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Rock Band 4 announced, will hit the Xbox One and PS4 end of this year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 26 mins ago

We knew it was coming, but now it has been confirmed: Rock Band 4 is coming to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year. Harmonix has also said it teamed up with hardware manufacturer Mad Catz for the accessories side of things.

 

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This is great news, as the developer has said that Rock Band 4 will be backwards compatible with every single Rock Band guitar and drum et you have collected, all the way back to 2007. If you don't want to use your old instruments, the developer will be offering up some new instruments of course. But it's not just the instruments that will be backwards compatible, as all of the previous DLC will be carried over (platform dependant) which is great to see.

 

The backwards compatibility for both the hardware and DLC could be because Harmonix is no longer being published by EA, where Harmonix has partnered up with Mad Catz to manufacturer the new hardware, as well as distribute the new boxed game. Better yet, Rock Band 4 won't be superseded by another Rock Band game anytime soon, as Harmonix will be updating Rock Band 4 with new songs, modes and other community-driven content.

 

Rock Band 4 hits the Xbox One and PS4 toward the end of 2015.

Harrison Ford crash update: Actor "Battered, but fine"

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 47 mins ago

Just days since the death of 'Star Trek' legend Leonard Nimoy, the thought of serious injury or worse to Harrison Ford couldn't bear imagining. Which is lucky, because according to his son Ben Ford the actor is "battered, but fine".

 

 

Fords representatives have release a statement saying that the actor "was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which stalled upon takeoff... He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely. The injuries sustained are not life-threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery."

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This beautiful collaboration between ASUS and Bitspower should be seen

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 hour, 16 mins ago

This beautiful setup is Bitspower's fully watercooled reply to ASUS' Maximus VIII Impact as shared by Kurpiewski Concept's Facebook page.

 

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If just component watercooling isn't enough for your extreme build, here's a perfect way to go 'over the top' but in a simplistic and stylish manner.

 

As seen on the product itself, the Bistpower code for this great inclusion is the AIZ97M7IITX and you can already find versions of this nickel plated cover for sale around on various websites - stock is another issue however.

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AMD to unveil its next-gen Radeon R9 390X at Computex in June

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 hour, 52 mins ago

It looks like AMD was using its next generation GPU at the Game Developers Conference, without much fan fare. PC Perspective was there, with Ryan Shrout reporting that AMD was using its next-gen video card to power an Oculus Rift demo.

 

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Shrout met with AMD shortly after, where they told him that the not-so-great looking system was powered by the "upcoming flagship Radeon R9 video card" but nothing else was said. Shrout asked if he could take the side panel off, or look at the driver, or GPU-Z, but he was shut down for every single option.

 

Then we have KitGuru reporting that AMD will launch its new Radeon 300 series, including the Radeon R9 390X at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan in June. We know that AMD has confirmed new GPUs for Q2 2015, so we should expect an announcement in the next 4-6 weeks, with a full retail launch in June? Surely AMD wouldn't wait until June to launch its new GPU when NVIDIA has just unveiled its GeForce GTX Titan X.

Mike Ey, Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit-and-run

By: Chris Smith | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 2 hours, 21 mins ago

As reported by Seattle TV station Kirotv, local police stated that Mike Ey, a project designer for Microsoft's HoloLens, was rear-ended by a speeding drier quoted to be traveling "over 100 miles an hour" while commuting on the highway.

 

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This unfortunate event took place "early Saturday morning," with the driver, Robert Malsch, fleeing the scene and later being captured and charged with vehicular homicide and a felony hit-and-run.

 

In a testimony to Ey's dedication to the project, his girlfriend Kelley Piering commented that he described the HoloLens as "the coolest thing ever," with her adding "It's looking at the future while holding the present" and "Mike said it wasn't perfect but it was going to be one day."

HP Australia 500 million AUD in the red over three years

By: Chris Smith | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: 3 hours, 32 mins ago

Reporting almost half a billion dollars (AUD) in losses over the past three years, iTnews has told us that "with its latest financial results revealing the company does not expect things to look up any time soon."

 

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With a $152 million AU loss in its 2014 financial year ending October 2014, this follows a greater $270 million loss in fiscal 2013 and a $58 million loss in 2012. If you're wondering if things were ever looking up for HP, they did post a $134 million profit in 2011 - but this has now all been blown away.

 

After writing off $161 million in deferred tax assets in 2014, they were hit with a $165.9 million tax bill. As explained to us, a company will generally undergo this process when they don't expect to make a profit in the next few years.

 

Looking on the brighter side of things, their revenue did grow slightly to $3.6 billion in fiscal 2013 from $3.3 billion posted previously, however, their costs were raised from $3.4 billion to $3.8 billion - reportedly due to increased cost of inventory.

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Harrison Ford "seriously injured" in plane crash

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 3 hours, 54 mins ago

According to reports coming out of the United States, actor Harrison Ford has been "seriously injured", when the vintage plane he was piloting crash landed on the green at the Penmar Golf Course in Venice, California.

 

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TMZ have reported that the suffered multiple gashes to his head and was bleeding. No official word on his condition as yet.

 

Ford will next been seen reprising his role as Han Solo in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' in December.

ENERMAX unveils world's first fanless digital power supply

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 4 hours, 23 mins ago

The DIGIFANLESS 550w is ENERMAX's latest foray into the case, cooler and power supply world of technology. Boasting a completely passive cooling system and a 93% peak efficiency (80 PLUS Platinum), this unit gives users the ability to read and control values through a digital interface output.

 

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Coupled with their Zero Delay Power Monitor System (ZDPMS) for the monitoring and control features, the UI will assist you in a wide range of analytical studies including "system power consumption, efficiency, temperature, output voltage and ampere," as explained in their latest press release.

 

Complete with a fully modular design this 550w fanless power supply is set for release in March 2015.

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Hillary Clinton invites all to read her email

By: Chris Smith | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 5 hours, 15 mins ago

It had previously been uncovered that Hillary Clinton was taking use of a private email account whilst serving as the US Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 - people in these positions are historically asked to use their officially supplied email accounts for reasons including transparency and security.

 

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On her official Twitter page, Clinton claims she has nothing to hide, stating "I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They said they will review them for release as soon as possible."

 

This was then followed by a statement from the State Department whom warned users of this tedious process "The State Department will review for public release the emails provided by Secretary Clinton to the Department, using a normal process that guides such releases. We will undertake this review as soon as possible; given the sheer volume of the document set, this review will take some time to complete."

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Elite: Dangerous will be available for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 27 mins ago

[U][/U]Elite: Dangerous will be available for both the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PlayStation 4 after all, but only after Xbox One Elite: Dangerous exclusivity expires. The title is already available for PC gamers, and will expand to Mac in the future.

 

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Frontier Developments chose to initially make Elite: Dangerous available for the Xbox One, which has greatly trailed PS4 shipments, because of the studio's relationship with Microsoft:

 

"We've had a long relationship with Microsoft," said David Braben, founder of Frontier Developments, in a statement published by GameSpot. "The Xbox audience has been very good to us. We've sold quite a few Xbox games with Microsoft. We also had a launch title for Xbox One, so our tools and technology has been battle-hardened on Xbox One already."

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