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Watch Any Show, Anywhere in the World

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Oct 7, 2015 10:31 pm



Whether you're studying abroad or traveling, when you find yourself outside of the U.S., sometimes you can also find yourself without access to your favorite Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming shows. Bypass geo restrictions with a lifetime subscription to Getflix for just $39 at TweakTown Deals.


Getflix is the easiest way to access streaming services anywhere in the world without the complication of going through a VPN. Instead of rerouting all of your Internet traffic through a different server like a VPN does, Getflix will only route the traffic needed, so you can watch what you want while still browsing online at high speeds. If you'd like the extra protection though, this deal comes with a free, optional VPN account for encrypting all your traffic. Best of all? It couldn't be easier to get started-there's not even any software to install.


Don't miss another second of House of Cards. Get a lifetime subscription to Getflix for just $39 at TweakTown Deals.

Destiny: Full Sleeper Simulant guide, all quests revealed

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 7, 2015 9:37 pm

Destiny's new The Taken King expansion has a nice offering of hidden secrets, but there's one puzzle that even Master Rahool can't solve: the mystery surrounding the ultra-rare Sleeper Simulant exotic fusion rifle. Destiny fans have been chasing the elusive gun for weeks, dedicating serious time and effort in the Destiny Reddit...and it looks like they've unlocked another clue.




The Sleeper Simulant is one of the most powerful guns in the game, but the dynamic quest on how to actually attain it has been shrouded in mystery. Little by little Destiny fans across the globe have chipped in to solve the mystery, leading to a galactic treasure hunt that's brought the community closer together. Gamers have even delved into Destiny's source code looking for answers.


Now another clue has been spotted, but the search continues. According to a new Reddit thread, a Guardian was able to trigger a new quest called "The First Firewall" on Earth's Cosmodrome region. This mission is just the first in a line of quests that is believed to end with the Sleeper Simulant as a reward.

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Apple's 3D Touch is coming to Android phones

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Oct 7, 2015 8:30 pm

Apple's new pressure-sensitive 3D Touch display technology is one of the major features of the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, offering a unique layered interface that redefines traditional smartphone UIs. But now it looks like the tech isn't just staying in Apple's reach, and will be crossing over to Android.




Human-interface developer Synaptics is responsible for the breakthrough and fully expects the new display technology to "become the new norm" in smartphones. Synaptics plans to use its new ClearPad 3700 Display Controller to fully mirror the same variable force performance of Apple's 3D Touch and bring it to the realm of Android phones.


According to Synaptics, this new display interface will offer "new dimensions in user interfaces such as speed scrolling, zoom, gaming, and text or photo editing by applying variable force with a finger or stylus". The controller also has SideTouch, a new function that allows users to use the bezels of a phone to scroll or tap within disrupting what's on the screen.

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Report: Apple to launch 4K 21.5-inch iMac next week

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Oct 7, 2015 7:45 pm

On the heels of iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus sales, reports indicate that Apple is ready to bring 4K resolution to its 21.5-inch iMacs.




Sources at 9to5Mac say that Apple will start selling the new 4K iMacs as early as October 13, making it a surprise announcement to bolster its product line and fill in the gap between September's iPhone sales and November's upcoming iPad Pro release.


Although the 4K-ready iMacs will sport 4,096x2,304 resolution, the new models will reportedly match the current 1080p iMacs in terms of aesthetics. Significant changes are coming under the hood, however, with refreshed hardware across the board including a beefier video card to power the display. It's assumed Apple's El Capitan OS will be pre-loaded, and speculation hints that Apple's new Force-Touch Magic Mouse 2 and a new enhanced Bluetooth keyboard combo could come inside the box.


A 4K iMac would sit comfortably between the 1080p iMac and Apple's 27-inch 5K Retina Display iMac, and it's fair to assume the 21.5-inch 4K model will come at a hefty price tag. The publication also notes that while the 4K iMacs could show up as soon as next week, Apple may not ship mass quantities until November.

HP releasing Star Wars Special Edition notebook

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Laptops | Posted: Oct 7, 2015 7:32 pm

Not long ahead of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie launch and about a week before the Star Wars: Battlefront game launch, HP is releasing its Star Wars Special Edition Pavillion notebook.




It's a cheeky love letter of sorts to the hardcore Star Wars fan that packs in Star Wars sound bytes (like R2-D2 talking when you plug or unplug devices), a Death Star themed recycle bin icon that changes depending on how full it is, and a treasure trove of over 1,100 behind the scenes images, storyboards, artwork, audio selections, concept art, and more (which you can browse via the "Star Wars Command Center").


As for hardware, you can choose between a Skylake Core i5 or i7 CPU and Intel HD Graphics 520 or NVIDIA GeForce 940M7 GPUs, and set yourself up with as much as 12GB of RAM and 2TB storage. The display is a welcome 15.6'' and can be made touchscreen; an optical drive and B&O tuned speakers are also included; the battery will last you about seven hours. This is not the gaming laptop you are looking for, but if you're a Star Wars geek, it may be worth the $699.99 they're asking (an extra $39.99 if you want the themed wireless mouse and sleeve) over the $549.99 for the non-themed version.


The notebook is available for pre-order starting tomorrow, October 8; shipment starts November 8.

GeForce drivers, SLI profile prepare you for Battlefront beta

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Oct 7, 2015 6:46 pm

NVIDIA has released its GeForce 358.50 drivers today, in order to improve performance in the Star War Battlefront open beta. Along with that comes an SLI profile, also specifically aimed improving performance in Battlefront. You can grab both at the source.




The beta begins tomorrow. You should be able to get started via the Origin client when the time comes.


Battlefront is developed by DICE, the guys behind the acclaimed Battlefield series. Word on the Internet is the game was surprisingly fun in the closed beta. However, it doesn't support dedicated servers.

Google wants to improve mobile web performance

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Oct 7, 2015 6:07 pm

Google met with technology companies and publishers recently to discuss the issue of slow loading websites on mobile, an issue they believe causes significant revenue loss for website owners.




Following the talks, they've launched the Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) project. As you can probably tell from the name, the aim is to improve mobile browsing performance, but it's also to better how code functions across all the different devices available today.


The project is built on AMP HTML, "a new open framework built entirely out of existing web technologies, which allows websites to build light-weight webpages."


More than 30 publishers have signed on to start. Among them: Wordpress and Twitter.

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HP's 4K FreeSync monitor 'Envy' revealed

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Oct 7, 2015 5:18 pm

HP has pulled back the curtain on its newest display: a 32'' 4K monster with FreeSync support that it dubs "Envy." With this addition, AMD says it is now up to 10 partners and 24 displays on the FreeSync front.




HP boasts great viewing angles from nearly anywhere on the Envy, plus state of the art integrated speakers complete with quick access audio controls, heaps of ports, smartphone streaming support, and a remote control.


Envy retails for $499.

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Fly the Small But Mighty SKEYE Pico Drone

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Oct 7, 2015 4:17 pm



Looks can be deceiving. Case in point? The SKEYE Pico Drone, the smallest and most lightweight drone in the world, as powerful as it is tiny. Get it for $34.99 at TweakTown Deals.


The SKEYE Pico Drone is small enough to sit on the tip of your finger, but it won't stay there long-take it out for up to eight minutes of flight time and watch it flip, hover, zip, and dive through the tightest of spaces. You can even fly it at night, thanks to its built-in LED lights. Either way, with three levels and the six-axis flight control system, beginners and experts alike will fly the SKEYE Pico with ease (and if you hit a bump or two, one of the four extra rotor blades will get you back in the air in no time). When you're done, just pack it away inside its own controller.


Don't miss your chance to own the smallest, most lightweight drone in the world. Get the SKEYE Pico for $34.99 at TweakTown Deals.

CS:GO is majorly dysfunctional for Australians and in New Zealanders

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 7, 2015 1:33 pm

This article is as much news as it is a warning, with many Australian and New Zealanders becoming overly frustrated at a Valve Anti-Cheat (VAC) issue plaguing local servers. This problem will see players often removed from the game without warning, with their client informing this unfortunate soul that there is an authentication error on their end in regards to VAC.




Ok, you've been disconnected but that's all good, just reconnect and play - right? Wrong. This issue often means players are unable to reconnect, meaning they are issued lengthy matchmaking bans for 'abandoning'. As a first offense, a matchmaking ban can be as short as 30 minutes, but for those experiencing this VAC issue time and time again, bans of 7-14 days are not uncommon.


Without any word from Valve just yet about any possible fix, angry people have taken to Reddit in order to voice their opinions. As written by Alex Walker from Kotaku, many games end up finishing with only three or four players connected on each team.

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