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OnePlus 2 rumors suggest Snapdragon 805, 16MP camera, 3300mAh battery

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 5, 2014 7:30 am

It looks like the OnePlus 2 is shaping up behind closed doors, something that should feature a 5.5-inch display, either 1080p or QHD (2560x1440). It should also feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 processor, backed up by Adreno 420 graphics.


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The OnePlus One handset featured a Snapdragon 801 processor, so it's a nice upgrade on its predecessor. Continuing with the internals, we should see the company plugging in a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera, 5-megapixel front-facing snapper, 32GB of on-board storage, and a 3300mAh battery. We should see it launch with Android 5.0 Lollipop, as most flagship handsets will next year.

Oculus Rift + STEM + StrikerVR = gaming nirvana

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Dec 5, 2014 6:35 am

There's just some things you need to use in order to understand, and I think the Oculus Rift is one of them. More so, the STEM system from Sixense is another, and so is the StrikerVR gun. OK, I'm done - just watch the video below.



Yeah, that's some next-gen gaming right there. A physical gun you hold in the real-world which has actual recoil, while the STEM is tracking all of its movements in real-time, while you're receiving everything visual through the VR world of the Oculus Rift. Sign. Me. Up. Also, give me Half-Life 3.

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Dell's commercial solutions December 2014 showcase revealed

By: Chris Smith | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: Dec 5, 2014 6:04 am

We've just been made aware of Dell's commercial December showcase thanks to Techarp forums, showing us all of the latest corporate and consumer offerings that the large-scale company will release in the near future.


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The main products covered in this showcase include Dell's Venue tablets, their PowerEdge FX, updated Dell monitors and new product pricing and availability across the range. Dell have been one of the major players in the corporate structure for many years now, alongside other big names such as HP, IBM and Lenovo.


This showcase took place on the 3rd of December at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, seeing multiple topics covered. Firstly was a report on their revolutionary next-generation converted architecture. Claimed to feature a highly modular design, this method is designed to remove the need for SAN storage. The point to this being much better performance capabilities because storage is now located locally to the server, removing any bottlenecks over your network infrastructure.

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What's it like to play GTA V as a pacifist? Hilarious is the answer

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 5, 2014 5:56 am

After reaching the 4th installment in this series, hilarious YouTube content creator Goldvision is on a mission. His whole aim in Grand Theft Auto online is to play "with the intent to never hurt and never kill other players. He has succeeded thus far." This is a vast contrast to the massive media coverage of the social out lash against Australian retailers by members of the public, claiming GTA to promote misogynist views alongside promoting murder of women and rape culture.


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Offering a very Max Payne-eque voice over, Goldvision covers his turmoils, issues, thoughts and triumphs whilst trotting around in GTA Online, with the sole aim of not causing any wreckage, carnage, murder or pillage. Self-quoted as "trying to discern the difference between determination and an experience points bar" this series is likely to leave you in stitches.


Alongside providing videos related to other gaming titles including Planetside 2 reports and Destiny tips, tricks & trouble, the GTA Pacifist series is something that caught our eye.

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HTC rumored 'Hima' high-end Android smartphone to launch in March 2015

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 5, 2014 5:29 am

The first whispers of the upcoming successor to HTC's One M8 have been floating around for a few days now, with it coming with the One M9 moniker. Now we're hearing about the HTC "Hima", the company's purported upcoming flagship smartphone.


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Hima will feature a 5-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor (with a 2GHz quad-core processor, and 1.5GHz quad-core processor), 3GB of RAM, a 20.7-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 13-megapixel "UltraPixel" front-facing snapper, VoLTE/CA/LTE Cat. 6 support, a 2840mAh battery, and Android 5.0 with HTC Sense 7.0 splashed on top.


We don't know whether this Hima smartphone will arrive as the One M9, or whether it will feature a different name, but we know it's coming and it should be unveiled at MWC 2015 which takes place between March 2-5 in Barcelona, Spain.

11th annual Eggie awards by Newegg announced

By: Chris Smith | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: Dec 5, 2014 5:04 am

Retail giant Newegg have just sent out their first-round of invitations to their 11th Annual Eggie Awards today, stating the date of January the 8th 2015 - during CES Las Vegas' event.


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There is an official invite to follow, with this announcement not containing too much information. For those who don't know, the Eggie awards is based around promoting and honoring Newegg's vendors, partners and customers efforts throughout the previous year.


Set as an invitation only event, it will take place at night in Las Vegas, NV at XS Nightclub which is located within the Encore Resort - so if you're looking to see some big names in tech face to face, it's the time and place to be. CES Las Vegas has a long-held history of illustrious and outlandish company parties, much as is seen yearly at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan. Expect no holds to be barred at this event, with Newegg set to impress and flex some financial muscle to show their support to their partnered companies and individuals.

Mionix hits Kickstarter, wants to fund a mouse that tracks your body

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Dec 5, 2014 4:33 am

Mionix has taken to Kickstarter to fund its new gaming mouse, the NAOS QG, or the new NAOS Quantified Gaming mouse. Mionix's new NAOS QG is the first mouse of its kind to track all sorts of information on you, as it has built-in sensors that are always keeping a track on your movements, on the mouse pad, and off of it.


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The NAOS QG "tracks your heart rate, galvanic skin response and actions per minute" the company explains on its Kickstarter page, with the information being displayed on your screen through a transparent overlay. Gamers can then use the "NAOS QG can even share and compare their QG stats with teammates, friends and the community. This opens a new dimension to how games are played, shared and professionally broadcasted".


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You can track your stress levels in real-time, measure your body reaction times, and keep track of your changes, and goals all within the software that Mionix has created for the new NAOS QG. You can pledge $79 for the NAOS QG, which is $50 off of the RRP of $129. At the time of writing, Mionix had secured itself $12,046 of the required $100,000 funding goal.

Employment in eSports - Azubu TV have been hiring multiple roles

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 5, 2014 4:04 am

Azubu TV has been on a mission, hiring a plethora of new staff over the past four months in different roles ranging from a Chief Technology Officer to Creative Directors and Social Media Marketing Managers.


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As according to their press-release issued just a few days ago, Azubu are aiming to expand "with a clear goal in mind: to be the standout destination to watch, play, and engage in all things eSports."


They've been picking and choosing their staff, bragging acquisitions of people who have worked for big-name studios such as NBC Universal and Warner Bros. This is all in a plight to capture some market share of the now-dominant streaming platform Twitch.TV.

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AirDroid 3 is out, access your Android smartphone from your desktop

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: Dec 5, 2014 3:27 am

If you've been using AirDroid: great, if not, you might want to check it out. AirDroid 3 is now out, a piece of software that allows you to access, and use your Android-powered devices from your desktop.



Sand Studio has announced that it has released AirDroid 3, its latest and greatest update to AirDroid that has one very big new trick up its sleeve: a native app. AirDroid can still be used from your web browser, but with a native application out now, you have a big choice. There are some features that you should know about, which might swing your decision-making process:


  • Files: Transfer between a computer and an Android device.
  • SMS: Receive and reply to SMS.
  • Notification mirroring: Android app notifications are pushed to the desktop in real-time.
  • Calls: Get incoming call alerts and reject calls with a message.
  • Contacts: Manage contacts.
  • Air Mirror (mirrors an Android device's display so any app can be used on a computer)

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20 years strong for PlayStation and special edition console announced

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Dec 5, 2014 3:00 am

The 4th of December marks Sony's 20-year birthday in the technology market. It's hard to believe that the PSone was released that long ago, seeing a decrease in school children's homework activity and birthing absolute classics like Crash Bandicoot.


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To celebrate this milestone, instead of moving out of home, Sony have released their very own PSone-themed PlayStation 4 console. This 20th Anniversary edition console will only be available through special means, not your general retail stores. In total there will be 12,300 made worldwide, this is to signify the original amount of PSone products that were built on their first production run. If you're wanting to get your hands-on one of these consoles you're going to have to wait as Sony hasn't seemed to release this information as of yet.

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