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ASUS unveils its new Strix GeForce GTX 960 with 4GB of VRAM

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 11, 2015 7:52 am

ASUS has just unveiled its new Strix GeForce GTX 960 with 4GB of VRAM, the STRIX-GTX960-DX2IC-4GD5. the new Strix GTX 960 has 1291MHz Core Clock (165MHz higher than stock), a Boost Clock of 1317MHz and its memory at 7010MHz.

 

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The cooler is said to be whisper quiet, and even during 100% load it should be next to silent, like most of the GTX 960s before it. What is special here is that it has 4GB of framebuffer, compared to the 2GB every GTX 960 has had up until now. The new Strix GTX 960 is a super-small card with three DisplayPort outputs, and DVI.

 

You can be sure that as soon as samples are sent, we will have a review up on the Strix GTX 960.

Dying Light update includes new in-game items, and the new 'Hard Mode'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 11, 2015 6:25 am

Techland is currently pushing out a new update to Dying Light, something that will include new in-game items, and a harder difficulty known as 'Hard Mode'. There are also some new features, such as the ability to drive the in-game dune buggies, right through a crowd of zombies.

 

 

The new patch will have Dying Light players with extra outfits to wear, and over 50 new weapons, including the Bone Splitter and Rune Hammer. There will also be the usual tweaks and improvements to the performance and gameplay. The new patch is dropping to gamers on Xbox One and PC outside of the US later today, while US gamers and PS4 owners will have to wait until March 14.

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Troubles abound on 'Pirates of the Caribbean' Australian set

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 11, 2015 5:04 am

Trouble is brewing on the Queensland set of the fifth 'Pirates of the Caribbean' film, as separate events cause havoc with production.

 

Yesterday, a knife wielding man dressed as a pirate broke into the set and threatened a security guard working on production before fleeing into surrounding bushland. Initially, security thought the man in a complete pirate costume (complete with shoulder parrot) was an extra on production, but has since been confirmed he was not. The man was later caught and arrested.

 

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Now, its also been revealed that star Johnny Depp has left Australia just weeks into production to return to the United States to have surgery on his hand following an incident on set last weekend. No significant delays are expected as a result, as production can continue with scenes not featuring Depp.

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Netflix 'Daredevil' series trailer shows huge promise

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 11, 2015 4:27 am

While the upcoming Netflix 'Daredevil', based on the original series based on the Marvel comic series is released exclusively to the platform on April 10 (just two days from the premier of HBO's 'Game of Thrones'), it has it's work cut out to completely dissolve the prevailing aftertaste from the infamous 2003 film adaptation which starred Ben Affleck as the titular hero. But by the looks of this newly released trailer, the new incarnation looks very promising indeed.

 

 

Created in 1964 by Marvel legend Stan Lee and artist Bill Everett, the Netflix series features Charlie Cox as Daredevil/Murdock, Vincent D'Onofrio as Kingpin and Deborah Ann Woll as love interest Karen Page and will play a role in the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe. The show has a generous budget of around $40 million for the 13 episode series.

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Netflix engineers get House of Cards running on a NES

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Mar 11, 2015 4:14 am

Netflix may have filmed the third season of House of Cards in 6K, but why do you need that huge resolution when you're hacking the video service to run on a NES? Yes, a Nintendo Entertainment System.

 

 

A trio of Netflix engineers has a semi-working version of Netflix working on the NES, something they hacked together for Netflix's recent winter hack day. The team managed to throw up some frames from the House of Cards intro, all on a "unmodified" NES, with "some assembly required". Not only that, but they managed to get a limited browsing interface, with the feed showing some of Netflix's upcoming original shows.

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Netflix filmed the third season of House of Cards in 6K

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Mar 11, 2015 2:32 am

Netflix has said that the third season of House of Cards was filmed at 6K, even though it streams at a maximum of 4K to its own video streaming service.

 

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The master copies that Netflix has of the third season were provided in 4K, but the company is having the production house store huge 6K masters as an archive. This means we might see a 6K release of House of Cards, and other content in the future. The 6K master copies are absolutely huge, weighing in at 5.5TB per episode, compared to the 4K episodes which are 2.5TB each.

 

With 4K TV adoption still not ramping up, it would be nice to see Netflix offer these 6K episodes in the future. Especially as we shift past 4K, and into the world of 8K and beyond.

Bitdefender's new security software gives you access to the BRAIN

By: TweakTown Staff | More News: Software | Posted: Mar 11, 2015 2:30 am

In this day and age, you really need to have some form of defense on your system, keeping the various nasties at bay. Enter Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device 2015, which can protect not only your Windows-based PC, but your Mac and Android-based mobile devices.

 

With so many new threats and hacks being detected everyday, it's incredibly important to have some kind of software installed on your system to protect you. Without it, you are really leaving yourself open to attacks and other nasties if you don't know what you are doing.

 

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The new security software also comes with something Bitdefender calls 'BRAIN' which stands for Bitdefender Reflective Artificial Intelligence Networks. The way the BRAIN works is by "using reflective machine-learning algorithms, Bitdefender can single-handedly identify and block threats on Windows, MacOS or Android devices".

 

Bitdefender Antivirus elaborates, explaining its new Total Security Multi-Device 2015 software as "Bitdefender Total Security Multi-Device builds on technology awarded Best Protection and Best Performance to defend your device with just one click. It uses artificial intelligence technologies to accurately detect even the most advanced malware, such as 0-day attacks and advanced persistent threats". Considering it's protecting multiple devices in your possession, both at home and on the go, it is one of the best solutions available.

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'Tron 3' is a go for Disney, as production eyes October start

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 11, 2015 2:10 am

It might have taken some 18 years, but fans of the cult sci-fi adventure 'Tron' finally received a sequel in 2010 in 'Tron: Legacy' which left the door wide, wide open for another entry. Whilst Disney are said to have been disappointed in the $400 million worldwide box office haul, the house of mouse has apparently given a green light to production of a third entry in the franchise.

 

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The studio has yet to make an official announcement, but VancityBuzz has received word from insiders who have revealed that production is set to begin in October this year, which makes a 2017 release likely. 'Tron: Legacy' previously filmed the majority of green-screen scenes in Vancouver.

 

Garrett Hedlund who played Kevin Flynn's son Sam is signed and ready to go, while Olivia Wilde and Director Joseph Kosinski are also expected to return. No word yet on whether Daft Punk will once again contribute the soundtrack, but with the success of their gold certified album release it's certainly hard to imagine it without them.

The first screenshots of Valve's Source 2 engine look incredible

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 11, 2015 1:00 am

During the Game Developers Conference, we had our first tease of the Source 2 engine, which has now been confirmed to be powering the Aperture Science VR demo. This has been confirmed by the @ValveTime account on Twitter.

 

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The screenshots aren't the largest, but we can see some intricate details that had my mind blown. In the screenshot above, you can see the coil of the phone cable, and the individual holes where your fingers go to dial on the phone. Underneath the table, you can easily see the power point and the power cord running from it.

 

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In the screenshot above, we have a look at the detail of the entire room, where on the left we can see countless parts sticking out where they look individually detailed. The shadow detail is incredible, but it's that attention to detail that I'm really impressed with.

Taylor Swift's legs insured for a massive $40m

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 11, 2015 12:41 am

Taylor Swift's onstage performances have been lauded as energetic, which is why her management have moved to insure Swift's legs in the event of a mishap that could threaten her career, ahead of her upcoming world tour. But according to the Daily Mail - the insured figure of $40 million is said to be somewhat embarrassing to the young starlet, whose net worth is estimated to be around $200 million.

 

 

Swift shot to fame in 2006 at the age of 15 with her self titled debut album and has continued her massive success. Her 2014 album titled was responsible for nearly a quarter of all albums sold in the U.S. last year.

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