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Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur' first trailer stomps the web

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 1:10 am

With this month's release of Disney Pixar's 'Inside Out', the animation giant is keen to start getting awareness of their next feature out in the open - the Jurassic themed 'The Good Dinosaur', and have released the first trailer for the film.

 

 

According to the official synopsis, 'The Good Dinosaur' asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? Pixar Animation Studios takes you on an epic journey into the world of dinosaurs where an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of.

 

'The Good Dinosaur' hits screens worldwide in November 2015 - just 5 months away and steers well clear of Disney's other huge 2015 release; 'The Force Awakens'.

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Interested in GIGABYTE qualified Thunderbolt devices? Here they are

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 1:08 am

Computex 2015 - The list is here and the list is long - GIGABYTE has shown off the qualified Thunderbolt device list this week in Taipei and it ranges form displays to HDD's, adapters and more.

 

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Next to a display of a neat SLI-Windforce video card setup featuring Corsair Dominator RAM and a Plextor SSD is the list that some have been waiting for.

 

Including products from companies like Apple, Promise, Sonnet, Bufflom LaCie, Seagate, Western Digital, Blackmagic, Matrox, AJA, Elgate, Netstor, Sharp, CalDigit, Promise, HighPoint, LG and Dock, there is obviously quite a lot of supported devices ranging from video editing components to hard drives and displays.

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GIGABYTE showcases a massive range of Intel motherboards

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 12:58 am

Computex 2015 - On display in the suite this year by GIGABYTE is what can only be described as a plethora of Intel motherboards, including Z170 Chipset, H170 Chipset and B150 Chipset models on offer.

 

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The Z170 models begin with the GA-Z170-HR3 dual-channel DDR4 four port product with UEFI DualBIOS technology, two way PCIe support, 3 SATA-Express connectors (16 G/bs) and green GbE LAN with cFos Internet Accelerator Software. There's the GA-Z170M-D3H with four Dual-Channel DDR4 slots, a two way PCIe setup, four M.2 SATA connectors (32 G/bs), three SATA Express connectors (16 G/bs) and GbE LAN with cFos Internet Accelerator Software. Wrapping up the Z170 offerings is the GA-Z170-HD3 which includes four Dual-Channel DDR4 slots, two way PCIe support, four M.2 SATA connectors (32 G/bs), three SATA Express connectors (16 G/bs) and Audio Noise Guard technology with LED trace path lighting.

 

Up next is the H170 chipset, providing users with the GA-H170-HD3 supporting 6th Generation Intel Core Processors, four Dual-Channel DDR4 slots, two way PCIe connections, four M.2 SATA connections (32Gb/s) and two Sata Express ports (16G/bs). The GA-H170M-DS3H offers much the same but with different audio options and the GA-H170M-D3H offers only one PCIe video card port.

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Crucial shows off the Ballistix DDR4 16GB RAM kit

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: RAM | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 12:52 am

Computex 2015 - RAM and hardware company Crucial has unveiled the Ballistix DDR4 16GB performance memory kits.

 

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Crucial manufactured the RAM so it's possible to have large-capacity modules in enthusiast machines and high-desktop systems, and not just in server systems anymore. The Crucial Ballistix DDR4 16GB RAM will be available starting in late July, with kits ranging in size from 16GB up to 128GB.

 

"This density of memory module will start to become broadly available in the desktop space with our new 8GB-based Ballistic DDR4 16GB modules," said Jeremy Mortenson, worldwide DRAM product marketing manager at Crucial. "We anticipate that our new modules and component densities will enable smaller form factors and the next generation of computers to have capacities that were traditionally limited to the server or high-end desktop space."

The VivoWatch by ASUS claims to be 'the pulse of life'

By: Chris Smith | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 12:38 am

Computex 2015 - We haven't seen too much about smartwatches since CES Las Vegas back in January, but ASUS has been working on a new model since then - the ASUS VivoWatch.

 

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Featuring a 128x128 resolution, low power consumption and Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the internals boast a 3-axis accelerometer, optical heart rate sensors with "ASUS VivoPulse technology," Bluetooth 4.0 and up to 10 days worth of battery life with 'normal operation' taking place - ASUS claims this beast will charge in only 1-2 hours.

 

Wrapping up the feature list is a water resistance rating of IP67, a standard 22mm strap size and a small 50g weight.

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Mini-PCs everywhere thanks to ASUS, featuring the VivoPC and Chromebox

By: Chris Smith | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 12:31 am

Computex 2015 - ASUS is surely not short on mini PCs thanks to its Chromebox and VivoPC series', showcasing a myriad of options in Taipei this week.

 

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The Chromebox CN62 comes with a choice of three Intel processors (Celeron 3205U, i3-5010U, i7-550U), 2-4GB of Dual-Channel DDR3 memory at 1600MHz, Intel GD graphics, 1000 Mbps LAN and a 16GB M.2 SSD and comes in either silver or black. Claiming to draw only 6W of power at idle, it's "more efficient than a LED light bulb" as claimed by ASUS itself.

 

As for the VivoPC, there is the VC65 edition with a 6th generation Intel Core processor, RAID support for up to 1TB of 2.5" SATA 3 HDDs and up to 512GB of SSD storage space, adding to this is 4-16GB of dual-channel DDR3L RAM support at 1600MHz and 1000 Mbps LAN. Contrast to this is the VivoPC WM65N/VM65 with USB 3.1 and 801.11ac Wi-Fi and different storage options.

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Not happy with your game? Steam now lets you return it

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 12:30 am

Valve has introduced a refund policy for Steam purchases, with gamers allowed to "request a refund for nearly any purchase on Steam - for any reason." The offer is good for Steam purchases within 14 days and the game must have been played for less than two hours - all requests can be filed through the Steam support system.

 

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The refunds apply to downloadable content, in-game purchases (for Valve-developed games), pre-purchased titles, bundles, and Steam Wallet purchases. Anyone banned by the Valve Anti-Cheat system are ineligible for refunds, and no refunds will be made on purchases outside of Steam, or on purchased movies or gifts.

 

Prior to this sudden change, Valve would only issue refunds under extreme circumstances, so this could be a welcome change for PC gamers.

Shuttle embraces Built-in Broadwell Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs for PCs

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 12:21 am

Computex 2015 - Shuttle is showing off the DS57U3, DS57U5 and DS57U7 fanless computers, powered by the Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs.

 

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The new Shuttle systems utilize two SO-DIMM sockets and can support up to 16GB of DDR3L memory. One mini-PCI Express slot can support an mSATA solid-state drive, while the other mini-PCI Express slot has a built-in WLAN module.

 

Owners can utilize two Gigabit Ethernet ports, Intel controllers, and utilize four USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, built-in card reader and audio ports.

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Compact and fanless Intel SoC motherboards by ASUS out in force

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 12:12 am

Computex 2015 - With the complete lineup including the N30501-C Intel Celeron Dual-Core SoC N3050 and the N3150M-E featuring an Intel Celeron SoC N3150, ASUS showcased some of its new fanless motherboards to the public.

 

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With the N30501-C offering a better SoC speed, HDMI and USB 3.0 outputs, also on offer is dual-channel DDR3 1600MHz supported memory up to 8GB and a further D-sub output powered by Intel HD graphics.

 

The N3150M-E contains a slightly lower-specced Intel Celeron SoC chip with HDMI and D-Sub support, offering up USB 3.0 boost and dual-channel DDR3 1600 MHz RAM support, also up to 8GB through two ports.

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Reversible USB 2.0 is here thanks to ASUS

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 3, 2015 12:03 am

Computex 2015 - With the world fighting for USB 3.1 Type-C and Type-A to be integrated into all products, ASUS has taken a different route with one of its motherboard options, producing the world's first reversible USB 2.0 onboard port.

 

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A little weird yes and you might be thinking of it as old technology and useless. However, this could mean amazing applications in budget motherboards and office systems - no longer will you rock up to work, school or university and fiddle around with your presentation for 10 minutes trying to plug your USB key in.

 

Although I've tried to justify this technology to you, it's really up to the users to decide if they like it or not.

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