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Here's everything we know about Ghost Recon Wildlands

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 27, 2016 12:28 pm

Curious on what Ghost Recon Wildlands has to offer? We've wrangled up a ton of content to give you a better idea of the Ghost Recon meets Far Cry adventure, including screenshots, gameplay trailers, descriptions, pre-order info and more.



Ghost Recon Wildlands takes place in Bolivia, with the Ghost operatives tasked with overthrowing the brutal Santa Blanca drug cartel. The game features a wide variety of open-world environments and terrain, from arid mesas to dense jungles and frosty mountains. Each environment offers unique tactical advantages--players can sneak behind the jungle's foliage, for example--and dynamic weather conditions will directly affect in-game combat.


No open-world shooter is complete without vehicles. Wildlands will have a nice array of attack vehicles for players, including helicopters, APCs, buggies, and Humvees with gatling guns. "Obviously, getting around a country with varied terrain requires the right kind of vehicles, and if the trailer is any indication, the Ghosts have no shortage of options for transportation. Buggies (with one member of the squad manning the Gatling gun), dirt bikes, and helicopters are all prevalent in the trailer, but there are some brief shots of Humvees, trucks, an APC, and even a patrol boat."

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New map, competitive ranking system arrive for Insurgency

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 26, 2016 11:24 pm

Fans of New World Interactive's shooter Insurgency are in for some real treats today: a new map and the beginnings of a competitive scene.




The new locale is called Dry Canal and features both day and night versions. Originally created by a community member who won a design contest, it now has the professional touch. And if you play the Insurgency mod Day of Infamy, you get five new maps.


Meanwhile the competitive scene sees its first signs of life with the update, which lays the foundation with a web-based ranking system. It's not quite ready yet, but soon you'll be able to join a Competitive Testing group on Steam to get a sneak peek at it.

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Google will reportedly shame vendors into Android updates

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 26, 2016 9:29 pm

Say what you like about Apple, but it's easy to ensure you have the latest operating system on your iPhone at any given time. With Android, not so much: vendors that aren't Google are notorious for for keeping you on old versions of the operating system, causing security issues and preventing users from accessing new features. Such is the downside of an open ecosystem, which forces vendors into extensive, time-consuming update testing across many different phones.




Google has been doing its best to get around these issues as well as persuading some vendors to behave better, and now people familiar with the matter claim its currently busy creating rankings for vendors in order to shame them into better serving users. Said rankings depict how current the companies are or aren't, thereby encouraging potential customers to buy a phone with a more proactive company.

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Lenovo says Motorola acquisition 'did not meet expectations'

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: May 26, 2016 7:42 pm

Lenovo's $3 billion 2014 acqusition of phone maker Motorola hasn't worked out well, according to the company's latest financial report. In it, Lenovo states that "integration efforts did not meet expectations" and that its China sales and product transition efforts in North America were "not successful." The hope was for Motorola to become the big third in the smartphone market, a position Huawei has since occupied.




On the bright side, the company says it's learned, which is why it's appointing two co-presidents, one with a strategy for China, and one with a strategy for everywhere else. The plan is to refocus its efforts in China on the affordable yet potentially powerful Zuk brand and to "get the US business back on track with a competitive product portfolio." The first step in the latter case is the latest Moto G launch. The second: the Moto Z, which is expected to feature a radically different approach to be revealed next month.

Android Auto, CarPlay available for Hyundai vehicles

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: May 26, 2016 6:32 pm

Back in March, GM added Android Auto to select new vehicle models, and now Hyundai owners are receiving it too, in addition to Apple's CarPlay.




Select 2015, 2016, and 2017 models can benefit from the technology (some version of the Sonata, Santa Fe, Genesis, Elantra GT, and Tucson, with Sonata Hybrid, Sonata Plug-In Hybrid, Veloster, and Azera on the way). It's free of charge and you don't have to go the dealer, either. Visit to do it yourself; if you prefer to let someone else handle it, the dealer option will be available for a fee as of June.


Be warned: the download takes as long as 3 hour and 40 minutes.

GAINWARD's GeForce GTX 1080 Phoenix spotted with black/red/gold look

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 26, 2016 4:33 pm

The leaks continue on the GeForce GTX 1080 partner cards, with news of the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme and ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 ROG STRIX cards both being somewhat detailed earlier today. Now it's time for GAINWARD.




The GAINWARD GeForce GTX 1080 Phoenix has been teased, with a completely redesigned cooler which has dropped from three fans to two. The fans are bigger, which has made the card wider, but that should allow the card to keep nice and cool, with the fans spinning at lower RPM. The shroud has three colors: black, red and gold, and it sure does look great. We're looking forward to getting our hands-on one soon!

Learn how to make Android apps with this course bundle

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: May 26, 2016 3:30 pm



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With such a well-rounded curriculum, there's no better way to kickstart your app-making career. Normally nearly $900, this bundle is available to TweakTown readers for a discount of over 90%, bringing the price down to $40.

ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1080 teased, to be unveiled very soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 26, 2016 3:16 pm

ZOTAC has had the curtain peeled back on its upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme card, and now it's time for ASUS to tease its new ROG STRIX GTX 1080.




We should expect ASUS to tease it right before Computex 2016 kicks off next week, but we don't know what to expect whatsoever. ASUS never ceases to impress when it comes to its ROG STRIX video cards, but will it be enough to topple what ZOTAC has been pushing out in the last couple of years? As ASUS says 'the future looks bright'.

EVGA's GeForce GTX 1080 Superclocked ACX 3.0 spotted, looks awesome

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 26, 2016 2:59 pm

It looks like it's leakathon for the AIB partner GeForce GTX 1080 cards, with HotHardware reporting that EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Superclocked ACX 3.0 is on its way, and it looks absolutely amazing.





The EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Superclocked ACX 3.0 features the latest ACX 3.0 cooling technology from the company, with dual ball bearing fans, a massive heat sink array, a full length backplate, and some vented accents. All in all, it's shaping up to be the best looking EVGA card yet (at least in my opinion). But what about performance? HotHardware reports that the new GeForce GTX 1080 Superclocked ACX 3.0 was "practically silent - even under load".




The site adds that "temperatures were a non-issue", and while the card was under low the GPU temperature "hovered in the high 70C-80C range". I'm now more excited than ever to get my hands-on this bad boy!

ZOTAC's new GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! spotted, a new record breaker?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 26, 2016 2:28 pm

It looks like ZOTAC is preparing to blow us all away once again with their take on NVIDIA's exciting new GeForce GTX 1080 video card. VideoCardz is reporting on the latest leak, teasing the new GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme from ZOTAC.




The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 video cards will feature IceStorm fans with Carbon ExoArmor, PowerBoost, FREEZE and Spectra technologies. Spectra is new, with it arriving as a lighting system that allows users to change the LED illumination elements on the card, which are the strips along the top, and bottom of the card. The FREEZE tech allows the fans to turn off when the card sits in idle.




The new GTX 1080 AMP! series cards feature a custom backplate, with the PCB being modified completely, allowing for 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors. We don't know how much ZOTAC has done under the hood when it comes to clock speeds, but we're excited beyond words to see what ZOTAC can do. The company impressed us greatly with the GTX 980 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition, so I have large expectations of what the GTX 1080 cards will be.

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