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The final build of Project Cars blurs the lines of reality and gaming

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 days, 11 hours ago

With Project Cars about to slide into gamers HDDs across the world, Slightly Mad Studios has pushed out one of the final builds of the game before it goes live next month.




Reddit user "darkdeus" shared some images from this final build of Project Cars, which looks absolutely delicious. Check out the screenshots above, and below to make your jaw drop.





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Japan sets new world speed record with Maglev train

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Health, Lifestyle & Travel | Posted: 6 days, 12 hours ago

The land of the rising sun has long been the envy of the world for their amazing network of public transport infrastructure, headlined by the Shinkansen bullet trains that travel across the country at speeds upwards of 320 km/h. But as we know, Japan isn't one to sit on its technological laurels and now the country has been rewarded with a new world speed record.



According to BBC News, the countries experimental Maglev train has set a new record of 603 km/h in a stretch of test infrastructure near Mt Fuji. Japan Railway plans to introduce the Maglev service between Tokyo and the central city of Nagoya by 2027, but the tech doesn't come cheap, with estimates the infrastructure could cost as much as $100b, mainly because of the extensive network of new underground tunnels that are required.


And to think Australia has to deal mostly with buses. Sigh.

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Netflix announces the second season of Daredevil for 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 6 days, 12 hours ago

After a more than successful first season on Netflix, the streaming giant has announced that Daredevil will return in 2016 for a second season. The company hasn't announced when in 2016, but we now know it has been greenlit for a season season.




Daredevil's second season will see Charlie Cox return to play Matt Murdock aka Daredevil, with Rosario Dawson and Vincent D'Onofrio also returning in their respective roles. Steven DeKnight, who ran the first season, is out - replaced with Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, who have worked on shows like Buffy and Sons of Anarchy.

Rockstar mapping the entire United States for Grand Theft Auto 6

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 days, 13 hours ago

We were one of the first to break the news of Rockstar Games teasing the development of Grand Theft Auto 6, and here we are again. It looks like Rockstar is reportedly mapping the entire of the United States for its next GTA game, something that will push the release of GTA 6 to 2020. If this is true, it'll make benchmarking the game bigger and badder than ever.




The latest report has Rockstar mapping the whole US for GTA 6, and while this might be a rumor, it's not too far out of reality. Ubisoft did something similar with The Crew, which took the entire United States and shoved it into a smaller map which took around 1.5 hours to drive across.


The bigger issues of having the entire US mapped for GTA 6 would be playing in it, with the report stating: "Loading the entirety of the USA would have its issues. I mean, driving from one city to another could be a real chore, especially if it's just filled with country side and nothing much to do in between".


Second, the hardware requirements would be out of this world, even with the best coding that Rockstar could manage. By then, we should hopefully see consoles either gone, or rolled into services that stream the content to you from a supercomputer, similar to how NVIDIA's GRID technology works. But just imagine, a super-sized Grand Theft Auto 6 playable on the PC, or in VR...

LG continues to tease the G4 smartphone and its impressive camera

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 6 days, 14 hours ago

LG will be unveiling its new G4 smartphone next week on April 28, but the South Korean electronics giant continues to tease the F1.8-capable rear-facing camera.




The company has now released a teaser that follows photographer Colby Brown as he uses the G4 to snap some photos, while Brown talks about the G4 and how the rear-facing camera allows him to capture photos with accurate colors, as well as noise reduction during shots in dark environments. Brown also talks about the manual mode on the G4's camera software, which allows users to control everything - from controlling the shutter speed, to adjusting the ISO and white balance.


We don't know too much a bout the G4, but LG did announce it was letting users trial the new smartphone two weeks ago now. We know to expect a gorgeous 5.5-inch QHD display, but will it beat the gorgeous panel on Samsung's Galaxy S6 edge?

The fight for 'Tomorrowland' escalates in new trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 6 days, 14 hours ago

Of the crop of loud, explosive (and expensive) summer blockbusters, Disney's upcoming 'Tomorrowland' is perhaps the most understated, with the plot still shrouded in relative mystery. Still, the latest trailer for the film very effectively ups the anticipation for the George Clooney-led adventure film.



Disney have huge expectations for the feature - which comes just weeks after their other blockbuster 'Avengers: Age of Ultron'. Loosely based on the Disney World Park area, in the same manner as 'Pirates of the Caribbean', 'Tomorrowland' stars George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, and is helmed by former Disney/Pixar director Brad Bird.


'Tomorrowland' hits cinemas in Australia on May 21st and a day later in the United States.

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Pay What you Want To Become A Back-End Developer Master

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 6 days, 20 hours ago



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Cheetah Mobile: 99% of Android phone users faced a potential threat

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 6 days, 23 hours ago

A whopping 99 percent of Google Android phone owners faced a potential threat from cybersecurity loopholes, according to the Cheetah Mobile 2014 Mobile Security Report.




Mobile users faced a number of different phishing scams, malware attacks, and data leaks in 2014 - and social network phishing is evolving, posing even more threats that users should be aware of.


Android, the most popular mobile operating system, has been applauded for its open source ecosystem - which also gives cybercriminals the ability to easily create malicious tools. Cybersecurity experts recommend running an anti-malware scanner, at the very least, to help identify potential threats that could be avoided.

Fractal Design announces its new Define S chassis

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 week ago

Fractal Design has expanded its chassis lineup with the new Define S, which is a slight detour from previous products in Fractal's chassis product range. We have a chassis that is built for watercooling builds, making it easier for enthusiasts and power users to liquid cool their PCs in the Define S.



The Swedish company has placed its ATX motherboard and PSU sections in the same place, as are the fans and radiators. Where the HDDs and optical drives are normally found, has been replaced with more room. This is where your cylindrical reservoir will be placed, with the Define S featuring brackets that allow for the mounting of your reservoir.


Behind this cylindrical reservoir, Fractal Design has provided three 3.5-inch HDDs. Behind the motherboard tray, we have room for an additional two 2.5-inch SSDs. The Define S is an optical bay-less chassis, since we're moving into the digital age, this shouldn't be too surprising. When it comes to VGA cards, the Define S is capable of taking a video card that is up to 450mm long.


Fractal has placed the Define S pricing at $79.99, with the side window version of the chassis available for $89.

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Sony's upcoming Android-powered 4K TVs will launch in May

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 1 week ago

Sony has announced that its super-powered 4K TVs powered by Google's mobile OS will start shipping in May, powered by Sony's impressive X1 processor.




This is Sony's thinnest TV yet, thinner than most smartphones on the market. The company will begin shipping its X900C later this summer in 55-inch and 65-inch versions, with the larger 75-inch X910C arriving shortly after. No prices have been announced for these models just yet. But, there are many other models to choose from.


Sony's X830C will arrive in 43-inch and 49-inch models for $1299.99 and $1599.99, respectively. The X850C comes in three sizes: 55-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch for $2199.99, $3499.99 and $4999.99, respectively. The X930C model will arrive in a single 65-inch model for $4499.99 while the X940C arrives in a 75-inch model for a whopping $7999.99.


The Android-based sets will arrive as the W800C in 50-inch and 55-inch for $999.99 and $1299.99, respectively. The W850C will be larger with 65-inch and 75-inch for $1899.99 and $2999.99, respectively.

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