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PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 580 teased

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 4, 2017 12:38 am

AMD will be launching its Radeon RX 580 graphics card soon, but it looks like PowerColor is about to announce its new Red Devil branded RX 580 graphics card.





From the looks of it, PowerColor will be using a dual-fan design with bigger fans than the RX 480-based Red Devil. The new Red Devil RX 580 looks devilishly good, with an awesome looking Red Devil logo that's powered by LEDs, a backplate, and more.


PowerColor will unveil clock speeds in the near future, when AMD launches their refreshed Radeon RX 580, RX 570 and the rest of the RX 500 series on April 18.

Intel's Kaby Lake-G: super-fast discrete GPU + HBM2 tech

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Apr 4, 2017 12:21 am

Intel's next-gen Kaby Lake-G processors might be something to get excited about for Chipzilla, with the latest rumors pointing towards Intel's upcoming Kaby Lake-G architecture featuring a massive integrated GPU, with HBM2 technology.




The leaked slides tease that Kaby Lake-G will feature a massive iGPU, all built on the 14nm process, and a dedicated PCIe link to a separate discrete GPU with HBM2 tech. The news was revealed during Intel's recent Technology and Manufacturing Day, with two SKUs teased on the BGA design: one for embedded systems, and the other for next-gen laptops.




Intel's next-gen Kaby Lake-G processors will reportedly come in 4C/8T with a 65W and 100W model, and since there's no on-package cache, the 65/100W TDPs are weird - but, it makes sense if they rock powerful integrated GPU + HBM2 tech. The separate GPU will be connected to the CPU through a dedicated PCIe 3.0 x8 interface, while the HBM2 memory will be the main on-board VRAM for the iGPU.

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Future 'Spider-Man' sequels to stay in the MCU for now

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 3, 2017 11:54 pm

While Spider-Man made a brief cameo appearance in last year's 'Captain America: Civil War', his solo outing in the upcoming Spider-Man: Homecoming will have the character fully integrated in the Marvel Cinematic Universe sandbox, alongside established characters such as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Hulk. But how long can the Disney/ Sony Pictures team up last? Well, it could go on a while.




Speaking to Collider, 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' producer Eric Carroll speaks of the reverence that having the character back under Marvel control. "It's like your Dad handing you the keys to the Lamborghini. This was the one unspoken rule when you came to work at Marvel, 'Hey, Spider-Man is the crown jewel, but we'll never get him back. We're never getting Spider-Man back, but look at all these other cool characters we have?!' All of a sudden when there's this opportunity to play with Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, that's all it was." But as to long it can go on, veteran Sony Pictures producer and ex-CEO Amy Pascal seems bullish. "I think we found the right formula and I think everybody is going to want the right thing to continue. And I think that there's a surprisingly generous and cooperative thing and if it works, then it's going to work for everybody."


'Spider-Man: Homecoming' will sling its way to 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas worldwide from July 6.

HTC U: Powered by Snapdragon 835 but no headphone jack

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 3, 2017 11:20 pm

The new HTC flagship will be unveiled in mid to late April, and it should hit global markets in early May. Last week Evan Blass revealed the name of the device, HTC U, and certain specs.




According to Blass, the HTC U will feature Qualcomm's latest processor, the Snapdragon 835. It will come will a 5.5-inch QHD display, and it will run Android 7.1 Nougat underneath HTC Sense 9.


Now, Android Headlines has leaked more info about the upcoming phone. According to their leaks, the HTC U will feature a 5.5-inch QHD display with Gorilla Glass 5 and 4GB or 6GB of RAM, depending on the market. The phone should have 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.


The new leak also says that the HTC U will have a 3,000 mAh battery.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild looks amazing in 5K resolution

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 3, 2017 10:16 pm

Thanks to Wii U emulator Cemu, PC gamers can actually play Zelda: Breath of the Wild and push the game to awesome new heights.




Zelda: Breath of the Wild already looks amazing on Wii U and the Nintendo Switch, even at its 900p resolution. But what about 1440p, 3840 x 2160p or even a ridiculous 5K resolution? With the Cemu emulator, PC gamers can fire up Wii U games and use high-end video cards to experience Hyrule in crazy new ways.


The screenshot above was captured by Redditor alo81, who used Cemu to push Breath of the Wild to 5K with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080Ti GPU.

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Leak suggests that Xiaomi Mi 6 will rock a 30MP camera

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 3, 2017 9:56 pm

The Xiaomi Mi 6 has been rumored for a while now, and it seems that the company will unveil the device in the second week of April.




Previous rumors have suggested that the company should unveil two devices - the Mi 6 and a more powerful Mi 6 Plus.


The Mi 6 Plus should come in multiple variations depending on the RAM and internal memory capacity.

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Nokia 9 specs revealed: Snapdragon 835 and iris scanner

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 3, 2017 8:45 pm

Tomislav Himbele, Head of Marketing for Eastern Europe at HMD Global, recently stated that the company aims to see Nokia in the top three in the next three years.




To achieve that, or come anywhere near that result, the company will have to invest a lot of money, but also launch a flagship that can be competitive with other strong phones in the market.


Nokia's Snapdragon 835 powered flagship has been rumored for a while, and it is believed that the device will be named the Nokia 9.

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Nintendo Switch dock heat is warping console

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 3, 2017 7:08 pm

Earlier today I saw reports that Nintendo's new handheld-hybrid Switch console gets warped by compounded heat while docked, and I decided to check my system out. I can indeed confirm that my Switch console is no longer straight and is warped with a slight bow on the right side.




So what caused this warping? I've reported the Nintendo Switch doesn't get very hot when docked, even when playing multiple hour sessions of demanding games Breath of the Wild, but there is heat passing through the device. The Nintendo Switch is made out of rather cheap-ish material that easily deforms when it comes in contact with certain materials, including adhesive. The odds are the Switch's frame--which is made out of the cheap material--is slowly warping due to compounded heat generated while the system is docked.




I only play my Switch while docked, and if you're skeptical, we have the photos to prove the warping. To see if your Switch is warped simply hold a ruler up to it, or lay it flat on its back with the JoyCons and press its right side. If it rocks, it's warped--if it doesn't, then it's fine. I've asked multiple Switch owners to see if their consoles are warped, and the vast majority have said no. This leads me to believed that warping is indeed happening.

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Tesla's quarterly report shows record deliveries

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 3, 2017 6:26 pm

Tesla Motors has announced their quarterly results which show that the company's deliveries have jumped by 69% compared to the same quarter last year.




The company delivered a record of 25,000 vehicles - 13,450 Model S and 11,550 Model X. Tesla's production in the first quarter also hit a quarterly record by manufacturing 25,418 vehicles.


Tesla has said it expects to deliver 47,000 to 50,000 Model S and Model X vehicles combined in the first half of 2017.

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Did BioWare outsource ME: Andromeda's facial animations?

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 3, 2017 3:35 pm

We already know Mass Effect: Andromeda should've been delayed to fix the weird facial animations, but it looks like BioWare's artists might not even be directly responsible for the game's most mocked feature. Reports indicate BioWare outsourced all human most of the alien character models to other EA branches.



Anonymous BioWare devs who worked on Mass Effect: Andromeda told YouTuber Liam Robertson:


"The game's animations were a result of over-reliance on CyberScan technology. Cyberscans can provide a helpful alternative to having to manually sculpt the bases of the models themselves. However this technology isn't advanced enough to create a high-quality game asset on its own.


"That was one of the mistakes the project managers made. The vast majority of work on human characters was outsourced as opposed to being handled internally. After the initial scans of human faces were taken, they were shipped off elsewhere.


"This was not the fault of the company's artists. Two of the sources placed the blame on BioWare's management who allegedly outsourced almost all the work on human characters with external teams associated with Electronic Arts."

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