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Amazon will be giving one last chance to pre-order a Xbox One; 8am ET

By: Idene Saatchi | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Nov 20, 2013 5:43 am

One last chance to pre-order your Xbox One! Amazon will be releasing a last batch of Xbox Ones tomorrow morning on the 20th at 8am Eastern time/5am Pacific time. Amazon mentions supplies will be limited. Amazon's one click pay option will come in handy here, so make sure you have it set up because it might just be a race of who hit the buy button the quickest.

 

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Games shouldn't be a problem, many retailers have most titles and accessories for the Xbox One available for purchase right now and they shouldn't be short in demand. If you're lucky enough to get your hands on a Xbox One from Amazon's last batch your console should be at your doorstep on launch day, Friday the 22nd.

Dropbox gets updated again, includes small, but great changes

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: Nov 20, 2013 5:30 am

Another day, another Dropbox update, with today's update including a trio of new features. We have a new notifications feed, which will give you quicker access to recent activity, and more. The full change log states:

 

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  • New notifications feed for quick access to recent activity
  • Send photos and videos to contacts (adds contacts permission)
  • New payment options for Pro (adds camera permission)

 

All you have to do is let your Dropbox app automatically update, or grab it from the App Store or Play Store, depending on your device.

RumorTT: Command and Conquer reboot to be resurrected

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Nov 20, 2013 4:31 am

Most people were disappointed to hear that EA stopped the development on a reboot of the Frostbite-powered Command and Conquer, but is all lost? It looks like the company could bring it back, which would be great.

 

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CNCNZ saw a post on EA's official customer service help site, that hinted toward the company reviving the C&C brand with a new development studio. EA has apologized to any of Victory Studios' alpha testers, also promising to refund any money gamers spent on the project. But, it's the last bit of that post that brings the most hope:

 

For those of you who bought The C&C Ultimate Collection, your early access to the beta will be honored once production of this title resumes under a new studio. We would like to thank you for your time and interest in Command & Conquer, and we look forward to sharing the news with you when production resumes on this title in the future.

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Twitch live game streaming won't be available at launch for Xbox One

By: Idene Saatchi | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Nov 20, 2013 3:40 am

Microsoft announced that the Twitch live game streaming feature won't be available at launch. It will be delayed until "the first part of 2014." Sony's PlayStation 4 has had Twitch since launch. The people at Microsoft are saying they are working on it so it can meet expectations of the community. Although there will be a delay for the Xbox One version, it will however support instant switching and you will be able to use Twitch with the Xbox One's Snap feature.

 

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Xbox Wire Blog: "We know the ability to instantly broadcast gameplay is something the gaming community is excited about, and we are too. We are working to ensure the initial Twitch on Xbox One broadcasting experience meets the expectations of the Twitch community, so while this feature won't be available right away, we'll let you know as soon as it is ready. Our goal is to deliver it during the first part of 2014."

Exclusive: LSI SandForce SF3700 M.2 NGFF Spotted

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 20, 2013 3:31 am

It's turning into a good night in the Secret Bunker away from the Secret Bunker. After some surprisingly early pics and even a few benchmarks, we now have the first picture of a SF3700 in M.2 form factor.

 

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M.2 is the official name for this form factor and 2280 can run both SATA and PCIe specs depending how the host interface is configured. LSI tells us SF3700 is optimized for low power consumption, up to 1800 MB/s and 150K IOPS performance. Officially the time frame is broad, 2014 but will these exciting new models come in the first or second half is what we want to know for sure.

Exclusive: LSI Analyst Day concludes, more SF3700 pics

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 20, 2013 3:13 am

LSI Analyst Day is wrapping up but media is barred from attending since we have all of the secrets. While the regular cast and crew are entertaining the Wall Street crowd we made a line straight to the goodies room in our plain cloths.

 

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Security thought we were with the display setup crews...cameras and all.

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Exclusive: LSI SandForce SF3700 PCIe 2.0 tested, 1800 MB/s

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: Nov 20, 2013 3:06 am

With our belly's full and our cameras twitching for some action we got to work, albeit twelve hours ahead of the predefined schedule.

 

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This is just an early taste of what we'll officially show tomorrow at the 2013 AIS conference hosted by LSI.

 

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It was one thing to hear LSI tell us over the phone that SF3700 is capable of delivering 1800 MB/s sequential performance but seeing it in person is totally different. This result was from a PCIe 2.0 4 lane product that we'll first see on enterprise products but consumer models will follow soon. LSI has a winner on its hands and we're glad to see the shift to PCIe based storage with a native controller.

Android 4.3 released for Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and is available now

By: Idene Saatchi | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 20, 2013 2:10 am

The 4.3 update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 LTE is finally here. The update is available for download right now on the LTE version of the Note 2 with the GT-N7105 model number. The Galaxy Note 2 has been running Android 4.1.2 since its launch. They have skipped Android 4.2.2 and went directly to 4.3. So far the update seems to be working pretty smoothly, unlike the Galaxy SIII update that got pulled back. This update is a big change; it completely changes the user interface to the one found on the Galaxy S4 and the Note 3.

 

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Samsung hasn't announced the official update's details but the people at Sammobile have listed the differences and improvements they have found.

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Cooler Master launches the new All-In-One Nepton Series CPU coolers

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 20, 2013 1:40 am

Today, Cooler Master announced the launch of an all new All-In-One water cooling unit series to their lineup. The new Nepton Series features a the 140XL and 280L models that each feature a new pump design that increases performance as well as liquid flow rate for improved cooling efficiency and capacity.

 

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The new Nepton 140XL features a large radiator sixed perfectly to fit Cooler Master's Jetflow 140mm Fans and comes sealed from the factory with specially formulated liquid coolant inside to ensure a leak-proof experience. Likewise, the Nepton 280L features dual Jetflow 140mm fans, and is also sealed from the factory with the same coolant. Cooler Master has included a unique thumbscrew mounting design that will allow for a quick and easy installation, to get you back to gaming as fast as possible.

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Snap apps from your phone to the Xbox One with the new SmartGlass app

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Nov 20, 2013 12:42 am

Today Microsoft began rolling out its new Xbox One compatible SmartGlass app for Windows Phones. While most of the existing SmartGlass App features are present, there are just as many new Xbox One exclusive features in the new app. Xbox One users can now control which apps they snap to the Xbox One screen directly from their Windows Phone.

 

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Additionally, new features such as the Xbox Live activity feed, a new menu section, and even a home section that lets you quickly access pins is available. A new setting in the app will also allow users to prevent their phone from locking while the app is open, thus preventing the phones screen from going dark while gaming and using your phone as an accessory. Microsoft did not elaborate as to why they chose to release a separate Xbox One version of the app, but I suspect it is due to API incompatibilities.

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