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Skyrim Remaster mods limited to 1GB on PS4

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 9 hours ago

Skyrim: Special Edition console mods are limited to just 1GB on PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro, whereas Xbox One gets a beefy 5GB limit.




Bethesda has already confirmed that Skyrim: Special Edition mods on PS4 and PS4 Pro aren't compatible with new assets, meaning no new customized armor or weapon mods, but it gets worse: Skyrim mods on PS4 can't exceed 1GB in size.


"Note on Mods: For Skyrim Special Edition, Mods will reserve 5 GB and 1 GB of space on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, respectively," Bethesda wrote on its updated Skyrim: Special Edition FAQ page.

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Monster Hunter Nintendo Direct incoming

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 11 hours ago

The latest Nintendo Direct will focus on Monster Hunter, not the new Nintendo Switch console handheld hybrid.




October is traditionally a big month for Nintendo Direct announcements, and many gamers were hoping for a blowout of Nintendo Switch info. Instead of full Switch specs, pricing, and launch games, Nintendo has dedicated the upcoming showcase to Monster Hunter, which might mean we're getting a brand new sequel.


Considering all of the Monster Hunter games are currently available in Japan, the consensus is that Nintendo could unveil Monster Hunter 5 and then stealthily add it to the Switch's launch lineup. The Japanese console-maker has already confirmed that no more Switch info will drop until 2017, so don't expect the Direct to say anything about a new Monster Hunter Switch port.


The Monster Hunter-themed Nintendo Direct will drop this Thursday, October 27 at 7am EST / 10am PST.

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AMD drops price on Radeon RX 460, RX 470 graphics cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 3 days, 14 hours ago

NVIDIA isn't far away from the launch of its GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards, with AMD dropping the "suggested e-tail price" of its Radeon RX 460 and Radeon RX 470 graphics cards. We exclusively reported that the price drops were on their way, and now it has officially happened.




Here's the new pricing structure:


  • AMD Radeon RX 460 - $99 (old price - $109)
  • AMD Radeon RX 470 - $169 (old price - $179)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 - $109
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti - $139


AMD is now directly competing against the GTX 1050 with the new price on the RX 460, while the RX 470 is more expensive than the GTX 1050 Ti, an overclocked model will come very close to the performance of the faster, and more expensive RX 480.


Now we have to wait to see the performance of the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti against the RX 460 and RX 470, something I'm working on right now.

Google's new Pixel is easy to repair, even the screen

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 days, 15 hours ago

Google's new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones are some of the best Android-based smartphones money can buy, but what happens when you drop, or damage your expensive new Android 7.1-powered handset? Other than cry of course.




Google has teamed with repair company uBreakiFix, with Google providing its consumers access to manufacturer-backed, same-day repair services that use OEM parts. Yahoo reports that you will "not have to wait for appointments to get your broken screens fixed, and you can use the available mail-in service if you are not able to visit any of the 250 retail locations".


There are over 250 locations in 187 cities across the US, with each store featuring a team of specialists who will get your Pixel or Pixel XL up and running agian. uBreakiFix CEO and founder Justin Wetherill explains: "We are pleased to provide Pixel customers with the quality repair service and exceptional customer experience that have come to define our brand. A broken device shouldn't have to ruin someone's day".

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4K 120Hz is on its way to VR headsets with Onix VR

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 3 days, 17 hours ago

It feels quite fitting that the week after Sony launches its PlayStation VR headset that we hear about a monster new VR headset on the way from a company that I hadn't heard of until just now: Onix Virtual Reality, a new VR HMD company that "is taking a modular approach to upgradability".




Onix is working on a high-end VR headset called Pulsar, which features a curved 4K display flicking along at a huge 120Hz, oh and it's wireless, and can be used tethered if you want a high-end experience, or self-contained if you want to use it on its own. The basic Pulsar unit will need a PC to use it, but you'll have the option of buying upgrade modules that "change the core function of the hardware", reports Tom's Hardware.


The report continues: "Onix VR plans to release a tether-free upgrade to make the Pulsar HMD wireless, and the ultimate configuration is the self-contained unit. An upgraded head strap that includes all the computational power necessary for high-end virtual reality experiences is in the works to make that possible".

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PlayStation VR launches in Japan: over 51K units sold

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 3 days, 20 hours ago

Sony has officially launched its PlayStation VR headset, selling over 51K units in its home country in the first week on sale. Sony launched PSVR on October 13, selling 51,644 units in the first 3 days on sale.




The company hasn't provided full sales figures for worldwide numbers, or even something as simple as the shipped numbers - so we have no idea how many PSVR units Sony has shipped to distributors, retailers, or consumers. Sony will release its fiscal year 2016 financial results for their Q2 on November 1, so we could expect to hear something then.

'Deadpool' director Tim Miller walks from sequel

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 3 days, 22 hours ago

This year's release of 'Deadpool' was a huge surprise success for 20th Century Fox, grossing nearly $250 million dollars more than the latest 'X-Men' feature 'Apocalypse', despite having a budget nearly two thirds less. Unsurprisingly, the studio has fast tracked a sequel, but they're now on the lookout for a brand new director.




According to The Wrap, former visual effects artist Tim Miller who infused the first 'Deadpool' film with a sleek, fourth wall busting style has apparently opted out of returning to helm the sequel, following "creative differences" with star Ryan Reynolds. The final straw apparently revolved around the casting of the main villain Cable, which found the studio side with Ryan Reynolds. Despite Miller walking, writing duo Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick are returning to write the script.


Whoever ends up behind the camera, 'Deadpool 2' is set for a 2018 release.

Do you have questions for Elon Musk? Now is time to ask

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 4 days ago

Elon Musk will host an AMA or "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit today, October 23rd, at 6 PM EDT (3 PM PDT). Standard subreddit rules will apply in the AMA thread and the users have been warned to follow the rules and not to ask questions already submitted.




The questions and answers will be on the SpaceX subreddit, meaning you can ask questions related to SpaceX, and not Tesla Motors or SolarCity. Musk also pointed out that he will be answering SpaceX related questions.


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Huge cyber attack involved 10s of millions IP addresses

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 4 days, 5 hours ago

Tens of millions of IP addresses were used to take down popular websites like Twitter, Spotify and Netflix on Friday by so far unknown sources. The DDoS attack on the DynDNS started on Friday morning, but the service was restored around 9:30 AM ET. However, around Friday noon, another attack began. Service was restored at approximately 1:00 PM ET same day, but many users had reported they had issues with certain websites.




Dyn reported there was an attempt of a third attack wave, but the were able to successfully mitigate it without customer impact.


Dyn issued a statement saying they are continuing their investigation.


At this point, we know this was a sophisticated, highly distributed attack involving 10s of millions of IP addresses. We are conducting a thorough cause and forensic analysis and will report what we know in a responsible fashion. The nature and source of the attack is under investigation, but it was a sophisticated attack across multiple attack vectors and internet locations. We can confirm, with the help of analysis from Flashpoint and Akamai, that one source of the traffic for the attacks were devices infected by the Mirai botnet. We observed 10s of millions of discrete IP addresses associated with the Mirai botnet that were part of the attack.

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Apple's iPod changed the world of music 15 years ago

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 4 days, 7 hours ago

Smartphones, including the iPhone, almost entirely replaced the MP3 players, but Apple's iPod earned its place in history because it forever changed the world of music.




Steve Jobs introduced the iPod at a very humble presentation on this day, October 23rd, 15 years ago. The iPod, which had 5GB of storage and allowed you to carry a thousand songs in your pocket, along with iTunes, started a revolution in the way we buy music and movies.



The first iPod was the size of a deck of cards, with an aluminum back and plastic front end. It had a rather modest screen compared to today's standards, and its price was $399 for a 5GB model, FireWire port included.

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