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Toshiba's 2016: fastest growing storage device vendor

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Mar 7, 2017 2:00 pm

Toshiba has had a great year in the storage world throughout 2016, with the company becoming the fastest growing vendor in the world with $25 billion in HDD sales, and $17 billion in SSD sales.




In two IDC reports, they state: "Toshiba's broad HDD and SSD portfolio enabled them to participate in nearly all market segments for storage devices, a key factor that helped to underpin Toshiba's strong year-over-year revenue growth in CY2016. With successful launches of new HDD and SSD products over the next few quarters to address demand from cloud service providers and the traditional IT market, Toshiba should be well positioned to sustain further HDD and SSD revenue growth in 2017".


Toshiba's hard work in the HDD market saw 9% increase in unit market share in Q4 2016, with Toshiba now taking a large 24% stake in the market - a 60% increase over Q2 2015, where they had just 15%. Interestingly, Toshiba was the only HDD maker that saw total revenue increase in 2016, and increase in revenue share in every product segment: mobile, desktop, performance-optimized enterprise, and capacity-optimized enterprise for the year.

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Twitch will be selling games through streamers soon

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 7, 2017 1:29 pm

Twitch is planning to sell games via streamers this spring.



The games bought on Twitch will be downloaded to an upcoming Twitch launcher or to an existing platform such as Uplay. There are several developers who are already on board with this project such as Raw Fury, Ubisoft, Digital Extreme, Telltale and many more.


Developers will be able to earn a 70% cut from the game sales on Twitch - which is the same as Steam. On the other hand, streamers will be earning 5% when sales happened on their channel.eo]

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Super Bomberman R to run at 30 FPS in full resolution

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 7, 2017 12:29 pm

The newest entry in the Super Bomberman series might not run at its rumored 60 fps on the Nintendo Switch.



According to Just Pause, Konami has confirmed that Super Bomberman R will run at 30FPS and full resolution in each of the Nintendo Switch modes - that means 1080P in TV mode and 720P in handheld mode.


Personally, I don't think it's a major issue as long as Konami delivers a solid 30 FPS experience without frame rates dips and some fun-looking explosions. Bomberman was always known for its smooth gameplay even in its self-induced chaotic mayhem. We can only hope this game will be on par with the standard that its predecessors set.

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Windows 10's new insider build has mixed reality support

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Mar 7, 2017 6:01 am

Inside the latest Windows 10 build, we are starting to see Microsoft provide mixed reality developers with support for MR headsets, inside of Windows 10 build 15048.




The latest build provides Mixed Reality developer kit owners to check out a simulation of the demo, but not an actual mixed reality experience. It's also not available easily, as you'll need to enable "Developers Mode" on Windows 10 that will enabled the "Mixed Reality Portal" that includes the demo.


If you've got the latest Windows 10 build, you can run the simulation - but without a mixed reality headset, it's kind of useless right now. Interestingly enough, the new "Windows Mixed Reality" portal app removes any reference to HoloLens.

NVIDIA's GTC 2017 will have $30K prizes for VR content

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Mar 7, 2017 4:43 am

NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference is always a massive technology overload, something I love more and more every year - but at GTC 2017, the company will be awarding $30,000 in cash and prizes for the winners of its VR Content Showcase.




NVIDIA's upcoming VR Content Showcase will see submissions of VR content that isn't gaming, and either has plans to - or already uses NVIDIA GPU technology, including GameWorks, DesignWorks, or VRWorks. Submissions will be accepted for another week, ending on March 15.


There will be 10 teams participating in NVIDIA's VR Content Showcase, with each developer receiving space on the show floor to show off their VR content at GTC 2017 - not only that, but they will need to make a presentation in front of a set of judges, for the consideration to win the prizes on offer.

GALAX's upcoming GTX 1080 Ti looks GREAT #dowant

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 7, 2017 3:14 am

GALAX is yet another AIB board partner showing off its GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, with a custom look - which should arrive as the EXOC Black Edition cooler, and overclocked GPU and hopefully 11GB of GDDR5X.




GALAX will accompany the EXOC Black Edition cooler, with a dual fan - rocking RGB LEDs of course, but the company will be also unleashing its HOF versions somewhere around Computex 2017.


Inside, the GALAX GeForce GTX 1080 Ti EXOC will feature 3584 CUDA cores, a GPU that should hit 2GHz easily, and the super-fast 11GB of GDDR5X at 11Gbps offering 480GB/sec of memory bandwidth.

GTX 1080 Ti overclocked: 63C, Titan X level performance

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 7, 2017 1:42 am

NVIDIA is about to have yet another high-end/enthusiast graphics card, all the while AMD sits on its hands over Radeon RX Vega - and now we're seeing leaked GeForce GTX 1080 Ti overclocked performance.




This is why I enjoy Chinese forums, as they leak out everything - and now we're seeing the GTX 1080 Ti being overclocked to 2062MHz - while the 11GB of GDDR5X is clocked at 5702MHz (404MHz above the 11Gbps stock speeds of GDDR5X on the GTX 1080 Ti).


Running 3DMark, the overclocked GTX 1080 Ti was running at a maximum of just 63C - which is surprisingly cool. The power limit on the GTX 1080 Ti that was tested was hitting 122%, and yet - just 63C load temps.

ZOTAC teases 'the fastest' GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is coming

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 7, 2017 1:30 am

NVIDIA unveiled its super-fast GeForce GTX 1080 Ti last week, and now all of the AIB partners are coming out swinging their tweaked GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, with today seeing ZOTAC tease the world.




ZOTAC has a simple image teasing a slick new logo for its GTX 1080 Ti, teasing 'The Fastest Is Coming'. It's all we know, but we can see a triple-fan cooler and huge heat sink, so we should see this turning into ZOTAC's infamous GTX 1080 Ti AMP! Extreme graphics card.

Jared Leto for a 'Tron' reboot? That's what the MCP says

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 7, 2017 12:27 am

Fresh from last week's announcement from 'Tron Legacy' director Joseph Kosinski that the plans for a third sequel were in "cryogenic freeze" comes a report that the wheels are back in motion for more 'Tron' adventures.




According to The Hollywood Reporter, it seems that Jared Leto has been offered an unspecified role in a new film, as well as an executive producer title. The report's sources say this film isn't a direct sequel to 'Tron Legacy', but it being sculpted from the aborted 'Tron 3' script. There's currently no word on whether 'Tron Legacy' actors Garret Hedland and Olivia Wilde will join the project, or director Joesph Kosinski.

How to hold the Nintendo Switch handheld properly

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 7, 2017 12:15 am

Nintendo's new handheld Switch hybrid does feel awkward at first, and I've seen lots of people not sure how to actually hold it while they play. So we fired up this quick guide to help everyone out.




When you first slap in the JoyCons into the Switch and play a game, things feel weird. Since the joysticks are aligned on a non-linear axis like an Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller, and the back is flat instead of contoured, gamers will try to hold it like they would a Wii U. Remember the JoyCons detach into two separate controllers that can be used by two people, and if the joysticks were on the same axis, one player would have the joystick and face buttons on the wrong side.


Now I have to say that the Wii U's linear joystick axes combined with a contoured backing made a quite comfortable tablet-controller. The Switch, however, might not be so user friendly to everyone at first. But there's a trick to the Switch handheld: your hands aren't meant to be equally placed.

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