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NETGEAR launches the feature-packed AC1750 Smart Wi-Fi router

By: Chris Smith | More News: Networking | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Do you remember when routers were simple units, providing maybe a single Wi-Fi antenna and 100 Mbps Ethernet? Those days are gone - long gone. Offering a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port, network management through the NETGEAR genie app and more, the NETGEAR AC1750 Smart Wi-Fi router (R6400) is designed for home use applications where Wi-Fi devices are in abundance.




With 802.11n technology and claimed stutter-free streaming of multiple HD videos supported through this single connection, 202.11 a/b/g devices are also able to connect and enjoy the speeds. The hardware includes three antennas couipet with Breamforming+ in order to improve the reach.


1750 Mpbs total speed is on offer here through dual band Wi-Fi technology (450 + 1300 Mbps), utilizing banded 2.5GHz for range and 5 GHz for performance. There are also QoS options available for when your internet can't keep up.

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SanDisk adds iNAND 7232 storage from 32GB to 128GB

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Designed with 4K UHD recording in mind, SanDisk has announced its high capacity iNAND 7232 storage has now been released to the market in sizes ranging from 32GB to 128GB.




Built to the latest e.MMC specification with command queuing features, these cards are also designed to work with ultra-fast Wi-Fi speeds such as 802.11ad with support for two-by-two 802.11ac. Sequential read speeds measure up to 280 MB/s with sequential write speeds managing to hit 150 MB/s.


Designed majorly for tablet and phone implementation, these new cards boast a 25 percent increase in sequential write speeds from previous editions and have also been suggested towards photographers shooting in RAW.

LEPA readies its EXllusion 240 liquid cooling unit

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

If you're looking for an all-in-one watercooling loop that's open for business, LEPA has just announced the EXllusion 240 complete with a refillable design and coolant dye ready for red, blue or green themed systems.




With the coolant dye enabling customization, this product holds 350ml of liquid in total, quoted as "double the volume than other typical close-loop liquid coolers" in a recently issued press release. providing 400W TPD of cooling performance, the EXllusion 240 utilizes a chromed copper base cold plate and claims to be completely free of oxidation while offering durable and stable performance.


Brandishing a 340mm radiator cooled by two fans, AMD and Intel CPUs are both supported with metal bracketing and the package comes complete with 500ml of anti-freeze coolant.

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PowerColor launches its AMD Radeon R9 Fury

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

PowerColor (TUL Corporation) has added to its R9 lineup with this 4GB Fury HBM model, said to deliver 60% more memory bandwidth over GDDR5 thanks to this technology advancement.




Tailored towards 4K and VR applications, the PowerColor R9 Fury offers cooling through three 90mm fans, six 8mm heat pipes and a black NI plating clip.


Complete with support for AMD LiquidVR, DirectX 12, Vulkan APIs, AMD CrossFire and FreeSync technology, this card offers a 4096bit memory interface, three DisplayPort outputs and a single HDMI option too. With the clock sitting at 1000MHz, this card looks quite sleek.

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Samsung reportedly eyeing down August 12 date for Galaxy Note 5 launch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

The latest reports have Samsung wanting to dive ahead of Apple in the launch of their latest smartphone, with the South Korean giant set to unveil the Galaxy Note 5, as early as this time next month.




Samsung will reportedly announce the new Galaxy Note 5 on August 12, with it going on sale on August 21. The new Note 5 should feature a 5.67-inch 1440p Super AMOLED display, an 8-core processor in the form of Samsung's own Exynos 7422, 4GB of RAM, NAND storage, and Samsung's new Shannon 333 LTE modem.


The company is doing away with the microSD card expansion slot, which will have some users up in arms, but the S Pen is being replaced with a new pen that feels more like an actual, real pen. Samsung is also expected to unveil the new Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphone, with a 5.7-inch dual-edge 1440p display.

CS:GO professional Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen says 'everyone does Adderal'

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Ever wondered how some professional gamers keep their cool for so long at live events? Adderall is the answer, according to Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen (Nihilum and CLG Red coach) in a recent interview with Mohan 'Launders' Govindasamy at ESWC 2015.



The topic came about when Friesen was asked about a match and the crazy communications that went down during this performance. Alongside telling the interviewer that he doesn't "even care," Friesen went on to explain that "We were all on Adderall. I don't even give a fuck. It was pretty obvious if you listened to the comms. People can hate it or whatever."


Said to help those with ADHD focus, admitting to Adderall use may land players in hot water with the tournament organizer, ESL. With a harsh stance on drugs, ESL's rules read: "To play a match, be it online or offline, under the influence of any drugs, alcohol, or other performance enhancers is strictly prohibited, and may be punished with exclusion from the ESL One."

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Deep Silver says Yager has stepped away from developing Dead Island 2

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

The development of Dead Island 2 looks like it has been bitten by a zombie, with Deep Silver saying that it has parted ways with the developer behind the game, Yager.




In a statement, a representative of Deep Silver said: "With Dead Island 2, Deep Silver has always been dedicated to delivering the sequel that Dead Island fans deserve. After careful consideration, today we announce the decision to part ways with development partner Yager". As for what's happening with Dead Island 2, Deep Silver said that it promises to "continue working towards bringing our vision of Dead Island 2 to life". The studio finished by saying that they "will share further information at a later stage".


We should hopefully hear more about Dead Island 2 in the near future.

Chromecast replaces DVDs for Emmy voting at the Television Academy

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

For what feels like forever, Emmy voters have had DVDs sent to them so that they can view their content, and rate them for an Emmy. Everything is about to change, with the Television Academy providing each eligible member with a Chromecast.




In a press release, the Television Academy explains: "The initiative represents the latest move by the Academy to evolve and enhance the viewing and voting procedures for the Emmy Awards with state-of-the-art technology and methodology". The Chromecast streaming will take place through the Television Academy's members-only web and mobile apps.

Star Wars: Battlefront will not have split-screen play on PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

EA and DICE have elaborated on some of the parts of Star Wars: Battlefront, where we're now finding out that the PC version of Battlefront will not include split-screen support, but the console version will.




There's no answer or reason to why the PC version of Star Wars: Battlefront will not feature split-screen support, so here's hoping there's enough waves made from PC gamers that DICE and EA hear the noise and include it. Especially with more and more gamers enjoying their PC games on their big screen TVs.


DICE also said that Missions don't grant players multiplayer career experience, but they will be providing gamers with credits that can be used towards buying unlocks. The developer has also talked about Battlefront's Walker Assault mode, where they said: "In Walker Assault, vehicles are tied to the power up system. When you find a vehicle power up on the map, you will need to activate it, which immediately spawns you inside the vehicle. Vehicle power ups specifically must be used within a certain amount of time. This is a design decision to allow more equal distribution of the vehicle power ups amongst all players".

It's Sonic's turn to run through the fields in Unreal Engine 4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

We've already seen Mario run through the beautiful fields of the Unreal Engine 4 powered 'A Boy & His Kite' technology demo, but now it's Sonic's turn. We've embedded the video below.



It's a very early demo, but boy does Sonic run ultra fast and jump super far in the demo. It's not perfect with some serious collision issues, where Sonic runs on the spot for a few seconds, but it's great to see these iconic console characters in one of the best engines on the market.

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