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LG reportedly preparing next-gen handset rocking its NUCLUN 2 chip

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 days, 19 hours ago

With the release of the Galaxy Note 5, Samsung has one of the most powerful smartphones on the market. LG doesn't want Samsung to steal all of the thunder, so the South Korean giant is reportedly preparing a new smartphone to combat Samsung.

 

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LG is reportedly looking to power this new smartphone with its impressive NUCLUN 2 processor which is said to blow the Exynos 7420 that Samsung makes and puts into the Galaxy Note 5 away. Qualcomm is preparing its Snapdragon 820 processor, which is rumored to be finding a new home inside of the upcoming Galaxy S7, but LG could pounce first with a NUCLUN 2-powered smartphone sometime in Q4 2015 according to the latest rumors.

 

LG's impressive NUCLUN 2 processor is built on the 16nm FinFET process, where it has a decent jump in performance over the Exynos 7420 from Samsung. Based on benchmarks from the NUCLUN 2 on AnTuTu, the NUCLUN 2 is capable of 5392 on the multi-core test, versus the 4970 that the Exynos 7420 is capable of.

AMD Radeon R9 Nano caught on camera, rocks full Fiji GPU and HBM

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 3 days, 21 hours ago

It looks like we're just weeks away from the official release of AMD's Radeon R9 Nano, with DGLee from IYD.kr posting up some of the best shots of the Radeon R9 Nano yet.

 

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Thanks to the tear down on the card, we get a better look at the small PCB that the Radeon R9 Nano features, with its single 8-pin PCIe power connector powering the card. We have a full Fiji GPU inside, the same chip that powers the R9 Fury and R9 Fury X. The entire card measures in at just 15cm, sitting just over the PCIe connector itself.

 

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As for the price, we are expecting it to fall under $499. AMD's Radeon R9 Nano has a TDP of 175W, and should offer performance similar to that of the Radeon R9 290X (so around 5-10% less than the rebadged R9 390X and less than the R9 Fury and R9 Fury X, obviously. But for its size, this is one of the more exciting cards in AMD's Fiji-powered line up.

Google announces gaming-focused service YouTube Gaming

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 3 days, 22 hours ago

We knew it was coming, but Google has just officially announced YouTube Gaming, a new gaming-focused service that is launching tomorrow. YouTube Gaming will arrive as its own web service, as well as including Android and iOS apps.

 

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YouTube Gaming will be Google's portal for gaming video content, with the service automatically collecting all gaming-related videos. This will include livestreams on individual pages for more than 25,000 different games. More so, it will provide gamers with personalized recommendations based on the pages and channels that they follow.

 

Google is also making it much easier for people to livestream their games to YouTube, offering up a new page (which is currently sitting in beta form), providing a better way to start streaming your games from a personal URL. Frank Petterson, Engineering Manager for YouTube Gaming said: "Together, we all make gaming better. Our peers make us better gamers, and games are made better by the communities that surround them".

ESL proud to announce CS: GO tournament was most watched event

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 4 hours ago

The Electronic Sports League (ESL) has a lot to be happy about, after its recent Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) tournament was the largest - and most watched - CS: GO event ever hosted.

 

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More than 11,000 people packed into the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany each day, while 27 million unique viewers watched almost 34 million hours of the live stream. During its peak viewing time, more than 1.3 million people watched the festivities via Twitch.

 

Team Fnatic beat team EnVyUS in the final, capturing a large portion of the $250,000 total prize pool from ESL One Cologne. Capturing three major CS: GO titles, Fnatic showed why they are currently the most dominating CS: GO team in the world.

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Symantec wants to boost IoT security, protecting more than 1B Things

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 days, 4 hours ago

Cybersecurity firm Symantec has stepped up and announced it is keeping more than one billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices secure, providing enhanced security for connected TVs, vehicles, critical infrastructure, smart meters, and more.

 

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The Symantec Unified Security Strategy utilizes its Embedded Critical Systems Protection for device security, IoT roots of trust and device certificates, and code signing certificates and secure app services. It's an important goal as there are expected to be more than 25 billion 'Things' by 2020, with that number increasingly growing.

 

Even though more manufacturers are interested in IoT, trying to keep these newly-connected Things secure will be difficult. Cybersecurity experts have shown concern related to lax security practices that could open up new avenues of cybercrime by hackers.

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ARCHOS allows consumers to choose Windows 10 or Android on smartphone

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 4 days, 5 hours ago

Smartphone and tablet maker ARCHOS has launched two new 5" smartphones, available for £99 ($155), and consumers can choose whether they want to run Windows 10 or Google Android 5.1 Lollipop.

 

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The ARCHOS 50 Cesium is powered by Windows 10, while the ARCHOS 50e Helium runs Android 5.1 Lollipop. It's an interesting decision to allow consumers the flexibility of choosing which OS they want to use, and make the phones available at a good price point.

 

Both phones are scheduled for release in November 2015. Expect to learn more when ARCHOS shows off the 50 Cesium and 50e Helium at IFA 2015.

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Razer and NZXT show off the S340 PC case, in unique collaboration

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 4 days, 5 hours ago

Gaming hardware and peripheral company Razer has announced the NZXT S340, a collaboration with NZXT following Razer's offer to work with case manufacturers in 2014.

 

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The case features 360 degrees of steel casing surrounding the all-steel chassis, full 280mm front radiator support, compact form factor, integrated PSU should, fully filtered intakes, and 2x 120mm FN V2 fans on the top and rear of the case.

 

Razer included a front panel with a back-lit triple-headed snake logo, cable management bar with the Razer triple-headed snake logo, green power LED, green underglow LED with rear-located switch, PCI slot base cover, tinted window panel, and Razer signature green USB 3.0 ports.

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ARCHOS adds the Diamond S to its growing Diamond smartphone

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 4 days, 6 hours ago

Device manufacturer ARCHOS is adding to its Diamond line of smartphones, as the company announced it will show off the Diamond S device during IFA 2015 next week.

 

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The device runs Google Android 5.1 Lollipop.

 

It will be available starting in November 2015 with a retail price of £159.99 ($251 USD).

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Survey: A lot of drivers aren't making use of safety benefits in cars

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 4 days, 6 hours ago

Even though automakers are packing new technologies into vehicles, they might want to tone it down a bit, as many drivers avoid using these new features.

 

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Twenty percent of new car owners still didn't use half of the various features available following three months of car ownership. Once that three-month window passes, however, drivers aren't likely to suddenly beginning using those features, according to the 2015 Drive Report.

 

Thirty-five percent of drivers don't use automatic parking systems, 43 percent don't use built-in concierge systems, and 38 percent don't use mobile routers. Generation Y drivers (age 21-38) don't use infotainment systems, and still rely on directly using a smartphone.

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The Lytro Camera Lets You Refocus Photos After You Take Them

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Cameras | Posted: 4 days, 6 hours ago

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Sometimes a smartphone camera just doesn't cut it when you want to take an amazing photo. And that's where the First Generation Lytro Camera comes in, creating a world of refocusing options out of your favorite shots. Get it for $79.99 at TweakTown Deals.

 

Rather than just capturing the position of light rays and creating a static 2D image, the Lytro uses cutting-edge technology to record the direction of rays and let you do more than you thought was possible with your photos. Take your shots-up to 750-and then refocus them, change the perspective within, or view them in 3D. And for everything it can do, the Lytro is amazingly compact and portable-and it comes with a lens cap, cleaner cloth, wrist strap, and camera sleeve so it's ready to go wherever you do.

 

 

Say 'cheese' and grab the first generation Lytro camera for $79.99 at TweakTown Deals.

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