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Nikon Coolpix P700 specs leak ahead of official unveil

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Cameras | Posted: Apr 8, 2014 3:04 pm

Nikon has a lot of different cameras on the market today running from point and shoot units to high-end DSLRs. Specifications on a new camera that isn't announced yet have hit the web called the Coolpix P700. The camera is thought to be a replacement for the P600 pictured here.

 

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The P700 boasts a huge zoom range with the leak claiming that it will feature a 24-2000mm f/3.5-8.5 lens. The leak also tips a magnesium body with a big grip. Despite using a magnesium body, the camera is reportedly 45.8 ounces in weight.

 

The big feature other than the huge zoom range is a 1-inch Aptina made sensor. The camera also uses an Expeed 4 image processor and has a 3.5-inch LCD. There is no word on the resolution of that big sensor. The source of the rumor claims the camera will be unveiled in May.

Xbox 360 GoPro Channel lands as an app with exclusive videos

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Apr 8, 2014 2:30 pm

The Xbox 360 is now the old Microsoft console and it's good to see that Microsoft is still supporting the console rather than trying to push everyone to the Xbox One. Earlier this year Microsoft mentioned that the Xbox 360 would be getting a new GoPro channel where people could enjoy action sports footage and other content recorded using the GoPro cameras.

 

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The GoPro channel is now available via the GoPro app on the Xbox 360. Users will be able to stream and curate content on the channel to their TV. To celebrate the launch of the new Xbox 360 channel, GoPro is offering users on the game console exclusive videos.

 

GoPro has two videos that will be available to Xbox 360 users a week before the videos are available elsewhere. The videos include a basketball trick shot involving a car. The other is an extreme snowmobile jump. Those videos are only on the Xbox 360 and should be available to watch now.

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Logitech announces tunable G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 8, 2014 1:17 pm

PC and console peripheral company Logitech has unveiled the G502 Proteus Core gaming mouse, a fully customizable device that can be adjusted to account for different surfaces, weight, and speed configurations.

 

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The customizations allow for gamers to use any type of surface and change the settings so it performs better. Logitech included a wide DPI range from 200 up to 12,000, with the ability to track movement at 300 inches per second. Gamers interested in changing the mouse's weight can use up to five slots to add 3.6g weights, something that Logitech has embraced in the past.

 

The Logitech G502 Proteus Core will be available later this month with a $79.99 MSRP.

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Drone gets hacked, crashes into and injures Australian athlete

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Apr 8, 2014 12:33 pm

During the Endure Baravia Triathlon in Western Australia, a camera drone was hacked, and then flown into the ground - but before it hit the ground, it reportedly struck an athlete. Some reports have said that the drone crashed near her, and she fell after becoming "startled" by the crashing drone.

 

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Just how was it hacked? The operator of the drone, New Era Photography and Film's Warren Abrams, said that someone had intentionally "channel hopped" the drone, which took control of it, and caused the drone to crash into the ground from the skies above. The bigger issue at hand, is that Abrams' company didn't have the certification to be commercially covering the race in the first place.

Intel teases "Thunderbolt Networking" for Windows, 10Gbps transfers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: Apr 8, 2014 11:38 am

Intel has just shown off an incredible new way of networking between PCs at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show currently going on in Las Vegas. The new technology is called Thunderbolt Networking, and will soon be made available to all PCs that feature Thunderbolt 2 controllers.

 

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There will soon be an updated Windows driver released, that will "emulat[e] an Ethernet connection environment" which will provide a 10Gbps two-way link between computers that are connected through a Thunderbolt cable. Thunderbolt Networking will not be enabled for older PCs that feature the first-generation Thunderbolt controllers.

 

Windows PCs aren't the only things receiving Thunderbolt Networking, with two connected Thunderbolt-enabled Macs also capable of this new technology. It's not going to be as good as the PC version, but it will work nonetheless. We should see this new Thunderbolt Networking technology update for Windows pushed out soon.

Microsoft wants to fight Apple with its 'Windows in the Car' concept

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Apr 8, 2014 10:42 am

Microsoft is really on a path to change, with the latest rumor that it is working on its own in-car entertainment system, something called Windows in the Car. It all starts with a connectivity standard dubbed Mirrorlink.

 

 

Nokia's Symbian-powered handsets and Sony's Xperia Z line of devices use the technology, but some of the big car companies like Honda, Toyota and Volkswagen are working on using the tech, as well as aftermarket stereo providers like Alpine and Pioneer. The companies want to use Mirrorlink, are are working on baking it into their respective devices.

 

When it comes to the interface of the current prototype from Microsoft, it looks like a cut down version of Windows 8, even accompanied by its own app marketplace. Touch capabilities are of course a big part of Windows in the Car, where users can swipe between tiles to control things such as the radio, maps and much more.

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Xbox One update will deliver twice the GPU performance it has now

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Apr 8, 2014 9:31 am

There's a massive update coming to the Xbox One in the coming months that will reportedly offer up twice the performance of what the next-gen console is currently capable of delivering.

 

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Stardock founder and CEO, Brad Wardell, took to Neowin, where he said that DirectX 12 is the driving force behind it, and that it will pave the way for multi-core processing on the Xbox One. It will also allow the console to provide Full HD video games, instead of just the 720p (or so) that Xbox One gamers are receiving now.

 

He wrote: "The results are spectacular. Not just in theory but in practice (full disclosure: I am involved with the Star Swarm demo which makes use of this kind of technology.) While each generation of video card struggles to gain substantial performance over the previous generation, here, the same hardware will suddenly see a doubling of performance. Xbox One is the biggest beneficiary; it effectively gives every Xbox One owner a new GPU that is twice as fast as the old one".

Vandals tip over Smart Cars in San Francisco, stumping local police

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 8, 2014 9:05 am

A recent rash of Smart Cars being tipped over in San Francisco has the police department on the lookout for a small group of vandals. Three of the vehicles were flipped within a 10-block radius of one another, with a fourth flipped in a separate neighborhood.

 

 

The SFPD is investigating each case as felony vandalism, with early reports indicating the cars are likely total losses. A Smart Car weighs around 1,800 pounds, and can obviously be manipulated by a few motivated pranksters.

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Galaxy Note 4 rumored to feature 4GB RAM, 2K display and 20.7MP camera

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 8, 2014 8:30 am

Before the Galaxy S5 has even reached consumers' hands, we're already hearing whispers of the Galaxy Note 4. CNMO has a report out, stating that the Galaxy Note 4 could feature a 2K display, which means we'll see a resolution of 2560x1440.

 

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On top of that, the rumor mill is hot on the display - where it might actually arrive with an Ultra HD-capable, 4K display. On the rear of the device, we should see a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera that should shoot 4K video. Building on those specs, we should see 4GB of RAM, a 64-bit processor, Android 4.5, 4G support, dual-band Wi-Fi, handwriting-recognition technology in order to unlock the device, and a bigger battery hovering somewhere between 3600-3800mAh.

 

The Galaxy Note 4 will reportedly be offered with up to 128GB of internal storage included, and we should see the Note 4 be water- and dust-proof, and have a price of under $800 if the report is correct.

UCONN Wins National Title, Napier named Most Outstanding

By: Tyler Bernath | More News: Sport | Posted: Apr 8, 2014 7:40 am

It was only a year ago, when the UConn Huskies were entering their first season in the new AAC after leaving the Big East, or rather being booted. To make matters worse their leader and long time head coach, Jim Calhoun left the team citing health reasons, and to put the icing on the cake the Huskies were banned from the 2013 NCAA Tournament before the season even started.

 

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Monday night was different for the Huskies staying one step ahead of their opponent the Kentucky Wildcats all night. Springing out to a 15 point lead and managing to stave off every comeback attempt and even a late run by the Wildcats. UConn guard Shabazz Napier scored 22 points,6 boards and 3 assists and was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament.

 

When asked about Napier, former coach Jim Calhoun replied "When they say Ray, Rip, Ben, Emeka, Kemba -- they'll soon say Shabazz."

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