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DreamWorks has released full Kung Fu Panda 3 movie trailer

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

DreamWorks has released the first full-length trailer for Kung Fu Panda 3, which features the voices of Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, and Dustin Hoffman.

 

Panda Po runs across Li (voiced by Bryan Cranston from Breaking Bad), as the elder panda is looking for his son - not surprisingly, unable to immediately figure out they are actually looking for one another.

 

 

Kung Fu Panda slotted in as the No. 6 highest grossing movie of the year in 2008, with Kung Fu Panda 2 reaching the No. 15 highest grossing spot in 2011. Kung Fu Panda 3 is expected to be another major success for DreamWorks, when it's released on January 29, 2016.

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Nintendo's Fils-Aime: Virtual reality isn't 'fun' or 'social'

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Don't count Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime as a fan of current virtual reality products, as he recently said "it's just tech." Even with much attention at E3 focused on what we can expect from VR and augmented reality, Nintendo has been relatively quiet regarding the booming technologies.

 

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Nintendo released the Virtual Boy in 1995 and previously found success with AR, but that doesn't mean a Virtual Boy 2 is planned anytime soon. Instead, the company is watching how the Oculus Rift, PlayStation Project Morpheus, and Microsoft HoloLens platforms develop.

 

"We have knowledge of the technical space, and we've been experimenting with this for a long, long time," Fils-Aime told Polygon during E3. "What we believe is that, in order for this technology to move forward, you need to make it fun and you need to make it social. I haven't walked the floor, so I can't say in terms of what's on the floor today, but at least based on what I've seen to date, it's not fun, and it's not social. It's just tech."

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Apple convincing consumers to purchase extra Apple Watch bands

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

The Apple Watch has created a new revenue stream for Apple, and there is something else the company is able to sell along with the wearable: extra watch bands. Almost 20 percent of Apple Watch customers are purchasing at least one extra watch band, according to data Reuters has received from Slice Intelligence.

 

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Apple hasn't issued a statement regarding the number of smartwatch units sold, but Slice believes around 2.79 million units have been sold. However, the entry-level sports band costs just $2.05 to make and sells for $49 - so there is plenty of extra room for Apple to cash in.

 

The Black Sport Band, Milanese Loop and White Sport Band appear to be the top three favorite extra bands that consumers are picking up. The Milanese Loop is $149, so consumers are seeking an added bit of luxury with their Apple Watch.

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Google engaged in PR war against Hollywood, benefiting from piracy

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Online Video | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

The MPAA allegedly worked with Mississippi State Attorney General Jim Hood on increased censorship efforts, and Google wants to know more about this rather shady looking deal that took aim at Google. Google sued the Attorney General, and wants to see additional details, including internal communications at the MPAA.

 

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Not surprisingly, the MPAA said Google's intended scope is simply too much - and it's a continued public relations war against copyright groups such as the MPAA.

 

"Google portrays itself as the innocent victim of malicious efforts to abridge its First Amendment rights. In reality, Google is far from innocent," the MPAA has said in federal court. "Google facilitates, and profits from, the distribution of third-party content that even Google concedes is 'objectionable.' 'Objectionable' is Google's euphemism for 'illegal.'"

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Automatically Back Up Your Devices With Pogoplug

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

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AMD Radeon R9 Fury X benchmarks leaked, beats GeForce GTX 980 Ti

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

On the day of the Radeon R9 390X launch, AMD has experienced another leak of purported benchmarks of the HBM-based Radeon R9 Fury X. The chart you can see below, sees 4K benchmarks against NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

 

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As you can see, the Fury X beats the GTX 980 Ti in every test. But, we don't know if this is a real chart, and which in-game settings the tester has used. We have a Fury X sample coming next week, where you can be sure we'll be putting it through its paces.

AMD launches the Radeon R9 390X, the Radeon R9 290X 2.0

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

AMD has made its new Radeon 300 series official, with the Radeon R9 390X leading the pack. The Radeon R9 390X is based off of the same Hawaii architecture that made the Radeon R9 290X possible, so there's nothing new architecturally.

 

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But, the Radeon R9 290X was an impressive card when it was released, and it still is today. While it won't beat the GeForce GTX 980 Ti in benchmarks, AMD fans will be happy to just have another Radeon card out, after over 18 months since the Radeon R9 290X was released.

 

Our reviews on the Radeon R9 390X will begin to flow very soon.

AMD details Radeon R9 Nano, with Fiji GPU, HBM and single 8-pin power

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

We knew it was coming before it was announced, and this was one of the cards I was most excited about. AMD has finally detailed the Radeon R9 Nano, based on its new Fiji architecture and High Bandwidth Memory (HBM).

 

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The AMD Radeon R9 Nano features the Fiji GPU, 4GB of HBM on a 4096-bit wide memory bus with 512GB/sec of bandwidth. We're looking at 200% the performance per watt of the Radeon R9 290X, with the Radeon R9 Nano only featuring one 8-pin PCIe power connector and a TDP of just 175W.

 

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AMD is expected to launch the Radeon R9 Nano later this summer.

GAINWARD unveils the GeForce GTX 980 Ti PHOENIX 'Golden Sample'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 980 Ti at Computex 2015, blowing us away initially, but we were more excited over what the AIB partners were going to provide with custom cards. Well, here we are with GAINWARD teasing its new GeForce GTX 980 Ti PHOENIX "Golden Sample" card.

 

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The GAINWARD GeForce GTX 980 Ti PHOENIX "Golden Sample" card features a Base Clock of 1152MHz (1241MHz Boost) and 6GB of VRAM at 7GHz. This represents an 11% overclock on the reference design from NVIDIA. Better yet, GAINWARD has used a triple-fan design to keep it cool, with a "Zero RPM fan design" that sees the fans stay stationary until the GPU itself reaches 60C.

 

We have reached out to GAINWARD to secure a sample, so with my fingers crossed we should have a review of this beast sometime in July.

Russian official wants to investigate US lunar landings

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Did the United States really land on the moon? Well, it looks like that's a topic Russian Investigative Commission spokesman Vladimir Markin thinks should be investigated.

 

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In his op-ed, Markin begins speaking about FIFA corruption, and somehow eventually finds his way to discussing the Apollo missions:

 

"We are not contending that they did not fly [to the moon], and simply made a film about it. But all of those scientific - or perhaps cultural - artifacts are part of the legacy of humanity, and their disappearance without a trace is our common loss. An investigation will reveal what happened," Markin said in a published column for the Izvestia newspaper.

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