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People are selling Snap's Spectacles for $5000

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Nov 14, 2016 1:42 pm

In September, Snapchat or Snap Inc. how they are called now announced Spectacles - a pair of sunglasses with an integrated video camera. Snap said that the Spectacles would go on sale for $130.

 

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The first vending machine with Spectacles showed up near the company's headquarters in Venice Beach, California. People waited in line for hours to buy a pair of glasses with a built-in camera. The second vending machine popped up at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park in California.

 

For now, vending machines are the only way to buy Spectacles and Snap Inc. has a map on their website where you can locate the vending machines.

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Nintendo Switch price to start at $249, deluxe at $299

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 14, 2016 1:07 pm

Nintendo's new handheld-and-console hybrid, the Nintendo Switch, may have two different models at launch: a $249 starter option, and a $299 deluxe version that comes with an extra game and more memory. Both SKUs are expected to be identical in terms of power and performance.

 

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This latest report comes from Let's Play Video Games' Laura Kate Dale, who has apparently been told the Switch's UK price tag from an inside source at UK retailer GAME.

 

Sources tell Dale that the Nintendo Switch will essentially follow the same duo launch plan as the Wii U, offering two different SKUs with matched performance and specifications. Sources pinpoint £199.99 for the basic set, and £249.99 for the bigger model. For comparison's sake, the Wii U launched at $299 for the base 8GB white version, with the black Wii U Deluxe offering 16GB at $349.

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Full 'Ghost In The Shell' live action trailer hits

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Nov 14, 2016 6:48 am

It's been a long time coming, but the live action remake of the classic anime 'Ghost in the Shell' is about to hit the big screen and based on the just-released new trailer, it looks to be an amazing dystopian vision of the future.

 

 

Based on the 1989 manga which was turned into the 1995 animated film, the 2017 'Ghost In The Shell' stars Scarlett Johansson as The Major and Pilou Asbæk as Batou in the feature film remake which is helmed by 'Snow White and the Huntsman' director Rupert Sanders.

 

'Ghost In The Shell' is set to hit cinemas in 2D and 3D worldwide from March 30 2017.

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4K on Xbox Scorpio 'waste of resources' says DOOM dev

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 14, 2016 6:29 am

Microsoft might have a more powerful console on its hands with the upcoming Project Scorpio, but don't think you'll be gaming at 4K 60FPS on it anytime soon.

 

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id Software's Lead Renderer Programmer, Tiago Sousa, fielded some questions on Twitter about the 6 TFLOPs of performance that Project Scorpio has, and whether developers should be aiming for 4K, or higher fidelity 1080p gaming. Personally, better-looking 1080p 60FPS gaming (with AA maxed out and all in-game details maxed out) would be better than lukewarm (30FPS or less) 4K.

 

Sousa said: "yes, even more on on tvs/consoles where player sits at distance. 4K is a waste of resources". He tweeted again: "but good to see ppl looking into approaches to decouple costs, that's the good approach imo".

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Man marries his iPhone in Las Vegas, we're not joking...

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 14, 2016 4:33 am

You've probably checked your calendar to see if it's April 1st already, but it's not - so let's blow your mind by telling you that The Little Las Vegas Chapel has had quite the unusual ceremony, by marrying a man and his iPhone.

 

 

Aaron Chervenak had a commitment ceremony to "marry" his iPhone, with chapel owner Michael Kelly saying he has hosted other ceremonies with pets "getting married" or "weed weddings" where people profess their love for some 420, but the "iPhone marriage" was meant to be a statement on our dependence on mobile devices.

 

Kelly said: "[While] we really don't have many people [come in here] that marry inanimate objects. I think he wanted to explore [the question] 'can technology become human?' People are so connected to their phones ... and they live with them all the time. They're with them 24 hours a day. They go to sleep with their cell phone. They wake up with their cell phone, sometimes it's the first thing that they check".

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Host your own 'Sausage Party' with our Blu-ray giveaway

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Nov 14, 2016 4:09 am

To celebrate this week's release of 'Sausage Party' on Blu-ray and DVD, we have 15 Blu-rays to give away thanks to our friends at Universal Sony Home Entertainment.

 

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A hero will rise. A misplaced sausage (voice of Seth Rogen) and his food friends embark on an existential adventure through the aisles of a massive supermarket in this raunchy animated comedy. While they are initially excited by the prospect of a Fourth of July sale, the perishable pals are soon horrified when they learn the full truth about what happens after they are purchased. Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Paul Rudd, Nick Kroll, David Krumholtz, Edward Norton, and Salma Hayek also lend their voices. Conrad Vernon (Monsters vs. Aliens) and Greg Tiernan directed from a script by Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir.

 

To go into the running to win a prize, simply answer the following question in 50 words or less:

 

What's the worst ingredient in a sausage you've ever heard of?

 

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 dot com before the competition closes on November 18.

 

'Sausage Party' is available on 4K Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and digital at leading Australian retailers from November 16.

Trump to forego his presidential salary in office

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: Nov 14, 2016 3:50 am

As the world comes to terms with a wholly unexpected result of last week's U.S. presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump has revealed more of his plans for the country - and they don't include taking any form of tax-payer funded salary.

 

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According to USA today, President-elect trump has indicated that he won't be taking the $400,000 USD annual salary that comes attached to being the leader of the free world, saying "No, I'm not going to take the salary. I'm not taking it." Trump has also promised he won't take any long holidays either, as "there's just so much to be done".

 

President-elect Trump will become President as at Noon on Jan 20 2017.

Skyrim: Special Edition ENB mod teased

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 14, 2016 2:33 am

Skyrim: Special Edition, if you can believe it, is already being modded - with Boris Vorontsov releasing his first version of the infamous ENBSeries mod for Skyrim: Special Edition.

 

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ENBSeries member 'Ewi' has teased some gorgeous screenshots of the modded version of Skyrim: Special Edition, and it looks slick. Check out the screenshots below.

 

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Dishonored 2 director 'distressed' over PC performance

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 14, 2016 12:38 am

Has there been a game released this year that has been problem free? Bethesda is back again with Dishonored 2 now out, but Arkane Studios slipped with the PC version of the game which is experiencing all sorts of performance issues.

 

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Dishonored 2 Game Director Harvey Smith isn't happy with the PC version of the game, fielding questions on his Twitter account. Smith said he's distressed over the PC performance issues, saying his team are hard at work getting the performance issues fixed. He said that Dishonored 2 was tested on PC before its release (because we haven't heard that before), and that it's not a port from other platforms.

 

Smith said: "I'm happy people are raving about the game. The majority are loving it. But I'm distressed that some PC users have problems", adding: "really feeling it for the folks affected - working over the weekend and such". Smith tweeted: "we care deeply about pc (as pc players ourselves). we are working on the issues".

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Win a Disney/Pixar 'Finding Dory' Blu-ray prize pack

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Nov 14, 2016 12:22 am

To celebrate this week's release of 'Finding Dory' on Blu-ray and DVD, we have 5x awesome Blu-rays prize packs to give away thanks to our friends at Disney Home Entertainment.

 

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Disney Pixar's "Finding Dory" reunites everyone's favorite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. What can she remember? Who are her parents? And where did she learn to speak Whale? Each prize pack includes a copy of 'Finding Dory' on Blu-ray, The Art of Finding Dory book, a beach towel, cap, beach mat and a beach bag.

 

To go into the running to win a prize, simply correctly answer the following question:

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