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NVIDIA reportedly cancels its next-gen Shield Tablet K1

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Aug 12, 2016 10:38 am

NVIDIA released its Shield Tablet in the second half of 2014, and then the refreshed version in late 2015 with a cheaper price, but there was a tease of the Shield Tablet K1 refresh for 2016 - and now, it's cancelled.




The purported Shield Tablet K1 was codenamed "Hawkeye" and featured NVIDIA's Tegra X1 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage and a 1920x1200 native resolution. According to a dismissal request letter submitted by NVIDIA to the FCC, the Shield Tablet K1 has been cancelled.


NVIDIA's Compliance Engineering Manager said that the dismissal request and cancellation of the product is for "business reasons". The company has probably seen the decline in tablet sales, and instead decided to focus their efforts on markets where they know they have a larger chance of continuous wins, like the consumer graphics card market - just to name one.

NVIDIA posts record Q2 results, riding its Pascal wave

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Aug 12, 2016 8:29 am

NVIDIA will surely be popping open bottles of champagne after it has posted record results for Q2 2016, exceeding revenue guidance and seeing strong demand for its new products, reports The Wall Street Journal. We also just found out that NVIDIA's next-gen GPUs will be made on the 14nm process, with Samsung securing the manufacturing contract.




NVIDIA projects revenue of $1.68 billion (plus or minus 2%), for its Q3 results, with the company pushing into new sectors that it will dominate in the future, such as VR and self-driving cars. NVIDIA boss Jen-Hsun Huang said: "Strong demand for our new Pascal-generation GPUs and surging interest in deep learning drove record results".


The company saw revenue increase 24% to $1.43 billion, while its gaming platform made $781 million in revenue, up 18%. NVIDIA's professional visualization revenue was up 22%, hitting $214 million while the automotive revenue from infotainment modules and product development contracts rose 68% to $119 million.

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NVIDIA's next-gen GPUs will be made on 14nm by Samsung

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Aug 12, 2016 6:59 am

NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards are made on the 16nm FinFET process, with NVIDIA contracting long term partner TSMC to manufacture the Pascal-based GPUs.




According to South Korean newspaper Chosun Biz, Samsung has secured a contract manufacturing order to make NVIDIA's next-gen GPUs. Chosun Biz said that Samsung will make the next-gen GPUs using its 14nm process before the end of the year, based on the Pascal architecture.


This is interesting news for a few different reasons; firstly, NVIDIA shifting to the 14nm node is an interesting move since it seems to have nailed the 16nm node with its GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and GTX 1060 graphics cards. Secondly, does this mean Volta has been delayed and we're going to see a 14nm-based Pascal refresh in early/mid-2017?

New 'Star Wars: Rogue One' trailer shoots for the stars

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Aug 12, 2016 3:17 am

Lucasfilm have just dropped a second trailer for this year's much anticipated 'Star Wars' anthology feature 'Rogue One', and it's pretty damn impressive.



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.


'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' hits 2D, 3D and IMAX screens worldwide on December 16th.

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Producer reveals 'Tron 3' 'conversations' continuing

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Aug 11, 2016 11:39 pm

While the third 'Tron' film was unfortunately cancelled by Disney just before it was about to become reality, it looks like there could be some very faint signs of life in the project just yet.




Speaking to ScreenRant, 'Tron Legacy' producer and former Disney development executive Brigham Taylor says she's hopeful for a third 'Tron' feature saying, "I'm always hope for that. I just had a wonderful visit to Shanghai, where they have an amazing attraction based on Tron Legacy. The designers just did such an amazing job creating the feeling of stepping onto The Grid, and that indelible visual world that Lisberger created and Kosinski explored... and I think there's a real stickiness to that that I hope can grow into a film or whatever else. So I don't know what I'd "hint" at other than that I hope for that, and that there's obviously been conversations."


While it took Disney 28 years to bring a 'Tron' sequel to the screen, I'd like to think the next one will be sooner rather than later... please?

Desert map teased for Battlefield 1

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 11, 2016 8:22 pm

The latest gameplay series video for Battlefield 1 focuses on the vehicles of the game, but the more interesting part is the incidental reveal of a new desert map. It's not much of a reveal as the footage is based on watching someone play the game in real life as opposed to direct gameplay footage, but it's something.



In the screenshots (taken from 0:42 and 1:02 in the video), you can see the map appears to be quite open as you'd expect from a desert region, with a small section featuring buildings, barricades, and the like. You can also observe mountains, and of course the inclusion of tanks and planes. Whether we'll see a centralized design seen in the unpopular Silk Road map in Battlefield 4 or something more diverse is tough to say, but here's hoping for the latter.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC specs revealed

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 11, 2016 7:14 pm

Square Enix has revealed the PC specs for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, and they're about what you'd expect.




The impressive-looking new Deus Ex game launches in just a few weeks on August 23, and Square Enix has dropped the PC specs to give you time to tweak your rig. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided requires at least 8GB of RAM and at least a AMD Radeon HXD 7870 with 2GB of VRAM, and it takes up 55GB of HDD space with the base game and DLC. Recommended specs aren't too heavy: the devs want you to have a Radeon RX 480 or a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 GPU for 1080p play, 16GB of RAM, and an Intel Core i3-4770K CPU.


Pre-loading on Steam begins on Friday, August 19 at 9PM PST (12AM EST), and PS4 gamers will have to wait two days before the game releases to pre-load their version, which starts on Sunday, August 21 at midnight local time. Xbox One pre-loads are already available. Check the full PC spec requirements below.

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Witcher 3: Game of the Year Edition launch date set

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 11, 2016 5:24 pm

If you're the type to prefer playing a game and its DLC all at once and love you some RPG, you're in luck: The Witcher 3 Game of the Year Edition is about to launch. CD Projekt Red's community lead Marcin Momot has confirmed the package will hit all platforms on Tuesday, August 30.



The game has received approximately a bajillion awards for its high quality, and it's been continually praised for its absurd amount of content, even with without the huge Blood and Wine expansion and impressively deep Hearts of Stone expansion. In short, you're getting a lot of bang for your buck.

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Sony hides No Man's Sky online play icon with a sticker

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 11, 2016 4:50 pm

No Man's Sky limited edition boxes have stickers covering online play icons, but Sony says it was just a simple mixup.




Does No Man's Sky have multiplayer? Hello Games' Sean Murray has said outright that it's possible for two players to meet and see each other, but it's not very likely. But recent events say otherwise: on launch day two players did the impossible by meeting each other, but they couldn't see each other. The devs haven't given any clear explanations on why the players couldn't see each other, and if that will be addressed.


Now it's been revealed that Sony has put stickers covering up online play icons on the back of No Man's Sky limited edition boxes. Sony says that this was just a simple mixup, but fans are thinking Sony and/or the devs yanked the light multiplayer interactions before launch because of difficulties:

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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Aug 11, 2016 3:30 pm



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