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Giveaway Alert! Win the Android Phablet of Your Choice

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago



Sometimes we feel like Goldilocks when it comes to gadgets-phones feel too small, while tablets feel too big. An alternative that's just right? A hybrid between the two-the phablet. Specifically, the ones up for grabs in the Android phablet giveaway at TweakTown Deals.


Enter for a shot at choosing from five free Android phablets. For a powerful processor and no less impressive display, there's the Google Nexus 6-or, for a top-notch camera to boot, the LG G4. Meanwhile, a high-resolution screen, speed, and a stylus are just a few of the reasons to choose the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, while the new OnePlus Two and the flexible LG G Flex 2 win major style points. Entering is easy-just submit your email address at TweakTown Deals and then share the giveaway on Twitter for extra chances to win each time someone enters using your referral link.


Stop dreaming of that just-right phablet and enter to win it at TweakTown Deals.

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X works in 4-way CrossFire, and 8-way under Linux

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

A few days ago we were in Sydney, Australia for the AMD unveiling event for the new Radeon 300 series and the new Radeon R9 Fury X. During a Q&A session with AMD's Chief Gaming Scientist, Richard Huddy, we asked if the Radeon R9 Fury X could be used in 4-way CrossFire configurations.



Huddy replied saying that you can indeed use the Radeon R9 Fury X in 4-way CrossFire setups, but that the team has already played with 8-way setups under Linux. But, I also asked if it was a problem with the massive radiator that is attached to each Fury X, and that a 4-way CrossFire configuration would be quite hectic, even inside the biggest chassis.


AMD didn't seem to clearly answer the question, but noted that Fury X in 4-way CrossFire has been done before. We have secured ourselves a second Fury X for some CrossFire lovin', so expect some Fury X CrossFire scores in the coming days.

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Enter our 'Jupiter Ascending' Blu-ray giveaway, thanks to Roadshow

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

To celebrate this week's release of the sci-fi/fantasy epic 'Jupiter Ascending' on Blu-ray HD, DVD and Digital, we have copies of the Blu-ray to give away to ten readers.


Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people's houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along-her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.


To go into the running to take a Blu-ray home, simply correctly answer the following question:

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MAINGEAR shows off new gaming rigs with AMD Radeon R9 Fury X GPUs

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

PC maker MAINGEAR has announced new gaming PCs using AMD Radeon R9 Fury X video cards. AMD is working with partners to help gamers prepare for 4K gaming and virtual reality with the R9 Fury X.




The Fury R9 X GPU allows for 60 percent more bandwidth than GDDR5, utilizing High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) technology. HBM stacks DRAM vertically and allows for greater results involving latency and throughput, providing a smooth gaming experience at higher settings. The GPU has been designed for DirectX 12 and Vulcan.


The new gaming rigs from MAINGEAR are available now.

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Report: Cardiac device wearers face risks from smartphones

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

People with cardiac devices installed should be vigilant about keeping a safe distance from smartphones, if they want to avoid temporary malfunctions or painful shocks, according to researchers.




The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and device manufacturers recommend a distance of at least 15 to 20 cm between pacemakers and smartphones. Of course, the study was conducted using mobile devices about 10 years ago, and there has been a mobile network change from GSM to LTE and UMTS - but there is still risk when dialing and connecting to a network, and not while talking on the phone.


People with pacemakers installed can still use a smartphone, but make sure it's not placed "directly over" the cardiac device, according to researchers.

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Report: GCHQ illegally spied on human rights groups

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

The GCHQ British intelligence agency didn't follow protocol when it intercepted data on two non-government organizations, according to the country's Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT). Retaining emails for longer than it is supposed to is a violation of GCHQ internal procedures - but the IPT says the data interception was legal.




"We welcome the IPT's confirmation that any interception by GCHQ in these cases was undertaken lawfully and proportionately, and that where breaches of policies occurred they were not sufficiently serious to warrant any compensation to be paid to the bodies involved," a government spokesman said, in a statement published by the BBC.


The GCHQ intercepted communications from the Legal Resources Centre and Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, with both groups saying their data was illegally examined and retained. However, the IPT didn't offer a statement regarding claims from Amnesty International and other NGOs.

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Google wants to fight 'inhuman' Islamic State social media videos

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Google wants to fight back against the Islamic State's "viral moment" that has been effective in posting rather disgusting and gruesome videos and images on social media.




The Internet giant wants to allow users to be educated about the barbaric and violent actions of the Islamic State, but doesn't want to serve as a distribution method for beheading videos and other content.


"ISIS is having a viral moment on social media and the countervailing viewpoints are nowhere near strong enough to oppose them," said Victoria Grand, policy director at Google, while speaking during the Cannes Lions advertising festival. "ISIS, in particular, has been putting up footage that is inhuman and atrocious. We are still seeing about two or three of these beheadings each week. They are heeding advice from a decade before from Osama bin Laden and they are taking it to another level using social media."

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Sony will launch 1TB PS4 Ultimate Player Edition in July

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Sony has announced the 1TB PS4 Ultimate Player Edition will launch in Europe and other markets starting on July 15. Gamers had the chance to upgrade their storage capacity with the PS4 if they wanted to, but this is a stock option from the Japanese electronics company.



The debut of a 1TB PS4 is an answer to the Xbox One receiving 1TB storage - and designed to help gamers cope with the growing number of digital game downloads. Pricing information wasn't released by Sony.


In addition to the 1TB PS4 Ultimate Player Edition, Sony also has modified the 500GB model so it's lighter and more power efficient. The new 500GB models will be available in Japan before the end of June, and will be released worldwide in staggered launches.

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Want Fallout 4 Pip-Boy edition? Check Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

If you want to get your hands on a Fallout 4 Pip-Boy special edition, it looks like you'll have a chance throughout this week.




"Looks like having high stats in Charisma and Luck have paid off," according to the Bethesda blog post. "With so many of you looking to procure the recently announced Pip-Boy Edition for Fallout 4, we've managed to squeeze some more Pip-Boys out of the factories."


US gamers can find the special edition at GameStop, Best Buy and, while Canadian gamers can find it at Best Buy,, and EB Games. Bethesda will offer an update for European gamers sometime in the near future.

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Smashing Pumpkins singer Billy Corgan discusses Apple Music drama

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

The ongoing drama involving Apple Music, which has been pitted as Taylor Swift vs. Apple Music, has given other musicians the chance to speak out. Apple Music launches on June 30, and there is a bit of drama and chaos regarding the music service already, so the streaming music market could be even more exciting.




"Apple is making the same mistake Tidal made," Corgan recently said while speaking with Squawk Alley." "I applaud her for taking a stand, but this is going to be played out by the media as 'Taylor versus Apple,' and that's not the real story."


Corgan noted that Apple's attention to just the top-tier artists is a mistake, and could make things rather interesting moving forward:

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