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EaseUS MobiSaver is your data recovery BFF for your Android device

By: TweakTown Staff | More News: Software | Posted: Mar 24, 2016 1:31 am

You have probably experienced, or know someone who has experienced losing everything on their Android smartphone or tablet. It happens, but there can be forms of protection against these types of events - by using software like MobiSaver for Android from EaseUS.




MobiSaver, as EaseUS explains, is the "world's most powerful Android data recovery software". It's capable of retrieving deleted SMS, contacts, photos, videos, audio, documents and more from Android devices.


You can recover data from your Android device even after deletion, a virus attack, from rooting your device, and more. MobiSaver is compatible with multiple versions of the Android OS, and Android-based devices from companies like Samsung, LG, HTC, Sony, and more.

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Access the Windows desktop within SteamVR, you'll never have to leave

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Mar 24, 2016 12:06 am

The SteamVR platform is mighty innovative as of late, answering questions that no one has quite asked yet, but doing so in a constructive and fun way. You can now access your desktop inside VR within the SteamVR interface, letting you play with your desktop in front of your face.




Unfortunately, you won't be able to use gesture control to swipe, grab and otherwise interact with it. You can, however, use the Vive controllers to navigate it, but it's unclear whether that's just via the buttons, or motion. But it's a step in a direction that could end up being quite interesting. The idea behind it is that you may sometimes need to interact with your desktop to change settings, check a tip or do anything else when you don't want to take the headset off. In other words, you can now become completely sucked in.


To access it you need to opt into the Steam beta as well as SteamVR. If you have, just use the overlay and press the system button on the Vive controller, and you'll see a tab that lets you switch to a view of the desktop.

Xbox One backwards compatibility gets Dark Souls OG and Tekken Tag 2

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 10:59 pm

Microsoft is making great headway when it comes to adding more games to their list of those that are backwards compatible with the Xbox One. The newest two games to join the fun are Dark Souls and Tekken Tag Tournament 2, no surprise given that Bandai Namco did say that they were working diligently to bring their original creation to Microsoft's newest console.




Dark Souls comes just in time for the promotional offer that Bandai Namco is running, where if you purchase Dark Souls III, you'll receive a download code for the original for free. That original is now completely playable, and should be just as smooth and good looking as the original.


The new games join an already large list of Xbox 360 titles that are currently playable on the Xbox One. You can either use the physical disc, or the buy and download them directly from the new Xbox Store that's been pushed to everyone with the new update that released earlier today. Unfortunately, we still don't see any signs of having Red Dead Redemption officially a part of the growing list of games, despite it leaking accidentally earlier last month.

Quantum Break graphics options leaked

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 9:42 pm

The graphics options for Remedy's Quantum Break have appeared in the wild and while not official, they appear legitimate.




The list is long, including many different lighting and shadow options, as well as the ability to disable the HUD. 4K is supported as promised: you can see the resolution is set at 3840x2160. Notably missing: FOV, V-Sync, and anti-aliasing. No V-Sync makes sense as the game will only support 30FPS; 4x MSAA is being utilized in the console version, so possibly this is automatically implemented in the PC version, or AA options simply aren't implemented yet (just yesterday Remedy stated there was a lot of work to be done on the PC version still). That leaves just FOV unaccounted for. A key option in recent years, FOV has become a staple gamers appreciate greatly, particularly the sensitive types who get headaches from low FOV. Hopefully, it's like AA and is simply yet to be added.




We've contacted Remedy for confirmation that these screenshots are legitimate as well as to the potential inclusion of AA and FOV options and will update this story if we hear back.

Tesla 'Ludicrous Speed' mode lives up to its name in this video

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 8:38 pm

One of the many appealing features of Tesla cars is Ludicrous Mode, which lets the driver reach high speeds in very short amounts of time. It's one thing to hear about it and another to see it, though, which is why you should watch the video below from AutoTopNL. In it, the Model S P90D reaches 60mph/96.5kmph in less than three seconds, and 155mph/250kmph in about 27 seconds.



The video is captured on the German autobahn (federal-controlled access highway) and may or may not constitute legal driving.

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Red Hat now first multi-billion dollar open-source company

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 7:25 pm

There's a lot more money to be made from Linux and open-source software than you probably realized: Red Hat just became the first open-source company to make $2 billion. This isn't the first time it's set a record, either: four years ago it became the first Linux company to make $1 billion. All this without relying on venture capitalists, no less.




Red Hat president and CEO Jim Whitehurst says "enterprises increasingly adopting hybrid cloud infrastructures and open source technologies" are largely responsible for the big numbers. In hard terms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and cloud operating system RHEL are doing better than ever subscription-wise.


The company expects to make between $2.38 and $2.42 billion in the 2016 fiscal year; if this keeps up, they'll set another record in short order.

Tekken 7 might come to PC

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 6:33 pm

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution may be the first in the landmark fighting series to make the jump to PC, meeting an incredibly beleaguered genre on the platform.



Bandai Namco is currently holding an in-depth survey on Tekken 7 that heavily hints the game could be coming to PC. Many of the questions indicated that the publisher is seriously considering or has already made up their mind to port Tekken 7 onto PC, so be sure to give it a whirl. Be forewarned, though, the survey is pretty lengthy and you might get locked out based on region--unfortunately I wasn't able to get in to see the questions.


All in all, Bandai Namco shouldn't have too much trouble porting Tekken 7 onto PC given that the game is built with Unreal Engine 4, so the port should go smoothly. I just can't believe that there hasn't been an official Tekken game on PC yet (unless you count the travesty that is SFxTekken), and it'd be great to see Namco break this tradition with the latest iteration.


Tekken 7 doesn't have an official release date quite yet, but it's expected to release in 2016 on the PlayStation 4 and possibly PC. It'll also make its way onto Sony's PlayStation VR headset.

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Dying Light patch lets you disable chromatic aberration

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 5:33 pm

Chromatic Aberration is a visual effect that distorts the game image, the result of which is much like viewing a game or movie in 3D without the glasses. It's used subtly in some games, and more aggressively in others. In Dying Light, it's the latter, which has caused fans to ask for months to have the option to disable it. While mods have been available for this purpose, they prevent you from playing multiplayer due to file tinkering.




Finally, developer Techland has answered the call. Patch 1.11.1 released today, and with it comes the option to disable the effect, as well as a few small fixes. You can get a good feel for the difference Aberration makes with the screenshots here, though understand they're based on the use of a mod; the official toggle should produce even better results.

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PC players can beta test Fallout 4's new survival mode next week

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 4:34 pm

If you play Fallout 4 on PC then you'll be able to beta test the new survival mode overhaul as soon as next week.




Fallout 4's grueling new survival mode is almost here, and Bethesda has once again conscripted Steam gamers to work out all the bugs and issues. The studio hasn't delivered an exact date for the survival mode beta, so go ahead and check daily. To see if the beta is up, go to your Steam library, right click on Fallout 4 and go to Properties then select BETAS at the very top.


The survival mode overhaul is going to be pretty brutal, adding in new punishing features like weighted ammo, diseases that dramatically reduce SPECIAL stats, and the need to drink, eat, and sleep. Fast travel is also disabled and so is manual saving--to save you'll need to find a bed and sleep for at least an hour. The new update looks to be the challenge that hardened wastelanders were crying for, and I have a feeling most of us will be crying pretty hard once the mode goes live.


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Battleborn open beta on PS4 next week is bigger and better than on PC

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 4:02 pm

The open-beta for Battleborn is coming on April 8th for the PS4 and the 13th for the PC and Xbox One. Both will last all the way until the 28th, but only one of those platforms will be getting the full progression system and all 25 heroes available. And it isn't the PC.




Gearbox Software is leaning heavily towards those that wish to partake on the PS4, letting you enjoy more content than is going to be available on the Xbox One or the PC. If you're able to, you're allowed to progress to the top level and grab, and use, the full compliments of gear available in the game. And you can do that with every hero that's been announced for the MOBA so far.


All platforms will be able to enjoy two story-mode missions and have access to two of the three different competitive multiplayer modes across two maps; Overgrowth and Paradise. The two story missions can both be played completely solo, or taking advantage of co-op play. You'll get the chance to take on the Algorithm mission that was shown in the closed, technical test from last year. The second missions is called Voids Edge, and pits you (and maybe another) against a veritable invasion force while you race to blow up a portal.


You can start pre-loading the open-beta on April 6th to get ready for battle. The PS4 version weighs in at only 8.5GB, 12GB on the PC and a comparatively large 11GB on the Xbox One.