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First 'Mad Max' PS4 gameplay footage released

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 1 day, 11 hours ago

In just a few short weeks, the much anticipated sequel to 'Mad Max'; 'Fury Road' will hit screens worldwide, with a flurry of pre-release trailers commanding much attention. Strangely, the long in production video game from Avalanche Studios has been much quieter. But now Warner Bros. Games has released the first trailer of in-game footage, and it looks highly encouraging - especially for a license tie-in.

 

 

Officially announced at E3 2013, the 'Mad Max' game was originally announced for Windows, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One before being delayed when the theatrical release of 'Fury Road' was announced last year, but now, the previous generation console versions have been abandoned.

 

Bizarrely, despite the long gestation, the game still won't make the May theatrical release date, but will instead drop in September when the Blu-ray and DVD version of the film is released.

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South Korea constantly battling North Korea in growing cyber war

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 day, 12 hours ago

The South Korean government believes they have found evidence that shows North Korea is behind cyberattacks aimed at its financial sector and nuclear operators. The malicious code was designed to delete files from infected PCs, which prevented banking customers from transferring money online or withdraw money in-person.

 

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"The malicious codes used in the attack were same in composition and working methods as 'Kimsuky' codes known to be used by North Korea," according to the South Korean prosecutor's office, and noted by CNN. In addition, some IP addresses were traced back to Shenyang, China, which is along the border between China and North Korea - with North Korea reportedly relying on China's more established Internet infrastructure to launch attacks.

 

North Korea's growing cyber ability tends to be focused on South Korea, with financial institutions, nuclear power operators, and private sector companies all targeted in the past.

NPD: US smartphone sales among consumers making less than $30K doubles

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 day, 14 hours ago

The consumer mobile market is transitioning towards smartphones, with sales to consumers making less than $30,000 per year increasing by more than 50 percent, according to The NPD Group.

 

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Mobile phone sales increased 28 percent year-over-year, while smartphones sales increased 35 percent during the same time period - with Apple and Samsung accounting for two out of every three devices sold.

 

"The smartphone market continues to undergo radical changes, even as it approaches maturity in the U.S.," said Stephen Baker, VP of industry analysis at NPD. "As older and less affluent buyers enter the market, the industry is increasingly offering pricing and service plans that match the needs of these demographics."

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Get The ZeroLemon 20000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack For 50% Off

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

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Solar-powered, shockproof, and rain-resistant, this portable battery is perfect for fans of the great outdoors, whether you're on a day hike or just waiting in a really long line for brunch. The dual output lets you quickly charge two iOS or Android devices at the same time wherever you are. Not outside? It comes with a MicroUSB cable so you can charge it at home.

 

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Logitech reports best earnings in seven years thanks to sales growth

By: Chris Smith | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 2 days, 1 hour ago

As according to the latest press release, Logitech has reportedly exceeded its fiscal year 2015 expectations with a 28 percent growth in sales in the category of gaming, tablet and other accessories.

 

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Logitech's GAAP operating income was rated at $141 million with its GAAP earnings per share equaling $0.81 compared to $0.46 last year. This massive growth marks its best earnings per share rating since the 2008 fiscal year.

 

When asked about future development plans, president and CEO Bracken Darrell stated "we will accelerate our transformation of Logitech into a simpler, faster, growing company. We will focus on our growing Retail Strategic business."

Wrestling is coming to the PC - WWE 2K15

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 2 hours ago

Browsing the Whirlpool forums we came across a post by user GeoffBRO! exclaiming that WWE will finally be coming to the PC platform in the next few days.

 

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Bundled on Steam with 10% off and a free DLC, the game opens in approximately five days time and will set you back $49.49.

 

Sporting multiple language options, it also has to be said that this is one new game the you certainly don't need a beastly PC for - recommending users invest in an NVIDIA GTX 570 and Intel Core i5-3550 @ 3.30 GHz to ensure smooth game play. For most PC enthusiasts this should be no issue as these kind of specifications were common for many in 2011.

London to host $50,000 CS:GO tournament - Gfinity

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 3 hours ago

Invites have started surfacing for the Gfinity $50,000 CS:GO tournament, to be held inside their London arena on May 15-17.

 

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The first team to be announced is Australia's Vox Eminor, looking to improve their international tournament results with the inclusion of Yaman 'Yam' Ergenekon and will be one of two teams from the land down under to make the trip over to Europe in the same month - being Team Immunity heading to a DreamHack BYOPC qualifier.

 

Gfinity will be releasing more competing teams over the next few days for its Masters tournament.

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Patriot launches M.2-based Ignite Series SSDs with 560MB/sec reads

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: 2 days, 4 hours ago

Patriot has just announced its new Ignite M2 SSDs, based on the super-small M.2 next-generation form factor (NGFF) standard. The new Patriot Ignite M2 measures in at just 22m wide, and 80mm long.

 

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As for its speeds, we have up to 560MB/sec sequential reads and 320MB/sec writes, with 4KB random read and write speeds of 90/70K IOPS. Patriot's VP of Engineering, Les Henry, explains: "We are happy to announce the Ignite M2 addition to our family of SSD products. With the Ignite M2, Patriot now offers a full range of SSDs, from 2.5" SATA 3, to mSATA and now M.2. The Ignite M2 drives are the perfect storage solution for those looking to build/upgrade their small form factor PCs".

 

Patriot's new Ignite M2 SSDs come in 240GB and 480GB sizes, with the Phison S10 controller and SATA 6Gbps standard. The 240GB model has an MSRP of $109.99 while the 480GB costs $209.99, with both models available through Fry's Electronics, Amazon, and Newegg.

Facebook's latest data: 1.44 billion people using Facebook each month

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 2 days, 5 hours ago

During Facebook's Q1 2015 earnings report, the social network has said that there are now over 1.44 billion people using Facebook each month, which is up 13% year-over-year. From those 1.44 billion users, 1.25 billion of them were on mobile, which is a bigger increase of 24% year-over-year.

 

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Facebook has 936 million daily active users, and 798 million mobile daily active users (an increase of 17% and 31% year-over-year, respectively). This is something worth noting: around 65% of Facebook's users are using the social network daily, with 64% of those on mobile using it every single day. The numbers are continuing to grow, where if we compare the mobile-only monthly active users from Q1 2013 (just two years ago now) where it was at 189 million, compared to 581 million in Q1 2015.

 

Other noteworthy numbers: there are 800 million people on WhatsApp per month, 700 million on Groups per month, 600 million people using Messenger each month, and 300 million people using Instagram per month. Insane numbers, which are joined by 45 billion messages sent daily, 4 billion videos viewed per day, 650 million people connected to sports Page of some kind, and there are now over two million advertisers using Facebook.

Sony hanging onto Spider-Man rights, animated feature coming in 2018

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 2 days, 6 hours ago

Earlier this year, Sony Pictures surprised fans by shelving plans for the Andrew Garfield 'Amazing Spider-Man' series and allowing Marvel to jointly share the rights to the character, allowing the classic Stan Lee creation to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

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But with the intrinsic value of the property, they haven't ceded all rights to the Disney owned company and so today Sony Pictures have announced an upcoming animated 'Spider-Man' feature to be helmed by 'The Lego Movie' and '22 Jump Street' directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, for release in 2018, according to a report via ComingSoon.

 

The first film from the freshly rebooted live action 'Spider-Man' series will be released a year earlier on July 28, 2017 and will be co-produced by Marvel head Kevin Feige.

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