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Safeguard your phone's data with G Cloud Unlimited

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 5 days, 12 hours ago



Along with the pain of losing your phone comes the terrifying realization that all your phone's precious data is lost as well. Fortunately, G Cloud Unlimited offers a way to encrypt your phone's data, back it up, and even locate your device--all for only $29.


With a five-year subscription to G Cloud Unlimited Backup, you can remotely store and encrypt all of your phone's messages, contacts, photos, and more. G Cloud Unlimited lets you select exactly what you want to backup and restore it all with the push of a button. You can also access your saved data at any time with your G Cloud Unlimited account, and switching between devices is a breeze with G Cloud Unlimited's one-tap restore feature.


For a limited time, you can pick up a 5-year subscription to G Cloud Unlimited for only $29, over 90% off its retail price of $480.

Intel making another attempt at overturning antitrust fine

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 5 days, 13 hours ago

In 2009, Intel was penalized by the European Commission with a $1.2 billion fine for achieving an unfair market advantage against AMD when it provided rebates to manufacturers in exchange for purchasing 95 percent of chips for their computers from Intel. Additionally, the remaining 5 percent from AMD were said to have had "restrictive conditions" imposed on them by Intel.




Intel appealed the ruling two years ago, which was rejected; now it's making a final attempt. Intel lawyer Daniel Beard says the Commission did not analyze "all relevant circumstances" to definitively determine whether the rebates in question did indeed shut out AMD.


Meanwhile, the Commission's lawyer Nicholas Khan maintains the position that Intel intended to "[marginalize] or even [eliminate] its only competitor."

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MSI responds to its GTX 1080s sent to the press with a modified BIOS

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 5 days, 17 hours ago

The news broke a few days ago that MSI and ASUS were shipping GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 cards with a modified BIOS, with higher-than-normal clock speeds on the GPU.




MSI have sent me an email explaining the GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G and GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G shipping with higher speeds out of the box for the press, versus a few extra MHz slower on the retail cards. MSI has said that the MSI Gaming App isn't used by most reviewers, which is true, so they ship their GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 cards with 'OC Mode' enabled by default to the press. The retail cards on the other hand, are shipped to consumers with 'Gaming Mode' by default, which is slightly slower than the clocks on the OC Mode.


MSI has responded with links to an updated vBIOS for their GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8G, and their GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G - so that they'll both spool up to the 'OC Modes' which are 1607MHz Base, and 1797MHz on Boost compared to 1582MHz Base and 1771MHz on Boost with Gaming Mode.

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2 x GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming cards in SLI use 490W of power

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 20 hours ago

Right now, I'm benchmarking two GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming video cards in SLI, and I went online with a 1.5-hour Facebook Live video when I installed the second GTX 1080 G1 Gaming card. Check out my FB Live stream below!



I've been playing with the two GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming cards in SLI for a few hours more now, and I've been pushing some hard benchmarks at them. With both cards hitting 98-100% scaling, our entire Core i7-5960X powered system consumed just 490W total. We've put the cards through their paces with some great results, and now I'm overclocking the cards and they're handling over 2GHz on the GPU, even with its single 8-pin PCIe power connector.




Comparing the 2 x GTX 1080 G1 Gaming cards in SLI using 490W of power, the Radeon RX 480 uses 100W under load - but in our system it might use slightly less, or more. Using the chart above, we see that the GTX 1080 G1 Gaming cards in SLI are only using 160W more power than a single Radeon R9 390X. The Titan X uses 315W, while the HBM1-powered Radeon R9 Fury X uses 300W.

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'Gods walk the earth' in new Norse God of War, Ragnarok confirmed?

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 21 hours ago

Sony Santa Monica's new God of War game is going to be a huge playground for Norse mythology, incorporating tons of amazing mythical events like the Ragnarok, gods, fantastic magic, and massive legendary creatures like the World Serpent Jörmungandr and the terrifying dragon Nidhogg. Just don't expect any Vikings.



The new God of War game was a surprising addition to Sony's E3 2016 press conference, and the reveal footage left fans with many questions. Luckily Sony Santa Monica has jumped in to explain a few things, emphasizing that the game is all about the pre-Viking era where gods and fantastic, world-breaking beasts roamed the Earth.


"It's a fun space to be in because it allows us to paint our own image of Norse mythology as opposed to anyone else's," Sony Santa Monica game director Corey Barlog told GameSpot.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda embraces new 'shades of grey' morality system

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 22 hours ago

Mass Effect: Andromeda's morality won't be clear-cut into "black" and "white": players will be able to embrace "grey" moral choices in their intergalactic adventures.



BioWare has revealed that the new Mass Effect: Andromeda will have a unique morality system that's not constrained to just Paragon and Renegade, giving players even more ways to handle specific encounters with "shades of grey" responses. Essentially the game won't separate choices into clear-cut good vs. evil, allowing gamers to reflect on the characters and the situations on a case-by-case basis.


"I think in general, with all this sophistication of games or engaging in any kind of entertainment right now, [gamers are] looking for more of those shades of grey," Andromeda's creative director Mac Walters told GamesRadar.

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DOOM's free demo meant to end after E3, has been extended

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 23 hours ago

id Software promised a demo of DOOM during E3 2016, and thanks to it being so popular, the company has extended the offer thanks to gamers wanting to play in the depths of hell itself.




Bethesda Softworks and id Software have made the DOOM demo available for a longer period of time, available right now on Steam, but we don't know how much longer the demo will be online for. Get in and grab it now!

WB tease Justice League details, Superman isn't in the first half?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 6 days, 1 hour ago

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice not being received well (it was a mess), Warner Bros. are trying to change their tune with the follow-up, Justice League. The company has released the official synopsis for the movie, which seems to have Batman front and center.




Justice League has been teased as: "Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes--it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions".


The synopsis finishes with "Directed by Zack Snyder, this marks the big screen debut of the Justice League, featuring an all-star lineup: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher". Snyder began shooting Justice League in April from a script written by Chris Terrio - see ya, Jonathan Nolan, it was nice knowing you in the DCEU, but you screwed the pooch with Batman v Superman.


There are plenty more details on Justice League Part One thanks to WB letting specific media visit the set of Justice League at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, where I'm incredibly jealous right now. Screen Rant was on-site, with some huge details to share.

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AMD Radeon RX 480 in 'strong' supply, large quantities for launch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 6 days, 2 hours ago

We're only a week away from the launch of the AMD Radeon RX 480, with its release on June 29, and now it's being reported that AMD has plenty of RX 480s on hand and that supply is "strong" on the first Polaris-based card to hit the market. NVIDIA recently dropped the price on its Maxwell-based range, including the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980 and even the GTX 970.




NVIDIA has hit a huge snag recently with their GeForce GTX 1070/1080, with global shortages and price hikes on their GP104-based offerings. With NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 is $850+ right now, and even $1999 on eBay at one point for EVGA's GeForce GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0 card, AMD could really hit NVIDIA where it hurts if they have a strong supply of their Radeon RX 480, and can keep at the $199 price.


There won't be partner cards at launch, with AMD being the only one selling them on June 29 - AIB partner cards with custom PCBs and coolers will arrive in July. SAPPHIRE, XFX, and many others have cards planned - with samples floating down here to my GPU labs in the coming weeks.

Three more 'Archer' seasons locked in

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 6 days, 3 hours ago

Fans of the FX Network's long running animated hit 'Archer' will be happy today, with confirmation that the show will continue for at least another three seasons.




Despite falling ratings, the network is confident enough in the future of the show to keep it around for at least a total of 10 seasons, which will see it on the airwaves through to 2019. Nick Grad a, co-President of Original Programming for FX Networks told media "We can't say enough about what Adam, Matt and the entire Archer team at Floyd County have done to keep this series so insanely funny and vital through seven seasons. The move to Los Angeles this past season as private detectives was just the latest twist in Archer's legendary exploits and the next three seasons will to be just as amazing and unpredictable. We are thrilled to continue making great TV with our friends and colleagues at Floyd County." While the season order has been reduced to just eight episodes, that means that there's still 9 hours of the show on the way, and that's a very good thing.


'Archer' season eight is expected to hit screens mid 2017.

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