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Razer offers Aussie LoL fans a ticket for worldwide travel

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 12 hours ago

In a bid to win over the fanatical League of Legends audience, Razer has up for grabs three spots in its Australian and New Zealand Golden Ticket Competition. The top prize will see the three winners flown to the League of Legends world Championship Semi-Finals in Belgium and the finals in Germany.

 

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If these travel tickets aren't enough to get you excited, the winners will also receive Razer peripherals and one-on-one time with Razer sponsored professional gamers and celebrities.

 

The competition began back in July 2015 and is set to finish on the 30th of September. To enter you must purchase a Razer product and enter your details into this website.

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CCleaner hits Windows 10, helping users clear junk out of their system

By: Chris Smith | More News: Software | Posted: 2 days, 13 hours ago

One of the most popular computer cleaning programs on the market is Piriform's CCleaner and in recently issued news, this program has just hit v5.09, marking itself as completely Windows 10 optimized.

 

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Initially released for Windows 10 last month, Piriform has now ironed out the bugs with this 5.09 update, ensuring a smooth operating experience. Now optimized for Windows 10 64-bit operating systems and with the ability to clean out the new Edge browser, 5.09 further comes with Windows 10 registry support.

 

The interface is now reportedly more responsive and further changes are currently in the pipeline to be implemented in coming months.

CybertronPC first to add support for AMD Radeon R9 NANO video card

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 2 days, 14 hours ago

Described as providing a super-powerful package in a small form factor design, the AMD Radeon R9 NANO video card has been a long-awaited addition to the new R7 and R9 Radeon families. In a bid to be ahead of the curve, CybertronPC has been one of the first companies to announce full support for this new beast, including it in pre-built systems for you to buy.

 

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Bragging double the performance density and performance per watt of previous editions, this Fiji-based chip comes complete with High Bandwidth Memory and a 4096-Bit memory interface, seeing the output rise of 60% when compared to GDDR5.

 

Designed with 4k gaming and Virtual Reality in mind, CybertronPC further offer a free lifetime technical support and lifetime warranty on its systems, including a one year warranty on parts and lifetime on labor.

SilverStone hits the storage market again, hot-swap RAID rack release

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: 2 days, 15 hours ago

If you're looking for optional extras when it comes to storage solutions for your home PC or small business, SilverStone has just released the MS08, a dual 2.5" SATA hot-swap mobile rack with RAID and a tray-less design.

 

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Announced in a press release today, SilverStone's aluminum bodied product offers support for two 9.5mm 2.5" drives, supports RAID 0, 1 and JBOD while offering SATA 6Gb/s performance.

 

Fitting into any 3.5" drive bay, this tool-less tray is designed with hot-swapping in mind and comes coupled with a $34.02 (30 Euro) price tag.

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Autoplay videos on social media blamed for shooting spree viewership

By: Chris Smith | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 2 days, 16 hours ago

After the tragic shooting of Alison Parker and her WDBJ camera operator Adam Ward in Moneta, Virginia, many users took to social media in order to project their concerns, condolences and spread information about the news at hand.

 

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The shooter, Vester Lee Flanagan II, an ex-employee of WDBJ did something most haven't seen before - uploading GoPro videos of the shooting to social media websites and feeds to thousands of viewers and followers, something he was able to do through gaining a following whilst working at WDBJ, as reported by Geek Inspector.

 

If this wasn't bad enough already, many social media platforms now play videos in your feed automatically, meaning that if you wanted to see this disturbing footage or not, many users running stock settings on their Facebook and Twitter mobile application or desktop browsers were subject to the shooting videos automatically.

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compLexity makes a come back to CS:GO, lead by SEMPHIS

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 17 hours ago

compLexity is about as old school as it gets when it comes to Counter Strike, featuring varied success over more than a decade of gaming which spanned Counter Strike 1.6 and CS:GO tournaments alike.

 

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In a recent announcement, compLexity is back on its feet after leaving the scene in July 2014 - seeing its old team picked up by Cloud 9. This fresh squad will be lead by Kory 'SEMPHIS' Friesen, currently commonly known for admitting adderall use in tournaments.

 

The rest of the team comes fresh out of 'Nihilum' and the temporary name of 'Maximum Effort' and are currently competing in CEVO's Professional league. compLexity founder and CEO Jason Lake is keen to see what his new squad can do, stating: "Everyone involved understands that the division will be a work in progress, but developing talent and building champions are areas in which we excel."

Firefox has been updated, here's why Mozilla thinks you need it

By: Chris Smith | More News: Internet Browsers | Posted: 2 days, 18 hours ago

We've seen some interesting emails and marketing campaigns come out of Mozilla in recent times, including it's FoxYeah! slogan - asking all users to 'invite your peeps' over to what Firefox has to offer.

 

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This email is a little more tame - informing users that the newest Firefox is now here and stating three simple reasons as to why Mozilla thinks that its browser is worth a look at. First up is more security, with the company stating that its download protection will prevent you gathering nasty virus'. Next up is better performance, which comes in the form of improved video playback, smoother animation and better scrolling. Lastly is "the independent choice," with Mozilla priding itself on respect for your private information.

 

With some users being unhappy with Chrome reportedly hogging resources, have you made the change to Firefox? If so, what's your own reasoning?

The first eSports random drug test results come back from ESL

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 19 hours ago

In the famous words of a Battlefield 2 Medic: "Clear! All right, you're good to go!" The ESL One Cologne random drug test results have been released and they're all negative.

 

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Set as the biggest CS:GO event in history, ESL One Cologne was the first foray into random drug testing by ESL. This testing regime was brought in due to concerns of players using Adderall and Cannabis in order to enhance game play, something that is strictly forbidden under ESL's rules.

 

PC Gamer asked ESL how many players were randomly tested, but was denied an answer on the grounds that the drug testing methods will stay as private as possible.

ESL major event delivers over $4.2 million to players

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 20 hours ago

As confirmed by Valve and ESL, the recently completed ESL One Cologne event saw teams gather a massive $4.2 million dollars in total - split between prize money, stickers and signature sales.

 

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Coupled with a total viewership of 27 million people and a peak concurrent number sitting around 1.3 million, HLTV reported that this event saw a massive 180% increase in crowd-funded dollars over ESL One Katowice, which involved $1.5 million in community support given away.

 

This method of funding means that teams and players must market themselves well, hoping to sell in-game stickers and signatures to adoring fans to represent them whilst playing in public servers. This is slightly different to the Dota 2 model, which sees funding go directly into the prize pool, whereas ESL One sits at a static $250,000 no matter how much is raised.

ASRock, G.Skill, Kingston team up to smash more records at IDF 2015

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 2 days, 21 hours ago

If you're looking for blisteringly-fast RAM to throw into your next rig, now is the time to open your eyes. DDR4 is hot off the press and it seems each and every company is fighting for that top clock spot.

 

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The latest news from ASRock are some brand new records set during IDF 2015. First up is the 4x Intel XTU category, seeing a score of 1910 marks, followed by the MaXXMEM category at 3894.5 marks. Achieved with the help of overclockers 'Splave' and 'L0ud_sil3nc3', this 1910 4x Intel XTU record was posted at no other time than during a live keynote (see above).

 

With the help of Kingston DDR4 memory, the MaXXMEM 3894.5 score was achieved on the second day of overclocking, with Intel CEO Brian Krzanichru watching closely, offering the help of an i7-6700K CPU.

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