Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,301 Reviews & Articles | 41,711 News Posts
TRENDING NOW: Call of Duty: World at War II rumored to be unveiled in May

Latest Technology Content

Gaming has changed the way we spend time with friends - here's how

Gaming has changed the way we spend time with friends - here's how

Gaming of all kinds has become mainstream. Chris takes a look into how playing games with friends has become the 'normal' way to hang out.

TweakTown Editor Blog Posts

TweakTown News Posts - Page 1

Get in before Nintendo strikes - unlicensed Game Boy mug for $12.32

By: Chris Smith | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: 38 mins ago

With five different preset prints available, TheMugEmporium are selling off unlicensed Pokemon mugs for only $15.31 CAD ($12.32) right now.


TweakTown image news/4/3/43121_036_before-nintendo-strikes-unlicensed-game-boy-mug-12-32.jpg


All three of the original starting Pokemon are on offer, along with a Red or Blue title screen - with 'Gameboy Tint' or straight up white also being available.


You can even get your own specialized text written on the other side of the mug for an extra $2, allowing you to always remind Professor Oak what your name is, without stating it over and over again.

Continue reading 'Get in before Nintendo strikes - unlicensed Game Boy mug for $12.32' (full post)

Before the Xbox One, Microsoft knew what it was doing with DirectX 12

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: 1 hour, 44 mins ago

DirectX 12 is shaping up quite nicely so far, offering up to 50% more performance on CPU bound games, and hopefully some delicious new graphics in unannounced games. But, now Xbox boss Phil Spencer has come out and said: "we knew what DX12 was doing before we built Xbox One". On the PC, DirectX 12 will be exclusive to Windows 10.


TweakTown image news/4/3/43114_01_before-xbox-one-microsoft-knew-doing-directx-12.jpg


This is somewhat interesting, as it shows that Microsoft wasn't just throwing DX12 out there to keep up with the market. It built the Xbox One after it had an idea of where it wanted to go with DirectX 12, something I'm sure even had Windows 10 connected to it, too. As for the Xbox One and DX12, Microsoft's updated API won't offer much additional performance for its Xbox One console.


Spencer was asked if DX12 would have a big impact on the Xbox One, where he said: "On the DX12 question, I was asked early on by people if DX12 is gonna dramatically change the graphics capabilities of Xbox One and I said it wouldn't. I'm not trying to rain on anybody's parade, but the CPU, GPU and memory that are on Xbox One don't change when you go to DX12. DX12 makes it easier to do some of the things that Xbox One's good at, which will be nice and you'll see improvement in games that use DX12, but people ask me if it's gonna be dramatic and I think I answered no at the time and I'll say the same thing".

As online sales ramp up, check out this great postage box redesign

By: Chris Smith | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: 2 hours, 45 mins ago

ChenChen Hu has designed a fancy new shipping box designed to cut the messy tape piles and box-cutter injuries, replacing them with a fancy fold-over design box that contains a dented corner, housing a tab to open up the world of surprises located within.


TweakTown image news/4/3/43120_034_online-sales-ramp-up-check-great-postage-box-redesign.jpg


The Corner Pack has been designed as a solution to annoying packages that are wrapped in seemingly-endless amounts of sticky tape - or those eBay orders that come with a simple 2-inch long strip of tape that couldn't hold down an ant. The only small drawback to this development is the slight loss of space thanks to the 'dented' edge, however this design aspect has a purpose.


Thanks to it storing the opening flap out of the way, the box is unlikely to open when stacked with other objects or brushed past by the postman or courier. Meaning that your contents are safely stored inside without any need for sticky tape whatsoever.

Continue reading 'As online sales ramp up, check out this great postage box redesign' (full post)

In case you missed it, 'The Interview' now available on Netflix

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Online Video | Posted: 2 hours, 54 mins ago

If you wanted to watch a legal copy of "The Interview" but didn't want to pay to rent or purchase it, you can now watch it on Netflix. The data breach suffered by Sony Pictures, courtesy of the Guardians of the Peace, means the recently-released film has been made available to Netflix less than one month following its box office debut.


TweakTown image news/4/3/43127_01_case-missed-the-interview-now-available-netflix.jpg


Sony Pictures wanted to just break even on the film - and that goal has been accomplished - so now it's time to open it up to as many viewers as possible.

NVIDIA rumored to release GeForce GTX 960s with 4GB VRAM in March

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 3 hours, 47 mins ago

NVIDIA only took the wraps off its its GM206-powered GeForce GTX 960 video cards last week, but now we're already being teased with the hint of 4GB models to be coming soon, as in just a few weeks away in March.


TweakTown image news/4/3/43113_04_nvidia-rumored-release-geforce-gtx-960s-4gb-vram-march.png


Computerbase is behind the rumor, posting a shot of Inno3D's latest offerings under their iChill range. As you can see, it says "4GB available in March - watch this space!", so unless Inno3D had this go out accidentally, or its a new form of guerrilla marketing, we know to expect GeForce GTX 960 cards to start shipping with 4GB of VRAM in March.


But even when, or if it happens, it will put the GTX 960 in a weird position. Unless AIBs can price them at under $250 (the GTX 960 with 2GB of VRAM sells for $199-$209) then it will be too close to the price of the GTX 970, which also has 4GB of RAM. I guess we'll see, with GTC 2015 kicking off in March, it could be the month for NVIDIA announcements, along with the rumored GeForce GTX Titan X.

Twitter feeds may be used to predict heart disease

By: Chris Smith | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 4 hours, 39 mins ago

Nope, this isn't satire. According to a study by the University of Pennsylvania study, doctors may look towards a Twitter feed in order to gauge your risk of heart disease - rather than monitoring the normal signs like smoking, diet and obesity.


TweakTown image news/4/3/43119_033_twitter-feeds-used-predict-heart-disease.jpg


The researchers compared 148 million geo-located tweets from 1347 American counties throughout a period of June 2009 - March 2010. They were looking into the 'emotional language' displayed by the people behind the posts - testing the theory that anger or contentment levels correlate directly to overall health levels.


This study focused on the emotional language of all Tweets monitored, measuring this value and then comparing it with the county-level, age-adjusted mortality rates for AHD. The results pointed out that not only is Twitter good at gauging a county's susceptibility to heart disease, it's also better than any conventional method - even providing as far as a 42 percent improvement.

Continue reading 'Twitter feeds may be used to predict heart disease' (full post)

20% complete but 100% amazing - another InWin S-Frame chassis mod

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: 5 hours, 46 mins ago

Frenchman Mathieu Heredia has announced that his S-Frame chassis mod is only 20 percent completed, but its already looking 100 percent awesome. In July last year, Chad covered the original release of this impressive case, showing off its elegant and 'out-there' styling.


TweakTown image news/4/3/43111_028_20-percent-complete-100-amazing-another-chassis-mod.jpg


Set to be a system-builders dream, In Win's S-Frame has seen modders rub their hands together with glee - providing a simple solution for system building, modding and builds out of the ordinary.


This InWin case features a fully custom white color scheme with red accents - obviously no components are included yet, but the base of the case this far already looks impressive enough to share with you all.

Continue reading '20% complete but 100% amazing - another InWin S-Frame chassis mod' (full post)

Disney is making a TV show around a retired 15-year-old eSports player

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 34 mins ago

The kid-focused Disney XD network will be showcasing a new show titled Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything, that will revolve around the world of a pro-gamer that leaves the eSports game, and returns to high school.


TweakTown image news/4/3/43110_02_disney-making-tv-show-around-retired-15-year-old-esports-player.jpg


Cameron Boyce will play Conor, a 15-year-old "video game phenom" who goes back to high school "after a thumb injury sidelines him from the glamorous pro gaming circuit". Conor will use his video game skills to beat real-life, high school level challenges, according to a release from Disney.


Adam Bonnett, Executive Vice President of Original Programming for Disney Channels Worldwide said: "With the popularity of video games and electronic sports, we're thrilled to give our audience a new series that spotlights one of their biggest passions and features fan-favorite star Cameron Boyce. We are bringing the video game universe to life and giving our popular multi-camera series a fresh, new twist by integrating gaming visual effects into each episode".

Battlefield Hardline's maps and modes detailed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 35 mins ago

Battlefield Hardline is much closer to its release on March 17, with Electronic Arts teasing what maps and modes to expect from the new entry into the Battlefield franchise.


TweakTown image news/4/3/43109_01_battlefield-hardlines-maps-modes-detailed.jpg


The maps that will be included with Hardline are as follows: Downtown, Bank Job, The Block, Dust Bowl, Hollywood Heights, Derailed, Riptide, Everglades and the 420 friendly map Growhouse. As for the modes, we have Conquest, Team Deathmatch, two capture the flag variants with Heist and Blood Money; Rescue, where gamers playing as cops have to handle a hostage situation; Crosshair which sees a VIP being protected; and finally Hotwire, where the bad guys try to steal cars while the cops try to stop them from taking the cars - usually resulting in a big shootout.


The upcoming new beta of Battlefield Hardline will include both Dust Bowl and Downtown, but we don't know when the new beta of Hardline will be arriving.

Star Citizen continues to cash in, topping $70 million collected

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 41 mins ago

The Star Citizen project has tacked on another $1 million made in the past two weeks alone, collecting a total of $70 million - the most successful crowdfunded project. More than 734,700 people helped fund the project, and there is plenty more money to be made through the rest of 2015. To celebrate the milestone, here is a new Arena Commander teaser:



Cloud Imperium Games plans to launch the final release of Star Citizen in 2016, and has a road map of future developments that will be made prior to release.

Continue reading 'Star Citizen continues to cash in, topping $70 million collected' (full post)

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases