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InfoGamer to showcase VR: John Wick and Serious Sam

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Nov 7, 2016 9:12 pm

In the past five years, Reboot InfoGamer has grown into one of the largest gaming shows in Europe. Last year, more than 50,000 visitors attended the event, and this year the organizers of the event expect even more gamers.

 

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This year, Reboot InfoGamer will feature more than 600 gaming units, newest gaming hardware and hundreds of VR devices. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the latest gaming titles, daily giveaways, and cosplay contests.

 

Next to the games that have already been released, fans will have the opportunity to try the titles such as For Honor, Gran Turismo Sport, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, RAID: World War II, Solstice Chronicles: MIA, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Steep, and many others that should have their debut sometime next year.

 

Starbreeze will also be present with their John Wick Chronicles, so I'm expecting a huge line of fans who will want to hop in the virtual reality and step in the shoes of John Wick.

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In Win and NVIDIA team up for a limited edition case

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 7, 2016 8:25 pm

In Win and NVIDIA partnered up on a project that resulted in the beautiful case In Win 303 NVIDIA version.

 

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The case itself is based on the same design as the original In Win 303, an elegant and modest design case, but the NVIDIA version comes with some extras such as the green NVIDIA design features on the front panel and a green LED fan at the rear of the case.

 

The chassis is crafted from SECC steel and 3mm tempered glass. The In Win 303 NVIDIA also features removable side panel and dust filters, as well as cooling options (space for two radiators, top and rear and three fans at the bottom).

 

In Win pointed out some unique features of the case such as separate PSU (up to 200mm), 2 x 2.5" SSD and 2 x 3.5" HDD chambers which sit above and behind the motherboard.

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Overwatch's new hero Sombra available to play now

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 7, 2016 7:46 pm

Overwatch's second post-launch hero Sombra is available to play now on the game's Public Test Realm (PTR). If you haven't gotten in on the PTR yet, simply boot Battle.net, change your region to PTR: Overwatch, and get to downloading. There is a queue, but you should be able to get in sometime today if you can't immediately.

 

 

As mentioned previously, she's a weird mix of stealth, DPS, and support. Packing a full auto machine pistol, all kinds of utility and crowd control, and a combination of invisibility and speed, she's kind of like Ana and Tracer combined. Many are speculating she's majorly overpowered, but as we've seen with Ana, it's one thing to see the abilities and another entirely to utilize them in game, so her launch is exciting as it will let the community see what's what firsthand.

 

Alongside Sombra arrives a new Mei-themed Antarctica map and an Arcade mode that includes all kinds of fun sub-modes like Mystery Duel and No Hero Limit Random, complete with prizes. In other words: tons of fun for everyone.

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Hyperloop One teases big event in Dubai on November 8th

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Nov 7, 2016 6:40 pm

While the Americans await November 8th when they will find out who the next President will be, Hyperloop One has something else planned. The company, with strong connections to Elon Musk, teased their November 8th event when, they say, a big moment in transportation history will happen.

 

The announcement will be made in Dubai, which is impressive as it is, so it should be interesting to see what Hyperloop One has prepared.

 

 

In the video posted on YouTube as a part of the announcement, they showed some quite remarkable travel times between cities in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes, Dubai to Riyadh in 48 minutes, Dubai to Doha in 23 minutes, Dubai to Muscat in 27 minutes.

 

This would reduce the emissions but also help Dubai with an enormous number of people this port has to handle every day.

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SpaceX has solved the mystery of Falcon 9's explosion

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Nov 7, 2016 3:23 pm

Elon Musk thinks they have finally solved the mystery of their September's Falcon 9 explosion. Speaking with CNBC, he stated that the explosion was caused by a "really surprising problem that's never been encountered before in the history of rocketry."

 

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Just last week, Musk said that the cause of the explosion is one of the toughest puzzles the company has ever had to solve.

 

The explosion caused complications for NASA since SpaceX was supposed to transfer cargo to International Space Station. However, Orbital ATK stepped in and performed their first successful launch since October 2014 when the rocket failed, and the vehicle and payload were destroyed causing $15 million in damage.

 

Musk now believes they have found the cause of the accident which he claims is "a combination of liquid helium, advanced carbon fiber composites, and solid oxygen."

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Snapchat built a convenient way to charge Spectacles

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Nov 7, 2016 2:35 pm

Back in September, Snapchat announced that after five years they are changing the company's name to Snap Inc. because they won't have just one product anymore.

 

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Their second product comes in the form of sunglasses with an integrated camera that can record 10-second clips. Named Spectacles, they will connect directly to Snapchat via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and transfer data directly into the app in Snapchat's new circular video format.

 

The Spectacles will go on sale later this year for $130, and the device will be available in three different colors - black, turquoise and orange.

 

The fun sunglasses are clearly targeted towards a younger audience, so Snap Inc. had to figure out a way to charge them without making it too complicated.

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Tesla's Gigafactory makes progress towards completion

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Nov 7, 2016 1:25 pm

Tesla's Gigafactory is looking pretty amazing, as new drone footage shows. The footage was taken by Duncan Sinfield and posted to YouTube.

 

 

It looks like Tesla is busy finishing what is going to be world's largest building by physical area once done.

 

Tesla expects that the Gigafactory 1 will reduce the production cost for their electric vehicle battery and Powerwall and Powerpack battery packs by 30%. Its projected capacity for 2018 is 50 GWh/yr of battery packs and its final capacity upon completion of the entire factory is 150 GWh/yr. This would enable Tesla to produce 1,500,000 cars per year.

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'The Simpsons' renewed for a further 2 seasons

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Nov 7, 2016 4:27 am

While many (including myself) are of the view that the long running Fox network animated comedy 'The Simpsons' has been in a downward spiral for two decades, its continued popularity has caused the network to commit to a further two seasons.

 

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Renewed for an extra two seasons last year, the Fox Network has now ordered an additional two seasons on top of that, ensuring that the show will run up until at least 30 seasons which will mean new episodes will continue through to 2019.

 

Starting life in 1987 as short animated stories on the variety 'Tracy Ullman Show' before debuting with the full length episode 'Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire' for Christmas 1989, 'The Simpsons' has gone on to air 602 episodes to date.

Surface Phone would rock laptop-class Intel processor

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 6, 2016 5:42 am

Microsoft will reportedly be launching two Surface Phone smartphones next year, with the higher-end enterprise-class Surface Phone reportedly rocking a laptop-class processor from Intel.

 

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Notorious mobile leaker Evan "@evleaks" Blass said that the purported Surface Phone would arrive in two versions, with the consumer-focused handset receiving a normal SoC, and not the laptop-class processor that the enterprise/higher-end handset would use.

 

There's not much known on Surface Phone apart from the leaks and concept art, but it's an exciting time for smartphones right now - especially since Microsoft blew their chances multiple times with Nokia and the Lumia handsets.

LG's new 4K and 5K displays are now 25% cheaper

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Nov 6, 2016 4:12 am

Apple unveiled its new MacBook Pro systems last week, and during the event the company introduced some new 4K and 5K displays that it worked with LG on. Now those 4K and 5K displays are 25% cheaper.

 

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This means the LG UltraFine 5K Display and its original price of $1299.95 has dropped to $974, a decent $325 drop in price. LG's UltraFine 4K Display has dropped from its debut price of $699.95, to $524 - a $175 price cut.

 

You can buy the 4K display right now from Apple's online store, with shipping in 4-6 weeks, but the 5K display won't be available until December. The "Special Pricing" that Apple has applied to the displays will stay until the end of the year.

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