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Nokia Beacon 3 Trio Wi-Fi System Review

Nokia Beacon 3 Trio Wi-Fi System Review

Beacon 3 is Nokia's flagship wireless offering, but how good is it? Read on as we take it for a spin and find out.

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Intel Core i9-10980XE: 18C/36T 'Cascade Lake-X' rocks 4.7GHz boost

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 24 mins ago

Intel is preparing its next-gen Cascade Lake-X family of CPUs with the new flagship Core i9-10980XE being leaked and detailed in some new juicy benchmarks.


Intel's upcoming Core i9-10980XE will be a beast CPU with 18C/36T of power with boost CPU clocks of up to 4.8GHz, as well as what we should expect to see as 24.75MB of L3 cache, and 18MB of L2 cache.

The new Core i9-10980XE leaked benchmark is courtesy of Momomo_Us, who teases the beasty 18C/36T chip with some Geekbench results. The Core i9-10980XE utterly destroys the AMD Threadripper 2950X in Geekbench v4.2.2 single- and multi-threaded benchmarks.

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Huawei's new Mate 30 Pro smartphone: slow-mo video at 7680 FPS

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 hour, 18 mins ago

Huawei has unveiled its new Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro smartphones with some special sauce camera technology: it can shoot slow-motion video at a I-had-to-triple-check-this-info 7680FPS.


The new camera will have to drop the resolution down to 1280 x 720 to shoot at 7680FPS... but that is still absolutely insane. The new camera can also shoot 12-hour long 4K timelapses (!!!), 960FPS slow-mo video at 1080p, 4K video at 60FPS, and has the ability to add real-time bokeh effects to video.

Huawei is including a 40MP "SuperSensing" camera, a 40MP Ultra-Wide camera, and an 8MP 3x telephoto camera on the regular Mate 30 smartphone, while the higher-end Huawei Mate 30 Pro handset will have even better camera chops. The Mate 30 Pro adds an additional 40MP "Cine Camera" which supports real-time bokeh adjustment and the super-slow-mo 7680FPS.

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Apex Legends Season 3 kicks off on October 1 with new hero 'Crypto'

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 58 mins ago

Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that Season 3 of Apex Legends will kick off on October 1, with its latest hero Crypto joining the fray.

The developer celebrated the S3 announcement of Apex Legends with a new animated character short titled 'Forever Family'. Respawn is already preparing the world of Apex Legends for the arrival of Crypto, with the details on Crypto's backstory and already teasing his arrival into the game.

Season 3 of Apex Legends begins on October 1 and will not just include Crypto but a new charge rifle weapon, tweaked ranked mode, and over 100 new in-game items to collect.

Terminator: Resistance: new FPS based on original Terminator movies

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 23 mins ago

Here we go... just as the hype train takes off for Terminator: Dark Fate we have a new Terminator game coming and it looks, well -- judge for yourself:

Terminator: Resistance is set in the world 30 years after Judgement Day, where you will play Private Jacob Rivers who is a soldier in the Resistance Pacific Division. The team developing the game are Teyon, who handled the Rambo game from 2014 (yeah, I didn't even know about it, it must be that good) while Reef Entertainment acts as the publisher.

The new game will release after Terminator: Dark Fate releases, but only focuses on the original James Cameron-directed Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

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AORUS Gen4 AIC: 8TB SSD on PCIe 4.0 packs up to 15GB/sec (!!!)

By: Anthony Garreffa | Storage | Posted: 2 hours, 55 mins ago

GIGABYTE has officially launched its new AORUS Gen4 AIC, a new quad-SSD PCIe 4.0 adapter that can take up to 4 x NVMe SSDs and offer up to a huge 15GB/sec of throughput.


The new AORUS Gen4 AIC SSD 8TB uses a full PCIe 4.0 x15 slot and has 4 x 2TB M.2-2280 SSDs that are powered by the Phison PS5016-E16 controller. GIGABYTE is using a heat sink and active fan to keep the AORUS Gen4 AIC operating cool, too.


As you can see, it feature a huge 5.5mm pure copper heat sink, two ball bearing blower fan, a baseplate, and even 8 thermal sensors that keep everything monitored. AORUS Storage Manager software will let you keep tabs on your AORUS Gen4 AIC and you'll be able to tweak the cooling to your liking with 3 modes: Silent, Balance, or Performance.

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Windows 10 Pro OEM key for under $13 in GVGMall Autumn Sale

By: Sponsored Content | Deals | Posted: 3 hours, 32 mins ago

GVGMall's Autumn Sale has just started and you can pick up a genuine and permanent Windows 10 Pro OEM key for under $13. $12.26, in fact, after applying the 20% off discount code: MS20%


Compared to the cheapest we could find Windows 10 on Amazon, GVGMall's deal comes in almost $60 cheaper, and that's the price for Windows 10 Home OEM and not the Pro version.

Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was released on July 29,2015.It is the first version of Windows that receives ongoing feature updates.

Windows 10 is designed to be compatible with the hardware, software, and peripherals you already own. And always-enabled updates help you stay current on features and security for the supported lifetime of your device.Windows 10 gives you absolutely the best experience for doing what you do. Stay focused with easy ways to snap apps in place and optimize your screen space for getting things done. See your open tasks in a single view and create virtual desktops to gain space or group things by project, like Office apps for work and games for play.

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Jonah Hill working on new Instagram TV series about bullying

By: Anthony Garreffa | HT & Movies | Posted: 4 hours, 7 mins ago

Jonah Hill is has been getting more and more serious since his comedic start in Superbad, riding into huge movies like Wolf of Wall Street and many more, but now he's going to be directing a new Instagram TV series about bullying.


The new 4-episode series is called Un-filtered and will be on Instagram's own IGTV channel, on both its mobile app and the internet. The new unscripted TV series will see Hill interview people aged between 13-25 about bullying, both online and in real-life.

Hill said in a statement: "It was an incredible experience to direct this project. I tried to create an environment for young people to be heard and listened to. I wish there was a platform to hear other's struggles and experiences when I was growing up. I hope that this will be inspiring for young people to share their stories and feelings and not feel so alone".

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PlayStation 5 Pro rumored to launch alongside regular PS5

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming Consoles | Posted: 4 hours, 26 mins ago

Microsoft will most likely launch a family of next-gen Xbox consoles in its Xbox Scarlett family, and I'm hoping we will continue to see lower-end offerings in the Xbox One S and Xbox One X once Scarlett launches -- but what about Sony?


Most people are expecting Sony to launch one console, the new PlayStation 5 -- but according to the latest rumors we might see a base PS5 console joined by a higher-end PS5 console that could be called PlayStation 5 Pro, or something else entirely.

Japanese journalist Zenji Nishikawa reports that Sony will launch a base PlayStation 5 joined by a higher-end PlayStation 5 Pro model, instead of launching a base console following up with the Pro variant like it did with the PlayStation 4, and then PlayStation 4 Pro.

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David Lynch inspired Control's bizarre visuals and surreal overtones

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 7 mins ago

As if it needed to be said, Remedy confirms its strange new game Control was directly influenced by Twin Peaks director David Lynch.


Even when Control was first announced we could identify the exact vibe Remedy was going for. I described it as The Twilight Zone meets Twin Peaks meets The X-Files, and that comparison still stands today. It's a monument to all sorts of pop culture influences, melded together in a strange brew, a fever dream of weirdness. In many ways it's like travelling to another dimension that doesn't follow the rules of logic, reason, or general physics--it bends the mind and contorts expectations, creating something unique.

Now Remedy discusses how its aesthetics, tone, and visuals came to be, citing influences from Kubric, Lynch, and even FromSoftware's hard-as-nails Dark Souls series.

"We've been lifelong fans of David Lynch and his peculiar take on realistic situations observed through a strange lens: All his movies and TV shows are inspirational as he manages to find that compelling setup with elements that are unexpected and unsettling," Control game director Mikael Kasurinen told The Hollywood Reporter.

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Cuphead's soundtrack is tremendously popular, tops Billboard's charts

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 13 mins ago

Cuphead's tunes become the first video game soundtrack to top Billboard's jazz charts.


There's nothing quite like Cuphead. With hand-drawn animations straight out of a golden age cartoon, it's probably the most visually-striking indie on the market. But it'd lose a lot of magic without its soundtrack, and apparently jazz fans agree: The game's soundtrack is #1 on Billboard's jazz music charts for the week of September 14.

Cuphead is like time-travelling to the 1930s, when fast-tempo jazz and old-time piano notes invigorated smoke-hazy clubs. It's a unique and spellbinding journey, and the soundtrack really captures the authentic vibes of the period. Whether it's a slow meandering melody as you roam across the world map, or a pulse-racing xylophone beat punctuated by bombastic trumpets, the soundtrack is absolutely excellent and worth your time (and money).

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