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Apple's red iPhones extremely popular in - China!

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 days, 19 hours ago

Apple recently launched a new color option for its iPhone 7 lineup - red, and the color has proven to be extremely popular in, where else other than China!




Over 350,000 people have registered their interest in them on Chinese retailer site. Have in mind, these are registrations, and people didn't have to leave any deposit for them, so the actual number might be different once the phones hit the market.


The phones will be available from March 24th, and every purchase will contribute to the Global Fund to support HIV/AIDS programs and help deliver an AIDS-free generation.

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HMD confirms US availability for the Nokia smartphones

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 days, 20 hours ago

Tomislav Himbele, Head of Marketing for Eastern Europe at HMD Global, recently stated that the company aims to see Nokia in the top three in the next three years.




To achieve that, or come anywhere near that result, the company will have to invest a lot of money, but also make their phones available globally.


It has been confirmed that the Nokia 3310 will be available in Europe in mid-May to early June, the same as the three Nokia-branded smartphones announced at MWC 2017. But, up until now, there was no mention of the availability in the US.

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Oppo launches F3 Plus with dual front cameras

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 4 days ago

Oppo has launched their new 'selfie expert' - the F3 Plus.




The F3 Plus has double front cameras for perfect selfies. The device has dual front cameras - one 16MP camera and one 8MP 120° wide-angle cameras. The rear camera has 16MP and Sony IMX398 sensor behind a bright f/1.7 aperture.


The 6-inch display phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 and comes with 4GB of RAM an 64GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD card.

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Manli's upcoming GTX 1080 Ti features blower fan design

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 4 days, 9 hours ago

Manli is showing off their upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, with a blower-style fan. It has the same tech specs as the GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition from NVIDIA, with the same 11Gbps of GDDR5X clocked at 11Gbps.




Manli GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Blower specifications:


  • Product Name Manli GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti
  • Model Name M-NGTX1080TI/5RIHPPP
  • Chipset Name GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • CUDA Cores 3584
  • Memory Configuration 11GB GDDR5X
  • Memory Interface 352bit
  • Base Clock / Boost Clock 1480 / 1582MHz
  • Memory Clock 11010MHz
  • Bus Type PCI-Express 3.0
  • Cooling Design Heatsink with Blower Fan
  • Display Output HDMI 2.0b + 3 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • Power Connectors 1 x 6-pin & 1 x 8-pin
  • Box Dimension 321 x 170 x 90mm Main

Hey MSI, where's your GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 4 days, 11 hours ago

MSI will be gracing the world with no less than 5 custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards over the next few months, and before we jump into those models - I have a big question I need answered: where the hell are the Lightning cards, MSI? I want the GTX 1080 Lightning, and GTX 1080 Ti Lightning cards.




MSI have released previous generation cards with Lightning Edition cards, and they were usually one of the best SKUs of that generation on the market. Many people, including myself, have waited for MSI to unveil the GeForce GTX 1080 Lightning - and now that we're seeing the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti enter the market, my question on where the Lightning Edition cards are is stronger than ever. MSI... where are they? Can we have them soon? The last one we saw was MSI's GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning, which was one of the best GTX 980 Ti cards ever.


Now, onto MSI's custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards: starting with the higher-end Gaming X, which we have the SeaHawk EK, SeaHawk, Armor, and Aero brands coming soon.

EVGA unveils GTX 1080 Ti SC, SC2, and FTW3 variants

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 4 days, 12 hours ago

EVGA is on a winning streak today with in-house overclocker 'Kingpin' hitting 3GHz+ on the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition, but now the company has just unleashed more details on three of its upcoming custom GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards.


EVGA will have 3 different models of custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards, with the GTX 1080 Ti SC, GTX 1080 Ti SC2, and GTX 1080 Ti FTW graphics cards.



EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming





The GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming will have its clocks at 1569/1683MHz, with 8+8-pin PCIe power connectors, and a 10+2-phase design - it'll also be the most customized GTX 1080 Ti card from EVGA.

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Overwatch map editor, highlight savings are coming soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 13 hours ago

Blizzard has excited Overwatch fans with news that the developer is "extremely open-minded about releasing a map editor" for Overwatch, something Overwatch's Game Director - Jeff Kaplan, teased on the official forums.




Kaplan said: "We are extremely open-minded about releasing a map editor for Overwatch someday. But because Overwatch was made with a brand new engine, this is not a small task or one which can happen any time soon. We have this on our long-term road map and believe heavily in user-made content. But there are many challenges ahead of us and it will be a very long road before our editor can be made available to the public".



Overwatch continues to evolve, with Blizzard adding in a 24th hero - and a 6th tank role has just gone live with Orisa. Orisa is an "onmic peacekeeper", who was built to protect the people of Numbani. Her abilities include:


  • Fusion Driver - A rapid-fire automatic gun that touts good range and accuracy even at a distance
  • Protective Barrier - Throw a device that creates a stationary shield, perfect for intercepting projectiles and protecting teammates
  • Supercharger - Orisa's ultimate ability beams a buff to allies within range, increasing the damage they can inflict on the opposing team

GTX 1080 Ti hits 3GHz on LN2, all on reference PCB

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 4 days, 14 hours ago

Well... I don't even know what to say. The previous world record on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti saw the GPU hitting speeds of over 2.5GHz - but now, legendary overclocker Kingpin - who seems to not sleep, or at least overclocks GPUs in his sleep - has hit a mind blowing 3GHz on the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition.




Kingpin used LN2 to keep the GPU cool enough for it to clock past 3GHz, hitting 3024MHz on the dot - the pixel fillrate throughput reaches 229.3 GPixel/s and texture fillrate throughput of 583.7 GTexel/s.




The new 3024MHz GPU clock on the overclocked GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition also marks a new record for the Pascal architecture, which had previously been pushed to 3012MHz on the GTX 1060.

Mass Effect: Andromeda has a $100 microtransaction

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 15 hours ago

Electronic Arts is no stranger to MTX, also known as microtransactions--the publisher packs them into almost every online-based game to earn long-term revenue streams and fortify engagement. And like it's predecessor, Mass Effect: Andromeda's microtransactions get pretty pricey.




We've known for a while now that Mass Effect: Andromeda's multiplayer component would have in-game purchases, but now we know just how much money you can spend to quickly unlock items in the mode. Surprising no one, gamers can spend up to $100 to unlock the game's premium currency, aka "Andromeda Points." To make matters extra slimy, ME: Andromeda's multiplayer packs are randomized loot-bag style so you never ever know what you're actually going to get, further incentivizing players to buy more currency if they don't get what they want the first time.


The game's microtransactions are listed in the following price tiers (note that AP = Andromeda Points):


  • $4.99 for 500 AP
  • $9.99 for 1050 AP
  • $19.99 for 2150 AP
  • $29.99 for 3250 AP
  • $49.99 for 5750 AP
  • $99.99 for 12000 AP

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Sony still planning more 'Ghostbusters' films

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 4 days, 15 hours ago

Seemingly unperturbed by the failure of last year's all-female 'Ghostbusters' reboot, Sony Pictures is moving ahead with plans to continue exploiting the franchise, which includes an animated and live-action feature film.




Speaking to io9, Director Ivan Reitman who helmed both the original 1984 feature and 1989 sequel has confirmed that the series will live on, saying "we jumped into an animated film [after the last movie] and we are developing [a] live-action film. I want to bring all these stories together as a universe that makes sense within itself. Part of my job right now is to do that." Further along in production, the promised animated film doesn't have a current release date. "It depends on on how fast we can get it all together. It's hard to make an animated film."


So it seems that whether we want them or not, there's more 'Ghostbusters' adventures on the way.