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Intel, ESL announce 10th season of Intel Extreme Masters eSports

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 6:29 pm

Intel has partnered with ESL, the world's largest eSPorts company, for the 10th season of the Intel Extreme Masters gaming tournament. Designed as a tournament for elite pro gamers, the elite gamers will have the chance to square off while playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, StarCraft II, and League of Legends.




The IEM tournament will stop in Shenzhen, China (July 16-20), Cologne, Germany (August 5-9), San Jose, USA (November 21-22), Cologne Germany (December 2015), and in Asia - with the Katowice World Championship scheduled for Poland (March 2016).


"The success and the legacy of the Intel Extreme Masters was partly built on Counter-Strike and it's a great feeling to go into the tenth season of the circuit with CS:GO back in it," said Michal Blicharz, Managing Director of Pro Gaming at ESL. "Adding a third game makes this IEM season the largest in years!"

Onanoff unveils the SoundCover Bluetooth speaker for Apple iPads

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 6:18 pm

Onanoff, an Icelandic company focused on audio peripherals, has unveiled its SoundCover device. The ultra-thin folio speaker is designed to amplify your Apple iPad's sound, ranging from music and movies to games - simply open the kickstand and it automatically syncs to your iPad. The frame is just 14mm thin, and should offer a streamlined finish to your iPad.




When you're done listening to something, clip the iPad into the SoundCover with the screen facing in, and it turns off. Even though it's designed to support the iPad Air and iPad Air 2, it supports any Bluetooth-enabled device. The Onanoff SoundCover is available now with a $199 MSRP, and is available in Silver, Gold and Tactical Black.


The SoundCover supports a Bluetooth range up to 33 feet and 15 hours of battery life. In addition, owners can make use of a 3.5mm stereo input and built-in microphone while increasing their iPad's volume by up to 400 percent.

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Ford will show Sync 3 in Fiesta, Escape over the summer

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 6:02 pm

The Ford Sync 3 system will first roll out to the 2016 Escape and Fiesta models, which will be available later this summer. Ford first worked with Microsoft to unveil Sync in 2007, but Sync 3 was made by QNX.




Sync 3 features better voice recognition, a responsive touch-screen interface and a significantly faster response time than previous models. This is Ford's biggest effort to give auto buyers the chance to use connected technology, and all Ford vehicles will receive the Sync 3 system by the end of next year.


"Sync always has been about providing a safer way for our customers to connect their smartphones in order to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel," said Mark LaNeve, VP of Ford Marketing and Sales, in a public statement. "Customers continue to tell us they want this technology, and they want it to be fast and easy to use - like a smartphone. Sync 3 delivers on that request."

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MSI makes use of Intel 5th generation Broadwell CPU for gaming laptops

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 1:01 pm

Computex 2015 - PC hardware company MSI has announced its latest gaming laptops will make use of the Intel 5th Generation Broadwell processors. The new CPUs help provide better graphics, longer battery life, and enhanced security improvements, while supporting high resolution while gaming.




In total, there will be 20 refreshed models, with the Intel 5th Generation Core i7 processors used in 18 new MSI laptop models, which include the GT80 Titan SLI, GT72 Dominator, GS70 Stealth, and GS60 Ghost, among others. The refreshed laptops are available starting now.


"The new components in our lineup of gaming laptops, highlighted by Intel's newest Broadwell processor, furthers our goal of delivering the most advanced mobile gaming systems in the world," said Andy Tung, president of MSI Pan America.

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Techland CEO says Dying Light has reached 4.5 million gamers

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 12:20 pm

The open-world first person survival horror game Dying Light has reached 4.5 million gamers, according to Techland.




Techland has released several Dying Light DLC packages for gamers, and it's possible an expansion could be developed one day. Even if the 4.5 million figure isn't actual game copies sold, it's still a major success for the studio.


"Sales [we] count later - we need time to calculate the sales and returns and so on," said Pawel Marchewka, CEO of Techland, in a statement to Eurogamer. "Unique users means all the unique users we calculated on the server playing the game for significant number of time. Sales might be slightly less because that includes also secondary sales."

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Graphics cards from a different angle by ASUS

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 11:53 am

Computex 2015 - The hype of late has been solely based around the latest flagship offerings by AMD and NVIDIA with ASUS joining that charge, but how about the whole range and something a little different?




As part of its Computex 2015 display, ASUS has shown off its TURBO series gaming video cards, the MINI series form-factor models produced for Mini-ITX systems, the STRIX 4K gaming series for "core gamers," the ROG POSEIDON for premium-grade watercooled users, the ROG MATRIX models for air overclocking and also some neat water block offerings thanks to EK Water Blocks, Bitspower and Thermaltake.


If that isn't enough for you, ASUS also threw up a display explaining of its industry-first 100% automated production process and material design alongside how exactly the PCB design is carried out in the factory.

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ASUS showcases its TUF motherboard in style

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 11:40 am

Computex 2015 - ASUS wants to draw some focus towards its so-called TUF motherboard in Taipei, Taiwan and has done so by recruiting the help of Chinese modder Wei Zheng to make this great tough case PC mod named 'IMMORTAL'.




Featuring a winged shield logo with accompanied by a the slogan "the ultimate force," ASUS explained that this SABERTOOTH Z97 Mark S is the toughest that it has produced yet, claiming that it "cannot be broken," thus has been placed into this "yet-to-be-broken box" by European bag brand Rimowa.

Interested in USB 3.1? So is ASUS, check out what they have on offer

By: Chris Smith | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 11:31 am

Computex 2015 - There's no doubt that every company is racing to integrate USB 3.1 into everything they produce - laptops, cases, motherboards and accessories are all being announced with USB 3.1 support and ASUS is helping lead the charge.




As part of its Computex 2015 display, ASUS has shown off a myriad of USB 3.1 ready products and what you are about to learn about is the extensions and accessories line of products on offer.


Firstly is the USB 3.1 UPD panel and the USB 3.1 enclosure, with ASUS' UPD panel providing up to 100W of power as per USB Type-C limitations and the enclosure providing a USB 3.1 Type-A experience for all consumers.

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ASUS shows off its X99 range built into some wicked systems

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 2, 2015 11:17 am

Computex 2015 - ASUS has shown that it sure knows how to make an awesome system, showcasing the new X99 motherboard models within some great systems. What we build into the systems here (pictured) is the the X99-PRO/USB 3.1 and X99-DELUXE/USB 3.1 editions.




With this stunning ASUS X99 DELUXE build being completed by 'Mods by Davido_Libido' all the way from the UK, it's not too often you see the big players get into the local modding scene like this and it's certainly something great to see. This deluxe system is powered by a Thermaltake DPS G 1050w power supply, combined with an Intel 750 1.2tb SSD and is all housed within an InWin 909 chassis.


As for motherboard features, the X99-PRO/USB 3.1 boasts ultra fast USB 3.1 support combined with eight RAM ports capable of quad-channel and hosting up to 128GB of memory in total. The X99-DELUXE/USB 3.1 makes claim to 3x3 802.11ac Wi-Fi, USB 3.1 Type-A and a 'Fan Extension Card' for those looking to take things to the extreme.

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