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Netflix adds title suggestion feature

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Online Video | Posted: Jun 20, 2016 4:19 pm

Desperately want a show or movie on Netflix? Now you can let the company know by more official means as a 'title suggestion' page has been added to the website.




Simply head here, input up to three suggestions at a time, and hit submit. There's no limit on how many times you can do this, so if you have a long list of things you want to see, you can go to town.


The new feature should help Netflix identify patterns and easily see the most requested titles at any given time. Should a few rise far above the rest, presumably it will chase down those titles as best it can.

Land a high paying tech job with this Linux Bundle

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Jun 20, 2016 3:30 pm



If you're looking to land a profitable job in the tech sector, having a broad range of skills is the best way to get your foot in the door. The Complete Linux System Administrator Bundle will turn you into a tech jack-of-all-trades, capable of everything from systems administration to penetration testing, and it's only $69.


This bundle comes packed with over 100 hours of instruction in Linux, a popular operating system for programmers; and it will teach you everything from bash scripting to Linux administration with Python. You'll also learn how to create apps, penetration test, and more, turning you into a Swiss army knife of programming expertise.


For a limited time, the Complete Linux System Administrator Bundle is on sale for only $69, over 90% off its $2,100 retail price.

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Titanfall 2 detailed in a new 4-minute gameplay clip

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 20, 2016 11:29 am

Titanfall 2 made a big splash during E3 2016 this year, but we can always do with more gameplay footage, right?



That's where YouTube channel 'Titanfall Legends - Titanfall 2 News/Hype!' comes in, with a new 4-minute gameplay clip which we have embedded above. Titanfall 2 is under development with Respawn Entertainment, with EA set to release it on October 28.


You can read our own preview of the game from E3 right here.

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NVIDIA pushed its next-gen GeForce, VR, Ansel and more at Computex

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 20, 2016 9:32 am

Computex 2016 - Finally, our last video on Computex 2016 now that I'm not so busy and running around doing 15 trillion things at once - is of NVIDIA's huge 'booth' at the Grand Hyatt during Computex.



The company was showcasing its next-gen, Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080 video cards, as well as it's huge push into VR. Not only that, but NVIDIA detailed Ansel with some truly beautiful pictures hanging on walls taken in-game, as well as huge VR Experience rooms where we got to play a bunch of games.


The energy in the room was intense, with gamers and everyone else enjoying themselves. What was your favorite part of the 10-minute video?


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1000-core processor arrives, 1.78GHz clock speed, runs from AA battery

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jun 20, 2016 7:33 am

This isn't something I thought I'd be writing in 2016, but a team at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have hit a world's first. The team have designed the first "KiloCore" processor, which has 1000 independent programmable processors, with a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second.




The new 1000-core processor has 621 million transistors and was shown off during the recent 2016 Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits in Honolulu on June 16. Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bevan Baas, who led the team that designed KiloCore, said: "To the best of our knowledge, it is the world's first 1,000-processor chip and it is the highest clock-rate processor ever designed in a university".


Up until now, there has been no other chips made with over 300 processors, with most of them being made for research purposes and only a handful are sold commercially. The new 1000-processor KiloCore was fabricated by IBM on their 32nm CMOS technology, so we're not even talking anything radically advanced like the 14nm and 10nm nodes that are being used and played with now.

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Studio cancels 'Independence Day: Resurgence' press screenings

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 20, 2016 5:25 am

With the much anticipated release of 'Independence Day: Resurgence' just a few days away, you'd expect that the first movie reviews might be imminent, right? Wrong.




According to U.S. based movie critics, 20th Century Fox has cancelled the organised press screenings for the film, leading to some speculation that the quality of the film isn't up to snuff. In contrast, Disney let critics publish their 'Captain America: Civil War' reviews a week in advance, when it was clear that the film was pretty decent.

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Rise for our 'London Has Fallen' Blu-ray giveaway, thanks to Roadshow

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Jun 20, 2016 4:59 am

To celebrate this week's release of 'London Has Fallen' on Blu-ray HD and DVD, we have ten Blu-ray copies to give away thanks to our friends at Roadshow Home Entertainment.




The world's leaders have assembled. So have their enemies. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit 'Olympus Has Fallen' begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.


To go into the running to win a prize, simply answer the following question in 50 words or less:

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Samsung's new FoWLP tech doesn't need a PCB, makes smartphones thinner

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jun 20, 2016 4:46 am

It looks like Samsung is continuing to out-innovate everyone else, announcing that Samsung and even TSMC are producing chips using the new FoWLP yield technology. What the hell is FoWLP yield technology you ask?




FoWLP, or Fan-Out Wafter Level Packaging platform, allows smartphone OEMs to reduce the thickness of their devices by a great degree, which has multiple benefits. FoWLP also doesn't need a PCB, and also increases the efficiency of chips by 30%, as well as reducing the thickness of smartphones by at least 0.3mm.


Apple is reportedly using TSMC as its main supplier of 10nm FinFET processors, and Samsung wants a cut of that business - which is where FoWLP comes into play. Samsung might end up winking just right at Apple, especially if TSMC can't keep up with Apple's high demand. With smartphones hitting the whole no bezel, super-thin, more battery wishlist - Samsung's impressive new FoWLP technology is going to come in handy big time over the coming years.

DayZ's new v0.60 patch feature a new DX11 renderer, and more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 20, 2016 3:20 am

The latest v0.60 patch for DayZ is here, wtih Bohemia Interactive announcing that it features a new DX11 renderer that will improve performance on the PC, significantly.



DayZ's new v0.60 patch will download automatically from Steam, so you won't need to do much apart from turn your computer on. Someone has released a DayZ v0.59 v 0.60 video, comparing the patches side-by-side on YouTube, which we've got embedded above - while the one above, is a developer log on DayZ's new v0.60 patch and a performance comparison.


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Star Citizen's new v2.4 patch delivers some huge changes

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 20, 2016 1:49 am

Roberts Space Industries has been doing some amazing things with the CRYENGINE and its ambitious as hell space game, Star Citizen, which has just had its latest v2.4 patch released.




Star Citizen's new v2.4 patch allows access to the new Shopping experience, full Hangar interactivity from within the actual game client - which can be accessed through new options, and the Port Modification app. Cloud Imperium Games have been making countless changes to the Crusader and Port Olisar, which includes the addition of new missions, Alpha Currency and Defender reputation.




But marvel over these new screenshots, which look out of this world.

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