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Warner Bros releases the Suicide Squad trailer from Comic-Con

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jul 13, 2015 10:52 pm

The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer shown at Comic-Con this year was truly awesome, but now it's time for the bad guys to get into the spotlight, with the official Comic-Con trailer of Suicide Squad released by Warner Bros.



As you can see in the trailer, it looks damn good. Director David Ayer has nailed the look and style of the Suicide Squad, with Will Smith as Deadshot, Margie Robbie as Harley Quinn, and we get a quick tease of Jared Leto as The Joker. Surprisingly, it looks like the official Comic-Con trailer was released because Warner Bros couldn't contain the smartphone-quality leaks of the Suicide Squad trailer.


In a statement, Warner Bros Pictures' President of Worldwide Marketing an International Distribution, Sue Kroll, said: "Warner Bros. Pictures and our anti-piracy team have worked tirelessly over the last 48 hours to contain the Suicide Squad footage that was pirated from Hall H on Saturday". She continued: "We have been unable to achieve that goal. Today we will release the same footage that has been illegally circulating on the web, in the form it was created and high quality with which it was intended to be enjoyed. We regret this decision as it was our intention to keep the footage as a unique experience for the Comic Con crowd, but we cannot continue to allow the film to be represented by the poor quality of the pirated footage stolen from our presentation".

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AMD has 'priority access' to HBM2, an advantage over NVIDIA

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 13, 2015 9:16 pm

One of the main benefits of AMD's Radeon R9 Fury and R9 Fury X cards is their use of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM), and thanks to AMD's relationship with SK Hynix, AMD has 'priority access' to HBM2, according to WCCFTech.




HBM2 is going to be limited in supply at first, the same problems associated with HBM1 right now, and with NVIDIA set to use HBM2 on their upcoming 16nm-based Pascal architecture, AMD will have the one-up on its competitor. AMD should be able to secure most of the HBM2 produced at the time, which is exactly the position AMD wants to be in, come 2016.


If this is true, it is going to force NVIDIA into a corner. NVIDIA needs to jump to HBM2 with its shift to 16nm, and its first GPU based on the Pascal architecture. But, if NVIDIA finds it hard to secure HBM2 because AMD has 'priority access' to the first batches of the super-fast VRAM, this could cause a big issue for NVIDIA's next-gen cards. HBM2 is expected to drive memory bandwidth to 1TB/sec, up from the 512GB/sec possible on the Fury X, and 334GB/sec on the GTX 980 Ti.

4 Reasons to Switch to Bluetooth Headphones

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Jul 13, 2015 6:25 pm



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3. They're the perfect workout buddy. Keep your smartphone safely tucked away while streaming your playlist-these even allow you to adjust volume and change tracks right on the headset itself.


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BlackBerry boss does not have 'any intention to sell' the company

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jul 13, 2015 10:08 am

How is BlackBerry going? Well, while the usual suspects in Apple and Samsung snort up most of the profits on the mobile industry, BlackBerry is still ticking along under the leadership of John Chen.



During his most recent interview, Chen said: "I don't have any intention to sell BlackBerry. Not until the BlackBerry shareholder has good value reflecting truly what we have. Then, if there is a potential proper suitor that would take care of our customers... I have a fiduciary responsibility to listen. But until then, there's not point in listening... We make the most secure handset. Everybody, all of our competitors, will give that to us. Governments around the world are still using BlackBerry handsets. The emotional reason is, BlackBerry is iconic to the industry. We started this industry arguably".


The latest on BlackBerry's next flagship is that it will be a 5.4-inch smartphone with a 1440p display. We should expect it to drop in November, with it being an exclusive to AT&T.

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Microsoft finds a way to increase battery life of wearables

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jul 13, 2015 8:14 am

One thing that unites all wearables would have to be their lackluster battery life, but it looks like researchers over at Microsoft's WearDrive project might have solved this.




The researchers are using a RAM-based system that doesn't rely on a battery, something that would save battery life in wearables. The way this works is by pairing the wearable with a smartphone through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, with the more energy consuming apps processed on the smartphone, instead of on the wearable where it consumes the important battery life.


Microsoft's WearDrive energy saving system was tested on an Android-powered smartphone, with the researchers noting that there was a "negligible" impact on smartphone battery life, while there was a 300% improvement on battery conversation on the werable. The we arable was also 800% faster than normal application runtimes, which is a huge achievement. The WearDrive also deactivates when it's out of range of a paired smartphone.

Unreal Engine 4 demo sees an appearance from Mario, looks glorious

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 13, 2015 6:34 am

We've seen Mario in all of his glory on Unreal Engine 4 not too long ago, but now the infamous plumber who never seems to be a plumber, he's now appearing in Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4-powered tech demo 'A Boy And His Kite'.



The tech demo runs beautifully well, and while Mario seems to be running at a very weird speed, this is just a tech demo with a bit of modding applied. Still, the beauty of Unreal Engine 4 is shown off incredibly well in this demo, but I now just want to play an Unreal Engine 4-powered version of Mario, dammit.

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You won't be able to use any guns in Mirror's Edge Catalyst

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 13, 2015 5:39 am

Now that Mirror's Edge Catalyst has been unveiled, we're finding out more information on the free-running first-person non-shooter. During an interview with Polygon, Senior Producer on Mirror's Edge Catalyst, Sara Jansson, said: "In Mirror's Edge Catalyst, you won't be using any guns at all".




Jansson continued: "We've completely removed that aspect of the game. You can't even pick them up". EA and DICE have reportedly developed an all-new combat system that emphasizes melee combat, where Jansson explained it in detail with Polygon: "Faith will fight, but she doesn't kill. Now the fighting is more of an extension of the movement. It builds on the flow. It fits a lot better with the game mechanics. When Faith is in flow, when she stitches together move after move without failing and keeps her momentum going, she's actually invulnerable to bullets. That can keep her out of harm's way. It's only when she stops that she can get hurt".


If you've got a spare $200, you could look at grabbing the Mirror's Edge Catalyst Collector's Edition version of the game, too. As for the release date on the game, we're looking at a February 23, 2016 release for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

More than just gaming, Eurocom offers an Intel Xeon E3 mobile server

By: Chris Smith | More News: Laptops | Posted: Jul 13, 2015 4:28 am

The P5 Pro SE3 is powered by the Intel Xeon E3 processor series and comes with 32GB of memory, 5TB of RAID storage and support for upgrades depending on your needs. This product is described by the Eurocom president, Mark Bialic, as "designed to provide professionals with a quick deployment solution that can be carried into a new office or even an emergency or disaster area."




Complete with a keyboard, display and UPS battery, the P5 Pro SE3 utilizes the Intel Z97 Express Chipset with an LGA 1150 socket. Support for up to 32GB of memory is on offer with this mobile server running the Windows Server 2012 operating system.


The UPS features an 8-cell 82Wh Li-Ion design and is said to provide 120 minutes of backup power in emergency situations, allowing for a safe shutdown procedure. This is coupled with 3G/4G module support, a fingerprint reader, a 15.6" WLED backlit screen, a mechanical frame brandishing heady duty ABS plastic and much more.

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This 28-inch U2870VQE AOC Ultra HD monitor will only be $450

By: Chris Smith | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jul 13, 2015 3:24 am

Set for an introductory price of approximately $450, this 3840 x 2160 pixel resolution AOC U2870VQE 28-inch ultra HD monitor looks like a winner. Also on offer is a non-glare TN-film panel, a 1ms response time and more.




Wrapping up the feature list is a 30-bit color rating, a 300 cd/m2 brightness ceiling and dynamic mega-contract ratio. Input ports include DisplayPort 1.2, mini-DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 with MHL support - no DVI or VGA to be seen.


The monitor stand is a rather basic plastic setup with tilt options, but no height adjustments are on offer.

Colorful shows off its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti iGame Ymir-X

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 13, 2015 2:17 am

Another impressive addition by this video card brand to add to the wish-list is the newly announced Colorful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti iGame Ymir-X. Set to offer a big range of features, this card is cooled by a dual-slot, three-fan setup complete with a twin aluminum fin-stack heat sink and six 8mm-thick nickel-plated copper pipes to help draw out heat.




The three fans change speeds with temperature and come coupled with a red LED Colorful iGame logo. Complete with a custom PCB, this 8-pin PCIe powered card uses a 14-phase VRM and silver contact points, doing away with the regular copper offering.


Factory overclocking is just the beginning, with this GeForce 980Ti running at a core speed of 1127 MHz and a 1216 MHz boost with 7 GHz of memory. If all of this isn't enough for you, there's even a toolkit included in the box - but no pricing just yet.

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