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AORUS is at it again with the world's most poweful 15" laptop

By: Chris Smith | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 10:23 pm

Computex 2015 - Yesterday (local time) we covered the release of AUROS' new 17" slim laptop that boasts the most powerful performance in the world, including two NVIDIA GeForce 970m video cards and measuring just 0.9 inches thick. Today this new brand is at it again, making claim to having produced the "earth's most powerful 15 inch" laptop.




Complete with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M SLI setup coupled with NVIDIA G-Sync, AUROS has presented us with a 3k IPS display running at 2880 x 1620 resolution, three SSDs in RAID boasting transfer speeds of up to 1500Mb/s and 25 sets of macro keys.


Adding to the pile of features, AUROS claims this is the first laptop in the world to be able to cast your game-play to the world in-house, boasting a live streaming engine located within. There's no telling if this is a third-party collaboration with someone like BlackMagic or AVeRMedia just yet, or pre-installed software like XSplit or OBS.

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Corsair revamps its logo - sails only from now on

By: Chris Smith | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 10:03 pm

Recently Corsair introduced a new logo to much consumer criticism, with people claiming it looked like a weird tribal tattoo or a 'tramp stamp' and now it seems that Corsair has listened to our woes by re-introducing the sails, with a twist.




Looking like they've thrown italics on the old sail design, Corsair said in a recent blog that "everything we've announced at Computex 2015 will ship with the new logo, including the Strafe keyboard, and our powerful Bulldog 4K living room PC." If you've been living under a rock and have missed the Computex 2015 news haul or are simply too overwhelmed with the sheer amount of content, you can check out all of our coverage through the Computex link at the top of our home page - we've already covered what Corsair has to offer.


The old "crossed swords Corsair Gaming logo" is being phased out in what Corsair claims to be part of a process in which it is "uniting into a new modernized Corsair brand."

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Assetto Corsa will launch for Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 8:58 pm

Kunos Simulazioni, the developer for Assetto Corsa, has announced the PC racing simulation will launch for the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One in 2016.



Utilizing pure physics realism, Assetto Corsa has been designed as "your racing simulator," yielding higher precision accuracy in relation to car handling, design, and track measurements. Gamers will be able to play both single and multiplayer modes, along with customizing and modifying their vehicles.


There will be more than 100 cars available for the console launch of the game, including the Mercedes C9, Team Lotus 98T, Ferrari LaFerrari, and the Pagani Zonda R. Assetto Corsa will immediately launch with at least 20 different track configurations.

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Fire concern forces Apple to recall Beats Pill XL speaker

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 8:35 pm

Apple is recalling more than 220,000 Beats Pill XL portable wireless speakers in the United States, following a fire risk, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). So far, eight suspected cases of overheating speakers have been reported, though Apple didn't offer a statement on how many complaints it has received.




"Because customer safety is the company's top priority, Apple is asking customers to stop using their Beats Pill XL speakers," according to a public notice from Apple. "Customers who purchased a Beats Pill XL speaker should visit for details about how to return their product to Apple, and how to receive an Apple Store credit or electronic payment of $325."


Beats first introduced the speaker in November 2013, and Apple purchased the company in May 2014 for around $3 billion.

Yahoo will stream NFL football games starting next season

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Online Video | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 7:46 pm

The NFL is broadening its horizons a bit by expanding to live streaming, and will partner with Yahoo to get the job done. Yahoo won a bidding process and the first live streamed game will be the Buffalo Bills vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, scheduled for Oct. 25 in London. It's unknown which companies Yahoo outbid, but it's likely Google's YouTube service was one of them.




Even though cord cutting has become more prevalent in recent years, many subscribers don't abandon their cable or satellite service due to live sports. However, sports leagues in the United States are beginning to embrace online video - but the NFL is notorious for blacking out local teams from streaming services, forcing football fans to keep some type of subscription.


"We're thrilled that the NFL has chosen Yahoo for this historic opportunity," said Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, in a public statement. "It marks a significant change in the way users can access this amazing content."

IDC: 40% of wearables available for $100 or less

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 7:05 pm

Do you want an affordable wearable? Forty percent of wearable devices are priced at less than $100, as the market quickly evolves.




The top five wearable manufacturers based on Q1 2015 market share: Fitbit (34.2 percent), Xiaomi (24.6 percent), Garmin (6.1 percent), Samsung (5.3 percent), and Jawbone (4.4 percent).


"As with any young market, price erosion has been quite drastic," said Jitesh Ubrani, senior research analyst of Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers at IDC. "We now see over 40 percent of the devices priced under $100, and that's one reason why the top 5 vendors have been able to grow their dominance from two thirds of the market in the first quarter of last year to three quarters this quarter."

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MSI shows off its elite GAMING line of video cards

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 6:56 pm

Computex 2015 - MSI was at Computex 2015 to showcase its elite line of GAMING video cards, which included the GTX 980 GAMING 4G and MSI GTX980 Ti GAMING 6G.




The MSI GTX980 Ti GAMING 6G features 6GB of VRAM, powered by the Twin Frozr V cooler, with the LED illuminated MSI GAMING Dragon controllable via MSI Gaming App. Both MSI models include a unique back plate that carves out dragon insignias, with the GTX 980 Ti GAMING 6G promised to deliver a silent and cool gaming experience.


In addition, MSI also showed off its SLI bridges which support 2-way and 3-way spaced SLI setups, which is being promoted as the "ideal link for a true MSI GAMING SLI setup."

G.SKILL shows off killer DDR4 configurations in multiple setups

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: RAM | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 6:44 pm

Computex 2015 - G.SKILL is using Computex 2015 as a showcase for the highest frequency DDR4 3800MHz kit and largest DDR4 128GB kit. The company showed off the G.SKILL DDR4 3800MHz 16GB (4x4GB) kit on two live demos systems featuring GIGABYTE GA-X99-SOC-Champion and the ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer motherboards.





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First look at Fallout 4, announced by Bethesda this morning

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 6:29 pm

Fallout 4 will take place in post-apocalyptic Boston, with all of us starting out trying to escape Vault 111. Bethesda Softworks teased Fallout by launching a website with a countdown clock on Tuesday, and hasn't disappointed. Here is Fallout 4's first new trailer:



Fallout 4 will be available for the PC, Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One. Interested gamers can pre-order the game, and some rumors predict the game available in time for Christmas this year.


Bethesda promised additional details during its showcase at E3 later this month.

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Save Nearly 50% on the HTC Desire 510 and a Year of Wireless Service

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 2:28 pm



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The HTC Desire 510 is lightning-fast, with easy switching between apps, and smooth gaming and video streaming. Plus, customize your preferences so that you can see all of your important updates, favorite blogs, and social media notifications right on the home screen.


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