Sunday, April 24, 2016

IT News Head Lines (TweakTown) 25/04/2016

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AMD Radeon Pro Duo official specs arrived, 1.5x performance of Titan X
AMD is days away from pushing its Radeon Pro Duo into the wild, its first dual-GPU video card since the infamous Radeon R9 295X2. The press slides are now out - even before I received them (thanks, AMD...) and now we know the official specs - even though we kinda...

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300TB of data from the Large Hadron Collider released by CERN
The researchers at CERN have just released an insane 300TB of data from the Large Hadron Collider, with the data itself from 2011.
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A physicist who works on the Compact Muon Solenoid detector, Kati Lassila-Perini explains: "Once we've exhausted our exploration of the data, we see no reason not to...
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The new DOOM is a 'slow generic console multiplayer shooter clone'

We have been all over DOOM news for the last few months, with our recent stories like the PC version of DOOM being neglected, and the game having the 'trademark id Tech texture streaming issues' on consoles. I don't know how Bethesda and id Software let this happen, but all...

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AMD's Project Quantum might return with Zen CPU, Vega GPU with HBM2

Project Quantum is one of the coolest things AMD has ever shown off, but it was never delivered to market. Project Quantum and an insane amount of power inside of its small, and super-unique chassis - but used an Intel CPU at the time, alongside the dual Fiji GPU when...

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Oculus PC bundles shipping faster than early Rift pre-orders

While early Oculus Rift adopters wait in uncertain limbo for shipping confirmations, retailers have ample supplies of Oculus Rift PC bundles and have started to ship orders.
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Even if you bought an Oculus Rift just minutes after pre-orders went live, everyday consumers can actually get a Rift before you. Since...
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Persona 5 release date listed for July 8 across PS4 and PC

Persona 5 will see a simultaneous release in July according to the official Persona Channel website.
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According to listings on the Persona Channel, Persona 5 will launch on July 8, 2016 across PlayStation 4 and PC. A quick Google translate of the Japanese text revealed the news ahead of the...
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Borderlands 3 confirmed, gets new writer and art director

At a PAX East panel, Gearbox Software confirmed it will begin development on Borderlands 3 once Battleborn and all its accompanying DLC packs are completely finished.
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"It's no secret, obviously there's going to be another Borderlands," Gearbox's Randy Pitchford said during the panel. "We don't even know if we're going...
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These new Witcher 3: Blood and Wine screens are absolutely enchanting

CD Projekt RED drops a new batch of Witcher 3: Blood and Wine screenshots, showing even more of Toussiant's enchanting world.
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Blood and Wine isn't only the last DLC pack for The Witcher 3, but it also concludes the story of Geralt of Rivia. In order to send off the...
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Steam to start accepting bitcoin as valid payment option

According to a leaked post on Steam's official developer forums, Valve will start accepting Bitcoin crytocurrency as a valid payment option for purchases on the digital storefront.
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"We are excited to announce that Steam is going to start accepting payments via bitcoin," Valve wrote on the leaked forum post. "We're...
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AMD stock rises 52%, biggest gainer and most active stock on NASDAQ

AMD has had a great week, topping it off with a huge 52% rise in stock to $3.99. This is the highest gain in a single day since AMD stock was listed, all the way back in 1979.
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For the day, AMD was the biggest gainer and the most active...
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MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING 8G details leaked

The first retail GeForce GTX 1080 video card is here, according to the leaked photos on the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING 8G.
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VideoCardz has done some detective work, comparing the new GTX 1080 GAMING 8G against MSI's older GTX 980 GAMING 4G - where the site reports that it's...
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Blizzard 'failed horrifically' with mysterious Project Titan MMO

After seven years of development, Blizzard cancelled its ambitious Project Titan MMO in 2014. Now Blizzard dev Jeff Kaplan sheds some light on why Titan collapsed, and how the "devastating failure" inspired the team to create Overwatch.
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"You had a really amazing group that was working on Titan. They were...
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AMD to 'regain GPU share in 2016' from NVIDIA with its Polaris cards

The last time we reported on the GPU market share, NVIDIA dominated with 82% of the dGPU market in November 2015.
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During AMD's Q4 2015 earnings call, company CEO Lisa Su said: "We have clear opportunities to regain GPU share in 2016 based on the performance per watt of our...
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iPhone 8 reportedly using by 7nm processor, includes wireless charging

While the iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus are the current flagship smartphones from Apple, we're months away from the purported iPhone 7 - and years away from the iPhone 8. That however, doesn't stop the rumor mill from spinning out rumors on the iPhone 8.
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Horizon: Zero Dawn reportedly delayed into 2017

Upcoming PS4-exclusive RPG Horizon: Zero Dawn may be delayed into 2017 if an industry insider can be believed.
It's practically a tradition in the games industry today for high-profile titles to get delayed, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that Guerrilla Games' post-apocalyptic RPG Horizon: Zero Dawn may...
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EpicGear DeFiant Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review

Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing

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EpicGear has been around for a while now, and sadly, in that time, we have no seen all that much as far as products go. Checking back into their folder on the NAS, we found that review sampling has come down to two products. The first...
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Dark Souls III PC Review

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When Namco Bandai was originally pitched on this series by From Software, you have to wonder what that meeting was like. They wanted to build a game that was incredibly challenging, many players would get so frustrated they would not finish and at every turn, the player would seem like...
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QNAP launches 4-bay TBS-453A M.2 SSD NASbook

QNAP Systems, Inc. released the world's first M.2 SSD-based NAS - the TBS-453A NASbook. Featuring a quad-core Intel processor and using M.2 SSDs for storage, the TBS-453A not only provides full NAS functionalities with RAID protection in an ultra-compact size, but can also act as a physical network switch and...

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BIOSTAR announces the Hi-Fi B150S5 motherboard

BIOSTAR proudly introduces its latest Hi-Fi series motherboard intended for gaming and multimedia enthusiasts. With a balance of features and performance, the BIOSTAR Hi-Fi B150S5 offers those looking for a foundation for their next movie and gaming system to get the most of out their experience.
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Microsoft reports $20 billion in revenue for Q3 of FY2016

Microsoft Corp. today announced the following results for the quarter ended March 31, 2016:
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  • Revenue was $20.5 billion GAAP, and $22.1 billion non-GAAP
  • Operating income was $5.3 billion GAAP, and $6.8 billion non-GAAP
  • Net income was $3.8 billion GAAP, and $5.0 billion non-GAAP
  • Earnings per share was $0.47 GAAP,...
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    AMD reports 2016 First Quarter results
    AMD today announced revenue for the first quarter of 2016 of $832 million, operating loss of $68 million, and net loss of $109 million, or $0.14 per share. Non-GAAP operating loss was $55 million and non-GAAP net loss was $96 million, or $0.12 per share.
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    "Our strategy to build a...
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    Razer Turret living room gaming mouse and lapboard hit stores, enables high-performance wireless PC gaming from the couch
    Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the much-anticipated release of the Razer Turret, a mouse and integrated keyboard and mouse surface that together deliver the power of desktop-grade gaming peripherals into the laps of gamers. The combo was originally unveiled as a prototype...

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    Corsair announces three keyboards with Cherry MX speed switches
    Corsair, a leader in high-performance gaming hardware, today announced the newest entries to its celebrated line-up of mechanical keyboards, the K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE, K65 RGB RAPIDFIRE and K70 RAPIDFIRE. The first keyboards in the world to feature the all-new Cherry MX Speed switch, the Corsair RAPIDFIRE family's linear mechanical key...

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    HWBOT partners with TAITRA and CyberMedia to promote overclocking at Computex 2016
    HWBOT, an organization regulating international Overclocking competitions and rankings is delighted to announce its partnership with TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) and CyberMedia as the HWBOT World Tour 2016 attends COMPUTEX 2016.
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    From May 31st - June 4th 2016, the HWBOT World Tour 2016 will host a booth located...
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    Acer readies Skylake-powered Chromebook 14 for work
    Acer today debuts its new Chromebook 14 for Work, the industry's first Chromebook with 6th Generation Intel Core processors, available with a durable design to meet the demanding needs of enterprise, government, small business and institutional users. The Acer Chromebook 14 for Work is powered by a 6th Generation Intel...

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    Acer Unveils the Aspire S 13 Ultra-Thin Notebook
    Today Acer announced the latest addition to its ultra-slim S series notebooks, the Aspire S 13, a perfectly engineered thin and powerful Windows 10 notebook for design-conscious users. The angular, sleek chassis houses the best-value-priced laptops on the market today, packed with features for work and play.
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    "Demonstrating the equilibrium...
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    Tesoro Launches Low-profile Switch GRAM Spectrum Mechanical Keyboard
    Tesoro Technology, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech gaming peripherals, today has announced the launch of the GRAM Spectrum mechanical keyboard. Engineered to equip gamers with an elite weapon in gameplay, the Gram Spectrum utilizes cutting-edge Tesoro AGILE mechanical switches. The low-profile switches offer short travel distance yet retain...

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