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Will Microsoft show off new Xbox One controller during E3?

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 28 mins ago

Microsoft is expected to be active during the E3 gaming conference next month, and that could include unveiling a new Xbox One gaming controller.

 

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The Microsoft Xbox Support website included an interesting prototype that seemingly features a 3.5mm headphone port located in the base of the controller. The new unit will be "available on controllers released after June 2015," which will follow Microsoft's E3 press conference in Los Angeles.

 

No one is really sure what to expect until the press conference, as it's possible additional features could be unveiled.

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Lenovo dreaming big when it comes to smartwatches, wearables

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 58 mins ago

Lenovo is the No. 1 PC manufacturer in the world, and has aspirations to take over the server market, but isn't satisfied calling it a day in those markets alone. The Chinese hardware manufacturer used its Lenovo Tech World event to publicly show off concepts of a unique dual-screen smartwatch.

 

 

The Magic View smartwatch concept would feature two screens, a typical display and a virtual display that can be up to 20 times larger. Users can view photos, read a map, watch a video, or interact with the smartwatch in a safer, more comfortable manner.

 

Lenovo's Magic View is still in early-stage development, but looks like it could have huge potential.

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G.SKILL DDR4 reaches record air-cooling frequency of 4062MHz

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: RAM | Posted: 1 hour, 47 mins ago

Hardware company G.SKILL has announced that its Ripjaws 4 DDR4 RAM used on an ASRock X99M Killer/3.1 motherboard has reached record air-cooling frequency at DDR4 4062MHz. G.SKILL says the record was accomplished with both CPU and RAM operating with standard air-cooling. Here is a video of the action:

 

 

The record has been confirmed by CPU-Z.

 

"This outstanding performance is not only a tremendous glory, but also a huge acknowledgement to our overclocking ability," said James Lee, VP of sales and marketing at ASRock.

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Lian Li hopes consumers at Computex like its unique desk PCs

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: 1 hour, 56 mins ago

Computex 2015: Lian Li is inviting Computex attendees to visit its booth to check out the DKQ2 and DK03 desk chassis models. The models are full-size desks likely won't be a quick impulse buy for PC enthusiasts, but offer an extremely unique - albeit pricey - alternative to a regular PC case that just collects dust under your desk.

 

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Both the DKQ2 and DK03 were showcased at CeBit and other computer shows in the past, but Lian Li has made a few changes - including a more sturdier look, so it no longer looks like it will fall over. There are now four adjustable legs as opposed to just two, along with showcasing the tempered glass surface and aluminum body.

 

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The updated models offer better ergonomics, cleaner finished aesthetics, and easier ability to adjust and upgrade hardware.

OCZ to show off Trion 100 SSD series for consumers during Computex

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Storage | Posted: 2 hours, 11 mins ago

Computex 2015: OCZ Storage Solutions plans to leverage Computex to show off its Trion 100 solid-state drive series, utilizing Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash. The company says its Trion 100SSDs allow entry-level users to utilize SSDs in their mobile and desktop systems - as the cost of SSD drives continues to drop.

 

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The drives feature 550MB/s of bandwidth with up to 91,000 random read IOPS, powered by the Toshiba Alishan SSD controller and premium A19 TLC flash memory.

 

"Computex is the ideal venue for us to unveil our upcoming TLC NAND-based Trion 100 SSDs," said Alex Mei, GM of the Client Business at OCZ Storage Solutions. "By leveraging controller and TLC NAND technology from Toshiba, we are pleased to be able to bring to market the exciting new Trion 100 SSD Series which will offer end-users an optimal mix of performance, features, and value, making it easier than ever for value-conscious consumers to leverage the benefits of a high quality yet affordable SSD that delivers improved desktop and mobile computing experiences."

AP: IRS believes tax data thieves came from Russia

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 2 hours, 52 mins ago

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has confirmed more than 100,000 American taxpayer records were compromised in a recent data theft. The breaches took place thousands of times from February to mid-May, and the "Get Transcript" service was the one reportedly vulnerable.

 

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Information taken included tax returns and other data stored on the IRS website, with more than 200,000 reported attempts made to access the agency.

 

"We're confident these are not amateurs, these are actually organized crime syndicates that not only we but everyone in the financial industry are dealing with," said John Koskinen, IRS Commissioner, during a recent conference call.

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Embrace the virtual world to help fight air sickness while traveling

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 3 hours, 18 mins ago

A custom headset has been designed to help give air travelers the ability to enjoy a sense of balance, hopefully preventing motion sickness. Only one percent of passengers are believed to suffer from motion sickness while flying, but this is a rather unique way to help make them a bit more comfortable.

 

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The headset is able to trick the wearer's eyes and brain by presenting a virtual horizon - and if the aircraft shifts, the headset also adjusts. It's an overly simple technique that airliners may want to invest in, as a way to help make travel a bit more comfortable.

 

"By having the aircraft control the movement of the virtual world in the headset, what the body feels and what your eyes tell your brain become the same thing," said Leon Codrington, product development manager at Flow IFE, in a statement published by Sky News. "It's when you get a difference in those two that motion sickness is induced."

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

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 4 hours, 33 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: 4 hours, 46 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: 6 hours, 22 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".

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