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Angry users take to drought shaming celebrities on Twitter

By: Chris Smith | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

If you weren't currently aware, California is currently going through a serious drought with water officials reporting that "growers have been sucking more water from the ground than nature or man has put back for decades" with many more sobering statistics involved.

 

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Now as members of the public are being warned to watch their water usage, celebrities have been brought into the spotlight as some of our biggest water wasters.

 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have been pointed out as a specific example among many others, sporting lush green lawns and full swimming pools amid a barren desert landscape, without any real measures put in place to curb their water usage in the immediate or distant future alongside. Adding to this, some companies are continuing to bottle water despite the severe shortage.

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Tim Cook makes moving speech at George Washington University

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

The head of Apple, Steve Cook, spoke recently at George Washington University and had a few sentimental notes about the iPhone 6 and the late Steve Jobs for all those who would listen.

 

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Addressing the crowd, Cook stated that Jobs' "vision for Apple was a company that turned powerful technology into tools that were easy to use, tools that would help people realize their dreams and change the world for the better," furthering "our products do amazing things, and just as Steve envisioned, they empower people all over the world. People who are blind and need information read to them because they can't see the screen. People for whom technology is a lifeline because they are isolated by distance or disability."

 

Adding to his 20 minute speech, Cook made sure to tell the crowd to help out the environment - "for those of you with an iPhone, just place it in silent mode. If you don't have an iPhone, please pass it to the center aisle. Apple has a world-class recycling program."

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Eurocom announces its Armadillo 2 Ultrabook, supports up to 32GB RAM

By: Chris Smith | More News: Laptops | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Often plagued by slow operating procedures, Ultrabooks have shown that a quick start-up process and a thin design isn't the be all and end all of computing technology.

 

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Setting out to help change this trend is Eurocom, recently announcing its Armadillo 2 Ultrabook sporting up to 32GB of memory through two 16GB RAM modules. Coupled with an Intel i5-5200U Broadwell CPU and 2TB of storage space, bundled with Intel HD graphics 5500 and in a complete package completed by a brushed aluminum exterior weighing in at only 1.8kg and measuring 2.1cm thick, this Ultrabook really looks like a winner.

 

The 2TB of storage comes through a mSATA drive bay and one 2.5-inch 7mm HDD/SSD slot which is kept churning by the 7-hour battery life provided by a 44WH battery.

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NVIDIA releases GeForce Game Ready 352.86 WHQL drivers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

NVIDIA has just released the new GeForce Game Ready 352.86 WHQL drivers which are ready for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, with the drivers available through NVIDIA's website, or through GeForce Experience.

 

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The new drivers feature an updated SLI profile for The Witcher 3, as well as support for NVIDIA technologies such as Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR), GameStream, GeForce Experience one-click Optimal Playable Settings, G-Sync, HairWorks, HBAO+, PhysX, and of course, SLI. The GeForce Game Ready 352.86 WHQL drivers also feature new or updated SLI profiles for the following games:

 

  • Magicka 2 - Added DirectX 11 SLI profile
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth - Updated DirectX 11 SLI profile
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Updated DirectX 11 SLI profile
  • World of Warships - Added DirectX 9 SLI profile

Aussie cloud service gets the tick to serve its government

By: Chris Smith | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

In a world of leaked information and hacking sprees, Australian cloud services provider Macquarie Telecom has been the first ever of its kind to be approved on the government's list of providers thanks to its performance in the security standards testing.

 

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With this accreditation approved by the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD), Macquarie Telecom's Managing Director Aiden Tudehope stated "the ASD was detailed and thorough and Macquarie is proud that out hard work has been recognized in this way." Tudehope added that the motive for this accreditation is quite reasonable as "our analysis shows governments are increasingly looking for a range of cloud computing services for different data classification use cases."

 

Further privatization of Government services can be good or bad depending on which way the situation is assessed and it's up to you to decide if you're happy with this movement or not. Either way, congratulations Macquarie Telecom for being the first of a kind.

Two Intel Xeon CPUs and a TV screen inside this PC, because why not?

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Thermaltake has been promoting its global modding competition like crazy recently, with seven modders chosen from countries around the world to represent their homeland in a 'mod-off'.

 

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Bringing his best to the table is the Australian modder Stuart Tonks, showcasing his build which features a dual-CPU laden ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS motherboard coupled with three ASUS NVIDIA STRIX GeForce GTX 980's and no less than three SSDs.

 

If that's not impressive enough, the full Thermaltake watercooling setup within is finished off with a built-in 24" 1080p touchscreen.

 

Read the full story for more information.

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Female-only gaming tournaments continue strong with $15k for CS:GO

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Somewhat debated female-only leagues and competitions are still going along strong with ESWC announcing a $15,000 prize pool for its CS:GO female contingent of the upcoming event.

 

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Held on July 9-12 and boasting a $75,000 male CS:GO tournament, the old 3DMAX squad is the fan favorite to take out the female event while on the search for a new home as their organization packed up last month.

 

Four of the competing teams will be decided through an open qualifier for European and North American teams (two each), alongside an application to decide the last three placings - one of which will be French.

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500GB version of NVIDIA's Shield 'Pro' console listed on Amazon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

While the leak on NVIDIA's website last month that hinted at the possibilities of a 500GB version of the Shield Android TV, it looks like it was real. A new listing has appeared on Amazon, but was quickly pulled.

 

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The listing had an image of the box, which said "500GB Android TV" and the image doesn't look like something that was thrown together for a laugh. The description says that the new NVIDIA Shield has "4K entertainment and apps, powered by Android TV" as well as "a new class of Android games-only on SHIELD". But it's the "500GB storage for all your media and games" that has us excited, and you will get a Shield controller and HDMI in the box, too.

 

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It looks like there will be a normal Shield, and then the Shield Pro that we have here with a 500GB internal 2.5-inch HDD. As we mentioned above, Amazon has since pulled the listing, but we're sure we'll see a 500GB Shield from NVIDIA in the very, very near future.

'Entourage' short film bridges gap between show and upcoming film

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Coming four years since the conclusion of the long running HBO comedy 'Entourage' from TV screens, the upcoming feature film is just a few weeks away. To whet appetites, the studio has launched a 4 minute short film focusing on fan-favourite character Ari Gold which bridges the gap between the end of the TV show and the start of the movie.

 

 

As is customary, the film won't just reunite the major and minor characters from the show, but will feature a large array of cameo guests, including co-creator Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Alba, Liam Neeson, Billy Bob Thornton, former child-star Haley Joel Osment, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey and even billionaire investor Warren Buffet.

 

'Entourage' hits Australian cinema screens on June 4th and a day later in the United States.

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Mortal Kombat X receives a massive new patch for PS4, Xbox One and PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Mortal Kombat X is getting fixed up, with a new patch being pushed out to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC versions of the game. The patch fixes up different parts of the game, such as online matchmaking for ranked, and player matches. The full list of general gameplay fixes can be found below:

 

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  • Many movelist frame data corrections.
  • Corrected many normal attacks that were intended to be 0 or negative on block were being overridden to be +2
  • Hitting Front Punch + Back Punch + Front Kick at the same time at the special cancel window will no longer cause an enhanced move to come out
  • Removed the ability to mash normal attacks while continuing to block after blocking an attack
  • You can no longer cancel into an enhanced interaction during the first 10 frames of some block stuns.
  • Versus Session Stats are now correctly award as wins/losses when you pause and exit to player select or restart match (Versus Session Stats can be turned on in Main Menu > Options > Game Play)
  • Fixed several characters being able to attack on the first frame of a jump.
  • Added unlock counter for Krypt.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing some players from joining an in-progress Ladder, KOTH, or
  • Team Battle match from a chat lobby.
  • Ping meter accuracy improvements.
  • You can now choose to not play a Ranked Match if the connection is below the set threshold.
  • Matchmaking improvements when finding a Ranked or Player Match.
  • Player Skill Rating algorithm improved.
  • Fixed crash occurring when receiving online VS. Challenge while editing Kombat Kard.
  • Fixed a crash that sometimes happened when skipping the last fight in the Klassic Tower.
  • Fixed an issue causing some offline replays to report "playback does not agree".
  • Added the ability to go full screen in the KOTH viewer by PS4 players who use devices that do not have a touchpad button

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