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Ghost Recon: Wildlands Update #4 arrives

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 22, 2017 2:47 am

If you're still playing Ghost Recon: Wildlands, you'll be pleased to know that Ubisoft has pushed out their new Update #4 for the game, including HUD and UI improvements.




The new patch will fix issues with gamers seeing through walls, and certain spots of the map where you would get stuck or fall through the map. Ubisoft has also polished up the aim consistency when shooting from behind cover, and they've also introduced a new short time to kill alerted enemies to avoid failing the mission (in the stealth missions of Wildlands).


There are also some PC-specific fixes, with the Steam and Uplay versions of the game being automatically updated, so you won't need to worry about any manual updates.

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Resident Evil movies are being rebooted

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 22, 2017 12:46 am

Resident Evil is the highest-grossing film series of all time that's based on a video game, raking in over $1.2 billion worldwide, and now the series is being rebooted.




Constantin Film owns the movie rights to the Resident Evil franchise, with Chairman of the Board of Constantin Film, Martin Moszkowicz, confirming with Variety at the Cannes Film Festival that the studio is working on a Resident Evil film reboot. The reboot will have another 6 movies in the series, after the 6 movies that we've experienced over the last decade.


We don't know who will star, direct, or write the new Resident Evil movies, but with $1.2 billion in box office profits - it's no wonder it's being rebooted this quickly.

Facebook announces it will live stream eSports events

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Social Networking | Posted: May 22, 2017 12:32 am

Facebook is stepping into the world of gaming and eSports streaming, announcing it has teamed with ESL to stream eSports content on Facebook.




The social networking giant will be streaming exclusive eSports events and content in six languages, all within the elite Rank S CS:GO competition. ESL will be bringing 5500 hours of eSports content to Facebook, as well as offering 1500 hours of exclusive eSports content for Facebook.


Facebook won't just have the Rank S CS:GO matches, but we will also receive ESL One and Intel Extreme Masters events as well - all livestreamed in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and German. The social networking giant will also be making an original 30-minute Facebook Live series that will look back at previous CS:GO match highlights, showcasing top players as well as up and coming players.

Xander Cage is back in our 'xXx' Blu-ray giveaway

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: May 22, 2017 12:06 am

To celebrate this week's release of the explosive 'xXx' sequel 'The Return of Xander Cage' on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and digital, we have 15 Blu-rays to give away thanks to our friends at Universal Sony Home Entertainment.




There are no more patriots, just rebels and tyrants. Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.


To go into the running to win a prize, simply correctly answer the following question:

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Qualcomm demonstrates dynamic wireless vehicle charging

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: May 21, 2017 4:09 pm

At an event in Versailles, France during the same week as the Formula E race in Paris, Qualcomm showed off their big secret of the past few years. Their wireless charging technology for electric cars also known as Qualcomm Halo is capable of not only static charging but also dynamic charging.




Currently, there aren't any vehicles on the road with wireless charging, but it's inevitably going to become popular among electric vehicles as they become more autonomous. Tesla's robotic charging arm is far more expensive and complex than just using wireless charging.


Mercedes is expected to be the first with wireless charging this year with Qualcomm Halo as the enabling technology.

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Valve gives you a VR social space with SteamVR Home

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: May 21, 2017 5:13 am

Valve and HTC want you to be more social in VR, leading Valve to announce their new beta testing of SteamVR Home.




SteamVR Home will see players finding their avatars and wearables in a new space, with virtual environments being in high resolution that "support animations, sound, games, and interactivity".


If you happen to find a new VR home that you like, you can choose to open it up to the public - or keep it for yourself, and invite friends for some VR hangs. In order to opt into the Steam VR beta, you'll need to :


  • Open Steam on your desktop
  • Find SteamVR in your Library under Tools
  • Right click and go to Properties
  • Select the Betas tab and pick SteamVR Beta from the dropdown

Microsoft Research shows off prototype AR technology

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: May 21, 2017 2:22 am

Microsoft Research is making strides in its augmented reality technology, with the company showing off new prototype AR glasses.



The new AR glasses currently feature an 80-degree field of view, and will correct for the wearer's astigmatism, which allow virtual objects to be viewed through AR glasses, all without additional corrective lenses.


The team wrote in a research paper on the prototype: "In future work, we plan to integrate all these capabilities into a single hardware device while expanding the exit pupil to create a practical stereo display".

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: 10nm, LPDDR4X, due in Q1 2018

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 21, 2017 1:13 am

Qualcomm will reportedly be shifting over to the Snapdragon 845 processor very soon, with some new details on what the inside of it will look like, thanks to new rumors from MyDrivers.




The upcoming Snapdragon 845 isn't expected until Q1 2018, but it will be based on the 10nm Low Power Early (LPE) FinFET process compared to the second-gen Low Power Plus (LPP) process from Samsung. In April, Ryan Lee, Vice President of Foundry Marketing at Samsung Electronics said: "With our successful 10LPE production experience, we have commenced production of the 10LPP to maintain our leadership in the advanced-node foundry market. 10LPP will be one of our key process offerings for high performance mobile, computing and network applications, and Samsung will continue to offer the most advanced logic process technology".


Snapdragon 845 is expected to rock four unannounced Cortex A57 cores alongside four low-power Cortex A53 cores, joined by Adreno 630 graphics. Qualcomm's super-fast Snapdragon X20 LTE modem will be used, offering 1.2Gbps speeds on Cat 18. Qualcomm will reportedly include support for UFS 2.1 storage, as well as the faster and more power efficient LPDDR4X RAM.

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ASUS teases AMD Ryzen powered ROG gaming laptop

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: May 20, 2017 11:51 pm

AMD hasn't powered a high-end gaming laptop in what feels like forever, as Intel's more power efficient CPUs have been perfect - at least until now, in gaming laptops.



ASUS is now teasing with its new trailer for 'Something Has Awakened' on its ROG channel on YouTube, with what should be a new Ryzen-powered gaming laptop in its growing ROG line up of gaming products. The company teases #Computex2017 - so we are only a week away from seeing it in action.


Now, will ASUS use a new, unannounced APU powered by Ryzen, or will it be a high-end Ryzen 7 1700X/1800X with a dedicated GPU. If it's rocking a dGPU, will it be an AMD Radeon RX 580, unreleased Radeon RX Vega (that will be showcased on May 31 during AMD's Computex 2017 keynote) or one of NVIDIA's many GeForce graphics cards.

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Audi set to manufacture three all-electric cars by 2020

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: May 20, 2017 7:24 pm

Audi's first all-electric vehicle, the Audi e-tron SUV, is coming next year, followed by its recently announced e-tron Sportback in 2019.


The company has now confirmed that they plan another all-electric vehicle for 2020. This means that Audi will have a new electric car each year for the next three years.




Rupert Stadler, Chairman of the Board of Management of Audi AG, said:


We are rejuvenating our model portfolio enormously and will renew five existing core model series by mid-2018. In addition, we will expand our successful Q family by 2019 with two new concepts - the Audi Q8 and the Audi Q4 - and we will launch our battery-electric e-tron models. Audi plans to launch three new electric models by 2020, after which the brand will gradually electrify models in each of its core series.

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