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PINNED POST: Nintendo NX is called Switch, is transforming tablet

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 21 mins ago

Nintendo has unveiled its new NX hardware, and it's actually called the Nintendo Switch.




The Swtich is a transforming handheld tablet, and has a docking station just like past reports. Gamers can actively switch between the tablet on the go, attaching transforming controllers to it, or dock it for console based play. The Switch was shown playing Zelda Breath of the Wild, and it looks like you'll get the exact same gameplay while on-the-go on the handheld as you would while it's docked for console play.


"Nintendo Switch allows gamers the freedom to play however they like," said Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. "It gives game developers new abilities to bring their creative visions to life by opening up the concept of gaming without boundaries."


It will have cartridge-based games, and features a detachable controllers called JoyCons. The tablet itself is referred to as the "Switch console", and docks into a U-shaped "Switch Dock" to enable traditional couch-based living room play. The Switch will have its own traditional wireless Pro Controller, as well as a "JoyCon Grip" that merges the two JoyCon controllers together. Up to four Nintendo Switch consoles can be hooked up for seamless wireless multiplayer.

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Razer Blade Pro laptop rocks GTX 1080, 4K G-Sync display

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Laptops | Posted: 1 hour, 7 mins ago

Razer today unveiled its new high-end Razer Blade Pro ultrabook that's aimed at replacing your enthusiast desktop rig.




With the Razer Blade Pro, Razer packs in ultra-performance desktop-grade components in a sleek, ultra-slim form factor. The Razer Blade Pro rocks a 17.3-inch IGZO UHD 3840 x 2160 G-Sync display with multi-touch and 100% RGB Adobe color with up to 170 degree viewing angles, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 video card, an Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core CPU at up to 3.5GHz, 32GB of DDR4 RAM at 2133MHz, and up to two 1TB PCIe M.2 hard drives.


The ultrabook also rocks a full mechanical keyboard with Razer's Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical switches and Razer Chroma color lighting. In order to efficiently manage heat, Razer's new ultrabook is outfitted with a custom cooling solution, made up of "dynamic heat exchange" and "vapor chamber" technology to effectively dissipate heat.

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Nintendo Switch may sport dedicated game video recording

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 48 mins ago

Nintendo's new Switch system, which melds handheld and console gaming into one unified platform, may have its own dedicated record button just like Sony's DualShock 4's Share button.




Instead of the PS4's Share button that uses a single button to start and stop in-game video recording, Nintendo's new Switch hybrid console may have two buttons for start and stop. The high-res image above shows off the Nintendo Switch's detachable Joy-Con controllers joined up with the Joy-Con Grip, and looking closely on the left-hand side of the controller, we see what appears to be the universal symbol for "record," aka a circle in a box.




The more traditional Switch Pro Controller appears to show the same "record" (circle outlined by a box) symbol and "stop" (a square), further hinting that these could be controls for the Switch's dedicated video recording feature. The Play button could begin recording, and the Stop button could stop it.

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Get this Samsung wireless charging pad for over 70% off

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 3 hours, 59 mins ago



Is your workspace a tangled mess of charging cables? Cut down on the cable clutter with the Samsung Wireless Charging Pad. Now on sale for only $18.99, this charging pad can add some high-tech elegance to your desk without breaking the bank.


No longer will you have to wrestle with tangled or lost charging cables thanks to this sleek device. Using Qi inductive charging technology, the Samsung Wireless Charging Pad juices compatible Galaxy smartphones and other Qi-compatible devices at rapid speeds. Simply set your device on the charging pad, and it will juice up in a jiffy.


The Samsung Wireless Charging Pad delivers convenient, rapid charging with zero clutter, and it's made by a brand you can trust. The Samsung Wireless Charging Pad normally goes for $68, but TweakTown readers can get it for over 70% off, bringing the final price down to only $18.99.

Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer shows amazing graphics

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 21 mins ago

The new Red Dead Redemption 2 is out, and all I can say



Red Dead Redemption 2's trailer is short, but incredibly sweet. The footage takes us on a delicious journey of graphical prowess, showing our favorite western wilderness in incredible high-def clarity And to think the game is only announced for PS4, Xbox One...surely RDR2 will leverage Sony's new 4K-ready PlayStation 4 Pro and Microsoft's "monster" Project Scorpio consoles?


There's no story information just yet, but we do know that RDR2 will have online multiplayer, likely similar to Rockstar's insanely successful GTA Online. "Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America's unforgiving heartland. The game's vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience."

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Nintendo's new Switch console powered by NVIDIA Tegra

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 39 mins ago

Just as we reported months and months ago, NVIDIA has now confirmed that Nintendo's new Switch (previously known as NX) console is powered by a customized NVIDIA Tegra GPU.




Today Nintendo just about broke the internet by revealing its new Switch hardware, a revolutionary new console-and-handheld hybrid that merges both on-the-go and living-room gaming. Now NVIDIA has confirmed that the Switch utilizes its new customized Tegra GPU


"Nintendo Switch is powered by the performance of the custom Tegra processor. The high-efficiency scalable processor includes an NVIDIA GPU based on the same architecture as the world's top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards. NVIDIA gaming technology is integrated into all aspects of the new Nintendo Switch home gaming system, which promises to deliver a great experience to gamers," NVIDIA announced in a blog post.

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DOOM's new update includes arcade mode, and more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 15 mins ago

DOOM's new update is here, with id Software adding its new Arcade game mode, new multiplayer modes, classic DOOM modules in SnapMap, and more.



id Software's new Arcade mode will let you play against your friends and other DOOMers from around the world, aiming for the highest score in the single player campaign. You'll need to fight against demon hordes with your completely unlocked array of guns, Praetor suit upgrades, and runes. The developer teases: "Earn medals and achievements, play on every difficulty, and challenge yourself with the new scoring system that rewards aggression and accuracy".


The new patch also includes classic DOOM modules in SnapMap, so you can build and play through new maps using the assets from the original game. DOOM's new update also includes two new multiplayer modes, with Possession and Bloodrush.

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PowerColor launches its Devil Box desktop GPU enclosure

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 6 hours, 11 mins ago

PowerColor's new Devil Box eGPU desktop graphics enclosure is now available, allowing users to supercharge their laptops with full desktop-grade video cards.




The Devil Box is very similar to the Razer Core eGPU in terms of functionality, and is built on AMD's XConnect technology utilizing a zippy 40Mbps Thunderbolt 3 connection. Using the Devil Box, users can hook up a powerful desktop video card to their laptop in order to boost graphics and game performance.


PowerColor's Devil Box can house any modern video card as long as its dimensions are 310 x 140 x 50mm and pulls up to 375W power draw. Supported video cards include AMD's new RX 480 and NVIDIA's entire GTX 10-series graphics cards, as well as most air-cooled variants of AMD's Radeon R9 300 and Fury series GPUs. Even the Radeon R9 200 series is compatible, and NVIDIA GPU support goes back as far as the GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti.

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All Tesla cars now have fully self-driving hardware

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 6 hours, 58 mins ago

Tesla is giving all its new cars the hardware for full self-driving capability, including Model 3. The cars will come with eight surround cameras that provide 360 degrees visibility around the car at up to 250 meters of range, twelve updated ultrasonic sensors allowing for detection of both hard and soft objects at nearly twice the distance of the prior system and a forward-facing radar with enhanced processing that provides additional data about the world on a redundant wavelength, capable of seeing through heavy rain, fog, dust and even the car ahead.




A new onboard computer with more than 40 times the computing power of the previous generation, which is basically a super-computer in a car, will run the new Tesla-developed neural net for vision, sonar and radar processing software. This system will provide a view of the cars surrounding that the driver alone cannot see.


Before activating the features enabled by the new hardware, we will further calibrate the system using millions of miles of real-world driving to ensure significant improvements to safety and convenience. While this is occurring, Teslas with new hardware will temporarily lack certain features currently available on Teslas with first-generation Autopilot hardware, including some standard safety features such as automatic emergency braking, collision warning, lane holding and active cruise control. As these features are robustly validated we will enable them over the air, together with a rapidly expanding set of entirely new features.

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Nintendo debuts new Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 34 mins ago

After months of waiting and silence, Nintendo will reveal its NX system today at 10AM EST in a brief 3 minute preview trailer, possibly showing off some of the NX's games. Ahead of the major reveal, Nintendo Japan has published two new bits of Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage that may accompany the system's announcement.




Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild features a seamless and dynamically interactive open world, and it may be one of the NX's core launch titles. Nintendo affirms that this new Zelda will be an "immediate reason to buy an NX." We're not sure if the new footage is actually running on an NX or not, but if it is, don't expect any major high-end specs: after all, Nintendo has affirmed it's focusing on the "greatness of games over specs."


Nintendo has confirmed the game will launch simultaneously on the NX and Wii U, possibly around March 2017. We might even get a bonafide release date for Breath of the Wild during Nintendo's NX preview event, but I'd expect something this big to be announced at the full follow-up Nintendo Direct showcase.

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Apple teases 'hello again' for its media event on Oct 27

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: 8 hours, 12 mins ago

Apple has sent out media events to the press for an upcoming event on October 27 at Apple's campus in Cupertino, where it teases "Hello Again" for its upcoming Mac-focused event.




What should we expect? Apple should tease its new MacBook products, including the purported MacBook Pro with its fancy new OLED touchbar, and more. Apple will most likely push for its removal of ports on its devices, with a new MacBook Pro featuring just USB-C, and no traditional USB ports on it, which really would change everything - but will it be for the better?


Apple will also most likely unveil a new MacBook Air, which should see it sans USB-A ports and shift into the arms of USB-C, while inside we're sure to see improved hardware. Lastly, the desktop side of things should see a new Mac Pro unveiling that could be a surprise, and with Microsoft rumored to be preparing an all-in-one desktop PC with a new Surface, Apple could trump them with a new AIO Mac desktop next week.