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Samsung plans to launch wireless earbuds with Galaxy S8?

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Dec 30, 2016 2:28 pm

The rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S8 have been floating around for a while now with the biggest one being that the Korean giant might remove the headphone jack.

 

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Whether or not this rumor is true, there are now new reports saying that Samsung will launch a new and improved wireless headset with their next flagship, better than their current earbuds. According to SamMobile, Samsung will launch wireless earbuds with the Galaxy S8.

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Take a look at Fallout 4's scrapped content

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 30, 2016 1:48 pm

While playing Fallout 4, you get a distinct sense that it's unfinished. There's something missing and the game definitely feels incomplete; that's because it actually is, and we've found a nice catalog of all the awesome content that was cut from the original game.

 

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Just like with any game, Fallout 4 has a lot of trimmings left on the cutting room floor. These trimmings might be irradiated, ghoulish, rather creepy and bizarre, but they would've changed the game in so many amazing ways. Players would be able to throw exploding spears, dive into the depths of the irradiated seas with old-school diving bells and suits to take on mutated dolphins and killer squids with an awesome secret harpoon gun. In fact, the quest was called 20 Leagues Under the Sea and had its own little Vault Boy animation.

 

Fallout 4 also once had destructible environments, but I suspect these were a lot less dynamic than, say, Battlefield 1. Throwable weapons were found, including javelins, saw blades and hatchets, as well as a rad crossbow and even an unfinished model for the super-awesome Chinese Assault Rifle from Fallout 3. An assortment of monsters was also found, giving us a creepy look at what could've been.

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Samsung Gear VR 2015 model clearance sale at $49

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: Dec 30, 2016 8:52 am

The wireless provider companies are pre-Spring cleaning a few of their good-but-dated accessories. In the waning days of 2016, one of the best routers of 2013 is getting its price reduced to $59 at T-Mobile which is about $100 cheaper than the next best price online. Verizon is doing a similar thing with the 2015 released Samsung Gear VR Headset dropping the price from $100 to $49.99 - its lowest price to date.

 

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In the case of the Samsung Gear VR deal, we've seen it drop to $49.99 before but not in brand new condition like this. Typically the headset still sells in the $100 range while Amazon is selling refurbished sets for $60 right now.

 

 

The ASUS RT-AC68U deal at T-Mobile requires you to enter in promo code WIFI40 at checkout to get the full discount. Even the show price of $99 is not bad at all, considering most retailers are $150 and up, but applying the promo gets you an additional $40 off in the second stage of checkout. T-Mobile ran this deal 2 weeks ago, but it sold out within hours. This deal is set to only run through January 5th, or probably sooner if stock is limited.

 

The Samsung Gear VR Headset deal (model SM-R322) at Verizon is hidden of sorts. Verizon requires you to add the headset to cart before the discount is revealed. There is a moment of uncertainty as you're on Verizon's site with their $99 displayed price, but not much of a hassle to get the deal.

NASA teases future Mars concept base, missing Matt Damon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Dec 30, 2016 8:30 am

According to scientists and experts at NASA's Langley Research Center, we could be one step closer to colonizing mars with their new 'The Mars Ice Home'.

 

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The inflatable tube is lined with a shell of water ice, using materials found on Mars - with the water protecting the inhabitants from cosmic rays, and could even be repurposed as rocket fuel for the Mars Ascent Lander.

 

Right now, NASA's impressive Mars Ice Home is a concept with some issues, as experts have said it would take around 400 days to fill the shell with enough water from Mars. Robots could help, inflating and pumping the shelter while the human astronauts are on their journey from Earth to Mars. The Ice Home will continue to evolve, but this is an exciting new step.

Quantum Break developer teases new multiplayer games

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 30, 2016 4:26 am

Remedy Entertainment had a massive year this year with the launch of Quantum Break, neck deep in a myriad of issues and launch problems, with the game being received badly - worse so than their previous game, Alan Wake.

 

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Game Director Mikael Kasurinen sat down to an interview with Polygon, talking about various things that just didn't work with Quantum Break. He said that the concept the developer had for Quantum Break with its TV show mix in with the game itself wasn't perfect, and that it wasn't easy to combine these two worlds. He said that both Quantum Break and Alan Wake would've been better if they were less linear.

 

Kasurinen said: "If you go back and look at Alan Wake ten years ago you could see us talking about it about how we dabbled with the idea of driving around in a car in an open environment. You could see even then that desire to go in that direction". He continued: "One way to tell a story is to create a rich world you can get to explore. When you look back at Alan Wake and Quantum Break, you can see we spent a lot of time looking at the shape of those worlds, the cities, towns, neat characters, maps".

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Amazon will deliver packages, even if the world ends

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Dec 30, 2016 2:48 am

Amazon is already incredibly good at advancing the way it gets products to its consumers, and now its next step in delivery systems looks to be a floating warehouse that sends drones out to deliver packages.

 

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The company filed a patent in 2014 that was awarded to Amazon earlier this year, that teases gigantic floating warehouses that the company calls "airborne fulfillment centers". Amazon would man the floating warehouse, something that could be considered a mothership, with staff that would fulfill the orders it receives online, and sends out autonomous drones to deliver them.

 

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Amazon also says that the crew on the ship will arrive on smaller aircraft that will dock, drop off and pick passengers up, and then undock to fly back to the ground - so that the mothership can stay in the air as long as it can. This would give Amazon an exclusive edge against every single other company in the world, in that it could offer items delivered from the sky with the most convenience ever - anywhere in the world it would have one of their "airborne fulfillment centers" are operating.

 

The potential of this is world-changing, as it could see a future where small drones take multiple items from the distribution craft, fly down to deliver one - and then another to a separate customer, and again until it has delivered all packages, and then flies up to collect more. These crafts could work 24/7 without stopping, ever. Sign me up.

NVIDIA to tease Mass Effect: Andromeda on PC next week

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 30, 2016 1:55 am

It looks like PC gamers will have something to drool over at from NVIDIA at CES 2017 next week, with the official Twitter account of Mass Effect teasing that there will be "more Mass Effect: Andromeda environments and gameplay" shown off during NVIDIA's CES 2017 keynote on Wednesday 4th January, 2017.

 

 

NVIDIA's CEO and founder Jen-Hsun Huang will be on stage as always, with a pre-show keynote that will tease the industry's next steps in self-driving car technology, AI, gaming, and hopefully more.

 

We should expect NVIDIA to unveil their new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, showing off Mass Effect: Andromeda in glorious 4K.

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$5 Metro Redux and Wolfenstein for Steam in Winter Sale

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: Dec 29, 2016 7:20 pm

Remember when the Metro Redux bundle released on PC for $50 back in August 2014? That price is long gone, and ever more so during 2016's PC Gaming Winter sales. Steam has reduced the title to $5.99, but GMG has gone all out on the hundreds of deals they have in their sale, turning on a 15% off coupon code making new lows on dozens of titles. With the new coupon, Metro Redux bundle is now a mere $4.92 after coupon in GMG's sale, and their list of hot deals is well worth checking out.

 

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While we're at it, remember when Watch Dogs 2 released for $60? That was only a little over a month ago. Ubisoft's latest along with other Triple-A such as Civilization VI, No Man's Sky, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are all at their lowest prices to date with the aforementioned coupon code for their digital copies. Most of the titles listed below go above and beyond the Steam Winter sale discount. The sale even extends to upcoming January releases such as Resident Evil 7.

 

We've broken down the list of deals below by top sellers, upcoming games, and under $10 bargains. Browse away!

 

Top Pick New Winter Sale Deals

 

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Pre-Order Deals

 

 

Under $10 Games

 

Samsung Galaxy S8 might come with a stylus

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 29, 2016 4:20 pm

Samsung's S Pen has so far been reserved for their Note Series, but after the Note7 fiasco, the Korean giant might include the Pen with their S Series.

 

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The rumors appear to indicate that Samsung's next flagship, the Galaxy S8, might come with a stylus.

 

There are many rumors floating around about the Galaxy S8, from the removal of the headphone jack and the physical buttons on the front of the phone to expanding the internal flash storage, and including 6GB of RAM.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X specs and image leaked

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 29, 2016 3:32 pm

Xiaomi has recently freshened up their Redmi Note 4 devices by adding two new colors, blue and black, but it seems that they are now focusing on their Note series.

 

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According to the newest report, the Redmi Note 4X will feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device should be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 653.

 

The leaked image shows that the rumors about the specs are correct. In the image, you can see the About Phone section, confirming the rumored specs.

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