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Eurocom is at it again, offers 4 displays in one model including 4K

By: Chris Smith | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jul 9, 2015 1:05 pm

There has been no shortage of awe surrounding Eurocom and its beastly laptop releases this year, with the latest M5 Pro announcement showcasing four different 15.6" screens being made available for all consumers - FHD Matte, FHD GT, 4K Sharp GT and 4K Sharp Matte.

 

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These screens will be coupled with "an Intel HM87 Express Chipset running the Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor with 4 cores, 8 threads running at 2.5 GHz with integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600" as announced in a recent press release. Don't be worried, this isn't the graphics processor utilized! If the CPU isn't good enough for your needs, Eurocom also offers the Intel Core i7-4720HQ and Intel Core i7-4870HQ as an upgrade.

 

Complete with a full-sized LED backlit keyboard, there's the option to throw in an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, GTX 970M or 965M to support the 4K graphical performance and this can be coupled with up to 32GB of DDR3 1600MHz or 1866MHz 204 pin SO-DIMM RAM.

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In need of some charging? Up to 60 ports on offer on this crazy device

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 9, 2015 11:32 am

When too much is not enough... We have been contacted by All Puter in order to inform our readers about these 20, 40 and 60-port USB charge stations suitable for Apple iPhones, iPads and all other smartphones or tablets.

 

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Seemingly useful for industrial or educational applications, it is suggested that the 20 port may be useful for charging a bulk amount of iPads sitting in a rack - many education departments are purchasing more of these style tablets for students to complete tasks on, so maybe it's not such a bad idea after all.

 

Also marketed towards hotels, casinos and other public establishments, the pricing starts at $61.65 for the 20-port, add $38 on for the 40-port and finally the 60-port will set you back $129.65. There's a 60A total output on the 60 port model, its rated at an output of 0.5A-2.0A per port and it weighs in at a hefty 2.15kg.

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Play Rick Grimes in 'The Escapists and The Walking Dead'

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 9, 2015 10:03 am

Team17 has announced 'The Escapists' meets 'The Walking Dead', set as a fusion between The Walking Dead and The Escapists game. Developed thanks to the help of Skybound Entertainment, this new title will allow allow gamers to play as Rick Grimes and provides hundreds of 8-bit pixel art zombies waiting to be destroyed.

 

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The aim of the game is to help your friends to safety, seeking escape routes in each area whilst juggling other complex tasks. Based on the comic book series, the story line is said to closely follow what you may have read - allowing for an immersive experience.

 

Skybound Entertainment's Daniel Murray says that fusing The Escapists and The Walking Dead is one of the best ideas he has heard in a long time, commenting that this title is "A playful interpretation that we believe fans of great games in general will love."

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Phanteks announces Enthoo Pro M ATX chassis

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 9, 2015 8:26 am

Set to combine the best of Phanteks' EVOLV ATX and Pro chassis', this case manufacturer has announced the upgraded Enthoo Pro M in black and a very subtle titanium green, designed with watercooling projects in mind.

 

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Boon Tuoh Khor from Phanteks says that "being very versatile, having a spacious and clean interior and of course making it very easy to build water-c ooling systems is what the Enthoo Series is all about." This vision is displayed through the 35mm cable management space, offset radiatopr brackets, reservoir mounts and pump slots on offer. If the ODD cage is removed, this chassis can fit a 360mm radiator in the front or top of the frame.

 

As for other features, there's a video card clearance of 420mm with the ODD cage dismounted (300mm with), a CPU cooler clearance of 194mm and space for eight 3.5" drives plus three 2.5" drives.

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eSports is expanding with ESWC heading to Canada, $75k for CSGO

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 9, 2015 7:31 am

North American eSports team 'Renegades' invests in an underdog Aussie CS:GO team, DreamHack expands of Germany and North America and now ESWC has announced in a recent press release that it will be bringing top level eSports to Canada - it seems global expansion is the new trend in eSports right now.

 

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With $75,000 on the line in a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition, this event will be held on July 9-12 at the Société des Arts Technologiques. Live streaming is said to take place in multiple languages and those interested in spectating live should head here for tickets - over 18 years old only.

 

This event is in partnership with ROCCAT, an often-respected European brand and this might mark a major push into the American and Canadian market by the big blue company. ROCCAT's head of marketing, Markus Frey, is excited for the community-building aspect of this opportunity, stating "Live events like this have such a positive impact on the local eSports scene, while at the same time reaching a global audience via live stream and social media coverage."

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AMD addresses the noisy pump whine on its Radeon R9 Fury X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 9, 2015 6:35 am

We noticed the annoying pump noise on both of our AMD Radeon R9 Fury X samples, but with cards going to consumers with this noise, it's not good. What is good however, is that AMD is finally addressing the issue, shipping cards with 'sound baffling adhesive' that will make the card quieter.

 

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AMD said in a statement: "We have received feedback that during open bench testing a small number of Fury X cards emit a sound from the high speed liquid cooling pump that, while not loud, is bothersome to some users. While the vast majority of initial Fury X owners report remarkably quiet operation, we take this feedback seriously, as AMD's mission is to always deliver the best possible experience to our Radeon customers".

 

"While not loud" is quite the statement, as it is incredibly annoying. The question is, how did any of these cards make it out of AMD like this? Did they not test the cards at all, and just send them out? The pump noise is very apparent, to anyone sitting near the Fury X when its under load. AMD continued: "AMD Radeon R9 Fury X customers demand and deserve the best, so adjustments in the sound baffling adhesive compound were applied in the assembly of the high speed cooling pump to address the specific sound a few end users experienced as problematic. This improved the acoustic profile of the pump, and repeat testing shows the specific pitch/sound in question was largely reduced through adjustments to the sound-baffling adhesive compound in the pump".

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Microsoft's latest HoloLens video shows the real field of view

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jul 9, 2015 6:00 am

HoloLens is one of the most exciting thing to come out of Microsoft in years, and while the company is laying off 7,800 people, it is still forging on with the release of Windows 10 on July 29, and its first wearable: HoloLens.

 

 

But, until now, we haven't really seen what type of field of view HoloLens has. In the latest video from Microsoft, where they announce their partnership with Case Western Reserve University, which we've embedded above, we can see that the field of view is quite limited. In fact, you can see a slight border on the hologram itself, which reminds me of the Now card that Google Glass had in the top right hand corner.

 

Microsoft has said that the limited field of view is there so that HoloLens wearers can continue to do things in real life, without the hologram obstructing their view. I'm sure it will get better as time goes on, with future iterations of HoloLens, but this is definitely going to take some of the steam out of some users' dreams.

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Nintendo Wii U exclusive 'ZombiU' rumored for the Xbox One, PS4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 9, 2015 5:30 am

After ZombiU enjoyed being one of the best Wii U launch titles, it appears as though Ubisoft's first-person zombie survival game might be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

 

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The zombie survival game will be dropping the 'U' from its title if it hits the PS4 and Xbox One, where it will be known as 'Zombi'. Zombi has turned up on Taiwan's Game Software Rating Regulations board, with artwork for the game included. Zombi has also been rated by Australia's strict Classification Board, preparing to hit the Xbox One.

 

Ubisoft hasn't confirmed anything about Zombi yet, so let's hope we hear something on it soon.

First trailer for 'Goosebumps' movie hits the web

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jul 9, 2015 4:26 am

If you're a child of the 90's then odds are you had at least one of the 180 'Goosebumps' books in your collection, which included favourites such as 'Night of the Living Dummy', 'Say Cheese and Die' and 'Egg Monsters from Mars'. While the series has previously been adapted into a TV series, but now it's hitting the big screen from Sony Pictures, with Jack Black playing the role of real-life writer R.L. Stine. Today, the studio has released the first trailer for the project.

 

 

'Goosebumps' also stars Dylan Minnette, Amy Ryan, Ken Marino and Jillian Bell and begins rolling our to theatres worldwide just before Halloween on October 16th.

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AMD releases the FirePro S9170 Accelerator with 32GB of GDDR5

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 9, 2015 4:25 am

AMD has just launched a new video card for the professional market, with the new FirePro S9170 Accelerator. This new card replaces the FirePro S9150, and has a few new tricks up its sleeve.

 

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For starters, the new FirePro S9170 Accelerator includes the Grenada XT GPU, 32GB of GDDR5, and is aimed at DGEMM (Dense General Matrix) and sever workloads, with OpenCL 2.0 support to boot. With 32GB of GDDR5 on-board, it is one of the most VRAM packed compute cards on the market. NVIDIA's closest card is the Tesla K80 with 24GB of GDDR5.

 

Spec wise, the AMD FirePro S9170 rocks 2816 stream processors, 44 compute engines, 176 TMUs, 64 ROPs, and a 930MHz on its Grenada XT GPU. The 32GB of GDDR5 is clocked lower than usual, sitting at 5GHz like most professional cards. We have a 512-bit memory bus, resulting in 320GB/sec of available memory bandwidth. FP64/FP32 compute performance sits at 2.62 and 5.24 TFlops, respectively.

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