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Fight erupts after drone drops narcotics into prison yard

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 8 mins ago

A drone dropped a bundle of narcotics and tobacco into the Mansfield Correctional Institution, located southwest of Cleveland, Ohio. The incident left nine people in solitary confinement for fighting over control of the contraband.




The delivery included more than five ounces of tobacco, over two ounces of marijuana, and about one-quarter ounce of heroin, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The package was dropped on the north recreation yard, and was thrown into the south recreation yard as inmates fought.


All inmates in both the north recreation and south recreation yards underwent mandatory strip searches and clinic checks.

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TrendForce: 14M virtual reality units in 2016, mainly used for gaming

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 2 hours, 4 mins ago

The Apple Watch didn't give the wearables market a significant boost like some analysts hoped for, but there is plenty of great growth opportunity thanks to virtual reality. Even though there have been very few VR product launches this year, shipment volumes will reach 14 million units in 2016, according to TrendForce's Topology Research Institute (TRI).




VR video games cost less to create than VR movies, and with the appeal of audiovisual in regards to VR, there is huge sales potential. Game developers have plenty of incentives, such as low cost and minimal time investment, to create VR game titles - and it seems like only a matter of time before VR-centric games hit the market.


"VR hardware's market positioning is clearer than smartwatches," said Jason Tsai, wearable device analyst at TrendForce. "Since VR device's strongest feature is providing users with an immersive audiovisual experience, its early application will be related to gaming."

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Acer rumored to announce four new Windows 10 Mobile phones during IFA

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 hours, 14 mins ago

The recent launch of Windows 10 has led to a mass migration from Windows 7 and 8/8.1 to the newest Windows OS - and there is hope Microsoft will be able to attract phone manufacturers to jump onboard. Acer is rumored to launch four new Windows 10 Mobile-powered smartphones during IFA 2015 next month in Berlin, Germany.




Acer launched the Liquid M220 using Windows 8.1, but that isn't good enough for the company - as Windows 10 Phone could be used on mid-range and high-end devices. Of course, the Liquid M220 is upgradable to Windows 10, so owners have the choice of switching things up.


It would take a lot before Windows 10 would be able to even put a dent into Google Android, but it looks like consumers may have another realistic option besides the choice between iOS and Android. Expect Microsoft to announce the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, both high-end Windows 10 Mobile during the show.

Tidal struggling with executives leaving, though Jay-Z isn't moving

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 3 hours, 26 mins ago

Music streaming service Tidal may not have been the greatest investment rap mogul Jay-Z has made, with several more music executives jumping ship. However, Tidal shoots down rumors that Jay-Z plans to step down from the company he purchased earlier this year:



Tidal is trying desperately to rebrand itself in a competitive streaming music market place, and several executives have left. The company's SVP of label and artist relations, Zena Burns, has left, following the earlier departures of the company CEO (twice), along with US and sales marketing manager David Solomon.

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AMD Radeon R9 Nano spotted in an MSI motherboard

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 8 hours, 38 mins ago

When AMD flew us out to their event in Sydney, Australia, one of the more exciting video cards that we got our hands on was the super-small Radeon R9 Nano.




The Radeon R9 Nano is based on the same Fiji architecture that both the R9 Fury X and R9 Fury are based on, it also contains High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) but it is super, super small. Well, now Flikr user 'Elmy' has the card, and according to Guru3D 'Elmy' is really Anthony Lackey. Lackey has done extensive promotional work for AMD, so we're sure to be looking at a genuine card here folks.


As you can see, the new Radeon R9 Nano is plugged into MSI's new X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard, and barely spills over the edge of the x16 PCIe connector. Insanely small, and it's said to pack the power of the Radeon R9 290X with similar power numbers, too. We should have a sample on its way shortly, so expect a few from us in the coming weeks.

DOTA 2 'The International' has a huge $18 million prize pool

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 47 mins ago

Valve's 2015 championship DOTA 2 'The International' tournament has kicked off on the "main event" stage, starting things off with three matches between LGD Gaming and Team Empire.



There are a total of 16 teams competing in this year's The International with a prize pool of $18 million, with the 16th place receiving $54,000 while 1st place takes home a huge $6.5 million. We should see these figures continue to climb as the days tick by thanks to it being funded through the Compendium, something that offers players in-game content at $10, or $27 each.


25% of all Compendium sales go into the prize pool for The International, which could see the prize pool far exceed $18 million when it wraps up on Saturday, August 8.

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YouTube's web-based video player receives a slick new look

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 12 hours, 26 mins ago

Some of you may have already noticed, but Google has updated the look of YouTube on the web today, with the web-based video player receiving a slick new look.




YouTube now features a transparent control bar which disappears after a few seconds, with the timeline bar being thin until you run your mouse cursor over it, which makes it easier to manipulate. The Settings menu has also been tweaked, which now has a more mobile-like feel, while the "watch later" button now gone, kinda.


The "watch now" button is still there, but you have to go into full screen mode to find it, where it's now hiding in the top right hand corner of the video.

EA teases Mirror's Edge Catalyst trailer ahead of Gamescom

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 13 hours, 53 mins ago

With Gamescom 2015 just days away, EA has started teasing Mirror's Edge Catalyst on the official Twitter page for the game. The company has released a 23-second teaser, which you can see below.



There's not much to see, but it's the tease of the full trailer that will be revealed on August 5 at Gamescom in Cologne, Germany.

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Basemark Web 3.0 announced, wants to benchmark all the browsers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: 14 hours, 37 mins ago

Basemark, free from the shackles of Rightware, has just announced Basemark Web 3.0, a new product that will be the successor to the Browsermark product line. The new benchmark is even capable of testing out the new WebGL 2.0 API. Basemark Web 3.0 has three different suites:




  • Core Suite - Low-level JavaScript calculations (ECMAScript), designed to test the core of JavaScript
  • Graphics Suite - Graphically intense WebGL 1.0.2 and WebGL 2.0 content
  • Generic Suite - Tests built with popular JavaScript frameworks


The new Basemark Web 3.0 will work on "virtually all modern browsers, operating systems, and devices" and will arrive in four different versions. The free version will be "for everyone", the community version will be for open source projects, a professional version will be available for consumers who want more detail on browser performance, and a corporate version for corporate customers, with the ability to run on its own servers.

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