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Weekly Giveaway: Win a Synology BeyondCloud NAS (Global Entry!)

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 6 days, 22 hours ago

We have teamed up with Synology this week who is giving away a BeyondCloud NAS to one lucky winner!

 

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Carry Terabytes of data in your pocket with Synology's BeyondCloud; create your own private cloud and connect to all of your files - anywhere, at any time - as long as you have Internet access. Centralize and backup your digital storage and connect to all your mobile devices. And, BeyondCloud is more than just network attached storage (NAS). At no cost, Synology provides multiple apps, such as Audio Station, Note Station, Photo Station, Cloud Station, and Video Station to create your own multimedia hub all preconfigured with reliable 24/7 Seagate NAS class drives.

 

You can find the BeyondCloud for sale on Newegg and B&H. Synology has a Back to School Promotion (US/Canada only) with prices starting at $179. Newegg is running the promo from now till August 10 and B&H is running also till August 10. You can learn more about BeyondCloud at this link.

 

 

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Step 1 - Like TweakTown's Facebook Fan Page at https://www.Facebook.com/TweakTown. Your like will be confirmed.

 

Step 2 - Like Synology's Facebook Fan Page at https://www.Facebook.com/synology. Your like will be confirmed.

 

Step 3 - Like this News Post on TweakTown!

 

Step 4 - Like and Share this post at Facebook!

 

Step 5 - Make any comment on the same post at Facebook!

 

Step 6 - Sit back and hope you are a winner - good luck!

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ASRock unveils its Gaming G10 router with Infrared app integration

By: Chris Smith | More News: Networking | Posted: 6 days, 22 hours ago

Said to provide "the combination of the internet of things and a powerful router," ASRock has shown off its new Gaming G10 router in a recently issued press release.

 

 

Able to learn the infrared signals of a TV remote and assign them to your smartphone through its soon-to-be added Google Play and Apple app store ASRock Router Application, this product will enable you to control your television through your smartphone via Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G to the router which provides an infrared connection to your TV.

 

Not limited only to TV's, any device which relies on an infrared remote can be controlled, allowing for many different applications through a single device.

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Why You Need One of the Most Durable External Batteries in the World

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 6 days, 23 hours ago

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We sometimes feel a little like Goldilocks when we go in search of a great external battery. Some are too bulky. Some aren't powerful enough. So when we find one that's just right, we're obviously going to share the great news with you. Even better news? We're making the A8 Pro 25600mAh external battery available for just $69.95 at TweakTown Deals, a savings of 53%.

 

Here's why you'll love it:

  • It's almost indestructible. Need proof? The guys who made the A8 tested its durability by driving a car over it...and it didn't leave a scratch. Yeah, seriously.
  • It's powerful. Use the A8 Pro to charge up to four devices simultaneously
  • It's fast. Zen+ technology maximizes charging speed by automatically detecting the device in each port and adjusting the output for that device.
  • It's compact. At less than five inches long and three inches wide and weighing just a pound, it's easy to bring the A8 Pro with you wherever you go.
  • It retains its charge. Not using the A8 Pro? It'll retain up to 95% of its charge even after half a year without use.

 

Get the A8 Pro 25600mAh external battery for $69.95 at TweakTown Deals. Add it to your cart now!

Razer buys Ouya, reveals new plans for the future

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 days, 23 hours ago

Ouya CEO Julie Urhman today confirmed that PC hardware maker Razer has bought out the company. Urhman inadvertently broke the news by tweeting a cavalcade of thank you messages signalling something big had happened.

 

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The ex-CEO further tweeted the following message to Razer, confirming the buyout speculations: "Can't wait to see what you do. Take care of my incredible team and community...I know you will."

 

 

Razer has since issued a lengthy announcement post. "Today we're pleased to welcome OUYA to the Razer family," reads the announcement. "With them in the Razer fold, we plan to further embrace hardcore gaming in the living room and take Android gaming to the next level."

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PC-like FPS control comes to PS4 via new keyboard/mouse

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 6 days, 23 hours ago

Hori's new Tactical Assault Commander 4 is a keyboard and mouse duo aimed at emulating PC quality FPS control on Sony's PlayStation 4 console. Armed with the new controller, gamers can now hone their headshot skills to a heightened degree with the kind of precision that a steady mouse can offer.

 

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The mouse and keyboard are both wired via USB and feature programmable macro buttons for customized play. Like previous models, the peripheral sports must-have modes like snipe and walk buttons, and the traditional WASD scheme shouldered by Triangle (Q) and Circle (E) for easy maneuvering. It also has keys to match a DualShock 4 including a Share button for screenshots and video.

 

The keyboard is decidedly created with right-handed gamers in mind--lefties are out of luck with this model. Hori affirms that the Tactical Assault Commander 4 is cross-platform compatible and is fully functional on the PlayStation 3, so you can fire up yesteryear classics like Blops 2 for practice.

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Windows 10 sees Futuremark drop Windows RT 3DMark and Vantage on Steam

By: Chris Smith | More News: Software | Posted: 6 days, 23 hours ago

Coupled with the news that Futuremark will be dropping Peacekeeper browser benchmarking support with the release of Microsoft Windows 10, we have also been informed that the Windows RT version of 3DMark will be removed from the Windows Store alongside seeing 3DMark Vantage on the Steam store will disappear for good.

 

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It is explained that "both of these benchmarks will continue to be supported" in a recently issued press release, coupled with the information that 3DMark Vantage will be available for purcahse from the Futuremark website directly, whereas the Windows RT edition will be available on request for business and enterprise customers only.

 

In other news, Futuremark ensures that computability testing with the Windows 10 build 10240 has almost reached completion. The recently issued press release ended with Futuremark telling us to "look out for an email from me [Futuremark] next week with our advice on testing Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices with Futuremark benchmarks."

Report: Valve rakes in $1.5 billion revenue from Steam sales in 2014

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

2014 has proven to be quite the lucrative year for Valve as reports indicate that the company's digital PC gaming storefront Steam raked in an estimated total of $1.5bn in total sales last year.

 

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Valve's in-house mega blockbusters DOTA 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 were responsible for a considerable bulk of the figures, pulling in more than $450m profit across all three games.

 

Industry research company SuperData affirms that Valve also amassed $330m in royalties from third-party titles sold on Steam. As per company policy, Valve takes a 30% cut of each sale. Considering Steam has a library consisting of over 781 million games, and that the service hit a peak of 9.2 million users, it's no wonder Valve can pull in that kind of revenue.

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The building of a bullzoder PC project explained

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: 1 week ago

A little while ago we published a story about the beginning stages of developing your very own PC project, showcasing one modder by the name of Ilija Dakic and exactly how he goes about the early stages of planning.

 

 

Dakic has now reached out to us with an update video on this project as seen above, showcasing the build in its near-completion stages, set out to symbolize the AMD Bulldozer chip located within.

 

After beginning with conceptual drawing, measurements and delicate stacking of materials, this video will further help accurately describe what might be going on in a modders head as a project develops through different stages.

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Bitdefender needs your help defending devices, offers prizes to help

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: 1 week ago

In its latest fight against security, Bitdefender Antivirus is asking for your help. Bitdefender has completely overhauled its lineup of security software for Windows, Mac and Android, with the new lineup to be unveiled in the near future.

 

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The company is offering people to sign up to the Bitdefender 2016 beta, where you can try out the company's new 2016 range of software, Bitdefender 2016 beta. The clinch here is that Bitdefender is offering people who try out for the beta of their new software some swag.

 

You could possibly be rewarded with a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Activite Watch, or even a Samsung Galaxy A5 smartphone. You can join the Bitdefender beta here.

Futuremark disposes of Peacekeeper browser benchmark with Windows 10

By: Chris Smith | More News: Internet Browsers | Posted: 1 week ago

As seen in a recently issued press release, Futuremark has decided to discontinue Peacekeeper, its browser benchmark tool, with the close release of Windows 10.

 

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Set out to measure JavaScript performance, Futuremark reports that over 7.5 million people have used Peacekeeper to test their browsers and mobile devices since 2009, but further explain that the competition between browsers has now switched focus towards features on offer, rather than raw speed.

 

Claiming browser speeds today to be a trivial issue, Futuremark explains that the discontinuance of Peacekeeper is only logical to them. Although it is no longer supported, you may still download, use and view saved results here.

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