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Konami president joins Hideo Kojima's new dev team

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 5:20 pm

In a delightful twist of ironic events, Konami Europe's top brass has defected over to Hideo Kojima's new Kojima Productions dev team to work on Death Stranding.

 

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Shinji Hirano, the ex-president Konami Europe, has crossed over to join forces with Hideo Kojima, Konami's estranged superstar and beloved creator of Metal Gear Solid series. The update was spotted on Hirano's updated LinkedIn profile. What's even more deliciously ironic is that Hirano now serves as acting president of Kojima Productions--a role he's well-suited for given his past experience spearheading Konami's European branch.

 

According to the Koalition, Hirano has been serving as KojimaPro's president for the last two months, joining the team in November 2016. As Kojima Productions's president, Hirano is "responsible for managing extremely talented creative teams as one single entity and providing the leadership to make company successful as one of the greatest creative studios in the world."

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This 681 HP Ferrari will be released in only 10 units

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 4:31 pm

Ferrari unveiled their new limited edition car - J50. The two-seater car is introduced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan, which is why the car is named J50.

 

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Based on the 488 Spider, the J50 is powered by a specific 690 cv version of the 3.9-litre V8 that won the overall International Engine of the Year Award this year. The output is up by 20 horsepower, giving the J50 a total of 681 HP.

 

The design of this mid-rear-engined roadster is futuristic, but the inspiration for the car's bodywork was inspired by iconic Ferrari cars such as the F40 and F50.

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Spin the globe and listen to stations around the world

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 3:28 pm

There are a lot of online platforms and apps that let you listen to the radio stations around the world, but Radio Garden, a Dutch project, shows the radio stations around the globe on one interactive map. Basically, it's the Google Maps for radio stations.

 

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When you open the page, you will see our planet and green dots. Each green dot represents a radio station. The page will automatically start playing a radio station that is closest to your location. But then, you can spin the globe, click the green dot and listen to radio stations in any part of the world.

 

From its very beginning, radio signals have crossed borders. Radio makers and listeners have imagined both connecting with distant cultures, as well as re-connecting with people from 'home' from thousands of miles away - or using local community radio to make and enrich new homes.

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Facebook turns Messenger's camera into a Snapchat copy

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Apps | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 2:35 pm

Instagram recently added a new feature Stories, which is a clear copy of Snapchat. Now, Facebook introduced a new camera feature in their Messenger that lets you add special effects and art on your photos and videos. Sounds familiar?

 

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On their official blog, Facebook says that users send over 2.5 billion emojis, photos, stickers and videos every day on Messenger, and they expressed hope that this new feature will enable even more visual messaging.

 

In some ways the camera is now replacing the keyboard. As more people use Messenger in their everyday lives, we wanted to make it faster, simpler and more fun to send photos and videos - so we built the new Messenger camera.

 

The new Messenger Camera will debut 3D masks and special effects "which make it super easy to apply an artistic filter to your full-screen photo and to turn your world into a work of art," says the company.

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Instagram reaches respectful 600 million users

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 1:26 pm

Instagram announced that as of December 15th the social platform has more than 600 million users. The Facebook-owned company added that the last 100 million Instagrammers joined in just the past six months.

 

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This is a huge success for Instagram who has managed to double the number of its users in just two years.

 

A lot has changed this year, but the Instagram community and the diversity of expression it provides has remained consistent. From all of us at Instagram, thank you for being you. We can't wait to see what you'll make next.

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Netgear: 11 routers vulnerable to remote hacking

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 7:33 am

Security researcher Andrew Rollins has discovered 11 different models of Netgear routers that have been vulnerable to remote hacks, with Rollins even warning Netgear about the problem all the way back on August 25, but didn't receive a reply.

 

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Rollins went public with the announcement after waiting 3 months, which saw Homeland Security throwing out a warning a few days ago, and now Netgear is finally in the fold, admitting that it knows about the problem. Netgear has announced the affected models, and will release patches... for some of them.

 

Here's the list of the affected routers:

 

  • R6250*
  • R6400*
  • R6700*
  • R6900
  • R7000*
  • R7100LG
  • R7300
  • R7900
  • R8000*
  • D6220
  • D7000

 

Netgear has patched the R6250, R6400, R6700, R7000 and R8000 - but it's not easy, as you'll need to manually update your Netgear router, as the company doesn't have a way of providing over-the-air updates. Netgear hasn't said a word on whether they'll be updating the other models just yet, but Rollins did talk with Wired, where he said it's "not that hard to fix at all".

Colorful's iGame Z270 mobos teased, ready for Kaby Lake

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 6:04 am

Intel is poised to unleash its next-gen Kaby Lake family of processors at CES 2017 in January, and now we're getting a glimpse of Colorful's incredible stack of 200-series motherboards.

 

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Colorful's upcoming 200-series motherboards will use both the Z270 and B250 chipsets, and will fall into the iGame and Tomahawk series. Colorful's iGame Gamer Customization is their high-end motherboard that sports a slick red and black color scheme, and armor plating that is placed across the entire board.

 

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The board will include an 8-pin power connector, 14-phase IPP digital power supply for overclocking, VRMs are found under large heat sinks for heat load management, 4 x DDR4 DIMMs that support up to 64GB, 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 ports, 4 x PCIe x1 ports, 1 x M.2/U.2 port, and 6 x SATA 6Gbps ports. There's also Killer LAN, HDMI/DisplayPort outputs, USB 3.1, 6 x USB 3.0, and 8 x USB 2.0 ports. We should expect a price of $250 or so.

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Shenmue III is close to 'full-scale production'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 4:49 am

Shenmue III is moving along well, with creator Yu Suzuki stating that the team is in the "final stage, towards full-scale production".

 

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Suzuki notes that there will be new Shenmue III footage revealed in early-2017, while the team is still aiming for a December 2017 release (which I think will be missed, and a delay announced in 2017 sometime). You'll be able to pre-order the game tomorrow for the PC, with Suzuki adding that they've received "a lot" of requests for.

Nier Automata: 900p 60FPS on PS4, 1080p 60FPS on PS4 Pro

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 3:30 am

Nier Automata is headed for the PS4 in March 2017, and during a recent livestream it has been revealed that the game will run at 1600x900 on the PS4, while it'll run at 1920x1080 on the PS4 Pro - both at the glorious 60FPS (which should be a new minimum).

 

 

The action RPG will see an improved experience on the PS4 Pro, with better lighting, effects, higher resolution shadows, and more detail - but, there will be no 4K available, and I'm okay with that. I think 1080p at a locked 60FPS is better than 4K and up to 30FPS - and in a game like this, 60FPS is a big deal.

 

Nier Automata launches on the PS4 and PS4 Pro in March 2017, with a PC version promised - but there have been no more details released about the PC version just yet.

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7700K delidded, 30C reduction in temps - WTF, Intel

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 2:11 am

If you've been keeping up with Intel's upcoming Kaby Lake-based Core i7-7700K, you'll know that they run - well, rather freakin' hot. Way hotter than the previous 6700K, and normally double the temps of the 6700K on the current 7700K engineering samples that are being sent around to various tech press.

 

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New work has been done on the 7700K with retail samples, and cooled by the Thermalright 6 cooler by AnandTech forum member 'RichUK'. Out of the box, the temperatures of the Core i7-7700K hit 60C under load, but when the 7700K was pushed to 5GHz and pushed to 100% load, the temperatures spiked at a mammoth 96C.

 

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Even at 96C, the 7700K was stable at 5GHz with 1.34V coursing through its silicon, while 1.264V was used at a stable 4.7GHz (and hitting 83C) on a Corsair H110i cooler on quiet mode.

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