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Battlefield 4 gameplay trailer is here, check out the 17-minute video showing off 'Fishing in Baku'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: BREAKING STORY | Posted: Mar 27, 2013 5:44 am

EA and DICE have officially taken the wraps off of Battlefield 4, where it has been completely and utterly announced to the world. EA have confirmed it is indeed launching in Fall 2013, and will be powered by Frostbite 3, not Frostbite 2 as previously thought.

 

 

Today, we have a 17-minute gameplay demo unleashed upon us, which I'm about to check out once I click the submit button on this news. Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President, EA Games Label has said:

 

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We are so humbled and proud to debut Battlefield 4 on a global stage with simultaneous events in San Francisco and Stockholm. To be this early in development, and to already be so polished is a huge achievement for the DICE team and reflection of their passion and commitment to driving the franchise forward. Today's demo was just the beginning -- we have so much more in store. It is thrilling to witness peoples' reaction when seeing the game for the first time. It really makes you realize that we are at the beginning of a whole new era for gaming. As artists and craftspeople, we are focused on creating a dynamic, open design that brings people together with amazing, surprising unscripted moments that they'll talk about for days. That's the beauty of Battlefield.

AMD looking to the cloud for the future of gaming with their Radeon Sky series of GPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cloud Computing | Posted: Mar 27, 2013 5:31 am

AMD are striking while the iron is hot with GPU news today, first we just heard about the dual-GPU Radeon HD 7990, and now we're hearing that AMD are entering the cloud gaming business.

 

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They'll be entering this business with a new range of graphics cards, the Radeon Sky series. These cards will come in three flavors, the Radeon Sky 900, Radeon Sky 700 and Radeon Sky 500. They'll come with varying amounts of stream processors, RAM, and memory bandwidth. These new GPUs are designed to power servers for cloud gaming.

 

The Radeon Sky 900 will feature two Radeon GPUs, providing it with 3584 stream processors, and 3GB of GDDR5 RAM for each GPU. Its siblings, the Radeon Sky 700 and Radeon Sky 500 will feature 1792 and 1280 stream processors, respectively, as well as 6GB of GDDR5 and 4GB of GDDR5, respectively.

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AMD unveils their dual-GPU beast, the Radeon HD 7990

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 27, 2013 4:29 am

NVIDIA have already entered the dual-GPU arena with their GeForce GTX 690, and have taken the crown once again with their Titan GPU, so AMD have been sitting out of the GPU spotlight for a while now.

 

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This might all end with the unveiling of their Radeon HD 7990, their dual-GPU behemoth. GM of AMD's Graphics Business Unit, Matt Skynner, held up the card for the world to see, saying: "This is the first public showing. We're not saying much about it other than it's two series-7900 GPUs on a single card, and it's whisper quiet."

 

AMD's Radeon HD 7990 will be a full-sized, dual-slot card, which was expected. The heatsink and fan design runs down the entire card, with no less than three fans keeping the two GPUs cool. We should hear more on this card in the coming weeks, and I'm sure a proper unveiling before, or at Computex in Taipei in June.

Flipboard 2.0 is here, CEO says it's "the most epic release we've ever done"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: Mar 27, 2013 3:34 am

As a big lover of Flipboard, this news comes as a nice surprise to me, with Flipboard 2.0 now here. Flipboard CEO, Mike McCue, told The Verge that Flipboard 2.0 is "the most epic release we've ever done."

 

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The biggest change allows readers to pretty much be their own editor-in-chief, by allowing you to "flip stories" within the app, or in a browser through a bookmarklet, into their own magazines. Other users can then subscribe to those magazines, and whenever a magazine's owner adds something new or changes something, it updates subscribers' versions as well.

 

Each magazine from there has the option of being private or public, and over time users will be able to co-edit magazines. The future is looking flippingly good for Flipboard.

Battlefield 4's trailer leaked early, come check it out (in low quality for now)

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 27, 2013 2:50 am

We've just shown you the first screenshots of Battlefield 4, so how about an early look at the trailer that has been leaked? 'Circus Maximus' posted a comment on our BF4 screenshot news, pointing us in the direction of the leaked trailer for BF4.

 

 

The trailer features a weirdly placed Rihanna song, and so many quick cuts it's not funny. It'll be great to see it in actual detail from the 17-minute gameplay video we should receive in the coming days - which the trailer states will arrive soon.

 

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What are your thoughts on the trailer? I need to see it in 1080p to really make a judgement on it, but for now it definitely has my trigger finger itching.

Battlefield 4's first screenshots released, prepare your upgrades

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 27, 2013 2:11 am

I've been waiting for this day for quite some time now, but it appears that the first leaked screenshots of DICE's first-person shooter, Battlefield 4, are here and boy are they good.

 

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The images have made it to multiple sites, taken directly from a public directory on the Battlefield Blog, which is why we haven't slapped a 'RumorTT' tag on this post. Battlefield 4 is expected to be unveiled at GDC in the coming hours, where we should have our eyeballs greeted by BF4's first official trailer. Until then, check out some more screenshots from BF4.

 

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T-Mobile's iPhone 5 will support the company's HD Voice feature

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Mar 27, 2013 12:07 am

T-Mobile has been pushing their new HD Voice technology pretty hard lately. The new feature is said to produce much clearer audio during calls and eliminate the "tinny" sound most of us have become accustomed to.

 

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Today, T-Mobile announced that the HD Voice feature would in fact be coming to its version of the iPhone 5. While HD Voice technology does exist in other parts of the world, T-Mobile will be the first carrier in the US to offer such a service. This also means that T-Mobile will be the first partner of Apple to put the iPhone's "wideband audio" capabilities to use.

 

To take advantage of the new clearer voice calls, all parties on the call must have a T-Mobile device and be connected to the carrier's HSPA, HSPA+, or LTE networks. The iPhone 5 is expected to launch on April 12 and will cost $100 up front with 24 monthly payments of $20 added to your bill each month.

250 million Facebook users play games on the service each month, equates to $2 billion in revenue for developers

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Mar 26, 2013 11:32 pm

Games on Facebook are an annoyance for some and a lifestyle for others. Whether or not you game on the social network, you most likely know several people who do. Today, Facebook released some astonishing statistics about its users' gaming habits.

 

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In a release this morning, Facebook says that over 250 million of its users play games on its service. Roughly 20 percent of its daily users play some type of game when logged into the site. If that is not a wake up call to all game developers, then the monetary figures sure will be.

 

Over 100 game developers made $1 million last year from Facebook games alone, with the totality of all Facebook gaming developers splitting roughly $2 billion in revenue last year. Android and iOS developers are taking note too with over 55 percent of the top 400 iOS games having Facebook integration.

Tibetan Activist targeted by Hackers using a trojan on their Android devices

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Mar 26, 2013 11:01 pm

Activist in Tibet might want to reconsider spreading the word about their next rally through their Android based smartphones. Researchers at Kaspersky Labs have just discovered a new Trojan virus that is designed to target Tibetan and Uyghur Activist.

 

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The malware is specifically designed for Android Phones and is injected into the device when the unsuspecting user opens an email that references the recent World Uyghur Conference. Kaspersky says that this is the first documented attack that targets Android smartphones but it will most certainly not be the last.

 

In an interview with Mashable, Kurt Baumgartner, a senior security researcher at Kaspersky, said:

This is the first time a precisely targeted attack is implementing an Android-based Trojan... this is the first instance that it was used in a targeted attack that's publicly documented.

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Apple ditches Retina MacBook Pro 'Highest Resolution' tagline

By: Trace Hagan | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Mar 26, 2013 10:02 pm

Apple has been forced to ditch the marketing tagline that it has been using in conjunction with the Retina MacBook Pros. The tagline: "The highest-resolution notebook ever. And the second highest." This no longer holds true thanks to the release of the Google Chromebook Pixel.

 

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While the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro does still feature a higher resolution screen, the Pixel crams nearly as many pixels into a much smaller area. The Pixel has also displaced the 13-inch MacBook Pro in terms of resolution, meaning the second part of the tagline is false. Apple could continue to market the 15-inch model with the first part.

 

Apple's new tagline? "High performance has never been so well defined." The Chromebook Pixel also resulted in another change, though not as visible.

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