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Blizzard's new game 'Overwatch' confirmed for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 6, 2015 3:56 am

We had heard rumors that Blizzard would be announcing Overwatch for the current-gen consoles, but the developer has confirmed that Overwatch Origins Edition will indeed hit the Xbox One and PS4 next year.



The official website teased that Overwatch Origins Edition will arrive "on or before" June 21, 2016 and that you can buy it through, but that link isn't working just yete. The first-person shooter has been securing its fair share of hype through Twitch streams and the new public beta is getting some good airtime for the game.

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'Hateful Eight' trailer features all the Tarantino touches

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Nov 5, 2015 10:43 pm

Tarantino's first film in three years; 'The Hateful Eight' has had a more difficult birth than most of his features, but by the looks of the just released full theatrical trailer, it's shaping up to be another modern classic in a filmography that's already littered with exceptional films.



Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh, the project is based off an original story written by Tarantino revolving around eight rugged westerners who seek refuge on a mountain pass during an aggressive blizzard. After the script was very publicly leaked prior to the start of production and subsequently shelved, Tarantino significantly re-wrote segments before re-entering production.


'The Hateful Eight' will be released in a limited U.S. engagement on Christmas Day 2015, before a full worldwide release in early January 2016.

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MSI launching sleek, all black Z170A SLI PLUS motherboard

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Nov 5, 2015 6:33 pm

Today MSI launches the final motherboard in its PRO series line with the Z170A SLI PLUS, the "sequel" of sorts to the X99A SLI PLUS.




The big ticket items are USB 3.1 Type-C, SLI and Crossfire support, Steel Armor PCI-E slots for heavy video cards in multi-GPU configurations, Military Class 4 components (Hi-c Caps, Super Ferrite Chokes and Solid CAPs) for stability, and 4K UHD support. And then of course there's the very welcome minimalist all black design.


Pricing or availability are not yet known.

Microsoft acquires MileIQ app developer

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 5, 2015 5:24 pm

Microsoft has been on an acquisition spree the past few years and isn't showing signs of stopping anytime soon. Today it scoops up Mobile Data Labs, creators of the Android and iOS app MileIQ, which helps you track your driving miles on the job for deduction or reimbursement purposes.




Corporate Vice President of Outlook and Office 365 Rajesh Jha says Microsoft is "thrilled to welcome Mobile Data Labs to the Microsoft family to work on new ways to improve the productivity to millions more mobile professionals."

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Seven million Apple Watches have been shipped since launch

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Nov 5, 2015 4:33 pm

Researcher Canalys says seven million Apple Watches have been shipped by Apple since its launch in April.




The figure falls a bit short of some Wall Street analysts' expectations. However, given Apple sold more smartwatches from April through September than everyone else combined sold in the past five quarters, and the initial component supply issue, this seems to say much more about the market and the supply chain rather than the Apple Watch itself.


Canalys also says Apple Watch shipments have been increasing, as has global availability. Their prediction: Apple will be able to continue with their momentum through the holidays.

Users petition Microsoft to give back OneDrive storage

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Cloud Computing | Posted: Nov 5, 2015 3:32 pm

Earlier this week, Microsoft elected to reel it in on OneDrive storage, making plans to alter its unlimited data for Office subscribers offer to a 1TB offer, and to remove its 100GB and 200GB options for newcomers. Users aren't happy, and have taken to and the OneDrive forums to voice this.




The petition suggests a 2TB offer for Office subscribers -- a compromise it says provides users with significant storage while remaining competitive with other cloud services. For other options, it wants the 100GB and 200GB plans and the 15GB camera bonus back.

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Sony details the PlayStation VR in a new video, features 120Hz display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Nov 5, 2015 2:23 pm

I have to admit; I'm pretty excited about PlayStation VR. I don't own either console, as I've decided to skip the Xbox One and PS4 as they pushed zero technological boundaries this time around - but PlayStation VR? I'll buy an entire PS4 and PlayStation VR headset. The latest video Sony has pushed out details their VR headset, check it out below.



PlayStation VR features 5.7-inch OLED display, with a '1920xRGBx1080' resolution (providing 960xRGBx1080 per eye), and a surprising 120Hz refresh rate (something we'll talk more about in a minute). Sony says PlayStation VR has sub 18ms latency, an 'approximate' 100-degree field of view, accelerometer, gyroscope, full positional head tracking through nine LEDs, 3D audio with mic and stereo input jacks, and HDMI as well as USB interfaces.


Now, the 120Hz refresh rate. The PS4 is barely capable of 60FPS in most games, and that's at up to 1080p, let alone 60FPS sustained at 1080p. What will Sony do to get to 120FPS? Or are we going to see 60FPS games on the 120Hz refresh rate? No. Sony has said that PlayStation VR will work with reprojection software, that will add an extra "tween" between every frame - so it'll feel closer to 120Hz, but it won't be running at 120FPS.

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Samsung's new ATIV laptop features 4K display, Core i7 CPU, GTX 950M

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Nov 5, 2015 12:26 pm

Samsung has unveiled its new ATIV Book 9 Pro laptop, which packs an Intel Core i7 CPU (the new sixth-gen, Skylake chip), a 15.6-inch 4K display, and an optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M GPU.




We have around 6.5 hours of battery life, with the entire system crammed into a 4.45-pound all-aluminum body. Inside, we also have 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, reversible USB Type-C, quad speakers, and Wi-Fi booster. Samsung is aiming at people buying the new MacBook Pro 15, Dell XPS 15, and even the Surface Book with these specs and style.


But, the price is going to be the big problem for most - at $2699, it's not cheap. This price includes the higher-end Core i7 processor and GTX 950M graphics, but still - it's Surface Book/MacBook Pro territory.

Facebook passes 1 billion daily active users during September

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Nov 5, 2015 10:37 am

Just how powerful is Facebook? Well, how about over 1 billion daily active users? It's the first time the social network has reached this peak, with Q3 2015 being quite good indeed.




Back in Q2, Facebook sat at 968 million DAUs, and this time last year the social network had 864 million DAUs. Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg explained during the company's earnings statement: "we're focused on innovating and investing for the long term to serve our community and connect the entire world".




Zuckerberg also added that Facebook is pushing to become a big destination for video, where he believes the company will have users engaging more in the next few years with short form clips. Facebook is experiencing around 8 billion video views per day, so we can see the importance of videos for the social network. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg added that Facebook video targeting is beating other platforms such as YouTube.

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