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CD Projekt Red tease 30 hours of new content for The Witcher 3

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 8, 2015 5:17 am

We only reported on Sunday that CD Projekt Red were going to provide an insane 200 hours plus worth of content in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, but now we're hearing about some future DLC that will add over 30 hours of more adventures for gamers.




CD Projekt Red has started talking about two new expansions, with the first, Hearts of Stone, dropping in October. Hearts of Stone will see players traversing the wilds of No Man's Land, as well as the city of Oxenfurt in order to secure a contract from Man of Glass. The second expansion, Blood and Wine, will be released in Q1 2016. Blood and Wine will see a new in-game region for the game called Toussaint, which the developer explains as "a land untainted by war, where an atmosphere of carefree indulgence and knightly ritual masks an ancient, bloody secret".


The studio will be offering gamers an Expansion Pass for $24.99, which will include all DLC, but these two expansions can be purchased separately for $9.99 and $19.99 for the Hearts of Stone and Blood and Wine, respectively. If you were to buy The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and the Expansion Pass together, it will cost $84.99 for the Xbox One and PS4, while PC gamers save $5, costing $79.99.

'Poltergeist' remake trailer scares up some new thrills

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 8, 2015 4:21 am

Everything old is new again, with Hollywood obsessed with sequels, reboots, remakes and re-imaginings. However, the remake of the 1982 horror classic 'Poltergeist' could prove to be even better than the original. A recent re-watch of the Tobe Hooper/ Steven Spielberg film on Blu-ray confirms that it's aged very poorly in the intervening 33 years. Take a look at the newest trailer below and make up your own mind.



Starring Sam Rockwell, Rosemarie DeWitt and Jared Harris and helmed by Gil Kenan (who directed the splendid animated film 'Monster House'), 'Poltergeist' 2015 updates the story of a young family whose suburban home is attacked by a collection of violent spirits forces.


The film is released on May 22nd in the United States, and two months later on July 23rd in Australia.

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ESEA announce its $144,000 CS:GO finals schedule

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 8, 2015 3:23 am

Set to begin on April 17 in Dallas, ESEA has recently announced the schedule for their massive $144,000 prize pool live finals - featuring top teams from America and Europe.




Being biggest prize pot put up by ESEA thus far, eight teams in total will be fighting it out for a slice of the winnings, including powerhouse organizations like Sweden's fanatic and America's own Cloud9.


The three day event will kick off at 5pm local time on the 17th with the grand final pinned for 9pm on April 19.


For more information on the competing teams, a comprehensive schedule and updates, head to HLTV or ESEA.

LG teases f1.8 aperture on the G4 smartphone in a new video

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 8, 2015 1:51 am

LG is set to unveil the G4 smartphone to the world at its media event on April 28, but before then the South Korean electronics giant has teased us to "See the Great and Feel the Great" with a new video, below.



As you can see, the G4 is set to feature a new rear-facing shooter with an f1.8 aperture, but we don't know how many megapixels it will rock. We're sure that we can expect a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera at a minimum, and as for the display we are expecting a 5.5-inch QHD 2560x1440 panel, and a six-core Snapdragon 808 processor from Qualcomm.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided details leak, headed to Xbox One, PS4 and PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 8, 2015 12:35 am

Details on the sequel to Deus Ex: Human Revolution have been released, with Square Enix preparing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.




Russian website Kanobu is reporting on the new title, with the site reporting that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will have Adam Jensen continue his path in the series, where he will have new augmentations and new technology to play with. Screenshots from the game are shaping up absolutely beautifully, so let's hope that we don't get a massively watered down version of the game once it gets closer to release.




Deus Ex: Mankind Divided reportedly takes place two years after the events of Human Revolution, where Jensen is now a part of an Interpol-backed team that hunts down augmented terrorists. We should expect a full reveal on April 8 at 9am PT.

Netflix updates its Terms of Use, can terminate accounts that use VPNs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Apr 8, 2015 12:03 am

With Netflix making a very big splash Down Under, launching in Australia and New Zealand recently, it shouldn't come as a big surprise that the streaming content giant has updated its Terms of Use, adding that the use of a VPN could have your account terminated.




Redder user 'CrypticCraig' posted to /r/technology with Article 6C of Netflix's new Terms of Use, which states: "You may view a movie or TV show through the Netflix service primarily within the country in which you have established your account and only in geographic locations where we offer our service and have licensed such movie or TV show. The content that may be available to watch will vary by geographic location. Netflix will use technologies to verify your geographic location".


It continues, with Article 6H, stating: "We may terminate or restrict your use of our service, without compensation or notice if you are, or if we suspect that you are (i) in violation of any of these Terms of Use or (ii) engaged in illegal or improper use of the service". So there you have it in black and white, Netflix can and will terminate your account if you are in violation of these Terms of Use (using a VPN in short).

Tech giants front Australia Senate tax avoidance inquiry

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: Apr 7, 2015 11:56 pm

The Australian Senate inquiry into corporate tax avoidance continues this week, and today will welcome tech giants Apple, Microsoft and Google to expand on their previously supplied written submissions and grilling by the six Senate Standing Committees on Economics members.




In 2013, Google paid just $7.1m AUD in corporate tax on revenues of $358 million, while Apple paid $80 million to government on $6b in revenue. Both companies remain adamant that they fully comply with all Federal tax obligations in their written submissions which can be viewed here.


Last year, a report by the Australian Financial Review detailed Apple Corporations tax minimisation strategy, which is alleged to be responsible for funneling up to $9B in profit to the Ireland based tax haven over a number of years.

'Tron: Legacy' stars join sequel cast

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 7, 2015 11:27 pm

Last month, we reported that Disney had committed to producing a third film in the 'Tron' franchise, with the film to act as a direct sequel to 2010's 'Tron Legacy'. Now, the films stars and director Joseph Kosinski have signed on the bottom line, which eyes an October production start.


The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde will reprise their roles as Sam Flynn and Quorra, and Joseph Kosinski will helm the sequel. Meanwhile, the Twitter account of the Vancouver film industry, Production Weekly, has apparently leaked the title of the film as 'Tron: Ascension', although that has yet to be confirmed by Disney.



'Tron 3' is likely to be released in 2017.

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Bitcoin companies turning to Wall Street for financial leaders

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 7, 2015 8:41 pm

The Factom bitcoin technology company has turned to Wall Street to help find a new treasurer, relying on his interest in bitcoin and financial expertise. While working at Morgan Stanley, Dienelt co-founded the Lazzerbee paper bitcoin wallet company - and is knowledgeable in regards to the private wealth business.




"After two years traveling to bitcoin conferences, mining, and running a paper wallet company, I'm glad to have found a home in the space," said Jacob Dienelt, a former Morgan Stanley investment manager and now head treasurer of the Factom bitcoin company, in a statement published by Reuters.


The bitcoin financial infrastructure isn't going to disappear, but needs clear leadership to help work through government regulation hurdles, grow consumer support, and attract new business partners. "Bitcoin 2.0," which has seen more bitcoin firms taking experienced leaders from Wall Street, hopes to find new processes for the blockchain.

Victorinox Swiss army knife maker jumping into smartwatch market

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Apr 7, 2015 6:03 pm

Victorinox, the original Swiss army knife maker, will launch its first smartwatch by the beginning of 2016, according to the company CEO.




"Our concept is something approaching a smartwatch," said Carl Elsener, Victorinox CEO, in a statement to Reuters. "We're looking for the opportunity to expand the functions of our watches. But at the same time the watch must have a long lifespan compared to a mobile phone or a computer."


Traditional watch makers and other consumer product companies are trying to find ways to cater to an increasingly digital customer base. Although some companies want to release full smartwatches, others are choosing to add select digital features that may be appealing to wearers.

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