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BREAKING: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 6:06 am

Computex 2015 was an interesting time in the case, cooler and power supply scene. This was not only due to some amazing releases by numerous companies, but because of accusations by CaseLabs and some technology media websites towards Thermaltake for allegedly 'stealing' design ideas.

 

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In breaking news, Thermaltake has issued a press release today which included a formal apology letter from CaseLabs, signed by president James Keating and vice president Kevin Keating. This documentation apologized for public attacks against Thermaltake and its North American marketing manager, Shannon Robb, further stating that the accusations that Thermaltake "acted as an Asian business with poor character and integrity" were unjust.

 

Also enclosed was a letter from CaseLabs to Legit Reviews. This letter outlined that Kevin Keating's statement of Thermaltake helping "taint the industry with rip-off products" was ill advised and a public retraction of the statement was included. This document went on to request that Legit Reviews should remove the news post in which quotes Kevin Keating's words immediately.

The wireless controllers that come with the HTC Vive look incredible

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 4:31 am

With the release of the HTC Vive not too far away, the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer is now showing off more and more of the wireless controllers behind the VR headset.

 

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The company has already pushed out the wireless controllers, and the Vive itself, to developers, so we're getting a deeper look at them as time goes on. The wireless controllers that ship with Vive will feature motion-tracking sensors, a trigger button, digital touchpad, and a design that really is out of this world.

 

The controllers are still in their prototype stage, but I'm kind of hoping that they rock this style when the consumer version of the Vive ships later this year.

eSports critic Colin Cowherd has parted ways with ESPN

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 3:21 am

ESPN and radio host Colin Cowherd have agreed to end a "mutually beneficial run," with Cowherd reportedly leaving to join Fox Sports.

 

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If you aren't an avid follower of ESPN or EPSN Radio, you probably know Cowherd for one other reason: earlier in the year, he vowed to quit ESPN if they made him cover eSports. "IF ESPN ever forced me to cover that, or do play-by-play, I would quit."

 

Wonder if he demanded a no-eSports clause with Fox Sports?

 

"We've enjoyed a mutually beneficial run with Colin for over a decade. He came to national prominence on ESPN with his unique perspective on sports and society," said John Skipper, President of ESPN. "Endings also bring new beginnings, for ESPN and Colin, and we thank him and wish him the best."

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Tesla is expanding its Gigafactory before construction is finished

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 2:25 am

Before the construction of its Gigafactory in Nevada is complete, Tesla is already set to expand the facility. Tesla has confirmed it has since tripled its land purchases in the state, adding a huge 1893 acres to the 1000 it secured last year.

 

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Most of the new space is buffer space according to a Tesla spokesperson, where the company could install solar farms in the area to power the Gigafactory. The electric car maker could also soon secure itself even more acerage, especially if their new cars truly are going to be selling out constantly, just as the Internet-connected Powerwall did.

'Marvel', 'Star Wars' attractions coming to Disneyland Shanghai

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 1:25 am

Earlier in the week, we revealed the news of a 'Tron' ride coming to the new Disneyland Shanghai curently being constructed in China and now the Walt Disney company has fully unveiled the project and expanded on other properties that will be housed at the $5.5b theme park.

 

 

According to Deadline Hollywood, the park will house attractions such as the 'Star Wars' Launch Bay, where visitors "will meet heroes and villains, board iconic intergalactic set-pieces, view props and memorabilia from the most recent episode, and be immersed in the Skywalker story through a state-of-the-art cinematic experience", along with the 'Marvel Universe' which will take guests on a "multimedia mission briefing in the world of Marvel, meet popular Marvel superheroes and learn to draw their favourite characters in the style of comic book artists", along with further attractions based on properties such as 'Pirates of the Caribbean', 'Tomorrowland', 'Fantasia' and 'Toy Story'.

 

Construction on the park began in 2011, and will open to the public next year.

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Windows 10 can be ordered on a USB flash drive for an easy install

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 12:27 am

Microsoft has reached the release to manufacturing (RTM) build of Windows 10, with its official release on July 29 right around the corner, but how will you be buying the new operating system? On a disc? Upgrading from your old installation, or on a USB flash drive?

 

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Windows 10 can be pre-ordered on a USB flash drive on Amazon, but these drives won't be shipping until August 16. This date can change at anytime, so you could receive it earlier than that. Windows 10 Home is $119.99, while Windows 10 Professional will set you back an additional $80, for a total of $199.99.

30th anniversary 'Back to the Future' Blu-ray boxset announced

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 12:15 am

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the classic 'Back to the Future', Universal studios are re-releasing the film along with 'Part II' and 'Part III' in a new trilogy boxset that include new never before released content.

 

 

According to the press release, the new boxset will include a new bonux features disc with over two hours of content, including brand new short films such as 'Doc Brown Saves the World!' starring Christopher Lloyd, the 'Looking Back to the Future' documentary, the 4 disc DVD 'Back to the Future : The Complete Animated Series' collection, a reproduction Flux Capacitor and a 64 page book.

 

'Back to the Future: The Complete Adventures' will be available in the US from October 21st 2015 - the exact day that Marty and Doc enter 'the future' of "Back to the Future: Part II"!

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Microsoft says the first HoloLens isn't for gamers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jul 16, 2015 10:40 pm

With gamers across the world excited for the endless possibilities of Microsoft's upcoming HoloLens wearable, it looks like the first iteration of HoloLens won't be aimed at gamers, and instead it will be targeted towards developers and enterprise scenarios.

 

 

The news comes directly from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, during his recent interview with ZDNet, where he said that HoloLens will be "more about developers and enterprise scenarios". Nadella's statement on HoloLens rides directly from his demo on the wearable at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference, where the CEO focused its concentration of HoloLens on tools like Autodesk and Maya.

 

Even with the big push of Minecraft on HoloLens at E3 2015 last month, the company isn't pushing HoloLens onto gamers anytime soon. Nadella added: "What we can uniquely do is bridge consumer to enterprise. That's in our DNA. I want every technology of ours to seek that out. In the HoloLens case, when I look at the interest, it's amazing how many are in hospitals, healthcare, retail. That's where I'm seeing the interest and we'll definitely go after it". He continued: "I wanted a hit game even for the new medium of mixed reality. And we will have that. Gaming will always be a scenario and there will be other entertainment broadly. But, with the V.1 of HoloLens, I want us to push a lot more of the enterprise usage".

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3 Reasons to Get the 3Doodler 2.0, the World's First Printing Pen

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Jul 16, 2015 3:51 pm

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Why doodle when you can 3D doodle? We've got a 3Doodler 2.0 bundle at TweakTown Deals for $129.99.

 

Here's why you'll love the world's first printing pen:

 

1. It's super easy to use. Turn your scribbles into a real 3D object quickly and easily-with two speeds, fast warm-up, and two temperature settings, anyone can learn how to use the 3Doodler.

 

2. You can make anything. Seriously, anything. From jewelry and accessories to home decor and architectural models, the possibilities really are endless. Need inspiration? Head over to the3doodler.com to see some of the creative projects 3Doodlers have come up with.

 

3. It comes complete with everything you need to get started. This bundle comes with the 3Doodler 2.0 pen and 125 stands of plastic in 25 different colors so you can get doodling right away.

 

Think outside the notebook. Get the 3Doodler 2.0 bundle at TweakTown Deals for $129.99. Add it to your cart now!

Win a trip to the LoL championships in Europe with Razer

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 16, 2015 1:28 pm

Razer is offering some lucky Asia-Pacific residents to win a trip to Germany in order to watch the Riot Games League of Legends Championships in person through its LoL 2015 Golden Ticket Competition.

 

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This competition will provide three lucky winners flights, accommodation, peripherals and some one-on-one time with Razer sponsored professional gamers.

 

To enter, Razer asks that you purchase a product between July 15 and September 30 and fill out an entry on the official website including proof that you live in the Asia-Pacific region. More information about this event can be found here.

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