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ARCHOS unveils its Diamond Tab 4G/LTE tablet

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 days, 1 hour ago

ARCHOS has announced its Diamond Tab, an impressive flagship Octa-Core 4G/LTE tablet aimed at providing users with some hardware power for gaming and CPU-intensive activities.




The tablet is powered by a Mediatek MT8752 Octa-Core 1.7GHz CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, running Google Android 5.1 Lollipop. The front-facing camera is 2-megapixels, and also has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. The 7.9" IPS screen supports a 2048 x 1536 resolution.


"Tablets have become a crucial piece of hardware in many customer's tech lineups. We wanted to expand our Diamond line to include a tablet without sacrificing any of the specs that make an ARCHOS Diamond special," said Loic Poirier, CEO of ARCHOS.

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Impressive! 1 billion people used Facebook in just one day

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 3 days, 3 hours ago

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and company have one more reason to be happy: 1 billion users logged into Facebook or sent a message using Messenger in a single day.




To think that 1 in 7 people on the planet used Facebook to share status updates, news stories, and messages in one day is an impressive metric. The No. 1 social media website has around 1.49 billion monthly active users, and a growing number of mobile users - an important market segment for Facebook, which attracts 76 percent of advertising revenue from mobile advertising.


"This was the first time we reached this milestone, and it's just the beginning of connecting the whole world," Zuckerberg said in a blog post. "Our community stands for giving every person a voice, for promoting understanding and for including everyone in the opportunities of our modern world."

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Valve is bundling Rocket League with the Steam Controller

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 3 days, 4 hours ago

What better way to sell the Steam Controller and Steam Link than by bundling it with two free games? Better yet, why not make those two free games some of the best available: Rocket League and Portal 2.




Rocket League has been absolutely huge since it launched, with gamers around the world racking up countless hours driving around cars and smashing a huge ball into goals. But with the Steam Controller and Steam Link both arriving on November 10, this could definitely drive some more sales, as well as getting Rocket League into the hands of many more gamers.

Acer is welcoming a takeover of the company after share prices tumble

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 3 days, 5 hours ago

Acer hasn't been doing so well lately, with the Taiwanese giant welcoming a takeover bid. The news is coming directly from Acer founder Stan Shih, where he welcomed a takeover of his company after big dips in its share price.




Shih told reporters in a response to question about Acer being open for a takeover, that they would be "welcome" and that the buyer would get an "empty shell" and pay deeply. He added: "U.S. and European management teams usually are concerned about money, their CEOs only work for money. But Taiwanese are more concerned about a sense of mission and emotional factors".


A company spokesperson confirmed Shih's remarks on Thursday. Acer has taken some big dips recently, with big on-year sales falls, with a huge 33% drop in July alone. The company took a $90 million loss for the first half of 2015, after a slight profit in the same period of 2015. Acer noted losses for the entire of 2011, 2012 and 2013 following drops in PC sales.

HTC will have a 'limited number' of Vive VR headsets this year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 3 days, 7 hours ago

If you were excited about getting your hands on the HTC Vive headset sometime this year, you're going to have to have a lot of luck on your side to just get your mitts on one this year.




HTC has told Engadget that they "have a limited number of units by the end of the year, with more to come in Q1 2016". But not all is lost, as this is HTC's first time manufacturing a VR headset, and it has a lot more going on inside and outside of it compared to the Oculus Rift. But those numbers are scary, as I'm guessing they'll be in the tens of thousands of units.


On the other hand, it'll be great marketing to sell them all out quickly and have people wanting the Vive after hearing all of the, hopefully great feedback on them when they reach the general public later this year.

Microsoft announces that Forza Motorsport 6 has gone gold

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 8 hours ago

Forza Motorsport 6 has gone gold, with Microsoft announcing the news and teasing that there will be a demo made available for gamers on September 1. Anyone who purchases the Ultimate Edition will have access to Forza Motorsport 6 a full five days earlier than the official September 15 release.




The Xbox One exclusive will be running at 1080p 60FPS, with the demo featuring a "selection of the 450+ Forzavista cars available in the full version, all with working cockpits and full damage". As for the full game, it will weigh in at 44GB, but with Forza 6 cranking along at 1080p 60FPS, it will feel more worth it than other games that churn along at 720p 30FPS but still come in at 30GB+.


Forza Motorsport 6 will be released on September 15 exclusive to the Xbox One.

It looks like there were only 12,000 'real' women on Ashley Madison

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: 3 days, 10 hours ago

Well then. According to the information scraped from Ashley Madison's database, it looks like as much as 95% of their members were male. But now The Impact Team has gone through the dumped data, with quite the revelation: just 12,000 of the 5.5 million women on the site were 'real'.




Out of the 37 million accounts, 31 million were men and 5.5 million were women. But this is where The Impact Team and their look into the data gets juicier. After speaking with a data scientist, the publication began comparing male and female profiles, looking for certain patterns. Looking at members' e-mail addresses pointed towards a few very obvious accounts, such as, and so on. When the IP addresses were checked, it showed that 80,000 or more accounts were created locally, within the company.


But the biggest anomaly of them all is that there were unusual last names for hundreds of accounts, but there's the biggest glaring fact: just 1,492 women checked their messages on the site. Comparing 1,492 women checking their messages, against the 20 million men who checked their accounts, we can see that there is a big disparity in the sexes there. Just 2,400 women started a conversation using the chat system on Ashley Madison, compared to the 11 million men that used the chat feature.

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Tomb Raider goes mobile with turn-based puzzle game 'Lara Croft Go'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 12 hours ago

Square Enix has taken an interesting turn in the Tomb Raider franchise by unveiling Lara Croft Go, which is a turn-based puzzle game for mobile devices. We have a video on Lara Croft Go below.



Lara Croft Go has players swiping to advance Croft through each course, with gamers having to survey their environments before taking their next move. Gamers must think about different paths, switches, enemies, and much more. Each move has Croft into a new position, with plenty of hazards to keep Croft on her toes.


Enemies can only be defeated when they're approached from specific angles, or from a distance with the use of projectile-based weapons. The game also visually looks beautiful, with a totally different look to the usually quite good looking Tomb Raider games.


Better yet, Lara Croft Go is just $4.99 and is available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone.

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Dell unveils a new 27-inch QHD G-Sync monitor, priced at $799

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 3 days, 14 hours ago

Dell has just unveiled its latest monitors, with one of them featuring NVIDIA's G-Sync technology. Starting with the Dell S2716DG, with it being the company's first gaming-grade display.




The Dell S2716DG is a 27-inch monitor with the QHD resolution of 2560x1440, and the beautiful refresh rate of 144Hz mixed with G-Sync. The monitor includes a bunch of other goodies, such as tilt, pivot, swivel, and height adjustment. Connectivity wise you're covered, with Dell providing DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, 4 x USB 3.0 ports, USB 3.0 upstream and line-out/headphone out.


The second, less exciting model is the SE2716H and is Dell's first curved display. Dell hasn't rolled out the specifications on the SE2716H just yet, but it does feature two 9W speakers and a thin bezel. As for pricing, the S2716DG with NVIDIA's G-Sync technology is $799.99 while the SE2716H is priced at $399.99. Dell will be offering up the G-Sync model on October 20, while the SE2716H will be available on September 15.

'The Iron Giant' theatrical re-release gets first trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 3 days, 14 hours ago

Despite bombing at the box office on it's initial release in 1999, Brad Bird's 'The Iron Giant' has gone on to become a beloved modern animated classic with a quiet, but dedicated cult following. After years of talk, the film will finally receive a small theatrical re-release exclusive to Fathom Events as a 'signature edition' with two newly animated scenes.



If you're in the United States you can book tickets now, while other fans will have to wait it out just a little for a Blu-ray and digital release in the fourth quarter. Not only that, but superfans can also splurge $300 for a deluxe action figure from Mondo.

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