani, will retire in January after 35 years in the technology giant and Wendell Brooks, President of Mergers and Acquisitions, will also manage Intel Capital.

 

Further to this, Aicha Evans formerly from Intel Communication and Devices Group has been promoted into the Management Committee and Josh Walden will lead all product and research teams involved in creation and deployment of new technology categories. In addition, executives Hermann Eul and Mike Bell will leave after a transition period.

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'Happy Forest' is yet another great example of Unreal Engine 4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 20 hours, 7 mins ago

We've been reporting on many various technology demos using Unreal Engine 4, but this new one has to be the cutest. Check out the 1-minute video of 'Happy Forest', below.

 

 

Marza Animation Planet are the developers behind Happy Forest, which makes great use of Epic Games' beautiful open-world forest assets that are included in Unreal Engine 4. A very detailed dragon is also used, which gave me some Pixar vibes.

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