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Xbox One 500GB price cut to $249 ahead of Xbox One S launch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 5 days, 15 hours ago

Microsoft has dropped the price of its Xbox One 500GB console, with a new limited price of $249. It looks like Microsoft wants to get rid of as many Xbox One consoles ahead of the Xbox One S launch.

 

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The new $249 deal includes your choice of four games: Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, or Rare Replay. This is not the first, or even second time that Microsoft has dropped the price of the Xbox One, but now the third price drop on its current-gen Xbox One console.

 

Microsoft is set to launch the Xbox One S on August 2 in the US, Europe and Australia with 2TB of storage for $399. There will also be a 500GB and 1TB model, with prices of $299 and $349, respectively. There's no ETA on the 500GB and 1TB Xbox One S consoles just yet.

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Verizon reportedly buying Yahoo for $5 billion

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 5 days, 17 hours ago

It looks like Yahoo is going to be acquired by Verizon in the very near future, with Recode reporting that while the terms of the acquisition haven't been finalized, Yahoo's board have decided on Verizon as its new owner.

 

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Verizon would be acquiring Yahoo for $5 billion, and while it might not sound like much in the world of other acquisitions worth many times more than that, Yahoo does own companies like Tumblr and Flickr. Verizon acquiring Yahoo sees them also receive those companies, which begins to make more sense.

 

But the most interesting part of Verizon's reported acquisition of Yahoo is that Verizon isn't interested in keeping Yahoo's current boss, Marissa Mayer. AOL boss Tim Armstrong is expected to take over the Yahoo ship once the acquisition is done. Adding fuel to the fire is that Armstrong proposed an AOL-Yahoo merger to Meyer years ago, with Meyer denying the deal.

Apple's new iPhone 7 to be unveiled in early September

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 5 days, 18 hours ago

The announcement and release of Apple's next-gen iPhone 7 smartphone is closer than you think, with Apple set to reveal the new iPhone in the "week of September 12", according to notorious leaker Evan Blass.

 

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Blass took to Twitter to say: "iPhone 2016 release: week of September 12" and quickly followed that up by tweeting: "Just to clarify, this refers to the retail release, not the launch event. To be even more specific, it should happen on Friday, Sept. 16th".

 

Rewinding the clock back to the last two iPhone releases, Apple revealed the iPhone 6 on September 9, and the iPhone 6S on September 25. What should we expect for the new iPhone? Considering Apple saves its bigger upgrades for the 'S' variants a year later, we shouldn't be too excited - but Apple needs something exciting to get people upgrading, and converting over from the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge from Samsung right now.

Watch all of the best Comic-Con trailers right here

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 5 days, 19 hours ago

This year's San Diego Comic-Con has been huge, with some massive movie trailer reveals - including Justice League and Wonder Woman. Plenty of TV shows are also teasing trailers at SDCC, so we've collected a bunch of the best trailers for your viewing pleasure.

 

 

Justice League

 

Starting off with the follow up to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the larger movie, Justice League.

 

 

Zack Snyder is back - and while I loved Man of Steel, I didn't like Batman v Superman so much, so I have very mixed feelings with Snyder taking on Justice League after the mess of BvS - but, in saying that, the trailer looks good.

 

 

Wonder Woman

 

Gal Gadot killed in it Batman v Superman as Wonder Woman, and now she leads the first-ever woman-led superhero movie.

 

 

Wonder Woman has Patty Jenkins directing, and it looks beyond impressive. I've been excited for Wonder Woman since they announced her solo movie, but this trailer has completely cemented my feelings. I had goosebumps throughout, and when her theme music started, my entire upper half of my body was tingling. It looks great!

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NVIDIA's next-gen Volta architecture could arrive in May 2017

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

NVIDIA might have just launched its next-gen Titan X graphics card, but thinking into 2017 - what will NVIDIA do since it has so many high-end, enthusiast graphics cards out on its Pascal architecture? Volta, baby.

 

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According to the latest rumors, NVIDIA will launch its Volta architecture in May 2017 at its own GPU Technology Conference that is being held May 8-11. NVIDIA's current roadmap has Volta ready for 2018, but the new rumors suggest NVIDIA is preparing Volta for a big unveil in the second half of 2017 - over six months ahead of schedule.

 

Volta was meant to arrive on the 10nm process, but according to Fudzilla, it will use the 16nm FinFET process - the same node that the new GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1060 are all on. Volta will use stacked DRAM, so we should expect it to be quite the monster when it comes to performance. Fudzilla adds that the performance per watt is "expected to increase tremendously", which is exciting to hear.

SAPPHIRE's new Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 leaked photos surface

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 5 days, 21 hours ago

With the release of the Radeon RX 480, we have seen a newly-focused AMD that isn't trying to compete in a market that it can't compete in yet against NVIDIA. The mainstream market is where the money and consumers are, and this market is thriving.

 

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Well, now we have leaks on SAPPHIRE's upcoming Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 graphics cards, led by the SAPPHIRE Radeon RX 470 Platinum Edition. Sapphire's take on it looks like AMD's reference card, and that's not a bad thing - but the price will be what gamers will jump at - with a rumored price of just $179 USD.

 

SAPPHIRE's Radeon RX 470 Platinum Edition PCB features a 4+1-phase design, whereas the Radeon RX 480 had a 6+1-phase design. One single 6-pin power connector is required, keeping PSU requirements nice and low.

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Rise for 'Kong' in first 'Skull Island' trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 6 days, 8 hours ago

Warner Bros have revealed the first look footage from next year's monster mash 'Kong: Skull Island' at San Diego Comic Con, which stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, John Goodman, Jing Tian, Corey Hawkins and Jason Mitchell in the reboot origin story for one of Hollywood's most enduring monster myths.

 

 

Starting life as a stand-alone feature, 'Kong Skull Island' has evolved to take place in a much wider monster universe, which is set to continue with 'Godzilla 2' in 2018, before leading up to 'Godzilla VS Kong' in 2020, with the promise of other characters from Toho's Godzilla universe, including Rodan, Mothra and King Ghidora set to make future appearances.

 

'Kong: Skull Island' is set to hit cinemas worldwide next March.

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'Justice League' and 'Wonder Woman' teaser trailers revealed at SDCC

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 6 days, 14 hours ago

Warner Bros have had a blow out at this year's San Diego Comic Con, premiering first-look teaser trailers to 2017's highly anticipated 'Justice League' and 'Wonder Woman' to a captured audience.

 

 

Featuring DC Comics' biggest assemblage of comic book heroes including Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), the Flash (Ezra Miller), Superman (Henry Cavill), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa), 'Justice League' is set to be the DC comics version of 'The Avengers', which the studio is hoping will bring in the huge revenue that elluded this summer's 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'.

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7-Eleven makes its first drone delivery, with a Slurpee

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 6 days, 14 hours ago

7-Eleven has just delivered its first package of goods with a drone, in the first FAA-approved drone delivery taking place in Reno, Nevada earlier this month.

 

 

On July 11, Flirtey flew an autonomous drone a mile from a 7-Eleven to a private home in Reno, with the delivery including a chicken sandwich, donuts, coffee, candy, and Slurpees - awesome, huh? The goods were packaged into two containers, which were flown separately. When they arrived, each contained was lowered to the ground by the drone, and then the homeowners grabbed the goods.

 

The drone flew autonomously to the Reno home, using the on-board GPS to navigate. Flirtey chose a store to delivery from, surveying consumers within a one-mile radius to see if they wanted to be part of the initial drone delivery program.

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James Cameron talks 'The Abyss' 4K Blu-ray remaster

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 6 days, 14 hours ago

With Hollywood turning their attentions to the new 4K UltraHD Blu-ray format, fans are still clamouring for the dozens of mainstream titles that still haven't been issued on 1080p Blu-ray, including two huge blockbusters from James Cameron - the Schwarzenegger actioner 'True Lies' and the 1989 sci-fi classic 'The Abyss'. Today, the director has given a brief update on the whereabouts of the latter title.

 

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Cameron told Variety "We've done a wet-gate 4K scan of the original negative, and it's going to look insanely good... We're going to do an authoring pass in the DI for Blu-ray and HDR at the same time", with the diretcor confirming the discs should be available to purchase early next year.

 

Cameron is currently deep in pre-production for a further three 'Avatar' films, the first of which is due to be released for Christmas 2018, while a 3D remastered version of 'Terminator 2' is due to to hit cinemas later this year.

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