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QuakeCon 2019 is the 'Year of DOOM' amping up DOOM Eternal

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 43 mins ago

QuakeCon 2019 kicks off on Friday, July 26 and it will be centered around DOOM and its influence on the world over the last 25 years, leading right into the release of DOOM Eternal.




DOOM Eternal will be playable at QuakeCon, which will be the first time the public will get their hands-on the game. The opening keynote to QuakeCon 2019 this year will see its welcome message "focus heavily" on DOOM Eternal, with the keynote starting at 11AM CT on Friday, July 26.


Right after the keynote is the first panel titled "The Influence of DOOM" which will feature an "all-star lineup of Bethesda developers from MachineGames, Bethesda Game Studios, and id Software will discuss the impact of DOOM's release 25 years ago on games and the video game industry".

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Apple in 'advanced' talks to buy Intel's modem division

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 2 hours, 24 mins ago

It looks like Apple is ready to splash some cash around with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the iPhone maker is close to a deal to buy Intel's smartphone modem division for $1 billion.




Intel backed out of the 5G modem business in April, right after Apple settled its battle with Qualcomm over modems. Then Intel CEO Bob Swan confirmed Intel had left the modem business because of the Apple settlement, and that without Apple as a customer of its modems the company "just didn't see a path forward" with its modem business.


It all started because Intel reportedly couldn't deliver a 5G modem for Apple's new 2020 iPhone in time so it forced Apple into settling its dispute with Qualcomm to get 5G-capable modems in 2020. Now the WSJ is reporting that Apple will acquire Intel's modem division, which will include its patents, staff, and more for $1 billion and that the deal will be announced next week.

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Apple's 2020 iPhone could feature 120Hz refresh rate display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 hours, 25 mins ago

The new ASUS ROG Phone II gaming smartphone has a super-fast 120Hz display but it looks like the 2020 iPhone will have a "switchable" 60Hz/120Hz display. Apple will be sourcing 120Hz panels from either (or both) Samsung and LG, with discussions happening now.



We should expect Apple's new iPhone to possibly roll out with 5G connectivity, with fresh news popping off this morning that Apple was in "advanced" discussions to buy Intel's modem division. The move to a 120Hz panel isn't completely new for Apple as both of the 2017 and 2018 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models feature a 120Hz display.


Apple calls the 120Hz screen technology ProMotion Display, which is a switchable refresh rate display that drops to just 24Hz with a static image on screen, and 48Hz when videos are playing. This is the big saver on battery life as it means the screen isn't constantly refreshing at 120Hz which would be a drain on battery life.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood will launch WITHOUT ray tracing

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 11 mins ago

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is right around the corner with a release date of July 26, but it will be launching without its ray tracing with the developer working with NVIDIA engineers in last-minute crams.




Executive Producer of Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Jerk Gustafsson, said during a recent interview with GamesBeat: "We're working together with NVIDIA on that, but raytracing won't be available at launch. The engineers at NVIDIA are still hard at work getting that solution to look as good as possible for the game, and the date is still to be determined. But from what we've seen so far, it'll be good".


It's a bit of a kick in the teeth considering Bethesda Softworks and NVIDIA announced at Computex 2019 that Wolfenstein: Youngblood would include ray tracing, and now 4 days before its release it is announced that it won't be included at launch. We don't know when it'll be launched apart from the date "still to be determined". Weeks? Months? How long do you think it'll be?

Dead or Alive 6 has $670 of DLC, and a new $90 season pass

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 18 mins ago

If you want to blow a huge chunk of money on a game then look no further than Dead or Alive 6, which is a money pit of a game with $670 worth of DLC on the Steam store page for DOA6. But it gets worse.



The second season pass for Dead or Alive 6 should cost around $90, the same as the original season pass -- something that cost more than the full game itself. What do you get with the new season pass? There's the new Seaside Eden area, with a bonus costume for both Marie Rose and Honoka.


You'll also get some Seaside Eden costumes, two additional costume sets, a Vacation to Paradise BGM set, and a new character with five costumes. But don't worry, world! Between July 23 and July 29 the two new characters are free, so it makes that $670 easier to swallow.

ASUS ROG Phone II: 120Hz display, 6000mAh battery

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 18 hours, 39 mins ago

ASUS has just unleashed its next-gen ROG Phone II gaming smartphone, so now we have official specifications and details on the new top of the line gaming phone.



Inside, the new ASUS ROG Phone II has Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855+ chipset which is a cherry-picked SoC for the next wave of gaming smartphones. ASUS has used a large 6.6-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a native 2340x1080 resolution and super-slick 120Hz refresh rate.


ASUS is even using a 240Hz touch sampling rate for the best in touch response with a touch latency of just 49ms, something that you should see the results of instantly when it's in your hands. Underneath, ASUS is supporting 10-bit HDR, the ROG Phone II packs a display with 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 108% of the DCI-P3 color space, and is protected by Gorilla Glass 6.

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The Simpson's Movie 2 will eventually happen, says creator

By: Jak Connor | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 19 hours, 52 mins ago

During the San Diego Comic-Con, Simpsons creator, Matt Groening spoke out about the possibility of a sequel to The Simpsons Movie.




The Simpsons Movie debuted back in 2007 and was met with a large amount of commerical success by fans. The movie managed to rake in $527 million from budget of just $75 million. Since the movies release, fans have wondered whether a sequel was ever going to be released, especially since the movie ended with Maggie finally speaking and saying "sequel".


Since the movies production crew was the same as the one who works on the show, Groening explains that when creating the movie the production studio was stretched extremely thing. "The first Simpsons movie killed us. We're almost recovered. No doubt there will be another Simpsons movie one of these days. Disney wants something for its money."

DRAM prices spike 20% with 'skyrocket' in price warned

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: RAM | Posted: 20 hours, 9 mins ago

We kinda knew it was coming but now it is here: DRAM prices have spiked by 20% from the Toshiba factory power outages and also fueled by the on-going trade issues between Japan and South Korea.




This will cause the price of DRAM used in most consumer PCs in the form of RAM, graphce cards, RAM for smartphones and much more will slowly increase. It'll happen as stock is depleted, and then some of it will be marked up along the supply chain before it gets into your hands. The tightly knit memory industry is co-dependant on one another, with Asia being a hotspot for DRAM with South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan. DRAMeXchange reports that the spot-pricing of 8-gigabit DDR4 is up 14.6% week-over-week, and up a large 23% as of July 5.


Japan is flexing its muscles with regulatory moves, but industry sources have said that if the regulatory moves affect production of DRAM at Samsung Eletronics and SK Hynix -- two South Korean chip titans -- "memory prices could skyrocket".

Avengers: Endgame dethrones Avatar as biggest movie ever

By: Jak Connor | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 20 hours, 52 mins ago

The release of Avengers: Endgame marked a moment in cinematic history, 10 years of film all coming together into one highly anticipated movie. With those expectations on the line, it's not surprise that the movie was a box office smash hit.




Since fans of Avengers came in masses to the cinema, the opening weekend for the movie was incredible box office wise. The momentum even continued to the weeks after and soon enough projectionists said that Disney's creation would be in the running to take on James Cameron's Avatar, the highest box office movie ever.


While at Comic-Con, Kevin Feige, the president of Marvel Studios said "I literally just heard from our folks at Disney Distribution that Avengers: Endgame will be the biggest film of all time. You have to shout out to [Avatar director] James Cameron--if you adjust for inflation he still holds that title, but right now, thanks to you folks in Hall H, Avengers: Endgame is the biggest film of all time."

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Hackers disclose Russian deep-web 'Tor' data storing project

By: Jak Connor | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 21 hours, 52 mins ago

A hacking group that goes by the nickname '0v1ru$' has disclosed some secret Russian spy projects, some of these projects were designed to store, monitor and decipher Tor users data.




The company that got hacked by 0v1ru$ is SyTech, a contracting company to the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation. SyTech had its servers hijacked and 0v1ru$ managed to extract a whopping 7.5TB worth of data. Within the extracted data was several different security projects, the most notable one that was found was a project called 'Nautilus-S'.


The goal of the Nautilus-S project was to deanonymize Tor traffic while also creating a database of Tor users and their data. The disclosure revealed that this project begun way back in 2012, and was initialized in 2014 when Swedish researchers discovered Russian Tor nodes attempting to sift Tor users data. Since the hack has taken place, SyTech has taken down their website and has refused to contact the press regarding these disclosed projects.