Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,677 Reviews & Articles | 45,635 News Posts

TweakTown News Posts - Page 2230

Portal 2 "Perpetual Testing Initiative" level creator arriving for PC, Mac in May

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 27, 2012 9:31 am

Valve are set to release a free Portal 2 DLC pack dubbed "Perpetual Testing Initiative" for PC and Mac which is due to hit on May 8. Valve have said you'll be able to "easily create, share, and play Portal 2 puzzles" with the new DLC.

 

portal_2_perpetual_testing_initiative_level_creator_arriving_for_pc_mac_in_may_13

 

The new level creator will let you publish maps directly to Steam. Yes! Other players from there, will be able to browse, vote, and download user-created maps to play in their own versions of the game.

 

There's not much more on this until May 8, but you can sure it will be featured as our Download of the Day.

Apple could hit $1 trillion market cap in the next year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 27, 2012 8:25 am

Apple's super-powered earnings call during the week has impressed the entire tech industry, but Topeka Capital Markets analyst Brian White has said that his target for Apple shares in the near future will be $1,111. Apple are poised to become the world's first trillion-dollar company when its share price hits $1,072.

 

apple_could_hit_1_trillion_market_cap_in_the_next_year_12

 

With White throwing his dart toward a $1,111 per share estimate, he is predicting that Apple's market cap will hit $1 trillion sometime in 2013. Brian White has said:

 

Apple's performance once again demonstrated how quickly Apple fever is spreading around the world, and this trend continues to drive meaningful upside in the company's financial results. We believe the negative vibes that have held back the stock over the past couple of weeks will now be replaced with the fear of missing the next leg up in the stock price that we are forecasting will reach $1,111 over the next year.

 

Could they do it? Apple are unstoppable right now, you can't contest that. Right now, they are a smart device powerhouse.

Netgear to intro the first Gigabit Wi-Fi router, will launch next month

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Networking | Posted: Apr 27, 2012 7:30 am

Netgear are ready to pull the curtain from their latest networking product, its first 802.11ac-compatible Wi-Fi router, which is capable of pushing out gigabit speeds up to three times faster than current 802.11n routers. The Netgear R6300 router would top out at 1300Mbps in 5GHz mode and 450MHz in 2.4GHz and will launch next month for $199.99.

 

netgear_to_intro_the_first_gigabit_wi_fi_router_will_launch_next_month_11

 

Apple are rumored to be close to introducing support for faster technology in their AirPort range of products, so this will come as a note to Apple observers. Broadcom have already launched their first set of 802.11ac 5G Wi-Fi chips, even though the standard probably won't be finalized until the end of this year.

 

I'll be thinking of picking one of these bad boys up, Netgear. 1300Mbps in 5Ghz is insane, and I look forward to Wi-Fi everything being upgraded over time.

'Woodstock', a new Xbox music service to be unveiled at E3 2012

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Apr 27, 2012 6:25 am

Microsoft are set to show off their replacement of its Zune service during E3 in June, according to sources familiar with Microsoft's plans, reports The Verge. The new music service is codenamed Woodstock, and will continue the Redmond-based company's move away from the Zune brand, and into the arms of the Xbox brand.

 

woodstock_a_new_xbox_music_service_to_be_unveiled_at_e3_2012_10

 

Insiders have revealed to The Verge that Woodstock is poised to be a cross-platform play, available to Windows 8, Android, iOS, and Xbox users, all playable from a browser. It has previous been described as "Spotify-like", where it won't require any browser plugins and is said to integrate deeply with social networking site, Facebook.

 

This will allow friends to build group playlists and share tracks. On top of this, it will feature a "scan and match" function, which is similar to iTunes Match, where it's being tested as part of Woodstock to allow users to identify their existing music collection in the service. Microsoft are set to tease the new service at E3, if no last-minute plans take place. It would then launch later this year with Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices.

RumorTT: HTC working on a Facebook phone

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 27, 2012 5:31 am

The rumors and whispers of a Facebook phone aren't gone, although there hasn't been much news on it lately. With Samsung Electronics covering the development of the next-generation Nexus smartphone for Google, HTC have decided to take a walk down a different path.

 

rumortt_htc_working_on_a_facebook_phone_09

 

They're currently developing a customized smartphone in cooperation with Facebook which is looking to be launched in Q3 of this year at the earliest, as always, according to industry sources. HTC had previously joined forces with Google to launch Google's first own-branded smartphone, Nexus One. This means they're no stranger to cooperation with a large company.

 

Since Samsung have become the top Android vendor, Google will continue to tap Samsung to develop their next-generation Nexus models. This lets Google use Samsung's innovation ability with regard to the Android platform, and its ability to control the supply of key components, says DigiTimes' sources.

 

The new HTC Facebook phone would have a platform exclusive to Facebook which would enable and integrate all functions available on Facebook. HTC have previous launched two Facebook-enabled smartphones, the Salsa and Chacha.

RumorTT: NVIDIA could launch the GTX 670 alongside its dual-GPU GTX 690

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 27, 2012 4:42 am

Ah, RumorTT, it's my favorite part of the day. Recent rumbles are pointing toward NVIDIA launching its GEFORCE GTX 670 alongside their dual-Kepler-based GTX 690 graphics card. This comes from Fudzilla, who notes their sources are talking of a May 10 launch date for both GPUs.

 

rumortt_nvidia_could_launch_the_gtx_670_alongside_its_dual_gpu_gtx_690_08

 

We're just hours away from the official announcement of some sort at the GeForce LAN/NVIDIA Gaming Festival (NGF) in Shanghai, China, on the April 28. This is where we should see NVIDIA's dual GK104 GPU, the GTX 690. Fudzilla's sources are saying that the official release date is the 10th of May, and that the GTX 690 should see a partner in its launch in the form of the GTX 670.

 

Availability, that's always an important question with GPU launches. GTX 690 availability is said to be not great at all, with some partners receiving cards next week. We should have more information as this happens. More news as it happens.

EssayTyper, fools people around you to make you look like a literary king

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Apr 27, 2012 3:28 am

Ever wanted to feel like a boss when writing, but didn't have the skills to do so? Well, you don't need skills if you want to use EssayTyper. EssayTyper turns your absolutely random keystrokes, or even pecking at the keyboard, into a literal piece of art. It's explained as:

 

essaytyper_fools_people_around_you_to_make_you_look_like_a_literary_king_05

 

EssayTyper uses a patented combination of magic and wikipedia to help you write your essay - fast!

 

That said, please don't ever try to use this legitimately. The magic part is not real...and that's plagiarism.

 

essaytyper_fools_people_around_you_to_make_you_look_like_a_literary_king_04

 

Once you've visited EssayTyper's website, you'll be placed into a page that looks like a Word document, where you can start typing away. You can type whatever you want, because it pulls information from Wikipedia on the subject of your choice.

Ivy Bridge-powered Acer Aspire launched in Japan

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Apr 27, 2012 2:28 am

Ivy Bridge is spreading its 22nm tentacles across products everywhere it can, with Acer's Aspire line of notebooks the latest to receive the Ivy Bridge upgrade. In just 48 hours Acer will release the new Aspire line in Japan.

 

ivy_bridge_powered_acer_aspire_launched_in_japan_03

 

It will sport a 2.1GHz Corei 7 processor, up to 8GB of RAM and includes a 750GB HDD. It comes standard with Windows 7 Home Premium, a 15.6-inch LED-backlit display with a resolution of 1366x768, a 1.3-megapixel web cam, Bluetooth 4.0, Dolby Home Theater v4 surround speakers and should sport a 4.5-hour battery life (or so).

 

Acer hasn't release any details on whether we should expect release outside of Japan, such as the US, but the Aspire V3-571-H78F should hit Japanese markets for around $1,111.

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Or Scroll Down