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Viral vandalism video sees young woman 'completely humiliated'

By: Chris Smith | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 1 day, 17 hours ago

If you're trying to trash public or private property, this recount of someone videoing from the sidelines might make you think again. Pictured in the video is a 23-year-old woman dancing with a bin on her head, working with other friends to completely trash a toilet at a local pub - pictured below thanks to 9 News and




Unaware that anyone was filming them, the video was posted online and quickly went viral, something that the woman in question claims as "pretty much every girl's worst nightmare," further telling 9 News that "I've just been completely humiliated." Alongside multiple death threats and abusive messages from the enraged public, she has also been compared to ISIS, with some social media users going as far as to call her "actual worse than ISIS."


All three girls have been identified and banned from the premises, says Brodie Sherring from the venue's management. The video was taken down after over 600 shares and 1500 likes spread it like wildfire through Facebook news feeds, but not before major damage was already done.

LG announces 'Ray' smartphone for 3G markets

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 day, 18 hours ago

Targeting the CIS region and Latin America with the initial launch, LG has announced the release of its new smartphone, the LG Ray, set to rock the global 3G markets.




The Ray's 5.5-inch HD display and 8MP front camera are the main features that LG is pushing, with a recent press release claiming that these additions are "unavailable in competing devices." Powered by a 1.4GHz Octa-Core processor coupled with 1GB of RAM, this smartphone allows for MicroSD storage expansion and comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop.


Further features include a 158g weight, dual SIM capabilities, Bluetooth 3.0 and a 3,000mAh capacity battery. There's no saying for sure just yet if this battery is removable or not, we will have to wait and see.

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Power two systems with one power supply thanks to Phanteks' splitter

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 day, 19 hours ago

Complete with "Patented Isolated Dual System Technology," Phanteks has just announced its PH-PWSPR_1P2M 'Power Splitter' through a recently issued press release.




This product allows you to power two complete systems with a single power supply, useful for applications such as test beds or PC desks - as long as your PSU can handle the stress. Compatible with mITX, uATX, ATX and E-ATX motherboards, this unit claims to protect and control the 12V/5V/3.3V/+5VSB circuit in order to ensure fully functional operation. In addition, this power splitter comes with a soft-start circuit to help reduce inrush current.


The unit comes with a 'hook and loop sticker' and Drop-N-Lock mounting for chassis installation, depending on what your model offers, with the Drop-N-Lock mounting system being suitable for select compatible Phanteks cases. If you're planning to pick up this model for yourself, Phanteks suggests you also grab some of its extension cables in order to connect the power splitter to the motherboards, seeing as your power supply-included cables will only run to the splitter itself.

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QPAD uses DreamHack to launch its first new mouse shape in seven years

By: Chris Smith | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 1 day, 20 hours ago

Quoted as "an improved design inspired by the legendary Microsoft Intellimouse 1.1" in a recent press release, QPAD has announced its first new mouse shape in seven years, coming in the form of this DX-20 gaming mouse.




Featuring multi-surface capabilities, the peripheral manufacturer claims that its new model will work on more surfaces than most optical sensors will, utilizing improved sensor technology that so far remains unstated. Inside the shell is an ARM processor and the exterior features RGB LED lighting strips and scroll wheel, with QPAD ensuring to mention that "beneath the exterior razzle-dazzle of the LEDs is a solid, well-tuned mouse with a balanced and professional feel" - making testimony to QPAD's competitive gaming heritage.


With 128kb of on-board memory to store personal profiles and Plug & Play compatibility with any Windows PC, the DX-20 will be showcased at DreamHack and is immediate available for purchase at around $74.

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Noctua says its 24V industrial fans are the best an enthusiast can get

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 day, 21 hours ago

Complete with IP67 water and dust protection ratings and released in 120mm and 140mm diameter options, Noctua has begun another push into the industrial cooling market with its new NF-F12 and NF-A14 24V fans. Paired with the NE-FD2 three-phase motor driver IC, these spinners are able to operate with supplies anywhere from 6V - 30V.




These new models operate at a maximum 24V speed of 2000rpm and 3000rpm, with Noctua CEO Roland Mossig urging users to test them with 12V connections, stating that these fans will run at much lower noise levels with this lower voltage. While operating at 1100rpm and 1700rpm respectively when attached to this lower connection, these fans can then be further controlled through PWM for even slower spinning speeds.


Said to be "available shortly" in a recent press release, Noctua expects to sell these two models at $34.90 per unit.

Samsung announces huge 128GB DDR4 DIMMs for enterprise, data centers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: RAM | Posted: 2 days ago

Samsung has just announced that mass production has started on the industry's first "through silicon via" (TSV) DDR4 RAM in 128GB modules, with the South Korean giant aiming at the enterprise and datacenter market.




Last year, Samsung revealed the world's first 3D TSV DDR4 RAM in 64GB DIMMs, but this is a new height for DDR4. Executive Vice President of Memory Sales and Marketing for Samsung, Joo Sun Choi, explains: "We are pleased that volume production of our high speed, low-power 128GB TSV DRAM module will enable our global IT customers and partners to launch a new generation of enterprise solutions with dramatically improved efficiency and scalability for their investment. We will continue to expand our technical cooperation with global leaders in servers, consumer electronics and emerging markets, where consumers can benefit from innovative technology that enhances their productivity and the overall user experience".


The new 128GB DDR4 DIMMS feature 144 x DDR4 chips, neatly arranged into 36 x 4GB DRAM packages, each featuring 4 x 20nm-based 8Gb chips using Samsung's impressive TSV packaging technology. TSV excels as the "chip dies are ground down to a few dozen micrometers, pierced with hundreds of fine holes and vertically connected by electrodes passing through the holes, allowing for a significant boost in signal transmission". Samsung's new 128GB DDR4 DIMMS will arrive in 2667MHz and 3200MHz speeds that "that help to meet intensifying enterprise server needs, while expanding TSV applications into high bandwidth memory (HBM) and consumer products".

The9 pays $500 million for five-year Chinese exclusive on Cross Fire 2

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 2 hours ago

Chinese gaming giant Tencent has secured itself a five-year deal with The9 Limited for its free-to-play shooter, Cross Fire.




Tencent announced that its joint venture with Qihoo 360 Technology Co. and Oriental Shiny Star Limited to provide the Chinese exclusivity window. Oriental Shiny Star will enjoy its five-year exclusivity, but those rights will cost the company $50 million up front to Smilegate, and $450 million on top that will cover royalty payments, and bonuses once the game reaches development and operational milestones.


Smilegate considers Cross Fire as the "most played FPS in the world" thanks to it having a huge player base of over 500 million, with a record of 6 million concurrent players.

The first screenshots from the System Shock remake arrive

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 3 hours ago

System Shock was one of those games that really captured me, it was an incredibly detailed and haunting game - ahead of its time. Well, Night Dive Studios is ready to take it to the next level, with a complete reimagining of the first-person shooter.




Night Dive Studios acquired the System Shock IP from the Star Insurance Company, which scooped them up from the original developer, Looking Glass Studios. Looking Glas Studios was forced to give up the System Shock assets when it closed its doors. Night Dive Studios played around with the System Shock Enhanced Edition, but now the developer is working on a total remake of the game.


Stephen Kick, CEO of Night Dive Studios, told Polygon: "We have been in contact with members of the original System Shock team and any future iterations of the System Shock games, and by this I mean both new titles in the series as well as major updates to the existing games, will be very true to the spirit of the originals". Now that excites me, greatly. Check out Polygon's article, which has a bunch of comparison screenshots between the original System Shock, and the upcoming remake.

AMD's new Zen APUs to deliver Xbox One/PS4 level performance in 2017

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 2 days, 5 hours ago

AMD has been teasing its Zen architecture for a little while now, but the new Zen-based APUs will be packing quite the performance punch when they drop in 2017.




It's said that we're looking at Xbox One and PS4 level performance, even when the Zen APU is found inside of notebooks - and personally, I think we might see it in VR headsets, too. Another exciting part of this news is that there's a rumor that AMD is working on a Zen APU that would feature High Bandwidth Memory, or HBM.


If AMD did this, it could really begin to make a dent in CPU sales for Intel, as people could choose a semi-powerful APU with HBM over a traditional CPU from Intel and DDR4 RAM.

The first gameplay footage from Far Cry Primal has arrived

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 7 hours ago

Ubisoft teased Far Cry Primal a couple of months ago now, but we haven't seen any in-game footage yet - well, here we are, with the first gameplay footage from Far Cry Primal that will be unveiled at The Game Awards tomorrow night.



The Game Awards Producer, Geoff Keighley, confirmed the news over Twitter. Keighley said "FAR CRY PRIMAL world premiere coming to @thegameawards next Thursday night". 'Jawmuncher' asked if this would be a gameplay premiere, to which Keighley replied with "Correct, first gameplay".



We've seen the trailer for the game, which is directly above, but actual gameplay hasn't been unveiled yet. It looks like a nice, slight twist on the gameplay we've come to know and love from Far Cry 4, with Primal set to introduce some interesting takes on the Far Cry world.

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