Wednesday, April 27, 2016

IT News Head Lines (TweakTown) 28/04/2016

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Crytek announces Film Engine, a new technology designed for film
Crytek is expanding its reach, by announcing its new Film Engine initiative, with Crytek's President and CEO, Cevat Yerli, announcing a new independant company, and a new technology designed exclusively for film.
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Film Engine will allow filmmakers and VR storytellers use real-time cinematic production software, which will radically reduce the...

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Valve releases new SteamVR beta, Desktop Theater mode and more updated
Valve has just pushed out another SteamVR beta, with the new update including some fresh work to many parts of the software. Valve still calls SteamVR a beta, so don't expect it to be perfect.
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SteamVR's Desktop Game Theater, Keyboard and Dashboard features have all received some work in the...

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Apple has its worst quarter in 13 years, with iPhone sales down
After taking 13 years of dominance in their quarterly results, Apple has just reported its fiscal Q2 2016 results, reporting a 16% decline in iPhone sales when compared to the same period of last year.
Apple still pulled $50.6 billion in revenue for the three-month period, down 13% from...

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Six-second unskippable YouTube ads rolling out soon
In response to changing viewing habits, Google is debuting next month what it calls "Bumper ads": six-second ads that can't be skipped as displayed alongside the content you came for.
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The company says the new format is "ideal for driving incremental reach and frequency, especially on mobile, where 'snackable videos'...
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Ikea now selling solar panels in UK

Ikea has begun selling solar panels at some of its UK stores -- in Glasgow, Birmingham, and Lakeside -- as well as online.
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The Swedish company's backing makes for some much-needed help after the government cut solar incentives by 65 percent. It says the reasoning is simple: over a third...
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Hover Camera drone follows you around, can be folded

If you've ever wanted a portable robot buddy, the Hover Camera is pretty close. Combining foldable functionality as well as "follow me" functionality, the compact drone will go wherever you go whether he's on or off. It's not quite pocket sized, but will fit into a backpack or messenger bag...

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Get 60+ Hours of SQL Training for $49

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SQL is quickly becoming an essential data skill for both programmers and the professionals working with them. Master it with the Ultimate SQL Bootcamp, now $49 at TweakTown Deals. Get a competitive edge with nine courses in SQL, CSS, C#, jQuery, PHP, and more. You'll learn how to create database-connected...
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SanDisk reveals new 15nm Z410 SSD lineup

SanDisk today revealed its new cost-effective trio of 15nm Z140 solid state drives built on the company's renowned Z400 line.
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SanDisk's new Z140 SSDs are built on 15nm TLC NAND and come in versatile 2.5" form factors with 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities. The company boasts that the Z140 sport...
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New Game of Thrones episode pirated 1 million times in 12 hours

The newest episode of Game of Thrones -- "The Red Woman" -- has been pirated via BitTorrent one million times in about 12 hours, according to TorrentFreak.
Those downloading the show are fairly evenly spread out across the world: 12.5% are in Australia, 9.7% are in India, 8.5% are...
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HTC's Vive VR headset is surprisingly easy to repair

The tech surgeons over at iFixit have determined that HTC's Vive VR headset is surprisingly easy for DIY repairs, scoring an 8 out of 10 on the repairability scale. While millions of VR fans are frantically biting their nails and spamming F5 for Vive VR shipping confirmations (myself included), iFixit...

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New Call of Duty will be announced soon, reports indicate

Activision may unveil this year's Call of Duty game on May 3, according to a leaked in-house advertisement scheme from an unspecified games retailer.
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Call of Duty 2016 could be unveiled by next Tuesday on May 3, if a recently leaked retailer advertisement scheme can be believed. The document was...
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Dark Souls III PC Performance Analysis

Lothric, a sunny paradise

Dark Souls III (our full review) is an evolution of the Souls franchise of games, bringing significant, if slight, changes to the overall theme of dread and hopelessness with a much more smooth gameplay experience. If played on the harder setting, it can still be one...
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SanDisk introduces half-terabyte SSD optimized for everyday computing

SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a global leader in flash storage solutions, today announced the SanDisk Z410 SSD, a cost-competitive, half-terabyte solid state drive (SSD) that enables manufacturers to design for a broad range of desktop PCs and laptops. The 15-nanometer, three-bits-per-cell based Z410 SSD delivers the performance, capacities and form...

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TYAN's servers and motherboards add support for new Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 v4 product family

TYAN, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and subsidiary of MITAC Computing Technology Corporation, announces support for the new IntelÃ,® XeonÃ,® processor E5-2600 v4 product family. Incorporating Intel's new processor technologies allows TYAN to offer the latest performance and power savings features available. TYAN's Xeon E5 platform-based server systems and...

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