Tuesday, February 23, 2016

IT News Head Lines (TweakTown) 24/02/2016

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Carmageddon: Max Damage 'coming soon' to Xbox One, PS4 and PC
Carmageddon was one of the first games I played in my teenage years, gasping at the unbelievable thought I was playing this crazy gruesome game - especially here in Australia, where everything is banned - except spiders, snakes and sharks, all of those are completely fine.
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AMD Radeon R9 400 series cards will reportedly launch in April
Lenovo unveiled their new Yoga convertibles at Mobile World Congress in the last 24 hours, with the new Yoga 510 and 710 models that can be configured with up to a Radeon R5 M430 and Radeon R7 M460.
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Fallout 1.4 beta update improves performance, settlement customization
Another beta update is available for eager Fallout 4 players, and it's a pretty good one.
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Stability and performance improvements are included, as are more settlement customization options (think tribal clutter like meat carts and raider poles, as well as paintings and more signs and doors), and of course a...

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Samsung Galaxy S7 lets you flag scam, fraud calls
We reported a lot of reasons to get excited about the Galaxy S7 earlier today, and now we have a few more, thanks to a partnership between Whitepages and Samsung.
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The collaboration between the two companies means you'll have virtually complete knowledge and control of who's calling you and who...

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FBI ordered password reset on attacker's phone in San Bernardino case
The plot has thickened in the San Bernardino terrorist case, as it's been revealed the FBI ordered the Apple ID password on the attacker's phone be reset. The order has given rise to questions about the FBI's competence.
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It started when Apple urged authorities to plug the phone of the...

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Google's new messaging client aims to replace texting as we know it
One of the issues with texting today is a lack of interoperability, meaning you can't text with anyone from any device. Fortunately, Google has partnered with mobile industry leaders to push Rich Communications Services (RCS), the open standard replacement for SMS texting that, in combination with an Android RCS client,...

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Panasonic just announced the toughest pair of mobile phones yet
Panasonic never ceases to amaze with the types of rugged sturdy computing devices they churn out. The newest phones Toughpad phones, the FZ-N1 and F1 with Android 5.1.1 and Windows 10 respectively, up the ante considerably while keeping them competitive with other high-end phones.
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Analogix's new SlimPort ANX7688 chip does 4K 60FPS on phones, tablets
MWC 2016 - Analogix is a company that never ceases to amaze me, with the announcement of their new SlimPort ANX7688 single-chip mobile transmitter. What makes the new SlimPort ANX7688 so special? Well now.
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The SlimPort ANX7688 is capable of driving 4K 60FPS (4096x2160) or 1920x1080 at 120FPS - both...

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SteamVR performance test utility can tell you if you're ready for VR
Valve has released a standalone SteamVR performance test utility that benchmarks your system to see whether or not it's ready for the upcoming VR revolution.
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The program itself runs through an amalgamation of the Portal VR demo from Valve, assessing whether or not your system is optimized for a full...

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Critical DNS flaw found, allows attackers to get full control
The DNS system that forms the backbone of the Internet, resolving those names into the numbers that correspond to the actual websites we visit, has a critical flaw that effects nearly all DNS servers. That is, any server that runs Linux and relies on the GNU C standard library. A...

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DOOM's Warpath multiplayer mode detailed in new blog post
DOOM is was never originally about multiplayer, being made in an era when the Internet, and even LAN parties weren't exactly common, but the reboot will have some very fun and interesting new takes on classic multiplayer concepts. Warpath is the new King of the Hill.
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Multiplayer in DOOM will...

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Kyocera shows off a unique prototype solar-powered smartphone
Kyocera has a pretty interesting invention that they're showing off at MWC this year; the solar powered phone. This little device is a rugged proof-of-concept meant to integrate usable solar panels into a smartphone. And it works, sort of.
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Last year they showed off a phone that integrated solar cells...

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ProtoStar tech demo shows the future of mobile graphics, UE4, Vulkan
Mobile graphics really are getting a huge upgrade, and Vulkan is leading the charge to make those graphics that much more vivid and immersive. Epic Games released a tech demo called ProtoStar that shows off Unreal Engine 4 rendered atop Vulkan while running on an unnamed mobile chipset, though it's...

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Even cheap smartphones are getting super powerful GPU's in the future
Mobile GPU's and SoC's are getting quite powerful these days, able to gently sip power and provide a graphical experience that's more than acceptable for smaller, and even some larger, screens. High-end mobile devices have always enjoyed great (relative) performance, but now Imagination Technologies wants to make powerful GPU's accessible...

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Bioshock: The Collection accidentally revealed by ratings board
The Brazillian Ratings Board is at it again, providing a window into a few upcoming games we might otherwise be ignorant of. This time, they've tipped us off about a certain Bioshock: Collection that's just been rated. And it's definitely not recommended for children under the age of eighteen.
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Plantronics RIG 500 HD Modular Headset Review

Introduction

I've already taken a look at the Plantronics fully-modular RIG 500, the base model product in a new modular series of headsets, with this review now focusing on the higher-graded RIG 500 HD.
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This product was discussed when we went to check out the whole series in 2015, promising...

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Panasonic Toughpad introduces the world's lightest fully rugged handheld tablets underlining its ambitions for the handheld market
Panasonic today introduced the world's lightest[1] fully rugged handheld tablets for business at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Its smallest Toughpad device to date, the 4.7 inch Panasonic Toughpad FZ-F1 and FZ-N1 handheld tablets punch well above their less than 280g[2] weights with a productivity feature packed device...

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LG AND INTEL DEVELOP AND PILOT 5G TELEMATICS TECHNOLOGY FOR NEXT GENERATION CARS
At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, LG Electronics (LG) and Intel announced that they are collaborating to develop and pilot 5G-based telematics technology, the next generation of wireless technology for cars. LG and Intel will utilize research and development expertise and leadership from both companies with the intent to be...

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Analogix Introduces SlimPort ANX7688 - First 4K 60fps Single-Chip Transmitter to Support DisplayPort over USB-C for Smartphones and Tablets
Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. today announced the availability of its SlimPort ANX7688, the first single-chip mobile transmitter to support 4K 60 frames per second (4096x2160p60) or FHD 120 frames per second (1920x1080p120) video resolution from a smartphone or tablet with full function USB-C, ideal for applications such as augmented reality (AR)...

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Tt eSPORTS unveils the New COMMANDER COMBO (Multi-light) Gaming Gear Combo
Tt eSPORTS is excited to announce the newest member of the COMMANDER family, the COMMANDER COMBO (Multi-light). The new combo offers 2 more colors and with the enhancements on Tt eSPORTS's keyboard and mouse specifications that allows gamers to own both powerful weapons in this one combo. The newly designed...

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Enermax Announces the Revolution X't II Power Supply
After launching the 'REVOLUTION X'T' a few years ago, ENERMAX, the leading designer and manufacturer of power supplies is introducing the 2nd Generation of the REVOLUTION X't series. This new generation series is equipped with top-notch 100% 105 degree C Japanese capacitors, Patented Twister Bearing Fan with ultra-silence performance, modular...

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Lenovo Launches New Travel-ready Windows 10 Tablet and YOGA Laptops
Today at Mobile World Congress, Lenovo introduced two new consumer Windows 10 PCs: YOGA 710 and 5101 convertible laptops and the ideapad MIIX 310 2-in-1 detachable tablet. We recognize consumers' need to work on multiple devices for different tasks. For example, they may text on a smartphone, work on a...

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SanDisk Launches New Mobile Flash Drive for USB Type-C Devices
SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today introduced the SanDisk Ultra USB Type-C Flash Drive designed specifically for next-generation devices. The sleek, new drive features a versatile and powerful USB Type-C connector for quick file transfer between USB Type-C enabled mobile devices, laptops, tablets and future devices....

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SanDisk Launches Next-Gen microSD Card Featuring World's Fastest Transfer Rates
SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today introduced the world's fastest microSD card. The SanDisk Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-II card enables action camera, drone and smartphone users to offload huge video files at unprecedented speeds.
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"Action cameras are now the fastest-growing segment in digital imaging and drones...
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Arctic Announces Freezer i11 CO CPU Cooler

Arctic announced the Freezer i11 CO CPU cooler. Designed for 24/7 operation, the Freezer i11 CO provides up to 150 Watt cooling capacity with superior service life. For the Freezer i11 CO the abbreviation says it: "CO" stands for "continuous operation" and makes the cooler suitable for PCs with non-stop...

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SMITE: Battleground of the Gods Coming to PS4

Smite is coming to PS4! The game officially enters Closed Alpha testing on PS4 today, and will begin Closed Beta in early March. Players can opt in now for a chance to receive a free Closed Beta invite in the near future.
Billed as the Battleground of the Gods,...
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Samsung Unveils Next Generation Smartphones at the Core of its Connected Galaxy Experience

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd today announced the newest additions to the Galaxy family of products, Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Created for today's consumer lifestyle, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge lead the industry with a refined design, more advanced camera, streamlined software functionality and unparalleled connectivity to...

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AMD and Associated Press Collaborate to Enable Next-Generation VR Journalism

AMD has joined with The Associated Press to form a new virtual reality experience channel to fuel next-generation journalism. As part of the collaboration between the companies, AP will leverage AMD Radeon graphics technology to render lifelike VR environments built around news and documentary content, and AMD will provide the...

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Stealth Announces LPC-720F Fanless MiniPC with Expansion Slots

Stealth.com (a Sparton company), a leader in the industrial rugged computer and peripherals market has released a new powerful Fanless Mini PC model LPC-720F featuring built-in dual expansion slot capability designed for a large variety of demanding applications. The LPC-720F can be configured with (2) PCI slots or (2) PCIe...

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PGL Spring Tavern Tales 2016 reveals player line-up and schedule

With the PGL Spring Tavern Tales qualifiers over, 32 Hearthstone players from Europe are on their way to Bucharest for the February 26-28 LAN playoff event.
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The PGL Spring Tavern Tales 2016 finals will be held in the PGL's brand new Bucharest studios. The lounge area is eagerly expecting to...
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SilverStone Press release Accessories EP05 and EP07

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SilverStone's EP05 is a compact Gigabit Ethernet network adapter in beautiful all white colored design. It adheres to the latest USB 3.1 Type-C Gen1 specification in providing conversion from USB to a RJ45 network socket that supports 1000Mbps Gigabit high speed transfer capability. EP05 is a great addition to notebook...
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BIOSTAR VIVID LED DJ Lights the Way amongst All Motherboards

The growing trend in customizing and building color-themed PCs has been one of the key factor in some people's decision making in selecting their motherboards when building a new system. BIOSTAR has taken this into consideration when creating its new RACING series of motherboards featuring the VIVID LED DJ feature....

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NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2016

NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) today reported record revenue for the fourth quarter ended January 31, 2016, of $1.40 billion, up 12 percent from $1.25 billion a year earlier, and up 7 percent from $1.30 billion in the previous quarter. Revenue for fiscal 2016 was a record $5.01 billion, up 7 percent...

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Linksys Intros the EA7500 AC1900 MU-MIMO Router

Linksys, the first to sell 100 million routers globally and a leader in networking solutions for the home and business, today announced the availability of its Linksys Max-Stream AC1900 MU-MIMO Gigabit Wi-Fi Router (EA7500). The new Linksys AC1900 MU-MIMO router leverages the 802.11ac Wave 2 MU-MIMO (Multi-User, Multiple Input, Multiple...

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Phanteks Announces ASUS Aura Ready RGB LED Adapter

With the current trend of motherboard's customizable RGB LED lighting control, Phanteks today announced the Phanteks' RGB LED Adapter for compatible motherboards that features RGB headers. Our new RGB LED adapter is a simple, frustration-free solution to RGB integrated motherboards that includes the 4pin RGB headers. The RGB will be...

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Western Digital Announces the My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS

Western Digital Corporation, a world leader in connected storage solutions, today updated its prosumer solutions with My Cloud EX2 Ultra, a high-performance, two-bay network attached storage (NAS) system. The My Cloud EX2 Ultra NAS is designed from the ground up for creative professionals and prosumers that need to automatically sync...

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