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'Revolutionary' iPad with flexible OLED display in 2018

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Aug 16, 2016 5:54 am

Apple might not be dominating the tablet game right now, but there looks to be some big changes on the way for the iPad according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is usually pretty spot on with rumors.




We are told to expect a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro next year, which will join the current 9.7-inch and 12.9-inch tablets, with Kuo saying: "We expect three new iPads (12.9" iPad Pro 2, new size 10.5" iPad Pro & low-cost 9.7" iPad) to be launched in 2017, though this may not drive shipment growth amid structural headwinds; 2017F shipments to fall 10-20% YoY".


Kuo continued: "If the iPad comes in a larger size, such as a 10.5" model, we believe it will be helpful to bid for tenders within the commercial and education markets. As a result, we expect Apple to launch a 10.5" iPad Pro in 2017. In addition, we estimate the 12.9" iPad Pro 2 and 10.5" iPad Pro will adopt the A10X processor, with TSMC (2330 TT, NT$177.5, N) being the sole supplier using 10nm process technology. The low-cost 9.7" model may adopt the A9X processor, which is also exclusively supplied by TSMC".

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NVIDIA unleashes Pascal into gaming notebooks

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Aug 16, 2016 4:05 am

NVIDIA flew a bunch of tech press and YouTubers out to London for the announcement of its Pascal-based GeForce graphics cards making their way into gaming notebooks. During the event, NVIDIA announced that the GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 would be finding their way into various gaming notebooks in all different shapes and sizes.



First, the specs: the top of the line GeForce GTX 1080 will feature 2560 CUDA cores and a 1733MHz boost clock with 8GB of GDDR5X at 10GHz. This is the identical CUDA core count and VRAM on the desktop GTX 1080, while the GPU boost speeds are down from the ~2GHz or so on the desktop GTX 1080.


NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1070 has been slightly bumped up from its desktop counterpart, with 2048 CUDA cores, 1645MHz boost clock, and the same 8GB of GDDR5 at 8GHz that is found on the desktop part. The mid-range GTX 1060 has the same specs as its desktop version, with 1280 CUDA cores and 1670MHz boost, with 6GB of GDDR5 at 8GHz.

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Japanese 'Star Wars: Rogue One' trailer shows new scenes

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Aug 16, 2016 12:52 am

Following last week's release of the well received trailer for this year's much anticipated 'Star Wars' anthology feature 'Rogue One', the Japanese arm of the Walt Disney company has released a new trailer which features elements from the new trailer, the previous teaser - and some new shots.



Set just before the events of 'A New Hope', 'Rogue One' is set to follow the band of courageous Rebel troops who stole the plans for the first Death Star, which allowed the alliance to pinpoint its weakness. Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn and Donnie Yen, the film will serve as the first film outside of the numbered episodes which make up the Skywalker saga. Recent behind the scenes chatter has suggested that not all was right with the project, with lengthy re-shoots and final cut rumors casting doubts, but hopefully that will all be forgotten when the final film wows audiences. Hopefully.

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Fast track your career path with training in Ruby

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Aug 15, 2016 11:30 pm



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Loaded with more than 30 hours of training, this course will give you a solid understanding of Ruby and its applications. You'll dive into object-oriented programming and create your own projects with Ruby. Plus, you'll also get exposed to a number of other industry tools like Ajax, jQuery, and JavaScript, increasing your versatility.


The Complete Ruby on Rails Developer Course normally sells for $299, but for a limited time, TweakTown readers can save almost 90% off, making the final price only $30.

Shadow of Mordor only $6 in Bundle Stars summer sale

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: Aug 15, 2016 11:14 pm

If you thought the 2016 PC Gaming Summer Sales ended on the 4th of July with Steam's Summer Sale's closure you thought wrong. Though Fall approaches ever faster this week the Bundle Stars 2016 Summer Sale enters its final 7 days. With this being their last round of deals, they've added a few new discounts to the docket including a dirt cheap $5.99 Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor + 18 DLCs Bundle.




Considering Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor without any DLC is a $30 game on Steam Store right now, the offer is fairly hot. Last week Bundle Stars was charging $9.99 for a bundle with all DLC. This final week of the sale they've turned up the discount heat to $5.99, which is the lowest price to date for this game, and the cheapest you can find in 2016.


In total, 461 games are discounted in the Bundle Stars PC games Summer Sale sale with up to 98% off price breaks. Some games, like the aforementioned Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor Bundle or the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Complete Bundle are hitting all new prices - even beating out Steam Store's Summer Sale which ended about a month and a half ago. Other noteworthy deal includes Lichdom: Battlemage for $1, and Spintires for $7.50 - which matches the Steam Summer Sale price.

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Radeon 16.8.2 driver is optimized for No Man's Sky

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 15, 2016 9:00 pm

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.2 drivers are here with a few issue fixes, and support for the Paragon open beta as well as No Man's Sky. The latter game has suffered a bumpy launch, to say the least, so hopefully these drivers improve the experience for those in the AMD camp.




Issues fixed include the Overwatch hero gallery crash, Freesync-related flickering while the system is idle, and Windows 10 Anniversary Edition installs not doing what they should while secure boot is enabled.


Hit the source or boot Radeon Settings to grab the new drivers.

Battlefield 1 desert gameplay debuts, beta date set

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 15, 2016 7:36 pm

Gamescom 2016 - DICE is well-known for being among the best in the business for great gameplay trailers, and the newest for Battlefield 1 is a reminder of that. Straight from Gamescom, it features desert gameplay, horses, and a train as gameplay as promised, all on the new desert map (known as Sinai). It is, in a word, glorious.



With the trailer comes news of the open beta which will launch August 31 and earlier for Battlefield Insiders (the official Twitter previously stated August 30, but has since given out more vague information, so possibly that will change).

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Overwatch Season 2 will introduce skill tiers

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 15, 2016 6:47 pm

Season 2 of Overwatch's competitive mode will feature major changes. Some of them you may already know (like the removal of Sudden Death), but some are just coming to light with today's developer update.


Most notably, Blizzard is replacing the current skill rating system with a more Starcraft 2-like system, complete with a 1-5000 scale, and Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum (our guess), Diamond, Master, and Grand Master tiers. And rather than go up or down notches and sometimes ratings, each match will see you go up or down whole numbers (e.g. from 4000 to 4002 or 334 to 330).



The reason, according to game director Jeff Kaplan, is to de-emphasize the specific number and to get players to care more about their general skill level, as well as to make top tier players feel more like they're top tier.

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Final Fantasy 15 takes up almost 1/10th of PS4 HDD space

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 15, 2016 4:10 pm

Final Fantasy 15 will take up 45GB of hard drive space on PS4, which almost equates to 1/10th of the console's base 500GB storage.




According to Japanese pre-order cards, Final Fantasy 15 clocks in at approximately 45GB on PS4--just 5GB shy of the dreaded "one-tenth of my console's HDD is already full" tickbox. If you own a console you know exactly what I'm talking about--and it's actually more than that because your hard drive isn't really 500GB to begin with. Following Square Enix issuing a two-month delay for FF15, this bit of info could disappoint some gamers.


After everything I've seen and heard about Final Fantasy 15, I'm not surprised the RPG clocks in at almost 50GB. I mean, Square Enix has confirmed FF15 takes 200 hours to completely master, so we know it's going to be huge. And it's been in development for almost a decade, standing as Square Enix's flagship iteration of the beloved Final Fantasy series. So it's definitely going to be big in more ways than one.

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Save over 50% on Razer's Tiamat headset

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Aug 15, 2016 3:30 pm



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For a limited time, TweakTown readers can get the Razer Tiamat Over Ear PC Gaming Headset on sale for over half-off, taking its $199.99 retail price down to only $89.