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The new Need for Speed is coming coupled with wild feature claims

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 20 hours ago

After we reported on the new New for Speed release information said to be coming on May 21st - we were certainly correct.



As seen in a recent press release, Ghost Games, an EA studio, has announced the return of Need for Speed and a "full reboot of this storied franchise." Featuring advanced customization, urban car culture, a nocturnal open world and intense narrative this upcoming title is making big claims from the get-go.


Said to be involving car culture from past, present and future, we're interested to see how much research Ghost Games and EA have done into exactly what is to be included. For those interested in cars, I'm wondering if we're going to see a great tribute to Paul Walker (think: World of Warcraft's tribute to Robin Williams) alongside an abundance of Toyota/Subaru/Scion FT86 cars everywhere 'modded' with coilovers and rims.

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The US has released the al-Qaeda application form for digital reading

By: Chris Smith | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: 4 days, 20 hours ago

Alongside asking for the name of your grandfather and what occupation your father holds, al-Qaeda's application form is a quite extensive piece of writing as seen on Vox and released by the US Government recently as it has now been declassified.




This form was found as part of Osama Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad and is now available for public reading. Alongside in-depth religious questions, the applicant is asked about previous military experience, personal hobbies and investigations on if the prospective al-Qaeda employee has any relations to Pakistan.


Written quite well, it's certainly an interesting insight into what helps back al-Qaeda. It may look basic to you on the news, but there is some form of administration that must keep the whole thing afloat and this form helps portray that. Another interesting point is that it asks the applicant if they "wish to execute a suicide operation".

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Tt eSPORTS re-releases the CRONOS headset with enhanced features

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 4 days, 21 hours ago

How many editions of the Razer DeathAdder is there? Quite a few is the answer. Tt eSPORTS has caught on to this re-release trend as seen with other big brands (the SteelSeries Siberia and Sensei too), demonstrated through the recent announcement of the 2015 CRONOS headset headset.




Looking identical on the exterior, the 2015 CRONOS features "enhanced boosted bass enhancement for gamers to enjoy!" as pointed out in a recent press release. Coupled with this is a Lycra headband, a fold flat design and a bendy microphone alongside the in-line volume and microphone controller.


There isn't too much new to see here, but the extra bass may entice some users looking for a better musical or movie experience.

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FPS unveils new 80 Plus Gold Power supplies with upgraded features

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 4 days, 22 hours ago

If you're looking for an 80 Plus Gold power supply to help you beat the heat, FSP has just announced its Hydro G series which boasts extra cooling options in 650w, 750w and 850w sizing options.




Claiming that the "PSU chassis is transformed into heat sink" in a recent press release, FSP has designed this product so the whole PSU chassis helps improves its airflow, adding in a silent fluid dynamic bearing fan to ensure high temperatures and extreme load doesn't bother it at all.


In addition to being fully modular with a new cable layout, you can also choose what color logo you wish to display in order to fit your overall color scheme - check the images above and below for a representation for what's on offer.

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YouTube now allows 60FPS for live streaming on HTML5 browsers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 4 days, 22 hours ago

YouTube has just launched a new gaming-focused feature into its arsenal, with 60FPS live streaming now available as "an early preview on HTML5-compatible browsers".




The Google-owned video streaming site explained in a post on the YouTube Partners & Creators Blog: "When you start a live stream on YouTube at 60fps, we'll transcode your stream into 720p60 and 1080p60, which means silky smooth playback for gaming and other fast-action videos. We'll also make your stream available in 30fps on devices where high frame rate viewing is not yet available, while we work to expand support in the coming weeks".


YouTube worked together with Elgato and XSplit in order to create software that was capable of handling 60FPS streaming.

Unknown VR glasses option boasts incredible performance

By: Chris Smith | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 4 days, 23 hours ago

What if I told you that these VR glasses can work with any Bluetooth device? What about if I told you that this product offers a claimed 2K resolution, a 120hz refresh rate and a lightweight design all wrapped up into one small package?




You'd likely join many other users in doubting the legitimacy of these claims - "Better features than Oculus without anyone knowing who you are? Impossible!" exclaims friends on my Facebook news feed. However, we're going to sit here and cross our fingers really hard that it's a reality.


The company on display here is Dlodo. Coming out of China, these Virtual Reality innovators are pushing their first product to the market, self named as 'Dlodlo VR Glasses'. Photoshopped product images aside, the spec sheet is certainly astounding and shows direct comparisons between what this new company has on offer when compared to other players in the market.

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Spotify's new Running mode, music based on the rhythm of your feet

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Apps | Posted: 4 days, 23 hours ago

In an interesting move, streaming music giant Spotify has just announced Spotify Running. Running will detect your running page, rhythm of your feet, and from that information, select songs that are matching the way you run. Spotify Running is exclusive to iOS for the moment, with no ETA on the Android version.



Spotify will be delivering this new feature to Nike and RunKeeper in the near future, with the company announcing it has formed partnerships with the two fitness-focused companies. Spotify also wants to provide users with 3 key elements: the perfect soundtrack for any part of your day, new types of content, and better experiences with innovative solutions.


While there's nothing revolutionary here, it's an evolutionary step for Spotify, soemthing that will help them better compete against the likes of Apple iTunes and Google Play Music.

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Samsung washing machines cause two houses to catch fire in Australia

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: BREAKING STORY | Posted: 4 days, 23 hours ago

Two homes caught fire during the week, with faulty Samsung washing machines to blame. There are over 83,000 additional Samsung-made washing machines in Australia, with homeowners now worried.




Thankfully, some tradespeople that were in the building working were able to extinguish the fire, but another fire took place at 5pm on Wednesday elsewhere in Granville, New South Wales with firefighters putting out the fire. Another blaze occured on Wednesday in Corlette, but in this occasion, resident Jacquie Briskham turned off her mains power, containing the fire with her garden hose until firefighters arrived.


The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Fire & Rescue NSW fire investigator, station officer Michael Forbes urging anyone who owns a top loader washing machine made by Samsung to check their appliance "as a matter of priority". Forbes added: "These products are typically left unattended while in use, so the risk to people and property if the machine fails is high. If you notice any smoke or smell coming out of the washing machine, turn it off at the power point. If a fire does occur, get out, stay out and call Triple Zero (000)".

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti should have 6GB GDDR5, release imminent

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 5 days, 1 hour ago

With AMD on the verge of unveiling its new Fiji XT-based Radeon R9 390X powered by HBM, NVIDIA isn't just waiting around sitting on its hands. NVIDIA is reporting preparing to roll out its new GM200-based GeForce GTX 980 Ti, with 6GB of GDDR5.




NVIDIA's rumored GeForce GTX 980 Ti will be made from feature the GM200 GPU, the same one that was found in the Titan X, except that the 980 Ti will feature 6GB of framebuffer, versus the 12GB found on Titan X. As for pricing, WCCFTech's source had it listed at around $954 USD, but we should expect NVIDIA to release it much cheaper than that, especially to compete against AMD.


After the price, the second big question is: when will the GeForce GTX 980 Ti arrive? Rumors have pegged NVIDIA at releasing a new product before Computex, but then there's some that say during Computex, and even into July. NVIDIA has the power of waiting right now, especially with NVIDIA owning 76% of the discrete GPU market.

OCZ's new Z-Drive SSDs come in up to 6.4TB with speeds of 2.9GB/sec

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: 5 days, 1 hour ago

OCZ has just announced its new Z-Drive 6000 and Z-Drive 6300 series SSDs destined for workstations, super high-end desktops and servers. The new SSDs arrive on the PCI Express x4 3.0 interface, with full support for the non-volatile memory express (NVMe) 1.1b protocol.




These new super-fast SSDs use Toshiba's MLC or eMLC NAND flash which is baked on the 19nm process, with the new drives being offered in the 2.5-inch form factor. The Z-Drive 6000 series comes in capacities of 800GB, 1.6TB and 3.2TB and are made for read intensive applications, with up to 700K IOPS random read performance, backed up by 160K IOPS in random write performance.


The OCZ Z-Drive 6300 series comes in 800GB, 1.6TB, 3.2TB and a huge 6.4TB using the eMLC NAND flash, with random read performance of 700K IOPS and 120K IOPS of random write performance. Both series of Z-Drive are capable of up to 2.9GB/sec reads, with the Z-Drive 6000 capable of 1.9GB/sec writes, while the Z-Drive 6300 can push out up to 1.4GB/sec.

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