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Razer servers fail again, profiles flicked to default

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: 4 hours, 5 mins ago

Razer has had yet another cloud storage server failure, the second in March, with Razer peripheral owners forced back to their default settings - yes, everyone - all across the world.

 

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The server outage happened over the weekend, when millions of gamers are you know - gaming. The profiles are stored both on the cloud, and on your local machine - but as TechPowerUp notes, you'll need to "use a XML editing hack to get the software in offline mode to make it actually use the local profile on your machine. Otherwise, the software prefers to just go to defaults and give the end-user an arguably irritable situation".

 

One of the TPU readers said that Razer lets you create "Tournament Mode" drivers, which makes an offline installer with your driver and profile in one spot. Razer doesn't advertise this, but with two cloud server outages and profile wipes in a month... I'd recommend doing this.

Final 'Ghost in the Shell' trailer drops in

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 5 hours, 17 mins ago

It's just days away from release, but if you weren't already pumped for the live action remake of the classic anime 'Ghost in the Shell', then this final trailer will provide all the motivation you need.

 

 

Based on the 1989 manga written by Masamune Shirow which which was in turn adapted into the 1995 anime film, the 2017 'Ghost In The Shell' adaptatiion stars Scarlett Johansson as The Major and Pilou Asbæk as Batou in the live action feature helmed by 'Snow White and the Huntsman' director Rupert Sanders. With a budget rumoured to approach $200 million, the film will need to make at least $500 to be considered financially sucessful.

 

'Ghost In The Shell' is set to hit cinemas in 2D and 3D worldwide from March 30 2017.

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Elon Musk wants to link your brain to a machine

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 5 hours, 31 mins ago

Elon Musk is making some big moves towards getting your mind inside of a machine, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that Musk has launched a new company called Neuralink, which is pushing the boundaries on something Musk teases as "neural lace technology".

 

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Back in February, Musk said that humans can communicate at around 10 bits per second when typing on smartphones, but computers can talk to each other at trillions of bits per second. In order for the human race to begin trying to keep up with advanced machines will be a high-speed link, something Musk calls neural laces, between computers and our brains. Oh, is that all, Elon?

 

WSJ's sources say that Musk has taken a key role in Neuralink, and might even be in a leadership position. Neuralink co-founder Max Hodak confirmed the company is in operation, and Musk is involved, but it's early days for Neuralink.

Nintendo US boss: Switch reaction has been 'remarkable'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 6 hours, 39 mins ago

Nintendo is expecting to sell 110 million Switch consoles over its lifetime, with 20 million of those expected in the first 12 months - and now Nintendo of America President and COO, Reggie Fils-Aime, has appeared on Fox News to talk up the Switch.

 

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Nintendo has already sold 1.5 million units, with myself and Derek being two of those 1.5 million, but Nintendo is breaking records in the US with the Switch - even up against sales champions like the Wii, and DS/3DS. Fils-Aime said: "The reaction to Nintendo Switch has been remarkable. Every day we're setting new records from a US perspective, meaning, you know, today I can look back and see how I compare to the launch of the Wii or the Nintendo DS or the Nintendo 3DS, and I'm setting sales records every day with the Nintendo Switch".

 

He continued: "The reaction has been fantastic. Consumers want it, I've been with industry peers, they're excited with what we're doing and hoping to drive the industry. I've seen the games, like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, right now the fourth highest-rated game in the history of videogames. We've turned the industry on its ear and to do that, to be part of a company that has a reputation for doing it on a regular basis, has been tremendous".

 

Now, I partly agree - and disagree, with what Fils-Aime says here. Nintendo Switch right now in its current form, for me at least - is nearly useless, apart from the clear system seller (and one of my all-time favorite games, ever) with Zelda: Breath of the Wild. BotW is a system seller on its own, and is worth the entry price of the Nintendo Switch. It's an amazing game, but this is just the start of the Switch's journey. 2017 is going to be a big year for Nintendo, with E3 2017 right around the corner.

PS4 Pro Media Player update includes 4K support

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 51 mins ago

Sony is preparing a new update for the PS4 Pro that will allow the Media Player to playback 4K content, with some other tweaks being thrown into the update for the PS4 Pro.

 

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You can playback content from a USB stick or home server, like a PC or NAS, but 4K content will be allowed through PSVR as well. USB storage will need to be formatted, as the extended PS4 storage can only be used for saved games/apps - and can't be used to store or save videos. Sony adds: "For those of you that own a PlayStation VR system in addition to PS4 Pro, Media Player will also update to support playback of 4K VR video content".

 

Sony continues: "PS VR's display resolution is 1920 x RGB x 1080, therefore 4K VR videos will be displayed in a higher image quality compared to HD VR videos. Capture stunning 360 degree 4K footage, and then immerse yourself in that footage in VR at home - just as if you're right back in the scene you shot".

Colorful's amazing iGame GTX 1080 Ti looks MEAN, FAST

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 8 hours, 39 mins ago

Colorful has teased its new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, with its new high-end iGame series teased with a new cooler design called "Shark Bioinics", which features 3 x 92mm fans.

 

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The card itself glows with red light thanks to the various LEDs around the cooling shroud, and if you remember - Colorful is stepping outside of the realm of 'normal graphics cards' and slapping a damn LED on top of the iGame GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.

 

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Colorful's exciting LCD on the iGame GTX 1080 Ti will feature current GPU clock speeds, GPU usage, GPU temperature, and the status of the fans.

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Nintendo expects Switch to sell 110 million units

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 9 hours, 17 mins ago

While I've pumped in excess of 50 hours into my Switch playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it comes as no surprise to me that Nintendo expects big sales from their new Switch console.

 

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According to Nintendo President Kimishima Tatsumi, who says he expects total Switch sales to reach 110 million units, with 20 million units expected to ship in the first year. Taiwan-based supply chain makers have a "conservative estimate" of at least 10 million Switch consoles shipping.

 

DigiTimes reports: "Nintendo released the Switch in March 2017 and the game console enjoyed over one million units of sales in the first week after the release. Nintendo president Kimishima Tatsumi also recently said that he expects Switch's overall sales to reach 110 million units".

 

Foxconn is in charge of manufacturing Nintendo Switch consoles, with Japan-based Misumi Electronics and Hosiden with Foxconn supplying over 50% of the volume. Switch is made at Foxconn's plant in Shandong, China with DigiTimes adding: "Taiwan-based IT players including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Jentech, Delta Electronics, Nanya PCB and Foxlink are component suppliers of the Switch".

Bungie makes Destiny 2 official with an artwork tease

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 35 mins ago

Bungie has just officially announced Destiny 2, through a picture pushed out onto the official Twitter account of Destiny - with key artwork from the game lining up with what we saw teased last week. Our own Gaming God, Derek, went into some detail on why he hoped the leaked Destiny 2 poster was fake - check it out.

 

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Destiny 2 won't let you bring your Destiny characters over, so it's a full fledged sequel to the original. Activision Blizzard has also teased that there will be a PC release of Destiny 2, unlike its predecessor which was a console exclusive. There's also mention of a PS4 beta that might come soon - and as for Destiny 2 itself, it should be released later this year.

HTC Vive partners with WB for Ready Player One

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 10 hours, 53 mins ago

Warner Bros. Pictures has just signed an "strategic partnership" with HTC Vive, that will see HTC being the "exclusive VR partner for all content, online and offline activities" for the upcoming release of 'Ready Player One' from legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

 

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Ready Player One has been one of, if not the most anticipated movie to be shifted into the VR realm - and is teased as a "sci-fi action thriller that unfolds largely within the virtual reality space", making for perfect VR content. HTC will provide "multiple pieces of VR content tied to the world of Ready Player One" in VR, with the VR content available through HTC's software portal, Viveport.

 

There will be location-based entertainment for Ready Player One, as well as high-end PC-based VR and mobile versions. Blair Rich, President of Worldwide Marketing for Warner Bros. Pictures explains: "The virtual reality world within Ready Player One is extremely advanced, sophisticated and engaging, and with Vive, we chose the best system to represent the future of VR. Vive is the perfect partner to bring that to life and also has the broadest reach to global markets for the use of VR in home, mobile and offline channels. We're delighted that HTC Vive will be partnering with Ready Player One and very excited to work with them leading up the movie's release in Spring 2018".

 

Rikard Steiber, President of Viveport said: "Ready Player One is one of the most anticipated movies in the world, and has tremendous potential to engage and entertain the worldwide market, showcasing the transformative nature of VR, and what it can and will be. Vive is delivering on the promise of VR and continues to be the most advanced and immersive VR experience available to consumers, and we're thrilled to be partnering with Warner Bros. to bring these experiences to consumers, on all platforms, around the globe".

 

Warner Bros. Pictures, Amblin Partners, and Village Roadshow Pictures will be releasing Ready Player One on March 30, 2018.

Android co-founder teases his upcoming smartphone

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 14 hours, 31 mins ago

Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, has teased a photo of a smartphone on which he is working at his new company Essential Products.

 

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Rubin worked at Google until 2013, and he was in charge of the OS. His latest business adventure is the recently founded company which should unveil their first smartphone somewhere around the middle of the year.

 

The photo which Rubin posted to Twitter reveals that the smartphone rocks an almost bezel-less design, something similar to the Xiaomi Mi MIX. Rubin wrote that he is eager to see the smartphone in more people's hands.

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