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Playstation 4 user interface showed off by Eric Lempel

By: Idene Saatchi | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 4:22 am

Eric Lempel vice president of Sony Network Entertainment gives you a tour of the PlayStation 4 user interface. He shows off the new and improved "What's New" screen and a lot of the other new features. You'll notice the PS4 is pretty quick going through menus and how social and interactive the experience can be. For example sharing to Facebook and being able to stream your game-play for your friends to watch. The new friends list can also show you your friend's actual Facebook photo and real name, and it's an option you can turn off.

 

 

The PlayStation 4 is just hours away!

The first in-game footage of Next Car Game, with glorious destruction

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 3:30 am

Bugbear Entertainment's Next Car Game is currently on Kickstarter, where it needs $350,000 in funds to get made. Currently, at the time of writing, it is sitting at only $70,111 - so get over there and pledge some of that cash!

 

 

Now, to tease the world, the developer has unleashed some in-game footage, with some awesome destruction shown off. Check out the video above, and tell me you're not impressed with that. This is pre-alpha footage, and that destruction would be some awesome fun in a multiplayer game with friends. Hopefully Bugbear can hit the $350,000 required, as it is one game that could be some amazing fun with friends.

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Rikomagic MK902 Android mini PC up for pre-order for $143

By: Idene Saatchi | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 2:11 am

Rikomagic has announced the launch of their new Rikomagic MK902 Android mini PC and it's up for pre-order for $143. You can choose between 8GB or 16GB of built-in storage. It runs off the latest version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The mini PC has a microSD slot, HDMI port, Ethernet jack, 4 USB ports, and an AV output. The device features a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor, Mali 400 graphics, and 2GB of RAM. It can also be used to Skype because it features a built-in 5MP camera.

 

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"Rikomagic is pleased to announce the launch of its first true Quad Core Android PC Box. Based on the same technology as the MK802IV mini PC but with increased connectivity options the MK902 really is the ultimate HTPC or desktop Android computer system."

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Gadget restrictions on European airlines to be removed by end of Nov

By: Idene Saatchi | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 1:10 am

Last month the FAA in the US announced they would lift the restriction of gadgets on the plane during landing and takeoff. The European Aviation Safety Agency is doing the same. EASA says you still won't be able to make calls or send texts and your device will have to be in airplane mode.

 

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Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director: "This is a major step in the process of expanding the freedom to use personal electronic devices on-board aircraft without compromise in safety"

 

The restriction will be lifted by the end of November. The EASA are also saying they are looking into introducing phone calls during flights in the future.

Cooler Master announces the new Silencio 652 PC Chassis

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 12:37 am

Cooler Master's Silencio series has always been renowned for its ability to muffle even the most noisy of systems, and today a new addition was released. The all new Silencio 652 features a solid steel frame with vibration dampening feet, as well as several factory installed cooling fans.

 

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The exterior of the Silencio 652 is very sleek and minimalistic while still maintaining a ultra-modern look. Able to accommodate extra-long video cards up to 423mm in length, the silencio features dual USB 3.0 ports as well as an SD card reader up front. Easily removable fan filters and support for a large 240mm radiator for those who opt for water over air cooling. The Silencio 652 will retail at an MSRP $113 and is available now.

The first Sailfish OS-powered Jolla smartphone benchmarks arrive

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 12:33 am

We heard about the Jolla smartphone quite a while ago now, with the company being formed from ex-Nokia staff. The Jolla smartphone is being centered around the Sailfish OS, which is an interesting competitor to Android.

 

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Rightware's Power Board has a benchmark result showing off the world's first Jolla smartphone benchmark result, in Browsermark, which includes some useful information for those who want to check it out. We can see that the Browser engine that the Sailfish OS browser is built on, is using Gecko Engine v20.0 and for those who like the nitty gritty details, the user agent string that Browsermark received from the benchmark being: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Jolla; Sailfish; Mobile; rv:20.0) Gecko/20.0 Firefox/20.0 Sailfish Browser/1.0 like Safari/535.19.

G.SKILL launches a new DDR3L 2133MHz 8GB SO-DIMM kit

By: Charles Gantt | More News: RAM | Posted: Nov 14, 2013 11:41 pm

Today G.Skill announced that it has expanded its RipJaws SO-DIMM line of DDR3L RAM with an new 8GB module kit that is clocked at a blazingly fast 2133MHz. The new RipJaws kit has been designed to operate at a low voltage of just 1.35V and comes in a 2x4GB configuration.

 

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Being able to operate at 1.35V is key to compatibility with Intel Haswell-based notebooks. G.Skill says that because of this, this new module kit is the perfect upgrade solution for any Haswell-based notebook. The SO-DIMM DDR3L kits will also work with any SO-DIMM DDR3 compatible PC and is said to provide the boost in performance customers are looking for.

Some PS4s are having serious hardware issues, some are DOA

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Nov 14, 2013 11:18 pm

The PS4 launched in the United States today, but it looks like it is already having issues with some customers. Not only that, but some media are having issues, with Kotaku's PS4 review stating that the first retail unit it received from Sony "didn't work", and Kotaku even said that editors also used "one pre-release PS4 and three retail PS4s with no problems".

 

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Customers who had received the borked PS4s reported that the next-gen console didn't boot, with Reddit user 'arogon' winning a PS4 through Taco Bell, receiving a DOA PS4. Another user, 'yearsoflove' claimed to also receive a dead on arrival PS4, but a replacement was currently being shipped from Sony. But all is not lost, because Sony has your back.

 

President of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, tweeted earlier today: "Be assured we are investigating reported PS4 issues. The number is very small compared to shipped, we believe they are isolated incidents".

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EVGA and CyberPower Inc. team up to make the Hadron Hydro

By: Idene Saatchi | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Nov 14, 2013 10:59 pm

Global gaming PC manufacturer CyberPower Inc. is now working with EVGA and are now offering mini-ITX based gaming rigs that come in a compact liquid-cooled chassis. The Hadron Hydro is designed for users that want power and space for their gaming hardware along with liquid-cooling for your GPU and CPU in a compact package. The chassis of the Hadron Hydro is 6.6" wide x 13.7" high and 12.1" deep and only 1.7" taller than the Hadron Air.

 

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It features the same minimalist look on the front panel of the Hadron Air. The Hadron Hydro is powered by a 500 watt gold rated power supply, the Hydro can accommodate many Mini-ITX form factor motherboards including Intel's B85 to Z87 express chipsets, 4th generation IntelCore Haswell processors, and even full size GeForce GTX Titan video cards.

 

The water cooling kit features a 240mm radiator, high performance CPU block, stainless steel fittings, tubing, and coolant. You can choose from nine different top of the line Intel processors. Hadron Hydro has two 3.0 USB ports, support for slim slot optical drives, HD audio in/out, and two 2.5/3.5in drive bays.

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AMD unveils first GPU designed for Supercomputing, features 12GB RAM

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Nov 14, 2013 10:42 pm

When it comes to video cards designed for supercomputing, it does not get much better than AMDs new FirePro 10000 video card. The GPU features 12GB of RAM, and is optimized for use in big-data high-performance computing environments. Featuring full support for PCI Express 3.0 and the OpenCL compute programming language, this card is made for some serious number crunching.

 

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"Our compute application customers asked for a solution that offers increased memory to support larger data sets as they create new products and services," said David Cummings, senior director and general manager, Professional Graphics, AMD. "In response, we're announcing the AMD FirePro S10000 12 GB Edition video card to meet that additional memory demand with support for OpenCL and high-end compute and graphics technologies.""

 

"AMD is proving again to be a key player in providing outstanding 3D graphics and GPGPU compute solutions based on the OpenCL Khronos Group standard for the industry with the announcement of the new AMD FirePro S10000 12 GB video card," said Nicolas Duny, VP R&D Technologies, Dassault Systèmes. "AMD is an industry innovator by responding to our customers' needs with cutting edge technology. The AMD FirePro S10000 12 GB card will be a welcome addition to the market and to our customers."

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