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Inked up Apple Watch users are experiencing sensor issues

By: Chris Smith | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Apr 29, 2015 4:28 pm

As seen on the Apple Subreddit recently, users donning heavy tattoos are having issues operating their shiny new Apple Watch products.

 

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With the first finding posted by user guinne55fan, it was reported that he believed a faulty wrist detector to be at fault. His recount claimed that "the watch would lock up every time the screen went dark and prompted me for my password. I wouldn't receive notifications. I couldn't figure out why especially since the watch was definitely not losing contact with my skin."

 

Upon contacting Apple some steps were taken to alleviate the issue with no control and he was told that engineers would be in contact within a week.

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Relief teams using drones for search and rescue missions in Nepal

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Apr 29, 2015 4:00 pm

The death toll continues to rise after a brutal 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal last week, with international search and rescue efforts currently underway. Relief organizations are deploying small drones that can photograph quake damage and hunt for possible survivors.

 

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Some groups are equipping drones with thermal cameras so they can detect body heat of survivors buried under debris. In addition, the Aeryon drone has a high-powered digital zoom camera that can accurately pick up facial details of a person from 1,000 feet away.

 

"You can send them into areas that are inaccessible," said Rajul Singh, executive director of GlobalMedic, in a statement published by Discovery. "If I can't get past the road I can put the UAV up there to see if anyone is there that needs my help. There are not enough helicopters in Nepal right now, and they shouldn't be taking pictures, they should be flying aid."

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Rural Australian police to receive encrypted radios

By: Chris Smith | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 29, 2015 3:31 pm

The Labor government from the state of Victoria has promised to add an extra $25 million AU ($19.9 million US) to their $10 million AU pledge ($7.99 million US) to encrypt their rural police force's radio communications.

 

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The initial amount was criticized by the opposing Liberal government who labeled it as irresponsible, however, the Emergency Services Minister Wade Noonan is proud of this pledge, stating "no longer will criminals or eavesdroppers have more sophisticated communication than country police."

 

The reason for this investment is a claimed insecurity of rural police who were previously using an analog radio service, meaning anyone with a normal radio scanner was able to listen in to communications. This is explained as an issue due to Victorian Police needing to access background checks on members of the public outside of their station will need to receive the information through radio contact - compromising the anonymity and safety of those they are researching.

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T-Mobile Q1 2015 beat expectations, company adds 1.8M subscribers

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 29, 2015 3:00 pm

T-Mobile may have overtaken Sprint as the No. 3 wireless carrier in the United States after adding 1.1 million postpaid accounts - and 1.8 million total net subscribers - during its first quarter in 2015. The US wireless carrier now has 56.8 million subscribers, and continues to add new customers at a faster rate than VZW and AT&T.

 

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This is a strong sign from T-Mobile to Verizon Wireless and AT&T, signaling its larger rivals that it must pay attention. T-Mobile endured a $63 million Q1 net loss on $7.8 billion revenue, a 13 percent year-over-year increase.

 

"We've had eight consecutive quarters with more than one million total net customer additions proving that customers want value," said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile. "We expect to once again capture all of the industry's postpaid phone growth in Q1 and we've done it while delivering an all-time record low 1.3 percent churn. #WeWon'tStop."

ESL and ESEA team up to create a $1,000,000 CS:GO league

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 29, 2015 2:36 pm

Featuring two invitational divisions, the ESL ESEA Pro League will see 12 teams from North America and 12 from Europe fight it out to win their share of $1,000,000 in prize money.

 

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With online matches played weekly on ESEA's servers, ESL will be hosting the live finals events in Cologne and Los Angeles. Two seasons total will be run throughout 2015 and boast a gigantic $500,000 cash prize each. Set as the biggest cash offer to date in CS:GO history, the two organizations have said they will be increasing this prize pot in the future.

 

Set to kick off on May 4th 2015, more information will be released very soon. ESEA president and CEO Eric Thunberg stated that "ESEA is where the pros play" and is said to be partaking in this partnership with ESL in order to help grow the global competitive CS:GO scene.

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Instagram culls apparent phallus egglplant emoji

By: Chris Smith | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Apr 29, 2015 1:34 pm

Would you identify as having a dirty mind or are you simply wanting to keep your kids out of trouble? Either way, Instagram recently announced that they will be adding emoji hashtags if you're really wanting to search for more of the same but they're barring the eggplant from this service, Gizmodo has reported.

 

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The aubergine is apparently too much like a phallus to be respected and therefore must be chopped. It's said that not only does this look a little like male genitalia, youth of today are using this hashtag as a way to represent such things (I have never felt as old in my life as I did writing that sentence).

 

The banana and corn emoji's are still running wild alongside the peach, dripping needle and more. If you're an activist and looking for a change, finding other minded people in regards to this issue will be hard however as we already mentioned it's not searchable.

NZXT releases a familiar looking Noctis 450 mid-tower case

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 29, 2015 12:27 pm

If you've been to any large LAN party over the past few years it's extremely likely you've come across a NZXT case in your time. The Phantom series is described by many as the 'Stormtrooper case' and it's hard to miss as it was a big hit in many markets across the globe.

 

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In a bid to futher their design prowess and technology, NZXT's recent press release has showcased a new mid-tower case called the Noctis 450. This chassis features NZXT signature I/O LED's, an upgraded lighting switch to feature multi-step adjusted lighting and a floating panel design said to provide 10 times more ventilation surface area than their H440 model.

 

Now available for pre-order on the NZXT Armory Store, the Noctis 450 will set you back $139.99. More information can be gathered from their official product page.

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USB Type-C is becoming a real thing - Patriot develops flash drive

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Apr 29, 2015 11:33 am

USB Type-C has been on its way for quite some time now with users wanting this amazing new technology to hurry up and hit the mainstream market.

 

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We've seen a few portable products begin incorporating Type-C into their design with no word of accessories taking on this new technology.

 

In comes Patriot, they just announced a dual-sided Type-C and Type-A USB flash drive in 32GB and 64GB capacities. Set to be used with the new Apple MacBook, Google Chromebook Pixel or any USB Type-C ready device, this is one of the first commercial accessories available on the market.

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CD Projekt Red says 'there's no loading times' for The Witcher 3

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 29, 2015 9:44 am

We already know that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a gigantic game, but with a game of that size, one lingering question remains: how much time will we spend in loading screens? Well, none. Zero. Zilch.

 

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Senior Environment Artist on The Witcher 3, Jonas Mattsson, said during an interview with Gamespot that there are "no loading times". This is a big deal, where he continued: "No, there's no loading times. Only when you actually start the game, when die and load the game, or when you fast travel. That fast travel loading time depends on how far you have to travel of course. If you just fast travel a little bit, it's a really short loading time".

 

Mattsson continues: "One of the goals we had, was to keep the experience as fluid as possible. When you play, you don't want to have the loading screen because it takes you out of the game a bit. We wanted to make sure that it was as smooth as possible, one big experience. For us, that was really important. I think we achieved that because, as you said, just going in and out of a building, there's no loading time. Nothing. It's just creates this really nice experience".

 

We have reported previously that The Witcher 3 will have dynamic beards, permanent death with its 'Dark' mode, and more. So the news of no loading times only adds to our excitement on the game.

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