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NVIDIA to tease Mass Effect: Andromeda on PC next week

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 30, 2016 1:55 am

It looks like PC gamers will have something to drool over at from NVIDIA at CES 2017 next week, with the official Twitter account of Mass Effect teasing that there will be "more Mass Effect: Andromeda environments and gameplay" shown off during NVIDIA's CES 2017 keynote on Wednesday 4th January, 2017.



NVIDIA's CEO and founder Jen-Hsun Huang will be on stage as always, with a pre-show keynote that will tease the industry's next steps in self-driving car technology, AI, gaming, and hopefully more.


We should expect NVIDIA to unveil their new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, showing off Mass Effect: Andromeda in glorious 4K.

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$5 Metro Redux and Wolfenstein for Steam in Winter Sale

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: Dec 29, 2016 7:20 pm

Remember when the Metro Redux bundle released on PC for $50 back in August 2014? That price is long gone, and ever more so during 2016's PC Gaming Winter sales. Steam has reduced the title to $5.99, but GMG has gone all out on the hundreds of deals they have in their sale, turning on a 15% off coupon code making new lows on dozens of titles. With the new coupon, Metro Redux bundle is now a mere $4.92 after coupon in GMG's sale, and their list of hot deals is well worth checking out.




While we're at it, remember when Watch Dogs 2 released for $60? That was only a little over a month ago. Ubisoft's latest along with other Triple-A such as Civilization VI, No Man's Sky, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are all at their lowest prices to date with the aforementioned coupon code for their digital copies. Most of the titles listed below go above and beyond the Steam Winter sale discount. The sale even extends to upcoming January releases such as Resident Evil 7.


We've broken down the list of deals below by top sellers, upcoming games, and under $10 bargains. Browse away!


Top Pick New Winter Sale Deals


Use Coupon: DEALZON15


Top Sellers



Pre-Order Deals



Under $10 Games


Samsung Galaxy S8 might come with a stylus

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 29, 2016 4:20 pm

Samsung's S Pen has so far been reserved for their Note Series, but after the Note7 fiasco, the Korean giant might include the Pen with their S Series.




The rumors appear to indicate that Samsung's next flagship, the Galaxy S8, might come with a stylus.


There are many rumors floating around about the Galaxy S8, from the removal of the headphone jack and the physical buttons on the front of the phone to expanding the internal flash storage, and including 6GB of RAM.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 4X specs and image leaked

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 29, 2016 3:32 pm

Xiaomi has recently freshened up their Redmi Note 4 devices by adding two new colors, blue and black, but it seems that they are now focusing on their Note series.




According to the newest report, the Redmi Note 4X will feature 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The device should be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 653.


The leaked image shows that the rumors about the specs are correct. In the image, you can see the About Phone section, confirming the rumored specs.

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Samsung Galaxy A Series will make its debut on January 5

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 29, 2016 2:28 pm

Samsung recently sent out invitations for their January 5th event in Malaysia where they will unveil their upcoming Galaxy A Series smartphones.




Samsung Malaysia recently teased the water resistance feature of the Galaxy A (2017) Series, and the event invitation has the same water reference, which makes us believe that this series will be water resistant.


The current A series launched a year ago, so this is perfect timing for the new generation.

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VR won't grow much in 2017 due to supply constraints

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Dec 29, 2016 10:22 am

According to the latest reports from DigiTimes' industry sources, VR headset shipments are "unlikely to enjoy a high growth rate in shipments in 2017", with Oculus, HTC, Sony and more to suffer next year.




The reason? DigiTimes says "constrains in the supply of high resolution panels, high performance chips, and supporting software and firmware". Their sources added: "Most IC chips, platform products and hardware solutions currently available in the market are unable to keep up with the pace of development and hardware requirements of the VR industry, impeding makers' efforts to ramp up their shipments in 2017".


HTC reportedly shipped up to 500K Vive units this year, but are expected to hit 600K units in 2017, while Sony will ship 1.5 million PSVR headsets this year, and up to 2 .5 million PSVR headsets in 2017. Oculus, who have been going through some serious issues this year - will ship 650K units this year, and 1.2 million in 2017, according to TrendForce.

7700K overclocked to 7GHz, just 2 cores enabled on LN2

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Dec 29, 2016 8:21 am

Intel are just days away from making their new Core i7-7700K processor and entire Kaby Lake family of CPUs official, but before that we're seeing the 7700K hit 7GHz.




Before you pull out the celebration play list on Spotify, the 7700K was cooled by LN2, and the chip was reduced to just 2 cores. Oh, and it was thirsty for power requiring 2V of power.


Intel and AMD have a massive CES ahead of them next week, but a 7700K at 7GHz does sound delicious. Now give me that with all cores enabled, less power consumption, and an AIO cooler that keeps it cool enough and I'm happy.

ASUS 'reorganizing its loss-making' tablet business

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 29, 2016 8:15 am

ASUS has been releasing weird and at times very wonderful tablets over the years, but the company hasn't been making profits on them, so starting in the first half of 2016 the company began restructuring its tablet business.




DigiTimes reports: "Asustek started reorganizing its tablet business in the first half of 2016 and has greatly reduced the number of its new tablet projects as well as tablet shipments in 2016. Since Asustek still has a few hundred R&D and sales staff in its tablet department, Asustek has been trying to relocate them to new businesses such as virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) and smartphone and the process is expected to be completed by the end of first-half 2017".


This leads me to be wondering what ASUS will do about tablets at CES 2017 next week, and whether we might see a shift away from slates by ASUS.

Lenovo's new laptops rock clean Win 10, next-gen storage

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Dec 29, 2016 6:30 am

Lenovo are teasing the future of their laptops ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week, with an entire lineup of new and refreshed laptops rocking Kaby Lake processors, and more.




We have the totally new ThinkPad Yoga 370 2-in-1 convertible, refreshed T-Series (T470, T570, T470s, and T470p) and L-Series (L470 and L570) models, the new X270, and an updated version of the ThinkPad 13.


What to expect from Lenovo's new laptops:


  • Microsoft Signature: All ThinkPads comes loaded out of the box with the Microsoft Signature Image (clean install, no bloatware).
  • Precision TouchPad: Microsoft's PTP standard supported across all devices.
  • USB-C 'Anti-Fry' Protection: Systems with USB-C have equipped with protection circuit to protect from improperly designed/malfunctioning USB-C power supplies.
  • dTPM 2.0 security support: Universal implementation of discrete TPM 2.0.
  • ThinkPad Intelligent diagnostic codes: Intelligent Diagnostics with musical tones from notebook interpreted by companion smartphone app.
  • Intel Optane Performance: Non-volatile storage medium in the PCIe M.2 format for significant improvements in endurance, performance, and power consumption.

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Vive 2 with dual 4K 120Hz displays not launching at CES

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Dec 29, 2016 4:31 am

HTC is quickly spraying out the rumors that it will be unveiling and launching the Vive 2 at CES 2017 next week, with reports stating that the Vive 2 would rock dual 4K displays at 120Hz, which would've been amazing.




UploadVR have confirmed with HTC that the Vive 2 will not be shown off at CES 2017, with HTC's official statement reading: "There is no truth to the rumor of launching Vive 2 at CES 2017. At Vive, we are laser focused on building out a strong and growing ecosystem for current and future Vive owners so they can experience the best room-scale VR with the most compelling content available".


Now, HTC have said that they're not going to be launching Vive 2 at CES 2017 - but what if HTC aren't naming the Vive successor 'Vive 2'... does that mean we could see it teased as Vive 4K or something new? Maybe that's just me wishing out aloud.

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