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Canon takes to the skies with its new $20,000 drone

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: Apr 6, 2017 9:26 am

Canon is taking to the skies with its new PD6E2000-AW-CJ1 drone, a six-rotor drone that has been designed to use Canon's high-end ME20F-SH camera into search and rescue operations, reports Engadget.



Canon's new PD6E2000-AW-CJ1 drone isn't radically different from other professional drones from DJI, but Canon wins in the camera department for low-light emergency situations thanks to the huge 4 million ISO. The new drone is also weather proof, and features a two-axis gimbal that can take 10kg of weight.


The drone costs $20,000 - but don't worry, your rewards points will be happy with the additional $20,000 required for the ME20F-SH camera as well.

EA will livestream its Star Wars, NFS games on June 10

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 6, 2017 8:30 am

We already know that EA will be unveiling its new Star Wars: Battlefront and Need for Speed games during its EA Play 2017 presentation during E3 this year, but now we know the date and time: June 10 @ 12PM ET is when EA will kick off its livestream.




EA confirmed that the stream will be an "all-new broadcast experience" for viewing around the world, so that EA can "celebrate our amazing players and our biggest games of the year ahead". During the EA Play 2017 event, the company will also have its new Need for Speed game for some hands-on gaming, as well as Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18, and NBA LIVE 18.

Toshiba unveils its largest produced HDD at 8TB

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Apr 6, 2017 7:27 am

Toshiba has just announced that it has created the largest HDD it has ever made, with its new 8TB drive in the MG Series with model ML05ACA800.




The new 8TB drive is for business critical servers and shared storage systems, with a pretty decent 33% increase over its previous-gen drives. The new 8TB model is on the 6Gbps SATA interface, and on the larger 3.5-inch HDD form factor. Toshiba is on a roll, with IDC recently calling Toshiba the fastest growing HDD vendor in 2016, and now Toshiba is moving its 8TB drive into the enterprise and data center markets.

Quake Champions raw gameplay footage: this ain't COD

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 6, 2017 6:25 am

I put thousands of hours into the Quake franchise in the 90s, after diving right into the 3dfx Voodoo 1 at the time and running Quake (the original) in Glide - an alternate API to DirectX and OpenGL at the time. Fast forward to now, and we have Quake Champions - and it's not slow like the first-person shooters of today.



The latest Quake Champions raw gameplay footage is a great thing to see in a world of spruced up bullshots of games and PR-driven trailers: it's real, it's super-fast, and it's on the PC. Bethesda and id Software promised that Quake Champions has PC-specific features, with the developers building Quake Champions around the quick movement of a mouse and keyboard. Music to my ears.

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STALKER reboot teased, powered by CryEngine

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 6, 2017 5:49 am

STALKER used to be one of the original 'can your PC run it' games, but it disappeared and remerged with fragments of its original developers forming 4A Games and working on the Metro series of games - but now, STALKER could be rebooted, running Crytek's awesome CryEngine 3 graphics engine.



HardOCP reports that it is "unclear what the original source of these clips is, who is running the project, or if it is intended to actually have a public release". The videos were uploaded with the official CryEngine logo onto the Achieved with CryEngine channel, and a Facebook page.



If STALKER powered by CryEngine 3 becomes a real thing, I will have my eyes glued to the monitor for more news and any images and videos of a CryEngine-powered STALKER.

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EKWB unleashes full cover blocks for GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 6, 2017 4:52 am

EK Water Blocks have unleashed it's new full cover water blocks for NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, with the new EK-FC1080 GTX Ti compatible with a large list of GTX 1080 Ti cards.




EKWB's new GTX 1080 Ti water block cools the GPU, VRAM, and the VRM - with water flowing over all of the most important parts of your new graphics card.




By cooling your GPU, GDDR5X (which is clocked at a huge 11Gbps on the GTX 1080 Ti) and the VRMs, you can hit higher frequencies with overclocking when all of these parts are under 100% load.




The new full-cover water block is a beautiful single-slot design, thanks to the engineering and crafting masters at EKWB.

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AIDA64 updated with Radeon RX 580/570 support

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 6, 2017 3:33 am

AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 580/RX570 graphics cards are coming soon, launching in less than two weeks reportedly, and now the latest version of AIDA64 supports the refreshed RX 400 series.




AMD will reportedly launch the RX 580 and RX 570 on April 18, followed by the RX 560 and RX 550. As for the latest version of AIDA64, you can get that here - while the release notes are below:


  • System Stability Test / new page for unified readings
  • System Stability Test / warning message when TdrDelay is too short
  • improved Windows product type detection
  • improved chipset information for Intel Skylake-E/EN/EP/EX
  • preliminary SPD SMBus support for Intel Skylake-E/EN/EP/EX
  • improved chipset information caching
  • CPU TDP limit detection for AMD Ryzen 5
  • CPU package temperature measurement for Intel Skylake-E/EN/EP/EX
  • CPU VDD and CPU VDDNB voltage, current and power measurement for AMD Ryzen
  • improved support for AMD Zen server CPUs
  • preliminary support for AMD Zen 12-core and 16-core HEDT CPUs
  • GPU information for AMD Radeon RX 570 (Polaris 10)
  • GPU information for AMD Radeon RX 580 (Polaris 10)
  • sensor support for Dell SMI of OptiPlex 5050
  • fixed: motherboard specific sensor info for EVGA E75x, E76x, E77x
  • fixed: CPU diode temperature measurement for AMD Ryzen (-20 Celsius offset on 1600X, 1700X, 1800X)

Witcher 3 could receive Project Scorpio upgrades

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Apr 6, 2017 2:24 am

Microsoft is expected to provide new details on their upcoming next-gen Xbox console, Project Scorpio, in just a few ohours time over at Eurogamer - and now we're hearing about possible improvements to one of the biggest game franchises of all time.




Windows Central Senior Editor, Jez Cordon, has teased that The Witcher will be running at 4K on Project Scorpio, without developer CD Projekt RED doing any updates to the game. This would be a huge win for Microsoft, especially if they can show closer-to-PC graphics on Project Scorpio, in The Witcher 3.

GALAX single-slot GeForce GTX 1070 reviewed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 6, 2017 1:14 am

GALAX has one of the most interesting GeForce GTX 1070 graphics cards, with a single-slot GTX 1070 teased a while ago, and now the first review of the card is out.





The review on the GALAX GeForce GTX 1070 single-slot graphics card is from, where we can see it just edges out NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition.




GALAX's impressive single-slot GTX 1070 has base/boost GPU clocks of 1519/1709MHz, and is just faster than the GTX 1070 FE in synthetic testing as you can see above.

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Schwarzenegger follows Stallone in exiting 'Expendables'

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 6, 2017 1:02 am

Following this week's news that Sylvester Stallone has abandoned the 'Expendables' franchise, Arnold Schwarzenegger has promised that he'll follow Sly out the door.




Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, the action veteran says that "there is no Expendables without Sly. I would never do the movie without him, no." But even if Sly stays for the upcoming fourth film, that doesn't necessarily mean that he's back in either. Citing his disdain for the third entry, the Austrian Oak says that they'd also have to give him a much better part to even consider it. "The third one, I thought my part was not written well. It was also not playing well in the movie, as far as I was concerned. Maybe other people believed differently. But I didn't believe that I had any value in the movie. I love the franchise, by the way. I think it's a spectacular franchise, The Expendables. I think that Sly has good ideas, what he wants to do with it, and I think if they write a really good script [in] which my part is very well-developed, I would do it. If not, then I won't do it."


It looks like 'The Expendables' franchise as we know it is over.