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NVIDIA preparing GeForce GTX 980 Ti with 6GB VRAM, faster than Titan X

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

It seems like a given, but NVIDIA is preparing another VGA card for release in the very near future: the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. The GTX 980 Ti would be a cut down version of the GM200-powered Titan X, with 6GB framebuffer and it'll be around 10% faster than Titan X, too.

 

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According to SweClockers the new GeForce GTX 980 Ti would be the flagship card that NVIDIA will push, versus the Titan X. One of the reason this is, in my opinion, is that the new GTX 980 Ti can have add-in-board (AIB) partners play with the PCB and cooling setup, something that can't be done on the Titan X.

 

This will allow for some huge overclocks on the GTX 980 Ti, and some very exotic cooling setups. We should expect NVIDIA to unveil the GeForce GTX 980 Ti sometime in the second half of the year, after AMD launch its Radeon R9 390X.

Calling all shredders, the jamstik+ is a wireless guitar for iOS

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 2 days, 8 hours ago

Designed to work with your iPhone, iPad or Mac computer, the jamstik+ is clearly labeled as a "Kickstarter staff pick" and has already over-doubled their $50,000 goal with 41 days still left to donate.

 

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Connecting to your device though BluetoothSmart, this device pairs up with the jamTutor app in order to teach you a load of different guitar lessons or used with jamMix to create a sound of your own. The jamstik+ will sense the positioning of your fingers and helps to produce instant feedback to help with learning (or shredding).

 

An investment of $229 will see you receive a jamstik+ in black with a Custom Soft Case - listed as $120 less than the retail pricing.

 

We are being sent the older model, the jamstik, to test and review for you all. Stay tuned for more information!

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You want to build an amazing project PC but where do you start?

By: Chris Smith | More News: Modding | Posted: 2 days, 9 hours ago

As seen on the Watercooled PC Facebook page, modder Ilija Dakic has posted his preliminary plans and intentions for a seriously awesome PC mod project.

 

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As you can see from the image above, he's looking to take AMD's CPU project literally - producing a 'BULLDOZER' build featuring an AMD chip as its core.

 

He has begun the journey by making these few drawings to illustrate the design concept and idea, following it up with some real life sticky tape-laden examples and then furthering it with specific measurements and analysis.

 

If you're wondering on how to begin your very own epic PC project, here's just one idea that may help.

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ESL announce their $48,000 CS:GO pro finals

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 9 hours ago

Set to be held at ESL's TV studio in Cologne on April 10-12, ESL's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro league finals will feature eight teams fighting it out in a double elimination bracket for their share of $48,000 in prize money.

 

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If you're interested in attending these finals to watch in the flesh, tickets will set you back €20 ($21.74 US) and are bundled with free drinks and snacks throughout the play.

 

With all games set in a best of three format, expect plenty of great maps over the three day competition.

 

The teams attending include:

  • Team SoloMid
  • 3DMAX
  • EnVyUs
  • Virtus.Pro
  • Na'Vi
  • Copenhagen Wolves
  • Titan
  • dignitas

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Poll: American drivers can't make up our minds about self-driving cars

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 2 days, 10 hours ago

Autonomous vehicles appear to be on the horizon in the United States, but one-third of drivers say they would never purchase a self-driving car, according to a recent Harris Poll.

 

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In addition, more than one third of respondents believe autonomous vehicles might actually be the future of driving, and one quarter think the self-driving cars mimic something out of the Jetsons. Drivers can't seem to agree how safe autonomous vehicles are, with 52 percent revealing they think they are dangerous, while 48 percent believe it's safe for vehicle occupants.

 

Looking ahead, automakers will be able to sell autonomous vehicles when they work out the "bugs" involved, though one-third of drivers said they would never consider purchasing a self-driving car.

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Activision has sold 175 million copies of Call of Duty video games

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 11 hours ago

Since the first Call of Duty video game launched more than 10 years ago, 175 million copies have been sold worldwide - one copy sold approximately every two seconds, Activision has confirmed.

 

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In addition, more than 100 billion multiplayer matches have been played online, with more than 300 billion grenades thrown.

 

Call of Duty still hasn't been able to keep up with Take-Two's Grand Theft Auto, selling more than 185 million copies. But CoD has racked up better sales than LEGO, Mario, FIFA, Final Fantasy, Pokemon, and Need for Speed - with all the series able to rack up more than 100 million units sold.

Sony announces 'the thinnest 4K LCD TV' at just 4.9mm thick

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 2 days, 18 hours ago

Sony has just unveiled its new line of Bravia TVs, with a mix of 4K and 1080p sets that are sure to impress. One of the stand outs from this is the new X9000C from Sony, a new 4K TV that is just 4.9mm thick.

 

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The new X9000C is just 4.9mm thick, making it thinner than most of the smartphones on the market. This gave Sony the huge headline of "the world's thinnest 4K LCD TV" which I'm sure it's going to use to its advantage. Sony's Creative Center Toyko Senior Director, Daisuke Shiono, the X9000C series uses the "Floating Style" suspension design. The company has also stuck to its "seamless" design concept, as you can see in the image above.

 

Sony's new TV is powered by its own 4K image processing chip: X1. Sony's X1 processor uses elite light-control technology that can "let the audience see the chiaroscuro more significant picture, as if the reality of light and dark portions of the visual effects".

Facebook's News Feed will soon feature 360-degree spherical videos

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 2 days, 21 hours ago

During Facebook's F8 developer conference, CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg announced that 360-degree spherical videos will soon be on users' News Feeds.

 

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Zuckerberg showed the audience a demonstration of the new 360-degree video, which was filmed at its Menlo Park-based HQ. The in-house footage was captured with an array of 24 camera working together, which allows a user to look freely within a virtual environment - perfect for that $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR last year.

 

The best bit about the new 360-degree videos is that they don't require a VR headset like the Oculus Rift to be played back, as they'll work on normal computers, smartphones and tablets. Facebook does want to see Oculus Rift owners putting their Rift headsets on and watching the content that way, but we don't even know when the CV1 of the Rift will be made available yet. Facebook has, however, been on a .huge hiring spree leading up to the launch of the Oculus Rift CV1

Apple's new iPhone rumored to feature next-gen camera technology

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 2 days, 22 hours ago

Apple tends to be ahead of the curve when it comes to the camera sensor found in its iPhone, and while the iPhone 6 Plus might only feature an 8-megapixel rear-facing snapper, it's a damn good one.

 

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Well, the new iPhone could have an even better sensor thanks to a patent that was granted to the company from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The new patent is for a three-sensor, prism-based camera design that teased it as a "digital camera with light splitter" where an individual sensor would be capable of collecting red, green, and blue wavelengths.

 

This new sensor would be more expensive for Apple to bake into its next-gen iPhone, and it would also take up more space within the handset, something Apple is not going to be happy with. We should hear more about the new iPhone in the next couple of months.

Russia teases new trans-Siberian highway from New York to London

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 3 days ago

The Siberia Times is reporting that Russian Railways' President, Vladimir Yakunin, has proposed a plan to build a gigantic trans-Siberian highway that would stretch from London, to New York.

 

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The project has been called the Trans-Eurasian Belt Development, or TEPR, which would see a major highway constructed alongside the existing Trans-Siberian Railway, right next to a new train network, and oil and gas pipelines. Siberian Times quoted Yakunin as saying: "This is an inter-state, inter-civilization, project. The project should be turned into a world 'future zone,' and it must be based on leading, not catching, technologies".

 

Yakunin has said that the proposed TEPR would run across the entirety of Russia, linking up to the existing road systems found in Western Europe and Asia. Yakunin also added that it would connect Russia directly with North America through its own far eastern Chukotka region, and then across the Bering Strait, through to Alaska's Seward Peninsula.

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