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DICE to unleash Battlefield 4 'Flood Zone' gameplay later this week

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 24, 2013 9:08 am

Battlefield 4 is only days away now, but DICE is set to tease the world once more with some of BF4's 'Flood Zone' gameplay. The footage will be arriving as PC gameplay, followed by Xbox One and PS4 footage.

 

 

Flood Zone looks like an incredible map, featuring an urban setting, and the map being flood-able is a very cool feature. You can check it out above, and get a tease for it ahead of the footage coming on Friday.

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AT&T's Q3 earnings are in, a huge $32.2 billion in revenue

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Oct 24, 2013 8:32 am

AT&T posted its Q3 earnings on Wednesday, with some impressive results. The US carrier saw $0.66 earnings per share over a consolidated revenue of a hefty $32.2 billion.

 

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This means the carrier beat Wall Street expectations of $0.65 EPS. AT&T's Q3 results saw an addition of 363,000 more post-paid subscribers, including an additional 178,000 smartphone subscribers. Continued strong wireless performance helped AT&T increase its wireless revenues by 5.2% year-over-year from the same quarter of last year.

VESA preparing micro-DisplayPort, supports 4K and beyond

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Oct 24, 2013 8:00 am

We already have Thunderbolt, Thunderbolt 2, DisplayPort and miniDisplayPort but now the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) has just announced that it is working on defining a micro-DisplayPort standard.

 

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The upcoming micro-DP will be aimed at smartphones, tablets, ultra-thin notebooks and other systems that require a super-slim connector to drive external displays. The upcoming micro-DisplayPort connector will be much smaller than the current mini-DisplayPort connector, which is already small. Better yet, micro-DisplayPort will be capable of driving 4K displays, and beyond.

 

VESA will be pushing for backwards compatibility with micro-DisplayPort, which will help as there are more and more DisplayPort-capable devices entering the market. We should expect the group to find a new standard by Q2 2014.

PlayStation 4 will be a personal experience, real names are OK

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Oct 24, 2013 7:36 am

The PlayStation 4 launches within the next month, with Sony now confirming that you can use an alias on your console, or your real name, it's all up to you.

 

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It's a social decision by the looks of things, pushing the PSN toward a more social experience if you're using your real name. Using your real name on the PlayStation Network is a bold move, but something that I think Sony has the right idea about. No more hiding behind an alias, although my game handle is just my first name followed by some numbers.

Samsung: over 40 million Galaxy S4's have been sold since it launched

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Oct 24, 2013 7:08 am

It looks like Samsung's Galaxy S4 has been super popular for the South Korean giant, with Samsung CEO JK Shin announcing that the flagship Android-powered smartphone from Samsung has sold over 40 million units.

 

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Considering the Galaxy S4 launched just five months ago, this is a mammoth effort. At the two-month mark, there had been over 20 million Galaxy S4's sold, but now we're talking about double that. Considering the Galaxy S III sold 30 million units in its launch last year, this is a great jump. We should expect Samsung to break through the 50 million unit milestone before 2013 is wrapped up.

Apple's free OS X Mavericks jumps to 7% adoption in 24 hours

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Oct 24, 2013 6:25 am

Apple's OS X Mavericks was unleashed to the world yesterday, for free by the way, and it has already seen a 7% adoption rate according to a live tracker hosted by analytics company GoSquared.

 

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GoSquared CEO, James Gill, spoke with MacRumors where he said that his company provides analytics for over 40,000 websites, which allows the firm to monitor billions of page views per month. This gives GoSquared the ability to report a snapshot of activity at anytime, giving us the peek into the early success Mavericks is seeing.

Samsung acquires 7.4% stake in Corning, secures 10-year deal

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Oct 24, 2013 5:33 am

The makers of Gorilla Glass have just signed an agreement with Samsung to see the South Korean electronics giant secure a 7.4% stake in the company. Corning and Samsung have been involved in each others worlds for the past 40 or so years through equity investments, product development and commercialization initiatives.

 

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The agreement will see Corning securing Samsung's 43% stake in their Samsung Corning Precision Materials joint venture for $1.9 billion, as well as minority investors for around $300 million. Samsung will slap down a $400 million investment in Corning, which would see them acquire 7.4% of the company at today's share prices.

 

We should expect the deal to close early next year, and will see the two sign a 10-year LCD display glass supply agreement that will add a hefty $2 billion to Corning's annual sales.

GTA V PC installer turns out to be malware, infects thousands

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 24, 2013 4:36 am

Now, I want Grand Theft Auto V on PC as bad as the next guy, but I'm not going to install something from a torrent file and wonder why my PC has been infected by some nasty virus.

 

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The infected game was 18GB in size, and with it, acts like a black hole sucking a bunch of your PC's content to someone who has just hacked you. An 18GB file would some nasty spyware, but people are fooled quite easily it seems. Do you know anyone who downloaded the 18GB GTA V malware? If so, let us know in the comments!

Oculus Rift support baked into Euro Truck Simulator 2 in beta form

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Oct 24, 2013 3:30 am

If you're a fan of Euro Truck Simulator and wanted to feel what it would be like to step into the physical truck, well, Oculus Rift support is now in beta form and available on Steam.

 

 

Support for Oculus Rift within Euro Truck Simulator 2 is only available in the Windows version of the simulator for now, with players being advised that they should feature a fast GPU and CPU when running the game with the VR headset. Rift integration would be an immersive experience, as you could turn your head to look for oncoming traffic, or your side mirrors or GPS. It kinda makes me want to download it.

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Sony has some exclusive content for Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed IV

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 24, 2013 2:40 am

Watch Dogs may have been delayed, but Assassin's Creed IV is close to being released, and now Sony has come out to announce that both of the Ubisoft-developed games will see exclusive downloadable content, for 6 months.

 

 

This 6-month time limit is in the video advertisement above, with the ad touting "60 minutes of exclusive gameplay" only in the PS4 version of Assassin's Creed IV. This exclusivity only lasts for six months, with a similar offer for Watch Dogs being pushed, too.

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