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Dive into data science with over 45 hours of training

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 1 day, 11 hours ago

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In the digital age, nothing is perhaps more valuable and plentiful than information. In fact, there's so much precious data out there that a new demand has risen for IT pros capable of managing it all. Cash in on this burgeoning field with training from the Essential Data Analysis Bundle, now only $39.

 

Pick up this bundle and you'll have access to over 45 hours of training in data science, business data analysis, and Microsoft Excel. This bundle will turn you into a data-managing savant as you manipulate data with the R programming language and organize your findings into complex Excel spreadsheets. Kickstart a lucrative career in data science with a bundle packed full of the training and resources you need to succeed.

 

Normally selling for $207, the Essential Data Analysis Bundle is on sale for only $39, saving you over 80% off the retail price.

For Honor getting a season pass that offers 'full year of expansions'

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 11 hours ago

Like pretty much any game released today, Ubisoft's new brutal dark fantasy game For Honor is getting a season pass that promises an entire year's worth of additional content and even some "exclusive" features.

 

 

According to a recent Xbox Store listing, For Honor's season pass will include "a year's worth of expansions, exclusive content, and more." No pricing info was shown on the listing, but Ubisoft has a For Honor Gold Edition that comes with the base game and season pass for $99 so I'm guessing it's priced at $40.

 

Now I'm a bit dubious about the "exclusive content" part as it hints a portion of the game's extra tidbits will be walled off behind a paygate, unable to be purchased a la carte. But the $40 price tag tells me that the pass will offer a substantial amount of content (hopefully at least!) so it could be worth it. You can't actually buy the pass just yet, and we have no clue what's exactly included, so be sure to wait before you pick up the Gold Edition.

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AMD is giving away 14 x Radeon RX 480s on Reddit

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 day, 12 hours ago

What better way to celebrate AMD's launch of the Radeon RX 480 than give 14 of them away? That's what AMD are doing over at Reddit, with the giveaway kicking off on 6/29 at 11AM Eastern Time. The company will host a Radeon Technologies Group AMA and the giveaway on the /r/PCMasterRace subreddit.

 

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AMD's Technical Marketing boss Robert Hallock will be handling questions, but the post on Reddit says "Zen and Vega are off the table for this one, but pretty much everything else related to AMD's GPU division is fair game". AMD says there are limits of one RX 480 per winner, with the giveaway locked to just a few countries: the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The AMA is obviously open to all, with the giveaway being the RX 480 8GB variant, versus the 4GB model.

Bethesda admits Fallout 4 DLC is improvised

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 13 hours ago

Fallout 4's DLC packs are rather wacky: the now $50 season pass gives players access to only two pieces of meaningful story-based DLC content, with the rest being crafting chicanery. Given the state of the game's DLC packs, haven't you always wondered how Bethesda designs these "expansions"? Todd Howard finally reveals how its done, and the answer won't surprise you.

 

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I love Fallout 4, and personally enjoy the DLC packs--on the surface, at least. But there's something rather...soulless and uncaring about the content, especially with Fallout 4's first $25 Far Harbor DLC pack, and it just feels like Bethesda isn't really investing itself anymore. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that the studio just flings anything and everything against a wall to see what sticks. It turns out that's exactly what they do.

 

"We actually do a thing at the end of each project called a game jam. We let everyone on the team do whatever they want and they have to add it into the game. Alot of the folks on the team are very very creative and come up with great ideas, and we all look at it together and say 'okay, what are the best ideas in this game jam that we want to make DLC out of?' Survival Mode, for example, was a game jam idea that a few of the guys did. And that's how the ideas come across--really the entire team helps out," Bethesda exec Todd Howard said at E3 2016.

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Overwatch racks up insane $269 million in May, smashes Battleborn

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 13 hours ago

Blizzard's new massively-popular hero shooter Overwatch has hit a rich vein, conquering May's video game releases like Uncharted 4 and Gearbox's direct FPS competitor Battleborn.

 

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According to analyst firm SuperData, Overwatch generated an incredible $269 million in total digital sales (including full game downloads and microtransactions) across all platforms in the month of May, utterly annihilating Battleborn's estimated $11 million digital sales. "Newcomer this month Overwatch tops May's revenue rankings with $269 million in earnings across PC and console. The new shooter game is proving to be a hit among online spectators and is currently the fifth most commonly streamed title across livestreaming channels," said SuperData analyst Joost van Dreunen.

 

Overwatch's influence is so potent that it actually boosted May's total digital video games sales by 11% year-over-year, totaling to a staggering $6 billion in-game sales across all gaming platforms. Overwatch outshined Uncharted 4, which hit $56 million in digital PS4 sales. Apart from being an excellent shooter, SuperData attributes Overwatch's impressive success to its creative "long-term monetization strategy" made up of skins and loot boxes.

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Prepare your wallets, gamers - the Steam Summer Sale has begun

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 17 hours ago

Are your wallets ready? Valve has kicked off the Steam Summer Sale, with over 12,000 games discounted - ranging from Assassin's Creed to Grand Theft Auto.

 

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There are even new VR experiences that have had their prices dropped, with a "Steam Picnic Sale" trading card for every $10 you spend that you get to have displayed on your profile.

 

Valve will have its Steam Summer Sale for 11 days, where it ends on 1PM EST, July 4.

Apple discontinues its 27-inch Thunderbolt Display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 1 day, 19 hours ago

Apple has just discontinued its Thunderbolt Display, after being on the market for nearly 5 years now. Apple didn't provide a reason for discontinuing its 27-inch Thunderbolt Display, but it did say it has a "number of great third-party options" is you need a new monitor.

 

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TechCrunch had the following statement from an Apple spokesperson, who said: "We're discontinuing the Apple Thunderbolt Display. It will be available through Apple.com, Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers while supplies last. There are a number of great third-party options available for Mac users".

 

Apple was selling its 27-inch Thunderbolt Display for $999, and considering you can buy competing - and sometimes, better monitors for less than $999 with Thunderbolt built-in, Apple is finally seeing the light.

Next generation LG OLED displays hit Australia

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 day, 20 hours ago

LG Electronics have today announced the latest generation OLED displays have started hitting Australian retailers, with displays that have been hailed as some of the best ever created.

 

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Headlined by the G6T Signature Series which Grant Vandenberg, Marketing Manager for LG Home Entertainment dubs as "truly the best TV LG has ever produced", the G6 and E6 models come with the latest video standards including HDR and Dolby Vision, as well as further refinements in OLED technology which results in brighter images and higher contrast. Overseas reviewers and video fanatics have fawned over the G6 range, but they don't come cheap - topping out at an eye-watering $10,999 AUD for the 65 inch G6 model. As always, you get what you pay for.

 

We're hoping to take a look at the step down 65" E6 model in the coming months, which will also serve as the display of choice for our upcoming 4K UHD Blu-ray reviews. We simply can't wait to take a look when we can get our hands on it and we'll have those to you as soon as we can.

YouTube will soon support live video streams from its mobile app

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: 1 day, 21 hours ago

We have been pushing into Facebook Live streams quite a bit lately, but now YouTube is looking like it could be a good alternative - with the mobile YouTube app to soon support live streaming.

 

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YouTube has supported live broadcasts on the desktop for a while now, but it has been behind the livestreaming game when it comes to doing it from your smartphone. YouTube is rolling out mobile livestreaming support to a small handful of its creators today, while the rest of us will have to wait a little while longer.

Start producing large-scale apps with this C++ training bundle

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 1 day, 21 hours ago

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From operating systems to video games and more, C++ is a programming language frequently used in large-scale software development.So, it's no surprise that C++ programmers are very hot commodities on the job market. Looking to get into one of the most in-demand tech roles out there? The Complete C++ Programming Bundle has everything you need to get started for only $44.99.

 

From debugging to lambda expressions, this bundle comes with 67 hours of comprehensive instruction on C++ at every level. Across eight courses, you'll start with the basics of C++ and move on to more advanced concepts like operator overloading, and you'll even make your own program that generates fractal images. Designed to be accessible for even the most inexperienced coder, the Complete C++ Programming Bundle is the perfect way to get started learning code.

 

Retailing for $628, the Complete C++ Programming Bundle is on sale for only $44.99, over 90% off its retail price.

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