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Witcher 3's latest trailer continues to tease before May 19 release

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

CD Projekt Red is ramping up its marketing machine for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and its May 19 release, with yet another gameplay video for gamers to salivate over.

 

 

The video gives you a nice taste of the graphical side of the game, as well as the various roads you can take as the protagonist. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt reaches the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on May 19.

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Apple opens up pre-orders for Watch, with shipping dates expanding

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

The day is nearly here: Apple Watch pre-orders have opened up, starting at $349 scaling all the way up to $17,000 for the insane 18-karat gold laden Apple Watch Edition.

 

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Apple's first wearable had its pre-orders secured by consumers in just a few minutes, with the first wave of Watches shipping on April 24. But for those who purchased the Watch with more expensive bands, the shipping dates are already expanding from anywhere between 4-8 weeks, leaving some future Watch owners waiting until June to receive it.

 

If you splashed out over $10,000 for that Apple Watch Edition, you will be waiting until at least July or August for your smartwatch.

'Avengers' director slams 'Jurassic World' sexism

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Earlier this week, Universal studios premiered the first full clip from 'Jurassic World' online, but strangely enough the scene chosen didn't feature any dinosaurs, nor action - instead focussing on some banter between Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard's characters. Now the clip has prompted Joss Whedon, the director of 'The Avengers' and this summer's rival blockbuster 'Age of Ultron' to label it as "70's era sexist".

 

 

So what do you make of the clip? Light hearted banter, or material for the feminista to point to as proof of the prevalence of Hollywood sexism? Make up your own mind below.

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Samsung launches the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge with new commercials

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Samsung has officially launched its two new flagship handsets, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, celebrating the launch with a new commercial - which you can view below.

 

 

Samsung explains: "We are all united by the desire to find out what's next. And we live for the moment when possibility becomes reality, when the future becomes real. Because that's when we feel most alive. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are what's next from Samsung. And Next Is Now". The South Korean giant is pushing the whole "Next Is Now" slogan, and next really is now. We have a Galaxy S6 edge in our possession and it is a damn gorgeous handset. Expect our first impressions over the weekend.

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Samsung rumored to splash 4K display on the Galaxy Note 5

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Just as the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge have launched, rumors are flying that the forthcoming Galaxy Note 5 from Samsung would feature a 4K display - providing a record-breaking number of pixels on a smartphone.

 

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According to new reports, Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 5 later this year with a 3840x2160 resolution. We should expect an official unveiling in August, which is about the time IFA kicks off for the year. If the Galaxy Note 5 arrives with its rumored 5.89-inch screen and 4K display, we can expect an insane 748 pixels per inch (PPI).

 

We're also hearing that a dual edge variant will be unveiled, which will arrive with a 5.78-inch curved panel that would rock 762 PPI. Now we just have to play the waiting game.

Apple release Emoji update to community outrage when no taco is found

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Sitting almost 32,000 supporters strong, a Change.org petition by Taco Bell themselves proudly states "The Taco Emoji Needs To Happen" to the applause of the online audience.

 

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Apple recently released an Emoji update to their iOS platform, with further reports claiming there are currently 37 candidates set for the next overhaul in mid-2015. Internet users are seemingly outraged by the current lack of Taco's in the Emoji mix, thus petitioning for their APple overlords to add it in impending update.

 

"Tacos are love, tacos are life" is something that you're likely to see over your social media feeds over the next few weeks.

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TwitchTV signs 5 CS:GO personalities including ex-NiP Fifflaren

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Said to help "ride the wave of momentum CS:GO is currently enjoying" by HLTVorg, five CS:GO personalities have been signed by TwitchTV to help ensure quality coverage, content and game-play is being produced.

 

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Ex-NiP player Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson and CS:GO professional Spencer "Hiko" Martin join Fagbite's director Pontus Eskilsson and the shoutcasting duo of Anders Blume and Auguste "Semmler" Massonnat in these signings.

 

The two CS:GO pro's will be first appearing under the Twitch banner during the upcoming ESEA finals on April 17-19.

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Fresh Law graduate takes on Facebook with 25,000 plaintiffs behind him

By: Chris Smith | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Fed up with Facebook's breach of rights in regards to things like tracking of data under EU laws and involvement in the NSA's PRISM surveillance, Max Schrems is spearheading a class-action lawsuit against Facebook with 25,000 users rallying behind him.

 

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In an interview, Schrems said "basically we are asking Facebook to stop mass surveillance, to (have) a proper privacy policy that people can understand, but also to stop collecting data of people that are not even Facebook users," adding "there is a wide number of issues in the lawsuit and we hope to kind of win all of them and to get a landmark case against US data-gathering companies.".

 

With the class-action filed against the Irish subsidiary at a civil court in Vienna, News.com.au explains this being a possibility "because under EU law, all member states have to enforce court rulings from any other member state."

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IDC: PC shipments beat expectations, but still dropped 6.7%

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

The global PC market racked up 68.5 million units shipped during Q1 2015, a 6.7 percent year-over-year drop, though was still better than previous estimates, according to the IDC research group.

 

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Lenovo has 19.6 percent market share, ahead of Hewlett-Packard (19 percent), Dell (13.5 percent), Acer (7.1 percent) and ASUS (7.0 percent), according to IDC figures.

 

"Despite the decline, PC shipment in the United States declined at a slower rate than all other regions in first quarter, outperforming worldwide trends for the eleventh consecutive quarter," said Rajani Singh, Senior Research Analyst of the Personal Computing division at IDC.

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Alibaba announces foray into automobiles

By: Chris Smith | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Said to include automotive financing, second-hand purchases and local services, Alibaba has announced that they have established a car division to provide users with online-to-offline services.

 

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Over 50 car manufacturers will be supported alongside more then 10,000 car dealerships and 20,000 service centers all partnered with this massive Chinese movement.

 

Lead by Wand Licheng, Alibaba's former Juhuasuan leader, this move is said to be due to competing companies also investing in the automotive industry. This news is paired with previous reports of SAIC Motor Corp co-investing 1 billion yuan ($161m) with Alibaba into development of internet-connected automobiles.

 

According to reports, Alibaba sold a massive 50,700 cars over 24 hours in China - known as the online shopping frenzy of 'Singles Day'.

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