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NVIDIA partners cut price on GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980 after Fury launch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Jul 12, 2015 3:20 am

Now that AMD has launched its new Radeon R9 Fury, something we were very impressed with in our review of the SAPPHIRE Tri-X R9 Fury, NVIDIA's add-in board (AIB) partners are very silently dropping their pricing on the GeForce GTX 980 Ti and GTX 980 cards.

 

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When NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, it dropped the pricing of the GTX 980 from $549 to $499, but the price has been dropped to $479 after the Fury launched. The GTX 980 Ti has been dropped to $629, down $20 from its MSRP of $649. This brings AMD to the point where they have to look at the price of their Radeon R9 390X, which is priced at $429 or so on Amazon.

 

It's an interesting turn, and while it's only $20, every little bit helps.

Nintendo to launch next-gen console in July 2016, slower than the PS4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jul 12, 2015 1:22 am

It looks like the latest rumor has Nintendo releasing its next generation 'NX' console in July 2016, but here's the clincher: it will reportedly be slower than the PlayStation 4.

 

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Nintendo's NX console will reportedly enter manufacturing in October, with DigiTimes reporting that Nintendo will begin pilot production on NX by October "at the latest". If this happens, we should see Nintendo do a huge reveal at E3 2016 in June next year. Once the production starts, other manufacturers will join in on the production process, which will definitely help.

 

But it's the hardware inside of the NX console that will have people talking, where rumors claim that the NX will only be as powerful as the PS4. Considering the new consoles aren't that powerful, this will be a huge disappointment. But, Nintendo could squeeze 1080p 60FPS out of its games if the hardware is juiced up, especially when compared to the Wii U.

New 'Batman v Superman' trailer swoops in

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jul 11, 2015 11:11 pm

Unveiled just hours ago at Warner Bros much anticipated 2015 San Diego ComicCon panel is an extended look at next years superhero bust-up 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', and now you can enjoy it from the sweat free comfort of your own home, in full 1080p.

 

 

Not just a sequel to the 2013 Superman reboot 'Man of Steel', 'Batman v Superman' is also a trojan horse for DC Comics and Warner Bros to introduce the Justice League, in order to better compete with the likes of 'The Avengers' and the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe.

 

'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' will be released in 3D and 2D cinemas as well as IMAX screens on March 25th 2016 worldwide.

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Reddit Interim CEO Ellen Pao quits

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jul 10, 2015 11:44 pm

Internet message board reddit are looking at putting the the self styled "front page of the internet" back on a path of stability, after the resignation of interim CEO Ellen Pao and installation of founder Steve Huffman back in the role.

 

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The brief, but controversial tenure of Ellen Pao has seen allegations of censorship by the community, as well as a communication style which grated against voluntary moderators, which culminated in dozens of sub reddits closed in response to the firing of Director of Communications, the popular staffer Victoria, who co-ordinated the sites 'AMA' pages (Ask Me Anything, for those not in the know).

 

A Change.org petition to oust Pao saw over 200,000 signatures collected, but with the membership of the popular site imploding, her position ultimately became untenable.

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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Jul 10, 2015 4:37 pm

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Samsung announces it is working on 11K super-resolution with 2250PPI

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jul 10, 2015 12:29 pm

Samsung has just announced that it has its eyes on developing the world's first 11K super-resolution, where it is collaborating other industries and education. The South Korean government is investing $26.5 million spread out over 5 years.

 

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The new 11K super-resolution would feature an absolutely insane 2250PPI, and when compared to the current high-end 5K resolution and PPI, it looks insane. 5K features a resolution of 5120x2880, with a 218PPI on a 27-inch display. Samsung Display wants to hit the 2250PPI level at 11K, which will reportedly implement a "3D effect". The immense resolution and pixel density will supposedly provide a 3D effect, which would be a huge boon for VR screens, large screen TVs and even cinemas.

 

Executive Director Chu Hye Yong of Samsung Display's Base Technology Department said: "We are hoping that we are able to show such technologies at Pyeongchang Olympics if there is a progress in developing technologies. Although some might think that 11K as 'over specification' that consumers do not need, this can work as a basis for Korean display industry take another leap if related materials and parts improve through this".

Samsung rumored to launch Galaxy Note 5 early to beat the new iPhone

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jul 10, 2015 10:46 am

With the disappointing financial results from Samsung after its new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge didn't sell as well as the company hoped, they want to launch their upcoming Galaxy Note 5 early, so it has a headstart on the new iPhone.

 

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Apple is expected to launch its new iPhone 6S in September, so Samsung is going to release the Galaxy Note 5 in August, according to sources of The Wall Street Journal. There's not much known on the Galaxy Note 5 at this stage, but if the rumors are true, we'll be introduced to the new smartphone soon enough.

Facebook reiterates it has 'no plans to go into music streaming'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jul 10, 2015 10:40 am

Music Ally reported that Facebook was interested in entering the streaming music subscription business, competing against Google, Spotify and Apple, but the social network has come out and squashed those rumors.

 

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"We have no plans to go into music streaming" said a Facebook spokesperson, where instead the social network is reportedly working on something unique and new. Music Ally reports that the new service could be a video sharing service, something that would compete directly with YouTube.

 

Facebook's purported video streaming service would offer up YouTube-like Content ID matching, competitive stream rates, and we're sure that it will feature music streaming, too. An insider source told Music Ally: "We have all been really utilizing it in internal testing. It is way, way ahead of YouTube".

EA announces Mirror's Edge Catalyst Collector's Edition for $200

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 10, 2015 8:53 am

EA has just announced the Collector's Edition of Mirror's Edge Catalyst, which will include a huge 14-inch statue with two versions of Faith. One will be Faith as an adult, while the other will be Faith as a child.

 

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Mirror's Edge Catalyst Collector's Edition will cost $200, and will include an exclusive lithograph, 10 pieces of concept artwork, two temporary tattoos (one of the Mirror's Edge logo, the other that looks like Faith's right arm). It will be made available in a "limited quality" and will be made available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

 

The game itself, launches on February 23, 2016.

Google Glass 'Enterprise Edition' features Intel processor, and more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jul 10, 2015 7:33 am

The new version of Google Glass will be powered by an Intel Atom processor, thanks to the detectives over at 9to5Google. They've reported that the new version of Google Glass will be called 'Enterprise Edition', or just 'EE'.

 

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The updated Glass will feature a bigger prism, which is the little part of the wearable device that you look into, while Intel will provide an Atom processor. The larger prism is very welcomed, as it will help reduce eye strain and allow larger Now cards to be placed in front of your vision, while the Intel Atom processor will provide improved performance and better battery life.

 

Additionally, heat management has been improved, and thanks to the Intel Atom processor and its increased battery life, you should get through more of the day with the new Glass. Google has also reportedly developed an external battery pack for Glass, which I can't see many people using. Where are you going to install an external battery pack? On your ear? The new Enterprise Edition will also feature 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band Wi-Fi.

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