Monday, February 8, 2016

IT News Head Lines (TweakTown) 09/02/2016

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The Division on PC is held back, as it would be 'unfair' to consoles
Back in 2013, we wrote a story about The Division developer Massive Entertainment saying that their Snowdrop Engine-powered game would stand out on the PC, and "won't be a port". Yeah, well, how times have changed.
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Get Trained (and Certified) in Cloud Computing for $39
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Whether you're ready for the next step in your IT career or are looking for a way to break into the industry and make sure your resume stands out, getting certified in cloud computing is a great way to get there. Get a complete overview of the cloud and get...

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Take to the campaign trail with The Political Machine 2016
The Political Machine 2016, from Stardock, gives you the chance to play as nearly a dozen different candidates, including such favorites as Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, and of course quite a few others. If that doesn't quite float your boat, then you can also choose to create your...

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Rise of the Tomb Raider's latest patch improves HBAO+, and more
Now that Rise of the Tomb Raider has reached the PC, the latest patch for the game has dropped and includes some fixes for critical issues like startup problems, and more.
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The patch improves support for SLI users with NVIDIA GeForce video cards, with the SLI glitches with water/snow effects...

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Twitter has shut down over 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorism
In a new blog post, Twitter has revealed that it has shut down over 125,000 user accounts since mid-2015 for promoting terrorism, particularly terrorism related to ISIS. The company reminds that while it values free speech, terrorist threats and any violent threats for that matter are forbidden on its service....

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Google AI, Go champ match will be broadcast live on YouTube in March
Last week, Google's DeepMind AI beat the European champion of the board game Go. Following that, it promptly set its sights on world champion Lee Sedol. Happily, you'll be able to watch the upcoming match on YouTube, where it will be broadcast live.
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A date has been set, too: March...

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Fable Legends will use foliage physics to increase visual fidelity
There is considerable hype surround Fable Legends, thanks to its use of DirectX 12 - being up to 40% faster under DX12 - but now we're hearing that the team at Lionhead Studios will feature some trickery to get the visual fidelity of the game improved.
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AMD: GPUOpen could be used for smartphone, tablet graphics
AMD's technology initiative GPUOpen is primarily intended for PC development, but because of its open source nature, it's already appeared in console games -- Rise of the Tomb Raider being one of them. AMD's Head of Global Technical Marketing Robert Hallock says an interview with XDA Developers it's "very easy...

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Galaxy S7 battery said to last two days on single charge

Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin claims the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 lasts 17 hours on a single charge. You might be thinking that's nothing with light use, but Murtazin was playing video and had screen brightness at 100%. He also tested a dual-SIM version with 75% brightness and LTE always-on. With...

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PSA: Steam kicks off their Lunar New Year Sale, you can dive right in

Steam just started another sale to celebrate the Lunar New Year, and it's going on until February 12th at 10AM PST. And there're over 8,931 games on sale right now.
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It's doubtful you won't find at least something to enjoy in their extremely large selection of discount games. ARK: Survival...
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Frinkiac is an incredible Simpsons-centric search engine

A search engine just for The Simpsons? If you were ever curious about when someone said something, then you can now search through all pieces of dialogue from all 15 seasons.
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The search engine parses through nearly 3 million screenshots from every season and shows the appropriate dialogue beside it....
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Far Cry Primal is more vertical and lets you be a rock climber

Ubisoft showed off some intimate gameplay from Far Cry Primal today in a live-stream they conducted to answer some questions about the upcoming prehistoric survival game.
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During the stream they traversed through a system of caves to show off how they've made the game far more vertical in nature. You'll...
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Rainbow Six Siege patch 2.0 breaks the game, fixes little

The newest patch that came out yesterday on all platforms for Rainbow Six Siege actually brought with it more problems than it tried to fix, making the game almost unplayable in some cases.
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Ubisoft themselves has acknowledged a lot of major issues and are keeping track of what's when they're...
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Bethesda forced someone to destroy vinyl records to get their refund

If you've ever had a bad experience with customer service, it probably wasn't nearly as bad as this. Bethesda practically forced a fan to destroy his $125 Fallout 3 limited edition vinyl soundtrack.
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Bethesda's customer support actually took quite a bit of time to get back to Paul Watson,...
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Explore ancient virus' with the Internet Archives malware museum

If you get infected with Malware today, it's a very serious issue that could potentially compromise and complicate your life. Back in the day before the rise of botnets and ransomeware, viruses were quite cheeky and sometimes very bizarre. The Internet Archive is letting you explore what those antiquated infections...

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The Hateful Eight (2015) Cinema Movie Review

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The Hateful Eight (2015)

A new Tarantino film is somewhat of an event in pop culture circles, only coming around every three or so years and featuring trademark unmistakable flourishes, including blood, 70's style music cues, gratuitous shots of feet, blood and Samuel L. Jackson. Oh, and did I mention...
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HIDEO KOJIMA AND GUILLERMO DEL TORO CONFIRMED AS D.I.C.E. SUMMIT KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce world-renowned game creator and auteur Hideo Kojima will join film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist Guillermo del Toro to present the Thursday afternoon Keynote Address at the 2016 D.I.C.E. Summit (#DICE2016) conference, taking place Feb. 16-18, 2016, at the...

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Toshiba Introduces the Next Generation OCZ Trion 150 Series Solid-State Drive Series

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., a committed technology leader, announces the availability of the new Trion 150 SSD series, an affordable performance upgrade for mainstream notebooks and desktops. Built with the Toshiba's 15nm Triple-Level Cell (TLC) NAND flash technology from Toshiba, the Trion 150 series continues to deliver the superior...

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Thermaltake Kicks Off 2016 MFC (Modding Fighting Championship)

Thermaltake, the Case MOD market leader, in mid-February will be launching the most exciting modding event of the year, and Thermaltake will invite 11 top modders from all over world to attend the 2016 Thermaltake Case MOD Invitational Season 1. This time, Thermaltake steps up the game, and arranged an...

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AMD Offers New Thermal Solutions and New Processors for Reliable, Near-Silent Performance

AMD (NASDAQ: AMD), today launched new thermal solutions, including the flagship AMD Wraith Cooler, as well as the new AMD A10-7860K and new AMD Athlon X4 845 desktop processors. New AMD Thermal Solutions Designed for the consumer who cares about how their desktop PC runs, sounds, and looks, AMD now...

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Thermaltake and First Green Partner Aria PC Technology Join to Promote the Smart Power Management (SPM) Platform

Thermaltake, the industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, welcomes first Green Partner, Aria PC Technology, a major PC components and peripherals supplier based in the United Kingdom. The two companies will together promote the Smart Power Management (SPM) Platform (dps.thermaltake.com) which was launched in October...

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Logitech signs on as official ESL partner in 2016

ESL and Logitech are set to partner on numerous events throughout 2016: spanning across global ESL One events and multiple ESL National Championships, the partnership marks one of the largest that the leading esports company has ever made with a peripheral company. Logitech will provide all the latest gear for...

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MSI Announces Exclusive Partnership with Cloud9 eSports

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MSI Computer Corp, a leading manufacturer of computer gaming hardware and solutions announces an exclusive sponsorship with international eSports champions, Cloud9. Effective immediately, MSI will be outfit Cloud9 eSports teams with the highest-performance gaming products on the market, including MSI's award-winning laptops for on-the go gaming, and cutting-edge components to...
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BIOSTAR Announces H110MD PRO Motherboard

Expanding its new PRO series line of motherboards, BIOSTAR is proud to announce the availability of its latest addition to the PRO family of motherboards with the announcement of the BIOSTAR H110MD PRO. As part of the PRO series motherboard range, the BIOSTAR H110MD PRO boasts improved stability and durability...

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Alphacool Intros Eisplateau Anti-Static Work Mat for Liquid Cooling Enthusiasts

The Alphacool Eisplateau is the perfect base for any modder or do-it-yourselfer. The antistatic mat provides more than enough space for your projects with a phenomenal size of 120x60cm. Additionally, you'll find a wide range of information on the mat such as the size of all connections, radiators, fans and...

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LG K SERIES TO BEGIN ROLLOUT IN KEY MARKETS GLOBALLY

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BIOSTAR RACING H170GT3 Available Now

BIOSTAR proudly introduces the latest addition to its new flagship gaming series with the BIOSTAR RACING H170GT3. Meeting the needs of gamers' by providing features perfect for an all-around gaming system. Like all BIOSTAR RACING series motherboards, the H170GT3 features improved features dedicated for gaming and entertainment with the RACING...

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Global e-channel expanded by 69% in 2015 according to Icecat

According to the Icecat figures, the global e-channel expanded by 69% in 2015 measured in product data-sheet downloads by ecommerce users. Icecat Top 100 brands are headed by HP, Philips and Lenovo. Manufacturer sales performance correlates strongly (70%) with data-sheet downloads. DELL and L'Oreal develop fast in the e-channel and...

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SilverStone Press release System Cables CP12

SilverStone's CP12 is a SATA cable designed for use with Intel NUC motherboards. It converts 5pin SATA power and 7pin SATA data connectors into a 22pin combo connector. Designed to fit in tight spaces, the connectors are also 90 degree angled so they are easy to install and indispensable for...

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Huntkey Celebrates Lunar New Year with Special Giveaway

Huntkey, professional power supply manufacturer, is happy to celebrate the Year of Monkey with its fans and to show its gratitude. Huntkey is giving the opportunity to five of its fans to take home a brand new Huntkey power strip.
Huntkey power supplies and power strips are made with...
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Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Pro League kicks off with US$100,000 season

ESL, the world's largest esports company, has partnered with Ubisoft and Xbox to host the global Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Pro League competition starting the first week of March 2016 for Xbox One and Windows PC. The opening ceremony will take place at the Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, Poland...

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Synology Introduces DiskStation DS216+ NAS

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Western Digital Announces Financial Results For Second Quarter Fiscal 2016

Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today reported revenue of $3.3 billion and net income of $251 million, or $1.07 per share, for its second fiscal quarter ended Jan. 1, 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $374 million, or $1.60 per share. In the year-ago quarter, the company reported...

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EVGA Bundles Bombshell with Select GeForce GTX Graphics Cards

From the creators of Rise of the Triad and legendary game maker 3D Realms comes Bombshell, an action role-playing game, now included FREE with EVGA GeForce GTX TITAN X, 980 Ti, 980, 970, 960, and 950 video cards for a limited time.
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Bomb disposal technician turned mercenary for hire, Shelly...
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G.Skill Unveils 128GB DDR4-3200 RipJaws V Memory Kit

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is truly excited to announce yet another breakthrough in high-performance, high-capacity DDR4 memory kit by taking a full 128GB (16GBx8), the maximum supported capacity on an X99 motherboard, to an searing speed of DDR4-3200MHz...

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