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Huawei Mate 9 goes on sale in the US on January 6th

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 2 hours, 40 mins ago

Huawei's latest flagship, the Huawei Mate 9, should go on sale in the US on January 6th, according to Evan Blass.




The phone was unveiled in Berlin at the beginning of November, with no specific date of the launch in the States given, although it was speculated that it could happen by the end of the year. However, the date given by Evan Blass makes sense since Huawei will be present at CES, and they could use that event for their official launch in the US.


As for the phone, the Mate 9 features Huawei's newest chip the Kirin 960, comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and is expandable to 256GB with a microSD card. The phone has a 5.9-inch full HD display, 4,000 mAh battery, fingerprint sensor and rear dual camera system - 20MP (monochrome) + 12MP (color) with an aperture of f/2.2. The front camera is 8MP with an aperture f/1.9.

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Faraday Future keeps teasing their upcoming electric car

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 5 hours, 27 mins ago

Another day, another teaser from Faraday Future. This one reveals the most so far when it comes to the design, and as we previously reported, they aren't going for a conventional design.




The image also shows that the LiDAR sensor is placed in the middle of the hood. From what we saw so far, they are aiming for a futuristic look of the car.


The previous image revealed that Faraday Future decided to ditch the side view mirrors and instead install cameras. This is something that Tesla did with their Model X when they first unveiled it, and BMW with i8. However, those cars didn't go into production with cameras instead of mirrors because transportation laws and regulations didn't allow for it. Since then, Japan has approved this feature on their roads and many other countries are reportedly looking to do the same.

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Qualcomm teases 48-core processor on 10nm process

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 23 hours, 50 mins ago

Qualcomm has announced that it has started commercial sampling of the world's first 48-core SoC on the 10nm node, with ARM-based Falkor 10nm CPU used in the upcoming chip family 'Centriq 2400'.




Senior VP and GM of Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc. Anand Chandrasekher, explains: "The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 series processors will drive high performance, power efficient ARM-based servers from concept to reality. Qualcomm requires the leading edge of integrated circuit technology to deliver high performance at low power for the newest premium smartphones. We are first in 10nm IC technology for mobile, and leveraging our expertise in ARM processors and system on chip design, we are the first with our Qualcomm Centriq family of server processors to bring the leading edge to the datacenter".


We have no idea about the technical and performance side of the processor, so we don't know how to compare it against current x86 offerings - but Qualcomm has beaten Intel to the 48-core/10nm CPU game in 2017.

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Watch Shigeru Miyamoto play Mario's theme song on guitar

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 5 hours ago

Mario's creator and Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto stops by The Tonight Show to play a tune we all know and love.



In this time of instant information, speculation, and constant flow of news, sometimes it's nice to take a little break and just have a little whimsical fun. Don't worry--we're not going to break away from our usual blast of Nintendo Switch news any time soon--but I thought I'd share something with you guys that really lightened up my day.


I caution to say that Mario's theme song is one of the most iconic jingles of all time. When it plays, everyone cracks a smile and is instantly transported back to those NES days of yore, the days where Mario's platforming exploits danced endlessly on our CRT TVs and Nintendo pretty much owned the gaming world. But what happens when it's played by Shigeru Miyamoto, the man responsible for Mario's creation, alongside one of the best instrumental ensembles of all time? Magic. Pure nostalgic magic.

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive update enhances audio

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 6 hours ago

A new update is out for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive that could change the game in a big way. Now when you're using headphones (which should be always), the utilizes head-related transfer function (HRTF) algorithms to enhance sound positioning. What this means -- in theory anyway -- is you can track sounds better (like the footsteps from that guy creeping up behind you). You can hear it for yourself in the video below (use headphones for best effect).



If you don't like the effect, you can disable it, of course.


Other changes include public joinable lobbies, and optimizations and gameplay changes to the Nuke map.

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BitFenix reveals new enthusiast Shogun PC case

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 day, 7 hours ago

BitFenix has just revealed its new flagship Shogun PC case that's optimized for enthusiast and high-performance builds with ample room for 13-inch EATX motherboards.




BitFenix's new Shogun case features two tempered glass windows to show off your rig, and affords for tremendous cooling solutions, fitting a liquid cooling solution and a dynamic air-cooled setup in all of the following form factors: a 120mm / 140mm fan and radiator in the rear, a 240mm / 280mm dual-fan array with an accompanying radiator in the front, and a 360mm / 280mm tri-fan array and radiator at the top. The Shogun can also fit three GPUs up to 410mm in length, and features brackets to eliminate video card sag for higher-end cards while minimizing damage to motherboards.




"BitFenix Shogun is optimized for high-end systems with extreme water cooling for VR or 4K gaming dedicated systems. It supports up to three graphic cards with included 'GPU Safe' Graphic card supports. They can be easily configured to support different GPUs. This removes any possible damage that could happen to the electronic components due to bending. Shogun supports GPUs up to 410mm long and PSUs of up to 250mm (Can customize to fit longer PSUs by moving the modular HDD cages)," reads the official press release.

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Nintendo's Super Mario Run mobile game is online-only

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 8 hours ago

Nintendo has confirmed that its first-ever smartphone game, Super Mario Run, can't be played offline. Even the free demo mode requires an online connection.



Nintendo made huge waves with its first major mobile game starring its famous eponymous platforming plumber, with the company's stock surging 30% shortly after the game's reveal. Super Mario Run is expected to rake in serious revenue for Nintendo thanks to its purchase scheme--the game is free to play up to a certain point, and requires a purchase to continue onward--and attract tons of mobile users across the globe--in fact, the game is launching in some 150 countries around the world.


But there's just one small problem: Super Mario Run requires a persistent internet connection in order to play. Nintendo says that this was by design, and will not only make the game much more secure and thwart piracy, but allow the game's three different modes to constantly work in tandem with Nintendo's servers and allow easy updates. "For us, we view our software as being a very important asset for us," Nintendo exec and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto told Mashable. "And also for consumers who are purchasing the game, we want to make sure that we're able to offer it to them in a way that the software is secure, and that they're able to play it in a stable environment. We wanted to be able to leverage that network connection with all three of the [Super Mario Run] modes to keep all of the modes functioning together and offering the game in a way that keeps the software secure. This is something that we want to continue to work on as we continue to develop the game."

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Next iPhone might not be that spectacular after all...

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 day, 9 hours ago

The iPhone celebrates its 10th anniversary next year and many expect to see something spectacular from Apple. We've heard that Apple's next generation smartphone should be named the iPhone 8 and that it could feature a glass casing and an OLED display that wraps around the edges of the display and wireless charging.




However, new rumors from the Japanese Apple blog Macotakara, who first reported that Apple will ditch the headphone jack, say that Apple will stick to their routine. According to them, the next year's iPhone models will be named the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.


The iPhone 7s and 7s Plus will be updated versions of this year's devices. The basic design should remain the same, meaning no wireless charging or glass casing. The only update should be a new CPU, the A11 chip.

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Samsung confirms Black Pearl; comes with more storage

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 day, 10 hours ago

Rumors were floating around that Samsung plans to launch a new glossy version of the Galaxy S7 edge with more storage.




Now, Samsung has officially confirmed the rumors and announced the Black Pearl Galaxy S7 edge. The new glossy color will be exclusive to 128GB versions of the device and debut in select markets on December 9th. There are still no reports if and when it will be available in the US.


The Pearl Black color follows the Blue Coral and Pink Gold editions released earlier this year.

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Pewdiepie to delete his channel later today

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 11 hours ago

UPDATE: Pewdiepie didn't delete his massive 50 million-strong YouTube channel, and it turns out the entire thing was just a big joke. Instead of deleting his main channel, Felix deleted a secondary account--Jacksepticeye2--that only had two videos.


"I am going to delete my channel right now. But you know when you make a joke and it just blows up way bigger than you ever imagined? This was covered by media everywhere. That was it, that was the joke."



Original article is as follows.


Mega popular YouTuber Pewdiepie has hit 50 million subscribers, and plans to make good on his promise to delete his channel.



Felix Kjellberg, aka Pewdiepie, says he will delete his astronomically popular YouTube channel today at 5PM GMT in an effort to raise significant awareness about the current problems YouTubers are facing. Kjellberg, among many popular and up-and-coming YouTube creators, claim the streaming service is making key changes to its algorithms that detrimentally affect their channels.


Pewdiepie suggests that the changes directly affect how viewers are guided to specific channels via the service's "suggested" and "recommended" videos feature, which pulls in a huge portion of views for any given content creator. For an example of how suggested videos work, think of the bar that pops up when you watch a video and suggests more videos from that creator or similar content from other YouTubers. Kjellberg notes that his suggested videos count, which was up to 30% in one period, recently dropped to just 0.7%.

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