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Microsoft opens up streaming Xbox One games to Windows 10-powered PCs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jul 18, 2015 8:20 am

Now that Microsoft is just over a week away from the launch of Windows 10, the company has just enabled game streaming from Xbox One owners to Windows 10-powered PCs and tablets. Not only that, but the company is also delivering improved features to the Xbox app on Windows 10 in the coming days.

 

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Anyone who owns an Xbox One and a Windows 10-powered PC or tablet can play all of their games from their console on their PC, all by going to your Xbox One and then 'Settings', then 'Preferences' and then 'Allow game streaming to other devices'. Once you've done this, it will install the latest version of the Xbox app on your PC or tablet.

 

Once you open the Xbox app on your Windows 10 device, go to Connect and then '+Add a device', and you'll then have to select your Xbox One console. Once you have a Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller hooked up to your PC, you'll be close to being connected to your Xbox One. From here, you'll need to go to 'Home' and then 'Recently Played' to select a Xbox One game, and then select 'Play from Console' to start your streaming session. Voila; you're not playing Xbox One games on your PC!

The Witcher 3 patch v1.07 arrives, weighing in at a huge 7GB

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 18, 2015 6:49 am

CD Projekt Red is pushing out an update for The Witcher 3, bringing the RPG up to v1.07. The new patch will fix a bunch of issues that have been plaguing the game for a while now, but it will also provide gamers with an alternative movement scheme for the protagonist, Geralt.

 

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The new patch has already floated out to the Xbox One and PS4 version of the game, with the other versions of The Witcher 3 to be updated any hour now. The new v1.07 patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a hefty 7GB, something that adds new stash locations for storing your loot, improvements to the in-game inventory system, and re-organization of books, as well as many other improvements.

Fallout 4 voice acting took 2 years, 13,000 lines of dialogue

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 18, 2015 4:56 am

Fallout 4 has kept voice actors Brian Delaney and Courtenay Taylor quite busy, with more than 13,000 lines of dialogue recorded over the past two years. There is a large amount of hype and gamer excitement regarding Fallout 4, and it's great to see Bethesda apparently taking things seriously.

 

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It's an interesting addition to Fallout 4, as it's going to be fully voiced, with gamers able to choose a male or female character. It has been a logistical process for Bethesda, but will offer unique playability for gamers. Here is what game director Todd Howard recently told the Telegraph:

 

"We were lucky to find two great voice actors. And it's interesting because she may read things or act things differently than he does. So scenes play out differently depending on whether you are playing the game as male or female."

Google autonomous car rear-ended, passengers left injured

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Jul 18, 2015 4:33 am

Google recently said a self-driving vehicle was involved in its first injury accident, after passengers in the customized Lexus SUV complained of whiplash after the car was rear-ended. It looks like distracted driving was the culprit, with a driver too focused on a smartphone instead of the road. The following video shows how the incident occurred:

 

 

Here is what happened, according to Google: "One of our Lexus vehicles was driving autonomously towards an intersection in Mountain View, CA. The light was green, but traffic was backed up on the far side, so three cars, including ours, braked and came to a stop so as not to get stuck in the middle of the intersection. After we'd stopped, a car slammed into the back of us at 17 mph - and it hadn't braked at all."

 

Even though many human drivers don't like the idea of autonomous vehicles, Google and other companies promote autonomous driving as a safer alternative. All of the accidents the Google self-driving vehicles have been involved in, other human drivers were responsible for the collision.

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4 Reasons to Replace Your Lightning Cable With This One

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 8:02 pm

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Sure, you can keep using your current Apple charger-you know, the frayed one currently held together by duct tape-or you can make the switch to one that'll last you longer than a couple months. Get this MFi-certified charging cable for $19.99 at TweakTown Deals.

 

Here's why you'll love it:

 

1. It's super long. Measuring in at 10 feet, this cable makes it easy to charge and sync your devices while using them without being stuck two feet away from a wall outlet.

 

2. It's MFi-certified. Charge your Apple devices quickly and safely-this cable is MFi-certified, with an Apple-verified serial number and authorization chip to prove it.

 

3. It's durable. Apple chargers have a reputation for falling apart pretty quickly, but, covered in nylon braiding, this one is made to hold up.

 

4.It's tangle-resistant. 'Nuff said.

 

Don't miss your chance to snag this MFi-certified charging cable for $19.99 at TweakTown Deals. Add it to your cart now!

 

Bonus Deal: Need something even more durable? Titan's MFi-certified cable will stand up to anything-and it comes with a lifetime warranty to back up that claim.

Aziz Ansari explains interest in partnering with Netflix

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 8:50 am

Earlier in the year, comedian Aziz Ansari signed a 10-episode contract with Netflix for half-hour blocks of stand-up comedy. Ansari's "Aziz AnsarI: Live at Madison Square Garden" and "Buried Alive" were also added to the popular streaming service.

 

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It has been a challenging time for traditional media broadcasters, with so much growing interest in Netflix and other services. Streaming video is reaching even more users, putting pressure on traditional TV bundles - and Netflix has been doing rather impressive things.

 

Here is what Ansari said while speaking of the perks of a deal with Netflix (via Deadline):

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ADATA releases the XPG SX930 SATA 6Gb/s gaming SSDs

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 8:27 am

Designed with gaming in mind, ADATA has announced its XPG Series SX930 SATA 6Gb/s SSDs to the market. These models come complete with a DDR3 DRAM cache buffer which claims to improve "the random read/write performance up to 2 times when compared to SSDs without a DRAM cache" as seen in a recently issued press release.

 

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Why gaming? Because load times. Boasting a sequential read speed of 560 MB/s and write speed of 460MB/s, these drives offer you fast loading times into maps and levels alongside providing the basic features of NCQ, S.M.A.R.T and Windows TRIM.

 

Available in sizes including 120GB, 240GB and 480GB, the SX930 series is also packaged with ADATA's "pSLC Cache Technology," said to enhance transfer speeds.

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JPay hopes to make big bucks by selling cheap tablets to prisoners

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 7:36 am

Prison corrections services company JPay has launched the JP5mini tablet, a $70 device powered by Google Android. Apps are heavily restricted and email conversations can be closely tracked by prison officials, so inmates won't have free control over Internet access.

 

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Since the device is designed to be used by prison inmates, it looks like JPay took a few additional precautions in regards to physical design and software.

 

The JP5mini is made from clear, polycarbonate plastic that prevents contraband from being easily spread through the prison facility. The OS has a secure boot loader, which will make it difficult for unauthorized operating systems and other software from being installed.

Continue reading 'JPay hopes to make big bucks by selling cheap tablets to prisoners' (full post)

Rovio will be releasing Angry Birds 2 on July 30

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 6:36 am

Angry Birds has become quite the phenomenon over the years, ushering in countless iterations of the game on so many platforms it hurts my head to even begin thinking about it. Well, prepare yourselves for Angry Birds 2, which will fling into our lives in just under two weeks, on July 30.

 

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Rovio Entertainment said in a post: "With 3 billion game downloads, millions of fans across the globe, multiple mashups and spin-offs, collaborations with A-list celebrities and much more, we're really proud that Angry Birds is the mother of all mobile game apps. And now we're proud to announce the mother of all sequels - Angry Birds 2!"

 

Will you be playing Angry Birds 2? If so, on which platform?

BREAKING: CaseLabs apologizes to Thermaltake for stealing accusations

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 6:06 am

Computex 2015 was an interesting time in the case, cooler and power supply scene. This was not only due to some amazing releases by numerous companies, but because of accusations by CaseLabs and some technology media websites towards Thermaltake for allegedly 'stealing' design ideas.

 

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In breaking news, Thermaltake has issued a press release today which included a formal apology letter from CaseLabs, signed by president James Keating and vice president Kevin Keating. This documentation apologized for public attacks against Thermaltake and its North American marketing manager, Shannon Robb, further stating that the accusations that Thermaltake "acted as an Asian business with poor character and integrity" were unjust.

 

Also enclosed was a letter from CaseLabs to Legit Reviews. This letter outlined that Kevin Keating's statement of Thermaltake helping "taint the industry with rip-off products" was ill advised and a public retraction of the statement was included. This document went on to request that Legit Reviews should remove the news post in which quotes Kevin Keating's words immediately.

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