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Netflix secures all seasons of Dexter just in time for Halloween

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Oct 29, 2013 5:31 am

Dexter is a wrap, pun intended, and now all eight seasons of the Michael C. Hall starring show will soon be made available through Netflix. The first four seasons of Dexter will arrive on Halloween, with the following four seasons arriving before the new year is here.

 

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Holidays are when people start streaming like crazy, so it looked like a good time for Netflix to start offering up the better seasons of Dexter. You can kind of forget about the later seasons, especially the last one.

Battlefield 4 reviews start washing up on the shore, is well received

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 29, 2013 4:56 am

It's only hours away from being played, where productivity around the world will plummet and people will rack up all sorts of kills and memories in DICE's Battlefield 4. Well, reviews are now here, where it seems, as usual, the single-player is pretty crap but the multiplayer side of Battlefield 4 is where it's at, as always.

 

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Reviews for BF4 range in the 80-90% mark, which is what I expected. I wish DICE would just drop single-player altogether and release it as some form of free DLC, and just concentrate all efforts into the multiplayer side of things. Hopefully we see something like this with Battlefield 5. On with the reviews!

 

Joystiq

Polygon

Eurogamer

GameSpot

IGN

PC Gamer

 

The reviews cover the current generation consoles and PC, with next-gen console reviews of BF4 coming once the consoles officially launch next month.

LeakedTT: NVIDIA's GTX 780 Ti Benchmarks leaks, faster than Titan

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 29, 2013 2:00 am

Earlier this month we got our first look at NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 780 Ti GPU when Anthony Garreffa attended NVIDIA's press event in Montreal Canada, and earlier this morning we saw official pricing and availability numbers released from NVIDIA. Now just a few hours later, we are learning that the GTX 780 Ti may be faster than anyone ever expected.

 

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A member of the XtremeSystems forums posted earlier today, what he claims to be benchmarking results of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti from the 3DMark 11 benchmark suite. If true, the results are shocking to say the least. The GTX 780 Ti appears to not only be faster than AMD's recently released R9 290X, but it is much faster than NVIDIA's own GTX TITAN. Making this more remarkable, the GTX 780 Ti is only priced at $649, which is $350 less than its bigger brother the TITAN.

 

Whether or not the leak is a fake, I will leave up to you, but I would like to recant my previous statement that the R9 290X is the Titan Killer, and change things to state that the GTX 780Ti is in fact the Titan Killer. We will see the new GTX 780Ti edition release to the public on November 7th.

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Microsoft's Xbox One gets it's dashboard demoed in new video

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Oct 29, 2013 1:09 am

With the Xbox One launching in just a few short weeks, Microsoft is looking to generate as much hype around the next-gen console as possible. Today a new video surfaced online that takes us on a brief, but detailed walkthrough of the console's dashboard. Unfortunately Microsoft has chose to post it on the official Xbox One Website, fortunately, IGN seems to have a copy on their YouTube channel.

 

 

The video is only 1:23 long, but it does a very good job at showing us how fast one can navigate through the various screens, menus and features using a combination of voice commands and input from the controller. Microsoft will launch the Xbox One on November 22nd and is expected to hit record sales despite a very rough reception after its announcement earlier this year.

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Logitech launches new iPad Air keyboard cases for $99

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Oct 29, 2013 12:09 am

Today Logitech announced not one, but four new keyboard-covers for Apple's new iPad Air that both protect and allow for quick typing. Up first is the flagship Fabricskin Keyboard Folio which is designed to double as a stand for the iPad Air which holds the device at two different viewing angles. The housing is waterproof and features a bluetooth fabric keyboard. This top model will retail for $149.

 

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Up next is the Ultrathin Keyboard Folio that boast all of the same features except the water resistance and comes in four colors for the lower price of $99. Also retailing at $99 is the Ultrathin Keyboard Aluminum which protects the iPad Air's front side while serving as a stand. Its internal battery is said to have about 3-months of life on a single charge. Finally we come to the Folio Protective Case, that is just that, a 2-sided protective case that does not feature a keyboard. This budget friendly case retails for $49.

Apple announces Q4 earnings, manages $7.5 billion in profit

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Oct 28, 2013 11:16 pm

This afternoon, Apple made its earnings report for quarter 4 2013 public and while things look good for Apple, gross margins are down year over year. During its earnings call to investors, Apple said that it managed to earn $7.5 billion in profit on $37.5 billion in revenue.

 

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Year over year, revenue is up about $1.5 billion, but the company saw its margin slip from 40-percent to 37-percent. The Cupertino based company also announced that i managed to sell 33.8 million iPhones during the quarter, which was undoubtedly bolstered thanks to the iPhone 5S and 5C being released last month. iPad sales remained stagnant with about 14 million being sold in Q4. Apple said that it's Mac devices managed $5.62 billion in revenue with 4.6 million devices being sold.

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New leak shows Nexus 10 specs are everything we expected them to be

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Oct 28, 2013 10:12 pm

Google is having one heck of a time keeping its upcoming Nexus products from leaking via its own Google Play website, and today new leak has surfaced that is cluing us in on what the Nexus 10 is made of. Phone Arena received a screenshot of the devices specifications before Google managed to take the leak down earlier today.

 

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As expected the refreshed Nexus 10 features all of the top-of-the-line hardware we have been expecting which includes a 2560x1600-pixel display with a pixel density of 300ppi. Gorilla Glass 3 is present to keep the Nexus 10 scratch free while also preventing shattering in the event of a minor drop. A Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 3GB of RAM are also present as is 32GB of internal storage and Android 4.4 KitKat.

 

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An 8-megapixel rear camera is onboard to handle imaging, while a 2-megapixel front-facing camera handles selfies and video chatting. MIMO-enabled Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and a massive 9,500mAh battery round out the impressive specifications. It is widely believed that the new Nexus 5 will launch on November 1st and if so, we could see the Nexus 10 launched on the same day along with Android 4.4 KitKat.

Rockstar announces new content for GTA Online in free Beach Bum pack

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 28, 2013 9:10 pm

While it may have had some hiccups on launch, Grand Theft Auto Online can be considered nothing but a smashing success at this point, and today Rockstar has announced the first DLC pack for the game. The all new Beach Bum pack will be released early November and will be available for download at the unbeatable price of Free!

 

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The Beach Bum pack will add new weapons as well as beach-themed vehicles that will be available for use in both GTA Online as well as GTA V. The update will feature several new jobs including Survivals, parachutes, deathmatches, races, and much more. New Tattoos, hairstyles, and clothing will also be included as well. Additionally users will be able to create custom deathmatches and races with the included Content Creator which is free to download as well.

NVIDIA releases updated GeForce 331.65 WHQL graphics drivers

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 28, 2013 8:10 pm

With the pending release of Battlefield 4, Call of Duty: Ghosts, and todays announcement of NVIDIA GameStream and ShadowPlay, the company has released the supporting GeForce 331.65 WHQL drivers for NVIDIA GPUs. The new drivers are said to provide the best possible gaming experience in Battlefield 4 and Call of Duty: Ghosts possible.

 

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The update also packs in the GeForce Experience 1.7 update that ushers in support for NVIDIA GameStream which allows streaming to NVIDIA's Shield handheld console, as well as GeForce ShadowPlay, an in-game video recording feature that records 20-minutes of continuous gameplay and hardware encodes in real-time to H.264. The GeForce 331.65 WHQL supports GeForce 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600 and 700 Series cards. Users wishing to download the update can visit the source link below.

Google's Nexus 5 leaks again, new renderings show all new white trim

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Oct 28, 2013 7:07 pm

With just days until Google officially launches the Nexus 5, the company's flagship smartphone has leaked again thanks to our favorite leakster, @evleaks. Todays new leak reveals the phone with an all new white colored back plate, which I have to admit looks pretty darn good!

 

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The leak appears to be legit as the rendering appears to match almost perfectly to the official image we saw leaked on Google Play earlier this month. If Google launches the white version on November 1st as rumored, then this means that Google is breaking its recent trend of releasing alternatively colored devices several months after launch. While I still regard the HTC One as the best Android smartphone ever made, I feel that the Nexus 5 will in fact be a game changer and will become the new golden standard to which other manufacturers need to abide by.

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