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XFX Radeon R9 390X Double Dissipation 8GB spotted in the wild

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 9, 2015 1:35 am

We've had to pull our ASUS Radeon R9 390X post, as well as our PowerColor Radeon R9 390X post, so here's hoping that news and images on the XFX Radeon R9 390X Double Dissipation 8GB doesn't need to be pulled.




The XFX branded card is the latest in a slew of Radeon R9 390X video cards that has popped up, a rebranded R9 290X with 8GB of VRAM. It sports a slick looking cooler with unlocked voltage, and a diamond-shaped texture which looks great. There's 7 extended heat pipes which should keep the XFX Radeon R9 390X Double Dissipation 8GB nice and cool.






The XFX Radeon R9 390X Double Dissipation 8GB output configuration is as follows: DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort.

AMD will release a tiny little video card as 'Fury Nano'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 9, 2015 12:12 am

After our world exclusive news that AMD would be releasing its Fury X as the watercooled, HBM-based flagship GPU, we began hearing about Fury Nano. We didn't want to post the news and possibly have it backfire on our source, so we waited on someone else to hear about it - and here we are.




We can now reveal that there will be three different Fury cards released, the Fury X as the flagship, Fury, which will be joined by Fury Nano. Fury Nano will be a tiny video card, which could arrive as the flagship. Right now it's all up in the air, but we do know there will be three different Fury cards, followed by a rebrand that will arrive as the Radeon R9 300 series.

'Terminator' creator James Cameron backs 'Genisys'

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 9, 2015 12:03 am

Legendary Writer Director James Cameron concieved and launched the 'Terminator' franchise with the 1984 original, before returning with 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' in 1991 but had nothing to do with 'Terminator 3' or 'Terminator: Salvation', the latter of which even Schwarzenegger says "sucked". But in a new promotional video for the latest film in the franchise "Terminator: Genisys", Cameron himself sits down to publicly back the film even describing it as the real "Terminator 3".



Describing the film as "I feel like the franchise has been reinvigorated... this is a renaissance", Cameron goes further to sell a film he has no stake in by saying "If you love the Terminator movies, you're gonna love this movie". High praise indeed.


'Terminator Genisys' kicks off a new trilogy of films and hits screens worldwide on July 1st and for the first time in 3D, helmed by 'Thor: The Dark World' director Alan Taylor.

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Final 'Jurassic World' trailer ratchets up the anticipation

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 8, 2015 11:37 pm

The first entry in the wildly successful 'Jurassic Park' franchise since 'Jurassic Park III' thirteen years ago hits cinemas worldwide at the end of this week, and audiences that have been eagerly the latest entry 'Jurassic World' have been given a last minute teaser to whet their appetite with an action packed final trailer for the film.



Starring Chris Pratt from last years sci-fi mega-hit 'Guardians of the Galaxy', along with new and returning dinosaur species, 'Jurassic World' hits hits in 3D, 2D and IMAX screens worldwide starting on June 11. We'll aim to have our review of the film for you this weekend.

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President Obama: Cybersecurity vulnerabilities will accelerate

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Jun 8, 2015 10:37 pm

Cybersecurity issues are getting worse, President Barack Obama admitted recently, as the United States remains a lucrative target of foreign cybercriminals. Obama wants Congress to pass new cybersecurity legislation to help address mounting digital threats.




"We have known for a long time that there are significant vulnerabilities, and that these vulnerabilities are going to accelerate as time goes by, both in systems within government and within the private sector," Pres. Obama said during a Group of Seven summit.


It's a stark realization that the US government has been aware of cybersecurity issues, but favored the need on bulk surveillance activities. If nothing else, it looks like some private sector security firms and defense contractors will make a fortune helping the government upgrade.

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Dallas Cowboys testing virtual reality training for quarterbacks

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jun 8, 2015 9:18 pm

The Dallas Cowboys have signed a two-year contract with STRIVR Labs, bringing virtual reality to the team's quarterbacks.




Using a VR headset and software, quarterbacks will be able to see live-action 3D video replays of each play - from their own perspective - and can look in any direction as they analyze their decision making. In an ideal scenario, this will give Tony Romo and the team's backup quarterbacks the chance to learn and adapt without actually being on the field.


STRIVR Labs has reportedly reached agreements with several major NCAA football teams to help them as well - as VR finds a realistic and functional use in sports. Looking ahead, its possible STRIVR Labs will sign with other teams interested in embracing VR technology.

As expected, Apple unveils its Apple Music service during WWDC

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jun 8, 2015 8:17 pm

As expected, Apple Music was officially unveiled during the company's WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco today. The latest addition to the streaming market will cost $9.99 per month, or $14.99 per month for a family plan of up to six users.




The new Apple service will have more than 30 million songs available to music listeners. "In 2015, the music industry is a fragmented mess," said Jimmy Iovine, Beats Electronics co-founder, during WWDC. "That's why Apple intended to bring curated radio, personal collections, an on-demand catalog and interaction with artists all-in-one place."


Apple Music will launch for Mac and iOS products on June 30, with Microsoft Windows and Google Android releases scheduled for this fall.

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First look at new trailer and images from Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 8, 2015 8:05 pm

The first trailer for Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster and some screenshots have been released by Capcom, ahead of the E3 gaming conference next week.



The remastered version of the game features better sound, graphics, and "modernized" controls for gamers. The plot line occurs before the original Resident Evil. Gamers follow officer Rebecca Chambers and death row prisoner Billy Coen as they survive a zombie onslaught.




Capcom will release Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster for the PC, Sony PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox 360 and Xbox One sometime in early 2016.

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German company Thonet & Vander launch Kürbis Bluetooth speaker in US

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jun 8, 2015 7:53 pm

German audio company Thonet & Vander has launched the Kürbis Bluetooth speaker in the United States. The company prides itself on allowing for high quality sound with minimal audio distortions or other issues.




Made from high density acoustic absorber (HDAA) wood that helps prevent vibration and sound leakage, the Kürbis also includes the Antimagnetic Shield to block external interference. Using its own procedures after years of modification, Thonet & Vander thinks you'll enjoy better bass reflex that the company says helps great sound fidelity.


The Thonet & Vander Kürbis is available now in the United States with a $199 MSRP.

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Enter for a Chance to Win the Master Chief Edition Xbox One

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Jun 8, 2015 2:26 pm



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