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NVIDIA brings new GeForce game bundles for selected GTX cards

By: Roshan Ashraf Shaikh | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 13, 2014 6:16 am

NVIDIA brought forward its new game bundles for some of its GTX video cards.

 

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DayLight is described as 'psychological thriller with an 'interactive, immersive nightmare' which will 'scare the pants off you as you explore an abandoned hospital with only you cellphone for illumination.'

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It looks like Angry Birds is morphing into a mobile RPG

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 13, 2014 5:31 am

It wasn't long ago that we reported that the next Angry Birds game would be a medieval themed mobile title, but now Rovio has just teased Angry Birds Epic, an upcoming turn-based mobile RPG.

 

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Angry Birds Epic will reportedly feature an in-depth item-crafting component, as well as a story-driven campaign. Angry Birds Epic will reach iOS, Android and Windows Phone, which should keep Angry Birds fans happy. Canadian and Australian fans should be even happier with the news of an early version of the game hitting App Stores this week.

 

Rovio is releasing it to the two markets to give the studio an opportunity to test game balance and online functionality before it releases it to the world.


Paramount announces Anchorman 2 redux

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 13, 2014 4:58 am

Paramount Pictures Australia have announced the forthcoming Australian Blu-ray release of 2013's Anchorman 2, starring Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd.

 

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On April 9th, Paramount will launch the film on home video in a "new jokes version", which includes the original theatrical version alongside a longer, raunchier cut of the film. Whilst the studio has yet to detail the exact disc specifications, the release is expected to mirror the U.S. two disc version which includes a smorgasbord of features including multiple audio commentaries, behind the scenes featurettes, two gag reels, further outtakes, deleted and alternate scenes, audition reels and original theatrical trailers.

 

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Despite aggressive worldwide promotion, Anchorman 2 performed respectably, but not spectacularly at the box office, pulling in around $170 million. This has lead Director Andrew McKay to recently rule out any premature talk of a further sequel, categorically stating "No Anchorman 3". Fans will just have to make do with the alternate cut found on the upcoming disc.

Razer refreshes its Blade and Blade Pro gaming notebook lineup

By: Roshan Ashraf Shaikh | More News: Laptops | Posted: Mar 13, 2014 4:19 am

Razer launched its new 'Razer Blade' gaming notebook with the new GTX 870M discrete graphics that was launched very recently. The company went ahead and given a pretty impressive 14inch QHD+ IGZO multi-touch panel.

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The new Razer Blade 2014 edition uses i7-4702HQ processor with 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz memory kits and NVIDIA GTX 870M. It uses Intel 7260 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi module and with an option to include SATA M.2 drives. The panel is 16:9 aspect ratio with 3200 x 1800 resolution that's found in many high-end notebooks. The previous model has 1600 x 900 paired with NVIDIA GTX 765M. The 'impossibly thin and light' gaming notebook is 2.03kg/ 4.47 lbs heavy.

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NVIDIA introduces GeForce 800M series GPUs

By: Roshan Ashraf Shaikh | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 13, 2014 3:48 am

NVIDIA released its newer lineup of notebook GPU solutions: 800M Series. The company promises that the newer notebook GPUs will provide more processing power while less power.

 

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The lower-end note GPUs within this lineup are Maxwell based 830M and 840M, followed by Fermi architecture based 820. GTX 870M and 880M are based on Kepler architecture that is used in GeForce Titan Black desktop video cards. 850M and 860M are based on maxwell architecture.

 

NVIDIA also implemented few implementations for its notebook GPU emphasizing on gaming and lower power consumption during gaming.

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Sony rumored to unveil its VR headset at GDC next week

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Mar 13, 2014 3:42 am

Sony has been rumored to unveil its virtual reality headset for quite a while now, but Edge is reporting that the Japanese electronics giant will unveil its VR headset at GDC next week, during its "Driving the Future of Innovation" panel.

 

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There's not much software for Sony's VR headset right now, so we should see developers displaying a game or two from one of Sony's first-party studios at GDC next week. Oculus VR is already on the VR game, dominating it pretty badly right now, even without a consumer headset. It should be interesting to see what Sony can deliver to the table that Valve or Oculus haven't yet.

Conan O'Brien invites Bitcoin's COO to explain the Bitcoin

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Mar 13, 2014 3:02 am

Still confused about Bitcoins? So is television personality Conan O'Brien.

 

With all of the press and controversy surrounding Bitcoin and its recent scandals, funnyman Conan O'Brien decided it was time he took an active role in understanding just what a Bitcoin is by inviting Bitcoin COO Marcus Ortman on the show to explain. Unfortunately, Mr. Ortman only confuses Conan even further.

 

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On last night's episode of Conan, television personality Conan O'Brien decided to spoof the mystery and controversy surrounding Bitcoin by inviting fictional Bitcoin COO Marcus Ortman to "explain" what a Bitcoin is. Ortman spent a good two minutes spewing lines from True Detective and illustrating the mythical nature of the Bitcoin in a hilarious skit that looked like something out of a bad 80's infomercial. Needless to say, Conan learned nothing from Ortman, and upon accusing Ortman of knowing nothing about the Bitcoin, Ortman made a hilariously clumsy escape.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger shows off his funny side for Charity

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Humor & WTF | Posted: Mar 13, 2014 2:10 am

Charity isn't usually a laughing matter, at least it's not until Arnold Schwarzenegger gets into the mix. Just a few hours ago, Schwarzenegger uploaded a hilarious video to YouTube announcing a charity campaign for After-School All-Stars, a contest to fly out to Los Angeles and meet him, and -yes - his new tank.

 

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The short video features Schwarzenegger and his new tank, crushing everything from taxi-cabs to industrial sized rolls of bubble wrap. Though the video is great for laughs, and filled with all sorts of internet goodness like slow-mo destruction, sound effects, and even cats (don't worry, they don't get crushed), the purpose of the video is to announce a contest that benefits a good cause that allows children to participate in free after-school sports programs and activities.

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Divergent Actress Shailene Woodley Criticizes Twilight Series

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 13, 2014 1:38 am

Actress Shailene Woodley who was considered for the role of Mary Jane in The Amazing Spiderman 2 and is now the star of the upcoming dystopian film series Divergent is back in the news today after voicing a very honest opinion about the Twilight series. In a recent interview with Teen Vogue, Woodley referred to the central plot of the film series Twilight as "unhealthy," and "toxic," and expressed concern about the message the series is sending to adolescents.

 

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When weighing in on Twilight, which is often compared to Divergent since both series have their roots in young adult literature, Woodley told the magazine:

 

"Twilight, I'm sorry, is about a very unhealthy, toxic relationship. She falls in love with this guy and the second he leaves her, her life is over and she's going to kill herself! What message are we sending to young people? That is not going to help this world evolve."

 

Despite being only twenty-two, Woodley appears to have her heart, and her head, in the right place, especially when compared to other young stars in her age group (we're talking about you Miley and Beiber). Woodley sets quite the example for young girls coming to age in an era of sexualized and out of control youth. In her interview with Teen Vogue, Woodley also noted that she isn't boy crazy, and hasn't had a boyfriend in "over five years."

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Yahoo has integrated Yelp reviews into its search results

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Mar 13, 2014 1:37 am

For a few years now, Google has included reviews of local businesses in its search results and now Yahoo is following suit. Today Yahoo announced that it has integrated Yelp ratings into users search results. The integration includes images, ratings, reviews, but comments appear to be left out.

 

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The integration of Yelp will allow users to locate eateries, find out when they are open, what their menu consist of, and how they stack up against the competition all-in-one convenient place. Even though many internet users still default to Google, Yahoo's search engine still ranks number three with Microsoft's Bing coming in at second place. This new integration just may convince me to use Yahoo when searching for places to eat on a Friday or Saturday night.

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