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Your daily WTF: Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015 is a real game

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 10 hours ago

I don't even know where to begin with this, but there is a new game that has hit Steam called 'Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015' and it is exactly, and I mean exactly, what it sounds like.

 

 

It's one of the weirdest games you could ever play, and is explained as "fast paced shower-simulation where you shower with your 8-bit dad". You can grab it from the Steam store for just $0.99, so you won't be spending much to shower with your dad, in a simulator of course.

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Acer announces new Predator Gaming Series monitors with NVIDIA G-SYNC

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 1 day, 11 hours ago

Acer has announced two new additions to the Predator gaming monitor series, introducing a flat-panel and curved monitor.

 

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The Predator Z35 is a 35-inch curved panel that provides 21:9 UltraWide Full HD (2560x1080), utilizing NVIDIA ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur), and a 200Hz refresh rate. Acer also threw in its TrueHarmony technology and DTS Sound 9Wx2 speakers.

 

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The Predator XB1 Series includes two different 27-inch models that feature a 4K UHD (3840x2160) or WQHD (2560x1440) IPS panels able to provide 100% of the sRGB color gamut. The 28-model (XB281HK) has a 1ms gray to gray response time, and the 27-inch models feature a 144Hz refresh rate.

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Acer shows off Chromebook R 11, a convertible Chromebook

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Laptops | Posted: 1 day, 12 hours ago

Acer has announced the Acer Chromebook R 11, the company's first convertible Chromebook laptop unit.

 

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The Chromebook R 11 features an 11.6-inch (1366x768) display, HD webcam, powered by Intel Celeron processors. The device features a dual-torque hinge design able to support the following modes: laptop, pad, display and tent. It is just 19.2mm thin and weighs less than three pounds, so it'll be easy to transport out and about.

 

The Acer Chromebook R 11 will launch in North America next month with a $299 MSRP. Global rollout will begin in November.

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Vantage Robotics shows off Snap, a safe drone with a 4K camera

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Drones | Posted: 1 day, 14 hours ago

Vantage Robotics has launched the Snap drone, a flying camera designed to be safe and easy-to-use for enthusiasts of all levels.

 

 

Snap features a 4K gimbal-stabilized camera, 20-minutes flight time, a 30 mph top speed, and what Vantage Robotics promises as faster acceleration than a Ferrari. The drone weighs just 1.1 pounds and is easily transportable, as it can be folded up.

 

The drone is easy to fly with auto-tracking modes, canned shooting modes, and tilt-based flight control from a smartphone.

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Star Wars: Battlefront won't have server browsers on PC

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 15 hours ago

Today Battlefront fans got a big shock when EA revealed that the new Star Wars shooter won't have server browsers, and instead will be based entirely on a new matchmaking system.

 

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"Star Wars Battlefront will not offer a server browser, but will utilize a new skill-based matchmaking system," EA's community manager Sledgehammer70 said in a Reddit post. Essentially it looks as if even PC gamers won't be able to create and join custom maps and gametypes on a server, instead being stuck in a matchmaking playlist.

 

EA says that gamers will still be able to join and create party lobbies with their friends, but the studio still hasn't revealed any concrete details on their new system. Reddit users accuse EA of "console-izing" PC gaming with this move. Servers offer a customized space for PC gamers, letting users filter game modes and maps so they can tailor their own specific experiences.

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We are looking for a professional YouTuber for video content

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 1 day, 17 hours ago

Not only are we looking for US-based news reporters, but we are on the lookout for a US-based video professional, too. TweakTown is wanting to step into the world of video content in a big way, so we need a professional video guy or girl, too.

 

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The candidate would need extensive experience in video content, with previous bodies of work as an example before applying. Preferably, we are looking for someone who is already in the industry who might work for a smaller site or company (or even on your own) and wants to join the big leagues, but you don't need to be intimidated by this. You might do kick ass work and just haven't been noticed yet, so this is your chance!

 

We would need someone based in the US who is willing to travel to trade shows and expos around the world, including CES in Vegas, E3 in LA, Computex in Taipei, and more. We are looking for someone who has considerable experience in YouTube, Vessel, and more - and has no issues dealing with deadlines. There's no super amount of technology expertise required, but this would be an advantage.

 

Previous experience is preferred, especially when it comes to trade shows and product reviews or unboxings of products. As we said, this isn't required, but it will go in your favor. This is a paid position, as we are looking for someone to grow into our team for the long term. We aren't looking for someone for a 3-6 month period or temporary, but someone who wants to build a future with TweakTown.

 

If you want to apply, send an email with your name, details, links to your work and why you think you'll be great for the job to jobs@tweaktown.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

Digitize Photos, Important Files, and More in 8 Seconds

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 1 day, 18 hours ago

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Many of your photos and documents from recent years are most likely already digital. Keep moving into the digital age and get a head start on next year's spring cleaning with the Doxie Go Wi-Fi scanner, now on offer for $175 at TweakTown Deals.

 

Unlike the bulky flatbed scanners you may remember, Doxie Go Wi-Fi is small, portable, and best of all, fast, taking just eight seconds to scan a page. Digitize everything from business cards to legal-sized documents-the scanner will make it easy to store and organize up to 450 documents with no computer required, thanks to its Wi-Fi capability. It's never been easier to keep old photos, paper files, and mementos safe and conveniently accessible.

 

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Get your documents and pictures out of the shoebox and into the Doxie Go Wi-Fi. Get it now for 23% off, making your final price just $175 at TweakTown Deals.

We are looking for a US-based news reporter, join our awesome team!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 1 day, 18 hours ago

TweakTown is expanding! We are on the lookout for a US-based news reporter that will join our team. The job is pretty straight forward and easy, and it's a ton of fun, too.

 

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The candidate will of course need to be based in the United States, with the West Coast being preferred. The candidate would be required to have above average English and grammar skills, and a large interest in technology and games. Previous experience isn't required, but it is definitely favorable. You'll of course need Internet access, a computer of some sort to write on, and the time required (which varies depending on your typing speed, and how quickly you get used to writing news, hopefully for a living).

 

This is a paid position, where you'll start off on a trial for 1-2 weeks before joining our awesome news crew led by yours truly. We are looking for a serious candidate, so if you're working a full-time job, you'll have to think twice before applying. The candidate would also have to be excited about attending local technology and game trade shows, such as the Consumer Electronic Show in Vegas, E3 in LA, and more.

 

If you'd like to apply, send us an email with a few details about yourself to jobs@tweaktown.com - include your name, previous experience, where you're based, and then a little on why you think you'd be perfect for the job. Please remember, we're looking for serious candidates, as this will turn into a full-time position. There's a large future for you here at TweakTown, yes you - so apply now!

How Fallout 4's perk system might work

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 23 hours ago

Fallout 4 is a pretty complex and dynamic game, and lots of gamers are stumped when it comes to the new perk system. Below we make an educated guess based off of data and speculation on how Fallout 4's perk and leveling system might work.

 

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A recent OXM interview with a Bethesda rep has prompted a dizzying level of confusion in the Fallout community, leading to rampant speculation and millions of gamers scratching their heads. "You'll still level up via XP, and each level increase will still give you a point to spend on a perk, but now those perks have varying XP levels of their own," says the Bethesda employee. "It's perk-ception, essentially, and means that, should you theoretically play long enough to max out every tier of every single one gaining untold buffs and no doubt all kinds of horrendous real-world illnesses in the process - you'll top off with a total of 275."

 

Perk-ception? Perk level ups? How does that work exactly? Also does this mean there actually is a level cap after all? I believe the concept is pretty hard to explain in just words, and the rep was put on the spot and wasn't prepared to adequately explain the system. Which makes sense, as Todd Howard says Bethsoft won't spoil Fallout 4, and this could ruin some surprises.

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The fully-optioned Tesla Model X electric SUV costs a huge $143,750

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 2 days, 2 hours ago

If you've got $143,750 burning a hole in your pocket, why not get yourself (or me if you're feeling generous) the new Tesla Motors Model X electric SUV.

 

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The fully tricked out model, including the Ludicrous mode, towing and cold weather packages will set you back $143,750. The limited edition first-run 'Signature Series' Model X will cost $132,000 - so the additional extras are only costing $11,750 more which isn't too bad at all. The Signature Series Model X will include every feature that Tesla offers, including Autopilot.

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