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HTC's new One X9 smartphone rocks 5.5-inch display, 8-core processor

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 26, 2015 4:22 am

HTC has made its new One X9 smartphone official, rocking an 8-core processor from MediaTek in the form of the Helio X10 - with eight Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.2GHz.





The One X9 rocks a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080p) display, an inside we have 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in flash storage which is expandable up to 2GB through microSD. There's 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, a 3.5mm jack and two cameras as usual. Round back, we have a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with second-generation OIS and a f/2.0 aperture, with the front-facing snapper coming in at 5MP, with a 3000mAh battery with 5V/1.5A fast-charging.


As for the price, HTC is going to debut the new One X9 smartphone into the Chinese market first with a price of around $370.

Deadpool's new red band trailer arrives just in time for the holidays

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Dec 26, 2015 2:08 am

Star Wars: The Force Awakens might be taking in countless hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office right now, but 20th Century Fox just dropped its new trailer for Deadpool in two varieties - the green, and red band trailers. The red band trailer is obviously NSFW - so be careful there.



The new trailer shows a very different superhero to what we're used to in the MCU and DCEU, with classic moments from Deadpool. If you notice, he kicks off one guys head - which then smacks into another guys head. Awesome. Another part has Deadpool talking to Collusus, with Deadpool saying "I don't have time for your X-Men bull****, Collusus".

NVIDIA rumored to bundle Rise of the Tomb Raider with GeForce cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 26, 2015 12:07 am

If we rewind the clock back to the original Tomb Raider reboot a few years back, AMD enjoyed its TressFX technology being showcased inside of Crystal Dynamics' game. Well, the latest rumor has NVIDIA cuddling up with Lara Croft.




According to the latest rumors, Rise of the Tomb Raider - which is currently a timed exclusive on the Xbox One - will be bundled with GeForce cards in the future. Considering AMD's tight relationship with Crystal Dynamics and the rebooted Tomb Raider franchise, I'm going to call this a rumor right now. Especially given that TressFX is featured, but we should know in Q1 2016 if the rumors are true.

Steam is out of control, providing access to random accounts

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 25, 2015 10:40 pm

While millions of gamers are enjoying Christmas festivities right now, there are countless reports that there's a huge issue with Steam's cache right now, giving user access to random accounts.




While in another Steam account, you'll see their phone number, payment information, and libraries. Valve pulled the entire Steam network offline, but we would definitely be careful of your information. If you've got credit cards or PayPal account information stored in your account - please be careful, and double check for any weird payments.

Star Wars Battlefront won't be getting Episode VII DLC

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 25, 2015 4:16 pm

It looks like Star Wars Battlefront won't be getting any DLC that touches on Episode VII. At least currently they're concentrating on bringing original trilogy content into the game first, according to a Twitter post.



So if you thought that they would include some great new maps or even characters based off of the new movie that has recently been breaking so many records, then you can think again. This response isn't the final answer, though, and it would make sense to include some sort of official filler content before Episode VIII hits. And fans would probably even be excited to see content from the prequels too. The Clone Wars were always a fun timeline to do battle in, even if Jar Jar Binks was obnoxious.


The current state of Battlefront is somewhat less than exciting, being a great game visually, but lacking the sort of content that might keep people interested long-term. It's a great game, but that excitement doesn't last as long as they likely intend.

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Azure cloud compute can be used by any platform, not just Xbox One

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 25, 2015 2:11 pm

Azure, the cloud compute platform used by the Xbox One for behind the scenes server-side offloading of graphics and other processing, can apparently be used by any platform and for any game.



Phil Spencer answered a fans question about the upcoming Titanfall 2, which is going to be a multi-platform game. He said pointedly the platform is open to absolutely everyone, which is rather generous that Microsoft would allow such, even if the game is a PS4 exclusive.


Azure cloud compute is open to literally anyone who wishes to set-up the service in their game, from AAA to indie developers. All you have to do is rent the appropriate servers and install the back-end software that you wish to offload with, and tie it into the games code. There are plenty of third-party software solutions to install that can take over compute loads for all kinds of things. One can even use Amazon's AWS or Google's cloud platform as well.

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LG V10 sales off to running start with 450,000 units gone since launch

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 25, 2015 10:17 am

LG's new V10 phone has hit the ground running with an impressive 450,000 sales in its 45 days of being on shelves, or 10,000 units sold per day.




The company attributes the success to the increasing popularity of larger phones and easy video creation and sharing capabilities of the V10, among other things.


The V10 launched in October with a 5.7'' 2560x1440 display, secondary screen, 4GB RAM, and Snapdragon 808 processor.

New Intel driver includes graphics corruption fixes and more

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Dec 25, 2015 8:19 am

Intel has released a new driver for its 6th gen Core, Core M, and related Pentium processors used in combination with Intel HD Graphics 510, 515, 520, 530, Intel Iris Graphics 540, or Intel Iris Graphics 550. Note this should include all Surface Pro 4 models.




The purpose of the driver is to fix various graphics corruption, display flickering, and stability issues. Hit the source for the full details and the download.

Buying Chromecast now gets you $20 in Google Play credit

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 25, 2015 6:36 am

Google is just handing out value lately: first Nexus owners who use Android Pay get a $20 Best Buy gift card, then buying Chromecast gets you a free movie rental, and now Chromecast buyers get $20 Google Play credit. If we didn't know better, we'd think this is exploitable somehow.




The website notes the offer only works in the US, but the Google Store Twitter says it works in Canada too, so give it a try if you live in the promised land. The other key restriction is that it expires on January 2. For all the nitty gritty, hit the source.

Samsung Galaxy A9 features 6-inch display, Snapdragon 652 processor

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 25, 2015 4:31 am

After heaps of rumors, Samsung's Galaxy A9 smartphone is now confirmed, courtesy of marketing materials out of China.




Specifications include a 6'' 1080p display, an Octa Core Snapdragon 652 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage (micro SD can increase this to 128GB), and a fast charging 4000mAh battery. For the full list, see below.

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