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

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 17, 2015 3:20 pm

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: Jun 17, 2015 2:35 pm

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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Weekly Giveaway: Win one of three INWIN D-Frame mini computer cases

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Jun 17, 2015 2:12 pm

We have teamed up with INWIN who is giving away three of its black D-Frame mini computer cases.

 

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Rules and Conditions

 

Step 1 - Like TweakTown's Facebook Fan Page at https://www.Facebook.com/TweakTown. Your like will be confirmed.

 

Step 2 - Like INWIN's ANZ Facebook Fan Page at https://www.Facebook.com/INWINANZ. Your like will be confirmed.

 

Step 3 - Like this News Post on TweakTown!

 

Step 4 - Like and Share this post at Facebook!

 

Step 5 - On the same post, tell us your favorite feature of the D-Frame mini!

 

Step 6 - Sit back and hope you are a winner - good luck!

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Capcom says Street Fighter 5 won't come to Xbox

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jun 17, 2015 1:36 pm

Capcom confirms In an interview with GameSpot, a Capcom employee stated that Street Fighter V will not be released on Xbox - even though previous titles have been.

 

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Although fans were speculating an Xbox release, the representative stated: "the reality is that this is a real partnership [with Sony]. We are console exclusive for this franchise for this numbered run." Claiming its new buddy Sony is certainly a helpful one, the source from Capcom continued "We're not talking about how we're handling post-launch content, but I can say the relationship with Sony does open doors for things we haven't been able to do in the past."

 

Phil Spencer, Xbox Games executive, told GameSpot that these things sometimes happen, adding that "I'd love it if Xbox fans could play all the games, but business just makes some deals happen. It's all part of competition."that Street Fighter V will not be coming to Xbox, due to a sole Sony partnership

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Hotline Miami publisher shows off Russian brawler in Sony E3 Keynote

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 17, 2015 12:33 pm

E3 2015 - If you've got a little more violence in mind, Devolver Digital has shown off its new title Mother Russia Bleeds through Sony in its E3 Keynote recently. Reminding us a little of the games of yesteryear, Devolver has added it's traditional pixelated blood bath twist to things.

 

 

With pre-Alpha footage all that is currently on hand, this PC and PlayStation 4 title is expected for launch in 2016 and features an ultra-violent co-op brawler playstyle centered around an alternate universe U.S.S.R regime. Based on a crew of street brawlers, you can team up with three of your friends to join in on the action.

 

The fighters are apparently vying for freedom, fighting against "an oppressive criminal authority and crippling drug addictions through any means necessary" as stated in a recent press release.

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KTC shows off a new all-metal exterior TV with thin bezel

By: Chris Smith | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jun 17, 2015 11:32 am

Claiming in a recently issued press release to suit the market requirement for 'elegance', KTC has announced its new 49L91F TV which features an all-metal exterior and thin bezel design.

 

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Also featuring a metal base, KTC says that this product will help return the television into being the centerpiece of your lounge space, providing an elegant and new-age feel with a sturdy thin metal frame to last for years to come. KTC also claims that its metal bezel design will help trick you into thinking it doesn't exist, blending in with the TV to create a better experience.

 

Without a release date, better images or price given, you can keep up with what KTC has to offer on the official website.

LG showcases a tiny new LED projector with an internal battery

By: Chris Smith | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jun 17, 2015 10:27 am

In addition to its Minibeam Series, LG has recently issues a press release outlining the new Minibeam Nano model, serving as a testimony to seven years leading the global LED projector charge.

 

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Weighing in at a miniscule 270 grams, this projector contains a wireless mirroring function which enables tablet or smartphone connectivity, complete with a 3,800mAh battery located within which provides two hours of stand-alone operation.

 

Also allowing playback through a USB port, this projector further provides wireless connections through Wi-Fi through a 30,000 hour rated lamp.

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Origin PC adds the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X to its pre-build lineup

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 17, 2015 9:29 am

ORIGIN PC has recently unveiled its support for AMD's new flagship video card, the Radeon R9 Fury X, by adding it to an already extensive pre-built PC collection.

 

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ORIGIN PC CEO and co-founder Kevin Wasielewski commented in a recent press release that it's the added performance ORIGIN is seeking; "The AMD R9 Fury X's bleeding edge, next generation technology brings with it much anticipation and excitement and it will truly be unlike any other Radeon before it."

 

ORIGIN PC will be offering the new video card immediately after the global launch, adding to what Wasielewski states is "the best time ever to be a PC gamer!" If you're wanting a piece of the action for yourself, this card will be added to the CHRONOS, MILLENNIUM and GENESIS systems on offer.

Oculus adds two new apps to the Samsung Gear VR app store

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jun 17, 2015 9:00 am

Oculus VR has just approved two new applications for the Samsung Gear VR store, with the two new apps seeing you visit VR-based real-world locations of colleges and restaurants in NYC.

 

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"YouVisit Colleges" lets you take a look through more than 1,000 colleges and universities around world, while "YouVisit Restaurants" lets you explore hundreds of restaurants in and around New York City. These two apps alone "feature more VR experiences than all other apps available in Oculus Store combined" which is quite huge.

 

Open up the Oculus Store in your Gear VR to check out these two new VR apps.

Hello Games announce simultaneous release of No Man's Sky on PS4 & PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 17, 2015 8:35 am

E3 2015 - No Man's Sky from Hello Games looks like one of the most ambitious games ever made, but it's something that is incredibly hard to convince you through words. Check out the E3 2015 trailer for No Man's Sky below.

 

 

See? Ambitious, huh? Hello Games has announced during the AMD sponsored PC Gaming Show that No Man's Sky will be release for the PlayStation 4 and PC simultaneously, which is quite exciting news.

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