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Power your phone and find your car with this double-duty device

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 3 days, 5 hours ago

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Now, not only can your phone help you get to your destination (all hail the GPS gods)...it can actually help you find your car, with help from Zus. Get the Zus smart car charger and locator for $29.99 at TweakTown Deals.

 

The Zus does double duty. Use it to charge your USB devices at twice normal speeds, and then pull up the app to use Zus as a honing device for your car. Whether your ride is across the parking lot or across town, Zus will lead you to it. Searching for it night? The built-in lighting will give you extra visibility.

 

Get the Zus smart car charger and locator for $29.99 at TweakTown Deals.

WhatsApp may be coming to Windows, OS X

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Apps | Posted: 3 days, 5 hours ago

It appears a WhatsApp client is coming to Mac OS X and Windows, according to information uncovered by software sleuths WABetaInfo. The information seems to come from a survey on WhatsApp's translation page and pretty clearly indicates a beta is on the way. Although the text is rough in parts, bits like "Download for Mac OS X", and "Download for Windows" make it difficult to imagine another scenario.

 

 

The chat software is used by a staggering 1 billion people and is already available on Windows mobile, BlackBerry, Nokia, and Symbian, so it would not be surprising in the least to see native Windows and Mac clients appear. Should it happen, expect sync functionality across different devices and operating systems.

AMD is aiming at the VR market with its Polaris-based video cards

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

With both AMD and NVIDIA set to unveil their next-gen consumer video cards in the next month, AMD's position on VR is being solidified.

 

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According to AMD's Corporate Vice President, Alliances, Content & VR, Roy Taylor, said that Polaris is being aimed at VR gaming PCs. With the minimum PC specs for VR kicking off with the Radeon R9 290, AMD has a great position in front of itself to nail VR gaming with Polaris.

 

AMD is trying to offer a great card for VR, and the upcoming Radeon R9 490X (which it should arrive as) will be a hugely popular card. We should expect 30-50% more performance over the R9 390X thanks to the new 14nm FinFET process, the new Polaris architecture and the possible use of GDDR5X.

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Be 'Grimm' in our Season Four Blu-ray giveaway

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 3 days, 12 hours ago

To celebrate this week's release of 'Grimm: Season 4' on Blu-ray HD and DVD, we have ten Blu-ray copies to give away thanks to our friends at Universal Sony Australia.

 

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In the wake of Monroe and Rosalee's wedding, things have never been more chaotic. Nick, having lost his Grimm abilities, must dig deep and decide what type of person he wants to be. With Captain Renard in critical condition after being gravely injured and Juliette trying to come to grips with Nick's recent betrayal, the world of Grimm is spiraling out of control more than ever. As even more dangerous Wesen are making their way to the great northwest, it's going to take all of Team Grimm's strength and energy to keep Portland from bursting open at the seams. Watch all 22 spine-chilling episodes back-to-back and uninterrupted in Grimm: Season Four.

 

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

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Did Bethesda just release its own uPlay-like games launcher?

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 17 hours ago

Bethesda might lock its future games behind its very own games launcher, Bethesda.net.

 

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Bethesda.net isn't just a website--it's also the company's brand new games launcher, and it could be a new DRM gateway for the publisher's future PC games. It looks as if the Elder Scrolls and Fallout developer might be following in the footsteps of EA's Origin and Ubisoft's uPlay with Bethesda.net, and we might see the publisher make its games exclusive to its first-party launcher/storefront catalog.

 

Right now all the launcher does is host the Fallout 4 Creation Kit Open Beta, but it could be used for something quite different in the future. The launcher links to your Bethesda.net account and has a redeem code function, but this is only for the Fallout 4 DLC closed beta test (right now, at least). As soon as Bethesda.net was revealed, I instantly proclaimed that the studio is making its own uPlay, and I still think it's true. Let's hope I'm wrong, because the studio is really one of the last safe harbors when it comes to DRM launchers.

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Dark Souls developer's next game will be on PlayStation VR

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 21 hours ago

From Software's next game will apparently release on Sony's PlayStation VR headset.

 

 

We've known for a while that From Software, the diabolical devs that brought us the hellish Dark Souls trilogy, is breaking away from the Souls franchise. Hidetaka Miyazaki even went so far as to say that "it wouldn't be right to continue the Souls series." Although we don't know what From Software's new project actually is, we do know it'll have a port on Sony's PlayStation VR.

 

The news was gleaned via a recent video on the studio's YouTube channel that chronicles a timeline of From Software releases. The video ends by hinting From Software's newest game could drop in 2017, and it'll release on the full spectrum of platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and the PlayStation VR.

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AMD's upcoming Radeon R9 M480 rocks a Polaris 11 GPU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 3 days, 23 hours ago

I'm definitely not getting tired writing all of this video card news, as it's incredibly exciting times for technology enthusiasts - another one of the reports surfacing in the last 24 hours is that AMD's upcoming Radeon R9 M480 mobile video card will be powered by the Polaris 11 GPU.

 

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VideoCardz is reporting that the new Radeon R9 M480 GPU has a Device ID of 67E0, which is Baffin - or Polaris 11. The Radeon R9 M480 will sport 4GB of GDDR5 clocked at 1250MHz, while the GPU will be clocked at 1GHz - but this will change depending on the supplier.

 

Both the R9 M480 and the R9 M490 will rock Polaris 11 GPUs, but we don't know how many stream processors will be included. The current Bonaire PRO-based Radeon R9 M380 has 768 stream processors, so we should see around the same, if not closer to the 1000 SP mark for the next-gen Radeon R9 M480 when it arrives later this year.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare ARG reveals faction details

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 1 hour ago

A new alternate reality game for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has sent players on a scavenger hunt looking for clues, and the community has unearthed new clues about the upcoming game.

 

 

Activision has just launched a clever ARG for the new CoD: Infinite Warfare that allows players to send messages to Lt. Reyes, one of the main protagonists in the game. Reyes is asking players to compile a code (GCNE3MD4GATF) using hidden digits and letters strewn throughout the Nuk3town map, kicking off a huge community scramble. Things get really interesting when you ask Reyes specific queries in the Facebook messenger app.

 

When Reyes is asked about "Modern Warfare Remastered" (you have to type it in full), he basically confirms it by saying "stay frosty, soldier, stay frosty". Reyes also reveals the protagonist force, SCAR, the mercenary private military group SATO, the UNSA which is basically Infinite Warfare's version of the UNSC from Halo, and the dreaded Settlement Defense Front aka SetDEF or "The Front". Check below for more info on each.

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PNY launches its new GeForce GTX 950/GTX 960 XLR8 OC series

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 4 days, 1 hour ago

PNY has just taken off the seal on its new GeForce GTX 960 XLR8 OC Gaming and GeForce GTX 950 XLR8 OC Gaming video cards, launching alongside the newly-developed website.

 

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The two new video cards feature dual-fan cooler, so when a game is cranking along, the dual-fan system will keep the GTX 950 or GTX 960 nice and cool. The two new video cards are made using a high-quality 8-layer PCB, so you should have a long-lasting product that will be good for years of gaming.

 

As for the detailed specs on the GTX 960 2GB/4GB XLR8 OC Gaming, here's what to expect:

 

  • Base Clock : 1203 MHz (vs 1127)
  • Boost Clock : 1266 MHz (vs 1178)
  • Memory Clock (Gbps) : 7,2 GBps (vs 7 GBPs)
  • Memory Amount : 2 GB / 4 GB GDDR5
  • Outputs : 2x Dual-link DVI, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2
  • Power withdraw : 120 Watts

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AMD's next-gen Polaris GPUs get busted on GFXBench

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

While NVIDIA's mid-range GeForce GTX 1060 might arrive in a 6GB variant known as the GTX 1060 or GTX 1060 Ti, AMD's mid-range offerings will arrive as the Polaris 11 and Polaris 10.

 

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Well, the Polaris 11 SKY 67EB has arrived on GFXBench, with it being faster than the Polaris 11 67FF that's on the same chart. We don't know much from this, but we do know that the Polaris 11 and Polaris 10 are being tested right now, using an OpenGL benchmark courtesy of GFXBench.

 

AMD will be unveiling its next-gen Polaris-based video cards later this month.

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