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International 'Rogue One' trailer debuts new scenes

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Nov 10, 2016 11:38 pm

Despite releasing what was dubbed the final trailer for the upcoming 'Star Wars' spin-off 'Rogue One', Disney Japan have today debuted a new trailer which reveals new scenes.



Set just before the events of 'A New Hope', 'Rogue One' follows the band of courageous Rebel troops who stole the plans for the first Death Star, which allowed the alliance to pinpoint its weakness. Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn and Donnie Yen, the film will serve as the first film outside of the numbered episodes which make up the Skywalker saga.


'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' hits 2D, 3D and IMAX screens worldwide from December 16th.

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Tesla's next Gigafactory will be in Europe

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Nov 10, 2016 6:24 pm

Tesla's CEO Elon Musk confirmed that he plans to choose a location for Gigafactory 2 in Europe next year. He also added that the factory would combine both the production of batteries and complete cars.




Earlier this week, Musk announced the acquisition of a German engineering group, Grohmann Engineering. During a press conference, Musk stated that Tesla is planning significant investments in Germany and Europe.


But is seems that the Gigafactory 2 won't be the only one in Europe. Musk says that long-term Tesla will have maybe two or three vehicle and battery factory locations in Europe.

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Dragon Quest 8 releases for Nintendo 3DS on January 20

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 10, 2016 5:23 pm

Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King has been dated finally, hitting the Nintendo 3DS on January 20, 2017.



New features such as quick-save, speed-up, voice acting in cut scenes, additional story content, and an alternate ending, have now been added into the game. Square Enix has no doubt gone above and beyond with new dungeons, story modes and exclusives for this remake of the classic game.


Players will also have the extra option of sharing screenshots throughout gameplay. The photos taken can then be customized with alternative poses, stickers, filters, and frames.

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Save big on this week's best tech deals

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Nov 10, 2016 4:30 pm

The web is loaded with deals on everything tech, but finding the best ones can be a challenge. Fortunately, we've taken the liberty of bringing you this week's top deals on everything from VPNs to IT training and even a giveaway for Google's new Pixel phone.


Read on below for all the details:


PureVPN: Lifetime Subscription




MSRP: $597 | Sale: $69 | Savings: 88%


Not all VPNs are created equal. Case in point, PureVPN separates itself from the pack by allowing you to browse on up to five devices simultaneously through its network of over 550 servers. Plus, PureVPN is dropping the sale price of its lifetime subscription from $89 down to $69 for a limited time.


AWS Security Master Class




MSRP: $158 | Sale: $29 | Savings: 81%


More companies are adopting Amazon Web Services (AWS) to handle their cloud storage, so AWS security experts are soaring in demand. In just 10 hours of training, this master class will turn you into a bona fide AWS security pro. On sale for just $29, this collection will have you exploring real-world hacking threats and learning the best ways to combat them.


Certified Ethical Hacker Bootcamp




MSRP: $5,207 | Sale: $45 | Savings: Over 90%


Companies stand to lose the most from a cyberattack, and that's why they're willing to pay top-dollar for ethical hackers to protect them. If you want to break into this lucrative field, the Certified Ethical Hacker Bootcamp can get you started. This bootcamp comes with 45 hours of training in today's hacking tools and will even help you ace the coveted CEH v9 certification exam.


Razer Wildcat Premium Xbox One Controller




MSRP: $149.99 | Sale: $97.99 | Savings: 34%


Designed with input from the world's top eSports athletes, Razer's Wildcat Xbox One Controller is optimized to give you an edge over the competition. This controller boasts four extra multi-function buttons, and it's designed to the optimal weight and grip for maximum control. You can score this gaming beauty on sale for only $97.99.


The Google Pixel XL Phone Giveaway




Value: $869


Featuring a rapid-charging battery and the world's highest-rated smartphone camera, the Pixel is making a splash in the smartphone market. Now, before you spend $800+ on one, try winning one for free by entering into the Google Pixel XL Phone Giveaway. Absolutely free to enter, this giveaway gives you a shot at winning your own Pixel XL without spending a dime!

Black Friday Sales leak console bundle prices for $250

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 10, 2016 3:21 pm

Black Friday is not far away now and for gamers that means cheap consoles and games. Throughout America, numerous retailers will be selling both the PS4 and Xbox One S for the low price of $249, along with deals and bundle packages depending on retailer.




A leaked flyer from Sam's Club was listed on the Bestblackfriday website, avertising the PS4 Uncharted 4 bundle for $249, along with the two Xbox One S bundles, that includes Battlefield 1 or Minecraft content with an extra controller for the same price.


Dell flyers were also among the leaked holiday content as they too will be jumping on the Black Friday Sales. Gamers will receive a Xbox One S, Battlefield 1 along with an extra controller and Gears of War 4, again at the bargain price of $249.

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PS4 Pro's native 4K games trigger FPS drop

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 10, 2016 2:01 pm

Sony's new 4K-ready PlayStation 4 Pro launched today, kicking off a new evolution of console gaming. Although the system uses new Polaris GPU tech, the PS4 Pro is still beholden to the age-old console rules: balancing frame rates with resolution. As such, native 4K resolution in specific games like Skyrim: Special Edition means lowered frame rates on the PS4 Pro, showing we haven't exactly come that far after all.




Consoles are about balance: developers have to implement dynamic resolution scaling that drops the resolution to sub-1080p in order to hit consistent frame rates on PS4 and Xbox One. Sony's new PlayStation 4 Pro isn't so different to last-gen consoles in this regard, and we're starting to see the trend continue in this new iterative cycle, meaning native 4K games on PS4 Pro could potentially run worse than they would on normal PS4 systems.


According to Digital Foundry, Skyrim: Special Edition is a prime example of this FPS-and-resolution balancing act. Skyrim: SE can run at native 4K on the PS4 Pro, but the frame rates take a hit as a result, leading to "visible drops in performance where the GPU is pushed more heavily," as well as "noticable stutters."

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Super Mario Run will be debuting on Unity this December

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 10, 2016 1:16 pm

Super Mario Run will soon be appearing on Unity. The news was first released via their official Twitter account:

"We are thrilled that the legendary creators Nintendo America are bringing Mario to mobile for the first time, and it's made with Unity."




Up until recently, Nintendo had been developing games for its own hardware system. With smartphone game an/or apps debuting on a regular basis, it seems that the company will be branching out with other development teams in joining Unity.


Super Mario Run will first appear on Unity for iOS this coming December.

Huge YouTuber offered money for positive Clinton videos

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 10, 2016 11:48 am

Amidst the rubble of the 2016 presidential election, comes an interesting nugget of information from popular YouTuber Philip DeFranco. DeFranco was asked why he was not a part of the 2016 YouTube Rewind, and his answer might surprise you.



DeFranco said that the company that was behind YouTube Rewind, was the same company that offered him money to make a video supporting Hillary Clinton. The company in question is Portal A Interactive, and they state on their Facebook page that they collaborate with Hillary and the top YouTubers in order to hit the millennial voters.


I remember the day the biggest vlogger in the world uploaded a video to YouTube... when Casey Neistat came out in an utter surprise video that smelt, looked like, and now looks like was in fact, a paid advertisement by Hillary Clinton.

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Get in on the hot PlayStation Store update game deals

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 10, 2016 11:27 am

Sony's PlayStation Store update for November is here, with the US online store marketing classic PlayStation 3 and 4 games to customers with a hefty price slash. The list below showcases some of the titles that are up for grabs.




PS4 Games:


  • BlazBlue: Central Fiction
  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Earth's Dawn
  • Honor and Duty: Special Edition
  • Ronin
  • Seraph
  • Super Dungeon Bros


PS3 Games:


  • BlazBlue: Central Fiction
  • Costume Quest 2
  • Dirt 3

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Overwatch's next free weekend starts on November 18

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 10, 2016 8:27 am

I have been spending far too much time playing Overwatch - how good does Sombra look?! - but now there's another free weekend of Overwatch coming very soon, on November 18.




Blizzard will be hosting the free Overwatch weekend between November 18-21 from 4PM PST on all platforms, and in all gameplay regions. Console gamers will need Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus membership, while the PC is all good with a account.


The developer adds that during this free weekend, they are "making Overwatch's full roster of 22 heroes and 13 maps available for play in a variety of modes, including Quick Play, Custom Games, and the latest Weekly Brawl". This means the new Sombra character won't be playable just yet, but she's in the PTR.

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