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Apple announces the iPhone 7: The headphone jack is gone

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 6:34 pm

Apple announced the new iPhone 7 at today's event in San Francisco. In the weeks that led to this announcement, there were a lot of rumors about what Apple might and might not include in the new iPhone model and it turns out - most of them were true.




The biggest question was weather or not the new iPhone will have a headphone jack. The answer is a big - no. No, it won't.


Apple decided to get rid of it and offer ear buds that connect through lightning. is the catch, Apple also includes an adapter if you wanna use your old headphones.

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Watch Sony's PS4 Neo reveal right here

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 6:17 pm

Sony will reveal the new higher-end 4K-ready PlayStation 4 Neo and the new cheaper, thinner PlayStation 4 Slim in just an hour, but don't worry: we have you covered with livestreams.




There's three ways to watch Sony's PlayStation Meeting event: you can tune in directly on the PS Livecast feed, on the PlayStation Twitch channel, and the PlayStation Blog livestream.


Check out our PSM 2016 predictions here, and be sure to look at our giant list of everything we know about Sony's PlayStation 4 Neo console below:

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Apple announces Apple Watch Series 2

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 5:58 pm

At today's event in San Francisco, Apple announced their new products.


As expected, Tim Cook unveiled the new Apple Watch which has new watch faces and should run smoother. Apple Watch now has an SOS feature that will send a message in case of emergency.




Also, Pokemon Go is coming to Apple Watch so you can now play using only your Apple Watch. Apple Watch will be shipping before the end of this year.

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Mario jumps to Apple iOS with exclusive platformer

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 5:36 pm

UPDATE: Super Mario Run will only be timed exclusive on Apple's App Store, and will eventually come to Android platforms at an unspecific time.


Nintendo has announced that its first-ever real smartphone game will be exclusive to Apple's iOS platform.




In a surprise move, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto took the stage at Apple's iPhone 7 event to reveal Super Mario Run, a light Mario Bros. platformer built around collecting coins, for iOS devices. Interestingly enough you can actually play Super Mario Run one-handed, and the game looks pretty spiffy from what we've seen so far. Sadly, Super Mario Run will feature in-app purchases, so that means microtransactions.


Super Mario Run offers three different game modes:


  1. The first mode features challenging courses for you to complete.
  2. In the second mode, you challenge the play data of other people's completed courses. You compete to see who can finish the course with the most style!
  3. In the third mode, you can create your own Muschroom Kingdom using coins collected by playing the first two game modes.

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Halo 5: Forge launches on Windows Store

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 4:37 pm

At long last, Halo has returned to PC. Today Halo 5: Forge launches on the Windows Store, allowing map and mode creators to get to work, while everyone can enjoy some sweet, sweet multiplayer content, regardless of platform.


Forge on PC boasts 16 player matches, a cross-platform content browser, official and fan-created maps and modes, 4K support, and more. If you're a console gamer only, the release of Forge on PC means you'll be able to enjoy the creations of PC gamers.

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Digital art download for Leauge of Legends avaliable now

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 3:35 pm

Riot Games are celebrating their 10th anniversary by releasing a League of Legends digital art book. Art enthusiasts will be able to purchase a hard copy valued at $75 or $150 for the Collector's Edition from the website, but the digital version is absolutely free to download.




The new release of the digital download is designed to save money, whilst giving customer's the satisfaction of enjoying a digital copy, which can be read on tablet, smartphone and laptop devices. The Art of League of Legends is structured and designed just like a normal picture art book, with the only difference being instead of thumbing pages, everything is at the convenience through the click of a mouse.


The game art in general, especially the pencil art sketching, is outstanding with great tones, colors and shading. Even those who haven't played the Leauge of Legends can appeal to the art images detailed in the digital copy. The download shows progression and effects used in order to create characters and scenery, etc.

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2 can't-miss deals for any Apple devotee

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 3:30 pm

Apple is bringing a lot of new things to the table this year. iOS 10 is nearly here, and the iPhone 7 is expected to arrive sometime this month. With all these huge innovations generating hype, how do you plan on beating the crowd to them? We've compiled two deals that will help you have the best Apple experience.


The Complete iOS 9 & 10 Development Bundle




MSRP: $698 | Sale Price: $35 | Savings: 94%


Yes, iOS 10 is on track for its September release, and developers eager to see what its new features can do. Taught by famed coder Rob Percival, the Complete iOS 10 Developer Course will show you the ins and outs of Apple's latest update, so you can start building your own apps the minute iOS 10 goes live. Plus, you can practice your dev skills in the meantime with the Complete iOS 9 Development Course.


The iPhone 7 Free Giveaway




Value: $799 | Price: Free to enter!


Sign up for this free giveaway, and you'll have a shot at winning Apple's highly anticipated smartphone for free! Whether you're in dire need of an upgrade or just want Apple's latest hardware, everyone can benefit from this giveaway. Free to enter, just sign up and lock in your spot.

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Bethesda games could show up on Nintendo's new NX

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 3:02 pm

Bethesda games haven't shown up on Nintendo hardware for quite some time, but if Nintendo's new NX hardware meets certain technical requirements, the studio says it "will absolutely be something that we consider."




In a recent interview with Metro, Bethesda's vice president and PR specialist Pete Hines says that the studio will seriously consider Nintendo's new NX hardware if it meets certain criteria. Hines gives key insight on why Bethesda has strayed away from Nintendo's hardware in the past, saying that the studio would have to make too many sacrifices to make their games compatible with the limited hardware--ie the Wii U.


But what if Nintendo's new NX changes all that with some beefy hardware? We have reports that the NX will be a transforming handheld hybrid which doesn't bode well for Bethesda game support. Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime has officially said that the NX "isn't about specs, it's about the content," but in this case Bethesda will only provide the content if the specs match. Here's what Hines had to say:

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Cyberpunk 2077 might have flyable cars and vehicles

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 2:14 pm

Details on Cyberpunk 2077 are less than scarce, but a new job listing from CD Projekt RED hints that we'll be able to take control of our own aerial vehicles and fly around the game's futuristic open-world cyberpunk cities.




CD Projekt RED is currently hiring a Vehicle Gameplay Programmer that will design Cyberpunk 2077's futuristic flying ships and cars. "The person in this position will cooperate with Gameplay & Level Designers teams to create the whole architecture of vehicle related code, and the physics of driving / flying in those vehicles," reads the listing.


Based on the way the listing is worded, it sounds like players will be able to actually pilot said vehicles in the game. The developers aren't any strangers to vehicles: Geralt can use a number of locomotion in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, including riding on horseback or slicing through the waters in a sailboat. But horseback and sailing are very different than three-dimensional aerial flight, and it'll be interesting to see how the devs pull this off.

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PlayStation VR comes with a demo disc with 8 games

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 7, 2016 11:06 am

Every PlayStation VR headset comes with a demo disc with a sampling of eight virtual reality "games".




We already knew that Sony's PlayStation VR headset comes bundled with a demo disc, but up until now we weren't sure exactly what the disc contained. As it turns out the included demo disc is beefy in its selection, containing a free copy of the PlayStation Worlds "game" as well as snippets from upcoming PSVR games like DriveClub VR, Battlezone, and EVE: Valkyrie.


Remember that the full PlayStation VR games will be "passive, simple experiences", so don't expect very much from the demos as the actual full games won't be very big--certainly not anything like what we're used to. Resident Evil 7 is practically one of the only full PSVR games available. Oh, PSVR games will cost anywhere from $10 to $60, and that's on top of the minimum $399 price of the headset--not including the ~$300 PlayStation 4 console needed to power everything. Sony also plans to release more than 100 PSVR games through the headset's lifecycle.

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