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LG teases world's largest OLED display, with 140 x 55-inch 4K OLEDs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

LG is riding the marketing train with its new 4K-capable OLED TVs, showing off two of the world's largest OLED displays in the world - found at South Korea's Incheon International Airport.




The company worked with French design firm Wilmotte & Associés on the project, which uses 140 x 55-inch curved 4K OLED TVs. The huge structure is 13 meters high, and 8 meters across - or the equivalent of three large-sized shipping containers. President and CEO of Incheon International Airport, Park Wan-su, said: "These OLED displays perfectly complement the advanced technology that our airport has become known for. We are always eager to showcase to the millions of travelers every year the cutting-edge technology that originates from Korea. OLED is a prime example of that".


Meanwhile, Senior VP and Head of Business-to-Business Solutions at LG Electronics, Ro Se-yong, said: "While the world's largest OLED sign is certainly something to be proud of, we are more excited about the opportunity to introduce travelers from across the world to the magic of OLED. The benefits of OLED technology can only be viewed, they cannot be described with mere words".


After using the 65-inch curved 4K OLED TV from LG for the last month or so, I have to agree with the end of that quote, that LG's incredible OLED TV's "can only be viewed, they cannot be described with mere words".

Samsung's new BRITECELL camera is perfect for low light photos

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

Samsung has just unveiled its new 'BRITECELL' camera at its investor conference in South Korea, a new camera that has impressive low light capabilities.




The way Samsung achieves this is by reaching brighter, sharper results by removing the traditional Bayer filter layout that is used in most smartphone cameras. The Bayer filter turns pixels green, blocking light from reaching the sensor, but the new BRITECELL camera from Samsung trades the green pixels for white ones, which allows for additional light to reach the lens.


Samsung's new BRITECELL camera is also 17% thinner than others on the market, so we could see the protruding cameras from the back of smartphones come to an end.

EB Games to attend tribunal, alleged severe employee mistreatment

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

Kotaku broke news in July this year of alleged severe abuse and underpayment of staff at various EB Games locations throughout Australia, following the stories of a few employees and their recounts of very negative workplace experiences.




Following up these claims, news has come to light that an official complaint to the Anti-Discrimination board has failed its mediation process, one what seeked to urge EB Games to issue apologies and compensate those involved in the alleged incidents. Due to the mediation process failing to find a solution, one of the abused EB employees will be heading to the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal, taking EB Games on trial.


'Randall' is the same of the employee taking it to this multi-million dollar company, previously employed himself as a 'Senior Sales Associate', claiming he was underpaid, in addition to the abuse claims made by store employees.

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Remedy PR boss praises Star Wars: Battlefront, says 'less is more'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Star Wars: Battlefront is finally here, and while gamers might be torn on the first-person shooter from EA and DICE, the PR boss of Remedy had some choice words to add. Remedy Entertainment is the developer behind huge hits like Max Payne, Alan Wake and the upcoming Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break.




Remedy PR boss Thomas Puha posted on his Twitter account some of his thoughts on Battlefront, where he said: "[I'm] really glad #StarWarsBattlefront is simple and has less modes and stuff. I don't get into many games anymore since they have so much stuff". Now, while I understand that in a way, we don't want watered down games because some people are too busy, or find it hard to get a handle on the game.


Puha added: "Having a lot of features and 'stuff' in a game doesn't mean it's giving lotto value for my money. Less is more". Now this is a quote to keep... "less is more". We should remember that for Quantum Break, as it will most likely be a play once and forget it game, so maybe this is why Puha hints towards this type of mantra. To finish it off, Puha said it's fine to "complain Battlefront does not have a lot of features, but don't be surprised. Game had to be made in about two years". He added: "Its stunningly good considering that".

Even after 8 years, Crysis is still one of the best looking games

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

I still remember when Crysis came out, I upgraded my entire system at the time to an Extreme Edition processor from Intel, and the latest GeForce 8800 GTX from NVIDIA. Man were those the days.



Well, that was 8 years ago and now we're here in 2015 with most games being made for consoles and pushed out far worse quality when they reach the PC. But, a modded version of Crysis (heck, even stock Crysis) looks better than most games out today by a long shot. There are some modded screenshots from 'Unreal' which look, well, unreal. Check them out below.




Crytek's 'Back to Dinosaur Island' VR demo is now available on Steam

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Crytek has just released its 'Back to Dinosaur Island' VR tech demo onto Steam, and best of all, it's free! The developer announced earlier today that it had been released.



Back to Dinosaur Island was a test for Crytek in the VR world, where they used the test to get their PlayStation VR title 'Robinson: The Journey' off the ground. In order to run Back to Dinosaur Island, you'll first need a VR headset - the Oculus Rift DK2 is listed as a minimum requirement, so DK1 users, you're out of luck.


Hardware wise, you'll need an Intel Core i7-2600K, 16GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 or AMD Radeon R9 290, 2GB of HDD space, and Windows 7/8/10 64-bit.

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Xbox One's new button mapping feature is actually quite limited

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Microsoft has made good on its promise to bring customized button-mapping to all Xbox One controllers, adding a new level of interaction to the platform. The Xbox community requested the feature as part of the feedback program, and Redmond decided to cater to its fans and roll it out to the console. But as most Xbox fans already know, any good Xbox One news is accompanied by the inevitable bad news disappointments.




The button mapping appears to be universal for all Xbox One games; rather than having different control schemes on a game-by-game basis, it's a hard preset that games will recognize, meaning you won't have to reconfigure anything in-game. Being able to map your control scheme is a nice addition as it lets players change things up and universally tune up their controls to funky settings. The mapping feature also returns functionality to those controllers with broken buttons. Thankfully, we can now swap out the horrible analog-breaking sprinting control for games like Destiny and assign it to something less destructive.


Unfortunately, this feature has a caveat, just like nearly every functionality on the Xbox One. You can customize every in-game button but the left and right triggers, which can only be swapped. Games like Halo 5 already let you swap out different controller presets, but if you were hoping to use the left or right triggers to do something different, then you're out of luck.

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Xbox Black Friday sale cuts prices up to 70% on 150 games

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

As part of its huge holiday push, Microsoft is hosting its own Black Friday sale on Xbox LIVE that promises huge price cuts of up to 70% off across 150 different games.



Microsoft is really breaking out the big guns for the holiday season, and is actively trying to sway users over to Team Lime-Green's court. The Redmond tech giant knows that a ton of people are going to snag the $299 Xbox One bundles on Black Friday, so its slashing prices on more than 150 digital games so users can fill out their library.


From November 20-23, Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers will get early access to the Black Friday sale with savings up to 40-60% off select games. Major Nelson was quick to note that Gold members will also get an extra 10% off, so you might want to re-up your subscription to take part. If you've let your subscription lapse, Microsoft will let you get a full month of Gold for just $1 if you re-up from your Xbox 360, but we're not sure if this price counts towards renewed or brand new subs.

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'Zoolander 2' trailer brings blue steel back

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

It's been nearly 15 years since the release of the original 'Zoolander', but by the looks of the newly released trailer for the comedy sequel, he's still go it. And by 'it', I mean 'the laughs' - take a look.



Reuniting the key cast from the original, including Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell and introducing new blood in Penelope Cruz and Kristen Wiig along with some star-studded cameos from the likes of Justin Bieber and a gender-fluid Benedict Cumberbatch, the sequel to the cult classic comes with some huge expectations that it'll hopefully deliver on.


'Zoolander 2' hits cinemas worldwide in February 2016.

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