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Telstra to have the Samsung Galaxy S II by the end of the month?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: May 4, 2011 7:40 am

Samsung's Galaxy S II is rumored to be hitting Telstra this month and by the leaks, seems to have an outright price of $999. Of course it should be cheaper for someone going on a plan, the news of it coming out is exciting enough.

 

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Telstra dealer Telefirm has a page setup for email pre-orders of the Galaxy S II - more should follow soon. I'll be grabbing one of these for the wife, she can finally rid herself of her iPhone 3GS!

DC Universe MMO Makes Up For SOE Issues

By: Trak Lord | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 4, 2011 6:00 am

AS we all know, Sony has had a tough few weeks. Whether it's their PlayStation Network being attacked by a hacker and subsequently shut down, or essentially shutting down their Sony Online Entertainment network for fear that there had been an intrusion- this is starting to have some pretty serious ramifications, for instance the numerous DC Universe MMO users currently unable to access their beloved game.

 

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Which is why Sony is giving all DCU players some cool Batman SWAG. The above Batman-inspired mask (players use custom created characters as opposed to the actual characters, hence the "inspired") comes in both male and female versions, the coolest headgear that, well, everyone will be wearing when the SOE is back online.

 

Speaking of which, Sony is offering current subscribers an automatic 30-day credit for their troubles, and on top of all of that, one free day for every day that the DC Universe Online was down and out.

 

Please bear with us as the complexities of the subscription server dictate how and when this will be available along with pertinent details. We will be releasing more information this week. Thanks again for your patience!

 

No, Sony. Thank you.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 being worked on, $200m to make

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 4, 2011 5:42 am

We all knew this was coming but waiting for 100-percent confirmation is hard and now we're seeing a leak from a voice actor for the current two Modern Warfare titles, Craig Fairbrass. He did an interview with a UK radio station talkSPORT. Craig does the voice of Ghost and Gaz and has let slip that he's currently working on a big game that is costing $200 million to make.

 

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That rounds it down to, well, just one title. Craig said during his interview:

 

I did Call of Duty: Modern Warfare as Gaz and then I did Ghost in Modern Warfare 2, which has become one of the most iconic figures in the history of computer games, which is great. And I've just been out in LA doing something that's going to be announced in May...I've just been out there doing some bits and pieces and one of it's to do with...I can't say too much.

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Wednesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: May 4, 2011 4:16 am

The latest happenings from around the web - May 4th, 2011

 

Systems

 

- MSI Megabook GE620: a 15.6 for everything @ Cowcotland

- Toshiba Satellite L655-S5161 Laptop @ Techreviewsource

 

Motherboard

 

- Quantum Force P67 Rattler Motherboard @ Ninjalane

- ECS H61H2-M @ tbreak

- ASUS Maximus IV Extreme P67 Motherboard @ HiTechLegion

- AMD 870 Motherboard Roundup @ ixbtlabs

 

CPU

 

- AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition @ Kitguru

- AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Review: Last of the Breed @ PC Perspective

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Brink Get SMART Series: The HUD

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 4, 2011 3:52 am

These Brink videos are bringing us very close to release, only a week to go folks! The latest video in the Get SMART series shows off the HUD (Heads Up Display for those who didn't already know). It's looking better and better with each video!

 

Steam running EA sales - an EA deal, every day, all week long

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 4, 2011 3:30 am

Steam are running EA specials this week and today is Need for Speed day! You can grab 3 NFS titles with a minimum of 50-percent off, insane! The deal starts with Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, normal price is $19.99, NFS Day special with 50-percent off brings this down to $9.99.

 

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Next up we have Need for Speed: Shift with an original price of $19.99 an an impressive 66-percent off bringing the price down to $6.80. Finally, we have Need for Speed Undercover and it's original price of $9.99 with an insane 75-percent off which results in a price of just $2.50.

 

I wonder what tomorrow will bring!

Augmented Reality Event To Be Navigated By metaio & junaio

By: Trak Lord | More News: Augmented Reality | Posted: May 4, 2011 2:48 am

Munich / San Francisco-based augmented reality solutions firm metaio have developed a nifty feature for attendees of this year's Augmented Reality Event

in Santa Clara, CA, May 17-18. Using their mobile augmented reality browser junaio to navigate the entire conference.

 

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Attendees can download the junaio browser on their Android or iPhone and launch the experience from specifically and strategically placed Latitude, Longitude and Altitude (LLA) markers that will synchronize the indoor AR experience. Generally, AR navigation depends on GPS and geo-locational data to function, but GPS isn't yet precise enough to facilitate indoor navigation (things are just too close together). Metaio's technology however allows for a fairly seamless indoor directions and information (pending that you launch the application correctly).

 

The junaio "channel" will be providing up-to-date information regarding the various sessions and speakers, as well as giving remote information about sponsors and organizations on the expo floor. Isn't AR neat?

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Mortal Kombat: Legacy: Episode 3 - Johnny Cage, also Episode 4 - Kitana & Mileena (Part 1)

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: May 4, 2011 2:10 am

Episode 3 of the web-series for Mortal Kombat is out and this one features non other than Johnny Cage. The description for Episode 3 is below:

 

"After unsuccessfully trying to sell his reality television pilot pitch to a studio exec, Johnny Cage, an American action-hero movie star who has fallen on hard times, is recruited by Shang Tsung, a powerful sorcerer who has the power to suck souls from people, to fight in the upcoming Mortal Kombat tournament."

 

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Seagate unveils World's first HDD featuring 1TB per platter

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: May 4, 2011 1:56 am

Seagate today have unveiled the world's first 3.5-inch hard drive that features 1TB of storage capacity per disk platter - shattering the 1TB areal density battier to help meet explosive worldwide demand for digital content storage at both the home and office.

 

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Seagate's own GoFlex Desk products will be the first to feature the new 1TB per platter technology with capacities of up to 3TB and an areal density of 625 Gigabits per square inch - the industry's highest. Seagate is looking to release a 3.5-inch Barracuda desktop hard drive with 3TB split across 3 platters in mid-2011, there will also be 2TB, 1.5TB and 1TB flavors.

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Apple unveil next-gen iMacs, quad-core, Thunderbolt and AMD HD 6000-series graphics

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: May 4, 2011 1:47 am

Apple have today finally unveiled what we've all know for a while - updated Sandy Bridge-powered iMacs. The new iMacs have next-gen Intel quad-core processors, AMD HD 6000-series graphics, Thunderbolt I/O and a new FaceTime HD Camera. The 21.5-inch iMac features a single Thunderbolt port, with the 27-inch model includes two Thunderbolt ports.

 

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The new iMac also includes a built-in FaceTime HD camera which allows users to call friends of family and enjoy HD chat with them, this is compatible with all FaceTime HD-enabled Macs and standard resolution calls with iPad 2, iPhone 4 and the current generation iPod touch.

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