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Google will soon address the high RAM usage on Chrome

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

Google knows that its Chrome browser is a serious consumer of RAM, but the development team is reportedly very aware of this, and are working on lowering Chrome's RAM consumption.

 

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Thanks to a Reddit AMA session, a Chrome for Android engineer said: "We are actively working on reducing battery usage and we are looking into when Chrome is in the foreground and in the background. Since its inception Chrome has been focusing on security and performance of the web across all supported platforms. Performance sometimes has come at the cost of resource usage, but given the importance of the mobile platform this is one of the top things we are looking into".

 

Google has a serious focus on mobile, but it is not forgetting desktop users at all. As for the desktop side of things, Google added: "We are profiling Chrome to improve our start-up speed and proactively fighting memory bloat and memory leaks. For example, this year the first gesture latency and mean input latency has decreased steadily".

EA rumors to unveil the new Need for Speed on May 21

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

Fans of the Need for Speed franchise should begin to set their excitement levels to 'moderate' with news that there's a new Need for Speed in development by Ghost Games, and has been described as an "experience built on a foundation we know you'll greatly look forward to".

 

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A teaser shot has arrived saying "May 21. Subscribe to see the first look at the return of NFS" with a link to the YouTube page for Need for Speed. With the gamma increased in the photo above, you can see in the photo below, that there are two cars being shown off - which means we could expect Need for Speed: Underground, or Carbon.

 

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If EA was to released Need for Speed: Underground 2, it would have a very large base of fans super excited. With E3 2015 right around the corner, we could expect a big tease in the next few days, followed by a full unveiling at E3 next month.

Silverstone unveils new FRZ01 slim form factor chassis

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

With the marketing tagline boasting superior thermodynamics and construction, Silverstone has set the bar high for its new Fortress series FTZ01 slim form factor chassis.

 

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Featuring a slim slot-loading optical drive slot, space for two 2.5" SSDs, one 2.5" HDD slot, an aluminum unibody frame and support for video cards up to 13 inches in length, this case can be cooled by two 120mm bottom and one 120mm rear fan.

 

Measuring in at 376mm (W) x 107mm (H) x 351mm (D) coupled with a 14 liter capacity, this case also contains two USB 3.0 front ports and two front audio jacks. Supporting Mini-ITX and Mini-DTX motherboards, the FTZ01 is suitable for a HTPC or home mini-server project.

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BREAKING: Ground-breaking Australian video game bar 'Mana Bar' closes

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

As spotted on the Mana Bar founder's Facebook page, the first Australian video gaming social bar has ended it's long run after opening on the 20th of March, 2010 in Brisbane, Australia.

 

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Sentimental towards the news of this closure, founder Guy 'Yug' Blomberg added his own thoughts on Facebook: "And so ends a wonderfully crazy experiment. I'm proud of what we started, I'm proud of what Cormac [current owner] tried to do, and I'm proud of all the video game bars popping up all over the world now." "[I] would love people to share any of their stories at the bar below," the PAX Australia facilitator added.

 

The quote as seen in the image above was posted by the official Mana Bar Facebook page, accompanied with the text "Excerpt from Seeress of Kell epilogue by David Eddings. Mana Bar will be closing its doors effective this Sunday the 24th of May. Thanks to everyone who's made it the sweet ride it was."

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NVIDIA's 352.84 WHQL drivers are the first WHQL drivers for Windows 10

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

We only just reported that NVIDIA released its new GeForce Game Ready 352.84 WHQL drivers, but the company has just unleashed its new drivers for Windows 10, too. These new drivers are the world's first WHQL signed drivers for Windows 10, with support for DirectX 12, and the company's GeForce 900, 700 and 600 series video cards.

 

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While there are no games that run in DirectX 12 right now, it's great to see that NVIDIA is not just ready with drivers so early - before Windows 10 is even here - but WHQL signed ones to boot. The company has said: "We're working on DX12 on many fronts. Our engineers are providing drivers, working with game engine providers, and co-developing with Microsoft. We're also helping game developers deploy their DX12 titles".

 

Team Green continued: "GeForce has been the GPU of choice for key DX12 demos from Microsoft since the API was announced. Combining the world's fastest GPU hardware with a high-quality graphics driver made for the perfect showcase for the next-generation features of Windows 10 and DirectX 12".

ARM to shrink down to just 10nm with its Ares SoC in 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Samsung is currently sitting at 14nm technology inside of its Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge smartphones, but we won't stay there for long if ARM has any say in the matter.

 

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ARM is reporting set for the Ares core to hit just 10nm, something that will "reach smartphone and tablet makers by the end of next year". Ares will be here first with 10nm, but ARM is already teasing its successor: Prometheus. Prometheus will consume just 600-750mW of power, but Linley Gwenapp from analyst firm The Linley Group, believes that Ares will still have a place in the world.

 

Gwenapp said: "Ares core could reach smartphone and tablet makers by the end of next year. ARM is already well advanced on a next-generation high-end CPU that will follow the A72. In fact, this project is so far along that the A72 team could 'steal' some portions of the next-generation design. For example, a new floating-point unit reduces latency by 33%. The prefetcher, also from the next-gen design, improves the data-cache hit rate to boost performance. The next-gen branch predictor reduces mispredictions by 20%".

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Apple rumored to unveil new Force Touch capable iMac, MacBook Pro soon

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

In the last few days, some of the 15-inch MacBook Pro models were discontinued on Apple's website, leading to rumors that the company would roll out new MacBook Pro models with Force Touch trackpads.

 

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French Apple blog Mac Generation is reporting that Apple will soon unveil a new 15-inch MacBook Pro and 27-inch iMac, both with Force Touch technology. Their sources are said to have a good track record reports BGR, and with Apple discontinuing several of its models, this is usually the time to expect new models to appear.

 

Apple already has the 13-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch, but it's the only model it offers with the new technology. We will update you once we hear more on the story.

Analyst predicts 410M PCs running Windows 10 within 18 months

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Microsoft is expecting big things with Windows 10, and could have more than 410 million PCs running its new OS within 18 months, according to Net Applications. The largest migration will be from Windows 8 and 8.1 users, with three-fourths of them migrating to Windows 10 in less than two years - with a smaller number of Windows 7 also choosing to upgrade.

 

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At the end of April, Microsoft predicted 1 billion devices running Windows 10 within three years - an ambitious goal, with a company employee stating the OS could be the last upgrade needed.

 

There will be a major push by Microsoft to get users to upgrade, though it could be difficult to convince users to leave behind Windows 7 at a fast rate.

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Bionic Lens could improve eye vision three times better than 20/20

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

The Ocumetics Bionic Lens could one day transform the eye-care world, as the custom lenses can provide three times better than 20/20 vision. Instead of needing eye glasses or contacts, the surgically-implanted lenses would be able to improve a person's vision regardless of how poor their vision was beforehand.

 

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"This is vision enhancements that the world has never seen before," said Dr. Garth Webb, Canadian optometrist and CEO of Ocumetics Technology, in a statement published by CBC. "If you can just barely see the clock at 10 feet, when you get the Bionic Lens you can see the clock at 30 feet away."

 

The surgery takes around eight minutes, with the procedure similar to a cataract surgery, and would immediately improve vision. Dr. Webb showed his technology to ophthalmologists prior to the start of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - with clinical trials involving international surgeons expected down the road.

Kim Jong-un makes another claimed glorious achievement

By: Chris Smith | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

If you're wondering what the North Korean leader has been up to lately, state-run media recently claimed yet another glorious achievement to add to the catalog alongside the leaders achievements including learning how to drive a car at three years old and assisting in landing a pilot on the sun.

 

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The photo and accompanying news report alleges that Kim Jong-un has climbed North Korea's highest mountain, Mt. Paektu, accompanied by hundreds of smiling North Korean fighter pilots.

 

It all looks pretty normal at first, but South Korean news reports have pointed out one photo in particular as a little odd (seen above). If you take a look a the smiling comrades in the rear it seems they're sitting perched atop a rock for comfort - however, upon closer inspection you'll notice clear air between their legs - so what are they sitting on?

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