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Nintendo Switch pre-order priced at AUD$999 in Australia

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

Nintendo announced their next-gen Switch console in the last 24 hours, their new exciting console that's powered by a custom Tegra processor made by NVIDIA. But how much is the new Nintendo Switch console?




Australian game retailer EB Games has a placeholder price of AUD $999 for Nintendo Switch, which works out to $762 - very expensive, and more expensive than the Xbox One S, or PS4 Pro. It's a placeholder price, with rumors of a $350 ish price on Switch circling around right now. I would expect Switch to cost $499 in Australia and $349 in the US, but seeing the $1000 price on Switch in Australia had me in cold sweats. EB Games has placeholder prices on Switch, and the next-gen games - these prices will drop, but I'm sure Australian gamers are crying into their hands at that $999 list price right now.


EB Games is also listing Nintendo Switch games at AUD$119.95, or around USD$91.


Read more about Nintendo Switch:


Nintendo Switch is official! Lots of details right here

Nintendo Switch might feature dedicated video game recording

Nintendo Switch is powered by a custom Tegra processor from NVIDIA

New Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild footage debuted by Nintendo

AMD revenues up 23% thanks to record SoC, GPU, APU sales

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 week ago

AMD has posted their Q3 earnings, reporting revenues of $1.3 billion for the quarter, beating analysts expectations of $1.21 billion for the three-month period.




AMD is riding record semi-custom SoC designs that made it into Microsoft's new Xbox One S, as well as their upcoming Xbox Scorpio console, and Sony's new PS4 and PS4 Pro consoles. The company also reported higher GPU and mobile APU sales, but were partially offset by client desktop processor and chipset sales.


Lisa Su, AMD's president and CEO said in a statement: "Our third quarter financial results highlight the progress we are making across our business. We now expect to deliver higher 2016 annual revenue based on stronger demand for AMD semi-custom solutions and Polaris GPUs. This positions us well to accelerate our growth in 2017 as we introduce new high-performance computing and graphics products".

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AMD preparing $10,000 graphics card with 1TB+ of RAM

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week ago

AMD is reportedly preparing a monster graphics card for 2017, with WCCFTech reporting that the company is working on a $10,000 graphics card - yes, you read that right, a $10K graphics card.




The new $10K graphics card is reportedly called Dracarys, which translates to "dragon fire" in High Valyrian, a language used in HBO's mega-hit TV show 'Game of Thrones'. The new graphics card is reportedly already in prototyping stages and is expected to be unveiled at the Supercomputing 2016 event next month. As for what's inside, it is shaping up to instantly make its mark in history with some beefy specs.


AMD will reportedly have over 1TB of on-board graphics memory, similar to how its high-end professional Radeon Pro SSG works, but Dracarys is "far more integrated" and a lot "closer to the metal" compared to the Radeon Pro SSG. There is 20TFLOPS+ of FP16 performance thanks to the Vega 10 GPU on Dracarys, providing twice the GPU horsepower than the Radeon Pro SSG.

Red Dead Redemption 2 favors PS4 with early content

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week ago

After dropping the first eye-popping teaser trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, Rockstar Games has apparently teamed up with Sony to give PS4 owners early access to in-game content.



According to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, the early in-game content doesn't seem like anything major. Rockstar has confirmed that Red Dead Redemption 2 will have a "brand new kind of online multiplayer," but we're guessing its a mix of GTA Online microtransactions and Watch Dogs 2 style drop-in drop-out multiplayer. It turns out PS4 owners are only getting access to some online content in RDR2, so Xbox One owners shouldn't feel too spurned just yet.


"We are pleased to announce that PS4 players get first access to earn select online content in the vast open world of Red Dead Redemption 2. Check back on PlayStation.Blog for more details soon and for all of the latest information on Red Dead Redemption 2," reads the post.

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Musk shows capabilities of the new self-driving hardware

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

After yesterday's press conference, where Elon Musk unveiled that all Tesla cars ordered from this point will have a fully self-driving hardware, Tesla's CEO promised to share soon a video showing Tesla's capabilities with the new system.




The video, according to Musk, is the reason why the announcement was delayed from Sunday to Wednesday. But, as promised, Musk shared the video shortly after the announcement in which you can see a Tesla navigating a complex urban environment.


The video shows a Tesla car on a home-to-work route without any assistance from a driver, who is still required to sit in the driver's seat by law. You can see the car driving smoothly on the roads, stopping at red lights and letting people cross the road. In the end, the driver exits the car, which then goes to find an empty parking place and eventually park itself.

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Landing on Mars didn't go as planned

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

The Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), which is in Mars' orbit, received the data sent from Schiaparelli lander, the ESA confirmed on Wednesday. However, the fate of the Schiaparelli lander, named after the Italian astronomer from the 19th century, is currently still unknown.




Early indications from both the radio signals captured by the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT), an experimental telescope array located near Pune, India, and from orbit by ESA's Mars Express, suggested the module had successfully completed most steps of its 6-minute descent through the Martian atmosphere. But the signals stopped shortly before the module was expected to touch down on the surface. It is still unclear if the Schiaparelli lander survived the landing or crashed.


"Following yesterday's events we have an impressive orbiter around Mars ready for science and relay support for the ExoMars rover mission in 2020," said Jan Wörner, ESA's Director General.


The Schiaparelli lander is 577 kg heavy and designed for Mars' rough surface, but it is possible that the module ditched the parachute too early and crashed onto the surface.

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Xiaomi sells a million phones in India in 18 days

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Xiaomi is the fourth biggest phone manufacturer in the world, and their phones regularly get positive consumer response.




Now, Xiaomi has announced that they sold one million phones in India, which is one of their most important markets, in only 18 days.


"When we entered India, there was extremely fierce competition. We have achieved such extraordinary growth in India firstly because of our vision to bring innovation to everyone with our high-quality products at incredible prices", said the company's CEO Lei Jun.

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Razer Blade Pro laptop rocks GTX 1080, 4K G-Sync display

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Laptops | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Razer today unveiled its new high-end Razer Blade Pro ultrabook that's aimed at replacing your enthusiast desktop rig.




With the Razer Blade Pro, Razer packs in ultra-performance desktop-grade components in a sleek, ultra-slim form factor. The Razer Blade Pro rocks a 17.3-inch IGZO UHD 3840 x 2160 G-Sync display with multi-touch and 100% RGB Adobe color with up to 170 degree viewing angles, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 video card, an Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core CPU at up to 3.5GHz, 32GB of DDR4 RAM at 2133MHz, and up to two 1TB PCIe M.2 hard drives.


The ultrabook also rocks a full mechanical keyboard with Razer's Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical switches and Razer Chroma color lighting. In order to efficiently manage heat, Razer's new ultrabook is outfitted with a custom cooling solution, made up of "dynamic heat exchange" and "vapor chamber" technology to effectively dissipate heat.

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Nintendo Switch may sport dedicated game video recording

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

Nintendo's new Switch system, which melds handheld and console gaming into one unified platform, may have its own dedicated record button just like Sony's DualShock 4's Share button.




Instead of the PS4's Share button that uses a single button to start and stop in-game video recording, Nintendo's new Switch hybrid console may have two buttons for start and stop. The high-res image above shows off the Nintendo Switch's detachable Joy-Con controllers joined up with the Joy-Con Grip, and looking closely on the left-hand side of the controller, we see what appears to be the universal symbol for "record," aka a circle in a box.




The more traditional Switch Pro Controller appears to show the same "record" (circle outlined by a box) symbol and "stop" (a square), further hinting that these could be controls for the Switch's dedicated video recording feature. The Play button could begin recording, and the Stop button could stop it.

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Get this Samsung wireless charging pad for over 70% off

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago



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The Samsung Wireless Charging Pad delivers convenient, rapid charging with zero clutter, and it's made by a brand you can trust. The Samsung Wireless Charging Pad normally goes for $68, but TweakTown readers can get it for over 70% off, bringing the final price down to only $18.99.