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Verizon Unlimited: $80 per month up to 22GB @ full speed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: Feb 13, 2017 1:55 am

Verizon has just announced its new unlimited data plan, simply known as Verizon Unlimited - which will cost $80 for an individual line, or $45 per line for a four-line family plan.




The company is calling the new Verizon Unlimited pricing as "introductory", which require both paperless billing and AutoPay to be enabled. The plan will offer 22GB at full LTE speeds, but once you hit the data cap you'll have your speeds throttled, and Verizon will de-prioritize you on their network.


If you plan on using the Verizon Unlimited plan as a hotspot, you'll get 10GB at LTE speeds - and 500MB per day of roaming data in Mexico and Canada. Additionally, you can pay $10 for a 500MB LTE TravelPass that will work anywhere in the world.

Samsung to release Galaxy S8 in March, says report

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 13, 2017 12:30 am

Samsung is gearing up for the launch of its new flagship smartphone, with reports that there will be the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, not the S8 edge like we've come to know and love from the two previous generation Galaxy smartphones.




But now a new report from The Wall Street Journal is teasing that Samsung will unleash its new Galaxy S8 in March, with an unveiling event in New York City on March 28. Samsung will have Galaxy S8 and S8+ units ready for April 21, which is perfect - my wife's birthday, and her S7 needs replacing.


We can expect Qualcomm's it-has-everything-including-the-kitchen-sink Snapdragon 835 processor, edged displays, 3.5mm headphone jack (because that's a thing now, you know), bezel free display, and a rear fingerprint sensor. A virtual assistant will also be included, in the form of something called S-Assistant.


We will be all over the launch of the Galaxy S8, so keep your eyes peeled here on TweakTown!

The Order: 1886 dev teases new game, coming to Steam

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 12, 2017 11:11 pm

The Order: 1886 was one of the better looking games on the PS4, with developer Ready at Dawn now teasing their new game: Deformers.




Deformers is an online multiplayer combat arena game that was meant to be coming out on February 14, but Ready at Dawn delayed it at the last minute. Deformer's Creative Director took to NeoGAF to explain: "Hello everyone! The delay will be short, we just need some more time to properly stress-test the game. We will announce the actual and final 🙂 release date soon".


The post continued: "We are ramping up to do an open beta on Steam, that way we get to test our infrastructure and everyone that wishes to will be able to try it out and discover why we love this game so much".

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AMD Ryzen leaks: R7 1800X costs $499, line up is STRONG

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Feb 12, 2017 6:40 pm

AMD is mere weeks away from launching its new offensive on the CPU market, with Ryzen leaks coming daily now - and here we are, with the pricing, specs, clocks, and more on AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPUs.




We know that Ryzen will be led by the R7 1800X flagship CPU, with the rumored price of $499 from last year reportedly sticking - the $499 processor will offer a base frequency of 3.6GHz, while it will boost up to 4GHz under Turbo, and 4GHz+ with better cooling.




The new leaks are courtesy of an internal product list from a Chinese retailer, with the R7 1800X priced at a hot-damn-is-it-too-good-to-be-true $499, while the R7 1700X is $110 cheaper at $389 - dropping its overclocking abilities slightly, but the $319 processor in the R7 1700 is going to be a BEAST... 3GHz+ with 3.7GHz offered under Turbo, and the same 8C/16T configuration.


AMD, in my opinion, is going to completely rip apart the CPU market for 16-threaded chips - with the cheapest 16-thread processor costing $319. This is going to be an insane time for high-end/enthusiast customers who haven't been able to cough up the $2000+ required for a HEDT from Intel in the form of the Core i7-6950X and compatible motherboard.

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Moto G5 pricing in Europe leaked ahead of launch

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 12, 2017 3:28 pm

The prices of the upcoming Moto G5 in Europe have leaked. Roland Quandt, a popular tipster, has leaked the pricing of the device in Europe and, if correct, we are looking at lower prices than those of the Moto G4.




According to the leak, the Moto G5 pricing will start at 189 euros (around $201). This is the price for the base model that is expected to come with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.


The price for the 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage version is expected to be 209 euros (around $222). The price of the Moto G4 with the same amount of RAM and internal storage was 249 euros (around $265).

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AMD's new Ryzen CPU coolers: new Wraith, 95/65W versions

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 12, 2017 11:14 am

I've just written an article teasing the performance of AMD's upcoming R7 1700X processor, offering some great performance for $389 - but what about the coolers that AMD will have on offer?




Well, we're finally seeing a tease of the High Performance (Wraith cooler), the 95W TDP cooler, and the lower-end 65W TDP cooler. These coolers should hopefully be sold separately, allowing AMD to offer the Ryzen CPUs at a cheaper price point thanks to not including the cooler in the retail box.




RTG boss Raja Koduri was spotted in a photo laying down in front of a new Ryzen PC - ogling over the new CPU cooler, and now we know why.

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X benchmarks, crazy performance for $389

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Feb 12, 2017 9:27 am

AMD is weeks away from launching its next-gen Ryzen processors, and now we're finally seeing some synthetic benchmarks on the new CPU - and while this is still a qualifications sample, the results shouldn't be too far away from what we will see from the retail CPUs.




In the leaked benchmarks, the R7 1700X is clocked at 3.4GHz with Turbo mode disabled - meaning results should be higher than this when in the hands of gamers and consumers. The Ryzen 7 1700X was tested on an entry-level MSI A320 motherboard, with relaxed memory timings of 17-17-17-39 2T @ 2400MHz.




As you can see from the results, AMD has quite the winner on its hands with the R7 1700X, which should be priced at just $389 - easily beating or tying with Intel's current mainstream champion: the Core i7-7700K.

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Nioh complete stance guide

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 12, 2017 12:33 am

Nioh's combat system is robust and layered to the point where the game takes on a whole new dimension as you become more skilled. But that very progression hinges entirely on your ability to learn the basics of three key stances, which are the main positions you'll use to dispatch supernatural and samurai foes alike.




The stance system can be a little confusing at first. In a game like Nioh, confusion often leads to death or wasted time, and both are pretty frustrating. In this guide I am to dispel some of that annoyance by clearly outlining how each of the three main pillars to combat are fully balanced and optimized, and give you the tools you need to wreak havoc in demon-ridden feudal Japan.


In many ways Nioh's combat is like a graceful dance of death. There's a fluid harmony in its strikes and dodges that really exemplifies the ancient art of war, while also incorporating key strategic and tactical maneuvers to give creative players an even bigger edge. With this crash course in the basic foundations of stances you'll be on your way to honing that edge to a fine razor-sharp blade to slice and dice yokai everywhere.

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Samsung ditches 'Edge': Welcome Samsung Galaxy S8+

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 11, 2017 9:12 pm

There were some arguments whether Samsung would name their next phone the Galaxy S8 Edge since both the S8 and the bigger version will have a curved display.



Now, Evan Blass has confirmed that we will not see a Samsung Galaxy S8 Edge this year. Instead, the company will go with a name Galaxy S8+. The company decided to put a plus sign in the name of the phone instead of naming it "Plus," as Apple does with its phones.

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New Moto G5 Plus leak shows rear panel

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 11, 2017 7:46 pm

Lenovo is expected to announce the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus very soon, possibly in March.




Specs and images of the Moto G5 Plus have already leaked, and now a new image showed up on Weibo. The image shows the rear panel of the device and the design confirms what we have seen in the earlier photos.


The device will be bigger and more powerful than the G5. It should have a 5.5-inch display and a Snapdragon 625 processor. The phone will have 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory. The camera should have 12MP, and the battery capacity is expected to be 3,000 mAh.

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