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Patriot extend their UHS-II EP PRO-II SDXC Card series

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Jan 6, 2015 2:00 am

Being one of the few companies to support UHS-II capable devices, Patriot have expanded their line of flash storage cards, adding a new range of storage solutions to their series ranging from 16GB to 64GB.


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Featuring a read speed of up to 270 MB/s and a write speed of up to 250 MB/s, these cards can record video in 4K UHD and capture photos instantly on any supportive device, meaning it's suitable for both professional and amateur users.


Patriot's Flash product Manager, Meng Jay Choo, explained the use for this new technology in Patriots recent press release, stating "the new EP PRO-II SDXC is the latest, highest-performing SD card available today, meeting the new SD 4.0 specifications and a growing demand for higher performance with faster speeds."

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'Star Wars' Episodes I, II & III 3D versions see once-off presentation

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jan 6, 2015 1:52 am

Back in 2010, Lucasfilm announced that the entire 'Star Wars' saga was being converted to 3D for theatrical re-release, but after the reasonably successful release of 'The Phantom Menace', Walt Disney put a halt to the plans in order to focus audience hunger on 'The Force Awakens'. Despite that, Lucasfilm and ILM continued the conversion efforts on both prequel sequels 'Attack of the Clones' and 'Revenge of the Sith' and shelved them for a later re-release.


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Now, the official 'Star Wars' site has announced that all three 3D films, along with 2D versions of the original trilogy will be presented at the next 'Star Wars' celebration in Anaheim, California in April this year.


Whilst Disney have not yet announced a wider theatrical or Blu-ray release, I'd be willing to bet these will come in advance of the release of 'The Force Awakens' in December.

Samsung unveils its new SUHD TV, the next-generation of its 4K TVs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jan 6, 2015 1:36 am

CES 2015 - One of the things I was looking forward to seeing Samsung unveil at CES 2015 this year were 4K TVs, and I was not disappointed at all. The company unveiled its super impressive new SUHD range of 4K TVs, which look and perform delicious from what we saw.


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The new SUHD TVs use 'nano-crystal semiconductor' technology, which provide the "highest color purity and light efficiency" according to Samsung.

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Sony tease their new Walkman - the ZX2

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 6, 2015 1:28 am

CES 2015 - Featuring a sleek matte black finish, the Sony Walkman ZX2 is a very real and very cool looking device. Said to be developed with audiophiles in mind, this new offering has been quoted by Sony themselves as "the fruit of continuous refinement in high audio quality technologies."


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Running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean from 2012, this product can actually support apps downloaded from Google Play - although this isn't its original purpose, so don't expect it to run them like any latest phone release would. As we explained earlier, Sony have developed this device for those who are lovers of sound, supporting a wide range of files including DSD, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, Apple Lossless and more.


The ZX2 also includes support for Bluetooth streaming and NFC, enabling various connections to work with ease. If you stop and think for a second, Sony has actually beaten Apple in the NFC race through an 'MP3 player' type device - that's a little sad, isn't it?

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Samsung announces the UHD Alliance, for a better world of 4K

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 6, 2015 1:20 am

CES 2015 - Samsung had a lot to discuss at their CES 2015 press conference, announcing they've teamed up with various industry giants to form the UHD Alliance.


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The South Korean giant has partnered up with DirecTV, Dolby Vision, Netflix, Panasonic, Sharp, Technicolor, Disney, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros to form the UHD Alliance, for all things 4K and beyond.


We don't know how long it'll take for us to see the fruits of the UHD Alliance's labor, but I'm sure it won't be long.

Mad Catz introduces their new G.L.I.D.E mousepad

By: Chris Smith | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jan 6, 2015 1:09 am

CES 2015 - Mad Catz Interactive are once again providing the goods for the competitive gaming and eSports realms, putting up their new G.L.I.D.E mousepad for scrutiny.


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Said to be optimized for both optical and laser mice, this surface is designed with FPS gamers in mind. By providing an extended surface size, those using low sensitivity can take refuge in the fact that they'll never slip off the end and miss their crucial headshots.


The G.L.I.D.E mousepad claims to use a new production method, seeing the contact surface being bonded directly to the silicone base and therefore creating an edgeless surface, helping reduce the all-too-common mousepad frayed edge issue. Mad Catz also claims this surface is immune to permanent curling, commenting that it is perfect to take to LAN events as the shape will remain unchanged, even when rolled and unrolled regularly.

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Samsung secures more partners for its Milk VR service for Gear VR

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jan 6, 2015 1:04 am

CES 2015 - At the Samsung CES 2015 press conference, teh South Korean giant reiterated the important of the latest emerging technology VR. Samsung of course has its Galaxy Note 4-powered Gear VR headset that it worked with Oculus VR on, but there's also Milk VR.


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Milk VR is Samsung's VR content delivery service, where there will be new apps, games and content every week. The company announced today at CES 2015 in Las Vegas that it was partnering up with many different companies, such as Boiler Room, Matador, Mountain Dew, NBA and Red Bull Media House.

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BMW and HERE pair up for advanced automotive driver experiences

By: Chris Smith | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Jan 6, 2015 1:04 am

CES 2015 - BMW has joined forces with the Nokia-owned company HERE, claimed to be a leader in navigation, mapping and location experiences. This collaboration is described as the forefront in automotive technology through their recently issued press release and their work will be proudly displayed later this week during CES 2015.


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This collaboration has seen these two powerhouse companies work together to develop a suite of location-based services for your car, helping "integrate them into modern urban transport systems". These services were worked on directly by a select few experts from each company, eventually developing their highly precise and dynamic location information in a short 12 month period.


Some of these new services will be shown off to the public during the trade show in Las Vegas, this week.

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ASUS teasing 4K 60Hz IPS-based NVIDIA G-SYNC panel at CES 2015

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jan 6, 2015 12:41 am

CES 2015 - ASUS didn't make a fuss over its upcoming PG27AQ display, but it was hidden in plain sight at their CES 2015 press conference today at Caesers Palace here in Las Vegas.


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The ROG Swift PG27AQ is a 27-inch 4K display with NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology. Better yet, we not only have the 3840x2160 resolution at 60Hz, but this new monitor is based on an IPS panel. This means we might be seeing the best 4K gaming monitor to come from ASUS first, with gamers begging for a 4K 60Hz IPS panel for quite sometime. NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology is just the icing on an already very delicious cake.


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Another shot of the new ROG Swift PG27AQ.

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Nuu Mobile introduces new unlocked Android smartphones to America

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 6, 2015 12:41 am

CES 2015 - After their 2012 launch in Asia, Nuu Mobile have been trying to break into the smartphone market by providing affordable unlocked Android smartphone offerings. In their latest press release, they've announced a release of their two new smartphones, the NU3S and XI, into the US market.


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Featuring Android KitKat 4.4 and Qualcomm Snapdragon processors, these phones also contain noise-cancelling technology to help improve phone calls, high-quality front cameras with wide-angle lenses and rear cameras with BSI sensors to assist users in low-light situations.

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