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ASUS to launch its ZenFone 2 with 4GB RAM, 128GB storage in Taiwan

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

ASUS will be launching its new ZenFone 2 smartphone in Taiwan later this week, with the 64GB version costing around $310, while the 128GB model will bump that price up to around $375.

 

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The ZenFone 2 was released in March, selling over 100,000 units in Taiwan alone. The Taiwanese giant is now looking to continue this, pushing out a 128GB variant of the ZenFone 2, with it already being listed as "coming soon" on India's Flipkart.

 

Inside of the ZenFone 2, we have a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 4-core 2.3GHz Intel Atom Z3580 CPU, 4GB of RAM, LTE connectivity, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with 5-megapixel camera up front, and a 3000mAh battery.

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition supports DX12 and 4K on the PC

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

E3 2015 - The Coalition Studio announced Gears of War: Ultimate Edition during the PC Gaming Show at E3 2015, something that will be hitting the PC with 4K resolution and DirectX 12 support when Windows 10 launches next month.

 

 

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will be rocking mouse and keyboard support, as well as the typical controller support that console gamers are used to. On the Xbox One, we can expect Gears of War: Ultimate Edition to rock along at 1080p 60FPS, which is a very nice touch for the Xbox One. The beta is available for Xbox One users, too.

 

The remastered version of Gears of War features refreshed visuals and reworked cutscenes thanks to animation studio Plastic Wax. According to Polygon's sources, the Gears of War remake is being worked on by Splash Damage, which worked on Brink and Dirty Bomb.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided E3 trailer gives us a glimpse at gameplay

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

E3 2015 - It's finally here - some gameplay footage from Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Ubisoft's first-person RPG looks bloody impressive, and we've only seen a tiny little snippet of what to expect.

 

 

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is built on the new Dawn engine, with support for DirectX 12 and AMD's new TressFX 3.0 technology. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming out in 2016 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

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EA CEO: 'Mobile is already important,' with millions of downloads

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

E3 2015 - Much of the attention during E3 has been on PC and console games, but there is a growing presence of mobile game titles. Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson recently spoke about how critical mobile gaming is for the company, which has almost 250 different mobile titles available to gamers.

 

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"Mobile is already important. We had more than 700 million downloads of our games last year. We have 160, 170 million monthly active users playing our games every month," Wilson said in a statement to GamesBeat. "There's going to be another 300 or 600 million devices or something launched this year alone. We went from 200 million players to two billion players in large part because of mobile devices. It's already super important to us. I'm proud of what we're doing.

 

Hardcore games such as Madden NFL being streamlined to Madden NFL Mobile indicate how EA wants to cater to Apple iOS and Google Android smartphone and tablet owners. Looking ahead, Wilson said that GMs are reporting the importance of mobile gaming directly to him - and he's listening to the feedback.

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V-MODA lets you customize your products while embracing 3D printing

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Audio maker V-MODA is embracing innovation by spearheading a project for the world's first 3D printed personalized wearable technology. The company has introduced custom 3D printed shields using materials such as stainless steel, raw, plated and other precious materials - creating the "first time in history" that mass customization "merges jewel-grade 3D printing with consumer electronics."

 

 

Using the V-MODA website, consumers can customize their products by choosing a base color, 3D shield material of choice, and then the design and monogram of their product. As for precious metals, the following choices are available: sterling silver, solid 14k gold, 14k rose gold, 14k white gold, or platinum.

 

"3D printing has captured the imaginations of people, but this is the first application that can be worn every day on an award-winning product," said Val Kolton, CEO of V-MODA. "This technology ends the ubiquity of carbon copy, plastic consumer electronics and ushers in an era of bespoke designs and metals that transform products into handcrafted designer relics."

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Remotely view SwannCloud HD security footage on Android, iOS devices

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Swann Security has announced the SwannCloud Plug & Play security camera and SwannCloud HD Pan & Tilt security camera.

 

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Both cameras are able to record and capture 720p HD video and 1280 x 720 HD images, which can be saved to a smartphone or tablet. In addition, the Pan & Tilt camera can be remotely operated using the SwannCloud app for Google Android and Apple iOS users. Both cameras also make use of on-board infrared LEDs to provide higher quality nighttime video and image viewing.

 

The SwannCloud HD Plug & Play has a $129.99 MSRP, while the SwannCLoud HD Pan & Tilt is available for $179.99.

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Oculus VR explains gaming experience we can expect with VR

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

When it comes to virtual reality growing into a mainstream technology, it looks like video games will be one of the most important driving forces. Jason Rubin, head of studios at Oculus VR, is tasked with helping predict that types of apps, games, and other software VR adopters will use - and he's banking heavily on video games.

 

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Oculus VR will invest at least $10 million in independent game development, and has studios such as Insomniac Games and Ready at Dawn onboard to help create VR-themed titles.

 

"My guess is, what's going to happen is we'll start with a lot of experiences that developers know how to make," said Rubin while speaking with GamesBeat. "They're going to be great experiences. But as time passes, and also with new input devices, we're going to branch out into new experiences. There are going to be old genres that don't translate, old genres that translate with a little work, old genres that are awesome and made even better, and then a ton of new genres that are called for in VR."

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Save Over 50% on the Striker Spy HD-Camera Drone

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

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There's plenty more drone fans will love about the Striker Spy quadcopter beyond its tricks-like up to 12 minutes of flight time, easy long-distance flying, and a lightweight, sturdy design that's made to handle a few bumps and bruises along the way. Just don't forget to capture all of your mid-air adventures. The Striker can film up to 30 minutes of video footage and take up to 50,000 photos. Yes, we're serious.

 

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Are consumers drinking the Kool-Aid related to mobile payments?

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Consumers have a growing number of ways to pay at checkout that don't include using cash, debit or credit cards - but trying to actually get people to switch to mobile payments is proving difficult. It's possible to use a smartphone or smartwatch wearable to make payments, with the likes of Apple Pay, Android Pay, and other options.

 

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Apple has recently announced new features of its Apple Pay service, while Google has big ambitions for Android Pay, designed to be the successor to Google Wallet. Earlier in the year, Samsung purchased LoopPay, and is expected to take a more aggressive approach to the mobile payment sector.

 

"I've been paying for a while with my phone," said Larry Page, CEO of Google, while speaking during a shareholder meeting. "First time you pay with a phone, and you don't have to pull out your card, mess with entering codes and signing things and so on, it's a pretty great experience."

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Researchers create soft robot tentacles able to safely pick up an ant

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Researchers have created tiny soft robotic tentacles able to successfully pick up an ant without harming or killing it. The tentacle can also pick up fish eggs, a strong indication the technology may be used in microscopic surgeries that require extreme precision.

 

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The Iowa State University researchers chose a manner that each microscopic tube is coil and move in a spiraling manner, similar to an octopus arm. Measuring up to 8 millimeters in length, each tube has a silicone rubber ring located at the base that give the tubes strength.

 

"The gentle spiraling and scooping motion of our micro-tentacle will definitely help," said Jaeyoun Kim, electrical engineer at Iowa State University, said in a statement to Live Science. It's impressive research that could have a major impact on surgeries - hopefully preventing tissue damage to the medical patient.

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