Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,676 Reviews & Articles | 45,611 News Posts

TweakTown News Posts - Page 59

Specification speculations for NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 950 mount

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 28, 2015 12:27 pm

Said to compete with AMD's Radeon R7 370 and provide customers with a relevant upgrade from their NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti's, specifications for the GTX 950 have come to light recently, or at least rumors have.

 

specification-speculations-nvidias-geforce-gtx-950-mount_020

 

Based on GM206 silicon (as seen in the GTX 960), we are told to expect 768 CUDA cores, a TMU count of 48 a ROP count of 32, a memory bus of 128-bit, wrapped up in 2GB of GDDR5 memory. Paired with this is a rumored clock speed of 1150 to 1250 MHz, a 1350 - 1450 MHz boost and 6.60 - 6.75 GHz memory.

 

Powered by a singular 8-pin connection direct from your power supply, this card may draw only 90W. Further said to support 2-way SLI for those looking at a little extra grunt, display options may include dual-link DVI, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2.

Continue reading 'Specification speculations for NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 950 mount' (full post)

Bethesda promises Fallout 4 will have more customization than Skyrim

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 28, 2015 11:30 am

Bethesda wants to give gamers an enjoyable - and customizable experience - while playing Fallout 4, and won't rely on just pre-determined frameworks to get the job done.

 

bethesda-promises-fallout-4-more-customization-skyrim_02

 

If you remember purchasing a house in Skyrim, there was a minimum amount of customization available to gamers. That apparently won't be the case in Fallout 4:

 

"It's not just, 'Hey, here's Breezehome [one of the houses in Skyrim],' where we just picked a house, and you can buy it, and you can go to somebody and say, 'Here's this much gold, and put this thing into my house.'" said Pete Hines, VP of Marketing at Bethesda, in a statement to GameSpot. "[In Fallout 4] it's, 'Now I'm building it, I'm actually building the house, I'm building the wall, I'm placing the door, I made the table, I made the mattress.' It's that sense of making your own way in the world and defining, 'Who am I and where do I live and what's my story in this world?"

Continue reading 'Bethesda promises Fallout 4 will have more customization than Skyrim' (full post)

Lenovo aims to lead the Windows 10 charge, intergrating from July 29

By: Chris Smith | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Jul 28, 2015 10:55 am

With many users still unsure if an upgrade to Windows 10 is viable for their day-to-day uses, Lenovo has announced it will be helping spearhead the release of this new operating system from Microsoft.

 

lenovo-aims-lead-windows-10-charge-intergrating-july-29_014

 

As announced in a recently issued press release, Lenovo will be shipping products pre-installed with Windows 10 as early as July 29, seeing new models of the YOGA 3 Pro and YOGA 500 come from 'factory' with the new operating system installed. They are also promoting current Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1 users to upgrade digitally, from the same date.

 

In order to help your Windows 10 experience, Lenovo has enhanced its self-made apps in preparation, offering performance and device management tools alike. This news further comes alongside Lenovo working to integrate Microsoft's Cortana into REACHit, meaning Lenovo product owners can search all of their devices for files in one go.

Survey: 92% think US government must react to foreign cyberattacks

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Jul 28, 2015 7:06 am

It turns out 92 percent of Americans think the US government should take some form of action in retaliation for cyberattacks and data breaches, according to a survey from the Vormetric cybersecurity company. The US government is under attack by cybercriminals, and they are proving to be successful in their efforts to steal data and compromise networks.

 

survey-92-think-government-react-against-cyberattacks_01

 

The survey found 45 percent of Americans believe the Obama Administration should initiate talks with the suspected country's leaders to stop future breaches. Thirty-six percent say trade sanctions should be created, and 31 percent believe diplomatic sanctions on a nation's representatives located in the United States should take place.

 

A surprising number of people think there should be more stringent measures, including 25 percent of respondents saying all ties should be cut off with the responsible country - and 10 percent even think a retaliatory cyberattack might help.

Continue reading 'Survey: 92% think US government must react to foreign cyberattacks' (full post)

Don't want forced Windows 10 updates? There's a tool to block them

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Jul 28, 2015 7:01 am

With the release of Windows 10 right around the corner, people are finding that the automatic installation of Windows 10 updates are annoying, and there are problems associated with some of the updates.

 

want-forced-windows-10-updates-tool-block_06

 

Microsoft has been listening to these complaints, releasing a new troubleshooting package, KB3073930, something that allows you to hide or block Windows driver updates. NVIDIA's driver updates were causing GeForce owners headaches with crashes with the latest updates included with Windows 10 build 10240.

 

This tool was developed for Windows 10 Insiders, but it will now work with normal users when Windows 10 launches on July 29. You can download the package from Microsoft Support.

Mushkin adds SSDs to ATLAS family, aimed at notebooks, SFFs

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 28, 2015 6:45 am

Mushkin Enhanced MFG has announced the ATLAS VITAL M.2 2280 Series, designed for ultrabooks, notebooks, and small form-factor PCs. The new SSDs are designed for mobile gamers, general end-users and for employees in the office.

 

mushkin-adds-ssds-atlas-family-aimed-notebooks-sffs_02

 

The ATLAS VITAL utilizes the Seagate SandForce SF-2000 series SSD processor featuring SATA 3.0, and offers 550MB/s read and 535MB/s write speeds. Storage capacities include the following: 120GB, 240GB, 250GB, 480GB, and 500GB. Mushkin didn't release pricing information.

 

"With our latest ATLAS VITAL M.2 series, budget-conscious users can now experience Mushkin-enhanced SSDs in their Ultrabooks, notebooks and small form-factor PCs such as the recently-released M.2-compatible Intel NUC," said Brian Flood, Director of Product Development at Mushkin.

Continue reading 'Mushkin adds SSDs to ATLAS family, aimed at notebooks, SFFs' (full post)

ARK: Survival Evolved receives new 'Survival of the Fittest' game mode

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 28, 2015 5:36 am

ARK: Survival Evolved has been one of the most successful Early Access games ever released, with Studio Wildcard, the developer behind the game, releasing a new game mode for the Unreal Engine 4-powered game.

 

ark-survival-evolved-receives-new-survival-fittest-game-mode_04

 

The new 'Survival of the Fittest' mode adds an entire new way of playing the game, with a new last man standing, fighting to the (perma)death, which will create an entire new dynamic for ARK: Survival Evolved. The new game mode will be balanced for tournament games, with contestants starting their game in a neutral staging area (think Hunger Games), where they can talk before the game begins, strategize, or just trash talk the competition.

 

After the countdown, they will descend from the sky into the ARK in a circular formation through beams of light. Studio Wildcard adds: "There is a cache of valuable items in the center - do survivors dash for the goods and fight it out, do they run into the forest and hide, or do they freeze up from the sheer terror of death? A continually shrinking "ring of death" forces contestants ever closer together over time. The game is on!"

It's Kirby's time to run around in Unreal Engine 4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 28, 2015 4:24 am

We've seen a considerable amount of old school games being teased on Unreal Engine 4, with Mario, Sonic and even Pokemon, but now it's time to see what a possible open-world Kirby game could look like in Unreal Engine 4.

 

 

For fans of Kirby, is this something you want to see happen? A massive, beautiful, next-gen Kirby game could be something that could happen in the future. While this is just a tease, there's no stopping the developers from making these games using Unreal Engine 4.

Continue reading 'It's Kirby's time to run around in Unreal Engine 4' (full post)

Justice is coming in our latest Blu-ray giveaway, thanks to Warner

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Jul 28, 2015 4:07 am

To celebrate the release of the DC Universe original movie 'Justice League: Gods and Monsters', we have copies of the Blu-ray to give away to five readers thanks to our good friends at Warner Bros. Entertainment Australia.

 

justice-coming-latest-blu-ray-giveaway-thanks-warner_01

 

From animation legend Bruce Timm comes an all-new original movie. A seemingly familiar skyline reveals itself, though upon closer inspection this is not the Metropolis we know. Journey to an alternative universe where the Justice League is now a trio of unchecked power. Employing methods of intimidation and fear, this Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman deal justice with brute force. And when a group of famed scientists experiences a series of deadly "accidents", a government task force follows the trail of clues to the Tower of Justice. It's a high-stakes game of intrigue, mystery and action that asks the question: How do you serve justice to those above the law?

 

To go into the running to take a Blu-ray home, simply answer the following question in 50 words or less:

Continue reading 'Justice is coming in our latest Blu-ray giveaway, thanks to Warner' (full post)

Sony says 1080p 60FPS 'makes a huge difference in any game'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 28, 2015 3:11 am

During a talk on the PlayStation Blogcast, Sony Worldwide Studios Development Head, Scott Rohde, said that gaming at 1080p 60FPS is a requirement for next-gen gaming. He said this because they were talking about the upcoming Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection, which has remastered all of the previous Uncharted games at 1080p 60FPS.

 

sony-1080p-60fps-makes-huge-difference-game_01

 

Rohde said: "We talked about 1080p/60-that makes a huge difference in any game. I think you're going to really appreciate that". He also teased that there's "so much more" that the studio is going to reveal on The Nathan Drake Collection in the near future, where he teased: "There are buckets more to come. I'm not calling this a tease; it's a super-tease".

 

Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection will arrive on October 8 for the PlayStation 4, with a playable demo to arrive in the coming weeks.

Latest News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases
Subscribe to our Newsletter
Or Scroll Down