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Enter to Win the Ultimate Google Gadget Giveaway

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: May 28, 2015 3:00 pm

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Turns out that we really can have it all! Well, maybe not in life, but certainly at TweakTown Deals, where we're giving away a Google Nexus 9 tablet, a Chromecast stick, and a $100 Google Play gift card, all to one lucky winner. And that's good enough for us.

 

You have until 6/24 to get your entry in. If you're the chosen winner, get ready to have the best day ever, because you're getting three awesome Google gifts sent right to your doorstep. First, there's the Google Nexus 9, a powerful tablet with an amazing display, great front and rear cameras, and a sleek, lightweight body perfect for when you're on the move (or on the couch). You'll also get the Chromecast stick, a handy, thumb-sized device that streams videos, apps, and music from your Android phone, tablet, or computer to your TV. What's that? You don't have anything to stream? The $100 Google Play gift card will take care of that problem-spend it on games, shows, movies, music, and more.

 

And don't forget to spread the word-share the giveaway on Twitter, and the more friends that enter using your referral code, the more entries you'll get for yourself. Go to TweakTown Deals today to enter the Google Gadget giveaway.

Microsoft rumored to unveil redesigned Xbox One controller at E3 2015

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: May 28, 2015 2:24 pm

It looks like we are to expect Microsoft to unveil a redesigned Xbox One controller at E3 2015, a new peripheral that will reportedly feature a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, and that's all.

 

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Right now that's all we know, with the current Xbox One controller not featuring a standard headphone jack, so in order to use a normal pair of headphones, you need to buy an adapter. The new, redesigned Xbox One controller was found on the Xbox Support page, where next to the diagram of the new controller and 3.5mm jack, some text reads: "Only available on controllers released after June 2015".

Leaked shots show NVIDIA launching GeForce GTX 980 Ti at Computex 2015

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 28, 2015 1:15 pm

We've been hearing whispers of NVIDIA launching its GeForce GTX 980 Ti, but according to WCCFTech, the company will be launching their new video card on June 2 at Computex 2015.

 

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The event itself will be livestreamed over Twitch, as you can see from the image above. But what should we expect from the GTX 980 Ti itself? Well, it's based off of the GM200 core, the same core that powered the GeForce GTX Titan X, but we'll see 6GB of VRAM instead of the 12GB that the Titan X featured. But, this will include a drop in price from the $999 pricing of the Titan X.

 

The GeForce GTX 980 Ti will feature a 384-bit memory bus, up from the 256-bit bus offered on the GTX 980 which will provide the new GM200-based card with 336GB/sec memory bandwidth. The Core Clock will be at 1GHz, while the Boost Clock will reportedly be set at 1076MHz. We should expect to see an 8-pin + 6-pin PCIe configuration, with three DisplayPort, one HDMI 2.0 and one DVI port on the back.

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Corsair teases 'Bulldog', with a full unveiling at Computex next week

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: May 28, 2015 12:32 pm

I'm just 7 hours away from jumping on my flight to Taipei for Computex 2015, and just as I'm packing my bags I've noticed that Corsair has posted a tease of an upcoming product that the company is calling "Bulldog".

 

Bulldog is coming. Are you ready? Keep an eye out for more teasers throughout the week.Any guesses as to what we're announcing? Let the speculation begin! #PCGaming #pcmrhttp://www.corsair.com/en-us/landing/bulldog #CorsairBulldog

Posted by Corsair on Tuesday, 26 May 2015

 

We don't know what it could be, so we're opening up the question to you guys and girls. What do you think Bulldog will be? Corsair is aiming for the #pcmasterrace crowd here, so could we expect a new headset? Chassis? Cooler? Keyboard? Mouse?

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Gamers interested in virtual reality should be ready to spend

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: May 28, 2015 12:26 pm

The Oculus Rift is expected to bring virtual reality to the mainstream, but consumers must be ready to open their wallets and spend. The headset will be available for around $300, but gamers - and anyone looking to test the VR world - needs to spend an estimated $1,500 to be ready.

 

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"We are looking at an all-in price, if you have to go out and actually need to buy a new computer and you're going to buy the Rift... at most you should be in that $,1500 range," said Brendan Iribe, CEO of Oculus, while speaking during the recent Code tech conference.

 

It would seem unlikely that gamers interested in VR would be scared away of investing in the headset, but the overall consumer market may be willing to sit back and wait. To help promote the Oculus Rift, the company hopes to see the estimated $1,500 price tag eventually drop to $1,000, but understands that it will take some time.

1 in 5 experts feel artificial intelligence could pose a threat

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: May 28, 2015 11:30 am

Will artificial intelligence pose a threat to mankind? Around 18 percent of AI experts feel there could be an 'existential threat' to mankind, a new report from Oxford University indicates. Oxford University researchers interviewed 500 AI experts and half of those surveyed appear optimistic, saying AI should be "good" or "extremely good" for humans.

 

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AI will match human ability between 2040 and 2075, with an eventual transition to "super intelligence" within the next century.

 

... this creation could, in turn, create yet higher intelligence, which could, in turn, create yet higher intelligence, and so on... so we might generate a growth well beyond human ability and perhaps even an accelerating rate of growth: an 'intelligence explosion,'" according to the paper.

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AMD teases the Radeon R9 390X on YouTube, says 'it's coming...'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 28, 2015 10:51 am

We know that it's coming, but AMD has just taken to YouTube to tease their upcoming next-gen GPU, the Radeon R9 390X. AMD has a 7-second clip on YouTube where they say "it's coming..." and that's it.

 

 

The video teases a beautiful render of the Radeon R9 390X, very similar to what we've seen in the previous leaks. We can expect AMD to use High Bandwidth Memory on its Radeon R9 390X, which will give the Fiji XT-powered card around 640GB/sec of memory bandwidth, a huge increase of the 336GB/sec that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti will reportedly have.

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SilverStone announces a sleek headphone stand

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: May 28, 2015 10:32 am

SilverStone has just announced its EBA01 - an extremely sleek Hi-Fi audio headphone stand weighing in at 1.5kg and complete with a silver or black color scheme depending on what you're after.

 

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This aluminum stand measures at 280mm high and will be released to the mainstream market very soon for $57.66.

 

Although it looks amazing, the EBA01 is fighting against a non-performing market of headphone stands. It has been reported by end users as hard to justify spending this kind of money on a stand-alone product (pun intended) when many monitors (think BenQ) or even cases (Thermaltake) contain headphone holders as part of their overall package.

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ADATA to show off new USB Type-C and Apple products at Computex 2015

By: Chris Smith | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: May 28, 2015 9:26 am

But wait, there's more! ADATA has also announced a series of USB Type-C ready and Apple related products for promotion at the yearly COMPUTEX trade show in Taipei, Taiwan. in a recently issued press release.

 

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Featuring products such as the UE710 Lighting OTG flash drive, an external HD710A Apple HDD, card readers for iPad and iPhones plus a battery pack for the iPhone 6, ADATA really has the Mac market in its sights.

 

As for USB Type-C, there will be a bunch of flash drives on offer and cables to promote convenience of sharing. There will also be the HD720 waterproof, dust proof and shock-resistant external hard drives on offer.

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ADATA showcases cloud and IoT components for Computex 2015

By: Chris Smith | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: May 28, 2015 8:31 am

If gaming isn't quite your thing, ADATA has announced in a recent press release that it will be showcasing some Marvell controller-laden PCIe SSDs and DDR4 RAM for those looking to run Cloud / IoT services.

 

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Boasting speeds of up to 3000MB/s, these new PCIe SSDs claim an improved lifetime due to advanced LDPC technology and further feature Power Loss Protection (PLP) services.

 

The consumer series' on display will be that of the SP560 and SP550, said to help offer a pathway for regular users to become PC enthusiasts.

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