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Win the penultimate series of 'Supernatural' in our Blu-ray promotion

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Oct 7, 2014 10:22 pm

To celebrate next week's home video release of the complete ninth season of the horror drama series 'Supernatural', we have ten copies of the Blu-ray to give away, thanks to our friends at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

 

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How do you deal with a fallout of heavenly proportions? With the angelic Host's descent to Earth, Sam and Dean are now facing a world inhabited by thousands of powerful beings, who soon form their own chaotic agendas. Before tackling the threat of the "loose nukes" roaming the globe, however, the Winchesters engage in their most personal conflict yet. Meanwhile, Castiel finds he's more vulnerable - and yet capable of more humanity - than ever. As the threat escalates, a way must be found to reopen the gates of Heaven and head off a demon insurrection in Hell.

 

To go into the running to take one Blu-ray copy home, simply answer the following question in 50 words or less:

 

What is the most interesting supernatural or unexplained event in history and why?

 

To enter, simply 'like' this post and share via Facebook or Twitter and send your answers, along with your postal address to ben at TweakTown.com before the competition closes on October 11th.

 

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'Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season' is available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from Australian retailers from October 8th.

Jennifer Lawrence says nude celeb hack 'is a sex crime'

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Oct 7, 2014 9:23 pm

Actress Jennifer Lawrence is still extremely upset about the celebrity hacking scandal in which pictures of multiple actresses were leaked online. Lawrence recently told Vanity Fair that the cybercriminal activity, which targeted Apple iCloud accounts, is a "sex crime."

 

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"It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It's disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That's why these websites are responsible."

 

The stolen photos were posted on Reddit and 4chan, and quickly went viral among other websites. Poor judgment aside, that still doesn't necessarily mean celebrities deserved to have their personal photos stolen - but is yet another warning to regular users to be careful about where these types of photos or videos are stored.

MSI revamps gaming laptops with help from NVIDIA GTX 970M and 980M

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 7, 2014 6:20 pm

MSI has revamped his GT Stealth/Ghost Series and GT Dominator Series gaming laptops using NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 900M Series video cards, the company has announced. The new gaming units ship with the Intel Core i7 processor, Killer E2200 Game Networking, Sound Blaster Cinema, Dynaudio Technology, XSPlit Gamecaster, 4K HDMI output, Matrix Display and NVIDIA Surround.

 

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All new MSI gaming laptops using the NVIDIA GTX 900M video cards are available now, with prices starting at $1,599.

 

"MSI's newest gaming laptops showcase breakthroughs in mobile gaming technology that improve graphics performance, increase gaming comfort, and transport gamers into an unbelievable gaming journey," said Andy Tung, MSI Pan America president. "NVIDIA's GTX 900M Series GPU delivers mobile graphics that are up to par with desktop video card models and superior to anything we've ever seen."

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NASA researches putting space crew in deep sleep in mission to Mars

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Oct 7, 2014 5:22 pm

As NASA ramps up research efforts to one day send a manned crew to Mars, putting the spaceflight crew in stasis would allow for better mission logistical support. The use of therapeutic torpor has occurred for up to one week, but would require intravenous feeding as a one-way trip to Mars could take more than 180 days, researchers note.

 

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"We haven't had the need to keep someone in (therapeutic torpor) for longer than seven days," said Mark Schaffer, aerospace engineer for SpaceWorks Enterprises. "For human Mars missions, we need to push that to 90 days, 180 days. Those are the types of mission flight times we're talking about."

 

Using stasis allows mission planners to cut supply requirements down from 400 tons to around 220 tons, with less consumables such as food and water needed.

Sponsored Video - Think twice about buying that slower PC, says Intel

By: TweakTown Staff | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Oct 7, 2014 2:47 pm

We all know that upgrading your PC can be hard, but one of the key decisions of upgrading any PC is the processor. Most people will go Intel, and rightly so, the company has the best performing CPUs on the market.

 

 

The advertisement shows a frustrated user who is sitting at his brand new PC, and it crashes. Time slows down, and then goes in reverse, where he regrets his decision of buying the competition, walking back to his PC store and changing his mind. Intel puts this down to 6 simple steps when buying a new PC.

 

This includes the Processor Speed, RAM, HDD, Graphics Card, Software and Extras. Intel processors run faster, use less power, and if you have the money to spend, can scale up to incredible speeds that make your desktop PC closer to a supercomputer from just a decade or so ago with up to 16 threads on the latest Core i7-5960X.

 

Post sponsored by Intel

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Google updates Gmail for iOS, works better on the new iPhone 6

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: Oct 7, 2014 7:40 am

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are still fresh in consumers' hands, with Google releasing an updated version of Gmail for iOS. The new version of Gmail works better with the higher resolution displays found in the new iPhones.

 

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It's not a massive change, but the increased resolution, especially on the iPhone 6 Plus, is messing up a slew of apps. At least now, Gmail for iOS isn't one of them. The added pixels on screen allow Gmail users to see more messages at once, without losing Gmail features to a lack of pixels like labels and stars.

Interested in 'Person of Interest? Enter our Blu-ray competition now!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Oct 7, 2014 7:35 am

To celebrate next week's home video release of the complete third season of the sci-fi drama series 'Person of Interest', we have ten copies of the Blu-ray to give away, thanks to our friends at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

 

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The Person of Interest team suffers a devastating loss and confronts staggering challenges in the hit series' most explosive season yet. Adapting to the evolution of The Machine, now completely self-governed and hidden from all, technical wizard Finch (Michael Emerson) and ex-CIA operative Reese (Jim Caviezel) team with rogue agent Samantha Shaw (Sarah Shahi) to save lives and seek justice, but their missions now threaten to tear them apart. The electrifying, 23-Episode Season Three is a must watch!

 

To go into the running to take one Blu-ray copy home, simply answer the following question in 50 words or less:

 

Who is the person in your life that is of most interest to you, and why?

 

To enter, simply 'like' this post and share via Facebook or Twitter and send your answers, along with your postal address to ben at TweakTown.com before the competition closes on October 11th.

 

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'Person of Interest: The Complete Third Season' is available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from Australian retailers from October 8th.

Mountain Dew powers Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 7, 2014 6:21 am

Game Fuel, it's a thing, and it powers the games with the biggest marketing campaigns, such as the upcoming Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Mountain Dew and Doritos are powering the bladders and stomachs of gamers, with the companies teaming up for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

 

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For those who do enjoy drinking some Game Fuel, Mountain Dew has unveiled a new lemonade flavor. The last games to be sponsored by Game Fuel was back in 2013, where Dead Rising 3 was promoted with citrus-cherry, while the new blue "Electrifying Berry" was entering the bladders of gamers who played Ryse: Son of Rome.

Next Car Game from the developers of FlatOut now called Wreckfest

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 7, 2014 4:34 am

Next Car Game has been on our radar for quite a while now, but Bugbear Entertainment's coming multiplayer vehicular carnage simulator has been renamed for good: Wreckfest.

 

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Wreckfest is available right now for $30 through Steam Early Access, which as it stands, supports multiplayer games of up to 18 people. There are four game modes available: Racing, Derby, Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch.

 

I don't know if I like the new name or not, as I had become fond of 'Next Car Game', what about you?

Ubisoft delays The Crew three weeks, new release date of December 2

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 7, 2014 3:44 am

Ubisoft has announced a three-week delay to The Crew, with its original release date of November 11 being pushed back to December 2. Ubisoft has also announced that there will be a second closed beta on both the PS4 and Xbox One next month.

 

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The developer said that the new beta will be "giving even more players the opportunity to experience the game, which is something the community has been requesting". Julian Gerighty explained the delay, where he said: "Our philosophy remains to deliver the best game possible. We're all committed to delivering a revolutionary experience in the driving genre and we can't wait for The Crew to be in the hands of the players".

 

This isn't the first time Ubisoft has delayed The Crew, as it was originally meant to launch early 2014. The company delayed it to Q2 of fiscal year 2015, and now again to December 2.

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