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Tesla Model 3 final production unveil planned for July

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla plans to unveil the final production version of the Model 3 in July.




The company unveiled the prototype version of the $35,000 electric car last year, and although it didn't show the final design of the car, Tesla got more than 400,000 reservations in a couple of months.


The final version should answer the remaining questions about the car.

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HTC introduces One X10 with 4,000 mAh battery

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

HTC has announced the latest member of its mid-range One X family - the HTC One X10.




The device comes with a 5.5-inch full HD display and is powered by MediaTek's Helio P10 chipset. The phone has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, expandable up to 2TB with a microSD card.


The HTC One X10 has a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP front shooter. Other features include a 4,000 mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor.

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Nintendo Switch earns $271.8 million in U.S. alone

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 14, 2017 12:36 pm

Nintendo's new Switch console-handheld hybrid system has smashes even more sales records, and the Japanese console-maker now recognizes the Switch as the fastest-selling console in Nintendo's history.




Nintendo has confirmed that its new transforming console sold and impressive 906,000 units in the United States in March. This data means Nintendo has earned $271.8 million on Switch consoles from the U.S. alone in a one-month period! These sales figures propel the Switch as the best-selling console for launch month sales in the United States, and total global sales are predicted to be well north of Nintendo's original 2 million Switch sales target.


Zelda: Breath of the Wild also saw record-smashing sales across both Wii U and the Switch, and is now recognized as the fastest-selling Zelda game of all time in a one-month period in the United States, with a total of 1.3 million copies sold. Interestingly enough, Nintendo sold more copies of Breath of the Wild's Switch port than it sold actual Nintendo Switch consoles! This means the Switch's attach rate exceeds 100%, which is a massive feat to say the least.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild: fastest-selling Zelda EVER

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 14, 2017 6:47 am

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the best games ever made, and after 60 hours of playing it on the Nintendo Switch, it comes as no surprise the BotW is the best-selling game on the Nintendo Switch.




In the US alone, Nintendo have sold 906,000 consoles in March, while 925,000 copies of Breath of the Wild were sold. The Wii U version of the game sold 460,000 copies, with Breath of the Wild hitting 1.3 million copies sold so far. This makes Zelda: Breath of the Wild the fastest-selling Nintendo launch game of all time, and the fastest-selling The Legend of Zelda game of all time.

Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch arrives on May 11

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 14, 2017 4:59 am

Minecraft has been one of the most successful games of all time, with Microsoft acquiring developer Mojang for $2.5 billion back in November 2014 - and now, Minecraft is headed to Nintendo's new Switch console.




Nintendo has announced that Minecraft for the Nintendo Switch will launch on May 11, and it looks mostly identical to the Wii U version - but it will also have Super Mario Bros.-themed content, something that's exclusive to Nintendo platforms.

Uncharted dev: Horizon Zero Dawn 'is the bar now'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 14, 2017 4:33 am

Guerrilla Games built one of the best-looking PS4 games with Horizon Zero Dawn, with the graphics earning the praise of The Last of Us developer Naughty Dog.



Naughty Dog's Creative Director, Neil Druckmann, said that Horizon Zero Dawn has set a new bar for graphics on the PS4 and PS4 Pro. Druckmann said it wasn't just the visuals in Horizon Zero Dawn, but the open-world that Guerrilla created, and he hopes to beat the visuals in Naughty Dog's upcoming The Last of Us Part II.


Druckmann said: "The graphics are staggering. I don't even think of it as graphics because I'm in the woods. I'm in this overgrown environment, and I'm like, "How are they getting so much foliage, such density in an open-world game. You better believe I'm going to my team, and I'm saying like, "Okay. This is the bar now. It's awesome. We're super excited for you guys, we know how hard you worked on this game".

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GALAX announces its single-slot GeForce GTX 1070 Katana

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 14, 2017 3:23 am

We have been teased by the GALAX GeForce GTX 1070 single-slot graphics card, but now GALAX has officially announced its GeForce GTX 1070 Katana graphics card.




GALAX has one of the most interesting GTX 10 series cards made with the new Katana design, with the company claiming that the GTX 1070 Katana has a full copper heat sink and vapor chamber cooling, all cooled by the blower-style fan.




GALAX used its new RazorX cooling technology, which is able to cool down the 16nm FinFET GPU and its 8GB of GDDR5 RAM.




Since it's a single-slot graphics card, we have a modified display output configuration with 1 x DP1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0b, and 1 x DVI. GALAX also requires just a single 8-pin PCIe power connector.

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Nintendo, make a Switch JoyCon with a full D-pad

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 14, 2017 12:42 am

Hey's time to release a JoyCon with a full D-pad.




I really like my Nintendo Switch console, but I've recognized a glaring problem with its left JoyCon controller: the split D-pad. I absolutely understand the reason why the D-pad is split (so you can detach the controllers, hand one to a friend, and play games with anyone on-the-go), but it's time to sell a JoyCon variant with a full D-pad. The lack of a simple D-pad restricts what kinds of games that not only show up on the Nintendo Switch, but those that can be played comfortably in handheld mode.


But right now, Nintendo can get away with its JoyCon sticks; even the four NeoGeo fighting games typically use analog-stick style gamepads, unlike traditional fighting games that use D-pads, so it's not a problem. Yet. Playing a platformer like Specter of Torment is fine with the analog sticks, too, but what happens when Virtual Console games roll around? Old-school games like Castlevania, Super Mario Bros., and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link demand a full D-pad to play--along with the myriad of SNES games.

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Halo 3 might be coming to PC

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 14, 2017 12:12 am

AMD might've accidentally confirmed one of Microsoft's biggest E3 reveals: Halo 3 on PC.




According to AllGamesDelta, AMD briefly showed an image from Halo 3 at its Ryzen 5 event in Korea. We've found this exact image on Google, and it's indeed Halo 3...however it appears to be a wallpaper mock-up and possibly not an official image.


If Halo 3 did arrive on PC, it could be supercharged with native 4K assets and textures, but it'd likely be locked to Microsoft's Windows 10 platform.

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Tesla Semi electric truck to be unveiled in September

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Apr 13, 2017 11:53 pm

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed today that the company intends to unveil their first electric semi truck in September this year.




Musk added that the upcoming vehicle will be "seriously next level." He also congratulated the entire team for doing an amazing job.


Last year, Musk said that Tesla Semi will reduce the cost of cargo transport and increase the safety. Other companies are also working on delivering a zero-emission cargo truck to the market. One of them is Mercedes-Benz, but their vehicle isn't expected to reach full production until 2020.

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