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ASRock X99 OC Formula/3.1 (Intel X99) Motherboard Review

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Steven tells us about ASRock's X99 OC Formula/3.1 motherboard which was designed with heavy influence from famous overclocker Nick Shih.

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Japan accepts recently issued giant robot challenge from US company

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 hour, 30 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: 2 hours, 40 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: 7 hours, 57 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.

 

At just $39 for all six courses-less than the cost of just one course-this bundle is an amazing deal. Get the Newbie to Node Developer bundle for $39 at TweakTown Deals.

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

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 13 hours, 44 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: 14 hours, 42 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: 15 hours, 44 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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Turtle Beach opens pre-orders for a wireless headset called the 420X

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 16 hours, 44 mins ago

We're not quite sure if the name of this headset is meant to be a joke aimed at the constant memes and Snoop Dogg 420 references, but either way Turtle Beach has released its 420X Xbox One headset for pre-order.

 

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Set up with a 100% wireless design, this headset features a USB connection to the Xbox One (wireless sender), separated game and voice chat volume controls, an adjustable microphone boom, an over-ear headset design and audio presents with voice prompts.

 

Set for release on July 18 at a recommended price of $179.95, Turtle Beach CEO Juergen Stark claims this product "will feature our renowned audio and mic quality in a comfortable headset designed to give gamers the most immersive and enjoyable gaming experience."

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Mad Catz faces possible closure due to financial struggles

By: Chris Smith | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 17 hours, 47 mins ago

The well-known brand of arcade sticks and accessories, Mad Catz, is facing some severe financial struggles which may result in closure, GameSpot says.

 

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Failing to meet a monthly fail-safe target as set by it's credit lender, Wells Fargo, Mad Catz warned its investors of an unclear future. Wells Fargo waived this violation on June 23, opening a new agreement which will be upheld until July 31, 2016. Reportedly losing money over the last three years, Mad Catz stated that it will need "significant contributions from anticipated sales of products related to the Rock Band 4 video game" in order to continue operating.

 

With Rock Band 4 set to be the make or break for Mad Catz, the stakes are high but the hopes are not, with it explained that all of this uncertainty raises "substantial doubt about the company's ability to continue as a going concern." Speaking to Game Informer, Mad Catz announced a $20 million loan initially, set for a possible increase to $35 million from September, all to ensure a smooth Rock Band 4 launch.

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GG, Google - there's a new Google Glass coming 'soon'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 17 hours, 50 mins ago

The first iteration of Google Glass was good, but not great, and while we've known for a while that Google is working on a second version of its ambitious wearable, the first real news on the new Glass is here.

 

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Droid Life has found a submission to the FCC that shows that Google looks to be working on a new version of Glass, with the only information on Glass 2.0 shared is that the FCC ID is 'A4R-GG1' and that it supports various Wi-Fi bands and Bluetooth. The documents also show that Google is using the 2014 E-Label act, which means it can hide the FCC labels away instead of plastering them on the device itself.

AOC shows off its 25-inch WQHD monitor, Q2577PWQ

By: Chris Smith | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 18 hours, 41 mins ago

Set for a position on the shelves this coming August, AOC has showcased its new 25-inch WQHD monitor to the public. The Q2577PWQ utilizes an IPS LCD panel with LED lighting, said to use a non-PWM method for brightness adjustment, ensuring a flicker-free experience.

 

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Other features include 178 degree viewing angles, a 5ms response time, a 350 cd/m2 brightness ceiling and dynamic mega-contrast ratio. With a maximum power consumption rating of 55W, ports available include DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, D-Sub and a four port USB hub which includes two USB 3.0 downstream ports (one high current) plus two USB 2.0 options.

 

The base enables a height, tilt and 90 degree rotation adjustment. Unfortunately there is no current price listed.

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